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VICTORVILLE – Standing in front of a room full of citizens she represents, Gloria Garcia offered up some words of advice to those in the audience.“It doesn’t matter who you are, this can happen to anyone,” she said.The Victorville Mayor had just finished telling her own personal story of falling victim to fraud and con artists, one of several speakers during the Senior Scam Stopper seminar put on by Assemblyman […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170625/biggest-crime-out-there-residents-learn-how-to-avoid-becoming-victims-at-senior-scam-stopper-seminar?rssfeed=true
The deal was gargantuan enough to reshape the futures of two franchises, Albert Pujols bringing strength to the Angels’ lineup while weakening the Dodgers’ everything else.
One Southern California columnist wrote the free-agent signing “could change the local sports landscape forever.”
A commentator at ESPN said the addition of Pujols gave the Angels “the opportunity to take over Los Angeles.”
A Boston writer, labeling the deal a “complete knockout,” went on a national television show originating in L.A. to proclaim the Angels “own this town now.”
In the interest of full disclosure, I addressed Angels fans that day by writing “your halo should
LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers can’t lose for winning.
On Sunday they fell behind 5-0, largely thanks to Brandon McCarthy’s three wild pitches.
They were playing their second baseman (Logan Forsythe) at first, their first baseman (Cody Bellinger) in right, their super-utility man (Enrique Hernandez) at shortstop, their backup catcher (Austin Barnes) at second and a pedigreed shortstop (Chris Taylor) in left.
The day droned on, quiet and hot, and then you started seeing things..
The strike zone somehow contracted in the heat. Five Dodgers scored on wild pitches, which hasn’t happened since “baseball” was two words
Kenley Jansen, the closer, stroked a double
By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ
SAN FRANCISCO — Tens of thousands of people waving rainbow flags lined streets for gay pride parades Sunday in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones, the latter a reaction to what some see as new threats to gay rights in the Trump era.
In San Francisco, revelers wearing rainbow tutus and boas held signs that read “No Ban, No Wall, Welcome Sisters and Brothers” while they danced to electronic
SANTA ANA – A friendly game between former players of two professional Mexican soccer clubs on Sunday afternoon, June 25, turned violent when dozens of fans rushed the field and began beating each other, forcing authorities to suspend the match.
The “game of legends” between former Club America and Pumas players at Eddie West Field at 602 N. Flower St. was intended to benefit Santa Ana-based United Soccer Talents Foundation, which supports soccer players.
The story behind #FlowersOnYourHeadOriginal Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/06/26/this-is-why-all-of-those-people-have-flowers-on-their-heads-at-arroyo-seco-weekend/
Here’s how Goldenvoice’s newest Southern California festival stacks up to its most recent onesOriginal Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/06/26/how-arroyo-seco-weekend-compares-to-coachella-stagecoach-desert-trip/
APPLE VALLEY — He calls himself the “Trump of Apple Valley.”Like the president, Kerry Henard is brash and unapologetic. Unlike Donald Trump, who primarily uses Twitter, the town resident prefers YouTube and, more recently, Facebook to convey his message.Since March 2016, Henard has posted 179 videos to his YouTube channel that document what he sees as municipal ineptitude and hypocrisy. He has filmed everything from gushing sprinklers to “disgusting” park […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170624/digital-provocateur-resident-troll-gets-towns-attention-with-youtube-videos?rssfeed=true
ADELANTO — During a special meeting on Friday, the Adelanto Elementary School District Board of Trustees opted not to hire a search firm to seek a new superintendent, instead appointing Dr. Amy Nguyen-Hernandez to fill the role.Nguyen-Hernandez, who served as the interim superintendent for just two weeks before her appointment, said she is “honored” to fill the vacancy left by former superintendent Dr. Edwin Gomez since he […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170624/aesd-appoints-dr-amy-nguyen-hernandez-as-new-superintendent?rssfeed=true
SACRAMENTO — When I first learned about the existence of something called the California Board of Equalization, it sounded like something that might have existed in the novel, “Animal Farm.” All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. Few things sound more totalitarian than a government agency in charge of equalizing things.
But California’s BOE, founded in 1879, simply is a banal tax board that oversees collection of the state’s sales and excise taxes. It also handles appeals of the state’s income and corporate taxes. The “equalization” has nothing to do with equalizing Californians’ financial status, but