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Two community blood drives planned

A community blood drive will be Tuesday at the following locations:From 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Apple Valley Animal Hospital, 18107 Highway 18, Apple Valley;and from 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Starbucks, 14880 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley.Donors will receive coupons for four free tacos, courtesy of Jack in the Box, at the Apple Valley Animal Hospital location and donors at the Starbucks location will receive a free tall coffee. All donors are eligible to win […]

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Date: 1498124078

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Punishing speech is wrong

Harvard University violated one of the most basic tenets of freedom of speech when it revoked the admission of 10 students for their offensive Facebook posts: speech should not be punished by a campus just because it is offensive, even deeply offensive.

In early June, it was widely reported that the university rescinded the acceptances of 10 students who had been accepted for the Class of 2021 because they had traded messages that were in very poor taste. But the fact that they had not yet enrolled should not matter; they wrongly suffered serious consequences entirely because administrators didn’t like

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Date: 1498123142

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SOCWA’s lack of transparency calls for audit

Taxpayers in south Orange County, particularly in Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo and Mission Viejo, need to be aware of some improprieties by the South Orange County Wastewater Authority which could affect their water rates. As the mayor of Laguna Hills, I am particularly concerned about the potential cost impacts to our residents. Years ago, the Moulton Niguel Water District agreed to jointly fund a wastewater treatment facility in Laguna Niguel to help service anticipated growth. Subsequently, MNWD never had to use the facility, but due to its contractual obligations, has paid its fair share of both operational

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Date: 1498123135

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Open plea to the Moulton Niguel Water District: Please, pay your bills

In our combined 75 years of public service, we have witnessed many interesting actions by local government agencies. However, one thing we have never seen is a public agency that refuses to pay its bills. It is simply unheard of for a responsible government organization to be delinquent on valid, contractually obligated payments.

But the Moulton Niguel Water District in south Orange County challenged conventional wisdom when it chose last summer to do just that, racking up $755,871 in past-due bills for a facility that is critical to helping protect the region’s economy, canyons and beaches.

The details of this case

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Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/06/22/open-plea-to-the-moulton-niguel-water-district-please-pay-your-bills/
Date: 1498123128

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Move California traffic tickets into civil courts

When your car’s tail light fades from red to black, and a cop pulls you over and writes you a ticket, it’s certainly something that, for safety’s sake, you ought to get fixed — but is it really a criminal offense?

Right now in California, it is. But a panel of our state’s top judges, led by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, correctly says that it ought not to be, for a variety of reasons, and they are proposing decriminalizing such infractions — including “California stops” while turning right at a red light, and failing to use your turn signal —

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Date: 1498123122

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California Democrats hate the gun, not the gunman

Over time, the world’s most famous sayings tend to get updated to be applicable to a contemporary audience. For example, in 424 A.D. St. Augustine wrote, “With love for mankind and hatred of sins.” This quote evolved into the familiar adage, “Hate the sin, not the sinner.”

Now that Democrats have supermajorities in the California state Legislature, they’ve rolled into Sacramento with a zest for lowering the state’s prison population and have interpreted St. Augustine’s words of wisdom to mean, “Hate the gun, not the gunman.”

I say this because, once they finally took a break from preaching about the benefits

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Date: 1498123115

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Some needed pushback on feds’ snooping

Another day, another revelation about government abuses of surveillance powers and Americans’ privacy. Now, many in Congress are pushing back against such violations.

The most recent domestic surveillance revelation comes courtesy of WikiLeaks, which describes the CIA’s efforts to hack home, business and public WiFi networks. Once wireless internet networking devices are compromised, government agents “can easily monitor, control and manipulate the Internet traffic of connected users,” WikiLeaks explained in a news release. “By altering the data stream between the user and Internet services, the infected device can inject malicious content into the streamexploit vulnerabilities in applications or the operating system on the computer of the targeted user.”

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Date: 1498123108

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L.A. County median home price breaks record set during last decade’s housing boom

$530,000: San Diego County home price hits new record

Prostitution sting nets 19 arrests over eight-hour period in Victorville

VICTORVILLE — An undercover prostitute operation conducted in the area of Seventh Street and Tatum Drive resulted in the arrest of 19 people, authorities said.Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Victorville Station conducted the operation aimed at identifying prostitutes and those soliciting prostitute in order to charge them with those crimes.According to authorities, deputies worked as undercover “Johns” and prostitutes over an eight-hour period Friday […]

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Date: 1498037155

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