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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 […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170621/two-community-blood-drives-planned?rssfeed=true
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In early June, it was widely reported that the university rescinded the acceptances of 10 students who had been accepted for the Class of 2021 because they had traded messages that were in very poor taste.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
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
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.
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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 —
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
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.”
In summer 2007, the Los Angeles County median home price hit an all-time high of $550,000. It soon plunged as the housing bubble burst and the national economy crashed.
Now the median, the point where half the homes sold for more and half for less, has finally passed the heights of 10 years ago…Original Article: http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-home-prices-20170621-story.html
The San Diego County median home price hit $530,000 in May, breaking the nominal record set last month and increasing 8.2 percent in a year, real estate tracker CoreLogic reported Wednesday.
Lack of homes for sale and slowed home construction appear to be major forces in new peaks set over the…Original Article: http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/sd-fi-corelogic-20170621-story.html
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 […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170620/prostitution-sting-nets-19-arrests-over-eight-hour-period-in-victorville?rssfeed=true