DACA shields thousands of immigrants from deportationOriginal Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/zz/news/20180114/program-to-protect-dreamers-is-probably-dead-trump-says?rssfeed=true
A wave of panic rattled the island state after false missile alertOriginal Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/zz/news/20180114/what-happened-in-hawaii-someone-pushed-wrong-button?rssfeed=true
APPLE VALLEY — Granite Hills boys soccer coach Paul Casarez was worried his team might be flat while playing in just their second game in a two and half week span Saturday afternoon.Casarez, ultimately, had nothing to worry about as Granite Hills scored four first-half goals on its way to a 5-0 victory against Victor Valley.”I was pretty happy with the way we played and continued with the way we’ve been getting stronger game by game,” Casarez said. “We […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/sports/20180113/area-roundup-1-13-18-granite-hills-scores-four-in-first-half-shuts-out-victor-valley?rssfeed=true
“This challenge was the biggest challenge of all. How am I going to fix a city that’s broken? And I figured out the puzzle.”Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20180113/in-woodard-appointment-adelanto-takes-step-to-put-wright-in-rear-view?rssfeed=true
A strong opening weekend, glowing reviews and likely Oscar nominations bode well for “The Post” reaching a large audience as it argues the case for press freedom.
But journalists will judge the Meryl Streep-Tom Hanks-Steven Spielberg movie against the best journalism films ever made, and that bar is extraordinarily high. It would be tough even to anoint it the top offering of the decade since “Spotlight” won the Academy Award for best picture of 2015.
From the perspective of an editor, former reporter and lover of journalism movies, “The Post” was excellent and a timely reminder of the need for the First Amendment. Streep certainly will be nominated – yet again – this time for her portrayal of Washington Post owner and publisher Katharine Graham, though Hanks’ portrayal of Post editor Ben Bradlee came off as him playing Jason Robards playing Bradlee.
But there were moments that showed the screenwriter actually has listened to the banter of a newsroom, which gave “The Post” the authenticity that hit home.
And its defense of the First Amendment certainly will endear it to newsroom denizens, though I don’t have it among my top five favorites.
5. “The Killing Fields”
This is by far the most unpleasant one to watch in my top five, but I will watch any time I come across it. This is the story of friendship, devotion to pursuing the truth and what happens when the two combine to require deep sacrifice. It’s a horrifying story of war, genocide, journalism and love. Sam Waterston never has been better, and Dr. Haing S. Ngor was incredibly deserving of the Oscar he won.
4. “Almost Famous”
What’s not to like? Every bit of Cameron Crowe’s best movie works, with the music and the best of Kate Hudson to the dogged pursuit of the story. And nothing is more realistic than the “uncool” discussion between Lester Bangs and William Miller.
Bangs: Aw, man. You made friends with them. See, friendship is the booze they feed you. They want you to get drunk on feeling like you belong.
Miller: Well, it was fun.
Bangs: Because they make you feel cool. And hey. I met you. You are not cool.
Miller: I know. Even when I thought I was, I knew I wasn’t.
Bangs: That’s because we’re uncool. And while women will always be a problem for us, most of the great art in the world is about that very same problem. Good-looking people don’t have any spine. Their art never lasts. They get the girls, but we’re smarter.
Miller: I can really see that now.
Bangs: Yeah, great art is about conflict and pain and guilt and longing and love disguised as sex, and sex disguised as love… and let’s face it, you got a big head start.
Miller: I’m glad you were home.
Bangs: I’m always home. I’m uncool.
Miller: Me too!
Bangs: The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.
3. “Broadcast News”
The prescience of this 30-year-old movie is stunning. Sure, some of local TV news already was showing the symptoms of the disease that consumed the medium, but the dumbing-down of the news and the pursuit of profit and audience at the cost of journalism foretold what would happen across much of the newsgathering industry. The three lead characters are so richly drawn and bring out among the best performances ever by exceptional talents Holly Hunter, William Hurt and Albert Brooks. It’s difficult to choose a favorite moment, but the one where Brooks’ Aaron Altman tells Hunter’s Jane Craig that Hurt’s Tom Grunnick is the devil stands out: “He will be attractive! He’ll be nice and helpful. He’ll get a job where he influences a great God-fearing nation. He’ll never do an evil thing! He’ll never deliberately hurt a living thing… he will just bit by little bit lower our standards where they are important. Just a tiny little bit. Just coax along flash over substance. Just a tiny little bit. And he’ll talk about all of us really being salesmen. And he’ll get all the great women.”
The filmmakers got it right, from the grind that leads to mistakes to the way reporters dress, talk, live and eat. More important, it understands the mission and why many things are sacrificed in service of it. The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team exposed one of the most important stories in recent history – the Catholic church’s cover-up of sexual abuse by priests – and “Spotlight” shows everything that must come together to make that happen. This is the movie I’ve shown students of the California Scholastic Press Association Workshop – the longest-running high school journalism workshop in the nation – the past two years; that’s how important I consider it.
1. “All The President’s Men”
The gold standard for journalism movies was set in 1976, and I still haven’t found anything to top it. The movie is even better than the fascinating book, and the two combined to inspire a generation of journalists who understood the vital role the Fourth Estate plays in American society. The spectacular cast is a huge part of the movie’s appeal. Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman were in their prime, Jason Robards owned every scene he was in as Ben Bradlee and the supporting cast included the likes of Hal Holbrook and Jack Warden. Like “Spotlight,” it revealed the flaws of the reporters rather than canonize them, and William Goldman’s screenplay helped make them real. The work they and other journalists did brought down a president, and Robards as Bradlee perfectly captured the stakes of their reporting: “You guys are probably pretty tired, right? Well, you should be. Go on home, get a nice hot bath. Rest up… 15 minutes. Then get your asses back in gear. We’re under a lot of pressure, you know, and you put us there. Nothing’s riding on this except the, uh, first amendment to the Constitution, freedom of the press, and maybe the future of the country. Not that any of that matters, but if you guys (expletive) up again, I’m going to get mad. Goodnight.”
Here are 10 more that aren’t listed but are well worth your time (in alphabetical order):
Oh, and there’s a little movie called “Citizen Kane” that has a little to do with journalism but probably doesn’t need this list to get attention.Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/14/the-post-delivers-but-doesnt-crack-this-list-of-the-top-5-journalism-movies/
Note to readers – After the previous two columns proposing resolutions for directors and HOA members, here are ideas for managers. Next week – service providers.
As the association’s professional manager, I resolve to:
1. Follow the Golden Rule.
2. Remember I am a professional, and will give the board the best advice I can. I am not employed to be silent.
3. Strive to give the board the answers it needs to hear, regardless if it is the answer the board hopes for.
4. Avoid reacting defensively to upset homeowners, and will make sure they are informed as to the “whats” but also the “whys.”
8. Pursue professional designations and attend seminars to keep me up to date.
9. Be prepared at any board meeting to explain significant deviations from budget.
10. Understand the Business Judgment Rule, and confirm the board has sufficient information to make each decision.
11. Encourage my board members to join the Community Associations Institute, knowing educated boards are better boards.
21. Work to increase meaningful and frequent communication with the members.
22. While advising the board and carrying out its instructions, I will focus on the association’s community needs as well as its financial, maintenance and legal concerns.
27. Will reject vendors offering kickbacks, gratuities or commissions, and will promptly disclose such offers to the board.
28. Will not give a company related to my employer any advantage in bidding on HOA contracts.
29. Advise the board when specialized expertise is needed.
33. Follow the Golden Rule.
Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. is a Fellow of the College of Community Association Lawyers and Senior Partner of Richardson Ober PC, a California law firm known for community association expertise. Submit questions to Kelly@RichardsonOber.com.Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/14/hoa-homefront-new-years-resolutions-part-iii-the-manager/
SANTA ANA >> A speeding car struck a median and flew into the second floor of a building early Sunday morning, Jan. 14, remaining lodged into a dental office, authorities said.
The white Nissan Altima was traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on French Street when the accident occurred in the 300 block of E. 17th Street, Santa Ana Police said in a news release.
The driver struck a raised center median on 17th Street, launching the car into the air. The vehicle struck the 2nd floor of the building and was lodged there, sticking out of the structure as police arrived at around 5:30 a.m.
The car’s occupants, who police said had minor injuries, were extricated from the vehicle by responders from the Orange County Fire Department. A small fire was quickly extinguished, according to OCFA.
“The driver, who admitted to using narcotics, will be admitted to a local hospital for observation,” the news release said.
Officers will submit a DUI/Narcotics case to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, police said.
Public Works was summoned to examine the integrity of the structure and Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived with a large wrecker truck to remove the car from the building.
OCFA in Santa Ana of a vehicle that crashed into the building. The fire was quickly extinguished, both victims are out of the vehicle safely with minor injuries. Members from OCFA & LA COUNTY Urban Search & Rescue teams are removing the vehicle from the building. pic.twitter.com/x29WvTkNGk
— OCFA PIO (@OCFA_PIO) January 14, 2018
Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/14/car-flies-into-2nd-floor-of-santa-ana-building/
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., born on January 15, 1929, was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. A Baptist minister, King led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as its first president. King’s efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.
In 1964, King became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. On April 4, 1968, the civil rights leader was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/14/photos-remembering-civil-rights-leader-martin-luther-king-jr-on-89th-anniversary-of-his-birth/
SANTA ANA >> A 51-year-old man was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound Saturday night, police said.
Officers responding to a call of shots fired arrived at the 1600 Block of W. Wisteria Place to find the victim with the wound in his upper body, according to a Santa Ana Police news release.
Orange County Fire Authority paramedics arrived on scene and declared the victim dead at 10:40 PM.
The man’s identity was not released pending notification of family.
Homicide detectives are investigating.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call SAPD homicide detectives at (714) 245-8390, or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.
Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/14/51-year-old-man-shot-killed-in-santa-ana/
LOS ANGELES — Saturday night was fevered.
Jonathan Quick played on a sub-Olympian level. Corey Perry somehow wheeled around to fire a puck from his own right circle to the faraway empty net.
Those are extenuating circumstances, ones that can’t escape a team hungering for points and position. The Ducks won, 4-2, then wasted no time beating it out of downtown L.A., lest someone throw a challenge flag to restore normalcy.
“When you hold a team like that to 25 shots on goal in your own building, that doesn’t happen very often,’ said Cam Fowler.
“It’s always a collective effort against those guys.”
And yet the Ducks staggered through a potentially ruinous third period.
After they grabbed a 3-0 lead on Ondrej Kase’s second goal, they watched Nick Shore score from the slot on a nice pass from Christian Folin.
Then rookie Alex Iafallo never quit fighting for the puck until he had removed it from Kevin Bieksa behind the net. He fed it to Derek Forbort, whose shot glanced off Ryan Getzlaf’s skae and onto the stick of Anze Kopitar, who buried it for a 3-2 game with 6:14 left.
The Ducks got an immediate power play but couldn’t convert and John Gibson had to hunker down in the final minutes. Then Perry launched a spinning bomb that might be hard to duplicate with no one else around him,. It was good enough to claim victory at Staples Center and give the Ducks a 15-4-4 record against the Kings in their past 23 regular-season games.
It also took a superlative effort from defensemen Fowler, Josh Manson and Hampus Lindholm, all of whom topped 20 minutes and defused the Kings’ top weapons until Kopitar’s goal. Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson were rendered invisible, and the rebounds that John Gibson did give up were taken into custody.
“We’ve done a lot better job staying together, coming out of our zone,” Getzlaf said. “It comes with support, and with the defensemen talking.”
The Kings appeared to cut the lead to 2-1 in the second period, but replay showed that Iafallo shoved the puck past Gibson with his glove. The Ducks also found themselves on the penalty-kill only twice, with an interference by Andrew Cogliano on Adrian Kempe and a late slash by Ryan Kesler.
“We’ve been doing a better job lately” Fowler said. “A lot of it comes from breaking out of our end a lot cleaner. Against a strong forecheck like they have, that’s what you need in a game like this.
“It was pointed out recently that we’d gotten a little sloppy with that, and it’s so clear in our play when it goes by the wayside, when we’re just slapping pucks around and we’re not clean. When we do it properly it gives us a lot more confidence. And we did a much better job in the second period, which had been an Achilles’ heel for us.”
Fowler has been dealing with Kopitar and Dustin Brown for seven years now. Secrets don’t exist. Refinements do.
“The thing about Kopitar is that he’s so strong,” Fowler said. ‘The way he’s able to protect the puck, I try not to engage with him too much. I just try to beat him to the next spot. If I start jostling with him too much it’s going to be a bad idea for me. When you play guys like that you just try to take away time and space, which is what you always hear but it’s true.”
A Kings-Ducks game always has its own script. This one began with three fights in a four-second span. “That’s good hockey right there,” Getzlaf said, smiling.
That was pretty much expected. What happened after the Ducks emerged from a penalty kill was not. Kase went on a 1-man foray against the Kings’ defense, got around Folin, and shot more or less innocently at Quick. Then the light went on,, and you didn’t know if was a real fire alarm or if Quick just whiffed it.
“I’ve been playing against Quickie for a long time,” Fowler said. “You don’t see that very often so it gave us a bit of a boost.”
Then Drew Doughty went to the box for a chronically borderline interference call on Rickard Rakell, who had just passed the puck. Doughty growled his way off the ice, and Ryan Kesler quickly made it 2-0.
Kase capped his first-ever 3-point night in the third period when Quick was fiddling with the puck behind his net. He never sensed Nick Ritchie coming from behind, and when Ritchie took away the puck Quick stepped away from the net to poke at it. Kase materialized to take Ritchie’s pass and scored on a net that was almost as empty as the one Perry would exploit later.
To Randy Carlyle it was an effort that needed to be duplicated, not celebrated.
“We have to play like that for 60 minutes, not just 45,” the Ducks’ coach said. “We stopped skating in the third period and we started watching.”
Beforehand, both teams watched as 44-year play-by-play man Bob Miller was honored. A banner with his name and a microphone went to the rafters, and a statue of Miller was unwrapped outside Staples.
“And the thing is, I knew him when he was a rookie,” Carlyle said.
“He always told me that a sharp pencil was better than a long memory,” said Jim Fox, Miler’s broadcast partner. The Ducks and Kings were interested in neither, except maybe an eraser for Quick.Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/14/whicker-ducks-defense-calms-a-wild-night-at-staples/