San Diego gun owners take action to save Del Mar Gun Show

first_imgSan Diego gun owners take action to save Del Mar Gun Show Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 1:51 PM Posted: May 22, 2018 Carlos Amezcua May 22, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsTuesday, Carlos Amezcua interviewed Michael Schwartz, Executive Director of San Diego County Gun Owners, about the Crossroads of the West Gun Show and what they are doing to make sure it continues.Schwartz showed his stack of 3,000 letters that were collected at the gun show this past weekend, all voicing support for continuing the show.Schwartz says the key points made in the letters are:— Please renew the gun show contract with Crossroads of the West with no new restrictions or limitations.— The gun show is a safe and legal place for enthusiasts to attend and learn more about firearms, firearms safety and firearms training.— The gun show event is a great place for couples and families to spend time together learning more about an American sport and tradition. The educational and entertainment value is immeasurable.— Do not ban this resource for the public, which helps keep San Diegans law-abiding and safe.— Do not villainize my family and discriminate against us, it is nothing short of bigotry.— To blame me for crimes involving guns is insulting to hundreds of thousands of gun owners in Southern California. We resent the uninformed opponents to the gun show painting gun owners as dangerous. Carlos Amezcua, last_img read more

Attorney Esther Valdes discusses border security

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 8:13 PM Posted: January 1, 2019 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Local attorney Esther Valdes joined KUSI to discuss border security after approximately 150 migrants attempted to illegally enter the United States.California Border Patrol responded to reports of an illegal entry about 1/2 mile inland of the Pacific Ocean around 2 A.M. New Year’s Day.Agents were targeted with a barrage of rocks from south of the border when they arrived in the area where a group of approximately 100 people, including women and children, massed south of the border wall along with members of the media.As agents were deploying less lethal chemical munitions (to include CS gas and inert smoke) in response to the assault, the group pushed women and children over the primary wall and into the concertina wire.A CBP helicopter responded and assisted in dispersing the crowd. Agents observed several individuals throwing rocks who appeared to have prepared themselves for the assault by applying lotion to their faces to counter the effects of chemical munitions.Several arrests were made, all individuals from Central America.No injuries were sustained by either the agents or individuals arrested. center_img Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics FacebookTwitter Attorney Esther Valdes discusses border security January 1, 2019last_img read more

Ridgefields Country Cafe has new owners

first_imgThere have been a lot of changes at Ridgefield’s Country Cafe, although diners aren’t likely to notice it on the menu. Longtime owner Carrie Dennis and her business partner recently sold the venue that has long operated just off Interstate 5 at Exit 14. The newly re-constructed intersection also has repositioned the restaurant’s site about one block north of the junction, a challenge the cafe’s new owners hope to overcome by attracting patrons to the same home-style menu.New owners Jose Guitron and his wife, Maria Mendez, also own two La Casa Tapatia Mexican restaurants in Woodland and in La Center. But Guitron, 42, said he wants to serve American food for a change.“I’ve been thinking about opening an American-style restaurant for a long time,” said Guitron, who moved to Washington with his family in 1980 from Jalisco, Mexico. He started his first restaurant in Salem, Ore., in 1987.Worked her way upAt around the same time, Dennis purchased what is now the Country Cafe from its original owners, VIP’s, a former chain of restaurants on the I-5 corridor. Dennis had worked her way up to managing the Ridgefield venue since being hired in 1981 to work the graveyard shift, serving coffee and meals to truckers and late-night travelers. Hot fudge sundaes were VIP’s signature menu item.That changed when Dennis purchased the restaurant with business partner Kevin Cameron of Salem, who is now a Republican Representative in the Oregon State Legislature.last_img read more

Mount Pleasant School District voters OK property tax levy

first_imgMount Pleasant residents delivered a strong message that they wish to keep their 119-year-old Mount Pleasant Elementary School afloat, decisively approving a new property tax levy.Meanwhile, two other small Skamania County schools saw levies soundly rejected.Skamania County voters in the Mount Pleasant district, east of Washougal, voted 71 percent to 29 percent in favor of the two-year levy.All six Clark County ballots tallied were in favor of the tax, which will raise $100,000 in 2012 and 2013.The estimated tax rate will be $2.30 per $1,000 of assessed value — about half the $4.30 rate in the neighboring Washougal School District, which stands to absorb the grades K-6 Mount Pleasant school should it fail.That’s one likely reason why voters reversed a 61 percent to 39 percent defeat of a similar levy measure in 2008. Also, federal timber payments to Skamania County government and schools are seriously in peril, fueling the levy request.Only once before, in 1995-96, have Mount Pleasant residents paid a school property tax levy. Skamania and Mill A school district residents never have.That won’t soon change: Skamania district voters defeated a $350,000 levy, 56.3 percent to 43.7 percent. Mill A district voters rejected a $170,000 levy, 70.8 percent to 29.2 percent.last_img read more

Washington Poll Liquor initiative leads road tolls measure too close to call

first_imgA state ballot initiative that would privatize liquor sales leads by a significant margin in the new statewide Washington Poll, but one on project-specific road tolls is too close to call.The poll also indicated that in the 2012 governor’s race, Attorney General Rob McKenna, a Republican, leads Rep. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, by 6 percentage points among all voters and by 16 among independents. In the presidential race, Barack Obama is far ahead of Republican rivals.If Initiative 1183 is passed in the Nov. 8 election, state liquor stores would be closed and assets auctioned off. Private parties would be licensed to sell and distribute liquor, set license fees, regulate licenses and change regulation of wine distribution. In the poll, 50 percent of voters favored the initiative; 43 percent opposed it.Initiative 1125 would prohibit use of motor vehicle fund revenues and vehicle toll revenues for non-transportational purposes. It would also require the Legislature to set road and bridge tolls and make them project specific.The survey showed voters evenly divided: 41.4 percent in favor of the measure, 40 percent against, with 19 percent undecided.Almost 45 percent of voters favored McKenna in next year’s gubernatorial race while almost 38 percent favored Inslee. In the presidential race, voters said they would favor Obama over former Gov. Mitt Romney, 50 percent to 41 percent, and would favor Obama over Texas Gov. Rick Perry, 54 percent to 41 percent.last_img read more

Walker survives recall election in Wisconsin

first_imgWisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker reacts at his victory party Tuesday in Waukesha, Wis. Walker defeated Democratic challenger Tom Barrett in a special recall election. MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker beat back a recall challenge Tuesday, winning both the right to finish his term and a voter endorsement of his strategy to curb state spending, which included the explosive measure that eliminated union rights for most public workers.The rising Republican star becomes the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall attempt with his defeat of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and the union leaders who rallied for months against his agenda.In an interview, Walker said it was time “to put our differences aside and find ways to work together to move Wisconsin forward.”The governor said he planned to invite lawmakers to meet as soon as next week over burgers and brats to discuss ways to bridge the political divide.With more than 60 percent of precincts reporting, Walker was ahead 57 percent to 42 percent for Barrett, according to early returns tabulated by The Associated Press.A Barrett spokesman said the campaign was not conceding, citing ongoing voting in Milwaukee, Madison and Racine.Democrats and organized labor spent millions to oust Walker, but found themselves hopelessly outspent by Republicans from across the country who donated record-setting sums to Walker. Republicans hope the victory carries over into November and that their get-out-the-vote effort can help Mitt Romney become the first GOP nominee to carry the state since Ronald Reagan in 1984.Romney issued a statement saying Walker’s victory “will echo beyond the borders of Wisconsin.”Walker “has shown that citizens and taxpayers can fight back — and prevail — against the runaway government costs imposed by labor bosses,” Romney said. “Tonight, voters said no to the tired, liberal ideas of yesterday, and yes to fiscal responsibility and a new direction.”last_img read more

Jogger not one to run away from a fight

first_imgPriscilla Dang was matter-of-fact in recounting her decision to fight off two teenagers who allegedly accosted her, one of whom swatted her butt, as she was jogging along the Padden Parkway path.The 23-year-old Vancouver woman has taken martial arts classes since she was 5, has three brothers and has always felt compelled to stand up for herself.“I hate when men think they can do that stuff,” Dang said on Thursday. “There was no question.”Standing a wiry 5 feet 4 inches tall, she said she works out almost every day in addition to her regular Wushu martial arts training in Clackamas, Ore., so she knew she could take them on.“They messed with the wrong person,” she said.To read more and comment on this story, read our original post.last_img

PETA offers 5K reward to help catch shore birds killer

first_imgLONG BEACH — PETA is offering $5,000 for help in catching whoever drove into a flock of shore birds on the beach in southwest Washington and killed 92 of them.KING-TV reports the dead Sandpiper-type shorebirds called dunlin were found Thursday north of the Cranberry beach approach on Long Beach.Wildlife Center of the North Coast said the trauma the birds suffered is consistent with a collision with a motor vehicle.Seabirds and shorebirds are protected under state law. It is illegal to harm or kill them.Fish and Wildlife Police say a vehicle has to be travelling considerably faster than the posted 25 mph speed in order to hit these types of birds. Dunlins are able to reach speeds of 110 mph.last_img

Saving early for college tuition

first_img Beth Cooper helped her 9-year-old son, Jace, open his own bank account, where he stashes half his $4-a-week allowance. He was thrilled when the balance reached $100.“Mom,” he said, “surely I can pay for college now.”If only.The price of tuition, even at state schools, has been rising faster than middle-class families’ earnings. According to a recent report by the student loan company Sallie Mae, families draw on grants, scholarships, paychecks and savings, but still end up borrowing heavily for college. The price tag is so daunting that half of families don’t save for their children’s college at all.Who can blame them? They’re wary of the stock market after the 2007 financial crash, but interest rates on CDs and savings accounts are almost nil. And even the investment that was supposed to be a sure thing — Washington’s Guaranteed Education Tuition plan — gets called into question every legislative session.“For us, bills have to get paid first,” said Ridgefield resident Rebecca Stapper, mother of two. “It’s very difficult to save for college when you’re lucky if you get 1 percent in a savings account.”Tuition at state universities, on the other hand, has risen between 6.6 percent and 19 percent a year over the past decade, according to the state actuary. Attending the University of Washington will cost an estimated $27,587 next academic year, a figure that includes tuition, fees, room and board, and all associated expenses. Click image to enlargelast_img read more

Vancouver man gets 20 years in vehicular homicide

first_imgA Vancouver man was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison for a fatal crash in November in south-central Lewis County.Jonathon K. Reno, 42, pleaded guilty in Lewis County Superior Court on Jan. 6 to one count of vehicular homicide.Police say he was intoxicated at the time of the crash that killed his passenger, Adam W. Newstrom, 28.Reno’s 20-year sentence was a result of changes in vehicular homicide sentencing guidelines that went into effect in 2012 and his extensive criminal history, said Brad Meagher, Lewis County’s chief criminal deputy prosecutor.The new guidelines nearly doubled the potential sentence for those convicted of vehicular homicide, Meagher said.Reno also has six previous felony convictions, three prior driving-while-intoxicated convictions and a reckless driving conviction, Meagher said. He was convicted of attempted vehicular assault in 2006, possession of a controlled substance in 1990 and 2003, bail jumping in 2000, burglary in 1993 and delivery of a controlled substance in 1992, Meagher said.Reno was driving a 1991 Honda Accord south on Jackson Highway at a high rate of speed at about 7 p.m. Nov. 10 when the car struck a guardrail and crossed the centerline near Ray Road, two miles south of the small city of Toledo, according to Washington State Patrol.The Honda’s front passenger side then struck a power pole before coming to rest in a ditch.Neither Reno nor Newstrom wore a seat belt, said State Patrol Trooper Will Finn.last_img read more

El Nino could bring mild NW winter

first_imgWinter is still several months away, but a brewing El Niño could mean the Northwest is in for a mild one, federal forecasters said Thursday.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s updated outlook pegged the chance of an El Niño at 80 percent by this fall and winter. The weather phenomenon often brings warmer and drier conditions to the Northwest. La Niña winters, by contrast, tend to be cooler and wetter. But neither is a guarantee.Above-normal temperatures in the Pacific Ocean suggest El Niño is on the way this year, said Mike Halpert, acting director of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center in Maryland. But scientists will be looking for other climate patterns in the coming months, and should have a clearer picture by the end of this summer, he said.“The strength of what this becomes is really an open question at this point,” Halpert said.The Northwest hasn’t seen an El Niño winter since 2009-10. That was followed by back-to-back La Niña years. Last year, a neutral winter — with neither pattern present — delivered a mixed bag that included a bitter cold snap in December and a blast of snow and ice in early February.In Portland, the local office of the National Weather Service keeps tabs on extended predictions. But forecasters there deal more in the immediate day-to-day range, said meteorologist Liana Ramirez. That’s part of the distinction between climate (long-term) and weather (short-term), she said.last_img read more

Save the Date Final scream for Halloween

first_imgIf you want to hang on to Halloween just a bit longer, the Fear PDX haunted house finale is from 7 to 11 tonight. Visitors can try to brave the Slaughter, the Curse, and the Outbreak at Vancouver Plaza, 7701 N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive. Tickets are $20, $35 for fast pass. Visit www.fearpdx.com• For those looking for a calmer transition into November, the Classical Mandolin Society will be offering a free public concert as part of its 29th annual mandolin convention. Tonight’s concert will feature 125 musicians performing as one large orchestra. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Red Lion Jantzen Beach, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland. Call 360-521-0255 or visit www.classicalmandolinsociety.org• Or be inspired at the Clark County Open Studios Preview from 5 to 8 tonight. This artists’ reception and preview will feature pieces by each of the 50 participating artists on the upcoming Clark County Open Studios Tour Nov. 8-9, with refreshments and music by the Upfront Band. The reception takes place at 906 Harney St., Vancouver. Visit www.ccopenstudios.orgUpcomingLooking ahead, the 35th annual Seattle International Comedy Competition will make a stop in Vancouver on the road to crowning a comedic king or queen. The competition features 33 comedians facing off at various venues around the state. As part of the preliminary rounds, 17 comedians will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St. Tickets are $10. Call 306-816-0352 or visit www.seattlecomedycompetition.org• Is it Christmas already? As part of the First Friday festivities, the Vancouver Rotary Foundation will preview its 12 decorated Christmas trees ahead of the Festival of Trees, Nov. 28-30. Each tree is decorated as part of a themed prize package that will be raffled off to benefit the foundation. The preview will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7 at Divine Consign, 905 Main St., Vancouver. And the trees will remain on display through Nov. 22. Visit www.rotaryfestivaloftrees.orglast_img read more

Police crack Chinas first cryptocurrency gambling ring

first_img Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham forced to cut sponsorship ties with Russian betting site Casinos can innovate – and win new fans Chinese authorities have cracked an illegal cryptocurrency World Cup gambling syndicate worth more than US$1.5 billion in what is believed to be the first major instance of a cryptocurrency sports betting crime in China.The Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department released a statement late last week announcing that police had arrested six people suspected of running the syndicate, which operated on the dark web and attracted around 330,000 users. All bets were placed using digital currencies. Load More Hong Kong Jockey Club breaks betting turnover record in 2018-19 RelatedPosts According to the statement, around 5 million yuan in cash and 10 million yuan in cryptocurrencies have been seized.Discovery of the cryptocurrency ring formed part of a broader operation by Chinese police against illegal World Cup betting, with the Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department revealing it has arrested more than 540 people suspected of being involved in online gambling rings, shut down more than 70 gambling apps and websites and seized more than 260 million yuan in funds during the Russia World Cup.Police said they had organized a series of 21 raids in locations such as Guangdong, Guangxi and Sichuan as part of a coordinated operation.“The online gambling crime gangs were closely organized, with a mostly pyramid-style organizational structure, recruiting agents at various levels, developing members at various levels and profiting from the middle members’ betting amount,” police explained.The websites also utilized familiar casino names such as “Crown” and “New Lisboa” to attract customers.Only last week Chinese social media giant Tencent announced that it had shut down 50,000 accounts on its hugely popular WeChat app for involvement in illegal gambling activities.However, Guangdong police described the discovery of the cryptocurrency ring as unique due to it being “the first case of using bitcoin for online gambling” and “the most representative of new online gambling cases.”last_img read more

Alvin Chau to loan Suncity Group up to HK15 billion

first_img Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR RelatedPosts Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentions Load More Explaining the reasons for the loan, Suncity Group said it “will continue to diversify its businesses to tourism-related real estate in Asian countries and seek opportunities on the provision of consultancy services to hotels and integrated resorts.“The Group aims to build an integrated tourism-related platform with equity investments in integrated resorts and the provision of tourism-related services to integrated resorts within the Asian region. The Directors (excluding Mr Chau) consider that the Facility will strengthen the financial position and provide additional working capital to the Group.”Suncity last year completed the acquisition of a 34% stake in Vietnamese integrated resort Hoiana in a significant move into the operations side of IRs. It also bought a 3.29% stake in Hong Kong-listed Summit Ascent, which operates Russian IR Tigre de Cristal near Vladivostok, and has signed an agreement relating to pre-opening services and casino management for a casino in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.In February Suncity Group signed an MoU with Korea’s Paradise Co in regards to a potential cooperation agreement at Paradise Casino Busan. Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move Suncity Group Chairman Alvin Chau Cheok Wa has agreed to lend the company HK$1.5 billion (US$192 million) to aid in its rapid expansion initiatives throughout Asia.In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange overnight, Suncity revealed that it had entered into an agreement with Star Hope Limited – a company wholly-owned by Chau – to provide an unsecured loan facility of up to HK$1.5 billion, to be made available for a period of three years. Chau will earn interest of 3.5% per annum on the loan.last_img read more

33 name company cars as the best work perk

first_imgA third (33%) of employee respondents say that a company car is the best work perk an employer could offer, according to research by OSV Vehicles and Motoring.Its survey of 750 employees and 340 employers also found that a company car is the deciding factor for 19% of employee respondents when taking a job.The research also found:16% of employee respondents say that not having a company car is a deal-breaker.41% of employee respondents believe that company car schemes allow them to drive a car that they would not ordinarily aspire to, whether through personal financial issues or otherwise.Just 10% of employer respondents are looking to invest more into fleet cars over the next year.Andrew Kirkley, joint company director of OSV, said: “There are many different factors to consider when putting together a remuneration package for potential star employees, but with the company car proving such an attraction, it may well pay to use fleet as a recruitment carrot.”last_img read more

Take part in exclusive pensions research

first_imgHow are you supporting staff planning for their retirement? How do you feel Brexit will impact pensions?Have your say in the exclusive Employee Benefits/Close Brothers Pensions research 2016, which aims to help you benchmark your organisation’s pensions strategy.We are particularly interested in hearing about your approach to pensions communication, changes to the lifetime and annual allowances, auto-re-enrolment, and the impact that the pension flexibilities have had upon your organisation’s pensions strategy.This is your opportunity to tell us what your organisation is doing and gain an insight into how your approach compares to market peers and organisations in other sectors.The online survey will be open until Friday 30 September 2016.As a thank you for taking part, we will enter you into a prize draw to win £100-worth of retail vouchers. For your chance to win, fill in your details at the end of the survey.The research findings will be available online in November and will be sent to subscribers with the November 2016 issue of Employee Benefits magazine.Complete the survey today.last_img read more

Police identify body found decomposing in Miami apartment

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police have identified the body that was found decomposing inside a Miami apartment on Thursday.Detectives said 28-year-old Michelle Aranda was found dead at the Serenity on the River complex along 17th Street and Northwest North River Drive.RELATED: Decomposed body found in Miami condo unitHer car, a black Mini Cooper with the Florida tag, EACZ50, is missing.If you have any information that could help investigators, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Student charged after bringing loaded gun to Hallandale High

first_img“Somebody had texted my phone saying, ‘It’s serious. It’s real, like, it’s a real one,’” senior Peaches Barrett said. “I really didn’t hear anything until afterwards. They didn’t tell us anything. I feel like next time they let something like that happen, somebody could really get hurt.”Police have identified the student as a 14-year-old male.Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie emphasized Wednesday the importance of “See something, say something.”“We’re gonna learn from every, you know, incident that we have,” Runcie said. “We all need to be working together to make sure that we make not just our schools but our entire community as safe as possible.”BCPS said in a statement:“There are no known threats or injuries related to the weapon. School administrators and the district’s special investigative unit are cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation.”He faces charges of possession of a weapon on school campus and perjury. The teen faced a judge, Wednesday, and his hearing has been postponed until Friday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. HALLANDALE BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have arrested a Hallandale High School student after a loaded pellet gun was discovered inside his book bag.According to Hallandale Beach Police, a school resource officer was searching the bags of some students at the school, along Northwest Seventh Street and Ninth Avenue, around 1:15 p.m., Tuesday.The student had reportedly been accused of smoking an e-cigarette in the school’s hallways.Officials said the SRO discovered a .38 caliber revolver inside the front pocket of his book bag during a search.Upon the revolver’s discovery, the campus was placed on lockdown for almost two hours as police evacuated the school.Senior Kristen Royal said, “It was serious on the announcements saying, ‘It’s a code red. It’s a code red. Somebody actually has, like, a gun on campus.’”According to police, upon further investigation, it was determined that the revolver was actually a pellet gun that was loaded with five pellet rounds and one real .38 special round. last_img read more

US Army Golden Knights visit Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Members of the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights made a special appearance at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach.The parachute team is in town for the Hyundai Air and Sea Show this weekend, where they will be honored.“I think it’s important to come out and show this city, the state, what the Army is about, seeing that you guys host us every year and show us a good time,” said U.S. Army Sgt. Ryan O’Rourke with the Golden Knights.The show is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in South Beach.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img