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Mysterious Heat Damaging Cars

February 9, 2012

Double pane windows are known for being energy efficient, but experts say they can reflect light and damage cars parked near them. Excerpt from: Mysterious Heat Damaging Cars

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Attempted Child Abductions in Inland Empire

February 9, 2012
Attempted Child Abductions in Inland Empire

Two different Inland Empire cities are experiencing the same fears as parents in Lake Elsinore and Nuevo are on alert as authorities are investigating two attempted kidnappings. Read more from the original source: Attempted Child Abductions in Inland Empire

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Anaheim Hit-and-Run Kills 3 Year Old

February 9, 2012
Anaheim Hit-and-Run Kills 3 Year Old

A hit-and-run in Anaheim left a 3-year-old girl dead Wednesday evening, authorities said. Originally posted here: Anaheim Hit-and-Run Kills 3 Year Old

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Three Men Arrested in Anaheim Cold Case

February 7, 2012
Three Men Arrested in Anaheim Cold Case

Three men were arrested in connection with the death of a correctional officer in Anaheim. One of the men arrested was the officer’s husband. Anaheim police are looking for a fourth suspect. See the article here: Three Men Arrested in Anaheim Cold Case

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Arrest Made in Slaying of Homeless Man in Anaheim

January 14, 2012

Police have arrested a man in connection with a Friday night killing of a homeless man in Anaheim and detectives were trying to determine if the man is the same person involved in the stabbing deaths last month… Continued here: Arrest Made in Slaying of Homeless Man in Anaheim

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Kings Torch the Capitals

January 10, 2012
Kings Torch the Capitals

If you were to believe ESPN, the BCS and the folks who live in the South, then you would believe the Kings were the best team in the NHL. Like the two SEC teams fighting for the Mythical Championship in college football, the Kings have a pretty stout defense and are stunted on offense. As I have exhaustingly said almost each time I write about the Kings, they are the worst goal scoring team in the NHL. They’re even worse than the New York Islanders and the Anaheim Ducks. But the Kings bucked the offense-deficient trend trouncing the Washington Capitals 5-2 . more › Read more here: Kings Torch the Capitals

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Anaheim Under Heat for Memo to Purge Records

January 6, 2012
Anaheim Under Heat for Memo to Purge Records

In Anaheim’s Planning Department, business licenses and permits sit on shelves for at least two years and e-mails are archived on computers. Read the original here: Anaheim Under Heat for Memo to Purge Records

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Bayo Olukotun: Anaheim I: Game On

January 5, 2012

2011 has come and gone and we’re now looking 2012 straight in the face. Well, maybe we’re actually inside its face since it’s already January. Hmm… anyways, silly season rumors have been laid to rest, and old and new race teams alike are gearing up for the big one, and I’m not talking about the end of the Mayan calendar doomsday predictions. I’m talking about the first round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, CA this coming Saturday, January 7 . The Supercross Class Players James Stewart #7 Is James Stewart ready to take on another championship run? No one doubts his speed, but turning speed into wins is another story. Stewart’s 2011 highlight reel unfortunately would include more crashes than flames and checkered flags, but the latest rider to join the JGR squadron still has incredible potential even as he heads into his 11th season of professional racing. With Davi Millsaps racing alongside as his teammate, and his old mechanic from his Kawasaki days, Jeremy Albrecht, as the team manager, the pieces seem to be falling into place for two-time champ to have a positive season of Supercross racing. If he can ride as well as he did in 2011 ( or better ), minus all of the crashes, there is no reason why Stewart couldn’t take the fight all the way to Vegas. Ryan Dungey #5 Ryan Dungey had a fairy-tail season back in 2010 capturing both the indoor and outdoor titles; the first rookie to do so. But it wasn’t complete. Why? Because the air surrounding Dungey was rank with caveats. Both Stewart and Chad Reed got hurt at Phoenix, and were out for the indoor season (although Reed did come back for the last five rounds). Villopoto had some serious momentum going and was clicking off wins until he crashed something awful at St. Louis and broke his leg, taking him out for the rest of the year. It was suggested time and time again that if anyone of these riders had been healthy, Dungey would not have had it so easy. In 2011, the opposite happened. If not for three major mechanical failures, namely a damaged sprocket at Anaheim Part Deux, depleted gas at Freestone, and ignition woes at Southwick, the Dunge could have been the 2011 SX and MX champ. Villopoto did miss qualifying at Jacksonville, but that was not due to mechanical failure. Caveats 2010: Against Dungey 2011: For Dungey For 2012, Dungey has switched teams and brands and will once again be working under the tutelage of Roger DeCoster on the Red Bull/KTM team. Despite this being a new venture for Ryan in both team and machinery, let’s hope he can get through the year without any ifs, ands, or buts. Chad Reed #22 In 2010, Chad Reed was a veteran, factory-backed playboy who was losing favor with critics and fans alike. In 2011, Reed went from largely self-funded, former factory star, to underdog hero with his Supercross title hunt as a privateer and his harrowing Spring Creek National crash and subsequent redemption. What a difference a year makes. Now TwoTwo Motorsports has official Honda Racing support, (with pretty works parts), a reinvigorated fan base, and some of the coolest duds in the sport . At the ripe old age of 29, Chad is nearly a decade older than some of his competition, but by no means does that imply he is out matched. With the addition of the MoSTE (Most Successful Technician Ever [no idea if that's true, but it sounds good]), Mike Gosselaar, to the program there is nothing standing in the way. Reed certainly still has victories left in him, and will be a frontrunner. Ryan Villopoto #1 Villopoto was supposed to come out swinging as a 450 rider back in 2009. It didn’t happen (aside from his first win in Seattle). Then he was supposed to have put his demons aside for 2010. It almost happened. Would he finally become the moto prophet everyone expected for 2011? It happened big time. Villopoto hit the ground running, taking Anaheim I convincingly. Then he, gasp, showed he could run with Stewart at Phoenix until a small crash set him back. But as the series continued on, so did Ryan’s momentum, taking several wins and doing what he needed to do for the ultimate Supercross prize (despite not qualifying at Jacksonville). Then he captured the outdoor championship. Then he helped Team USA win the Motocross of Nations in France. Then he took an extra million smackers from one of his biggest sponsors, Monster Energy, when he conquered the inaugural Monster Energy Cup in Vegas . Will Villopoto be ready for the Big A on Saturday? You bet your butt. Coming off of one of the most successful seasons ever for a pro racer, the Poulsbo, WA ginger will be a force in 2012 aboard his Kawasaki. The Others Okay, why don’t these “others” get their own dedicated paragraphs? Because none of them have Supercross Class titles to their credit. That and I’ve already gone over my word limit. Trey Canard undoubtedly would have been a championship contender had he not broken his collarbone a few weeks ago . When the Honda Racing Muscle Milk rider returns to action, as the only other rider to win a race last season aside from the big four, he could still play into the title chase. Riders such as veteran talent, Kevin Windham of Geico Powersports/Honda, along with Yoshimura/Suzuki’s Brett Metcalfe, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer, and Honda Racing’s latest acquisition, Justin Brayton, will all be regulars within in the top ten and could very well land on the podium. Then there are about 15 other racers who will be fighting for every inch of dirt in the nations stadiums. With only 20 spots available in for the main events, every race will be more intense than the last. Get ready moto heads, A1 is almost here. Follow this link: Bayo Olukotun: Anaheim I: Game On

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Dee Dee Pujols Was Mad at God

December 14, 2011
Dee Dee Pujols Was Mad at God

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Orange County of California’s newest slugger Albert Pujols’ wife Deidre is completely batshit. more › See the article here: Dee Dee Pujols Was Mad at God

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Andrew Gunther: Greening our Food Deserts From the Ground Up

October 4, 2011

One of the things I love most about my job as program director at Animal Welfare Approved is that I get to meet people who are literally changing the world from the ground up. Ron Finley is the perfect example, except that he’s not the typical farmer or rancher whom I usually meet. He grows fruit and vegetables on an urban community garden: a 10ft by 150ft strip of land between the sidewalk and the curb in front of his house in Crenshaw, south central Los Angeles. I bumped into Finley at the recent Good Food Festival in Santa Monica, CA. We got talking and he told me about his recent successful fight with city bureaucrats over his community garden and the grassroots initiative he’s set up to help urban communities to grow healthy, organic food for themselves. From the outset I liked the man, and we were clearly fighting the same fight, just on very different fronts. His story was as inspirational as anything I had seen or heard before. Finley is a fashion designer by trade. He’s also a keen gardener: “It’s just something I’ve always done,” he explains. “It’s kind of spiritual, putting something in the ground and watching it grow.” After attending a local gardening class run by Florence Nishida in 2010, where he first heard about edible gardens being set up in urban areas devoid of nature and fresh fruit and vegetables, Finley was inspired to do something in his own neighborhood. Hooking up with Nishida and a few other friends, he established LA Green Grounds , a grassroots initiative that seeks to help communities to set up productive gardens. As Finley explains, South Los Angeles is recognized by the USDA as a so-called ‘food desert,’ where fresh, healthy and affordable food is in very short supply: “LA Green Grounds was an attempt to change this from the ground up, to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for local people and to reconnect them with their food and how it’s grown.” The idea is that LA Green Grounds helps people who want to set up a community edible garden but don’t know how: “We turn up with basic tools and a bunch of plants and teach people how to grow their own organic fruits, vegetables and herbs right in their own backyard.” So how does it work? “First, we establish whether or not the area is a viable plot for growing and if there is sufficient local support to make it happen. If it’s looking good, we work with the community to draw up a garden plan. Then, we plan a community ‘Dig In’ where friends and neighbors come together to create their garden. We teach them how to maintain it, even how to make compost. It’s all about instruction, demonstration and participation.” LA Green Grounds brings along basic gardening equipment, and supply the compost, seedlings and plants for free. “All we ask in return is for those who we’ve supported to help at a future Dig In for another area,” Finley says. The LA Ground Website keeps folk informed of the location and date for future Dig Ins, and interest is growing all the time. But it’s not just about growing healthy, affordable food for those who need it most. LA Green Grounds is using gardening to help rebuild communities in some of LA’s most deprived areas: “It’s remarkable how community gardening can bring about real change in neighborhoods. People turn up for some fresh food, or at the Dig Ins, and just start talking. And it always amazes me how planting a bunch of seeds or plants really can change someone’s life as they watch it grow, and then harvest it. I’ve seen people light up and literally change before my eyes.” So what about the conflict with city officials? Well, after setting up LA Green Grounds, one of the first things Finley did was to convert his front yard into a community vegetable patch back in the fall of 2010. By spring 2011, he was growing tomatoes, peppers, squash, onions, eggplant, and more in this urban garden for himself and local residents. So what’s the big deal, you might ask? Well, the problem was that this ‘garden’ was actually a 10ft by 150ft strip of land between the sidewalk and curb in front of his house — a so-called parkway. This land was not ‘his’ to cultivate; parkways are all managed by the city’s Bureau of Street Services, and converting it from lifeless scrub to a productive urban garden without permission was against the city rules. Finley was told he had to cut it down or apply for a $400 permit. But even with a permit the garden’s future looked in doubt, as the rules specified the maximum height (no more than 36 inches) and type of plants he could grow. “In an area so devoid of nature and healthy food it just seemed crazy that we couldn’t grow fresh fruit and vegetables,” Finley says. “They were happy for people to waste water on scrub, yet we could not use the land to grow food for people.” So Finley and LA Green Grounds decided to challenge the rules. With a hearing set for the end of August, Finley set up a local petition to muster support for the garden, and soon gained almost 1,000 signatures. Once the community began to mobilize, the media began to take note. And it wasn’t long before local politicians also saw the light. At the end of August, Los Angeles officials announced that they had cancelled Ron Finley’s hearing and that he could keep growing. And according to a recent piece in the LA Times , local councilor Herb Wesson is now calling for changes in the rules so that urban gardeners can legally grow food on parkways and potentially other city-owned vacant areas. As Finley says, “We’re just trying to show people what can be done, just what is possible.” An inspiration to all, Ron Finley is a true urban farming hero. Find out more about LA Green Grounds at www.lagreengrounds.org . Read more from the original source: Andrew Gunther: Greening our Food Deserts From the Ground Up

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