Imperial Beach leaders voting on toughest plastic ban in California

first_img 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 SettingsIMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI) – In Imperial Beach tonight local leaders will be voting on the toughest plastic ban in the state of California. They already banned all styrofoam products.The people of Imperial Beach are all too familiar with pollution from Mexico. Now they want to lead the way in getting rid of all plastic pollution in Imperial Beach.KUSI’s Dan Plante has more on this story. Imperial Beach leaders voting on toughest plastic ban in California KUSI Newsroom, Posted: May 1, 2019 May 1, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Participation Needed in Farm Bill Survey

first_imgAs the 2018 Farm Bill quickly approaches, the American Soybean Association (ASA) is conducting a survey of producers in states represented by ASA state soybean affiliates on key issues that are likely to be considered by Congress during the process of farm bill negotiations.The survey results will be collected and summarized in time for discussion at ASA’s Board of Directors meeting in St. Louis on Dec. 7. Additionally, results will provide guidance to the ASA Governing Committee and our Farm Bill Working Group as we begin to discuss farm bill issues with the new Administration, members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees and returning and new members of Congress in January.The survey will close on Nov. 25, 2016. Please click here to access the survey. In addition to the online format, a PDF survey is is available here for anyone wanting a hard copy instead. All hard copy surveys should be mailed to the following address:Blair Elias C/o Gordley Associates 600 Pennsylvania Ave, SE Suite 320 Washington, DC 20003If you have questions, please contact:Jessica WhartonASA State Policy & Communications Coordinator600 Pennsylvania Ave SESuite 320Washington, DC 20003202-969-7040last_img read more

Access road gated to Mitchell Peak north trailhead

first_imgCOUGAR — A gate across state Department of Natural Resources road No. 10 in the Siouxon Forest Block south of Swift Reservoir has closed access to the northern trailhead to Mitchell Peak.Toni Droscher of the DNR in Olympia said road No. 10, the only access to the trailhead, cuts across private land and the new owner has placed a gate on the road just east of the intersectionwith S-1000 Road.“DNR does not have a recreation easement for access across this road,” Droscher said. “Land managers are working on a solution.”The only access to Mitchell Peak trail now is from North Siouxon Creek trailhead in the southern end of the Siouxon Block.The distance from the trailhead to the top of Mitchell Peak is about 13 miles.last_img read more

UPDATE Boldts wife resigns after apparent conflict of interest

first_imgDawn Boldt, the wife of Clark County Commissioner Marc Boldt, resigned Thursday from Lifeline Connections, a day after Boldt and Commissioner Steve Stuart agreed to make an emergency loan to the private nonprofit.Prior to his wife’s resignation, Boldt said Thursday morning that his wife’s employment with Lifeline did not influence his vote and that he would recuse himself from a Feb. 21 vote on whether to loan Lifeline more than the initial $190,000 the organization said it needed to make payroll.On Thursday afternoon, Boldt said his wife had resigned from Lifeline and he acknowledged the appearance of a conflict of interest.On Wednesday, Chris Horne, a deputy prosecuting attorney, told Boldt and Stuart they had authority to waive a public notice requirement and approve the loan. Lifeline, which rents space at the Clark County Center for Community Health, is the county’s only inpatient substance abuse treatment center.The county contracts with Lifeline to provide services for drug court clients. John Cox, the county’s director of drug and alcohol services, told commissioners on Wednesday that if they didn’t help Lifeline, and it was forced to close, then the addicts would likely turn up in hospital emergency rooms or in the Clark County Jail.The commissioners determined the loan was an emergency measure to help an organization that provides an essential public service.But a majority of the Board of Commissioners would need to approve the loan, and the third member, Tom Mielke, has been absent from meetings this week. He’s been in Spokane, caring for his ill mother, said Clark County Administrator Bill Barron.last_img read more

UPDATE Ron Paul to visit Clark County again Friday

first_imgPresidential hopeful Ron Paul will visit the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Friday, making this his second stop in Vancouver in just over two weeks.Paul is tentatively expected to speak at 4 p.m. Friday during a town hall meeting, which will allow questions from the audience, regional campaign director Katja Delavar said Tuesday. Tentatively, doors to the event will open at 3 p.m. and the event will begin at 3:30 p.m.The Republican candidate with a strong libertarian philosophy spoke Feb. 16 before a crowd of more than 1,500 people in the ballroom of the Hilton Vancouver Washington. He did not take questions from the audience, but he spent several minutes after his hourlong speech shaking hands and chatting with members of the public. Paul’s second Clark County visit this year takes place on the eve of Washington’s Republican precinct caucuses, which kick off 9 a.m. Saturday. Caucus organizers are expecting a larger than normal turnout because a GOP nominee hasn’t been picked yet, and because Washington will not have a primary election this year. The state suspended its 2012 primary to save money.last_img read more

Historian investigates stories of Grant House ghost

first_imgFor more on local ghost hunting, visit Davis’ website.Jeff Davis is the author of “Weird Washington” and other books about mysterious happenings in the Pacific Northwest.He’s also an anthropologist and a recently retired major in the U.S. Army, where his duties have included working as a military historian for Vancouver Barracks.On an appropriately gray and foggy Saturday, Jeff Davis laid out his plan of attack in what was once the sitting room of Gen. Alfred Sully, commander of Vancouver Barracks from 1874 to 1879.Reaching into his bags, Davis pulled out a compass, two small blue walkie-talkies, a meter to detect electromagnetic fields, a digital recorder and batteries — lots of batteries — and placed them on the finely polished wood table.His plan: Use the equipment to find evidence of Sully’s ghost.There have been a variety of odd reports and sightings over the years at Sully’s former residence, the Grant House, which is now an upscale restaurant.But Davis, a local author and historian, likes to take an approach to ghost hunting that’s as scientific as possible, relying more on instruments and photographs and less on anecdotes.last_img read more

Hugo Chavez starting more treatment in Cuba

first_imgSANTIAGO, Chile — Venezuela’s government says President Hugo Chavez has begun additional treatment after he bounced back from complications following cancer surgery in Cuba more than six weeks ago.Venezuelan Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said on the sidelines of a summit meeting in Chile that when Chavez underwent surgery on Dec. 11, a “malignant lesion” with severe complications was removed from the pelvis.Villegas said that Chavez has overcome a severe respiratory infection that set in after the surgery, although he still has “a certain degree of respiratory insufficiency” and is being treated for that.Villegas said for the first time that doctors have begun to apply, in his words, “systemic medical treatment” for his illness. He didn’t give details.Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s condition has improved and he is now optimistic as he faces more treatment following cancer surgery, his vice president said Saturday.last_img read more

Net gun fired from helicopter catches deer near Cathlamet

first_imgCATHLAMET — A helicopter crew with a net gun captured a dozen deer at the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge near the mouth of the Columbia River where managers fear they’ll be flooded when a failing dike breaks.The net expanded in midair like a Spider-Man web and dropped on each deer, The Daily News reported Wednesday.Biologists resorted to the net gun after the deer were too wary to be driven into nets by helicopter hazing.No deer were killed during the helicopter capture, said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Doug Zimmer.“It was a very, very successful day. That was a very adept, very professional helicopter crew,” Zimmer said.The use of the helicopter was the latest development in an effort that began in January to move about 50 endangered Columbian white-tailed deer from the Julia Butler-Hansen Refuge, where habitat will be lost when a badly eroded dike fails.About 30 deer have been moved so far to the Ricgefield National Wildlife Refuge.A crew of more than 50 biologists, volunteers, local high school students and two veterinarians gathered at Cathlamet on Tuesday morning to hear helicopter pilot Jim Pope explain the rules of the capture.The ground crew would wait in silence at strategic points in the woods, Pope told his camouflage-clad audience, while Pope and his two flight assistants would attempt to flush the deer into the open, toward a loosely hung net.“It’s gonna be really boring initially — get comfortable!” said Pope, who has flown in helicopter animal roundups all over the West.All morning long, Pope dipped and buzzed over the refuge, skimming the tops of trees and swooping into open meadows.But the tactic wasn’t working. As a result of the ongoing capture effort, deer have become too wary of humans to run into open meadow, said Jackie Ferrier, who manages the refuge.last_img read more

Doctor Marathon victims had nails BBs in wounds

first_imgBOSTON — Doctors say they removed a host of sharp objects from children and adults injured by the Boston Marathon explosions.More than 170 people were hurt by the blasts, and doctors on Tuesday detailed some of the injuries, including broken bones, amputated limbs and head injuries.“We’ve removed BBs and we’ve removed nails from kids. One of the sickest things for me was just to see nails sticking out of a little girl’s body,” said Dr. David Mooney, director of the trauma center at Boston Children’s Hospital.Two children remain in critical condition at the hospital with serious leg injuries. Mooney said that tourniquets applied by emergency responders at the race saved the children’s lives.Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital also say they removed metal fragments from victims of the two bombs.The explosives were contained in pressure cookers and hidden in black duffel bags on the ground, a person briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press on Tuesday. One of the explosives contained shards of metal and ball bearings, and another contained nails, the person said.A second person briefed on the investigation confirmed that at least one of the explosives was made out of a pressure cooker. Both spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.last_img read more

Off Beat Educators endeavors cover the age spectrum

first_imgJada Rupley As a longtime educator and active civic participant, Jada Rupley seems to be one for the ages. Pretty much all the ages.That was illustrated when she had overlapping stints as a community leader a while back. The Camas resident was co-chairwoman of Washington’s Early Learning Advisory Council at the same time she was a member of Clark County’s Aging Readiness Task Force.That’s just about as far as you can stretch the demographic bookends.It started when Rupley was involved in organizing the state’s early-learning program. The assignment certainly was within her area of expertise. Back then, Rupley was associate superintendent of Vancouver-based Educational Service District 112.During that stretch, she was invited to join the Aging Readiness Task Force.Rupley has filled in a lot of space between those bookends, by the way. She is a member of the Clark College board of trustees.She also is a board member of The Hand that Rocks the Cradle; the new political action committee was created to finance and mentor women running in local elections.Now director of Oregon’s Early Learning System, Rupley said there is more connection between the extremes of early learning and healthy aging than we often realize.last_img read more

Walk Knock to hold mixer meeting Monday

first_imgClark County’s largest annual food drive, the Interservice Walk & Knock, is getting ready to hold its annual meeting, mixer and election of officers.The meeting and social hour is set for 7 p.m. Monday at the Clark County Food Bank, 6502 N.E. 47th Avenue. All are welcome to meet the board of directors, mingle and enjoy refreshments.Walk & Knock, held the first Saturday of every December, sends thousands of volunteers fanning out across Clark County to pick up food donations. All donations go back to the Clark County Food Bank. Last year, 152 tons of food was collected, along with $27,000 in cash donations.Throughout the year, the Walk & Knock board meets monthly to organize the effort. To learn more, call 877-99-6625 or visit Walk & Knock.last_img read more

Ridgefield man convicted of seeking teen for sex

first_imgA Clark County jury has found a Ridgefield man guilty of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.Mickey C. Sebourn’s conviction Tuesday was based on evidence from an undercover Seattle police detective who posed as a 15-year-old boy online and had sexual conversations with the 55-year-old Sebourn via email.Sebourn faces a sentence of one to three months for the felony and will be required to register as a sex offender. His sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 8.Seattle police Detective Tye Holand, posing as a 15-year-old boy, responded July 8 to a personals ad Sebourn posted on Craigslist Casual Encounters, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Clark County Superior Court. The ad was titled “Dad looking for son to (commit a sexual act).”In the ad, Sebourn stated that he was looking for “a boy” and those interested in incest would receive special consideration, said Deputy Prosecutor Camara Banfield.“Hey there, I am 15 and saw,” Holand replied, according to the affidavit. “I do what you want. I am available Saturday night. I am on summer break and need to make a little money. If serious, let me know.”last_img read more

Alleged drunken driver crashes into tree in Vancouver

first_imgPolice arrested a man for suspected drunken driving after he crashed his vehicle into a tree early Tuesday.The crash was reported at 2:06 a.m. at the intersection of Northeast Second Street and Northeast 116th Avenue, a tree-lined area behind a shopping complex. Driver Charles S. Filbeck, 26, was taken by a patrol officer to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center where he got stitches to his head, said Kim Kapp, spokeswoman for the Vancouver Police Department. Filbeck was issued a criminal citation alleging driving under the influence.last_img read more

DeafVibe prepares 2014 national tour

first_imgVancouver is also home to the Washington School for the Deaf, 611 Grand Blvd., which was first founded as the “Washington School for Defective Youth” in 1886. Its stated mission is to ensure “all deaf and hard of hearing students in Washington reach their full potential.”At first DeafVibe was a part of a for-profit company, setting up students and colleges with sign language interpreters for a charge, but the business was soon divided in two. However, both parts — nonprofit educational guidance and for-profit interpreting — are still tied together. National Vocational Interpreting (NVI) subsidizes DeafVibe with thousands of dollars a month. In turn, the nonprofit offers, but doesn’t require, the services of NVI to private colleges and students in need of interpreters.Brian Bearden remains chief executive officer of NVI but has been shifting his time more toward DeafVibe, of which he is the executive director. He hasn’t made a salary from DeafVibe yet and said he no longer handles most day-to-day operations of the for-profit business. He’s wary of any implications that DeafVibe is persuading its clients to hire NVI interpreters in lieu of others. Half of DeafVibe’s current crop of students use NVI interpreters, he said.“At the end of the day if they don’t use our interpreters, that’s fine,” Bearden said.— Stover Harger IIISucceeding in college can be tricky, even without the ongoing struggle to communicate in a world without sound. That’s why the DeafVibe Foundation wants to lend a hand.The Vancouver-based advocacy organization, which helps guide deaf and hard-of-hearing people from all over the country while they are training in vocational schools, is preparing to take an RV on the road for its second national tour, starting in March.last_img read more

Students say parking still big problem at Clark College

first_imgClark College enrollmentWinter quartero Total students: 12,013.o Running Start: 1,971.o International: 171.o Worker retraining: 193.Parking at Clarko Total parking spaces: About 2,800.o Faculty/staff reserved spaces: 327.o Metered spaces: 50.Parking updateso Yellow lot 1 west of Fort Vancouver Way reopened Monday after underground infrastructure updates and restriping. It previously had 229 spaces, but now has 360 spaces.o Silver and Purple lots west of Fort Vancouver Way are a five- to seven-minute walk to campus, but usually are not full.Monday was a typical first day of the quarter at Clark College. As a car vacated a parking space, a waiting car zipped into the space before another driver could grab it. Motorists lined up for precious parking spots in the popular two green lots north of Gaiser Hall. Frankie Stone, 19, of Battle Ground said she’d driven around the northern parking lots more than four times before finding a vacant space. She carpooled with Emily Osborn, 20, also from Battle Ground. As she was talking, a car stopped, the driver rolled down her window and asked if she was leaving her space. Stone shook her head, closed her car door and headed for her class. The driver of the other car continued her search. The parking lot shuffle on Monday highlighted an ongoing problem on campus. Although some improvements have been made, some students still voiced their frustration with a lack of convenient parking, saying it makes it harder to get to class on time.School officials point out, however, that there are lots with available parking spaces about a five- to seven-minute walk from the college.After circling the parking lots on campus, Amber Tipton gave up and began searching for a place to park on the street in the neighborhood east of the college.last_img read more

BNSF plans 189M in rail work across state

first_imgBNSF Railway will spend $189 million toward maintenance and improvements on its track system in Washington this year, the company announced Friday.The work will include more than 1,000 miles of track surfacing and undercutting, the replacement of almost 50 miles of rail and 200,000 railroad ties, among other fixes. Areas of focus will include BNSF’s Columbia River Gorge main line east of Vancouver and the route between Vancouver and Seattle, said BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas. BNSF also expects to start construction this year on the replacement of a railroad bridge over the Washougal River in Camas.The Washington upgrades are part of a record $6 billion capital investment campaign across the entire BNSF system this year, Melonas said. The company spent about $5.5 billion on capital projects last year, he said. BNSF and other railroads own and maintain their own networks.“BNSF’s vision is to meet our customers’ expectations,” Melonas said. “A critical component of that is a strong track structure.”This year’s work in Washington has already started. Earlier this week, rail crews moved along the Gorge route near Stevenson. That line is one of BNSF’s busiest in the region, running 35 to 40 trains daily, Melonas said.After dipping due to the Great Recession, BNSF’s volumes have increased in recent years. But they still haven’t climbed back to their peak levels in 2006, Melonas said.Evolving types of cargo — including crude oil — have brought heightened attention to railroads and rail safety recently. Virtually no crude moved by rail in Washington in 2011, but trains now carry millions of barrels of oil through the state each year. Two to three oil trains now roll through the Gorge and Vancouver daily.last_img read more

Daisy Ho appointed new Chairman of SJM Holdings

first_img Pansy Ho becomes first Macau casino boss to speak out for Hong Kong government on protests Load More Macau concessionaire SJM Holdings has confirmed Daisy Ho as the new Chairman of the company following the retirement of her father and Macau gaming kingpin Stanley Ho on Tuesday.Dr Ho – whose company STDM, the parent company of SJM, held a 40-year monopoly on casino gaming in Macau before liberalization – officially stepped down from his role at SJM at the company’s annual general meeting this week. His position has now been filled by his daughter. Daisy Ho, 53, was already an Executive Director of the company and sits on the boards of a number of other prominent companies including Shun Tak Holdings, where she is Deputy Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer.Her new role as Chairman of SJM Holdings comes with no fixed term and sees her entitled to an annual base fee of HK$1 million per year and annual allowances of HK$1.3 million from the group, the company announced.Also promoted to the roles of Co-Chairmen on Tuesday were directors Timothy Fok and Angela Leong, Dr Ho’s wife.Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Ambrose So has been appointed Vice-Chairman in addition to his existing positions.Dr Ho was granted the honorary title of Chairman Emeritus after stepping down. Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Melco likely to pass Australian regulatory inquiry, target full Crown acquisition: Bernstein RelatedPostslast_img read more

Gowling WLG launches blockchainbased peertopeer recognition scheme

first_imgInternational law firm Gowling WLG has introduced a new blockchain-based peer-to-peer recognition scheme for 1,178 UK employees working at its London and Birmingham offices.The Gowling WLG Reward Token scheme (GRT), launched on 2 July 2018, was designed internally to educate employees about blockchain technology and help staff to earn and share rewards.Available for all UK-based staff, regardless of seniority, the scheme has now been rolled out across the business following a successful pilot period.The scheme enables employees to set up a GRT wallet, which is the blockchain platform for transferring employees’ custom cryptocurrency tokens. Tokens are then exchanged between employees using the GRT app in recognition of work achievements and successes. Tokens can be used to collect a free drink in the on-site restaurants at the London and Birmingham offices, or they can be re-gifted to another employee.Exchanging tokens is done on an anonymous basis and tokens can be sent to anyone within the business from any employee. Upon registering to use the scheme, employees receive two tokens and a transfer amount for redeeming and gifting tokens.The scheme was communicated to staff using a news story published on the staff intranet, via emails, and by leaving literature and refreshments on every floor of both office locations.Jody Jansen, head of architecture and innovation at Gowling WLG, said: “We’ve been piloting the GRT scheme now for a few months and the feedback has been fantastic. Our primary aim has always been to educate people about what blockchain is, and what it can do, but we also recognised the opportunity to use it as a way of saying thanks to individuals who are helping make a difference across the firm.”last_img read more

Zika raises concerns for Broward County Spraying continues in South Florida

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Zika virus concerns are finding their way into Broward County.Three areas will be sprayed with insecticide, Thursday morning, while spraying will continue until noon in Fort Lauderdale, near Davie Boulevard and Southwest Fourth Avenue.Davie spraying will continue, as well, near Southwest 16th Street and 130th Avenue.As for Hallandale Beach, spraying continues near Hallandale Beach Boulevard and Northwest Fifth Avenue.So far, a total of 47 locally transmitted cases of the Zika virus have been discovered, according to the CDC.Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced the latest Zika zone, a 1.5 square mile area in Miami Beach, on Aug. 19. The first U.S. hot zone for locally transmitted cases of Zika was identified in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, in late July.The mosquito-borne illness is especially dangerous for pregnant women and has been linked to serious birth defects. The CDC has issued a travel advisory for pregnant women to avoid the Zika hot Zones in Miami-Dade County. In order to boost business in Wynwood, the City of Miami began offering free two hour parking in the area. The free parking will remain in effect until Aug. 31.If a mosquito carrying Zika does bite, it can take up to two weeks to cause symptoms like:feverheadacheskin rashjoint painconjunctivitis, which causes red, irritated eyesThe State Surgeon General has activated a 24-hour Zika hotline in Florida to answer questions and concerns. That number is 855-622-6735.Pregnant women can receive a free test at the Health District Center, located at 1350 NW 14th St in Miami. For more information, call (305)-324-2400.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

2 men charged for robbing trying to rape woman on Miami Beach

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Two men have been arrested as suspects accused of armed robbery and attempted sexual battery of a woman on Miami Beach.Miami Beach Police said Joseph Lucien Oliver and Nesly Guerrier approached a woman on the beach and demanded her belongings.They also allegedly ripped off her clothes, held her down and punched her in the face before they took off with her jewelry, electronics and keys.They have been charged with armed robbery, false imprisonment and attempted sexual battery.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more