Friday, November 8, 2013

Fire in San Luis Obispo County

   November 8, 2013 at 2 PM:  A fire that was reported around 10:30 AM is now 60 acres and 15% contained. It is located at at Hwy 41 West in the Morro Bay area.

   CalFire is handling the attack from the air and on the ground. 12 homes have been evacuated.

Traffic Accident in Burson

   November 8, 2013:  At 1PM CHP received a report of a traffic accident on Hwy 12 at Burson Rd in Burson. No injuries were reported but a red Subaru has major front end damage.

   The other vehicle was a pickup with a utility trailer. A tow truck has been dispatched and CHP is at the scene.

  

Census Bureau says 23.8% of Californians live in poverty

   If you add in the cost of living over 23.8% of Californians actually live in poverty. Questioned about this by NPR's All Things Considered. the Governor gave an explanation.

   Brown says that the fact that California is a magnate for people moving her to look for work are "really the flip side of California's incredible attractiveness and prosperity."

City of Bell Councilperson admits didn't even read packet

  In a seemingly never ending saga of charges, and continuing investigations into the City of Bell financial scandal,

Is it true--Teachers pension deficit grows $22 million a day?

   Channel 10 ran a story on the 800,000 teachers pension fund that is underfunded, and at this time has a deficit of $70 billion.

   At the rate of $22 million a day in debts, how can they keep it goins, CALSTRS, that is?

College Basketball star Kevin Ware back on court

   It's been just about 7 months since Kevin Ware broke his leg in a gruesome accident on the court in Louisville.

   Last night was his first night back and he hit a 3 on his first shot attempt. Some had thought he would never be able to play again.

Letter to the Editor: About cry-babies & cowards & bears

   Dear Sierra Sentinel:

    I haven't written for awhile, but I have to tell you about my conversation in a bar

Senator McConnell has some backbone after all?

   During a Wall Street Journal interview with historian Peggy Noonan, Kentucky Republican Senator

Senate passes anti-gay bias workplace bill

   Although the Senate easily passed the new workplace anti-gay bias bill, now it goes to the House, where who knows what may happen.

Clemency denied to convicted Ohio murderer

   Scheduled to be executed on November 14, 2013, a convicted murderer of a 3 year old girl, had his clemency petition denied.

   He is expected to take a newly concocted and untested cocktail in Ohio, for his choice of death.

Mental Health coverage expanded

   The Affordable Care Act has expanded behavioral health coverage for Americans, and it is being called the largest expansion of behavioral health coverage in a generation, according the HHS Secretary Sebelius.

    We all know someone who needs mental health treatment. Now perhaps they will be able to afford it and get the help they need.

Star Wars Episode VII

    Disney Studios has announced that "Star Wars: Episode VII" will open in theaters on December 18, 2015, in case you've been waiting.

   The original appeared in theaters in 1977.

TV Evangelist turns 95

   The US television evangelist Billy Graham, who has been a friend to Presidents, turned 95 today. He has been on the pulpit for 7 decades.

Bristol Palins' ex is seeking equal custody

   The father of Bristol Palins' son, Levi Johnson, is now seeking at least to have equal custody of their son.

New Video of Toronto Mayor

   First a video of Mayor Ford smoking crack cocaine, then denials, then admissions to alcoholic stupors, then the video of Ford ranting and threatening to kill someone.

   It doesn't seem that this is going to end well for the Mayor. Many have already called for his resignation.

Indianapolis Colts passed on Incognito in 2005

   It seems that head coach Tony Dungy and the Indianapolis Colts had the chance to draft Richie Incognito in 2005, but pass, questioning the offensive lineman's character.

   Irrational racism is certainly an indication of bad character in anyone, along with the inability to keep from intentionally bullying others.

204,000 new jobs in October

   In spite of the shutdown, the creation of new jobs was way over expectations. In fact, and net of 204,000 new jobs were created in October, 2013.