September 2019


Update on the Vista Little League snack bar burglary

first_img July 17, 2018 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 SettingsVISTA (KUSI) – Monday, KUSI’s Dani Ruberti reported the Vista Little League snack bar was vandalized and burglarized over the weekend. It looked like a complete mess and was going to cost volunteers a couple thousand dollars to fix.EARLIER STORY: Vista Little League snack bar burglarizedDani Ruberti says she was told that volunteers worked for hours on Monday to get it cleaned up.In just one day, something really special happened. A local delivery service called, “Eat Clean Meal Prep” offered to restock the entire snack bar and the volunteers with the league say they are so thankful.KUSI will continue to monitor this story and update you as we gather more information. FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, , center_img Posted: July 17, 2018 Update on the Vista Little League snack bar burglary Categories: Local San Diego News last_img read more


District Attorney No charges in fatal OIS against man swinging metal chain

first_img Jonathan Halvorson, May 22, 2019 Posted: May 22, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Jonathan Halvorson 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) – The District Attorney’s office said a San Diego Police officer who shot and killed a man swinging a heavy metal chain toward him will not be criminally liable after a review of the 2018 incident.According to the DA, witnesses reported seeing Vaughn Denham, 48, attack another man in the head and torso with a machete, causing serious injuries. A San Diego Police officer responded to the call and as the officer was getting out of his patrol car, Denham ran up to the car and swung a four-foot long metal chain, striking the car.A release from the office detailed the incident “The officer got out of the car and ordered Denham to drop the chain. Denham refused and began walking towards the officer while aggressively swinging the chain. The officer deployed his Taser, which was ineffective. The officer continued to retreat from Denham for a block and a half to avoid being struck by the chain. For more than one minute, the officer continued to give commands to drop the weapon, get on the ground and warned he would be forced to shoot.  As Denham ignored the officer’s commands and continued to close the distance between the two men, the officer fired two rounds, striking Denham. Denham was transported to the hospital where he later died.”Toxicology results showed Phencyclidine (PCP), Cannabinoids, and Methamphetamine in Denham’s system. District Attorney: No charges in fatal OIS against man swinging metal chainlast_img read more

Bloody end for Gadhafi

first_imgSIRTE, Libya — Dragged from hiding in a drainage pipe, a wounded Moammar Gadhafi raised his hands and begged revolutionary fighters: “Don’t kill me, my sons.” Within an hour, he was dead, but not before jubilant Libyans had vented decades of hatred by pulling the eccentric dictator’s hair and parading his bloodied body on the hood of a truck.The death Thursday of Gadhafi, two months after he was driven from power and into hiding, decisively buries the nearly 42-year regime that had turned the oil-rich country into an international pariah and his own personal fiefdom.It also thrusts Libya into a new age in which its transitional leaders must overcome deep divisions and rebuild nearly all its institutions from scratch to achieve dreams of democracy.“We have been waiting for this historic moment for a long time. Moammar Gadhafi has been killed,” Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril said in the capital of Tripoli. “I would like to call on Libyans to put aside the grudges and only say one word, which is Libya, Libya, Libya.”President Barack Obama told the Libyan people: “You have won your revolution.”Although the U.S. briefly led the relentless NATO bombing campaign that sealed Gadhafi’s fate, Washington later took a secondary role to its allies. Britain and France said they hoped that Gadhafi’s death would lead to a more democratic Libya.last_img read more

Vancouver marathon raises money for charity

first_imgThe 2011 inaugural Vancouver USA Marathon raised nearly $9,000 in support of the Children’s Cancer Association, Fort Vancouver National Trust and the Parks Foundation of Clark County. Each agency will receive a donation of $2,521 from the race registration fees; also, an additional $1,177.29 in individual donations will be divided among the three nonprofit agencies.Children’s Cancer Association is a Portland-based organization that serves seriously ill children and their families at no cost. The Fort Vancouver National Trust works toward recognition of Fort Vancouver National Site as a premier historic destination through preservation, education and advocacy.And the Parks Foundation raises money for parks, trails, and recreational programs across Clark County. Money from the Vancouver Marathon will support the foundation’s efforts to seek and secure outside grants for special projects and programs.last_img read more

Viewarea chimney fire causes little damage

first_imgA chimney fire in the View area on Monday morning served as a reminder to all who burn wood.“Keep your chimney clean,” said Fire Chief Sam Arola of Fire District 10.Firefighters quickly put out smoldering timbers around the chimney about 10:25 a.m. at 10503 N.E. 379th St. There was only minor damage.“The fire had huge potential,” Arola said of the house built in 1920. “It was just smoldering smoke.” About a dozen firefighters responded. Arola said he believes the house is rented. The owners are Gerrit and Nellie Vantol of the View area, according to Clark County property records.Fire District 10 in Amboy has two paid staff members and about 35 volunteers, including Arola, the chief said.last_img

Gays divorce rate may hew close to heterosexuals

first_imgSame-sex marriage nears legalizationWashington dissolutionsWashington state domestic partnership dissolutions from 2007 to 2010.2007: 2172008 : 1122009 : 312010 : 15Clark County dissolutionsDomestic partnership dissolutions in Clark County, 2007-2010Amboy: 0Camas: 1Vancouver: 5Washougal: 1Battle Ground: 0La Center: 0Yacolt: 0Source: Washington Secretary of StateAs heterosexual couples prepare to share state marriage rights with gays and lesbians, they also offer a dismal legacy of divorce.Nationwide, about 43 percent of first marriages, 60 percent of second marriages and 75 percent of third marriages end in divorce, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.So what is the divorce outlook for the state’s future same-sex marriages?“The rates are likely similar because the same-sex couples entering those other legal statuses are as committed to their relationships as married different-sex couples,” said Lee Badget, research director of Williams Institute on SexualOrientation Law & Public Policy at the University of California Los Angeles School of Law. Badget, also an economics professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst, is co-author of a November 2011 study that examined same-sex relationship recognition patterns across the nation.One indicator of a future same-sex divorce rate is to look at the number of the state’s domestic partnerships that have been dissolved, Badget said.In Washington, about 4 percent of the 9,282 domestic partnerships formed between July 1, 2007, and Dec. 31, 2010, have been dissolved, according to an analysis by The Columbian. (That number includes opposite-sex couples 62 and older). To draw a comparison, out of 147,250 Washington marriages during that same time period, 9,782 of those couples, or 6.6 percent, are now divorced, according to epidemiologist Staci Hoff at the state Department of Health’s Marriage and Divorce Vital Statistics division.last_img read more

Coin toss decides victor in precinct officer race

first_img The simple flip of a quarter on Monday afternoon decided the outcome of a Republican precinct committee officer race for a voter precinct in Camas.Republicans Randy Killen and Matthew Larvick each received 75 votes in the Aug. 7 precinct committee officer election, prompting a recount Monday at the Clark County elections office.Larvick and Killen were not present for the recount or the coin toss, which combined took about a half-hour. Following the recount, elections supervisor Tim Likness put four slips of paper in a box, and county Auditor Greg Kimsey drew a slip that indicated Larvick would win if the coin landed tails side up.Kimsey then flipped the quarter, caught it, slapped it on his wrist and announced it had indeed landed tails.Larvick was unaware he had won the coin toss when contacted by a reporter shortly after the event. He seemed pleased, and he complimented the integrity of the elections department.“I think it was a very fair process,” said Larvick, the incumbent in the race. He has served as Republican committee officer of that precinct for the past two election cycles, and this was the first time he ran opposed. Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey flips a quarter Monday to determine that Matthew Larvick will remain Republican committee officer in Precinct 965. The coin toss, which came up tails, followed a recount by Clark County Elections Department officials that confirmed Larvick was tied with Republican candidate Randy Killen.last_img read more

Inslees bill for study of climate change passes

first_imgOLYMPIA — A measure championed by Gov. Jay Inslee to study the best practices for reducing greenhouse gas emissions passed the state House on Monday and heads next to the governor’s desk.Under the measure, an outside consultant would review both Washington’s ongoing efforts to cut carbon emissions and similar endeavors elsewhere. It would then report back to the governor and a group of legislative leaders, who would in turn report to the full Legislature by the end of the year.The report is meant to help the state reach its target of reducing 2020 greenhouse gas emissions levels to those of 1990.“This bill is a collaborative, bipartisan step forward that will allow us to seize the environmental and economic opportunities of addressing climate change and preserve the legacy of stewardship we owe our children,” said Inslee.Language in the original bill, warning of the perils of climate change, was removed in the Republican-controlled state Senate. House Democrats did not reintroduce that language.“I liked the original language better, but I think it’s more important to have bipartisan engagement,” said Rep. Dave Upthegrove, D-Des Moines, the bill’s House sponsor. “In the end we’ll need bipartisan support for whatever the actions are.”last_img read more

Battle Ground teacher saves choking boy

first_imgWhat: First aid/CPR classesWhere: American Red CrossPhone: 360-693-5821Web: $70 for pediatric first aid/CPR; $85 for adults first aid/CPRBATTLE GROUND — Painted in a hallway just steps from Toni Brammer’s kindergarten classroom at Captain Strong Primary are these words: “If it is to be, it’s up to me.”The 10-year teaching veteran put those words into action Wednesday when she performed the Heimlich maneuver and saved the life of one of her kindergartners, Hunter Schofield, 6.At the beginning of their math lesson, the students were munching on fruit snacks. The class is one of the all-day kindergarten classes in the Battle Ground district, and the kids get hungry by the time math begins. Brammer was sitting on a stool at the front of her class when Hunter approached her.Thursday, when Hunter re-enacted the incident, he said, “I choked on half a piece of fruit snack.”He patted himself on the back to show how he explained to his teacher that he was choking.“His face was extremely red. It was like he was trying to speak, but he could only make a grunting sound,” Brammer said. “I knew from the sheer look of terror on his face that something was wrong. I asked him, ‘Are you choking?’ and he nodded yes. I spun him around and did the Heimlich maneuver. Out popped the fruit snack.”After Brammer was sure Hunter was OK, she asked her teacher’s aide, Anne Lester, to take him to the school nurse, who checked Hunter and sent him back to his relieved teacher and classmates.last_img read more

Performance shows many faces of domestic violence

first_imgDomestic violence made a shocking appearance in Vancouver on Wednesday — stalking into a crowded ballroom, screaming and singing, relating dreadful tales of battered women and children, their abusers and the people who just look the other way. And laughing.“I am domestic violence. I am everywhere,” announced Wambui Bahati, an actress and author who brought a version of her one-woman show to the annual fundraising banquet of the YWCA Clark County. “Everybody is always trying to pretend they don’t know nothing about me, pretend I don’t even exist. I can literally get away with murder.”The event packed the main ballroom of the Hilton Vancouver Washington. But the startled silence in that crowded room was unmistakable as Bahati changed costumes and introduced the audience to a parade of desperate characters. Most were victims of domestic violence but a few were batterers and enablers. Like George, a self-described “player” who “only tells them what they need to hear” while isolating his numerous girlfriends from their friends. Like stressed-out factory worker Frank: “Yeah, I hit my wife sometimes. But she knows I love her.”Then Bahati became Frank’s wife, Margaret. “Don’t you think I think about leaving him, every day?” she protested. “With four children, where would I go? He would find me, and he would just be angrier.”And then she was their fourth-grade daughter, who said she tries “not to talk too much about what happens in our house. We just try to do everything right so Daddy won’t get mad.”last_img read more

Some Boeing machinists plan Washington state rally

first_imgEVERETT — Some Machinists union members planned a rally Wednesday afternoon in Everett in favor of voting on Boeing’s last contract offer.Local union leaders rejected the offer last week because they said it was too similar to one voted down last month. Some members say they want another chance to vote on a contract that would keep production of the new 777X — and jobs — in Washington.Meanwhile, Boeing has received bids from 22 states for the 777X production. The company says it plans to narrow its options this week to a “handful.”last_img

State auditor gives Port of CW clean bill of health

first_imgIn two separate reports released Monday, the state Auditor’s Office said the Port of Camas-Washougal is keeping its financial house in order and that its “internal controls were adequate to safeguard public assets.”In its financial and accountability audit reports, the Auditor’s Office examined multiple areas of the port’s operations, including financial statements, procurement of public works projects and open public meeting minutes.The period of the financial audit was Jan. 1, 2012, through Dec. 31, 2012. The accountability audit was from Jan. 1, 2011, to Dec. 31, 2012.The Port of Camas-Washougal has been free of findings for six years, the Auditor’s Office said.last_img

Body found at Beacon Rock yet to be identified

first_imgAuthorities have not yet identified a body found in the Columbia River last week near Beacon Rock. Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox said that the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office is performing an autopsy and will work to identify the person by examining dental records. A hiker spotted the body from a walking trail in Beacon Rock State Park and reported it to authorities around 8 p.m. Thursday, and responding deputies were able to reach the body from the shoreline.There was no information if the body could be that of a Vancouver woman, Daphne Alexander-Christ, who’s been reported missing in that area since March 7. Her car was found parked at Beacon Rock State Park, but a search turned up no sign of her.last_img

Former Wisconsin Gov Lucey dies at 96

first_imgMILWAUKEE — Former Wisconsin Gov. Patrick J. Lucey believed that he was a man without charisma, but whatever he may have lacked in that department he made up for as a tenacious organizer.Lucey moved in political circles for more than four decades — he was chairman of the state Democratic Party in the 1950s and became friends with John F. Kennedy after helping JFK win the state’s key presidential primary over Hubert H. Humphrey. In the era of Joseph McCarthy, Lucey was credited with the rise of the Democratic Party in Wisconsin. And as Wisconsin’s 38th elected governor, he won the first four-year term as a Wisconsin governor in 1971.That victory gave him the political clout to push for what was considered sweeping change, including the 1972 merger of the state’s two university systems.“He’s going to be remembered as one of Wisconsin’s most influential citizens,” said Democratic State Sen. Fred Risser, who served in the Legislature during Lucey’s two terms as governor. “He turned Wisconsin into a two-party state.”Lucey died Saturday night after a brief illness at the Milwaukee Catholic Home, where he had lived for several years. He was 96.A liberal governor who took a fiscally conservative approach, Lucey considered political capital something meant to be spent.“You’re making decisions every day that cut two ways and every time you do something that favors one group, you antagonize another,” Lucey said in a 1974 interview. “If you’re going to be effective, you just have to accept that and let the chips fall where they may.”last_img read more

Oregon flags lowered for school shooting victims

first_imgPORTLAND — Flags at public institution in Oregon are flying at half-staff Tuesday in memory of two young men killed in school shootings.Gov. John Kitzhaber ordered flags lowered to stand with the families and friends of 19-year-old Paul Lee, who was killed at Seattle Pacific University June 5, and 14-year-old Emilio Hoffman, who was killed last Tuesday at Troutdale’s Reynolds High School.last_img

Clark County passes panhandling ordinance

first_imgClark County commissioners Tuesday approved an ordinance explicitly forbidding people from soliciting in streets, following months of discussions and a complete overhaul of what the ordinance originally proposed.The ordinance, which passed with a 3-0 vote, restricts soliciting money from motorists in public roadways. The purpose of the ordinance, which bars individuals from entering the roadway or stopping traffic to solicit money, is to cut down on those types of monetary transactions for safety reasons.“We’re trying to manage a transaction that will take place immediately on a traveled part of the roadway,” said Sgt. Randon Walker of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, who first proposed the ordinance and helped draft it.Drafting a panhandling ordinance stemmed from concerns he’d heard from residents and business owners, Walker said.Shaping an ordinance that would be constitutional took nearly a year of work.Much of an early version of the ordinance was scrapped after the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho successfully challenged the legality of a panhandling ordinance in Boise, Idaho. That ordinance closely mirrored what Clark County proposed. But it was deemed overly broad and a violation of the First Amendment protections in publicly owned areas.The county’s original ordinance restricted solicitation at bank ATMs, in parking lots when people were exiting cars and at bus stops, among other locations that are generally open to the public.last_img read more

Officials 25 people killed in Egyptian soccer match riot

first_imgCAIRO — A riot broke out Sunday night outside of a major soccer game in Egypt, with a stampede and fighting between police and fans killing at least 25 people, authorities said.The riot, only three years after similar violence killed 74 people, began ahead of a match between Egyptian Premier League clubs Zamalek and ENPPI at Air Defense Stadium east of Cairo. Such attacks in the past have sparked days of protests pitting the country’s hard-core fans against police officers in a nation already on edge after years of revolt and turmoil.Two security officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said at least 25 people were killed.The violence comes as police face increasing scrutiny following the shooting death of a female protester in Cairo and the arrest of protesters under a law heavily restricting demonstrations. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has pledged to bring stability to Egypt amid bombings and attacks by Islamic militants, but also has said Egypt’s emergency situation meant that some violations of human rights were inevitable, if regrettable.Egypt’s public prosecutor issued a statement ordering an investigation. After convening an emergency meeting to discuss the violence, the Cabinet announced that it was postponing upcoming soccer matches until further notice, Egypt’s state television said.What caused the violence wasn’t immediately clear. Security officials said Zamalek fans tried to force their way into the match without tickets, sparking clashes. Fans have only recently been allowed back at matches and the Interior Ministry planned to let only 10,000 fans into the stadium, which has a capacity of about 30,000, the officials said.last_img read more

RGB international Bhd issues 192 million new bonus shares

first_img Load More Slower 4Q18 results can’t halt impressive 2018 for RGB International Electronic gaming machine supplier RGB International Bhd will issue 192,283,353 bonus shares today.In a filing to Bursa Malaysia, RGB said that the bonus shares will be listed and quoted from 09:00 on Friday, 21 September after being traded and quoted earlier this week. The shares are issued on the basis of one bonus share for every seven existing RGB shares held as of 17:00 on Thursday 20 September. RGB’s bonus issue will see the number of shares in the company grow from just over 1.34 billion to around 1.56 billionIn a previous filing, the company said that the bonus issue “serves to reward the existing shareholders of the company for their continued support to RGB and its subsidiaries.”“After due consideration of the various options available, the board is of the view that the proposed bonus issue is an appropriate avenue for the company to reward its shareholders, as the proposed bonus issue will enable the existing shareholders to have greater participation in the equity of the company in terms of the number of RGB Shares held, whilst maintaining their percentage of equity interest,” RGB said.It added that the share issue “is expected to enhance the marketability and trading liquidity of RGB shares on the Main Market of Bursa Securities.” RGB to install 1,300 new EGMs in the Philippines in 2019 as Asian expansion continues RGB shows upward momentum in 1Q19 on higher machine sales RelatedPostslast_img read more


Do not miss Employee Benefits Wired the changing pensions landscape

first_imgEmployee Benefits Wired: the changing pensions landscape, presented in association with Close Brothers Asset Management, will be broadcast live at 1pm on Tuesday 1 December. The debate can be viewed for free on EB TV.The live panel discussion will provide insight on the key factors impacting workplace pensions, from pensions tax relief and auto-re-enrolment to effective access to retirement saving advice and guidance.The expert panel will include Debbie Lovewell-Tuck, editor of Employee Benefits, Natasha Halsall, pensions manager at the University of Lincoln, Jeanette Makings, head of financial education services at Close Brothers Asset Management, and Charles Cotton, performance and reward adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).Viewers can submit questions to the panel by tweeting #EBWired.Tune in live to EB TV on at 1pm on Tuesday 1 December.last_img read more


Paper Round gains living wage accreditation

first_imgWaste management organisation Paper Round has been accredited as a living wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation.The organisation has committed to paying all of its UK-based staff the voluntary living wage, including direct employees and third-party contract staff.Paper Round will pay its 145 employees at least £8.45 an hour across the UK, and a minimum of £9.75 an hour in London.The organisation has implemented the voluntary living wage to guarantee fairness, and to ensure that all employees are paid according to the true cost of living.The living wage, which is paid by employers on a voluntary basis, is an independently set, hourly rate of pay that is calculated to reflect the basic cost of living. It is updated on an annual basis.It is distinct from the national living wage, which is the statutory rate for staff aged 25 and over. The national living wage currently stands at £7.50 an hour.Bill Swan, managing director at Paper Round, said: “Paper Round has always had a very strong social and ethical side to our business. We have historically paid staff above the statutory minimum wage and we are delighted to formalise this and give a commitment to pay all our staff the living wage.“We believe that this is not only the right thing to do, but will lead to better service for our clients. It will be easier to recruit and retain staff, giving us a passionate and loyal workforce committed to excellent customer service.”last_img read more