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  • One by one, homes in Calif. subdivision sinking

    05/11/2013 10:19:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2013 12:52 PM EDT | Tracie Cone
    Scott and Robin Spivey had a sinking feeling that something was wrong with their home when cracks began snaking across their walls in March. The cracks soon turned into gaping fractures, and within two weeks their 600-square-foot garage broke from the house and the entire property—manicured lawn and all—dropped 10 feet below the street. It wasn’t long before the houses on both sides collapsed as the ground gave way in the Spivey’s neighborhood in Lake County, about 100 miles north of San Francisco. … Unlike sinkholes of Florida that can gobble homes in an instant, this collapse in hilly volcanic...
  • Detroit Tops 2013 List Of America’s Most Miserable Cities

    02/22/2013 11:26:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/21/2013 @ 2:20PM | Kurt Badenhausen
    Forbes put Detroit Mayor Dave Bing on its cover in 2011 for a story with the optimistic headline: “City of Hope.” The premise was that the city had hit rock bottom and was poised for a turnaround. “Right now, it’s all about survival,” Bing told Forbes. Two years later, Detroit’s problems continue to multiply, sadly. It is still dealing with high levels of violent crime and unemployment. Home prices, already at historic lows, plummeted a further 35% during the past three years to a median of $40,000 as net migration out of the city continued. The latest blow was Tuesday’s...
  • Lake County considers 'trash-cams' at school cafeterias

    10/03/2012 3:09:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 67 replies
    WKMG ^ | 10/2/2012 | Kristin Giannas
    Lake County School Board officials are considering attaching cameras to school cafeteria trash cans to study what students are tossing after officials found that most of the vegetables on the school menu end up in the trash can. New federal laws require students to take a healthy produce at lunchtime, but last year in Lake County, students tossed $75,000 worth of produce in the garbage. "It's a big issue, and it's very hard to get our hands around it," said School Board member Todd Howard, who suggested "trash-cams." "They have to take (the vegetable), and then it ends up in...
  • Lakeview man gets 10 years for almost 7,500 pot plants

    12/16/2008 10:36:28 PM PST · by MovementConservative · 40 replies · 3,554+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | Tuesday December 16, 2008, 4:43 PM | by Lynne Terry
    A jury sentenced a Lakeview man to 10 years in prison for growing nearly 7,500 marijuana plants. Andrew Stever, 40, was sentenced on Monday after a three-day trial in the Federal District Court in Medford.Ten years is the mandatory minimum sentence for anyone convicted of growing 1,000 or more pot plants. In July 2007, officers from several local, state and federal agencies found 7,459 plants growing on Stever's Lakeview property, which bordered Forest Service land. Two men fled the scene, leaving behind personal property and three firearms, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Portland. Physical evidence and testimony linked...
  • Mentor restaurant part of five-state raid (Jalapeno Loco in Mentor is mentioned-smuggling illegals)

    04/17/2008 1:07:56 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 20 replies · 782+ views
    blog.cleveland.com ^ | April 16, 2008 | Robert L. Smith
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Federal immigration authorities raided seven Mexican restaurants in four states Wednesday, arresting 56 people, including 11 accused of conspiring to harbor illegal immigrants. The immigrants were primarily undocumented Mexicans forced to staff the restaurants for long hours with little pay to work off smuggling fees and rent, authorities said. Ten individuals were arrested in Mentor and Willoughby in northeast Ohio, at Jalapeno Loco Mexican Restaurant and two houses, said Greg Palmore, spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Two face charges of conspiring to harbor illegal immigrants and the rest face immigration violations. The arrests began at...
  • CA Court Halts Murder Case Because Not Enough Blacks Live in County

    05/14/2007 9:00:33 AM PDT · by AmericaOutloud · 14 replies · 880+ views
    AmericaOutloud.org ^ | May 12th 2007 | Patricia Yollin
    The California Supreme Court, in a rare move, finally got involved in the war of words over the county's demographics. Earlier this week, it halted the proceedings in a double homicide case and agreed to review Hanlon's request for a change of venue, based on the "racial imbalance" of overwhelmingly white Lake County -- a land where dirt roads and double-wides coexist with wine country aspirations.
  • Ohio 11th District Court of Appeals - Meet the Candidates

    04/11/2006 7:01:05 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 5 replies · 214+ views
    NorthCoastconservative/DollyCali | April 11, 2006 | DollyCali; NorthcoastConservative
    Meet the Candidates In the Ohio Republican Primary for 11th District Court of Appeals The Court of Appeals might appear boring to some, a ho-hummer to others. No juries present, the Court of Appeals hears cases concerning errors in the lower courts. Is Matlock even around? Dorothy Lee, Jeff Black, Paul Brickner - how do they feel about the subjects such as judicial activism? What about the doctrine of stare decisis? Would they side with the Taney Supreme Court? Or would Dred Scott have been a free man? As a magistrate does Dorothy Lee have the background to sit...
  • http://www.ohiohomicidevictims.org/index.html

    10/23/2005 1:07:17 PM PDT · by diefree · 188+ views
    June 6, 2005 Angels come to you in mysterious ways! I was having some problems and God knows my life has been filled with misery and sorrow from the murder of my father, and I had spoken with a Police Officer there about my situation, we sat and talked for at least an hour, I can't even remember the time, I lost track because he was so interesting to talk to, I told him how I felt about myself, my self worth and how my self esteem was gone and gone forever, we then started discussing my website and how...