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Snow predicted for Kern County mountain areas Friday, Saturday – Ridgecrest Daily Independent

January 18, 2018 3:49:40 pm | 0 Comments

Ridgecrest has slim chance, but no promises it will stick Staff report Ridgecrest may see a very slim chance of winter white on Friday night as a storm system moves through Central California, according to weather forecasts from the National Weather Service in Hanford. Hanford predicts that there will be a 20 percent of rain…

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Police raid 18th home in Cal City with illegal marijuana growing operation – KERO 23ABC News

January 18, 2018 3:47:24 pm | 0 Comments

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. – Cal City Police uncovered an illegal marijuana grow operation Thursday, Jan. 20th just before 4 p.m. after homeowners discovered their home had been converted to grow hundreds of marijuana plants.  Officers responded to the home, located in the 9500 block of Evelyn Ave., and found all of the rooms in the…

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Regular beatings, strangulation and starvation: Charges against Turpins offer chilling look into abuse – CBS News

January 18, 2018 2:32:06 pm | 0 Comments

Last Updated Jan 18, 2018 7:56 PM EST RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A case of child abuse has shocked the nation as the parents of 13 siblings — ages 2 to 29 — were charged Thursday with imprisoning them, abusing them and torturing them. David Allen Turpin, 56, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, appeared in court…

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Congress, California, Amazon: Your Thursday Evening Briefing – New York Times

January 18, 2018 2:23:04 pm | 0 Comments

Advertisement (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. CreditHalden Krog/Associated Press 1. NASA declared 2017 Earth’s second-warmest year on record. And here’s the surprising part: Last year had no El Niño, the shift in tropical Pacific weather patterns that contributed to record highs the previous two years.…

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7 California 'Dreamers' Arrested Outside House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's Office as Government Shutdown … – KTLA

January 18, 2018 1:16:00 pm | 0 Comments

With less than 36 hours to go before the federal government could shut down, seven Californians who were brought to the country illegally as children sat down in a U.S. Capitol hallway and began to scream. “McCarthy! Where is your heart?” they yelled as they waved red banners. Capitol police officers quickly swarmed outside the…

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Government shutdown looms as lawmakers race to find consensus – Ridgecrest Daily Independent

January 18, 2018 11:33:37 am | 0 Comments

Some agencies like NAWS China Lake installation would be impacted; NAWCWD largely unaffected From staff and wire reports The clock was ticking as of Thursday as both houses of Congress attempted to secure necessary votes to fund the federal government through February. Without even a short-term Continuing Resolution Act (CRA), the proverbial lights go off…

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Descanso's Sturt Haaga Gallery invites visitors to look 'Beyond the Bouquet' – Los Angeles Times

January 18, 2018 10:05:18 am | 0 Comments

A dozen red roses, a spring bouquet, handpicked wildflowers in a jar — for centuries floral arrangements have been used to transcend the ordinary, convey affection or brighten someone’s day. Then they wither and die and, purpose fulfilled, are summarily discarded. A new exhibition at Descanso Gardens’ Sturt Haaga Gallery, “Beyond the Bouquet,” encourages visitors…

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RPD arrests one for assault following bar fight – Ridgecrest Daily Independent

January 18, 2018 9:30:11 am | 0 Comments

Ridgecrest police officers arrested a 34-year-old San Diego man Wednesday night for alleged assault with a deadly weapon after a fight broke out at Schooners on North Norma Street. According to police reports, when officers arrived, they learned a person was attempting to break up a fight and was trying to keep the suspect, Christopher…

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This California City Is Threatening a Family Over Property Fines Sent to a Dead Woman at the Wrong Address – Reason (blog)

January 18, 2018 9:28:29 am | 0 Comments

Coachella City Hall recordsNot even your death will keep the government of Coachella, California, from trying to nickel-and-dime you out of every last cent. Just ask the family of Marjorie Sansom, who died in 2016 at age 91. The city levied thousands of dollars in fines on the woman due to code violations on a…

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California City Leaders Wasted $10 Million Buying 'Green' Police Cars They Don't Use – The Western Journal

January 18, 2018 8:38:16 am | 0 Comments

It appears that the Los Angeles Police Department likes the idea of electric vehicles, but its officers don’t actually enjoy driving them. A local KCBS investigation revealed that millions of dollars the department spent on electric vehicles have been largely wasted, with many of the cars leased sitting idle in garages and going untouched. The…

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