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Do deer whistles really work? Two anecdotes and a study: Roadshow

Q: Before COVID-19, I often went camping and fishing in Lassen and Plumas national forests with my best friend, who lives in Paradise. Locals in that area swear by deer whistles, which are readily available at auto parts stores. I have used them on my truck for a long time and they seem to work (knock on wood!). Mike Dunlap, Oakland Like Mr. Roadshow’s Facebook page for more questions and answers about Bay Area roads, freeways and commuting. A: I’m certain many agree with you, but a Washington State report concluded that more accidents were recorded after deer whistles were installed on cars than before. That’s sobering. There are about 6,000 roadkill incidents a year in California. The Bay Area has the most hot spots for wildlife carcasses and crashes in the state, with Interstate 280 th

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Man charged with fatal shooting in Austin

A man was charged with fatally shooting a 27-year-old man Nov. 4, 2020, in Austin. | Sun-Times file photoDenzel Ollison allegedly shot Mitchel Barber about 11:20 a.m. Nov. 4 in the 5800 block of West Superior Street, police said. A man has been charged with the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man earlier this month in Austin on the West Side. Denzel Ollison, 26, was charged with first-degree murder for the Nov. 4 shooting of Mitchel Barber, Chicago police said. Chicago police Denzel OllisonOllison allegedly shot Barber about 11:20 a.m. in the 5800 block of West Superior Street, police said. He was arrested Monday afternoon. Ollison, who lives in Austin, is due in bond court Wednesday. ...read more Source:: Chicago Sun Times...

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L.A. City Council sends homeless sleeping ordinance back to committee

By ERIC HEINZ, City News Service The Los Angeles City Council discussed a proposed ordinance on Tuesday, Nov. 24, that would enforce where homeless people can sleep on public property, but members took no action on the matter and it was sent back to committee for more deliberation. “The proposed ordinance, I want to just outright say, it was never meant to be a solution to homelessness, and it certainly was not meant to make homelessness unlawful,” Council President Nury Martinez said. “I know that many of the most vociferous critics continue to repeat that the ordinance is the wrong solution to homelessness. The ironic thing is I totally agree with them, in that creating buffer zones around freeways and shelters is not an answer to homelessness.” Martinez moved the proposed ordinance back

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Two arrested in string of 13 robberies in Southern California

Two men have been arrested in connection with a spree of 13 robberies in Southern California. Kigmani Nejema Burris, 45, of Corona, and William Warren, 36, of Los Angeles, were arrested Nov. 19 after they robbed a business in Laguna Hills, the Fontana Police Department said. Fontana police began investigating the pair on Nov. 18 when a business in that city was held up. The investigation led them to look for and then watch a white Dodge Challenger, a news release said. On Nov. 19, police followed the Challenger as it was driven to Laguna Hills. Two men stopped at a business and before police could intervene, they robbed the store. Fontana police and Orange County sheriff’s deputies attempted to pull over the car as the robbers drove away. They eventually stopped it in San Clemente, where ...

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3 charged with murder of man beaten to death in Englewood

Three people were charged with the murder of a man in Englewood on June 25, 2020. | Adobe Stock PhotoFrederick Johnson was found lying on the ground with multiple injuries to his head about 2:45 a.m. June 25 in an open garage in the 900 block of West 71st Street, officials said. Three people have been accused of the murder of a 43-year-old man who was beaten to death in June in Englewood on the South Side. Brian Gray, 48, Santino Carter, 38, and Dominique Beck, 29, were each charged with one count of first-degree murder in the June 25 death of Frederick Johnson, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Beck faces an additional charge of neglect as a caregiver. chicago police Santino Carter (left), Dominique Beck (center) and Brian Gray (right)Johnson was ...

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LA County supervisors bid farewell to Mark Ridley-Thomas

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors marked the end of an era on Tuesday, Nov. 24, as Mark Ridley-Thomas attended his last meeting before moving to his new seat on the Los Angeles City Council. The board voted to name an entrance plaza at the new Commons Project at the Natural History Museum, which sits in the 2nd District Ridley-Thomas represents, in his name. Supervisor Kathryn Barger told Ridley-Thomas the naming marked “the immeasurable contributions that you’ve made to arts and culture in your district and really throughout the entire county.” A video highlighting the supervisor’s accomplishments began with the voice of former President Barack Obama saying, “Don’t give up on activism. There are too many needs to be met and too much work to be done,” over an image of a memorial

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San Carlos man arrested on suspicion of molesting teen girl

SAN CARLOS – Authorities on Tuesday arrested a 33-year-old San Carlos man on suspicion of molesting a 15-year-old girl. The incident occurred at the suspect’s home on Oct. 28, Sgt. Joe Cang of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The victim reported it to her mother, who contacted authorities. Detectives opened an investigation and arrested the suspect after “gathering enough evidence,” Cang said. “Detectives believe this is an isolated incident,” Cang said. The suspect was booked into county jail on a felony charge of lewd and lascivious acts with a 14- or 15-year-old child. Anyone with information related to the incident can contact Detective Jerri Cosens at 650-363-4347 or jcosens@smcgov.org. Related Articles Redwood City: Parolee arrested on ...

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Alphabet is pulling its Verily life sciences division out of China after struggling to make inroads on a key health-mapping project, insiders say (GOOGL)

Summary List PlacementAlphabet life sciences company Verily is shutting its Shanghai office in an exit from China, according to sources familiar with the plan. A company spokeswoman confirmed the office closure to Business Insider. Employees in the Shanghai office were informed of the plans earlier today. A spokeswoman refused to say how many employees were affected, but said the number was fewer than 100.  The spokeswoman told Business Insider that Verily will centralize its Asia-Pacific presence in its Singapore office, and will help employees in Shanghai find other roles within the company. The exact reasons for the shutdown are murky. The Google sister company has been quietly building a China presence for the last couple of years in the hope of forging key deals for Project Baseline...

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A positive coronavirus test forces some John Wayne Airport air traffic controllers to quarantine

Operations at John Wayne Airport’s control tower have been cut back after some air traffic controllers were possibly exposed to an employee who recently tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said. One person’s positive test on Nov. 22 forced many of the airport’s controllers to self-quarantine and has resulted the tower closing earlier than normal each day, said Ian Gregor, public affairs specialist with the FAA. Through Sunday, there will only be two controllers working in the tower at a time, which is a reduction from the six that typically man the tower at its busiest points in the day, Gregor said. However, Gregor and the FAA said that they have not and don’t expect to see any significant delays to travel due to the demand being reduced by t...

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Second-generation Laker Wesley Matthews fueled by championship opportunity

Wesley Matthews shared a name and with his father, but for a long time, there was little else. For many years, he was raised by his mother, Pam Moore, and he and his father were not terribly close. But one of the few through lines has been basketball: The day he was born – Oct. 18, 1986 – was the day that Wes Sr. signed with the Lakers, on his way to championships in 1987 and 1988. And the younger Matthews has a picture, “I’ve always had” of him as a toddler, dressed head-to-toe in denim at the Great Western Forum cradling a ball in his tiny hands. The most important part of Wesley Matthews’ decision to sign with the Lakers 34 years after his father did has to do with the present: He sees this as the best chance of his 11-year career to win an NBA title. But there’s clearly a mystique, too

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Biden is first US presidential candidate to get 80M+ votes

By Devan Cole | CNN Joe Biden has become the first presidential candidate to win more than 80 million votes, with his record-breaking number of popular votes still likely to increase in the coming days as ballots continue to be counted across the nation. As of Tuesday evening, Biden had won more than 80,011,000 votes, while President Donald Trump had more than 73,800,000. The President’s votes make him the candidate to win the second-highest number of popular votes in American history. Biden has won 306 electoral votes, while Trump has 232. Two hundred and seventy electoral votes are needed to become president. Americans voted by mail in record numbers this year to protect themselves from exposure to coronavirus in the middle of a global pandemic, and experts had warned for months that th...

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Former lawyer for Van Dyke ‘looking forward to diving in’ after ousting lone Republican from Board of Review

Tammy Wendt participates in a Cook County Board of Review District endorsement interview with the Sun-Times Editorial Board in September. | Screen image.A final tally of votes from the Cook County Clerk’s Office and from the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners showed Wendt ahead of Dan Patlak, who has served on the board since 2010. A lawyer who was part of the defense team for former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke has ousted the sole Republican on the Cook County Board of Review. A final tally of votes from the Cook County Clerk’s Office and from the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners showed Democrat Tammy Wendt ahead of Dan Patlak, who has served on the board since 2010, by 11,693 votes — a 1.5 percentage point margin. In a statement Tuesday, Wendt thanked her team and s

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THE AVOD ECOSYSTEM: As cord-cutting shifts the revenue model of media companies, the ad-supported streaming space is poised to take off — here are the key players brands need to know, and how to work with them

Summary List Placement Insider Intelligence publishes thousands of research reports, charts, and forecasts on the Media, Advertising, and Marketing industry. You can learn more about becoming a client here. The following is a preview of one Media, Advertising, and Marketing report, the AVOD Ecosystem. You can purchase this report here. The video streaming marketplace has expanded to include a widening set of ad-supported OTT video platforms, across both free and hybrid (subscription-based and ad-supported) offerings. And, as these services grow, ad-supported OTT will become an increasingly important channel within media plans as a way for ad buyers and brands to add incremental reach to their linear TV campaigns.  A wave of new movement in the ad-supported streaming video space has acc

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‘Cops & Crops’ providing Thanksgiving food for 1,000 Utah families

Weber County law enforcement officers and staff members distribute a Thanksgiving dinner to those in need during a “Cops & Crops” drive-thru event at the Weber County Fairgrounds in Ogden on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The Farmers Feeding Utah campaign partnered with Weber County law enforcement to brighten the Thanksgiving holiday for hungry families by providing them with a turkey and all the trimmings. | Steve Griffin, Deseret NewsEffort ensures a nutritious meal for needy families OGDEN — The first “Cops & Crops” event Tuesday made healthy, nutritious meals available for 1,000 Utah families who otherwise wouldn’t be able to have Thanksgiving Day dinner on their own. Families received donations of turkey, potatoes, apples, cheese, butter, milk, onions, flour, eggs, salami and boxe

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