Disneyland Preview — Week of August 19

first_imgShare This!Time for another Disneyland preview! I know I discussed this at length last week, but we are now at your very last, no take-backs, opportunity to see the Main Street Electrical Parade.  If you want to see it before it goes dark forever, the time to do so is NOW.  Like, literally, right now. Stop reading, and get yourself to Disneyland Park to stake out a spot, and then open the article again to read the rest of it while you wait. Time’s a-wastin’!OK, you back?  Read on for more about what to expect at Disneyland this week!Special Events and NotesPhoto: Brian PinskyDid you know that the Main Street Electrical Parade had its first showing on June 17, 1972? While it has not been running continuously over the more than 45 years since it first ran, it has run for significant periods of time at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, and is a familiar part of Disney visits for generations of park-goers on both coasts. After this incredible run, the Main Street Electrical Parade is coming to a close this week, with its final showing on Sunday, August 20 at 10:45 p.m.  It will run twice on each evening this weekend, at 8:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. on both days. Make sure you plan accordingly if you’d like to see it before it goes away for good. As an aside, no replacement has been announced as of yet, but we’ll let you know if and when that happens.Also worthy of note is that headliner Space Mountain will go down for its annual refurbishment to add the Ghost Galaxy overlay for the Halloween season.  Its last day of operation will likewise be August 20, and it is scheduled to return on September 16.Two other special promotions continue this week. For those of you that are staying at Disney hotels, Disney’s California Adventure will stay open one hour later to give you more time to ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Also, the Summer of Heroes continues at Disney’s California Adventure; check out Derek Burgan’s write-up on the event if you’ve not been before to get the most out of it.CrowdsExpect a slightly busier week this week than last — Annual Passholder blockouts are lifted on Monday, August 21 for some folks that have been unable to use their passes all summer, and you can expect that they’re going to want to head back to the parks to, among other things, check out the new Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout attraction. Note that some blockouts are again in effect as of Friday, and the crowds predictably dip back down on that day.Also, with the Main Street Electrical Parade coming to the end of its run on Sunday, don’t be surprised if there are sizable numbers of people at Disneyland Park that evening — even if they don’t end up having a big impact on wait times at attractions (we’re only predicting level 6 crowds that day, which is based upon expected waits).Full details, including park-by-park crowd levels, are available on our Crowd Calendar.WeatherUnlike Florida, which still sees oppressive heat and humidity this time of year, temperatures in Southern California continue to get more mild as we near the end of the summer. Highs are in the low 80s and upper 70s, and there is no significant chance of rain. There’s frankly nothing here that should move the needle for you one way or the other — as of right now, the weather should be very pleasant regardless of when you go.As always, it’s wise to double check the weather as the day of your visit approaches; check out the most up-to-date forecast here.ShowsThe main attraction this week is the Main Street Electrical Parade, which is showing twice a night through Sunday.  World of Color will be showing twice every night at Disney’s California Adventure, and Fantasmic! will run twice a night at Disneyland Park. At Disneyland, the Remember…Dreams Come True Fireworks Spectacular will take place over Sleeping Beauty Castle once a night, and Mickey’s Soundsational Parade will run once each day. At Disney’s California Adventure, however, the Pixar Play Parade will only run Saturday and Sunday this week. Detailed show schedules, including smaller-scale performances like the daily Flag Retreat Ceremony, can be found here.Admission and HoursGood news for Southern California Select and Southern California Annual Passholders — summer blockouts are finally coming to an end! If you have a Southern California Select Annual Passport, you’ll be able to visit the parks Monday through Thursday, and if you have the Southern California Annual Passport, you can also go on Friday. All other Annual Passports will be honored all days of the week. For those of you buying tickets as day guests, single-day tickets are at Regular cost ($110 adult/$104 child) for Saturday, Sunday, and Friday, and Value ($97/$91) the remainder of the week.Disneyland Park will open at 8:00 a.m. and close at midnight on Saturday, will be open 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, and will be open 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. the remainder of the week. Disney’s California Adventure will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 9:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m. every other day except for Wednesday, when it doesn’t open until 10:00 a.m.As per usual, the parks will open one hour early for eligible guests at Disneyland Park Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and at Disney’s California Adventure Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; resort guests can take advantage of these hours every day of their stay for Extra Magic Hours, while guests eligible for Magic Mornings can use that benefit one day at Disneyland Park only. Full park hours can be found by clicking on each date in the Crowd Calendar.RefurbishmentsYou know the bad news — Main Street Electrical Parade and Space Mountain are both going away as of August 20 (although Space Mountain will only be gone for a bit) — but the good news is that most everything is going to be open for business. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is returning from its quick tune-up and is already back in service at Disneyland Park as this goes to press. With that said, the Main Street Cinema will be closed from August 21 through September 30, and of particular interest to me, you will be unable to get the Best Corn Dog on Planet Earth from August 21 through September 10, as Little Red Wagon Corn Dogs will be down during that time as well. At Disney’s California Adventure, Character Close-Up  is still being replaced by Frozen’s Anna and Elsa.Looking ahead, as previously mentioned, the Haunted Mansion will temporarily go down from August 28 through September 15, 2017 for the installment of its holiday overlay. Additionally, Soarin’ Around the World and Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! are undergoing brief refurbishments starting on September 5.  Soarin’ will return shortly thereafter on September 8, and Monsters will return on September 23.  Keep those dates in mind if those attractions are an important part of your trip!As always, you can see the full slate of refurbishments by checking here.That should do it for this week’s preview. Check back next week and every week to find out what’s coming down the pike! Got questions? Aware of anything else that prospective guests should know about? Let us know in the comments!last_img read more

Oscar, winner!

first_img22 September 2004After a good start on the first weekend of the Paralympic Games in Athens, South African athletes have continued raking in the medals, with double amputee Oscar Pistorius putting in two very different but equally sensational performances in the 200 metres. Pistorius, who was born without shin bones, captured the imagination of the Athens crowd in his qualifying heat on Monday when he fell at the start. Instead of throwing in the towel, he scrambled back to his feet and took off in pursuit of his opposition.Incredibly, he not only caught up with the rest of the field, he passed them – his winning time of 23.42 seconds a double amputee world record.Mind-blowing recordOn Tuesday evening Pistorius was in action again, this time in the final, facing a field made up of single amputees. Unhindered by a poor start, he destroyed his opposition, obliterating the world record with a mind-blowing time of 21.97 seconds. The previous mark was 22.71.To put that performance in perspective, (able-bodied athlete) Juliet Campbell captured Olympic gold in the women’s 200 metres in 22.05 seconds, while Leigh Julius, running for South Africa in the 200 metres men’s heats at Athens, clocked 20.80.After the event, Pistorius declared himself “tired” and said all he wished to do was to return to his room and rest up for the 100 metres. He must be a favourite to add a second medal to his collection in that race.Brian Frasure, the American whose world record Pistorius shattered, and the man who built the South African’s racing prosthetics, finished third in the race, and declared the 17-year-old’s performance “absolutely amazing”. He reckons Pistorius’s time of 21.97 will translate to a sub-11 second 100 metres.Third consecutive Paralympic gold for PringleThere was another gold on the track for South Africa when Malcolm Pringle, running in the 800 metres for athletes with cerebral palsy, cracked the world record with a superb run of 1:58.90 seconds.It was Pringle’s third Paralympic 800 metres gold in succession, as well as an emotional victory; Pringle dedicated his win to his best friend, Gert van der Merwe, who died in August 2002 after failing to regain consciousness following surgery on a leg injury. Van der Merwe competed in the Paralympics in Sydney in 2000, winning gold in the shot put for cerebral palsied athletes.Controversial silver for Van DykErnst van Dyk had to settle for silver in the 1 500 metres for wheelchair athletes, but it was a controversial result. Van Dyk controlled the pace from the start of the race but, with 200 metres to go, Mexico’s Saul Mendoza cut across Van Dyk in the sprint for the finish line.The South African athlete’s left wheel was forced off the ground as he took evasive action, which also cost him some momentum. Van Dyk fought back, closing down the gap, but in the end the Mexican finished 0.41 seconds ahead of the star from Paarl.Ampie Louw, manager of the South African team, lodged an appeal on Van Dyk’s behalf, but when it became clear that it would be difficult to prove Mendoza’s infraction, the protest was withdrawn.Van Dyk accepted the result with good grace, declaring himself happy with the silver. He will have plenty of opportunities to better than result, as he takes on an extremely busy schedule that includes the 400 metres, the 800 metres, the 5 000 metres, and the marathon.More track silvers, bronzeNathan Meyer captured silver in the 200 metres for the visually impaired. He finished third in the race, but the USA’s Royal Mitchell was later disqualified and Meyer moved up to second.Hilton Langenhoven added silver in the long jump to South Africa’s collection with a leap of 7.03 metres for visually impaired athletes. He will also compete in the javelin, 100 metres and 200 metres.Bev Mashinini, competing in the women’s javelin for cerebral palsied athletes, threw 21.94 metres with her fifth throw, to capture the bronze medal. Speaking afterwards, she said she knew the throw was a good one because it left her shoulder sore!Teboho Mokgalagadi, whose disability is spastic diplegic, set a world record in the 100 metres heats, clocking 13.07 seconds.Second gold for Du ToitIn the swimming pool, Natalie du Toit landed her second gold medal, winning the 100 metres freestyle in 1:02.83. Her winning time was a Paralympic record, but just outside the world record of 1:02.72 that she set in Barcelona last year.Du Toit just missed out on a medal in the 100 metres breaststroke, finishing fourth and over six seconds behind world record holder Sisse Egeborg of Denmark.The Cape Town swimmer wasn’t disappointed by the result, saying she knew she wouldn’t do well in the breaststroke, but that the event was useful in preparing her for her next challenge, the 200 metres individual medley.Second silver for FieldScott Field followed up on his silver medal in the 100 metres butterfly with another silver in the 400 metres freestyle for the visually impaired. He admitted to some surprise at the result, saying he hadn’t expected to do so well in the race.On a sad note, South African team flag bearer Rosabelle Riese suffered a broken left leg in a freak accident after falling from her wheelchair while boarding the team bus on Monday.Cape Town-based Riese was due to participate in the table tennis doubles competition along with Alet Moll. Moll will still participate in the single’s table tennis event.last_img read more

OPML: key for personalization in 2006

first_imgDave Winer has announced OPML 2.0 (in public review status currently). OPML stands for Outline Processor Markup Language. In semi-laymens terms, OMPL is a common XML data format for outlines and subscription lists – just as RSS is a common data format for content syndication.So why is OPML significant? Its main claim to fame so far is as a way to import and export subscription lists between feed readers and aggregators. But other uses, such as Reading Lists and as a mechanism for filtering your information load, may be its real future. For example, all the recent talk about personalized ‘memetrackers’ (or news trackers as Gabe Rivera from memeorandum would prefer we call them) hinges on OPML. The theory is that people can personalize their news filtering by uploading their OPML files – aka subscription lists – to the likes of TailRank, Findory and Megite. It’s still a work in progress and some developers think it’s too hard a problem to solve right now. But I see this as an indication of how big a part OPML has to play in the future of media filtering and personalization. I certainly think it’s a key technology, just as RSS is.As the man himself, Dave Winer, wrote:“OPML 2.0 is a milestone, much like RSS 2.0 was in the summer of 2002. We now know how OPML is being used, and where the problems are, and I think are ready to produce a frozen and extensible format and spec.”RSS 2.0 is the dominant syndication technology currently and so perhaps that augers well for OPML 2.0.p.s. what’s the best and easiest OPML editor out there currently? A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Tags:#RSS & Feeds#web richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

How We’ll Get Beyond the Emoticon

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Emoome also shows your dominant types over time. This can reveal shifts around major life events, which is powerful to look back on after the fact. Here’s a segment of Novak’s word type map from his presentation, “The Secret Lives of Words & Brains,” which he annotated to show what happened to him during this period: There’s a sarcasm font. It’s brilliant, actually. Reversed italics, slanted left instead of right, perfectly conveys the tone of sarcasm. But sarcasm is practically the default state of online communication. What about the rest of the spectrum of human emotions?The trouble is that a text-based medium strips our messages of the subtleties we use to interpret each other’s meaning in the real world. The subtexts of our words are audible and visible in person. When we’re talking online, we don’t have those clues. Two people can type the same words and mean completely different things. Hilarity ensues. We can’t yet rely on machines to compensate for this. Natural language processing is getting pretty good at identifying topics, interests, even demographics, but it’s helpless at interpretation. Semantic algorithms are made of grammar rules, but there are no rules for emotions.Brennan Novak, an actor and self-taught hacker, has built a Web app called Emoome to try to solve this problem with a different approach. “Language is so nebulous,” Novak says. “Symbols can be interpreted so vastly differently.” So Emoome asks users to feed it words and feelings, and it turns those into emotional maps they can use to understand themselves better. Eventually, Emoome will let us share, compare and understand each other’s emotional profiles.“Understanding collisions between people” is a lifelong project for Novak, online and offline. He says it’s just his style to navigate emotional conversations with a map in hand. People’s feelings can be rough seas, and Novak has found that good charts can defend against shipwrecks. “It’s a kind of therapy,” he says. “Emotional mapping for communication gives you a more tangible tool than the abstract gray matter of your brain.”Emoomeemo – a complex psychophysiological experience of an individual’s state of mind as interacting with biochemical (internal) and environmental (external) influencesome – as used in biology, refers to a totality of some sortThe first step in Emoome’s development is just for tracking the self. You quickly build up a meaningful history just by entering descriptions of your mood a few moments a day. Recording a feeling progresses in three screens. The first asks, “How do you feel right now?”, and you answer with one word. Next it asks, “What is one thing you did today?”, and you can enter a word or phrase. The final screen asks you to describe that one thing in three words.It only takes a few entries before you have a map of your emotional tendencies, which you can view on the desktop site. Novak arrived at six linguistic categories, which he developed in on-paper experiments testing the basic idea of Emoome with people: physical, action, descriptor, sensory, intellectual and emotional. Each type has a color, and the interface uses size to show the relative importance of the types.Each user gets an overall language type chart. Here’s mine: The app currently also logs location data for each entry, if you give it permission. You don’t have to enable location for each entry. Emoome doesn’t do anything with location yet, but that’s just one of many ways Novak plans to expand the scope of it.Eventually, Novak wants Emoome to incorporate relationships. Imagine two people having a text-based online conversation. Emoome can compare the emotional profiles of these two people, because of its emotional graph of the words they use, and give them cues as to the meaning and intent behind their words. Novak has successfully used tangible, external maps as guides for difficult conversations, and Emoome is a project to put that tool online.But before Novak opens Emoome beyond the individual, he’s building careful privacy rules. “I want it to stay as locked down and private as possible” before adding the comparative aspect, he says. But after determining how to handle these sensitive entries, he can use the data inside them to build useful emotional profiles for people. He wants to be able to connect them to social networks like Twitter and Facebook to add emotional richness to those profiles.He’d also like to make the data available to researchers. By then, Emoome will hopefully have such rich graphs of emotion that we will be able to build more understanding of emotions right into the software.Think About How You ThinkWe have no body language online. We’ve worked around this problem by using emoticons and other novel punctuation, and social networks have given us a few blunt gestures we can use tacitly. Those tricks refine the language of typing, but they don’t cross the Uncanny Valley into the more human-readable, in-person world.Some apps have started to collect emotional data, but so many of them are framed in a ceaselessly positive light. They ask users to share things they “like” or “love” and award hearts and gold stars to everything. When Novak first started tracking his emotional language, he found that “sad” was his most common word. But, he stresses, that’s not a bad thing. If we’re going to get better at communicating online, we have to start by reflecting honestly on ourselves.You can check out Emoome at emoo.me and on Twitter @projectemoome.Bonus material: Check out this old-school RWW story, Feel Good: Top 10 Mood Apps and Visualizers, from July 2007. Some of them still exist, more or less.Here’s Brennan Novak’s slideshow about the project, The Secret Lives of Words & Brains:The Secret Lives of Words & BrainsLead image courtesy of Shutterstock. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts center_img Tags:#Social Web#web jon mitchell Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Senate Democratic Tax Writer Questions IRS, Treasury on Legality of Employee Recall

first_imgSenate Finance Committee (SFC) member Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., has asked the IRS and Treasury for its legal justification in recalling furloughed employees for the 2019 tax filing season.The IRS recently announced that it would recall close to half of its furloughed workforce to process tax returns and refunds, among other things. Treasury and the IRS have been partially shut down, along with other federal agencies, since December 22, 2018.Tax Refunds“While the payment of tax refunds are provided through a permanent, indefinite appropriations, the IRS workers who process them are not,” Warner wrote in two January 22 letters to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig. “Unlike other federal employees who are not getting paid, it has been reported that Treasury is using a highly unorthodox method of temporarily funding the IRS clerks’ salaries through industry user fees, when they are normally funded through congressional appropriations,” Warner wrote to Mnuchin.Warner asked Mnuchin and Rettig for the legal basis on which Treasury and the IRS recalled employees for certain operations. Congress’s power of the purse (federal agency appropriations) and the Anti-Deficiency Act authorize the payment of federal employees, neither of which apply to those employees recalled for the filing season, according to Warner.Warner Questions White House’s RoleThe White House reportedly directed the IRS to issue refunds amidst the ongoing shutdown, despite prior precedence that refunds are not issued during shutdowns. Additionally, other IRS user fee-based operations have been restarted.“It is important that the [Trump] Administration respect the proper roles of each branch of government, particularly Congress’s power of the purse, as well as the laws that Congress has passed,” Warner wrote. “The current situation should not give the Administration license to substitute its own determination of proper spending priorities for that of Congress…,” he added.2019 Tax Filing SeasonThe 2019 tax filing season is set to begin on January 28. Because of the partial government shutdown, the IRS expects to have only 57.4 percent of its workforce on board throughout the filing season.HouseIn related news, the House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled on January 24 to examine the effects of the partial government shutdown on taxpayers and the 2019 tax filing season. Mnuchin was invited to testify at the full committee hearing but declined the invitation.However, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., and Mnuchin reportedly spoke by phone on the evening of January 23. At press time that evening, the contents of the conversation were not yet released.Senate VoteIn other news, the Senate is expected to take up a Republican government funding bill on January 24, which includes various bipartisan and Democratic-favored proposals. However, Democratic leadership in both chambers have already denounced the measure. Likewise, the Democratic-controlled House continues to pass government funding bills, all of which are considered “dead on arrival” in the Senate.By Jessica Jeane, Senior News EditorLogin to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

I-Day special: A look at Bharat Ratna awardee Tendulkar’s journey

Birthday boy Neymar rested by PSG

first_imgNeymar Birthday boy Neymar rested by PSG for Coupe de France tie Jamie Smith 02:46 2/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Neymar - cropped AFP Neymar PSG Ligue 1 Sochaux v PSG Sochaux Coupe de France After celebrating his 26th birthday with a party in Paris, the Brazilian superstar has been given the week off by Unai Emery Neymar will be rested by Paris Saint-Germain for their Coupe de France tie against Sochuax after he was left out of the squad by coach Unai Emery.The Brazilian superstar celebrated his 26th birthday in Paris on Sunday and has been granted time off, with PSG travelling to the Ligue 2 side on Tuesday.Thiago Motta returns to the squad after a month out with a calf injury, while January signing Lassana Diarra is also included by Emery. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player PSG will be without midfielder Giovani Lo Celso due to suspension, while Adrien Rabiot is out with a hip injury, but Kylian Mbappe is included in the squad after serving a ban following a red card for a bad foul against Rennes in PSG’s Coupe de la Ligue semi-final victory last month.Emery and PSG players were among those to attend Neymar’s party at the Pavillon Cambon in the heart of the French capital, but the Spanish coach did not get involved with the festivities for too long.”I was one of the first to leave around midnight. Neymar cut the cake and I left,” Emery told reporters on Monday.”It’s good for the [players’] collective spirit. Today, they are all ready with the idea and the mentality to prepare for the match tomorrow.”last_img read more

Abrogation of special status of JK big milestone will ensure development Amit

first_imgJind (Haryana): Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserted on Friday that scrapping the special status of Jammu and Kashmir is a “big milestone for the unity and integrity of the country and will ensure development of the state. Shah also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on Independence Day on creating the post of Chief of Defence Staff will strengthen the country’s defence manifold. The creation of the post, recommended after the 1999 Kargil War, is aimed at having a better synergy among the three services, and between the government and the military. The CDS acts as a single-point military adviser to the prime minister on key defence and strategic issues. Addressing a public rally in Jind, known as the heartland of the Jat community, ahead of Haryana polls, the BJP president said the revocation of provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution would help develop Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, and make the region free of terrorism. Saying that the Modi government scrapped the special status of J&K in 75 days of coming to power in its second term, he slammed the previous Congress-led governments for not doing it in their 72 years of rule because of “vote-bank greed”. “Abrogation of Article 370 and 35A is a big milestone for the unity and integrity of India. We had been saying that Kashmir was an integral part of India, but Article 370 was giving some sort of message that something is still incomplete,” he said. “From Jind rally, I want to tell the country that after removal of Article 370, whatever stumbling block in the development and progress of Jammu and Kashmir, Leh and Ladakh was there, has now been removed.” He also praised Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for eradicating corruption and bringing transparency in recruitment for government jobs in the state. Elections in Haryana are due in two months.last_img read more

Couple who leased San Ysidro storefront to illegal dispensary ordered to pay

first_img Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Couple who leased San Ysidro storefront to illegal dispensary ordered to pay $388,000 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A judge today ordered a Riverside County couple who leased a San Ysidro storefront to an illegal marijuana dispensary to pay $388,000 in civil penalties to the city of San Diego.The judgment against Quirino and Bertha Gutierrez of Menifee equates to $1,000 a day for each of the 388 days the dispensary operated illegally. It brings to $7,862,353 the civil judgments obtained by the City Attorney’s Office against landlords and operators of illegal dispensaries.“Landlords of illegal dispensaries are no less culpable than their tenants, and we prosecute them with equal vigor,” City Attorney Mara Elliott said. “If you are leasing your property to an unpermitted pot shop, we will hold you accountable to the fullest extent of the law.” The defendants’ property at 154 West San Ysidro Blvd. is located in a zone where a marijuana dispensary could be permitted, but the defendants never obtained a permit from the city.In October 2015, the city investigated a prior marijuana dispensary operating at the property. The operators of the dispensary closed it by the end of November 2015. In August 2016, the court entered a default judgment against the Gutierrezes, imposing $12,399 in penalties and costs and a permanent injunction prohibiting them from leasing their property to any marijuana-related business without permits.In March 2016, the city learned that the “Luxury Care Healing Center” was operating at the property and advertising marijuana products on the Internet. The current lawsuit was filed in May and the court issued a temporary restraining order against the Gutierrezes in September.The dispensary continued to operate in violation of the court’s orders until the San Diego Police Department raided it on Feb. 22, 2017, and impounded about 10 pounds of marijuana, $3,484 in cash, 100 edible marijuana products and 150 concentrated products.The court entered a $425,000 default judgment against the Gutierrezes but set it aside after their former attorney, Ron Rockwell, admitted fault in failing to answer the complaint.Earlier this month, San Diego Superior Court Judge Randa Trapp granted the city’s motion for summary judgment against the defendants. The final judgment includes a permanent injunction, prohibiting the Gutierrezes from operating or maintaining a marijuana dispensary or any other marijuana-related business without a conditional use permit.The judge also signed a default judgment against the dispensary operator, Ziad Putrus, ordering him to pay $100,000 in civil penalties and prohibiting him from operating or maintaining a marijuana dispensary or other marijuana-related business in the city of San Diego without a conditional use permit. Posted: June 26, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, June 26, 2018last_img read more

Hikers death being investigated near Alpine

first_img KUSI Newsroom, ALPINE (KUSI) – A 64-year-old man collapsed and died on a hiking trail in the Cleveland National Forest near Alpine, the county Sheriff’s Department said Sunday.Shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday, deputies arrived at the Horsethief Canyon area, off Lyons Valley Road, to help recover the hiker, said Lt. Damon Blankerbaker of the county Sheriff’s Department.CalFire and Mercy medics attempted to revive the man, but he was unresponsive, Blankerbaker said.Because of rugged terrain and heat, a helicopter was needed to transport the man, Blankerbaker said.The man’s name was unavailable Sunday, pending a county Medical Examiner’s Office investigation. September 23, 2018 Posted: September 23, 2018 Hiker’s death being investigated near Alpine KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more