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New Veterans Cemeteries Are Being Planned


The State of California will open the third veterans’ cemetery on 78 acres at Seaside in Monterey Country. Planned for 5,000 burial sites on the old Ford Ord reservation, it’s free for the veteran, but to bury a spouse or dependent children of an eligible veteran, a fee will apply. Sacramento is in the planning stage for the fourth cemetery, which will be in Southern California. Currently there are nine national cites operated by the Federal government, five of which are open for burials. Call (831) 647-7613.

A study at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found drinking as many as four cups of coffee a day cut patients’ odds of dying from heart attacks, strokes and Type 2 diabetes. Researchers in the United Kingdom found coffee reduced the risk of liver cirrhosis by 44 percent.

A study by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute found drinking four or more cups of coffee a day may be associated with reducing cancer recurrence in patients with stage III colon cancer.

Grammy Award winner and Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers brings his final world tour, the Gambler’s Last Deal, to the Kavli Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 East Thousand Oaks Blvd. He will perform songs from his catalog, such as the “Gambler,” “Lucille,” and “Coward of the Country.” Tickets are $55 to $125; call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

The average cost for incarcerating a youth for a year in Los Angeles County is $233,600.

The cost in Chicago $204,400

The cost in San Diego $127,750

The cost in Houston $84,680

Mississippi Republican Governor Phil Bryant recently signed a law that would allow guns in churches. The governor said the law would help protect worshipers from potential attackers. The Church Protection Act allows places of worship to designate members to undergo firearm training so they can provide armed security for their congregations.

The law also loosens gun permit requirements by allowing people to carry holstered weapons without a permit, making the State of Mississippi the ninth state with such a law.

Have you heard San Pedro’s faux New England fishing village Ports O’ Call has been down on its luck? Now, it’s set to get a $100 million makeover. Plans for turning the aging property into a hip destination include new restaurants. The long awaited redevelopment is seen as the key in transforming San Pedro’s once industrial waterfront into a regional upscale place to go.

Do you know what the official state rifle in Tennessee is? Well it’s a 50-caliber Barrett M82 sniper rifle made in Murfreesboro.

Can you believe, a day after approving a bill to allow concealed guns on college campuses, Georgia House Members have backed a separate measure permitting Tasers and other electroshock weapons on campus grounds?

This would never happen in Culver City. The New York Police Department says it will review an incident in which four plainclothes officers and a lieutenant handcuffed a postal worker. The March 17, 2016 confrontation involving postal worker Glenn Grays was captured on cellphone videos that show the officers telling Grays to stop resisting even though he does not appear to be resisting. Grays said at a news conference that he was driving his mail truck in Brooklyn when an unmarked car nearly hit him. He says he shouted something out of his window and the officers stopped and demanded identification.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris wants to require police agencies to file detailed reports about officer-involved shootings to her office electronically, so they can be quickly and easily posted on a state website for public viewing.

A single instantly updated list of registered voters in California became a reality on February 28 when the last two counties, Monterey and Stanislaus, came on board. As mandated by federal law, the database will allow all 17.2 million California voters (as well as voters throughout our country) to check whether they are registered at their current address, their party affiliation and whether a ballot sent by mail was actually counted. What hasn’t been mentioned is when you sign a petition to get a proposition on the ballot, that information will be available on the Vote Cal database to various governmental agencies.

Carson Palmer, the 2002 Heisman Trophy winner from USC, recently put his home in Del Mar up for sale for $24,995,000. The 8,000 square foot mansion has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms.

Omg! Did you see the report from the legislature’s independent analyst projecting a tax revenue surplus by the summer of 2017 that could leave more than $4 billion of our money in unrestricted revenue up for grabs?

Fatal drug overdoses reached a new high in 2014, killing more than 500,000 Americans, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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