The City Council in National City last week instructed city staff to draft an ordinance with a tight framework to close an apparent loophole in a new state law aimed at banning pet stores from selling commercially bred animals. Assembly Bill 485, which went into effect in January, targets commercial breeders known as puppy mills or kitten factories, which animal-rights activists say are often overcrowded, unsanitary or both. The state law forces pet stores to sell dogs, cats and rabbits that come from animal shelters or rescue groups with tax-exempt status. Pet stores, however, have reportedly partnered with bogus rescue groups that received tax-exempt status just before the law took effect and that buy animals from commercial breeders, according to Senior Assistant City Attorney Nicole Pedone, who researched the topic and provided information to the City Council at its request. In a 4-1 vote, the council directed staff to draft an ordinance based on laws in Solana Beach and Carlsbad … [Read more...] about National City to draft ordinance to ban ‘puppy mill’ sales
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Something's missingRe: "An open letter to Texas legislative leaders," Sunday Points. I read with bated breath the open letter to Texas legislators from 44 Texas CEOs urging support of the recent recommendations of the Texas Commission on Public School Finance. Presuming that each is a resident of Texas and surmising that few actually send their children to Texas public schools, I was energized to see this group effort to urge, emphatically, the legislators to commit more than $1 billion to fund Texas public schools. Disappointingly, their letter stopped significantly short of indicating whose dollars would fund this initiative.Who among these ardent and august pillars of Texas business will be the first to pledge a dollar amount from their corporate profits or, better yet, from their substantial personal compensation from their corporate positions? Or is the burden to be taken up, once again, by the taxpayers of Texas? As their own letter states conclusively, "The people of … [Read more...] about Letters: Education funding, Preston Place, Boeing 737 Max 8, foreign students, deficit spending
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | Oslo Puts Up a Stop Sign Supported by Update Starting in 2019, the Norwegian capital will ByJonathan Wolfe Dec. 19, 2018 If you drive a car into the city center of Oslo The Norwegian capital is in the process of eliminating the remaining 700 street parking spots in its city center by the end of 2018 as part of its plan to turn the area into a car-free zone. “We’re doing this to give the streets back to the people,” Hanna Elise Marcussen, Oslo’s vice mayor for urban development, said during a recent phone interview. “And of course, it’s environmentally friendly.” (The Scandinavian country, recently recognized as one of the world’s most ecologically progressive nations, has plans to become halt the sale of fossil fuel cars by 2025.) And it’s not just … [Read more...] about Oslo Puts Up a Stop Sign
Biking thing is out of controlI am not anti-bicyclist. I am an avid believer in being outdoors. The bicyclist on the trails and walking paths throughout the city, however, believe these trails are just specifically for them.They ride haphazardly down the trails jumping bouncing off the rocks chipping away, eroding away what once was a beautiful hiking trail.They need to be stopped. The bicycling thing is out of control.I believe they should have a designated place to ride. I just don’t believe it should be on every major street or in every open space where hiking and walking is so dangerous that perhaps they need to post a “hike or walk at your own risk, wild bicyclist own the pathway” sign so that you are aware that you might have to dodge them.In the streets they just do whatever they want. Some, a very small number, actually will stop at a red light or a stop sign, but the majority just sail right on through and then they wonder why they get hit and then the person … [Read more...] about LETTERS: Biking thing is out of control in Colorado Springs; was this what local voters intended with tax money?
Tony Paul The Detroit News Published 6:01 PM EST Nov 15, 2018 It's an unfair to even ask, but let's be honest: If Mike Davis had to choose for one of his sons to suffer a serious injury, he has to be a bit relieved it's not the one who actually plays for the Titans. Mike Davis Jr., an assistant coach on his father's Detroit Mercy staff, suffered a freak injury in practice last week when he tore his Achilles'. He stepped backward on the court last Wednesday, heard a pop, and bam. He missed the team's game at Temple last week, but was back on the bench for Monday's 84-63 loss at Butler. Davis had surgery this Tuesday, was going to miss the team's game at California on Thursday night, and then be back to work. Meanwhile, Davis' other son, Antoine, a freshman guard for the Titans, dealt with a bit of an illness recently, which showed in his tough performance at Butler — particularly in the opening half. He finished with a respectable 20 points on 7-for-21 shooting. … [Read more...] about State hoops notes: At Detroit Mercy, one Davis down, one Davis up