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Articles from the January 3, 2022 edition

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 By Samuel Alioto    News    January 3, 2022

IRS Issues Rule That Income From Stealing Is Taxable, And Must Be Declared.

The IRS has determined that if US residents steal property, they must report it as income for purposes of Federal taxes. Or return it. Those provisions went viral Monday following a tweet informing...

 

Think Before You Give: How the ASPCA and HSUS Use Donations–and Why You Should Give Local

To whom much is given, much is expected. And collectively, the ASPCA and Humane Society of the United States raise over $400 million a year in the name of helping animals. Using the latest tax...

 

Amid Crime Wave, CA Panel Recommends Dumping 3-Strikes Penalty; Walmart Sued Over Hazardous Waste; LAPD Academy Gun Store Sells Stolen Weapons; and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings The Supreme Court found a Sonoma County man's arrest illegal. A state appeals court upheld his conviction anyway Six months ago, a North Bay man who was pursued into his garage...

 

Is Requiring Booster Shots Going to be the Next Heavy-Handed (and Futile) Club Health Officials Foist on the Public?

December 28, 2021 - On December 23, Los Angeles County health officials ordered health care workers to obtain booster shots of the Covid vaccine. Citing an uptick in the rate of these highly vaccinate...

 

Sanitation District Estimates 6-7 Million Gallons of Raw Sewage Released into Dominguez Channel

LOS ANGELES – Yesterday the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) issued a beach closure notice due to a spill of untreated sewage released into the Dominguez Channel. The...

 

California's Public Golf Courses to be Converted to Public Housing in Latest Progressive Initiative

A bill now pending in the California State legislature proposes to convert the State's municipal and public golf courses into affordable housing. AB 672, authored by Christina Garcia (D_Bell Gardens)...

 

Overlooked Local Stories Include Lack of Homeless Services East of Lincoln, and The Addition of 9000 Housing Units

I'm not sure about "overlooked." But I believe underplayed in some quarters are the continued illegal and criminal activity with the hot dog/corn/fruit vendors at the Santa Monica Pier. And the...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    January 3, 2022

Urgent: Local Engineering Student with Mental Health Problems is Missing

Dane Elkins's mother and friends have been searching for him since he abandoned his car around 8:20 pm near the 5 Freeway and Templin Highway in Castaic on December 20. Deborah Elkins, Dane's mother,...

 

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