first_imgKodiak officials have passed a revision to an ordinance that targets the city’s homeless population.The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports the revision approved by the City Council Thursday prohibits aggressive panhandling and camping, sitting or lying on public sidewalks. The new laws will take effect following a 30-day waiting period.City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski says the changes were necessary because the existing code made it difficult for police to respond to reports of public intoxication, offensive behavior and people passed out on city sidewalks.Offenders will be fined $50 for the first citation and $100 for a second offense.Homeless shelter Director Monte Hawver agrees with the revision, but says more could be done to get homeless people off the streets, such as creating jobs and more affordable housing.last_img

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first_img Posted: October 29, 2018 October 29, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County probation officers are getting a big boost to help keep the roads safe.The State Office of Traffic Safety awarded the department a grant of $382,000 to help ensure that high-risk, repeat drunk or drugged driving offenders comply with court orders.It will allow officers to better monitor treatment for high-risk offenders, including making sure they are attending DUI educational programs.“Our highest goal is to promote safe roadways for every driver and pedestrian while successfully rehabilitating these men and women so that they are no longer a risk to themselves or to the community.” Said Chief Probation Officer Adolfo Gonzales.The funding is also used to offset overtime pay for officers who conduct off-hours compliance checks.Last year The San Diego County Probation Department received a $535,000 state grant for the same reason. KUSI Newsroom San Diego County receives grant to combat repeat DUI offenders Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, last_img

first_img(WSVN) – As the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaches, the National Fire Prevention Agency is reminding everyone of the dangers that turkey fryers present.“Keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially when there’s a lot of activity and people at home,” the agency said.Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by the day before the holiday and Christmas Day and Christmas Eve, according to the NFPA’s Fire Analysis & Research Division.In 2015, fire departments across the United States responded to an estimated 1,760 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving. The NFPA says unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in the fires.The NFPA says cooking equipment, including turkey fryers, was involved in almost half of all reported home fires and home fire injuries, and it is the second leading cause of home fire deaths.While the NFPA strongly discourages the use of turkey fryers, they did offer the following safety tips:Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay 3 feet away.Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.Keep knives out of the reach of children.Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.— Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_imgCIA With our personal data at risk on a regular basis — from Facebook to Russia to Aibo the robot dog — an increasing number of organizations are taking refuge on the anonymous, encrypted Tor network. That now includes the CIA, which on Tuesday announced a new “onion” version of its website for the network.  Tor, short for “The Onion Router,” anonymizes Internet traffic by routing it through an international network of relays that mask a user’s location and usage. This makes it difficult for individuals, companies and governments to track your activity online. But accessing the Tor network requires tools that aren’t as user-friendly as mainstream web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and James Martin/CNET The CIA’s global mission requires that “individuals can access us securely from anywhere,” the intelligence agency said in a press release. “Creating an onion site is just one of many ways we’re going where people are.” The onion site (Tor address) features secure links for reporting information and applying for a job, and will mirror all of the content currently available at Many tech companies, even those accused of stepping over the line when it comes to tracking users, have promised to bring out their own privacy-enabling tools. Google is expected to announce later today that users of its Chrome browser will soon get greater insight into and control over websites that use cookies to track them. Brave, cofounded by former Firefox leader Brendan Eich, has developed a browser that blocks ads and trackers by default. (Brave has incorporated some components of the Tor Project’s network identity-hiding technology into its browser.) Firefox is testing a new version of its browser that will give users the option to cut off tracking technology. And Cloudflare has announced a new VPN that hides web traffic on phones. Share your voice 1:32 Comment Brave browser Chrome FCC Firefox Privacy Facebook Safari 1center_img Now playing: Watch this: Security Culture Online Tags Brave browser gets more private with Torlast_img

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