Updated: 5:29 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsAmong the specifics, a restriction of two such rentals for an individual owner city-wide, with the exception of Mission Beach, which, because of its nature, tourism, will have no such limits. The primary residence can be rented out for up to six months a year while a secondary can be year-round, but the stays require a three-night minimum in the beach communities and downtown.What’s more, the estimated 3,600 such residences in the city would have to be registered, which includes an annual fee of $949. What makes this plan different than the ones that have failed before, according to Elyse Lowe, the city’s Director of Land Use and Economic Development , is that it’s not in the land development code; the license would be issued by the Treasurer”s Office, in the code involving public safety, morals and welfare.A recurring theme both during the presentation and reporters’ questions afterward is that code compliance will be robust, including 16 new code compliance enforcement people.KUSI’s Ed Lenderman was reporting live all morning on Good Morning San Diego. His last live hit before going to the Mayor’s press conference can be seen below. Ed Lenderman, June 14, 2018 Mayor Faulconer announces short-term rental regulations for San Diego Ed Lenderman Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced Thursday what he said was a framework for the city’s first-ever regulation of short-term rentals after the Council repeatedly failed to come up with a consensus on an issue that has divided the city and neighborhoods for years.The Mayor says the plan is fair and balanced and as importantly, establishes a framework for clear rules of the road. While Mr. Faulconer uses the word framework, his spokesperson says the specific ordinance language that will be put forth in the coming days is designed to get a majority Council vote on short-term rentals on July 16th. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Posted: June 14, 2018
“The farm bill proposal offered by Conferees from the House Agriculture Committee today does not provide U.S. soybean farmers equity with producers of other program crops,” said Bart Ruth, President of the American Soybean Association (ASA). “ASA appreciates the sincere efforts of both House and Senate Conferees to complete this legislation in time to be effective with 2002 crops,” Ruth stated. “We call on Conferees to continue working in order to reach a compromise that is both fair and balanced for producers of all crops.”Ruth, a soybean and corn producer from Rising City, Nebraska, made his comments after release of details of the latest House plan at a meeting of the full House-Senate Conference Committee. The commodities title proposes a marketing loan rate of $4.98/bu. for soybeans, compared to the previous offers of $4.97/Bu by the House and $5.12/Bu by the Senate. The proposed House target price for soybeans is $5.82/Bu, compared to previous offers of $5.76/Bu by the House and $6.02/Bu by the Senate. The proposed fixed payment is $0.42/Bu, the same as in the previous House offer and the midpoint of the declining scale of payments provided in the latest Senate proposal.“ASA has made clear throughout the farm bill process that we are flexible on the level of each of the three support programs as long as soybeans are treated equitably with other crops,” Ruth continued. “We have clearly stated that the fixed payment for soybeans should be set at a higher level if our current loan rate is reduced.” Ruth added that, “The soybean target price and loan rate offered in the House plan are below the midpoint of the levels in both previous offers.”While urging House Conferees to make further changes in the House’s commodity title proposal to treat soybean farmers equitably, Ruth expressed ASA’s support for the payment limitation provisions in the latest House proposal. The soybean leader concluded, “We urge House and Senate Conferees to continue their efforts to reach a final bill that can be implemented for 2002 crops.”
The candidates have appeared together so often they could finish each other’s sentences.The standing-room audience packed into the Gaiser Hall Auditorium at Clark College was asked not to applaud, and mostly complied.Still, there was plenty of opportunity to judge the six candidates running for the open 3rd Congressional District seat Thursday evening as they fielded questions on topics from the war in Afghanistan to the economy at home.There were a few surprises: Democrat Denny Heck said “every member of Congress ought to take a 10 percent pay cut” until the economic crisis that is crippling middle-class families has passed.Republican David Castillo, responding to a question about national energy policy, called climate change “bunk.”Republican David W. Hedrick said, “climate change may be real, but there is no evidence whatsoever that humans caused it.”Heck emphatically dissented, saying, “climate change is real, and the fact is we have an imperative to reduce our use of fossil fuel.”Candidates sparred over immigration reform, health care reform, the war in Afghanistan and tolling Clark County residents to pay for a new bridge over the Columbia River.Political newcomer Norma Jean Stevens, an Independent who lives in Ocean Park, answered most questions by reading from her website issues page, but she took a pass on a question about impending water shortages, admitting that’s a topic she hasn’t studied.Olympia peace activist Cheryl Crist, whose son is on active duty in the Air Force, called for bringing American troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan, closing some of the nation’s 800 military bases around the world, and redirecting billions of dollars from the Pentagon to solving critical problems at home.
A Vancouver man pleaded guilty Wednesday to allegations he kidnapped and raped a 13-year-old girl this summer.Samuel Chapman III, 28, entered his plea to second-degree rape of a child, first-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary and felony harassment.Because his conviction involves a sex offense, a corrections officer must perform a presentence report on him to be considered by a judge for sentencing.Clark County Superior Court Judge Barbara Johnson set a review hearing for Oct. 14. At that time, a sentencing date will be set.Deputy Prosecutor Anna Klein said she will recommend a punishment of between 10 and 13 years in prison.According to court documents, Chapman was arrested July 31 after he kidnapped the girl from an apartment in the 1600 block of Murton Road in the Harney Heights neighborhood. A relative of the girl’s who lives at the apartment told police that he grabbed the girl by the ponytail and slammed the girl’s face into the wall before dragging her into a minivan and driving off.Once inside the van, Chapman met up with a friend and allegedly encouraged the man to perform sex acts on the girl. He told the friend she was 18 or 19, according to court documents.Later, Chapman dropped the girl back off in the street outside the Murton Road apartment. Officers, who were on the scene questioning witnesses, followed the van and detained Chapman.The victim later told police she had met Chapman at a park in January and was allegedly forced to have sexual contact with him several times. She told police she only knew him by the moniker “So Low,” according to court documents.
Three Seattle-area residents died and another was in critical condition Wednesday night after a freight train struck a shuttle van headed from Longview to Vancouver.The van’s three passengers were railroad employees who had finished their shift and were heading to a motel in Vancouver for the night, said Gus Melonas, spokesman for Burlington Northern Santa Fe.Two BNSF employees and the driver, who worked for the shuttle company, were killed. The third BNSF crew member was taken by helicopter to a regional hospital.Authorities did not release the names of the injured or dead. The collision happened at 4:32 p.m. at a private crossing off Talley Way in south Kelso.There is an X-shaped warning sign at that point, but there is no automatic crossing barrier to keep vehicles off the tracks when a train is approaching, Melonas said.The shuttle van had left the Longview rail yard and was heading east across a set of three tracks when it was struck. The northbound grain train originated in Crookston, Minn.
Where before was a flat pad, now is a building — most of one, anyway. Workers with Campbell Crane and Anchor Concrete raised what are called tilt walls Thursday to form three sides of the new Clark County Food Bank distribution center. Those walls are composed of concrete panels — 15 of them, the heaviest weighing 80,000 pounds — that were raised into place; the fourth, western wall will be framed because it’s where loading docks will go. Food bank program manager Monty Zach said a late November or early December opening still looks likely, but construction costs are a little higher than expected, so the food bank wants to raise an additional $137,000. Visit http://www.clarkcountyfoodbank.org to learn more. The new food bank building, at 6502 N.E. 47th Ave., will be 22,000 square feet and owned outright — replacing the 8,000-square-foot warehouse the food bank has long leased in Hazel Dell.
Pentagon employees Floyd and Rhonda Rasmussen talked about skipping work in the morning, but she had an important briefing scheduled.So they went to work, where Rhonda’s office wound up right in the path of a hijacked airliner.“It ran over her desk,” Floyd said.Floyd Rasmussen is among several current or former Clark County residents who went to work 10 years ago in Washington, D.C., and New York City and became part of 9/11.Yvette Brown-Wahler was a Navy commander working in the Pentagon.Brian Baird was in his congressional office near the Capitol.Lawson Fite was walking from his Twin Towers subway stop.They tell us how Sept. 11, 2001, unfolded for them.Lawson Fite boarded his New York City subway about six minutes before the world changed.Fite, a 1996 graduate of Hudson’s Bay High School, caught the subway at 8:40 a.m. and started to read a spy novel as his train headed for the mall below the World Trade Center.His first hint that something had happened was the scream of sirens coming from the street above him.“I had never heard so many at once,” said Fite, and they all were racing toward the World Trade Center. He remembered the 1993 attack, when terrorists tried to bring down the World Trade Center with a truck bomb.“It would have been really weird to be present at that attack,” Fite told himself.“Weird” doesn’t begin to describe the scene when Fite walked up a stairway and onto the street. More accurately, he tried to walk up the stairway. It was a slow-motion march: Go up one step and wait; go up one step and wait.“In New York, you move quickly. If there is a backup on the subway, peoples’ natural reaction is to get irritated: ‘What’s going on?’ As I got closer to the top of the stairs, I still could not see out. However, I started to hear people reaching the top of the stairs and, one by one, saying “Oh, —-!’ Now I was wondering what the hell was going on.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Apple growers say they could have had one of their best years ever if a shortage of workers hadn’t forced them to leave some fruit on trees.Growers in Washington state, which produces about half of the nation’s apples, say the labor shortage was made worse by a late start to their harvest. The growing season got off to a slow start because of a cold, wet spring, and some migrant workers didn’t stick around to wait for it.But farmers say an immigration crackdown by the federal government and states such as Arizona and Alabama scared off many more workers. They have tried to replace them with domestic workers with little success and inmates at a much greater cost. Many growers have resorted to posting “pickers wanted” signs outside their orchards and asking neighbors to send prospective workers their way.Jeff Pheasant and his sister Darla Grubb are the fourth generation in their family to grow apples near Soap Lake, about 120 miles east of Seattle. They said their harvest was a week behind because the fruit wasn’t ripe, then another week behind because they had no workers to pick it.Pheasant Orchards usually has 65 workers at the peak of harvest. Only 50 pickers arrived this year, and many were inexperienced, Pheasant said.“You have to have people,” Grubb said. “They’re the reason we have fruits and vegetables. We couldn’t do this without our workers.”
Authorities on Thursday recovered an man’s body from the Columbia River in Longview, a Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office bulletin said.A caller reported finding the “badly decomposed” body around noon Thursday near the 4000 block of Industrial Way in Longview, the bulletin said.The sheriff’s office is working with the Cowlitz County Coroner’s Office to identify the man.So far, they’ve determined the body wasn’t the man who fell from a docked Christmas ship near St. Helens, Ore., on Dec. 10, said Brett Dundas, chief deputy coroner for Cowlitz County.“We’re dealing with advanced decomposition,” said Cowlitz sheriff’s Sgt. Troy Brightbill.That could mean performing DNA tests to identify the body. Brightbill doesn’t expect an autopsy will be performed until Monday at the earliest.“We’ll just have to see what we can come up with,” he said. “Everybody is wondering who it is, but we just don’t know yet.”Chief Deputy Coroner Dundas said the office will be working through the weekend to identify the person. The office is investigating multiple missing persons leads from around the area, he said.A cause of death for the man was not available.
Firefighters knocked out a fire in the attic of a home in the Fern Prairie area north of Camas early Tuesday, March 27.Crews responded to a potential structure fire at 3802 N.E. Matney Road at 2:50 a.m.East County Fire & Rescue firefighters arrived 11 minutes later and found a home with smoke coming from the exterior attic vents, said Chief Scott Koehler.A man and woman were home at the time and woke up to smell of the fire. There was no smoke outside of the attic at the time, so smoke detectors didn’t go off.“They were lucky that they smelled the fire before it breached the ceiling,” Koehler said.Firefighters found smoldering material in the attic over two bedrooms. It appeared a pipe from a metal wood stove failed in the attic and had been burning a rafter for some time, Koehler said.“Over a long period of time, this wood rafter has been basically turned into carbon,” he said. “For whatever reason, last night was the night” the rafter caught fire.A total of 26 firefighters from East County Fire & Rescue and the Camas and Vancouver fire departments responded.They pulled the ceiling down in the two bedrooms to knock out the fire.“It’s just gut-busting hard work tearing down sheet rock,” Koehler said. “The insulation was falling down like snow.”The home had minimal structure damage but significant interior damage due to firefighting efforts.The home could have sustained significant structural damage if the residents didn’t report the fire as quickly as they did, Koehler said.The home is owned by Brian and Genevieve Schmidt, according to county property records.A Clark County Fire Marshal is investigating.There were no injuries reported.
Vancouver police are asking the public’s help in finding a missing 14-year-old girl. Katelyn Straup has been missing since 11 p.m. Monday from her east Vancouver home in the 14000 block of Northeast Keyes Court in the North Hearthwood neighborhood. The teen was last seen in the area of Northeast 138th Avenue and Northeast 18th Street with a small white-and-caramel poodle named Sugar. Straup is described as 5 foot 5 inches tall and 130 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone who sees her or has any information about her whereabouts is asked to call 911.
I want to mention to you nonweather geeks who do not eat and sleep computer models that we might get a major Arctic blast right after the holiday weekend. This would be very cold and of long duration. This past week’s chill was only a tease.Before you hear widespread rumors of cold and snow heading our way from the TV and media meteorologists, I wanted to give you a heads-up before the rush to tire stores, TV crews setting up on overpasses and food totally disappears from grocery shelves.I did not mention this in Sunday’s column for conservative reasons although some long-range models have been quietly hinting for a while now. Thanksgiving holiday looks mostly dry with seasonal temperatures depending on wind and cloud cover. The changes begin over the weekend with moisture heading our way prior to any cold air.As I mention often in the weather realm, nothing is certain this far out but forecast models are being consistent in a major change with plenty of cold air not that far away to our north. It always pays to be prepared.Bottom line: periods of clouds as weak weather systems try to infiltrate the region, but little moisture before the weekend. An increased probability of a cold wave next week accompanied by some snowfall. Beyond that thinking, it will be a day-to-day realm of confidence as we get closer to the event.Be safe on your Thanksgiving journeys — we will chat on Thursday morning as the turkey goes into the oven.
Thousands of visitors will spread out on the lawn of Esther Short Park to enjoy the sounds of the Pacific Islands at the annual Ho’ike and Hawaiian Festival. The day begins with the 5K Aloha Fun Run/Walk at 8 a.m. along the waterfront trail. The festival kicks off at 10 a.m. as hula performances, Hawaiian musicians and Polynesian singers showcase different aspects of their cultures. There will also be island-inspired children’s activities, along with food and craft vendors for those looking for shave ice and flower leis. When: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.Where: Esther Short Park, West Columbia and Eighth streets, Vancouver. Admission: Free; 5K run/walk: $25-$30, free for ages 10 and younger.Web: http://hawaiianfestivalpnw.comThe Hawaiian Festival is among many options for getting out and about this weekend. Here are some other suggestions:2) Community mealCome to the Table is a community potluck hosted by the city of Vancouver and the Ryan Woods Memorial Grassroots Foundation. There will be live music and other food vendors; neighbors are encouraged to bring a dish to share. When: Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.Where: Main Street, between 19th and 20th streets, Vancouver.Admission: Free.Telephone: 360-487-8641.Web: www.cityofvancouver.us/community/page/come-table3) Hooray for Camas DaysThe 40th annual community festival transforms downtown Camas with streets dedicated to a variety of activities, including on just for kids. Today’s events kick off with a blueberry pancake breakfast at the Camas United Methodist Church, along with the annual softball tournament. The rock ‘n’ roll themed Grand Parade starts at 11 a.m., followed by the annual bathtub races at 1 p.m. Adults can explore the wine and microbrew street which features live music by the Method and Zuzo Blue for $5. Sunday wraps up the festivities with the Lacamas Lake Half-Marathon and 5K at 7:30 a.m.; the iconic Camas Washougal Rotary Club Duck Derby is at noon. When: 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. today and 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.Where: Downtown Camas, Northeast Fourth Avenue. Admission: Free, $5 for wine and microbrew street; $65 to $75 for half-marathon; $45 to $55 for 5K; $8 to $10 for kids dash. Telephone: 360-834-2472.Web: www.cwchamber.com or www.fitrightnw.com/events/lacamas-lake4) To the ball gameSummer returns to the 1860s for a game of truly vintage “base ball.” The Occidental Base Ball Club of Vancouver takes on the Pioneer Base Ball Club of Portland in a 1867 rematch. The nine-inning match will be played according to the rules of the time; including catching balls with bare hands and gentlemanly pitches. Costumed volunteers will participate as both players and supporters, with play-by-plays over a loudspeaker and the Vancouver Community Concert Band performing between innings. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets, a picnic and lawn chairs.
Heineken has entered into a longevity transaction for its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme with Friends Life, which is now part of Aviva.The longevity swap transaction covers £2.4 billion of pension liabilities and insures the longevity risk for 19,000 pensioners who are part of the Scottish and Newcastle Pension Plan.The transaction is aimed at providing funding security and protection against the financial risks of pensioners living longer than originally expected.Towers Watson served as advisor to the joint trustee and working group for the transaction, while Travers Smith and Linklaters acted as legal advisors for the working group and for Friends Life, respectively.Neil Parfrey, UK head of pensions at Heineken, said: “By hedging against longevity, we have reduced a significant amount of the plan’s risk should the overall life expectancy of members exceed our projections.“This should help bring peace of mind to plan members, and we are delighted that it has been achieved in a cost efficient manner.”Parfrey will be speaking at Employee Benefits Live 2015, alongside Virgin Media’s head of pensions and benefits, David Roberts, about how the election has impacted workplace pensions so far. The session will also focus on communications, and how employers can help their workforce better understand their pension and equip them for the future.Employee Benefits Live 2015 will take place on 21-22 September at Olympia National, London.View the full conference programme and register to attend.
Employee benefits and pensions consultancy organisation Broadstone Group has acquired Manchester-based independent actuarial consulting business Mitchell Consulting, and independent trustee organisation 2020 Trustees.The acquisitions have increased Broadstone Group’s employee headcount to 170 staff in total, and has also expanded its regional UK network to reach across five locations. This includes Falkirk, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Sheffield.Grant Stobart (pictured), chief executive officer at Broadstone Group, said: “[This] announcement represents an important step in the growth of Broadstone’s business and in the delivery of market-leading defined benefit, defined contribution, risk and healthcare consulting solutions to clients. We welcome the Mitchell Consulting and 2020 Trustees’ employees who join the Broadstone Group and I look forward to working together to enhance the service offering to all of our clients.“Our strategy is to grow both organically, with a particular focus on small and medium sized organisations that are often poorly serviced by the larger consultancies, and by acquisition. Looking ahead, backed by Livingbridge, we will continue to pursue further acquisitions with firms that share our cultural values and complement our expertise and service.“This acquisition widens Broadstone’s geographic reach into the north of England and strengthens its position as a full-service provider of employee benefits and pensions in our target market. Additionally, it widens the group’s service capability by adding 2020 Trustees, a leading independent trustee firm. 2020 Trustees, which is known for its expertise in working with distressed schemes and their sponsoring employers and is one of the five firms on the Pension Protection Funds (PPF) Trustee panel, will remain independently managed.”Nigel Jones, chief executive officer at Mitchell Consulting, who will lead the new combined consulting actuarial business, added: “There is a strong cultural fit between our [organisations]. Broadstone has an excellent reputation in the marketplace with an impressive range of client solutions. Mitchell Consulting is well known in the north of England and, like Broadstone, shares a deep understanding of [small and medium-sized enterprises] that are often under-served by the large consultancies. The acquisition is good news for clients, who will benefit from an expanded network, access to a larger pool of consultants providing expert guidance and solutions, and access to new tools, platforms and support services that will help meet their needs.”Antony Miller, chief executive officer at 2020 Trustees, said: “We have been considering ways to build on 2020 Trustees’ rapid growth for some time. The market has a growing need for a more progressive approach and our style of balanced, pragmatic, commercial trusteeship offers that. The Broadstone Group will help us reach a wider market and provide the support that we need to expand.”
MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – The Miami Dolphins said, Thursday, that New Miami Stadium will be ready in time for football season, despite a report saying otherwise.The statement comes after TV and radio sports personality Hank Goldberg reported, Wednesday, that sources with knowledge of the construction believed it was behind schedule.“The reports that the stadium won’t be ready for football until November are incorrect,” the Dolphins said in a statement. “While we will still be doing some ‘Non-football’ critical elements and final touches into the season similar to phase 1 last year, at this point the process, we still expect to be ready to play football September 1st.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MARGATE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Margate woman.According to police, 31-year-old Gretchen Herrera stands about 5 feet 7 inches and weighs about 160 pounds.Officials said she was last seen Friday afternoon, wearing a white shirt and jeans.Anyone with information on Herrera’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Margate Police Department at 954-764-4357.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police and fire rescue have responded to a suspicious package found at Broward Health Medical Center.The threat was made Thursday afternoon, and Fort Lauderdale Police said the package was found on the property near 17th Street and Andrews Avenue.Fort Lauderdale Police and Fire Rescue are on the scene. The entire building is on lockdown.Traffic in the area is shut down, as well.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MEDLEY, FLA. (WSVN) – Mario Kart fans in Medley got a taste of what it’s like to be in a real-life video game race.The Mushroom Rally, hosted at K1 Speed near Okeechobee Road, brought the beloved Nintendo video game to life, Saturday.Children and adults alike showed up as their favorite video game characters.“It’s a really good event, and I’m happy that our wives did something like this where four of us can come down, hang out, do something silly,” said attendee Mike Boretski. “We’re all grown men, and we got full-time jobs and kids, and here we are dressed up as our favorite video game characters from back in the ’90s.”The Mushroom Rally will continue to hit cities across the country. Miami was the fourth stop on the list.The winner of Saturday’s race will compete in the championship later this year in Las Vegas.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.