Month: December 2014

Jenny December 23, 2014

In an effort to stem the rise in impaired driving crashes traditionally seen around the holiday period, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) announced the start of the December DUI Crackdown on Dec 12th, which will continue through Jan. 1. The crackdown kickoff coincided with the launch of the agency’s designated driver mobile app, […]

Jenny December 23, 2014

By Jennifer Schlueter As Beacon Media is supporting the Kposowa foundation in their efforts to stop the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, Hindo Kposowa, the foundation’s local representative, just informed us that as of December 19th, 997 Ebola cases have been recorded for this month. The daily number of infections ranges between 25 and 93 […]

Jenny December 23, 2014

On Monday morning Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that Congress has included $5 million in FY 2015 funding bill, also known as the CROmnibus, for a West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System, the first time Congress has ever provided funding specifically for the system. A limited system developed by Caltech, […]

Jenny December 23, 2014

by Vickie Vértiz A man suspected of impersonating Anaheim police has authorities looking for him. The Orange County Register reported that two of his victims were women who were approached on October 26 at around ten in the morning. Two women were pulled over near the intersection of La Palma Avenue and Anaheim Boulevard by […]

Jenny December 18, 2014

By Jennifer Schlueter “Everyone is at risk and more than 300 death cases! We are all scared,” Hindo ends his email from Sierra Leone to his sister Sarah Culberson in California. He had sent the email at the end of July asking Sarah for support so he could educate the people in his district and […]

Jenny December 18, 2014

Hindo explains hand-washing stations to villagers in Sierra Leone – Courtesy photos Education from locals for locals against Ebola prevents deadly disease from spreading By Jennifer Schlueter For a few years now, Beacon Media’s founder Von Raees has been supporting Sarah Culberson’s Kposowa foundation, rebuilding Bumpe High School in Sierra Leone, which had been destroyed […]

Jenny December 17, 2014

Mayors Conference Releases Report on Economic Impact of Water Rules In a report released recently, The U.S. Conference of Mayors found that the current cost per household for public water services in California is unfairly burdening lower income households. Municipalities already coping with tight budgets and their water customers who have not seen real income […]