first_imgA senior Policeman was arrested following an accident on Saturday afternoon on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway.According to reports, the senior Cop, who was the driver of motorcar PWW 5491, was proceeding South along the Linden Highway heading to Georgetown when he lost control of his vehicle. This resulted in a collision with a Police patrol vehicle which was heading in the opposite direction.The Police vehicle which was involved in the accidentAs a result of the impact, the car which the senior Police Officer was driving careened off the road and into trees alongside the highway, before turning turtle and coming to a halt.Two of the three Policemen in the patrol vehicle received injuries and were transported for medical attention. The Policemen were responding to a report of domestic abuse in the Yarrowkabra area and were on their way back to the Police Station when the accident occurred.Instigations into this accident are ongoing.last_img read more

first_img Sharon Runner said the roofing industry has some of the highest workers’ compensation rates and that fraud has helped push those costs up. The bill is being held because of concerns from the governor’s office that it would set a precedent for other industries. The Runners do not believe that would be the case and that the governor’s opposition could be overcome with better communication. The meeting also included a discussion on legislative efforts to extend deadlines on enterprise zones, designated areas in which state tax credits are offered in an effort to attract businesses and create jobs. Time is running out on several such zones throughout the state. While the Antelope Valley’s enterprise zone still has seven years to run, there is concern that legislative efforts to extend all zones might include language curtailing their use. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The credit would be in effect for the first three years a company created the new jobs. Such a tax credit could useful in attracting work on the crew exploration vehicle, a spacecraft that NASA wants developed to replace the nation’s space shuttle fleet. The CEV would first be used for orbital flights and then for missions to the moon. Another topic of conversation was a bill that Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster, co-authored aimed at reducing workers’ compensation fraud. The bill is aimed at companies improperly claiming an roofing-industry exception from workers’ compensation insurance by claiming they have no employees. The bill, Assembly Bill 881, includes a provision for a surcharge to fund audits on the industry. “The roofers would like to police themselves,” Sharon Runner said. “The good guys feel they are paying for the bad guys.” PALMDALE – A proposal for a new tax credit for companies creating manufacturing jobs was a topic at a meeting convened with local business people and a Schwarzenegger administration official. In a meeting arranged by state Sen. George Runner and Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s deputy legislative secretary Moira Topp met with business leaders and economic development officials from Palmdale and Lancaster. “The objective was to sit down with a member of the governor’s staff and discuss economic issues – what California should be doing or should be doing differently,” George Runner, R-Lancaster, said afterward. “We are trying to change the business atmosphere in California.” One of the main topics of discussion was a proposal by George Runner to provide a partial sales tax exemption for the purchase of certain manufacturing equipment, recycling equipment, or research and development equipment for companies creating jobs that wouldn’t otherwise exist in California. last_img read more

first_imgFormer San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock has sold his Santa Clara, Calif. townhouse for $1.415M, reports the Los Angeles Times.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.Brock, who played for the 49ers from 2010-2016, currently plays for the Denver Broncos.The 1,716 square foot townhome has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. It features a gas fireplace, patio and an attached two-car garage, among other amenities. The community also has a pool, playground and gardens. …last_img read more