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SoCal Assemblyman's Family to Live Off $511 Monthly Food Budget


A Southern California assemblyman announced Friday he and his family will live off a monthly food budget just over $500 to prove a lack of healthy food in his district. Assemblyman Mike Gipson, D-Carson, his wife and one of his sons will follow the monthly ...

Boxing coast-to-coast in Saturday trifecta of fights on HBO, Showtime


John Molina (left) and Lucas Matthysse gave fans in Carson, California everything they had. Photo: Esther Lin, Showtime. In 2014, Matthysse’s 11 th round TKO win over John Molina won Fight of the Year honors among many boxing writers. In 2013 ...

James DeGale – Britain’s Next Road Warrior?


following Sheffield’s IBF welterweight champ Kell Brook who dethroned Shawn Porter in Carson, California, last August. DeGale will contest the vacant IBF 168lb strap vacated by countryman Carl Froch, against arguably the trickier of Michigan’s Dirrell ...

14-year-old dogs surrendered to busy California animal control


Lucky isn't so lucky, and his friend, "Layla," isn't either. The 14-year-old Chihuahuas were surrendered to the Carson Animal Control facility in Gardena, California, on March 25, and to date, nobody has decided that they are willing to give them a chance.

Carson Air flight 66 may have broken up mid-flight


The bodies of the cargo plane's two pilots, 34-year-old Robert Brandt and 32-year-old Kevin Wang, were found along with the wreckage of the Carson Air flight Tuesday morning. The missing cargo plane took off from Vancouver International Airport at 6:43 ...

Cajun Sensation Uncle Darrow’s Will Take Its Po-Boys to Carson


Big Easy does it again. Uncle Darrow’s, the Venice mainstay known for its generously stuffed New Orleans-style po-boys, as well as gumbo and jambalaya that manages to be delicious without any pork or beef, is expanding to Carson. The new Darrow’s New ...

California imports of Bakken crude by barge sets record in 2014


Global Partners did not respond to a request for comment. Hackett said refineries such as Tesoro Corp’s facility in Carson, California, are likely destination points for the barges. Tesoro declined to discuss its movements of crude oil, saying the ...

Carson City officials: Water supply OK; conservation urged for future


He referred to usage curtailment by 10 percent in Truckee Meadows just to the city’s north, and said the California plight during this fourth year of a drought is spawning “apocalyptic” news stories. “Carson City is actually relatively fortunate ...

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Andrzej Fonfara: Fight Time, Date, Preview, TV Info


He'll make his return on Saturday against the tough and determined Andrzej Fonfara (26-3, 15 KO) at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The 29-year-old Chavez was last in the ring for his rematch with Brian Vera. Chavez won both fights by unanimous ...

NFL Los Angeles 2015: Carson Project Makes Ballot, City Council To Decide Next Step


A proposal to build an NFL stadium in Carson, California, that could one day welcome the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers to Los Angeles County received enough petition signatures Wednesday to be included on the city ballot. Officials could vote ...

Highway 395 Re-Opens After Fire Near Stephanie Way In Minden


Staff Reports MINDEN, Nev., April 17, 2015 — UPDATE 6:45 pm: via Douglas County Sheriff’s Office: Hand crews from the NDF Eastern Sierra units 2 and 3 have arrived to assist with East Fork […]

Dangberg Historic Park In Minden Hires Events Coordinator


Courtesy of Dangberg Home Ranch MINDEN, Nev.-The non-profit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch is pleased to announce the hiring of Kim Copél for the new position of Events Coordinator. Copél will […]

Carson Valley Sertoma Presents Douglas Animal Welfare Group With Contribution


Courtesy of the Carson Valley Sertoma Club   At the April 10 meeting of the Carson Valley Sertoma Club at the C.O.D. Casino in Minden, the club heard about the Douglas Animal […]

Annual Carson Valley Days Walk, Jog, Run 5K Set For June 13


Courtesy of the Partnership of Community Resources  Walk, Jog, or Run with friends, strollers, and pets! The Annual Carson Valley Days Walk Jog Run is one of the best 5K races in […]

Ben Carson: America On A Downward Spiral Because 'We Have Abandoned God'


In a speech last year to the Stillwater Christian School in Kalipsell, Montana, Ben Carson declared that the “biggest issue” facing the U.S. today is that “we have abandoned God.” At the end of a spe…

Chargers-Raiders stadium plan qualifies for ballot in Carson


CARSON, Calif. — An initiative aimed at building a football stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, possibly to house the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders, has qualified for the city ballot…

Tanya Tucker To Appear At Carson Valley Inn’s TJ’s Corral July 3


Staff Reports MINDEN, Nev. — Carson Valley Inn Casino has announced the latest star in their big summer slate of concerts at TJ’s Corral at Carson Valley Inn: Tanya Tucker. Tucker […]

Douglas County Public Library Salutes Its Volunteers April 16 In Minden


by Maggie Rusmisel, Douglas County Public Library MINDEN, Nev. — The Douglas County Public Library in Minden will be honoring the contributions of its volunteers on Thursday, April 16 from 2:30 to […]

Douglas High Senior Dominique Groffman Competes April 28 In Washington, D.C., At Poetry Out Loud National Finals


Courtesy of the Nevada Arts Council  MINDEN, Nev. — Dominique Groffman, a senior at Douglas High School in Douglas County, will compete in the National Finals for Poetry Out Loud held Tuesday […]

Good Morning, Carson Valley: April 14


by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.co m Click Here To Subscribe To Our Daily E-Mail Edition: http://eepurl.com/-wOvX GARDNERVILLE, Nev., April 13, 2015 – A handful of NV Energy customers in Welli…




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Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in CARSON CALIFORNIA

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]



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The importance of local education funding in CARSON CALIFORNIA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 


"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 

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Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in CARSON CALIFORNIA ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]










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