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UPDATED: Man Fatally Bludgeoned in Highland Park Identified

A man who was found bludgeoned to death in a park in Highland Park was identified Tuesday. Jose Miguel Valencia, 54, who is believed to have been a transient, was found about 3:30 p.m. Monday at Sycamore Grove Park, 4700 N. Figueroa St., according to ...

Highland Little League wins chance at subdivision title

The Highland Little League 9/10 All-Stars are on their way to the Southern California Subdivision Title after defeating Ocean View Little League of Huntington Beach in a 6-5 come from behind win Monday evening, July 27. Highland was down by two runs and ...

Authorities: California teen accused of killing 8-year-old

Hunter Sheldon carded a 79 at Highland Park Golf Club to take the lead in the boys 18 hole division of the Bobby Hoey Junior Golf Tournament Tuesday. Youth Roundup: Auburn 10-11 year-olds win district, sectional baseball championships The Auburn 10-11 year ...

O’Reilly Mocks California’s Transgender Identity Policy: ‘Satan Might Be Behind This’

The O’Reilly Factor discussed the news that the University of California system will allow students to choose ...
Gutfeld quipped, “I’m a West Highland terrier.” O’Reilly continued listing the genders: “They can be a ‘trans male/trans man.’

Advocates Fight Planned Closure of Highland Hospital Substance Abuse Program

The union represents many health care workers and other staff at hospitals throughout Northern California, including Highland Hospital. Lenora Beers, a social worker with the substance abuse program, says its wide range of services are unique in the area.

Two generations of Highland family has seen all 50 states from the back of a motorcyle

“I would crank (the engine) from my home to Marine Road, just so my parents would hear it,” said Hundsdorfer, who grew up on Deck’s Prairie, just west of Highland ...
including trips to California. “It was so blooming hot when we got to Las ...

KISS Goes Acoustic in California Casino

Taking a break from the makeup and armor, KISS recently performed a special acoustic concert at the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in Highland, CA. The show was intended to be more of a stripped-down and personal show for the band as well as the audience.

Video: KISS Performs Acoustic Show At California Casino

Video footage of KISS performing the song "Love 'Em And Leave 'Em" last night (Friday, July 23) during a special acoustic concert at San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in Highland, California can be seen below. Asked if there are songs that work best for ...

Hayward Shooting: Police Arrest Suspect In California Officer's Shooting Death

He is being treated at Highland Hospital in Oakland while under police guard ...
Eric Krimm said the Alameda County Sheriff's Department, Hayward Police and the California Highway Patrol are investigating the murder.

Man with gang ties arrested in California police officer's shooting death

Scott Lunger, 48, of Brentwood, California. "We lost a warrior today," said Hayward Police Chief Diane Urban. "We've suffered a tremendous loss." Mark Estrada, 21, has been arrested in Lunger's death. He is being treated at Highland Hospital and is under ...

Crime Alert in Highland Park

HIGHLAND PARK – The Highland Park Police Department issued a crime alert on July 29 regarding two recent residential burglaries: A daytime residential burglary was reported on Tuesday July 28,2015 on…

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The importance of local education funding in HIGHLAND 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." 



Cautions with Jasbug in HIGHLAND CALIFORNIA

The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]

The situation of health coverage in in HIGHLAND CALIFORNIA

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 

2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.

3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 

4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 

5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 

These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 



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