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August 2014 Archives

California woman will serve at least 15 years for fatal accident

After a nine-day trial that concluded on August 22, a 28-year-old California woman was sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison for her role in a fatal crash that occurred on June 17, 2011. She was convicted of vehicular manslaughter with intoxication, felony evading and second-degree murder.

When a Tree Falls in Your Neighborhood

On Thursday, the desert was home to an interesting weather phenomenon known as the haboob. It was a strong gust of wind carrying with it a sand storm in the form of a large dust wall. It made for some pretty amazing photos, but it also caused some property damage.

Cabbies Working Overtime via Uber, Prompting Concerns

According to a recent article in the Desert Sun (here), cabbies living two lives, one controlled by local cab rules set up by SunLine Transit Agency, and one more uncontrolled on Uber. (Uber drivers are still regulated, but by the state Public Utilities Commission) No one would begrudge cab drivers the opportunity to earn some more money in a tight economy. However, is that double life creating dangerous driving conditions?