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Mission Ready: The Military’s War on Debt

24 November 2009 2 comments

Published on PBS FRONTLINE
24 November 2009

In May 1985, federal agents arrested a 47-year-old retired Navy chief warrant officer on charges that he had spent the better part of two decades spying and providing top secret U.S. documents to the Soviet Union. It was a headline story for weeks and one of the last major spy cases of the Cold War era. Read more…

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Categories: Daily News, Long Form

Kentucky Oil Tycoon Pleads Guilty to Ponzi Scheme Charges

11 October 2009 Leave a comment

Published on the ABC News Blotter
9 July 2009

Less than two weeks after fraudster Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison, Kentucky oil-and-gas tycoon David G. Rose pleaded guilty on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court of Western Kentucky to Ponzi Scheme charges of tax evasion and defrauding hundreds of investors across the world out of tens of millions of dollars through oil and gas reserve development projects.

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Grapes, Genetics & the Environment

10 October 2009 Leave a comment

Published on 510 Report
14 September 2008

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service website, “Organic faming has become one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture.”

As California continues to dominate the organic industry, its third largest agricultural crop, grapes, struggles to keep up. Some grape growers and scientists in Sonoma County feel there needs to be a nationwide dialogue about the use of genetic engineering to produce disease resistant plants and eliminate the need for pesticides.

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Communication is Key in Fremont SWAT Operations

9 October 2009 Leave a comment

Published on 510 Report
6 November 2008

April 1st, 2008. The 911 call came at 2:30am from a woman reporting that she had been raped and robbed inside her apartment. Fremont patrol officers quickly located the suspect in an adjacent apartment where he had barricaded himself inside. It was time to call in the SWAT team. The team quickly surrounded and locked down the building. But after nine hours of failed negotiations, SWAT officers fired tear gas into the apartment. The suspect immediately surrendered was taken into custody without injury. Read more…

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Fremont Homeless Families are Struggling

9 October 2009 Leave a comment

Published on 510 Report
20 October 2008

Fremont, considered the “Gateway to Silicon Valley,” may be an expensive suburb, but it is also home to a hidden homeless population.

The cost of rental properties in Fremont is higher than San Francisco; the city also has a larger number of homeless children than the national average. And the recent economic downturn has caught these homeless in a painful squeeze. Read more…

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Librarian Protects Voting Rights of Incarcerated Youth

8 October 2009 Leave a comment

Published in The Argus newspaper
13 November 2008

For one Alameda County Librarian, she took her job’s mandate of youth advocacy to heart to ensure that the inmates of the Alameda Juvenile Detention Hall were not disenfranchised during the 2008 Presidential Election. Read more…

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CodePink Protests are Hurting a Berkeley Businesswoman

7 October 2009 Leave a comment

Published on 510 Report
1 September 2008

Shahin Saki, owner of the Z & S Beauty Studio in Berkeley’s Shattuck Square, is feeling the economic crunch on her business. But her customers are not leaving because of problems on Wall Street; they’re leaving because of problems on Saki’s street. Read more…

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