Morning News for Tuesday, December 18th
Calif Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sunday on Meet the press that she would introduce a bill re-instating the federal ban on assault weapons on the first day of the new Congress in January.
Feinstein, a leading gun control advocate in Congress, said the measure had been in the works for a year and would be unveiled simultaneously in both the House and Senate.
The assault weapons ban enacted in 1994 lapsed a decade later. The measure, she said, would aim to take “weapons of war off the streets of our cities.” “It can be done,” she added.
A FEDERAL JUDGE IN SAN FRANCISCO HEARD ARGUMENTS FRIDAY OVER WHETHER ACTIVISTS CAN SUE TO BLOCK WHAT THEY CALL AN UN-CONSTITUTIONAL “DRAGNET SURVEILLANCE” PROGRAM. THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION SAYS THE PROGRAM ROUNDS UP PHONE CALLS, E-MAILS AND INTERNET BROWSING INFORMATION ON MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WITH NO WARRANTS OR SUSPICION. THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION IS TRYING TO SUE TO HALT THE PROGRAM. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS THERE’S NO INFORMATION THE PROGRAM EVEN EXISTS… AND IT SAYS A LAW-SUIT TO FIND OUT IS BLOCKED BY NATIONAL SECURITY LAW. BUT EVEN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SAYS IT DOES.
CHRISTOPHER MARTINEZ REPORTS.
The 2012 Winter Fund Drive for Willits Community Services and Food Bank has begun, with more than $5,000 already received toward its $30,000 goal.
WCS has been providing a safety net for people in need in Willits and the north county since 1981.
Donations for the Winter Fund Drive can be dropped off or mailed to Willits Community Services, 229 East San Francisco Street, Willits CA 95490. Checks should be made out to Willits Community Services.
WCS office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from noon to 5 p.m. Food distribution hours are Wednesdays and Fridays, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
WCS is closed Mondays and Thursdays.
Call 459-3333 for more information.
The CV Starr center has posted its Holiday season schedule.
Monday December 24th they will be open from 5:00am –1:00pm with Swim Slide Splash from 10:00am-1:00pm.
They will be CLOSED Tuesday December 25th
December 26th,27th,28th 31st, and January 2nd, 3rd, &4th we will add Swim Slide Splash from 1:00-4:00pm to our regular hours.
They will be open regular hours on Monday December 31st.
Tuesday January 1st is a free day and will be open “Sunday” hours.
Mind Body Health; Tuesday @ 9:00 AM