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Massive Laguna Hills fire damages two houses, destroys home daycare center … – OCRegister

Low weights among sea lion pups on remote Channel Island breeding grounds and effects of a warmer ocean on adult females and yearlings could bring record-high strandings to Southern California beaches.

Marine mammal experts say the numbers could hit even higher levels than in 2013, which federal officials called an unusual mortality event.

Already this year, staff at marine centers from Sea World in San Diego to the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito are doing nearly daily rescues.

The difference this year: Starving pups showed up as early as December. Sick females and juveniles are also being found.

In the first three weeks of the year, sea lion rescues were up almost 20 percent over 2013 at some of the marine rescue centers.

The National Marine Fisheries stranding coordinator has asked centers to provide their intakes. So far this month, Sea World in San Diego has 48 and Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach has 28. Fort MacArthur in San Pedro has 73, the Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institute has 10, and the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito has 35.

Dr. Hendrik Nollens, a veterinarian at Sea World and a member of a task force assembled by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study 2013 mass strandings, is not surprised.

Where there was no advance warning for the 2013 strandings, experts had already predicted El Niño impacts on lactating mothers and yearlings for 2015. Centers were told to gear up.

El Niño brings warm ocean waters that push down nutrient-dense upwellings that fuel ecosystem richness, forcing sea lions to hunt longer distances and do deeper dives for their prey.

“This year could be a perfect storm,” Nollens said. “An El Niño climate event affecting the females and yearlings and something still unexplained affecting the skinny pups.”

Peter Wallerstein, who owns a nonprofit organization that helps rescue sea lions for Fort MacArthur, has been out on the beaches between Pacific Palisades and Long Beach nearly every day. When schoolchildren on a beach cleanup surrounded a skinny pup, Wallerstein wrangled him in.

“Usually, a healthy sea lion will run into the water away from people,” Wallerstein said. “People do silly things. They want to get close, but sea lions have 10 times greater bite than a pit bull and they’re very quick on land, unlike a seal, which drags its body.”

The pup was one of more than 30 he’s taken to Marine Mammal Center at Fort MacArthur. The center is already 20 percent ahead of January 2013 numbers, and there’s still a week to go.

“The difference is we’re not just seeing little pups,” said Lauren Palmer, a veterinarian there. “Females and yearlings are coming in with respiratory issues and elevated abnormalities in their blood work. It’s really hard to wrap our head around the story of what’s happening.”

Sharon Melin, a wildlife biologist with the National Marine Mammal Laboratory working with National Marine Fisheries, has studied sea lion populations on San Miguel Island for more than two decades, looking for factors influencing trends in populations including El Niño, disease and competition for food.

She works with National Marine Fisheries Service as part of a research program established on San Miguel Island in 1968 bolstered with funds from the Marine Mammal Protection Act, enacted in 1972.

Melin travels to the island twice a year – once in September and once in February – to study behavior, check for disease and weigh sample newborns. She’s watched the sea lion population rise 5 percent each year until 2000. Researchers estimate there are now more than 300,000 sea lions colonizing the Channel Island rookeries.

Each June 100,000 sea lions come to the Navy-owned island. The breeding colony about 60 miles from Ventura Harbor is one of the largest in the world.

When sea lions converged on the island in 2012, there was no sign of a problem. A year later, nearly 70 percent of the newborns had died.

Many were left for days waiting on the beaches starving and losing weight. Marine mammal centers in 2013 took in more than 1,500 sea lion pups – five times higher than in a normal year.

The mothers – to nourish themselves and provide milk – swam as far as 120 miles north toward Monterrey in search of sardines and anchovies.

In the El Niño climate, some of these are scarce and they feed on less fatty fish producing less nutrient-rich milk. The mothers generally spend three to four days hunting. Diminished prey can make them stay out for six days.

In their struggle to survive, pups followed other, older sea lions out into the ocean too early. Those that made it littered Southern California beaches. Thousands more died on the islands along the way. Melin that year recorded pups at only half their previous weights.

Last year, sea lions produced just half the number of pups following the high death rate. But their weights were closer to the ideal – 37 pounds. Stranding numbers were normal.

When Melin traveled to San Miguel last September, the weights were down again. But sometimes the pups rebound. She noticed that not all of them were skinny. In some cases it seemed the mothers had figured it out and still had plump pups. She reported her findings to National Marine Fisheries, who funded another research trip out last month.

But the skinny pups had only gained 4 pounds. Melin put GPS tags on a dozen females to track their foraging habits. The tags will likely stay attached until April. Melin will compare that data with GPS tags put on sea lions after the 2013 strandings.

Later this month, she will go out again.

“We’ve told the centers to prepare for the worst,” she said.

Contact the writer: 714-796-2254 or eritchie@ocregister.com or twitter:@lagunaini

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In prostitution battle, more arrests of pimps, johns mark shift to treating … – OCRegister

In the latest sign of shifting tactics to fight prostitution across Orange County, state data show local law enforcement agencies are arresting fewer women and more men involved in the sex trade.

Local officials say the trend likely marks the beginning of a sea change in how police approach prostitution. More agencies are coming to view prostitutes as victims of abuse rather than criminals, and are making greater efforts to connect them with counseling rather than jail cells.

In 2013, county agencies logged the fewest female arrests since 2001 and the most male arrests since 2006. Female arrests still eclipsed male arrests, but the gap between genders was the narrowest in a decade.

Instead of focusing enforcement on the predominantly female prostitutes, police are more often snapping handcuffs on the trade’s predominantly male johns and pimps, who in some circles are called “sex purchasers” and “human traffickers.”

“You will see a trend for more male arrests, because (officers are) going after those who put the girls on the streets,” Anaheim police spokesman Lt. Bob Dunn said. “A lot of what our focus is now countywide is getting to those individuals instead of trying to arrest our way out of this problem.”

Increasingly, police are adopting the idea that truly deterring prostitution – rather than pushing the activity into other communities or temporarily delaying it – requires cracking down on each facet of the trade’s economy: the sellers, the buyers and the organizers, or pimps.

Arrests have historically focused on prostitutes, in part because they’re easiest to catch. Advertising to buyers makes prostitutes more visible to law enforcement, and finding male officers to pose as undercover johns is easier than finding female officers in predominantly male police forces.

Between 2003 and 2012, Orange County law enforcement agencies logged about 10,500 prostitution arrests, with 76 percent of the cases involving women. In 2013, the latest year available, that figure fell to 64 percent, a significant decline after relatively little change the previous decade.

The shift brings Orange County closer in line with crime-fighting strategies backed by criminologists as well as by advocates for people in the sex trade. While local agencies have long focused on prostitutes, most researchers have argued that arresting prostitutes, johns and pimps is more effective in the long run.

Law enforcement agencies in San Diego and Riverside counties logged even steeper drops. Stephany Powell, executive director of the Mary Magdalene Project, a Van Nuys-based group that helps women leave prostitution, heralded the drop in female arrests in Orange County and elsewhere.

“I think what we’re seeing is the beginning of a paradigm shift,” Powell said. “It’s just the tip of the iceberg. I think what you’ll start to see is a steady decline.”

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Santa Ana, Anaheim, Stanton and Garden Grove officers typically report most of Orange County’s prostitution arrests each year.

In 2013, each city except Stanton reported a narrower gap between women and men. Santa Ana police, for instance, logged about 500 female arrests in 2012 and about half that many in 2013.

Officials at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, which patrols Stanton, said they weren’t sure what explained that city’s unusual statistics. But prostitution arrests can vary substantially year to year when agencies organize more stings targeting one aspect of the trade.

Lt. Jeff Hallock, a spokesman for the department, said that Stanton city officials have voiced concerns about prostitution in the past two years, and deputies have made more concerted efforts to address the issue.

Two leading voices in the push to focus more enforcement on men involved in the sex trade are Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force, which is currently led by Anaheim police.

In April 2013, Rackauckas created a unit to specifically target johns and pimps, and began briefing police officers on approaching women involved in the sex trade more like possible victims. Many women stay on the street under coercion or threat of violence, officials say, and some suffer from drug addiction.

“Most of times that we’ve seen, she’s a broken girl who’s been used and abused by men,” said Susan Kang Schroeder, Rackauckas’ chief of staff. “They’re being actively used and sold like commodities, and if we’re able to really go beyond going after the girl and really deal with the modern-day slavery against girls, then we may be able to eradicate this type of crime.”

Schroeder said the district attorney’s unit was prompted by the November 2012 passage of Proposition 35, which increased penalties for human trafficking and created more safeguards for victims. Prostitutes are supposed to be protected from prosecution if they are trafficking victims.

Rackauckas’ unit has obtained 62 felony convictions since its inception, Schroeder said, locking up many pimps for four to six years. In March last year, the office also obtained its first human trafficking conviction under Prop. 35, resulting in a man being sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

Another advocate for arresting more men in the sex trade has been the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force, a collection of local law enforcement agencies with federal funding support. Linh Tran, the task force’s administrator, said the county’s longtime focus on arresting women wasn’t effective. Police arrested hundreds annually but only got murky results.

Tran said it’s too soon to say whether the county’s new focus on men is a more effective crime deterrent, but at least officers are treating women with more dignity. Social workers connect with prostitutes to help them find housing, employment and drug addiction counseling.

Teens engaged in prostitution also no longer come out of the ordeal with an arrest record or conviction, making it easier for them to return to school, Tran said. The law now automatically treats minors as trafficking victims.

“Not only are we talking about a cultural mindset, but a lot of changes are happening at the same time,” Tran said. “The enforcement of this is relatively new. We can’t say that it’s solved the problem, but prior to enforcement of the law, there was no consideration of victims.”

Contact the writer: 714-796-4976 or kkyle@ocregister.com

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California teacher commits suicide in classroom, found by students – The Grio

    <div><div><img width="640" height="360" src="https://thegrio.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/ca-teacher.jpg?w=640&amp;h=360" alt="Jillian Jacobson" title="California teacher commits suicide in classroom, found by students | news"/>Police say Jillian Jacobson, 31, was found dead inside an El Dorado High classroom Monday morning. (Photo courtesy El Dorado High School via KCAL9)</p></div></div><p>On Monday morning, California high school students found a 31-year-old teacher hanging from her classroom ceiling in an apparent suicide.

The students had tried to get in the El Dorado High School classroom but found it locked that morning, “and that’s not normal for that hour of the day,” said Placentia police Lt. Eric Point, according to the Orange County Register.

The students found another teacher to unlock the door, and when they entered, the students and teacher found Jillian Jacobson, 31, hanging from the ceiling around 8:40 AM, reports KCAL 9. The other teacher set Jacobson’s body on the floor and remained there until emergency officials arrived.

“When police and fire arrived, the teacher was in cardiac arrest,” Point said. “After several minutes, she was declared deceased at the scene.”

    Students and teachers were left in tears at the news. Some students began leaving at 10 AM, and the entire student body was dismissed by 11.

“If you take into account how everyone reacted by crying and being upset, you’ll see how everyone was completely surprised that it was her,” said Leo Amaya, 16, who took Jacobson’s photography class his freshman year. “She gave no signs of being depressed or sad.”

Other students said that Jacobson’s father had committed suicide and that she constantly advised her students against such drastic action.

Freshman students Tessa Hoover and Maddie Bell were in the classroom next door. “We didn’t know what was happening. Our teacher ran out of our class, then into the room next door,” Hoover said. “Then she started screaming.”

“Right away we knew something really horrible had happened,” she added.

Candy Plahy, the assistant superintendent of educational services at Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, said that the school will resume normal hours on Tuesday, with grief counselors available to those who require them.

“Often, having students return to their normal daily routines is the best way to help them cope,” she said. “Going back to school will help restore normalcy.”

She also noted that the students who initially found Jacobson were immediately taken to counselors. It was not clear whether or not those students would be returning to school Tuesday.
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All Is Not So Well In The NFL Ahead Of Super Bowl Sunday – KPBS

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Tom Goldman / NPR


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaking at a pre-Super Bowl news conference in Phoenix.


Another day, another controversy.

It’s been that kind of a year for the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell talked about it all Friday at his annual State of the League address in downtown Phoenix.

The most recent controversies — deflated footballs and Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch’s refusal to talk to reporters — have dominated media coverage in the run-up to Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and defending champion Seattle Seahawks.

Regarding Lynch, Goodell said he understands that speaking with the media may not be at the top of the running back’s list, but, “everyone else is doing their part because it’s their obligation. Part of the job of being an NFL player.”

Goodell says he believes no decision has been made on whether Lynch will be fined for lack of participation or appearing at media events wearing a baseball cap bearing his Beast Mode product line — a brand not licensed by the league.

About so-called “Deflategate,” where 11 of 12 footballs supplied by the New England Patriots for the AFC Championship game were discovered to be under-inflated, Goodell said the league’s current investigation is focused on two questions: why were footballs used that were not in compliance with NFL rules (balls must be inflated between 12.5 and 13.5 PSI), and was the under-inflation the result of deliberate actions?

Goodell says the NFL has made no judgments on those points, adding the league won’t compromise the investigation by speculating.

These most recent controversies follow the firestorm that erupted last fall with the domestic violence and involving Ray Rice, Greg Hardy and others and the child-abuse case against Adrian Peterson. Goodell admits mishandling of those cases brought his leadership into question and resulted in calls for his resignation or firing.

The Commissioner acknowledged Friday that it has been a tough year. On the league and on him personally. He said it was a year of humility and learning. “We’ve all done a lot of soul searching, starting with yours truly,” he said.

According to Goodell, that’s led to a lot of good coming from the bad. The programs and personnel put in place show the league is “committed to fighting domestic violence and sexual assault,” he said. Goodell said he is excited about the future and the league’s efforts with those issues.

In general, his 48-minute appearance offered a positive picture of where the NFL is at and where it’s going. But the present and future may not be quite so rosy – reporters at the event questioned Goodell’s hiring of prominent people to head investigations of Deflategate and the handling of the Ray Rice case and whether those hirings created a conflict of interest; there were questions about Goodell’s close relationship with New England owner Robert Kraft, a man GQ magazine calls “the assistant commissioner.”

The article, in the latest issue, wonders about “the long-term prospects for the NFL in an increasingly anti-football world.” It says from 2010 to 2013, the league’s under-50 audience declined by 10 percent. It also cites a recent Bloomberg Politics poll that says half of Americans said they wouldn’t let their sons play football — a growing list that even includes prominent NFL-ers.

It’s a different state-of-the-league from the one envisioned by Roger Goodell on Friday. For no, a day away from one of the most anticipated Super Bowls in recent memory, Goodell’s vision holds sway.

For now.

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Feds crack down on Chinese 'birth tourism' – Fox News

                            Airfare from the U.S. to China and a months-long stay in an Orange County, Calif., apartment: $80,000. A baby born a U.S. citizen: priceless.

In the largest operation of its kind, early Tuesday morning federal officials in Southern California served warrants at “Chinese birthing houses” or “maternity hotels,” where wealthy Chinese nationals paid up to $80,000 for the sole purpose of giving birth in the U.S. to obtain citizenship for their children, earning in-state tuition to U.S. universities for them and permanent U.S. residency for the parents.

“It is essentially citizenship for sale,” said Center for Immigration Studies analyst Jessica Vaughan. “Something U.S. citizens hold very dear and cherish is essentially being purchased by people for their own economic self-interests or potentially more nefarious purposes.”

“We were coached through the entire process. What to wear, what to say, how to stay under the radar.”- Federal source

Birth tourism is big business. An estimated 40,000 babies are born to couples posing as tourists each year. The U.S. is one of the few countries in the world that automatically grants citizenship to any child born here, regardless of the parents’ nationality. While it is not against the law, lying to obtain a visa to enter the U.S. under false pretense is illegal.  Companies offering to help foreign nationals give birth in the U.S. operate openly on the Internet, promising a U.S. passport, birth certificate and Social Security number for their newborn. Prices range from $8,000 to $80,000, depending on the services. Wealthy couples from China, the Middle East, Africa and South Korea predominate the trade.

According to an affidavit filed Tuesday in federal court, Department of Homeland Security investigators posed as Chinese nationals wanting a relative in Beijing to have a child in the U.S. Agents met with Chao Chen and Jie Zhu, a husband and wife in Orange County, Calif., who gave the undercover agent a tour of the Caryle Apartments near John Wayne Airport. According to the document, 17 to 20 apartments are all rented in Chen’s name. Each unit contains one or two pregnant Chinese nationals who paid Chen and Zhu from “$40,000 to $80,000” for a package deal that includes transportation to and from the airport, visits to the grocery store, restaurants, entertainment and prenatal visits to a physician.

It also includes fraud. The “niece” living in China provided Chen’s associates a resume that showed no college education, a low income and few family ties. Chen’s company, ‘You Win USA Vacation Resort’ changed the information to appear more acceptable to the U.S. Consulate, which granted her application for a business visa. She also was told not to reveal her pregnancy and how to conceal it when she arrived at customs in the U.S. The agent also was routed through Honolulu “for a higher success rate,” since officials at LAX were already on alert to potential “birth tourism” fraud.

“We were coached through the entire process,” a federal source told Fox News. “What to wear, what to say, how to stay under the radar.”

According to the affidavit, Li advised the undercover agent “not to go to get her visa too late, if her stomach is too big she won’t be able to get the visa.” In addition, LI said “they can coach her on how to get through customs.”

In February, agents visited the ‘You Win USA Travel’ website. It contains photos of a classroom-style presentation featuring a slideshow, with images whose titles included: “American Baby” and “What you need to know to get an ID.”

During the search warrant, agents hope to obtain evidence of visa fraud, marriage fraud and tax evasion. Documents show Chen and Zhu claimed to have divorced in 2012, then entered into sham marriages in Las Vegas a few months later with U.S. citizens, allowing both to obtain lawful U.S. residency. Both then paid off their purported U.S. citizen spouses, in one case $10,000 in a series of 16 bank deposits.

Chen and his business associate, Dong Li, “earn hundreds of thousands of dollars in income from their visa fraud scheme,” according to court documents, yet Li filed no tax return and Chen filed a false return. Neither cited their foreign bank accounts as required by law. Chen drives a $200,000 Bentley, his wife a luxury BMW.

Investigators focused on three companies specializing in birth tourism fraud. In Orange County, the pregnant Chinese nationals tell hospital admission officials they’re indigent, sticking U.S. taxpayers with the cost of their babies, “which often exceed $25,000,” according to court records.

“We’re creating a group of sort of pseudo citizens who live overseas, but can take advantage of the fact that they are U.S. citizens on paper,” says Vaughan. “There is no question this is a threat to our national interest at worst. At best, it is something very distasteful because it cheapens U.S. citizenship.”

William La Jeunesse joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in March 1998 and currently serves as a Los Angeles-based correspondent.
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