Updated: 9:40 PM June 16, 2018 , FAIRMONT VILLAGE (KUSI) — Police are investigating possible homicide in Fairmont Village after a body was found in a home Saturday evening.The body of a 21-year-old woman was just after 5:00 p.m. in the 3600 block of 45th Street in City Heights, San Diego Police said.The female had suffered apparent traumatic injuries.The initial investigation has revealed the victim returned home on June 16, 2018, at approximately 5:45 a.m., after going out with friends.Her body was discovered by family members just after 5:00 p.m. that night. No suspects have been identified at this time.Homicide detectives are currently investigating the situation.Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.This is a developing story, check back for the latest updates. Police investigating possible homicide of 21-year-old woman in Fairmont Village Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: June 16, 2018
Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. Stephen Shankland/CNET Google used shell companies and subsidiaries to hide its involvement in expansion plans that yielded millions of dollars in tax breaks, according to a report by The Washington Post on Friday, casting light on how tech companies cut deals with local governments. When the search giant planned to build a data center in Midlothian, Texas, Google used a subsidiary called Sharka LLC, The Post reported. Other subsidiaries Google set up for development projects include Jet Stream LLC and Questa LLC. Google also extensively uses non-disclosure agreements with officials, The Post said. In the case of the Texas data center, Google was seeking a decade of tax breaks, but Midlothian’s head of economic development was barred from disclosing Google’s involvement in the project, the report said. The size of deals between local governments and tech companies was thrust into the spotlight Thursday after Amazon dropped a bombshell announcement: It was no longer going forward with plans to build a massive second headquarters in New York City. The withdrawal followed intense opposition from local politicians and union groups, fueled in part by the tax breaks the city gave the e-commerce giant.Deal-making is crucial for Google as it revs up expansion. Earlier this week, CEO Sundar Pichai said the search giant is investing $13 billion in data centers and offices around the country, mostly in the Midwest, East Coast and South. That includes new and expanded data centers in Ohio, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas. New and expanded office locations include sites in Virginia, Georgia and Chicago.In California, Google is building a giant campus in San Jose, about 15 miles from the company’s headquarters in Mountain View. The new San Jose outpost will be Google’s second-largest campus. Partnership for Working Families, which obtained the Google records and shared them with The Post, has sued the city of San Jose over its negotiations with Google. The advocacy group didn’t respond to a request for comment. A Google spokeswoman called its tactics “standard industry practices.” At the early stages of deals, companies often strive to keep negotiations quiet because they don’t want to tip off competitors or announce their plans prematurely. But some critics have pointed to the secrecy as detrimental to local communities, which sometimes can’t protest until it’s too late.”We believe public dialogue is vital to the process of building new sites and offices, so we actively engage with community members and elected officials in the places we call home,” the Google spokeswoman said in a statement. “Of course, when we enter new communities we use common industry practices and work with municipalities to follow their required procedures.”Still, tamping down concerns from local communities will be an ongoing battle for tech giants, as Silicon Valley faces more scrutiny than ever over its scale and influence. On Friday, Google tried to highlight some of the benefits of its expansion. The company said Google’s data centers create $1.3 billion in economic activity, $750 million in labor income, and 11,000 jobs throughout the US in a single year. Google Alphabet Inc. 4 Comments Tags Tech Industry Share your voice
Categories: Howrylak News 12Oct Rep. Howrylak to host consumer education event on Oct. 20 State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy is partnering with the Michigan Attorney General’s office to host a consumer education event on Friday, Oct 20.This month’s event focuses on home repair and improvement scams and offers ways to protect yourself from these criminal practices. Attendees will learn how to select a contractor, resolve disputes, and avoid decisions that could have long term and expensive consequences. Lunch will be provided and reservations are not required for this free event.“This event provides a valuable opportunity for citizens of all ages to learn about the latest home repair scams and how to avoid being victimized by a contactor,” Rep. Howrylak said.For more information regarding this event, please contact Rep. Howrylak’s office at (517) 373-1783 or via email at MartinHowrylak@house.mi.gov.
Youth-focused media outfit Vice UK has won an appeal against a determination by ATVOD that the Vice (Video) section of its website was subject to regulation by the UK video-on-demand regulator.Vice secured its case by presenting evidence to Ofcom, which ATVOD said was not available at the time of its ruling, that its parent company, Vice Media, held editorial responsibility for the video website. Ofcom concluded that the provider was not within the jurisdiction of the UK and did not meet the statutory requirements that would have put in ATVOD’s jurisdiction.ATVOD CEO Pete Johnson said the regulator would “consider the appeal decision carefully and analyse the implications for future decisions as to whether a particular service is, or is not, subject to regulations designed to protect consumers”.
La Casa de PapelNetflix has secured an exclusive talent deal with writer/producer Alex Pina, the creative mind behind the most watched non-English language show on Netflix, La Casa de Papel (Money Heist).Under the terms of the deal, Pina, founder of production company Vancouver Media, will produce new series and projects exclusively for Netflix.Other Pina series to date include Locked up (Vis a Vis), The Ship (El Barco) and Paco’s Men – aka Los Hombres de Paco. Projects in the pipeline include Part 3 of La Casa de Papel and Sky Rojo, a female-action drama that is set to start production in 2019.Erik Barmack, VP, international originals, Netflix said: “We are thrilled to be working with such a talented creator and production team. We have full confidence that Alex will continue to break boundaries with his unique vision and storytelling capturing audiences worldwide.”Pina added: “We are living in a moment where series are becoming one of the most relevant cultural movements ever. The possibility of reaching the last corner on the planet and building a world where content of all languages can travel globally is to be part of the dream of thousands of creatives from around the world; productions coming from small places in the world that can reach everyone. We had to be there, beside Netflix, as part of this revolutionary challenge.”