THOUSAND OAKS (CBSLA) — Ventura County Fire Department crews Thursday were battling a brush fire burning near homes in Thousand Oaks, dubbed the Country Fire. Evacuations were underway for those living on Via Colinas and Country Valley Road as the blaze moved toward the homes. According to VCFD, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office was in the process of notifying residents and getting them out safely. READ MORE: Gas Leak Prompts Road Closures, Evacuations In Santa Monica Authorities said the blaze started at about 3:30 p.m. and had grown to approximately 10 acres by 4 p.m. and was moving toward homes. #CountryFire ; FF’s are making access to the fires perimeter. The fire is approx 10 acres and moving toward some homes. Structure protection is the primary objective as the fire bumps up against Via Colinas and Country Valley rd. @VCSOVentura @VCFD #VCFD pic.twitter.com/gYBHYioLCR — VCFD PIO (@VCFD_PIO) April 29, 2021 READ MORE: 2 Innocent People Killed When … [Read more...] about Country Fire: Brush Fire Burning Near Homes In Thousand Oaks; Evacuations Ordered
The United States has poured trillions of dollars into its economy during the pandemic, and if President Joe Biden has his way, it will continue doing so for the next several years. While most of the attention to the stimulus and recovery payments in the U.S. has focused on the domestic economic impact, economists have their eye on another side effect: the "spillover" benefits to the rest of the world. "The government is sending out checks to everybody," said Joseph Gagnon, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. "Households and state and local governments are buying all kinds of supplies for education and health care — we haven't had a government budget deficit this big since World War II." Even though it is currently impossible to say what percentage of the stimulus money coming from the federal government will be spent rather than saved, the "massive" amount of money involved guarantees large economic impacts, Gagnon said. A 'phenomenal … [Read more...] about Does US Economic Stimulus Boost the Global Economy?
COSTA MESA (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles Chargers Saturday selected outside linebacker Chris Rumph II from Duke with their first choice of the final day of the NFL draft, then chose two offensive players and two defensive players. The 6-foot, 4-inch, 235-pound Rumph was the 13th choice in the fourth round, the 118th overall selection. He was a second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection at defensive end in 2020 and a third-team selection in 2019. He is a son of Chicago Bears defensive line coach Chris Rumph. READ MORE: Flames Damage Commercial Building Under Demolition In Eagle Rock NFL.com gave Rumph a 6.31 prospect grade, meaning he projects a starter within his first two seasons. A grade of 8.0 is described as “the perfect prospect.” The Chargers selected Nebraska guard Brenden Jaimes with the 15th pick in the fifth round, the 159th overall choice. The 6-foot, 5-inch, 298-pound Jaimes was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection each of his final three seasons with … [Read more...] about Chargers Draft Son Of NFL Assistant Coach, Chris Rumph II, With Final Day’s First Pick
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Julius Randle scored 28 points, Derrick Rose added 25, converting 11 of 15 shots and the New York Knicks held off the Memphis Grizzlies 118-104 on Monday night. RJ Barrett added 15 points for the Knicks. Dillon Brooks scored 25 for Memphis, while rookie Desmond Bane added 22 points. Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 15 points for the Grizzlies. Memphis, which trailed by as many as 17 in the second half, tried to rally in the fourth quarter and cut the New York advantage to 101-96 with 5:28 left. Randle answered with a 3-pointer with 3:57 remaining. But with Memphis still within five points as the game headed down the stretch, the Grizzlies received five technicals in a span of 18 seconds to seal the loss. With the win, the Knicks are assured of their first winning record in a season since going 54-28 in 2012-13. “I wouldn’t be doing this if my teammates didn’t allow me to play the way that I play. … it’s all about them trusting in me.” — … [Read more...] about Make That 12 Of 13 For Knicks: Rose Fuels Latest Win As Tear Continues
The biblical prophets chastised the people for having eyes but not seeing and for having ears but not hearing. When it comes to inflation, the Federal Reserve might be chastised in the same way. Despite the many anecdotes suggesting that inflation is on the rise, the Fed does not seem to listen. Similarly, despite the many clues in plain sight now pointing to a marked acceleration in inflation later this year, the Fed seems to be turning a blind eye. The Fed is certainly not listening to Warren Buffet. At a recent Berkshire Hathaway meeting, Buffet warned his investors that his company was seeing a red-hot economy and substantial inflationary pressure. While noting that everybody now seemed to be raising prices, he drew particular attention to the rapid price increases for steel, lumber and other building materials. Buffet also might have noted that the automobile and appliance companies are now experiencing significant supply chain problems especially in regard to computer chips … [Read more...] about Inflation stalks the US economy