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West Fire victims receive property tax relief free copies of vital records

first_imgWest Fire victims receive property tax relief & free copies of vital records KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego County Assessor / Recorder / County Clerk’s office was on hand at the Alpine Library Local Assistance Center assisting West Fire victims with their recovery. Since the Governor proclaimed a state of emergency in San Diego County due to the West Fire, the County Assessor / Recorder can now legally provide property tax relief to owners of properties damaged by the West Fire and provide replacement of vital records without charge. Assessor Dronenburg said, “My office is part of the well-coordinated County of San Diego effort to help victims of the West Fire begin their rebuilding process.” Dronenburg continued, “My team is ready to assist West Fire victims at any of the five Assessor / Recorder locations including Chula Vista, El Cajon, Kearny Mesa, San Marcos and Downtown San Diego. We are also available by phone at 858-505-6262 or via email at [email protected]gov.” Property Tax Relief Properties damaged or destroyed in the West Fire may be eligible for property tax relief. Assessor staff can assist with applications for reduced assessment. If your property has suffered damage of $10,000 or more as a result of the recent fire, you are eligible for a reduction in your property taxes. Qualified taxpayers may also defer their next installment of property taxes if they have filed a claim for property tax reduction. If approved, your property will be reappraised and you will receive a corrected tax bill or refund. The application must be filed within 12 months of the occurrence of the damage.Replacement of Vital Records Recorder/Clerk staff is on hand with applications for replacement of vital records. Certified copies of recorded birth, marriage, and death certificates, as well as real estate documents will be provided at no cost to individuals who lost such records as a result of the West Fire. July 10, 2018 Posted: July 10, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Animals in the wild found to use running wheel if given the

first_img(Phys.org) —A pair of researchers in the Netherlands has found that if a running wheel is placed outdoors in a natural setting, wild animals will come and run on it. Neurophysiologists Johanna Meijer and Yuri Robbers describe in a paper they’ve had published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, how they set up running wheels in natural settings then filmed wild animals using the wheels. Scientists, researchers and animal rights advocates have argued over the years about the nature of mice running on wheels in their cages. Rights activists claim the running is a form or neurotic behavior brought about by living in the confines of a small cage. Some researchers, on the other hand, have suggested that the mice seemed to like, or enjoy running on the wheel, and even exhibited unhappy behavior if a wheel was removed. To learn more, Meijer and Robbers decided to carry out a very simple experiment—they set up a running wheel in their backyard, then used an infrared camera to capture on tape how animals in the wild would respond.To get things, rolling, so to speak, the researchers also laid down some food near the wheel to attract some animals. They also put the wheel inside an enclosure with a small entranceway to keep large animals from knocking the wheel on its side. Examination of the film showed that a lot of animals found the wheel, climbed on and began running on it. Granted, most of the animals were mice, but the camera also caught frogs, rats, shrews and even slugs. The frogs didn’t actually run, they simple hopped form one side to the other causing the wheel to roll back and forth, and the slugs appeared to arrive on the wheel by accident. Still, the results were so encouraging that the team set up another wheel and camera in a nearby dune area not accessible to the general public.In all the team recorded over 200,000 animals using one or the other of the wheels over a three year period. The main runners were mice, some of which jumped on, ran for a while, jumped off, then jumped back on and ran some more. One mouse ran for an incredible 18 minutes. Citation: Animals in the wild found to use running wheel if given the choice (w/ Video) (2014, May 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-05-animals-wild-wheel-choice-video.html Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society B A frog using a running wheel. The researchers claim the animals ran on the wheels because they enjoyed it, which could be a little bit of anthropomorphizing, as no one has been able to prove that animals other than humans experience emotions. Still, the experiments should put to rest the argument about whether mice in the lab are running on wheels because they live in cages—they’ll do it anywhere they find one. A slug using a running wheel Shark Wheel on a roll to reinvent skateboarder experiencelast_img read more

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Dish it out

first_imgIf you have had enough of the regular Dominos and the Pizza Hut pizzas – the ones  which you leave out the crust and are more than often unhappy with the toppings? The Capital has had the luck to have a handful of places that serve you a perfect pizza that you will find very little to complain about. The thin crust, some really yummy cheese and some toppings you could die for. Fat Lulu’s in Gurgaon has won its own set of pizza loyalists and also a few from other parts of NCR, who often brave the traffic to get a bite of the ‘ thin crust NY style gourmet pizza’. As they put it – this pizzeria is inspired by the American culture of famous gangs and mobsters that originated from Italy and brought unique thin-crust style pizza with them to the streets of New York. With interiors that remind of a casual, cosy eatery in some corner of the Big Apple, Fat Lulu’s at DLF Shopping Mall, Arjun Marg, DLF Phase I, surprised us.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’While they give you the option to create your own pizza with a choice of vegetarian and non vegetarian toppings and also a pick from six other kinds of cheese besides the mozarella – their own selections are quite a hit. The Soho (pepperoni, parma ham, ground lamb and Italian sausage) and Bronx (sour cream, mozarella, chicken, capsicum, onion and bacon) get our thumbs up in the meat lovers’ section. If you are the type to be adventurous – they have a very interesting shrimp pizza they call Park Avenue. For the vegetarians Fat Lulu’s vegetarian pizza is what we would suggest – it has Italian ratatouille – zucchini, bell peppers, mushroom and olives. And the classic Margherita is spot on – with the perfect thin crust and the cheese.Pizzas top their orders but they also have an impressive list of pastas and salads on offer as well.  With a 16 inch non-veg pizza available for Rs 800 and a non-veg pasta for Rs 300 (both without taxes)  the prices are decently easy on the pocket as well. The restaurant is hoping for a liquor license soon and one can enjoy their pizza with some chilled beer. Definitely something we would come back for!last_img read more

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Shashi Tharoor likely to be questioned again next week

first_imgCongress MP Shashi Tharoor is likely to be questioned again next week in connection with his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s mysterious death as police looks to join the pieces in the case.Tharoor was questioned by police on January 19 for around four hours at the office of Anti Auto Theft Squad (AATS) in South Delhi’s Vasant Vihar.Sources on Sunday said the Special Investigation Team is likely to question the former Union minister again next week as they got very “little time” with him on January 19. Also Read – Company director arrested for swindling Rs 345 croreThey also said that as he was the “closest relative” of the deceased at the spot when she was found dead, he may be questioned several times as the SIT would want to ask him about the things which would arise during examination of other witnesses and people concerned.Speaking to reporters on Friday, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi had also indicated Tharoor can be questioned in this connection again in “some days”.“Whatever we had spoken to him during the first questioning is being analysed and if we need further questioning, it will be done. Since it is a very involved case, there would be a need to talk to him again, so the SIT will call him again in some days,” he had said.52-year-old Sunanda was found dead in a room in the hotel on January 17 last year. Delhi Police filed a case of murder in the case on January 1 and an SIT was formed to probe the case. Since then, police has questioned a number of people in this connection including domestic aides of Tharoor, staff of the hotel where Sunanda was found dead, family friend Sanjay Dewan and the hotel doctor who pronounced her dead.last_img read more

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