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2012-10-04 14:21:49

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent editorials, five more California newspapers urged voters to reject Proposition 37 on the November ballot. The overwhelming majority of daily newspapers from across California have opposed Prop. 37. Read all No on Prop. 37 editorials here. Read the complete editorials in the Los Angeles Times, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, San Bernardino Sun, Victorville Daily Press, and Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Los Angeles Times, No on...

2012-05-01 10:24:54

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. and RICHMOND, Va., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Daily Press Media Group (DPMG) and Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG) today announced that they have reached a production agreement for Media General's Operations & Distribution Solutions Group to print and package DPMG's three newspapers, the Daily Press, The Virginia Gazette, and Tidewater Review at Media General's production facility in Hanover County, Virginia. "The decision to move our printing and packaging...

2008-08-04 12:01:17

By Tom Risen, Daily Press, Victorville, Calif. Aug. 4--VICTORVILLE -- A growing number of gas station owners are using a loophole to charge one price for cash payment and another for credit cards, San Bernardino County officials said. Though charging more for credit cards is illegal, some stations advertise cash as a discount, according to Angela Godwin, deputy commissioner and deputy sealer fo r t h e D e -- partment of Ag riculture, Weights and Measures. " I t ' s i l l e -- gal for...

2008-08-01 09:00:00

By Mark St. John Erickson, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Aug. 1--Local veterans and aviation aficionados will get a rare if pricey chance to take flight in a piece of living history next week when a restored example of the legendary B-17 Flying Fortress bomber comes to Hampton Roads. Dubbed the "Liberty Belle," the vintage long-range bomber came off the assembly line at the end of World War II, then escaped the scrap heap afterward through years of service as a flying test platform for...

2008-07-28 09:01:32

By Nicolas Zimmerman, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jul. 28--JAMES CITY -- When someone switches on a light in Banco, Mali, it's most likely connected to a photovoltaic solar power system in the village. But its original source can be traced to an unassuming house in James City County. That's where Mary Graham, who grew up in Northern Virginia, lives with her parents in Kingsmill when she's not in Mali overseeing Practical Small Projects. That's the nonprofit she founded three years ago...

2008-07-28 09:00:00

By Sam McDonald, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jul. 28--Jocelyn Oldham has the kind of singing voice that stops people in their tracks. Clear and strong, never abrasive, her singing sparkles in a variety of pop and rock styles. In the covers duo Me & JO, her pure pipes are backed by the acoustic guitar of Ted Pollard. Pollard is about 20 years older than Oldham, but there's no musical generation gap. "We actually enjoy the same kind of music," Oldham said. "He's a really...

2008-07-27 12:00:26

By Brooke Edwards, Daily Press, Victorville, Calif. Jul. 27--VICTORVILLE -- An abandoned housing project has become a dump site over the last year, creating an eyesore and threatening to devalue properties in Baldy Mesa. "Who's going to buy a home right across the street from that?" asked property owner Maria Diniz, showing picture after picture of the trash that's been left at the site, across the street from the house she rents out to her best friend on Olivine Road. Victoria Homes...

2008-07-26 18:00:17

By Shawn Burnette, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jul. 26--Judy McClary, leader and founder of the Tidewater Chronic Pain & Chronic Illness Support Group in Chesapeake, holds monthly meetings at her house for those suffering from chronic pain or chronic illnesses. It is a place where people can come together and give each other support and encouragement. McClary, a registered nurse and certified legal nurse consultant, works with and has chronic fatigue syndrome. She's trying to raise...

2008-07-23 18:00:53

By Mark St. John Erickson, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jul. 23--YORKTOWN -- -- A rare, sometimes searing, yet also often humorous exhibit of work by a self-taught Australian artist opens Saturday and runs through Aug. 9 at Nancy Thomas Gallery. Titled "Unframed and Down Under," the show features the paintings of Glenn Brady, a 41-year-old former punk rock musician who began painting in the early 1990s after years of struggle with anxiety, panic attacks and depression. The images...

2008-07-22 09:00:47

By Sam McDonald, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jul. 22--Live music lovers are learning to expect the unexpected from Norfolk's Attucks Theatre. The newly announced lineup for the venue's fall Discovery Series includes several acclaimed performers who have rarely -- if ever -- performed in Hampton Roads. British folk-punk songwriter Billy Bragg will visit the Attucks, as will Mark Kozelek, known for the quiet, moody songs he recorded with the Red House Painters. Joining them in the...