Wednesday, June 5, 2013

UPDATED: Lawsuit claims landlord let apartment fall apart, threatened deportation

UPDATE: Ali Golchin was awarded more than $2,000 in rent and $9,000 in attorney fees in an eviction case. As of this writing, he still faces a lawsuit alleging civil rights violations. That case currently is in the discovery phase. We will post further updates as developments happen.

On 06/05/2013 inZnews has received an email directly from Ali Golchin saying:
"Dear Sir/Madam:
I hereby request that you either remove this outdated posting or update it base on its original source. 

The channel 10 news legal department advised channel 10 news to remove the defamatory video from its site. As you can see the link to the video has been removed from their site and only an updated article remains.  The person claiming to be the tenant in the story is a known local oceanside, ca. gang leader.  He and his mother were ordered to vacate the property and were ordered to pay over $11,000.00 in rent and attorneys fees.  The gang member Apelonio Paul Rosas' civil case will soon be over. 

Under the defamation law the person rebroadcasting a defamatory video is also equally liable and the original broadcaster. I hereby am placing you on notice to review your facts and our source and to remove the video both from your site and from your YouTube page. 

Please let me know when you have removed it. 


Ali Golchin, Esq.
Golchin and Associates, APC"

What I say to that is, I thank you for your update on this article. I have updated it as you requested in the first portion of your email, but I will not remove it as in the last portion of your email. For an attorney, you are contradicting yourself. How are you going to give me the option to update and then end by saying remove? The video will remain but will be updated within the description as well as the annotations.

Coincidentally, someone posting a comment, as the first commenter I might add, used the same initials "ag"

I would like to add how funny it is that someone seems to be frantically scrambling to individually contact so many who have posted items with your name. I am not a direct news source, I find news that seems interesting and I re-share it for the world. I do not watch that article or information so that I can update my findings periodically. If someone wanted to inform me of a change or update, I thank them and welcome it. But for one to "update" me and then threaten deformation is silly.

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OCEANSIDE, Calif. - A local couple is at the center of a lawsuit that claims they abused their power as landlords.

Lawyer trashes Las Vegas luxury suite 'Hangover' style

Note to tourists: “The Hangover” is just a movie. If you destroy your Las Vegas hotel suite, there will be consequences.

A California lawyer celebrating his birthday in a high-roller suite at the Encore was arrested and sued after he caused nearly $100,000 damage during a drunken rumpus.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

8 year old boy with Alopecia sent home from school over improper hairstyle

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PHILADELPHIA - The family of a little boy with a debilitating skin disease says he's told to stay home from school over a haircut.

FOX 29's Bruce Gordon sat down and talked with the family.

Zion Williams, 8, enjoyed racing around on his scooter Friday.

But he and his mom know he should have been in school.

The second grader's been held home from Shiloh Christian Academy since Wednesday morning, when he was turned away, for violating the school's ban on "long hair."

Mom says her son suffers from Alopecia. One of every 50 Americans lives with the autoimmune skin disease. It makes your hair fall out, whether completely, or in patches.

Zion's been under treatment at Drexel University to try and get the hair to regrow.

Those treatments include shots on his head. But they're working, and the hair is starting to grow back.

Mom says the school rejected a doctor's note asking that Zion be exempted from the "short hair rule."

"I think it's heartless. It's heartless that he would actually take him out of school because of something so simple as a haircut," she said.

The principal and pastor at Shiloh is Bishop Derrick Williams. He declined our invitation to talk on camera.

Moments later, he answered a phone call and eventually agreed to cut Zion's hair a break.

He's allowed back at school starting Tuesday, with his hair the length that it is.

Gordon has more details in this video report.


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A gun you can PRINT: Weapon made on home 3D device is successfully tested

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Looking more like a hairdryer than a conventional firearm, the Liberator was made with a 3D printer bought on eBay for £5,000

he world’s first gun built with 3D printer technology has been successfully fired in America.

Made of plastic, the terrifying innovation in theory enables anyone to manufacture the pistol and smuggle it on to planes or across borders.

Looking more like a hairdryer than a conventional firearm, the Liberator was made with a 3D printer bought on eBay for £5,000.

Makers Defence Distributed fired it for the first time on a range near Austin, Texas, at the weekend and vow to put blueprints online.

The gun was made by first creating a 3D image of the firearm using graphics software which then slices the image into hundreds of ultra-thin horizontal layers.

These are printed using a laser which cuts each piece and fuses it to the previous layer with resin until it is complete.

Only the firing pin, a nail that can be bought anywhere, is made of metal.

Defence Distributed chief Cody Wilson, 25, said: “There are states all over the world that say you can’t own firearms and that’s not true any more.

“I’m seeing a world where technology says you can pretty much be able to have whatever you want.

"It’s not up to the political players any more.

“I recognise the tool might be used to harm other people – it’s a gun.

"But I don’t think that’s a reason not to do it or a reason not to put it out there.”

The development comes as President Obama battles for stricter firearm controls in the wake of the Sandy Hook School massacre in Connecticut which left 26 shot dead.

US politicians on both sides of the divide have already called for laws to outlaw the Liberator.

Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer labelled the innovation “stomach-churning”.

He said: “Now anyone – a terrorist, someone who is mentally ill, an abusive husband, a criminal – can essentially open a gun factory in their garage.

“It must be stopped.”

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Artist Has Self-Portrait Painting Approved as Drivers License Photograph

Fredrik Saker's driving licence does not look exceptional.

His severe face stares out from the plastic issued by the Swedish Transport Agency. It does not flatter him.

But it is highly unusual because the likeness on the licence is a self-portrait, not a photograph.

The 29-year-old Swedish artist wanted to prove to himself that he was good enough to paint a work that could pass as a photograph.

And, as he told the BBC, his work now has an official seal of approval.

"I was a bit surprised but very satisfied when I received the licence.

"I was happy with the painting, but I was nervous. Perhaps it would not get through."

Mr Saker had studied the code of the Swedish Transport Board before he submitted his likeness. It required a photo to be submitted that was a recent likeness. But nowhere did specify that the photograph had to be of the subject.

So Mr Saker thought a photograph of a self-portrait would do just as well.

The Swedish Transport Board told the newspaper Dagens Nyheter: "We have examined the original documents and compared them with his previous driving licence. The picture we have received looks like any other photo, so we have had no reason to question it."
The artist's impression of himself - a photo or a painting?

To get the official stamp of approval, Mr Saker worked on his self-portrait for about 100 hours with brushes he termed ridiculously fine, with barely any bristles.

The technique may hark back to the art of the 16th Century miniaturists like Nicholas Hilliard, but Mr Saker's inspiration has been technology and questions of identity.

"The picture's title is 'This is not me'," he told the BBC, "after Magritte, whose 'Ceci n'est pas une pipe" sat beneath a picture of a pipe.

"Like Magritte, I want to question of what is true and what is false, and question what a picture or a photo actually is.

"Since I have a history of Alzheimer's (the most common form of dementia), strokes and other brain-related illnesses in my family, I know that the human mind and perception can change in a matter of seconds, and what appears true to one person can be exactly the opposite to someone else."
Saker has been inspired by Rene Magritte

Another inspiration was the Norwegian-born artist, Kjartan Slettemark, who made a career through questions of identity and travelled round Europe in the 1970s on a passport in which his head and beard had been superimposed on a photograph of the US president, Richard Nixon.

For his licence, Mr Saker deliberately set out to paint himself as he is - on a bad day.

"I don't look good. My face is flushed and I am having a bad hair day.

"None of my friends ever says, 'Look at my driving licence, don't I look good?

"This picture is a milestone. It's a sign that my painting is getting better. Now I am embarking on another eight to 10 similar paintings. I start shooting a couple of people in the next couple of weeks and we will soon be reapplying for licences."

Mr Saker intends to exhibit all the paintings when they are completed, but for now, policemen can get a free viewing if ever they stop him on Sweden's roads.


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Monday, April 22, 2013

New Super-Earths May Support Life

At a press conference on Thursday, scientists from NASA’s Ames Research Center announced the discovery of seven new distant planets, three of which may be earth-like “water worlds.” The planets, Kepler-62e, Kepler-62f and Kepler-69c are just the latest findings from the Kepler Space Telescope, which has located thousands of other planets since it was launched in March 2009.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Life Hacks Episode 1

Hey all, I am not sure if I am going to keep up with inZnews. I haven't fully decided, but it was taking a lot of my time. Instead of posting daily, I may just gather a handful of top stories to post once or twice a week.

I will keep everyone informed of my final decision, but in the mean time, take a look at another project I started, Life Hacks!

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Life Hacks Episode 2

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Life Hacks Episode 3

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Friday, March 29, 2013

The Mystery of the Tiny Door in a Tree

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Pam Madigan walked deliberately among the Golden Gate Park Concourse’s grove of knotted old trees as if searching for a pot of gold -- ignoring the attractions of the nearby DeYoung Museum and Academy of Sciences.