Archives for 2013

New National Identification System is Coming

-“Maybe we should just brand all the babies.”- With this joke, Ronald Rea­gan swat­ted down a nation­al iden­ti­fi­ca­tion card — or an enhanced Social Secu­ri­ty card — pro­posed by his attor­ney gen­er­al in 1981. For more than three decades since, attempts to imple­ment the pro­pos­al have all met with fail­ure, but now nation­al ID is […]

Commercial Crab Fisherman Sentenced for Crabbing in Marine Protected Area

Steven Anel­lo, 54, of Bode­ga Bay, was sen­tenced Jan­u­ary 3 to 36 months of infor­mal pro­ba­tion, for­fei­ture of the pro­ceeds of Dun­ge­ness crabs ille­gal­ly tak­en, pay­ment of a $10,000 fine, 20 hours of com­mu­ni­ty ser­vice work and five days in jail. Anel­lo was also ordered to stay out of Stew­arts Point Marine Con­ser­va­tion Area dur­ing […]