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VIDEO: Business owner in Upland confronts suspect stealing work truck - KABC-TV

Posted: 16 Mar 2019 08:08 AM PDT

UPLAND, Calif. (KABC) -- Police are searching for a burglary suspect seen on surveillance video stealing a work truck in Upland.

Surveillance cameras caught the confrontation as a business owner got to work just in time to confront the suspect.

Video shows two bandits, a man and a woman, on bicycles trying to break into Micasa Pro Roofers after 1 a.m. on March 4th. They leave frustrated after not being able to get what they want.

The man comes back after 4 a.m. with an electric grinder to successfully cut off the lock to the business' back gate.

The bandit then rushes onto the property, grabbing keys to one of the roofing trucks, looking to steal it and drive off fast, but suddenly he's confronted by one of the owners of the business showing up early to prepare for the day.

Oscar Sanchez said he noticed it wasn't his employees and they weren't supposed to be there at that time.

He said he tried to block the suspect in with his own truck and that's when the man tried to make a getaway.

Sanchez said the man rammed into his personal vehicle, almost hitting him when he got out of his truck to confront the suspect.

The suspect raced off with Sanchez's truck, but not before the surveillance cameras picked up a view of the man.

Sanchez said it's the second time in eight months someone has broken into his business and hopes someone recognizes the man in the video, and helps police catch him.

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Business owner says upzone on Aurora could create health and safety hazards - KOMO News

Posted: 15 Mar 2019 11:04 PM PDT

SEATTLE – The city's long-awaited vote on its upzoning plan goes to a final vote on Monday, but that push to build affordable housing is meeting resistance from some business owners along Aurora Avenue.

Along with an increase in housing, city leaders are looking to enhance the walkability of the Aurora corridor. The owners of Handy Andy Rent-A-Tool call it a dangerous and potentially deadly mistake.

Day or night, Aurora Avenue sees its share of truck traffic and heavy commercial businesses have called it home for decades. Now the plan is to allow taller buildings and denser housing, as well as bring in more businesses like restaurants and cafes that are pedestrian friendly.

"We have semis making deliveries to many of the businesses here and that's just not safe to put people in harm's way," said Russ Saunders, who runs business operations at Handy Andy.

Saunders rents dump trucks, often to people undertaking projects on their own homes, and worries about them driving on and off his property if Aurora suddenly becomes flooded with foot traffic.

Saunders also said if taller buildings line the road, diesel truck pollution could create health issues.

"The buildings are just going to trap it and the people are going to be breathing that air," Saunders said.

While he admits he's worried about the viability of his family's business if Aurora is upzoned, Saunders insists there are larger stakes that city leaders need to consider.

"Pedestrian safety and public health are a major concern for me," Saunders said.

Other neighbors along the Aurora corridor welcome the upzone, saying there are ways for pedestrians and trucks to share the space.

"I think that trucking access is something the City has to sort out in every single corner of this city," said Ryan Diraimo, who lives in the neighborhood and is a member of the group Aurora Licton Urban Village. "So designing a city around a truck is something I think is not beneficial."

Aurora is one of 27 neighborhoods being considered for an upzone and the Seattle City Council will cast the final vote on Monday.

Business owner demands city leaders address litter problem in Jasper, Tennessee - Chattanooga Times Free Press

Posted: 15 Mar 2019 07:00 PM PDT

JASPER, Tenn. — For the last two months, a local businessman has hounded the Jasper Board of Mayor and Aldermen about addressing the town's perceived litter problem.

In February, Terry Kerlin, who said he was representing the Marion Chamber of Commerce, asked the board if the city is responsible for picking up litter within the city limits.

Mayor Paul Evans told him that it was every resident's responsibility to keep things clean, but he didn't think it was the city's job to do it for them.

"We [the city] don't have the resources," Evans said in February. "We don't have the manpower to put a litter crew out here on the streets doing it."

Kerlin returned to the board's March meeting this week to find out if the board had decided to do anything about the issue.

He said he heard Evans's answer last month, but he "never did hear from all the aldermens."

"Litter should be picked up," Alderman Paul "Mac" Bumpus said. "I don't know that it's [the city's] responsibility."

"Well, who else could it be?" Kerlin asked.

He said current volunteer litter programs are "just not enough," and that city leaders "know that."

Evans asked Kerlin if he would be in favor of a property tax increase to support a city-run litter program.

"Yes, I am," Kerlin replied. "It's not worth talking about if you [the board] don't assume the responsibility. I'm wasting my time. The Chamber of Commerce is wasting their time."

He said other nearby municipalities like Kimball, South Pittsburg and Whitwell use city workers to pick up litter.

Kerlin said he talked recently to Kimball Mayor Rex Pesnell who told him that when that town's workers aren't busy, their task is to pick up litter.

"And they do a good job," Kerlin said.

"I think it's our responsibility to come up with a plan," Alderman Josh Jennings said. "I don't know if we can afford to pay somebody to do it."

Alderman Jason Turner said the issue was something city leaders should study.

"I don't like to see a gum wrapper in the middle of the woods or somewhere, but I can't change the world," Vice Mayor Paul West said. "However, I will say there is probably something we could do as a board."

He said it's possible Jasper could institute a plan similar to Kimball's or come up with a different method.

Officials said they would have a plan together to address litter in the city limits by the board's regular meeting on June 10.

"There's no silver bullet to make all of this go away, but every little bit will help," Kerlin said. "Absolutely."

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Caught On Camera: Business Owner Confronts Thief Stealing His Truck - CBS Los Angeles

Posted: 14 Mar 2019 11:17 PM PDT

UPLAND (CBSLA)  —  A business owner arriving to his place of business found someone eager to do business.

Unfortunately, the business was closed and the man was trying to steal a truck.

The confrontation between the business owner and the thief was caught on security cameras.

KCAL9's Hermela Aregawi spoke to the business owner, Oscar Sanchez, about the wild and sometimes dangerous encounter.

"It's just adrenaline. You are angry. You are excited," says Sanchez.

The business owner rolls up and finds a man in a truck that belongs to his business trying to leave. Sanchez boxes him in.

"My thought was I can block him in and we can get him arrested," Sanchez says.

The incident happened on March 4th around 4:45 in the morning.

The security cameras first capture a man breaking into Sanchez's construction business, stealing some tools and then hopping in the truck.

(credit: Oscar Sanchez/Security video)

Sanchez arrived just as the alleged thief was trying to leave.

"I tried to blocking him in and that's when you see on the video that he's going back and forth, he's burning the tires, he's just trying to get away. Desperately," Sanchez says.

So Sanchez got out of his vehicle and tries to confront the man.

"I try to open his door and he locks it," Sanchez says.

The unidentified man puts the truck in reverse and nearly hits Sanchez.

"We are all just surprised how brazen this guy was — there is 14 cameras outside," he says, "This person still came in and he just had no regard for anybody's safety."

The suspect perhaps knew the cameras were rolling. Minutes before jumping into the truck, he covered his face with a cloth.

Sanchez identified the man on the video as someone who came to the store hours earlier, with a woman. They both arrived on bikes, Sanchez says. Only the suspect arrived alone.

Sanchez is hoping that a $500 reward will lead to an arrest of the suspect. He's not as angry as some people would be given his property was stolen.

"It's frustrating but there's opportunists everywhere," he said.

The truck that was stolen is a white Chevy Silverado with the words "Mi Casa Pro Roofers" on the side.

Southlake's FlyKids Yoga business owner fostering health, wellness in children - Community Impact Newspaper

Posted: 15 Mar 2019 05:59 AM PDT

The inspiration to open the FlyKids Yoga studio struck Danielle Vaughn nearly eight years ago when she was driving with her children. As her two younger daughters bickered, Vaughn noticed her oldest, Sophia, in a sleep-like state and asked what she was doing.

"Mom, I'm finding my peace," Sophia answered.

Sophia had seen her mother practicing yoga at home and was trying to mimic the meditative practice.

"I thought, 'What if I could give this to my kids before they get disconnected from their inner voice?'" Vaughn said. "I went to a [yoga]training. I started teaching my kids, and their friends started coming."

In the beginning Vaughn taught from her home, but her classes quickly filled up as interest grew. Fast forward to September 2016 when FlyKids Yoga in Southlake opened its doors for the first time, serving children and teenagers from ages 4-18 years old with classes divided by age groups. Students begin class by sharing their feelings and goals they hope to achieve in the class, Vaughn said.

Games, song and dance are incorporated into younger children's classes, and students are encouraged to use their imaginations to go on pretend adventures. Instructors are also able to accommodate children in a special needs class.

FlyKids also offers an apprentice program where children 12 years old and older can receive more in-depth training about yoga and help with younger students and summer camps.

The lessons taught at FlyKids work to enhance emotional well-being and coach students to breathe properly, improve postures and develop positive affirmations to filter out negative thoughts, Vaughn said.

Children also have a different way about approaching yoga—without fear, she said. They openly embrace the chance to be creative and make up their own poses.

"That's what's cool about kids," she said. "They don't have a lot of judgment yet. They're not as self-critical as adults are yet, and that's why I wanted a kids yoga studio. … They're natural yogis."

FlyKids Yoga
631 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. A, Southlake
Hours: Mon. 5:15-7:15 p.m., Tue. 4-6:15 p.m.,
Wed. 4:15-7:15 p.m., Thu. 5:30-6:30 p.m.,
Fri. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Sat. 9:45 a.m.-1:35 p.m.,
Sundays reserved for special events and parties

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