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Thousand Oaks man arrested for burglary

According to the Ventura County Star, a Thousand Oaks man was arrested Friday in connection with burglary, forgery, grand theft and possession.

Police said deputies with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a burglary in the 1000 block of La Grange Avenue around 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. Upon investigation, deputies identified the burglar as 25-year-old Brandon Stein, who was also a suspect in an August forgery and theft, the article reported.

Stein was apprehended and detained with stolen property and Methamphetamine on his person, according to the VC Star.   Authorities reported finding more stolen property throughout Stein’s residence, including property linked to previous burglaries and thefts in the Thousand Oaks area.

Dominos gives man free pizza for a year

According to ABC7, a Berkeley man is being rewarded with a year’s worth of free pizza after he returned a wad of cash accidentally delivered with his Domino’s order.

Mike Vegas said he ordered a pie and some wings from the pizza chain on Friday. Of the two items, he ate a slice of pizza and put the remaining in the fridge, only to find $1,300 in the wing container when he went back for leftovers, reported the article. It turns out, the delivery driver had been on his way to the bank, with Vegas’ residence being his last stop, states the piece.

“I wanted to keep it, believe me. But I can’t, I can’t do it,” Vegas said.

Having put the cash in the wing box for safekeeping, the delivery driver is very grateful to Vegas, saying “honest people are hard to find these days,” quotes ABC7.

Obama discourages government shutdown

At the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation awards dinner, President Barack Obama spoke that Congress should not shut down the federal government at the end of the month over a dispute surrounding funding for Planned Parenthood, accoring to The Wall Street Journal.

According to The WSJ, a group of House Republicans have said they want to attach a provision, that would limit federal funding for Planned Parenthood, to a must-pass spending bill. Democrats have vowed to protect Planned Parenthood, creating an impasse that could trigger a government shut down when the new fiscal year begins on Oct. 1.

The conflict is rooted in an activist group’s undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials “talking about fees for procuring fetal tissue for medical researchers,” the article stated.

The videos have become an issue in the 2016 presidential race.

Kristen Hansen
Staff Proofreader
Published September 23rd, 2015