Opinion: Teaching kids to protect themselves from human trafficking

There are signs of human trafficking all around us. But, like most of us, if you don’t know what to look for you probably miss them. The same is true for our children. Not only do they not know what to look for, but they are also especially vulnerable because of their age and their access to technology. However, when someone, especially a young person, knows how to recognize the signs of human trafficking, they can—and do—avoid becoming victims. Because of forward thinking legislators and a governor committed to protecting our children, every student in California will learn about both sex and labor trafficking and how to avoid victimization. The… Read More

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Opinion: Teaching kids to protect themselves from human trafficking

There are signs of human trafficking all around us. But, like most of us, if you don’t know what to look for you probably miss them. Related Articles Santa Cruz, Monterey counties still hubs for human trafficking Bay Area sex offender kidnapped woman and girl for human trafficking, force-fed them meth How Albert Pujols and his wife Deidre brought the fight against sex trafficking to MLB Charged with kidnapping woman into sex trafficking through dating site, East Bay man takes plea deal The same is true for our children. Not only do they not know what to look for, but they are also especially vulnerable because of their age and… Read More

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Trump claimed that he dumped all of his stocks right before the Black Monday crash in 1987

Black Monday, October 19, 1987 was the day of the largest one day stock market drop in history. Then-real estate investor Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal the next day that he had dumped all his stock in the preceding months before the crash. “I think the market is going to go down further, there are just too many things wrong with the country,” Trump said. On Monday, October 18, 1987 the stock market was rocked by the worst one day fall in history with the Dow Jones industrial average falling 508 points, or 22.7%. Luckily, now-President, then-real estate investor Donald Trump claimed to have sold all of his… Read More

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Santa Clara County schools chief reportedly on his way out

SAN JOSE — Jon Gundry, who brought stability to the chaotic Santa Clara County Office of Education, appears to be on his way out as schools superintendent, over friction with board members and allegations of harassment. The county board of education is negotiating a mid-contract exit plan with Gundry, 62, according to several sources who declined to release confidential details. If he leaves, Gundry will be the fourth consecutive superintendent ushered out by the seven-member board. Jon Gundry (Courtesy Santa Clara County Office of Education) “I’m proud of the work I’ve done here,” Gundry said. “I know I’m not perfect but I think I’ve done a good job.” Oddly enough,… Read More

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A Florida brewery really wants a Richard Spencer boycott

Richard Spencer (Credit: Getty/Chip Somodevilla) As Gainesville, Florida, braces for a scheduled speaking event to be delivered by Richard Spencer, a local brewery is offering free beer to make sure Spencer speaks to as many empty seats as possible. Alligator Brewing Co., is offering customers a free beer for every two tickets traded in — all of which they say will be destroyed — creating empty seats for Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida on Thursday afternoon. Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott has already declared a state of emergency ahead of the event in the anticipation of protests. Spencer, who heads the alt-right think tank National Policy Institute, recently… Read More

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