As the world rang in 2013 with spectacular fireworks displays and showers of confetti, the specter of economic uncertainty and searing violence dimmed some festivities and weighed on the minds of revelers hoping for a better year.
Past its own New Year's deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America's divided government to the limit.
A former Marin County attorney convicted previously for practicing law without a license was arrested again after failing to show up to serve three-month sentence for another crime.
The following "Local Notes" appeared in The Daily Transcript's Jan. 2, 1920, issue:
It is reported that approximately $15,000 changed hands in the bets incident upon the 1 1/2 mile barge race yesterday afternoon, in which the crew of the Birmingham made a spectacular finish ten lengths ahead of the Salem oarsmen.
Bright and early this morning local enumerators began their work in this city and counting the population and collecting other information for the decennial census. For the first time since the first census was taken women are serving as supervisors.
Travel from Los Angeles to this city both by stage and by rail is reported increasing rapidly and is much heavier this year than during the corresponding period last year. The auto stages alone are bringing down an average of 200 persons a day.
Mrs. Charles Molyneaux and her 7-year-old son, of Encinitas, injured last night at Ocean Beach, when their automobile ran into a telephone pole, said to located almost in the middle of the road. The machine was driven by Mr. Molyneaux, who, while bruised, escaped with fewer injuries than his wife and son.
A social meeting next Monday afternoon will follow the business of the San Diego Society of New England Women, at which Louise M. Alcott will be the author for the day.
The Deal of the Week seller was represented by Tucker Hohenstein, Chris Williams and Mike Erwin, of Colliers International.
(AP) -- A New York state appellate panel has drastically cut the prison time for two former construction executives sentenced to up to 20 years for faking concrete and steel safety tests in New York City.
Tue, Jan 1, 2013
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