STATES WITH HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF ETHNIC SPENDING
SAFE IN CALIFORNIA
SIX CALIFORNIA CITIES LISTED AMONG AMERICA'S 25 SAFEST
Six cities in the state of California -- more than any other state -- are among the top 25 safest cities in America, according to the 13th annual Safest City Award. California's "safest" cities are Mission Viejo (#3), Irvine (#7), Thousand Oaks (#11), Lake Forest (#15), Simi Valley (#17), and Chino Hills (#21). Brick, NJ, was named "America's Safest City."
The Safest City Award is based on a city's rate for six basic crime categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft. All cities with populations of 75,000 or more that reported crime data to the FBI for the six crime categories were included in the rankings. In this year's survey, 371 cities were considered for the award.
FEED THE PEOPLE
FALLEN FRUIT is a mapping and manifesto for all the free fruit we can find. Every day there is food somewhere going to waste. We encourage you to find it, tend and harvest it. If you own property, plant food on your perimeter. Share with the world and the world will share with you. Barter, don't buy! Give things away! You have nothing to lose but your hunger!
WE ASK all of you to petition your cities and towns to support community gardens and only plant fruit-bearing trees in public parks. Let our streets be lined with apples and pears! Demand that all parking lots is landscaped with fruit trees which provide shade, clean the air and feed the people.
A SPECTER is haunting our cities: barren landscapes with foliage and flowers, but nothing to eat. Fruit can grow almost anywhere, and can be harvested by everyone. Our cities are planted with frivolous and ugly landscaping, sad shrubs and neglected trees, whereas they should burst with ripe produce. Great sums of money are spent on young trees, water and maintenance. While these trees are beautiful, they could be healthy, fruitful and beautiful.
Homebuyers might say they want to live on a cul-de-sac or near a golf course, but are they willing to pay for these desirable features? It depends. In an NAR survey, recent buyers were asked whether they'd have been willing to pay more for features missing from their neighborhood. Golf courses attracted the fewest buyers but had the highest perceived value: $1,683.
Source: NAR Profile of Buyers' Home Feature Preferences
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Approximately one in 33 California vehicles has a personalized license plate.
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