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Citizen calls police, complains about sales near school

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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 12:29 am, Fri Jan 31, 2014.

COEUR d'ALENE - Coeur d'Alene city police shut down a knife-selling operation Thursday in the parking lot of the TAJ convenience store across the street from Lakes Magnet Middle School.

A citizen, who asked not to be named, complained to the police and The Press about the operation being too close to the school. The complaint led officers to check out the outdoor, table-top business being conducted by two brothers in front of the convenience store.

"They were selling all kinds of different knives," said Sgt. Christie Wood. "There is a city ordinance that says you cannot sell merchandise without a permit, except for plants." The sellers were offering a wide variety of the sharp instruments including throwing knives, folding pocket knives, knives with spring-loaded blades and machetes.

The citizen, who lives in the neighborhood, said he complained because he was concerned about the operation being so close to a school.

"I have no problem with the right to bear arms. In fact, I own guns and knives," he said. "My problem is with all the school killings going on all over the country, does this make sense to let these guys sell knives to school kids?

"And these aren't just kitchen knives; these are knives that could be used to butcher somebody."

The two men who were selling the knives said they were just trying help out their family's business. And while they contend selling knives to minors is not against the law, they say they won't do it without parental consent.

"We are really careful about who we sell to," said Jacob Settle, who was selling the knives with his brother, Jedidah. "If a 16-year-old wants to buy a knife, we have them call their parents to get permission first."

Settle said for the past 12 years his family has owned and operated a consignment business selling knives in glass cases at many convenience stores, but a recent string of family problems has them selling in front of the TAJ convenience store.

"My dad was diagnosed with stage-four cancer, so we are out here trying to help the family out," he said. "They took care of me for 22 years, so now I want to help them."

Settle said his mother and father have nine children, and even though they would probably qualify for welfare, they don't accept any government assistance.

He said the family lives a self-sustaining lifestyle. His father personally delivered all nine of his children. They make almost all of their own clothing, and home-schooled all of their children.

"We have always lived like that," Settle said, explaining that they usually sell knives at carnivals and rodeos, but in the winter there are not many opportunities to do that. ??We've had a lot of family problems, so we are just trying to make a living."

Settle acknowledged that he does get complaints from time to time, but that's just part of the business.

"One guy even asked me if I had a conscience," he said. "Well, some people like guns and knives, and then there are those who don't."

The police asked the Settles to cease operations until they secure the proper permits from the city. Wood said if the Settles return without the proper licensing, they could face charges.

"If they come back, we will make sure they have the proper license," she said. "We understand the concern."

Laura Rumpler, spokeswoman for Coeur d'Alene public schools, told The Press that the knife-selling operation has been a concern for administrators at Lakes middle school for about two years.

"They've been diligent about communicating to the students that they cannot have knives in school," Rumpler said.

She said that Lakes Principal Jeff Bengtson and the school resource officer have been monitoring the situation and thought that the knife sales were legal because they were taking place on the convenience store's private property.

There is no evidence that the operation put knives in the hands of students at the middle school. Rumpler said Bengtson has not had to bring a Lakes student to a board expulsion hearing for a knife-related weapons offense any time this school year.

Ironically, shortly after police shut down the knife-selling operation on Thursday, a small knife was confiscated from a sixth-grade boy at Lakes.

It was an engraved Boy Scout pocket knife, a gift from the child's parents.

"It was totally unrelated. It fell out of his jacket pocket. He didn't even know he had it," Rumpler said. "But because we have a zero tolerance policy on knives, the student was suspended."

Under the school district's new weapons policy that was adopted last September, the student was not expelled and will not have to attend an expulsion hearing because the incident did not involve "brandishing" or "intent." Thursday's incident has been deemed a juvenile discipline issue which calls for parental notification and a one-day suspension, Rumpler said. The weapons policy was changed to accommodate situations like the one that occurred Thursday at Lakes.

Previously, school district policy and procedures required that all students caught with knives, regardless of the situation, had to be expelled and have a hearing before being allowed to return to school.

During the 2012-13 school year there were 50 student disciplinary hearings that went before the school board in Coeur d'Alene. Of those cases, 20 involved pocket knives and in each instance, the board immediately reinstated the student.

"The suspension still offers us an opportunity for a student to have a lesson learned, and for us to work with parents to make sure they understand the seriousness of the situation," Rumpler said.

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38 comments:

  • concernedcitizen posted at 9:35 am on Sun, Feb 2, 2014.

    concernedcitizen Posts: 2530

    Of course jj is all about paying the over inflated corrupt govt.

     
  • charliek60 posted at 8:34 am on Sat, Feb 1, 2014.

    charliek60 Posts: 204

    what about the creeps that sell glass pipes at the convevence store across the street

     
  • PLATOS APPRENTICE posted at 7:22 am on Sat, Feb 1, 2014.

    PLATOS APPRENTICE Posts: 4

    Only the closed mind is ever certain....

     
  • JimmyJohn posted at 12:15 am on Sat, Feb 1, 2014.

    JimmyJohn Posts: 263

    idaho love, you've lost it. they might test in the 85th percentile and get higher SAT scores but they are light-years behind in socialization skills. being successfully is just as much about communication and understanding human behavior then it is intelligence. this article is about two kids selling merchandise without a permit and you turned it into some ideological rant about homeschooling and liberal brainwashing.

     
  • IdahoLOVE posted at 10:14 pm on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    IdahoLOVE Posts: 84

    "educated beyond your worldview." See buddy, that's the fallacy of the left-wing mind. They pretend that the government is neutral. The problem with your premise is that it assumes the public schools don't take a side, but a parent will. This is similar to the way that liberals portray the media. They talk about "straight reporting" from ABC, NBC, and CBS -- and laud the value of the media "not taking sides" even though only 4% of reporters actually identify as Republicans. (Goldberg, 2002, pg. 123). Four percent?!! And as for your depiction of my children as future government dependents, my kids are far more likely to own their own business. According to Forbes, homeschooled students consistently score 15-30 points above the national average on the SAT. They also test in the 86th percentile of the general population. Maybe your kids can work for mine if they learn to have better manners than you. But then being a lefty--I doubt any of the facts that I've presented will matter. Liberal progressives don't do well with facts. I get it. Don't feel too bad.

     
  • cdanative33 posted at 9:31 pm on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    cdanative33 Posts: 353

    Woahh brother!! I guess I hit a nerve with my " shouldn't sell fighting knives near schools" talk...my bad! The irony of your post is that your kids will more than likely end up dependent on the government because you've decided to not allow them to be educated beyond your world view. Actually, fine with me...it keeps the class size down for my kids.

     
  • JimmyJohn posted at 7:51 pm on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    JimmyJohn Posts: 263

    The State should look into whether they are collecting and paying state sales taxes.

     
  • IdahoLOVE posted at 6:11 pm on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    IdahoLOVE Posts: 84

    You know--and it would seem to me that most reasonable people should agree that some of the things taught in our schools to our children pose a much greater risk to our children than knives being sold near a middle school. But then---a left-wing guy like yourself probably views the curriculum as quite positive even though it glorifies the state, undermines the founding fathers as racists, and presents evolution as fact while denying the existence of God. But just keep telling yourself that knives near a middle school are a huge threat--without showing a shred of evidence that any knife near a school has ever been used to harm anyone. The school system itself is the real threat to our children--and that is exactly why I won't let any of my kids near one--a government school that is.

     
  • cdanative33 posted at 5:39 pm on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    cdanative33 Posts: 353

    It seems to me that most reasonable people would agree that selling machetes, throwing knives, butterfly knives, and switch blades 100 feet from a middle school isn't ideal regardless of the motives of the vendor...I'm glad that local ordinances allowed reason to prevail.

     
  • JimmyJohn posted at 3:41 pm on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    JimmyJohn Posts: 263

    law requires a permit so get a permit, pretty simple. your point about the california's is interesting, most of the california transplants i know are way more conservative than the conservative locals i know.

     
  • JimmyJohn posted at 3:39 pm on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    JimmyJohn Posts: 263

    people get cancer and families have problems everyday, does not create an excuse to disregard the law. the law requires a permit so get a permit. many people are posting about the private property aspect, but its not the taj that is selling the knife, the taj is allowing a private vendor to come on to their property to sell, so i imagine that is why they need a permit.

     
  • IdahoLOVE posted at 2:42 pm on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    IdahoLOVE Posts: 84

    BINGO Screen Name. This is private property. Unless there is something more to this permit process than is provided on the CDA website -- the police have no right to deny them an ability to sell these goods. The ordinance I'm reading involves public places like the park, sidewalks, etc. I can't see how the city can deny these kids from doing this -- unless there is a different ordinance which I am not aware of.

     
  • IdahoLOVE posted at 2:32 pm on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    IdahoLOVE Posts: 84

    Karen Hood. Thanks for the good points. I will be sure to buy some knives from these kids as soon as they are back in business. The people of this town should stand up to government bullies who stand in the way of kids making an honest living and supporting their families. I fully intend to patronize their business as soon as they are working again.

     
  • IdahoLOVE posted at 2:24 pm on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    IdahoLOVE Posts: 84

    Christie Wood has really become a menace to the people of this town. Ms. Wood: Please leave our businesses and our kids alone. It wasn't enough for you to push a pro-LGBT ordinance down all of our throats and to force Christian bakers to make cakes for gay couples ... now you drive away hard-working kids selling knives in a state where fishing and hunting are commonplace? Get a permit--fine. But was this really such a big deal? And if this is such a threat to school children... are we really to believe that there is a single child in any of these schools without access to sharp knives of every sort in the kitchen cabinet at their home? Let's call this what this is: an attempt to brainwash more of our kids from the earliest age that we have no right to possess any object that the government deems to be uncivilized.

     
  • Screen Name posted at 2:09 pm on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    Screen Name Posts: 643

    The City owns the parking lot of a private business?

    All that reading and no comprehension...

     
  • Intrepid posted at 1:32 pm on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    Intrepid Posts: 916

    Okay, get the permit.... lesson learned. If there is reason for the permit to be denied then it will be up to the clerk at that time to let them know.

    Ironically as teen I had need for a pocket knife, even at school. I never did as an adult, mostly because I had the correct tools available to me without having to carry any of them on my person. This is a region where hunting and fishing are common recreation. Marketing these blades to teens here is a good idea, not necessarily reckless. Imagine this same scenario in East L.A. where there is little need for recreational uses.

    So these boys made an administrative boo boo. Skip all the whining and hand wringing. The Visigoths are not storming the city wielding blood drenched hatchets and swords. Jeesh already.

     
  • Downtowner posted at 1:31 pm on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    Downtowner Posts: 93

    Food/Vendor Permit - Required for any Vendor wishing to sell food or other products on any City owned property. This includes parks, beaches, docks. sidewalks, City streets etc. 21 day advance application and City Council approval is required. For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.

    All that work and the answer is in your post...

     
  • hayden_guy posted at 11:57 am on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    hayden_guy Posts: 397

    If they are not following the law, it is not an honest living that they are making.
    If the laws are not liked, they need to be changed through the proper procedures. Breaking the laws just because one does not like them does not allow a society to function properly.

     
  • hayden_guy posted at 11:46 am on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    hayden_guy Posts: 397

    Mighty strong words, I wonder if you (concerned citizen) could say that to the police officer's face. My guess is no.

     
  • AnonymousCda posted at 11:41 am on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    AnonymousCda Posts: 240

    A phone call is not an official way to get consent of a legal parent. They parent needs to be present of the sale.
    I love knives and guns. An local businesses. Care less about permits. But from checking age, parents permission might as well also check if the kids are taking psycho/depression prescription drugs if your really aware of the killing in Schools today.

     
  • Screen Name posted at 11:35 am on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    Screen Name Posts: 643

    Is a knife needed for the neutering? I know a guy who has some for sale.

     
  • Blakecarson40 posted at 11:03 am on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    Blakecarson40 Posts: 254

    The neutering of America continues. Some would be scared of their own shadow.

     
  • cdanative33 posted at 10:41 am on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    cdanative33 Posts: 353

    Out on the street selling drugs or selling knives next to a middle school...not sure which is worse.

     
  • Big Bear posted at 10:38 am on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    Big Bear Posts: 220

    Yep. It looks like namby-pamby nation has some members alive and nosy-parker well in our town.

    They need to be ostracized. Accepting namby-pambies is detrimental to a functioning society. Their fear is contagious.

     
  • Karen Hood posted at 10:29 am on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    Karen Hood Posts: 2

    This story disgusts me and is the very reason I moved from a different state many years ago to live here. I live near this store and have seen these good kids making an honest living. The TAJ is FAR from what that school needs next to it and the neighbor who complained should be ashamed of himself. These kids make their own clothes? They are helping their dad out who has stage 4 cancer ... and the good old CDA Police officers couldn't leave these kids alone. I have bought knives from them and they are honest, hard working kids. I have seen kids come to their table and saw with my own eyes that they won't sell to any minors without parents consent. They were doing nothing illegal except maybe not getting a proper permit. I will pay for their permit! And I will tell the "concerned neighbor" who complained to get a life or better yet... help these kids to make money for their dying father. Put your money where your mouth is. If anyone doesn't like what I have to say then you can go to www.survival.com and write to me personally!! And the CDA Police should have taken more care in dealing with these very good boys. I guess they'd rather have them out on the street selling drugs. Just disgusting.

     
  • ceres57 posted at 10:19 am on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    ceres57 Posts: 143

    Remember when Cd'A had men? Now we call in the law because someone is selling pocket knives.

     
  • Righty-O posted at 9:46 am on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    Righty-O Posts: 280

    Wow, slander much?

     
  • petand posted at 9:41 am on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    petand Posts: 118

    Those frugs, foreigners and felons will be the death of you! Watch out! This comment reads like someone high on frugs.

     
  • REDLINE posted at 8:57 am on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    REDLINE Posts: 96

    Another "FRESH START" for Coeur d'Alene!

     
  • CaiusCosades posted at 8:07 am on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    CaiusCosades Posts: 370

    But it's okay to sell booze for decades next to the school?

     
  • 986crazy posted at 8:00 am on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    986crazy Posts: 379

    "why didn't the school resource officer have their permit checked?". That is an excellent question. Maybe the SRO did, but we have no idea. I think the CDA Press should follow up on that. THAT is the story here.

     
  • concernedcitizen posted at 7:47 am on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    concernedcitizen Posts: 2530

    "why didn't the school resource officer have their permit checked?"

    Because they are a government paid employee and govt paid employees do NOTHING more than they have to or until they are called on their incompetence.

     
  • AG11b1p posted at 7:42 am on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    AG11b1p Posts: 14

    "And these aren't just kitchen knives; these are knives that could be used to butcher somebody"

    Hmmm, as opposed to an actual butchers knife that is in every kitchen, that is used for butchering?

    The fixation people have with "scary" looking items is ridiculous. In reality most "scary" looking knives are horrible implements for killing people.

    Throwing knives? Only if you practiced a lot.
    Folding knives? C'mon really... everyone owns these.
    Spring loaded knives? Sounds cool, doesn't make them any deadlier.
    Machetes? Well that will ruin a day, but it's not like it's easily concealable.

    This whole, "OMG! I see scary things near a school. I have to call the police." Is getting out of hand in our country. Kids who decide to cause harm at their schools don't make impulse decisions to do it. They plan and prepare for it because they are mentally disturbed. A knife vendor "near" a school isn't the problem. Broken families and poor parenting are.

     
  • Cdajon posted at 7:27 am on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    Cdajon Posts: 327

    Keep your kids away from the taj. They sell cigarettes and and alcohol to minors all the time. The deal frugs out of their as well. They we busted a while back for selling smuggled cigarettes from the reservation. They pay people $200 to smuggle. It's a bad place run by bad people who don't care about us. They are foreigners. The employees who work there are felons.

     
  • Screen Name posted at 6:54 am on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    Screen Name Posts: 643

    Exactly what permit do these guys need and under what Ordinance?

    The info below is from the CDA City website. I see nothing pertaining to knife sales on private property. Maybe the Press can follow up and get some specifics.

    Alcohol License - Required for all establishments serving beer, wine , and hard liquor. Apply early, as application must be approved by City Council. State and County license also required. For new licenses, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229, as there are limits on areas of sale. For license renewals, CLICK HERE to download application.

    Arcade License - Required for all firms with 10 or more amusement machines in operation on their premises. For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.

    Building Permit – Required when constructing, altering or repairing a building. For more information, please call the Building Department, 769-2267.

    Burn Permit - Required to burn waste material within the city limits. For more information, please call the Fire Department, 769-2340.

    Childcare License - Required for all persons caring for two or more children from more than one set of parents. Criminal history background check, Health inspection, Fire inspection required. Childcare Licensing Packet. For individual childcare licenses (new or renewal), CLICK HERE to download application. For new childcare facilities, CLICK HERE to download application. For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.

    Construction Permits (Hazardous Operations) - For information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229, or the Fire Department, 769-2340.

    Curb Painting Permit - Required for anyone painting house numbers on curbs. For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.

    Demolition Permit – Required when tearing down a building. For more information, please call the Building Department, 769-2267.

    Designated Manufactured Home Setting Permit – Required when moving a manufactured home to a private city lot. For more information, please call the Building Department, 769-2267.

    Discharge Permits - All commercial or industrial facilities that discharge non-domestic wastewater into the city’s sewer system must obtain a discharge permit from the utility. For more information, please call the Wastewater Department, 769-2281.

    Drain Layer Registration - Required for any company/persons laying any service pipe or doing excavation that is, or will be, connected to the waterworks or sewer system of the City. Not required if Idaho State Plumbing license held. Bond and proof of insurance required. Please CLICK HERE to download an application form. For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.

    Detective License - Required for any person/agency performing investigations or investigative work within the City limits. Agency licenses require five years previous law enforcement experience. Criminal history background check required. Please CLICK HERE to download an application form. For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.

    Encroachments Permits - Required when operating heavy equipment or performing work on or near a city right-of way. For more information, please call the Building Department, 769-2267.

    Fire Code/Alarm/Sprinkler System Plan Review - For more information, please call the Fire Department, 769-2340.

    Fireworks Permits - Required for any persons wishing to sell or display fireworks within the Coeur d' Alene City limits. Filing deadline for sales is May 15. Approval by City Council and subject to inspections by Fire Department. For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229. For special displays, please call the Fire Department, 769-2340.

    Flood Plain Permits - For construction in the Flood Plain, please call the Building Department, 769-2267.

    Food/Vendor Permit - Required for any Vendor wishing to sell food or other products on any City owned property. This includes parks, beaches, docks. sidewalks, City streets etc. 21 day advance application and City Council approval is required. For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.

    Hazardous Materials/Hazardous Operations Permits - Examples include carnivals/fairs, batteries, compressed gases, cutting & welding, dry cleaning, explosives, flammible liquids, liquid pretroleum gas, open burning, refrigeration equipment, storage of scrap tires, waste handling facilities, etc. For more information, please call the Fire Department, 769-2340.

    Home Occupation Certificate - Required for any person conducting any activity for compensation from their residence. This includes home computer businesses, home offices etc. To renew your home occupation certficate, please CLICK HERE to download an application form. New applicants should contact the City Clerk's Office for more information, 769-2229.

    Kennel License - Required for all commercial kennels. Non-Commercial Kennel license required for all households possessing, harboring, or maintaining more than four dogs over six months of age, within the City limits. For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.

    Massage License - Required for any facility other than a regularly licensed physician or hospital, who engages in treatment by application of mechanical/manual manipulation of soft tissues of human body and /or by use of sweat, or any other kind of bath. Criminal history background check required. For a NEW massage facility license, CLICK HERE to download the application form. To RENEW a massage facility license, CLICK HERE to download the application form. For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.

    Mechanical Permit – Required for installation, alteration or repair of a heating, ventilating or air conditioning system. For more information, please call the Building Department, 769-2267.

    Mechanical Home Setting Permit – Required when moving a manufactured home. For more information, please call the Building Department, 769-2267.

    Mobile Home Park License - Required for all Mobile Home Parks within the city limits. Fire Department Inspection annually. For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.

    Moving Permit - Required when moving a building to a new location. For more information, please call the Building Department, 769-2267.

    Outdoor Eating Permits - Encroachment permit required for all establishments extending premises by placing tables/chairs on sidewalks or other City property for outdoor eating purposes. If alcohol served, sidewalk must be cored & barriers installed. Also required for outside seating on private property. For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.

    Parade/Public Assembly/Block Watch/Street Fairs Permit - Required for any event requiring street blockages, or activity occurring whereby traffic/pedestrian travel will be impeded. 21 day advance application for events. 14 day advance application for Block watch Events. For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.

    Plumbing Permit – Required for installation, alteration or repair of a plumbing system. For more information, call the Building Department, 769-2267.

    Pretreatment Permits - All commercial or industrial facilities that discharge non-domestic wastewater into the city’s sewer system must obtain a discharge permit from the utility. For more information, please call the

    Wastewater Department, 769-2281.

    Re-Roof Permit – Required when repairing or replacing a building roof. For more information, please call the Building Department, 769-2267.

    Sign Permit - Required for any exterior signage, or attention getting device within City limits. Separate permit required per each sign. For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.

    Security License - Required for any agency/persons engaged in business of watching, guarding, protecting, any premises, property, or persons or who patrol streets, districts, or territories within the City limits for such purposes. Criminal history background check required. Please CLICK HERE to download an application form. For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.

    Site Development Permit - Allows commercial dirt work to begin before the issuance of a building permit. This permit also covers work where site development is required but a building permit is not required. For more information, please call the Building Department, 769-2267.

    Sprinkler Permit – Required when installing landscaping irrigation. For more information, please call the Building Department, 769-2267.

    Taxi Cab Company - License required to operate taxicab for hire within City limits. Vehicles must be inspected. Requires insurance. For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.

    Tree Permit - Tree permits are required before planting, pruning or removing trees within the right of way. For more information, please call the city's Urban Forester at 769-2266, or CLICK HERE to download a Permit Application.

    Tree Service License - Required by any person pruning, planting, topping, or removing a tree in which 51% or more of the tree trunk or shrub base at ground level is on public property or public right of way. Please CLICK HERE to download an application form. For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.

    Used Merchandise Dealer Permits (Business & Individual) - Required for all persons loaning money/receiving personal property as pledge with a conditional sales contract. Includes anyone engaging in business of buying, selling, or dealing in used or. secondhand personal property, rebuilt or reconditioned goods, wares or merchandise. Excludes car dealers holding dealer permits, or where merchandise consists of at least 90% objects of art, curios or household furniture. For an individual license, please CLICK HERE to download an application form. For a Used Merchandise Dealer license, please CLICK HERE to download an application form. To RENEW a Used Merchandise Deal License, please CLICK HERE to download an application form. For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.

    Title 5 - BUSINESS LICENSES AND REGULATIONS1
    Chapter 5.04: AUCTIONEERS
    Chapter 5.08: ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES; BEER1
    Chapter 5.12: ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES; WINE1
    Chapter 5.16: ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES; LIQUOR1
    Chapter 5.17: ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CATERING PERMITS
    Chapter 5.18: FOOD CONCESSIONS AND COMMERCIAL DISPLAYS1
    Chapter 5.19: NEWSRACK REGULATIONS
    Chapter 5.20: JUNK DEALERS(Rep. by 1993 Code)
    Chapter 5.24: SOUND TRUCKS OR LOUDSPEAKERS
    Chapter 5.28: MASSAGE FACILITIES AND SPAS
    Chapter 5.32: SECURITY AGENCIES AND AGENTS
    Chapter 5.36: MOBILE HOME PARKS1
    Chapter 5.40: MOVING PICTURE HOUSES(Rep. by 1993 Code)
    Chapter 5.44: OUTDOOR ASSEMBLIES1
    Chapter 5.48: PRIVATE DETECTIVES
    Chapter 5.52: USED MERCHANDISE DEALER REGULATIONS
    Chapter 5.56: TAXICABS
    Chapter 5.60: MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS TAXES
    Chapter 5.64: AMUSEMENT MACHINES AND ARCADES
    Chapter 5.68: CHILDCARE FACILITIES

     
  • downtowncda posted at 6:32 am on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    downtowncda Posts: 227

    Somebody that reads this article today will be in the position to offer jobs to these two who are in a very desperate situation. Will they step forward? Will they just read this and find an excuse to ignore this situation - or will they step up to the plate and help?

    It would be great to see a follow up article telling us that someone from our community stepped forward and offered these guys some decent jobs.

    If you don't want people on public assistance and they don't want to be on public assistance - give them a chance and give them a job or talk to someone you know who might be in the position to hire them.

     
  • lapua208 posted at 5:44 am on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    lapua208 Posts: 139

    Hmmmm...... so we have a self supporting family with a small business trying to make ends meet- seems like they try to do the right thing by not selling to young kids...... heck ya, let's put them out of business as fast as we can! Maybe some of the local Dems can take the family down to get public assistance? Please continue the "wussification" of our locals. Maybe a coalition of California transplants can brainstorm some solutions?

     
  • manana posted at 4:39 am on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    manana Posts: 179

    "We are really careful about who we sell to," said Jacob Settle, who was selling the knives with his brother, Jedidah. "If a 16-year-old wants to buy a knife, we have them call their parents to get permission first."

    That's a good one. No one in their right mind would believe that but a good one none the less. More to the point, why didn't the school resource officer have their permit checked? Not the brightest bulb on the tree I guess.

     
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