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We begin tonight's MilesTones with a story on page A10 in today's East County Times (California), which tells about a homeowner's dilemma. The photo caption says this: "A gate to the Peppertree subdivision is locked. The developer abandoned the project after some moved in. Donna Pringle and her dog, Fiona, play in front of A LOCKED CLUBHOUSE THAT HAS BEEN LOCKED." (!) That's about as definite as you can get. 

Another news classic was published by the Times this past Wednesday (pg.AA2), headlined; "Man Pleads Guilty in Motorcycle Crash Case." The astonishing report states: "A Sausalito man pleaded guilty Tuesday in a drunken motorcycle crash that ejected him and his girlfiend from Orinda onto a San Rafael freeway onramp." How's that again?

Figuring the crash occurred at the city lines, a map was checked which shows that the cities are miles apart. They must have hit pretty hard to fly through the air at that distance and then land on concrete. Bet that hurt! Since they were both sloshed, maybe not.

It took several reads to finally understand that the dutiful reporter was attempting to inform us that the girlfriend was FROM Orinda. It's back to journalism school for those writers at The Times.

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