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Taco Bell offers Breakfast Menu at 750 Restaurants

Taco Bell FirstMeal Breakfast Menu expands in Western US - Taco Bell

(Best Syndication News) - Taco Bell launched their FirstMeal™ breakfast menu items on January 26, 2012, in the Western United States. This includes restaurants in California and Arizona. Breakfast will be served at the participating locations starting at 8 or 9 am up until 11 am. The participating restaurants will open one hour earlier than before.

They will have a 99-cent breakfast deals up to $2.79 for a Grande Skillet Burrito, along with combo meals priced at $3.99. They offer branded breakfast food such as Johnsonville®, Cinnabon®, Tropicana, and Seattle’s Best Coffee.

Taco Bell completed a test run of the FirstMeal menu at 150 stores in four markets. This included restaurants in Calif., Oklahoma City, Tucson, Ariz., and Dayton, Ohio. Now, 750 Taco Bell restaurants will make the breakfast menu available to their customers.

Artist to Bury Boeing 727 Airplane in Mojave Desert

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(Best Syndication News) - Swiss artist, Chistoph Buchel, will be burying a Boeing 727 commercial airplane in the Mojave Desert as installation art if Kern County approves the project. The airplane will be buried 38 feet underground near Boron, California. Tourists would be able to view the airplane because the artist wants to dig a tunnel to the decommissioned plane. There will be a working bathroom on the airplane for the tourist to use.

A local Bakersfield news report by KGET, reported that the project is called “Terminal.” Buchel was inspired by the mining and aviation history, which inspired this idea of unearthing the ground to put an airplane there. A Kern County representative said during the KGET interview that Buchel has been working on getting the clearance for the 5 acres where they plan to install the artwork. Final decision by the planning commission by the end of this month. If approved at the end of the month, “Terminal” could be completed by as early as this fall. Groups of five can book a drive from the LA Museum of Contemporary Art and currently the museum is planning two or three trips weekly to the underground airplane.

Congressman Says No to SOPA but Disappointed over KeyStone Pipeline Decision

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(Best Syndication News) After a concerted protest effort by Wikepedia, Google and other websites last week, Congressman Buck McKeon and other congressional leaders said they would not support the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).


The California Congressman says that he was deluged with emails when Wikipedia shutdown their website for one day. “On Wednesday, my offices received an extraordinary amount of calls and emails from constituents concerned with the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)”, McKeon tells Best Syndication.

California Home Sales increase in December

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(Best Syndication News) - California housing sales increased 15.5 percent in December compared to November sales numbers. Around 37,734 new construction homes, resale homes, and condominiums sold in the state, which was up from November’s number of 32,669 sales. The average home-sale volume in California is 44,063, according to the latest Data Quick report.

There is still more room for improvement in California housing values. The median price was $246,000, which increased only 0.8 percent or $2,000 from November’s values. The median home price declined 3.1 percent when comparing to the year-over-year price. In December 2010, the median sale price was $254,000. The lowest median home price in California was in April 2009, when it reached an average price of $221,000. Comparatively, the highest median value was in the early part of 2007, when the average price was $484,000.

Supervisors Agree to Cut Benefits

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(Best Syndication News) At their meeting this week, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors (BOS) agreed to cut their benefits. The move could save the taxpayer more than $240,000 per year.

David Wert, a spokesperson for the county, tells Best Syndication that during last year’s Grand Jury review of salaries, it was determined that changes needed to be made. Although the county charter limits the salaries to comparable salaries in Orange and Riverside Counties, the benefits were out of line.

This prompted Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford to propose a change.

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