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‘Miracle on 85th Street’: How a Huge Dog Saved My Child’s Life

‘Miracle on 85th Street’: How a Huge Dog Saved My Child’s Life

I was a young mother living with my husband, my young son and my cat in New York City. When you live in New York City, since you cannot go out in the backyard, you take the baby’s stroller, put in all the things you might need (diapers, wipes, hats, sunscreen, juice etc.), and you […]

A reporter’s one year journey reporting on— 45th President Donald J. Trump “Making America Great Again”

A reporter’s one year journey reporting on— 45th President Donald J. Trump “Making America Great Again”

By Michael Hernandez, January 20, 2018 Editor’s note: Mr. Hernandez has published a collection of President Trump’s most significant activities every week since the inauguration as “Trump Briefs”. Here are all of them to date, plus a few extras: The following 52 weekly columns were published with the intent of providing balanced coverage of the first […]

Permanent Water Rationing is Coming to California

Permanent Water Rationing is Coming to California

. by Edward Ring . Have you experienced water faucets that spray tiny jets of water onto your hands? You know, those eight tiny jets of water, each about 1.0 millimeter in diameter, that are emitted with so much pressure that the paltry quantity of water bounces off your skin before you can get it wet […]

24 hidden Android settings you should know about

24 hidden Android settings you should know about

Master your Android phone. Customize your phone to better suit your needs. Adrien via Unsplash Android phones come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, but within, they all run the same basic operating system.

Father Follows Intuition, Hires Helicopter and Finds Injured Son in Crash

Father Follows Intuition, Hires Helicopter and Finds Injured Son in Crash

When an Australian father went to the police about his missing son, they assured him that he was simply overreacting – but it’s a good thing that he didn’t listen to them, because he turned out to be correct.

Santa Paula Family Loses Cider Business to Thomas Fire

Santa Paula Family Loses Cider Business to Thomas Fire

By Tim Pompey When you think of the Thomas Fire, you are struck by the size. 281,893 acres burned. 1,063 structures destroyed. Another 280 damaged. At its peak, 8,500 firefighters fought the blaze, the largest mobilization of firefighters for any wildfire in California history. What you tend to overlook are the individual stories of people […]

Stranger Gives the Boots Off His Feet to Freezing Homeless Man on the Subway

Stranger Gives the Boots Off His Feet to Freezing Homeless Man on the Subway

Jessica Bell, an attorney and advocate in Chicago was riding the subway home late last Friday evening when she witnessed a spontaneous act of kindness that brought tears to her eyes. A homeless man, who later said he was from Louisiana, pulled his swollen feet from a flimsy pair of running shoes that were clearly […]

Cheers to The Annex — Dreams Come True at the Collection 

Cheers to The Annex — Dreams Come True at the Collection 

By Raven West Four years ago, Mike Pynn, General Manager for the Collection at River Park, along with representatives from CenterCal Properties, Shea Properties, and Oaktree Property Investments came together to plan a unique experience for the residents of Ventura County. What resulted is The Annex – Ventura County’s first public market. “We had a […]

Cold weather is the best time to look at—and photograph—the night sky

Cold weather is the best time to look at—and photograph—the night sky

Grab your coat and your camera, then head out under the stars. Spray Lakes Reservoir Jack Fusco shot this image with a Sony A7R Mark II camera and a wide-angle 20mm Sigma Art lens. Jack Fusco When the temperatures drop, it’s tempting to bundle up inside and live the hermit life until the sun comes […]

A Blight On Mankind: Human Trafficking — Modern Day Slavery

A Blight On Mankind: Human Trafficking — Modern Day Slavery

We believe that slavery had been defeated in one our country’s bloodiest confrontation.  The Civil War may have closed a chapter in our nation’s history of legalized slavery, forever closing that it.  However, slavery still exists, and not only in remote corners of the globe but in our own backyards.  Once again we as Americans […]

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