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The Age of the Machine: Robots Replacing People, Robots Serving People

The Age of the Machine: Robots Replacing People, Robots Serving People

About 30 years ago the personal computer began to make its way into regular use – and it went on to transform society and the way we live our lives. Kaspersky Lab’s experts decided to mark that anniversary by looking further into the future and imagining how information technology might develop and change our lives […]

21 years ago—Northridge earthquake: photos and memories from that fateful day

21 years ago—Northridge earthquake: photos and memories from that fateful day

By Celeste Greig Monday, January 17, 1994 the San Fernando Valley, along with several other cities and nearby counties, woke up at 4:35 AM to a brutal, and as it proved, deadly 6.7 magnitude earthquake.  The epicenter was in Reseda, but most of the 59 people who died, and the majority of damaged buildings, hospitals, […]

Feds retaliate on Bundy Ranch and People of Southern Nevada- attempt to put 2 million acres off limits

Feds retaliate on Bundy Ranch and People of Southern Nevada- attempt to put 2 million acres off limits

By George Miller (originally published on 10-31-14) A massive, direct federal assault on private property rights “Federal Register / Vol. 79, No.197 Notice, outlines plans to make the Bundy ranch and most of the rest of Southern Nevada, Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs). 90 days from October 10th, 2014 these proposals will become federal law […]

A Christmas Message for 2014

A Christmas Message for 2014

Christmas is here once again, and I truly hope that all of our readers will be able to enjoy time with loved ones and to experience the meaning of this special season. How uplifting it is to know that during our chaotic times we can celebrate and take strength from the birth of the One […]

Tracking Mr. Claus

Tracking Mr. Claus

Ever since the days of the Cold War (for those of you too young to remember, that had nothing to do with climate change) NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (formerly North American Air Defense Command that protected the US and Canada from the Soviets) has been keeping taps on one slippery character.  You […]

Act of kindness: Two police officers brighten an Oxnard Christmas

Act of kindness: Two police officers brighten an Oxnard Christmas

With so much negative and heartbreaking news it’s good to learn of an act of kindness that two Oxnard police officers performed this Saturday, December 20th. From the Oxnard PD Police Facebook page: “Oxnard Police Officers Pulido and Garcia responded to a residence call for service. During the call, they learned that the two boys […]

Why Does LAX Feel Like a Cross Between a Rundown Bus Station and a Refugee Camp?

Why Does LAX Feel Like a Cross Between a Rundown Bus Station and a Refugee Camp?

Passengers and Pilots alike love to hate this Airport: But they don’t understand what’s actually Wrong with it By Ron Rapp Los Angeles International has long been the Rodney Dangerfield of airports. It gets no respect—and with good reason. Dated, overcrowded, and inefficient, LAX’s primary redeeming characteristic is the mild Southern California weather. When J.D. […]

Nextdoor.com: Holiday Cheer Map

Nextdoor.com: Holiday Cheer Map

Nextdoor.com is a way of connecting with your neighbors. You can send out a advice on a cleaning crew or recommendations for a good handyman as well as receiving alerts from emergency services, all in your area.  Get that heads up on a prowler who’s been breaking into homes or anything else happening near you […]

 A bold vision for plentiful water in Southern California

 A bold vision for plentiful water in Southern California

By George Miller Thinking outside of the box to supply California with water into the next century. With record-breaking droughts and burgeoning populations in the Southwestern states, the already inadequate water infrastructure won’t meet future needs of residential, agricultural and commercial users. Not only does California have about 40,000,000 thirsty people, but it also provides […]

Home Christmas Tree Safety Tips from the National Fire Protection Assoc.

Home Christmas Tree Safety Tips from the National Fire Protection Assoc.

. Video: This NFPA/UL video demonstrates the flammability of a dry Christmas tree vs. a tree that has been watered regularly. Facts & figures Between 2007-2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 230 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. These fires caused an average of 6 deaths, 22 injuries, and […]