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UNITED STATES—Davy and Karen are assembled now by the bed. They're a bit strung out after a night of coffee and confessions at the local diner. "Can you do something for my head," mom groans. "It doesn't feel right." "It's so awful," Davy whispers to Karen, "I want to puke. I'm telling you, strangers inspire kindness. Family contempt." "What are you whispering...

New Proposal Could Permanently Close Juvenile Hall

SAN FRANCISCO—Several members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors are backing a new proposal that could close the city's Juvenile Hall Justice Center within 3 years if approved. Supervisors Shamann Walton, Hillary Ronen and Matt Haney, Gordon Mar, Aaron Peskin and Sandra Lee Fewer introduced legislation on Tuesday, April 9 at the board meeting at City Hall that...

Spending Money For No Reason

UNITED STATES—Why do we do it? Why do we have those days where we just spend money knowing we shouldn’t be spending it to begin with? This is slightly different from buyer’s remorse because with that psychology, you initially want the item to begin with. However, to spend just to spend, places you in that situation when you know...

“Perfectionists” Recap: ‘The Ghost Sonata’

HOLLYWOOD—Now that Dylan, Caitlin and Ava have their sights set on someone who they ‘think’ may have a person of interest who is trying to set them up on “The Perfectionists.” This week’s episode, ‘The Ghost Sonata,’ saw Alison kick things into full gear in her pursuit to locate Taylor Hotchkiss. Alison doesn’t think she is dead, and the...

Gophers Go For Spring Vegetation

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UNITED STATES—Hibernation is a luxury enjoyed by different animals in different climates, where much colder weather inhibits activity through winter. Gophers take no such extended time off here. They merely work less diligently through the cooler and rainier times, and maybe get out of the way if the soil they live in gets too saturated. Their minimal damage had...

“If Loving You Is Wrong” Recap: ‘Psychosis’

HOLLYWOOD—More madness has erupted on Tyler Perry’s “If Loving You is Wrong.” This week’s episode, ‘Psychosis’ allowed the audience to dive deeper into the mental state of the character Tanya who might be a handful for her husband. Randal continued with his mind games, and it just sickened me to my stomach knowing this guy knows this woman is...

CHP Officer Killed By Suspected DUI Driver

SACRAMENTO—A California Highway Patrol Officer was struck and killed by a sedan on the 15 Freeway on Saturday, April 6 outside of Lake Elsinore by a suspected DUI driver, the Inland California Highway Patrol indicated in a statement. According to the CHP, the crash occurred at approximately 4:26 p.m. and the officer was airlifted to a local hospital. The California...

Virginia Is 2019 NCAA Tournament Champions

UNITED STATES—The 2019 NCAA Tournament has been a whirlwind for basketball teams. Several #1 seeds fell to the waistline, surprises were delivered and when the dust settled it was all down to #3 seeded Texas Tech doing battle against #1 Virginia. Yes, I will admit after my Spartans lost to Texas Tech, I was not that happy to see...

Ladies In The MeToo Era

UNITED STATES—First, full disclosure: I am a lady, well, most of the time. But I have been female for all of my time and I’m old enough to have been touched or spoken to inappropriately, had a bizarre moment with a doctor and even experienced a thwarted assault throughout my many decades. So I get it. To have our...

Woman Berates Elderly Man In MAGA Hat

PALO ALTO—A 46-year old woman was fired after verbally attacking an elderly Jewish man who was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat at a Starbucks location in Palo Alto, California. Cell phone footage captured Rebecca Parker Mankey berating, Victor, a regular customer at the Starbucks because of the hat that he was wearing. Mankey began shouting at the man calling...
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