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Top Trending: The Most Popular Online Slot Machines In 2016

UNITED STATES—When it comes to online games, tastes are different - and so are the games themselves. Many people indulge in playing MOBAs, puzzles, strategy games, or even racing games on their smartphones and tablets. And then there are those who prefer a more relaxing and random game type, which provides them with an instant sense of accomplishment: slot...

Prepaid Tuition Through Private College 529 Plan

CALIFORNIA—For parents and guardians looking for a different route in saving for their children’s college, there is the Private College 529 Plan. This plan is a prepaid tuition plan and Canyon News spoke with the President of the Private College 529 Plan, Nancy Farmer, to find out more about it. “So you open an account and between now and July...

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum Brings Back Native FilmFest

PALM SPRINGS, CA—Now in its fifteenth season, Native FilmFest presented by Agua Caliente Cultural Museum Tuesday, March 1 through Sunday, March 6 is one of the most highly regarded festivals of its kind ̶ showcasing the best in films by, about, and starring Native Americans and other Indigenous peoples. Guest Programmer Elizabeth Weatherford is Director and Founder of the...

Taste Of The NFL Turns 25 At The Cow Palace

SAN FRANCISCO—Football and food joined forces at the legendary Cow Palace, on the eve of Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco. Celebrities and top chefs joined together with current, past and Hall of Fame NFL players to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose. Actor Daniel Dae Kim, Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, Kristi Yamagucci,...

Fat Tuesday Festivities

UNITED STATES—Well, we’re just a few days away from indulgence at its best: Fat Tuesday. Yep, for many while it’s known for partying and drinking, I always look at Fat Tuesday as that one day where you can slightly go against your diet. If you’ve gone most of the New Year without caffeine, here’s the opportunity to have a...

Sasha Crossman Transforms Tragedy Into Triumph

LOS ANGELES—There are two ways to carry yourself when tragedy strikes, you can wallow in your sorrows, or utilize them to become the person you've always envisioned for yourself. That's exactly what twenty-four-year-old Sasha Crossman faced earlier this year, when she unexpectedly lost her father after one of the most memorable holiday celebrations she had with her family and longtime girlfriend, Kat. "She...

Paul Cummins, Education Warrior

SANTA MONICA—Paul Cummins is a man whose accomplishments in the educational world are beyond anything most can imagine. He is a long-time Los Angelino and educator who completed studies at Harvard and Stanford. He has worked as a headmaster, and started several charter schools in the Los Angeles region. He co-founded Crossroads School in Santa Monica in 1971 and he...

Wyeth Coulter Holds His Last Charity Pumpkin Sale

SAN FRANCISCO—Wyeth Coulter, 18, held his last charity pumpkin sale in San Francisco on Tuesday, October 27. Coulter had been growing pumpkins and holding fundraisers for the past 11 years to help local charities in the Bay Area. Coulter was only 8 when he founded the project that united his love for autumn and Halloween to benefit the homeless community.  At the time,...

Burnie Gipson: HoH Dancer Wins Championships

SAN FRANCISCO—After dancing for 20 years, Hard of Hearing (HoH) dancer, instructor and DJ, Burnie Gipson, was awarded first place at the 2015 American Lindy Hop Championships (ALHC) on Sunday, September 13.  Over the past three years, Gipson, 44, had been both a judge and instructor for the championships; this was his first year as a competitor. Although his background is in authentic Swing...

Young Boy Embarks On A Quest For Smiles

SAVANNAH, GA—It is a warm summer afternoon in Savannah, Georgia. Dozens of wanderers pass through the brick corridors on the cobblestone streets of Downtown Historic Savannah. Amongst the crowds, perched to the side, is six-year-old Jaden Hayes; a young boy with a big smile and an even bigger heart. Hayes is on a mission to collect as many smiles as...
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