Friday, September 4, 2015
September 4, 2015 – NATIONAL COLLEGE COLORS DAY – NATIONAL WILDLIFE DAY – NATIONAL MACADAMIA NUT DAY – NATIONAL NEWSPAPER CARRIER DAY – NATIONAL HUG YOUR BOSS DAY
Across the United States students, parents, family, fans and alumni observe celebrate National College Colors Day. This day is annually celebrated by wearing your college’s (or the college you support) favorite colors and college/university apparel.
NATIONAL WILDLIFE DAY
NATIONAL MACADAMIA NUT DAY
NATIONAL NEWSPAPER CARRIER DAY
NATIONAL DRINK WINE DAY CRUISE EVENT FEB 2016
NATIONAL HUG YOUR BOSS DAY
The Ontario City Library received a grant through the California State Library to roll out the first annual KinderGo.
KinderGo is going to put a library card into the hands of every single kindergartener in the City of Ontario. The Ontario City Library will also be purchasing enough books so that each classroom will receive a copy of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend. The Ontario City Library will top off the whole initiative with KinderFair, an event where the community is invited to meet the author of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, as well as collect information from local resources to keep your children happy and healthy.
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Thursday, September 3, 2015
Riding the longest zip line in California
Huge zip line to debut on reservation: La Jolla Zip Zoom Zip line opens Friday -- longest in California. You soar 2,500 feet for roughly 35 seconds at speeds that can reach up to 50 mph. La Jolla Indian Campground La Jolla Zip Zoom Zip Line Pauma Valley, California The San Diego Union-TribunePosted by U-T Photography on Wednesday, September 2, 2015
The landscaped animal overpass on State Route 101 north of Los Angeles would cost up to $38 million, according to Caltrans research released Thursday by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.
The 165-foot-wide, 200-foot-long corridor would allow big cats and other wildlife to roam between the Santa Monica Mountains, which are hemmed in by freeways and suburban development, and less constrained wilderness areas to the north.
Experts say dispersing mountain lions is critical for preventing inbreeding but at least a dozen have been killed by traffic in the area since 2002. Three mountain lion kittens born last year in the nearby Malibu Springs area were inbred.
State and federal legislators have endorsed a wildlife corridor in Liberty Canyon near Agoura Hills.
"A secure pathway also is essential to protect motorists, who could be killed or injured by collisions with animals," said state Sen. Fran Pavley, who lives near the proposed overpass.
A young male puma was struck and killed by a car on the freeway two years ago. The animal crossed eight lanes of roadway but couldn't jump a 10-foot-high retaining wall topped with chain-link fencing.
Building the nation's largest wildlife overpass would be ambitious, said Seth Riley, a wildlife ecologist with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service. At the proposed site, the highway has 10 lanes of pavement, including exit lanes.
"I don't know anywhere where people have tried to put such a large wildlife crossing over such a busy highway in such an urban landscape," Riley, who has led the mountain lion study, told the Los Angeles Times.
The overpass would feature drought-tolerant vegetation placed so that it helps funnel wildlife across. Hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians would also be able to use the bridge, Riley said.
Proponents said they plan to seek most of the money for the corridor from public coffers.
Scientists long ago identified Liberty Canyon as the optimal location to build a wildlife passage because of the large swaths of protected public land on either side of the freeway. The lions live in a patchwork of local, state and federal parkland that stretches westward from Los Angeles into Ventura County.
State transportation officials will prepare of an environmental document, to be funded by a $1 million grant from the State Coastal Conservancy. Public hearings will be held through 2017.
"Her words were, 'Yeah, just let me know when you need me.'" her dad Brian told ABC News.
Her twin, Bradley, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive form of cancer, in the fall of 2014. Charlie, they discovered, was the perfect match to donate cells needed to help save her brother's life.
"For us to be fortunate enough for Bradley to have a twin sister who's a perfect match; we were speechless. Not everyone is so lucky," he said.
In January, Charlie's parents asked her if she would be willing to undergo the procedure, and she said yes.
"She didn't understand the whole medical process, but what she did understand was she wanted to help her brother," Godish said. "What Charlie did for her brother and my wife and I was nothing short of amazing."
Godish said his daughter didn't complain once and even wore her bandage for longer than needed to show how proud she was to help. Bradley's doctor, Dr. Jennifer Schneiderman, said it is not unusual to look to close family members to donate in high-risk situations like Bradley's.
"She [Charlie] doesn't feel it at the time, but typically patients will feel some soreness for 36 to 48 hours and then they're fine," she said.
Godish said that he hopes both his children keep the lesson of Charlie's selflessness with them for years to come.
"We really hope as parents they learn from this -- to always be selfless to always help somebody out, to always give," he added. "This shows how valuable love and life is and I hope they never take life for granted."
The family is sharing their story now because Bradley is in remission. The pair just started kindergarten.