Monday, August 31, 2015

Andre Miripoisky talks about, the school mural

Pomona Proud is drowning out the negativity of the Pomona haters.

Do Dogs Take Orders From Donald Trump?

Men waiting in a line for the possibility of a job during the Great Depression.

Pope Francis speaks with Los Angeles residents via satellite

Robert Redford brings his passion project to the big screen with 'A Walk in the Woods'

Twenty years ago today, Windows 95 was released. Large crowds of people rushed to the stores to buy it.

Court to rule if California death penalty is unconstitutional due to excessive delays

A federal appellate court is considering whether California's death penalty is unconstitutional because of excessive delays.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Monday in the case of a Los Angeles rapist and murderer on death row over two decades.

A federal judge ruled last year that the death penalty is dysfunctional because of unpredictable delays that have seldom led to executions.

More than 900 people have been sentenced to death, but only 13 have been executed since 1978.

Judge Cormac Carney said the system leads to arbitrary executions and amounts to unconstitutional cruel and unusual punishment.

The three judges in the Pasadena courtroom focused mainly on a procedural question of whether the killer raised those issues at the California Supreme Court.

Pomona Bakery: A Minute with REN

Pomona Police offering a free women's self-defense class on October 17th.

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Pomona Police Department is offering a free self-defense class for women. The class will take place on October 17, 2015 from 8 am to noon at the Daniel Fraembs Training Center located at 1702 E. First Street. The class is open only to female residents of Pomona. The training will include situational, vehicular, home awareness and self-defense techniques. Space is limited and will be on a first come, first-serve basis. For more information or to register, contact the Pomona Police Crime Prevention Unit at 909-620-2318.

No Bond in Killing of Texas Deputy

Woman completes solar-powered bike ride across US

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Stretching studio offers solution to tight, tired muscles

Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok bombing

Thai police issued arrest warrants Monday for two more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, as part of a widening investigation that yielded its first arrest over the weekend in connection with a deadly bombing in Bangkok two weeks ago.

National police spokesman Prawuth Thavornsiri said he was certain the two were part of a group responsible for the Aug. 17 blast at the Erawan Shrine in central Bangkok that killed 20 people, more than half of them foreigners.

In a televised announcement on Monday, Prawuth displayed a photograph of the woman's Thai identification card showing a young woman in a black headscarf, and a sketch of the man. He later said police were asking for additional arrest warrants.

Police said Monday evening that relatives of the woman, identified as 26-year-old Wanna Suansun, said they believe she is in Turkey.

The developments came after police arrested a man in an apartment in Bangkok's outskirts on Saturday and seized bomb-making equipment that included detonators, ball bearings and a metal pipe that could serve as a bomb casing.

Police, meanwhile, awarded themselves a 3 million baht, or $84,000, reward Monday offered for tips leading to the arrest of bombing suspects.

National police chief Somyot Poompanmoung said he was taking the unusual step of giving the reward to the police force both to motivate his officers and to show that Thailand's police are good at their work.

"This money should be given to officials who did their job," he said at a news conference as aides brought out stacks of 1,000-baht notes. It wasn't immediately clear how the money would be distributed to police officers.

More bomb-making materials were discovered in a second apartment during a raid Sunday in a nearby neighborhood, said Prawuth. He said that apartment, in a neighborhood known as Min Buri, was rented by Wanna Suansun, also known by the name Mai Saloh. He said the woman has a house registration in the southern Thai province of Phang Nga.

Police raided the house in Phang Nga, but failed to find her.

Police Maj. Gen Chalit Keawyarat said her relatives told them she had been away for more than three months, and they believed she was in Turkey because her husband is Turkish.

"The relatives are trying to contact her so that she could prove her innocence to the police. The relatives believe she is not involved," Chalit said.

Turkey has previously figured in the bombing investigation.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, sparking an array of theories about who might be behind it. Police have suggested that the suspects were part of a people-smuggling group who held a grudge against Thai authorities.

Speculation has grown, however, that the suspect might be part of a group seeking to avenge Thailand's forced repatriation of ethnic Uighurs to China in July.

Uighurs are related to Turks, and Turkey is home to a large Uighur community. The Erawan Shrine is especially popular with Chinese tourists, feeding the idea that it could be a target for people who believe the Uighurs are oppressed by China's government. Beijing says some Uighurs are Islamist terrorists, and among them is a group that has been smuggled out of China to join Islamic State fighters in Syria.

The suspect arrested Saturday had a Turkish passport, though Thai authorities say it was fake. At his apartment, they seized at least 11 passports that appeared to be Turkish, among more than 200 passports in all.

Much remains unknown about the man arrested Saturday, including his true name and nationality and his motive. On Sunday, Prawuth said police were working with "a number of embassies" and interpreters to try to establish the man's nationality, adding that he did not speak Thai but spoke some English.

Authorities have dodged questions about whether the suspect is believed to be Turkish, declaring that the Turkish Embassy said he isn't.

A Turkish Foreign Ministry official said reports that the woman wanted by Thai police may be in Turkey and other allegations about a Turkish connection were "speculation" and that the ministry would not comment on speculation.

The official said he had no information about the woman and could not confirm that her husband is Turkish.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government rules that bar officials from speaking to journalists without prior authorization.

Other possibilities are that the perpetrators are Muslim separatists from southern Thailand, opponents of Thailand's military government or feuding factions within the security services.

Prawuth described what police found in the second Bangkok apartment as "important bomb-making materials such as gunpowder, urea-based fertilizer which can be used as explosive powder when mixed with other substances, a remote-controlled car with its controller which can be used as a detonator, nuts and bolts, small light bulbs and digital watches," among other things.

The arrest warrants for Wanna Suansun and the unnamed man say they are wanted on a charge of conspiracy to possess unauthorized war material, a reference to the gunpowder.

The wanted man, whose face is shown in a police sketch with short brown hair and a light beard and mustache, is believed to have lived in the apartment rented by the woman, said Prawuth, adding that his nationality is not known. He told The Associated Press the man's name is Jusuf, but did not explain how he learned that or give a precise spelling.

The blast at the Erawan Shrine was unprecedented in the Thai capital, where smaller bombs have been employed in domestic political violence over the past decade, but not in an effort to cause large-scale casualties.

3.2-magnitude earthquake hits Compton

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.2 struck two miles southwest of Compton Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake struck at about 9:05 a.m. and had a depth of 7.7 miles.

Eyewitness News viewers in Long Beach, Torrance, Carson and Downey reported feeling the temblor.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Woman was getting high on canned air at Kansas Wal-Mart, police say

Chicago Cubs Jake Arrieta tosses no-hitter against Dodgers

Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night.

Arrieta (17-6) struck out a season-high 12 and became the first 17-game winner in the big leagues by throwing baseball's third no-hitter in less than three weeks.

Astros right-hander Mike Fiers blanked the NL West-leading Dodgers 3-0 on Aug. 21. Never before had Los Angeles been no-hit twice in one season.

Arrieta got the benefit of a close call for the official scorer in the third inning, when Kike Hernandez reached on a fielding error by second baseman Starlin Castro.

Hernandez hit a one-hopper at Castro, who tried to play it on the short hop. The ball bounced off him and rolled away, allowing Hernandez to reach first.

The play was ruled an error but probably could have gone either way.

"I thought it was a hit," Arrieta said. "Tough play. Hernandez hit it well. Tough short hop for Castro. They scored it an error, thankfully so, and I was able to finish it off."

Hernandez was sacrificed to second before Arrieta struck out Jimmy Rollins to end the inning.

Carl Crawford nearly broke up the no-hit bid with two outs in the seventh, but Castro caught Crawford's line drive up the middle with a running grab.

"Lights-out defense," Arrieta said.

With the Dodger Stadium crowd roaring, Arrieta struck out all three batters in the ninth: Justin Turner, Rollins and Chase Utley. Those were the same three hitters - in a different order - that Fiers retired to finish off his gem.

With his 116th pitch, Arrieta fanned Utley on a breaking ball to end it. The 29-year-old pitcher was mobbed by teammates near the mound, and they jumped their way in a huddle over to near the Cubs' dugout where they high-fived Arrieta.

"It went by so quick, really," Arrieta said. "Feels like that could have been five innings the way that played out. The stuff was good, commanded the ball well. Kind of speechless right now."

He became the first Cubs pitcher to throw a no-hitter since Carlos Zambrano on Sept. 14, 2008, against Houston in a game that was moved to Miller Park in Milwaukee because of Hurricane Ike.

"I think it will be more special the longer it sets in," Arrieta said. "Come a long way, keep getting better."

Arrieta walked one and helped the Cubs snap a four-game skid on the last night of their six-game West Coast trip. He finished August with a 6-0 record, tying Boston's Joe Kelly as the only pitchers with that many wins in the month.

The right-hander lowered his ERA to 0.43 in August while becoming the first Cubs pitcher with that many wins in the month since Rick Sutcliffe in 1984.

Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer in the first inning off Alex Wood. The Cubs had 13 hits and snapped the Dodgers' five-game winning streak.

Wood (9-9) gave up eight hits in six innings. The left-hander struck out seven and walked one.

Hisashi Iwakuma of the Seattle Mariners pitched a no-hitter on Aug. 12 in a 3-0 win against Baltimore. Cole Hamels of Philadelphia, San Francisco's Chris Heston and Washington's Max Scherzer also have thrown no-hitters this season.

Arrieta threw a one-hit shutout against Cincinnati last Sept. 16 at Wrigley Feld, allowing his first hit to Brandon Phillips with one out in the eighth.

Last year, Arrieta became the first Cubs pitcher since 1950 to take a no-hitter into the seventh inning three times in one season. Two of those came in consecutive starts, making him the first to do so since Toronto's Dave Stieb in June 1988.


Cubs: RHP Kyle Hendricks (6-6, 4.11 ERA) starts the opener of a three-game series at Wrigley Field against Cincinnati. He is 1-1 with a 4.13 ERA in five starts this season against the Reds, but has a 1.50 ERA in two starts against them at home.

Dodgers: LHP Brett Anderson (8-8, 3.36) takes the mound for the opener of a crucial three-game series against the second-place Giants. He leads the majors with a 66.9 groundball percentage, inducing 307 grounders this season. His 147 1-3 innings and 25 starts are the second-highest totals of his career.

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August 31, 2015 – NATIONAL TRAIL MIX DAY


National Trail Mix Day - August 31

                                       NATIONAL TRAIL MIX DAY

 Observed annually on August 31, National Trail Mix Day honors the mix that was developed as a healthy snack to be taken along on hikes.
Trail mix is an ideal hike snack food because it is very lightweight, easy to store, nutritious and provides a quick energy boost from the carbohydrates in the dried fruits or granola as well as sustained energy from the fats in the nuts.
It is claimed by some that trail mix was invented in 1968 by two California surfers who blended peanuts and raisins together for an energy snack.  However, in the 1958 novel The Dharma Bums, written by Jack Kerouac’s, trail mix is mentioned when the two main characters describe the planned meals in preparation for their hiking trip.
Trail mix is sometimes referred to as “Gorp”.
You can make your own trail mix using your favorite ingredients.  Many varieties of trail mix are available in your favorite grocery or convenience store. Use #NationalTrailMixDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Trail Mix Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.


La Verne Law Art Gallery Reception

The University of La Verne is hosting the College of Law Art Gallery Fall Exhibit now through December 11. The 'Art Gallery Exhibit Reception: Continuum of Impact' will be on Thursday, September 17 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at the College of Law Art Gallery (320 East D Street, Ontario).
The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. For more information, please call (909) 460-2000.

Flying Frenchies Band

It's smarter to travel in groups

This is one of the best commercials out there. It is creative, funny and entertains. I giggle every time I watch it ! :>)

Posted by Fay Easter on Saturday, September 7, 2013

They knew it was coming!

BREAKING: FOX News has confirmed that the Obama Administration ran guns from Benghazi to Syria before the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and 3 other Americans.The report reveals that U.S. Intelligence agencies were fully aware that weapons were moving from the terrorist stronghold in Libya to Syria before the attack that killed four Americans. It also ties the attack to the 9-11 terrorist attacks, and puts to rest the Obama/Clinton narrative that the attack was a "spontaneous demonstration caused by a YouTube video." WATCH BELOW!

Posted by Col. Rob Maness (ret.) on Monday, May 18, 2015

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Abraham's Backyard Roller Coaster - First Human Trials

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University of Texas removes Jefferson Davis statue

A statue of Jefferson Davis has been removed from its place on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin after a failed appeal by a Confederate heritage group.

Crews could be seen Sunday morning removing the statue of the Confederate president from its place near the university's iconic clock tower.

University President Greg Fenves recently said the statue would be moved to a museum.

The statue has been a target of vandalism as well as criticism that it is a symbol of racism and discrimination. Confederate symbols nationwide are being re-considered following the recent mass shooting of members of a black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

A judge last week ruled against the Sons of Confederate Veterans, which sued to stop the university from moving it.

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What would happen if 10 of the most famous guitar players played Daft Punk's Get Lucky together? The man playing is Andre Antunes!

Posted by Boge & Scandal on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

2015 LACF Natural High Commercial

Open House

Save the date: The Friends cordially invites the public to join us at Open House. We want to shake your hands. Come say hi to the new board members and see what's in store for the next year. Tuesday, 9/8 from 4:30-6:00PM in the public conference room. Light refreshments will be served.

Friends of the Pomona Public Library

The next Pomona Reads! Planning meeting is on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 3:30PM at the Pomona Public Library. Want to set up a booth? Deadline is 9/1. Volunteer at the event? Come on by and see how you can participate.

Really Big Book Sale

The Really Big Book Sale on Second Saturdays. 9/12 from 1-4PM upstairs in the Bookstore and patio and downstairs near the parking lot. Build your personal library for the family home or for your student's classroom library.

Female Victim of a Strongarm Rrobbery.

Crime: 211  PC Strongarm Robbery
Location: Holt Ave. and Reservoir St.
Date/Time; 8/29/15, 2327 hrs.
Victim:  Female, 22 yrs old, Hemet
Suspect: Hudson, Najune Taevon, 19yr old, Upland 
A Pomona Police Officer patrolling on the east Holt Ave. area heard screams coming from the area and saw the victim emerge from the alley south of the 900 Blk of E. Holt Ave. The officer made contact and learned she had been robbed. The victim was pregnant and had been punched in the head by the suspect. Victim complained of pain in the head and was transported to PVCH for treatment.
The victim pointed down the alley in an easterly direction at the suspect running carrying an object in his hand. The suspect looked over his shoulder towards the officer and jumped a fence in a southerly direction. The officer requested assistance and a perimeter was set up around the area. The suspect was found in the yard of a business in the 900 Blk of E. Holt Ave. The suspect was attempting to conceal himself, but was taken into custody without incident.
Officers searched a trash can and found the victims cell phone. Other property such as the victim's purse and credit  card were found in the yard of an adjoining business. All the property was recovered.
The suspect attempted to use another name when he was booked, but a photo line properly identified the suspect. Suspect was arrested for Strongarm Robbery, Impersonation, and Resisting, Obstructing arrest.  

White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

President Barack Obama says he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali.

He's giving the mountain its traditional Alaska Native name on the eve of a historic presidential visit to Alaska.

Denali is an Athabascan word meaning "the high one." The name has long been a sore spot for Alaskans, who have informally called the 20,320-foot mountain Denali for years.

The mountain was named after former President William McKinley. There have been several efforts by Alaska politicians change it to Denali. But politicians from McKinley's home state of Ohio have opposed changing the name.

Obama is citing the Interior Department's authority to change the name.

Obama departs Monday for a three-day visit to Alaska aimed at focusing attention on climate change.

Filming in downtown Pomona

Today they are filming at Central Park on Third St. the other day it was in an alleyway. Not sure what their filming, but if I find out, I'll let you all know.

Pomona T.V. Movie - Star Trek: Renegades (Official Complete Film)


Pomona's M.V.B. - Eric Clapton - Change The World

Sep 11, 2015

Kool & The Gang, The Ohio Players, Rose Royce

Location: LACF

Kool & The Gang has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of three generations. Thanks to songs like Celebration, Cherish, Jungle Boogie, Summer Madness and Open Sesame, they’re earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums.
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National Toasted Marshmallow Day - August 30


If you were not hungry for something sweet, once you begin today’s celebration you soon will be as August 30th marks National Toasted Marshmallow Day.
Get your friends together, gather up some firewood, a few long sticks and a bag of marshmallow and you have the makings of a great night ahead of you.  Toasted marshmallows is a special part of summer evenings around a bonfire.  One of the popular ways to enjoy a delicious warm, gooey toasted marshmallow is with chocolate and Graham crackers in a S’more.
Upon personal preference, marshmallows are heated to various degrees from gently toasted to a charred outer layer.   The charred outer layer is achieved by igniting the marshmallow.
Have a wonderful, warm and gooey day.
If you are camping or just enjoying a fire pit in your backyard on National Toasted Marshmallow Day, enjoy as many toasted marshmallows as you want.  Use #ToastedMarshmellowDay to post on social media.

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Hispanic reporter asks white guy who is against illegal immigration if he's a racist. His black friend then completely owns the reporter

Hispanic reporter asks white guy who is against illegal immigration if he's a racist. His black friend then completely owns the reporter. This is awesome.>> Jason Fyk

Posted by WTF Magazine on Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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Tropical Storm Erika dissipates after killing 20 in Caribbean

Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, even as its remnants began drenching parts of eastern Cuba. But it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving nearly 50 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

In Haiti, one person died in a mudslide just north of Port-au-Prince, and at least four others were killed in a traffic accident that apparently occurred in the rain.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm had degenerated into a trough of low pressure by early Saturday after the mountains in Hispaniola knocked Erika below tropical storm force.

Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said in a televised address late Friday that damage inflicted by the storm had set the island back 20 years. Some 15 inches (38 centimeters) of rain fell on the mountainous island.

"The extent of the devastation is monumental. It is far worse than expected," he said, adding that hundreds of homes, bridges and roads were destroyed. "We have, in essence, to rebuild Dominica."

Nearly 50 people have been reported missing in Dominica, and that number is expected to rise, opposition leader Lennox Linton said Saturday after leaving a meeting with the prime minister and other politicians. The island's airports remained closed, and some communities were still isolated by flooding and landslides.

On Friday evening, Skerrit asked people to share their resources with each other as foreign aid trickled in.

"This is a period of national tragedy," he said. "Floods swamped villages, destroyed homes and wiped out roads. Some communities are no longer recognizable."

Before dissipating, Erika also knocked out power to more than 200,000 people in Puerto Rico and caused more than $16 million in damage to crops there, including plantains, bananas and coffee.

In Haiti, authorities evacuated 254 prisoners in Gonaives to other locations because of flooding, and two people were hospitalized after their home in Port-au-Prince collapsed in heavy rains.

Four people died and another 11 were hospitalized in Leogane, just west of the Haitian capital, when a truck carrying a liquor known locally as clairin crashed into a bus and exploded. Authorities said it apparently was raining when the accident occurred.

When the storm still seemed a threat, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for the entire state and officials urged residents to fill gas tanks and stockpile food and water.

Erika was a particularly wet storm, and moved across a region that has been struggling with drought.

The eastern Cuban city of Santiago was hit by about two hours of heavy rain as the storm was falling apart Saturday morning. Residents reported no flooding or other damage, saying they wished it would rain more to help alleviate a months-long drought that has hit eastern Cuba particularly hard.

"It's a little cloudy, there's some wind, but not very strong. But I wish it would keep raining to fill up the reservoirs, because we really need it," said Jorge Barrera, a 56-year-old mechanical engineer.

Cuba's midday television news program showed images of nearly deserted streets in Santiago. It reported that 249 residents of the city had been temporarily moved to higher ground and another estimated 1,500 people with homes in low-lying areas were staying with relatives in safer areas. Santiago's airport was closed.

At 9:30 EDT Saturday, the remnants of Erika were located about 130 miles (205 kilometers) east of Camaguey, Cuba, and were moving west-northwest near 22 mph (35 kph) in a general motion expected to continue into the evening, the Hurricane Center said. The storm's maximum sustained winds were then near 35 mph (55 kph).

The Hurricane Center said Erika's remnants were expected to move near the coast of eastern and central Cuba on Saturday and into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. It cancelled future public advisories.

Still, Erika's remnants were expected to produce rainfall of 3 to 6 inches (7.6 to 15.2 centimeters) with maximum amounts of 10 inches (25.4 centimeters) possible across parts of the Dominican Republic, Haiti and eastern and central Cuba through Sunday, the Hurricane Center said.

It added that the rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides in the Caribbean and that starting on Sunday, rainfall of 3 to 5 inches (7.6 to 12.7 centimeters), with locally heavier amounts, is possible across southern and central Florida. Gusty winds could occur over southern Florida beginning Sunday.

Meanwhile in the Pacific, Jimena turned into a powerful Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 150 mph (240 kph). The Hurricane Center said it was expected to remain a major hurricane through Monday, though it did not pose an immediate threat to land.

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Kyle Jean-Baptiste, 1st African-American actor to play Valjean on Broadway, dies at 21

Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables" on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21.

Jean-Baptiste died Friday night following the show's evening performance at the Imperial Theatre, said representative Marc Thibodeau.

"The entire 'Les Miserables' family is shocked and devastated by the sudden and tragic loss of Kyle, a remarkable young talent and tremendous person who made magic - and history - in his Broadway debut. We send our deepest condolences to his family and ask that you respect their privacy in this unimaginably difficult time," a statement from the production reads.

The actor was an ensemble member of the company and an understudy for Valjean, going onstage as the ex-convict in a history-making appearance July 23. His last performance in the role was Thursday.

Cal Poly Pomona Brewery & Cafe Wins National Prize

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Passenger deploys emergency slide to get off plane early

Fontana auto repair shop raided for selling nitrous oxide to minors

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Sep 04, 2015

Patti LaBelle & Chaka Khan

Location: LACF

Beautiful, simply does not describe the incomparable Patti LaBelle. As time continues to evolve, the soulful songbird’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class. Classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets have created the unique platform of versatility that she is known for.
Chaka is known as one of the best soul music singers/songwriters around with the rare ability to delve into any genre of music from funk, R&B, pop, rock, jazz, gospel, hip-hop and classical. She has won 10 Grammys and countless other awards.
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Vin Scully to return for record 67th year with Dodgers

The voice of summer in Los Angeles plans to return next year.

Vin Scully will be back for a record 67th season in the broadcast booth for the Dodgers, who revealed the news Friday night in the second inning of their game against the Chicago Cubs.

Magic Johnson, a co-owner of the team, appeared on the Dodger Stadium video board to tell the crowd that Jimmy Kimmel had a major announcement.

Late-night TV host Kimmel appeared and without a sound used cue cards to explain Scully would return for another season "at least," read one of the cards.

His last card read: "God bless us everyone."

The 87-year-old Scully stood up and waved from his booth as the crowd cheered.

The Hall of Fame announcer's consecutive years of service make him the longest-tenured broadcaster with one team in sports history.

"I talked it over with my wife, Sandi, and my family and we've decided to do it again in 2016," Scully said in a statement distributed during the game. "There's no place like home and Dodger Stadium, and we look forward to being a part of it with all of our friends."

Earlier Friday, Scully asked Cubs manager Joe Maddon to visit his booth in the press box.

"He was aware of our players, of course, but he wanted to know about a lot of the young guys," the manager said. "I've never asked for my photograph to be taken with anybody, but we did and I'll keep that. It was a very nice meeting and to get my photograph taken with him was pretty special. I was very honored."

Scully confided in Maddon that he was going to return.

"I was happy," Maddon said.

Scully calls all nine innings of the team's home games and road games in California and Arizona for the Dodgers' television home on SportsNet LA, while the first three innings of his games are simulcast on the radio.

"Vin is a national treasure and the Dodgers couldn't be happier to have him back at the microphone in 2016," team president and CEO Stan Kasten said. "Vin makes every broadcast special and generation after generation of Dodger fans have been blessed to be able to listen to him create his poetic magic since 1950. We look forward to adding many new chapters to that legacy in 2016."

However, a dispute between Time Warner Cable and other cable subscribers now in its second year is keeping 70 percent of the Los Angeles television market from seeing the team's games.

Only customers of Time Warner and a couple of its partners have been able to watch, while subscribers of major providers such as DirecTV, Dish Network, Verizon and AT&T have been shut out. Even Scully can't watch road games because he lives in an area not served by Time Warner.

Scully began his professional broadcasting career in 1950 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He has called three perfect games, 25 World Series and 12 All-Star games. He was behind the microphone for Kirk Gibson's Game 1 homer in the 1988 World Series, Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series, Hank Aaron's record-setting 715th home run and Sandy Koufax's four no-hitters, including a perfect game.

Last season, the Dodgers revealed Scully's return on a night when talking microphones featuring his dulcet tones were given away to fans.

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August 29, 2015 – NATIONAL CHOP SUEY DAY

National Chop Suey Day - August 29


                                        NATIONAL CHOP SUEY DAY

Get your chop sticks ready!  National Chop Suey Day is celebrated each year on August 29. 
Chop suey, which literally means, “assorted pieces” is a dish in American Chinese cuisine, consisting of meat (chicken, fish, beef, prawns or pork) and eggs that are cooked quickly with vegetables (usually bean sprouts, cabbage and celery) and bound in a starch-thickened sauce. Rice normally accompanies this delicious dish.
“A prime example of culinary mythology” and typical with popular foods, there is a long list of colorful and conflicting stories of the origin of chop suey, according to food historian Alan Davidson.
It is believed, by some, that chop suey was invented in America by Chinese Americans however, anthropologist E.N. Anderson concludes that it is based on tsap seui (“miscellaneous leftovers“) which is common in Taishan, a district of Guangdong Province.  Taishan is the home of many early Chinese immigrants to the United States.
Another account claims that chop suey was invented by Chinese American cooks that were working on the transcontinental railroad in the 19th century.
A tale is told of chop suey’s creation steaming from the Qing Dynasty premier Li Hongzhang’s visit to the United States in 1896 by his chef who wanted to created a meal that was suitable for both the Chinese and the American palates.  It has also been told that Li wandered to a local Chinese restaurant after the hotel kitchen closed, where the chef, embarrassed that he had nothing ready to offer, came up with the new “chop suey” dish using scraps of leftovers.
Another myth tells of an 1860′s Chinese restaurant cook in San Francisco that was forced to serve something to the drunken miners after hours.  To avoid a beating, having no fresh food, he threw leftovers in a wok and served the miners.  The miners loved the dish, asking him what it was called to which he replied, Chopped Sui.  
Traveling to the United States in 1903, Liang Oichao, a Guangdong native, wrote that there existed a food item called chop suey which was popularly served by Chinese restaurateurs, but which local Chinese people did not eat. 
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A weakening Tropical Storm Erika drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Friday after leaving a trail of destruction that killed at least 20 people and left another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said in a televised address late Friday that the island has been set back 20 years in the damage inflicted by the storm, which dumped some 15 inches (38 centimeters) of rain on the mountainous island.

"The extent of the devastation is monumental. It is far worse than expected," he said, adding that hundreds of homes, bridges and roads have been destroyed. "We have, in essence, to rebuild Dominica."

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the system was expected to move north across the island of Hispaniola, where the high mountains would weaken it to a tropical depression on Saturday and possibly cause it to dissipate entirely.

There's a chance it could regain some strength off northern Cuba and people in Florida should still keep an eye on it and brace for heavy rain, said John Cagialosi, a hurricane specialist at the center. "This is a potentially heavy rain event for a large part of the state," he said.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for the entire state, which could begin seeing the effects of the system late Sunday and early Monday. Officials urged residents to prepare by filling vehicle gas tanks, stockpiling food and water, and determining whether they live in an evacuation zone.

Erika's heavy rains set off floods and mudslides in Dominica, where at least 31 people have been reported missing, according to officials with the Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency.

The island's airports remain closed, and authorities have not yet been able to reach some communities cut off by flooding and landslides. Skerrit said he was forming a national reconstruction advisory committee and asked people to share their resources with each other as foreign aid trickles in.

"This is a period of national tragedy," he said. "Floods swamped villages, destroyed homes and wiped out roads. Some communities are no longer recognizable."

Among the houses lost in the mudslides was that of 46-year-old security guard Peter Julian, who had joined friends after leaving work.

"When I returned, I saw that my house that I have lived in for over 20 years was gone," he said. "I am blessed to be alive. God was not ready for me ... I have lost everything and now have to start all over again."

Erika is a particularly wet storm, and was expected to dump up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) of rain across the drought-stricken Caribbean.

Given how weak the storm now is and how dry Puerto Rico and parts of Florida have been, "it could be a net benefit, this thing," said MIT meteorology professor Kerry Emanuel.

The center of Erika was located about 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and was moving west at about 21 mph (33 kph), the Hurricane Center said. The storm's maximum sustained winds dropped slightly to 45 mph (75 kph).

The storm was driving west-northwestward at 20 mph (31 kph), with the eastern tip of Cuba about 145 miles (235 kilometers) ahead. The Hurricane Center said it was likely to slow before hitting Cuba or the southeastern Bahamas.

Erika drenched the Dominican Republic after it slid south of Puerto Rico, where it knocked out power to more than 200,000 people and caused more than $16 million in damage to crops including plantains, bananas and coffee.

Meanwhile in the Pacific, Jimena turned into a powerful Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 125 mph (205 kph), and the Hurricane Center said it was likely to be near Category 5 status soon, though it did not pose an immediate threat to land.