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In the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the court ruled 5-4 that sentencing juveniles to life without parole is unconstitutional. In the decision, Justice Elena Kagan wrote that “Mandatory life without parole for a juvenile precludes … more
Role-playing helps young children prepare for new experiences. It provides vocabulary to help them express concerns and be more confident. Role-play preparation often takes less than 10 minutes for busy families. Gather some chairs, a large … more
In Westminster, the saga continues. The issue of ballot language regarding the Westminster firefighters’ quest to become a union collective bargaining unit took a dramatic turn at the April 11 city council meeting. City officials and … more
  So I have several buddies of mine who have really gotten into cross-fit training over the past few years. They range in age from their early 20s to a couple of my close friends who are in … more
  A raccoon named Teddy sat on a rare copy of "Stormy Weather" by the Five Sharps. Teddy cracked the record. Apparently it's a lousy version of a great song, but the fact that it's rare … more
Ann Healey's column on the Republican presidential campaign may indeed have a lesson for us in how not to run a campaign. But in all fairness, I would look forward to a companion column on the … more
One of my favorite pictures on my wall is a small picture taken in 2002 which includes myself, three other students in traditional Taekwon-Do “do-baks” (uniforms), my instructor to one side of the group, and his instructor on the other side. It … more
I was out of town last month, with limited access to the Internet and broadcast news. Imagine my surprise when I returned to find out that a) Ben Carson endorsed Donald Trump, b) Brock Osweiler went to Houston, and c) all the clocks in my house were … more
On April 22, 1970, more than 20 million Americans coast to coast participated in Earth Day celebrations. The organizers of Earth Day 1970 channeled the vibrant energy of that era into a movement, one that saw Americans take to the streets, parks and … more
It is “spring time” in our cities and Mother Nature has called fish and fowl and birds and mammals to pair up and parent. And those wild creatures that have taken up residency in the dense urban environment of our cities face survival challenges … more
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