Death In Paradise

17 Jan 19
Becoming Elysia

Hi there and welcome to my blog! Recently I have got some new followers on my blog and on twitter (what?! how!? huh?!) I really don’t know how that happened but I’m so glad that each one of you comes to my tiny part of the internet! So today I thought I’d write a post […]

17 Jan 19
manavwrites

I am in a place. It’s too dark in there. All I see is darkness. There is silence everywhere. Dark silence. I run, I seek light. I feel suffocated. It feels as if I am asphyxiated by some lethal fumes. I am burdened with emotions. I feel too heavy inside. It’s as if the environment […]

17 Jan 19
Paradise

Miss Whitney, what happened that night? Do you remember this meeting with Mr. Ralph. We suspect that you were intentionally present there at the bar.
A face which was once ‘fairy-like’ is now roofed with wrinkles. Eyes, so small and dark as if she has cried since ages.

17 Jan 19
Zubergoodstories!

The communicator working at all was strange since most of the private frequencies were being jammed to all hell. Stranger still was that I didn’t recognize the signal at all. “If you want to live, and if you want this assault to survive, get Gunze out of the building.” The voice was a low rasp; […]

17 Jan 19
abby maxson

Personally, I find angels to be very fascinating, especially since there is not a lot about them in the bible or physical evidence since angels are invisible. I thought it would be interesting to gain a better understanding of these creatures that God created as protectors for His followers. Angels are created spiritual beings. Paul […]

17 Jan 19
Paradise Post
By PAUL ELIAS and JOHN ANTCZAK SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The latest in a series of Pacific Ocean storms pounded California with rain and snow Thursday, prompting officials to put communities on alert for mudslides and flooding and making travel treacherous. Runoff flowed from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Sierra Nevada foothills and from Central Coast counties to Los Angeles and the inland region to the east. Blizzard conditions blanketed the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada with snow while high surf rolled ashore along the coast. Concern was high in communities near burn scars of recent wildfires. The Santa Barbara County community of Montecito that was devastated by a deadly debris flow a year ago received 1.5 inches (3.8 centimeters) of rain in 24 hours, but had so far avoided a repeat of the disaster. A flash flood watch was in effect for the area burned by the wildfire that obliterated the Northern California town of Paradise in November. Areas under evacuation orders included parts of fire-scarred Malibu, where all public schools were closed. Several vital canyon roads in the area were closed due rock fall danger. At least five deaths have been reported during the week of stormy weather. Three people, including a 1-year-old girl, were killed Tuesday when a car went out of control Tuesday during heavy rain in El Dorado County, the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper reported. Wednesday saw toppled trees, snarled roads and downed power lines all around Northern California, sometimes with deadly consequences. A homeless man who may have been trying to shelter under some trees near an Oakland freeway was killed when the tree toppled and he was crushed by a 30-foot-long (9-meter) branch, authorities said. The man may have been “just trying to stay dry,” California Highway Patrol Officer Herman Baza said. “Unfortunately, that protection was deadly.” In Napa County, one person died when a car went out of control on a wet roadway and hit another vehicle, the California Highway Patrol said. Tens of thousands of people were without electricity in Pacific Gas & Electric utility areas, including more than 15,000 in San Jose late Wednesday night. The weather service issued a high surf warning for San Francisco County through Friday, with 30-foot (9-meter) breakers along the coast of the North Bay, Monterey Bay and Big Sur. Weather concerns also kept a stretch of scenic Highway 1 in Big Sur closed. San Francisco saw only an inch (2.5 centimeters) of rain but Venado in Sonoma County got 5 inches (13 centimeters) over 24 hours. Rain and winds forced the cancellation of more than 140 flights at San Francisco International Airport. In Southern California, fog on a mountain highway triggered a 19-vehicle crash. Thirty-five people were evaluated for injuries after the pileup on Interstate 15 in Cajon Pass, but most declined to be taken to hospitals, the San Bernardino County Fire Department said. In areas recently scarred by wildfires, authorities feared small rivers and creeks would flood their banks and cause massive mudslides, further damaging communities struggling to recover from a historically bad fire season. The blazes stripped hillsides of trees and other vegetation that stabilize soil and prevent mudslides, putting at risk thousands of people living in foothill and canyon areas devastated by wildfires. The hillsides were holding but people in burn areas were urged to remain alert. In Malibu, a boulder crashed into a car, injuring the driver. ___ Antczak reported from Los Angeles.
17 Jan 19
Rockposer Dot Com!

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member and world-renowned Nashville-based keyboardist Reese Wynans announces his first-ever solo album ‘Sweet Release‘, a collection of songs honoring a paramount selection of blues-rock legends. The long anticipated album comes following a career that’s spanned over 50 years and literally hundreds of historical collaborations. ‘Sweet Release‘ also serves as Joe […]

17 Jan 19
Santa Cruz Sentinel
By PAUL ELIAS and JOHN ANTCZAK SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The latest in a series of Pacific Ocean storms pounded California with rain and snow Thursday, prompting officials to put communities on alert for mudslides and flooding and making travel treacherous. Runoff flowed from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Sierra Nevada foothills and from Central Coast counties to Los Angeles and the inland region to the east. Blizzard conditions blanketed the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada with snow while high surf rolled ashore along the coast. Concern was high in communities near burn scars of recent wildfires. The Santa Barbara County community of Montecito that was devastated by a deadly debris flow a year ago received 1.5 inches (3.8 centimeters) of rain in 24 hours, but had so far avoided a repeat of the disaster. A flash flood watch was in effect for the area burned by the wildfire that obliterated the Northern California town of Paradise in November. Areas under evacuation orders included parts of fire-scarred Malibu, where all public schools were closed. Several vital canyon roads in the area were closed due rock fall danger. At least five deaths have been reported during the week of stormy weather. Three people, including a 1-year-old girl, were killed Tuesday when a car went out of control Tuesday during heavy rain in El Dorado County, the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper reported. Wednesday saw toppled trees, snarled roads and downed power lines all around Northern California, sometimes with deadly consequences. A homeless man who may have been trying to shelter under some trees near an Oakland freeway was killed when the tree toppled and he was crushed by a 30-foot-long (9-meter) branch, authorities said. The man may have been “just trying to stay dry,” California Highway Patrol Officer Herman Baza said. “Unfortunately, that protection was deadly.” In Napa County, one person died when a car went out of control on a wet roadway and hit another vehicle, the California Highway Patrol said. Tens of thousands of people were without electricity in Pacific Gas & Electric utility areas, including more than 15,000 in San Jose late Wednesday night. The weather service issued a high surf warning for San Francisco County through Friday, with 30-foot (9-meter) breakers along the coast of the North Bay, Monterey Bay and Big Sur. Weather concerns also kept a stretch of scenic Highway 1 in Big Sur closed. San Francisco saw only an inch (2.5 centimeters) of rain but Venado in Sonoma County got 5 inches (13 centimeters) over 24 hours. Rain and winds forced the cancellation of more than 140 flights at San Francisco International Airport. In Southern California, fog on a mountain highway triggered a 19-vehicle crash. Thirty-five people were evaluated for injuries after the pileup on Interstate 15 in Cajon Pass, but most declined to be taken to hospitals, the San Bernardino County Fire Department said. In areas recently scarred by wildfires, authorities feared small rivers and creeks would flood their banks and cause massive mudslides, further damaging communities struggling to recover from a historically bad fire season. The blazes stripped hillsides of trees and other vegetation that stabilize soil and prevent mudslides, putting at risk thousands of people living in foothill and canyon areas devastated by wildfires. The hillsides were holding but people in burn areas were urged to remain alert. In Malibu, a boulder crashed into a car, injuring the driver. ___ Antczak reported from Los Angeles.
17 Jan 19
Santa Cruz Sentinel
By PAUL ELIAS and JOHN ANTCZAK SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The latest in a series of Pacific Ocean storms pounded California with rain and snow Thursday, prompting officials to put communities on alert for mudslides and flooding and making travel treacherous. Runoff flowed from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Sierra Nevada foothills and from Central Coast counties to Los Angeles and the inland region to the east. Blizzard conditions blanketed the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada with snow while high surf rolled ashore along the coast. Concern was high in communities near burn scars of recent wildfires. The Santa Barbara County community of Montecito that was devastated by a deadly debris flow a year ago received 1.5 inches (3.8 centimeters) of rain in 24 hours, but had so far avoided a repeat of the disaster. A flash flood watch was in effect for the area burned by the wildfire that obliterated the Northern California town of Paradise in November. Areas under evacuation orders included parts of fire-scarred Malibu, where all public schools were closed. Several vital canyon roads in the area were closed due rock fall danger. At least five deaths have been reported during the week of stormy weather. Three people, including a 1-year-old girl, were killed Tuesday when a car went out of control Tuesday during heavy rain in El Dorado County, the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper reported. Wednesday saw toppled trees, snarled roads and downed power lines all around Northern California, sometimes with deadly consequences. A homeless man who may have been trying to shelter under some trees near an Oakland freeway was killed when the tree toppled and he was crushed by a 30-foot-long (9-meter) branch, authorities said. The man may have been “just trying to stay dry,” California Highway Patrol Officer Herman Baza said. “Unfortunately, that protection was deadly.” In Napa County, one person died when a car went out of control on a wet roadway and hit another vehicle, the California Highway Patrol said. Tens of thousands of people were without electricity in Pacific Gas & Electric utility areas, including more than 15,000 in San Jose late Wednesday night. The weather service issued a high surf warning for San Francisco County through Friday, with 30-foot (9-meter) breakers along the coast of the North Bay, Monterey Bay and Big Sur. Weather concerns also kept a stretch of scenic Highway 1 in Big Sur closed. San Francisco saw only an inch (2.5 centimeters) of rain but Venado in Sonoma County got 5 inches (13 centimeters) over 24 hours. Rain and winds forced the cancellation of more than 140 flights at San Francisco International Airport. In Southern California, fog on a mountain highway triggered a 19-vehicle crash. Thirty-five people were evaluated for injuries after the pileup on Interstate 15 in Cajon Pass, but most declined to be taken to hospitals, the San Bernardino County Fire Department said. In areas recently scarred by wildfires, authorities feared small rivers and creeks would flood their banks and cause massive mudslides, further damaging communities struggling to recover from a historically bad fire season. The blazes stripped hillsides of trees and other vegetation that stabilize soil and prevent mudslides, putting at risk thousands of people living in foothill and canyon areas devastated by wildfires. The hillsides were holding but people in burn areas were urged to remain alert. In Malibu, a boulder crashed into a car, injuring the driver. ___ Antczak reported from Los Angeles.
17 Jan 19
Paradise Post
By PAUL ELIAS and JOHN ANTCZAK SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The latest in a series of Pacific Ocean storms pounded California with rain and snow Thursday, prompting officials to put communities on alert for mudslides and flooding and making travel treacherous. Runoff flowed from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Sierra Nevada foothills and from Central Coast counties to Los Angeles and the inland region to the east. Blizzard conditions blanketed the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada with snow while high surf rolled ashore along the coast. Concern was high in communities near burn scars of recent wildfires. The Santa Barbara County community of Montecito that was devastated by a deadly debris flow a year ago received 1.5 inches (3.8 centimeters) of rain in 24 hours, but had so far avoided a repeat of the disaster. A flash flood watch was in effect for the area burned by the wildfire that obliterated the Northern California town of Paradise in November. Areas under evacuation orders included parts of fire-scarred Malibu, where all public schools were closed. Several vital canyon roads in the area were closed due rock fall danger. At least five deaths have been reported during the week of stormy weather. Three people, including a 1-year-old girl, were killed Tuesday when a car went out of control Tuesday during heavy rain in El Dorado County, the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper reported. Wednesday saw toppled trees, snarled roads and downed power lines all around Northern California, sometimes with deadly consequences. A homeless man who may have been trying to shelter under some trees near an Oakland freeway was killed when the tree toppled and he was crushed by a 30-foot-long (9-meter) branch, authorities said. The man may have been “just trying to stay dry,” California Highway Patrol Officer Herman Baza said. “Unfortunately, that protection was deadly.” In Napa County, one person died when a car went out of control on a wet roadway and hit another vehicle, the California Highway Patrol said. Tens of thousands of people were without electricity in Pacific Gas & Electric utility areas, including more than 15,000 in San Jose late Wednesday night. The weather service issued a high surf warning for San Francisco County through Friday, with 30-foot (9-meter) breakers along the coast of the North Bay, Monterey Bay and Big Sur. Weather concerns also kept a stretch of scenic Highway 1 in Big Sur closed. San Francisco saw only an inch (2.5 centimeters) of rain but Venado in Sonoma County got 5 inches (13 centimeters) over 24 hours. Rain and winds forced the cancellation of more than 140 flights at San Francisco International Airport. In Southern California, fog on a mountain highway triggered a 19-vehicle crash. Thirty-five people were evaluated for injuries after the pileup on Interstate 15 in Cajon Pass, but most declined to be taken to hospitals, the San Bernardino County Fire Department said. In areas recently scarred by wildfires, authorities feared small rivers and creeks would flood their banks and cause massive mudslides, further damaging communities struggling to recover from a historically bad fire season. The blazes stripped hillsides of trees and other vegetation that stabilize soil and prevent mudslides, putting at risk thousands of people living in foothill and canyon areas devastated by wildfires. The hillsides were holding but people in burn areas were urged to remain alert. In Malibu, a boulder crashed into a car, injuring the driver. ___ Antczak reported from Los Angeles.
17 Jan 19
Paradise Post
CHICO —  Aris Turner was well known in Chico’s Chapman neighborhood where he grew up. His ability to connect with people — and put smiles on their faces — meant he could get along with just about anybody. Music was his thing. A talented rapper, Turner was known for his ability to experiment and freestyle. He’d express his thoughts through music with high-definition clarity. “It’s very emotional,” Anthony Salley, a cousin of Turner’s, said of his music. He added, “He could put you through the struggle and actually walk you through it, foot by foot.” Turner, 34, died Saturday on the scene of what Chico police have described as a massive overdose incident that hospitalized at least 12 people, as well as two responding officers. Police have said they suspect the powerful opioid fentanyl — or a drug like it — and another substance were involved. Confirmation is pending. People who knew Turner remembered him as a loving father and generous friend who made a mean pot of gumbo. “A loving spirit,” Salley said. “An attractive spirit. He always attracted people. When he came around, he enhanced the mood.” Turner aspired to be a musician, Salley said. Primarily a rap and hip-hop artist, he also experimented in other genres such as R&B, trying out his singing voice. His family and four children were his life, and he’d incorporate his life in his music, giving a listener a clear picture of where he was from and what he was going through. Turner was also funny. “He was the funniest dude I knew,” Eben Lightfoot, another cousin of Turner’s, said. He added, “You could sit for three hours and just have a conversation with him, and the whole time you’re sitting there laughing.” Family members said they are pushing for a full investigation into Turner’s death. They also question whether the police description of the incident — a mass overdose — accurately captures what transpired at the Chico home Saturday morning. Lightfoot, who said he joined the gathering at the home on Santana Court and was hospitalized himself, described the get-together as more of a kickback than a party. He said he saw his friends snoring there, thinking they were just drunk. He said he ended up in a hospital from being in contact with people at the gathering. “They said they gave me multiple doses of Narcan in the back of a ambulance,” Lightfoot said. He added: “They want to close it out as a mass overdose, but I didn’t overdose. I didn’t overdose because … I didn’t take what everybody took.” Salley said he and Turner’s family encourage everyone to “say no to drugs.” “I think that’s the only positive coming out of this situation, is that it’s alerting everybody and waking everybody up even if it was or not an overdose,” he said. “It’s still waking people up and making them scared to take drugs. We’re all for that. But as far as closing the case on my cousin, that’s not what happened to him.” Chico police Cmdr. Ted McKinnon said Wednesday that an investigation of the incident remained ongoing. Turner’s autopsy is scheduled to be held this week, and other tests will be conducted in an attempt to determine the nature of the substances present at the scene. McKinnon said police are treating the incident as a criminal investigation, not simply an accidental overdose. And some questions remain unanswered, including, what was ingested? What caused all the overdoses? And what caused Turner’s death? At this point in the police investigation, he said, it’s not exactly clear what happened. It’s possible that people got unintentionally sick during a party in which drugs were used for recreation. But it’s also possible that more nefarious factors are at play. Investigators, McKinnon added, have not ruled out that fentanyl was somehow involved. Medical personnel have offered their opinions based on the symptoms they observed and treated, but police are still awaiting test results for confirmation. The police commander said investigators also have discussed the possibility that other sources, such as carbon monoxide poisoning, could have been a cause for the medical emergency. But as of Wednesday, it appeared all the reactions observed by police were caused by the ingestion of substances. “What those are,” McKinnon said, “I can’t tell you right now.”
17 Jan 19

Saint John Bosco Saves Boy From Hell . The usual snare with which the devil catches the young is to fill them with shame when they are about to confess their sins. When he pushes them to commit sins, he removes all shame, as if there were nothing wrong with it, but when they are […]

17 Jan 19
TRADCATKNIGHT/ORDER OF THE EAGLE

by Solange Strong Hertz In the earliest days of the Church St. Jude the Apostle found himself “under a necessity to write to you: to beseech you to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.”

17 Jan 19
Sufficient Living

[SF] [HR] Belly of the Beast Dr. Anthony: Project door way, Day 7,301, test subject 1 did not re-enter from void, current location unknown. Sphere dissipated. The Dr's excitement was short lived due to this trial, it was the first time the portal actually opened. His persistence, dedication, and ambitions has driven him to a […]