April 2019 New In Books

24 May 19
Firelink Shrine

UAL Awarding Body – Level 3 Extended Diploma Unit 13 – Project Proposal   Candidate Name   Michael Evangelista Candidate Number     Pathway   Game Development Project Title   Final Major Project   Section 1: Review of Progress and Achievement so far Throughout this year I had been improving slowly when it comes to […]

24 May 19
Have A Little Faith in We

One of my favorite things about being a blog follower is how the experience goes from just following along to eventually feeling like you are taking advice from a friend. As a result of my love for blogs, I have purchased clothes, tried hair styles, decorated mantles, read books, organized my office, discovered health tricks, and […]

24 May 19
7 months out of office

Day 170 – 26th April – Los Angeles We arrived after our night flight from Tahiti at about 10:30am and then began the long process of getting through US immigration. We were quite unlucky as a couple of other flights had landed at the same time so it took for what seemed an age to […]

24 May 19
Orange County Register
Outside, Costa Mesa’s new library is a white parallelogram with just enough curves and openings to look distinctive but still welcoming. Inside, the Donald Dungan Library – which opened with fanfare on Friday, May 24 – features warm blond wood shelving; cool, white marble-tiled floors and abundant sunlight. #gallery-6814230-6 { margin: auto; } #gallery-6814230-6 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-6814230-6 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-6814230-6 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem John Stephens speaks during the ceremonial opening of the new Donald Dungan Library at Lions Park in Costa Mesa on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) Karen Vazquez, and her daughter Alicia, 3, listen to speakers during the ceremonial opening of the new Donald Dungan Library at Lions Park, one of several improvements being made to the area, in Costa Mesa on Friday, May 24, 2019. “Were very excited. I love it,” said Vazquez. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) Artist Gabrielle Carey does a live painting during the ceremonial opening of the new Donald Dungan Library at Lions Park in Costa Mesa on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) Resident Leah Hartanov brought her children, including Mae, 5, and Pearl, 3, left, to the ceremonial opening of the new Donald Dungan Library at Lions Park in Costa Mesa on Friday, May 24, 2019. “So excited about the library,” Hartanov said. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley reads “Is Your Mama a Llama?” to L.E.A.P Program preschool students during the ceremonial opening of the new Donald Dungan Library at Lions Park, one of several improvements being made to the area, in Costa Mesa on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) The new Donald Dungan Library at Lions Park during the ceremonial opening in Costa Mesa on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) A video wall inside the new Donald Dungan Library during its’ ceremonial opening in Costa Mesa on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) The new Donald Dungan Library in Costa Mesa on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) Part of the Teen Room at the new Donald Dungan Library in Costa Mesa on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) I.T. guy Chris Wallace inside the new Donald Dungan Library during its’ ceremonial opening in Costa Mesa on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) Allan Mansoor speaks with his kids on stage during the ceremonial opening of the new Donald Dungan Library in Costa Mesa on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) Preschool students in the L.E.A.P Program wait to be read a book during the ceremonial opening of the new Donald Dungan Library at Lions Park in Costa Mesa on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) Preschool students in the L.E.A.P Program wait to be read a book during the ceremonial opening of the new Donald Dungan Library at Lions Park in Costa Mesa on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem John Stephens speaks during the ceremonial opening of the new Donald Dungan Library at Lions Park in Costa Mesa on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) Architect Steve Johnson speaks during the ceremonial opening of the new Donald Dungan Library at Lions Park in Costa Mesa on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) “It looks beautiful,” said Susan Meyer, who just moved to Newport Beach after 25 years in Costa Mesa but still plans to visit the new library. “I can’t wait to go inside and see it, but the benefit to the community is what it’s all about.” The Friday morning dedication of the $36.5 million project, which includes the 23,000-square-foot library and a 1-acre park, was the culmination of five years of work by city leaders, community groups and library boosters. The resulting facility is expected to be a fixture in the city for decades to come. “We wanted that sense of durability, that sense of stature,” so people would recognize the building as a civic gathering place, said architect Steve Johnson, whose Culver City-based firm, Johnson Favaro, designed the Dungan library. The ground floor, where visitors are greeted by displays of new books as well as the information desk and children’s section, is intended to be bustling rather than hushed. Up a grand, curving staircase bathed in the sun’s rays from an oval skylight, the building’s second level holds the familiar book stacks and quiet, comfortable places to read or study. There’s also a kiosk where patrons can borrow a laptop, private meeting rooms and a separate area for teens with study tables and couch-style seating, all enclosed by decorative glass partitions. And nearly everywhere you turn, there are windows, the biggest of which is a horizontal, elongated oval – the building’s distinguishing feature. Natural light and the view for library patrons are important, Johnson said, but so is inviting those outside to look in. “We want people to see that the library’s a busy, active place to be,” he said. The city’s done more than just build the library, and the work isn’t done. Officials plan to fix up the playground at adjacent Lions Park and renovate the old Dungan library into a new community center. They’re also continuing efforts to address homelessness, officials said, which until recently was a fixture at Lions Park, where people would nap on the grass and park shopping carts and bundles of belongings nearby. In April, a temporary 50-bed homeless shelter opened in the neighborhood. A longer-term shelter is being developed, and the city has stepped up its outreach to connect homeless people with services and shelter. “A year ago, we wouldn’t have been able to have such a beautiful event in this park,” Mayor Katrina Foley told residents and local dignitaries on the lawn, as local artist Gabrielle Carey painted a mural of the new library. “The Westside community looks better than it has in years, and it’s only going to get better,” Foley said. Also at Friday’s event, several tables were laid with items that will be placed in a city time capsule and buried for 25 years. Chosen by City Council members and city workers, the trove will include police and fire department badges, a signed baseball and photo of the 2019 Costa Mesa High School varsity baseball team, and a burrowing owl puppet, recognizing the recent return of the birds to Fairview Park.
24 May 19
Since You Were Born

It’s been quite a few months but not all is lost from week 6 to now. Like a “good mom”, I was able to write down some memories and developments in your very own baby book. Granted, Month 4 and (maybe) Month 5 were missed since your book fell between the wall and your clothing […]

24 May 19
Hawaii Family Forum

Now that the legislative session is over, I wanted to take a quick moment to update you on some of the recent slew of actions of legislators across the nation with respect to the unborn.  In all my years, I have never seen such a energized movement to stand for children in the womb, and […]

24 May 19
Russia News Now

Introduction It’s time for the boot to enter the fat behind here and for some to wake up to the fact that they are the problem. In 2017, starting with Politico, then the Washington Post, Newsweek, the WSJ, and others, VT was accused of collecting names and personal information on US military on behalf of […]

24 May 19
Sound Books

Harrison Ford is about to make what will probably be his final Indiana Jones film. But don’t think for a second that means that someone else will take over the role – not as far as Ford is concerned, at least. According to the hilariously curmudgeonly actor, the role of Indiana Jones dies with him, and […]

24 May 19
Scumbagwatch.com

All economic data is pointing to a slower 2019.  One of those bits of data is from the manufacturing industry. United States manufacturing growth has hit a 9 year low this month, which is a terrible sign for our volatile economy. 

24 May 19
SHTF Plan - When It Hits The Fan, Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

All economic data is pointing to a slower 2019.  One of those bits of data is from the manufacturing industry. United States manufacturing growth has hit a 9 year low this month, which is a terrible sign for our volatile economy. 

24 May 19
History of Knowledge

What do governments know? When and why have they generated knowledge about themselves, sovereign territories, the functioning of bureaucracies, legal systems, and the effectiveness of legislation? In other words, how have officials made that capacious concept we call the state legible? State knowledge took on heightened importance in Central Europe in the nineteenth century with […]

24 May 19
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy

About the Book Book: Remi Author: Caryl McAdoo Genre: Christian Historical Romance Release Date: May 3, 2019 It isn’t within man to guide his own steps—or a woman. Caught between a wagon train and the deep blue sea, Agnes Remington Dalrumple, Remi for short, chooses the overland journey west over crossing the Atlantic with her mother […]

24 May 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World equity markets rebounded on Friday from the previous day’s sharp fall, boosted after U.S. President Donald Trump said complaints against China’s Huawei Technologies might be resolved within the framework of a Sino-U.S. trade deal. Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., […]

24 May 19
The Greater China Journal

Both Hong Kong citizens and foreign nationals risk to be extradited to mainland China for “harming China’s national security” if an extradition law between Hong Kong and the mainland is adopted. Hong Kong-based newspaper Apple Daily reports that according to an anonymous source , who is described as “authoritative” (權威人士), recently the Vice Premier of […]