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16 Apr 19
Best Free Travel Tips

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa. Rancho Valencia offers ravishing casitas with hand-painted tiles set against crisp, whitewashed dividers and vaulted roofs that enable the space to relax. Rosewood Corde Valle. This California-Craftsman resort in the lower regions of the Santa Cruz Mountains includes a lovely, woodsy stylistic theme, with chimneys, calfskin seats, Frette cloths, and […]

16 Apr 19
Imigrantul Zero

  brusc, pe drum, in copaci, in iarba, stanga, dreapta, peste tot, in sus, in pamant, chiar si in noi, totul s-a oprit. stejarul nu ne mai priveste de deasupra, pentru ca timpul insusi s-a oprit, in fapt, si cu el si spatiul s-a prabusit in afara spatiului. ochii au ramas deschisi insa in sesurile […]

14 Apr 19
crack cocaine

the story of the jew of the bew the federal government is after me supposedly they pit their lines up their behinds in lines in temperment in temperment to dent the republic of norm to bang the walrus to pent up their anger and rage fools they beleive fools they are duels upon their mother […]

13 Apr 19
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

Well, I was wrong in my Episode IX title prediction, but then again, so was everyone (except this guy). I’m currently working on an elaborate three-part “defense” of The Last Jedi (part 1 focuses on Rey/Luke/Kylo/Snoke, part 2 focuses on Finn/Rose/DJ/Phasma, and part 3 focuses on Poe/Holdo/Leia), but until then, I wanted to offer my […]

13 Apr 19
KTLA

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09 Apr 19
Caylin Erb

http://www.ubu.com/film/bag_fall95.html  (0, 45:44) https://www.eai.org/titles/coven-services/video-low-rez-excerpt Alex bag was born in 1969. She lived in New York City, and got her BFA at Copper Union. She has said to be influenced by pop culture and television saying  that its “the most awful thing. But I can’t stop watching it…” I found while researching that “Her father worked […]

08 Apr 19
Mountain West Wire

[jwplayer LWKJT8uV-sNi3MVSU] Nevada Basketball Head Coaching Candidate List A list of names that might be involved in the Nevada head coaching search Contact/Follow @boettger_eli & @MWCwire Who will succeed Musselman in Reno? Now that Eric Musselman is off to take over the Arkansas job, it’s time to think about where Nevada will go for its […]

07 Apr 19
Anderson Valley Advertiser

SHOWERS OFF AND ON THROUGH TUESDAY, decreasing Tuesday night, clearing Wednesday and into the weekend. Highs in the 60s, lows in the 40s. Occasional gusty winds. (National Weather Service, Eureka) ======================== CONTRADICTION & COMPLICATED CHOICES AT COAST HOSPITAL by Malcolm Macdonald Turbulent times continue at Mendocino Coast Hospital (MCDH). During a Monday, April 1st special […]

06 Apr 19
KTLA

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04 Apr 19
Monterey Herald
SEASIDE – The city of Seaside is hosting a competition to help small businesses within its borders grow their enterprises with the help of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. “It’s a way to encourage growth with the use of (Community Development Block Grant) funding,” said Sharon Mikesell, Seaside administrative analyst. The Block Grant is one of the longest-running programs of HUD, funding local community development activities such as affordable housing, anti-poverty programs, and infrastructure development. Mikesell said the competition is 100% grant funded. The Seaside Small Business Business Plan Competition is offered to new or existing small businesses that plan to grow in Seaside. Participants will by vying for rent or mortgage assistance of $10,000 for first place, $7,500 for second place and $5,000 for third. “We plan on announcing the winners during small business week in Seaside but we don’t have a firm date yet,” said Mikesell. National Small Business Week is May 5-11 and is an opportunity to recognize the 30 million small businesses across the United States. “We think this is a great way of getting small businesses in Seaside involved,” said Mikesell. To compete, small businesses must submit a business plan along with a one-page summary of growth opportunity and financial plans. Eligible small businesses must have five or fewer employees including the owner. The owner or location must meet Block Grant income or area eligibility requirements, must physically be located within Seaside, and must not move into Seaside from another location to take advantage of this competition. The prize funds must be used for rent or mortgage assistance only and are not redeemable for cash or used for operating expenses. Entries must be limited to 10MB in PDF format and emailed to Smikesell@ci.seaside.ca.us by 5 p.m. on April 26. The city of Seaside is also providing free business planning workshops presented by Cal Coastal Small Business Development Center at Seaside Creates, 656 Broadway Ave. in Seaside from 3-5 p.m. on April 23 and 24. Call 831-676-2017 to reserve your space. Attending the Cal Coastal SBDC workshops is not a requirement of entering the competition. The administrative analyst used census tract 137 in Seaside has an example of an area named as a HUD-qualified census tract and Opportunity Zone, so it is designated as an area where economic development attention is needed. Workers pour cement outside a business on Fremont Boulevard. in Seaside. The city of Seaside’s Business Plan Competition for small businesses throughout the city is open to micro-enterprises with five or fewer employees that will vie for rent or mortgage assistance. (James Herrera – Monterey Herald) Opportunity Zones are economically-distressed areas where new investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for preferential tax treatment. The zones are an economic development tool designed to spur economic development and job creation in distressed communities. “We especially encourage participation from small businesses in this area, although all small businesses located in Seaside are welcome to apply as all applicants will receive followup from the Community Development Department to help them achieve business success,” said Mikesell. “Seaside is helping people to build their small businesses.”
03 Apr 19
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Not only do Tanner Murray and Sahid Valenzuela each play shortstop for their respective college baseball teams, they rank among the most productive hitters in the Big West Conference. Now that Big West play is under way, both players’ teams will depend heavily on their prowess at the plate as they vie for conference supremacy. Murray, an San Lorenzo Valley High alumnus, went 5 for 11 last weekend as UC Davis opened the conference portion of its schedule by taking two of three from visiting UC Riverside. As of Wednesday, the sophomore was tied for fourth in the Big West with a .377 batting average, having hit safely in 14 of his last 15 games. Murray had 10 multi-hit games in that 15-game stretch, which dates back to Feb. 23, He had a 10-game hitting streak going before he went 0 for 4 in a March 26 loss at Santa Clara. Still, the 2018 Big West Freshman of the Year bounced back quickly, garnering at least two hits in three of his past four games. That includes Tuesday’s 7-0 home win over the University of the Pacific, in which he went 2 for 2 and scored twice. Meanwhile, Valenzuela, a St. Francis alumnus, is batting .315 for Cal State Fullerton following the Titans’ Big West-opening home series last weekend against UC Santa Barbara – the nation’s 17th-ranked team. The junior had two hits, including a double, in CSUF’s loss on Sunday and scored twice on Saturday in the Titans’ only win of the three-game series. Though each player can only do so much, their teams will be sorely dependent on their bats if they hope to reach college baseball’s postseason. Murray has batted leadoff for much of the season but has been hitting third in recent games, presumably so he’ll have more opportunities to drive in runs for UC Davis (8-12). He’s tied for second on the Aggies with 12 RBIs. Valenzuela has hit primarily in the third spot for Cal State Fullerton, and he’s been productive there, driving in a team-high 16 runs. He’s also scored 19. But CSUF (12-13) – typically a powerhouse that has made two College World Series appearances in the past five years, most recently in 2017 – could certainly use more run production, including from Valenzuela, if it hopes to turn around what has thus far been a subpar season. Garret Laine (Monte Vista Christian), Fresno Pacific, Fr.: The left fielder earned the PacWest Conference’s Freshman of the Week honor after collecting seven hits in eight at bats in a three-game series against Concordia last weekend. In the second game he went 3 for 4 with two RBIs to help Fresno Pacific earn its only win of the series. Jackson Collins (MVC), Biola, So.: The first baseman/outfielder went 3 for 6 with five RBIs to lead the Eagles to a 17-15 victory over host Azusa Pacific in the opening game of a PacWest Conference doubleheader on Saturday. Collins’ two-run double in the top of the seventh inning brought in what ultimately proved to be the winning runs. Jack Harris (Aptos), San Francisco State, Jr.: The outfielder homered twice during the Gators’ four-game California Collegiate Athletic Conference road series at Cal State Los Angeles over the weekend. Harris went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in both Sunday’s 14-3 loss to CSULA and the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday, which San Francisco State won. He went 1 for 3 and scored once in the second contest, helping SFSU pull off the sweep. Harris also went 1 for 3 in San Francisco State’s 9-3 loss to CSULA on Friday. Fineas Del Bonta-Smith (Soquel), San Jose State, Sr.: Despite not being charged with a run, the relief pitcher suffered his second loss of the season on Saturday as SJSU fell to host Northwestern 6-5. The Wildcats had runners on first and second when Del Bonta-Smith entered in the bottom of the ninth inning. The right-hander yielded a single to the first batter he faced, and after striking out the second, he issued a bases-loaded walk, allowing the winning run to score. That run was charged to the pitcher who preceded Del Bonta-Smith, Wesley Clawson. Dylan McPhillips (MVC), Sacramento State, So.: The catcher went 1 for 4 and walked once in the Hornets’ 6-5 road loss to California Baptist on Saturday. Jonah Gonzales (Aptos), San Francisco State, Redshirt Jr.: Batting in the leadoff spot, the left fielder reached base three times and scored once in the Gators’ 5-4 win over Cal State Los Angeles in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday. Gonzales finished 1 for 2 with two walks. Ryan Gallegos (Scotts Valley), Biola, So.: The right fielder singled and drove in a run in his only at-bat, then later scored in Biola’s 17-15 win over Azusa Pacific on Saturday. Ian Blair (SLV), Pacific (Ore.), So.: The right fielder had two hits in each game as the Boxers split a doubleheader with host Willamette on Saturday. He also walked twice in Pacific’s loss to the Bearcats on Sunday. Women’s track and field Abbey Meck (SLV), Pepperdine, So.: The distance runner won the 1,500 at the Jim Bush Legends Invitational on Saturday, beating 16 other runners with a time of 4 minutes, 37.50 seconds. That time is the third-fastest in Pepperdine history – Meck needs to shave 3.19 seconds off her time to claim the school record. Meck also now owns the Waves’ third-fastest 5,000-meter time. She earned that distinction at UCLA’s Bob Larsen Distance Carnival on Friday, finishing 10th with a time of 17:14.08. Stasia Kubicki (Santa Cruz), UC Davis, Sr.: The pole vaulter won her event at San Francisco State’s Mike Fanelli Track Classic in Hayward last weekend, clearing the bar at 12 feet, 5½ inches. Erika Malaspina (Pacific Collegiate), Stanford, Jr.: The pole vaulter placed second at the Stanford Invitational on Friday, clearing the bar at 13-2½. Only Washington’s Olivia Gruver – who set an NCAA record with a mark of 15-6ÂĽ — finished ahead of her. Kaila Ann Gibson (SLV), Portland State, Sr.: The distance runner posted the third-fastest 10,000-meter time in school history on Saturday at the Stanford Invitational, clocking in at 34:12.51 seconds. That time was more than 80 seconds faster than Gibson’s previous personal best and should be good enough for her to qualify for the NCAA West preliminaries later this season. Anna Maxwell (SLV), Washington, Sr.: The distance runner placed seventh in her flight in the 1,500 meters in 4:22.92 at the Stanford Invitational on Friday. Mari Friedman (Santa Cruz), Oregon State, Fr.: The distance runner finished second in her flight in the 1,500 meters in 4:30.20 at the Stanford Invitational on Friday . She also placed seventh in her heat in the 800 on Saturday, finishing in 2:15.89. Anaya Ward (Santa Cruz), UC Davis, Fr.: The distance runner placed third in her heat – and 16th overall – in the 1,500 meters in 4:34.64 at the Mike Fanelli Track Classic. Marea Zlatunich (Aptos), Cal, Fr.: The distance runner finished third in her flight – and 18th overall – in the 5,000 at the Mike Fanelli Track Classic, posting a time of 16:48.51. Men’s track and field Sam Schubert (SLV), Cal State Fullerton, Jr.: Took second in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.99 seconds at CSUF’s Titan Team Challenge on Saturday. He also finished third in his heat – and 16th overall – in the 100 in 11.66. Nick Heath (Scotts Valley), Pepperdine, Sr.: The distance runner placed fourth in the 5,000 Open race in 15:03.07 Friday at UCLA’s Bob Larsen Distance Carnival. Hugh Chomentowski (Santa Cruz), Humboldt State, Fr.: The distance runner finished sixth in his heat – and 76th overall – in the 800 meters at the Mike Fanelli Track Classic, turning in a time of 1:59.76. Women’s water polo Hannah Henry (Soquel), San Jose State, Redshirt Fr.: The goalkeeper recorded four saves in 19th-ranked SJSU’s 9-7 upset of No. 8 Arizona State on Saturday at the ASU Invitational in Tempe, Ariz. It was the Spartans’ first victory over a top-10 team since 2017. Henry also made 13 saves on Sunday in San Jose State’s 10-9, four-overtime loss to 21st-ranked San Diego State in the teams’ final match of the ASU Invitational. After regulation ended with the score tied 9-9, Henry held the Aztecs scoreless through three overtime periods before finally surrendering a sudden-death goal. Women’s beach volleyball Sjea Anderson (MVC), Cal Poly, So.: Paired with two different partners at the No. 5 spot, she won three matches for the seventh-ranked Mustangs at the Big West Challenge over the weekend. After teaming with fellow sophomore Livy Lee to earn a victory against Sacramento State on Friday, Anderson joined her usual partner, Heather Pembroke, to defeat their opponents from Cal State Northridge later in the day. Anderson and Pembroke teamed up again to earn a win on Sunday against UC Davis. Lauren Matias (Harbor), UC Davis, Jr.: She and freshman Jane Seslar, the Aggies’ No. 1 tandem, opened last weekend’s Big West Challenge with victories against Sacramento State and Cal State Bakersfield on Friday and Cal State Northridge on Saturday. Their streak was broken on Saturday with a loss against the top duo from sixth-ranked Hawai’i. Matias and Seslar lost two other matches to close out the tournament on Sunday. Both came against opponents from schools ranked in the top 10 – No. 7 Cal Poly and No. 9 Long Beach State. Madison Dueck (Aptos), Cal, Jr.: Paired with sophomore Alexia Inman in the 12th-ranked Golden Bears’ No. 4 spot, she defeated her opponents in three sets on Friday as Cal defeated San Jose State 4-1. Dueck and Inman also won against St. Mary’s last Wednesday, helping the Bears edge the 18th-ranked Gaels 3-2. Men’s volleyball Wyatt Harrison (PCS), UC San Diego, So.: The 6-foot-4 outside hitter led the NCAA Division II Tritons with 14 kills in their home loss to Hawai’i, the top-ranked team in Division I, on Saturday. Harrison also recorded eight kills in UCSD’s home loss to the Rainbow Warriors on Friday. Philip Grote (PCS), UC Santa Cruz, Fr.: The 6-foot-5 middle blocker has recorded 60 kills in 63 sets during his rookie campaign. Softball Sarah Reyes (Scotts Valley), Menlo, Sr.: The right-handed pitcher struggled on the mound during the Oaks’ six-game road trip to Arizona and Southern California last weekend. Reyes shined at the plate against Arizona Christian on Friday, going 3 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored to lead the Oaks (14-24, 7-9) to their only victory of the road trip. County Connections appears Thursdays in the Sentinel. Contact sports@santacruzsentinel.com if you know of a former Santa Cruz County prep athlete now playing at the collegiate level. County Connections County Connections appears Thursdays in the Sentinel. Contact sports@santacruzsentinel.com if you know of a former Santa Cruz County prep athlete now playing at the collegiate level.  
27 Mar 19
East Bay Times
The James Beard Foundation on Wednesday winnowed its list of 2019 award semifinalists down to the finalists, with several Bay Area restaurants, chefs, winemakers, cookbook authors and others remaining in the hunt for the prestigious awards. The restaurant winners will be announced May 6 in Chicago, the cookbook awards on April 26. The Bay Area’s big nominees are the culinary empires of chefs Joshua Skenes of San Francisco, David Kinch of Los Gatos and Corey Lee of San Francisco. Skenes and his group scored three nominations; the latter two groups scored two each. Skenes’ Angler is up for Best New Restaurant and he himself is one of five finalists for the title of Best Chef: West for his work at his signature restaurant, Saison. He is the only one of nine Northern California semifinalists — that early list included three Oakland chefs — to move on to the final round in that category. Saison is also a finalist in the Outstanding Service category, as is San Francisco’s Swan Oyster Depot. Kinch, chef-owner of Manresa, is again a finalist for Outstanding Chef. Avery Ruzicka of Manresa Bread will vie for the title of Best Baker. Lee, of Benu, is also a finalist for Outstanding Chef, and the restaurant is nominated for Outstanding Wine Program. Not surprisingly, the Bay Area dominates the category of Outstanding Wine, Spirits or Beer Producer, with two Napa Valley winemakers — Cathy Corison of Corison Winery in St. Helena and Steve Matthiasson of Matthiasson Wines in Napa — in the running, along with Lance Winters of St. George Spirits in Alameda. San Francisco’s Quince is a finalist for Outstanding Restaurant, an award that goes to “a national standard-bearer for consistent quality and excellence in food, atmosphere, and service.” Restaurants must be in operation for 10 or more consecutive years to be considered for this title. Two alums of Berkeley’s Chez Panisse, Cal Peternell and Samin Nosrat, are also finalists for awards — he in the Vegetable-Focused Cookbook category for “Almonds, Anchovies, and Pancetta: A Vegetarian Cookbook, Kind Of,” and she in the Outstanding Personality category for her “Salt Fat Acid Heat” on Netflix. Other nominees include: — Alexander Hong of Sorrel in San Francisco is a finalist for Rising Star Chef, an award that goes to someone age 30 or younger “who displays exceptional talent, character, and leadership ability, and who is likely to make a significant impact in years to come.” — Juan Contreras of Atelier Crenn in San Francisco will compete for Outstanding Pastry Chef. — Bar Agricole in San Francisco is a finalist for Outstanding Bar Program. — In the Restaurant Design categories, the firm of AvroKO for the China Live project in San Francisco and Schwartz and Architecture (S^A) for El PĂ­pila in San Francisco. — San Francisco chefs Evan and Sarah Rich are finalists for their “Rich Table” cookbook. — The San Francisco Chronicle’s Jonathan Kauffman is nominated for his book, “Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat.” — The Chronicle’s Soleil Ho is a finalist for her “Racist Sandwich” podcast. — In the Radio Show category, KQED is nominated for its California Foodways programming. Find the full list of nominees at www.jamesbeard.org/awards.
27 Mar 19
The Mercury News
The James Beard Foundation on Wednesday winnowed its list of 2019 award semifinalists down to the finalists, with several Bay Area restaurants, chefs, winemakers, cookbook authors and others remaining in the hunt for the prestigious awards. The restaurant winners will be announced May 6 in Chicago, the cookbook awards on April 26. The Bay Area’s big nominees are the culinary empires of chefs Joshua Skenes of San Francisco, David Kinch of Los Gatos and Corey Lee of San Francisco. Skenes and his group scored three nominations; the latter two groups scored two each. Skenes’ Angler is up for Best New Restaurant and he himself is one of five finalists for the title of Best Chef: West for his work at his signature restaurant, Saison. He is the only one of nine Northern California semifinalists — that early list included three Oakland chefs — to move on to the final round in that category. Saison is also a finalist in the Outstanding Service category, as is San Francisco’s Swan Oyster Depot. Kinch, chef-owner of Manresa, is again a finalist for Outstanding Chef. Avery Ruzicka of Manresa Bread will vie for the title of Best Baker. Lee, of Benu, is also a finalist for Outstanding Chef, and the restaurant is nominated for Outstanding Wine Program. Not surprisingly, the Bay Area dominates the category of Outstanding Wine, Spirits or Beer Producer, with two Napa Valley winemakers — Cathy Corison of Corison Winery in St. Helena and Steve Matthiasson of Matthiasson Wines in Napa — in the running, along with Lance Winters of St. George Spirits in Alameda. San Francisco’s Quince is a finalist for Outstanding Restaurant, an award that goes to “a national standard-bearer for consistent quality and excellence in food, atmosphere, and service.” Restaurants must be in operation for 10 or more consecutive years to be considered for this title. Two alums of Berkeley’s Chez Panisse, Cal Peternell and Samin Nosrat, are also finalists for awards — he in the Vegetable-Focused Cookbook category for “Almonds, Anchovies, and Pancetta: A Vegetarian Cookbook, Kind Of,” and she in the Outstanding Personality category for her “Salt Fat Acid Heat” on Netflix. Other nominees include: — Alexander Hong of Sorrel in San Francisco is a finalist for Rising Star Chef, an award that goes to someone age 30 or younger “who displays exceptional talent, character, and leadership ability, and who is likely to make a significant impact in years to come.” — Juan Contreras of Atelier Crenn in San Francisco will compete for Outstanding Pastry Chef. — Bar Agricole in San Francisco is a finalist for Outstanding Bar Program. — In the Restaurant Design categories, the firm of AvroKO for the China Live project in San Francisco and Schwartz and Architecture (S^A) for El PĂ­pila in San Francisco. — San Francisco chefs Evan and Sarah Rich are finalists for their “Rich Table” cookbook. — The San Francisco Chronicle’s Jonathan Kauffman is nominated for his book, “Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat.” — The Chronicle’s Soleil Ho is a finalist for her “Racist Sandwich” podcast. — In the Radio Show category, KQED is nominated for its California Foodways programming. Find the full list of nominees at www.jamesbeard.org/awards.