Giveaways

17 Jun 19
Little Yellow Birdie Reads

RELEASE DATE: 30th July 2019AUTHOR: Marisa Mills, Drake Mason GENRE: YA Fantasy/Magical DystopiaPUBLISHER: Urban Epics It’s rare to find something original hidden inside one of the popular tropes. While Source of Magic does head down some well-worn paths and have a couple of world-building wavers there are twists and turns that make this one you […]

17 Jun 19
Floras Musings...

Hello Lovely Followers, Today, I’m very excited to be handing over Flora’s Musings… to Sourcebook Casablanca who are the publishers for Maxym M Martineau’s début novel Kingdom of Exiles. It’s over to you! We are unbelievably excited about Maxym M. Martineau’s epic fantasy début, Kingdom of Exiles, out June 25! So we put together all […]

17 Jun 19
Momma's Little Reviews & Giveaways

We’ve all tried our fair share of hair removal techniques. I’ve plucked, waxed, threaded, and razor burned my skin raw. Unwanted hair can not only be unflattering, but it can sometimes be downright embarrassing. That is why I decided to test out the new Silk’n Infinity Hair Removal Device. The Silk’n Infinity Hair Removal Device […]

17 Jun 19
Away With Shae

There are trips and there are vacations. If this whole damn five-weeks in Europe thing is a trip, Nice was a vacation. After a crazy day of travel, we were greeted by our host’s daughter (who I was somewhat able to converse with the French hehe go me). She showed us around, gave us the […]

17 Jun 19
MSU Gran Fondo

The big ride is just days away! Here’s what you need to know before the seventh annual MSU Gran Fondo on June 22. EXPO AND PACKET PICKUP Friday, June 21, 11 AM–6 PM, 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids Stop by 25+ booths for giveaways, merchandise, demos and more! See full expo schedule, including when you […]

17 Jun 19
Daily News
As the director of a senior citizen center in Reseda, Jenna Hauss said she sees many older adults come in to request assistance on food and groceries because they are “running out of money” after paying for other necessities like their electricity bill or the co-pay on their medication. Now a state law change that went into effect June 1 could help ease the financial strain on some of the patrons at ONEgeneration‘s senior center, specifically for those who had been ineligible for the CalFresh food benefits. The law change removed a restriction against receiving CalFresh benefits that was faced by people who get benefits known as SSI (supplemental security income) and SSP (state supplementary payments). This means that retirement-age seniors, or people with disabilities receiving those types of benefits, can now finally apply for food benefits that could average $110 a month. RELATED STORY: New CalFresh rules vastly expand the pool of people eligible for food assistance in California The news was greeted with “excitement,” and a little bit of disbelief, Hauss said. She recalled someone confirming with her by asking, “I have SSI — you mean I can actually apply for CalFresh?” “They’ve known this is something they haven’t been eligible for in the past,” she said. Because many SSI and SSP recipients may not be aware of the law change, Los Angeles County officials are now hoping to get the word out to the estimated 200,000 area residents who are now eligible for CalFresh food benefits. A recently approved motion authored by County Supervisor Hilda Solis has instructed the Department of Social Services to work with other county departments and community groups to make sure SSI and SSP recipients are aware of and are signing up for CalFresh. At ONEgeneration, Hauss said they won a grant to hire a “hunger benefits navigator” to help their patrons apply. The organization has also been doing outreach since April, including going to low-income housing and libraries. The senior center generally serves the southwest San Fernando Valley, but they have people coming to them from other areas. Hauss said it may be difficult for some seniors who are more frail to take on the long waits at the DPSS office, so it can be much faster to go through the application process at a place like ONEgeneration or during a visit to someone’s home. She added that there are many steps to the application process, including an interview, so a navigator can help more people successfully apply for the benefits, she said. DPSS workers and staff from local hospitals are also going out to assist with sign-ups, including at MEND Poverty, a Pacoima-based emergency food bank that also offers hot meals for homeless individuals and operates a medical, dental and eye care clinic. So far, more than 10 households have applied, and it can take about a month for CalFresh applicants to find out if they got accepted or denied for the benefits, according to representatives of MEND. Maria Jimenez, an associate director with MEND, said that the benefits can also allow people to make healthier eating choices. “They will be able to go to the market and choose items that are better for their health and better for their diet, and that meet their dietary needs,” she said. The food benefits, which can be accessed through a card at the cash register, are typically accepted at most grocery stores, as well as at farmers markets and many quick service restaurants. North Valley Caring Services, which does a food giveaway event every Friday and runs a “safe parking program” for people living in their cars, said that they are getting ready to add more staff who can help get people signed-up for benefits like CalFresh. Up until recently, the North Hills-based organization had been mostly volunteer-based, but recently received funding from the state’s emergency homeless services funding known as HEAP to offer more services. RELATED STORY: San Fernando Valley homeless families to get a one-stop-shop at new North Hills resource hub The group is officially opening up resource center for homeless families in July where representatives from LA Family Housing, a housing placement and homeless services agency, and the Los Angeles Unified School District will be regularly stationed. Meanwhile, officials with the Los Angeles City Department of Aging said they are partnering with the county and plan to roll out more outreach soon at the city’s senior centers.
17 Jun 19
KTLA

Shania Twain is returning to Las Vegas for “Let’s Go,” The Las Vegas Residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood.  Her residency opens this December and continues in Spring of 2020.  Tickets go on sale Friday, June 21 at ticketmaster.com. Watch the KTLA 5 Morning News this Wednesday, June 19, for your chance to win […]

17 Jun 19

Kari's Book Reviews and Revelations

SHIFTER’S WISH by Louise Cypress Publication Date: June 17, 2019 Genres: Adult, Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance BUY NOW! #FREE WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED! Amazon: https://amzn.to/2JbBZo6 Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2DHPjga Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2DHPkke Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2vz10BC Amazon MX: https://amzn.to/2V8a1R2 SYNOPSIS When his family is threatened, a shifter must choose between high school and a life of crime. For […]

17 Jun 19
ginreads

Title: Defying Gravity Author: K.K. Allen Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance Cover Design: Okay Creations Photo: Perrywinkle Photography Release Date: July 25, 2019 Blurb Our greatest risk was the one we never took … It was an accidental spring fling three years ago, one week in the mountains of Big Sur, and no one was the […]

17 Jun 19
Jon Negroni

We’ve known for a while that Pixar has no intention of attaching an animated short of some kind to precede Toy Story 4, but a Disney representative recently made it official, per Slate: Toy Story 4 will break with tradition by going without an animated short when it enters theaters June 21, a representative for Disney […]

17 Jun 19
raincollected

Tons of people were doing good stuff. They needed to make sure that the event went well. They were doing great things. They had lots of signage that was directing people to different places. They even had people who were willing to answer questions and direct people to the different location sites. They had tons […]

17 Jun 19
WHNT.com

MADISON, Ala. – The Rocket City Trash Pandas will unveil their five Inaugural Season uniforms, during a community party at Big Spring Park in Downtown Huntsville Thursday evening. WHNT News 19’s Sports Director Rocco DiSangro will model the Home Regular Uniform. The replica jerseys will go on sale Friday, June 21 at 10:00 a.m. at […]

17 Jun 19
Welcome

The City of Jackson’s public transportation service, JATRAN, will offer free rides on all of the city’s fixed bus routes on Thursday, June 20, from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. as part of “Try Transit Day.” Photo by Imani Khayyam. The City of Jackson’s public transportation service, JATRAN, will offer free rides on all of […]

17 Jun 19
dixieonline

  T&C’s Grease Giveaway Tickets have no monetary value. They are non-transferable and must be used at this event only. The theatre and touring Company reserve the right to cancel this performance. The theatre reserves the right to refuse admission or request any ticket holder to leave the venue, taking appropriate action to enforce this […]