Laura Scott

23 May 19
BrattBeat

All songs were written and performed by OLD FLAME. Visit them on IG at @oldflameofficial #youngandindebt Check out the new album and make sure you grab your own limited edition “Young & In Debt” LP— pressed in a gorgeous #redvinyl now for sale ✨on Bandcamp! OLD FLAME is:  Emma Ayres: lead vox Sam Perry: guitars, synth guitar, backing […]

23 May 19
EW.com

Got a secret, can you keep it? That’s the challenge facing Celeste (Nicole Kidman), Madeline (Reese Witherspoon), Jane (Shailene Woodley), Bonnie (Zoë Kravitz), and Renata (Laura Dern) as the second season of HBO’s Big Little Lies arrives, bringing with it new lies, guilt, and Meryl Streep. “We left off with a lie, so it would […]

23 May 19
Soaps.com
Days of our Lives actor discusses his rocky relationship with food. Days of our Lives star Chandler Massey, best known for playing Will Horton, came forward on Instagram about his struggles with food and his weight. Massey joined the NBC soap opera in 2010, and as Soaps.com reported back in 2014, departed to finish school. Guy Wilson took over the role until the character was killed by Ben Weston (Robert Scott Wilson), but Massey returned to the show in 2017 when it was discovered Will Horton had survived. The actor opened up about how his time away from the show led to him putting on some weight and his rocky relationship with binge eating. In the post he wrote, “My weight has been an oppressive obstacle for 3 years. The left picture is me in 2016, 191 lbs & 30% body fat. I had been off Days for 2 years, and had utterly let myself go. I rationalized my lifestyle by telling myself that once I started working again, I could easily shed the weight & be ‘camera ready’. The next year, I got the chance to prove myself right. Will Horton was back baby, and he was going to be lean, mean, & better than ever. But there was a problem. The fat that I had assumed was going to melt off my body like butter on a hot pancake refused to leave.” He goes on to detail trying every fad diet in the book with no success. Of that period he recalled, “If you watch Days I’m sure you noticed I looked different the 2nd time around. There was a reason they gave @mrchristophersean [Paul Norita] the shirtless scenes while I chilled in plaid flannels. Some nights after crushing a box of lucky charms I told myself that this was just the journey of getting older. I was never going to be fit again, so why continue this pattern starving & binging, of quietly throwing up in the kitchen sink after my roommates fell asleep & trying to slap some willpower into me.” More: Interview: Shawn Christian’s Hallmark inspired movie However, the actor did turn things around and come to recognize what was behind his issues. “I can’t point to a specific moment that was a turning point. Rather I believe it was the gradual process of learning from each failure. Instead of clinging to a fad diet I began to critically examine my relationship to food. I realized that my crappy eating habits were tied to negative emotional states. When I learned to recognize & deal with those emotions, I saw food for what it really is: a tool, not a bandaid.” However, he goes on to admit it hasn’t been easy. “This was not a smooth journey. Just last Sunday I ate a family size pack of Oreos bc I was upset about GoT [Game of Thrones]. But after each step backward I manage to forgive myself and take 2 steps forward. The picture on the right is me yesterday. I now weigh 160 lbs & have 12% body fat, reaching a goal that I wrote on my bathroom mirror 3 years ago. I’m not ashamed of the person on the left anymore, but damn am I proud of the man on the right.” Massey is not the first daytime actor to come forward about his struggles with weight. His co-star Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) details his fitness and diet regime through his own Instagram account, and Smith participates in the 60-day challenge. General Hospital’s Genie Francis (Laura Spencer) has been open about her weight issues. Francis is a current Nutrisystem ambassador. View this post on Instagram LONG POST WARNING My weight has been an oppressive obstacle for 3 years. The left picture is me in 2016, 191 lbs & 30% body fat. I had been off Days for 2 years, and had utterly let myself go. I rationalized my lifestyle by telling myself that once I started working again, I could easily shed the weight & be “camera ready”. The next year, I got the chance to prove myself right. Will Horton was back baby, and he was going to be lean, mean, & better than ever. But there was a problem. The fat that I had assumed was going to melt off my body like butter on a hot pancake refused to leave. I tried everything to get my fat cells to f*** off. Fasting, paleo, whole30, cico, keto, juicing, low carb, no carb. I tried to appeal to my vanity, pride, anger, shame. None of it worked. If you watch Days I’m sure you noticed I looked different the 2nd time around. There was a reason they gave @mrchristophersean the shirtless scenes while I chilled in plaid flannels. Some nights after crushing a box of lucky charms I told myself that this was just the journey of getting older. I was never going to be fit again, so why continue this pattern starving & binging, of quietly throwing up in the kitchen sink after my roommates fell asleep & trying to slap some willpower into me. I gave up 100 times during those 3 years. I tried again 101 times. I can’t point to a specific moment that was a turning point. Rather I believe it was the gradual process of learning from each failure. Instead of clinging to a fad diet I began to critically examine my relationship to food. I realized that my crappy eating habits were tied to negative emotional states. When I learned to recognize & deal with those emotions, I saw food for what it really is: a tool, not a bandaid. This was not a smooth journey. Just last Sunday I ate a family size pack of Oreos bc I was upset about GoT. But after each step backward I manage to forgive myself and take 2 steps forward. The picture on the right is me yesterday. I now weigh 160 lbs & have 12% body fat, reaching a goal that I wrote on my bathroom mirror 3 years ago. I’m not ashamed of the person on the left anymore, but damn am I proud of the man on the right. A post shared by Chandler Massey (@therealcmassey) on May 22, 2019 at 11:19am PDT
23 May 19
VOICE OF THE HWY

CLOSE Tobacco lobbyists pushed for the legal age to buy vaping products to be raised. (Photo: Steven Senne, AP) Big Tobacco and its legion of lobbyists, which fought efforts to raise the legal age to buy smoking and vaping products for years, mysteriously changed their tune in statehouses this year, instead arguing the age should be […]

23 May 19
HCN Today

National Honor Society – New Albany High School – 2019   Twenty-five students from New Albany High School were inducted into the membership of the National Honor Society in a morning ceremony at the high school on May 14, 2019.  The new members were selected by a faculty council.  The selection was based on the students meeting […]

23 May 19
The Bayview Times

According to Google Maps, the boundaries are Cesar Chavez Street to the north, Candlestick Point and Bayview Park to the south, the water to the east and highways 101 and 280 to the west. According to longtime Bayview resident Mook Johnson, the Bayview’s neighborhood boundaries are Evans Avenue to the north, Williams Avenue to the […]

23 May 19
The Nerds of Color

Disney’s Aladdin will be the first live-action Disney film that showcases people of color in starring roles. The cast and creatives of the film know this and appreciate the effort. Starring Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud as the title character, British Indian Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, and Will Smith as the Genie, Disney wanted to […]

23 May 19
Good records at reasonable prices

Please COMMENT with artist AND ALBUM TITLE and the word SOLD to buy. I will reply comment to confirm and then message or email you later to finalise the sale. M = Media, S = Sleeve. Postage $10 for 1 (including record mailer), whatever Australia Post charges for more to your location from 2043, or […]

23 May 19
Vox Populi

White nationalists have been targeting bookstores and libraries across the country for a while, in one instance, going so far as to threaten to burn the store down. Elsewhere, progressive groups are facing threats of violence and intimidation on campus.

23 May 19
Riddle from the Middle

You never really know what you’ll get when the days are long and the evenings short and there’s a party that involves vodka, soda, and lime. Hang on to your socks, people. We’re now 39 whopping hours away from end of school – 30 if you count from read- instead of write-time – and it […]

23 May 19

VOICE OF THE HWY

CLOSE A sea dragon swims at the Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego. The surreal creatures are only found in the wild off the coast of Australia, where they’re threatened, but this Southern California aquarium is working to raise awareness. (Photo: Gregory Bull/AP) Alabama Cullman: Country music […]

23 May 19
VOICE OF THE HWY

CLOSE A sea dragon swims at the Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego. The surreal creatures are only found in the wild off the coast of Australia, where they’re threatened, but this Southern California aquarium is working to raise awareness. (Photo: Gregory Bull/AP) Alabama Cullman: Country music […]

22 May 19
JUMPER NEWS

The majestic Piazza di Siena once again plays the role of the coliseum of showjumping as it hosts gladiators of the sport from all over the world in pursuit of fame, gold and glory during the CSIO 5* of Rome in Italy.   It promises to be a clash among gladiators of the sport since […]

22 May 19
Orange County Register
SAN CLEMENTE — A homeless tent encampment that has been set up in a parking lot at North Beach for more than a month is scheduled to be relocated to a city-owned lot on Friday, May 24, despite objections by lawyers representing homeless clients in a civil rights lawsuit that followed the clearing of the Santa Ana Bike Trail. The San Clemente City Council on Tuesday voted 4-0 to adopt an “urgency ordinance” to prohibit camping on private property and to move the approximately two dozen homeless people living there to the city storage yard off Avenida Pico and Vista Hermosa. The ordinance addresses immediate threats to public safety, health and welfare. #gallery-6810787-8 { margin: auto; } #gallery-6810787-8 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-6810787-8 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-6810787-8 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ San Clemente residents, on both sides of the issue, fill the Council Chambers as the Councilmembers discuss how to deal with the city’s growing homelessness problem during a meeting on Tuesday evening, May 21, 2019. (Photo By Jeff Antenore, Contributing Photographer) San Clemente residents spill out into an overflow area outside the Council Chambers during a contentious City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, when the council was debating how to deal with the city rapidly growing homelessness problem. (Photo By Jeff Antenore, Contributing Photographer) Ed Connor, who successfully sued the city of San Clemente in regards to the city’s homelessness problem, presents a plan for a permanent homeless shelter that would include donated land and funds to the council during a meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Photo By Jeff Antenore, Contributing Photographer) San Clemente Assistant City Manager Erik Sund presents several options for temporary and more permanent homeless shelters in the city, showcasing the models that the cities of Costa Mesa and Tustin have adopted, during a City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Photo By Jeff Antenore, Contributing Photographer) San Clemente residents Tom and Bonnie Barnes voice their support for a temporary homeless shelter in a City Yard off of Avenida Pico, the location that the council ended up approving, during the public comments portion of a council meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Photo By Jeff Antenore, Contributing Photographer) One San Clemente resident holds up a sign to voice his opposition to a proposed rehab shelter, run by Friendship Shelter, during a City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2091. (Photo By Jeff Antenore, Contributing Photographer) Brett Johnson of San Clemente uses his public comment to urge the City Council to respond with compassion to the growing number of homeless who find themselves living in the city during a council meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Photo By Jeff Antenore, Contributing Photographer) The yard is less than a half-acre and will allow the homeless community — up to 96 people — to pitch their tents there at a cost to the city of about $50,000. The concrete ground will be covered with decomposed granite, and lighting and fencing will be installed. There will be security cameras, trash service and bathroom facilities. A security guard will be onsite for nighttime supervision. “My plan is to move them there by Friday afternoon,” said City Manager James Makshanoff. “We’ve talked to county counsel and law enforcement and they will help us move campers from North Beach.” City officials said after the North Beach encampment is dismantled, the area will be cleaned. On Wednesday, however, Brooke Weitzman, one of the lawyers representing the homeless in the 2018 lawsuit before U.S. District Judge David O. Carter, threatened to sue San Clemente if the city moves forward with its plan to relocate the North Beach homeless community to the city yard site. The letter, addressed to City Attorney Scott Smith, says San Clemente is deliberately misreading the recent Martin v. Boise decision and is “attempting to wrap itself in the cloak of authorization.” The letter states the city’s plan will not work because it is not providing accommodations for people to sleep indoors. A ruling by the 9th Circuit of Appeals, in the case Martin v. Boise, found that cities are not allowed to force homeless people off of the streets if they have nowhere to go but a city sidewalk, park or other public space. “The city’s plan replicates the inhumane camps now holding refugees and asylum seekers along the southern border of the U.S.,” Weitzman’s letter states. The letter also says  fencing and security planned for the site would be “unlawful seizure and a violation of the Fourth Amendment.” Assistant City Manager Erik Sund said Wednesday afternoon that relocation plans will continue as planned. “Based on the Martin v. Boise decision and published decisions since then, we’re completely in compliance to allow public camping but in this case in a designated spot,” he said. The urgency ordinance not only addresses the encampment at North Beach but will be enforced citywide, Makshanoff said. Other homeless people in San Clemente will be relocated to the site. However, the site will not be available to homeless people from neighboring communities such as Dana Point and Mission Viejo. Access will be determined on a case by case basis, Smith said. Tuesday’s vote follows a public outcry after a group of homeless people set up camp near the Metrolink train station and at an access point to the Beach Trail at North Beach. Residents have complained of exposure to public defecation, urination and other unsanitary conditions. They also point to drug use and needles lying buried in sand at the beach. Two weeks ago, more than 200 people packed City Council chambers for an impromptu town hall held by Mayor Pro Tem Dan Bane and City Councilwoman Laura Ferguson, to discuss the homeless situation. Residents, then, complained about the city’s inaction and lack of transparency in creating a temporary shelter. Without the temporary shelter, law enforcement and city officials are required to allow homeless people to sleep in public areas, following the Martin v. Boise decision. San Clemente also is one of five South County cities named in a February lawsuit in which three homeless people argue that anti-camping ordinances and other laws criminalize the homeless. On Tuesday, the City Council shared discussions held earlier in closed session on what has been done to create a temporary shelter. If San Clemente created a shelter in an area zoned for such a purpose, it likely would cost $500,000 to renovate a city-owned building for the shelter and nearly $2 million a year to run it, Sund said. He said the city is looking at an industrial park, but that the site is leased to Family Assistance Ministries until 2023. The council opted to table that discussion and look to the county and other cities for help with plans for a regional temporary shelter. “We’ve been working on this for a couple of months now,” said Bane. “Could we have done it faster? This was and is a very complex matter.” More than 400 residents packed the City Council chambers on Tuesday, with overflow seating set outside in the plaza. They erupted in applause and cheers after the council passed the urgency ordinance. “It looks like the city is attacking the problem,” said resident Rick Loeffler, crediting the huge turnout. “When we have the shelter, we give police power to arrest people.” [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] “Seeing this agenda is refreshing,” said resident Adrienne Marks. “I hope San Clemente will be not be known as a place for druggies and vagrants to hang out with nothing happening. We need to be known for a town that will not put up with his.” Lisa Edone, a 20-year resident, was pleased with the council’s decision but questioned if it was just a Band-Aid. “It’s a step in the right direction,” she said. “But I don’t think the people causing the problem will utilize this.” Maura Mikulec wondered if the sudden move would put unnecessary stress on the homeless. “I’m concerned about the quick implementation,” she said. “You want to get it right, you don’t want to open yourself up to litigation. People need time to make their plan because not everyone will want to go there. We need to get mental health professionals there because with the uprooting they may need extra support.”