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15 Feb 19
Soli Deo Gloria

One of the dangers of prosperity is the propensity to utilize it as a source of confidence and motivation. For those of us in the United States, the dollar becomes the unit of measure for tools, services, and time. Dollars exchange hands when the opportunity arises to build friendships over a cup of coffee or […]

13 Feb 19
jeezuzz's Blog

Visitation from and angel. Sept,1984. Romania. Dumitru Duduman. Jeremiah 51:8-15. Rev 18. Zeck 14   The Lord told Dumitru to bring his family to America. Late one night, I could not sleep, The children were sleeping on the luggage.  My wife and daughter were crying, I went outside and walked around.  I didn’t want them to see […]

13 Feb 19
Zeck comedy,music,football

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

13 Feb 19
Zeck comedy,music,football

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

13 Feb 19
Gabriel's Movie Blog

One of the best-known Spider-Man comic book storylines is the saga of his black symbiote suit, which temporarily turned Peter Parker into an arrogant teen. While Sony is off doing their own thing with their “Venom-verse,” it’s very doubtful that we’ll see it in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With that out of the way, let’s […]

11 Feb 19
EHT Comics

During his two years on the title, Roger Stern augmented the backgrounds of long-established Spider-Man villains, and with Romita Jr. created the mysterious supervillain the Hobgoblin in #238-239 (March–April 1983) Fans engaged with the mystery of the Hobgoblin’s secret identity, which continued throughout #244-245 and 249-251 (Sept.-Oct. 1983 and Feb.-April 1984). One lasting change was the reintroduction […]

11 Feb 19

The Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8 has the top ranking last month for the Bronze Age, but investors are chasing the price of the runner-up Amazing Spider #252 instead. They are chasing it straight up the proverbial side of the Empire State building. The price for ASM #252 is essentially double the price of Secret […]

09 Feb 19
Daily Democrat
“I love staying here. It’s been helpful to me right now. We had been in the tent city for awhile … It was worse out there when it started to rain, but the case workers came and told us about different programs that people would be interested in. I think it would be a good thing for more people to be in here in a safe, warm area.” This is how Jessica Schaefer described her experience at a temporary shelter in Woodland. Located in the city’s old jail facility on Third Street, the 27-year-old has stayed there since the day it opened in December. Cold winter months present a challenge for the homeless population. The Sacramento Bee recently reported that a Sacramento homeless man was found dead outside on Tuesday when temperatures dipped into the low 30s. The city has yet to open warming centers. In Woodland, housing at the old jail and a Cold Weather Shelter that opened at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in early January are keeping some local homeless off the streets on cool nights. Schaefer says she’s come to feel “at home” in the room she shares with her Mom at the temporary shelter. She has a few belongings sitting on a wall shelf above her cot, which is dressed with a blue blanket and plenty of stuffed animals to snuggle with. “I’ve been working on getting counseling and therapy for myself as and I’m helping my Mom out because she’s been sick as well,” Schaefer said. She added that she’s also taking an art class and constantly encourages others to move in and sign up for services. Along with her case worker, Schaefer has been trying to find a more permanent housing solution. Yolo County Housing Coordinator Nadia Waggener says that is a priority for those living at the shelter. “The difference between when we first started and now is we have a bit more structure and a better idea of case management teams,” she explained. “We now have a designated and consistent case manager assigned to each individual staying at the extended shelter so they know exactly who their case person is and has a plan drawn up,” “Our main goal is for everyone to focus on self-sufficiency and housing at the end,” she added. Waggener said two participants have already transitioned to permanent housing and the kinks that came with opening the shelter so quickly — for both staff and residents — are being worked out. “Even those who were a bit hesitant about it be a jail facility are now grateful because it’s been so cold,” she said. “When the weather is like this, it doesn’t matter the space — they’re just grateful to be inside.” Barriers to housing like not having an ID can be daunting for those who have lived off the grid. There are two staff desks and selving units that hold snacks and sanitary products in the temporary shelter. HEATHER KEMP – DAILY DEMOCRAT “We have increased the number of participants’ enrollment in Yolo Medi-Cal, CalFresh, SSI or other income sources, and those who have obtained IDs,” noted County Public Information Officer Beth Gabor. “Almost all participants still in need of housing have an application now submitted to Yolo County Housing for the open waitlists.” There are 30 spaces available at the temporary shelter. Fourth & Hope Executive Director, Doug Zeck, says an average 17 or 18 are filled per night. Gabor made it clear that even when people aren’t staying at the jail, they are “still engaged in services and do return to the shelter periodically.” Zeck and his team staff the shelter and two employees stay there each night. He also commented on what has changed in the past two months. “I think the part that’s had to work its way out over the first 60 days is that we couldn’t fulfill the entire roll of operations because we didn’t hire anybody yet,” he said. “But now we’re able to take that on and they (case workers) can focus more on the people and less on the process.” The shelter was only expected to stay open in that location for 45 days, but City Manager Paul Navazio explained that the county offered its use for a little longer while Woodland city staff look for other options and awaits word on a No Place Like Home grant. The jail space can be used until June. As for longer term options, Navazio said the city is looking at buildings in industrial areas and city, county and Caltrans parcels. He said the cost of the initial 45 days was split between the city and county with both investing about $14,000 each. Discussions about ongoing costs are still happening. “Shelter operations have gone well although there are always hiccups. We have a weekly conference call to check in and address issues,” he said. “We’re happy we’ve been able to collaborate with the county and provide expanded shelter capacity.” Another project the entities are working together on is the Cold Weather Shelter which will remain open until Sunday, March 3. Katie Churchill, who manages this shelter said that in the program’s third year the church is housing an average of 12 people per night — usually families and women. Capacity is 25. She said she’s seen a decrease in people staying there this year. “There’s less, but probably because of the extended shelter that’s opened at the jail,” Churchill said. The shelter is also staffed by Fourth & Hope and volunteers. Cots and sleeping bags were contributed by the city. Overall, the program costs about $20,000 to operate and the bill is split between the city and county. Still, more needs to be done. Navazio said: “Shelters don’t solve the homeless problem.” He cited the homeless count that was recently completed and will be released in May saying the number of homeless unsheltered is higher than years past. “The need for housing and services continues to exceed our current capacity, even the capacity that was augmented through these projects as well as those we have coming up,” he said However, similar to what’s happening now, even when there is available bed space, many still choose to brave the elements and stay outdoors.
09 Feb 19
EHT Comics

The series was launched with an April 1985 cover dated issue by writer Louise Simonson and penciller Greg LaRocque and featured the return of Spider-Man’s alien black costume, which attempted to rebond with Peter Parker. Peter managed to rid himself of the costume again using church bells and the alien was presumed to have died after that. […]

08 Feb 19
Learn From Zeck . Com

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

07 Feb 19
CBS Baltimore

The trooper is identified as Sergeant George Frazier Jr., 48, who is assigned to the Quartermaster Division.

05 Feb 19
Comic Watch

Frank disavowed and imprisoned!? Zemo has his revenge, but Bagalia remains eggless!? Stay tuned true believers, I’ve got a feeling The Punisher is just getting started!

03 Feb 19
Elfredha Gonese

Abstract Imaging has become the focus point in the early detection and characterisation of colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). Early diagnoses is crucial in the management and treatment of CRLM thereby enabling better prognosis. As imaging technology is advancing there is constant analysis and research into the diagnostic efficacy of different modalities in the detection and […]

30 Jan 19
Ottawa Citizen

The officials behind Ottawa’s annual ode to pop culture are offering released a glimpse into the celebrity guests that attendees can expect to see at this year’s event. John Barrowman, best known to sci-fi fans as Malcolm Merlyn on TV shows Arrow and The Flash, and as Captain Jack Harkness on Doctor Who will be […]