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More Than 100 US Firefighters Gave up Holidays at Home to Tackle Australian Bushfires

More Than 100 US Firefighters Gave up Holidays at Home to Tackle Australian Bushfires

  BY ISABEL VAN BRUGEN The United States has so far dispatched some 100 firefighters who gave up their holidays at home to help combat blazes in Australia as its most populous state of New South Wales (NSW) declared a third state of emergency of the bushfire season. Ahead of re-elevated fire risk over the weekend, the National Interagency Fire […]

Metrolink Joins LASD and Pomona Unified School District to Give Toys to Disadvantaged Families

Metrolink Joins LASD and Pomona Unified School District to Give Toys to Disadvantaged Families

POMONA, Calif. -Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Metrolink Bureau, Metrolink Board Member and Mayor of Montclair John Dutrey and Metrolink CEO Stephanie Wiggins distributed holiday gifts to families today at the Pomona Unified School District’s (PUSD) Child Development Conference Center as part of the Santa’s Helpers 2019 Toy Giveaway. “Sheriff’s deputies […]

Traditional Christmas Cake Recipes in Other Countries

Traditional Christmas Cake Recipes in Other Countries

    By Elizabeth Barletta We all love Christmas cakes, either because they bring back childhood memories or because they now make our children happy. And you don’t have to know how to cream butter and sugar to have a perfect pie; you can leave that to a mixer. Let’s see what Christmas cake looks […]

The Libertarian Enterprise | What the Zagmuk Holiday Means To Me

The Libertarian Enterprise | What the Zagmuk Holiday Means To Me

  By L. Neil Smith  I have been writing about Zagmuk for almost a decade, now.  It is the mid-winter holiday, many thousands of years old, that celebrates the victory of the Babylonian god-king Marduk over the forces of Chaos, sort of the ultimate triumph of Reason. That’s him in the picture, with his pet […]

Free Pictures with Santa at Simi YMCA – Saturday, December 14

Free Pictures with Santa at Simi YMCA – Saturday, December 14

Simi Valley, Calif.—Kids and families can get their picture taken with Santa Claus when he visits the Simi Valley Family YMCA on Saturday, December 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. The pictures will be sent to parents by email. The community is welcome and picture taking is free. Children will be given a treat after […]

Grinch: School Says Student Performance of “Joy to the World” Not Acceptable, Then Backtracks

Grinch: School Says Student Performance of “Joy to the World” Not Acceptable, Then Backtracks

Sacramento, CA—A school in Northern California has reversed course after initially declaring “Joy to the World” unacceptable for a student piano performance.    The Benzel family reached out to Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) after their 13-year-old daughter Brooklyn’s musical choice was rejected by her Education Specialist at South Sutter Charter School. The reason? The specialist, […]

Simi Y‘s Men’s Club Christmas Tree Lot Opens December 5

Simi Y‘s Men’s Club Christmas Tree Lot Opens December 5

Simi Valley, Calif.—The Simi Valley Family YMCA Christmas tree lot opens Thursday, December 5.The Simi Valley Y’s Men’s Club, a YMCA service organization, runs the tree lot. Members from the group volunteer at the lot along with YMCA board members and Adventure Guide youth and their parents. The entire proceeds for tree sales go back […]

Catch the “ELF on the GO” Holiday Bus at a Stop Near You

Catch the “ELF on the GO” Holiday Bus at a Stop Near You

Oxnard, CA) – Gold Coast Transit District (GCTD), with support from Montecito Bank and Trust and Rubberneck Signs, is excited to announce the fourth annual appearance of its popular “Elf on the GO” holiday bus. This year’s “Elf on the GO” holiday bus design is especially timely given the recent snow we are enjoying in […]

Channel Islands Harbor Director’s Message and Parade of Lights

Channel Islands Harbor Director’s Message and Parade of Lights

December 2019  Director’s Message & PARADE OF LIGHTS! In his latest message, Director Mark Sandoval provides updates on holiday happenings at the Harbor and development projects. Learn More The second Saturday in December marks a special tradition at the Harbor as the community kicks off the holiday season with the annual Parade of Lights. This […]

Sheriff’s Office to Kick Off Annual ‘Share-iffs’ Toy Drive

Sheriff’s Office to Kick Off Annual ‘Share-iffs’ Toy Drive

The Share-iff’s Toy Drive has been a tradition in Ventura County for 35 years. Many families do not have the resources to provide their children with a traditional Christmas celebration. Each year, thousands of children experience a Christmas morning with no gifts to open. Members of the Sheriff’s Office respond to calls throughout the county […]

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