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President Trump kicks off Fourth of July at Mt. Rushmore despite protests

President Trump kicks off Fourth of July at Mt. Rushmore despite protests

By Michael Hernandez MOUNT RUSHMORE, SOUTH DAKOTA—President Donald J. Trump kicked off America’s Fourth of July celebrations at a festive event (despite protests) witnessed by 7,500 at the granite face of Mount Rushmore National Memorial located in the Black Hills in Keystone, South Dakota. The 60-foot faces of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and […]

You Can’t Dim Independence Day in the Golden State

You Can’t Dim Independence Day in the Golden State

Indoor activities re-restricted: Using the metaphor of a “dimmer switch,” Gov. Newsom banned indoor restaurants and activities once again this week in response to surging Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations. While the lights are off at small businesses across the state, beaches are also closed for the Fourth of July weekend in many parts of the state. Despite these […]

A Nanny Law Independence Day

A Nanny Law Independence Day

  Richard Eber, California Political News and Views With the 4th of July fast approaching local and state governments are putting out dire warnings about the dangers of illegal fireworks.  They are especially concerned about personal injury and property damage. From Santa Maria to San Jose law enforcement agencies have been planning their strategies on handling […]

America First… at home, abroad, and all-around the world! | Perspective on the 4th of July!

America First… at home, abroad, and all-around the world! | Perspective on the 4th of July!

    by Deborah Baber Savalla “WHEN in the Course of human Events it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth the separate & equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle […]

Independence Day 2018

Independence Day 2018

  by Richard Eber  George M. Cohan could not have expressed it better. After spending my usual July 4th attending the local parade in Concord with my family, it was truly “A grand old flag” for all those present.  As always the event brought, smiles, applause and a feeling of patriotism.  Having such pride in […]

What we celebrate on 4th of July

What we celebrate on 4th of July

By George Miller   242 years ago Wednesday, our forefathers did an incredibly bold, brave and decisive thing.  They actually broke away from and took on the most powerful country on earth, violating many of its laws, including treason, to do so.  If you know American history, you would also know that this was not impetuous, sudden, rash or […]

Celebrate Independence Day by Welcoming 14,000 New Citizens

Celebrate Independence Day by Welcoming 14,000 New Citizens

WASHINGTON—This year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate the 242nd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, and our nation’s birthday, by welcoming more than 14,000 new citizens in nearly 175 naturalization ceremonies between June 28 and July 10. The Independence Day activities will kick off with a naturalization ceremony at the Bexar County […]

The most radical document of its day

The most radical document of its day

In Congress, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the […]

The Independence Adventure–Happy Independence Day

The Independence Adventure–Happy Independence Day

By David Pu’u I like the Fourth of July as a holiday a lot. It always reminds me that some were brave enough to sacrifice the relative comforts of home to embark on the adventure of a lifetime and in process change the potential of their lives. They became Independent. It was not without risk, […]

20th Annual Fireworks by the Sea at Channel Islands Harbor

20th Annual Fireworks by the Sea at Channel Islands Harbor

This Tuesday, July 4th, the Channel Islands Harbor District will be hosting its 20th annual Fourth of July event.  The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a 5K & 10K Fun Run/Walk along Sunset Lane and Mandalay Beach Road.  This will be followed by the July 4th Children’s Parade on Harbor Boulevard.  The parade […]

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