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Quote of the Day - Education Edition

Victor Davis Hanson from his recent speech Two States of California (worth your time BTW):When I went in (to the California State University system) in 1984 as a professor of Classics, the remediation rate - that was a fancy term for those who are admitted into the CUS system, the largest university system in the world, well over a quarter-million students - was 32%, and the graduation rate in four years was 51%. When I left 23 years later the remediation rate was 55% and the average for SIX ye...
Tags: Guns, Education, California, United States, Usc, Ucla, University Of Tokyo, Kevin, CSU, Victor Davis Hanson, California State University, California California, Tough History Coming, Stanford University Last, London Times Higher Education, CalTech Number


Garden events in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 22-March 1

    Pelargonium quercifolium (Photo by Dinkum/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)   Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, lectures and events in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.     FEB. 23   Clipper Maintenance – A Must for All Gardeners: Louise Guerin discusses the topic, 1:30 p.m. Fee $18. Reservations required.  Theodore Payne Foundation, 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. 818-768-1802. www.theodorepayne.org   FEB. 27   Montrose African V...
Tags: Gardening, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Matt, Barbara, Ventura Blvd, San Fernando Valley, Descanso Gardens, Pacific Palisades, Adamson House, Huntington Botanical Gardens, Avenue, Top Stories LADN


5 Thrillers for Late Winter Nights

February's blue skies can't fool me; I know there are plenty of cold and snowy days ahead. I'm not complaining (too much) though, because indoor living means more time for reading. A blustery late-winter night provides just the right atmosphere for a spine-chilling thriller or mystery. Here are five of this month's thrillers that might have escaped your attention. It's never too late to give them try. The Winter Sister by Megan Collins (Atria, Feb. 5): When Sylvie moves back home to tend ...
Tags: Books, California, Oxford, Beverly Hills, Mafia, Kay, Bugsy Siegel, Allison, Hunting Party, Sylvie, Beth F, Cara Hunter Penguin, Adam Fawley, Megan Collins Atria Feb, Fawley, Harriet Tyce


Animal spotlight: 7 facts about North American eagles

From Bald Eagle Appreciation Days in Wisconsin to soaring Golden Eagles as a tradition at Auburn University, North American eagles are viewed as stately and powerful creatures. However, these two resident eagles of North America have not survived without a struggle.Officials removed Bald Eagles from the US federal list of threatened and endangered species in 2007 after years of illegal hunting and habitat and food destruction diminished the population.  Though Golden Eagles are not currently on ...
Tags: Books, Featured, California, US, Bald Eagles, Pennsylvania, United States, Wisconsin, Journals, North America, Channel Islands, Eagles, Golden Eagles, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, BioScience


Coming to a City Near You: 9 Boutique Hotel Upstarts for the Design-Minded Traveler

There are certainly perks to staying at a luxury chain like the Four Seasons or the Ritz-Carlton, but on the whole, we prefer boutique hotels that are more unique, local-centric, and intimate. Here, eight upstarts in the hospitality industry that prioritize style over size and well-being over high-living. And good news: These hotel groups are expanding (each has either just launched a new location or is opening one or more later this year). The Line Hotels Above: The Line Hotel in D.C. is h...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Books, California, Oregon, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, Atlantic, Chelsea, Portland, Marriott, New Orleans, Philadelphia


Coming to a City Near You: 8 Boutique Hotel Upstarts for the Design-Minded Traveler

There are certainly perks to staying at a luxury chain like the Four Seasons or the Ritz-Carlton, but on the whole, we prefer boutique hotels that are more unique, local-centric, and intimate. Here, eight upstarts in the hospitality industry that prioritize style over size and well-being over high-living. And good news: These hotel groups are expanding (each has either just launched a new location or is opening one or more later this year). The Line Hotels Above: The Line Hotel in D.C. is h...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Books, California, Washington, Oregon, New York City, Chicago, Austin, Atlantic, Chelsea, Portland, Marriott, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Airbnb


Of Course They’re Talking about Taking Your Guns

Make no mistake, by the gun-grabbers' own words on rare occasions when they're not lying, this is their end goal for gun owners. They'll take incremental surrenders to get there. And some ostensibly on “our side” are helping them by backing existing and new infringements. (U.S. Air Force photo) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “No one wants to abolish the Second Amendment,” a News & Record letter to the editor from last April declared. “No one wants to take away our guns. Anyone who tells you otherw...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, California, House, New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, Resistance, Times, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Second Amendment, Trump, Owens, U S Air Force


Trump’s Approval Rating Soars – with enemies like this, who needs friends

Socialism in 2019 U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- President Trump did a good job with his State of the Union message. America is back at work. Trump accomplished that despite the opposition of the democrat party, and largely without the help of establishment Republicans. I think we should also give credit where credit is due. Democrat politicians took a hard turn to the left since they regained control of Congress. That drove Trump’s approval ratings to up to recent highs. Even CBS had to say that...
Tags: Guns, Obamacare, California, US, America, Democrats, Socialism, Cbs, Nancy Pelosi, Caribbean, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Nra, Mideast, Big Blue, Pelosi


Democrat’s National Gun Emergency, Forewarned and Forearmed

Opinion by Allan West Democrat's National Gun Emergency, Forewarned and Forearmed USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- In the military, we have a saying, “never get in your enemy’s way when they are self-destructing.” I cannot think of a better adage when it comes to the insidious, absurd, and, yes, stupid, things emanating from the progressive socialist left . . . the folks who have taken control of the Democrat Party. It is somewhat like the movie, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” Some alien life form ...
Tags: Amazon, Guns, California, America, Barack Obama, United States, House, Nancy Pelosi, Cleaver, Nancy, Trump, Democratic, Calif, Capitol, Hill, Pelosi


This book offers a look at several generations of LA’s coolest figures

Tosh Berman was one of the first people I met when I moved to Los Angeles. We worked together at Book Soup in West Hollywood and at one point we carpooled together from Silver Lake. Or rather, I drove us since Tosh didn’t drive. Tosh seemed like a character out of a play, with his slicked-back hair, librarian glasses, striped shirts, and socks that made a statement, back before we had considered that socks on adult men could make a statement. Tosh’s shotgun small talk felt more like dialogue, no...
Tags: Books, California, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, David Bowie, Andy Warhol, Dennis Hopper, Volkswagen, Duran Duran, Southern California, Phil Spector, City Lights


Weekend Reading

What is it about February that is so dreary? Ugh, I’m so over winter! We’ve had so much rain (and snow) which I admit is good for California but makes for miserable conditions. I stay positive by remembering people and nature need periods of dormancy for rest because spring is truly just around the corner. :) Hope you all are staying warm amidst these last few weeks of winter! Favorite links: Hello beautiful – this renovated houseboat in Australia. This may just be the prettiest butler’s pantry...
Tags: Crafts, Australia, California, Marie Kondo


Garden events in the San Fernando Valley area, Feb. 15-22

    Pelargonium graveolens (Photo by Eric Hunt/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic)   Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, lectures and events in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.   FEB. 16   Theodore Payne Foundation classes: “Irrigation Practices for Native Plant Gardens,” with Tim Becker, 9 a.m. ($40) and “Native Plants for the Birds,” with Lili Singer and Steve Gerischer, 1:30 p.m. ($35). Reservations required. 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Vall...
Tags: Gardening, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Southern California, Matt, Barbara, San Fernando Valley, Native Plants, Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Eric Hunt, Pacific Palisades, Adamson House


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 15-22

    Lynne Fearman’s ‘Purple Haze.’ Fearman demonstrates her oil painting techniques on Feb. 18 at a meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association in Santa Clarita. (Photo courtesy of Lynne Fearman)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS     Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky” show, 7:30, an...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Homeless, Lunar New Year, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


Collectivism Versus Individualism: One Of These Doctrines Are at Odds With America

Opinion Collectivism Versus Individualism: One Of These Doctrines Are at Odds With America New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Arbalest Quarrel discusses at length, on our weblog, the principles grounding two incompatible philosophical systems. See, “The Modern Civil War: Collectivism vs. Individualism,” posted in October 2018. The framers of the U.S. Constitution, the founders of our free Republic, structured a Nation on the principles of Individualism, not those of Collectivism. The Radical Le...
Tags: Guns, Congress, California, America, United States, House Of Representatives, Republic, Habeas Corpus, Bernie Sanders, Election 2020, Democratic Party, Joseph Biden, Cory Booker, Judeo Christian, Electoral College, George III


Collectivism Versus Individualism: One Of These Doctrines Are Odds With America

Opinion Collectivism Versus Individualism: One Of These Doctrines Are Odds With America New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Arbalest Quarrel discusses at length, on our weblog, the principles grounding two incompatible philosophical systems. See, “The Modern Civil War: Collectivism vs. Individualism,” posted in October 2018. The framers of the U.S. Constitution, the founders of our free Republic, structured a Nation on the principles of Individualism, not those of Collectivism. The Radical Left,...
Tags: Guns, Congress, California, America, United States, House Of Representatives, Republic, Habeas Corpus, Bernie Sanders, Election 2020, Democratic Party, Joseph Biden, Cory Booker, Judeo Christian, Electoral College, George III


Gardening: What you need to know about growing pomegranates in Southern California

Pomegranates are probably the healthiest fruit on earth. Hundreds of peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals attest to the multi-faceted benefits of pomegranate consumption, from lowering cholesterol and improving heart function to prevention and treatment of cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. Two weeks ago, I asked readers who had success growing pomegranates to share their experiences and some of their responses follow below. “Many years ago I noticed a beautiful pomegranate tree...
Tags: Gardening, California, Sport, Iran, Things To Do, Soccer, San Marino, Southern California, Youtuber, Huntington Beach, Beaumont, Temecula, Encinitas, Jerry McLaughlin, Sandy Morris, Home + Garden


Florida: Anti-Gun Group wants “Assault Weapons” ban on the 2020 Ballot

Immature Gun Banner David Hogg Miami, Florida –-(Ammoland.com)- Anti-gun activist descended on the Broward County Board of Elections office in Fort Lauderdale to present 200 signatures for certification on Monday. The group called Ban Assault Weapons NOW is hoping to get a measure for banning so-called “assault weapons” on the 2020 ballot. The group will need to collect 766,000 more certified signatures. While not impossible this will be a tall task for the group. What Ban Assault Weapons NOW...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Guns, California, Hillary Clinton, Idaho, Gun Control, John, Nra, Fort Lauderdale, Northern Virginia, Hogg, Pruett, Sussman, Donald Sussman, John Crump


No charges? California cop admits stealing thousands of bullets over 30 years

Call him the cop who took a bullet. Thousands of bullets. That’s what Steven. C. Richter did for up to 30 years as a veteran investigator for the California Department of Consumer Affairs and a deputy for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. But he wasn’t decorated for valor. Richter, 64, resigned both jobs in disgrace in 2015. He then admitted he’d been stealing thousands of rounds of ammunition and other items for decades, documents released to the Bay Area News Group and KQED under...
Tags: Crime, News, Guns, California, Senate, California News, Sport, Consumer affairs, Soccer, Justice Department, Northern California, Orange County Register, Bay Area News Group, San Bernardino County, Weisberg, KQED


Complete Necromancer Series - Box Set

Necromancer Box Set - Three Novels Approximately 1000 pages/ Free in KU This Trilogy Contains: The Necromancer Witchy Woman Magical Legacy Get it here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N8XX222 The Necromancer Michelle was brutally attacked in her locked hotel room in Las Vegas. The police didn't believe her and thought she must have lured a man up to her hotel room for a little sexual adventure, which went dangerously out of control. Michelle sustained visible scars from the ter...
Tags: Books, California, Hawaii, Salem, Self-promotions By Authors And Publishers, Las Vegas, Michelle, Omar, Rod, Abigaile, Hawaii Michelle, Heather Michelle, Vincent Middleton


“Bipartisan” Firearms Background Checks Bill Is More Useless Federal Legislation

Opinion “Bipartisan” Firearms Background Checks Bill Is More Useless Federal Legislation New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- As a New Jersey small business owner, I’m painfully familiar with government red tape. As a New Jersey gun owner, I’m painfully familiar with the government’s distrust and overregulation of a Constitutionally protected right. Now the 119th Congress is aspiring to pour more salt in that wound in the name of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. You can ignore ...
Tags: Guns, California, Washington, New York City, House, New Jersey, Davis, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Michael Bloomberg, Johns Hopkins, Bureau Of Justice Statistics, NRA Board, Pelosi, New Jerseyan, Gun Rights News


“Bipartisan” Firearms Background Check Bill Is More Useless Federal Legislation

Opinion “Bipartisan” Firearms Background Check Bill Is More Useless Federal Legislation New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- As a New Jersey small business owner, I’m painfully familiar with government red tape. As a New Jersey gun owner, I’m painfully familiar with the government’s distrust and overregulation of a Constitutionally protected right. Now the 119th Congress is aspiring to pour more salt in that wound in the name of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. You can ignore t...
Tags: Guns, California, Washington, New York City, House, New Jersey, Davis, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Michael Bloomberg, Johns Hopkins, Bureau Of Justice Statistics, NRA Board, Pelosi, New Jerseyan, Gun Rights News


Daily Gun Deals: PSA AR-15 Stripped 1728 Lower Safe/Fire Just $39.99!!!!!!

PSA AR-15 Stripped 1728 Lower Safe Fire Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Palmetto State Armory has a sale on their PSA AR15 “1728” Stripped Lower Receiver for just $39.99. Despite the low price these PSA lowers are top quality and run and run. Buy as many as you can afford as they never go bad and it is better to be prepared than unprepared. These lowers are made using the most advanced aerospace manufacturing technology to produce the industries finest, forged Mil-Spec lowers. Our receivers are ...
Tags: Usa, Guns, California, Psa, Palmetto State Armory, Firearm News, LOWERS, PSA AR, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand News Editors, Ammoland com Palmetto State Armory


California police find street gang's underground lair

Police in Fontana, California were searching a suspected gang member's home when they found a manhole built into the floor. Down the ladder was a small secret underground hideout containing an arsenal, shooting range, and rather modest hang-out space. According to CNN, "interlocking rubber mats lined the ground in one area, with something resembling furniture pads or moving blankets fixed to walls, and a US flag hanging in one corner. Another area had a dirt ground and a wall lined with sandbag...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Crime, News, Guns, California, US, Cnn, Gangs, Fontana California, Hideouts


Has Trump Found the Formula for 2020?

CBS News poll Trump 2019 State of the Union Speech U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- If the pollsters at CNN and CBS are correct, Donald Trump may have found the formula for winning a second term in 2020. His State of the Union address, say the two networks, met with the approval of 76 percent of all viewers — 97 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of independents and 30 percent of Democrats. Seventy-two percent agreed with the president's plans for securing the border with Mexico. Trump was not only u...
Tags: New York, Guns, Congress, California, Washington Post, Cbs News, Virginia, New York City, America, Bloomberg, Cnn, Gop, United States, House, Warren, Cbs


Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Public-funded Anti-gun Fake News Factory

Opinion Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Public-funded Anti-gun Fake News Factory Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Following California’s lead, Hawaiian lawmakers are seeking to use money gleaned from Aloha State taxpayers to fund their anti-gun propaganda efforts. HB 1541 would establish the Hawaii Gun Violence Prevention Center, a public and privately funded “interdisciplinary” effort to analyze “gun-related violence and its prevention.” Research into violence perpetrated with firearms isn’t in itse...
Tags: Guns, Congress, California, Cdc, Hawaii, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control, Rosenberg, Johns Hopkins University, Center for Gun Policy and Research, Rand Corporation, Aloha State, Mark Rosenberg, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA


What Was Old Is New Again In Gun Control Proposals

Kamala Harris Fayetteville, AR – -(AmmoLand.com)- Kamala Harris, U.S. senator from California and declared candidate for president in the 2020 race, has come out supporting universal background checks on the sales of firearms. This is unsurprising, given her statements on the subject, and as a district attorney, she participated in an to say that the District of Columbia’s de facto ban on handguns was not a violation of the Second Amendment, as well as calling for further restrictions on th...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, England, Guns, California, America, House Of Representatives, District Of Columbia, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Matt Gaetz, Ranjit Singh, Gun Rights News, Democrats War on Guns, George Mason University School of Law, Greg Camp


Garden events in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 8-15

  Washingtonia filifera (California fan palm), the only palm species native to California. (Photo by Shijan Kaakkara/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)   Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, lectures and events in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.   FEB. 9   Landscape and Garden Design: Steve Gerischer, owner of Larkspur Garden Design, discusses the topic at a meeting of the San Fernando Valley Rose Society, 10 a.m. Wilkinson Multipurpose ...
Tags: Gardening, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Palm Springs, Flora Grubb Gardens, San Fernando Valley, First United Methodist Church, Native Plants, Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Pacific Palisades, Fallbrook


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 8-15

    Samantha Indrieri’s “Second Take” is part of the “Unusual Views” exhibit opening on Feb. 11 at the Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. (Photo courtesy Samantha Indrieri)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Hello Kitty Cafe Truck: Fans of “Hello Kitty” products find limited-edit...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Lunar New Year, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


Walk in your Neighbors Shoes – Stories of Americans in Anti-Gun States

Study Finds Over 17 Million Americans with Concealed Handgun Permits U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- I care about American freedom and if you live anywhere in the United States of America, you should be able to enjoy the same rights as your fellow citizens, regardless of what state you call home, regardless of what political party rules your state house and governor’s mansion. Each of us, irrespective of where we reside presumably share the same rights enshrined in our founding documents. Presumably...
Tags: Florida, Guns, Supreme Court, California, New York City, America, Georgia, Hawaii, New Jersey, Drake, United States of America, Jon, Gloucester County, JEFFREY, Superior Court, New Jersey State Police


A mail-order DNA test unravels a lifetime mystery for ‘Inheritance’ author Dani Shapiro

Of all the millions of people who have spit into a plastic vial and sent their DNA off to have it analyzed, writer Dani Shapiro might be the most prepared for what happened next. The core of Shapiro’s work — this bestselling author has written 10 books — has always concerned family issues, those tangled emotional webs we weave around each other and the secrets we keep. “It has been a huge part of what formed me as a writer — I had an obsession with searching and digging, trying to understand,” S...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New York Times, Jamie Lee Curtis, Eastern Europe, Shapiro, David Wolpe, Sinai Temple, Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, Dani Shapiro, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR



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