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SMMUSD Embargoes Pizza Slices, Chicken Sandwiches and Burritos

As of the beginning of 2017, junk snacks are history at Santa Monica schools. SMMUSD will also ban Pizza slices, Chicken Sandwiches and Burritos, unless they are part of a lunch with several items....

 

Retirees Leaving Sand And Sunny Beaches For Western Mountains, According to National Movers Study

South Dakota narrowly overtakes Oregon, which held the top spot for the previous three years, as the nation's "Top Moving Destination." This is the first time South Dakota has held the no. 1 spot....

 
 By Stan Greene    News    January 11, 2017

Second UFO Forces Delay in Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket

UFO's have followed Falcon 9 rockets from Florida to California, and so the company plans to launch it's next rocket from an unmanned barge in the Pacific Ocean. A SpaceX rocket exploded on a Florida...

 

Pokemon Ice Cream Truck Lures Creatures Inside With Promise of Charging Station

Apparently, Pokemon Go characters have more to worry about than just Poke balls. A Pokemon Go ice cream truck cruising the streets of SoCal lures the little guys with promises of ice cream (and a...

 
 By Liz Miller    Science    January 11, 2017

Bacteria-powered Battery is a Single Sheet of Paper

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York, have created a battery on a single sheet of paper that is powered by the aspiration of bacteria. The design could revolutionize the...

 

Women Performing Night Shift Work Have Higher Rates of Breast & Ovarian Cancer, Study Finds

Dr. Karen Belkic MD is a clinical scientist with a PhD in neuroscience and physician specialist in internal medicine. On Sunday, December 8th, 2017, she delivered the Gloria Freedman memorial lecture...

 

Chevrolet Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Ridgeline Named 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric car, Honda Ridgeline pickup and Chrysler Pacifica minivan were named 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year, respectively. The announcement...

 
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Text of Meryl Streep's Speech at the Golden Globes; Trump's Response

Meryl Streep gave an intensely political speech tonight at the Golden Globe awards, where she received the Cecile B. Demille lifetime achievement award. Donald Trump dismissed her speech, noting that...

 

Ultimate Easter Egg Hunt: Shipwreck Results in German Beach Strewn With Plastic Easter Eggs

1/06/2017: It was a dark and stormy night. The Captain of the Maersk Alabama did not see the reef near Langeoog Island, before he was upon it. The good ship and crew was a bone to be chewed, when the...

 

Interior Department Announces 24 New National Historic Landmarks

WASHINGTON – As the National Park Service enters its second century of service and strives to tell a more inclusive and diverse story of America's history, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally...

 

Sugar Daddies and Serial Killers Make Odd Bedfellows

(Los Angeles, CA / January 12, 2016) -- Blanc/Biehn Productions (BBP), the powerhouse indie film studio founded by actors/filmmakers Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, announces that principal...

 

Bachelor Gulch Introduces The Newest Member of the 'Bachelor Pack.'

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. – December 19, 2016 – Christmas came early this year at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch with the arrival of a new canine ambassador, Scout, a nine-week old Bernese Mountain...

 

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