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Month: August 2013

Did you participate in World Photography Day?

Did you participate in World Photography Day?

Today is World Photography Day. It’s a day to get people who enjoy photography to go out and take some photos. Then, you are encouraged to upload one photograph to their online collection. This is the World Photography Day Gallery for this year: http://www.worldphotoday.org/gallery/ I enjoy participating in this special day.  I’ve done so since 2011. Today, my feet were sore from the weekend, so I took photographs in my back yard.  I got several of the yellow roses, a…

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Blowing up a building for science

Blowing up a building for science

Warren Hall, part of the Cal State University East Bay buildings, was deemed seismically unsafe.  It’s been sitting vacant for a couple of years.  Though not a pretty building, it is a landmark.  You can see it from almost anywhere in Hayward. This morning the building was blown up.  It took about 15 seconds for it to implode.  The materials will be recycled and some will be used for construction of the new administration building on the same grounds. The…

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Second No Hitter in Little League World Series History

Second No Hitter in Little League World Series History

I had the pleasure of watching a pitching duel between West (East Lake – Chula Vista, CA) play Great Lakes (Gross Pointe, MI).  Both pitchers were tough.  It was a pitching duel right from the start.  The game wasn’t decided until the Great Lakes pitcher reached the pitching limit and a reliever was brought in. The pitcher from Chula Vista, Grant Holman, had a no hitter going into the bottom of the 6th.  He was up against the pitch limit…

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It’s the Little League World Series!

It’s the Little League World Series!

The Little League World Series has started in Williamsport, PA.  The West will be representated by East Lake – Chula Vista, a California team.  Gotta cheer for the home state! Here is the current schedule of games. Little League has a special place in my heart.  I was 3 when my brother started playing in 1966.  He went from the Minors to the Super Seniors.  So for the next 10-12 years, Little League was our life, two games a week…

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Cell Phone Donations Help Women’s Shelter

Cell Phone Donations Help Women’s Shelter

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence is always searching for new sources of funding. The women’s shelter takes used cell phones which can be converted to cash for their group. The cell phones are giving to an organization that recycles them. In exchange, the shelter earns $5 to $10 per phone. This month they got a huge donation: 140 cell phones. The donation came from the California Rehabilitation Center. Deputy District Attorney, Johnny Gogo, came up with the idea. People…

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