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Five Year Old Feeds the Hungry

Five Year Old Feeds the Hungry

This is a great story!  A 5 year old named Phoebe from San Francisco had her first encounter with the downtrodden a few months ago.  She say a man holding a sign asking for food.  She asked her parents about the man, why he didn’t have food, and so forth.  She was appalled when she learned that some people don’t have the money to eat each day. Phoebe decided to do something.  She decided she would raise money for the…

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Local Team in the Little League World Series

Local Team in the Little League World Series

A shout out to the Niles-Centerville Little League baseball team.  They made it to the Little League playoffs.  They won the US West Championship.  Then went on to the World Series in Bangor, Maine. They played West University Little League team out of Houston, Texas.  Texas jumped on the board fast with a 7-0 lead.  Niles-Centerville fought back.  In the end, they came up short, losing 9-7. We still think they are great!  Way to go Niles-Centerville for going all…

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Troubled Youth Get Vision Care

Troubled Youth Get Vision Care

Optometrist, Dr. Rosie Flores, volunteers at the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center.  She comes across youth who’ve done poorly in school and then end up in trouble.  One thing she has noticed about many of these kids…they have poor vision and they don’t even know it. Many of the teenagers get their first eye test after they’ve been arrested.  Some of them were plagued with vision problems that lead to their difficulties in school.  Some can’t read because they can’t…

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Dogs Helping Victims in Court

Dogs Helping Victims in Court

A little known law on the California books is that a child witness may have another human or a dog with them on the witness stand.  A non-profit group called Paws’itive Teams has been providing dogs for this purpose. One such team is Lynn Chavez and Dory.  Chavez is a Police Officer with the San Diego Police Department.  Dory, a Team Facility Dog, helps children get through this trying time.  Dory is trained to support and comfort children as they…

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Jonah Rocks

Jonah Rocks

Every now and then you come across someone who completely amazes you with their talent.  A friend sent me a link to a YouTube video of Jonah.  Jonah is 4 years old and he taught himself to play drums.  And, I mean play drums!  None of that beating on coffee can stuff for Jonah.  Jonah plays AC/DC, Green Day, the Who, and many more. Johah started playing drums at the ripe old age of 3 1/2.  According to his YouTube…

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