Monthly Archives: January 2019

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By Joseph Peter R. Gonzales According to Khalil Ramos, it’s no issue between him and rumoured girlfriend Gabbi Garcia if they happen to belong in rival networks. As everyone knows, while he is an ABS-CBN talent, Gabbi’s home base is GMA. “You know, it’s really funny because it never became a problem or hindrance in our relationship. It was never a big deal for us if we are affiliated with rival mother studios,” he avers. On the contrary, the set-up became more ad...

It is our great pleasure to cordially invite you to the Spring edition of our Award-Winning Fashion Community Week taking place this March 13th through 16th in San Francisco. We are a non-profit that aims at creating opportunities for Emerging Fashion and Beauty Talents locally and internationally. We are an inclusive platform for the ultra-exclusive fashion industry. We offer a marketing and business platform, cherishing the community aspect over the commercial one. We ar...

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that applicants can now complete and file Form N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship, and Form N-600K, Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322 online. “One of the major burdens to both benefit seekers and the agency’s adjudicators is the costly, time consuming, and cumbersome process of traditional paper filing,” said USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna...

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that applicants who have a pending affirmative asylum application with USCIS can now check the status of their applications online at uscis.gov/casestatus. Only asylum applicants with an application pending with USCIS will be able to use this new feature to check their case status online. It will not cover defensive asylum applicants whose cases are pending in immigration court. “The new capabilit...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Jan. 16, 2019 – Detections of Huanglongbing (HLB), an incurable plant disease that kills citrus trees, increased by 160 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year, signaling the growing threat to the state’s iconic citrus trees, landscape and economy. HLB is spread by a small pest called the Asian citrus psyllid as it feeds on citrus tree leaves. The disease is not dangerous to humans or pets, but it is fatal for citrus trees and has no cure. Once a...

San Francisco– Recently in first sentence of Sen. Weiner (D-San Francisco) announced bipartisan legislation that will make it easier for California’s breweries and wineries to reuse water. Senate Bill 166 requires the creation of clear guidelines on reusing “process water” onsite for procedures such as rinsing equipment and tanks. It directs the State Water Board in consultation with the California Department of Public Health- Food and Drug Branch (CDPH) to develop regulation...

OAKLAND – Three simultaneous revolutions—electrification, vehicle sharing, and self-driving, autonomous vehicles—are poised to radically change transportation. A new report from The Greenlining Institute, Autonomous Vehicle Heaven or Hell? Creating a Transportation Revolution that Benefits All is the first in-depth analysis of a wide range of mobility, health, and economic implications of these revolutions for marginalized groups like people of color, the poor, the elderly, a...

SAN JOSE – The San Jose City Council approved an urgency ordinance that establishes a 90-day moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent for tenants affected by the Trump-forced federal government shutdown and a short-term, no-interest loan program for vital federal employees currently working without pay at Mineta San Jose International Airport. “With today’s votes, we have taken action to protect our residents who rely on the federal government to keep their homes an...

by Rev. Fr. Tristan Jasper D. Laforteza Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 3, 2019). One day a father brought his son and ass to the market. While on the way, they met a couple who called out the father and said, “Place your son on the ass because that’s the purpose of your pet.” So the father did it willingly. Again, they met another couple who summoned the boy and said, “Aren’t you ashamed? Let your father get up on the ass. He seems to be so tired.” Thus, th...