Monthly Archives: April 2019

Catholic Sunday Reflection by Rev. Fr. Tristan Jasper D. Laforteza When the late Pope John Paul II visited Los Angeles, California in September 1987, a man named Tony Meléndez performed for him the song Never Be The Same. But Tony is no ordinary singer. Tony was born without arms, and he plays the guitar using his feet. He would usually remark: “When I sing, I hear the Lord.” With his disability, Tony could have lost his hope and gotten mad at God. But instead of resent...

AARP Proudly Supports CAAMFest37 with Opening Night Film CHINATOWN RISING and a Special AARP Member Discount As part of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM), AARP will sponsor captivating films and offer a ticket discount for AARP members at the 2019 CAAMFest SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2019 – AARP will return as the Grand Sponsor of the 37th CAAMFest from Thursday, May 9, to Sunday, May 19 in San Francisco and Oakland. Presented by the Center for...

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“Love You Two” premieres this April on GMA Telebabad Beginning April 22, Kapuso viewers are in for a delightful time as the heart-warming romantic comedy, Love You Two, premieres worldwide on GMA Telebabad. Headlining this light-hearted and feel-good drama series is the much awaited tandem of Kapuso Ultimate Star Jennylyn Mercado and sought-after actor Gabby Concepcion. Jennylyn breathes life to Raffy, a woman who has a thriving career and is happily in a relationshi...

By Joseph Peter R. Gonzales After Liza Soberano decided to quit from the big screen remake of “Darna” due to her injured finger, people started to ask who’s going to be a good replacement. Many names cropped up and one of those is Maja Salvador. Considering her Pinay features and considerable acting talent, many say she’s fit to breathe life to the iconic super heroine. The pretty lass has mixed reactions regarding this. “Of course, it’s flattering to be considered f...

Most people planning for retirement probably would prefer some predictability as they plot out their post-work futures, but financial professionals say the reality they face is that uncertainty surrounds the stock market, tax rates and the future of Social Security. And even one of the most popular retirement-savings tools – the Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) – can get more complicated than many people realize, limiting a retiree’s control of their money, retirement ...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Assembly Public Safety Committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would enhance public safety and align the state’s parole and probation systems with best practices by expanding opportunities for people earn release from supervision. AB 1182, authored by Asm. Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) and sponsored by Californians for Safety and Justice, would require that some people who successfully complete the first six months on parole by remaining crime a...

SAN FRANCISCO —With the exceptional California snowpack melting as temperatures rise, rivers and streams are full of dangerously cold and swift moving water this spring. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) encourages water enthusiasts to take extra precautions when in or near rivers, especially around hydroelectric facilities and dams, where water flows can change rapidly. Anglers are also encouraged to take precautions as trout season opens April 27 for most Calif...

San Francisco- Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer introduced legislation today to create an Affordable Housing Production and Preservation Fund that will receive appropriated excess Education Revenue Augmentation Fund (ERAF) revenues received by the City from the State. The fund is being created for the purpose of funding both the production of new 100% affordable housing and the acquisition and preservation of existing housing to make it permanently affordable. Supervisors Brown, W...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California State Parks invites outdoor enthusiasts to “Live the Parks Life” by becoming a ranger or lifeguard in the nation’s largest state park system. The 2019 State Park Peace Officer (SPPO) Cadet application period is now open. Career opportunities are available throughout the entire state. All applicants must submit an application by Monday, June 3, 2019, to be considered for the 2020 SPPO Cadet Academy. For over 150 years, rangers and lifeguards ...