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Oak Canyon, Enchanting Forest of Middle Earth

The enchanted forest of middle earth is a place of wonder and amazing flora. A forest consisting of centuries-old trees, some able to walk and talk like humans. 298 more words


McDonald's is Testing Table Service

Place your order, take a seat. The food will be brought right to you.

McDonald’s is trying out a new service option at 600 of its restaurants in southern California, the… 202 more words


The giving season: How one California restaurant chain is making a difference

It takes a village … or maybe just a restaurant. Back in 2009, Tender Greens, a “fine casual” chain based in Culver City, California, began hiring teens who were too old for foster care but far from independence.  113 more words


How to Heal Exit Wounds

By Valentina Thompson

1. Admit you’re shot. Imagine:
Doctor, that isn’t a bullet, listen,
her name is
—Not important, he would
say, you’re bleeding out, (think you’re… 235 more words

Long Beach

Valentina Thompson

Valentina Thompson is a third-year student at California State University, Long Beach.  Currently studying English, Creative Writing with a minor in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, she’s also a 21-year-old queer writer who uses her poetry as a vehicle to share her personal experiences exploring love and intimacy.   17 more words

Long Beach

McDonald's Offering Table Service, New Menu At California Restaurants

Walk in to just about any McDonald’s in the country and you’ll be faced with the same process: wait in line to order your meal, recite your desired order to the person manning the register, wait a bit longer at the counter for your food to be prepared, and amble around the restaurant to find seating. 305 more words

My Impromptu Photo Shoot on my Reluctant Beach Walk

Welcome to beautiful, sunny Southern California! This is what Thanksgiving vacation week looks like on the West Coast: palm trees, coastlines, sunshine and blue skies. I try not to take for granted the beauty that I am surrounded by each day, but with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays all I really wanted was a nap, when my husband asked me to take a beach walk at our local beach. 505 more words