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Cat of the Week: Sweet Chelsea

My name is Chelsea, age four. I am a calico kitty and a beautiful feline. I was a young mommy to my five babies! I raised them well, and they all have their own forever homes. It took me a little while to come out of my shell, but I am doing really well now….

A British Millennial and American Politics
Opinion

A British Millennial and American Politics

  Making sense of the similarities and differences of Anglo-American politics By Tom Williams I feel that as a Millennial, trying to find your own opinions in politics is less possible than ever. My Facebook feed is full of propaganda, more than you’ll find in any newspaper, usually in favour of the opposition Labour party…

Cat of the Week: Benny Boy
Columns

Cat of the Week: Benny Boy

Looking for the purr-fect cat? Then here he is: meet Benny! Benny is age 5, and a very handsome all black, shorthair. He’s a clean-cut dude, super sweet, super loving, friendly, cuddly, healthy, and gets along with other kitties too! He does have a very easy to manage condition called FIV+, but he does not…

Reader Advocates For More Time Spent Outdoors
Letters to the Editor

Reader Advocates For More Time Spent Outdoors

Sadly, television has become the lobotomy of children’s imagination. Before its advent, we played outdoors and created our own games. We played Tag-You’re-It, Pirates, Cowboys and Indians – or whatever games we made up. In those days there was no adult-supervised structured recreation for children. We had no soccer practice, no little league – nothing. We…

Smart Women, Smart Money (7/13 Issue)
Business, Columns

Smart Women, Smart Money (7/13 Issue)

Dear Emmy, I’m selling my home almost two years after my husband’s passing. May I still take the full $500,000 capital gain exclusion allowed for jointly owned properties? By Emmy Rodriguez No, you cannot – but work-arounds abound. Generally, individual federal taxpayers are allowed a maximum $250,000 deduction from the profit made off the sale…

Columns

Cats of the Week: Vanilla and Skye

Just gorgeous! Sister Siamese mixes, born December 2016. Vanilla is white with dark points, perhaps a lilac point or a blue point/tortie, while Skye is a dilute calico. They are very bonded and will be adopted together. It’s a better idea to adopt two rather than just one. They will always have a pal or…

Reader Thankful for ‘Minimum Wage to Increase in L.A. County on July 1′ (June 29 Issue)
Letters to the Editor

Reader Thankful for ‘Minimum Wage to Increase in L.A. County on July 1′ (June 29 Issue)

Dear Editor, During my young adulthood, I earned minimum wages washing dishes, washing cars, scrubbing toilets, and mopping floors – and sadly, even less when unscrupulous entrepreneurs found ways to exploit their workers and pay them below the required minimum wage. As for myself, the daydreams I held throughout those years of struggle and drudgery…

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