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    Imagine a seven-by-seven-mile metropolis, surrounded by several neighborhoods filled with homes with unique design in Presidio Heights or Nob Hill, tall office buildings in the Financial District, and amazing views of San Francisco and the Bay from the Golden Gate Bridge or Twin Peaks. As many people view San Francisco as one of the most expensive and difficult cities to live in, I like to think of it as my home away from home. It is a city of seekers and adventurers. I am a city girl and I love…

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    The geography of the United States changes a lot when you are from California. If it’s south, its Texas. If it’s east, it’s New York. If it 's North, I don’t know, Canada maybe? And of course, California dominates the west coast. Whatever breaking news that was happening elsewhere didn’t matter much unless it happened in the golden state. I grew up in this paradisal isolation. This mentality that you were in the center of the universe, and that everything else was simply revolving. That was…

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    People in Shasta Lake City, California make it impossible for otters to be able to live in peace. Daily, they encounter humans trespassing into their territory. Every time a human would pass by mother otter would say, “They’re testing my patience!” Mother 's frustration would only build as the days went on. But, one day things changed, when two obnoxious teenage boys decided to cross the line. “I got the otter!” Galvin Tuffs said breathlessly as he rushed to his friend Andy Craven who was…

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    Love is a motivation for people to fight, defend, and mature for. Lucius Apuleius' myth, Cupid and Psyche, tells the story of the strength and determination of the mortal needed to regain a lost love. Francesca Lia Block's modern retelling, Psyche's Dark Night, emphasizes the many issues that affect relationships and explores the pain that accompanies dating. The retelling offers a new look into love and whether or not it is worth all the pain that accompanies it. The updated setting and…

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s bombastic stance on immigration reform has his supporters excited while his opposition views his pledge to build a wall on the US-Mexico border as idle chatter to gain publicity. Most think that Trump’s pledge is just to build a wall, but it involves many other aspects of immigration reform such as; tripling the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, finning and deporting people who over stay their visas, making e-verify…

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    Before the 1940s, Hollywood and the Studio System, was one that carried the American Film Industry to new heights and brought on different visions from aspiring filmmakers and film companies. What was once just a convenient place to escape the grasp and control of The Trust, became the place to be during the 1920s. Hollywood was thriving with the system it created. The Big Five film companies created movies that made those years the Golden Age of Hollywood. But of course a system that gave the…

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    ship set sail. While either a Disneyland or Disney cruise vacation would be appealing to any Disney enthusiast, one needs to look at the similarities and differences to decide which is best for her family. Disneyland Resort, located in Anaheim, California, was designed by Walt Disney as a park where families could enjoy spending time together. Walt Disney created Disneyland in 1955 and…

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    Eviction At Home

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    Many of us have the luxury of living in a home or even an apartment that we can afford, but others do not have that fortitude that we take for granted. Now with the prices going up, the landlords have also decided to bump up the prices for rent. It is easy for some to just say “These people should just get a job, maybe then they will be able to afford housing.” In reality, that is not the case, the cost of living and the wages that families and individuals get paid are not in agreement and it is…

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    Treatment of Asians was tantamount to paid slavery; many who immigrated were paid very low and unfair wages to work the gold mines of California and to lay railroads. Asians were never destined to star in blockbuster films, so Hollywood thought. It was not until a few Asian actors broke through onto the silver screen did it become apparent that the predictions of White Hollywood were proven…

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    Comment Powered by « Reflection We are shaped by our environment and experiences. I have been fortunate to have grown up in Long Beach where diversity is its middle name. My parents came here from Mexico and created a home in the U.S. They worked hard and tried to give us the best they could to their abilities. They wanted us to get good grades in school and eventually go to college. My mom was somewhat involved in my school and I know that she wanted to be more involved but because she…

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