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Ocho Rios Grill

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Aug 4, 2013 to try various dishes on their menu. I'm not a food critic by any measure. The enclosed is a blog of my recent visit to Ocho Rios Grill. This is a new restaurant in the Southbay that opened for business in May 2013. Ocho Rios Grill is Jamaican-American Cuisine in the city of Lawndale, California. The address is 14400 Hawthorne Blvd, on the Southeast corner of Hawthorne Blvd., and Rosecrans Avenue. Located inside the strip mall that is anchored by Millennium Shoes and Big Savers Foods.

This restaurant is worth a visit. It was first brought to my attention by several co-workers... (more)

Tags: california, ocho rios grill, restaurants in lawndale

The Drought Ends 56 years later!

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Nov 2, 2010

There were three teams in the MLB that had the longest championship-less droughts. The Chicago Cubs, the Cleveland Indians, and the San Francisco Giants.

Edgar Renteria's three-run homer in the seventh inning took the Giants off of that list as the underdog Giants defeated the American League Champion Texas Rangers 3-1 on Monday night to clinch their first World Series title since they won it as the New York Giants back in 1954.

To make Renteria's home run even sweeter, he drilled the homer off the man who was thought to be untouchable, Rangers southpaw Cliff Lee.

Somewhere,... (more)

Tags: baseball, california, world series, mlb, san francisco giants, giants, 2010, bay area

Re-Committing to Excellence

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Nov 1, 2010

"Unfortunately, sometimes a negative becomes a positive."

92 points in the last two games after an embarrassing nine point effort in San Francisco in week six is the "negative [becoming] the positive."

The Raiders have outscored both Denver and Seattle a combined 92-17 during the recent two game win streak and the scoring momentum does not seem to be stopping anytime soon. Last season, it took Oakland eight weeks into the season to total over 90 points. That's including a 38-0 shutout loss to the New York Jets in week seven. (For those who forgot, that's the Sanchez-hot dog... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, california, al davis, 2010, oakland, raiders, silver, black, turnaround, tom cable, bay area, jeff weisinger

California Cannabis “entrepreneur” leads charge

By Christopher Wager, published on Nov 1, 2010

Los Angeles County, California- In March John Hoeffel, of the Los Angeles Times reported a man named Richard Lee, an Oakland marijuana entrepreneur, who is leading the charge in the debate over legalizing the possession and use of the drug outside of medical need. In order to have an issue placed on the ballot in California a minimum of 433,971 signatures are need to be turned into a certified official. County officials said of the 694,248 signatures gathered from all over California 523,531 were approved to valid.

With $1.3 million dollars of his own money invested in the cause Mr.... (more)

Tags: california, cannabis, decriminalized marijuana, california proposition 19, marijuana possession, oakland

From the Top of the Hill to the Top of California Baseball

By Jeff Weisinger, published on May 24, 2010

...the determination and the heart of a champion that would lead Ohlone to Fresno. It was a clutch bat by Zach Johnson and a warrior-like performance on the mound by Padilla that brought Ohlone to Fresno.

Then they traveled south to prove that they were, in fact, the best in the state of California. Ohlone forced the clock to strike 12 against the cinderella story that was El Camino. And the clock struck quick after six hitless innings for El Camino. Ohlone grounded a Rio Hondo team that tacked on runs against opponents like one tacks on Twitter updates.

But yet, they found... (more)

Tags: baseball, california, state, championship, college, fremont, ohlone college, junior college, 2010, cccaa, hill, title, first

Leaving a Judicial Footprint: California Family Law

By Rushgal, published on Mar 31, 2010

Most Americans are likely effected to some degree by family law, whether personally or through a friend, and probably unaware of the Elkin's Family Law Task Force. I recently addressed the Elkin's Family Law Task Force, a group appointed by the California Judicial Council to review family law proceedings and recommend proposals that will increase access to justice, ensure due process, and provide for more effective and consistent rules, policies, and procedures. Conducted in the formal Judicial Council Conference Room, it was intimidating. Nervous and limited to three minutes, my voice was... (more)

Tags: california, courts, family, justice, constitution, law, accountability, judge, rights, elkins, family law, system, custody, mediation, constitutional, right, legal, attorney

2010-11 California Budget Proposal

By Christopher Wager, published on Feb 2, 2010

In 2009, Governor Schwarzenegger along with other lawmaker’s went before the people of California with strategies to solve California’s financial problems such as the selling of state grounds and other not needed, but treasured landmarks. Adding up to the, “Robbing Peter to pay Paul”, syndrome.

This proposal was met with steep opposition, particularly from those living in Orange County, who were not willing to give up their beloved fairgrounds, and had moved to have the grounds rezoned making it worth half of what the governor had hoped to gain from the sale. (Hernandez) One of the state’s... (more)

Tags: california, budget, money, governor schwarzenegger, financial

Haiti: Apocalypse Now, Apocalypse Foretold

By Tom Lewis, published on Jan 13, 2010

If we were rational people, the evacuation of California would begin today. The destruction of Haiti by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake is not only an immense catastrophe, of Biblical proportions, for that accursed country, but is also a prophecy for California. Earthquakes do not strike only the poor. Nor are they always a surprise.

Along geological fault lines, where tectonic plates -- huge chunks of the earth's crust, floating like enormous icebergs on the molten magma of the earths interior -- grind past or into each other, the accumulation of strain and its release as earthquakes is... (more)

Tags: los angeles, san francisco, california, earthquake, haiti

For Sale: Orange County Fair Grounds - All bids considered

By Christopher Wager, published on Dec 7, 2009

To start from the beginning in May of 2009 Governor Schwarzenegger proposed selling off a number of state properties as another attempt to sheer up the state budget. On the blacklist of sites are the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the San Quentin State Prison, and three state-owned fairgrounds. On Wednesday July 15th, the Orange County Fair Board, who are appointees of the governor, sided with Schwarzenegger and approved a resolution supporting the sale of the property of 190 acres with an estimated commercial value of $180 million dollars.

"We felt that if the state is intent on putting... (more)

Tags: california, orange county, schwarzenegger, fairgrounds

What are you, NUTS?...Let Them out of Jail?

By Steven Lane, published on Nov 30, 2009

...more people with mental illness than do psychiatric hospitals.", stated a 2003 report by Human Rights Watch. Closed for three years due to lack of funds, the Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction grant program, (MIOCR), was resuscitated this year. Intense pressure brought to bear by the California State Sheriff's' Association pushed though legislation that will result in more than $45 million in statewide grants. "We are literally drowning in patients, running around trying to put our fingers in the bursting dikes, while hundreds of men continue to deteriorate psychiatrically before... (more)

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