By Janet Curiel & Alexander Douglas |Staff Writer and Community Editor| Micro Breweries have been popping up in the United States in the last few years. These breweries have created a new wave of people from the community that have switched from macro to microbrew companies and thereby are eliminating the need to rely on getting beers from macro breweries. One such brewery is Hangar 24 located in Redlands, which just celebrated its nine year anniversary this past May. The brewery offers a variety of drinks and hosts events throughout the year. “We have our fans and the public come out and help us pit all the apricots that are going to go into the beer; we give them pizza, … [Read more...] about Bringing beer to the community
By Alexander Douglas |Community Editor| “They took my life away when they took my keys,” said Donald, a Seccombe Park resident. This is what Donald told me when I started interviewing him in the park. While growing up he said he “always felt like a bastard. If my mom didn’t want me, why the f**k would the world would want me?” He said that he lived in foster care growing up and that he never met his father until he was in his mid-20s. When finally met his father he simply shook his hand, said nothing and just walked away. Donald has not seen his children for a while and that they are living out in Oklahoma. He had been a truck driver for 22 years and was originally from … [Read more...] about Life on the abandoned road
By Alexander Douglas, Gladys Oliva and Saeed Villanueva |Community Editor, Features Editor and Staff Writer| Papa Charles, as he refers to himself, is a homeless person we met at Seccombe Park and wrote about in February of this year. He was full of life and talked about his problems including his family and his living situation. "Everybody sees the homeless as a negative part of life," Charles said months ago. "I'm not negative, period." Papa Charles was lively and energetic as he spoke with our team at the time, and was even glad to converse with us to tell his story. He spoke about his family including his wife and niece who was the only person who lived near San … [Read more...] about Papa Charles: “I just go hungry”
By Alexander Douglas |Community & News Editor| Racism within sports has always been an issue and although progress has been made, it is still prevalent in today's society. During the early years of sports in America, players were predominantly considered "white." This was also during a time of segregation so that there were bathrooms and other such instances where they were separated from "whites." In 1947, before the Civil Rights Movement occurred, Jackie Robinson broke the Major League Baseball color barrier by playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Some of his teammates didn't approve of the Dodgers decision and preferred to sit on the bench than play in the same game as … [Read more...] about Racism still an issue in sports
By Alexander Douglas |Assistant Editor| Would you rather be kicked in the shin or punched in the stomach? This is exactly what it feels like with the upcoming election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. According to Real Clear Politics, Hillary Clinton has an average unfavorable rating of 53.9 percent while Donald Trump has an average unfavorable rating of 58 percent based on eight different polls. On average 41 percent of registered voters will vote for Clinton while 37 percent are going to vote for Trump. The two party system has a strangle hold on America and the majority of its voters forcing them to vote for either the Democratic or the Republican party. John … [Read more...] about The Hardest decision America will Face: Which hand will you choose?
By Alexander Douglas |Staff Writer| Glowing Camels Camel owners have put glowing bands onto their camels to prevent car crashes at night, according to NBC News. There are more than 6,000 camels roaming Southern Israel. The amount of accidents involving camels have proved to be deadly, these new glowing bands will help motorists spot the camels. The glowing bands are an innovative, cheap and easy to use to save lives. Eye eater A teenager had to stay awake for a week, administering eye drops to prevent a parasite from burrowing into her eye. Jessica Greaney had to have eye drops every ten minutes and only got a few minutes of sleep resulting in decreased immune … [Read more...] about Briefs
By Alexander Douglas |Staff Writer| Social Security trust funds for retirement and disability programs will be depleted by 2033. When these trust funds are depleted, the annual revenue from payroll tax is projected to cover only 75 percent of benefits until 2088, according to the Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ 2014 report. The youngest baby boomers will have reached age 67 by 2031, which is nearly double the number in 2008, according to CNBC. Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, Carolyn Colvin, stressed the importance of the situation and stated, “I don’t want to be dramatic, but I’ve worked with this population my whole career. I think we would give them a … [Read more...] about Social Security to run out of money
By Alexander Douglas |Staff Writer| Ten percent of firefighters in San Bernardino left the city to find jobs elsewhere, according to The San Bernardino Sun. Besides he fire department, the San Bernardino Police Department (SBPD) has also taken a hit in the last few years. Approximately 50 officers leaving the department between 2013 and 2014. This increased the turnover rate to six percent, according to The San Bernardino Sun. The number of police officers leaving the SBPD since San Bernardino declared bankruptcy has nearly doubled, according to The San Bernardino Sun. The San Bernardino Sun also reported that the city proposed $84 million in spending and about $7 million in … [Read more...] about One thing they can agree on…Firefighters and police are leaving San Bernardino