Monthly Archives: June 2018

Pacific Standard Time brings taste of California to River North – WLS

The One Off Hospitality Group has created some of Chicago’s best restaurants: avec, Blackbird and The Publican, to name a few. Their latest collaboration in Chicago’s River North neighborhood recalls warm, West Coast sunshine seasoned with a bit of Midwestern … Continue reading

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Southern Oregon Coast Pride returns Aug. 17-18

The 2017 Southern Oregon Coast Pride Walk took place on the Coos Bay Boardwalk and will again this year starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.  …read more at https://theworldlink.com/bandon/news/southern-oregon-coast-pride-returns-aug/article_522bac8e-8b48-5f1d-8b48-249d2be5589b.html

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Weasel-like species is threatened with extinction, and pot growers are part of the problem, report says

Trapping is no longer allowed in California, but the marten’s habitat in California is threatened by wildfires, logging, road construction, pot grows and climate change, the report says. …read more at http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-marijuana-threatened-species-20180622-story.html

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Summer travel tips to avoid medical mishaps

No one wants to think about getting sick or hurt while on vacation, but sometimes unexpected things happen. Whether you are traveling close to home or headed off to the other side of the world, there are always precautionary actions … Continue reading

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Fort Collins teen who died off Oregon coast remembered for integrity, sense of humor

CLOSE Sam Allen, 17, went missing and is presumed dead after a wave knocked him off his body board on the Oregon coast. At a celebration of life June 20, his mother and stepfather, Carol and David MacLeod, shared some … Continue reading

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Why Marijuana Was Made Illegal: The History of Cannabis Prohibition

Cannabis has a complicated history in the United States. Public interest in cannabis has gone through several cycles of boom and bust since its introduction to the West in the 19th century. Legislation for much of U.S. History has attempted … Continue reading

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8 Star Wars locations that are brilliant for a holiday

1. Fuerteventura, Canary Islands Han Solo’s home The trailer for Solo shows Han reaching for his gun, cowboy-style, in the face of some angry-looking aliens. In the background spread the battered, metallic igloos where he grew up – a settlement … Continue reading

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On Gardening: Visit public gardens on summer vacation

We have now officially entered the summer season, which is an excellent time for gardening and travelling. One way to combine those activities is to visit a public garden. The internet harbors many “Top Ten” lists so my own travels … Continue reading

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In One Ear: Four ‘Best Places’

Well, it’s official: Tourists love the North Coast. FlipKey by TripAdvisor recently compiled a list of “15 Best Places to Vacation on the Oregon Coast” (tinyurl.com/flipkey15). The North Coast scored well, with Gearhart coming in at No. 4 (pictured, courtesy … Continue reading

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Finding voice in verse

Manzanita poet Phyllis Mannan will read from her recently published chapbook, “Bitterbrush,” on Thursday, June 28, giving voice to the struggles her adult son has faced with autism. Mannan began writing about her son, David, in an attempt to understand … Continue reading

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