The young couple that I was talking with about moving here asked me to do them a favor to help them with their relocation decision. They asked me to videotape a few of the local evening news shows so they could watch them and get an idea of the local flavor. I didn’t mind doing that for them, and in return they agreed to tape their own local news and send that to me. I am not particularly interested in moving to Southern California, but I thought it might be interesting to watch their local news, so that’s what we did.
Their newscast featured a popular Hispanic woman, Laura Diaz, and I looked up more information on her biography using Google and Wikipedia. Diaz became the first female lead anchor for the prestigious 5 pm and 11 pm anchor positions at KABC in 1997, and she was also the female Hispanic to earn those anchor spots.
Her charity work includes a children’s advocacy group, “The Joyful Child Foundation.” The foundation works to keep child predators off the streets and helps organize neighborhood watch groups. So obviously, this is not just another pretty face or talking head. Diaz works hard to bring awareness to good causes and to bring the law down on gangs and evil-doers. Now when I have the rare opportunity to travel to Los Angeles, I make a point of watching the CBS evening news to watch Laura Diaz report on the day’s news.
According to the United Kingdom’s Huffingtonpost, Deal Dash is much like playing a video game. Hey to some people shopping is a game, one that they enjoy playing so much that their homes are over-flowing with stuff that they have acquired throughout the years and are now being considered hoarders. It was an interesting DealDash Review that I thought I would pass along here on my blog today which can be found at http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/laila-hamarinen/dealdash-turning-shopping_b_1596269.html if you are interested in penny auctions(and this one boasts that they have over1.5 million shoppers) and all that DealDash is about and what it has to offer today’s online shoppers and gamers as well!
The lines were not too awfully long at the place that I vote at every 4 years. I don’t think I was in there for more than 30 minutes, the people were friendly and there were not any issues that stood in the way of me casting my vote this election year of 2012. I plan on staying up as late as I can to see what the numbers are doing, but we are hearing that it could take an unusually long time to get all the results due to Hurricane Sandy and other issues that can put kinks into the whole system. Guess only time will tell, it should be interesting either way it goes.
This morning as I drove to work there were helicopters in the air, circling the very intersection where I needed to exit from the interstate. The one black helicopter was from News Channel 5 – I see that one in the air often as they do their rush hour traffic reports. But the second helicopter was all white and I don’t recall seeing that one before.
We have a few helicopters used by the state police, but they are black with brown and green like the police cars. I was wondering if the white one was the Life Flight helicopter that the hospital keeps for medical emergencies? That made me think there must be some awful wreck either on the interstate ahead of me or on the exit ramp. So I started making plans to take an alternate route to avoid whatever drama was unfolding on the road ahead.