The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday and voted 4-1 to approve an ordinance regulating the sober-living homes that have popped up in neighborhoods for years and caused residents to complain of excessive noise, traffic and second-hand smoke.
I’m awful at the art of the retort. My older brother tried his best to teach me about comebacks, but the lessons never stuck. Insults leave me stunned and silent. And so it happened one summer night in 2007 that I was mute when a college writing professor told me: “Your disability is the most interesting thing about you.”
My disability, which I’ve had since birth, is cerebral palsy (CP), a neuromuscular disorder.
There’s no more modern rite of passage than the first smartphone. How else for kids to text their friends (all of whom, rest assured, “already have one!”), swap Instagram and Snapchat photos, and stream the latest Iggy Azalea music video?
Of course, if they’re clever, they’ll argue the practical side: You’ll always know where they are.
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Well, the Extraordinary Synod for the Family, has ended, and not surprisingly single parents have gotten the same sort of polite inattention from the Catholic bishops that we are used to getting in the pews.
Special attention should be given to the accompaniment of single-parent families, in a particular way to help women who have to carry alone the responsibility of the home and raising children.
That vague-sounding one line was all the consideration single parents saw in the final relatio.
Twitter is trying to make itself an essential part of the app ecosystem with a new suite of tools aimed at mobile developers. Those tools, announced Wednesday and bundled together in a free service called Fabric, put Twitter in more direct competition with Google and Facebook for control of the mobile future.
Fabric is comprised of a suite of individual tools that together help developers deal with many of the issues they face getting their apps up and running.
Last week I came across the heartbreaking story of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer one year after her wedding. When doctors suggested that she might only have six months to live, she and her family moved from California to Oregon in order to obtain the prescriptions necessary for doctor-assisted euthanasia.