More black and Latino students learn to code as Code.org classes swell

More black and Latino students learn to code as Code.org classes swell Share This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutTwitterGoogle+LinkedInPinterestPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. SAN FRANCISCO — Giovanna Munoz Ortiz is a 10th grader at Madison Park Academy, and every day, she learns to code.Her public school in East Oakland, Calif., mirrors the neighborhood that surrounds it. It's nearly entirely Latino and African American. Almost all the students qualify for free and reduced lunch. And, until 2015, it didn't offer any computer science classes."I had never really thought about it much before," Ortiz, 15, says. "Now that I am being exposed to it, I find it really interesting."Ortiz is one of a growing number of students from underrepresented backgrounds gaining access for the first time to c... read more

Shoes That Work for Plantar Fasciitis

Shoes That Work for Plantar Fasciitis I'm not a doctor. I'm a long-time sufferer of heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis. Based on what I learned from physicians, research, and my own experience, I know more than I ever wanted to know about this painful foot condition, the idiosyncrasies of my feet, and which shoes help the pain (or make it worse). This article has detailed suggestions for therapeutic shoes, specific brands and models, tips on what to look for, and general advice for healing. Don't miss my poll below about the best footwear brands! I have received over 8,000 responses from readers. Also, read through the comments from fellow heel pain sufferers. They offer their own suggestions, experiences, and useful advice. As you probably know by now, when your heel pain is caused by plantar fasciitis, the problem is that... read more

Plantar Fasciitis…prevention & treatment

Plantar Fasciitis…prevention & treatment Plantar Fasciitis is perhaps the most common of sports injuries. The Plantar Fascia is a strong band of connective tissue that spans the bottom of the foot from the heel to the base of the toes. The term refers to inflammation of the plantar fascia which functions to stabilize the foot, act as a shock absorber for the entire lower body and assures the arch of the foot remains functional ensuring normal running and walking. This structure is extremely strong, but somewhat inflexible which is what often leads to the problem. Studies show the plantar fascia has a stretch capacity of only two percent. This is the problem because the fascia is pushed to near its maximum stretch capacity every single time a person runs or jumps. The problem occurs for several reasons one of which is a weakening ... read more

Santa Ana City Council Votes To Fire City Manager 7 Months Into Job

Santa Ana City Council Votes To Fire City Manager 7 Months Into Job SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — The Santa Ana City Council voted 6-to-1 Tuesday night to fire City Manager Paul Walters just seven months after he was hired for the position. Walters had been serving as interim City Manager since 2011. The move will cost the city $265,000, one year’s worth of Walters’ salary. He could also choose an option that would boost his retirement benefits. Additionally, the City of Santa Ana owes Walters approximately $100,000 in unused leave time. Walters was Chief of the Santa Ana Police Department before he was hired as City Manager. “If you’re going to fire Bill Walters, we’re going to fire you. Recall! Recall!” one angry resident said during Tuesday night’s meeting. An official reason for Walters’ dismissal was not given by council members. During hi... read more

An open letter from Copwatch Santa Ana to the Santa Ana Police Department and City of Santa Ana

An open letter from Copwatch Santa Ana to the Santa Ana Police Department and City of Santa Ana This text is a statement by Copwatch Santa Ana about the rampant police harassment of local community copwatchers since March 2014. The collective is based in Santa Ana, CA. The statement was released on October 9, 2014. Copwatch Santa Ana (CWSA) is an all-volunteer, horizontally-organized collective of individuals based in Santa Ana. The collective works to observe and document police activity within the confines of the ‘law’ while revealing the rampant police misconduct and brutality that plagues not only the SAPD but local municipal police departments across the country. CWSA believes that observing police activity is a crucial first step in organizing towards radical self-determination and building an effective self-defense against state-sponsored violence. By engaging in direct ac... read more

GiftaLove Offers Express Delivery Service to Enable Customers to Send Flowers across States on Valentine’s Day

GiftaLove Offers Express Delivery Service to Enable Customers to Send Flowers across States on Valentine’s Day New Delhi, India – Flowers form a quintessential part of all celebrations, be it anniversary, Mother’s Day, engagement party or Valentine’s Day. The beauty, fragrance and freshness of flowers make it an ideal gift for any occasion and are considered to be one of the best Valentine gifts. If you are on a business trip in another city and cannot celebrate Valentine’s Day with your wife, make her feel on the top of the world, by sending her a specially crafted bouquet of red roses along with a designer suit, necklace set, designer clutch or branded perfume as these are considered to be one of the best Valentine gifts for wife. GiftaLove is a popular online gift store that sells all categories of gifts such as garments, accessories, jewellery, home decor items, perfumes as well as cake... read more