California’s strongest mountain fire continues to wreak havoc: many star homes are destroyed Some people accuse climate change

[Global Network Reporter Zhang Feiyang] The California mountain fire has spread rapidly. At present, 31 people have been killed and 228 people have disappeared. According to a report by CNN on the 12th, many star houses including Miley · Cyrus, Neil · Yang, Gerard · Butler are also in the fire. It was burned.

The famous American actor Gerald &middot, who starred in the movie “Spartan 300 Warriors”; Gerard Butler was burned in the fire at his home in Malibu. He posted a photo of the home burnt on Twitter and thanked the firefighters in the tweet.

(Gerard · Butler Twitter screenshot)

Singer Robin · RobinThicke made a statement on Instagram, thanking firefighters and volunteers who risked their lives to save their homes.

(Robin &middot ;Sic Instagram screenshot)

singer Miley · MileyCyrus said in his tweet that his own “ Family and pets were spared from the fire and thanked the firefighters for their help. In the latter tweet, she also called on people to help those affected by the fire.

(Melly · Sellers Twitter screenshot)

And singer Neil · Yang (NeilYoung) wrote on his official website that he “had lost a home in the previous California fire and now lost another”. And in the article condemned the impact of climate change on the fire.

According to reports, there are currently three mountain fires that are raging in California, Woolseyfire, Hillfire and Campfire. As of Sunday night local time, Woolsey Mountain Fire has killed two people, burned more than 80,000 acres of land and destroyed 179 buildings. The bonfire caused 29 deaths and about 228 people were missing.

Germany trials refugee camps to abuse people involved in refugees have been beaten into captivity

Original title: Germany begins trials of refugee camp abuses

Xinhua News Agency, Berlin, November 8 (Reporter Tian Ying) The refugee camp scandal exposed in 2014 shocked German society. After four years of investigation, on the 8th, the court in Siegen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany began to hear the case.

In September 2014, a refugee camp in Burbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, exposed a scandal, and some refugees were exposed to abuse. One of the photos shows a handcuffed refugee lying on the ground, a security guard stepping on his neck with his foot; in another photo, a refugee was forced to lie on a bed with vomit On the mat. According to the image, security personnel also beaten and imprisoned refugees and seized their belongings.

Approximately 30 refugee camp staff involved were faced with numerous allegations including serious assault, deprivation of liberty, coercion and theft.

Maintaining the so-called “freedom of navigation”

An American destroyer approached the Russian coast in the Sea of ​​Japan on the 5th to show that the United States maintained the so-called “freedom of navigation”.

In addition, after several ships between Ukraine and Russia recently erupted in the Black Sea, the US Navy considered sending a destroyer into the Black Sea.

[“Challenge”Russia]

US Navy Pacific Fleet spokesman Rachel & Sdot; McMajor told CNN on the 5th, &ldquo The Mai Campbell’s destroyer drove into the waters near Peter the Great’s Bay in Russia on the same day, performing the “Freedom of Navigation” mission, “to challenge Russia’s excessive ocean claims”.

“Bumping fire guns” into a gambling murderer in the casino? The US government may have to ban it!

[Global Network Reporter Zhu Mengying] CNN has just news: According to US officials familiar with the matter, the US government may order a ban on “fire guns” in the next few days. Last year, the United States “gambling city” had a major shooting in Las Vegas, killing 58 people, and the shooting gangsters installed the device on their weapons.

Firearms Support Photo: CNN

Information shows that hitting the gun is a use The semi-automatic rifle was modified into a device similar to a fully automatic rifle for continuous firing of bullets. The semi-automatic rifle can only fire one bullet each time the trigger is attached, but the use of the rifle can be used to continuously fire the bullets like a machine gun without any need to modify the internal structure of the gun body. The rate of fire and lethality of a semi-automatic rifle.

Cypress maintains lead in Empire League baseball race

The Cypress High baseball team went into last week with a one-game lead in the Empire League and three teams tied for the second-place spot. The Centurions took care of Pacifica to hold their lead, but Valencia and Tustin also won both games last week to keep the pressure on Cypress.The Centurions (7-1) had two games scheduled this week against Tustin (6-2), one on Tuesday and the regular season finale’ on Thursday at home at 3 p.m. On May 3, the Centurions battled the Mariners in a tight game through six innings before scoring five in the seventh inning to pull away for a 6-0 win.On Friday, the Centurions got a no-hitter from pitcher Josh Landry, as the offense exploded in a 13-0 win over the Mariners (4-4). In the May 3 game at Pacifica, Cypress’ Raul Salazar was locked in a pitcher’s duel against Pacifica’s Jake Thomas. Salazar gave up a couple of two-out hits early, but stayed in control enough for a complete-game shutout. He struck out six batters along the way.Pacifica had a lead-off single in the fourth, but a 5-4-3 double play erased the threat. After a couple more singles, Salazar ended the inning with a called strikeout.“He did a good job of commanding the zone, his breaking ball was pretty good today,” Cypress Head Coach John Weber said of Salazar after Tuesday’s win. “He did a good job of moving in and out and he pitched down, which was good for him.”The Centurions have fielded a young team this season. Six sophomores started the May 3 game at Pacifica. Salazar, a senior co-captain of the team said the team has grown a lot this year and that his goal has been to be aggressive in his approach.“Every time I start, I pretty much want to get into the later innings and to do that you have to stay ahead early,” Salazar said.The Centurions were kept at bay by Thomas through six innings, but were able to scratch one run across in the top of the sixth. After a lead-off single by senior Isaiah Parra, sophomore Elias Rios moved him to second with a sacrifice bunt. Parra would move to third on a wild pitch before sophomore Mike Marsh brought him home with a fielder’s choice grounder to third. Parra was able to slide around the throw, which was wide of the plate.After Salazar retired the Mariners in order in the bottom of the sixth, the Centurions broke the game open in the top of seventh with five runs. Senior Jordan Alamo had a two-run double, sophomore Elias Rios had an RBI single and Marsh drove in the final two with an RBI double. Weber said the Centurions were able to work the count a little better in the inning.“We did a little bit better job with getting balls that we can hit … that’s kind of our logic, we’re hunting balls that we can hit,” Weber said.The Centurions came into this week with their own destiny in their hands in the Empire League title race. They would have to hold off Tustin in two games this week. The Centurions were at Tustin on Tuesday and will host the Tillers on Thursday, at 3:15 p.m.

Pioneers grinding way to opening of league play

The Western High baseball team is grinding out eight games in 12 days as they prepare to open up Empire League play next week. The Pioneers were 10-7 heading into this week, while still in the midst of the Beach Pit Tournament. They were 2-2 in the Anaheim Lions Tournament just prior to getting into the Beach Pit. In a 4-2 win over Culver City, the Pioneers were led by pitcher AnthonyEquiarta, who pitched seven innings, scattering seven hits with three strikeouts. Equiarta also had a hit, run and RBI. Shortstop Jeremiah Vison was 2 for 4 with a triple and two runs. Chris Morgan had a double and two RBIs. Mark Hyun had an RBI and Garrett Scott had a hit and run scored. Prior to that game, the Pioneers had a 4-0 win over Viewmont of Utah, with Darren Hernandez pitching the complete-game shutout, allowing just four hits, with 10 strikeouts.The offense pounded out 13 hits. Equiarta was 3-3 with a run scored. Vison was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and two stolen bases. Iram Jimenez had a hit, run and RBI. Hyun had a RBI. Scott was 2 for 4 with a run and stolen base. But the Pioneers stumbled in a loss to Capistrano Valley in their final game of the Lions Tournament and then opened the Beach pit with a 3-1 loss to Saugus. The Pioneers looked to get back on track as they had three more Beach Pit games this week (past our deadline) and will open Empire League play at home against Kennedy on April 13, at 3:15 p.m. Pioneer softball tops Pioneer High The Western High softball team defeated Pioneer High, 7-3, last week at Western High. The Pioneers were led by Julie Gakere who was 2 for 3 with a double, 4 RBIs and a run scored. Emily Muro was 2 for 3, with a double and two runs. Pitcher Jennifer Hartman pitched seven innings, with three runs allowed and a strikeout. The Pioneers are hosting a double-header against Valley Christian of Cerritos on Saturday. The first game will be at 9 a.m. with the second about 20 minutes after the end of the first game. They will open Empire League play on April 12 at Kennedy High, at 3:15 p.m.

Grilled Cheese SoundWich will be headlining band at Cypress Festival

The high energy band Grilled Cheese SoundWich will be the feature band at the Cypress Festival on July 23. Grilled Cheese SoundWich will be showcasing the history of the City of Cypress, with music from every decade of the city’s history! The band’s six members have performed all across the United States, including at the Disneyland Resort and have garnered years of experience together. Don't miss this exciting, family friendly band at the Cypress Festival on July 23.

Girl Scout cookie time

By Colleen JanssenLemonades, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbread, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Thin Mints, Thanks-a-lots and new this year, S’mores. A gluten-free cookie called Trios is available, too. There are selections available for every taste.Orange County Girl Scouts are celebrating the annual March ritual of fundraising cookie sales. If you have not yet encountered a scout, and want to purchase cookies, you can find a cookie sales location through the Girl Scout website.Yes, Girl Scouts have gone high-tech. Access their website atwww.GirlScouts.organd be connected to information about the locations of cookie sales, called boothing. Troops take turns selling the cookies in front of grocery and other stores. A cookie locator section is on the website.“It’s a national effort,” said Troop #3242 leader, Teri Dronkers. Her troop of Brownies has already been canvassing their neighborhoods in advance of boothing dates.“Our council areas line up with counties and each council chooses one of two bakeries to provide their cookies,” shared Dronkers. “Both bakeries have some similar cookies and some different ones. For example, in OC, we have Lemonades, while Los Angeles calls them Savannah’s. We have Caramel deLites, LA has Samoas. Our Peanut Butter Patties are called Tagalongs in LA.”The surprise hit this year is the S’mores. In OC, these are chocolate-covered graham crackers, while LA’s are a sandwich-style cookie. The OC S’mores are currently on back-order. Scouts are taking orders and will provide these cookies when they come in.This year’s cookies are $5/box. So, where does the money go?“47% goes to Girl Scout council programs, 22% to the cost of cookies,” said Dronkers. “11% to support services and 20% goes to the troop for scout recognition, sales prizes and, in our troop, a community project.”“Last year, our girls took the money and went to Build-A-Bear. They have a great program were the girls get to make two bears, one to keep and one to give to a child in a local hospital.”“The previous year, our girls used the money to make bedside baskets for Miller’s Long Beach Children’s Hospital.”Troop #3242 is made up of twelve girls in second and third grade. They are a co-op troop, which means parents must contribute time at meetings. There is not just one leader; everyone participates.“They all say I’m the leader,” said Dronkers, “but I keep denying it. I organize the meeting schedule and post everything on our Shutterfly site.”“All of our parents have to pass a background check, lead meetings, and go to trainings. They lead two meetings per year and assist at two. Girl Scouts has a wonderful curriculum to fill a one-and-one-half hour meeting.”The leader-of-the-day was Janet Choi. The badge the girls were working on is called ‘Making Games’ and Choi led the group in three activities.“The first is called Scavenger Hunt,” said Choi. The girls learned about the components of a good game, then participated by looking around the room to find an object. Each girl wrote down clues, then read the clues aloud so the others could try to guess the object.“Our second activity is called Mystery Game,” shared Choi. The girls took turns reaching into a brown paper bag, attempting to identify the object they felt. Some of the objects included: nail polish, rubber band, rock, outlet plug, candy, Lego block and more.The final activity was to divide into two teams, with each team creating a game. At next week’s meeting, Choi will lead them through more activities so they can earn their badge. There was quite a bit of giggling from the girls and they were obviously enjoying the meeting.Other badges the girls selected to work on this year are Making Friends, Pets, Philanthropist, Give Back, Painting, Inventor and Outdoor Adventurer. Members of the troop present at the meeting includes: Parsmi Rajput, Aditi Gopalakrishnanneeraja, Camarin Choi, Sadie Sievers, Chloe Foulkes, Naine Abraham, Jessica Miller and Briel Dronkers. Each had started their cookie sales are were ready to participate in cookie boothing.Those interested in having their child join Girl Scouts may check on the website to find a troop near their home.

Oxford Academy has strong showing at Hawk Holiday Classic

The Oxford Academy Lady Patriots Girls Basketball competed in the Ocean View Hawk Holiday Classic Tournament this past week.This tournament featured some of Orange County’s best basketball programs and was set to be a good test for the Lady Patriots who were riding momentum after finishing in second place in the Oxford tournament the prior week. Oxford was paired up to compete versus Dana Hills, El Toro, Irvine, and El Modena, large high schools that average having over 2,300 students, which is more than three times the size of Oxford Academy in Cypress. In the four games played in the Hawk Holiday Classic, Oxford finished 2-2 and placed 4thout of 10 teams in their division.The Lady Patriots had a strong showing proving they can compete against these larger schools.In fact, even in the two games Oxford lost, the team held a lead going into the 4thquarter. In the first game, Oxford stumbled versus Dana Hills as Oxford couldn’t hold onto a nine-point 3rdquarter lead and eventually fell to the Dolphins by a score of 62-56.Maddie Bloom from Dana Hills scored 33 points to lead the Dolphins to victory.Dana Hills would go undefeated in the tournament and win their division. Oxford bounced back in the second game with a victory over a strong El Toro team, which ended up being the Chargers only loss in the Ocean View tournament.The game was tight the whole way through and Oxford maintained a 39-38 lead at the end of the third quarter, before taking control of the game in the fourth quarter and finishing off the Chargers 61-55. Austyn Masuno had 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead the team and the Patriots also got nice scoring contributions from Jocelyn Lopez (10), Sophia Chan (8), Angie Gagnon (8), and Nicia De Santos (7). The 3rdgame on Friday night was against a tough Irvine High squad who possessed a big front court featuring two 6’0” forwards. After being tied at halftime, Oxford was able to pull away with solid defense, consistent free throw shooting, and controlling the boards.The Lady Patriots were 12 of 15 on free throws, and Masuno and Jocelyn Lopez dominated the boards and collected 14 second-half rebounds between them. Lopez was a catalyst in the 4th quarter scoring 7 of Oxford’s final 13 points to clinch the game for the Lady Patriots, 49-42. Guard Mylee Madrazo scored 12 points, Angie Gagnon chipped in 6 points, and Sophia Chan contributed a balanced stat line of 9 points, 3 rebounds 3 assists and 5 steals. The final game was a matchup between Oxford and El Modena. The first three quarters were dominated by Oxford as the Lady Patriots led 50-37. But the patriots got into foul trouble.In the 4thquarter, El Modena turned the game around and took a 64-60 lead with 10 seconds left in the game. Oxford miraculously managed to comeback and actually tied the score at 64-64. But that was short lived as El Modena was fouled with three seconds and was able to convert one of two free throws to seal a 65-64 victory for the Vanguards. “We are a young team and we showed in this tournament that Oxford can successfully compete against these larger schools.I am proud of the team’s progress so far and we will just continue to work hard andget better throughout the season,” Patriot Coach David Clifton said. Oxford Tournament Top Performers Over the four game tournament, Oxford averaged scoring over 59 points a game.Austyn Masuno was named the team’s MVP, while Sophia Chan earned honorable mention.Masuno averaged 18 points, 12 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 3 steals per game while Chan averaged 9 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals.Additional scoring came from Forward Jocelyn Lopez (10) who also averaged 6 rebounds per game, Angie Gagnon (8), Mylee Madrazo (6), Nicea De Santos (6), and Ashleigh Perez (3). Oxford Academy is now 5-3 on the season and will be competing in the Liberty Christian Tournament this week.The tournament will be the Lady Patriots final tune up before entering Academy League play Jan. 4.

‘Affliction’ rocks the Youth Center’s world

Rocking out and kicking off with a blast at Affliction in Seal Beach, The Youth Center’s Community Support Campaign Kickoff party was a success raising more than $30,000 in one night towards their monthly goal of $150,000, on April 5.To date, they have $48,000 raised. More than 150 supporters enjoyed listening to nationally known musician and Orange County local blues/rock guitarist Randy Scott perform at the studio of the retail headquarters with the help of SirusXMLiquidMetal host JoseMangin. “I love it,” said Los Alamitos Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Sherry Kropp.“It’s all about the kids and our community. Partnering with The Youth Center is one of the highlights of my year.”Also in attendance were Los Alamitos City Council Members Richard Murphy and Shelly Hasselbrink, Miss Seal Beach Spencer Lopez, and Miss Seal Beach Teen Savannah Finch, the Seal Beach Volunteer Police, Seal Beach TV, and the Seal Beach Lion’s Club to name a few.Campaigners and supporters united in their common purpose to make a difference in the lives of local kids and their families with the help of campaign chairman and Seal Beach Police Chief Joe Stilinovich who said, “Anytime the community can rally and come together, we already are successful. We want to give a big thank you toAffliction and Randy Scott.” All enjoyed delicious food generously donated by several Seal Beach restaurants and establishments including sushi from Mahe, pulled pork sliders from Café Lafayette, a variety of pizzas from Glory Days Pizza, sliders and wings from the Abbey, ice cream delights from Cold Stone Ice Creamery, and Paradis Danish Ice Cream and Vegan Sorbets.First time campaigner Carol Chudy of Z-Pizza in Los Alamitos who has only been involved with The Youth Center for the last 6 months recalled how she and her husband Steve got involved. “We started by donating pizzas,” she said. “Now I’m on the Youth Center’s Events Committee.” Both are retired teachers who see the value of keeping kids out of trouble after school. “Kids need a positive outlet and place to hang out,” said Chudy who has four grown children and four grandchildren.Returning campaigner and long-time supporter John Osborn from Alamitos Eye Care in Los Alamitos expressed,“It’s all about making sure kids become productive citizens. I’m glad there is a Youth Center as there would otherwise be a lot of kids on the streets.” Besides the After School Program, the campaign also funds the Every 15 Minutes program where teens from Los Alamitos High School learn about dangers and consequences of poor decision making.Campaigners intently and quietly watched a video presentation from last year’s event after listening to three studentsspeak about what an impact it had upon their lives.“I can remember a girl came up to me and said, ‘Hey, you’re that cop who made me cry,’ said Chief Joe who emotionally had to read a student’s obituary in class as part of the program. “If we can make a difference in one child’s life, then it was absolutely worthwhile.”Other programs benefiting from the Community Support Campaign include the Youth Center’s Music Program for elementary school students and the Leadership Academy for high school seniors and first year college students who learn valuable life skills to help prepare them for adulthood. If it wasn’t for the annual campaign, the Youth Center wouldn’t be able to provide such valuable programs that help educate and enrich the lives of many local children from not only Los Alamitos but also from all the surrounding cities of Seal Beach, Long Beach, Cypress and beyond.The Youth Center formally recognized CrossFit Tribe Functional Fitness and Southland Credit Union as their Local Business of the Yearat the campaign kick-off. Through their efforts and the efforts of each and every campaigner, the Youth Center can continue to provide for the needs of children now and in the future. Campaigners and supporters will be getting together every Tuesday in April at various locations in and around Los Alamitos.If you’d like to become a part of their efforts or to make a donation, please contact The Youth Center at 562-493-4043 or go online at theyouthcenter.org.