For nearly 20 years, Alex Silva has trained hospice volunteers on how to ease the fears and the suffering of the dying. And every Thursday afternoon, he visits heart surgery patients to offer comfort, words of advice and, when asked, the occasional prayer.The 50-year-old Mira Mesa resident said he believes God has given him a mission to help the sick and the dying. But it wasn’t always that way. When the Riverside native acknowledged his homosexuality as a younger man, he fell away from the Catholic Church. But after coming face to face with the specter of his own death three years ago and seeing God’s hand in his recovery, he has reconciled with his faith.“My journey was about learning to love who I was and knowing that God has had his hand on my shoulder my entire life,” Silva said. “But it took a while for me to realize it. It’s crystal clear to me now that he put me here to help people who are dying and to care for others. I can’t tell you … [Read more...] about Volunteer opens heart to his faith after healing cardiac surgery
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By Staff report | PUBLISHED: December 20, 2018 at 2:43 pm | UPDATED: December 28, 2018 at 9:43 am The 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade will feature a wonderful lineup of floats, marching bands, equestrian units and other entries, coming to Pasadena from around the world. This year’s procession will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, with “The Melody of Life” as the theme. Here’s the complete lineup, in order of appearance. Note that the entries and lineup order are subject to change, even as late as the morning of the parade. (Photos and artist’s renderings courtesy Tournament of Roses.) PRE-PARADE VEHICLES & UNITS Sound Car Pace Car Rose Parade Opening Show Rose Parade Opening Unit presented by Honda Rose Rose Parade Opening Pod x 4 Kaiser Catamount Pride Band & Color Guard, FontanaHonda CRV (2 vehicles) U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit Flyover OFFICIAL ENTRIES 1 ■ American Honda Motor Co. Celebration of Dreams (Phoenix Decorating Company) Music … [Read more...] about 2019 Rose Parade lineup: Your guide to every float, every band, in order
REVERE — In her three-bedroom duplex with a sloping backyard overlooking the rolling hills of the neighborhood, Patricia Carbajal thought about the life she’d worked so hard to build and everything that was now at risk. Curled up in her bed was her 4-year-old daughter, Camila, who wanted to snuggle. Downstairs was the television that Patricia wanted to be near. She was anxiously awaiting word on whether the Trump administration would cancel the program that has allowed her to live and work in the United States — a status given to her and tens of thousands of other Honduran immigrants nearly two decades ago, regardless of whether they had come to the United States legally.“You want to go downstairs and watch the news with mommy?” Patricia asked. “Vamos a cocinar. I have to cook.”What she really had to do was listen to the news. And so, curled up for a few minutes more with Camila, she strained to hear the Univision report on the TV downstairs.So … [Read more...] about After 19 years, the US has become home. But for how much longer?
On the morning of Sunday, Nov. 5, Devin Kelley asked his wife Danielle to make him a light breakfast, an unusual request considering he normally ate a heaping plate of tacos. Danielle did as he asked. He threw it up minutes later. She asked if he was OK. "We only have an hour left," he said. She assumed he meant he had to go to work. "He was really different, and off," she said. "Now, going back and looking at it, the things he said then — it was all messed up." After breakfast they sat quietly on the couch while "Alaska State Troopers" played on TV. Danielle watched her husband closely. He seemed disengaged. Devin stood up. He put Michael, their 2-year-old, in their bedroom. Raeleigh, their 5-month-old daughter, was already in her crib. Then Devin forced his wife, screaming and crying in protest, into the bedroom. Michael watched his father bind his mother nito the bed with rope, handcuffs and duct tape. The bedroom filled with the sound of Michael's wails. Devin told Danielle … [Read more...] about The Gunman’s Wife
Last spring, it seemed comedian Kathy Griffin had torched her career with a tweet of a photo of her holding a ketchup-soaked Trump mask. A little more than a year later, Griffin, who had previously been best known for her Bravo series, My Life on the D-List, and hosting the New Year's Eve party on CNN with Anderson Cooper, has made a rapid comeback, and turned that terrifying time on its head with a sold-out "world tour," called Laugh Your Head Off, which comes to Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on July 19 and 20. It's a powerful story of resilience — and of capitalizing on the disaster that easily could have destroyed her life.Not that it's been easy. Immediately following Griffin's tweet of May 30, 2017, Donald Trump Jr. fired back on Twitter, followed by President Trump himself, in what Griffin calls "the tweet heard 'round the world." There was a domino effect after the news went viral on TMZ. Griffin was demonized widely on social media, denounced by former co-host Cooper and … [Read more...] about Kathy Griffin: From the D-List to the Blacklist to the A-List