Who Hasn’t Bounced Through a Castle?

Who Hasn’t Bounced Through a Castle?

As a kid, we all knew that the best parties had bouncy castles. These colorful, inflatable castles were the center point of many fun parties. They allow kids to run and jump around without much fear of colliding with something hard or sharp. They are a great way for parents to wear their kids out as well.

While many of us have great memories of these air filled palaces, there are some out there who view these contraptions as dangerous. Of course, bounce castles aren’t completely safe. If the kids inside get too wild, it is only a matter of time before some collide and hurt themselves. However, that is not the worst case scenario.

There have been instances where bouncy castles were picked up by strong gusts of wind. The castle then fly away with children still inside...

Life After Jail

Life After Jail

After months and months of patiently waiting, the day has finally come – your loved one is coming home! It’s been a long time in the making and you and your family couldn’t be more excited to see their face, give them a big hug, and for life to finally return to normal. Well, we hope that seeing their face and giving them a big hug will hold you over for some time because “getting back to normal” is going to take some a while.

The harsh reality of a loved one obtaining their freedom is that life isn’t going to return to normal as soon as they return home. They will go through several different emotional stages such as culture shock and depression, as well as adjusting to the stigma that is associated with having a criminal record...

Search and Rescue for a Cheetah

Search and Rescue for a Cheetah

When it comes to search and rescue, law enforcement officers take the job very seriously. Lives are on the line after all. They know that the safety of others depends on how quickly they work. Search and rescue is a very important job. Recently, the Rhode Island State Highway Patrol performed a very important job with helping a four-year-old boy.

Now, this search and rescue mission did not go the way one would expect. While driving through the State of Rhode Island with his parents, a four-year-old boy lost his stuffed cheetah, Roger, out of his car window. The boy was naturally devastated. When the family returned home, they sent a letter to the Rhode Island Highway Patrol.

The letter explained the situation and asked for their help in locating the lost cheetah...

The Dangers of Wildfires

The Dangers of Wildfires

As summer strengthens its grip on California, it is important for everyone to remember to be prepared for wildfires. While the state may be out of the worst stages of the drought that plagued us in recent years, things are still pretty dry out there. That is what summer does to the state. It bakes California and dries out large swatches of plant life, which makes the perfect kindling for wildfires.

Wildfires are dangerous, costly, and very easy to start. One Washington teen learned this the hard way after starting the large Eagle Creek wildfire last year in Oregon. The boy said he tossed firecrackers into the woods, which sparked the blaze. Recently, a judge ruled that the boy would need to pay roughly $36 million in damages. That is a very steep fine for a teenager.

Wildfires spread at...

You Won’t Believe How Homeless We Are

You Won’t Believe How Homeless We Are

When you drive downtown in any city in Californian, there is at least one street that is home to the area’s homeless. These sections of towns are unclean, and people usually avoid them like the plague. Recently, you may have noticed an increase in the homeless population in California. There could be many factors that have contributed to the increase.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), California’s homeless population has increased 14% from the years 2016 to 2017. Those numbers mean that roughly 134,000 more people are without homes in California. Those are people of all ages, kids and elders, living without protection from the weather. Those people can’t afford to live here in California, but can’t afford to leave either.

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Weird Things to Do in California Off the Beaten Coast

Weird Things to Do in California Off the Beaten Coast

California is home to the stars, and king of the west coast. If you’re ever bored, there are plenty of things to do from Hollywood Blvd. to walking through the Redwood Forest. If you want more sunshine, you can head down to San Diego and have some drinks on the beach with friends and family. There are a bunch of obvious attraction to check out in California, but what about the weird ones?

One of the lesser known spots to check out is Ostrichland in Solvang. The name of the place says it all. At Ostrichland there are hundreds of ostriches and emus. This is great place to take the family and you can even pet a few of the feathered creatures. There are bus tours and feeding areas where you get to interact with the birds as well...