Thursday, January 22, 2015

Attack in Paris

Twelve Are Killed in Terrorist Attack at Newspaper in Paris two masked gunmen storm the office of Charlie Hebdo, a weekly magazine, in Paris, and kill 12 people, including the paper's top editor. Several cartoonists, and two police officers. Five others are critically injured. The provocative magazine is known for publishing charged cartoons that satirized the Prophet Muhammad, most religions, the pope, and several world leaders. French President Francois Holland responds to the attack by saying that "France is in shock." It is the worst terrorist attack in the country since World War II. A manhunt is on for the two gunmen, Said Kouachi, 34, and his younger brother Cherif, 32. Meanwhile, the driver of the getaway car, Hamyd Mourad, 18, turns himself in at a police station about 145 miles northeast of Paris. France holds a moment of silence in memory of those killed in the attack. (Jan. 9) The Kouachi brothers take a hostage at a printing facility outside Paris. French police launch an assault on the building, freeing the hostage and killing the suspects. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Los Osos Middle School Finals for The Semester
By Luis Parra

Students going to all the teachers that they need to talk to if they want there grade to go up. Frustrated to look for papers or trying to retake test. Not only in LOMS but in many other schools in the district such as LAMS and Morro Bay High School. Why these students are so frustrated to get there grades up? The reason is because the semester is almost over and they re trying to get any papers that they can to redo. Some students say "It is a lot of work but it is worth it." Others say "I have all of the papers but I still do the extra work just in case something happens." Teachers are also helping by     giving worksheets, quizzes, and  test. Other students don't care about their grades but what they probably don't know is that those grades that they could be earning will help them later in life. The grades could be used to look fr a job or to enter a good college. So why would you not care? If they can help you later in life. Another thing students can do is study for the big/important tests that they have coming up. Some places that they can go to study is the library, a quit place at their house or outside in the park or somewhere peaceful unless they don't like quiet and put some music on. And, you where would you study or do your work to get ready for your finals?

Friday, January 9, 2015

The California Drought
By Luis Parra

      The water is lowering you can see some land in lakes and the hills are brown with cattle thirsty and hungry. Over the past 3 and a half years the Golden State has gone in a terrible drought, the state has lost a little more than 63 trillion gallons of water, and reports state that California is still in a sever, extreme, or exceptional drought conditions. An example of a city that has not received many inches of rain is the cit of San Jose, starting on July 1 2011 to June 30 2014 it only revised 22.83 inches of rain. That is the driest three year period in 125 years. In average three year period, the city receives 42.9 inches. San Jose has fallen 65 feet since 2011. Another example is the Santa Clara county here the groundwater is now at it's lowest level in 25 years. Many other cities have been affected by this drought, a study done by UC Davis Center for watershed Sciences states that the drought is expect to cost $2.2 billion with a job loss 17,100 . Residents who are under strict water regulations face heavy fine and even "water school". According to a study published in nature, the frequency of earthquakes could increase. Some seem to think that it is not a big deal and they don't care ,but it is really a huge deal and they should care. As you can see from this image below this is Folsom lake in 2011 to 2014 the water from this lake has decreased more than 50%.                                                                
      "It's a real concern," said John Coleman, a board member with the East Bay Municipal Utility district, which supplies water to 1.3 million people in  Alameda and Contra Costa counties. He also states that " You should not revert back to what your usage was because of a few storms. We don't know how the rest of the year is going to play out." So, what wold you do? Will you help by not using as much water?