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    Is Apple Over?

    Shelly Palmer I started personal computing on an Apple II circa 1977. It was a big step up from the Heathkit and Radio Shack DIY projects I tinkered with in grade school. When IBM introduced the IBM-PC circa 1981, I semi-defected, and in 1984 I became bi-computeral (you know...
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    ¿De dónde proviene el tablero ouija o witchboard?

    Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador La Ouija o güija como comúnmente se le conoce en español es considerado un juego de mesa, el cuál consta de un tablero en el que están inscritas todas las letras del alfabeto, los números del 0 al 9; a un lado las palabras...
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    Everything that’s Latinidad

    MACLA unites with artists and a legendary DJ to bring about a music and art venture trying to answer the riddle of what it means to be Latino in the modern age Arturo Hilario El Observador The entire weekend of February 17th will be a unique performance at MACLA...
  • In the deserts of Bolivia, “Ghost Recon: Wildlands” takes players on an adventure as classified
soldiers dealing with cartels. Photo Credit: Ubisoft

    Review: Tom Clancy’s “Ghost Recon: Wildlands” Technical Test

    Eduardo Hilario El Observador By now you may have heard of the newest installment in the Tom Clancy game series, “Ghost Recon”, which recently had a tech test, in advance of its open beta. “Ghost Recon: Wildlands” is a tactical third person shooter based around an elite team of...
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    5 easy ways to ‘charge up’ your recycling habits

    BPT Americans generate about 254 million tons of trash annually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) most recent figures, and only about one-third of that waste is recycled. For many, one of the main barriers to recycling is not knowing how or where to recycle certain items. For...

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    Los californianos encuentran una barrera más para ir a la playa: el dinero

    Jenny Manrique Especial al El Observador Durante mucho tiempo los dueños de propiedades a lo largo de la costa de California han bloqueado el acceso público a la playa con puertas, vallas, cercas, falsas señales de “no estacionar” o “propiedad privada” y canchas de tenis construidas ilegalmente. Aunque esa...
  • Grassroots groups that have been protesting against the Trump administration say the resignation of National Security Advisor Mike Flynn is a signal Trump's ties to Russia need to be investigated. Photo Credit: Peace Action

    Probe Urged: What Did Trump Know and When Did He Know It?

    Mike Clifford Public News Service Boston, MA – The question was made famous during the Watergate scandal: What did the president know and when did he know it? Now, just over three weeks into the Trump administration, some are asking the same question. National Security Advisor Mike Flynn’s apparent...
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    Helicopter Treatments to Reduce Emergence of Adult Winter Salt Marsh Mosquitoes Postponed

    Due to weather conditions, the treatments will occur Thursday, February 23 SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – In light of the predicted rain beginning Thursday February 16th, the helicopter coastal areas treatments planned for that day in the ITT Marsh and the Palo Alto flood basin, in Palo Alto, and Zanker...
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    Also highlighted are safety risks and offers recommendations for improving safety Santa Clara County, CA: A report released February 15th shows the connection between walking and health, environmental, and community benefits. The Walking for a Healthier Santa Clara County report, released by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department...