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9-year-old boy earns praise for helping struggling flower vendor: ‘You are one awesome kid!’

A 9-year-old boy from California has been lauded for going above and beyond for a flower vendor who had appeared to be struggling on the job, KTLA reports.Jeremiah Reyes was on his way to basketball practice with his sister Stephanie when the two came across 57-year-old Israel Parra, who was selling flowers on the side of the road in Santa Ana. Reyes, a fifth grader, told the station that was when he noticed that Parra seemed to be having trouble in the heat with only one arm.“I felt really sad,” he said. “I really wanted to help him out.”When the boy later learned that Parra, who doesn’t have health insurance, was also struggling financially, he decided to take matters into his own hands and created a GoFundMe with a goal of raising $20,000.“It just s...
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This feral peacock is terrorizing an Oakland neighborhood

As if being confined to your house for the foreseeable future isn’t bad enough, residents of one Oakland neighborhood also have to deal with an “insanely noisy” feral peacock who screams … a lot.On Occidental St. in North Oakland, the peacock wreaks such havoc that neighbors have taken to the Nextdoor app to complain, according to SFGate.“For the past 15 weeks or so he has screamed relentlessly, every day,” fed-up neighbor Jesse T wrote. “It’s so loud inside my house it literally feels like he is inside my house. It got so bad that two months ago, I had to move out of my street-facing bedroom and into my middle bedroom/storage room. I have been sleeping on the floor on a camping air mattress ever since … I STILL get woken up at 4, 5, 6am many mornings.”Ho...
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YouTuber faces backlash for throwing outrageous party and ignoring social distancing guidelines: ‘Disregard for everything’

YouTuber Jake Paul has found himself at the center of yet another controversy just weeks after facing criminal charges for criminal trespass and unlawful assembly.He’s facing backlash after throwing a day-long party at his home in Calabasas, California, on July 11. According to Insider, it appeared to follow a six-location shoot for an upcoming music video.It didn’t take long for photos and videos of large groups of maskless guests assembled inside and outside Paul’s mansion to surface on social media.Credit: Instagram/Freddy.ChaseCredit: Instagram/alek_hedjranCredit: Instagram/alek_hedjranMany of the guests, who were shown drinking, dancing and swinging from heavy machinery parked outside Paul’s home, were easily identifiable social media stars,...