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On Tuesday, Jan. 25, the Irvine City Council and members of the public spoke out to condemn targeted racial comments, subsequently overheard on video, during a Portola High School men’s basketball game against Laguna Hills High School.  

The video, which was sent to Irvine Weekly by council member Anthony Kuo, filmed at Laguna Hills High School on Friday, Jan. 21, was being made for game film, and was given to Portola High School after the game.

Brian Hosokawa, president of the Portola High School Girls Basketball Booster Club, spoke with Irvine Weekly via phone on Tuesday, Jan. 25.

As a Portola High parent, and Booster President, Hosokawa said he has worked every game for more than three years, and said he was alerted of what was occurring in the stands, but said he did not hear it himself during the game.

“That video was actually filmed by Laguna Hills for game tape. I was working the tables, and people were saying that these things were being said in the crowd – I almost didn’t believe them,” he said.

Hosokawa then obtained the video after the game, adding that he was in disbelief after hearing the audio and posted the video on YouTube.

“It was like this all game, it kept going,” he said. “This isn’t like I’m heated.”

Hosokawa admitted the game included tense moments between parents, players and opposing coaches, but said he thought it was just competitive high school basketball.

“There wasn’t much [attention drawn to it] during the game. It was mostly happening in the stands — it was a basketball game. There were a couple of minor altercations.”

Hosokawa said shortly after posting the video on YouTube, he sent the video to members of the Irvine City Council.

Since then, Hosokawa says both Laguna Hills and Portola High schools have asked for the video to be taken down.

“I get an email from my school’s principal saying, ‘Laguna Hills is respectfully requesting that you take your video down, they believe that if the video gets out it will complicate their investigation,’” he said. “We want awareness — it’s 2022 and this is still happening. We want the adults to be held accountable — and these adults tried to bury it to save face.”

Speaking during the City Council meeting in Irvine on Tuesday, Hosokawa was joined by other Portola High School parents, including Sabrina Brown, the mother of a Portola athlete targeted in the attack.

Many voiced concern over what occurred, and urged both the Irvine Unified School District, the Saddleback Valley School District, along with the CIF to investigate the culture at Laguna Hills.

Prior to public comment, Irvine City Council member Anthony Kuo shared the video during the council meeting. Kuo said he felt the video was unnerving and aggravating and emphasized the city would not tolerate this type of behavior.

“We want our community to know that when someone comes after one of our own, we’re going to defend that person with the force of Irvine,” he said prior to airing the short clip. “I hope anyone watching this clip finds, develops, the courage and the fortitude to turn around and tell anyone who is going to conduct themselves in such a disgusting, uncivilized and uneducated way – you tell them you zip it, or I’m going to come zip it for you.”

Dr. Crystal Turner, Superintendent of the Saddleback Valley Unified School District, issued a statement emphasizing that after a review of the incident, it was determined a Laguna Hills High School student was responsible.

“The language and connotations expressed by the words used do not represent the culture, attitudes, or feelings of the students and staff of LHHS, nor those of Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD),” the statement read. “LHHS is taking action. The student has been counseled, and immediate, appropriate consequences and discipline have taken place. Bystander students have been advised regarding their responsibility to redirect such language and report it to school administration immediately.”

Sabrina Brown, the mother of the Portola High School basketball player addressed the council on Tuesday, thanking the public for their support.

However, Brown offered a chilling reminder that what occurred on Friday made her family feel unsafe, simply by being on a school campus during a basketball game.

“My family was guarded, uneasy and on-alert, well before the video surfaced. Call it Black intuition, maybe it’s PTSD, but either way, we knew something didn’t feel right,” Brown said. “The thing that saddens me the most is that my son says he has very little optimism that us taking a stand will do anything — please do your part and show him he’s wrong.”

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is now present in all types of beauty products including face creams, lip balms, shampoos, and a wide variety of other products. It is suggested that the use of hair care products containing CBD can be helpful to promote the health of your scalp. Hence, the use of CBD can be helpful to control various problems associated with the scalp including hair fall. So we investigate the effectiveness of CBD in controlling scalp issues through this article.

CBD For Scalp Health

CBD works by interacting with the endocannabinoid receptors in the body that are responsible for receiving various stimuli. Additionally, CBD can also affect certain cell receptors in the body that have a crucial role in the perception of pain, heat, etc.

Both types of these receptors are present in your scalp too. Hence, the interaction of CBD with these receptors can be helpful to regulate your scalp health. By using CBD hair care products, you can control a wide range of issues that can affect your scalp.

The following are some of the common scalp problems that CBD might help with:

Itchy Scalp

Itchiness in your scalp can be a result of a wide range of health conditions including dandruff, psoriasis, and dermatitis. But in some cases, there might not be an apparent physical cause for the itchiness in the scalp.

Large amounts of sebum are produced in the scalp to protect the hair and skin. However, if the production of this oily substance is excess, it can leave residues thereby leading to itchiness.

But the use of CBD can be helpful to control the itchiness in your scalp naturally. The interaction of this compound with various receptors in your scalp might be the reason for this effect. Additionally, it can also reduce the production of sebum thereby controlling various issues associated with its excess production.

Related: Are you new to CBD and curious how to talk to your doctor or health care provider about it? Click here to learn more about some simple questions to ask your doctor about using CBD.

Scalp Psoriasis

This condition can cause inflammation, scaly patches on the scalp, itchiness, hair fall, etc. But by using CBD for hair care, it will be possible for you to control various issues resulting from this condition.

Hair Growth

Some studies suggest that CBD may have the potential ability to control hair fall and promote hair growth. This compound is found to promote hair growth in people who have undergone chemotherapy. Hence, it can also be a potential treatment for hair fall.

You can get a wide range of hair care products that contain CBD from the market. Therefore, it can be easy for you to use this compound to promote your scalp health.

Related: How exactly does CBD work with the brain and body? Click here to find out more about how cannabidiol works.

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Chef Jet Tila: 101 Thai Dishes You Need To Cook Before You Die http://www.cst.pl/?big=chef-jet-tila-101-thai-dishes-you-need-to-cook-before-you-die/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chef-jet-tila-101-thai-dishes-you-need-to-cook-before-you-die Tue, 25 Jan 2022 20:21:23 +0000 http://www.cst.pl/?big=?p=394826 After 30 years in the restaurant and food market business that helped put Thai food on America’s culinary map, celebrity chef and Food Network star Jet Tila isn’t done spreading those roots just yet. The SoCal native’s latest cookbook 101 Thai Dishes You Need To Cook Before You Die comes out today. Designed for everyone […]

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After 30 years in the restaurant and food market business that helped put Thai food on America’s culinary map, celebrity chef and Food Network star Jet Tila isn’t done spreading those roots just yet. The SoCal native’s latest cookbook 101 Thai Dishes You Need To Cook Before You Die comes out today.

Designed for everyone from the beginner to the accomplished chef, Tila, alongside longtime friend and chef Tad Weyland Fukumoto, 101 Thai Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die: The Essential Recipes, Techniques and Ingredients of Thailand is an approachable collection of classics like pad thai, popular street foods like Street-Style Basil Pork, as well as Glass Noodle Stir-Fry, Hung Lay Northern Pork Curry and New Thai BBQ Chicken. There also are plant-based takes on popular dishes.

“Thai food is basically five flavors – hot, sour, salty, sweet and savory,” Tila, whose family opened the first Thai grocery store in the country in 1972 in Hollywood, tells Irvine Weekly. “If I can show a person what ingredients fit into those flavors and how to blend them together with techniques like basic knife skills, they’ll be well on their way to making great Thai food.

Having owned only the third Thai restaurant in the country during the ‘70’s, Tila grew up on the floor of his parent’s Bangkok Market. From a young age, he watched the Thai food proliferation explode from its Los Angeles epicenter. The Bangkok Market kid delivered groceries to Joachin Splichal, the Two Hot Tamales (Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken) and Jonathan Waxman, among others, while being at ground zero of the evolution of Thai food in Los Angeles. There were thousands of hours of conversations with home cooks and chefs, who downloaded as much information on this new cuisine from this kid as possible.

Chef Jet Tila, Reprinted with permission from 101 Thai Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die by Jet Tila and Tad Weyland Fukumoto, Page Street Publishing, Co. 2022 ( Ken Goodman)

“Looking back, it really was through necessity, because like many culinarians I was the black sheep who dropped out of high school and got into trouble,” says Tila, who despite some rough and tumble years, went on to carry on the family business and name to bestselling heights. “I think they’re proud now, even though I gave them 30 years of grief. I’m still just trying to make up for all the tears and headaches.”

What sets Asian food apart is more about ingredients than technique, says Tila, who breaks it down in approachable and simple terms. He thoughtfully included a recipe for mee krob, which has sadly disappeared from Thai restaurants of late and he fondly remembers from the legendary Chan Dara. The chef shared his recipe for pad thai with Irvine Weekly below.

Tila’s favorite markets for Thai ingredients in L.A. include Bangluck Markets in Hollywood and North Hollywood, as well as the 99 Ranch Markets across the southland.

“People forget that good Chinese markets have everything you need to make Thai food as well,” says the father of two and husband to a special education teacher. “If you look hard enough, there’s almost no place in the greater L.A. area where you can’t find the ingredients you need for the book. In the South Bay, you have Vietnamese markets and they all carry Thai ingredients, as well as the Korean markets.

My Classic Pad Thai 

Reprinted with permission from 101 Thai Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die by Jet Tila and Tad Weyland Fukumoto, Page Street Publishing.

This is arguably the most popular Thai dish in the world. Because this dish has been in America for 50 years, there are dozens of versions. To me, the common thread is tamarind, sugar and fish sauce. Everyone gets to the red color a little differently. I like using paprika for a great color without heat. But if you want a little chili punch, back up the paprika with 1 to 2 tablespoons (15 to 30 ml) of Thai sriracha. Rice stick noodles also vary in quality. Look for Chantaboon dry rice sticks from Thailand; they are the best.

MAKES: 2 SERVINGS

Noodles 

3–4 cups (360–480 g) soaked medium rice stick noodles, or fresh

 

Pad Thai Sauce

4 tbsp (60 ml) fish sauce

3 tbsp (45 ml) tamarind concentrate

1 tbsp (15 ml) fresh lime juice

1 tbsp (15 ml) unseasoned rice vinegar

4 tbsp (60 g) white sugar

 

Pad Thai

2 tbsp (30 ml) canola or other high-temperature cooking oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbsp (15 g) packaged shredded sweetened radish

1 tsp dried shrimp

½ cup (125 g) savory baked tofu, cut into slices

2 eggs

½ cup (70 g) thin strips of chicken breast or thigh

10 large–medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 tbsp (7 g) paprika, for color

3 scallions, cut into 3-inch (8-cm) julienne

¼ cup (30 g) chopped dry-roasted unsalted peanuts, divided

1 cup (125 g) bean sprouts

 

If you’re using dry noodles, soak them in a large bowl of warm water for about an hour. The water should be about 90°F (32°C). The noodles will start to absorb water and loosen up. Drain them well, reserving some of the soaking water to adjust the texture later if needed, and set aside. If you’re using fresh noodles, you can just open the package and add them to the pan at the appropriate time.

To make the sauce, combine the fish sauce, tamarind concentrate, lime juice, vinegar and sugar in a small bowl. Make sure to stir well until the sugar dissolves. Set aside.

Heat a wok or skillet over high heat for about 1 minute, until hot. Add the oil and swirl it to coat the pan completely. When you see wisps of white smoke, add the garlic and stir-fry for about 5 seconds. Add the radish, dried shrimp and tofu and stir-fry until they begin to get fragrant, about 1 minute.

Push the ingredients in the wok to one side and let the oil settle in the center of the pan. Crack the eggs into the pan and add the chicken. As the eggs start to fry, just pierce the yolks to let them ooze. Fold the chicken and eggs over, scrape any bits that are starting to stick and cook for about 30 seconds or until the eggs begin to set. Now stir everything together to combine it all in the pan.

Add the fresh shrimp and cook for about 30 seconds, until they just start to turn color and become opaque. Add the soaked (and drained) rice noodles and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until the noodles become soft. Add the reserved sauce mixture and the paprika and fold together until the paprika evenly colors the noodles and all the liquid is absorbed, about 2 minutes.

Place the scallions in the center of the noodles, and then spoon some of the noodles over the scallions to cover and let steam for 30 seconds. Stir in 3 tablespoons (24 g) of the peanuts. Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with the bean sprouts and remaining peanuts.

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Irvine To Discuss Extending Outdoor Dining Permits For Restaurants http://www.cst.pl/?big=irvine-to-discuss-extending-outdoor-dining-permits-for-restaurants/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=irvine-to-discuss-extending-outdoor-dining-permits-for-restaurants Tue, 25 Jan 2022 20:02:15 +0000 http://www.cst.pl/?big=?p=394822 Some pandemic-born temporary outdoor dining options could become permanent features for dozens of restaurants in Irvine, depending on a vote from the City Council. On Tuesday, Jan. 25, the Irvine City Council will discuss the idea of adopting a permitting review process for outdoor dining permits for restaurants that added outdoor dining areas during the […]

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Some pandemic-born temporary outdoor dining options could become permanent features for dozens of restaurants in Irvine, depending on a vote from the City Council. On Tuesday, Jan. 25, the Irvine City Council will discuss the idea of adopting a permitting review process for outdoor dining permits for restaurants that added outdoor dining areas during the pandemic.

In March 2020, more than 60 restaurants across the city took advantage of the city’s special event permitting process, which allowed outdoor dining by waiving city zoning regulations during the state of emergency, when restaurants were asked to reduce capacity and ultimately cease indoor dining altogether.

While the concept of temporary outdoor dining – extending out to walkways, sidewalks and even parking lots – may have been a state health order, it was a tremendous help to local restaurant owners.

Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan said the program was well received, adding that it may be too soon to venture back inside considering the recent winter surge.

“We’ve definitely seen how beneficial it was to have outdoor dining to help keep our restaurants in business,” Khan wrote in a text to Irvine Weekly. “Now with the popularity of outdoor dining and ongoing variants, we wanted to make sure restaurants had the ability to continue outdoor dining.

While many restaurants had permitted outdoor dining space prior to the pandemic, Irvine City Council member Anthony Kuo explained that this conversation involves 65 different restaurants around Irvine that never officially went through a permitting process for outdoor dining and were grandfathered in during the pandemic.

“At Diamond Jamboree, I know that BCD Tofu [House], and a couple of other restaurants basically put tables outside and for a time – even part of their parking lot was coned off so tables could be put out there,” he said. “I think this was a unique position in that there were restaurants that didn’t do that. I think it’s something that people enjoy, I think it’s something that people recognize, but I also think that this is something – because we’re Irvine – we want to look at from a really holistic perspective.”

Kuo added he does not see a problem with making this a permanent feature for those specific restaurants, and that the conversation Tuesday may or may not include sunset dates depending on what the council decides.

However, Kuo said he is aware that some may have an issue with parking in Irvine, to begin with, but that’s not necessarily because people started eating outside.

“You take an ordinary shopping center, where folks have raised frustration about there not being enough parking, and that is as a result of overdevelopment – that is not the case at all,” Kuo explained. “What the case is, is that the shopping center that someone thinks is a shopping center, is no longer a shopping center – it’s a dinner center. It’s a shopping center that 20 years ago had a dry cleaner, a greeting card store, and a party supply store – somewhere where you’d only spend 10 or 15 minutes and leave. Now all of those storefronts are food places.”

Logistically speaking, Kuo said he hopes that this permitting process will help dictate where outdoor dining is feasible. While there will be an open conversation on the topic, Kuo said he would not be surprised if the discussion included the idea of making permanent changes – in terms of construction and redesign to accommodate outdoor dining areas.

“I think it’s definitely part of the conversation. I think you’ll see that pre, during and post-pandemic that the retail folks, particularly those in the Irvine Company, are very responsive to the market,” he said. “The next thing we’re going to get is some sort of guideline or regulation from the county – or from the state, or even from the federal government – on what’s allowed and what’s not allowed. Since those regulations and models are constantly changing, I think we have to do our best to be nimble – to not only come into compliance, but to adapt.”

While Orange County is still currently in a state of emergency, there are currently no county tiers or capacity limits statewide.

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Dr. Igor’s Super Moist Meatloaf (w/ Hemp Protein) http://www.cst.pl/?big=dr-igors-super-moist-meatloaf-w-hemp-protein/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dr-igors-super-moist-meatloaf-w-hemp-protein Tue, 25 Jan 2022 14:00:05 +0000 http://www.cst.pl/?big=?p=394760 This article was originally published on Blue Ribbon Hemp. To view the original article and recipe, click here. Beefy Meatloaf filled with Sautéed Vegetables; Dry Spices & Hemp Hearts glazed with a Sweet & Tangy Sauce KETO/LOW-CARB/PALEO/SOY-FREE Total Time: 1 hour Prep Time: 15 minutes Baking Time: 45 minutes Makes: 16 slices Allergens: eggs, dairy, […]

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Beefy Meatloaf filled with Sautéed Vegetables; Dry Spices & Hemp Hearts glazed with a Sweet & Tangy Sauce

KETO/LOW-CARB/PALEO/SOY-FREE

Total Time: 1 hour

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Baking Time: 45 minutes

Makes: 16 slices

Allergens: eggs, dairy, seeds, tree nuts, wheat

If you are someone who likes a classic meatloaf recipe, you will definitely love this one! I boost the flavor and moistness by adding protein rich lentils and hemp for a nutty complement to grass-fed beef, sautéed mushrooms and aromatic vegetables for earthy caramelized notes, and a sweet and tangy glaze made from pantry staples you almost certainly have laying around your kitchen.

Prepare this version of the beloved classic for brunch, lunch or dinner. I serve mine with sunny side up eggs and toast, but other great side options include mashed potatoes, green beans, rice pilaf or a simple garden salad.

Related: Are you curious how much CBD you should be taking? Click here to learn more about CBD dosage.

Super Moist Meatloaf (w/ Hemp Protein)

Ingredients

MEATLOAF

  • 2 lbs of organic grass-fed ground beef
  • ½ cup of pre-cooked lentils (I used a quick cooking mix)
  • ½ cup of panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons of hemp hearts
  • ½ cup of whole milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ a yellow onion, finely diced
  • 8 oz of white button mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, finely diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning
  • 1-½ teaspoons of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper

TANGY SAUCE

  • ½ cup of ketchup
  • 3 dashes of tabasco sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
    3 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon or yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder

Steps

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1.) Preheat an oven to 375°F. Gather your ingredients and chop the vegetables. Cook the diced vegetables in a large pan for 10 minutes on medium. They should get caramelized, and the volume should be cut in half. Set aside to cool.

2.) In a large mixing bowl, place the beef, cooked lentils, panko, hemp, milk, beaten eggs, Worcestershire, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Add the cooled cooked vegetables and mix by hand. Spray or brush 2 loaf pans with oil and divide the meat mixture into each pan. Bake for 40 minutes.

3.) Combine all the ingredients for the tangy sauce in a bowl and whisk together. When the meatloaf is done, carefully pour out the juices inside the loaf pan in a bowl to dump later. Carefully remove the meatloaf using a spatula and tongs onto a cutting board and slice 16 slices between the two loaves. Place the slices on a baking tray lined with aluminum foil, brush each one with sauce, and broil on high for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce is caramelized. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!

Tips

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  • Storing and shelf life: store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Cutting the meatloaf into slices, brushing them with the sauce and broiling them after creates that caramelized top effect that is present in all meatloaf recipes, but on a wider surface area!
  • Before baking the loaves, place the filled loaf pans on a baking tray. This will prevent overflow from burning at the bottom of your oven. This also makes it easier for you to take them out of the oven.

Q&A

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  • I don’t have apple cider vinegar; can I use a different type of vinegar instead? Red wine or balsamic vinegar work as great replacements.
  • I am lactose-intolerant, can I use dairy-free milk instead? Of course! Try using plain unsweetened almond, cashew, hemp or oat milk as a substitution.

Related: How could CBD help you potentially manage stress and anxiety? Click here to learn more.

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Construction for Wild Rivers Water Park in Irvine is well underway, and residents got a birds-eye-view of the progress at the highly-anticipated aquatic theme park, thanks to a short aerial video clip posted on the city of Irvine’s Instagram page. Slated to open inside the Great Park later this summer, the $60 million water park broke ground in early July.

The quick clip, posted on Sunday, Jan. 23, has now been viewed more than 15,000 times and received dozens of comments from social media users. With the anticipated opening approaching, both adults and children seem to be getting ready for the water park’s opening this summer.

Instagram user @TJ.Medina seemed to generate some positive feedback with his comment:

“Petition for 21 and up no kids allowed for the first week, We deserve this

While Mike Riedel, president of Wild Rivers did not comment on debuting an a 21-and-older event, he did provide Irvine Weekly with some additional photos showcasing the construction progress thus far.

Wild Rivers Construction The hype around Wild Rivers began long before this weekend and long before construction even began. In July 2020, during the peak of the pandemic, Wild Rivers broke months of social media silence sharing new illustrations of the new site design.

Then, in July, the project was able to acquire the funding it needed to begin construction. While the project was originally projected to break ground in April 2021, unforeseen setbacks delayed the timeline.

In November, Wild Rivers has shared more details of Irvine’s soon-to-be water park, as it prepares for its 2022 re-opening. In October, Wild Rivers posted a virtual fly-over of the park’s new design.

However, some residents were disappointed in the renderings and asked if the minute-long video contained all the new rides and attractions.

“The rides are way better. The fly-through does not include all the slides,” Wild Rivers wrote in a comment on its Facebook page.

With an estimated construction timeline of 10 months, Wild Rivers began construction on July 7. Since then, the park has released season tickets and begun to preview its newest attractions on social media.

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CBD For Shih Tzus? — Is Tribe CBD Oil Good For Pets?  http://www.cst.pl/?big=cbd-for-shih-tzus-is-tribe-cbd-oil-good-for-pets/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cbd-for-shih-tzus-is-tribe-cbd-oil-good-for-pets Mon, 24 Jan 2022 14:00:12 +0000 http://www.cst.pl/?big=?p=394747 This article was originally published on Tribe CBD. To view the original article, click here. Like everything else related to hemp, CBD pet treats have gone mainstream. Indeed, according to recent stats, the pet CBD market is already worth $125 million. So, if you’re a pet owner, chances are you’ve thought about feeding some CBD […]

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Like everything else related to hemp, CBD pet treats have gone mainstream. Indeed, according to recent stats, the pet CBD market is already worth $125 million. So, if you’re a pet owner, chances are you’ve thought about feeding some CBD to your furry family members.

However, before you buy CBD for your Siberian husky, there are a few things to consider. Although the World Health Organization claims CBD is well-tolerated in most animals, that doesn’t mean all CBD products are intended for pets. Below, we’ll go over a few key facts regarding hemp flowers & Fido.

So, Does CBD Really Work For Dogs & Cats? 

First off, you’re probably wondering whether using CBD for pets is all hype. In truth, we can’t verify every claim made about CBD’s benefits for cats and dogs. However, some legit studies suggest CBD may have a positive impact on canines.

One of the best-reviewed studies on CBD for pets took place at Cornell University in 2018. Researchers tracked CBD supplementation in a group of dogs with arthritis. Interestingly, the dogs who took CBD seemed to have better mobility and energy than those given a placebo pill.

A famous study from the University of Kentucky also found that topical CBD reduced knee inflammation in rats. Although rats aren’t “pets,” these results suggest CBD has impressive anti-inflammatory effects.

So, at this point, there’s some evidence suggesting CBD may be beneficial for pets who are struggling with joint pain. Also, since a few clinical trials suggest CBD has anti-anxiety effects, it may help calm pets who suffer from separation anxiety.

Hopefully, as researchers better understand the endocannabinoid system in dogs and cats, we’ll have a better sense of how to dose CBD for pets.

Human-Grade vs. Pet-Grade CBD — A Crucial Distinction

Speaking of “dosing CBD,” pet-owners should remember that standard CBD oils have doses that are best suited for healthy humans. Since most pets are smaller than men and women, it generally takes less CBD to affect them.

Even though CBD is non-psychoactive and generally regarded as safe, that doesn’t mean pets can’t experience side effects—especially if you feed them too much. For this reason, it’s always best to use high-quality CBD products approved for pets. Ideally, your CBD pet treats should come with a vet’s seal of approval.

Pet food manufacturers should tailor their CBD concentrations for dogs and cats. While Tribe’s human-grade CBD oils may be “OK” for pets, we strongly recommend sticking with pet-approved CBD products for the time being.

Got Questions About CBD For Pets? Ask A Vet!  

Although all of Tribe’s CBD products are third-party tested for purity, we don’t recommend feeding them to your pets. Currently, our CBD potencies and recommended dosages are all tailored to our two-legged customers.

However, we encourage pet owners to talk with a trusted veterinarian about the potential benefits of CBD. Be sure to ask your vet questions about CBD dosage and recommended products for your pet’s size and condition. Also, please double-check CBD won’t interact with any prescription meds you’re feeding your pooch!

While the science on CBD for pets isn’t robust, we should have more exciting data in the ensuing decades.

To shop full-spectrum CBD for humans, click here.

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Judge Apologizes After Berating Elderly Cancer Patient For Ridiculous Reason http://www.cst.pl/?big=judge-apologizes-after-berating-elderly-cancer-patient-for-ridiculous-reason/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=judge-apologizes-after-berating-elderly-cancer-patient-for-ridiculous-reason Mon, 24 Jan 2022 13:58:58 +0000 http://www.cst.pl/?big=?p=394809 In partnership with The Fresh Toast A Michigan judge apologized after threatening an elderly man with cancer due to the state of his front yard. Her behavior was captured on Zoom and went viral on social media. Alexis Krot, a Michigan judge, apologized after threatening an elderly cancer patient with jail time due to some […]

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A Michigan judge apologized after threatening an elderly man with cancer due to the state of his front yard. Her behavior was captured on Zoom and went viral on social media.

Alexis Krot, a Michigan judge, apologized after threatening an elderly cancer patient with jail time due to some unruly weeds in his front yard. “I made a mistake,” Krot said in a statement. She’s also reported herself to a state commission that probes judicial misbehavior.

Krot’s comments occurred in a court hearing via Zoom call, which then spread through social media. The clip showsJudge Krot telling a visibly sick man that he “should be ashamed” of the state of his house. “If I could give you jail time on this, I would,” she said, threatening him with jail a second time when the meeting was ending. “If you come back here, you’re going to jail.”

The man, whose name is Burhan Chowdhury, was visibly struggling to breathe. “I am a cancer patient, very old, ma’am,” he said. His son also interjected to explain the health of his father.

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Aside from calling the judge unprofessional and rude, many people viewed her comments as racist, purposefully intimidating a sick man whose first language is not English.

“When I was a child I would go to interpret for my parents and I would get so intimidated by the judge that I wouldn’t even be able to interpret or translate for my parents,” said Rebeka Islam to USA Today. She is a resident of Hamtramck, the area where Chowdry lives, and the executive director of the civic engagement group APIA Vote-MI.

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“I made a mistake,” Judge Alexis G. Krot said in a statement on Thursday. “I acted intemperately. I’m very embarrassed that I did so. I apologize to the person who appeared before me and to our entire community for having failed to meet the high standards that we expect of our judicial officers, and that I expect of myself.”

Her apology follows a Change.org petition that has over 230,000 signatures, asking for Krot to be removed from Michigan state court.

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Watching This Much TV A Week Could Increase The Risk Of Dementia http://www.cst.pl/?big=watching-this-much-tv-a-week-could-increase-the-risk-of-dementia/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=watching-this-much-tv-a-week-could-increase-the-risk-of-dementia Mon, 24 Jan 2022 13:55:51 +0000 http://www.cst.pl/?big=?p=394807 In partnership with The Fresh Toast TV is usually associated with eye problems, not brain problems. But a new study found a link between too much TV and dementia in older adults. We’ve all been taught that watching too much TV will rot our brains, but that idea might not be too far off. A […]

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TV is usually associated with eye problems, not brain problems. But a new study found a link between too much TV and dementia in older adults.

We’ve all been taught that watching too much TV will rot our brains, but that idea might not be too far off. A new study found a connection between dementia and sitting in front of the TV for too long. To make this news worse, the number of hours spent watching TV isn’t even that high before it starts to impact the health of your brain.

The study, conducted by researchers in England, found that TV poses a threat for dementia in older adults. According to researchers, just 24 hours of TV a week can be enough to impact your brain. That’s just 3.4 hours of TV a day.

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The majority of studies conducted on the impact of TV are usually done on children and young adults, with researchers finding this the biggest source of concern. This recent study took a new approach, trying to understand the effect of TV on people over the age of 50.

Over 3,600 people, with a median age of 67 and with no dementia diagnosis, participated in the study. Results showed that participants who watched over 24.5 hours of TV a week had an 8-10% decrease in their verbal memory. In comparison, participants who watched less than 24.5 hours of TV a week only experienced a 4-5% of decrease.

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“Research suggests that television is a bit of unusual activity for the brain because you’ve got lots of bright and fast-moving images so your brain is very alert, but at the same time it is quite a passive activity to engage in, and this has been shown to lead to a less-focused brain,” said Ph.D. Daisy Fancourt, one of the lead authors of the study.

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While the study looked into the effects of TV, it probably suggests that older adults should complement their TV viewing with other activities, staying active and engaging their brain in other ways, eliminating a bit of its negative influence.

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Maison de Croissant opens inside HMart http://www.cst.pl/?big=maison-de-croissant-opens-inside-hmart/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=maison-de-croissant-opens-inside-hmart Fri, 21 Jan 2022 22:54:50 +0000 http://www.cst.pl/?big=?p=394798 HMarts across the country are known for their food courts, filled with delicious dining options and boutiques selling Korean beauty products and more. Now, the HMart in Diamond Jamboree is home to a new bakery. Located in the spot Tous Les Jours formerly occupied, Maison de Croissant is a French-inspired Korean bakery with a wide […]

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HMarts across the country are known for their food courts, filled with delicious dining options and boutiques selling Korean beauty products and more. Now, the HMart in Diamond Jamboree is home to a new bakery.

Located in the spot Tous Les Jours formerly occupied, Maison de Croissant is a French-inspired Korean bakery with a wide dessert menu and a smaller, but respectable, boba and coffee menu. The bakery features a simple and clean storefront with plenty of display cases to show off their many pastries. Their menu includes, but is not limited to, cakes, cream puffs, croffles (a hybrid pastry consisting of croissant pastry cooked in a waffle iron), croissants, Danishes, garlic bread, macarons and sandwiches. Many of their pastries are of French origin, like their croissants and macarons, but come in flavors popular in East Asia like matcha and red bean.

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I opted for two of their croissants – buttercream and strawberry with whipped cream – and a trio of their omelet cakes. The croissants were flaky and buttery, but still hearty enough to fill you up. The buttercream one was on the sweeter side and is better shared with someone otherwise its sweetness can be overwhelming. However, it is still delicious and a can’t-miss item from Maison de Croissant. The buttercream inside tastes like liquid crème brulée. The strawberry and whipped cream croissant is on the lighter side and the fresh strawberries add a refreshing pop of flavor.

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The omelet cakes come in a box of three and you can choose which trio you want. I opted for the chocolate, matcha, and strawberry trio. Each omelet cake was made up of a small circle of sponge cake and topped with whipped cream. To eat these, you curl up the sides of cake a bit to hold the filling inside and eat them the same way you eat a taco. Perfectly stuffed, these omelet cakes came with enough filling for each bite, but not so much that the filling comes gushing out when you bite into it. These cakes leaned to the less sweet end of the cake spectrum, meaning that the chocolate one tasted more like a dark chocolate whipped cream and the matcha cream stayed true to matcha’s earthier flavors. Since they’re less sweet, they make for a great after-work or class snack and their small size makes them perfect for get-togethers.

The service at Maison de Croissant is quick and friendly. While I was there, the cashier person was happy to answer questions, made suggestions, and packed up my items neatly in a box.

Maison de Croissant is available for to-go from their store within HMart or for delivery from Fantuan, Postmates and Uber Eats.

Photo by Audrey Fong

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