Ben Is Back exquisitely devastating family story for the opiate era

December 6, 2018 9:00 PM

Loving an addict is a nearly impossible thing to do. Writer/director Peter Hedges captures the aching difficulty with a crystalline and harrowing clarity in “Ben Is Back.” It stars his son, Lucas Hedges, as Ben, and Julia Roberts as Ben’s mother, Holly, whose Christmas wish is to have Ben home for the holiday. It’s a lesson in being careful what you wish for. Continue Reading


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On Monday, August 29, 2016, Gov. Jerry Brown signed new Hill's Senate Bill 814, that allows water suppliers to use extreme measures to prevent waste and unreasonable use of water in California during one of the most severe droughts documented in the last century. Existing law states that a violation of water conservation program can be punished by "imprisonment in a county jail for not more than 30 days, or by a fine not exceeding $1,000, or both."


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The controversy about rather keep wasting millions of gallons of water every year or revamp the San Francisco's Beach Chalet Soccer Fields is still an ongoing six years debate. People love their soccer fields that have been a wildlife habitat for various species of animals and birds, but the management of the city parks has several concerns.


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