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Why Whittier's Lee Owens Park's name was changed to include his wife

Boston Herald

When Lee Owens Park opened in 1998, it was named after the former owner and publisher of the Whittier Daily News, but Virginia Ball, a long-time Whittier volunteer, always thought the park's name also should have been included his wife, Erika. On Wednesday, Ball who lobbied the City Council got her wish when the new sign, including Erika Owens in it, was unveiled at the park at 7930 Greenleaf Ave., on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Event attendees stand for the national anthem during the Lee and Erika Owens Park Sign Unveiling in Whittier, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Event attendees listen to Whittier Mayor Joe Vinatieri (not pictured) speak during the Lee and Erika Owens Park Sign Unveiling in Whittier, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. The new park sign is draped with a black cloth during the Lee and Erika Owens Park Sign Unveiling in Whittier, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021.

Here's a pretty compelling argument against Twitter's new character limit


On Tuesday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced the platform's new 280-character limit for tweets just as you'd expect--in a 280-character tweet. But could he have made the same announcement in 140? From the looks of Twitter right now, a lot of people think so. In fact, a few users have taken out their virtual red pens and edited Dorsey's tweet down. PhD student Brian Barone managed to whittle it down to 179 characters (39 characters above the 140-character limit).

Netflix's 'Waffles Mochi' trailer with Michelle Obama is our new favorite show


Netflix's latest travel and cooking show from showrunners Erika Thormahlen and Jeremy Konner (produced by Tonia Davis, Priya Swaminathan, and Barack and Michelle Obama) introduces two adorable puppets who travel the world to become chefs. Waffles Mochi features the puppeteering and voice talents of Michelle Zamora, Russ Walko, Jonathan Kidder, Diona Elise Burnett, Taleia Gilliam, Andy Hayward, Piotr Michael, and George Konner. Michelle Obama herself appears in the trailer, along with guest stars Common, Gaten Matarazzo, Jack Black, Lyric Lewis, Rashida Jones, Tan France, Zach Galifianakis and more. Waffles and Mochi hits Netflix March 16. House Republican video gets stuck upside down: 'At least you're not a cat' Stephen Colbert calls out Senate GOP'cowards' on day 1 of Trump's second impeachment trial New'Raya and the Last Dragon' trailer gives us a much better look at that dragon

Former 'Baywatch' actress Erika Eleniak says she has no regrets leaving series: 'I felt like it got a little risqué'

FOX News

Actress Erika Eleniak made her big splash on "Baywatch" years after appearing on "E.T." as a child actress. At age 12, Erika Eleniak was given her big break when she was chosen by Steven Spielberg to appear in a movie "about a boy and an alien" named "E.T." as "the pretty girl." The 1982 fantasy flick would become one of the most iconic films in Hollywood history. Eleniak told Fox News being on set of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," which is about to hit its 36th anniversary, wasn't always a magical experience. "One thing that really stands out to me was that there was a little trauma because of that kiss," said the 48-year-old.

What did Erika Jayne know about Tom Girardi? Hulu doc raises questions

FOX News

Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. "How Many F–ks" did Erika Jayne give about Tom Girardi's legal affairs? The star of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," 49, and her estranged husband, now-disgraced lawyer Girardi, 82, are the subjects of a new Hulu documentary, "The Housewife and the Hustler," which raises questions of how much she knew about him allegedly stealing money from his clients. While the ABC-produced film primarily focuses on giving a voice to Girardi's alleged victims, it also points out that Jayne was listed as a secretary of one of his LLCs and that money was transferred to her company, EJ Global.