Archives for October 2, 2019

Charger, Oct. 3rd Pet of the Week!

Charger, a beautiful 5-year-old glossy, black fellow is a good way to start the scary season off with. His human passed away and left him to haunt the shelter. He’d be a great cat for Halloween—he doesn’t even need a costume, and he can help you pass out candy mainly by knocking it on the floor. Charger does want to remind you, though, that he’s a flesh-and-blood cat and not just a symbol—he needs security, love and a forever home, haunted or not. You can meet him on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A629137.

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Credit: Courtesy of the Companion Animal Village.

Celebrate Acorn Day at O’Neill Regional Park Oct. 5th!

 Join the County of Orange and OC Parks under the oaks to celebrate Acorn Day at O’Neill Regional Park on Saturday, October 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy this free, family-friendly event featuring fun craft activities, a live butterfly enclosure, active games, face painting, live music from “Open to the Public,” ukulele lessons, nature and animal exhibits, storytelling, activities like painting on water, acorn and oak tree planting and much more!

“Acorn Day is a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy the outdoors together and learn about their natural surroundings in beautiful O’Neill Regional Park,” Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, Fifth District, said. “This event is a long-standing fall tradition at O’Neill Regional Park, so we are honored to bring the community together for another year of fun and learning for all ages.”

Guided nature hikes to the Water Tower will be offered at 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Guests will have a chance to cast their own plaster animal track, and visit the OC Parks “Nature on the Go” trailer. Families can also enjoy a variety of presentations throughout the day including two live butterfly releases offered by Western Monarch Guardians, U.S. Forest Service and a book signing with Sama Wareh, the author of “How to Draw 60 Native CA Plants and Animals, A Field Guide.”

Various outdoor groups from the Orange County region will also participate in the day’s festivities including The Institute of Wildlife Studies, Orange County Bird of Prey Center, Saddleback Canyon Riders – ETI Corral 357, Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, Orange County Firewatch, SHARE Mountain Bike Club, The Hummingbird Nest Story, Southwestern Field Herping Associates, The Helena Modjeska Foundation and local historical groups.

October 5 – Acorn Day at O’Neill Regional Park

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: O’Neill Regional Park

Address: 30892 Trabuco Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678

Cost: Free admission and parking


Contact: (949) 923-2260,

Credit: OC Parks.

Comedones and breakouts


There are many different sorts of acne and other skin problems that you’re likely to run into in regular life, and all of them are irritating and unsightly. One of the most common types are comedones, which you’re likely to encounter when you’re dealing with other skin conditions. But what causes comedones and how do you get rid of comedones? Read on to find out more!

What are comedones?

Comedones are small bumps on your skin, usually on your chin and forehead. These occur when you’re dealing with general acne outbreaks, and they can be unsightly and annoying. There are two main types of comedones: blackheads and whiteheads. Blackheads are open comedones, with a dark color at the top, while whiteheads are closed and have white or flesh-colored tips.

Generally, comedones are caused by trapped hair follicles. That means that some dead skin cells have been trapped in the spot where a hair follicle is trying to grow, leading to clogging up and swelling of the are. It’s most common in adults with oily skin and smokers, as well as those who consume a lot of dairy products or fats and sugars in their diet.

How to deal with comedones

Treating comedonal acne can be annoying. The best way to deal with this is to go straight to the source and prevent your skin from producing too much sebum, which is a major cause of trapped hair follicles and comedones. That means that many standard over the counter medications might not be enough to make a major difference. Misumi Skincare makes a range of natural premium skincare products that can make an enormous difference to your skin health, dealing with comedones and breakouts quickly and easily.

Most of these products are applied directly onto the skin of your face, clearing up your skin by removing the outer layer of your skin and stripping away blockages. That sounds harsh, but it can be very effective, and all of the products on offer from Misumi Skincare are entirely safe and natural in their formulation.

Comedonal acne can be frustrating to deal with on your own, so seeing a professional healthcare provider for advice is an important part of the process if you’re having major problems. It’s going to take time for any treatment to have a major impact on your skin, and even then you’re going to have to keep treating it over time. Comedonal acne can be treated, but not cured, and new breakouts of comedones are always possible, even after you’ve cleaned up one outbreak.


Dealing with comedones and breakouts can be annoying. There are options, but you may find that it takes a little while to find the right product for your skin in order to clear it up effectively. You’re going to have to be prepared to deal with future breakouts, unfortunately, as the skin types that cause comedones can be treated rather than cured, and there is no permanent solution to this.