Alana Garrigues

Articles: 33
First Published: Jun 21, 2011 / Last Published: Mar 09, 2012
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Alana Garrigues is a freelance journalist living in the greater Los Angeles area. A travel enthusiast, food lover, Jeopardy addict, bookworm and community volunteer, she is also the mother of identical twins and author of the educational blog writercize which invites readers to exercise their writing four days a week. Alana also loves to sit with friends and enjoy a spirited discussion over a nice hot beverage.

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    Welcome to the WRITERCIZE blog, dedicated to writers at all ages and stages who need a little help putting the pen to the paper. Whether you are a …
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Alana Garrigues's articles

  1. March 9, 2012

    70 Year Old Japanese Man Preps for Olympic Games
    Hiroshi Hoketsu, a 70-year-old equestrian from Japan, is the second oldest man to qualify for the modern Olympic games.
  2. February 7, 2012

    California Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional, But Appeal Imminent
    US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules California gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but Prop 8 supporters vow to appeal.
  3. February 3, 2012

    Indianapolis to Combat Super Bowl Weekend Sex Trafficking
    Indianapolis police, lawmakers and clergy set the groundwork to protect teenage girls and fight the Super Bowl's ugly stepsister, the sex trade.
  4. January 31, 2012

    Benefits of Blogging Challenges
    Participation in hops and challenges increases blog content, exposure and relationship marketing for bloggers.
  5. January 25, 2012

    Move to Mandatory Timeline Confuses Facebook Users
    Facebook plans make new Timeline mandatory, but not everyone likes to be forced to change.
  6. January 20, 2012

    Remembering Etta James
    Soulful singer Etta James died in Riverside, CA at age 73 due to complications with leukemia, but her music will live on for eternity.
  7. January 14, 2012

    Happy Song and Jelly Belly Mosaics Bring Joy to Millions of Viewers
    Kina Grannis' happy "In Your Arms" is a YouTube musical feast for the eyes.
  8. January 12, 2012

    Florida Considers School Bus Advertising
    Coming soon to a Florida school bus near you: commercial advertisements.
  9. January 10, 2012

    Mathematics and Slavery Don't Add Up
    Third grade teachers at Beaver Ridge Elementary near Atlanta, GA learn that slavery references just don't belong on math worksheets.
  10. December 30, 2011

    Online Customers: Amazon, Apple Bring Happiness, Netflix Frustration
    While overall customer satisfaction with online retailers has risen over the past five years, a few companies saw big declines in 2011.