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Posted on | November 4, 2014 | Comments Off
In the Media and Technology Class at Summerville High School, the students wanted to explore the idea that students today need to be more cautious online.
This video was made as a funny way of expressing that idea.
Posted on | November 3, 2014 | Comments Off
Nature itself provides the best kind of sound in Yosemite National Park as well as the surrounding Stanislaus National Forest.
Individual bird songs are explained and featured in this video.
Posted on | November 2, 2014 | Comments Off
Dodge Ridge Ski Area in Tuolumne County reports 6 inches at the base and 10 inches at the Summit. Further north, the Sierra looked like this:
Posted on | November 1, 2014 | Comments Off
Students at the University of California-Berkeley are petitioning to cancel a December graduation speech by talk show host Bill Maher over what they say are his “racist and bigoted” views on Islam.
On numerous occasions Maher has leveled harsh words against Islam.
Because of his views, a Chang.org Petition to dis-invite Maher from the Berkeley graduation has drawn more than 5,000 signers. The Petition reads:
“Bill Maher is a blatant bigot and racist who has no respect for the values UC Berkeley students and administration stand for. In a time where climate is a priority for all on campus, we cannot invite an individual who himself perpetuates a dangerous learning environment. Bill Maher’s public statements on various religions and cultures are offensive and his dangerous rhetoric has found its way into our campus communities.”
But on Friday night’s edition of “Real Time,” Maher took a few minutes to reply to the Berkeley students, noting that his graduation speech is coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the college’s storied free speech movement.
On the charge that his views on Islam “bigoted” and “racist,” Maher chided the students’ language misstep: “Right, because Islam is a race.”
Posted on | October 28, 2014 | Comments Off
Roy Campbell filmed Western Screech Owl chicks peeking out of their owl box near the town of Murphys and sent this footage to Audobon California. Enjoy!
Posted on | October 2, 2014 | Comments Off
The show AgStories recently focused on Re-Horse Rescue Ranch of Jamestown, CA
Posted on | September 29, 2014 | Comments Off
Last Saturday at Sonora Crossroads…
Posted on | September 26, 2014 | Comments Off
Proper forest management benefits all of us.
Posted on | September 17, 2014 | Comments Off
It was a confrontation between a Minnesota man and TSA agents at the Denver International Airport…. after the man had already flew from Minnesota to Denver.
Kahler Nygard flew on Spirit Air with no incident. But after arrival in Denver, TSA agents met Nygard and demanded that he be screened.
The TSA agent, who identifies himself as Alex Grossman in the video, demands Nygard’s boarding pass.
Nygard points out that he no longer has it (since most airlines take it from you as you board the plane, you don’t need it once you are on-board), which stumps Grossman to the point of taking out his flip phone to call someone and say that “the passenger says he doesn’t have his boarding pass… and is pretty objectionable… and he’s filming me.”
Nygard repeatedly asks if he is being detained and what the problem is, but the agents do not answer — at least not in the recording.
Finally, Nygard walks away, saying that if he’s not being detained, he’s leaving. The agent threatens to call Denver police, but does not specify what law Nygard is accused of breaking.
Nygard told Denver media that the Denver police never contacted him following the incident.
Posted on | September 16, 2014 | Comments Off
(Hearst Communications) BART is investigating whether one of its police officers acted properly when he slammed a female passenger to the floor of a train at the Pittsburg/Bay Point Station, an encounter captured on video and posted online, an agency spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Some witnesses said the woman, whose name wasn’t released, had done nothing to warrant being taken to the ground. But BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said the woman had resisted arrest after being seen by other passengers acting erratically.
The incident happened about 9:30 p.m. Sept. 10. BART police were called to investigate reports that the woman was banging on train windows and trying to force open the doors, Trost said. An officer found the woman, who appeared to be passed out, on an SFO-bound train.
“The officer determined that the woman was intoxicated in public, and he attempted to place her under arrest,” Trost said. “The woman resisted being arrested, and additional BART and Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputies responded to assist.”
Paramedics at the scene believed she was under the influence of alcohol and methamphetamine. She was medically cleared at a county hospital and then booked at Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez on suspicion of public intoxication and resisting arrest.
Trost said she has forwarded videos of the incident to BART’s Office of the Independent Police Auditor. The name of the officer involved wasn’t released.keep looking »