Bay Area By Drone

While visiting San Francisco to photograph a wedding, Dane Christensen felt inspired by the city’s various landmarks, and a picturesque day, to capture drone footage of the City by the Bay.

ESPN Suspends Britt McHenry

Warning: ESPN Reporter USES FOUL Language

Warning: ESPN Reporter USES FOUL Language

ESPN announced this afternoon that they were suspending Britt McHenry. The network released the following statement:

“Britt McHenry has been suspended for one week effectively immediately.”

A video emerged early today of ESPN reporter Britt McHenry chewing out a parking lot attendant. The footage, which includes audio, purportedly shows McHenry berating the female attendant, criticizing her looks and education.

Since the video first came to light, McHenry has issued an apology for the outburst, writing, “In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things. As frustrated as I was, I should always choose to be respectful and take the high road. I am so sorry for my actions and will learn from this mistake.”

So what happened exactly?

In a tweet from April 6 that appears to have since been deleted, McHenry posted an angry message about her car being towed in Arlington, Virginia, but website ARLnow managed to save the social media exchange. “Just got towed after eating dinner at an establishment in Arlington. How corrupt is Advanced Towing?” she wrote.

Although the video doesn’t show what sparked the onslaught of comments, it’s clear that McHenry was none too pleased. “I’m in the news sweetheart, I will *^%@$ sue this place,” she says to the attendant.

She continues her rant against the employee (not visible), criticizing her appearance and her job. “Lose some weight, baby girl” and “So I could be a college dropout and do the same thing?” are just some of the choice lines from the video. She also accuses the attendant of not having a brain.

“Maybe if I was missing some teeth they would hire me, huh?” she asks. “‘Cause they look so stunning…’Cause I’m on television and you’re in a *&%^$# trailer, honey.”

Marco Rubio Announces Run For The White House

Add another name to what is sure to be a crowded field of Republican candidates.

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. He made the announcement from the Freedom Tower in Miami, FL. This is his complete Presidential Campaign Announcement.

Warriors Have Home Advantage During NBA Playoffs

The NBA Playoffs begin this weekend and the Golden State Warriors have home court advantage all the way through the playoffs.

How good are the Warriors? Watch point guard Stephen Curry shoot 77 three-pointers in a row during practice earlier this week.

Central Valley Farmers And Towns Suffer During Drought

In the four years since the drought in California began, the lack of water has cost thousands of jobs, caused noticeable changes in the landscape and induced desperation among citizens who are running out of options.

In search of a solution, farmers who have drilled deeper and deeper into the ground for available water have sought help from unlikely sources.

This was broadcast at the end of 2014 on PBS NewsHour, when there was still hope for a strong and wet winter.

Hillary Announces White House Run

Once again, Hillary Clinton is running for President, this time she says “..because everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion”.

This is the video that her campaign team released over the weekend.

Bakersfield Man Held After Little Boy Slapped On Video

Police have arrested a man after surveillance video from a Bakersfield convenience store showed a toddler being knocked down with a slap to the face.

KERO-TV reports 23-year-old Justin Whittington was taken into custody Thursday night on suspicion of child endangerment.

The video posted to social media showed a boy running through Vest Market. The toddler was approached by a man who hit him in the face.

The man then picked up the toddler and woman came up and took away the boy, who appeared to be crying.

The Kern County Jail website showed Whittington remained in custody Friday with bail set at $1 million. A call for comment was left a Whittington telephone listing.

Video Captures Man Beaten By Deputies In Southern California

(KNBC 4) – San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon ordered an immediate internal investigation Thursday into what he called “disturbing” video showing an arrest by deputies after a horse pursuit that was caught on camera by NewsChopper4.

Deputies appeared to use Tasers to stun a man and then beat him after the pursuit in San Bernardino County Thursday afternoon.

Aerial footage captured by NewsChopper4 showed the man falling off the horse, and then being stunned with a Taser by a sheriff’s deputy.

The man then appeared to fall to the ground with his arms outstretched. Two deputies immediately descended on him and began punching him in the head and kneeing him in the groin.

The group surrounding the man grew to 13 sheriff’s deputies as several appeared to kick, hit, and punch him dozens of times over a two-minute period.

In the two minutes after the man was stunned with a Taser, it appeared deputies kicked him 17 times and punched him 37 times and struck him with batons four times. Thirteen blows appeared to be to the head. The allegedly stolen horse stood idly nearby.

The man did not appear to move from his position lying on the ground for more than 45 minutes. He did not appear to receive medical attention while deputies stood around him during that time.

The man, identified as Francis Jared Pusok, 30, of Apple Valley, was hospitalized with unknown injuries, authorities said.

Three deputies were injured during the search. Two suffered dehydration and a third was injured when kicked by the horse. All three were taken to a hospital for treatment.

The series of events started when deputies from the Victor Valley station went to a home on Zuni Road to serve a search warrant in an identity theft investigation, authorities said in a news release.

The suspect took off in a vehicle and deputies initiated a pursuit through unincorporated Apple Valley, the town of Apple Valley and unincorporated Hesperia. The area is more than 80 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

Pusok allegedly abandoned the vehicle 40 miles away from Hesperia in a place called Bowen Ranch where he took off running.

During a search on foot, with off-road vehicles and by helicopter, deputies learned the suspect had stolen a horse and rode it on dirt trails through rugged, steep terrain, causing numerous injuries to the horse.

A sheriff’s helicopter inserted a team of deputies to take the suspect into custody. As deputies made contact with Pusok, the horse threw him off.

Deputies said the Taser was ineffective due to his loose clothing and a use of force occurred.

“I can certainly understand the concerns in the community based on what they saw on the video,” McMahon told NBC4. “I’m disturbed by what I see in the video. But I don’t need to jump to conclusions at this point, until we do a complete and thorough investigation. If our deputy sheriff’s did something wrong, they’ll be put off work and they’ll be dealt with appropriately, all in accordance with the law as well as our department policy.”

San Bernardino Superior Court records show Pusok has convictions for resisting arrest, animal cruelty, disturbing the peace, attempted robbery and failure to provide evidence of financial responsibility.

Rim Fire Featured In New Short Film

In this 13-minute film, filmmakers Stephen Most and Kevin White examine how problematic policies and fuel build-up have endangered America’s forests.

When the Rim Fire burned 256,000 acres of the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park in 2013, it exposed the impacts that high intensity wildfires are having on watersheds, wildlife, and carbon storage. It also forged a coalition of environmentalists, loggers, scientists, officials, and land managers who are responding to this megafire and recognize the need to forestall the next one.

“The Fire Next Time” is a precursor to Filmmakers Collaborative’s feature-length work-in-progress, “MEGAFIRE at the Rim of the World.” For more information, visit

April 2015 Storm Over Mother Lode

This full 360 degree rotation video was shot on Jacksonville Road in Jamestown, California on the evening of April 7th, 2015.

Every color of the sky imaginable is represented with this incredible stormy sunset.