Stanislaus River Before New Melones Dam

With the New Melones Reservoir water level extremely low this year, newer residents to the Mother Lode are able to see what the surrounding area once looked like before dam was built. But it is not the complete picture. Here is footage from 1975, portraying the Stanislaus River as it once was with its whitewater run, limestone caves, Indian relics and Gold Rush history. This film was used to try to stop construction of the New Melones Dam. The effort was unsuccessful.

Trump Offends Reporter

During a press conference, a reporter told Donald Trump that using the term “anchor baby” is offensive. Donald Trump was not moved to change his wording.

Black Women Tell Megyn Kelly To Back Off From Donald Trump

Two African American women — hosting a YouTube “show” called “The Viewers View” — eviscerated Fox News debate moderator Megyn Kelly for her questions related to Trump’s statements on Twitter concerning women.

Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson produced this segment called, “Megyn Kelly and that Damn Debate”.

49ers Release Aldon Smith

Linebacker Aldon Smith has been released by the San Francisco 49ers after his latest arrest. The team announced the move Friday, hours after Smith was let out of jail.

Country Song Celebrates Hillary

Democrat front runner Hillary Clinton now has her own country song. Is this a good strategy? Will ranchers, farmers and Texans sing-along and support her? As of now, Bernie Sanders (her closest rival) does not yet have his own country tune to counter-attack.

Southern Style Crime Stopper

This is a real “Crime Stopper” segment on an ABC television affiliate in Lafayette, Louisiana. This report aired earlier this month. For those of us in California, it is difficult to realize that there really are sections of the USA that come off like a pleasant throwback to yesteryear.

Waitress Fired For Identifying Two People As A “Black Couple”

A waitress at a restaurant in Maryland Heights, Missouri is out of a job after she labeled two of her customers as “black couple” on a restaurant receipt.

The waitress, who was fired, said she used the label to help remember her table numbers. But the customers and the owner of the restaurant said that the waitress should have chosen a different label.

In an age of celebrating Black History Month every February, watching shows on Black Entertainment Television and watching a number of protesters proclaim that “Black Lives Matter”, was the waitress wrongfully punished?