Antisemitic graffiti found at Pleasant Hill Middle School

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:13:01 GMT

Antisemitic graffiti found at Pleasant Hill Middle School (KRON) -- Antisemitic and racist graffiti was found on the campus of a middle school in Pleasant Hill, KRON4 has learned. Last week, the campus of Pleasant Hill Middle School was defaced with graffiti that included swastikas and derogatory racial language, including the "n-word," according to Mt. Diablo Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Adam Clark.The district is taking these actions "with the utmost seriousness" and has reached out to the Pleasant Hill Police Department, according to Clark. Serial Bay Area shoplifter arrested 90 times "The safety and well-being of our students and staff remain our foremost concern," Clark said, "and we unequivocally condemn any form of prejudice, bigotry, or hate."Pleasant Hill PD is investigating the incident, according to the district, and working to identify those responsible."We are committed to a swift resolution and holding the perpetrators accountable for their actions," Clark said.Campuses in the Mt. Diablo USD are currently clo...

Florida State will turn to No. 3 quarterback as Tate Rodemaker out for Orange Bowl vs. Georgia

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:13:01 GMT

Florida State will turn to No. 3 quarterback as Tate Rodemaker out for Orange Bowl vs. Georgia TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback Tate Rodemaker will not play in the Orange Bowl, a school spokesperson confirmed on Monday.Earlier in the day, 247Sports and The Athletic reported Rodemaker intends to enter the transfer portal.Rodemaker participated in open practices leading up to the Christmas break. The Seminoles (13-0) are set to arrive in Fort Lauderdale later Monday to begin preparations for Georgia (12-1) in Saturday’s bowl game.A redshirt junior quarterback, Rodemaker stepped in for injured Jordan Travis on Nov. 18 to guide Florida State to a win over North Alabama. A week later, he led Florida State to a victory at Florida. In 2023, Rodemaker completed 32 of 56 passes for 510 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions.Florida State will start true freshman Brock Glenn against Georgia. Glenn has completed 10 of 25 passes for 90 yards this season, starting for the Seminoles against Louisville in the ACC championship game.Early enrollee Luke Kromenhoek, w...

Aumenta la actividad sísmica del volcán Nevado del Ruiz en Colombia, reporta el Servicio Geológico

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:13:01 GMT

Aumenta la actividad sísmica del volcán Nevado del Ruiz en Colombia, reporta el Servicio Geológico (CNN Español) — La actividad sísmica del Nevado del Ruiz, en Colombia, empezó a aumentar desde este domingo 24 de diciembre, informó el Servicio Geológico del país en un boletín extraordinario.Según la entidad, el incremento sísmico está “asociado a actividad de fracturamiento de roca en el sector oriental del volcán, aproximadamente a 5 km de distancia del cráter Arenas”. El servicio explicó que los sismos se registran entre 3 km y 4 km de profundidad con una magnitud máxima de 2,5.“A pesar de que el incremento ha sido bajo en número de sismos, algunos de ellos han sido reportados como sentidos por habitantes de los sectores de La Cabaña y el cañón del río Lagunilla del departamento del Tolima”, explicó el boletín.¿Dónde está el Nevado del Ruiz y cuándo fue la última vez que entró en erupción?Por otro lado, detalló que hay actividad sísmica asociada al domo de lava ubicado en el fondo del cráter. Este tipo de actividad se intensificó en la noche del do...

Suspect found dead after standoff, fire at California home on Christmas Eve

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:13:01 GMT

Suspect found dead after standoff, fire at California home on Christmas Eve HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An armed man who faced off with officers at a California home for several hours on Christmas Eve was later found dead in the home’s garage, authorities told local media.The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to a 911 call on 11th Street in Hermosa Beach around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, KTLA-TV reported. A witness said neighbors heard an argument and saw a man with a gun who went into the two-story home and refused to surrender to police who arrived at the scene, KTLA reported.The garage at the home caught fire shortly before 5 p.m., KTLA reported. Hermosa Beach Police Chief Paul LeBaron said the suspect’s immediate family members, including children, fled before police arrived, KTLA reported.“They came out and, at that point, the only person left inside that we were aware of was the suspect,” LeBaron said, adding that neighboring homes were evacuated.Police reported hearing explosions, which may have been gunshots, but officers did not b...

OPINIÓN | Critiqué la guerra en Gaza. Luego me despidieron de mi trabajo como Santa Claus

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:13:01 GMT

OPINIÓN | Critiqué la guerra en Gaza. Luego me despidieron de mi trabajo como Santa Claus Nota del editor: Ken Dorph es un consultor que vive en Sag Harbor, Nueva York. Las opiniones expresadas en este comentario son exclusivas de su autor.(CNN) — El año pasado me invitaron a ser Santa Claus en el Sag Harbor Cinema, el renovado cine art déco de la pintoresca ciudad ballenera de Sag Harbor, Nueva York. Llevo más de 30 años residiendo en este pequeño pueblo; he descubierto que el ADN ballenero de Sag Harbor y su carácter luchador e independiente va bien conmigo. Desde Betty Friedan hasta John Steinbeck, este pequeño lugar ha acogido a toda una serie de artistas, intelectuales y pensadores independientes.Me encantó ser Santa Claus y me dijeron que tenía un talento innato. Me encantaba charlar con los niños y me metía de lleno en el papel. Siempre les decía que Santa Claus sabía que eran muy buenos niños o niñas. Intentaba ser un Santa Claus inclusivo. Cuando los elfos me trajeron a la hija pequeña del rabino local, le dije que Santa Claus quería a todo el mundo. Tuvi...

Se enamoraron en la nieve y ahora ella es una embajadora de Argentina en internet

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:13:01 GMT

Se enamoraron en la nieve y ahora ella es una embajadora de Argentina en internet (CNN Español) — Sarah Lindauer tenía 22 años y había terminado la universidad un año atrás. En ese momento, los días se hacían largos para la joven creadora de contenidos estadounidense.La sola idea de pensar en establecerse en un trabajo convencional agobiaba su mente. Sarah le dijo a CNN que sentía como si padeciera el “síndrome del impostor, como si tuviera miedo, como si no fuera capaz de hacerlo”.Aunque le daba miedo, siguió adelante. Igual que otros recién graduados en su natal Denver, Colorado, decidió emprender una aventura que hoy define como “fortalecedora y de autodescubrimiento” en el extranjero.“Compré un boleto de ida a Nueva Zelandia, sin saber qué me esperaba”, recuerda con asombro, casi como si lo viviera otra vez.La tierra de los kiwis, Islandia y Australia fueron su hogar mientras duró su visa de trabajo y vacaciones. También fueron las chispas que encendieron aún más su pasión por los viajes y un estilo de vida alejado de una oficina donde el re...

Three-legged dog in East Brookfield gets new lease on life thanks to shelter, local brewery

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:13:01 GMT

Three-legged dog in East Brookfield gets new lease on life thanks to shelter, local brewery A three-legged dog in East Brookfield is now living the high life thanks to a shelter and a local brewery. The dog, Nugget, was first taken in by Second Chance Animal Services with a severe injury. Second Chance was able to get Nugget the medical attention he needed. Treatment, though, came at the cost of one of his legs. “We had hoped we were going to be able to save the leg,” said Second Chance’s Lindsay Doray. “But, due to the amount of pain that he was in, we knew that this would alleviate the pain.”Doray said staff knew Nugget would also learn to “get along just fine” without his leg, given his young age at the time. During his recovery process, Nugget was placed up for adoption. His future owners ended up being just down the street at Timberyard Brewing Company, where owner Matt Zarif and his wife had experience with dogs like Nugget. “My wife came to me and had seen the story about Nugget on the Second Chance website — ‘Can we get another three-legge...

Celtics finish impressive West Coast trip with convincing Christmas Day win over Lakers

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:13:01 GMT

Celtics finish impressive West Coast trip with convincing Christmas Day win over Lakers When the Celtics lost against the Warriors on the road last December, it set off a rare losing stretch that exposed their flaws and showed how vulnerable they could be after a hot start to the season.Under similar circumstances this season, history has not repeated itself.Instead, the Celtics have responded with three consecutive convincing victories that have shown how far they have come, and help illustrate why they’re better suited to win a championship this season. After back-to-back dominant wins over the Kings and Clippers, the Celtics continued to display their growth in front of a national audience with an impressive 126-115 Christmas Day victory over the rival Lakers to finish a fantastic road trip.Jayson Tatum (25 points) and Jaylen Brown (19 points) did not have big shooting nights in this win but as they’ve shown through the first third of the season, that’s not required for the Celtics to have success. Tatum had a season-high seven assists. Kristaps Porzingis returned f...

Robbins: Congress preps probe of taxpayer funds for Hamas

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:13:01 GMT

Robbins: Congress preps probe of taxpayer funds for Hamas It emerged over the weekend that the House Foreign Affairs Committee plans to investigate the use of American taxpayers’ dollars to fund the Murder, Incorporated that is Hamas. With the revelations that billions of donor dollars that were supposed to be used for humanitarian aid for Gazans have instead been diverted to construct a network of terror tunnels spanning several hundred miles, it’s clear that such an investigation is long overdue. And while they complain with justification that the last year in Congress has been utterly dysfunctional, Democrats ought to join the Republicans who are initiating the investigation, and make it a fully bipartisan one.When it comes to the Mideast, U.N. agencies have modeled moral rot for decades, so investigating the UN looking for corruption and the abetting of terror is shooting fish in a barrel. The Committee intends to focus on UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which is in charge of aiding Palestinian refugees in Gaza. In p...

Victoria Police Chief recounts busy Christmas Eve for officers, one hit with vomit

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:13:01 GMT

Victoria Police Chief recounts busy Christmas Eve for officers, one hit with vomit VICTORIA — The chief of police in Victoria, B.C., says his officers had a busy Christmas Eve, but the holiday season didn’t exactly bring good tidings of great joy for one officer on a city bus. Victoria police Chief Del Manak says one officer was hit with a cup of vomit as they attempted to take a passenger off a bus. Manak’s social media post on X, formerly known as Twitter, says another officer had to use a Taser on a man who wouldn’t leave a store.The chief says his officers also had to arrest a woman in downtown Victoria who was allegedly trying to pop the tires on 20 vehicles. Manak says the evening wasn’t all bad though after one officer found a Tim Hortons gift card on his car upon returning to his police cruiser after responding to a call downtown. The chief says it was a silver lining to an otherwise busy Christmas Eve as officers worked to keep the streets safe for Santa’s arrival. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 25...

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