Photos: Beautiful sunsets emerge after recent storm subsides

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:19:20 GMT

Photos: Beautiful sunsets emerge after recent storm subsides Here is your chance, if you missed Wednesday night’s dramatic sunset in the Bay Area. Our photo staff captured some amazing photos, as the sun shined through the clouds to end the day. We also captured a gorgeous rainbow in Hollister.The weather finally calmed down Wednesday evening, after the most recent atmospheric river storm brought along a destructive “bomb cyclone” that touched down in the Bay and killed at least three people on Tuesday, as high winds knocked down trees.The cold storm split into two swirling low-pressure zones next to each other. The rare phenomenon is known as the Fujiwhara Effect, for Sakuhei Fujiwhara, a Japanese meteorologist who discovered it in 1921. Read more about the weather event here.The clouds turns cotton candy pink as the sun begins to set behind the foothills at Old Borges Ranch in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) Branches are silhouetted by a gloomy sunset in Hollister, Cal...

Cal safety Daniel Scott’s Pro Day bolsters case for 49ers, others in NFL Draft

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:19:20 GMT

Cal safety Daniel Scott’s Pro Day bolsters case for 49ers, others in NFL Draft BERKELEY — Daniel Scott is ready to leave his six-year residency at Cal for a promising career as an NFL safety.“Between the ears, the brain part of football, is kind of what sets me apart,” Scott said at Thursday’s pro-day workout before a cadre of scouts at Memorial Stadium.Scott is one of the Bay Area’s top prospects for next month’s NFL Draft, and he was the star attraction at Cal’s pro day, which also saw strong efforts from wide receiver Kekoa Crawford, running back Marcel Dancy, and punter Jamieson Sheahan.Scott’s stock shot up last month at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, where his 4.45-second time in the 40-yard dash ranked second among 19 safeties.California safety Daniel Scott (32) tackles Stanford quarterback Ashton Daniels (14) forcing a fumble during the second half of the 125th Big Game at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. Cal defeated Stanford 27-20. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) Scott had a formal inte...

California flooding victims cleared to return to ravaged farm town

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:19:20 GMT

California flooding victims cleared to return to ravaged farm town Monterey County authorities Thursday morning lifted evacuation orders for the flood-ravaged farm town of Pajaro, allowing residents to return to their homes in most cases for the first time since they were forced to flee in the middle of the night March 11 after a levee failed and inundated their community.But county officials who lifted the orders at 10 a.m., a day earlier than they had indicated Wednesday, cautioned that Pajaro is still far from livable, with no water or sewer service and many homes requiring restoration work.“There are health risks to people returning to Pajaro,” a Monterey County notice said. “The county and Pajaro Sunny Mesa Services are working diligently to restore the sewer system. There is no potable water and toilets can’t be flushed. It isn’t recommended that residents stay until sewer and water are restored. Those entering the area do so at their own risk.”Related ArticlesWeather | Battered California faces ...

Uber driver calls for more warnings from rideshare platform after near $900 scam

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:19:20 GMT

Uber driver calls for more warnings from rideshare platform after near $900 scam LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Denzel McAlpine accepted a ride request while driving for Uber Friday morning, a ride that cost him nearly $900.The Southern Nevada local says he drives up to 150 people around the Las Vegas Strip a week. He’s been an Uber driver for nearly seven years to help pay rent and support his small home renovation business.“I drive locals and tourists. I pretty much drive all around the city,” McAlpine said outside the 8 News Now station Tuesday morning. Mudslide cracks, closes Redwood Boulevard in Novato Last week, he hit a milestone: 4,000 trips. But, right now, he’s not celebrating. He said he accepted a ride after midnight on Friday in the Summerlin area. The ride was canceled by the passenger soon after. Then, he got a phone call from someone claiming they were with Uber Support.McAlpine said the person offered him a $250 bonus for reaching his driving milestone.“I was kind of surprised by it, but went along with it,” McAlpine said, before detailing...

Frank Somerville: Exclusive interview coming to KRON4 News

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:19:20 GMT

Frank Somerville: Exclusive interview coming to KRON4 News SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) -- Renowned Bay Area anchor Frank Somerville became the story himself in December of 2021, when he was involved in a DUI crash that was caught on video and went viral. Somerville was a longtime anchor at KTVU FOX 2 but had not appeared on-air in several months at the time of his crash.Now, for the first time, the beloved Bay Area newsman who is no longer in the anchor chair opens up to KRON4's Pam Moore in his first TV interview since the arrest. You can watch this Tuesday, March 28, at 10 p.m., only on KRON4.

Large asteroid coming close, but zero chance of hitting us

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:19:20 GMT

Large asteroid coming close, but zero chance of hitting us CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An asteroid big enough to wipe out a city will zip harmlessly between Earth and the moon’s orbit this weekend, missing both celestial bodies.Saturday’s close encounter will offer astronomers the chance to study a space rock from just over 100,000 miles (168,000 kilometers) away. That’s less than half the distance from here to the moon, making it visible through binoculars and small telescopes.While asteroid flybys are common, NASA said it’s rare for one so big to come so close — about once a decade. Scientists estimate its size somewhere between 130 feet and 300 feet (40 meters and 90 meters).Discovered a month ago, the asteroid known as 2023 DZ2 will pass within 320,000 miles (515,000 kilometers) of the moon on Saturday and, several hours later, buzz the Indian Ocean at about 17,500 mph (28,000 kph).“There is no chance of this ‘city killer’ striking Earth, but its close approach offers a great opportunity for observations,” the European Space Agenc...

Gwyneth Paltrow ski collision trial: Man emails ‘I’m famous’

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:19:20 GMT

Gwyneth Paltrow ski collision trial: Man emails ‘I’m famous’ PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A neuropsychologist who treated the man suing Gwyneth Paltrow over a 2016 ski collision cast aspersions on the testimony of medical experts hired by the celebrity’s legal team — and argued that, as his personal doctor, she was better suited to speak about 76-year-old Terry Sanderson’s post-concussion symptoms.“A lot of the experts are opining. I feel like I’m the best judge of what happened to him,” Dr. Alina Fong said.Fong’s videotaped deposition was the first to be shown on the third day of the trial in Park City, the upscale Utah ski resort town where Sanderson accuses Paltrow of skiing so recklessly that she crashed into him, broke his ribs and left him with lasting brain damage.Fong said that when she saw Sanderson less than a year after the accident, he had lost his love for life, and said that he was often dejected and crying. Under her care, she said that Sanderson worked tirelessly to rehabilitate the post-concussion symptoms — inclu...

Peak bloom is here: DC cherry trees reach final bloom stage

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:19:20 GMT

Peak bloom is here: DC cherry trees reach final bloom stage It’s happening, people! The famous D.C. cherry trees have hit peak bloom.The National Park Service said that the blossoms are open and “putting on a gorgeous show.”PEAK BLOOM! PEAK BLOOM! PEAK BLOOM! PEAK BLOOM! PEAK BLOOM! PEAK BLOOM!The blossoms are open & putting on a gorgeous show. We hope to see you soon.!Plan your visit: https://t.co/h04Gu0ksc1 #CherryBlossom #BloomWatch #WashingtonDC pic.twitter.com/qXo2QkCkHI— National Mall NPS (@NationalMallNPS) March 23, 2023The final of six stages could not happen on a better day, with warm temperatures in the 70s and a breeze.The area around the Tidal Basin has already been swarmed with crowds and visitors are urged to take walk, bike or take Metro to cut back on traffic.This story is developing. Check back with WTOP for updates.PHOTOS: Cherry Blossoms 20232023 National Cherry Blossom Festival FAQMore Cherry Blossom NewsSource

Qué es Ramadán, el mes de masivo ayuno de musulmanes en todo el mundo

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:19:20 GMT

Qué es Ramadán, el mes de masivo ayuno de musulmanes en todo el mundo La primera jornada de ayuno del mes sagrado del islam, el Ramadán, comenzó este jueves mientras cientos de millones de musulmanes en todo el mundo inician un periodo de devoción de cuatro semanas.La práctica coincide con un momento en el que muchos países y gobiernos de Oriente Medio están dando tímidos pasos para calmar los conflictos y crisis persistentes, agudizadas este año por la costosa guerra en Ucrania y un devastador sismo que mató a más de 52,000 personas en Turquía y Siria.QUÉ ES Y POR QUÉ SE CELEBRA RAMADÁNDurante las próximas cuatro semanas, millones de musulmanes se abstendrán de ingerir alimentos o agua desde la salida a la puesta del sol, cuando se reunirán con familiares y amigos para disfrutar de abundantes comidas nocturnas. Según el islam, el ayuno acerca a los fieles a Dios y les recuerda el sufrimiento de los pobres.El ayuno es obligatorio para todos los musulmanes sanos, con exenciones para los enfermos, las embarazadas o madres lactantes y los niños pequeños....

Denver Public Schools student discipline actions dropped after 2020

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:19:20 GMT

Denver Public Schools student discipline actions dropped after 2020 DENVER (KDVR) -- Denver Public Schools has seen a decrease in disciplinary action in recent years, with a noticeable dropoff since students went back to the classroom after the remote learning forced by COVID.In addition to the pandemic, this change coincides with a decision by the DPS Board of Education to remove school resource officers starting with the 2021-22 school year, the first year that in-person learning happened without significant interruption.Denver Public Schools, the year of remote learning also brought a sharp downturn in student disciplinary actions, according to Colorado Department of Education records. East High School shooting suspect found dead near car in Park County Since the 2014-15 academic year, the Colorado Department of Education has grouped student disciplinary actions into a handful of categories, including classroom removals, in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, expulsion with services, expulsion without services, referrals to law enforc...

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