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Sierra slammed: Avalanche warnings, 154-mph wind gust recorded

Heavy snow and winds pelted the Sierra Sunday, causing road closures and traffic delays. An avalanche warning has been issued in the Alpine Meadows area near Lake Tahoe, the Placer County Sheriff's Office said. The Sheriff's Office has determined certain streets in the area to have an extreme risk of an avalanche.

Rains bring a Disneyland miracle: Small crowds, short lines

Southern California weather updates: Roads flooding and warnings issued around the region Jan. 22, 2017, 3:49 p.m. The National Weather Service is warning that the storm hitting Southern California on Sunday could be the strongest since 2010. The heaviest rain is expected this afternoon and evening,...

Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

National Pie Day, soul food week and more things to do in Chicago on Monday, Jan. 23.

Pier 39 marks 27th anniversary of the arrival of sea lions

Marine mammal specialists recommended that the critters be allowed to stay in their newfound resting spot — and they’ve been there ever since. During a break in the rain Sunday, a dozen people took one of the sea lion tours at Pier 39. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Sean Spicer's Five Year War With Dippin' Dots

Wikileaks is angry at Trump, Sean Spicer is angry at Dippin' Dots, China doesn't think democracy has a future and more day's end links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

This Beautiful, Historic Brooklyn Heights Home Is On The Market

Brooklyn Heights, "America's First Suburb," is home to some of the more enviable domiciles in the city. Among the carriage houses and former mansions-turned-co-ops, there are a number of wooden structures, and one of them is now on the market for $10.5 million. [ more › ]

From raging rivers, flooded freeways and a very wet Disneyland, scenes from Southern California's powerful storm

The storm that hit Southern California on Sunday lived up to its ominous billing, delivering heavy, sustained rain that flooded numerous streets and heightened mudslide worries. Here are some scenes from across the region: Flooding

Tokyo: An internationally drunk city?

When it comes to helping overseas visitors, Tokyo has definitely made an effort over the years. Signs and announcements in foreign languages are now way more common than they once were, and similarly helpful menus can be found in an increasing number of restaurants. And yet at the same time, how much the capital really […]

How ‘moderniser’ Hamon and ‘tough man’ Valls plan to win over France’s left

Manuel Valls and Benoît Hamon, both ex-ministers, emerged on Sunday as first-round winners of the left’s presidential primaries. While Valls is described as a law-and-order strongman, Hamon is a moderniser who advocates a universal basic income.

Organ donation should be the default, not an opt-in

5 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Do you know a Canberran who has donated a kidney to save a loved one? I know three such heroes, and have met the beneficiaries of two others. Theirs are our city’s greatest love stories. Of parent and child, husband and wife, colleague or friend, making a huge and high-risk sacrifice to save the life […]

Canberra gig and rad event guide (20–23 January)

5 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Who – James Bennett When – Friday Where – The Front Gallery and Cafe Time – 7pm Cost $10 Who – Telephones for Eyes, Sally Chicane, Organic Mechanic and Bleach it Clean When – Friday Where – The Basement Time – 8pm Cost – $10 Who – Tommy Castles at Smith’s When – Friday Where […]

Los Angeles's Rat And Roach Problem Ranked Nationally

Hey, at least we're not New Orleans or Philadelphia. [ more › ]

Voices from the Historic Womxn's March on Seattle

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Rhamona Rhapsody at yesterday's Womxn's March, which appears to have been the largest protest in Seattle history. Rich Smith Ramona Rhapsody, 27Burlesque performer What’s the most challenging issue facing women given the current Trump administration? Equality for women and LGBTQ rights. Show More Summary

Photos: Oakland Women's March Drew At Least 100,000

Twin Bay Area "sister marches" on Saturday look to have been about equal in size in both SF and Oakland. [ more › ]

Meet The New York City High School Students Organizing Against Trump

Yesterday's march provided plenty of opportunities to see woke children. But what do these kids grow up to be? It's not always the case, but at least some of them might grow up to be the kinds of high school kids who call Congress and...Show More Summary

How do you tell Adm. Rickover that you messed up his new office?

A nuclear sub is expensive, but that doesn’t mean the admiral was happy to spend money.

Defense attorneys allege police trapped and then arrested protesters

Officers arrested 230 downtown, but they can’t tie individuals to acts of vandalism, lawyers say.

Metro gets some financial breathing room — but only for the short-term

The District, Maryland and Northern Virginia say they’ll give Metro the extra money it has asked for in its next budget.

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