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Video: Anderson Reservoir Spillway Makes For Pretty Waterfall

The Anderson Dam's wide-open floodgates have created a magnificent waterfall cascading from the Anderson Reservoir spillway in Morgan Hill. [ more › ]

How did officials so badly miscalculate the flooding that ravaged San Jose?

Thousands of residents returned to their soggy homes Thursday as San Jose officials worked to mop up the worst flooding event in the city’s recent history and pinpoint the reason why water rose so much faster than they expected.  City officials have acknowledged that they were caught off guard by...

Watch This: 2017 Oscars, The Detour, Blacklist: Redemption, Big Little Lies, Crashing

9 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Leilani Polk oscars.org Last week's big awards show was the Grammys, this week, it's the Oscars. (And after that, we promise there aren't going to be any award shows for a while). While it's not a huge weekend for premieres, there are definitely some noteworthy shows. Show More Summary

L.A. City Councilmember Price To Direct $1 Million To Organizations Working With Immigrant Rights

Discretionary funds will be spent on CHIRLA and CARECEN to aid them in their efforts to assist immigrants. [ more › ]

Canberra United star gets on her bike for charity

10 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Popular Canberra United striker Ashleigh Sykes is taking on a new sporting challenge in March, participating in her first Big Canberra Bike Ride. The Golden Boot winner regularly uses the on-road cycle lanes around Canberra, and says that highlighting safe cycling in the ACT is an important part of why she’s both participating in the […]

28 Horses Stranded, Left Behind In Contaminated Floodwaters In San Jose

Over two dozen horses were left stranded in paddocks in San Jose after rising floodwaters forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people there earlier this week. [ more › ]

Loyola University Fraternity Suspended Over Alleged Hazing

The same chapter was recently suspended at Northwestern amid allegations of sexual assault. [ more › ]

US remittances build a classroom in Guerrero

Undocumented immigrants in the United States have been doing more for education in a Guerrero community than governments in Mexico. A primary school in the capital city of Chilpancingo will soon have its FULL STORY The post US remittances build a classroom in Guerrero appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

The 25 Best Movies Playing in Seattle This Weekend (Including 14 Oscar Nominees): Feb 23-26, 2017

10 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Stranger's film critics' picks for Feb 23-26, 2017. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Before the 89th Academy Awards (and first-time host Jimmy Kimmel) honor the best films of 2016 on Sunday, head to the movies this weekend to see one of our critics' picks. Show More Summary

6 questions for writer George Saunders

The famed short story writer discusses his first novel and how it fits into the current political climate.

Surprise! Fulton Chairman John Eaves is diving into Atlanta mayor’s race

The already crowded race for Atlanta mayor is about to become positively jam-packed with the entry of Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves

Car2Go Vehicle Parked in Ravenna Gets Tagged with Sticker Promoting White Supremacy

10 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ana Sofia Knauf This shit again. Courtesy of Doug Nellis Slog reader Doug Nellis noticed something strange when he went to take a ride in a nearby car2go: The Smart car had a neo-Nazi sticker slapped onto its bumper. The sticker appeared...Show More Summary

Tokyo exuberance and effort

A glimpse of the young man this old man once was?

Four Azeri Rights Activists Sentenced to More Than 10 Years in Prison for Peaceful Activism

Four Iranian ethnic Azerbaijanis have been issued long prison sentences for peacefully defending their rights, the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned. One defendant, Alireza Farshi, told the Campaign that Branch 1 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court had sentenced him to 15 years in prison and two years in exile while three of his […]

Santa Clara County calls Trump’s sanctuary order ‘extortion’

Santa Clara County officials asked a federal judge Thursday to impose a nationwide preliminary injunction against President Trump’s executive order threatening to withhold federal funds from sanctuary jurisdictions, calling the moveShow More Summary

The Adventures of Banana Teacher- 03 Boss Queen

One of the most rewarding things about living and teaching in Japan is seeing how much progress your students are making and how proud they get when the can communicate with you effectively. With that being said, there are...times......Show More Summary

Poverty forces women to cultivate drugs

It was last fall that the Mexican Army discovered that women in impoverished areas of the state of Durango had turned to growing marijuana as a means of earning a living and now FULL STORY The post Poverty forces women to cultivate drugs appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Metro might sell naming rights to its stations. Any buyers out there?

As Metro ridership falls and costs of rebuilding mount, the agency is hunting for ways to close its budget gap, including the sale of naming rights for stations.

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