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Park(ing) Day 2014: The Most Amazing Pop-Up Parks From San Francisco and Beyond!

Happy Park(ing) Day everyone! Today's the day when parking spots across the States and around the world turn over a green leaf as pop-up public parks. This annual celebration of public space is one of our favorite events of the year - all it takes is a bag

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Meets with Muslims to Stop ISIS in Community

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and his top counter-terrorism commanders met with Muslim leaders Thursday night at an Exposition Park mosque to discuss the rise of Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL) amid concerns that the terrorist group would launch attacks and recruit members in the United States, reports KCAL 9 in Los Angeles. Show More Summary

Moms Demand Action Kicked Off of Kroger Parking Lot

Kroger officials tell members of the group Moms Demand Action they cannot carry signs or stop and talk to people on Kroger property. Store officials invited the group into the store and discussed Kroger’s policy of following state law on … Continue reading ?

NYC Clinton Park Stables get horse advocate's approval

They’re not horsing around at the Clinton Park Stables. That was the assessment of the president of the New York State Horse Council after visiting the West Side facility Thursday to see firsthand how New York City’s carriage horses are treated.

Is Diagon Alley really a game-changer for the theme park industry?

By Robert Niles: Universal Orlando's new Wizarding World of Harry Potter ? Diagon Alley clearly sets a new standard for themed entertainment environments in the United States. No other theme park land in the country so thoroughly infuses its space with all the elements that transport visitors into its narrative. Show More Summary

The new cats turn 20: The state of the Jaguars and Panthers fanbases after experiencing two decades of football

If you go to EverBank Field, walk to the last parking area, the one almost pushed into the St. Johns River. You'll know you're in the right place when you see a man in a Tony Brackens jersey, sunglasses, and a Batman cowl smoking a cigarette. Show More Summary

ResQte Of The Week: The NSC Kittehs

This week’s ResQte Of The Week takes us to the campus of Nevada State College in Henderson, Nevada. Gwen S. fills us in. “Nearly 2 weeks ago, Abe King of our IT department found 3 kittens under a car in one of our parking lots. They were only about 5 days old. We think a […]

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1979 Toyota FJ45 Land Cruiser

The Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser was once a familiar sight on ranches, trails and parking lots across the United States, but its two-door pickup sibling, the FJ45, was less well known on these shores. That explains why this particular 1979 Toyota FJ45, for sale on, was imported all the way from Australia. Equipped with […]

This Smartphone App Helps You Park Like A Rock Star

Circling the lot for a parking space is still one of our most infuriating pastimes. Now researchers think they’ve found a solution, no shady payouts or middlemen included. Researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo have invented PocketParker, an app that turns a user’s smartphone into a passive sensor to track other app users. Show More Summary

Saturday at Lake Arrowhead

On Saturday I attended the Bird Walk at Lake Arrowhead State Park. We had some out of town guests (David, Jonathon, Eilene) from New Mexico and Arizona as well as Terry, June and Paula.It was unseasonably cool for mid September, which I was very happy about. Show More Summary

OH: Ohio State Plan Uses Shuttles to Curb Traffic

Ohio State University is planning an overhaul of its transit system to move more parking to the edges of campus and reduce traffic near academic buildings.

Iowa DOT to Hold Public Meetings on the State Park-and-Ride System Plan

The plan is being developed to identify ideal locations for park and ride facilities to serve commuters in the state. The public input meetings will be held at the following locations and times.

The Week Ahead: Disney and Universal schedules for September 15-21, 2014

By Robert Niles: Planning a theme park visit this week? Here are the operating hours for the week ahead at the most popular theme parks in the United States: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom: Monday 9am-9pm Tuesday 9am-7pm (Mickey's Not-So-Scary...Show More Summary

Teen Charged As Adult, Denied Bail, In Sexual Assault Of Pregnant Chicago Woman

17-year-old Aaron Parks was ordered held without bail Sunday after being charged as an adult for sexual assaulting a pregnant woman near Chicago State University. [ more › ]

Great British Houses: Longleat – Everything You Need to Know About Longleat House and Safari Park

The first stately house to open to the public as a tourist attraction was Longleat. It also has the first safari park to be established outside of Africa. If you are searching for a fun location, where your family can enjoy outdoor entertainment...Show More Summary

Newcastle United Ban Daily Telegraph Following Report of Sale Attempt

Newcastle United have banned the Daily Telegraph from St. James' Park after the newspaper posted "wholly inaccurate" reports stating owner Mike Ashley is ready to sell the club and launch a takeover bid for Rangers. An official clubShow More Summary

Global-warming denier Beauprez joins Republican candidates eager to seize national parks from feds

From the Gulfstream waters to the redwood forests, this land was made for Exxon-Mobil. Bob Beauprez, the Republican Party's nominee for the governorship of Colorado, made clear last week that he wants the state to grab national parks, forests and other public lands from federal control. Show More Summary

Barack Obama, September 11th, 2001: 'A Failure of Empathy'

State Sen. Barack Obama (D-Hyde Park), Hyde Park Herald, Sep. 19, 2001: We need to step up security at our airports. We must reexamine the effectiveness of our intelligence networks. And we must be resolute in identifying the perpetrators of these heinous acts and dismantling their organizations of destruction. Show More Summary

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, All Star Mixology contest, James Beard Taste America

Veuve Clicquot is hosting the fifth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Park Oct. 11. VIP picnic attendees will be treated to a meal prepared by Wolfgang Puck Catering and Veuve Clicquot bubbly, as well as a seat to watch the polo match. Tickets go on sale Wednesday...

Aragonite saturation states and nutrient fluxes in coral reef sediments in Biscayne National Park, FL, USA

Some coral reefs, such as patch reefs along the Florida Keys reef tract, are not showing significant reductions in calcification rates in response to ocean acidification. It has been hypothesized that this recalcitrance is due to local buffering effects from biogeochemical processes driven by seagrasses. Show More Summary

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