Northern California chief's new approach revitalizes force
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:24:57 GMT
By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press RICHMOND, Calif. - In December, the openly gay, white police chief of this tough, minority-dominated Northern California city held up a sign reading "#blacklivesmatter" during a protest over the deaths of two unarmed black suspects at the hands of Missouri and New York police.
Balloon pilots arrive in New Mexico after historic flight
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:24:47 GMT
Two pilots who completed a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean in a helium-filled balloon returned to New Mexico on Sunday to the sounds of mariachi music and an enthusiastic and emotional welcome A large crowd greeted Troy Bradley of Albuquerque and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia at the Albuquerque International Sunport after they finished the historic journey a day earlier. The news conference was adorned with colorful balloon decorations to mark the occasion, and the event included a champagne toast.
New sewer pipe rule adds cost for Ross Valley home sellers, but district offers funding
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:23:40 GMT
Selling a home just became more complicated and expensive for homeowners in the Ross Valley Sanitary District, thanks to a new ordinance governing private sewer laterals. As of Jan. 1, sewer laterals, the pipes that whisk waste from homes to the sewer main in the street, must be inspected before transferring property title.
California Drought Intensifies
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:22:18 GMT
Frank Gehrke, chief of California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, found the snow pack to to be 7.1 inches deep with a water content of 2.3 inches on Thursday during the second snow survey of the season at Echo Summit, Calif. That is 12% of normal for this site at this time of year.
Growler Station at Joe's Wines & Liquors is Fun, Tasty, and Digital
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:21:29 GMT
Andrew Woods caps a 32-ounce squealer filled with Acrobat Pinot Noir from Oregon at Joe's new growler station in Midtown, where customers can taste before they buy. After stopping by Joe's Wines & Liquors to buy Passport to Oregon tickets , I checked out the digital growler station at the back of the store.
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