Two years ago the city of Oroville stood in awe as millions of gallons of water eroded the main spillway of the nation’s largest dam, sending a deluge of water cascading down a hillside and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate. Now that the bulk of the repairs on Oroville Dam have been completed, its concrete spillway could face its first major test as early as next week. Officials predict they might need to open the gates to move water that accumulated during the wet winter season from the reservoir down into the Feather River. The reservoir, a key stockpile of California’s water supply, has risen significantly following several storms in the past month and is currently at 845 feet. That is still more than 50 feet below the top of the lake, but it is near the level where some water should be released to maintain capacity for future runoff from storms and, eventually, melting snow from the Sierra Nevada. “You want to keep the lake rising slowly,” said Erin … [Read more...] about Newly reconstructed Oroville Dam spillway could be used as early as April
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Video PUBLISHED: 17:49 18 February 2019 | UPDATED: 17:49 18 February 2019 Caroline Culot New Start-Rite CEO Kate Tansley says that you can be a great mum and a great boss too. Pic: Victoria Pertusa, Archant. A former buyer for Harrods and Tesco, Kate Tansley is now spearheading Norwich’s 227-year-old beloved children’s shoe firm as its first-ever female boss. Kate Tansley’s day has just got a whole lot longer as Start-Rite’s first ever female boss.She wakes up at 5.30am and after yoga and a breakfast of smoked salmon or avocado on toast, she says goodbye to her children, Clarice, eight and Max, 13, who are taken to Gresham’s by husband David, who works from home running a project development company.It means Kate can travel the 40 minute journey in her Audi Q5 from their converted forge home in Matlaske, near Holt to her new office base, the Start-Rite HQ on the Broadland Business park in Thorpe, Norwich.MORE: Virtual … [Read more...] about It may be nearly 230 years old but shoe firm Start-Rite has got its first ever female CEO.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Mark Shanahan Globe Staff February 16, 2019 VINALHAVEN, Maine — The Victorian building looms over Main Street on this island 12 miles off the jagged Maine coast, its facade pocked and peeling in the salt air. Known as the Star of Hope, the former Odd Fellows hall is beyond decrepit, with boarded-up windows, crumbling walls and ceilings, and a general aura of woebegone weirdness. This is where Robert Indiana, one of America’s most celebrated artists, lived and worked in semiseclusion for four decades. It’s also where the Pop Art sensation, best known for his colorful 1960s prints and sculptures of the word “LOVE,” died last May at the age of 89, surrounded by several tons of old newspapers, dozens of stuffed animals, a lifetime of bric-a-brac, and thousands of paintings, sculptures, prints, poems, and journals — none of them … [Read more...] about In wake of famed artist Robert Indiana’s death, a tangle of allegations
Did you see my post about my 12 monthly challenges? I’m not doing traditional New Year’s resolutions this year, I’m choosing 12 mini challenges to do each month in 2019. Each month I’ll do something like go running everyday for a month, do yoga everyday for a month, keep a journal everyday etc etc. You can read the full list here: 12 months of challenges for a better 2019 I decided to go with no TV for January. Now I’m not suggesting that watching TV is a bad thing and when I tell people about it they seem to think I’m judging them for watching TV. I’m really not! My problem with TV is the fact that I watch it mindlessly. Sam and I have a little routine each evening where we put the kids to bed, tidy the house, make dinner and then sit down and watch TV. It’s a nice routine; it’s comforting, it’s easy and it’s relaxing but I often find myself sitting in front of the TV for 2-3 hours each evening watching … [Read more...] about Challenge 1: What happened when I quit TV for a month?
By Brooke Staggs | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: January 13, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: January 14, 2019 at 11:22 am A quarter century has passed, but David Miller will never forget the sound. “It was like there was a freight train under my house,” he said, recalling the moment 25 years ago Thursday, Jan. 17, when the Earth’s plates suddenly slipped along a previously unknown fault 11 miles beneath his Prairie Street home in Northridge. Firefighters work to free trapped residents at the Northridge Meadows Apartments on Reseda Blvd in Northridge CA. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Firefighters examine the bottom floor of the Northridge Meadows apartments searching for victims. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsEmergency workers remove a survivor from the first floor of the Northridge Meadows. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Fire and rescue vehicles fill the street in front of the Northridge Meadows apartment … [Read more...] about 25 years after the Northridge earthquake, another one could hit ‘any time.’ Are we safer?