By Nikie Johnson | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: March 1, 2019 at 7:02 pm | UPDATED: March 4, 2019 at 9:24 pm If Southern California’s wildflower season had an opening weekend, it would be the first weekend of March. This is usually when the region starts to transition from rainy winter to sunny spring, cueing flowers to bloom and parks to prepare for crowds of visitors. As rainy as this winter has been, many flower lovers are hoping for a “superbloom” — an exceptional season in which bright flowers blanket the hillsides (and social media feeds). Some areas, especially in drier, warmer locales, are already bursting with early-blooming flowers including poppies, fiddleneck and lupine. Other areas will get going in mid-March to April, while higher elevations are the latest bloomers, with the season peaking in May and even early June. Of course, it all depends on the weather. How much longer the rainy weather sticks around and how quickly after that it … [Read more...] about Wildflower season is here! These will be the best spots to see them across Southern California in 2019
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PUBLISHED: 06:30 23 February 2019 Greta Levy Oliver Mingay, who grew up in Oulton Broad, was killed by a combination of pneumonia and a drug overdose in his girlfriend’s Lowestoft flat on September 10: Picture: Contributed by Mingay family Archant An Oulton Broad mother speaks out about drug addiction after her son died of an overdose in Lowestoft last year. Nicola Mingay, pictured with her son Olly, who was killed by a combination of pneumonia and a drug overdose last year. Picture: Contributed by Mingay familyOliver Mingay, who grew up in Oulton Broad, was killed by a combination of pneumonia and a drug overdose in his girlfriend’s Lowestoft flat on September 10, just six days after he was released from prison. According to his mother, Nicola Mingay, her son had “mental health issues and would turn to drugs to fight his demons.” “He had ADHD and schizophrenia, he often said to me that he had heard voices,” the … [Read more...] about ‘I will always remember his smile’: Mother’s grief after death of son, 21
Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?
Andrew Dalton and Hillel Italie, Associated Press Updated 9:04 pm PST, Thursday, December 13, 2018 Jazz singer Nancy Wilson. Jazz singer Nancy Wilson. Photo: Frank Franklin II, AP Photo: Frank Franklin II, AP Image 1 of / 90 Caption Close Image 1 of 90 Jazz singer Nancy Wilson. Jazz singer Nancy Wilson. Photo: Frank Franklin II, AP Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, dies at 81 1 / 90 Back to Gallery LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. Wilson, who retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, … [Read more...] about Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, dies at 81
(AP Photo/Steven Senne) Former NFL football quarterback Colin Kaepernick applauds while seated on stage during W.E.B. Du Bois Medal ceremonies, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. Kaepernick is among eight recipients of Harvard University's W.E.B. Du Bois Medals in 2018. Harvard has awarded the medal since 2000 to people whose work has contributed to African and African-American culture. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) Carolina Panthers' Eric Reid (25) takes the field before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds From left to right, San Francisco 49ers' Eli Harold (58), San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) and San Francisco 49ers' Eric Reid (35) kneel during the national anthem before their NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News … [Read more...] about Settlement talks between NFL, Kaepernick collapse, but they agree where grievance will be held