John Briley, The Washington Post Published 12:53 pm CST, Friday, February 22, 2019 With kites aloft, a group prepares to launch off of Ilha dos Poldros, a 3,000-acre island owned by a Spanish tanning magnate, in Brazil's Parnaiba River delta. With kites aloft, a group prepares to launch off of Ilha dos Poldros, a 3,000-acre island owned by a Spanish tanning magnate, in Brazil's Parnaiba River delta. Photo: Courtesy Of Analice Diniz Photo: Courtesy Of Analice Diniz Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 With kites aloft, a group prepares to launch off of Ilha dos Poldros, a 3,000-acre island owned by a Spanish tanning magnate, in Brazil's Parnaiba River delta. With kites aloft, a group prepares to launch off of Ilha dos Poldros, a 3,000-acre island owned by a Spanish tanning … [Read more...] about Along Brazil’s northeast coast, a kitesurfing safari
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CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local):7:31 p.m.Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea says they found 8 more bodies Friday from a deadly Northern California wildfire that is only half contained.The death toll from the deadliest wildfire in the country in at least a century is 71.___7:25 p.m.Northern California authorities say more than 1,000 people are now on a missing persons list but stressed that it doesn't mean they are all actually missing.Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said Friday that a list that he released Thursday of 631 names has now increased to 1,011 names.He called it "a dynamic list" that will fluctuate up and down and urged the public to consult the list to see if their names are on it and let authorities know if they are OK. 70 PHOTOS Camp Fire, Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire sweep across California See Gallery Camp Fire, Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire sweep across California THOUSAND OAKS, CA - NOVEMBER 09: The Woolsey Fire … [Read more...] about More than 1,000 unaccounted for in wake of California fires
By Fielding Buck | [email protected] | The Press-EnterprisePUBLISHED: October 20, 2018 at 10:01 am | UPDATED: October 22, 2018 at 9:01 pm The late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain called In-N-Out Burger’s Double-Double a “perfectly designed protein delivery system.” The ground-breaking fast food chain is also a delivery system for the California dream. That could explain why In-N-Out has achieved cult status. The fast food chain celebrates its 70th anniversary on Monday, Oct. 22. The first location, a tiny stand, opened its doors in Baldwin Park on Oct. 22, 1948. In-N-Out will mark the occasion by releasing its 2019 T-shirt in restaurants on Monday, according to Denny Warnick, vice president of operations. And an official party will take place Nov. 17 at the Fairplex in Pomona in partnership with Hot Rod Magazine. This 1986 T-shirt design by artist Jack Schmidt depicts the first In-N-Out Burger in Balwin Park. (Courtesy of In-N-Out Burger) Here’s the real thing, … [Read more...] about 70 fun facts about In-N-Out Burger in honor of its 70th birthday
By Mike Moffitt, SFGATE Published 10:14 am PDT, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Now Playing: A dog remained tied a semi-truck, and could’ve ended up on the highway if it wasn’t for a sheriff volunteer. Courtesy: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Media: Fox 13 Tampa A trucker made a horrific mistake that nearly resulted in tragedy after a fuel stop earlier this month in Yavapai County, Ariz. The man, who was not identified, had pulled out his tractor-trailer and was headed to the interstate, when a volunteer of Yavapai County Sheriff's Office noticed that a small dog was tied to the rear of the trailer. The pooch was desperately running to keep up with the rig. According to a post on the sheriff's office's Facebook page Monday, the Volunteer in Protection (VIP), who also was not identified, was leaving the parking lot on his way to assist a deputy after a quick stop for a drink break. The VIP saw the dog and activated his lights and siren to pull … [Read more...] about Rescue in nick of time: Big-rig driver forgets dog is tied to trailer
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Brooke Lea Foster April 09, 2015 WHEN ANA BARROS first stepped into Harvard Yard as a freshman, she felt so out of place she might as well have had the words “low income” written on her forehead. A girl from Newark doesn’t belong in a place like Harvard, she thought, as she marveled at how green the elms were, how quaint the cobblestone streets. Back home, where her family lives in a modest house bought from Habitat for Humanity, there wasn’t always money for groceries, and the world seemed gray, sirens blaring at all hours. Her parents, who immigrated to the New York area from Colombia before she was born, spoke Spanish at home. It was at school that Barros learned English. A petite 5-foot-2 with high cheekbones and a head of model-worthy hair, Barros found out in an e-mail that she’d been accepted to Harvard — a full … [Read more...] about What is it like to be poor at an Ivy League school?