Bay City News Service Published 10:45 am PDT, Saturday, October 5, 2019 A magnitude 3.5 earthquake struck just off the coast of Pacifica early Saturday morning. A magnitude 3.5 earthquake struck just off the coast of Pacifica early Saturday morning. Photo: USGS Photo: USGS Image 1 of / 19 Caption Close Image 1 of 19 A magnitude 3.5 earthquake struck just off the coast of Pacifica early Saturday morning. A magnitude 3.5 earthquake struck just off the coast of Pacifica early Saturday morning. Photo: USGS Smaller quakes follow earlier 3.5 shaker off Pacifica coast 1 / 19 Back to Gallery Three microquakes have been reported following a 3.5 shaker that struck about a mile off the coast … [Read more...] about Smaller quakes follow earlier 3.5 shaker off Pacifica coast
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From big wall speed records to long free climbs, Adams does it all, and he recently ticked his hardest free climb to date, the FA of the 1,300-foot Wayward Son (5.12d) on Lost Brother. Author: Chris Van Leuven Publish date: Oct 9, 2019 In the final days of August as temperatures soared in the 90s in Yosemite Valley, sending most climbers to colder climates, resident Brandon Adams ticked off his two-year free project Wayward Son (5.12d, 13 pitches). The sustained route on the northwest face of Lost Brother, visible from the east face of El Capitan, has four pitches of 5.12 and five of 5.11. In addition to making the line’s first ascent, Adams’s climb marks his first time ever climbing 12d. “Able Jones just repeated it. He almost onsighted it—he slipped on a 5.11 slab—and he confirms it at 12d,” Adams said. “Two other teams have since climbed it but have not yet freed it.” “When I started on the project two years … [Read more...] about Addicted to the Vertical: Yosemite Climbing Ranger Brandon Adams
News : Travel Related: American Airlines American is the first airline to fly out of New York LaGuardia in the morning, with flights scheduled to push back before 6am, even though they can’t actually take to the air before the 6am, according to thought leader in travel, View From The Wing. He says “As far as I can tell only American schedules LaGuardia departures before 6 a.m. While it’s desirable to get out ahead of other airlines to be first in the departure queue at the crowded airport, those flights push back and… wait. It’s unclear to me the benefit of pushing back more than 5 and 10 minutes early.” American apparently has two flights scheduled to depart before the 6 a.m. curfew: While he questions the benefits of push back first, American Airlines spokesperson Justin Franco says: “We set these departure times for mainly two reasons. The first one is ensure that once the curfew expires we are at the top of the queue for runway departure. … [Read more...] about Why Is American The First Airline To Fly Out Of New York?
Twenty women and men were executed following the trials — 19 were hanged, one was crushed to death — and another five died in jail. “The place of the executions is a great connector to the past,” said Marilynne Roach, a Watertown author and scholar who was part of the Gallows Hill Project. “Remembering is a painful process.” “The legacy of what transpired here crosses into the imaginations and consciousness of our community, our Commonwealth, and even our country,” said Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll. “It’s a legacy that speaks to the need for the rule of law and the impartiality of the judiciary.’’ The human legacy of the witch trials is equally important. Genealogy and finding ancestry through DNA are popular, and many people are surprised when they find a family connection to the trials. “I have lived in Salem all my life,” said John Keenan, Salem State’s president. “Growing up, … [Read more...] about The descendants of Salem’s ‘witches’ are all around us
When you run for president, every aspect of your life story undergoes harsh scrutiny, whether it’s Bill Clinton’s draft avoidance, how George W. Bush ended up in the Texas Air National Guard, Barack Obama’s relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, or Donald Trump’s pay-off to Stormy Daniels. It’s up to voters to weigh any discrepancies and judge their overall importance to a candidate’s credibility. So far with Warren’s pregnancy story, there’s no way to get to the absolute truth. But personal experience tells us what most likely happened to her. In 1971, when Warren was a young teacher, there were no laws protecting pregnant women in the workplace and it was common for pregnant teachers to be forced to leave their jobs. Thirty years ago, the law then in place didn’t stop a boss from giving away my desk and job. And discrimination against pregnant women continues today. While it can be subtle, its effect on careers is always … [Read more...] about I believe Warren’s pregnancy story