Bay Area counties and non-profit organizations are preparing for the 2020 Census by canvassing neighborhoods to make address lists more complete and recruiting “trusted messengers” like priests and community organizers to encourage hard-to-count populations to respond to the census.Read More
The loss of the red abalone is not just a blow to the kelp forest ecosystem, but also to the sense of California’s coastal identity. Scientists, fishermen, divers and long-time residents recognize the abalone’s cultural significance and are working to ensure their survival.Read More
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid is 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin. Now, it is the most commonly used drug in overdoses: about 30 percent of overdoses in 2016 involved fentanyl. In 2016, the rate of overdoses involving fentanyl was 12 times larger than it was in 2013.Read More
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UK artist and conservationist Mandy Barker has spent years gathering plastic items from beaches all around the world, arranging and photographing them in evocative ways. With colorful items popping against a dark background, many of her collections give a feel of outer space — a galaxy of garbage. Barker’s work is featured in Our Plastic Ocean, a touring exhibition through Impressions Gallery in the UK. The exhibition includes a virtual reality experience of Barker’s photographs produced by Stanford University students that is viewable through rippleplastic.com.Read More
Wayne Yoshitomi knew only English and his grandfather mostly spoke Japanese, but they didn’t need to talk on summer nights in the mid-1960s when the San Francisco Giants were playing. At the kitchen table or in the backyard of their family’s Richmond neighborhood flat, 6-year-old Yoshitomi and his grandpa would tune in a Zenith transistor radio. Shigeo Ogawa would play solitaire as Russ Hodges narrated the game, yelling “Bye Bye Baby!” to call a home run.Their shared love of baseball is the only strong memory Yoshitomi has of his grandfather, who passed away in the 1980s. Baseball has since taken Yoshitomi around the country, meeting others who share his love…Read More
Protests began on a spring day in 2018. Around 500 demonstrators led by DxE protested outside Weber Family farms in Petaluma, Calif. Dozens of activists removed chickens they described as sick or dying. Weber Family Farms says the group’s allegations of animal cruelty are untrue.Read More
At Phillips Brooks Elementary School in Menlo Park, students arrange spaghetti, string and marshmallows to concoct freestanding towers, following the same design-thinking process as Stanford University undergraduates.Read More
The new SailGP racing series, taking place in San Francisco Bay this weekend, is on a mission to make races more competitive — by ensuring that all participating boats are identical and teams have to share performance data.Read More
Authorities highlighted an arson suspect’s association with a music sub-genre known as “black metal” as a possible motive for allegedly burning down three historically black churches in Louisiana. Some on social media felt that the conversation should have been about racism, not music. But others pointed out that black metal has a history of association with nationalism and white supremacy.Read More
“Femcees” are major forces within the rap industry. The term femcee to refers to black feminine-identified rappers. These rappers are no longer an “exception” to a male dominated industry, but rather the exceptional standard to Hip-Hop, and have been since its inception.Read More
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced that he is considering running for President in the 2020 race as an independent, centrist candidate.Read More
As an urban beekeeper, Terry Oxford has always grounded her beekeeping practices in what is best for the bees and our environment. While her primary intention of beekeeping has never been to harvest and sell honey from her hives, she gradually realized that bringing honeybees into the city is not the best way to protect our environment and save the pollinators.Read More
Honey Run Road and its historic covered bridge connected the two municipalities of Chico and Paradise. The bridge was a place where residents from both areas learned to swim, spent lazy summer afternoons with their families, attended pancake breakfasts or got married.Last year’s Camp Fire took the lives of more than 80 people, decimated the town of Paradise, and claimed the beloved Honey Run Covered Bridge. But it didn’t take long for residents to start rebuilding the bridge — using salvaged materials from the original structure. At the end of November, Chico resident Karin Willhoit sold heart ornaments crafted from the metal of the original covered bridge. The ornaments were…Read More
The ice cream business is fierce. Dairy prices tend to fluctuate, affecting the cost of ingredients. The market is also highly seasonal, so stores open year-round must weather the winter.Read More
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Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid is 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin. Now, it is the most commonly used drug in overdoses: about 30 percent of overdoses in 2016 involved fentanyl. In 2016, the rate of overdoses involving fentanyl was 12 times larger than it was in 2013.
Advertisers who invest in ad spots during the Super Bowl are paying dramatically higher costs year over year, while the number of people they reach by the dollar is steadily decreasing.
The total number of tweets with the hashtag in the month leading up to game day was 1,955. On Super Bowl Sunday, there were 30,715 tweets with the hashtag.