Snow scenes across Mendocino County: February 22 — 24

MENDOCINO Co., 2/24/23 — This most series of storms facing Mendocino County may not be the last, but the winter weather has brought significant snowfall in unusual locations across the county, including in Hopland, Point Arena, and Fort Bragg. We’ve put together some photos from our staff and readers over the last few days, and we’ll be adding to this article with additional submissions, so check back throughout the snow days. We’d love to see your photos as well! You can click through the slid

California Has a Lot to Offer Storm Victims

[by Mark Hedin, Ethnic Media Services; photo via Sarah Stierch/Missvain via Wikimedia Commons] It’s never too late to be prepared. During a calm between storms, officials from the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and the state departments of Public Health, Social Services and Insurance gathered to discuss efforts to help Californians recover from the “atmospheric rivers” that have deluged the West Coast. The Jan. 17 media briefing, “Staying Alert and Safe Through the Storms: I

Contra Costa County ratifies emergency proclamation

The proclamation was originally declared a week ago by County Administrator Monica Nino. The emergency status allows the county to be eligible for future disaster relief funding, should it be authorized by the federal and state government. The proclamation was sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom and the State of California Office of Emergency Services so Contra Costa County can be added to the governor's statewide proclamation on Jan. 11. Newsom issued the statewide emergency proclamation Jan. 4, allow

Why California's Climate Change and Housing Crises Hit Women Hardest

An advocate explains how gender equity goes beyond Roe v. Wade. While Californians are well aware that the Golden State is struggling to solve its affordable housing crisis and mitigate the impacts of climate change, most are unlikely to think of these battles as gender equality problems. But that would be a mistake, says Nancy Cohen, the president and founder of the Gender Equity Policy Institute, an organization launched in 2021 to study how policy proposals would affect women and others syst

Sportsbooks on their way to Belleville’s casino

Sports betting is coming to Shorelines Casino Belleville – once city council amends its agreement with Ontario Lottery and Gaming. OLG announced earlier this fall sportsbooks would be introduced at select casinos, in compliance with provincial regulations. In order for the city to benefit from revenue that Sportsbook will bring in, an amendment must be made to the existing contribution agreement. The proposed amendment will see the city receive 4% of Sportsbook revenue.

Upstate New York Poison Center getting more calls about kids consuming marijuana edibles

WRVO – The number of young children getting into marijuana edibles is on the rise in upstate New York, and experts are warning families to keep a lid on any gummies, cookies, or other cannabis-containing food products. In 2019, the Upstate New York Poison Center got 10 calls about children under the age of five getting into marijuana edibles that contain THC. Poison Center Medical Director Dr. Vince Calleo said they’ve gotten over 60 already this year, in the 54 county upstate region. “That’s

Biden administration says refusing to fill abortion medication prescriptions can violate federal civil rights law

The US Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Office of Civil Rights Wednesday issued a legal guidance warning the country’s 60,000 retail pharmacies that refusing to fill prescriptions for medication that can be used for abortion violates federal civil rights law. The guidance clarifies that under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act: As recipients of federal financial assistance, including Medicare and Medicaid payments, pharmacies are prohibited from discriminating on the basis

From the Inside: The Jamestown Colony

The early 17th century was a time of discovery. The world was now to anyone who wanted to settle, especially in the New World. This is the story of the first permanent settlement known as Jamestown. On May 14, 1607, a group of roughly 100 members of a joint venture called the Virginia Company founded the first permanent English settlement in North America on the banks of the James River. Famine, disease, and conflict with local Native American tribes in the first two years “brought Jamestown to the brink of failure before the arrival of a new set of settlers and supplies in 1610.”

Orlando's Thornton Park neighborhood set to get festive with a Cinco de Mayo Street Party

Come this year's Cinco de Mayo, the streets of Thornton Park will be ringing with revelry, for a good cause.On Thursday, May 5, Thornton Park will be the site of a Cinco de Mayo Street Party from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. A portion of East Washington Street will be closed off to traffic so the party can well and truly begin.The 808 Orlando, Cavo’s Bar & Kitchen, Burton’s Grill and Graffiti Junktion collaborated to present this party, which will feature DJs along with a live mariachi band — and, of cours

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Slaw

For the Slaw and Shrimp Taco Sauce: • Prepare the sauce and slaw: In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, process the Greek yogurt, olive oil, garlic, jalapeño, cilantro, salt, lime zest, and lime juice. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Place the cabbage in a mixing bowl and toss with about 1/2 cup of the sauce. Add more sauce if you prefer a creamier slaw, then reserve the rest of the sauce for serving. • Cook the shrimp: In a large nonstick skillet over medium high, heat the rema

51135-37: Installation Instructions for Round Overflow/Recirculating Catch Can

Overflow / Recirculating Can with the JEGS “Just-A-Ble” Integral Mounting System The JEGS “Just-Able” mounting system is extremely easy to use. 1. Simply drill two 1/4” holes with clearance. Use a letter “F” drill bit (.2570”) or 17/64 drill bit (.2656”) in your selected mounting position. Do not drill the mounting holes closer than 1” centers or further apart than 5” enters or if you prefer we offer an optional mounting T-Bracket designed for this JEGS “product” as shown in Figure 1: # 555-51

Wisconsin is Still Tops For Cranberry Production, Appreciation

This holiday season learn a little bit about the state’s favorite tart berry and the many ways to make it part of your basement bar or dining room table. Wisconsin easily held onto its ranking as the top cranberry growing state in 2021. Wisconsin produced 4.64 million barrels of cranberries in 2020, more than double the production of the number two state, Massachusetts. Wisconsin accounts for about 60 percent of the total crop of cranberries in the United States. Our cranberry industry is mostl

Croatia Battles Italy Over the Name of Prosecco Wine

Plus, Hungary raises wages, Russia expels Dutch reporter, and more. The Big Story: Lesser-Known Croatian Wine Fights With Italian Prosecco For Official Name Recognition What happened: Croatian and Italian winemakers are asking Brussels to rule on whether the Croatians can officially call their wine Prosek, which to the Italians is too close to Prosecco, AP reports. Prosecco wine can be traced back to the bilingual Italian village of the same name near the Slovenian border above Trieste. Accord

The Age of Too Much Museum Storage Must End

The issue of storage for museums is the metaphorical elephant in the room. It takes up a lot of space, but museums feign its absence. Some museums have taken defensive action moving collections out of the main site or creating tokenistic open storages. But bloated by acquisitions and bequests, most large museum collections only continue to grow. The issue of storage needs urgent action. Many of the objects in collections are consigned to storage because they are fragile or sensitive to light or
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