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Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
John April 15, 2014 at 11:23 am
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 02:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 02:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
Paul Kamen April 15, 2014 at 12:08 pm
It cleared up nicely for the eclipse, as viewed from the upper deck of Berkeley Yacht Club. TheRead More theme of this year's eclipse class was 15th Century Chinese Survey Techniques. By observing the same eclipse at widely separated locations, and then measuring the time difference to meridian transit of a known star or planet (using a water clock), ancient map-makers could establish longitude with surprising accuracy. Last night us amateurs came within 23 seconds of getting the time of the start of totality correct (after averaging all the guesses), which is only a 4.5 mile error in longitude. We'll do this again in October.
wendy April 15, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Mesmerizing!!! Couldn't stop watching! I I got some eerie interesting fotos.
Nicki Layne April 15, 2014 at 12:37 pm
@wendy ~ I hope you share them! We tried to get pictures but they weren't turning out and I wouldRead More love to have a few...
Civil Patrol Aircraft. Photo: Wikimedia.
Steven Solomon March 27, 2014 at 06:56 am
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization withRead More 60,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs about 85 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 71 lives annually. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 25,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. CAP received the World Peace Prize in 2011 and has been performing missions for America for 72 years. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com or www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.
Murdock the Marvelous from the Sonoma County Humane Society.
Monster05 March 27, 2014 at 07:08 am
How about posting the story 3-4 days BEFORE the voting ends???!!!
Susan C. Schena March 27, 2014 at 07:46 am
I agree that would have been better. I only learned of it the minute I posted it, though. And IRead More scrambled to get it online as fast as I could.
Liede-Marie Haitsma March 28, 2014 at 08:32 pm
I saw this voting article through Lil Bub website at the beginning of the week and voted forRead More Murdock; go to lilbub.com and sign up to receive it, it's a wonderful site!
novato 3per March 4, 2014 at 06:17 am
The Irish Department of Health's deputy chief medical officer has warned that people who live nearRead More wind turbines risk having their health and psychological well being compromised. The Irish Examiner reports that, following a review of research on the effects of wind turbine noise on human health, the deputy CMO said, "There is a consistent cluster of symptoms related to wind turbine syndrome which occurs in a number of people in the vicinity of industrial wind turbines." ‘Wind turbine syndrome’ is a condition suffered by people living within earshot of the noise made by wind turbine blades as they spin round. The blades are known to make infrasounds, vibrations that we cannot consciously "hear", yet still have an effect on the inner ear. Symptoms include fatigue, dizziness, headache, difficulty concentrating, and insomnia. "There are specific risk factors for this syndrome and people with these risk factors experience symptoms. These people must be treated appropriately and sensitively as these symptoms can be very debilitating," the deputy CMO added. The Irish Department of the Environment looks set to ignore the advice, however. It has dismissed the deputy CMO's findings as "a preliminary literature review and not a recommendation of the Department of Health." The Department of Health is also choosing to downplay the warning, saying that it was "general overview of the literature in this area" that "did not constitute expert advice."
novato 3per March 4, 2014 at 06:31 am
Report: DC’s green-approved buildings using more energy Washington, D.C. may have the highestRead More number of certified green buildings in the country, but research by Environmental Policy Alliance suggests it might not be doing much good. The free-market group analyzed the first round of energy usage data released by city officials Friday and found that large, privately-owned buildings that received the green energy certification Leadership in Energy Design (LEED) actually use more energy than buildings that didn’t receive this green stamp of approval Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/02/report-dcs-green-approved-buildings-using-more-energy/#ixzz2v0L0HRwO
Leslie kemp March 4, 2014 at 07:18 am
If you're going to report on the rain shouldn't it be current. This article was written on 2/28 andRead More it's now 3/3. Doesn't make sense after the fact. Just sayin'.
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richard vandenbrul January 11, 2014 at 07:56 am
This young mans death is very sad. I feel for his family. My father and his twin brother were bornRead More in 1918. Their Belgium mother refused all visitors who wanted to see her twins. This was at the height of the "Spanish Flu" or influenza. Her sisters husband would die at age 27 a few months later. Her sister was left a widow with small children. Encourage all to get their flu shots. This death may have been preventable.
Angie Dunn January 6, 2014 at 10:44 pm
Great article. I agree with most of what is being said aside from the fact that letting your kidsRead More climb a ladder at the playground without someone nearby to catch them can sometimes lead to cracked skulls.
Brad Roberts March 12, 2014 at 07:41 am
You wouldn't have to worry about other parents "intervening" if you'd get off the benchRead More and go stand beside your kids, encouraging them to climb by themselves instead of yelling it from 15 feet away. Other parents would see your involvement and they'd be right there with you. But the truth is, if you always sit 15 feet away, there's a good chance you are lazy and you're just looking for a reason to justify it. I understand there's times we all need a break and sitting on the bench is fine, but you'll have a lot better memories with your kids if you get involved and stop coaching them from the sideline.
Brittanie Parsons March 12, 2014 at 05:32 pm
I am always with my son, climbing the ladders and having fun on the playground with him. I don't sitRead More 15 feet away, I play with him and engage because we are friends. And when he was a baby I helped him up ladders and taught him how to do things. He figured out how to do it himself before he was 2. He learned from engaged parents who did things with him and offered support and encouragement. Honestly it's dangerous to not stay by your little kids at the park. It's not your job to keep your children from falling off a playground, perhaps severely injuring themselves? Yes, it is.
H.I. Miller January 1, 2014 at 08:38 am
The drought is especially threatening to farmers, but science might have a partial answer:Read More http://articles.latimes.com/2009/apr/27/opinion/oe-miller27