Tag Archives: Northern California

How to Prepare Gaucho Mate (powdery yerba mate)


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How to Prepare Gaucho Mate (powdery yerba mate)

today’s holiday: Tarantula Fest and Barbecue


Tarantula Fest and Barbecue

In northern California, the tarantula mating season begins in mid-August and lasts through early November, during which time many of the spiders cross the roads at Henry W. Coe State Park. Park rangers view the mass exodus as a great opportunity to hold a festival and a barbecue. The bolder attendees of the festival go for the tarantula-handling. Some even muster the courage to pose for pictures as the spiders crawl on their faces. There are also displays of non-native tarantulas and a raffle, and the park’s visitor center offers more information about tarantulas and the park. More… Discuss

ARTICLE: THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT


The San Andreas Fault

Formed around 30 million years ago, California’s San Andreas Fault is a major zone of fractures in the Earth’s crust extending from San Francisco to San Diego. The fault causes several thousand earthquakes a year, but few are serious. It was first identified in northern California by geology professor Andrew Lawson in 1895. After the 1906 San Francisco quake, he discovered that the fault continues through southern California. What city along the fault regularly endures magnitude 6.0 temblors? More… Discuss

 

ACLU Sues Oakland Police Department to Stop Violence Against Protesters (from ACLU)


ACLU Sues Oakland Police Department to Stop Violence Against Protesters

ACLU Sues Oakland Police Department to Stop Violence Against Protesters (click here to read the article from ACLU)

The Oakland Police Department (OPD) was sued in federal court yesterday by the ACLU of Northern California and the National Lawyers Guild for trampling (repeatedly!) on the constitutional rights of Occupy Oakland demonstrators. The lawsuit asks for an immediate relief from the court to stop police violence against political protesters, because the OPD has shown that it will continue to violate protesters’ rights unless a court intervenes (again).
(Source: http://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech/aclu-sues-oakland-police-department-stop-violence-against-protesters-0)

Oakland Police Raid on Occupy Oakland Raises Serious Questions


Oakland Police Raid on Occupy Oakland Raises Serious Questions ( from ACLU)

Oakland Police Raid on Occupy Oakland Raises Serious Questions ( from ACLU) Click here to read the article at ACLU)

From ACLU:
The ACLU of Northern California and the National Lawyers’ Guild demanded a full investigation of Tuesday’s events. The groups also asked OPD to immediately produce records about the use of force in responding to the early morning raid of the Occupy Oakland encampment and the evening demonstration. The public has a right to transparency and accountability, and yesterday’s events are no exception. The ACLU-NC is also urging people to email the Oakland Police Department calling for transparency and an end to excessive use of force.

Reports of OPD’s conduct raise serious questions about whether it violated its own policy on dealing with demonstrations.

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