Tag Archive for california

Everyone loves oarfish

Every time one washes ashore, it makes the news. A dead oarfish with a belly full of krill washed up on Santa Catalina Island this week, marking a rare sighting of the deep-sea creature and the largest to appear on the island in years, experts say. Source: Biggest oarfish seen at Catalina Island in years…

Love struck

News smidgen: Two teenagers have just added another chapter to their love story, one that includes possibly being struck by lightning in Claremont. Source: Teenagers Say They Were Struck By Lightning In Claremont Dylan and Lexie were walking along a tree-lined street in Claremont, California when it appears they were hit by lightning. “Next thing you know, we are…

California coyotes getting very bold

A warning has been issued to residents in an Irvine neighborhood where there has been a growing number of coyote attacks on children. Source: Irvine child’s coyote attack 4th in last two months | abc7.com A coyote attacked a 3-year-old girl at Silverado Park near Silverado and Equinox in May. Since then, there have been…

Some guy named Frank says “Earthquake”. People panic. Don’t.

When even the “Esoteric Metaphysical Spiritual Database” says an earthquake prediction is nonsense, then you KNOW you should not panic. Planetary Alignment To Cause 9.8 Earthquake Prediction for California On May 28th, 2015? : In5D Esoteric, Metaphysical, and Spiritual Database By now, many of you have heard about the 9.8 Magnitude earthquake prediction for May…

“Right to Know” law is ignorant

The Berkeley City Council late Tuesday voted unanimously to require retailers to warn customers of possible radiation exposure when purchasing cell phones. Source: Berkeley Approves “Right to Know” Cell Phone Radiation Warning Ordinance | NBC Bay Area The Berkeley City Council late Tuesday voted unanimously to require retailers to warn customers of possible radiation exposure…

They don’t call them sea LIONS for nothing!

Fascinating, intelligent, and common as entertaining trained animals, we can’t forget that sea lions are still wild and have awfully big teeth and powerful jaws. They don’t call them sea kittens. San Diego man recovering after sea lion yanked him overboard. Dan Carlin’s wife told him to smile for a picture on their 29-foot boat…

Wakefield advocating against pro-vaccination bill in California

Medical community pariah antivaccination advocate Andrew Wakefield speaks at Life Chiropractic College West in California and continues his spreading of dangerous fear-mongering misinformation and ignorance. Anti-vaccine leader tells parents to fight immunization bill. Andrew Wakefield, the British scientist and former physician whose discredited research linking autism and immunizations helped launch a worldwide anti-vaccination movement, encouraged…

Real life pop rocks

Imagine you are just walking around the solid rock under your feet starts to crackle and then POP as pieces fly apart. This doesn’t normally happen. A big chunk of the Sierra Nevada caught fracturing on video | Ars Technica. One interesting way that rocks weather and crumble apart is called “exfoliation.” Like the skin-scrubbing…

Cobras on the loose in California and The Netherlands

In most places, cobras are illegal to own. Their venom is highly neurotoxic. But collectors and zoos can get permits to own the animals. Occasionally, they escape. As snakes do. It may make the neighbors quite upset with you. Dutch town on high alert over escaped deadly cobra – Telegraph. A small southern Dutch town…

Earthquake lights reported along with Sunday’s Napa event (Update video)

One of my favorite mysterious natural phenomena has been reported in conjunction with the recent California earthquake. Some Bay Area Residents Report Mysterious Flashes In The Sky During Napa Quake « CBS San Francisco. Several people called the KPIX 5 newsroom after Sunday morning’s magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa, reporting mysterious flashes of light in…