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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...
Bertie Mae died at 34 years old at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo.
Janet Locke April 11, 2014 at 05:29 pm
I am really sad for Bertie Mae. She was taken from her family in the wild in India and brought hereRead More to do tricks for Bentley Brothers Circus. She came to Six Flags in 2005. She did not die last week unless she died late on Saturday afternoon or Saturday evening because I saw her myself on Saturday afternoon. She was all geared up to give elephant rides. I hate Six Flags. Since they took control of the park in 1997, 2 orcas, 7 elephants, and 7 dolphins have died from CAPTIVITY-RELATED causes. In 2007 a giraffe died when the barn he was locked in caught fire. Marine World was no better. What is deceiving about the park is that some of the animals are in exhibits that compare favorably with zoos. What people don't realize is that many or even most of the animals (including some tigers) are stuffed away in cages out of public view. If Six Flags were not ashamed of the way those poor animals were kept, they would let the patrons see them in their cages.
Chris Kapsalis April 11, 2014 at 06:22 pm
It should be closed ASAP. Wild animals and roller coasters do not belong in the same park. It is aRead More horrible place.
Janet Locke April 11, 2014 at 09:28 pm
Chris, they absolutely should get all of those animals into sanctuaries.
Trail through burned area right after fire. Photo credit: Dave Dondero
Jenny J Starmack April 6, 2014 at 08:10 am
I just love how nature repairs itself! Very beautiful pictures Dave. I love the solo Oak Tree -Read More Magnificent!
Marnix A. van Ammers April 6, 2014 at 04:25 pm
Beautiful pictures, but the resolution is poor. Bummer. I'm guessing that's simply due to how theRead More Patch is storing them.
Dave Dondero April 6, 2014 at 04:51 pm
Thanks for all the nice comments. The photographs are actually quite detailed, but unfortunately, aRead More bit gets lost in translation. If you'd like to see higher-res images shoot me an email through davedonderophotography.com. I'd be happy to email you some. I also have many oak photographs (and other subjects) at the Moraga Art Gallery.
Photo Credit: Morguefile
Wire March 24, 2014 at 02:18 pm
Report: Farmers' Almanac more accurate than government climate scientists.Read More dailycaller.com/2014/.../report-farmers-almanac-more-a...‎ The Daily Caller You thought the drought wasn't predicted. MARCH 2014: temperature 56° (1° below avg.); precipitation 2.5" (0.5" above avg. east, 1" below west); Mar 1-4: Sunny north, rainy periods south; cool; Mar 5-8: Rain, then sunny, cool; Mar 9-12: Showers north, sunny south; cool; Mar 13-20: Showers, then sunny, turning warm; Mar 21-25: Scattered showers, cooler; Mar 26-31: Rainy periods, cool. APRIL 2014: temperature 60° (avg.); precipitation 0.7" (0.3" below avg.); Apr 1-8: Showers, then sunny, cool; Apr 9-14: Sunny, turning warm north; a; Apr m:; Apr clouds,: p; Apr m:; Apr sun,: south; Apr 15-20: Showers, then sunny, warm; Apr 21-25: Sunny, cool; Apr 26-30: Sunny, warm north; showers, cool south
bluecollardoctor March 24, 2014 at 06:08 pm
I hope the almanac is right. April is typically some of the worst most inconvenient weather weRead More have. Just when you want to do some outdoor activity it is 57 degrees and raining. We will all eventually sick of the rain soon enough.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" March 25, 2014 at 11:15 am
Benjamin Banneker was a self-educated scientist, astronomer, inventor, writer, and antislaveryRead More publicist. He built a striking clock entirely from wood, published the first Farmers' Almanac in 1791, and actively campaigned against slavery. He was one of the first African Americans to gain distinction in science.