San Ramon, California: Residents in the San Francisco Bay area are still shaken from the 3.4 magnitude earthquake that just struck the small town early Wednesday morning. At a depth of about 7 miles, the San Ramon earthquake hit along the same fault line as Tuesday’s 2.9 magnitude earthquake in Daly City — about two miles east of San Ramon. Read More
Cupertino residents are being called by Apple to support the tech giant's new headquarters, Apple Campus 2. A full-color brochure detailing Apple Campus 2 was mailed out last week. Already received by several Santa Clara residents, the Apple mailer hopes to encourage residents to vote "yes" on the upcoming project that will be home to about 13,000 Apple employees by 2016. Apple Campus 2: The economic and fiscal impact on Cupertino >> Apple Campus 2 is nicknamed the "Spaceship Campus" because of its circular, futuristic design. MacRumors says Apple Campus 2 will sit on 3.42 million square feet of space and will include an "auditorium, fitness center, parking structures, buildings to house research and development, and a central plant." Apple proposes Apple Campus 2 to Cupertino City Council >> Cupertino is not expected to oppose the project but perhaps the mailers are just for good measure. Cupertino City Council will hold open town meetings on Oct.Read More
Santa Monica College went on lockdown Friday afternoon after a gunman opened fire at the campus library. The school shooting already claimed the life of one individual while four others are currently receiving treatment at UCLA Medical Center. CNN reports that two of the four injured are in critical condition.
We all know that tanning is bad, yet so many of us still do it despite the health risks. One group in California that will be prohibited by law from fake baking is minors. No one under 18, even with parental consent, will be allowed to fake bake. This is most definitely a good thing.
California Governor Jerry Brown’s passing of the Dream Act yesterday is making waves in California. The controversial act allows undocumented immigrants in the state of California to qualify for state-funded financial aid for their college education. Does this sound right to you or does it sound like an unnecessary handout?
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Former Major League Baseball manager Sparky Anderson has been placed in hospice care in his Thousand Oaks, California home. The legendary Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds manager, born George Lee Anderson, was suffering from issues arising from his dementia.
A family spokesperson, Dan Ewald, spoke about Anderson’s condition, “It’s the type of ailment that takes a toll over time.”
76-year-old Sparky Anderson set the all-time record for the Tigers with 2,194 wins over 17 years. He managed the team from the middle of the season in 1979 until 1995 and led them to a 1984 World Series title. He ranks third in major league history in terms of total wins. In 2000, Sparky Anderson was inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame–a fitting way to end his run as a legendary manager.
Yesterday was election day and changes nationwide may hold the promise of a brighter future for the United States of America. Republicans have taken control of the U.S House of Representatives and the Democrats have the Senate majority. In California, voters have rejected Prop 23, a measure that would halt the state’s plans for reducing greenhouse gases.
From the California Voter’s Guide, Prop 23:
SUSPENDS IMPLEMENTATION OF AIR POLLUTION CONTROL LAW (AB 32) REQUIRING MAJOR SOURCES OF EMISSIONS TO REPORT AND REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS THAT CAUSE GLOBAL WARMING, UNTIL UNEMPLOYMENT DROPS TO 5.5 PERCENT OR LESS FOR FULL YEAR.
Brad Bratcher and Jenna Von Oy, 33, tied the knot on October 10th, and they couldn’t be happier as newlyweds. They became engaged last New Year’s Eve and married in Newtown, Connecticut, which is Von Oy’s hometown.
Blossom, which also starred Joey Lawrence and Mayim Bialik was a relatively popular show in the early 1990s and Von Oy was a highlight of an otherwise drab storyline.
Keep in mind, this is how I remember it. I think Von Oy was my first celebrity crush. She was totally her own woman, way hotter than Blossom and had some funky hats. Read More
A Sacramento mall fire had firefighters working overtime yesterday as they battled a blaze resulting from a police standoff. The Westfield Galleria in Roseville, California, went up in flames at the worst possible time–right before the holiday season.
The galleria mall fire mess started mid-morning Thursday at GameStop after a man claiming to have a gun set foot inside the store and told employees to leave. According to police, he locked himself inside the store and started the fire. Roseville Police Lieutenant Mike Doane said:
‘He was saying stuff about his family. The staff from GameStop was saying he was more or less incoherent.’ When the SWAT team arrested him, he was hiding outside the store without a weapon.
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova and Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic are engaged, says Vujacic and Sharapova’s agent. The news was reported by TMZ yesterday and they say that Sasha Vujacic proposed last Tuesday in his Manhattan Beach, California home. P.S. as one would expect, Maria’s diamond ring is HUGE!
Sasha Vujacic, 26, and Maria Sharapova, 23, met a year ago at a friend’s barbecue and got engaged on their one year anniversary. Vujacic confirmed the engagement Thursday:
We are engaged and are both really happy. It’s good and now we can focus on other things…It was probably old school. I had to do it like a gentlemen.