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  • Japan nuclear plant workers' dedication to common good a national trait

    Japan nuclear plant workers' dedication to common good a national trait
    In Japan they call them the "Faceless 50." They are the workers at the ravaged Fukushima nuclear plant who stayed to fight the fires and keep the reactors from melting down. Watching news reports of the 50 risking everything for the common good, the...
  • Disney details are key to 'Kingdom Keepers'

    Disney details are key to 'Kingdom Keepers'
    In the mind of Ridley Pearson, Disney villains have plans to take over the world, "it's a small world" dolls are their henchmen, there's a jail beneath Pirates of the Caribbean and mysteries are solved by kids who turn into holograms after the theme parks...
  • Cirque du Soleil acts at Party for the Senses

    Cirque du Soleil acts at Party for the Senses
    Part of the fun at the Party of the Senses, a special event at Epcot's Food and Wine Festival, is watching the Cirque du Soleil acts that serve as entertainment. The Party takes place every Saturday, and the night I attended our first Cirque du Soleil...
  • Grim recovery effort along Japan's coast

    Grim recovery effort along Japan's coast
    -- A smashed white pickup wedged beneath another vehicle was marked "Day 13, 3:15 p.m." in Japanese characters. The numbers indicated the day of the month and time two bodies had been found inside the truck. A team of eight soldiers struggled to remove...
  • Capitol Journal: Parks vs. ballot box budgeting

    California's magnificent state parks are falling apart fast. The budgeting system for state government is in shambles and practically dysfunctional. Proposition 21 on the November ballot would fix the parks. But it would pound another kink into...
  • Hillside home has Italian villa vibe

    Hillside home has Italian villa vibe
    The Alcarese home, built into a hillside in Baldwin, could not appear more like an Italian villa if it was built overlooking a valley in Tuscany. The only thing missing from the vista surrounding the home are tall, lanky cypress trees of the scenic wine-...
  • Yosemite National Park rangers raid and eradicate marijuana growing site in the park

     
    Yosemite National Park rangers raided a large marijuana cultivation site in El Portal on Tuesday and seized 3,657 plants plus several pounds of processed marijuana worth an estimated $14.6 million. The site was on land in both Yosemite National Park......
  • Students compete to join deep-sea research around Catalina Island on submarine

     
    Southern California high school students are competing for a chance to participate in deep-sea research missions around Santa Catalina Island aboard the Antipodes: an acrylic-bubbled submarine that will descend to where no one has gone before. Eight...
  • EPA denies petition calling for lead ammunition ban

     
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Friday denied a petition calling for a ban on the production and distribution of lead hunting ammunition. EPA sent a letter to the petitioners explaining the rejection. Steve Owens, EPA assistant administrator...
  • Indian panel recommends policy changes to protect wild elephants

     
    NEW DELHI — India should protect its elephant population by securing its wildlife reserves, curbing poaching and restricting development in the corridors they use to travel between forested areas, a panel recommended Tuesday. Poaching for ivory and...
  • Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge expands

     
    The largest National Wildlife Refuge in the eastern United States just got a little bigger. The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, located in southeastern Georgia, spans more than 402,000 acres. The expansion? The Nature Conservancy recently purchased...