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Doors open on renovated Sonoma State lecture hall

photo credit: Courtesy of KRCB/Noah Abrams Recently Sonoma State University officials cut the ribbon on a remodel of one of the campus’ major lecture halls.   Gone are the multi-million dollar lawsuit alleging asbestos-lined walls and dingy corridors of Stevenson Hall.   Excitement for the renovated three story building is palpable; so said the dean of the School of Social Sciences, Troi Carleton.   "Obviously all of our hopes and dreams right now are that it has this kind of energy all the time," Carleton said at the vibrant opening ceremony. "And I was talking to somebody a couple of minutes ago that said we can totally...
ROHNERT PARK, CA
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Restoration and conservation efforts help Marin's salmon overcome sizable hurdles

photo credit: Courtesy of BLM/flickr With the recent rains, KRCB’s checked in with local fisheries experts Eric Ettlinger and Josh Fuller. Here’s more from the conversation with Ettlinger, Marin Water’s Aquatic Ecologist.     Last winter residents around the North Bay were wowed by video of salmon swimming through neighborhood creeks and small tributaries in Marin County on their way to spawn. Eric Ettlinger, a fisheries expert with Marin Water, said the previous spawning season was hugely successful for Marin’s salmon.   "In this summer, we had a record breaking number of juvenile salmon," Ettlinger said. "In fact, it was along the lines of three times the...
MARIN COUNTY, CA
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Secret Santa program carries on in third decade running

photo credit: Courtesy of pxhere The holidays are just around the corner and gifts are beginning to gather, including for a good cause.   You might’ve seen paper hearts placed around businesses, banks, or buildings in Sonoma County recently and wondered what exactly they are.   "It started with people needing help at Christmas and the Volunteer Center reaching out to help these people," Tiah Foley said. "Now we raise a quarter million dollars. We serve about 1200 families, and we give out about 29,000 gifts to those in need."   They’re all part of Sonoma County’s Secret Santa program run by Foley.   "I'm Secret Santa for the entire...
SONOMA COUNTY, CA
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Digital Trends

Apple’s iCloud encryption update hasn’t pleased everyone

Apple’s announcement this week that it’s boosting security for some iCloud data hasn’t pleased everyone. Advanced Data Protection for iCloud began rolling out to users on Thursday as an opt-in feature. It offers end-to end encryption for iCloud backups, Photos, and Notes, though at this stage it doesn’t include iCloud Mail, Contacts, and Calendar.

Newly unveiled mural transforms school walls and students in the process

photo credit: Courtesy of KRCB/Noah Abrams Art transforms the world around us - just as it does the artist in action. One mural has helped the transformation of people and place in Santa Rosa.   Amarosa Academy is hidden in plain sight among industrial spaces in Southwest Santa Rosa.   Georgia Ioakimedes is the school’s administrator.   "So our program exists primarily to serve students who have been expelled from their school districts," Ioakimedes said. "So we're talking typically about marginalized students, students who have not had a good experience with the school system. In addition to expelled students, we provide students to pregnant and parenting teens."   Ioakimedes said...
SANTA ROSA, CA

Afghan refugee recounts travails on long journey to Petaluma

photo credit: Courtesy of UN OCHA/wikimedia commons When the United States withdrew from Afghanistan last year, the world witnessed the plight of fleeing Afghans on their small screens. The cameras have gone and those who left their homes have begun to rebuild their lives, many in the US, some right here in Sonoma County. At recent meet and greet for the Afghan families who have settled in Sonoma County at Saint John's Episcopal Church in Petaluma one refugee spoke of their flight from Afghanistan.   "How to move from Afghanistan and how to adjust here is not easy to say in a few minutes," Mohammad...
PETALUMA, CA
weddingchicks.com

A Colorful & Modern Prospect House Wedding

Kat and Mile's Dripping Springs, Texas wedding featured a colorful, fall palette, luscious florals, and a bold ceremony backdrop. When the couple got engaged they knew they wanted their good friend and photographer, Kelly O'Connor Photography, to be a part of their day. Between the choice of joining the bridal party or capturing their big day, Kelly chose to document this colorful and romantic affair!
DRIPPING SPRINGS, TX
Yale Daily News

New Haven’s Holiday Glow

Orange is my new favorite color. Not the neon orange of a giant puffer jacket, definitely not the toxic orange of a bad spray tan, not even the pastel orange of a delicately-blended eyeshadow look. It’s the orange of the New Haven Green at 4:09 pm as the sun descends...
NEW HAVEN, CT
FOX 11 and 41

FCC orders block on company tied to fraudulent student loan robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission said Thursday that it had blocked all U.S. phone companies from taking calls from a tiny communications company accused of sending robocalls that push fraudulent student loan relief services. Tens of millions of such calls, which often claim to come from a generic “student loan center,”...
CALIFORNIA STATE
Urban Islandz

Detective In Tory Lanez Testimony Scrapped Over Domestic Violence

One of the responding officers on the night Megan Thee Stallion was shot will not be called to the stand[Read More...] The post Detective In Tory Lanez Testimony Scrapped Over Domestic Violence appeared first on Urban Islandz.
palisadesnews.com

Body Found in Malibu Identified by Family as Transgender Woman

Day Roda was a member of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, organization says in expressing condolences. A body found on the side of the roadway in Malibu has been identified by family members as a transgender woman, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Found Dec. 1 in...
MALIBU, CA
NBC Los Angeles

‘Enchanted' Lights Are Shimmering at a Beautiful Buellton Garden

Dec. 9-11 and 16-18 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; $25 adult, $10 children ages 3 to 10, and children 2 and under are admitted free. ALFRESCO ADVENTURES... around the Santa Ynez Valley, the sort of out-in-the-fresh-air gadabouts that are lit by all of that soft SYV-style sunshine, are famous well beyond the region. There are vibrant vineyard tours, and wine-themed picnics, and bespoke barbecues, and visits to the storied shops and tasting rooms of Solvang. But there are also notable nighttime happenings, too, the kind of after-sunset experiences that are a bit chillier, rather crisper, and more about the moon's ethereal beauty than the golden afternoons synonymous with the area. One such star-bright event is enjoying its inaugural run at the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden in Buellton, and there are two upcoming weeks to bask in its gentle joy, twinkly charms, and shrub-sweet spectacle.
BUELLTON, CA

SNAP Benefits Are Being Extended by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will make emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payments totaling more than $341.4 million accessible in December, according to a statement issued by Governor Greg Abbott today. After HHSC received approval from the US, every household will receive at least $95 in emergency allotments. The Department of […] The post SNAP Benefits Are Being Extended by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission appeared first on Food Contessa.
TEXAS STATE
KHON2

3 men cited after entering Mauna Loa restricted area

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Three men were cited on Wednesday after entering a closed-off area of the Mauna Loa Forest Reserve, according to the Department of Land and Natural Resources. The DLNR said the area was closed after the initial eruption of Mauna Loa in order to protect people from...
HILO, HI
Talon Marks

Bellflower Farmers Market Transcript

Gabriel Villegas: Bellflower hosted its weekly Farmers Market on Monday, November 21st from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Town Center Plaza. Having changed its location earlier this year, the Town Center Plaza offers a wide space for various businesses to offer their products to customers with different interests and backgrounds.
BELLFLOWER, CA
myrtlebeachonline.com

OBJ Knee Injury a ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ for Bills?

DEC 8 TICKING TIME BOMB? Is Odell Beckham Jr. - or, more specifically, his knee - a "ticking time bomb''?. That is among the eye-catching phrases being used by NFL reporter Albert Breer of SI, who says that before the Rams signed him last season, they assumed his knee would eventually "explode'' as a result of a 2020 surgery that was "botched.''
MINNESOTA STATE
Tell-Tale TV

Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 3 Episode 9 Review: Last Christmas

What should have been an interesting hour of television falls completely flat with uninspired storytelling. It’s disappointing that Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 3 Episode 9, “Last Christmas” goes into its winter hiatus on such a lackluster turn of events. This task force has been to...
Tell-Tale TV

Law & Order Season 22 Episode 9 Review: The System

After two seasons with Price, we finally see him falter in his belief that he’s always doing the right thing. Law & Order Season 22 Episode 9, “The System,” shows us that even the most stoic of characters is one situation from faltering. For the first time...