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April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
Jennifer McGaffey April 15, 2014 at 11:10 am
I saw the eclipse begin, at 11 pm through (very) thin clouds. I came back outside and watched it toRead More totality at just past midnight, with clouds getting heavier (so sometimes it was nearly blurred out, sometimes it was almost clear - I could see Spica nearby and Mars a little further away). And then I went to bed - didn't try to watch it come out.
Maureen Haesloop April 15, 2014 at 12:45 pm
I was bummed out. I could barely see the moon through the light fog, as the earth started to blockRead More the moon, but when it was a total eclipse, and because of I guess the blood shade of red, it became completely viewless. Boo Hoo. The night before would have absolutely been the perfect night.
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...
Livermore89 April 7, 2014 at 08:40 am
If you would like to get better informed about how to protect you and your family, and how you canRead More be asset to your neighborhood and community, the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department is offering FREE CERT (COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM) training. Call: (925) 454-2361 or Email: CERT@LPFire.org for more information.
April April 7, 2014 at 09:12 am
After the 89 quake we learned a lot, like DO NOT turn off your gas main, could be months before itRead More is restored. Gas smalls like onions or another foul stench, yet- the aroma doesn't akways mean a gas main is broken. Keep aplastic garbage can in the garage, put your batteries, fl;ashlights, can goods, can opener, tp, wet ones, first aid, kids comfort items (blankies, teddies) in there too, makes kids feel safe to know they have those things. Water and water, candy bars, energy bars, some clothing, windbreakers, etc. change that water out, doesn't last forever. Maybe even your camp gear- after 89 we didn't want to go back inside, too many aftershocks. My fireplace poker flew across the room like supernatural forces! Have a plan for your kids- a pick up tree of sorts, so the kids know they will be fetched eventually in the case of a major quake. You can be stuck in an elevator for 12 hours- you can be stranded at work-make a family plan and you will feel less anxiety.
christopher papazoglow April 7, 2014 at 04:28 pm
If you work in "the city" keep a pair of sturdy boots at work. In 1989, several people iRead More know found themselves having to navigate their way home through broken glass and "rubble", such as concrete and stone that had fallen from the facings of buildings.
Screenshot of the California Lottery website.
Pete Turner April 5, 2014 at 11:24 am
Many congratulations to the winner. Wouldn't we all just love to pick up a similar jackpot! I don'tRead More know yet if this will work, but here's what I do to try and secure a win. I have a little just-for-fun page which generates my own personal quick pick (lucky dip) numbers. As I say, it is only for fun, but it might work - you just never know your luck! Look out for VillaLibra Lucky Numbers if you want to see if you can locate it yourself.
Autumn Johnson (Editor) April 9, 2014 at 05:44 am
Union City Man Claims $233,000 Thanks to $1 Mega Millions Lottery TicketRead More http://unioncity.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/union-city-man-claims-233000-thanks-to-1-mega-millions-lottery-ticket
Roger Tyson April 1, 2014 at 11:17 am
"When April Fool's Turns Tragic": Sure, it's all fun and games...Read More http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9xWdeWtHag ...until somebody REALLY gets hurt! [Note: The above is actually a 1 minute COMEDY video!]
Michael John Torrey April 2, 2014 at 01:32 pm
Attn: Mrs. Ms. Autumn Johnson In answer to your question "What is AprilRead More Fool's day?" It is a practical joke day that was actually created to honor Court Jesters who's job it was to keep the hierarchy happy & laughing at their silly routines. That is my understanding. "The biggest fool at last is the one who comes after April Fool's day has past". Michael John Torrey E-mail-mjohntorrey54@yahoo.com Alameda, CA. 94501-1875
Mr. Pickles March 31, 2014 at 10:00 am
Watch out! Accuweather predict 1/4 inch of rain for Livermore. Run to high ground.
maria March 31, 2014 at 01:37 pm
Hi Everyone! As I write this it's pouring rain outside and it's forecast to remain this way for aRead More few days. I know it's Spring Break for AUSD, so I just wanted to remind everyone that if you are in town and if you are looking for something to do INSIDE, you are all welcome to check out a free class for your child at our school, The Original Alameda Martial Arts on Bay Farm. (www.alamedamartialarts.com.) A lot of our regular students are on vacation elsewhere so we've got room and we are open. If you have a hard time, enrolling online, no worries, just arrive a few minutes early, wear some comfy clothes and come on down. Monday/Wednesday: Kids (White belt 6-9) 4:00- 5:00 Teens (White belt 10 & Up) 7:00-8:00. Tuesday/Thursday: Pee Wees (4-5) 4:00-4:30 Teen Yoga (10 & up) 4:30-5:30 Family Class (moms and dads welcome to join kids) 6:30-7:30 (Thursdays only:) Self Defense 101 for adults 7:30 Email me if you have questions: alamedamartialarts@gmail.com
Trader Lu March 31, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Mr. Pickles, we already have had .57 inches. So glad you warned me.
Dan March 29, 2014 at 10:15 am
Any rationale why the spike in prices? Gas in Danville is over $4/gallon.
Anne K. March 29, 2014 at 10:57 am
Glad I have a hybrid and not a gas guzzling SUV!
David March 29, 2014 at 04:39 pm
Its just that time of year when the refineries do mandatory maintenance and that takes supply out ofRead More the market. This always makes gas jump up weather its justified or not. Counter the jump by having OIH in your portfolio.
Frank March 21, 2014 at 11:46 am
They are right that statistics don't tell the whole story. Using the average is very deceptive.Read More they should give the average with one standard deviation or use the median rainfall as the standard. An average does not show that trhere are historically large swings in rainfall in California.
Al B March 22, 2014 at 01:44 pm
If water is dangerously low, why do cities, especially Zone 7 purge the system for three weeks. WhenRead More we called them, they said it was going into a filtration system. Unless they installed this make believe filtration system in the sewer system, which is where the water from the tanks on Duke Way went, it went right down the drain. Three full weeks running day and night.
Mr. Pickles March 17, 2014 at 04:37 pm
David it's the luck of the Irish. Have one on me.
Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 17, 2014 at 04:40 pm
David, we also run these on Superbowl, 4th of July, New Years eve, prom/ graduation and at theRead More beginning of the winter holidays when statistically the DUI collisions increase.
Desert Rat March 17, 2014 at 10:21 pm
I'm Scottish, we never drink....
Stephen Allen March 12, 2014 at 02:49 pm
Attn: John Yes, I do remember being quite "peeved" about that in years past as well. IRead More agree that they should at least give us the 3 major holidays and let us have reasonable fires. Better yet, let us "self regulate" and then just go after the major offenders. I think we should have a right to heat our homes in the manner we choose. Thanks for your reply! Steve A.
John Negley March 12, 2014 at 04:44 pm
I hear you! I get particularly peeved when the wind is blowing from the east out to sea and we haveRead More a no burn day. Living blocks from the ocean coastal communities should not be lumped into the greater bay area. This year I really dug into the data, looking at the projected AQI that they set and base no burn days off of vs what actual numbers came in at. Almost every time their projected AQI was well over the actual number, and not by a little, by 20-40 points or more. The majority of the Spare the Air days called did not turn out to have an AQI over 100. I believe KPIX did a story on this? Any one location over a 100 AQI projection triggers a spare the air day the next day for the whole of the Bay Area, from Santa Rosa to South San Jose. There were days that Santa Rosa would have a projection of 103, for example, no-where else would be over 100 and they would call a Spare the Air day for the whole of the Bay Area. Then the actual numbers would come in and Santa Rosa would top out at 89. Below the trigger. It happened consistently all season long. I started posting the actual numbers on Spare the Air's page and calling them on it. Funny how they would respond to many other posts, but never mine. They falsify their data to fit their agenda, and since it is a "projection", when they are wrong, just chalk it up to being "better safe than sorry". Meanwhile we pay more for heating.
John Negley March 12, 2014 at 04:52 pm
Found it. As of Jan 14th, they were right about the AQI and calling a legitimate Spare the Air day 4Read More times out of 14 days. http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/green/Questionable-Spare-the-Air-Days-Issued-137323543.html
Locked n Loaded March 2, 2014 at 08:59 am
The rain that came down in NorCal is not even a fraction of what we get here in Washington State.Read More California would look like the Pacific Ocean, if we traded weather.
carole mason March 2, 2014 at 12:35 pm
Stupid is as stupid does. The control of the government by the left has so manipulated theRead More electorate that they can vote to fund a HSR and not think that the money better used for collecting, storing, and distributing H2O. it's too simple but that does not adhere to the agenda. Jerry Brown went to the desert to see how to handle water (Jordan) but did not go to wet states like Washington sounds stupid to me? If you want to see how to turn a desert into a garden of Eden got o Israel.
Richard Whitmarsh March 2, 2014 at 01:43 pm
"At least all the whining about a drought can finally end... " Just wait until peopleRead More realize that the water for the next few years depends on the rain/snow that we didn't get this past couple of years...
Ken Briggs February 27, 2014 at 07:05 pm
Maurice Duenas, now we all know who you are , you talk like those other people that are the sameRead More color but from another country . but just because you got money to throw away ,you do not need to let everyone know that you do not care about other folks . but now you can shut off the front sprinklers so people will not se all the water you waisting . after all water police are out and they just may shut off your water for awhile
♫♪ The Cat is back in Town ♪♫ February 27, 2014 at 11:05 pm
Blacks?
Ken Briggs February 28, 2014 at 06:36 am
here early friday morning the rain is comming down .now Marice can save some money and shut off hisRead More sprinklers off or Jigna Thakkar will be on the look out for you and other folks that have water running down the street . but Jigna should stay home and keep dry and not be a water cop .