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25 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

Monday night This evening is dry with the remaining sunshine, but often it becomes clear overnight, which in some places leads to frost and later in the night leads to isolated fog. Minimum temperature 0 ° C (32 ° F). Tuesday A dry but cool start to the day, with bright or sunny periods through […]

25 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

This is the first photograph of a shopkeeper stabbed to death during a weekend of violence in London. Ravi Katharkamar, 54, was stabbed during a robbery at Pinner Sunday. An investigation into a murder was opened after the police were called to a newsstand at Marsh Road around 6 am yesterday. Friends and clients of […]

25 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

Donald Trump has signed a document that officially recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the disputed heights of the Golan Heights – a strategic place that the international community has long described as "occupied" by Israel. In a move that spurred both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and conservative Christians on his own base who support Israel's […]

25 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

After Colorado voted to legalize marijuana in 2012, Denver's doctors saw a surprising trend. Most people who went to the emergency to complain about cannabis had been smoking drugs. But those who ingested the drug were more likely to suffer more serious effects, including psychiatric symptoms and heart problems. Edible products – products containing marijuana […]

25 Mar 19
Colin McMahon

An in-depth examination of Jordan Peele’s newest horror film, Us.

25 Mar 19
The Game of Nerds

I’m super late to the party with this post, but finally, here it is… The Oscars was a great night and this was my favorite red carpet of all the award ceremonies. There were many different silhouettes and the array of colors were across the board. Ruffles did make a return, but I was able […]

25 Mar 19
ways with words in the city of Wells

Local journalist, editor and archivist Clare Blackmore came to our March meeting  with treasures she has painstakingly unearthed in the archives of local papers and in private collections: about 150 poems by the unschooled but by no means uneducated Victorian poet William Catcott. William was a working man, by turns wool-comber, miner, farm labourer and […]

25 Mar 19
Health Buddy Melissa

If you are following along, this is word #11.  All the previous words can be found in the archives.  The word for this week is, chromosome.  Most of you may already know the definition of this word. Can you use it in a sentence?  Remember write the word in your journal ten times with the […]

25 Mar 19
Monterey Herald
SALINAS — More than 15 years after nine historic Victorian cottages were demolished without a permit, the sprawling Paraiso Hot Springs resort proposal is headed to the county Planning Commission this week. And a key issue for the commission, which meets on Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the County Government Center on West Alisal Street in Salinas, will be how the resort developer should be required to account for the lost historic buildings. County planning staff has recommended the developer not be required to rebuild a few of the cottages or establish an interpretive trail to mark the area’s centuries-old history, as called for by the county historical resources review board, and instead rely on a digital historic display and archive. The proposal backed by Philadelphia-based Thompson Holdings Inc. and in the works for nearly two decades, calls for a “world-class” resort on 47 acres of the 235-acre site at the end of Paraiso Springs Road in the foothills overlooking the Salinas Valley west of Greenfield. It would include a hotel with 103 units, 77 timeshare units, lodge, visitor center, culinary training center, restaurants, and meeting and conference rooms, along with a “hamlet” featuring a day spa, retail stores, artists studios, wine tasting room, and real estate office. The resort would also feature a spa and fitness center with tennis courts, swimming pools, racquetball pavilion, and a golf instruction center, a vineyard and wine pavilion, a cultural center, an outdoor amphitheater, and vineyards, as well as hiking trails. The development is planned to be constructed in four phases, and includes a series of road improvements such as signage and widening. No public events are planned for the site, according to the staff report, but the public will have access to the hamlet area and day spa facilities. The project requires an “after-the-fact” demolition permit for the nine historic cottages with names like “Monterey,” Spreckels” and “Evergreen,” which had been listed on the Monterey County Historical Inventory since 1971 — one of the four so-designated area spas and resorts of historical significance along with the Del Monte Hotel, Tassajara Hot Springs, and Slates Hot Springs — before the developer had them razed without permission in November 2003. Without the cottages, historic resource experts found the resort site itself could not be considered historic because it had undergone so many changes, even despite centuries of use by everyone from Native Americans, who prized the hot springs’ recuperative powers, to Spanish padres from the Soledad Mission who established a vineyard and retreat there during Spanish and Mexican rule in the 18trh century, and to late 19th-century and 20th-century tourists. Developers John and Bill Thompson had dismissed claims the cottages retained historic value when they were torn down. But a historic analysis confirmed they were historic. Local historians and others have called for the developers to pay a $2 million penalty – the cost they estimated it would take to replace the cottages – to deter others from destroying historic structures, and use the money to renovate the nearby Los Coches Adobe in Soledad where stagecoaches used to pick up tourists en route to the hot springs resort. The county historic resources board, which has meet more than half a dozen times on the project since 2005, called last year for requiring the developer to rebuild three of the Jacks-style cottages and provide an interpretive trail with exhibits outlining the hot springs site’s history, as well as a historical context statement. The board also agreed the developer should provide a $10,000 payment to the Monterey County Historical Society to create a digital historical archive and display for use at the site and other locations, as required by the resort project’s environmental impact report. However, county staff opposed the historic resource’s board’s recommendation except as a backup in case the digital display proved infeasible to maintain. They argued the project environmental impact review mitigations were enough and additional requirements would not serve as an appropriate further mitigation for the “significant and unavoidable” loss of historic cottages that staff noted could not be replaced. They also noted the developers have already paid double permit fees and spent years and hundreds of thousands of dollars on environmental review. The project also calls for the removal of 18 more non-historic structures and 185 oak trees on the site, as well as development on slopes over 30 percent, but staff is recommending relocation of some of the timeshare units to reduce tree removal, decrease development on slopes, and help enhance fire safety, a move that would cut the number of timeshare units by between seven and 14. The developer is also proposing a shuttle system for non-management employees to access the resort, and for guest pick-up from the airport and day trips to wineries, parks or the Monterey Peninsula. Also Wednesday, the commission is set to consider a proposal for allowing a 300 megawatt stand-alone lithium battery energy storage system at the Duke Energy power plant site in Moss Landing.
25 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

The Education Leaders in Hereford say they are excited about the new university's growing commitment to the city's colleges. Ingenuity Studio, a new model for Techonology & Engineering, has partnered with local universities over the past two months. Five Hereford College of Arts students and one from the Royal National College for the Blind teamed […]

25 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

This is the first picture of an "innocent man" stabbed to death in the chest for "a few pounds" during a robbery at a newsstand. Police have named the victim tonight as Ravi Katharkamar, owner of a 54-year-old store whose family is "utterly devastated." An investigation into a murder was opened after the police were […]

25 Mar 19
The Archive of An Intern

Hello, everyone! After a refreshing weekend, the vigor to continue my venture into the Home Movie Collection returned. In addition to my usual Monday responsibilities, I bid farewell to the family whose captured memories I watched for weeks and greeted a new family that donated a much smaller group of films. As I made this […]

25 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

OThe truth is, rumors of a rift between the Duchess of Cambridge and the Marchioness of Cholmondeley will have upset the Norfolk dinner party – there's nothing the so-called & # 39; turnip Toffs & # 39; fear that they are expected to put themselves on the side of the two local dynasties. In fact, […]

25 Mar 19
Fiji Aid Worker

I flew solo on my first plane when I was 5 years old. It was an hour flight from Sydney to my mums home town of Griffith some 800km away on Ansett, an airline that long longer exists. I tell people this like it’s a story that no longer exists, but I remember it fairly […]