15 Apr 19

Serveware Global Industry Report – History, Present and Future 2025 The global market size of Serveware is $XX million in 2017 with XX CAGR from 2013 to 2017, and it is expected to reach $XX million by the end of 2023 with a CAGR of XX% from 2018 to 2023. There are 3 key segments […]

09 Apr 19
Current School News

Nanev Street Zip Codes –The district contains several locations/streets that make use of the same postal or zip code. Here are the areas in Nanev and their postcodes: Location PostCodes Adikpo 982101 Ahile/akende 982101 Ahundu 982101 Angir Uyough 982101 Dio 982101 Gever 982101 Gube 982101 Haanya 982101 Ikyoor 982101 Ityough 982101 Iyon-Mbahav 982101 Kende 982101 […]

03 Apr 19
MarketWire360 Announced that its published an Exclusive Report on “Global Wine Chiller Market Research Report 2019” in its research database with report summary, table of content, research methodologies and data sources; This report studies the Wine Chiller market with many aspects of the industry like the market size, market status, market trends and forecast, the […]

25 Mar 19
An Actor, a Writer, and a Rabbi's Wife Walk into a Bar...

I’m actually Watching the garage door across the street go up and down Trying to figure out if the sculpture across the street was made by Nambé Repeatedly watching a short video of my 3 month-old granddaughter gurgling and shrieking. Trying to decide if I want a mocha or a regular latte

25 Mar 19
Thrive Global
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14 Mar 19
The Santa Barbara Independent
Jonathan “Yonni” Schwartz, coordinator of the Los Padres Burn Area Emergency Response team, documents the thick carpet of vegetation spreading across slopes near San Ysidro Creek that were denuded in the Thomas Fire. At left, a bay tree has re-sprouted.Kevin Cooper Seventeen storms, 32 inches of rain on the mountainside, and three large-scale evacuations have kept South Coast residents on edge this winter, especially below the burn scar of the Thomas Fire. Since the rains began in mid-November, county crews have cleaned out the debris basins in Montecito and Carpinteria nine times, carting away about 11,000 truckloads of mud, boulders and fallen trees that have washed down the canyons and into the urban area. The cleanup has cost the county $2.6 million. To catch even more debris in future storms, vowing that “we can’t do nothing,” the Partnership for Resilient Communities, a nonprofit group founded by wealthy Montecitans, has raised $4.4 million and is looking for $1 million more to install six steel-wire, fence-like “ring” nets across Cold Spring, San Ysidro and Buena Vista creeks by mid-May. Test soil drilling is expected to begin next week. Meanwhile, nature is healing itself. For the first time since the Thomas Fire of December, 2017 and the deadly debris flow of Jan. 9, 2018 in Montecito, the chaparral in the burn area is bursting back to life. According to the leaders of a Los Padres National Forest team that is monitoring the burn scar, this winter’s rains – not too heavy or close together – have been ideal for greening up the blackened mountainside. “We’re not there yet this winter,” said Kevin Cooper, a biologist who leads the team with Jonathan “Yonni” Schwartz, a Los Padres geologist. “It’s still early in the growing season. But the grass and brush is re-sprouting and it looks really good. I think we’ll see significant growth from now through August.” So much growth, in fact, that Cooper and Schwartz are predicting that by next fall, 60 percent of the vegetation that burned up in the Thomas Fire will have recovered in the mountains above Montecito and Carpinteria, on average. And at 60 percent of vegetative recovery after a fire, studies show that the risk of a debris flow or a debris-laden flood drops significantly, the scientists say. “We’re looking for that break,” Cooper said. “We’re still in a lot of risk this year, and there still will be risk next year – but it will be greatly reduced.” Pat McElroy, executive director of the Partnership for Resilient Communities, says the nonprofit group is set to install a steel-wire barrier, or ring net, to trap debris at this location on San Ysidro Creek, north of the San Ysidro Ranch. By mid-May, McElroy says, the group plans to install six nets on three creeks, including Cold Spring and Buena Vista.Melinda Burns Manmade Experiment If the chaparral is coming back, does Montecito need six ring nets that the Partnership plans to install in local creeks this spring? Yes, says Executive Director Pat McElroy, because “hope isn’t a strategy.” McElroy acknowledges that ring nets would not have stopped last year’s catastrophic debris flow, in which an estimated 2 million cubic yards of debris engulfed parts of Montecito, killing 23 people and destroying or damaging 470 structures. “But what about a smaller debris flow?” McElroy asked. “If something happens and these are in place, we can see if they’re effective or not. If nothing happens, great. We’ll take them out. It’s an experiment. If it’s privately funded and it’s a gift, what’s the harm in that?” Potentially, a lot, says Louis Andaloro, vice president of the Urban Creeks Council, the only environmental group publicly opposing the ring net project. Andaloro has argued that even a small debris flow could rip out or plug up the nets, causing the creeks to jump their banks and create new channels. Manmade structures can’t adequately hold back these flows, he says, and installing nets may promote a false sense of security. “The ring nets were this rushed, save-the community project,” Andaloro said. “But they’re a little late. We’ve had two winters. I don’t see this as being an imminent emergency.” In December, the Partnership obtained a one-year, fast-track emergency permit from the county for 11 ring nets on Cold Spring, San Ysidro and Buena Vista creeks. The funds raised to date will pay for only six of them, two on each creek, McElroy said; the remaining five, all proposed for Buena Vista, will have to wait. The group can apply for another emergency permit to extend the project through 2020, but any further extensions would likely require public hearings and full environmental review. “I’m so grateful that we got this far,” McElroy said. “Nobody thought we were going to get here. If the impact of a debris flow is lessened even a little bit, it’s worth it.” Just last week, Kevin Elliott, the Los Padres supervisor, gave the Partnership a green light to install four additional ring nets as an “emergency action” – two each on Hot Springs and Romero creeks in the national forest. To date, three hundred people have donated to the Partnership; they are listed on the group’s website. Several co-founders, including Joe Cole, a part owner of the Independent, together gave between $200,000 and $300,000, McElroy said. The $5.4 million cost of the first six nets includes a $1 million bond covering maintenance, removal of debris, and removal of the nets themselves. The Partnership needs to raise $1 million more toward that project, plus an additional $1.6 million for the four nets on Los Padres land, McElroy said. The six nets slated for this spring include one each on the east and west forks of Cold Spring Creek, on land owned by the Mary Kay Robinson Trust; two on San Ysidro creek north of San Ysidro Ranch, a luxury hotel and resort, on land owned by Ty Warner, the ranch owner; and two on Buena Vista Creek, on land owned by the Peggy and Thomas Pollock Trust. The nets will be dropped in by helicopter and hung across the creeks like shower curtains on cables that are anchored to the banks. The Partnership estimates that their total capacity will be about 47,000 cubic yards. That’s compared to a capacity of 18,300 cubic yards in the county’s debris basin on Cold Spring Creek and 10,000 cubic yards in the debris basin on San Ysidro Creek. (There are no debris basins on Buena Vista Creek; the county has applied for $3 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency funds to construct one on Park Lane. The county’s share of the project would be an additional $1 million.) When debris is trapped in a ring net, it will be removed with a backhoe and placed immediately downstream where, as Cooper and Schwartz have noted, it could become a problem again someday. “It’s debris that’s in the channel that’s movable,” Cooper said. Schwartz said: “You really need to dispose of it somewhere else.” But trucking away the debris, as the county does, is not an option, McElroy said; the nets will be in remote locations above Mountain Drive with no access roads. “If you look at this as a fire and flood cycle, I’m a believer that we are in a new era,” he said. “Are we going to keep doing what we’re doing, or do we need to look for innovative new solutions?” The ring nets planned for Montecito creeks will resemble this one spanning a stream at Nambé Pueblo, New Mexico.KANE GeoTech, Inc. Re-Vegetation Is Key Scientists say that it can take five to seven years for the vegetation in a burn scar to fully recover. On the heels of the Coyote Fire in 1964, a debris flow roared down San Ysidro Creek, destroying homes near East Valley Road. Five years later, during the winter of 1969, some of the same homes were hit by a massive debris-laden flood. That year, 58 inches of rain fell at Gibraltar Dam. Chaparral holds soil in place, slows down water running across the surface and allows rain to soak into the ground. Grasses and shrubs help dissipate the energy of raindrops falling onto the surface, and they provide shade that keeps the soil moist and cool. “The vegetation is a key component to putting this country back to where it was before the fire,” Cooper said. To document the extent of the regrowth above Montecito, Cooper and Schwartz periodically bushwhack their way down from East Camino Cielo, scrambling around cliffs and waterfalls as they go. On a recent trip to Cold Spring Canyon, they spotted a patch of chaparral six feet high that had somehow escaped the Thomas Fire. Schwartz crawled under some branches and found everything intact: topsoil, roots, leaf litter and pieces of bark rotting in the dirt. “There wasn’t any erosion at all,” he said. “It’s as if nothing happened there, despite the exact same rainfall. It’s proof of how important this vegetation cover is.” Based on their most recent observations, the scientists estimate that in the lower watersheds, nearer the urban areas of Montecito and Carpinteria, 60 percent of the chaparral that was there before the Thomas Fire has already grown back, while in the upper watershed, nearer the ridgeline, the regrowth is presently at about 35 percent. With the rains and the advent of warmer weather, they say, the mountainside will look very green through June. Grasses and wildflowers will dry up over the summer, but they will still provide protection for the soil. At the same time, Cooper and Schwartz caution that the rainy season is not over. There’s a lot of soil and rocky material sitting loosely on the steep slopes, and storms such as the one on March 5th can still pack a powerful punch. “The last thing we want to do is give people a false sense of security,” Schwartz said. “At least for the remainder of this winter, there is still a very high level of threat out there.”
06 Mar 19
Los Alamos Reporter

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sara Scott addresses the House Local Goverment, Land Grants and Cultural Affairs Committee Tuesday morning at the Roundhouse. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey speaks with community activist Heather Nordquist following Tuesday morning’s committee hearing o HM 63. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ Rep. Joseph […]

06 Mar 19
Ananse Leaks

In a few months to come, the Student’s Representative Council of GIJ shall witness a change of leadership. While we gear up towards this important activity, I’ll want to bring the attention of students to a rather disturbing event on how prospective student leaders are been used and manipulated by two main political parties in […]

06 Mar 19
Ananse Leaks

From this very month, the Spider Info. Alerts shall expose the hypocritic, dishonest and incompetent nature of some hopefuls who are only interested in their selfish gains ahead of this year’s SRC elections and why students shouldn’t mind them at the first place. These personalities are fake in their everyday dealings. Our Radar will focus […]

04 Mar 19
Let's Get Fancy, Queen!

So my gf’s coming over for coffee and naturally I want to WOW her! I’m grinding my own coffee beans and putting on the kettle for some fabulous French Press! #boujee If you are wondering why I go on and on about french press coffee being the SHIZZZ, it’s because it is SPECIAL! If you’re […]

28 Feb 19
East Bay Times
There are antique shows, thrift sales and museum exhibitions galore this month. Here’s the skinny on what’s happening. Dixon May Sale: On March 9 and 10, I’ll be about two hours north of San Jose in Dixon – not far from UC- Davis – for the annual Dixon May Sale. About 40 antiques and collectibles vendors will be on site. The money raised will support charities of the Dixon chapter of Soroptomist International. Plenty of folks from the Bay Area head to this popular gig, where I will be available for informal evaluations of tag sale finds and family heirlooms from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. both days. There is a $5 donation per object. Details: Indoors at the Dixon May Fairgrounds, 655 S. First St., Dixon. Admission: $6. Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Free parking. For more information call 530-241-4063, or visit  Piedmont Community Church Treasure Sale: The Piedmont Community Church hosts its yearly treasure sale on March 16 and 17. There will be thousands of donations, including furniture, books, linens, housewares, jewelry, art, toys, china, silver, crafts, holiday decor, purses, bikes and garden items. And who can say what antiques and collectibles might lurk amid the vast array still being collected and sorted? Details: Piedmont Community Church, 400 Highland Way, Piedmont. March 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. No early sales, pets or strollers. Please bring your own totes or bags. Cash and checks only. Proceeds support a spring service trip to Mexico for 260 high school students who will build 20 homes for needy families. For more information, call 510-547-5700, or visit Spring Best of the Box: Held twice a year at San Jose’s Thrift Box, the spring sale takes place March 29 and 30. This special event features high-end, designer merchandise. Proceeds go to the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Savvy shoppers will line up early to get first dibs on the best selections. Among the choice china and glass will be pieces by Lladro and Orrefors, plus a variety of Aram, Nambe and Arthur Court serving pieces. You’re sure to see contemporary dinnerware in the mix as well. There will also be vintage kitchen items, linens, dolls, framed art, old toys, books, fine jewelry, designer scarves, handbags, shoes and accessories. Also up for grabs will be “mantiques” such as tools, vinyl records and cameras. Details:  The Thrift Box, 1362 Lincoln Ave., San Jose.  March 29, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. March 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Strollers, backpacks, or large purses not allowed. Credit cards accepted, ATM on premises. Not that “The Box” will be closed March 28 to prepare for the sale. For more information, call 408-294-4490, or visit Preservation Action Council Sale: The Preservation Action Council of San Jose Spring Garage and Treasures Sale takes place March 28-30. The block-long event will feature garden art, midcentury housewares, metal art, glass, china, linens, vintage radios, small furniture, local history books, T-shirts featuring neon signs and more. Highlights are 400 bound volumes of the San Jose Mercury News dating to the 1880s. Prices are $5-$40. Details: 260 South 13th St., San Jose. March 28 and 29, 9 a.m. until dusk. March 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. To donate or for information, call Patt at 408-294-3599, email or visit  PAC*SJ is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving San Jose history as seen through its architecture. On another note, Brian Grayson, executive director of PAC, is retiring later this month after more than 11 years of effective leadership.  Grayson’s appreciated efforts include saving the domed Century 21 theater, the “Dancing Pig” sign (Stephen’s Meat Products) and recovery of the beloved Orchard Supply sign. His historical legacy will linger for years. Sincere thanks from the community for a job well done. Vintage Lace and Linen Sale: The Lace Museum will hold its semi-annual sale on March 22 and 23. This fundraiser will feature hundreds of vintage pieces such as lace-edged handkerchiefs, pillow cases, bedspreads, napkins, table runners, placemats, even baby clothes. In addition to the sale, be sure to see the latest exhibit “A Garden Party” – a celebration of the 1920s. Details: The Lace Museum, 552 South Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale. Members-only pre-sale: Thursday, March 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m.Public sale: Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, 9:30-4:30 Admission is free, but donations welcome. For more information, call 408-730-4695, or visit Saratoga History Museum exhibit:  “Apron Strings and Vintage Things”, an exhibit featuring more than 60 colorful aprons dating from 1870 to the present, is on through April 28 at the Saratoga History Museum. Artist and curator Bonnie Stone will launch the exhibit on March 16 at 1 p.m. with a short presentation on aprons she has known and loved. Many of the aprons on display are from her collection. They have been worn by both men and women and are made from a variety of materials such as feed sacks, gingham and muslin. Details: 20450 Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd., Saratoga. Museum hours: Fridays, 1 p.m-4 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sundays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 408-867-431 or visit