A visit to Camanche Reservoir at the juncture of San Joaquin, Calaveras and Alpine counties often includes a day of fishing, boating or fun in the sun. But did you know that submerged under the waters of this manmade lake are the remnants of post-Gold Rush-era town? The creation of this lake forced the evacuation of the entire town — but not before settlers saved the religious relics of a church central to that community. Those relics are preserved today inside the Calaveras County Historical Society in the nearby town of San Andreas. To learn more about the history of the town and the significance of those relics, watch the video above.
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As drought- and wind-driven wildfires have become more dangerous across the American West in recent years, firefighters have tried to become smarter in how they prepare. There have been 730 more wildfires in California so far this year than last, an increase of about 16%. Catching fires more quickly gives firefighters a better chance of keeping them small.
- Charlotte Observer
The body was found in rough terrain.
The Rillito River overflowed in Tucson, Arizona, on July 23, amid heavy rainfall during the region’s monsoon season.This footage was captured by Kinz Gray, who said it was filmed at the Rillito River on Friday.The National Weather Service (NWS) reported on July 23 that the Santa Cruz and Rillito rivers – both of which are often dry riverbeds – were “full of water and impacting roads, walking paths, and low-lying areas and burn scars.” Most of the Tucson metro area saw at least an inch of rain by Friday morning, the NWS said.The flash flood threat was expected to continue through the weekend. Credit: Kinz Gray via Storyful
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SETTLERS takes place on a remote homestead amongst the Martian frontier, as a refugee family from Earth clings to hope for a better life. But when strangers appear in the surrounding hills and attempt to run them off, nine-year-old Remmy (Brooklynn Prince) is faced with the desperate reality her mother (Sofia Boutella) and father (Jonny Lee Miller) have tried so hard to keep from her.
A significant and far-reaching heat wave is poised to build across much of the continental U.S. during the next few weeks, and it could be the most expansive in the country so far during this unusually hot summer, aggravating drought and wildfires. The big picture: Forests across the West are already burning at a scope and intensity that's unusual for this time of year. Drought data released Thursday showed that what is already the worst Western drought so far this century is only intensifying.
- Washington Post
WASHINGTON - Gerson Portillo pulled down his beat-up Nike baseball hat, leaned on his cane to shift his weight and wiped away a tear. The homeless 41-year-old had sat quietly as providers of services to the homeless read aloud the names of 88 homeless people who have died since 2020, including six lost to the novel coronavirus, at a memorial service in Montgomery County on Wednesday. Among those named was Jorge Garcia, Portillo's former tent mate, who was remembered for his love of music and con
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Search and rescue efforts continue for the child one day after she went missing.
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“When I saw the video and I saw him run after the car, it just made my heart feel like broken. But now that he’s here and he’s running around and he’s happy, I feel very happy and excited.”
- USA TODAY
Authorities predict a high probability of above-average temperatures for much of the U.S. over the next several days.
Intense thunderstorms brought downpours across the southwestern U.S. from Thursday into Friday, leading to dangerous flash flooding.
- The Wrap
No one has “had it” with Megyn Kelly more than MSNBC's Tiffany Cross, who dedicated a segment of her show, “The Cross Connection,” to addressing the former Fox News host’s repeated attacks on prominent Black women like Naomi Osaka and Meghan Markle -- and Cross did not hold back in her reproach. On Saturday’s episode of “The Cross Connection,” Cross took "a slightly different approach” from her usual current events coverage by addressing someone “completely irrelevant.” “I’m speaking, of course,
More than 10,000 people in and around Phoenix were left without power as monsoon rains pummeled Arizona
The US National Weather Service issued warnings Thursday for flash floods in Arizona, with rains expected to continue through Saturday night.
Shocking footage of supermarket brawl shows man in 'Spider-Man' costume going berserk and knocking out a female employee
Videos from an incident on Thursday night at an Asda in south London show a man kicking a female employee in the throat and punching her in the face.
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As the mercury ticked upward in Portland, Ore., last month, I braced for my apartment to become unbearable. Normally, my un-air-conditioned basement unit would be fine for the Pacific Northwest's temperate summers. But these are not normal times. Climate change has lengthened and intensified heat waves, pushing temperatures to unheard-of extremes. In Portland, a new all-time high was set three days in a row: First, 108 degrees Fahrenheit. Then 113 degrees. Then 116.Subscribe to The Post Most new
Local officials are searching for Julia Christine Devlin, 55, after she disappeared last week
After a widow put her $1.5 million mansion on the market, a group of 'sovereign citizens' moved in, changed the locks, and tried to claim it as their own
At least two of the squatters have since been arrested, including a dentist and a convicted sex offender, The Baltimore Sun reported.
Officials have confirmed that hikers near Mount St. Helens have found the body of 25-year-old Army First Lt. Brian Yang. What happened: The hikers reportedly found an unresponsive body on a ridge below them in the Mount Whittier area of New Hampshire on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Army Times. Officials confirmed the body was Yang’s and believe that the young lieutenant "appeared to have fallen about 200 feet (61 meters) down a very steep embankment."
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Group of NYC suspects seen beating 61-year-old woman with kitchen pot and stealing her walker: Video
The New York City Police Department is looking for suspects seen beating a 61-year-old woman with a kitchen pot before making off with several of her personal items, including her walker.
- Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
PALMETTO — Decades of progress cleaning up Tampa Bay could disappear in a couple of years without vigilance, two top estuary management officials warned Friday, as a toxic Red Tide bloom torments the region. They held up the Indian River Lagoon on Florida’s East Coast as an example. The loss of seagrasses there following repeated algal blooms and pollution is considered a likely cause for this ...
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos Getty / Family HandoutWhile world-class Canadian weightlifter Boady Santavy basks in the glory of his first Olympic run in Tokyo, the man he ran over—left for dead and impaired for life—struggles to even get out of bed in the morning.At around 2 in the morning on March 18, 2018, 33-year-old Nicolas Emmerson Andali was struck by the star athlete’s car in a hit-and-run in the small Canadian city of Sarnia. Santavy, who is 24 years old, has since admit