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1 HOUR AGO - Seattle Times

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Penguin that wore a wetsuit and starred in kid’s book dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco penguin that once sported a wetsuit after losing his feathers and who starred in a children’s book has died at the age of 33, officials said this week. The California Academy of Sciences announced that Pierre the penguin, the oldest bird in the academy’s colony of African penguins, […]

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6 HOURS AGO - The Guardian

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Kelly Slater's wave: is surfing ready for the 'perfect' wave?

Ten years in the making, a highly secretive project near Fresno, California, has let the first batch of pro surfers play on an artificial, engineered waveThe wave curls, whip-fast and flawless; it goes on, and on, and on. Inside it, surfing in the barrel of the wave – the feeling, the high, that surfers yearn for – is Nat Young, ...

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8 HOURS AGO - The Guardian

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Walking on sunshine: The Ladies of Too Slow to Disco compilation

From singer-songwriter ballads to lavish soul, The Ladies of Too Slow to Disco compilation captures the creativity and optimism of female musicians in 70s California. Here some of them talk about those heady daysWe’ve been primed by so many films and TV series to expect something darker beneath images of 1970s California sunshine and optimism: to believe the smiles are ...

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18 HOURS AGO - The Guardian

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When in drought: the California farmers who don’t water their crops

Dry farming forgoes modern irrigation and, farmers say, produces much tastier crops. In a drought-stricken state, should others follow suit?There’s something different about Will Bucklin’s grape vines. At first it’s hard to notice, but a drive through northern California’s Sonoma Valley, past waves of green, manicured vineyards, makes it clear. The black ribbon of PVC irrigation pipe that typically threads ...

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20 HOURS AGO - New Yorker

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John Kasich Drifts Away

“Everywhere I went in America, I told people about our beautiful, beloved state,” Governor John Kasich, of Ohio, said on Wednesday, when he announced that he was suspending his campaign for the Presidency. “I expect that we’re going to have more visits as a result.” He had made the decision to get out of the race, aides later told reporters, ...

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