At least as far back as the opening sequence of “The Jetsons,” the image of a treadmill runner taking a fall has been played for laughs. But the death last week of a Silicon Valley tech executive was a grim reminder that exercise equipment – especially treadmills – can be dangerous.
A car crashed through a barrier and onto the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks Tuesday morning in east Modesto, Fortunately, a witness works near by and was able to contact railroad officials to stop trains scheduled to come through.
It was evident something had spooked the horses at JG Horse ranch in Valley Home when owner Gina Rosario arrived at their pen Sunday morning, then she found one of them had deep claw marks in its back. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says that, based on photos, it could be a mountain lion.
It seemed like they’d just been through this, saying goodbye to a friend and cowboy in Hornitos. And they had, twice in the less than three years. Cowboys who worked the same ranch were buried close by, in the same cemetery. The coffin was made by the same friends who made the last one, with a notable exception: Instead of helping build it, Gary Thompson was inside it, destined to join his two dear friends in the rocky ground at the top of the hill.
Dan Golden is not the first person to dispute with Medicare over an ambulance bill. No doubt, many people have shared his frustration. The federal program for Americans age 65 and older denied payment for an ambulance transport between Modesto and Oakdale for his father Oct. 10.