50 people attended a rally at the Modesto Planned Parenthood health center on McHenry Avenue to support the nonprofit. Cheri Grevin, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood’s Mar Monte region, said that other than abortion services, 95 percent of the health services provided at the center were under attack. Many women have relied on the center for breast exams, cervical cancer screenings, contraception counseling and screenings for sexually transmitted diseases.
Over the weekend, engineers on the ground remotely operated the International Space Station’s robotic arm to remove the Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA) from the trunk of SpaceX’s Dragon cargo vehicle. In this video, the experimental solar array unfurls as the station orbits Earth. Solar panels are an efficient way to power satellites, according to NASA, but they are delicate and large, and must be unfolded when a satellite arrives in orbit. The Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA) is a new type of solar panel that rolls open in space like a party favor and is more compact than current rigid panel designs.
Not so long ago, California was in the middle of a deep drought but in June its snow water equivalent rose to a heaping 170 percent of normal. NASA shows in its latest video that satellites were capturing that change.
California is more than Earthquake Country. It's Volcano Country, too. With eight active volcanoes, one of the most closely watched is just three hours up the highway from the state Capitol - Lassen. "The threat is real," says scientist Maggie Mangan of the USGS. Video contains archive footage of the last time Lassen erupted, in 1915.
Crews are contending with another day of oppressive heat as they try to beat back a 1,200-acre wildfire in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles. The blaze near Big Bear Lake was only 10 percent contained Wednesday morning (June 21, 2017) and some 500 firefighters are on the line, aided by a fleet of water- and fire retardant-dropping aircraft. Mandatory evacuation orders were lifted Tuesday afternoon for three rural streets near Baldwin Lake. Two firefighters were treated for heat-related injuries after the blaze erupted Monday. The fire is burning in tinder-dry brush and it gained strength as temperatures soared to near 90.
A Texas man and his buddy were driving his pick-up on Sunday (June 21, 2017) when they saw this surprise passenger slither out of the hood. Swade Moyers and Zakary Wyatt were traveling for work. They're reactions are priceless.
Mom Gina Loretelli of Ripon, Calif. gives a demonstration Tuesday(06-20-17) on how to get rid of head lice. Loretelli has helped friends and family who have had a difficult time with the process. Video By: Joan Barnett Lee / firstname.lastname@example.org
The California Highway Patrol Valley Air Operations is issuing a safety warning after a drowning over the weekend upstream from the Rainbow Lodge on the raging South Yuba River. "Folks, please, please, please, heed our warnings," CHP posted on its Facebook page. "The waters are not safe for swimming yet. They are COLD, fast moving due to the snow melt, and you don't know what is going on under the surface." Jairus Johnson-Neal, 21, of Reno died in the Sierra river at the Hampshire Rocks campground.
A vehicle fire on Monday (June 19, 2017) spread onto surrounding grass, and reportedly burned a barn before UC Davis firefighters knocked it down near Dixon. News reports placed the fire on property at Trefoil Road, east of Sikes Road. The UC Davis Fire Department posted video of the flames on its Facebook page.