Posts Tagged: park
Sunbathers in San Francisco's Dolores Park during the pandemic. (Photo: eddie-hernandez.com, via Shutterstock)
OPINION: Latinos have long-been committed to protecting public lands and rivers. Yet, California Latinos are almost twice as likely to live somewhere that is “nature deprived” than white communities, meaning there are far fewer parks, streams, beaches, and other natural places nearby.
Ahmaud Arbery, who was killed in Georgia. A former police officer and his son have been accused in the killing. (Family photo)
OPINION: I don’t know about you, but I’m just about done. This whole lockdown/COVID-19 experience has been draining, stressful and overarchingly tragic from the get-go, but lately it’s been getting far worse.
Pop singer Coolio performs at last year's Back to Session Bash.
A decade ago, the first Back to Session Bash drew 270 people, mostly political junkies, who wanted to party and celebrate the beginning of the legislative year. Which they did, loudly. Thus, a tradition was born. Each year, the party lovers come into their own and this week, the 10th anniversary Bash will be held Thursday. It promises to be a real blowout.
Review, “The Three Muskateers:” It may not be exactly the same “The Three Musketeers” that Alexandre Dumas penned in 1844, but the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival’s production is as energetic as the novel that inspired it. And keep a close eye on Cardinal Richelieu.
Orcas perform at SeaWorld in San Diego. Photo: Cunimedia Photography
OPINION: More than 9 million students and teachers have participated in SeaWorld’s formal education programs. SeaWorld scientists have published more than 30 studies specific to killer whales, and the park’s successful care and husbandry of its population of killer whales – supported by a three-year, $70-million investment in their habitat – allows them to manage a healthy population of animals, while keeping young calves with their mothers and respecting the whales’ social structure.
It’s been just over 20 years since B. T. Collins died but his integrity, gritty character and good cheer in the face of adversity set an example for all of us. He was a Green Beret captain who lost his right hand and right leg in a grenade attack in Viet Nam and joked about