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April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
Peggy Prater Mcmillan April 15, 2014 at 09:21 am
I got up every hour waiting to see a red moon. Not even a drop of blood, I had a great spot to seeRead More the moon. Did they lie about?
Sarah April 15, 2014 at 07:19 pm
I saw it at 12:05 am. It was amazing!!
johnclarknew April 16, 2014 at 07:27 am
At 12:15 am thin clouds obscured it. I went back to bed.
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 02:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 02:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
Steven Spiegel April 21, 2014 at 06:52 pm
The way the house looks maybe the husband found them while he was expanding his Meth Lab !!!
Sarah Lish March 19, 2014 at 12:37 pm
@Alex Bloated pensions of our teachers?! Teachers pay for their own pensions. The school districtRead More doesn't contribute a single dime to any teacher's pension. Unlike the city, county and state workers, they get their money matched. For every dime they contribute to their pensions, the state, county or city matches that dime. What would be nice would be to have the district pay for supplies so the teachers don't have to shell out the money. I understand that extra curricular activities cost money but that is something you choose to participate in. I would love to see the parent's reaction to having to provide construction paper, writing paper, glue sticks, scissors, paint, tape, staples, etc. to their child's education. I know that was just a few of things I had to provide for my students each and every year.
KarmaKing March 19, 2014 at 01:57 pm
"Teachers pay for their own pensions. The school district doesn't contribute a single dime toRead More any teacher's pension." Not so Sarah. Teacher's contribute 8%, school districts contribute 8.25% and the State kicks in 5%. That's according to CALSTRS which is the State's teacher pension system ( http://www.calstrs.com/general-information/plan-funding-faqs) and a recent OC Register article here: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/state-602273-percent-districts.html. of course, if CALSTRS can't address it's $70 billion unfunded liability, taxpayers have to pick up that tab also.
KarmaKing March 19, 2014 at 01:59 pm
Oops apologies to the grammar police I should've said "its."
A warming trend starts today across the Southland. Patch file photo.
Mara T March 16, 2014 at 04:23 pm
PS Only sunscreens that pass the FDA’s Broad Spectrum test (providing proportional protectionRead More against UVA and UVB rays) may be labeled as “Broad Spectrum.”
Stoked March 17, 2014 at 06:31 am
I would consider going somewhere other than loreal for beauty/sunscreen products. After a backlashRead More on their animal testing procedures in the '80's they quit testing on animals but instead outsourced that testing. It took them until last year to stop that outsourcing but they still have a disclaimer that they 'may' test under certain circumstances. Do you really trust their sneaky policies? Also steer clear of any face wash products that contain polyethylene. Those contain the plastic microbeads that are placticizing our oceans.
John March 17, 2014 at 04:00 pm
I strongly suggest looking into what you are putting on your skin before just slathering somethingRead More that says SPF whatever. Your skin is like a mouth and will drink whatever you put on it. Most popular brands have a higher risk of being unhealthy to your body compared to the sun. http://www.ewg.org/2013sunscreen/ is a great place to look. I use kinesys.
Two rainstorms are expected this week, a weaker one on Wednesday and a major event Friday-ish. Patch file photo.
Stuart Ebert February 24, 2014 at 06:01 pm
Some long range forecasts are indeed predicting a series of "Pineapple Express" storms inRead More March. Whether you believe they are being enhanced or engineered as "drought breakers" by a government operation (as I do) it underscores the efficiency and power of the hydrologic cycle. It is something we need to protect and pass on to future generations in California.
Stuart Ebert February 24, 2014 at 06:45 pm
Advantages of a normal climate/hydrologic cycle include: Incredible power. Capable of deliveringRead More thousands or millions of tons of snow to Sierra Nevada in a single storm. And it's all SOLAR POWERED. Hydroelectric power in California from snowmelt trumps all the damn solar panels on every rooftop. And please, UCLA Institute for "Sustainability" please do your homework and crunch some numbers BEFORE making further recommendations about drinking water from my toilet or backyard rainbarrel!
Homer February 24, 2014 at 07:48 pm
@Donna, straying slightly from the topic, the answer to your question is: ownership and money.Read More Privately owned land cannot (will not) be directly taken from a developer. This is bad business for the city. The new trend is for cities to arbitrate an agreement to set aside acreage as green space. With the new developments, the cities gain an increase in the tax basis. Either way, the end result is that both parties profit.