Saratoga: Forum shows residents of state's fifth safest city how to be even safer
A well-lit house serves as a deterrent as well, Cannan said, noting that side and back yards should be lighted as well as the front door. Residents were also told to keep an emergency contact on file with their alarm company, which should include ...
May 27, 2015
Time to hang up the iPhone and hang out
And yet, he said he sleeps with his smartphone next to his pillow, using it as an alarm clock. And if he isn't in school or at work, he estimates that he spends I never would have dreamed 15 or 20 years ago that a single palm-held rectangle could ...
April 22, 2015
At the Repair Cafe, the fixes are in
At the tinker table, Michael Starch, a JPL software engineer, methodically worked on an alarm clock whose plastic buttons — especially the snooze — had worn out. Starch said that as a boy, he was always taking things apart. At each Repair Cafe, he ...
March 16, 2015
In minutes, generation's work destroyed in flames
Editor's note: Today is the 50th anniversary of a well-known fire in eastern Dutchess County that shocked the community. Here, Connie Johnson Hambley recalls the events, quest for justice and the impact on her family. Fifty years ago today, my family's ...
March 10, 2015
Fossil fuel industry caught taking a page out of the tobacco playbook
This revelation raised alarms in Congress, with Rep. Grijalva sending letters to the universities of seven other scientists who have provided climate-related testimony, and Senators Markey, Boxer, and Whitehouse sending inquiries to 100 fossil fuel ...
March 2, 2015
The Wreck of the Kulluk
Between 5:34 a.m. and 11:29 a.m., according to a later computer analysis by Rolls-Royce, the Aiviq's “wire tensile strength overload” alarm went off 38 times. It was set to trigger . The pilots illuminated the rig further with hover lights and ...
December 30, 2014
Go ahead and doubt Alex Wood, Braves lefty thrives on it
But the Internet and the radio airwaves being what they are, alarms were sounded and doom-and-gloom forecasts were made. Wood didn't object to the decision to scratch him from the start, but was perturbed to see some pundits and other outsider ...
February 10, 2015
There was no music, no video and no connection to the hypnotic shower of unfiltered digital dust that coats the brain, glazes the eyes and renders captives mute. The Pew Research Center reported this month that nearly 75% of teenagers have access to digital devices and 24% of teenagers are plugged in "almost constantly. " I read through the study and talked about it on KNX- AM (1070) one morning, and Sherry Lynn Evans, who runs the Children's Theatre Group of Southern California, sent me an email. "About five years ago, I began seeing a strong disconnect," she wrote. During breaks in rehearsals, she noticed her young actors texting friends with that annoying little thumb dance, even as they "talked" to each other (her quotes) without making eye contact. Evans said creativity and imagination began taking a holiday in the San Fernando Valley productions. The students were no longer connecting on stage because they didn't honestly connect off stage. Their performances were gradually more robotic, Evans said, and the quality of the plays declined. "While rehearsing for a production, their attention span was minute.
Just what was being fixed at the Repair Cafe. Jessica Ferree brought in a toaster with a lever that no longer held slices down. Anyone with things in need of TLC is welcome to show up at the free monthly event, and volunteers with a range of skills do their best to get the items back in working order. Someone was there to tackle computer problems, someone else to mend jewelry. So while she waited for help on her projects, Prinz perched outside, offering passersby some of her red wriggler worms, which were squirming in wet newspaper in a bucket — near seedlings also for the taking. Quite a few people brought items from home to recycle in the cafe's "really, really free market. One woman who'd had her fill of Weight Watchers laid out a collection of the program's cookbooks, which another woman happily scooped up. Clothing hung on racks, and tables were piled high with bric-a-brac, toys, DVDs. Someone announced the arrival of a colander full of lemons and, soon after, of a bowl of freshly picked lettuce. The talent pool here is deep, said Therese Brummel, a nurse who launched Transition Pasadena in 2010. She recalled one event where a happy man held his repaired object over his head as he left and called out: "I.
Editor's note: Today is the 50th anniversary of a well-known fire in eastern Dutchess County that shocked the community. Fifty years ago today, my family's dairy barn burned to the ground. Most barn fires ignite from innocent causes, like lightning strikes or electrical sparks. Located beside Route 22 in Pawling, the Heinchon Dairy barn was a massive structure owned by my grandparents, Daniel and Elizabeth Heinchon. It held 105 cows, two bulls, several heifers and calves, and all of the feed and equipment needed for their care. on March 11, 1965, each of the 100-plus stanchions was locked in place around cows waiting for their afternoon milking. The fire grew on baled and loose hay so quickly that when the Pawling Fire Department arrived five minutes after the alarm sounded, the roof was engulfed in flames. One report told of the fire being so hot, their shirtsleeves smoked. Cows that are not regularly milked quickly develop mastitis, a potentially fatal inflammation of the udders. The only thing that spread faster than the fire that day was the word that Heinchon Dairy needed help. Our neighbors' barns were already full, so milking our cows meant working double shifts around the clock for the weeks it took for us to get.
How headphones are ruining your holidays
I love the clang of church bells and the Islamic call to prayer, though not at the crack of dawn, when it can erupt like an alarm clock for which you have no off button. There are other travel sounds I'd rather not hear, mostly associated with hotel rooms.
May 29, 2015
parenting | Summer is time to slow it down, change things up
Consider letting your children sleep according to their body’s rhythms and wake up naturally, not when an alarm clock tells them to ... If you’re planning a vacation, keep the travel schedule light. Staying at one or two places can be more rewarding ...
May 28, 2015
Philip Timothy Rozok
No need for an alarm clock--let’s roll. He checked in for work at the airport ... Just dinner with Lisa. TV and light chat. He had work again tomorrow so he went to bed early, missing the evening ritual--hugs and kisses for Quincey and Madison.
May 25, 2015
4 Things Every Clean Freak Should Know About Hotels
The report studied how inanimate objects (like door knobs, table tops, light switches, TV remote controls and more ... Objects that people touch often and are harder to clean (like room phones and alarm clocks) could benefit from a wipe down, too.
May 19, 2015
Nasa captures images of Sun's first major solar flare of 2015
The X-class flare, the strongest category of Sun storm possible, was the first of its size in 2015. Solar flares are intense emissions of radiation that can disrupt global positioning, radio, and satellite signals, but cannot penetrate Earth's atmosphere.
March 12, 2015
Oregon Scientific TimeLight Projection Clock with Color LCD Alarm Clock
Our testers found the beeping alarm effective and liked the projector and the weather feature, which shows the inside and outside temperature as well as the weather conditions. For setup, this one requires consulting the manual. The clock also has battery ...
December 7, 2014
singNshock Alarm Clock Will Wake You Up With A Jolt Of Electricity (VIDEO)
So 19-year-old Sankalp Sinha created an alarm clock that bypasses this problem by giving the snoozer a shock. Sinha, a student at India's Sharda University, came up with the idea for the singNshock alarm clock in 2008 when he got into the habit of waking ...
January 17, 2013