Redwood Sky Walk Opening Delayed

The soft opening of the Redwood Sky Walk at the Sequoia Park Zoo, originally scheduled for tomorrow, is being delayed due windy conditions in recent days. “While the Redwood Sky Walk has been specially engineered to withstand many adverse weather events, the structure is attached to living trees. Because of the many natural and manmade variables at play, the zoo has put aggressive protocols in place to thoroughly check the structure when extreme weather conditions present opportunities for unusual strain,” Zoo Director Gretchen Zeigler said in an announcement. “It’s truly unfortunate that local wind conditions over the past few days have forced us to implement our closing procedures and delay our long-awaited softopening plans. But, the safety of our guests will always be our top priority. These precautionary measures are in place for moments such as this.” The Eureka office of the National Weather Service is forecasting winds between 7 to 10 mph tomorrow and up to 14 mph hour on Saturday. Previously announced price increases for zoo entry will not go into effect until the walkway opens. More information on when that will happen…

The Kings Take 5-1 Beating Against Avalanche In Denver

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyson Jost scored two of Colorado’s five second-period goals as the Avalanche clinched the West Division and the top overall seed in the NHL playoffs with a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Joonas Donskoi and Andre Burakovsky also scored in the pivotal period. Backup Jonas Johansson made 21 saves to help the Avalanche finish 7-1 against the Kings this season. Colorado and Vegas both finished with 82 points, but the Avs earned the division crown and the Presidents’ Trophy — awarded to the team with the best regular-season mark — due to more regulation wins. This was the first time the Avalanche have captured the Presidents’ Trophy since 2000-01, when they went on to hoist the Stanley Cup. Colorado begins a first-round series Monday against St. Louis, which wound up with the fourth seed in the West. Sean Walker scored for the Kings as they wrapped up their season on an 0-4-1 skid. Troy Grosenick stopped 38 shots. The home-ice advantage could come in handy: The Avalanche have been playing at a high level…

30-Year-Old Woman That Lead Deputies On Violent Pursuit Declared Mentally Incompetent

POMONA (CBSLA) – Margaret Ann Hassan, who led Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies on a violent pursuit March 9 with her 9-year-old daughter in the car, has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial. The 30-year-old woman was charged on March 11 with felony counts of child abuse under circumstances or conditions likely to cause great bodily injury or death, assault with a deadly weapon and fleeing a pursuing peace officer while driving recklessly. She also faced misdemeanor charges counts of hit-and-run driving resulting in property damage. However, on March 25, criminal proceedings against Hassan were suspended after questions of her mental capacity arose. During the March 9 chase, which stemmed from a road rage incident, Hassan struck several vehicles, drove at high speeds and, at times, on the wrong side of busy streets from Walnut-Diamond Bar into the Inland Empire and back to Diamond Bar. The three-hour pursuit ended when police disabled Hassan’s vehicle. Armored vehicles surrounded three sides of the car and officers fired tear into the vehicle, unaware that a child was in the car. “…and to the surprise of all personnel, a…child…

Man Suspected of Child Abduction Arrested in Palmdale After Pursuit

Share this article:A man suspected of child abduction and assault with a deadly weapon barricaded himself in an apartment complex and reportedly armed himself with a shotgun in the Palmdale area after leading authorities on a pursuit Thursday. Authorities initially engaged the man, who was driving a silver Prius with a female passenger, in a pursuit in Kern County, CBS2 reported. The man eventually drove onto the southbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in the Lancaster area, and the pursuit was handed off to the California Highway Patrol. The man reached speeds in excess of 100 mph before he exited the freeway onto East Avenue S in the Palmdale area and led CHP units into residential areas. A CHP officer attempted a PIT maneuver on the Prius as it turned left onto a street, but his vehicle was struck by a white SUV. It was not immediately known if the officer or the occupants of the SUV were injured in the collision. The CHP handed the pursuit off to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department following the crash. Sheriff’s department units pursued the Prius into a…

Sheriff’s Deputies Establish Perimeter to Locate Armed Suspect in La Puente

Share this article:Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies established a perimeter to locate and arrest a suspect who shot at them in La Puente Thursday. The deputies were serving a search warrant in the 15500 block of Loukelton Street, near Hacienda Boulevard and Amar Road, when they were shot at by a suspect at about 6:20 p.m., said Deputy Eric Ortiz of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. Deputies were working to contain the area and persuade the suspect to surrender as of about 6:55 p.m., Ortiz said. Sheriff’s Deputies Establish Perimeter to Locate Armed Suspect in La Puente was last modified: May 13th, 2021 by Contributing Editor

Warriors’ Eric Paschall available Friday vs. Pelicans

Warriors forward Eric Paschall on Friday will be available to play for the first time since April 2 after missing the last 19 games with a hip injury. With Paschall back and center Jordan Bell signed to a 10-day contract, the Warriors will have two more big men they can use against the Pelicans Friday and in the postseason. In 39 games this season, Paschall averaged 9.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 17.3 minutes prior to straining his hip flexor in an April 2 loss to the Raptors. Paschall has been ramping up by playing 3-on-3 for the last week. Other injury updates: Stephen Curry (tailbone) and Draymond Green (knee) did not practice Thursday, and Andrew Wiggins was limited. Coach Steve Kerr said he’s hopeful both will be available for Friday night’s game. However, if the Grizzlies beat the Kings Thursday night, it would mean that the claim to the No. 8 seed would come down to Sunday’s matchup between the two teams and the Warriors could have less motivation to play Curry and Green Friday night.

SF Giants a season-high nine games over .500 after Duggar, DeSclafani key win vs. Pirates

After playing just 60 games last season, the Giants knew that transitioning back to a traditional 162-game schedule would test their depth in unexpected ways. Six weeks into the season, the Giants opened a road trip in Pittsburgh without Brandon Belt (side tightness), Brandon Crawford (vaccine side effects), Alex Dickerson (shoulder impingement), Tommy La Stella (hamstring strain) and Donovan Solano (calf strain) in the starting lineup, but they improved to a season-high nine games over .500 anyway with a 3-1 victory over the Pirates. With five shutout innings from starter Anthony DeSclafani and a three-run fifth inning rally that featured a home run from center fielder Steven Duggar, the Giants were able to hold off a Pirates team that’s also missing two of its leading hitters, Colin Moran and Ke’Bryan Hayes due to injury. “Duggar’s at-bats have been strong recently, he’s been very competitive in the batter’s box and obviously hit the big home run for us to get us on the board,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “It obviously changed the momentum of the game.” The Giants didn’t score in their first four innings against…

Timberwolves’ hot streak is bad news for Warriors’ NBA Lottery chances

Securing their spot in the Western Conference playoffs isn’t the Warriors’ only focus this week when they glance at the NBA standings. With an eye toward solidifying their future, Golden State is also keeping tabs on the Minnesota Timberwolves. And the Warriors aren’t liking what they’ve been seeing. Owners of the league’s worst or second-worst record for most of the season, the Timberwolves’ recent hot streak has diminished the value of their top 3 protected first-round pick Golden State received in the Andrew Wiggins trade. Heading into play Tuesday, Minnesota had won six of its last 10 games to climb to a 22-47 record, good for just the sixth-worst record in the league. The surging T’Wolves also assured themselves they won’t be the league’s worst or second-worst team. What does this mean for the Warriors? It means they’ll still need a little luck in next month’s NBA Lottery. As long as the Timberwolves don’t win one of the top three spots when the ping-pong balls are dropped June 22, the Warriors will own that pick in a draft with five potential All-Stars. Unfortunately for the…

Tehama County reminds public of vaccine clinics

RED BLUFF — As vaccines become more readily available and new shipments arrive, Tehama County Public Health has continued pushing for more clinic appointments for both vaccinations and testing. There are still three roaming clinics that will be stationed over the next month in both Red Bluff and Corning, according to a press release issued Thursday by Tehama County Public Health. Additionally, the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for those 12 and older with parental consent. The Red Bluff Clinic will take place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays of May 15 at 1850 Walnut St. and will have both Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. Those opting for Pfizer will receive their first shot during the first clinic and return on June 5 for the second. A second clinic will be at Corning High School 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23. Attendees must have their ID cards and if it is their second shot, must bring proof of the first. Those who receive both Pfizer vaccines, or only one in the case of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, are considered fully vaccinated two…

Philadelphia must be saved, so I’m changing parties

Shortly after I turned 18 in December of 1979, I marched myself down to the local firehouse down the street in Llanerch, Pa. and registered as a Democrat. In those days, nothing was done online, and it was a solemn moment when I signed the application and became a full member of civic society. About 11 months later, I cast my first vote. It was for Ronald Reagan. Pretty much every vote thereafter was cast for Republicans, but I remained a Democrat because I assumed it was part of my DNA and heritage. Party is good for slogans and lawn signs and talking points, but candidates are the ones who matter. Or at least, used to matter. In 2016, after 37 years of being a Democrat, I officially changed my registration to Republican so I could vote for John Kasich in the Pennsylvania primary. I remained a registered Republican for about three years, voting for Trump and Republican senatorial and congressional candidates until I became an Independent in 2019. There was just too much vitriol from both sides, and neither side wanted to own their…

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