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April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
Jennifer McGaffey April 15, 2014 at 11:10 am
I saw the eclipse begin, at 11 pm through (very) thin clouds. I came back outside and watched it toRead More totality at just past midnight, with clouds getting heavier (so sometimes it was nearly blurred out, sometimes it was almost clear - I could see Spica nearby and Mars a little further away). And then I went to bed - didn't try to watch it come out.
Maureen Haesloop April 15, 2014 at 12:45 pm
I was bummed out. I could barely see the moon through the light fog, as the earth started to blockRead More the moon, but when it was a total eclipse, and because of I guess the blood shade of red, it became completely viewless. Boo Hoo. The night before would have absolutely been the perfect night.
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
John April 15, 2014 at 11:23 am
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
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!
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
Paul Kamen April 15, 2014 at 12:08 pm
It cleared up nicely for the eclipse, as viewed from the upper deck of Berkeley Yacht Club. TheRead More theme of this year's eclipse class was 15th Century Chinese Survey Techniques. By observing the same eclipse at widely separated locations, and then measuring the time difference to meridian transit of a known star or planet (using a water clock), ancient map-makers could establish longitude with surprising accuracy. Last night us amateurs came within 23 seconds of getting the time of the start of totality correct (after averaging all the guesses), which is only a 4.5 mile error in longitude. We'll do this again in October.
wendy April 15, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Mesmerizing!!! Couldn't stop watching! I I got some eerie interesting fotos.
Nicki Layne April 15, 2014 at 12:37 pm
@wendy ~ I hope you share them! We tried to get pictures but they weren't turning out and I wouldRead More love to have a few...
Screenshot of the California Lottery website.
Pete Turner April 5, 2014 at 11:24 am
Many congratulations to the winner. Wouldn't we all just love to pick up a similar jackpot! I don'tRead More know yet if this will work, but here's what I do to try and secure a win. I have a little just-for-fun page which generates my own personal quick pick (lucky dip) numbers. As I say, it is only for fun, but it might work - you just never know your luck! Look out for VillaLibra Lucky Numbers if you want to see if you can locate it yourself.
Autumn Johnson (Editor) April 9, 2014 at 05:44 am
Union City Man Claims $233,000 Thanks to $1 Mega Millions Lottery TicketRead More http://unioncity.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/union-city-man-claims-233000-thanks-to-1-mega-millions-lottery-ticket
Roger Tyson April 1, 2014 at 11:17 am
"When April Fool's Turns Tragic": Sure, it's all fun and games...Read More http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9xWdeWtHag ...until somebody REALLY gets hurt! [Note: The above is actually a 1 minute COMEDY video!]
Michael John Torrey April 2, 2014 at 01:32 pm
Attn: Mrs. Ms. Autumn Johnson In answer to your question "What is AprilRead More Fool's day?" It is a practical joke day that was actually created to honor Court Jesters who's job it was to keep the hierarchy happy & laughing at their silly routines. That is my understanding. "The biggest fool at last is the one who comes after April Fool's day has past". Michael John Torrey E-mail-mjohntorrey54@yahoo.com Alameda, CA. 94501-1875
Mr. Pickles March 31, 2014 at 10:00 am
Watch out! Accuweather predict 1/4 inch of rain for Livermore. Run to high ground.
maria March 31, 2014 at 01:37 pm
Hi Everyone! As I write this it's pouring rain outside and it's forecast to remain this way for aRead More few days. I know it's Spring Break for AUSD, so I just wanted to remind everyone that if you are in town and if you are looking for something to do INSIDE, you are all welcome to check out a free class for your child at our school, The Original Alameda Martial Arts on Bay Farm. (www.alamedamartialarts.com.) A lot of our regular students are on vacation elsewhere so we've got room and we are open. If you have a hard time, enrolling online, no worries, just arrive a few minutes early, wear some comfy clothes and come on down. Monday/Wednesday: Kids (White belt 6-9) 4:00- 5:00 Teens (White belt 10 & Up) 7:00-8:00. Tuesday/Thursday: Pee Wees (4-5) 4:00-4:30 Teen Yoga (10 & up) 4:30-5:30 Family Class (moms and dads welcome to join kids) 6:30-7:30 (Thursdays only:) Self Defense 101 for adults 7:30 Email me if you have questions: alamedamartialarts@gmail.com
Trader Lu March 31, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Mr. Pickles, we already have had .57 inches. So glad you warned me.
Dan March 29, 2014 at 10:15 am
Any rationale why the spike in prices? Gas in Danville is over $4/gallon.
Anne K. March 29, 2014 at 10:57 am
Glad I have a hybrid and not a gas guzzling SUV!
David March 29, 2014 at 04:39 pm
Its just that time of year when the refineries do mandatory maintenance and that takes supply out ofRead More the market. This always makes gas jump up weather its justified or not. Counter the jump by having OIH in your portfolio.
DUBLIN, CA: 31st Annual Lions Club St. Patrick’s Day Parade Photo Credit: Autumn Johnson/ Patch
W. E. SPICER March 17, 2014 at 09:04 am
Dublin is having great fun with there name on St Patricks Day. The name Dublin has nothing to doRead More with Ireland. It is from there old name "Doubling Station" it was a stage coach stop where they doubled the horses to pull the Altomont Pass, thus "Doubling Station", which later was shortened to Dublin, doubling sounds almost the same.
Frank March 21, 2014 at 11:46 am
They are right that statistics don't tell the whole story. Using the average is very deceptive.Read More they should give the average with one standard deviation or use the median rainfall as the standard. An average does not show that trhere are historically large swings in rainfall in California.
Al B March 22, 2014 at 01:44 pm
If water is dangerously low, why do cities, especially Zone 7 purge the system for three weeks. WhenRead More we called them, they said it was going into a filtration system. Unless they installed this make believe filtration system in the sewer system, which is where the water from the tanks on Duke Way went, it went right down the drain. Three full weeks running day and night.
Mr. Pickles March 17, 2014 at 04:37 pm
David it's the luck of the Irish. Have one on me.
Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 17, 2014 at 04:40 pm
David, we also run these on Superbowl, 4th of July, New Years eve, prom/ graduation and at theRead More beginning of the winter holidays when statistically the DUI collisions increase.
Desert Rat March 17, 2014 at 10:21 pm
I'm Scottish, we never drink....
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W. E. SPICER March 14, 2014 at 02:20 pm
Dublin is having a great time with the name of there town, but the name has absolutely nothing to doRead More with Ireland. The original name was Doubling Station, it is where the stagecoach wiould double up on there horses to pull the stage coach over the Altomont Pass. Some time later it was changed to Dublin, sounds the same as Doubling huh....
Bret March 15, 2014 at 07:00 pm
and this has to do with what? just want to crap in the collective punch bowl? Glad everyone isRead More having fun at the festival and the weather is awesome!
Map Courtesy: City of Dublin
Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 8, 2014 at 06:54 am
@Andy: It depends on what you like. It is one of the biggest parades in the Bay Area for St. Paddy'sRead More and the festival has a lot of neat things going on after the parade. Kids really like it too.
Andy Smith March 8, 2014 at 07:24 am
Okay great---thanks!
Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 8, 2014 at 07:34 am
Look for me out there! I will be taking some pics. You can usually see me on the parade route.