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MOCA to Close Pacific Design Center Location

MOCA LA is closing its exhibition space at the Pacific Design Center, the LA Times reports. “We are proud of MOCA’s record of achievement at the PDC,” says board Chairwoman Maria Seferian. “We are grateful for our partnership with the PDC and [owner] Charles Cohen and now look forward to consolidating and growing our exhibition activities, including […]
Tags: Art, News, Pacific, Pdc, Art News, Minipost, LA Times, Charles Cohen, Maria Seferian, MOCA LA


Total eclipse of the moon, last chance for Brits for a decade

There will be a total eclipse of the Moon visible from the UK on 21st January. This will be the last total lunar eclipse here until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon. The Sun is behind the Earth, and the Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow. Sometimes an eclipsed Moon is a deep-red colour, other times it remains quite bright. The exact colour depends on how light from the sun is being scattered, Rayleigh scattering, by molecules and parti...
Tags: UK, France, Russia, Earth, Moon, West Africa, South America, North, Pacific, Spain Portugal, Sciencebase, Moon The Sun


Last UK Blood Moon for a decade

There will be a total eclipse of the Moon visible from the UK on 21st January. This will be the last total lunar eclipse here until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon. The Sun is behind the Earth, and the Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow. Sometimes an eclipsed Moon is a deep-red colour, other times it remains quite bright. The exact colour depends on how light from the sun is being scattered, Rayleigh scattering, by molecules and parti...
Tags: UK, France, Russia, Earth, Moon, West Africa, South America, North, Pacific, Spain Portugal, Sciencebase, Moon The Sun, UK Blood Moon


Minlend scores 14, key free throw in USF’s win over Pacific

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Charles Minlend scored 14 points and made the first of two free throws with 3 seconds remaining and San Francisco defeated Pacific 53-52 on Thursday night. Minlend’s free throw gave the Dons their first lead of the final four minutes, a period in which Pacific did not make a basket, going […]
Tags: News, Sports, San Francisco, Ap, Pacific, USF, Stockton Calif, Charles Minlend, Minlend


Kings edge Stars to climb out of NHL basement

DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 17: Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates a goal against the Dallas Stars in the first period at American Airlines Center on January 17, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 17: The Los Angeles Kings celebrate a goal by Drew Doughty #8 against the Dallas Stars in the first period at American Airlines Center on January 17, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Sound The ...
Tags: Colorado, Sports, Sport, Stars, Chicago, Soccer, Kings, Dallas, NHL, Pacific, Bishop, Dustin Brown, Ottawa, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, Central Division


Amtrak giving away free train trips

They call it a “social media residency program,” but really, it’s a free trip across the country on incredibly scenic train routes. Amtrak is looking to give a few travelers round-trip train tickets on long-distance routes for free, as well as $1,000 of pocket cash, as part of its #AmtrakTakeMeThere social media residency program. Applicants need solid writing, photo, video, and social media skills to document and share their journeys with their online communities, but Amtrak is clear: They ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, US, Pacific, Train Travel, Sierra Nevada, Amtrak, Rockies, Train Trips, Travel News, Tim Griffin, Amtrak Giveaway


Fiji urges Australia not to put coal above Pacific nations battling climate change

Frank Bainimarama says the only way to guarantee the survival of Pacific islands is for Australia to shift away from fossil fuelsAustralia must not put the interests of the coal industry above the lives of Pacific nations battling climate change, Fiji’s prime minister has told Scott Morrison.At an official dinner in Fiji to mark a newly announced partnership between the two nations, Frank Bainimarama explicitly told Australia to do better. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, World news, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Pacific, Fiji, Frank Bainimarama


Jellyfish Lake in Palau open again

Jellyfish are usually a downer to all those who love wild swimming, but in the saltwater lake on Eil Malk Island in the Pacific country of Palau, the golden jellyfish are the reason visitors come in droves. Since the golden jellyfish in this lake have no natural predators, they have lost the evolutionary ability to sting, making it a perfectly safe (and very cool) swimming destination for tourists. But, in 2016, due to an extremely worrisome decrease in the golden jellyfish population, beauti...
Tags: Travel, El Nino, Pacific, All, Jellyfish, Palau, Jellyfish Lake, Eil Malk Island, Coral Reef Research Foundation, Palau The post Palau 's Jellyfish Lake


Copenhagen residents are torn over Denmark's proposed 'Silicon Valley'

The Danish government is building nine artificial islands known as Holmene off the coast of Hvidovre.The 33 million square feet of new land will house 380 businesses and 170 acres of parkland, creating 30,000 new jobs. Local residents fear this project will alienate the middle class while disrupting traffic and public transportation systems in nearby Copenhagen. None In 1997, I lived in San Bruno, just north of what has been referred to as Silicon Valley since 1971. While the term originally de...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Politics, Technology, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Innovation, Urban Planning, Denmark, Silicon Valley, Copenhagen, Pacific, Golden Gate Bridge, Baltic Sea, San Francisco Bay, Public Spaces


Break in Pacific storms for California to aid mudslide, damage cleanup

A much-needed break from the storms touting inches of rain and feet of snow will begin in some areas on Friday and expand to much of the Pacific coast by next week.
Tags: News, California, Pacific


‘Creepshow’ TV Series Adapting Stephen King’s Most Disturbing Story

As a horror fan, there’s not much that actually shocks or disturbs me. But there are exceptions. One of those exceptions is Stephen King‘s grisly short story Survivor Type, featured in his collection Skeleton Crew. It’s a queasy, nasty piece of work about a man shipwrecked on a desert island, forced to slowly eat his own body parts to survive. And now, it might be coming to TV. Director and special effects make-up artist Greg Nicotero is currently working on a new Creepshow TV series for Shudde...
Tags: Television, Movies, Horror, Stephen-King, Pacific, King, Joe Hill, Greg Nicotero, Nicotero, KNB EFX Group, Richard Pine, Creepshow, Production Weekly


Marci Vogel's Playlist for Her Novella "Death and Other Holidays"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Awarded the 2017 Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize, Marci Vogel's novella Death and Other Holidays is a lyrical and thoughtful exploration of grief. NPR Books wrote of the book: "Dea...
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, Hollywood, California, George Harrison, Los Angeles, Reagan, David, Gang, Va, Marilyn Monroe, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Grinch, Joni Mitchell, Lapd


Sonoma County, CA: 3 itineraries

3 travel itineraries that take in the best of Sonoma County Sonoma and Petaluma Heart of Wine Country Westward into Nature Photo: Wildly Simple/Sonoma County Tourism #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs.cloudfront.net/blogs/1/2018/12/Sonoma-vineyard-Wildly-Simple-Sonoma-County-Tourism-560x420.jpg') }@media(min-width:560px){ #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs.cloudfront.net/blogs/1/2018/12/Sonoma-vineyard-Wildly-Simple-Sonoma-County-Touri...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, California, Nature, Michelin, Mission, Sonoma, Pacific, City Hall, All, Wine Country, Northern California, Santé, Francis Ford Coppola, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park


Australian prime minister begins 2-day visit to Fiji

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister sidestepped a diplomatic dispute over a suspected extremist’s nationality and brushed off criticism that he is burdening Pacific neighbors with unsustainable debt as he began a two-day visit on Thursday to Fiji. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is visiting Fiji and Vanuatu this week as both Australia and China […]
Tags: News, Australia, China, Nation, Scott Morrison, Pacific, Vanuatu, Fiji, CANBERRA Australia, Nation & World


Northern California braces for heavy rain, snow storm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Light rain fell in some parts of Northern California Wednesday ahead of a Pacific storm expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds that could unleash mudslides at the site of the deadliest wildfire in state history.
Tags: News, California, San Francisco, Ap, Pacific, Northern California


Travel News: January 16, 2019

Portugal’s tourism boom halted by Brexit, airport problems Channel NewsAsia Portugal’s long-running tourism boom is set to move decisively into reverse in 2019 due to capacity constraints at Lisbon airport and a drop in British visitors because of a Brexit-hit pound, Portugal’s biggest hotel group told Reuters. Jose Theotonio, chief executive of the Pestana Group which operates 94 hotels, said he had already noticed a dip in British guests as they turn to markets like Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia ...
Tags: Travel, Boston, US, United States, Hawaii, New Jersey, Portugal, Tunisia, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Brexit, Lisbon, News And Deals, Newark Liberty, Back Bay, Turkey Egypt


California storms bring mudslide fears, blizzard warning

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Pacific storm that brought fears of dangerous mudslides and a rare blizzard warning in the Sierra Nevada was less fierce than expected but hundreds of homes in fire-scarred California areas remained under evacuation orders as more rain was expected.
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Ap, Pacific, Sierra Nevada


Cheers mate: Australia to allow kava imports to bolster Pacific ties

Australia will allow imports of the intoxicating drink kava, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday, as it seeks to forge closer ties with its Pacific neighbours amid growing Chinese interest in the region.
Tags: Money, Australia, businessNews, Scott Morrison, Pacific


Long Beach says sea-level rise will bring dire flooding to some neighborhoods

Rising sea levels are not only going to increasingly flood parts of Long Beach, but could leave the most vulnerable neighborhoods uninhabitable within a generation or two, according to a city presentation Monday night that drew more 300 residents concerned about the city’s — and their own — future. “Residents can continue living on Naples and the Peninsula for several decades as long as you’re willing to experience occasional flooding,” said Jerry Schubel, a marine scientist and CEO of the Aquar...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Sport, Soccer, United States, Long Beach, Pacific, Pacific Coast Highway, Naples, Beaches, Southern California, Peninsula, Murrin, Alamitos Bay, State Lands Commission


Strong January Storm to Bring DEEP Totals for MLK Weekend

It’s the heart of winter, and statistically, the snowiest month of the year. This year is no exception as January has already started with a good storm last week that delivered up to three feet of snow!  After bluebird conditions this past weekend, we have another storm on our doorstep. This system is parking itself off the Pacific coast and tapping into sub-tropical moisture.  Because of this, we will see several waves of snow between now and the holiday weekend. The first wave has alre...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Pacific, Northern Utah, Great Basin, Southern Utah, Evan Thayer, Wasatch Mountain Range, All Utah


Red Wolf Headline Hunters

The latest news out of Texas is that the DNA of a wolf declared extinct in the wild lives on in a Texas pack.I am not surprised.While extinctions are a very serious thing, they are a lot less common than folks would have you believe.In fact, only a few hundred animals have gone extinct in the last 400 years, and most of these are birds endemic to small Pacific islands decimated by rats and feral cats.Today, about as many animals are "rediscovered" as BEING NOT EXTINCT as are declared extinct.P...
Tags: Texas, Pets, US, Jaguar, Pacific, Princeton University, Wolf, PBurns, Trump Administration, RED WOLF, Grey Wolf, Elizabeth Heppenheimer, Bird Life International


California storms bring fear of devastating mudslides

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A year after a mudslide swept through a fire-devastated California town, killing 21 people, residents of hundreds homes in burn areas were told to pack up and leave as a Pacific storm threatened potential catastrophe. In Riverside County east of Los Angeles, mandatory evacuations were ordered Monday for a dozen areas […]
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Riverside County, Pacific


Snow closes highway near Los Angeles for hours

The California Highway Patrol has reopened a section of Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles that was closed for hours as a Pacific storm roared through the area. Ice and blowing snow stranded dozens of cars on Monday. (Jan. 15)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Ap, California Highway Patrol, Pacific


David A. Taylor's Playlist for His Book "Cork Wars"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. David A. Taylor's Cork Warsis a surprisingly personal examination of the cork industry and espionage before World War II. Mark Athitakis wrote of the book: "Cork Wars doesn't just...
Tags: Europe, Music, Boston, David, Portugal, Army, Dropkick Murphys, Charles, Pacific, Baltimore, David Taylor, Lisbon, Miller, Frank, Tom, Atomic Books Comics Preview


California Utility Tied To Devastating Wildfires To File For Bankruptcy

Pacific Gas and Electric faces billions of dollars in claims stemming from recent infernos, including the Camp wildfire.
Tags: News, California, Electric, Pacific


NHL Power Rankings: It's a Pacific Division Takeover at the Top

It’s a league of hot streaks amongst the top contenders right now, most notably in the Pacific Division, where the Flames, Sharks and Golden Knights are all climbing the rankings.
Tags: News, Pacific


Potent Pacific storm to bring extreme rain and snow to California

A series of Pacific storms will bring heavy rain, extreme winds and deep snow to California through the week.
Tags: California, Cnn, Pacific


5 Adventure Sports You Must Try In Hawaii

Hawaii is filled with gorgeous beaches with a unique culture and fantastic weather conditions. It is the perfect vacation destination in summers; although, the weather here remains warm throughout the year. Most of the people who go on a vacation to Hawaii do so because of the many sports they can indulge themselves in. If that is not your intention to visit Hawaii, you still cannot leave without trying out the many sports that this place is famous for. From skydiving to scuba diving, you can go...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Hawaii, Bio, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Big Island, Maui, Paul Wilson, Oahu, Hawaiian, Hawaiian Islands, North Pacific, Oahu Lanai Molokai Kauai, Red Bull Jaws, Alaskan gulf


Cathay Pacific sells $16,000 tickets at economy prices – again

Hong Kong-based carrier says it will honour tickets after second error in a fortnightCathay Pacific has accidentally given passengers first-class airline tickets at economy prices – for the second time in a fortnight.The Hong Kong-based carrier sold first-class tickets from Portugal to Hong Kong, which normally cost about £12,500, for only £1,175 because of an error on its website. Continue reading...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Business, World news, Asia Pacific, Air transport, Portugal, Airline Industry, Flights, Pacific, Cathay Pacific


New storm to bring heavy snow to Southern California mountains, possible mud flows to burn areas

LOS ANGELES — A Pacific storm will strike the Southland Monday morning, generating rain and snow, creating treacherous conditions in the San Gabriel Mountains and raising fears of mudslides and debris flows over areas stripped bare by the Woolsey Fire in L.A. and Ventura counties, forecasters said. A winter storm warning denoting potentially perilous conditions will be in effect in the San Gabriels from noon Monday until 10 a.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service said in a statement. Heavy s...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Rain, CalTrans, Local News, Orange County, Pacific, Nws, Southern California, Ventura, Southland, San Gabriel Mountains