Photo courtesy of Michael Macor, San Francisco Chronicle
Mountain lions have been seen recently at Milagra Ridge, Mori Point, Rancho Corral de Tierra, and San Pedro Valley County Park. Mountain lion expert Zara McDonald of Felidae (felidaefund.org) visits community groups to discuss mountain lion ecology and how to safely coexist with these important parts of our natural ecosystem. For more information, please call Felidae at 415-229-9335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The night of February 23-24, observers across the western half of North America witnessed a spectacular cluster of bright lights in the sky. It was the re-entry and disintegration of a Chinese rocket body. Coincidentally, a geomagnetic storm was in progress at the time and more than one photographer caught the rocket's debris cutting across curtains of Northern Lights. Visit spaceweather.com for photos and more information.
After a hot editorial debate in our office about KQED-TV’s questionable on-air grammar (“KQED thanks our members”), I hesitate to throw another log on the fire, but today on the radio I heard a commercial that began: “Princess Cruises is celebrating our…” Please click the Comments link below to share your thoughts.
Unfortunately, another high-pressure ridge built in after this latest storm February 6-8, and so the hot, dry weather continues in California. Imagine dirt coming out of your faucet. Too depressing? Imagine NASA or SpaceX firing rockets into the atmosphere to "puncture" the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge of high pressure and let the heat out.
For 20 bucks, Joe Sarasua will raccoon-proof your garbage can. Recology gives out Joe’s phone number (650-359-3525) to customers who want to be able to lock their garbage cans. Supposedly, Epsom salts will keep the critters away, but even at dollar-store prices, the cost can add up, and it’s messy. Tying off your bungee cords doesn’t always work, plus it’s a hassle (and you could put an eye out when those suckers snap back on you). So Joe’s little 10-minute garbage can conversion is the way to go. If you’re handy and want to install the locks yourself, Joe will sell you the kit for only $15.