3 SIERRA FOOTHILLS — Striding through a field of shin-high, yellow grass under a glaring September sun, the tall and energetic federal judge looked toward a cluster of oaks and made a prediction. “If the fire came through here,” William Alsup declared, “it would scorch the bottom of that tree. But it wouldn’t kill it. The tree would be fine.” So would the rest of Alsup’s 40-acre ranch in the picturesque Sierra Nevada foothills, the 76-year-old Bay Area jurist hopes, thanks to his countless hours of manual labor. When Alsup bought the remote property where his second home is located in the 1990s, much of it was a jungle of overgrown brush that provided easy kindling for wildfires. Now, after years of clearing flammable vegetation, Alsup’s ranch looks more like a well-maintained park, with groves of green trees spaced comfortably apart and wide open expanses containing little more than grass. Fire is familiar to the ranch and its owner. Almost 15 … [Read more...] about For PG&E probation judge William Alsup, California’s wildfire crisis is personal
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CHICAGO (CBS)– From donation drives and community gatherings to family classes, there are many local events taking place Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cradles to Crayons is collecting donations of children’s items to help those in need. You can donate winter clothes like coats, boots and scarves along with other needed items. READ MORE: Thieves Steal ATM From Hyde Park Gas Station Check out the purple donation boxes at one of the 34 Chicago area drop-off locations listed below: Acorn Library – 15624 Central Ave., Oak Forest, IL 60452 Alcott Center – 530 Bernard Dr., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 Alternatives, Inc. – 4730 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60640 Aw Yeah Comics – 7925 Lincoln Ave., Skokie, IL 60077 Bank of America – 1301 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville, IL 60563 Bank of America – 1300 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 Buffalo Grove Park Community Arts Center – 225 McHenry Rd., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 … [Read more...] about Donation Drives, Community Gatherings Underway Across Chicago In Honor Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Click here to read the full article. Elliot Page has boarded Berlin-bound transgender-themed doc “Nel Mio Nome” (“Into My Name”) by Italian director and producer Nicolò Bassetti as its executive producer. The doc, which will world premiere during the upcoming Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama Dokumente section, stems from Bassetti’s personal experience with the gender transition of his child, Matteo. More from Variety Berlinale Reveals Series, Generation, Co-Production Market Titles Who's Going to Berlin? International Industry Weighs Up Pros and Cons of In-Person Festival Berlin Film Festival Chiefs Talk 'New Concept' Berlinale “Into My Name” provides an intimate look at the universal challenges of gender transition by observing the transition within a tight-knit group of friends in the central Italian city of Bologna. The doc’s characters, Nico, Leo, Andrea, and Raff — whose ages span from their mid-20s to mid-30s — come from different parts … [Read more...] about Elliot Page Boards Transgender Doc ‘Into My Name’ as Executive Producer – Berlin
MANILA — Virgilio Mabag figures there is a good chance that his meth addict brother will become a casualty of President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly campaign against drugs in the Philippines. “I told him to prepare himself to die,” Mr. Mabag said. But Mr. Mabag, 54, who runs a neighborhood volunteer association in a sprawling Manila slum, still enthusiastically supports Mr. Duterte, saying that his policies will make the country safer and more orderly. “I’m delighted,” said Mr. Mabag, who was wearing a Duterte T-shirt. “This is the only time I’ve seen a president like this, who says exactly what he wants to say.” The rest of the world may have trouble understanding this, but Mr. Duterte still commands ardent support in the Philippines. Since he took office in June promising to kill drug addicts and dealers, about 1,400 people have been killed by the police in antidrug operations, and hundreds more by vigilantes. His embrace of violence has shocked other countries and … [Read more...] about Rodrigo Duterte, Scorned Abroad, Remains Popular in the Philippines
close Video Fox News Flash top entertainment headlines of the week Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what clicked this week in entertainment. Tony Dow is opening up about his private battle with depression. The former child star, who famously played Wally Cleaver in the ‘50s sitcom "Leave It to Beaver," detailed how he initially believed the character wouldn’t define him as he grew older – "but it did." "And I was gonna have to live with it for the rest of my life," the actor recalled during an appearance on "CBS Sunday Morning." "I thought, ‘This isn’t fair.’ You know? I mean, I’d like to do some other stuff. I’d like to do some interesting stuff. You know, it’s sad to be famous at 12 years old or something, and then you grow up and become a real person, and nothing’s happening to you." "Leave It to Beaver," which aired from 1957 until 1963, chronicled the misadventures of a suburban boy, along … [Read more...] about ‘Leave It to Beaver’ star Tony Dow reflects on past depression battle: ‘It’s had a lot of effect on my life’