Weather Service Warns Of Hazardous Waves Along Coast Through Sunday Evening

CBS San Francisco

MONTEREY (CBS SF) — The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazard Statement in effect for some coastal areas in the Bay Area due to high surf and strong rip currents.

Officials said buoys along the coast from Sonoma County to Monterey County Saturday night were reporting 7-foot to 8-foot swells.

The swells could continue to build throughout the day and reach as high as 12 feet tonight.

The large waves could increase the risk of rip currents.


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KL896 Shanghai – Amsterdam. Boeing 747-406.

Netting for white fish




Lake Inari, Lapland, Finland. 10/2014.

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Hayward Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Student Loan Fraud Scheme

CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A federal judge in Oakland sentenced a 29-year-old man to 37 months in prison Friday for defrauding the government out of more than $500,000 in student loans, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

U.S. District Court Judge John Tigar handed down the sentence on Kyle Edward Moore and required him to serve three years of supervised release and pay back the amount he stole from the federal government, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag reported.

Moore, of Hayward, was convicted in February on two counts of conspiracy to commit financial aid fraud and one count of wire fraud for preparing loan applications with “straw students,” people who had no intention of attending school, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag reported.

A federal grand jury indicted Moore and three co-defendants on multiple charges in 2013 and he later agreed to plead guilty to the two felony counts, according to Haag.


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Hans H. Bjørstads fotoblogg

A small cabin in sunset at the coast of Helgeland. Photo taken from The Coastal Steamer, Finnmarken.
Nikon D4 using Nikon’s AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR, hand-held camera!
My contribution to: “Mandarin Orange Monday”  – “Sky Watch Friday”

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If We Could Imagine Such a Thing


photograph by Cheryl Merrill photograph by Cheryl Merrill

It’s a mucky, slimy, gloppy mud. The young elephant snorkels on his side, the tip of his trunk swiveling above the surface, as he slides towards another bull. His days are filled with heat and dust.

This feels good, his body language says, this feels really good.

If we could imagine ourselves weighing four tons, and think of gravity’s effect on those four tons, then maybe we could imagine wallowing in such mud, pushing and shoving like giant sumo wrestlers, reveling and rolling in the sheer pleasure of this warm gunk. We would inhale a slimy trunkful of ooze, squirt it like a watergun in any direction, even at each other. We would rub our eyes clear with a curled fist at the end of our trunks. We would arise glistening and bright as a metallic statue; we would be cooled, refreshed. . . .

if we…

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Sunday sunset