AAA Offers “Tipsy Tow” Free Ride Home on Cinco de Mayo

AAA Offers “Tipsy Tow” Free Ride Home on Cinco de Mayo

Walnut Creek, CA…AAA wants Cinco de Mayo fiesta-goers to celebrate and enjoy the day safely. To assist, AAA Northern California will offer its Tipsy Tow service free of charge to anybody who feels they’re too impaired to drive. You do not need to be a AAA Member to take advantage of this free service to […]

Update on Forest Service Campground Opening Dates in Lake Tahoe Area

Update on Forest Service Campground Opening Dates in Lake Tahoe Area

South Lake Tahoe, CA…Forest Service campgrounds in the Lake Tahoe Basin are scheduled to open May 12, 2017. However, campgrounds on the West Shore still have a large amount of snow at lake level, which will delay their opening. Meeks Bay Campground will open on May 19, 2017, and Kaspian and William Kent campgrounds will […]

Don’t Eat This If You’re Taking That

Don’t Eat This If You’re Taking That

Washington, DC…Millions of Americans age 50-plus take prescription drugs, yet few know the health risks of taking them along with certain foods and over-the-counter (OTC) supplements. For instance, some blood thinners taken with everyday foods like spinach, kale, and tomatoes can increase the risk of irregular heartbeat and heart attack. To address these kinds of […]

Keep Moving Forward Said Abraham Lincoln

Keep Moving Forward Said Abraham Lincoln

“I walk slowly but I never walk backward” President Abraham Lincoln “Abraham Lincoln; February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest […]

Erin Moran of Happy Days Passes Away At 56

Erin Moran of Happy Days Passes Away At 56

Harrison County, Indiana…Erin Marie Moran (October 18, 1960 – April 22, 2017) was an American actress, best known for playing Joanie Cunningham on the sitcom Happy Days and its spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi. Saturday afternoon a call was placed to dispatch with a report of an “unresponsive female”. EMT’s arrived and found Erin Moran deceased. […]

James K. Polk Says…”May The Boldest Fear & Wisest Tremble”

James K. Polk Says…”May The Boldest Fear & Wisest Tremble”

“May the boldest fear and the wisest tremble when incurring responsibilities on which may depend our country’s peace and prosperity, and in some degree the hopes and happiness of the whole human family.” President, James K. Polk 1845-1849 A bit more on President Polk from the James K. Polk home & museum. “A Frontier Upbringing […]

Study Paints Somber Picture of U.S. Mental Health Status and Access to Care

Study Paints Somber Picture of U.S. Mental Health Status and Access to Care

New York, NY…More Americans than ever before suffer from serious psychological distress, and the country’s ability to meet the growing demand for mental health services is rapidly eroding.  Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center analyzed a federal health information database and concluded that 3.4 percent of the U.S. population (more than 8.3 million) adult Americans […]

Researchers Find Frog Slime Kills Flu Virus

Researchers Find Frog Slime Kills Flu Virus

Atlanta, GA…A component of the skin mucus secreted by South Indian frogs can kill the H1 variety of influenza viruses, researchers from Emory Vaccine Center and the Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology in India have discovered. Frogs’ skins were known to secrete peptides that defend them against bacteria. The finding, published Tuesday in Immunity, suggests […]

It’s Official, Northern Sierra Precipitation Sets Water Year Record

It’s Official, Northern Sierra Precipitation Sets Water Year Record

Sacramento, CA…Never in nearly a century of Department of Water Resources (DWR) recordkeeping has so much precipitation fallen in the northern Sierra in a water year. DWR reported today that 89.7 inches of precipitation – rain and snowmelt – has been recorded by the eight weather stations it has monitored continuously since 1920 from Shasta […]

BFGoodrich® Tires Launches 2017 Outstanding Trails Program

BFGoodrich® Tires Launches 2017 Outstanding Trails Program

Greenville, S.C….BFGoodrich® Tires builds tires for any adventure, including those that take drivers off their daily roadways. Through its Outstanding Trails program that promotes sustainable and responsible off-road driving, BFGoodrich Tires will once again award grants of $4,000 each to four qualified and passionate off-road clubs in North America. These clubs will use their grants […]