By Alix Martichoux, SFGATE Updated 3:51 pm PST, Thursday, January 17, 2019 Heavenly Mountain reported 12 inches of snow in 24 hours Thursday morning. Heavenly Mountain reported 12 inches of snow in 24 hours Thursday morning. Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort Image 1 of / 37 Caption Close Image 1 of 37 Heavenly Mountain reported 12 inches of snow in 24 hours Thursday morning. Heavenly Mountain reported 12 inches of snow in 24 hours Thursday morning. Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort Sierra resorts can count snowfall totals in feet. Here's what they look like on Thursday. 1 / 37 Back to Gallery Several ski resorts in the Tahoe area, including Squaw Valley … [Read more...] about Sierra resorts can count snowfall totals in feet. Here’s what they look like on Thursday.
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Aleanna Siacon Detroit Free Press Published 12:43 PM EST Dec 10, 2018 Sporting a red velvet suit and round wire spectacles, Jeryn Calhoun, a 62-year-old licensed social worker from Roseville, has been suiting up for BLAC Detroit and Metro Parent magazine's Black Santa Photo Experience for the past four years. The annual event, scheduled for Dec. 15-16, "celebrates diversity," according to BLAC Detroit, and it's grown substantially since it first started at the magazine's Ferndale office. A spokeswoman for Metro Parent Media Group said 2,500 kids preregistered to take photos with Santa at the Southfield Pavilion next weekend. "We have such a big turnout. It's just something different," Calhoun said. "They just like to see that they can see a Santa that's ... closer to what they look like." Calhoun, a social worker at the Northeast Guidance Center on Detroit's east side, said his journey to becoming Santa started when the agency asked him to dress up for an … [Read more...] about Black Santa says, ‘Yes, Santa can look like you’
The Nutrition Facts label on pre-packaged food has gotten a little makeover, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Changes to the label, which includes calorie count, protein amount and fat levels, were made due to updated scientific findings. “These changes can help you make better-informed choices about the foods you and your family eat and help you maintain a healthy diet,” the FDA claims. According to the FDA release, consumers will notice six differences on the new labels, reflecting FDA’s greater understanding of how diet and chronic disease relate, and a more realistic approach to how people eat today (like using 2,000 calories per day as a reference number, not one-size-fits-all recommendation). The first thing you’ll notice is that the calorie count and serving size suggestion are printed in a larger and bolded font to help those counting calories. The FDA is required to base serving sizes on what people … [Read more...] about Nutrition Fact labels gets a makeover — here’s what they look like
Minnesota officials unveiled a new design for its driver’s licenses Monday, featuring a canoeist floating in front of a horizon filled with pine trees instead of the state seal. The state will begin using the newly designed IDs starting Aug. 6. The redesign was prompted by a need to make them easier to read and harder to duplicate. They will be available in time for the roll out of Real ID upgrades on Oct. 1. “We did this to make sure that the card not only complied with national standards, but that it’s useful to many different partners,” said Dawn Olson, director of Minnesota’s Driver and Vehicle Services. In May of 2017, the Minnesota Legislature passed the Real ID bill so that Minnesota could comply with federal ID regulations. Beginning in October of 2020, Minnesotans seeking to enter a federal building or board a flight will be required to have a federal government-compliant Real ID, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. … [Read more...] about Minnesota to redesign its driver’s licenses and IDs. What will they look like?
Imagine if alcohol was legal, but bars were not. Sure, you could drink legally in your home, and there would be designated stores where you could buy beer, wine, and liquor. But there wouldn’t be any businesses — no bars, no restaurants, no music venues or theaters — where you could buy a pint and actually drink it. That’s what the new recreational marijuana market in Massachusetts will be like for at least its first year. The 2016 ballot question legalizing marijuana allowed the state to license “cannabis cafes” and other social consumption establishments, where adults can purchase and consume marijuana on the premises. But even though retail stores are set to (slowly) begin opening next month, Bay State residents still have a while to wait before they’ll see any Amsterdam-style cafes where they can gather and light up a joint. Under the marijuana industry regulations approved in March, the Cannabis Control Commission will not license any … [Read more...] about When will cannabis cafes open in Massachusetts and what will they look like?