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Winter storm dumps 4.3 billion gallons of water into Lake Tahoe

Truckee - A Monday storm brought a bit of drought-relief to California's parched Lake Tahoe by dumping 4.3 billion gallons, boosting the lake's level almost two inches, said Tim Bardsley, a National Weather Service hydrologist.

California teen accused of killing own family appears in court

Placerville - A 16-year-old Benicia, Calif., teen accused of killing three family members made a brief court appearance Monday before being returned to jail for another month to await further proceedings in his case.

Sierra wildfire forces closures, evacuations along Highway 50

Kyburz - Highway 50 in California's Sierra Nevada mountains was shut down Thursday afternoon as a wildfire burned out of control near the town of Kyburz in El Dorado County.

Firefighters report gains against California's giant King fire

Pollock Pines - Firefighters in California appeared to be winning the race this week to contain the huge King fire consuming forest and threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra foothills, but shifting winds could imperil recent gains.

Low California snowpack could force limits on water use

Sacramento - California's three-year drought seemed to get even worse Thursday when official measurement of the state's mountain snowfall showed even lower accumulations than expected.

Op-Ed: Vibrating seats to expand, GM 2014 trucks will have haptic seats Special

In 2012 GM released "haptic seat technology" on many 2013 Cadillac models causing many tongue in cheek articles about the vibrating seats. GM, sticking to its enhanced safety goals, will release the safety feature on the GM truck lines this year.

Sierra Leone school alumni hold convention

It's almost a tradition in the West African country of Sierra Leone and indeed in many countries of the world for past students to give back to their alma mater.

Exclusive interview with a Sierra Leonean returnee Special

Makeni - Sierra Leonean health professional Alhassan Kanu recently returned home after his studies in the United Kingdom, one of the increasing number of Sierra Leoneans ready and eager to take part in their native country’s developmental process.

Canada: BC youths to set up digitalized libraries in Sierra Leone Special

New Westminster - Sunday March 27 in New Westminster, British Columbia, was rainless but chilly. I was at the city's Mercer stadium to watch a soccer exhibition match and photo shoot organized by the African Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association (ACSCA).

Sierra Leonean actor in Battle: Los Angeles

Adetokumboh M’Cormack is an actor from the tiny West African country of a Sierra Leone. You may not know him but you have definitely seen him in action if you have watched Blood Diamonds or the television series Lost where he plays the role of a pastor.

A rural medical project in Sierra Leone Special

Wes Strickland is an American businessman and philanthropist living and working in Canada. In this interview he tells me about his humanaitarian work in Sierra Leone (West Africa) and the people working with him.

Diamond Smuggling: Sierra Leone president asks for help

Brussels - The president of the West African country of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, has asked the Belgian government to help curtail the smuggling the smuggling of diamonds from his country.

Alaskan Enviro Rights Groups File Lawsuit To Stop Arial Wolf Control

The Sierra Club and two other groups have asked a Superior court judge to stop issuing permits for arial wolf control.
 

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BLAZING: The ancient sequoias in KIngs County National Park  like the General Grant Grove shown here...
BLAZING: The ancient sequoias in KIngs County National Park, like the General Grant Grove shown here, are threatened by the Rough fire.
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WEATHER: Rain clouds gather in the San Francisco Bay Area over the Golden Gate Bridge in a photo tak...
WEATHER: Rain clouds gather in the San Francisco Bay Area over the Golden Gate Bridge in a photo taken from Berkeley.
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CeOSA North America Financial Secretary  Francis Mustapha (left) hands-over books to newly elected F...
CeOSA North America Financial Secretary, Francis Mustapha (left) hands-over books to newly elected Financial Secretary, Abdul Kamara. Francis has returned to Sierra Leone to build an elementary school in his hometown, Medina.
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Dr. Eni about to leave Kabala  northern Sierra Leone  after a capacity building workshop.
Dr. Eni about to leave Kabala, northern Sierra Leone, after a capacity building workshop.
Dr Eni (first from right) discussing a new health center in Tonkolili district  northern Sierra Leon...
Dr Eni (first from right) discussing a new health center in Tonkolili district, northern Sierra Leone, with the Paramount Chief (third from right, sitting) and some villagers.
Dr. Eni (second from right  second row)in Kenema  eastern Sierra Leone  after a workshop.
Dr. Eni (second from right, second row)in Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone, after a workshop.
Mount Tallac  Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit  Lake Tahoe  Eldorado National Forest  California. Sn...
Mount Tallac, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Lake Tahoe, Eldorado National Forest, California. Snow accumulation is far below normal in 2014, leading to concerns about drinking water supplies.
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Dr. Eni doing a presentation.
Dr. Eni doing a presentation.
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Dr. Godwin Eni (second from left) being introduced at one of several presentations to health workers...
Dr. Godwin Eni (second from left) being introduced at one of several presentations to health workers in Bo, Sierra Leone.
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EWB Lehigh Valley Chapter introduced by Dr. Lauretta Will  Secretary General of CeOSA North America ...
EWB Lehigh Valley Chapter introduced by Dr. Lauretta Will, Secretary General of CeOSA North America Chapter.
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2011 Fundraising Banquet with Engineer Jamee and CeOSA members.
2011 Fundraising Banquet with Engineer Jamee and CeOSA members.
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President Koroma and his delegation in discussion with Belgian counterparts.
President Koroma and his delegation in discussion with Belgian counterparts.
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View of  2014 Sierra truck interior from passenger seat.
View of 2014 Sierra truck interior from passenger seat.
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WATER DROP: A firefighting plane helps to battle the Kyburz fire in California s Sierra Nevada mount...
WATER DROP: A firefighting plane helps to battle the Kyburz fire in California's Sierra Nevada mountains. State Highway 50 had to be closed in both directions Thursday but began to reopen gradually on Friday as scores of local, state and U.S. firefighters made progress against the flames.
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President Ernest Koroma of Sierra Leone being welcomed at Brussels airport by West African amabassad...
President Ernest Koroma of Sierra Leone being welcomed at Brussels airport by West African amabassadors.
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Dr. Eni (first from right) with the mayor of Bo Dr. Wusu Sannoh (first from left).
Dr. Eni (first from right) with the mayor of Bo Dr. Wusu Sannoh (first from left).
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Alhassan Kanu (first from right) and Sierra Leone s Minister of Health & Sanitation  Mrs Zainab Bang...
Alhassan Kanu (first from right) and Sierra Leone's Minister of Health & Sanitation, Mrs Zainab Bangura (second from right) meeting officials of the Bombali District Health Management Team, northern Sierra Leone.
President Koroma and the president of the European Council  Herman Van Rompuy.
President Koroma and the president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy.
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Front quarter view of the 2014 Sierra GM Truck
Front quarter view of the 2014 Sierra GM Truck
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Dr. Eni
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