Fires have been burning for 2 weeks in Sequoia Nationwide Park and Sequoia Nationwide Forest, two of California’s iconic landmarks. Late Wednesday, Nationwide Park Service officers lastly allowed press photographers into the Big Forest, a spectacular grove that comprises 5 of the biggest timber on this planet by quantity, together with the Basic Sherman Tree, the world’s largest, which is 275 toes tall, not less than 2,300 years outdated, and 102 toes round on the base.

The photographs — the primary because the flames entered the Big Forest final Friday — present that the Basic Sherman Tree and several

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The previous few years have been unsettling for a lot of — and Al Franken is not any exception.

After a profitable profession in comedy, together with a prolonged stint on NBC’s “Saturday Evening Reside,” Franken was twice elected to the U.S. Senate, solely to be pressured out in 2018 amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

Franken, 70, has returned to his comedic roots and can deliver his standup present, “The Solely Former U.S. Senator Presently on Tour” to the Academy of Music in Northampton on Saturday, Sept. 18.

Nonetheless, politics stays on his thoughts. Franken informed The Republican he has

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City Attorney Mara Elliott has paid more than $1 million since April 2020 to two of the law firms she hired to manage legal work related to the 101 Ash St. lease purchase agreement.

The bulk of the spending, just over $740,000, was paid to Burke Williams & Sorensen, documents obtained under the California Public Records Act show. The Hugo Parker law firm of San Francisco was paid almost $300,000.

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The billings reflect only a portion of the public funds spent

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Hyundai plans to host a “global forum” called Hydrogen Wave on September 7, with the goal of showcasing next-generation fuel-cell systems, and promoting different uses for fuel-cell tech.

The online event will present Hyundai’s “vision for a future hydrogen society,” according to a company press release. Hyundai said it will showcase fuel-cell vehicles, as well as other applications for fuel-cell tech.

Three short teaser videos provided hints of what the reveals might be. One showed a car lapping a racetrack in the black-and-white camouflage typical of auto-industry prototypes. The second showed what appeared to be a fuel-cell truck, and the

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