Posted On: 4:19 p.m. | June 24, 2011
Scotia, 30 miles south of Eureka, was built in the 1880s by Pacific Lumber Co. to house the lumberjacks and mill workers who harvested the thick forests of the largely isolated region.
The town was named for the Nova Scotians who came here for work, and who reported for duty on the lumber company’s whistle, bought groceries at the lumber company’s store and lived in the lumber... View Post»
Posted On: 10:07 a.m. | June 24, 2011
Friday's Pictures in the News begin in England, where the Glastonbury Music Festival is underway. Now in its fifth decade, the event has grown from a humble gathering of 1,500 people on Michael Eavis's Worthy dairy farm in 1970, each paying 1 pound and receiving free milk, to a giant five-day celebration of music costing 195 pounds for a basic ticket.
On the African continent, First Lady... View Post»
Posted On: 12:37 a.m. | June 24, 2011
Eleanor Roosevelt goes on a whirlwind tour of government relief activities in Los Angeles. View Post»
Posted On: 9:01 p.m. | June 23, 2011
A roundup of outstanding photography, video and multimedia from across the Web. View Post»
Posted On: 6:30 p.m. | June 23, 2011
Photographer Mariah Tauger follows the Hollywood Fringe Festival and shares what she saw. View Post»
Posted On: 10:20 a.m. | June 23, 2011
Water, when we have too much of it, can be a problem, as the first two images in Thursday's Pictures in the News show. They show a boy huddled in the cold rain of Tropical Storm Meari in Manila while in Minot, N.D., preparations are being made for inevitable flooding from the Souris River.
Also water-related are shots of pedestrians in the rain in Beijing, divers recovering a Greek air force... View Post»
Posted On: 12:52 a.m. | June 23, 2011
A mechanized 'woodpecker' with a 7.5 ton hitting power goes to work in L.A. View Post»
Posted On: 8:07 p.m. | June 22, 2011
It's Wow Fest on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, an annual event that attracts thousands of people drawn by free lunches, haircuts, makeovers, hygiene kits and family portraits.
In Istanbul, Turkish riot police stand guard during a protest as newly elected Kurdish lawmakers come under increasing pressure to boycott the country's parliament; in Greece, a group of activists walk more than... View Post»