Sunday, December 8, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An 85-year-old veteran of the Korean War who was detained for several weeks in North Korea returned home to the San Francisco Bay Area yesterday to applause and yellow ribbons outside his home. Eighty-five-year-old Merrill Newman landed at the San Francisco airport and did not talk with media, expect to say he was "delighted to be home." The Korean War veteran has been held since late October.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recalling 2,600 pounds of prosciutto (pro-ZHOO-toh) because of possible contamination with a potentially deadly pathogen. The agency said Friday that it is recalling the whole boneless ham prosciutto shipped to California and Michigan that was manufactured by Santa Maria Foods of Brampton, Ontario in Canada. The products are labeled "Prosciutto x 4 Gold" and dated Nov. 14 and Nov. 15.
TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) — Transportation officials at Lake Tahoe are hoping they'll have a pair of 120-passenger ferries shuttling tourists and locals from the south shore to the north shore by summer of 2016. Officials for the Tahoe Transportation District outlined their plans last week for the ferries. A project manager told the Lake Tahoe News yesterday it would be the equivalent of a light rail corridor.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A rare Malayan tiger at the Fresno Zoo is expecting. The Fresno Bee reported yesterday that Fresno's Chaffee Zoo is one of 26 U.S. zoos participating in an active breeding program. Assistant curator Lyn Myers says the zoo's two tigers, Mek and Paka, bred in September.