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Science Guy Returns With Show Set for April, Ozy
The beloved TV educator's new show debunking anti-scientific claims, Bill Nye Saves the World, now has a premiere date: April 21. A new trailer indicates the 13-episode Netflix series will feature experiments, panel discussions and lots of celebrity guests, like fashion icon Tim Gunn, covering hot-button political topics from genetic modification to alternative medicines to climate change. Read more.
Hummingbird Nest Halts Upgrades On Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, CBS Bay Area
A little bird could become a big hold up for important upgrades on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.
A path on the upper deck will enable bike riders to get across in both directions and a third traffic lane on the lower deck will ease congestion for drivers heading eastbound.
The backhoes are waiting – the safety barriers are lined to go up – but thanks to a little winged friend work on a key part of the $70 million Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bridge re-do has been put on hold.Randy Rentschler, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission said, "In this particular case a bird's nest was found." Not just any bird – but a protected bird under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act – and one with an egg waiting to hatch. Read more.
'I Felt Like I Belonged There': Transgender Cub Scout Breaks Barrier, New York Times
Joe Maldonado, 9, was in the car with his mother when she got the call in November telling them that he was barred from the Boy Scouts.
He knew what all the fuss was about, why the Northern New Jersey Council of the Boy Scouts of America said he had to leave a Cub Scout pack just weeks after he had joined.
"Because I was born a girl," he said by phone on Thursday from his home in Secaucus, N.J.
How things have changed. Read more.
Flooding in San Anselmo occurred on Tuesday. (Courtesy of abc7news.com)
Storm Brings Damaging Winds, Flooding Rains to the Bay Area, ABC 7 News
Marin County residents are watching their creeks and taking flood precautions Thursday. Meantime, utility crews are already busy with downed trees and power lines.
The downpours started around 6:30 a.m. in San Anselmo and haven't stopped. Marin County is seeing a lot of rain and wind, making it very uncomfortable to be outside. Read more.
Bay Area McDonald's Testing New Crab Sandwich, Mercury News
Following its Gilroy Garlic Fries success, McDonald's of the Bay Area is testing another regional favorite: a Crab Sandwich.
Believed to be a first for a fast-food chain, the sandwich features snow crab blended with seasoned mayonnaise and diced celery, served with tomato slices and romaine lettuce atop a toasted sourdough bun that's been brushed with herb butter.
Helping develop the recipe for McDonald's was Bay Area chef Ryan Scott, a "Top Chef" contestant, TV-radio personality and owner of Finn Town restaurant in San Francisco. Read more.