Champion surfers and members of the World Surf League came to Surf Ranch in Lemoore, Calif. Tuesday to watch and surf on waves created by a state-of-the-art machine that produces the perfect wave every time in its 2,000-foot-long pond.
In a Sept. 12 update on the Oroville Dam spillway project, workers can be seen spraying down exposed rocks to prepare them for construction and beginning work on the roller-compacted concrete walls in the lower chute of the spillway. The project has been underway since storm water raging through the dam tore a massive hole in the spillway in February.
Two lonely tiger cubs became best friends when they met at the San Diego Zoo on Monday, September 11, 2017. One is a Sumatran tiger who was born at the National Zoo but was rejected by its mother; the other is a Bengal tiger that a teen purchased in Tijuana and tried to smuggle across the border to California.
Allison Gong, a Santa Cruz-based marine biologist and biology professor, came across hundreds of birds cawing loudly in Monterey Bay on September 1, 2017. "This is what it's like to be in a mixed flock of sooty shearwaters and common murres," she tweeted.
Fly right up the spillway at Lake Oroville as repairs continue during the week of September 11, 2017. In February, water flowing down the main Oroville Dam spillway during raging winter storms ripped a huge hole in that concrete structure.
A Coast Guard crew rescued a couple trapped in a cave at Mussel Rock Beach in Daly City in the Bay Area on Monday, September 11, 2017. The people reported the cave was accessible by foot during low tide, but due to the woman's injury, they were unable to make it back before high tide came in, the Coast Guard said. They received unspecified medical attention at the scene, the Mercury News reported, but were said to otherwise be all right.
The Fresno County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team recovered the bodies of two Thai students after Pakapol Bhakapon Chairatnathrongporn, 28, and Thiwadee Saengsuriyarit, 24, crashed into the Kings River in July. The team had to delay the recovery until the flow of the river decreased.
Fresno Fall 2017 was held Saturday at Bitwise Stadium South, the first World Cube Association-sanctioned Rubik’s Cube competition held in Fresno. Organizers said 80 people pre-registered for a day of various puzzle-solving events.
Repairs continue at Oroville Dam. Anchors are placed, side walls are framed, and the first structural slab erected on the upper spillway. On February 7, 2017, dam operators released a gusher of water down the spillway to reduce water levels at Lake Oroville. The heavy flows coming down the spillway apparently exploited weak points in the concrete, and one section of the concrete chute was lifted up, creating a giant crater underneath. The spillway is now under repair in a race to finish before the next rainy season.