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A preliminary federal report says the pilot whose plane broke up and crashed into a Yorba Linda home was warned before takeoff that he was heading into bad weather.
via Pilot Was Warned of Bad Weather Before Yorba Linda Crash That Killed Him, 4 Others: NTSB — KTLA
Laguna Beach players celebrate beating Corona del Mar during the CIF-SS Division 1 girls water polo championship game at Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer) Laguna Beach’s Tea Poljack, 20, and the team celebrate as they beat Corona del Mar…
via Laguna Beach edges Corona del Mar for CIF girls water polo title with Poljak’s late strike — Orange County Register
Locals plunged into the chilly waters at Huntington Beach as lifeguard tryouts were held Saturday morning. The waves were high and water temperatures were only about 55 degrees, making tough conditions for lifeguard hopefuls. Marine Safety Lt. Claude Palis said there were 57 finishers out of 71 applicants. Sunday, applicants will take the oral interviews.…
via Lifeguard Tryouts Held at Huntington Beach — KTLA
Fuyumi Iimura has a message for whoever broke into her family’s expansive garden outside Tokyo and made off with a small fortune’s worth of some of the planet’s most beautiful bonsai trees:
via Thieves stole a 400-year-old bonsai. The grief-stricken owner offered care instructions — National Post
(NEW YORK) — Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible. For decades, the percentage of high school and middle school students who smoked cigarettes had been declining fairly steadily. For the past three years, it has flattened, according to new numbers released Monday…
via Smoking Among Teens Has Stopped Declining. And Vaping Is to Blame, Officials Say — TIME
Many major companies, like Air Canada, Hollister and Expedia, are recording every tap and swipe you make on their iPhone apps. In most cases you won’t even realize it.
The App Analyst, a mobile expert who writes about his analyses of popular apps on his eponymous blog, recently found Air Canada’s iPhone app wasn’t properly masking the session replays when they were sent, exposing passport numbers and credit card data in each replay session. Just weeks earlier, Air Canada said its app had a data breach, exposing 20,000 profiles.
“This gives Air Canada employees — and anyone else capable of accessing the screenshot database — to see unencrypted credit card and password information…”
via Many popular iPhone apps secretly record your screen without asking — TechCrunch
This year should be a great one for California’s wildflowers, after a year of drought followed by substantial rain in recent months. But will it be a “super bloom”? Experts say it’s too early to tell. “It’s got to rain a lot more if we’re going to see the super-type bloom,” said Richard Minnich…
via Southern California Could See a Wildflower Super Bloom — if It Keeps Raining — KTLA