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Hoover Dam Reservoir Dips to Record Low, in Sign of Extreme Western U.S. Drought

The reservoir created by Hoover Dam, an engineering marvel that symbolized the American ascendance of the 20th Century, has sunk to its lowest level ever, underscoring the gravity of the extreme drought across the U.S. West. The surface elevation of Lake Mead along the Arizona-Nevada border fell to 1,071.56 feet above sea level, dipping belowContinue reading “Hoover Dam Reservoir Dips to Record Low, in Sign of Extreme Western U.S. Drought”

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LA County contract worker charged with stealing hundreds of vaccination cards

A Los Angeles County contractor working at a local COVID-19 vaccine center has been accused of stealing hundreds of blank vaccination cards.  The office of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said in a Wednesday press release that it had charged 45-year-old Muhammad Rauf Ahmed with one felony count of grand theft.  According to the district attorney’sContinue reading “LA County contract worker charged with stealing hundreds of vaccination cards”