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  • 74-Year-Old Belmont Man Recovering from Rattlesnake Bite

    06/14/2014 11:47:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 | Derek Shore
    A 74-year-old Belmont man is recovering after he was bitten by a rattlesnake in his garage. Edmund Pieret said he was bit Thursday when reaching for one of his tools. "I reached down to pick up one of the tools, now he must have been underneath where that red box is," Pieret said. "I figured it was a spider or something like that must have bit me, and then I heard a rattle." Pieret was rushed to the hospital for treatment. On Friday he was nursing a swollen hand. "I was not expecting it at all," he said. "I've never...
  • The 6 Second Garage Door Break-In You Can Prevent

    03/28/2014 8:20:43 AM PDT · by IYAS9YAS · 30 replies
    KEYE TV via YouTube ^ | 03/28/2014 | KEYE TV via YouTube
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  • OK:Police: Tulsa Homeowner Shoots At Burglar In His Home

    03/22/2014 12:30:11 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    newson6.com ^ | 19 March, 2014 | NA
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa Police said a homeowner awakened by his burglar alarm found two people inside his garage early Wednesday. (snip) The homeowner held the 16-year-old girl at gunpoint until police arrived and took her to jail. Police didn't find the man.
  • Another Tesla Caught On Fire While Sitting In A Toronto Garage This Month

    02/13/2014 7:11:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 2/13/14 | Linette Lopez - Business Insider
    Earlier this month, a Tesla Model S sitting in a Toronto garage ignited and caught on fire. The car was about four months old and was not plugged in to an electric socket, says a source. Fires are a touchy issue for the company, which reports Q4 2013 earnings on February 19th. Last year, three vehicles caught fire over the course of six weeks. The company has previously pointed out in a government filing that the lithium ion battery cells "have been observed to catch fire or vent smoke and flame." So the fires have raised concerns with consumers and...
  • San Francisco Liberals Outlaw Storing Items in Your Own Garage

    01/10/2014 9:54:50 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 109 replies
    AmericanOverlook.com ^ | unsure | unnamed
    How far will the government go to infringe on your rights? In San Francisco, residents aren’t even allowed to store their own belongings in their home. Residents of the liberal city are banned from using their garage to store any personal property other than a vehicle. Chapter Six of the San Francisco Housing Code states, “Private and public storage garages in apartment houses and hotels shall be used only for storage of automobiles.” Those who violate the law can be slapped with a $500 fine.
  • Obama makes speech in a couple's GARAGE... and even his hosts might not vote for him

    05/12/2012 5:12:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 91 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 12, 2012 | Nina Golgowski
    As leader of the free world President Obama will be used to making speeches to millions of people around the globe. So he might have felt the occasion was a little beneath him yesterday when he stopped off in Reno, Nevada, to deliver an address outside a couple's garage.
  • Mitt Romney's 4-car fantasy home (complete with "car lift")

    03/27/2012 8:07:46 PM PDT · by BobL · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/27/12 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    SAN DIEGO — At Mitt Romney’s proposed California beach house, the cars will have their own separate elevator. There’s also a planned outdoor shower and a 3,600-square foot basement — a room with more floor space than the existing home’s entire living quarters. Those are just some of the amenities planned for the massive renovation of the Romneys’ home in the tony La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego, according to plans on file with the city. A project this ambitious comes with another feature you don’t always find with the typical fixer-upper: its own lobbyist, hired by Romney to push...
  • OUESTION: Home Design Software

    08/29/2011 2:44:43 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 18 replies
    Aug 29, 2011 | Yosemitest
    OUESTION: Home Design Software Aug 29, 2011 Is there a computer software program that lets you: 1. First take item's size or dimensions and label them and save them, (stove, couch, sink, etc.) as a movable item. 2. Place them on a design sheet, and move them around by mouse movement. 3. Define space between items, and be able to change it later. 4. After you get satisfied with your layout of items, then design walls around those items, and design you home, yard, or whatever you are planning to build, in that order, and be able to make changes...
  • Teen Struck By Lightning Standing In Garage

    07/22/2010 6:29:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    WSBTV ^ | July 22, 2010
    A teenager was recovering from a lightning strike that happened while he stood inside his own garage on Wednesday afternoon. Stephon Owens, 15, was just about to push a button on the garage door opener when a surge of electricity shot through the house on Bell Meade drive in Douglas County, his parents told Channel 2 Action News reporter Eric Philips. “They came in here to put the basketball hoop together and ….and that’s when it went through his arm,” said Sabrina Bryan, Owens' mother. The teenager and his father were working to assemble a basketball net when the storm...
  • 3-story parking garage partially collapses in NJ

    07/16/2010 11:16:01 AM PDT · by RS_Rider · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 07-6-2010 | DAVID PORTER
    HACKENSACK, N.J. – A glass canopy fell off of a high-rise condominium building and onto a parking garage two stories below on Friday, partly flattening the structure and trapping at least one person, authorities said. Rescuers can see the victim but can't get to the person because they are concerned about the possibility of another collapse at the three-story garage, Hackensack fire Lt. Stephen Lindner said. They could not determine the victim's condition. Authorities are checking out reports that two to three more people might also be trapped, Lindner said. The garage pancaked when the canopy fell on it, damaging...
  • CA: Lawmaker wants Toyotas out of the Capitol garage [Updated]

    02/04/2010 9:46:12 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 478+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2/4/10 | Marc Lifsher
    A state assemblyman who represents Toyota's North American headquarters in Torrance is so peeved by the automaker's safety problems and its recent decision to close a California plant that he's asking his colleagues to stop buying the Japanese-made hybrid cars. Assembly Rules Committee Chairman Ted Lieu, who is running in June to be the Democratic Party's candidate for attorney general, said he plans to ask the committee on Thursday to reinstitute a "Buy-American" policy when purchasing pool vehicles that the house's 80 members use to get around Sacramento. ... "With the massive safety problems that Toyota is experiencing, I think...
  • Incendiary Device Found In Philly Parking Garage Along with Anti-Israel, Pro-Palestinian Books..

    12/30/2009 10:51:51 PM PST · by mnehring · 14 replies · 725+ views
    Evil has certainly been unleashed. It's a damn firestorm. It sitnks from the top down ......... the free world has been taken siege. And that muhammadan in the White House denands we respect this evil. Molotov Cocktail Found In Downtown Parking Garage CBS3 News hat tip MikeThe discovery was made at about 2:00 p.m. Wednesday inside a parking garagelocated at Callowhill and N. 16th Streets.Philadelphia Police are investigating the discovery of a Molotov cocktail along with anti-Israeli books inside a Center City parking garage. The discovery was made at about 2:00 p.m. Wednesday inside a garage located at Callowhill and...
  • Seller, beware: Feds cracking down on garage sales

    08/21/2009 11:25:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 114 replies · 2,887+ views
    McClatchy ^ | 8/21/09 | James Rosen
    WASHINGTON — If you're planning a garage sale or organizing a church bazaar, you'd best beware: You could be breaking a new federal law. As part of a campaign called Resale Roundup, the federal government is cracking down on the secondhand sales of dangerous and defective products. The initiative, which targets toys and other products for children, enforces a new provision that makes it a crime to resell anything that's been recalled by its manufacturer.
  • Car tumbles from CBD parking garage

    07/29/2009 7:21:34 AM PDT · by murron · 13 replies · 925+ views
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | July 29, 2009 | Danny Monteverde
    A day after a man drove a car off the top of a downtown New Orleans parking garage, plummeting four stories to another rooftop, he and his passenger were under hospital care Tuesday while the adjoining building's owner pondered how to remove the wrecked vehicle.
  • Garage sales covered under new product safety laws

    05/26/2009 8:42:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies · 1,956+ views
    kansascity.com ^ | 5/26/2009 | SARA SHEPHERD
    Selling any used cribs or playpens at your upcoming garage sale? Children’s clothes with drawstrings or zippers? Pre-1985 books? Rubber duckies or pool floaties? Better check them twice. Just like megasize toy manufacturers and stores that sell products from China, the notoriously broad and confusing federal Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act applies to you and your front yard
  • Police Dogs Find Bomb-Packed Bus in Turkish Garage

    09/11/2007 5:18:42 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies · 632+ views
    FOX News/AP ^ | September 11, 2007
    Police Dogs Find Bomb-Packed Bus in Turkish Garage September 11, 2007 ANKARA, Turkey — Sniffer dogs discovered a bomb-laden vehicle parked in an Ankara garage, as police have increased security measures in Turkey fearing attacks timed to Sept. 11, the governor of Ankara said. Gov. Kemal Onal said a large amount of explosives were found stashed in a minibus, which had a fake license plate. "A possible disaster has been prevented," Onal told reporters at the site. Explosive experts defused the bomb, Police Chief Ercument Yilmaz said, adding that the type of the explosives would be announced later. Police had...
  • Elderly Woman Threatened With Jail for Not Converting Bedroom Into Unwanted Garage

    Unreal. Coming to a town near you.
  • Face-off over converted garage could land woman, 83, in jail[Illegally converted garage][CA]

    10/18/2008 12:15:56 PM PDT · by BGHater · 104 replies · 2,911+ views
    LA Times ^ | 18 Oct 2008 | David Kelly
    <p>La Quinta, Calif., resident says the space was a bedroom when she bought the house 30 years ago, but the city says it's her responsibility to undo the illegal conversion.</p> <p>Ageda Camargo was sitting in her shady frontyard, wondering aloud if jail is as bad as it sounds.</p>
  • Man with gun prompts scare in Nixa (Mo.) (riding a bike)

    10/17/2008 12:09:48 PM PDT · by rightinthemiddle · 11 replies · 722+ views
    Bad timing, and perhaps some bad judgement as a man from Nixa who had just bought an old gun at a local garage sale rode home on his bicycle with his new purchase shortly after 8am. But someone saw him riding in front of the junior high school and became concerned. As a precaution, the district put the Junior High, Century Elementary, and Thomas Elementary on lockdown. But when the man's son in law called the KTTS Studios to tell us what was going on, we asked him to call police, and he did. The schools resumed normal operations a...
  • Toshiba's building a "Micro Nuclear" reactor for your garage?

    12/19/2007 10:31:51 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 93 replies · 367+ views
    Engadget.com ^ | 12/19/07 | Paul Miller
    Alright, details are slim, and we really have no idea if Toshiba has any plans whatsoever to sell these nuclear reactors to consumers -- in fact, we hope it doesn't -- but it does seem like the company is well on its way to commercializing the design. Toshiba's Micro Nuclear reactors are designed to power a single apartment building or city block, and measure a mere 20-feet by 6-feet. The 200 kilowatt reactor is fully automatic and fail-safe, and is completely self-sustaining. It uses special liquid lithium-6 reservoirs instead of traditional control rods, and can last up to 40 years,...
  • Man says God is punishing him for scam

    05/17/2007 9:17:42 PM PDT · by BraveMan · 4 replies · 303+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | THURSDAY, May 17, 2007, 6:36 p.m. | David Doege
    Waukesha - A Menomonee Falls man whose garage was heavily damaged earlier this year in a fire told investigators the blaze was divine comeuppance for his installation of an illegal natural gas bypass that enabled him to heat the building for free, according to a criminal complaint filed today. "I think the fire was God's way of punishing me for stealing the gas," Ricky E. Adair told police, according to the complaint. The complaint charges Adair, 44, with a felony theft count estimating that the garage gas he got for free between January 2001 and Jan. 26, 2007, was worth...
  • 3-Week Old Baby Left in Casino Garage, Parents Arrested

    09/04/2006 5:38:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1,702+ views
    ABC Local ^ | 9/03/06
    Baby Left in Casino Garage, Parents Arrested ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - September 3, 2006 - A Camden County couple accused of leaving their 3-week old son alone in a car in a casino parking garage for several hours this weekend were charged with child abuse and child endangerment. Security personnel at Caesars Atlantic City Hotel Casino found the child just before 1 a.m. Saturday after some patrons reported seeing him in the back seat of the car. They notified city police, and officers Andrea Perry and Shelley Kellerman were soon able to get the child out of the vehicle....
  • VAnity Help from any fire fighters out there!!

    02/16/2006 10:19:47 PM PST · by txroadkill · 37 replies · 387+ views
    Bone head that I am ^ | 2/17/06 | self
    OK, my father was watching my kids today while I was having surgery. about an hour ago I went down stairs to make sure the doors were looked and was immitadly struck by noxus fumes. As it turns out my Dad was watching my kids ride their bikes today and moved a gas can to get out a camping chair. After he was done, he tossed the chair back into the garage and unknowingly knocked over a gallon sized can of gasoline to the floor. If I remember correctly, the last time I mowed the yard I knew I was...
  • Karl Rove's garage proves to be typical (No sign of QuakOtron 2000 or StormOtron 2000)

    10/17/2005 12:38:22 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 83 replies · 1,843+ views
    Boston.com/ap ^ | 17 Oct 2005 | Darlene Supervill
    WASHINGTON --He is "the architect" who steered George W. Bush to victory four times, twice as Texas governor and twice as president. But can Karl Rove organize his own garage? Can the master of Bush's political planning figure out where to put the ladders, paint cans and cardboard boxes? Rove's wife, Darby, raised the white garage door one morning last week to show journalists outside the million-dollar brick home that the deputy chief of staff, assistant to the president and senior adviser wasn't home. All the interest came on the eve of his testimony Friday before a grand jury investigating...
  • Karl Rove's Garage Proves to Be Typical

    10/17/2005 11:39:57 AM PDT · by paltz · 67 replies · 1,754+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/17/05 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    He is "the architect" who steered George W. Bush to victory four times, twice as Texas governor and twice as president. But can Karl Rove organize his own garage? Can the master of Bush's political planning figure out where to put the ladders, paint cans and cardboard boxes? Rove's wife, Darby, raised the white garage door one morning last week to show journalists outside the million-dollar brick home that the deputy chief of staff, assistant to the president and senior adviser wasn't home. All the interest came on the eve of his testimony Friday before a grand jury investigating who...
  • Hewlett-Packard restores birthplace

    09/14/2005 4:11:39 PM PDT · by Professional Engineer · 10 replies · 543+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | August 13, 2005 | Connie Guglielmo
    Hewlett-Packard employees in Palo Alto are working to save the house and one-car garage — dubbed the birthplace of Silicon Valley — where William "Bill" Hewlett and David Packard began manufacturing their first product in 1939. "We took the whole thing apart and are rebuilding it using the original frame and original 52 boards," said archivist Anna Mancini, who's overseeing the restoration. "We want to do it right. We want to do everything right." After dismantling the 12-foot-by-18-foot garage, sanding down the boards to eliminate termites and reinforcing the frame to withstand earthquakes, workers nailed the original Douglas-fir planks back...
  • CA: Millions could go toward new LAUSD garage

    06/27/2005 8:18:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 370+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 6/27/05 | Naush Boghossian
    The Los Angeles Unified School District is again considering building a $49 million parking garage for top brass and their staff a year after the plan ignited an outcry over finances. The 1,734-space garage at the corner of 3rd Street and Beaudry Avenue would serve district headquarters and be paid for out of the general fund using money currently spent on leased parking for employees and visitors. "It's a rent or buy decision -- leasing costs versus ownership costs -- where we get to a break-even situation in three years. We believe it's good business to invest in purchasing the...
  • Garage floor collapses, taking new SUV with it

    06/17/2005 1:29:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 58 replies · 942+ views
    Lexington-Herald Leader ^ | 6-17-2005 | By Greg Kocher
    ABANDONED CISTERN WAS UNDER STRUCTURE CENTRAL KENTUCKY BUREAU McAFEE -- When Lela Stewart heard a noise late Monday night, she thought her cat had accidentally overturned something. No shelves were disturbed so she looked in the garage -- and discovered her new Ford Escape at the bottom of a 10-foot-deep hole. The garage's concrete floor had collapsed into an abandoned cistern. "I go to the door and open it and there's a big puff of smoke, which was concrete dust," Stewart said. "I just put my face in my hands and went, 'This can't be happening.'" Stewart, who has lived...
  • 94-year-old man dies after being beaten in his Florida home's garage

    05/07/2005 9:28:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies · 1,049+ views
    sandiego.com ^ | May 7, 2005 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    LEESBURG, Fla. – A 94-year-old wheelchair-bound man was badly beaten inside his garage and died at the hospital later in the day, police said. Police believe Irwin R. Null went into his garage Friday morning to meet a man who was interested in buying his van. Null was selling the vehicle because he can no longer drive. Null's 91-year-old wife heard him moaning a while later, but she could not get inside the garage because his wheelchair was blocking the door. She called 911 and police broke down a side door. Officers found the retired truck driver and World War...
  • Star-Crossed (Luckenbach sues Beerland Texas)

    12/09/2004 10:00:38 PM PST · by weegee · 2 replies · 468+ views
    Austin Chronicle ^ | DECEMBER 10, 2004 | CHRISTOPHER GRAY
    Two very different Texas institutions are set to spar over an image almost as seminal as the state flag. Last month, Red River punk/garage nexus Beerland received a notice from attorneys for cosmic cowboy shrine Luckenbach, informing them Luckenbach considered Beerland's logo an infringement on their trademark. Owner Randall Stockton begs to differ, saying the star-in-oval design – perhaps you've also seen it representing Lone Star Beer, the Lone Star Cafe, and Jerry Jeff Walker – should belong to nobody; or, rather, that it belongs to all Texans. "There's just so many people who affiliate themselves with Texas that use...
  • IRS Raids Philadelphia Mosque, Two Homes (AP)

    05/27/2004 4:37:58 PM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 105 replies · 1,316+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Thursday May 27, 2004 | PATRICK WALTERS
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Federal agents raided a mosque and two homes in Philadelphia on Thursday and took a Muslim cleric into custody on immigration charges, authorities and witnesses said. Internal Revenue Service agents executed a search warrant at the Ansaar Allah Islamic Society and an adjacent home in the city's Bridesburg section, plus a third home in Northeast Philadelphia, according to IRS spokesman Skip Bedics. No one was arrested on criminal charges, but immigration authorities detained Mohamed Ghorab, an Egyptian who is the imam at the small mosque, which is housed inside a cinderblock garage. FBI agents were also on...
  • A Label All His Own - Long Gone John, Indie Rock's Anti-Mogul

    06/08/2003 10:25:40 PM PDT · by weegee · 203+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 28, 2003 | By David Segal
    LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The reclusive indie rock entrepreneur known as Long Gone John is rummaging around his backyard warehouse, searching cardboard boxes on wood shelves that reach to the ceiling. Every box is filled with CDs or seven-inch singles, most of them by punk and retro-rock bands with names you've never heard of: Savage Pencil, Loafin Hyenas, Crowbar Salvation. He stops searching when he comes across a 45 by a band called Servotron. "See this?" he asks, proudly handing over a copy. "I had this pressed on special silver vinyl. It's really expensive. I lost a lot of money...
  • Roky's road to recovery - Friends and family are rediscovering a happy and healthy Roky Erickson

    01/07/2003 1:47:49 PM PST · by weegee · 371+ views
    AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN ^ | Sunday, January 5, 2003 | By Andrea Ball
    Roky Erickson sat at a corner table at Curra's Grill, eating carne guisada and watching a lightning storm flash above the Austin skies. He scooped up the last of his black beans and rice, sipped his saccharin-sweetened iced tea through a clear plastic straw, then nodded at a nearby waiter. "That was real good," he said. For most people, this is mundane stuff, the routine rituals of daily life. But for Roky, an Austin rock legend who has struggled for decades with paranoid schizophrenia, these small public moments are big private victories. A little more than a year ago, Roky...
  • Big With the Kids - Corporate Rock-Hack Bands Nobody Over 20 Ever Heard of Rule America

    01/22/2003 11:18:32 AM PST · by weegee · 213+ views
    Village Voice ^ | January 17th, 2002 4:00 PM | by Marc Weisblott
    Is it just me, or has the median age for post-postmodern rock stars been getting younger? How else to justify all those fawning profiles of suburban scofflaws Sum 41 making out like they invented disorderly conduct? Sure, it all comes down to what the marketing execs call "positioning," like how the Sums' video for the hooliganistic "Still Waiting" carves into the Strokes/Hives/Vines, while their concurrent spoofs of mid-'80s metallic bombast seem lost on the band members themselves, let alone their desired audience. If "rock" is indeed "back," who can tell the difference between the mooks and the mockers? Part of...
  • Hives, Strokes Bring Fun Back to Rock (Rock revival gathers momentum/the new garage sound)

    07/11/2002 11:33:43 AM PDT · by weegee · 1 replies · 228+ views
    AP ^ | Thu Jul 11, 7:52 AM ET | DAVID BAUDER,
    NEW YORK (AP) - Pelle Almqvist never could understand the connection between loud guitars and being miserable. You're up on a stage jumping around, making a loud noise with women adoringly gazing at you. What's not to like? "It's just such a naturally exciting and fun thing," said Almqvist, lead singer of the Swedish rock band the Hives. Acts like the Hives, White Stripes, the Strokes and the Vines are leading a new vanguard with a raw, adrenalized sound best described as garage rock. And after a decade dominated by dense, morose grunge or the angry rants of Limp Bizkit...