From castles to koi fish, squid to sunbathers, sandy creations sprung up alongside the sea in Manila today -- only to disintegrate as the waves advanced.
Among the ephemera were two giant, lanky bodies, seaweed hair steaming down their shoulders, who looked so relaxed they tempted one person after another to lie beside them. If there had been a prize for most interactive sand sculpture, this surely would have nabbed it, said Terry Devine, a member of the Wildberries team that dreamed these two up.
"It went viral," she said, in between offering to take pictures of passerby who wanted their place in the sun.
Aw. It was a very special Father’s Day for one local couple, Sumo and Stella Luna, who welcomed their first child into the world on Sunday. And this was a furry one. Stella Luna and Sumo are the red pandas at Sequoia Park Zoo.
The four-ounce girl cub was the first red panda born at zoo, and zoo staff have been preparing for her arrival since shortly after mom and dad were introduced on Valentine’s Day.
Zoo visitors can’t see the cub right now, but a video feed of the inside of the red panda’s den should be coming in the next two to three weeks.
View the full press release below.
By noon, Oyster Fest looked positively placid. Not empty, by any means, but no beer lines (!), and more elbow room than a typical Saturday morning farmers’ market.
By all accounts the morning was quieter than years prior.
A local security guard named Annie manned the entrance to Willow and Libation, one of several walkthroughs open to the outside of the plaza. There was some speculation this week about the trickiness of keeping the plaza's entrances fenced off. Annie said the crowds were tame, especially compared to last year. She hadn’t had anyone try sneak through yet. “I don’t think anyone’s drunk enough yet to be that ballsy.”
Journal Editor Carrie Peyton Dahlberg tested another entryway — the back side of Jacoby’s Storehouse — but was politely turned away without a wristband.
To the giddy delight of every passing kid in Old Town (and a few grown adults, including this writer and a pair of excited female whistlers) Humboldt Bay Fire flexed a little muscle this morning.
Pulling up in their dazzling ladder tiller truck, the boys suited up for some rooftop training. The star: The 100-foot ladder they extended to the rooftops over Third Street.
After giving a close-up demonstration to one toddling onlooker, they packed up and were gone — just as the TV news crew arrived.
This video is a rare example of when watching someone descend a ladder is exciting.
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