BOSTON (CBS) - For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square and plan for emergencies that could arise during the race. So many new people needed to attend the session this year that they
More than 700 people gathered at the Chico Community Center today for the 33rd annual Pancakes for Peace breakfast. The event was organized by a group of more than 80 volunteers from the Chico Peace and Justice Center. In addition to pancakes, there was a silent auction, chair massages, music, and and an Easter egg hunt for the kids.
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg says the average U.S. price of gasoline has jumped 9 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, bringing the total increase to 40 cents over 10 weeks. According to the Lundberg Survey released Sunday, the average for a gallon of regular is now $3.69. Midgrade averages $3.88 and premium is
The Red Bluff Round-Up parade ran through town, giving spectators another chance to get 'rodeo ready.' Based on a song by local country singer artist Chad Bushnell, this year's theme, 'Rodeo Ready,' runs across all 11 days of the roundup. "I just wrote this song about stuff I've seen in rodeos, and how it's kind of a rough sport, you
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco authorities are preparing for thousands of marijuana smokers to gather in Golden Gate Park for the annual 4/20 pot-smoking celebration. Police Chief Greg Suhr says officers plan to crack down on illegal parking, camping, drug sales, underage drinking and open alcohol containers at Sunday's festivities at the park's Hippie Hill. Authorities say