NBC Los Angeles – Winter storms unleashed days of downpours on California. These aerial images show the extent of the flooding and effects of the unrelenting winter storms throughout the state, including San Jose, where 14,000 people were evacuated after neighborhoods were inundated with water. Several more weeks remain in California’s wet season, which brings the potential for more damage. Source: nbclosangeles.com
San Jose, a hub of Silicon Valley south of San Francisco on Tuesday declared a local emergency, as the fast-rising flood water caught residents from about 500 houses and apartments near Senter Road and Phelan Avenue by surprise where the water level from the creek reached the top of cars.
This week’s flooding in San Jose has been caused by the overflowing Anderson Reservoir near Morgan Hill.
This is the wettest winter in twenty years and after five years of drought, the overflowed Coyote Creek had flooded a San Jose neighbourhood of Rock Springs.
Electricity went out while trees were downed, as flood alerts were sent and evacuations were made.
The Coyote Creek was expected to surpass the highest flow rates ever recorded since 1950.
Thousands of people gathered in New York City’s Times Square on May 22 to watch the unveiling of the world’s largestLEGO model, a 1:1 replica of theLEGOStar WarsX-wing Starfighter.
It took 32 model builders, 5.3 million LEGO bricks and over 17,000 hours to complete the life-size X-wing fighter.
The X-wing fighter stands at 11 feet tall, with a wingspan of 43 feet and weighing nearly 46,000 pounds.
The engines have lights and speakers, and so they light up and cycle through a pre-programmed series of launch and battle sounds.
LEGO even has the droid, the cute R2-D2 built for the project.
The X-wing is strong enough for a person to sit in the cockpit or perch atop one of the engines and the designers use computer to plan an intricate steel infrastructure that will ensure the X-wing won’t shatter in an earthquake.
Actress Cindy Lee Garcia who acted in the film, ‘Innocence of Muslims’ sues the film producer for fraud and slander.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula alias Sam Bacile is reported to be the producer.
She also named Google Inc and its YouTube unit as defendants, asked that the film be removed from YouTube and said her right to privacy had been violated.
The suit accuses Nakoula, Google and YouTube of invasion of privacy, unfair business practices, the use of Garcia’s likeness without permission and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
“This lawsuit is not an attack on the First Amendment nor on the right for Americans to say what they think, but does request that the offending content be removed from the Internet,” the lawsuit said.
Does the producer’s freedom of expression gives him the right to use and cheat the actress in expressing his freedom of speech?
And what about the rights of actress Cindy Lee Garcia?
I really pity the actress if she really was cheated by the producer.
And why did Sam Bacile cheated the actress if he thinks that it is okay to produce the “hateful” film?