My family moved to Napa, CA in 1976 from LaPuente, CA. My parents had divorced and my Mom fell in love with my future stepfather. I was entering 6th grade and my sister was going into 3rd grade. We attended Shearer Elementary. We were in the old elementary school and a new school would be be that year. I absolutely loved this school and we were the last 6th grade class to leave the school. My class was on the second floor and we had long ramps to the second floor. It was pretty special.
The school would eventually look like this:
NAPA AS IT WAS
Late 1960s — Looking east from the southeast corner of First and Coombs streets. On the left can be seen the Migliavacca building housing Mervyn’s. This stone structure was torn down to build the complex of stores now anchored by Mervyn’s replacement, Kohl’s department store. Some of the buildings on the right were also torn down to construct a new home for Carithers department store. The Carithers building now houses county offices. Photo courtesy of Napa Community Redevelopment Agency
Late 1960s — Main street facing south from a location over Napa Creek. Far left is the Main Street Exchange building. The Colonial Saddle Shop building on the right and its neighbors were torn down to create parking for the new Mervyn’s building which now houses Kohl’s department store. Photo courtesy of Napa Community Redevelopment Agency.Late 1960s — Looking west from the intersection of First and Main streets. The Migliavacca building can be seen on the right. Photo courtesy of Napa Community Redevelopment Agency.Late 1960s — The corner of Main and Fourth streets. This intersection no longer exists, nor do the buildings. The arched entrance to the Riverfront complex on Main Street marks the site. Photo courtesy of Napa Community Redevelopment Agency.1960s — Building fronts on the south side of Second Street at the corner of Main Street. Photo courtesy of Napa Community Redevelopment Agency.Late 1960s — Looking west from the northeast corner of Main and First Streets. Photo courtesy of Napa Community Redevelopment Agency.Late 1960s — Looking east toward Alta Heights on the south side of First Street. Photo courtesy of Napa Community Redevelopment Agency.Early 1970s — The Conner Hotel at the corner of Main and Third streets. This area is now the location of Veterans Memorial Park. On the far left is the Downtown Joe’s property, home of the Oberon Bar at the time. Photo courtesy of Napa Community Redevelopment Agency.Early 1970s — Looking west near the southeast corner of First and Randolph streets. As part of redevelopment, the city replaced downtown’s concrete sidewalks with wider, brick sidewalks with benches and planters. Photo courtesy of Napa Community Redevelopment Agency.Early 1970s — This classical structure at the corner of Main and Second streets now houses Wells Fargo Bank. In the rear, west of Brown Street is the old Carithers building, with the former Masonic building looming overhead. Photo courtesy of Napa Community Redevelopment Agency.Early 1970s — The original Carithers building at the corner of Second and Brown streets. On the right is the new Carithers building which now houses county offices. Photo courtesy of Napa Community Redevelopment Agency.Early 1970s — The original Carithers building is prepared for demolition. The new Carithers building, which now houses county offices can be seen at right. Photo courtesy of Napa Community Redevelopment Agency.Early 1970s — The original Carithers building is torn down to create parking. Photo courtesy of Napa Community Redevelopment Agency.1970s — The west facade of the Mervyn’s building. The parking lot was eventually removed to create the Napa Town Center and Pearl Street parking garage. Note the parking meters. Photo courtesy of Napa Community Redevelopment Agency.1970s — The 72-foot clock tower, a crowning feature of 1970s downtown redevelopment, at Dr. Dwight Murray Plaza Sr. on First Street. The clock tower was torn down in the 1990s. Photo courtesy of Napa Community Redevelopment Agency.1970s — Three symbols of 1970s redevelopment: The new Carithers building, right, the clock tower, middle and the fountain at Dwight Murray Plaza on First Street. Photo courtesy of Napa Community Redevelopment Agency.Mid-1980s — As part of 1980s redevelopment, the city constructed three multi-story parking garages in downtown Napa. In the background, construction proceeds on the Pearl Street garage at the corner of Pearl and Coombs streets. The street-level parking in the foreground would eventually be removed to create Napa Town Center. Photo courtesy of Napa Community Redevelopment Agency.Mid-1980s — The parking lot behind Merrill’s drugstore near Pearl and Coombs streets. The parking lot would eventually be removed to build Napa Town Center. Photo courtesy of Napa Community Redevelopment Agency.Mid-1980s — The parking lot created after the demolition of the old Carithers building on Second Street would itself be removed in the 1980s to create a multi-level parking garage. On the right can be seen the rear entrance to the new Carithers building built in the 1970s. Photo courtesy of Napa Community Redevelopment Agency.http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/throwback-thursday-napa-as-it-was/collection_6191d008-ebac-11e5-af0c-4f9b32e597c5.html#1
SeaWorld surprise: No more breeding orcas in captivity
After years of pressure, SeaWorld made a surprise announcement: It no longer breeds killer whales in captivity and will soon stop making them leap from their pools or splash audiences on command.
Surrendering Thursday to a profound shift in how people feel about using animals for entertainment, the SeaWorld theme parks have joined a growing list of industries dropping live animal tricks. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is retiring all of its touring elephants in May. Once-popular animal shows in Las Vegas have virtually disappeared.
"Society's attitude toward these very, very large, majestic animals under human care has shifted for a variety of reasons, whether it's a film, legislation, people's comments on the Internet," SeaWorld Entertainment CEO Joel Manby said. "It wasn't worth fighting that. We needed to move where society was moving."
SeaWorld's 29 killer whales will remain in captivity, but in "new, inspiring natural orca encounters," according to the company. SeaWorld's orcas range in age from 1 to 51 years old, so some could remain on display for decades.
Attendance at SeaWorld's parks declined after the 2013 release of "Blackfish," a highly critical documentary. Some top musical acts dropped out of SeaWorld-sponsored concerts at the urging of animal rights activists, who kept up a visible presence demonstrating outside the parks' gates.
Still, the decision shocked advocates who have spent decades campaigning against keeping marine mammals captive, and it represents a sharp U-turn from SeaWorld's previous reaction to the documentary.
Attendees of Friday's service will include first lady Michelle Obama, former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, as well as former first ladies Rosalynn Carter and Hillary Clinton.
Children of past presidents who will attend include Caroline Kennedy, Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, Luci Baines Johnson, Tricia Nixon Cox and Steven Ford.
Nancy Reagan's two children, Patti Davis and Ron Prescott Reagan, will speak at their mother's funeral.
Mrs. Reagan will be laid to rest next to President Ronald Reagan on a hillside tomb facing west toward the Pacific Ocean. The following guests will be attending Mrs. Reagan's funeral:
Mrs. Barack Obama President and Mrs. George W. Bush Mrs. Bill Clinton Mrs. Jimmy Carter Caroline Kennedy Tricia Nixon Cox Lynda Johnson Luci Baines Johnson Steven Ford
Patti Davis Ronald Prescott Reagan Anne Peterson and family Barton Hegeler and family Dr. and Mrs. Richard Davis Ashley and Cameron Reagan Dennis Revell
Current and Former Politicians:
Governor Jerry Brown Ms. Nancy Pelosi Right Honourable Brian Mulroney Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Newt and Callista Gingrich Michael Antonovich
Captain Christopher Bolt, Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan Captain Michael Donnelly
Close Family Friends:
Betsy Bloomingdale Annalise Anderson
Reagan Foundation Board of Trustees (alphabetical listing):
Cathy Busch Rick Caruso Michael Castine Lodwrick Cook Steve Forbes Bradford Freeman Robert Higdon The Honorable Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. The Honorable Ann McLaughlin Korologos Andrew Littlefair Peggy Noonan The Honorable Theodore Olson Gerald Parsky Jim Pattison Boone Pickens The Honorable John Rogers The Honorable Frederick J. Ryan, Jr. The Honorable George Shultz Ben Sutton, Jr. The Honorable Robert H. Tuttle The Honorable Pete Wilson
Media/Celebrities (alphabetical listing):
Tom Brokaw Katie Couric Bo Derek Sam Donaldson Anjelica Huston Larry King Mike Love Chris Matthews Wayne Newton Melissa Rivers Diane Sawyer Tom Selleck Tina Sinatra Gary Sinise Yakov Smirnoff John Stamos Mr. T
Over the years, Doodles have marked the achievements of women in science, civil rights, journalism, sports, arts, technology and beyond. But for our 2016 International Women’s Day Doodle, we wanted to celebrate the next generation of Doodle-worthy women—the engineers, educators, leaders, movers and shakers of tomorrow.
So we visited 13 cities around the world and asked 337 girls and women to complete the sentence “One Day I Will...” Then, we made this video.
From San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Lagos, Moscow, Cairo, Berlin, London, Paris, Jakarta, Bangkok, New Delhi and Tokyo, the women we met make up a diverse mosaic of personalities, ages and backgrounds. And their aspirations are just as varied—ranging from the global to the very personal, from discovering more digits of pi to becoming a mother to giving a voice to those who can’t speak.
We also asked some more familiar figures to participate, including anthropologist Jane Goodall—who wants to discuss the environment with the Pope—and Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai and activist Muzoon Almellehan, who are working fearlessly toward a future where every girl can go to school. Despite already impressive accomplishments under their belts, these women continue to dream big.
Video creators: Lydia Nichols, Helene Leroux & Liat Ben-Rafael Original music: Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs http://tuneyards.com)