By Alix Martichoux, SFGATE Updated 1:10 pm PST, Thursday, January 17, 2019 Heavenly Mountain reported 12 inches of snow in 24 hours Thursday morning. Heavenly Mountain reported 12 inches of snow in 24 hours Thursday morning. Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort Image 1 of / 37 Caption Close Image 1 of 37 Heavenly Mountain reported 12 inches of snow in 24 hours Thursday morning. Heavenly Mountain reported 12 inches of snow in 24 hours Thursday morning. Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort Sierra resorts can count snowfall totals in feet. Here's what they look like on Thursday. 1 / 37 Back to Gallery Several ski resorts in the Tahoe area, including Squaw Valley … [Read more...] about Sierra resorts can count snowfall totals in feet. Here’s what they look like on Thursday.
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THERE have been plenty of mothers depicted in film – good mothers, bad mothers, evil, tragic and heroic alike.From Sarah Connor in Terminator and Wendy Torrance in The Shining to Margaret White in Carrie and Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest, we have seen endless mums on the big screen over the years.But Sandra Bullock, herself a mother-of-two, is adamant that we rarely see the full complications that come with raising children.She hopes to change that with her new film, Bird Box, in which she plays Malorie, who is desperate to save her two children when a mysterious force starts wiping out the world's population."Before I made this film, I knew the way motherhood has been represented on film needed to not just change," she says, "but it needed to expand, because the complexities of being a mum have not been fully represented cinematically."And Malorie is someone who is not a natural parent, or at least you think so. This is not someone who has a natural inclination to be a mum, … [Read more...] about Sandra Bullock: We need to change film’s fairytale idea of what motherhood looks like
Aleanna Siacon Detroit Free Press Published 12:43 PM EST Dec 10, 2018 Sporting a red velvet suit and round wire spectacles, Jeryn Calhoun, a 62-year-old licensed social worker from Roseville, has been suiting up for BLAC Detroit and Metro Parent magazine's Black Santa Photo Experience for the past four years. The annual event, scheduled for Dec. 15-16, "celebrates diversity," according to BLAC Detroit, and it's grown substantially since it first started at the magazine's Ferndale office. A spokeswoman for Metro Parent Media Group said 2,500 kids preregistered to take photos with Santa at the Southfield Pavilion next weekend. "We have such a big turnout. It's just something different," Calhoun said. "They just like to see that they can see a Santa that's ... closer to what they look like." Calhoun, a social worker at the Northeast Guidance Center on Detroit's east side, said his journey to becoming Santa started when the agency asked him to dress up for an … [Read more...] about Black Santa says, ‘Yes, Santa can look like you’
The Nutrition Facts label on pre-packaged food has gotten a little makeover, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Changes to the label, which includes calorie count, protein amount and fat levels, were made due to updated scientific findings. “These changes can help you make better-informed choices about the foods you and your family eat and help you maintain a healthy diet,” the FDA claims. According to the FDA release, consumers will notice six differences on the new labels, reflecting FDA’s greater understanding of how diet and chronic disease relate, and a more realistic approach to how people eat today (like using 2,000 calories per day as a reference number, not one-size-fits-all recommendation). The first thing you’ll notice is that the calorie count and serving size suggestion are printed in a larger and bolded font to help those counting calories. The FDA is required to base serving sizes on what people … [Read more...] about Nutrition Fact labels gets a makeover — here’s what they look like
Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press Published 9:07 p.m. UTC Jul 11, 2018 Ford plans to get rid of the traditional Fusion sedan in favor of a longer, taller and more brawny version. The new design, which has no scheduled release date, is intended to capture buyers who drive the Subaru Outback wagon and maybe even the BMW 5 Series hatchback. “While current Ford Fusion production ends in a few years, we’ll likely continue to use the name because of its awareness, positive imagery and value with consumers,” said Mike Levine, Ford North America product communications manager. “However, it’s too soon to speculate on what that new vehicle may look like.” He went on to emphasize that consumers are moving away from cars into crossovers, SUVs and hatchbacks. “All car sales are down,” Levine said. “We’re going where the consumer wants to go. They want vehicles with more ride height, more interior space, more versatility. … [Read more...] about You’ll never guess what the new Ford Fusion looks like