Holiday Weekend Heat Will Again Stress The Power Grid But Outages Less Likely: LAist

Noble Horvath
The sun sets behind power lines and poles in Rosemead, California (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

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The coming three-day holiday heat wave will be just as hot as the one in mid-August, and Californians are forecast to use just as much energy, pushing the state’s utilities to the brink of running out of power.

But will we experience rolling outages, as happened in mid-August?

The simple answer:

The state’s power managers forecast demand and production one day ahead of time, and on Thursday they said it’s too early for them to know if rolling outages will be needed. The worst of the heat starts on Saturday, and things could change.

The more complicated answer:

Rolling outages happen if there is too much

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Free Tour de France live stream of the final weekend: watch the cycling online from anywhere

Noble Horvath

We’re into the final weekend and indeed the last two stages, so it’s time to find out how to watch a Tour de France live stream online today. Today’s the day you really want to tune in, as the final stage tomorrow is largely seen as a processional affair.

Primož Roglič is still clinging on to the yellow jersey with a 57 second lead with Pogacar and Lopez being the closest challengers going into the final two stages. The Tour de France is seemingly set to make it through to completion despite a rising number of Cronoavirus cases in France which have threatened to bring the race to an early finish throughout.

Tour de France at a glance

The 2020 Tour de France started August 29 and will finish nearly a month later, on September 20. Cycling fans based in the UK can tune in to all stages for free

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Holiday weekend is not time to relax COVID-19 precautions, doctor says

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Whether you are traveling or staying close to home this holiday weekend, doctors are asking everyone to stay safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Dr. Fred Jenkins, ER Medical Director at Memorial Hospital, shared some do’s and don’ts for a safe holiday weekend.

“A rule of thumb is you want to resist going into large crowds or enclosed public spaces,” Jenkins said, adding that outdoors is the safest option. “It’s easier to socially distance and you don’t have the issue of recirculating air, but you have to social distance, and if you’re going to be in a crowded area, it’s a good idea to wear a mask.”

For those traveling this weekend, Jenkins said you should research the COVID-19 safety practices where you are staying and in other public places like restaurants:

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home if you aren’t feeling well
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Will Labor Day Weekend Bring Another Holiday COVID Surge?

Noble Horvath

Hopefully, summer won’t end the way it began. Memorial Day celebrations helped set off a wave of coronavirus infections across much of the South and West. Gatherings around the Fourth of July seemed to keep those hot spots aflame.

And now Labor Day arrives as those regions are cooling off from COVID-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned Wednesday that Americans should be cautious to avoid another surge in infection rates. But travelers are also weary of staying home — and tourist destinations are starved for cash.

“Just getting away for an hour up the street and staying at a hotel is like a vacation, for real,” says Kimberly Michaels, who works for NASA in Huntsville, Alabama, and traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, with her boyfriend to celebrate his birthday last weekend.

Lifting Restrictions for Summer’s End

In time for the tail end

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Franchitti Ready for Fun behind Wheel of ‘Fastest Seat’ This Weekend at WWTR

Noble Horvath

MADISON, Ill. – Dario Franchitti is back in the cockpit of an Indy car this weekend for the first time since the final race of his INDYCAR career in October 2013 at Houston.

Franchitti, a four-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, will drive Honda’s Fastest Seat in Sports this weekend at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway.

It’s a specially designed two-seater that gives VIPs rides around the track at speed, including the parade and pace laps before a race.

This weekend is another doubleheader, with 200-lap races Saturday and Sunday. The NBCSN telecast begins at 3 p.m. (ET) both days.

“It’s just a bit of fun with the two-seater, isn’t it?” Franchitti said before Friday’s practice at the 1.25-mile oval. “It’s going to be fun to drive it. This is nice to do something to get out in the Indy car

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Fredericksburg is one of the top Labor Day weekend spots in the U.S., Airbnb says

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The popular Hill Country city is one of the top 10 trending places people are looking to flock to this Labor Day weekend.

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas — It should come as no surprise to Central Texas residents: Airbnb says Fredericksburg is one of the top trending destinations for the long weekend.

According to Airbnb data, U.S. travelers are getting out of the city over Labor Day weekend, with more remote areas accounting for 30% of booked trips – almost double the share compared to 2019. Fredericksburg is in the top 10 for trending U.S. destinations. Others in the top 10 include Charleston, South Carolina; Scranton, Pennsylvania; Palm Springs, California; and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Airbnb also said where guests stay matters now more than ever, with unique stays like cabins and tiny homes passing more traditional options in trip searches. Fredericksburg pops up in this area too, with the Live Oak Treehouse

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What You May Have Missed From the F1 Spanish Grand Prix Weekend

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Behind the scenes and beyond the headlines from the Formula 1 race at Barcelona.

Behind the scenes and beyond the headlines from the Formula 1 race at Barcelona.

Another Formula 1 race, another dominating performance from Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes.

Here’s some of what you may have missed from round 6 of the championship from Barcelona:

Hamilton Dialed in at Barcelona

The F1 Spanish Grand Prix was no problem for six-time series champion Lewis Hamilton on Sunday in Barcelona.

Hamilton led from start to finish and managed a clean two-stop pit strategy to an easy 24.1-second victory over Red Bull challenger Max Verstappen. Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas was third, 44.7 seconds back.

The win was the 88th of Hamilton’s F1 career, just three shy of the all-time record held by Michael Schumacher.

One record that did fall in Spain was Schumacher’s all-time record of most career podium finishes. Hamilton’s win on Sunday was his 156th podium to break a

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Weekend Getaways from Bangalore | Weekend Trips around Bangalore | Tourist Places near Bangalore

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Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka and the IT capital of India, is known for its pleasant climate, nightlife, parks, natural lakes and shopping malls. There are loads for you to do in this city, but if you step out of it, there are innumerable destinations for a quick weekend getaway. You can select from a number of destinations offering different types of activities for a fun-filled weekend. From beautiful, lush green hills to serene beach side, it is all just a moderate drive away. Some of the most beautiful locations of south India are at short distances from Bangalore. Here are the weekend getaways from Bangalore you must not miss:

ALSO SEE Top 5 weekend getaways from Bangalore

1. Coorg


Also known as Kodagu, Coorg is a hill station located 240 km west of Bangalore. The hill station is famous for tea and coffee plantation. Coorg is also

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10 Hidden Weekend Away Destinations For Your Next NSW Getaway

Noble Horvath

Overseas travel is totally off the cards for the rest of the year, and even interstate travel is an ever-changing beast. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a cheeky weekend away within your own state.

Checking into a small town for a night or two is the perfect way to release months of pent-up iso energy, while also supporting communities and small businesses at a time when they need it most.

I racked my brain for all the roadtrips and quick getaways I’ve been on to compose this personally-certified list of destinations. Here are the best kept secrets where you can escape for a responsible and socially distanced weekend away.

If you’re not from NSW, you might have to hold off for the time being. Or you can use this as some kind of mood board. I’m not the boss.

1. Gundaroo

Literally my pic from a month ago.
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10 stories you might have missed over the holiday weekend

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He had an internship, physical therapy and online classes during the day. Weekends often were spent at the lake.

Hunter Pinke’s summer was a blur of activity.

Now the senior mechanical engineering student is back on campus at UND, carrying 17 credits this semester and working for the UND Alumni Association.

ROSEAU RIVER WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA, Minn. – The contrast told the story.

Part of the wall of cattails on the eastern edge of this massive wildlife management area had been sprayed by helicopter a few weeks earlier, with the goal of restoring wetland habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife; part of it hadn’t been treated.

The difference was striking.

Enrollment is up slightly in the East Grand Forks Public School District, with about 10% of students registered for online-only classes as of Friday morning, Sept. 4.

Classes in the district begin Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Several businesses in Grand Forks

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