Takeaways From Buffs At Air Force

BOULDER — After two games and two losses by an average of 28 points, Colorado Buffaloes coach Karl Dorrell didn’t mince words.

In his postgame press conference following Saturday’s 41-10 loss at Air Force, Dorrell said, “We have a tremendous amount of work to do … the coaches and myself, we all take responsibility for it.”

Saturday’s defeat at Falcon Stadium bore some similarity to Colorado’s season-opening 38-13 loss to TCU. Despite some early mistakes, the Buffs were in the game in the third quarter — and then they weren’t. CU failed to take advantage when opportunity knocked, and the Falcons were more than happy to slam the door.

Our takeaways from Week 2:

1. Inability to convert crucial short-yardage situations. Despite two early turnovers that put the Buffs in a 20-0 hole, Colorado had a chance to close the gap to 20-17 early in the third quarter and make it anyone’s ballgame.

But a first-and-goal at the Air Force 2-yard line produced a fumble on second down, an AFA recovery and an empty trip to the red zone. Colorado then failed to convert a fourth-and-2 in Air Force territory on its next possession — with the score still 20-10 — and later in the game came up short on fourth-and-3 when quarterback J.T. Shrout slid too early with the first down marker well within his reach.

Saturday was not a one-time aberration. The Buffs were 0-for-3 on fourth-down tries the previous week, including a try deep in TCU territory early in the game that would have given CU some terrific early momentum.

Granted, had the Buffs been able to convert at the goal line Saturday, there’s no guarantee the game would have turned out differently. But it no doubt would have been at least interesting to see how Colorado would have responded had the Buffs been able to narrow the deficit to three and apply a little more pressure to the Falcons.

2. Still no answer at quarterback. The Buffs went with Shrout the entire game Saturday, ending a streak of 13 consecutive starts for Brendon Lewis.

But the change didn’t inject much life into the CU offense. The Buffs had just one drive that went for longer than 26 yards, a 71-yard touchdown march in the second quarter when Colorado’s running game suddenly found life. After that, however, the Buffs never really established anything resembling a rhythm again.

By no means was the limited production all on the shoulders of Shrout. CU didn’t handle the wet conditions particularly well. Colorado receivers had their hands on a half-dozen passes that fell incomplete — with one tip leading to an interception. It also appeared that Shrout, who hadn’t had any extended playing time in roughly two years, is also still finding his touch in the short game.

“We’re going to have to find someone that can give us a spark,” Dorrell said. “We have to continue to develop that position. Maybe we need to look at some of these younger guys, too.”

That group included sophomore Drew Carter, who had a handful of snaps last year, true freshman Owen McCown and freshman transfer Maddox Kopp

(Historical side note here that means nothing more than the guy writing this is old: Thirty years ago — Sept. 19, 1992 —  the Buffs traveled to Minnesota and trailed 17-0 early in the third quarter. QB Kordell Stewart did not play because of an injury and backup Duke Tobin was struggling. CU completed just two passes in the first half and had minus-8 yards rushing. Buffs coach Bill McCartney then yanked the redshirt off true freshman Koy Detmer. The Texas prep product came in and rallied Colorado to a 21-20 victory, throwing a 49-yard touchdown pass to Michael Westbrook and a 24-yard TD pass to Charles E. Johnson for the game winner. Detmer finished 11-for-18 for 184 yards and two touchdowns, and was named the Big Eight Offensive Player of the Week. One other note from the game: Colorado’s wide receivers coach that night was Karl Dorrell.)

3. CU’s defense gave the Buffs a chance. Yes, the Falcons scored 41 points and rang up 435 yards rushing. But Colorado also forced three AFA turnovers and with 10:40 left in the third quarter, the Buffs were 2 yards away from making it a 20-17 ballgame.

Colorado’s defense also had a solid first half against TCU, shutting the Horned Frogs offense out for the first two quarters and giving the Buffs a chance to be in that game.

Linebacker Quinn Perry is quickly becoming a force. He finished with 17 tackles against AFA, including one for loss. Fellow LB Josh Chandler-Semedo had 10 stops and it’s likely that safety Trevor Woods would have finished in double digits had he not been ejected early in the third quarter for targeting. He finished with eight tackles, including one for loss, and had a big hit that produced an AFA fumble and led to a Colorado field goal.

Also promising was the play of second-year freshman defensive lineman Tyas Martin. The 6-4, 340-pounder finished with four tackles and gave CU some needed depth in the trenches.

4. Air Force is very experienced and very good. That was a veteran bunch the Buffaloes faced Saturday, with seniors up and down the starting lineup. Nobody is going to be surprised if the Falcons run the table in the Mountain West and put themselves in position for at least a New Year’s Day bowl.

5. The Buffaloes are young. Dorrell bristles at the thought of using this as an excuse, but truth is, the Buffs are wet behind the ears in plenty of places. CU has 90 underclassmen on the roster (60 freshmen and 30 sophomores).

It’s not an alibi for Colorado’s performance thus far. You play the hand you are dealt. 

But for two straight weeks, the Buffs have been in the game in the second half, then watched it quickly get out of hand. Young players have to learn how to play through adversity — and right now, the vast majority of CU’s roster is undergoing a very painful learning curve.

6. The schedule doesn’t get any easier. Next weekend, the Buffs travel to Minnesota, who has been receiving Top 25 votes. After that, it’s a home game with UCLA, which is spending its non-conference time tuning up against Bowling Green, Alabama State and South Alabama.

Again, it’s the hand Dorrell’s team has been dealt. You won’t hear any excuses coming from the UCHealth Champions Center.

But the Buffs have to figure out a way to finish some of those critical early drives and take advantage of opportunities when they arise.

“When we had a chance to capitalize, we didn’t follow through,” Dorrell said. “We didn’t finish. We have work to do.”


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Rising gas prices force drivers to put travel plans on hold

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– There is no relief at the pump as gas prices continue to climb in the Memphis area and across the country. Gas prices are still breaking records, hurting drivers in their wallets and forcing them to make other travel plans for the summer.

Record high gas prices that seem to rise almost every day at Memphis area gas pumps have drivers digging even deeper into their pockets.

In West Memphis, Arkansas, it’s the same song, but with a different verse.

“We’re spending more money on the gas but for me personally I can afford it, but I can imagine people struggling financially. They wouldn’t be able to travel like I’m doing,” said George Johnson from Clarksdale, Tennessee.

AAA told WREG that as of Friday Tennessee has a state average of $4.29 a gallon. That’s nine cents more than on Monday.

Mississippi gas prices are now $4.18 and Arkansas has the lowest gas in the Mid-South at $4.12.

“We’ve seen record-breaking prices for over a week now. We’ve been over the four-dollar mark for a couple of weeks here in Tennessee and unfortunately, it looks like that trend is going to continue,” said Megan Cooper with AAA.

And with no end in sight to the rising prices and with Memorial Day fast approaching, AAA recommends you plan ahead.

“Make sure you’re up to date on your oil changes, make sure you’re looking at your tires, make sure they’re properly inflated and have proper tread depth,” Cooper said.

But the soaring prices are slowing down some summer travel plans and for others, it’ll mean not only putting the brakes on traveling but parking their vehicles altogether until gas prices come down.

AAA says as of Friday Memphis is the fourth most expensive metro area in the state of Tennessee.

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Air Mobility Command reopens Space-Available travel > Travis Air Force Base > News

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – As of 22 April, 2022, all restrictions on space-available (Space-A) travel have been lifted. 

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense temporarily suspended most Space-A travel aboard Air Mobility Command and contracted aircraft, effective March 21, 2020 in order to limit COVID-19’s spread and impact on the force.

Medical screening protocols may still apply for travelers heading OCONUS. Members traveling to a foreign country will need to follow any testing requirements listed within the Electronic Foreign Clearance Guide at https://www.fcg.pentagon.mil/fcg.cfm.

This reopening permits Space-A travel for uniformed service members, retirees, dependents and reservists to travel within the continental United States and outside the continental United States, if space allows.

Per Department of Defense policy, if necessary, Space-A travel limitations can be reinstated to help stop the spread of any future outbreaks of COVID-19. Mobility aircrew readiness is paramount to ensuring the Department is postured to project mobility airpower and global reach.

For additional information on Space-Available Travel, visit Air Mobility Command’s Travel website online at https://www.amc.af.mil/Home/AMC-Travel-Site/

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Can Travel Be a Force for Peace? This Tour Leader Thinks So.

I used to live in Washington, D.C., which is a very segregated city, especially on a class level, and I realized that my friends and I wouldn’t venture out of the neighborhoods we already knew. So we started to develop a tour of the city, and we got a Republican and a Democrat to colead it. That first trip was incredible. Watching the news, you would think that if you put a Republican and a Democrat together, they would just talk past each other. But that wasn’t the case at all. One of the most interesting conversations we had was on a visit to the Heritage Foundation, which is very conservative. Some of the liberal people in the tour group had never had this kind of open conversation with a conservative that wasn’t just sound bites, but a real, productive conversation. By the end of it, the discussion was about “What’s the solution?” rather than “You’re doing this wrong or that wrong.” It was fascinating. And that’s what happens on our tours in Israel and Palestine. That’s what happens in Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia.

I grew up in Jerusalem, but I never had a real conversation with a Jewish-Israeli person until I was 18 years old. My brother was killed by being beaten up in prison by Israeli soldiers, so I grew up very angry, very much with the idea that the other is evil. And then when I was 18, I decided to study Hebrew because I had to — not because I wanted to. Living in Jerusalem, you can’t survive without Hebrew. I remember walking into the class thinking, “None of these people probably want me to be here.” And I couldn’t have been more wrong. My Hebrew teacher was the most incredible human being. She even tried to speak Arabic to me to make me feel welcome. And that was the first time I felt like I was treated like a human being by the other.

But before that moment, I only knew one narrative of Israel, and many Israelis probably only know one narrative of Palestinians: the one they hear in the news.

I think it can be much easier to be open to learning about issues or problems that are happening five or six thousand miles away. Often when I talk about my work with Syrian refugees, people will say, “Oh, I would like to go and volunteer with Syrian refugees in Jordan or Turkey.” And I ask them, “Have you volunteered with Syrian refugees in your own community? Because if not, you should start there, and then maybe go to Syria.”

We tend to think of travel in terms of distance, but I think travel is really a lifestyle, a state of mind. And if you learn to travel in your own community, you’ll learn to travel when you go abroad. For me, the hardest trip I ever took was going from my home in East Jerusalem to West Jerusalem. It’s just a 15- or 20-minute walk, but making that trip brought about the biggest change for me, because it challenged me the most.

There’s an assumption that when people travel, they’re not interested in learning. And that’s not true. Even surveys tell us it’s not true. People want to do good as they travel, and they are looking for culture and connection. I have fun in my travels: I go see museums, I swim in the ocean, I enjoy music, all of that. But that’s not all that I do. I like to say that travel is an act of diplomacy: Be a diplomat as you’re traveling and go out and meet someone new and hear their stories. And it’s so much fun! It’s the thing that you will remember, and that you’ll tell people about when you come back.

Paige McClanahan is the host of The Better Travel Podcast.

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Abortion legislation could force Magic Valley residents to travel out of state for care | Politics

TWIN FALLS — Abortion rights advocates say the impacts of an Idaho bill limiting abortion will be felt by residents in the Magic Valley.

The legislation would ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy by allowing potential family members to sue a doctor who performs one.

If signed, the law would effectively ban abortion in Idaho. The bill passed both the House and Senate and is awaiting a signature or veto from Gov. Brad Little.

“Idaho already has so many restrictions on the books that this six-week ban really does put abortion out of reach for most Idahoans,” said Mistie DelliCarpini-Tolman, the Idaho state director of Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates. “When I think about the rural communities that we serve in Twin Falls, people who already have barriers to accessing health care, this bill is going to affect them way more.”

Idaho has five facilities that offer abortion services. Planned Parenthood’s Twin Falls Health Clinic provides abortion services to residents across southern, central and eastern Idaho.

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If the bill becomes law, the Twin Falls Planned Parenthood clinic will remain open, and health services not impacted by the bill will still be offered.

A House panel of Idaho lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill that would ban abortions after cardiac activity is detected in an embryo — at about six weeks of pregnancy — by allowing extended family members of the patient to sue a doctor who performs one.

Nationwide, Planned Parenthood said abortion services make up 3 percent of services performed. The vast majority of people using Planned Parenthood’s health services have low incomes and use services such birth control and emergency contraception, HIV testing, LGBTQ services, men’s health care, pregnancy testing and services, and STD testing and treatment.

Anti-abortion advocates say the bill is necessary to protect unborn children.

“Although life begins at conception, a detectable heartbeat is a key indicator of the existence of life,” Rep. Steven Harris (R-Meridian), the bill’s sponsor, said in a statement. “This bill makes sure that the people of Idaho can stand up for our values and do everything in our power to prevent the wanton destruction of innocent human life.”

It isn’t just abortion rights advocates who have raised concerns about the bill.

The bill’s provision that allows any family member to sue a physician for providing an abortion has some people seeing potential for frivolous lawsuits and other ways for the legislation to be abused.

“That vigilante aspect is definitely a form of government overreach, and starts a slippery slope of surveillance of my member’s patients and their practices that we think is really concerning,” Idaho Academy of Family Physicians Executive Director Liz Woodruff told the Times-News.

The academy represents more than 800 family physicians and said the bill is an intrusion by the government into the confidential relationship between a patient and their physician.

“It’s always problematic when there’s a level of government overreach that comes in to the clinician’s room and makes a current and accepted medical practice illegal,” Woodruff said.

“I think Idahoans generally want to uphold the rights of private citizens to make decisions about their own health care and well being,” Woodruff said. “The people of Idaho respect that important and confidential relationship between a physician and patient.”

Idaho already has stringent requirements on abortion, including prohibiting public and private insurance from covering the cost, requiring the procedure to be covered out of pocket. The state also mandates a 24-hour waiting period and requires patients to review informed consent materials.

“All of those restrictions put together, and then having to have it happen before six weeks makes it nearly impossible for anybody to get an abortion in Idaho,” DelliCarpini-Tolman said.

Idaho’s bill to block most abortions in the state was modeled after a ban in Texas, which took effect in September. In the first month that the Texas ban was in effect, it eliminated 60 percent of in-state abortions. Clinics in neighboring states reported a 600% increase in services provided to Texas residents, and in some places created backlogs of up to three weeks.

DelliCarpini-Tolman expects similar exodus to some of Idaho’s neighboring states for abortion services.

“We’re going to have a similar drop, and we’re going to have folks needing to seek care outside of Idaho in bordering states,” she said.

For Twin Falls residents, the closest abortion provider will be 571 miles away in Eugene, Oregon. In Northern Idaho, services are available in the Spokane and Pullman, Washington, areas.

Republicans in the Idaho Senate on Thursday passed a bill on party lines that would allow family members of a pregnant woman to file civil lawsuits against medical providers who perform an abortion after cardiac activity is detected in the embryo or fetus.

DelliCarpini-Tolman said her organization and others are planning legal responses if the governor signs the bill and are having further conversations with organizations like Northwest Abortion Access Fund about how to help patients access care.

“Our focus is to figure out how we can continue to care for patients as best we can or help them access the care they need in neighboring states,” DelliCarpini-Tolman said.

Little has so far signed every abortion bill that’s come across his desk, but opponents are hopeful that aspects of this bill change that.

“I really hope that Gov. Little thinks about his constituents and thinks about what’s right for Idaho, and what’s right for Idahoans,” DelliCarpini-Tolman said. “Because this isn’t it.”

Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates will host a rally against the bill 10 a.m. Saturday on the steps of the Capitol in Boise.

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Australian Border Force investigating whether Novak Djokovic made false travel claim | Novak Djokovic

The Australian Border Force is investigating whether Novak Djokovic incorrectly declared he had not travelled and would not do so for two weeks before his flight to Australia, in the latest twist in the tennis star’s visa cancellation saga.

Questions have been raised about the declaration completed by an agent for Djokovic, with social media posts seemingly showing he was in Belgrade on Christmas Day before flying to Australia from Spain on 4 January.

On Tuesday, the Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, received a call from his Serbian counterpart, Ana Brnabić, in which he sought to manage the diplomatic fallout of the overturned visa cancellation by insisting Australia’s border policies were non-discriminatory.

Despite a win in court restoring his visa on Monday, Djokovic’s fate will now be determined by Australia’s immigration minister, Alex Hawke, due to his personal power to again cancel the visa and deport the world’s No 1 male tennis player.

Any decision to recancel the visa would likely be met by a fresh legal challenge from Djokovic, and a request for an injunction to stay out of immigration detention so that he could play in the Australian Open, where he is chasing a male record 21st grand slam singles title.

In order to recancel the visa, Hawke would have to be satisfied of a ground for cancellation, such as a threat to public safety, and that cancellation was in the public interest.

That could bring fresh scrutiny to Djokovic’s pre-travel declaration and his public appearances in the days after his positive Covid test result of 16 December.

'This press conference is adjourned’: Djokovic's family on Novak's positive Covid test – video
‘This press conference is adjourned’: Djokovic’s family on Novak’s positive Covid test – video

In his Australian traveller declaration, filed on 1 January, Djokovic declared “no” when asked: “Have you travelled or will you travel in the 14 days prior to your flight to Australia?”

The declaration is accompanied with a warning that giving false or misleading information is a “serious offence”, also punishable by civil penalties.

In documents filed to the federal circuit court, Djokovic said that on 1 January he authorised his agent to submit this declaration, before travelling to Melbourne from Spain via Dubai on 4 January.

In his interview with border force officials on 6 January, Djokovic confirmed the declaration was completed by his agent, “based on” his Tennis Australia-approved medical exemption, but was not asked in the interview about travel in the fortnight before arrival.

A Twitter post by a Portuguese tennis reporter, Jose Morgado, appears to show Djokovic was in Belgrade at Christmas, posing with the handball star Petar Djordjic.

Djokovic was also pictured playing tennis in the streets of Belgrade in a post from 26 December.

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Djokovic flew from Spain to Melbourne, where he arrived at 11.30pm on 5 January.

Asked if the travel declaration could provide fresh grounds to cancel Djokovic’s visa, a spokesperson for Hawke said the minister was still considering whether to exercise his power to do so.

“In line with due process, minister Hawke will thoroughly consider the matter. As the issue is ongoing, for legal reasons it is inappropriate to comment further.”

The travel declaration comes on top of reported anomalies on the official website showing Djokovic’s positive Covid test, which was the basis for his claimed medical exemption from vaccination. Der Spiegel reported that the QR code linked to Djokovic’s Covid-19 test on 16 December, published in court documents on Monday, at times appeared to return a negative result.

According to Der Spiegel, accessing Djokovic’s test result via QR code on Monday evening Australia time revealed a negative test result, before a subsequent attempt showed a positive result.

The website returned only positive results when accessed by the Guardian on Tuesday.

The New York Times reporter Ben Rothenberg similarly reported getting contradictory results from the same QR code.

Views within the Australian government are mixed on whether it should enforce a zero-tolerance approach on the requirement to be vaccinated and reject Djokovic’s exemption based on his recent Covid test result.

A spokesperson for Morrison said he had a “constructive call with prime minister Brnabić this morning on Novak Djokovic”.

“The PM explained our non-discriminatory border policy and its role in protecting Australia during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“They both agreed to stay in contact on the issue, and to further strengthening the bilateral relationship.”

Last week, Morrison vacillated on the question, at first deferring to the Victorian state government about whether Djokovic should be allowed in without quarantine, before backflipping to declare “rules are rules” and the vaccination requirement must be enforced.

In a statement on Tuesday, the ATP tour said although it fully respected Australia’s “stringent immigration policies” it was “clear Novak Djokovic believed he had been granted a necessary medical exemption in order to comply with entry regulations”.

“The series of events leading to Monday’s court hearing have been damaging on all fronts, including for Novak’s well-being and preparation for the Australian Open.”

In a statement on Tuesday, Djokovic’s lawyers, Hall and Wilcox, confirmed he attended the court hearing at their Melbourne office – despite the firm’s policy requiring a Covid-19 vaccination – with “a medical exemption approved by our Covid officer and managing partner”.

Djokovic’s agent and lawyers have been contacted for comment.

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Task force finds fentanyl source

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — A Detroit man has been charged after task force members in Marion County received information about an alleged “source” of fentanyl in the Fairmont area.

On Jan. 5, a source came to the Three Rivers Drug and Violent Crime Task Force in order to report a supposed “source of supply for fentanyl/heroin in Fairmont,” according to a criminal complaint.

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While under the supervision of task force members, an individual conducted controlled purchases of fentanyl from La’Varrin Covington-Huguely, 32, of Detroit, Michigan, “in exchange for prerecorded currency,” task force members said.

On those occasions, Covington-Huguely would tell the individual “to travel to his location” at an apartment at 606 Oliver Ave. in Fairmont in order to purchase fentanyl; during one visit, “covert audio and video surveillance devices” captured the transactions, according to the complaint.

Covington-Huguely has been charged with two counts of unlawful manufacture, delivery, transport into state or possession of fentanyl. He is being held in North Central Regional Jail on $100,000 bond.

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New travel restrictions force people to reconsider trips home at Christmas

Another Christmas, another COVID variant. The government is implementing new travel restrictions. As NTV’s Beth Penney reports, they’re keeping families apart for the second Christmas in a row.

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California’s Reparations Task Force Meets Again

After the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, as the nation grappled with how to right a long history of wrongs, California took a momentous step in the name of racial equity.

In September 2020, the state created a task force to study and recommend reparations for Black Californians, particularly those descended from slaves. The effort is the only one in the nation of this scale.

If you’re wondering, yes, California joined the union as a free state and never officially sanctioned slavery. But voters here supported pro-slavery politics for decades and, through a variety of discriminatory housing, voting and criminal justice policies, hampered the ability of Black Americans to accumulate wealth and get ahead, experts say.

“It is clearly a continuing struggle in California, I think, to live up to what it perceives itself to be: as this wonderful dream that has equal opportunity and access for all,” Secretary of State Shirley Weber, who wrote the reparations legislation, said during a meeting this year.

The nine-member task force, which held its inaugural gathering in June, faces several daunting questions: Who should receive reparations? In what form? And how much?

For the past several months, the group has been gathering evidence and weighing proposals before it is expected to submit its recommendations to the Legislature next summer. On Tuesday, the panel commenced its latest two-day meeting, diving into the world of housing, gentrification and infrastructure in California.

Experts testified about California’s history of redlining, building freeways through Black neighborhoods and unfairly seizing Black properties through eminent domain.

(Other meeting agendas tackle school segregation, environmental justice, the Great Migration, the history of slavery and more. You can watch a livestream of today’s meeting, which will focus on entertainment and sports, here.)

Bruce Appleyard, associate professor of city and regional planning at San Diego State University, told the panel on Tuesday that an array of discriminatory housing policies cut off African Americans from a major source of wealth for middle-class families: equity from housing.

Although African American incomes on average are about 60 percent of white incomes, Appleyard said, “African American wealth is only about 5 to 9 percent of white wealth.”

That carries significant consequences. People who identify as Black or African American make up 6.5 percent of California’s total population but about 40 percent of our homeless population, according to some estimates.

“The Black people overrepresented in the unhoused population is neither incidental or accidental,” Brandon Greene, director of the racial and economic justice program at the A.C.L.U. of Northern California, told the panel.

Reparations for slavery in the United States have been debated for decades, but little progress has been made until recently.

Though federal legislation has largely stalled, political candidates nationwide increasingly support reparations, and cities including Evanston, Ill., and Detroit have taken steps to provide financial compensation to Black Americans.

At the first meeting of California’s new task force in June, the panel reviewed examples of other reparations programs: Germany paid billions to Holocaust victims, and the United States provided restitution to Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II.

In 2015, the United States also authorized payments of up to $10,000 per day for dozens of people taken hostage in Iran in 1979, the nation’s largest reparations program ever.

A. Kirsten Mullen, co-author of “From Here to Equality,” explained to the task force: “At the same rate, compensation for a Black American during a single decade of Jim Crow would be $36.5 million.”

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Today’s travel tip comes from Sari Swig, a reader who lives in San Francisco. Sari recommends Coachella Valley Preserve:

“It’s where the San Andreas fault line resides. The water comes up from the deep out of the fault line. Palm trees sprouted from the water, smack in the middle of the desert.

It’s quite a sight. And there are lots of hiking trails around the area.”

Tell us about your favorite places to visit in California. Email your suggestions to CAtoday@nytimes.com. We’ll be sharing more in upcoming editions of the newsletter.

John Wilson is making the least predictable show on TV.

An unearthed video offers a mesmerizing view of 1960s San Francisco.

The footage, which was recently retouched, comes from a camera strapped to a cable car as it roams the city’s streets. Take a look.

Thanks for reading. I’ll be back tomorrow. — Soumya

P.S. Here’s today’s Mini Crossword, and a clue: Hoity-toity (5 letters).

Steven Moity and Mariel Wamsley contributed to California Today. You can reach the team at CAtoday@nytimes.com.

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United Arab Emirates Air Force leads Expo 2020 display | News

The Knights, the United Arab Emirates Air Force aerobatic display team, and the Saudi Hawks, the Royal Saudi Air Force aerobatic team, have wowed the crowds with their daredevil moves above Expo 2020 Dubai.

The air shows are held in collaboration with the GCC Pavilion.

Running until March, Expo 2020 has invited visitors from across the planet to join the making of a new world in a six-month celebration of human creativity, innovation, progress and culture.

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