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2012-07-28 23:01:12

Following one of several serious injury motorcycle accidents occurring on California State Route 138, a jury recently awarded one victim $31.5 million in a verdict against California´s state agency responsible for rail, bridge, and highway transportation construction, planning, and maintenance (Caltrans). Case number CIVVS1002497, Superior Court of the State of California for the county of San Bernardino California (PRWEB) July 28, 2012 Following one of several serious injury...

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2008-01-05 09:56:19

Bay Area, take heart: There's more rain coming this weekend, but nothing like the massive deluge that pounded the region Friday with hurricane-force winds and torrential rain. With several major highways and bridges closing and 1.5 million households and businesses losing power across Northern California, experts were calling Friday's storm the worst in recent years: Six to 10 inches of rain was reported at some sites in the Santa Cruz Mountains, while winds gusted over 100 mph in spots above...

2007-11-03 09:00:00

By Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Nov. 3--Grizzly bears and stage coach drivers. Saloons. Buzzing redwood sawmills. And a sensational double murder over a pile of gold that grabbed national headlines. The towns of Lexington and Alma once provided a colorful slice of Silicon Valley's past. But 55 years ago they were lost forever, submerged under 130 feet of water when Lexington Reservoir was built in the hills south of Los Gatos. Now the two forgotten communities will have...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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