September 22, 2013 |
C.J. Wilson's nine-game winning streak, which spanned 13 starts dating to July 10, ended Sunday when the Angels left-hander gave up a two-run home run to switch-hitter Justin Smoak in the sixth inning of a 3-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium. Wilson (17-7) was one out away from preserving a 1-1 tie in the sixth when Smoak, with a runner on third, curled his home run around the left-field foul pole. It was his 18th homer of the season but his first from the right side.
September 22, 2013 |
To bee or not to bee. That was the theme Sunday in Angel Stadium, where a game between the Angels and Seattle Mariners was delayed for 23 minutes when a swarm of bees descended upon the field in the third inning. "That was weird," Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson said after his nine-game winning streak dating to July 10 ended in a 3-2 loss to the Mariners. "I've never seen that before. " Howie Kendrick was at the plate when Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez, who gave up one run and one hit, struck out 10 and walked four in four innings, saw the bees overhead and bolted toward the Angels' dugout.
August 25, 2013 |
At 2:35 p.m. Sunday, a herd of visibly anxious, slightly nerdy music fans could be seen running across the dusty field at L.A. State Historic Park in Chinatown, heading toward the Miranda Stage. Drawing them, like Bärenjäger to alcoholic honey bees, was the awkward, off-kilter, supremely signature whine of Jonathan Richman. It was the sound of stoned, painfully introverted high school nights. The godfather of modern indie rock was in rare form as the white-hot sun glared with a mirthful eye at the golden dead grass of the park, and the long-converted bounced in unison to the fun-loving performance of their patron saint.
August 7, 2013 |
Summer's here, bringing climbing temperatures, rising humidity in some areas and the renewed threat from killer bees. So far this season a colony of 100,000 Africanized honeybees have taken up residence in a Houston home and a similar sized swarm attacked two park workers in Florida. At least one death has been reported in Central Texas as well as attacks on humans and animals elsewhere. “It's nearly impossible to put a number on the deaths,” Kim Kaplan, speaking for the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Wednesday.
August 6, 2013 |
"More Than Honey" is an extraordinarily shot but meandering survey of the world's bee population: how they work (and boy, do they ever), why they're critical to the survival of many ecosystems, and the possible reasons they've been dwindling in alarming numbers. Producer-director Markus Imhoof tackles a hugely vital subject, but the film's loose structure and lack of a specific through-line don't make for the clearest intake of its, well, swarm of information. The Swiss-born Imhoof, whose canner grandfather's fruit gardens and orchards were sustained by honeybees (and whose daughter and son-in-law, seen here, are bee researchers)
July 24, 2013 |
Pesticides sprayed on crops could be making honey bees susceptible to a fatal parasite and contributing to recent declines in bee populations, according to a study. Researchers found 35 pesticides, some at lethal levels, in the pollen collected from bees servicing major food crops in five states, including California, according to the study published online Wednesday in the journal PLOS One. Levels for two chemicals were above the dose that would kill half a population within two days, according to the report.