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Joseph Regis Jr. (Belmont PD)

German Shepherd Dies After Being Left Inside Truck With Windows Rolled Up; Owner Arrested In Belmont

On Monday, Belmont Police responded to a call of a dog in distress on the 1100 block of Shoreway Rd. Officers found “Elisha,” an unresponsive 8 year-old German Shepherd in distress, inside the cab of a black 2011 Toyota pick-up truck. The dog had been left in the truck with the windows rolled up and without water, according to Belmont police.

06/10/2014

A boat cruises under a bank of fog near the Golden Gate Bridge on June 28, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Bay Area will see dense patchy fog with daytime highs in the upper 50s to mid 70s. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Return Of Marine Layer To Ease Bay Area Heat Wave

Partly cloudy skies and patchy fog in the Bay Area were bringing cooler temperatures to the region Tuesday morning.

06/10/2014

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StarDate: Menkent

If you judge by the layout of the night sky, you might think that centaurs roamed across every field and mountain in ancient Greece. That’s because these mythological beasts are represented by not one, but two constellations created by the Greeks.

06/09/2014

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StarDate 6/5/2014: Rebuilding Astronomical History

One hundred eighteen years ago, a team of draft horses labored up a hill west of Flagstaff, Arizona. Their cargo was a 32-foot steel telescope tube commissioned by astronomer Percival Lowell.

06/05/2014

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StarDate: Moon And Regulus

Regulus is the bright heart of Leo, the celestial lion. It’s several times bigger and heavier than the Sun, and hundreds of times brighter. Its most interesting feature, though, is its shape. Instead of a nice, round ball, it’s shaped more like a round jelly doughnut.

06/03/2014

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StarDate: Moon and Mercury

he skywatching weekend gets off to a ghostly start this evening with an encounter between the Moon and the planet Mercury. The Moon looks like a pale version of its full glory. And Mercury is as elusive as a ghost — a planet that’s rarely seen.

05/30/2014

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StarDate 5/29/2014: Looking For Stellar Companions

Most of the stars that you see in the night sky aren’t alone — they consist of two stars or more. They’re so far away, though, that their light merges into a single pinpoint.

05/29/2014

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StarDate 5/28/2014: Tracking Down False Comets

For an 18th-century astronomer, the quickest way to fame and fortune was discovering comets — the big iceballs that grow long, beautiful tails when they come close to the Sun.

05/28/2014

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StarDate: Hercules Cluster

A planet in the heart of M13, the Hercules Cluster, would never see the dark of night. The cluster contains hundreds of thousands of stars, all packed into a ball only about 150 light-years across.

05/27/2014