January 16, 2021


SALINAS — Several people were injured, some seriously, Thursday night when a 16-year-old suspect tried to outrun police but ended up losing control of his car and plowing through an outside dining area at a Salinas restaurant.

The youth, who was not named because he is a juvenile, was driving recklessly on South Main Street at Acacia Street in south Salinas shortly after 8 p.m. when a Salinas Police officer attempted to stop the vehicle, police allege.

The boy’s vehicle then bolted south on Main Street at the point it turns into the Monterey Salinas Highway. About a quarter mile into the pursuit at Stephanie Drive, the youth’s car rear-ended another vehicle, causing the youth to lose control of his vehicle.

Crews on Friday morning were cleaning up glass and debris after a car driven by a 16-year-old youth crashed into a group of diners. (Dennis L. Taylor/Monterey Herald) 

The suspect’s car jumped a curb, slammed through a roughly 15-foot-tall sign and continued over a grassy area where the car struck a number of people eating inside a tented dining area at Gino’s Restaurant, police said.

Their injuries ranged from minor to serious. None of the injuries appeared life threatening to the officers at the scene. The youth then fled on foot into a field just south of the restaurant where police apprehended him. He was uncooperative with police and did not provide a statement, police said.

The suspect’s vehicle was registered to the 16-year old’s father.

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South Dakota ER nurse recalls how dying coronavirus patients spend last minutes insisting virus isn’t real

South Dakota ER nurse Jodi Doering has seen some disturbing examples of COVID-19 denial as she works through the pandemic.After a Twitter thread of her experiences started circulating, Doering appeared on CNN’s New Day on Monday to describe how South Dakota hospitals are overwhelmed with coronavirus patients — and yet some of them don’t believe the virus they have is real. While many patients are “grateful for the care they receive” from nurses, some COVID-19 patients spend their last moments refusing to call family and friends because they’re convinced they’re going to be fine, Doering said. “Their last dying words are, ‘This can’t be happening. It’s not real,'” Doering recalled. In some cases, patients even insist they have the flu or lung cancer to avoid acknowledging the coronavirus.> A South Dakota ER nurse @JodiDoering says her Covid-19 patients often “don’t want to believe that Covid is real.”> > “Their last dying words are, ‘This can’t be happening. It’s not real.’ And when they should be… Facetiming their families, they’re filled with anger and hatred.” pic.twitter.com/tgUgP6znAT> > — New Day (@NewDay) November 16, 2020Doering went on to mention how more people have died of COVID-19 in South Dakota — 644 — than live in the town where she’s from. South Dakota has the highest COVID-19 mortality rate of almost anywhere in the world — only North Dakota and the entire countries of Belgium and the Czech Republic rank higher. Without a mask mandate and with low rates of mask wearing, the Dakotas have seen coronavirus cases spike over the past few months. > North Dakota is waaaayyy beyond just merely “hit hard”. It ranks as the 1 hotspot for COVID19 mortality rate ***in entire world***. South Dakota, Cook County (Chicago), Wisconsin and Montana not far behind. (HT @greg_travis and @VanGennepD) https://t.co/1dSpAQIz75 pic.twitter.com/X3VZ6sYKC5> > — Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) November 16, 2020More stories from theweek.com 7 scathingly funny cartoons about Trump’s refusal to concede Trump is reportedly ‘very aware’ he lost the election but is putting up a fight as ‘theater’ Texas senator suggests it’s too soon to declare Biden the winner because Puerto Rico is still counting votes

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The New Bike Concept: Run, Don’t Ride

Here’s a novel idea: Instead of riding a bike, why not run on your bike? Instead of sitting on your bike, why not use a stand-up version?

The outdoor-capable elliptical bike is a relatively new kind of exercise wonder that is like riding a bicycle, but in place of sitting and pedaling away to propel yourself into motion, you’re upright and use a soft running motion to move forward instead.

Think of it as a running bike, instead of the regular one your ride. It’s so much fun to use, you’ll hardly realize how much exercise you’re also getting.

And in this article, I’ll show you just how it helps you achieve all that, how it works, and why.

It’ll be among the most fun you’ll experience while breaking a sweat. But first, some perspective.

The “I Want to Exercise But It’s Too Tiring and Boring” Syndrome

While culture and people at large make you feel guilty for wanting to get gains for things you didn’t really work very hard for (like the seemingly conflicting notion of exercising without getting very tired– which seems to defeat the purpose– or getting rich while not working too hard), it’s also worth looking into better tools, techniques and methods that get you from point A to point Z in fewer steps than is normally done or known.

After all, that use of tools, intellect and technology are a constant competitive advantage that history and life have shown to advance progress, whatever your definition may be: to win a war, to get ahead, to get rich, or to stay healthy.

Now, we’re all for self-improvement, but while get-fit-quick schemes are a dime a dozen, most don’t work and are forever in the same moral dustbin as get-rich-quick scams.

But sometimes, the clouds part and the aliens descend and something comes along that actually works to your great surprise.

This is one of those times.

  ElliptiGO 3C ElliptiGO 8C ElliptiGO 11R ElliptiGO Arc
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Type Long stride Long stride Long stride Short stride
Gears 3-Speed Internal Hub 8-Speed Internal Hub 11-Speed Internal Hub 8-Speed Derailleur System
Indoor or Outdoor? Both Both Both Outdoor
Colors black, green black, green, red black black, green
Foldable Steering Columns? No No Yes No
Weight 42 lbs (19.1 kg) 44 lbs (20 kg) 39.4 lbs (17.9 kg) 37 lbs (16.8 kg)
Gear Range 177% 306% 409% 309%
Price Range 4.5/5 4.5/5 4/5 4.5/5
Our Rating star rating 4 out of 5star rating 4 out of 5star rating 4 out of 5 star rating 5 out of 5star rating 5 out of 5star rating 5 out of 5 star rating 5 out of 5star rating 5 out of 5star rating 5 out of 5 star rating 4 out of 5star rating 4 out of 5star rating 4 out of 5
Bottom Line The lowest priced of the long-stride range, the 3C has much less features than an avid outdoor elliptical biker may want when compared to other models in the line, especially having only 3 speeds/gears. But it gets the job done, does what you’d expect, and provides the benefits you want. Limited only by the finer features some may