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It took Earth millions of years to deposit "rare earths" into isolated batches, and it took a century after their discovery for scientists to figure out what to do with them besides make lantern wicks burn brighter.
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OAKLAND, Calif. —
H.R. 1671, a bill introduced by U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell to name the U.S. Post Office in Dublin as the “James ‘Jim’ Kohnen Post Office” passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 398-0.
Swalwell introduced the legislation to honor the life of Tri-Valley public servant and 30-year Army veteran Dr. Jim Kohnen. Dr. Kohnen passed away on May 29, 2012.
Silicon Valley’s technology expertise may offer a viable-and close to home-solution for possible security weaknesses at San Jose Airport, according to Congressman Eric Swalwell who represents the 15th district (which includes most of Alameda County). Now, he’s calling for action.
SAN JOSE — A Bay Area congressman on Friday called for tougher security standards and a study of technology that could have spotted a teenager climbing a fence at Mineta San Jose International Airport and stowing away in the wheel well of a Hawaii-bound airliner nearly two weeks ago.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — California Congressman Eric Swalwell says a teen stowaway who flew to Hawaii in a jet wheel well should never have been able to climb the San Jose International Airport fence undetected.
A Bay Area congressman wants an updated assessment of the nation's airport perimeter security needs following a Santa Clara teen's stowaway voyage in the wheel well of a jetliner taking off from Mineta San Jose International Airport. The 15-year-old jumped a fence to get into the airport Sunday, and miraculously survived a five-and-a-half hour flight to Hawaii despite freezing temperatures and
Les Smith thought he was a U.S. citizen but learned otherwise when he applied for Social Security after turning 65.
“What a surprise,” he said.
The mix-up was resolved Wednesday when Smith took his citizenship oath at U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell’s Hayward office, with his wife of 44 years sitting nearby, blinking, with tears in her eyes.