The Goodyear blimp is back in town. The Spirit of Innovation, a seasoned blimp from Florida, will ply California’s skies for more than a year from its air station in Carson until a permanent zeppelin arrives in 2016. The hand-me-down aircraft will temporarily fill a void left when the 13-year-old Spirit of America was retired in August. At 192 feet long and 60 feet high, the Spirit of Innovation was officially christened in June 2006 and was stationed at Pompano Beach in Florida for more than nine years.
MEXICO CITY >> A strong earthquake shook communities along the Gulf of California on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the magnitude 6.6 quake struck at 1:14 a.m. local time at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). The offshore epicenter was 48 miles (79 kilometers) south-southwest of Los Mochis. It was preceded by two other earthquakes of magnitude 4.9 and 5.3. Mexico’s national coordinator of civil protection, Luis Felipe Puente, sent a tweet saying that there were no immediate reports of damage in Sinaloa state, where Los Mochis lies, or in Baja California Sur on the other side of the gulf.