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The continuing adventures of Beau Yarbrough

Eyes in the sky: Hitching a ride with NASA’s airborne SOFIA telescope

Monday, March 6, 2017, 9:56
Section: Journalism

I think this might be the first time one of my stories has gotten a trailer.

On Jan. 24, Southern California News Group photographer Rachel Luna and I took a flight aboard NASA’s airborne SOFIA observatory. A converted 747, SOFIA is Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, based at the space agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Palmdale, California.

As a former kid who for years fell asleep at night underneath a NASA Facts poster showing the moons of Jupiter, this was a pretty big-deal story for me.

It took a few weeks for our story to be published: In addition to writing the story and all of its supplemental material, editing the video and culling down all the photos to just the cream of the crop, the website itself is a special one, with a glossary of science terms that slides out when the yellow-highlighted words in the story are clicked, along with other material attached to the story.

You can read the completed piece here.



Sheriff: Not pro-actively pursuing immigration cases makes San Bernardino County safer

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 18:13
Section: Journalism

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon discusses the department's approach to immigration issues and recent in-custody deaths with reporters and editors of the San Bernardino Sun and Riverside Press-Enterprise. ?? #journalism

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Full story here.



A year after San Bernardino woman’s jailhouse death, family seeks answers

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 18:16
Section: Journalism

Photo taken with an iPhone 7 Plus in Portrait mode, which fakes a shortened focal length.

The story on the protest is located here.



Jalisco mariachi

Sunday, February 12, 2017, 18:21
Section: Miscellany

I flew down to visit my parents in Ajijic, a village in Jalisco, Mexico, where they’ve retired. We were participating in the 39th annual Mexican National Chili Cook-Off (we came in second place).

The next day, we went to the county seat of Chapala to take in e malecon and relax.



iPod Top 100: 2016

Sunday, January 1, 2017, 14:09
Section: Arts & Entertainment

Like so many other things 2016-related, I’m not going to even try to justify that title making sense any more. This is also the first one of these lists to feature a band I first heard playing live at a presidential candidate’s rally. And finally, also true to 2016, there’s a lot of dead people on this year’s list.

1. “Never Come Back Again” - Austin Plaine
2. “Sleep When Dead” - A Giant Dog
3. “All Work” - Fever High
4. “I Shall Rise (From ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’)” - Karen O
5. “Ain’t I a Man” - The Foghorns
6. “This Land is Your Land” - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
7. “Let’s Be Still” - The Head and the Heart
8. “I Can Be Afraid of Anything” - The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
9. “Make the World” - Lee Fields & the Expressions
10. “Lady Liberty” - Dressy Bessy
11. “Tangerines” - The Gods Themselves
12. “Stop” - Jane’s Addiction
13. “Authority Song” - John Cougar Mellencamp
14. “Girl From Conejo Valley” - M. Ward
15. “Runaway” - Nice As Fuck
16. “I Could Never Take The Place of Your Man” - Prince
17. “Drive North” - SWMRS
18. “Kirby” - Aesop Rock
19. “Grown Man” - Full Moon Royalty
20. “Nothing More to Say” - The Frightnrs
21. “Bad Reputation” - Joan Jett
22. “Video Games” - Lana Del Rey
23. “Katmandu” - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
24. “Good Girls” - Elle King
25. “Hurt” - Johnny Cash

26. “Hole in My Soul” - Kaiser Chiefs
27. “Tiki Hut” - Miles Corbin
28. “You Know I’m No Good” - Arctic Monkeys
29. “Fishing Blues (feat. The Grouch)” - Atmosphere
30. “One Big Holiday” - My Morning Jacket
31. “Guns” - Nice As Fuck
32. “California (Tchad Blake Mix)” - Phantom Planet
33. “Can’t Hardly Wait” - The Replacements
34. “I’m Still Here” - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
35. “Hey You” - The Thermals
36. “California Kids” - Weezer
37. “Valerie” - Amy Winehouse
38. “Space Oddity” - David Bowie
39. “Mujer Moderna” - Fea
40. “You Want It Darker” - Leonard Cohen
41. “Sweet Child O’ Mine” - The Martini Kings
42. “Little Red Corvette” - Prince
43. “Awkward Waltz” - Acapulco Lips
44. “Bravado” - Aqua Velvets
45. “Shame” - Big Bad Hats
46. “Hightimes” - The Big Pink
47. “Keep on Keepin’ On” - Bleached
48. “No Sleep Till Brooklyn (Daft Science Remix)” - Coins
49. “The Midnight Special” - Creedence Clearwater Revival
50. “Changes” - David Bowie

51. “Green Peppers” - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
52. “Blue Jeans” - Lana Del Rey
53. “Take Five” - Martini Kings
54. “Galaxy Song” - Monty Python
55. “1999 (Edit)” - Prince
56. “Killing in the Name (Live)” - Prophets of Rage
57. “Taurus” - Spirit
58. “Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)” - White Denim
59. “Gringo” - Aqua Velvets
60. “Jockey Full of Bourbon” - The Blue Hawaiians
61. “Daydream” - Britta Phillips
62. “Alive/Intergalactic (Daft Science Remix)” - Coins
63. “Three Packs a Day” - Courtney Barnett
64. “Life on Mars?” - David Bowie
65. “Too Soon” - DMA’S
66. “Dancing With Myself” - The Donnas
67. “Where the Night Goes” - Josh Ritter
68. “Bone” - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
69. “Soul Bossa Nova” - The Martini Kings
70. “Angel” - Nice As Fuck
71. “Take Me With U” - Prince & The Revolution
72. “100 Days, 100 Nights” - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
73. “Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Live)” - Sonny Knight & The Lakers
74. “Black Hole Sun” - Soundgarden
75. “Swampbilly Hop” - Aqua Velvets

76. “The Kingdom of the Universe” - Ashley Park
77. “Red House” - Chase Walker Band
78. “Fame” - David Bowie
79. “Radio” - Lana Del Rey
80. “Hurtin’ (On the Bottle)” - Margo Price
81. “Cantaloupe Island” - Martini Kings
82. “Door” - Nice As Fuck
83. “Numb” - O.J.R.
84. “Killer” - Phoebe Bridgers
85. “Darling Nikki” - Prince & The Revolution
86. “Prophets of Rage” - Prophets of Rage
87. “Dark Necessities” - Red Hot Chili Peppers
88. “Another Lie” - Stewart Lindsey
89. “L.A. Girlz” - Weezer
90. “Beauty and the Beach” - Aqua Velvets
91. “Ain’t It a Sin” - Charles Bradley
92. “Nothing But Love” - James
93. “Homerun” - Nice As Fuck
94. “Raspberry Beret” - Prince
95. “No Sleep Til Cleveland (Live)” - Prophets of Rage
96. “Good Man” - Raphael Saadiq
97. “All For One” - The Stone Roses
98. “Orange Color Queen” - Ty Segall
99. “Bulletproof Love (feat. Method Man)” - Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
100. “Surf Boogie” - Aqua Velvets

Previous editions can be found here: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. This is now a long-term longitudinal study with data that no one but me cares about.


 








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