We know it can be hard to keep up with everything that’s going on in the world, the country and your community. So here are five stories from the past week that you may have missed but really shouldn’t.
The most popular story on our site this week really rocks. It is unseen footage of Pink Floyd playing at the Filmore Auditorium in San Francisco in 1970. You have to check it out.
California is set to become the first state in the country to use LGBT-inclusive textbooks in elementary schools after the State Board of Education approved 10 LGBT-inclusive history textbooks for kindergarten through eighth-grade classrooms last week.
“The great things about these books is that they serve our students well,” says Tom Adams, deputy superintendent for the Teaching and Learning Support Branch of the California Department of Education.
“We know there are many students out there who are LGBT or whose parents are,” he says. “This is a reality that most of our students have in their schools and our instructional materials should reflect that reality.”
You won't find any volcanoes in Volcano, California. But you will find a fascinating history dating from the Gold Rush to the Great Comet to the Civil War. Plus, it's got a pretty cool saloon.