A latte artist from Orange County is savoring her victory at the U.S. Coffee Championships.
Angie Chun, 30, works at the Coffee Code espresso bars in Fullerton and Buena Park, where she literally pours her heart into her work. Last March she won the national title at last month's U.S. Coffee Championships in Long Beach.
Apparently latte artistry is genetic. Her older sister won a latte art championship a couple years ago, and her younger brother came in third in the country at the Long Beach competition.
Angie Chun heads to Sweden in June for the world championship.
"Only one person can participate from each country," she said. "That'll be much harder than the U.S. championship."
Chun makes about 200 cups a day at Coffee Code.
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In America, biking is really more of a recreational sport for exercise or enjoyment. For travelling, we mostly use cars. But in much of the world, biking is a simple, healthy, and affordable way to get around town. As a results, many large international cities have bike lanes on the roads.
In São Paulo, Brazil, someone parked their car right in the way of the bike lane. One strongman decided to take things into his own hands and literally picked the car up and moved it out of the way to the cheers of other bikers.
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In the hot, sticky summers of many of America's cities, the smell of urine can be all too familiar.
San Francisco is peeing back at public urinators by painting its walls with UV-coated, urine-repellent paint, local TV station KPIX reports. The paint is so hydrophobic that it keeps the wall clean and sprays urine right back at offenders.
“We are piloting it to see if we can discourage people from peeing at many of our hot spots,” Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru told SFGate. “Nobody wants to smell urine. We are trying different things to try to make San Francisco smell nice and look beautiful.”
San Fran -- which CNN reports has a bad whiz kid problem -- got the idea from Germany, whose hard-partying city of Hamburg can "smell like a sewer" each morning, said Julia Staron, who organized the city's paint campaign.
San Francisco Public Works has received 375 requests to steam-clean pee-soaked walls since January, CNN reports. Public urination has been punishable by a $50 to $100 fine there since 2002, but the fine has done little to curb the problem.
Walls that pee back just might.
Crews have already painted 10 walls in San Francisco and Public Works intends to expand the program, according to KPIX.
Your move, New York!
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The financial world has been buzzing since Internet retail behemoth Amazon has been assessed as more valuable than Walmart last week. Countless financial talking heads have come up with their own theories why Amazon is so successful and why Walmart is struggling in comparison, but this Channel 2 News anchor seems to think he knows why. And it’s not very appropriate.
You can just see his co-anchor cringing. “They’re trying to eat breakfast!”
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Most people don’t really pay attention when a Crime Stoppers report is made on the news. But this clip from Acadiana, Louisiana KATC news channel is different. Because the criminal who robbed a local favorite mom-and-pop grocery store just happened to hit one of the local sheriff’s favorite places to eat. Wrong move buddy. The St. Landry Parish Sheriff gave this epic report of the crime that has instantly gone viral!
“You will be recognized. And the people that know you don’t really like you anyways.”
A satchel containing $150,000 in cash is missing after employees who deliver money to ATM machines accidentally left it on a front lawn in Mahwah, New Jersey, police said Monday.
According to police, two ATM cash delivery employees stopped at a customer's site on Industrial Avenue. One employee, who normally rides in the back of the vehicle, placed a satchel full of money on the lawn while moving items around inside the vehicle. The driver reportedly believed all was in order when they left for the next stop, and neither employee was aware the money was still on the lawn.
It wasn't until they were about 15 minutes away that the employee in the back of the van realized the satchel was not in the vehicle. The employees returned to their previous stop and discovered the satchel was missing.
Both employees of the ATM company were interviewed by investigators and are cooperating, police said.
Police said surveillance video shows a man in white van pulled up between 11:19 a.m. and 11:29 a.m. and took the cash. He then allegedly drove to a nearby auto repair business and took used tires from a fenced-in area, according to surveillance video.
Police describe the man as dark-skinned, wearing a T-shirt and long white athletic shorts with a dark stripe. They also believe the van is a white GMC Savana.