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Archive for June, 2008


Monday, June 30th, 2008

I think this means she’s having money problems.

“No Relief In Sight”

Monday, June 30th, 2008

CNN story on California wildfires. The Northern California summary breaks down the needs for major regional fires. The details for the Lightning Complex fire near Shasta Lake state: Regional power transmission facilities and critical infrastructure operated by the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) are now in imminent danger from the SHU Lightning Complex. Three major [...]

Big Sur Fire

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Not good news. The 9am update for this morning shows the fire extending to the north (click on the map for an englarged view). Mercury News story. Northern California status as of 9pm last night.

Big Sur and Mendocino Fires ~ Updates

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Big Sur Big Sur details More details Big Sur info links Mendocino

N. California Fire Summaries

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Note frequency of “lack of crew resources” and “unstaffed” and “minimal staffing” remarks, and lists of equipment needs for each area. http://gacc.nifc.gov/oncc/predictive/intelligence/situation/fireinfosummary.htm The Basin Complex/Big Sur fire isn’t listed because it’s in Central California.


Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

After a week-long heatwave in California, cool weather finally hit late this weekend. However, the confluence of hot and cold created dry lightning, with 8000 strikes recorded. Close to a thousand fires erupted in the northern part of the state, nearly all in rural/wild areas. Two large fires above and around Big Sur are about [...]

Tim Russert’s Epitaph

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

When I think of Tim Russert, I’ll remember him as someone who spent the past 30 years leaking information to Bob Novak. Thanks to Harry Shearer for pointing this out in last week’s Le Show.

“The Guy Who Vandalizes Your Car and Blames it on the Kitchen Staff”

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Karl Rove works his magic.

The Lakers Don’t Even Bother Phoning It In

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

*answering machine BEEP* “Hello? Celtics? It’s me, the Lakers. Um….just wanted to let you know I’m on my way soon but … uh …. I’m running late, and it’s possible I may have to take a personal day today. Talk to you … byeeee–” * BEEEEP*

Citywise Fern

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Sword fern growing beneath the roadbed of the 101 freeway in San Francisco, about 35 feet above 13th/Duboce (near Bryant Street). I’m not sure it’ll make it through the summer, but a friend suggested I load up a deluxe Super Soaker with MiracleGro if the fronds get much browner. Not a bad idea. Taken with [...]