There is no state in the union or place in the world more dependent on hydraulic engineering than California, which is why the wave of doubt caused by the very serious problems with the Oroville Dam is so unusual that it is nearly unthinkable.
Act V, Scene II
What does the tyrant?
Great Dunsinane he strongly fortifies:
Some say he's mad; others that lesser hate him
Do call it valiant fury: but, for certain,
He cannot buckle his distemper'd cause
Some of the biggest fires in central California happened in the last five years
Wildfire season is well underway in California, with over 80,000 acres burned in the Detwiler Fire so far.
There's no vaccine, no cure, and no state funding for awareness or research.
Valley fever cases spike statewide, making 2016 the worst year for the fungal disease in decades
There is nothing quite as revolting as watching a land-use planning authority rejoice in the anticipation of spending millions in the taxes they're going to get from some commercial development project they just approved on a piece of dirt in the outskirts of their town. It's a wet dream.
....but rushing in to the county to guide the Sisters is one of the state Capitol's leading political geniuses, Will "If you print my name I'll have to kill you" Skaarup, formerly the Democrats' go to registration ace. Skaarup, like the Sisters, has BIG plans for Merced, including a warehouse for overnighting big Humboldt Bud loads bound for LA. Wouldn't it fit in nicely with the Gateway Project at Mission and 99?
I have been horrified by the images of Nazis and white supremacists marching in Charlottesville and I was heartbroken that a domestic terrorist took an innocent life. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of Heather Heyer, Lt. Cullen, and Trooper-Pilot Bates.
Dana Goodyear, a Yale food journalist, has written an excellent article on Driscoll, the dominant corporation in the westcoast berry deal, as far as the article goes. I guess, for anyone who remembers Driscoll as an up-and-coming player, partnering with its growers as Bud Antle was with his lettuce growers with strict quality control, one wonders at times about the reporter's questions, or perhaps lack of them.
Duarte said he settled reluctantly but feared a big penalty would jeopardize his family and his main business, a Modesto-area nursery that employs hundreds of workers.
An antidote for those wishing to escape the deafening bleat of the Belligerent Sheep and their Shepherd, the Donald, is a great speech on race and civil rights made nearly 30 years ago and still remembered by some, by another politician: Sen. Bill Bradley, D-New Jersey, a graduate of Princeton, a Rhodes Scholar and a member of two NBA championship teams before serving 18 years in the US Senate. -- blj
Race and Civil Rights In America Speech by Senator Bill Bradley at The National Press Club - July 16. 1991
My own ideological affiliation? “More research is needed.” My ideological heresy? We don’t need all that much money for research if we work and communicate earnestly, and often collectively, to make research relevant and useful. -- Jay Lund is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California – Davis, where he is also Director of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences.
Did Climate Change Intensify Hurricane Harvey?
“The human contribution can be up to 30 percent or so of the total rainfall coming out of the storm.”
Every so often, the worst-case scenario comes to pass.
Racism is a very powerful disease. It is endemic in the United States and sometimes, in moments like now, it becomes epidemic. Our observations make us skeptical about any cure for racism. Once some form of resentment has imported it into the human heart, it metastasizes to the brain, and that personality is Kaput, a waste of airspace.
Take the latest Big Noise from Oakdale, this Nathan Damigo, ex-Marine, ex-con, genuine White Man who founded an organization called Identity Evropa.