“First in the US?”Lassen Country California closes business


  200 miles northeast of Sacramento lies Lassen County.   Lassen County, has a population of 30,000 Lassen County was one of two counties in California that had no confirmed Covid-19 cases since March 4. As of Wednesday, the county has six cases, prompting public health officials to rescind its phase two variance  their orders forContinue reading ““First in the US?”Lassen Country California closes business”

South Lake Tahoe says stay away


  The Tahoe Basin, which sits in California and Nevada is a popular tourist destination.  The area has struggled to keep tourists away despite California’s stay-at-home order. As El Dorado County continues moving into Stage 2 of reopening, more and more businesses are opening their doors, including dine-in restaurants, provided they meet certain safety requirements.Continue reading “South Lake Tahoe says stay away”

Is leaving Sacramento and California for a lower cost home enough?


Anyone who lives on the West Coast knows there is a high cost for living here.  From Washington to California’s Mexican Border, the West Coast is pricey, this is also true of Canada. The medium price of a home in Vancouver, British Columbia ($1,360 million)  is considerably higher than Toronto, Ontario ($806,000) Canada’s largest city.Continue reading “Is leaving Sacramento and California for a lower cost home enough?”

Why Texans Don’t Want Any More Californians


  Migrants from the Golden State could change the character of their new homes.   By: Derek Thompson/The Atlantic Across a frightened nation divided by politics and culture, a fragile harmony is ascendant, as Americans in small towns and large cities alike cry out in trembling unison: Hey, where did all these Californians come from?Continue reading “Why Texans Don’t Want Any More Californians”

Sac International grew by 1 million passengers


13 Million Passengers flew out of Sacramento International Airport last year. An increase of one million passengers from 2018  SMF has seen a lot of activity on 2019. Six new airlines. 10 new nonstop flights, eight new routes. 2019 saw the return of Air Canada and Frontier Airlines to SMF.  New to SMF,  Spirit, Contour,Continue reading “Sac International grew by 1 million passengers”

Fresh not Frozen: Cook at Long Beach Marriott planned to kill Co-workers Guests


Police following up on a tip from a colleague and arrested thirty seven year old Rodolfo Montoya, a cook at the Long Beach Marriott. Police seized multiple high powered weapons, tactical gear and high capacity magazines after a search of Montoya’s home in Huntington Beach, California. Police believed he had clear plans,intent and the meansContinue reading “Fresh not Frozen: Cook at Long Beach Marriott planned to kill Co-workers Guests”

Why the General Motors plant closures are good for America and not so good for Donald Trump


Toyota Camry has been the best selling car in America for more than two decades. In the last few years the Honda Accord was the second best selling car in America.    Last year, Toyota and Honda introduced all new versions of the Camry and Accord and while the cars two remain the best sellingContinue reading “Why the General Motors plant closures are good for America and not so good for Donald Trump”

The Hyundai Kona EV is Coming to California


Actually Hyundai’s Kona is already here and is being sold all over the United States and Canada. However, the Kona EV (Electric Vehicle) initially will only be sold in the Golden State.   The New Hyundai’s funky looking subcompact SUV was introduced last spring.  Subcompact SUV’s are on fire and the Kona is what the strugglingContinue reading “The Hyundai Kona EV is Coming to California”

Something old and different for Friday 9-28-2018 (yes, there’s video)


Spotted on the streets of Sacramento  A vintage 1955 Buick Century Cailfornia Highway Patrol Car  These cars were specificly built for the CHP. They had the Special 48 coupe body, Century engines and Roadmaster brakes  (This was back in the day when GM built different engines and parts for each divison) They were among theContinue reading “Something old and different for Friday 9-28-2018 (yes, there’s video)”

You’ve Heard of Berkeley. Is Merced the Future of the University of California?


    By: Jennifer Medina/New York Times   As he walks to class at the University of California, Merced, Freddie Virgen sees a sea of faces in various shades of brown. He is as likely to hear banda corridos blaring out of his classmates’ earphones as hip-hop. With affectionate embraces, he greets fellow members of HermanosContinue reading “You’ve Heard of Berkeley. Is Merced the Future of the University of California?”