“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”

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”

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?”

The Golden State Warriors Have Broken the NBA


The reigning NBA champions now have another All-Star in DeMarcus Cousins, and the entire league is left to wonder: What’s the point? By: Ben Cohen/Wall Street Journal Remember when the Los Angeles Lakers signed LeBron James? That was adorable. The Golden State Warriors responded to one of the most seismic moves the NBA has ever seen on MondayContinue reading “The Golden State Warriors Have Broken the NBA”

Mysterious and Troubling Hart SUV crash


The troubling past of a family whose car plunged off a cliff off Highway 1 in Northern California The bodies of Jennifer and Sarah Hart and three of their children were found in and around their SUV.  By Holly Yan, Darran Simon and Rosalina Nieves, CNN We may never know why Jennifer and Sarah Hart’sContinue reading “Mysterious and Troubling Hart SUV crash”