High-speed, electrified rail coming to California

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — The Trump administration has agreed to fully fund a $650 million federal grant for electrification of the Caltrain system that would also help California’s high-speed rail project. The Federal Transit Administration announced its decision on the Caltrain funding request Monday. Trump Administration Approves $650 Million For Caltrain Electrification The only sad thing as that California is turning into ...more

Poison oak honey

In some areas around where I live there is a lot of poison oak. It is one of the hardiest, most well-adapted plants to this area. Sometimes on an otherwise barren hill there will be no other plants growing except for some poison oak tenaciously clinging to the soil and rock. One thing about poison oak is that it tends to ...more

Return to the light

Just because there may be a lot of darkness doesn't mean there isn't ...more

The invasion of illegals

about 1 in 8 students in California schools has at least one parent who is undocumented Education Trust-West, an advocacy organization in Oakland, estimates that 750,000 students in California’s preK-12 schools have an undocumented parent This is full-scale invasion. Every public official responsible for enabling this should be prosecuted. Taxpayers are paying for this. Opportunities for citizens are lost. Precious resources ...more

I'm embarrassed to post this, but this is the best vacuum I've ever owned

I'm embarrassed to write this post but I really love this handheld cannister vacuum I got recently - an Oreck BB1200. Note that the model variant on their website is "DB" but the one I found online for a really good price was the "LR". This is the best vacuum I've ever owned. The build quality is amazing.  It's made in ...more

This is what it's all about

Put me on a desert island with this.  This is all I need. Everything else is ...more