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  • Aug 17, 2016
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    Central Valley’s Highway 99 becoming parking lot

    A recent commentary where I supported California’s High Speed Rail (HSR) has led to the accusation that I have been “Drinking the Kool-Aid.” I would not go that far. HSR is an expensive boondoggle that no doubt needs changing, but I do wholeheartedly support development of alternative transportation like rail in a state that is choking to death on vehicle traffic....More
  • Aug 16, 2016
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    VCRs, funeral, and a new strawberry transplanter

    The VCR is dead – toast. It’s time for the funeral. The videocassette recorder, for those old enough to remember this incredible technological innovation born almost 60 years ago, is dead. R.I.P. The last company to make the VCR – Funai – removed the VCR’s life support last month, technology that likely led the way to modern tech including video cameras, smartphones, and MP3 files....More
  • Lake Mead falls to historic lows
    Aug 16, 2016
    Commentary

    Farmers' Almanac calls for wet western winter

    Farmers' Almanac predicts cold,wet winter for much of the country in 2016-17...More
  • PETA seeks memorial to chickens killed in highway crash
    Aug 11, 2016
    Commentary

    Is a chicken restaurant on Hwy 99 a just memorial?

    PETA wants memorial erected to commemorate chickens that died in a highway crash....More
  • Jul 28, 2016
    blog

    Fear mongering $$$ better spent on solving hunger 2

    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock (with all of the violent atrocities occurring daily around the world lately I wouldn’t blame you), you’re likely aware the United States will soon enact a law on enacting GMO (genetically engineered) food labeling....More
  • How will California's agricultural economy and systems change as dairy declines
    Jul 21, 2016
    Commentary

    How dairy declines could impact other crops 1

    The California dairy industry is declining under the weight of unprofitable and unsustainable milk prices...More
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