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  • Jun 3, 2016

    California High Speed Rail going nowhere fast 2

    An interesting editorial in the recent Wall Street Journal (California Bullet Train to Whenever) says the federally-supported High Speed Rail (HSR) under construction in the San Joaquin Valley is a boondoggle that should be derailed. The fed has tossed $2.5 billion at California to build a bullet train from San Francisco to Anaheim, starting first in what WSJ calls the “less populated, shovel ready” San Joaquin Valley, conservative, and therefore with less political clout to oppose the money pit....More
  • May 15, 2016

    Western tree nut industry getting its ‘mojo’ back

    As a teenager growing up in Mississippi, I took care of my grandma’s yard every Saturday morning – mowing her hilly front, back, and side yards. I sweated profusely in the summer heat and humidity doing so – followed by a delicious home-cooked lunch fit for a king. Afterwards, the real prize awaited – a trek out the back door to a small pecan orchard to pick up all the pecans I could carry. Pecans in Mississippi are what almonds, pistachios, pecans, and walnuts are today to those on or near the Left Coast....More
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