Category Archives: Current events

Vin Scully’s Last L.A. Dodgers home game telecast. Updated with a Picture.

Thanks to Jilcobames for the You Tube The video above is the famous Kirk Gibson at bat in the 1988 World Series with the Oakland A’s. It was memorable call for Vin Scully. Yesterday’s game was the last home game … Continue reading

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Arnold Palmer (1929-2016) R.I.P.

picture courtesy Getty Images Arnold Palmer died yesterday. The picture above is how I would like to remember him. He was more than a professional golfer, although he was one of the top pros in the 1960’s. He was the … Continue reading

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Massive Damage From Earthquake Swarm In Central Italy

The USGS is reporting a number of earthquakes in the mountains of central Italy, one at 6.2 on the Richter Scale and numerous aftershocks including one at 5.5. Italian media is reporting at least 38 people killed and many trapped … Continue reading

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Another new low, now in San Bernardino. R.I.P.

Regardless of the motivation, it is a new low when two men and a woman armed with high powered arms and bombs attack a Christmas party for autistic children, killing 17 people and wounding as many more.   We need … Continue reading

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Wildfires in the Northwest

                          The satellite image  above shows the extent of damage so far from the forest fires in Oregon and Washington.  If you, recall a prior post showing the … Continue reading

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Further thoughts on the Northwest Megaquake-Tsunami Risk.

There was more fallout from the New Yorker Magazine story “…everything west of the I-5 is toast” controversy.  I was going to post a video from RAW which showed TV news coverage on the Northwest Megaquake-Tsunami Risk, but the video … Continue reading

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Cool, Clear Water

  That’s the Sons of the Pioneers 1948 hit record of Cool, Clear Water.  All of us in California have been thinking about water lately. I had a moment of what my friend Jim Hollowaty calls synchronicity.  I was  thinking … Continue reading

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Climate Wars Damage Science

Matt Ridley has written an excellent article, The Climate Wars Damage Science in the Australian science publication Quadrant Online June 19, 2015: “The great thing about science is that it’s self correcting.  The good drives out the bad, because experiments … Continue reading

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Northern California Earthquakes last week retracted by USGS

I don’t recall this ever happening before.  Last week there were a series of earthquakes reported in both Northern and Southern California.  I didn’t bother with them because they were 5 and below on the Richter Scale and low level … Continue reading

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Third Update on the Kathmandu Earthquake

The earthquake this past week in Nepal has been an unspeakable disaster. The death toll is now over 1300 by conservative count and probably will go much higher.  The damage to  cultural, historical, and religious heritage is heart breaking. Here … Continue reading

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