Basin Complex Fire Revisited: Part 1 (6/21/08 – 6/26/08)

June 19, 2009

Saturday, June 21, 2008; one year ago today


A warm, sunny and unusually humid day. Read the rest of this entry »

Wave of Terrorism Unleashed by Governor’s Proposal to Close Parks

June 15, 2009

Well, terrorism as defined by the U.S. Department of Defense, anyway.


A Pt. Lobos terrorist signaling the Mother ship? Read the rest of this entry »

Half Moon Bay Ride

June 14, 2009

Let’s face it. Traveling by bicycle is a lot more fun than traveling by car. It’s safer. It’s healthier. And how else can you cover so much territory and see it in such rich detail?

This weekend, we rode our bikes north from the Monterey Peninsula through the Santa Cruz Mountains to Half Moon Bay, then home again down the coast. A drenching rain turned the roads of the Salinas and Pájaro Valleys to mud holes and soaked us to the skin. But the sun came out in the hills and the warm ride home was memorable. Here’s a little of what we saw:

Alpine Rd. Near the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Read the rest of this entry »

Closing the Parks: The California Budget Farce Continues

June 10, 2009


Pt. Lobos: Will the public soon be fenced out?

We’ve been avoiding commenting on the Governor’s threat to close most of the State Parks (including Pt. Lobos and all the State Parks along the Big Sur coast). Frankly, it’s tiresome to point out what everyone already knows – and we don’t blame you if you stop reading here … Read the rest of this entry »

Butterfly Criterium Returns to Pacific Grove

June 1, 2009


Bicycle racing returns to the streets of Pacific Grove!

The Butterfly Criterium hadn’t been run since 1978 (when it was won by a young punk named Greg Lemond), so it was good to see a great Pacific Grove tradition revived. Read the rest of this entry »