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Undeniable Warming In The Sacramento Valley

Jul 28, 2014
Undeniable Warming In The Sacramento Valley

Global warming skeptics have some splainin' to do.

Marc Valdez Weblog
Interesting Article About American Alfalfa For The Chinese Market

Jul 28, 2014
Interesting Article About American Alfalfa For The Chinese Market

I thought this was most-interesting:
After driving past the only gas station in Jensen, population 400, a visitor crosses the river, turns left and is soon surrounded by a meticulously managed, 22,000-acre ranch, lush with green alfalfa.

Nearly all of it is destined for China. Three years ago, a pair of...

Marc Valdez Weblog
LOBO – Me And You And A Dog Named Boo

Jul 28, 2014

Nostalgia time! Particularly these lines:Now I'll never forget the dayWe motored stately into big L.A.The lights of the city put settlin'Down in my brainThis song peaked in popularity in May, 1971. In April of 1971 we motored west from Albuquerque to S...

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"Tammy"

Jul 28, 2014

Funny movie! Especially anything to do with Topper Jack's.

All Squared Up
The Year of the Amoeba

The Year of the Amoeba

"Why does the amoeba always get blamed?"Exactly 365 days ago, about this time of day, Ernst got attacked by a pool amoeba, or so he thought. As it turned out, it was a retinal vein occlusion, which means his eye was bleeding way back where the sun does...

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At The Tail End Of Nob Hill Summerfest

Jul 27, 2014
At The Tail End Of Nob Hill Summerfest

Because I went to Titanic, I missed the closure of Central Avenue for Summerfest at Nob Hill, plus Summerfest itself. I got there before they reopened Central, however, and hung out for a bit at Tulane and Central, where folks rapped to a Djembe drum ...

Alison Toon
Aftershock 2014 preview: Godsmack, 1000Hp, new album out August 5th

Jul 27, 2014

Godsmack headline day two, Sunday, of Aftershock, along with Rob Zombie and Five Finger Death Punch. New album, 1000Hp, is out on August 5th, with a couple of tracks available for pre-order now.As a taster, here's the title track (no video, just sound)...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Frida Kahlo Lookalike Contest

Jul 26, 2014
Frida Kahlo Lookalike Contest

Walking into Old Town, I came across Cynthia Campos of Miami, who had been traveling to California but had been stranded in Albuquerque with her boyfriend by a broken car. At loose ends, she decided to enter the Frida Kahlo Lookalike Contest.Jennifer ...

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Breaking The Piñata

Jul 26, 2014
Breaking The Piñata

Piñata with the class colors
Horse tail hits the lawn.
Legs begin coming off.

Mr. Andrew Bradley
The Crazy Life

The Crazy Life

In the last few months I'm not sure if I have spent more than four days in a row at my house .... and I'm not complaining at all. I've spent a lot of time in Napa, been to the Bradley Lodge a few times and over the last few days I was in...

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