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Marc Valdez Weblog
Ant Attack!

John E. posted this a few days ago:

A routine patrol for a Tracy-area California Highway Patrol officer, Daniel Garza, turned into a fight to save the life of a 41-year-old Los Angeles man paralyzed by an attack that no one saw coming.

...As he changed the tire, Johnck said he noticed a dozen ants...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Yuba City, Land Of Mysterious Smoke Plumes

Yuba City, Land Of Mysterious Smoke Plumes

When I first moved to Sacramento in 1990, Sacramento was the Land Of Mysterious Smoke Plumes. That was the case until rice field burning was largely-phased out in the area by the Air Resources Board and McClellan Air Force Base was closed.Now, it appe...

Just Paint It
Sweet Surrenders

Oct 9, 2014
Sweet Surrenders

My mother passed last Tuesday . . .

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Alison Toon
… and all the DELTRON 3030 photos from TBD Fest 2014

Oct 8, 2014
… and all the DELTRON 3030 photos from TBD Fest 2014

Del of DELTRON 3030, TBD Fest 2014, SacramentoA few more photos from alternate hip-hop supergroup, DELTRON 3030: Del the Funky Homosapien, Dan the Automator, Kid Koala... fun show at TBD Fest!Full set of Toon's Tunes photos in the DELTRON 3030 photo ga...

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All Squared Up
Yummy sandwich, bad bread

Yummy sandwich, bad bread

That's how our dog sitter perfectly described our quick trip back East this past weekend. Not to mull over the details of all our airline woes, but we had cancelled flights, delayed flights and a trip that went a bit longer than planned. The flying par...

Alison Toon
Empire of the Sun at TBD Fest… smoke and mirrors, strange creatures, and more smoke

Oct 8, 2014
Empire of the Sun at TBD Fest… smoke and mirrors, strange creatures, and more smoke

Luke Steele, Empire of the Sun, TBD Fest 2014, SacramentoPerhaps the most challenging show to photograph at TBD Fest, and definitely the most dramatic to watch, Empire of the Sun came equipped with smoke, headdresses, dancers, even more smoke... and wo...

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Mr. Andrew Bradley
A Trip to California’s Central Coast

A Trip to California’s Central Coast

I hadn't been to the Central Coast since February 2010, so this trip was a long time coming. It started with a quick wine tasting stop in Paso Robles at Halter Ranch Vineyard, then we headed to San Luis Obispo for lunch at Firestone Grill and to watch ...

Alison Toon
All those photographers… what happens to all those images and videos?

Oct 7, 2014
All those photographers… what happens to all those images and videos?

Pit photographers and audience with cell phones, TBD Festival 2014, SacramentoThis is just a small snippet from a larger photo from Empire of the Sun's show on Saturday night at TBD Fest in Sacramento: I'd found a perch, above the level of the pit, jus...

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Alison Toon
Century Got Bars at TBD Fest, West Sacramento, ruling!

Oct 7, 2014
Century Got Bars at TBD Fest, West Sacramento, ruling!

Century Got Bars, TBD Fest 2014, SacramentoAfter being subjected to the inane, and offensive-to-my-ears, words of Danny Brown the previous day (don't worry Danny fans, I will be sharing the photos, I just won't be repeating his words... female dogs and...

Alison Toon
Some wonderful combinations at TBD Fest, including Inkdup X DJ Oasis!

Oct 7, 2014
Some wonderful combinations at TBD Fest, including Inkdup X DJ Oasis!

Inkdup X DJ Oasis, TBD Fest, SacramentoTBD Fest not only brought in bands and musicians from all over the country (and from overseas, too), it showcased some of our great local talent--including these guys, Inkdup X DJ Oasis. Cool mix of DJ with Inkdup...

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