Posts Tagged ‘fairfield’

Orange is the New Firefighting Outfit – Department of Correction Prisoners On The Job Along I-80

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Sort of looks like a chain gang, huh?

All the deets:

Grass fires along I-80 keep firefighters busy

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Shots From The 100: The Biggest Windmill I’ve Ever Seen – For the Giant Anheuser-Busch Beer Brewery in Fairfield, CA

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Back in the day, we only had little wind turbines.

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Anheuser-Busch and Foundation Windpower assembled a white wind turbine with a tower some 320 feet tall at the Budweiser brewery along Interstate 80. Hundreds of such mammoth turbines are in place 10 miles to the east in rural Montezuma Hills pastureland, but this one is in Fairfield city limits. Brewing beer at Budweiser should soon be a breeze. Plant General Manager Kevin Finger estimated the turbine could provide 20 percent of the electricity for the brewery.”

Recession, What Recession? Fairfield, CA, a City on the Grow, to Get Its Own LEED-Certified Mercedes Dealership

Monday, November 15th, 2010

The bay area town of Fairfield has just taken time out of its busy schedule to crow about how it’s growing like gangbusters while the rest of California is “still facing sluggish growth.”

Harsh. Deets below.

Enjoy your Mercedes Benzeses, Fairfield:

“FAIRFIELD, Calif., Nov. 15, 2010  – While many California cities are still facing sluggish growth, the San Francisco Bay Area city of Fairfield, California is experiencing an increase in construction and economic development activity.

Automotive group, Price-Simms, began construction in early October on a new 40,000-square foot Mercedes Benz dealership at Fairfield’s 31-acre auto mall. The dealership, which will have excellent freeway visibility from Interstate 80, will seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Green elements planned for the building include solar panels, energy-efficient lighting, and low water use. The location of the dealership allows it to serve several counties including Solano, Contra Costa, Napa, Sonoma, and Yolo. Construction is expected to be completed in August 2011. The general contractor, J.R. Roberts Deacon of Citrus Heights, California, has an extensive portfolio of auto dealership construction projects.”

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Jerry Brown Throws Down: Launches His First Radio Ad in the Race for Governor – Have a Listen

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Oh, it’s on. The race against Meg Whitman is finally on.

See?

Brown’s first radio ad.

Full text:

“Announcer: Never accused of following conventional wisdom, Jerry Brown took on the status quo. As Governor he refused to take a pay raise and vetoed pay raises for state employeesdumped the Governor’s mansion and the limo to save money. And with Jerry Brown as Governor California was working. Four billion in tax cuts – 1.9 million jobs created. Jerry Brown has the knowledge and know-how to get California
working again.

Jerry Brown: As Governor, I was known for frugality. I thought if people were cutting back, Government should too. Today our state is in serious trouble. We need to make major changes – think differently and govern differently. By making the tough decisions now, we can get California back on track. We have to start living within our means. We need to return power and decision-making to the local level, closer to the people. And no new taxes without voter approval.

Announcer: Jerry Brown. The knowledge and know how to get California working again. Paid for by Brown for Governor 2010″

That’s it. 

One of JB’s official state limousines when he was Governor back in the 19070′s – a POS, mid-size, I’ll-bet-you-could-drop-a-street-Hemi-right-in-there Glacial Blue 1974 Plymouth Satellite with no options selected:

“Brown Expands Media Campaign with Launch of New Radio Ad

Oakland – Three days after launching his first television ad of the fall campaign, Attorney General Jerry Brown is broadening the scope of his outreach with radio ads running statewide today.

Brown’s radio message to voters mirrors what they see on TV – Brown calling for state government to “live within our means, ……..return power and decision-making to the local level, closer to the people, and no new taxes without voter approval.”

“There is no doubt that California faces difficult choices,” Brown said. “I believe if we pull together as Californians first, we bring back the prosperity that makes California the dream for so many.”

The ad features highlights from Brown’s time as governor, including his leadership in cutting taxes by $4 billion, the state’s status as a world-leader in renewable energy and the creation of 1.9 million new jobs over eight years.

“Jerry Brown has the right strategy for California and the right message for California voters,” said Campaign Manager Steve Glazer. “We will use every resource and every medium to make sure voters hear from Jerry and have enough information to make the right choice in November.”

Whitman began advertising in the general election three days after the primary, and has run more than 45,000 ads since, with close to two-thirds of them negative ads attacking Brown. Whitman’s claims have been widely debunked by California media as well as watchdog groups like factcheck.org.

Jerry Brown Finally Kicks Off Campaign for Governor – His New TV Commercial Now Released

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Well Labor Day 2010 is here so the official race for Governor has now begun. It’s the Topic of the Day. See?

“Despite Republican Meg Whitman having spent some $20 million this summer on ads slamming Democrat Jerry Brown, the race remains a dead heat.”

O.K. then.

Jerry Brown’s team was up at the crack of dawn to kick things off today by announcing the release of a new commercial.

Check it

Here’s the script:

“Voiceover: As governor, he cut waste – got rid of the mansion and the limo. Budgets were balanced. Four billion in tax cuts. World-class schools and universities. Clean energy promoted. One-point nine million new jobs created. California was working.

Jerry Brown: I’m Jerry Brown. California needs major changes. We have to live within our means, we have to return power and decision-making to the local level, closer to the people, and no new taxes without voter approval.

Voiceover: Jerry Brown. The knowledge and know-how to get California working again.”

JB hisself will be all over the state today – Los Angeles, Manteca, Sacramento, Fairfield, you name it.

All the deets:

Brown Begins the Fall Campaign with Launch of First TV Ad

Los Angeles – Jerry Brown began the fall campaign sprint today with four appearances across the state and the announcement that his campaign would begin advertising with a 30-second television ad in which Brown outlines some of the governing principles underpinning his candidacy.

In the ad, Brown calls for California to “live within our means, ……..return power and decision-making to the local level, closer to the people, and no new taxes without voter approval.”

“The summer is over, and the people of California are ready to hear from the candidates for governor,” Brown said. “We’re facing tough times, but if we pull together as Californians first, we can restore our state’s dynamic economy and get California working again.”

The ad features highlights from Brown’s time as governor, including his leadership in cutting taxes by $4 billion, the state’s status as a world-leader in renewable energy and the creation of 1.9 million new jobs over eight years.

“Meg Whitman and her allies have spent $130 million, much of it attacking Jerry Brown,” said Campaign Manager Steve Glazer. “The attacks are false, the voters don’t buy it, and they are ready to hear Jerry Brown explain how he’ll turn California around.”

Whitman began advertising in the general election three days after the primary, and has run more than 45,000 ads since, with close to two-thirds of them negative ads attacking Brown. The claims made have been widely debunked by California media as well as watchdog groups like factcheck.org.

“Despite a summer of politics-as-usual attacks, the race remains a dead heat,” Glazer added. “This is the start of an aggressive ad campaign that will be matched with aggressive public outreach to present voters with a clear choice.”

Bay Area Airport Capacity Study – Public Hearings Coming to a City Near You

Friday, May 7th, 2010

The Bay Area is running out of airport so a big study is going on to try to see what to do.

Maybe some of our smaller airfields could pick up some of the load, or maybe the military could pitch in, somehow.

Anyway, they’re holding public meetings soon so why don’t you get in on the fun?

 Monday, May 10, 2010, 7 pm – 9 pm
 Community Room
 Municipal Services Center
 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco

 Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 7 pm – 9 pm
 First Floor, Multipurpose Room
 675 Texas Street, Fairfield

 Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 7 pm – 9 pm
 Port of Oakland Exhibit Room
 530 Water Street, Oakland

Are a lot more bigger airplanes in our future? How many 1000-passsenger Airbus A380-1000′s (or more realistically, 900-passenger A380-900′s) will we need?

A watery welcome for a big boy A380-800 (called El Gordo by pilotos) at SFO not too long ago:

At least there’s room for a horseshoe bar in a superjumbo. As seen over the Farallones:

If we can’t have more better runways at sometimes-foggy SFO, then look forward to ever bigger aircraft, for better or worse…

All right, see you there at those meetings.

All the deets, after the jump.

And here’s a comment from knowledgeable ActionNewsSF. (7500 Followers Can’t Be Wrong.)

ActionNewsSF says:
May 7, 2010 at 3:37 pm 

“Interesting topic. After reading this article, I spoke with an “aviation expert”. We both agreed that either Buchanan Field in Concord or the Livermore Airport makes the best sense. We were surprised that the Livermore Airport is not on this map. The challenges for both of these locations would be selling to the residents who live near the airports.

Livermore is a great location due to its proximity to Modesto, Stockton, and Sacramento. An upgrade to Highway 84 and Vasco Road could makes this a very attractive site.

Concord is a good location because it is on a BART line and close to Solano County, Stockton and Sacramento.

Moffett is too close to SFO and SJC.

Byron is too far for 580 and upgrading an airport there means we have to build more freeways and extend BART to the middle of nowhere.

Napa would mean major upgrades to Highways 29, 12, and 37. This airport would really only be able to serve Napa, Solano and possibly Sonoma Counties. There really is no major transit line that serves this area. You know what that means? 30 years after it’s built, we’ll have to spend billions extending BART across the Carquinez Strait and through Vallejo.

Travis AFB in Fairfield is a possibility, but really too far from the Greater Bay Area. Once again, this means major upgrades to an already congested I-80.

Hopefully existing infrastructure and having to deal with the restrictions of nearby residents, something San Jose has to deal with, will be considered. I also hope that any future project will not waste our money, as the MTC did recently by renaming the Translink card.”

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