Posts Tagged ‘Solano’

Remember This: Vacaville Means “Cow Town” – And Here’s the Proof

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Just so you know:

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Post sponsored* by the Solano County realtors** Association

*j/k

**Always with a lower-case “r.”

Know Your Wild Animals of the East Bay: It’s Not a Rat, It’s a Muskrat – Video from Peregrinating David Cruz

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

First check out this photo from David Cruz, who’s Everywhere You Want To Be.

Almost cute, huh?

But then check out these fun facts, and the video below, which shows how rat-like it is.

-Muskrats are large rodents that always live near water. They have thick brown fur and a long, furless, scaly tail. They can grow up to two feet long (with tail). Their rear feet are webbed for swimming, and their eyes and ears are very small.
-Muskrats live in marshes, or alongside ponds, lakes, rivers, and streams.
-They could stay underwater for 15 min
-People often kill Muskrats for their fur.
-Muskrats are very important as marsh managers, removing extra plants and making sure waterways are clear. (http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/muskrat.htm)

Keep up the great work, DC!

Boy, That Kony is Everywhere: Solano County, USA

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Where will the Lord’s Resistance Army turn up next?

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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: Criminal Music Companies to Pay for Music Fests Statewide in 2010

Monday, May 17th, 2010

California Attorney General Jerry Brown can’t abide goddamn record companies that fix prices. (Feel free to read that as record companies, straight up.) Anyway, when you bought all those Rico Suave CDs back in the day, you paid too much. 

Can I tell you how this all relates to the big scheme of things? No, I get my record co. antitrust lawsuits mixed up. But this whole deal probably had something to do with bad behavior by execs from Universal Music Group, Sony Music EntertainmentWarner Music Group, and/or EMI Group.

But that doesn’t matter now. What matters that these melon-farmers are going to own up for past misdeeds by paying for statewide music festivals.

El Protector De La Gente, Jerry Brown:

via Thomas Hawk

Check it:

Alameda Los Angeles San Bernardino Solano
Butte Marin San Diego Sonoma
Calaveras Mendocino San Francisco Stanislaus
Contra Costa Mono San Joaquin Tehama
Del Norte Monterey San Luis Obispo Ventura
El Dorado Napa Santa Barbara Yolo
Fresno Nevada Santa Clara Yuba
Humboldt Orange Santa Cruz  
Inyo Plumas Shasta
Kern Riverside Sierra
Lassen Sacramento Siskiyou

 

January April July October
February May August November
March June September December

Enjoy.

Brown and Arts Council Host Statewide Music Festivals Funded by a Price-Fixing Settlement
SACRAMENTO -Yodeling, operas, musicals, Japanese drumming and symphonies are among the summer events around the state sponsored by more than a half million dollars from a Department of Justice settlement with music companies in a case of fixing advertised prices.

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. and the California Arts Council today announced dozens of musical presentations during this summer’s festival season and throughout 2010. Visit the California Arts Council’s website for a full listing of concerts and events benefiting from the grants:
http://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/doj/.

“The Attorney General’s office is proud to be part of providing these cultural events that bring people together to experience all types of music. It’s affordable because of our ability to provide discounted tickets,” Brown said, “and these performances are a testament to the incredible richness and diversity of the state’s music.”

The grants support performances and events in 43 of the state’s 58 counties, reaching an estimated audience of 200,000.

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Should San Francisco’s Tourists Pay $7 to Visit the Japanese Tea Garden? No

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Here’s the thing about San Francisco and tourists – we want you to come here, but not really. Like sometimes, we’ll give you a discount if you come up from counties San Mateo and Santa Clara, down from Marin, Napa, and Sonoma, or over from Contra Costa, Alameda, and Solano.  

But on the other hand, sometimes you gotta pay more if you’re an auslander. Like at the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. Check out the new pricing scheme:

On other words, from a Yelper:

“I just LOVE the Japanese tea garden. It is really pretty, the drinks are good. But $7 for admission? Yikes.”

Yikes indeed. 

And it looks like the idea for charging $7 to enter Strybing Arboretum is on the front burner again as well.

Oh well.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District Wants to Tax Carbon Emissions

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Per the New York Times, Businesses in Bay Area May Pay Fee for Emissions. That’s because the government agency that regulates sources of air pollution within nine San Francisco Bay Area Counties, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), is trying classify carbon dioxide, among other gasses, as a pollutant.

Can the BAAQMD pull this off and have a new law operational by July 1, 2008? Signs point to NO. But they’ll give it a shot anyway.

Of course you yourself are a greenhouse gas emitter because you expell carbon dioxide with every move you make, every breath you take. What if you were charged at the same rate as proposed – how much would you get charged (or taxed, it’s all the same) per year?

At the rate of 4.4 cents per ton of carbon dioxide emitted you’d be on hook for 1.5 cents a year, assuming you exhale 704 pounds of Co2 per year. You could afford that, right?

How much would this factory have to pay? Lots and lots.