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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.
Keep up the great work, DC!
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.”
Ever more deets, after the jump
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 Entertainment, Warner 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:
|Alameda||Los Angeles||San Bernardino||Solano|
|Contra Costa||Mono||San Joaquin||Tehama|
|Del Norte||Monterey||San Luis Obispo||Ventura|
|El Dorado||Napa||Santa Barbara||Yolo|
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:
“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.
All the deets, after the jump
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.
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.”
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.