California Links

California flag Links related to California presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines I rode Amtrak’s Coast Starlight – Boing Boing adventures-in-parks-mapping – @greeninfo using-instagram-and-open-data-to-put-the-public-in-public-lands – @greeninfo california-genocide Volcanic spires and Joshua trees: Obama protects 1.8 million acres in California’s desert New Desert Bill is Fundamentally Flawed – @Amargosaconserv Pioneer Cabin Tree On January 8, 2016 …

Davis, California

Photo: Tony Webster, Happy Hour Davis grew into a Southern Pacific Railroad depot built in 1868. It was then known as “Davisville”, named after Jerome C. Davis, a prominent local farmer. However, the post office at Davisville shortened the town name to “Davis” in 1907. The name stuck, and the city of Davis was incorporated …

Joshua Tree National Park

Photo: Joshua Tree National Park 2018-2019 Shutdown https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/environment/2019/01/26/joshua-tree-national-park-rally-against-shutdown-impact/2689866002 As Joshua Tree reopens, anger over damage to economy, environment – LA Times Desert Sun – @MyDesert Joshua Tree National Park’s Signature Trees Are Among Shutdown Victims – NYT https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/nation/2019/01/11/travesty-this-nation-people-are-destroying-joshua-trees-joshua-tree-national-park/ https://www.npr.org/2019/01/08/683365340/joshua-tree-national-park-will-close-after-visitor-damage-during-government-shut In shutdown, national parks transform into Wild West — heavily populated and barely supervised – Washington …

Anza Borrego Desert State Park

Photo: Jasperado, State Park Anza Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California. Excerpts from California Parks: Five hundred miles of dirt roads, 12 wilderness areas and many miles of hiking trails provide visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the California Desert. The park is located on the eastern …

Oakland, California

Photo: Michael Moore, Theatre Oakland is a city on the east side of San Francisco Bay, in California. Athletics http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakland_Athletics Raiders https://planeta.com/raiders Nearby San Francisco Grand Lake Theater http://www.renaissancerialto.com Photos Wikipedia Oakland, California Planeta.com California California Links

San Francisco

Photo: Nan Palmero, Sunset Questions What would locals like visitors to know about San Francisco? Quotes San Francisco has only one drawback — ’tis hard to leave. – Rudyard Kipling July 2018 San Francisco Fan Guides: The Sunset District. Making your way to #RWC7s? While you're there visit the sunset district for the amazing golden …

2018 California Wildfires

Photo: Stuart Rankin, edited Suomi NPP image, Smoky California Headlines https://www.wired.com/story/these-wind-patterns-explain-why-californias-wildfires-are-so-bad https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/416479-wh-sending-zinke-to-california-to-address-wildfires Key Links http://www.fire.ca.gov http://www.fire.ca.gov/general/firemaps http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents https://inciweb.nwcg.gov Twitter Moment https://twitter.com/i/moments/1062488078172880896 Embedded Tweets 60 rigs recently passed through Las Vegas on their way to help battle wildfires in California ❤️🚒 pic.twitter.com/AGAhq5cOqC — City of Las Vegas (@CityOfLasVegas) November 13, 2018 Wikipedia 2018 California wildfires Woolsey …

Los Angeles

Photo: Ron Reiring, Dodger Stadium Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. Apps ShakeAlertLA Earthquake Early Warning Photos Nearby Parks Joshua Tree National Park Planeta.com Los Angeles Links UCLA Dodgers California Cities

Paiute

Indigenous Peoples Paiute refers to three closely related groups — the Northern Paiute of California, Idaho, Nevada and Oregon; the Owens Valley Paiute of California and Nevada; and the Southern Paiute of Arizona, southeastern California and Nevada and Utah. The Northern Paiute call themselves Numa (sometimes written Numu); the Southern Paiute call themselves Nuwuv or …

Mojave Desert Birds

Photo: California 1917 New report (August 2018) – Mojave birds crashed over last century due to climate change http://news.berkeley.edu/2018/08/06/mojave-birds-crashed-over-last-century-due-to-climate-change Bird communities in the Mojave Desert straddling the California/Nevada border have collapsed over the past 100 years, most likely because of lower rainfall due to climate change, according to a new University of California, Berkeley, study. …