Archive for June, 2012

  • A seawall in Shell Beach to protect a sewage lift station
    Once upon a time, people were even stupider than they are today. Some bright light bulb built a sewage lift station into the fragile cliffs of Shell Beach. Surprise – about a generation later – Mother Nature threatens to expose that lift station to the elements and render most of old Shell Beach Village without flushing toilets – or at least, ones that...
    by at June 21st, 2012 at 07:06 am
  • Paso Robles grows up to fine dining Prime Rib, cheese and Vietnamese
    It had been a long time since I was in downtown Paso Robles. I used to drive through on my way to pick up my daughter at a friend’s house. I used to think that Paso Robles was a town to drive through. I admit, I was a South County snob – but I have been forced to eat my words. For my money, Paso Robles is the best place to eat in San Luis Obispo County. It’s...
    by at June 21st, 2012 at 07:06 am
  • Mubarak, SCAF, Muslim Brotherhood and democracy in Egypt
    Mubarak being wheeled into courtroom. This is day he really died. This is day the world saw him in a cage. Mubarak lives. He doesn’t live. What is living? Heart beats while brain is dead. Machines keep his body functioning. At best, he’s in a coma. Is there a parallel here with democracy in Egypt? Maybe I don’t have any right to weigh in. I’m not...
    by at June 20th, 2012 at 05:06 pm