Archive for November, 2008

The California High Speed Rail Authority will be holding its first post-election board meeting this Wednesday in San José. The agenda is online (PDF) and includes mostly housekeeping matters, although there will be an update on the federal funding strategy. The meeting details: December 3, 10:00 amSanta Clara Administration BuildingBoard Chambers70 West Hedding StreetSan Jose, […]

Nov 30th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized

One of the wonderful things about walking down memory lane is that you stumble upon nuggets showing how California has come full circle. Before WW2, Los Angeles and Orange county already had a well-developed network of Red Car trolleys, forerunners of modern light rail. There is a persistent myth that GM, Standard Oil and Firestone […]

Nov 29th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized

Most of the time, discussions on this blog are altogether too serious. I have tried to make up for this lack of levity by submitting ever-longer verbiage of my own in the comments. A few days ago, Robert Cruickshank kindly decided to invite me to submit posts of my own, perhaps in the forlorn hope […]

Nov 28th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized

According to the San Francisco Chronicle holiday travel was unusually light at SFO yesterday – the economic crisis keeping more folks at home? Perhaps people chose to drive to their in-state destinations but as anyone who has tried Interstate 5 around a holiday knows, the two lanes get backed up very fast. It once took […]

Nov 27th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized