Archive for July, 2015

Another summer, another reminder of why California desperately needs more passenger rail: Eye-popping gasoline prices in Los Angeles are driving Dean Smith into a second job. The 54-year-old L.A. city clerk shook his fist Monday at a 76 gasoline station pump where gas reached $4.65 a gallon. He said he now works on the side […]

Jul 14th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail Authority is accelerating its land acquisition process, and that includes using eminent domain where necessary: More than a dozen pieces of land in the Valley have been targeted by the state for possible eminent domain for the first stretches of California’s high-speed train project. The state Public Works Board, meeting […]

Jul 13th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last summer HBO’s True Detective was all the rage, with Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey turning in excellent performances investigating a murder in Louisiana. HBO quickly ordered a second season, which premiered a few weeks ago. True Detective Season 2 is about many things, but at the heart of it is, in fact, the California […]

Jul 11th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Been busy of late, and I see the comment section has been as well. No new news to report out of the transportation special session in Sacramento, though I am not expecting a whole lot to get done. Which, given GOP demands, is for the best.

Jul 10th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized