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Gabrielino/Tongva, my local indigenous people
california  nativeamericans  indians  indigenouspeoples 
august 2018 by ignatz
0 Sullivan Rd, 29 Palms, CA 92277 | MLS# JT18044865 | Redfin
As the trade winds blows the tumbleweed past the mesquite trees there is a song in the air of mules pulling the wagon train into the land of opportunity.
realestate  california  commerce  ha  desert 
march 2018 by ignatz
California’s Little-Known Genocide - History in the Headlines
In 1850, around 400 Pomo people, including women and children, were slaughtered by the U.S. Cavalry and local volunteers at Clear Lake north of San Francisco.
history  california  usa  villainy  genocide 
november 2017 by ignatz
PG&E power lines linked to Wine Country fires
bay area supervillain may be responsible tubbsfire sonoma napa
villainy  commerce  california  fire  pg&e 
october 2017 by ignatz
Oroville Dam: Feds and state officials ignored warnings 12 years ago
More than a decade ago, federal and state officials rejected concerns that the spillway at Oroville Dam could erode during heavy winter rains and cause a catastrophe.
oroville  water  disaster  california  oops 
february 2017 by ignatz
Who Eucalyptized Southern California? | KCET
Although the orange and the palm loom large in Southern California's iconography, another imported tree -- the eucalyptus -- has been almost as prominent a feature of the region's landscape.
california  trees  botany  failure  eucalyptus  oops  environment 
september 2016 by ignatz
Farmers Try Political Force to Twist Open California’s Taps - The New York Times
Few in agriculture have shaped the debate over water more than the several hundred owners of an arid finger of farmland west of Fresno.
water  california 
december 2015 by ignatz
Desolation Center
Desolation Center is an upcoming documentary film about a now-legendary series of site-specific concerts and other events in the mid-80s.

music  80s  1980s  punk  avant-garde  performance  california 
december 2015 by ignatz
Map: Tropical mosquito infestation spreads to 8 O.C. communities - The Orange County Register
Dever said officials are finding the mosquitoes – which can spread dengue and chikungunya viruses – at about 40 percent of the properties they inspect. He called the county’s level of infestation “disappointing.”
doom  insects  disease  oc  california  mosquitoes 
november 2015 by ignatz
Umberto Eco on the Madonna Inn
The poor words with which natural human speech is provided cannot suffice to describe the Madonna Inn. To convey its external appearance, divided into a series of constructions, which you reach by way...
eco  literature  california  kitsch  madonnainn  travel 
september 2015 by ignatz
2015 California Fire Map
map of the entire state on fire, basically
maps  geo  fire  disasters  california  visualization 
august 2015 by ignatz
California Cogged Stones
Ancient Native stone artifacts that look like gears. Significance totally unknown.
archeology  california  native  cogstones  coggedstones  mystery 
august 2014 by ignatz
The Warehouse Cafe | Atlas Obscura
Where the polar bear watches over everything, and every drink is a double
travel  california  restaurant  bar 
june 2014 by ignatz
Troubled welds on the Bay Bridge -- The Sacramento Bee
"The Chinese company hired to build key parts of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge had never built a bridge."
engineering  failure  politics  california  oops 
june 2014 by ignatz
Adventures into the Secret Heart of Los Angeles • California aerospace history heads to the...
RT @esotouric: California aerospace history heads to the landfill. Downey Space Plant, RIP.
history  california  defense  via:lemonodor 
december 2012 by ignatz
Mojo Nixon World Empire
The triumphant return of the madman who made Southern California in the 1980s bearable
music  california  la  80s  yes 
december 2012 by ignatz
Marine Resource Issues, Poaching Pressures on Northern California's Abalone Resource
Investigation of a Point Arena bed and breakfast lodging that appeared to cater only to commercial sea urchin divers and tenders led to prison for those involved in what turned out to be an abalone for heroin operation
abalone  poaching  econ  california  marine  via:maciej 
june 2012 by ignatz
K6LCS Busted!
Ham radio callsign plate treated as illegal by cops, hilarity ensues
amateurradio  hamradio  california  lawenforcement  failure 
june 2011 by ignatz
Calisphere - A World of Digital Resources
huge collection of primary sources in california history
california  history  images  reference 
february 2011 by ignatz
SCE - The Outage Center
looking up outages for southern california edison
utilities  emergency  sce  california  electrical  outage 
september 2010 by ignatz
My Hazards Awareness Map
Enter your California address to find out what's going to kill you.
california  disasters  mapping  geo  doom  earthquakes 
may 2010 by ignatz
2010 Fault Activity Map of California
new fault map of California hooked into Google maps
california  geology  earthquake  maps  gis  disasters 
april 2010 by ignatz
Los Angeles Photo Gallery - Architecture + Buildings
a pictoral presentation of the wealth of architecture and buildings which contribute to the greatness of Los Angeles.
architecture  california  photography  history  losangeles 
january 2010 by ignatz
Washington Square Neighborhood Association
Santa Ana neighborhood website with good local info
santaana  california  orangecounty  local 
january 2010 by ignatz
Cuts in California - Interactive Feature - - The New York Times
quick look at how screwed we are in california. not sure why it is an "interactive" feature.
via:kcetlocal  california  finance  failure  budget  news 
july 2009 by ignatz
Repair California - Californians for a Constitutional Convention
Politicial organization advocating a constitutional convention in California
california  politics 
july 2009 by ignatz
Newport Beach City Map
official interactive map of the City of Newport Beach with layers for city services, zones etc
newportbeach  gis  orangecounty  california  cities  maps 
july 2009 by ignatz
Daryl Peveto « The New Breed of Documentary Photographers
In this photo, Willie Reynolds cools off with his weekly bath in a pool that he borrowed from his six dogs. The summers in the Slabs reach as much as 120 degrees.
via:regine  saltonsea  california  grimmeathookfuture 
july 2009 by ignatz
Common Surgeries and Charges Comparison
Compare costs for common surgeries in the State of California, a web tool.
medicine  commerce  healthcare  california  tools  money  surgery 
may 2009 by ignatz
California: The ungovernable state | The Economist
California may require a constitutional convention. That terrifies me.
california  usa  finance  government  failure  economics 
may 2009 by ignatz
Voices of old California, preserved in wax - Los Angeles Times
"Out here we think it would be rather sensible and scientific to catch our archaeology alive." Turn of the century wax recordings of Mexican music of Old California.
via:mollyaida  history  california  media  recording  music  archaeology  losangeles 
may 2009 by ignatz
Rattlesnakes in California, Department of Fish and Game
California has a variety of snakes, most of which are benign. The exception is California’s only native venomous snake - the rattlesnake.
california  snakes  whenanimalsattack  rattlesnake 
may 2009 by ignatz
California Black Bear Public Safety Incidents
DFG has recorded 12 “bear attacks” since 1980. In some cases, the details of these attacks were not completely known. According to the DFG’s statewide public safety guidelines, a wild animal attack is defined as “physical contact, injury or death.” Each attack is summarized below.
california  bears  whenanimalsattack 
may 2009 by ignatz
xml source for California Highway Patrol incidents
traffic  xml  chp  lawenforcement  events  feed  california 
april 2009 by ignatz
Salton Sea trip
photo set from the semi-abandoned, rotting, and dangerous place in California called the Salton Sea
failure  california  photography  history  saltonsea 
february 2009 by ignatz
Chaos in California | The ungovernable state | The Economist
Investors sometimes say that recessions help to reveal flaws in business models. This one has exposed deep cracks in the state of California.
failure  finance  crash  california  economist  budget 
february 2009 by ignatz
LAist: Classical Musicians Drive Through Wildfire on Freeway
Musicians drive through fire on the freeway, later set video to Shostakovich
fire  music  video  doom  shostakovich  california  wildfires 
november 2008 by ignatz
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