I left my truck registration and insurance card at the DMV on Friday…
It was off to retrieve it today.
I had to go to urgent care for my diverticulitis……
Picture taking ensued……..
We have been having winter here in the Mojave and the Mountains around it.
I took these pictures six days ago on the way home from Lancaster.
I took these on the way home from Lancaster this afternoon. It was snowing when we left but this one was really heavy duty.
We have had internet provider issues……………….
Now of importance in So Cal………………….
Three of these officers were in Southern California. Sgt. Owens lived and worked in and around Lancaster which is a short drive from me………………..
It is so sad to see these brave officers who go in harm’s way every day lost in the line of duty. There was no comment from the “powers that be” on any as near as I can find…………
This one was close to home……………..
Sergeant Steve Owen was murdered on Wednesday in an execution-style attack.
California’s third-largest city by area is an urban-planning disaster, a sprawl of empty grids that aspired to become a megacity—and failed. But as the desert works to reclaim the land, it’s become a mecca of another kind.
As most of you readers know, this is where I live. Here is a story from Mental Floss that details it.
This story originally appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of mental_floss magazine.
“It was June in the Mojave desert and the sun was blistering. The land around me was empty, scorched, and flat, dotted by brush and the occasional piece of windswept trash. Judging by the map, the intersection where I’d stopped was a busy crossroads between two major thruways. But when I shifted into park in the middle of the road, no one honked. No one looked at me funny. I hadn’t seen another car in an hour at least.
It was probably the safest intersection in America to pull over and take a nap.
According to the map, I was surrounded by cul-de-sacs and neighborhoods. In reality, there was nothing but sand and more sand—and roads. Endless roads. Roads in all directions, marked by white fence posts and the occasional lonely pole. Some were paved. Some were dirt. Some had long ago been reclaimed by the encroaching sand.
California City, California, is the third-largest city by area in America’s third-largest state, and most of it barely even qualifies as a ghost town—a ghost town needs people to have lived there first.
California City is a ghost grid”
Firefighters are slowly gaining on the fire. I could still see smoke this morning when I left work to head home.
Ninety-six homes and 213 outbuildings have been destroyed in the Blue Cut Fire, an official announced Friday morning, as the massive blaze continued to burn near the Cajon Pass. The fire is now 26 percent contained.
Here we go again…………………………………..
A pair of bright yellow and red firefighting planes affectionately known as “super scoopers” landed at the Van Nuys Airport late Saturday afternoon. The aircraft, which Los Angeles County leases fr…
The best fire fighting aircraft available. Quick turnaround with a pass over a lake or open stretch of river.
With smoke and ash filling the sky from the fast-moving Sand Fire, air quality regulators today issued a smoke advisory for many parts of Los Angeles County that will remain in effect until at least midnight Sunday.
Danish Pastry and such!