This is the tale of two Fradkins: 1. Philip Fradkin 1974 and 2011 2. Philip Fradkin, father and Alex Fradkin, his son. Philip and Alex have published The Left Coast – California On The Edge, written by Philip, with accompanying photos taken by Alex. The two have spent the past five years writing about, and snapping… Read More The Golden Left Coast on the Edge
A book read from cover to cover is a rare read. Front cover text, Publisher, Glorious Cover Image, Inside Flaps (About the Book and About the Author), the Copyright page, and the Acknowledgments. Included in this pleasure, an enjoyable Introduction, before, finally, settling upon the text. The Place That Inhabits Us is that kind of… Read More The Place That Inhabits Us – Poems of the San Francisco Bay Watershed
USDA Forest Service The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. Motto: Caring for the Land and Serving People Golden Gate National Recreation Area The mission of the GGNRA is the preservation, unimpaired,… Read More Coast Land Management Mission Statements
Stop the Spray :: Have you seen evidence of roadside broadcast spraying along your stretch of the coast? Roadside spraying appears as a brown defined boundary, between asphalt of the road and the private property line, where the grasses by the side of the road were sprayed with a chemical herbicide. The excuses for roadside… Read More Stop the Spray :: Herbicides along the Roadsides.
Mr. Roadshow of the San Jose Mercury News writes about the construction status of Devil’s Slide Tunnel. “Workers have drilled into and blown away mostly solid rock, which they prefer over soft, crumbling rock because it is easier to blast away neatly. They are tunneling about 15 feet a day, and they are almost two-thirds… Read More Devil’s Slide Tunnel
Used to be that psychedelic magic buses drove the Coast Highway. They’ve long disappeared now. A few are still around, parked long ago under the tree canopy of the redwood and oak forests. Aging and decaying. Now dusty, dirty, and grey, their faded swirls of paint across the nose, sides, and top. I’ve seen one between… Read More Can I buy your Magic Bus?