Archive for June2009

Revisiting The Freeway Complex and Hollydale Mobilehome Park

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Last November as flames approached the Hollydale Mobilehome Estates in Carbon Canyon TV viewers in the Southland watched as CBS2’s Larry Welk hovered above covering the drama developing below. From my perspective as a viewer the impending drama was adrenaline inducing. As I wrote at the time from all appearances this park was going to […]

Victory For New Haven Firefighters, Supreme Court Sides!

“WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge. New Haven was wrong to scrap a promotion exam because no African-Americans and only two Hispanic firefighters were […]

No Fires So I Guess I'll Scribble

Thanks to wildland fire professionals in California and the Western US every brush or timber fire that has started over the past month has been stomped out quickly. This is good news. The State deserves a break after last year. In the meantime I am using the down time trading-researching-positioning my stocks and following world […]

Esperanza Killer Sentenced to Death

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Raymond Lee Oyler the arsonist/killer who started the Esperanza Fire that killed Daniel Hoover-Najera, 20, Jess McLean, 27, Pablo Cerda, 23, Mark Loutzenhiser, 43, and Jason McKay, 27 was sentenced to death today according to the L.A. Times. He will join this list of condemned California death row inmates while he awaits his fate. Here […]

Governor Schwarzenneger Throws College Kids Overboard

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Fewer of these in California’s future! California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is sacrificing aid to low income college students rather than taking on any unions. Up to 200,000 California college kids might be forced from school in 2010. Read it here. I hated it when he used the threat to fire firefighters in order to drum […]