Weekend Ride: Chileno Valley and Marshall-Petaluma Road

Posted by on Aug 31, 2020 in Cycling, Ride Report | No Comments

Seeking to escape the smoke last weekend, I drove out to Helen Putnam Park near Petaluma. Sadly/humorously, there were two other parties there talking to each other—both from Oakland, seeking to escape the terrible smoke. Being a new parent means I have limited ride time these days. When I negotiated a few hours earlier this month, […]

The “California City” podcast, and what I saw in 2005

Posted by on Aug 12, 2020 in California City, Journalism | No Comments

A few weeks ago, a friend texted me a link to a podcast called “California City” that came up as a suggestion for him in his podcast app. Was this the same California City, he asked, that I had visited and reported on, had breathlessly told him about? Of course, it was. I was an intern […]