Friday, October 30, 2009


Freeway overpass (the flyover at 85 and 101), chain link fence, weeds, and commute traffic. Sometimes the picture looks better than the description.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Opens November 15. The whole rest of the downtown project is completely screwed up, but Target financed their own rennovation. Geniuses.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Former SGI Site

Sculpture across the street from a former SGI site; photo taken from in front of a a former Sun Microsystems site.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Kayak going nowhere

Seen in the water feature at the old SGI campus.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Villa Maria

Villa Maria is a picnic area up on the ridge in Stevens Canyon park.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Water Source

View of the dam at Stevens Canyon reservoir, last weekend.

Friday, October 23, 2009


Went sailing Wednesday with some folks from work. Took a big catamaran named Serenity out of Sausalito for a little cruise in the bay. You can roughly identify where this picture was taken because Alcatraz lines up with the Golden Gate, and the edge of Treasure Island on the left lines up with downtown San Francisco.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fall Colors

In the San Francisco bay area, there is at least one native species of plant that can be counted on to a brilliant display of fall colors: toxicodendron diversilobum.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


In the picnic area at Stevens Canyon park.

Monday, October 19, 2009

High School Drivers

The bike path to the Mary Avenue bridge passes right by Homestead High, and I discovered this scene as I rode past it on Sunday.

I searched in vain for some sarcastic remark worthy of this photo, but came up short. It was quite a spectacle to behold, before someone sweeps it up.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Legalize Pot Pies

These do not actually contain pot. "Pot pie" refers to a savory pie with a bottom and top completely encased by flaky crusts and baked inside a pie tin. These are chicken pot pies.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

About 40 hours later

Water levels in the creek didn't stay high for long.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October Rain

According to the newspapers (okay, the internet), yesterday's storm was the strongest in 47 years. Bicycling to work was really nice: the creek was full, things smelled nice, and there were no joggers, dogs or strollers on the bike path.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

When you're a Jet you're a Jet all the way...

These guys were tearing around the neighborhood on Friday. Damn kids; sounded like they modified their muffler.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Blimp landing

The Airship Ventures blimp landing at Moffett Field last week.

Friday, October 09, 2009

The indignity of commuting by bike

I see this every morning.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Favorite Public Places

This lovely view of Westwood looking north is from bridge connecting the two sides of the Westside Pavilion shopping mall. The bridge spans Westwood Boulevard, with Nordstrom on the east, and the movie theaters and bookstore on the west. Before the theaters had replaced shops, there was a McDonalds at the west end, and a small number of tables on the bridge. The seating at that McDonalds had the most scenic view of any I'd been to.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Iced Old Fashioned

The rare and elusive iced old-fashioned donut. Not to be confused with the more common glazed old-fashioned.

As the infamous donut gallery gets more entries, it is becoming more challenging to find donuts that I don't already have a picture of.

Bob's Donuts in Los Angeles continues to top my list of the best donut shops I've been to.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

LA is Funny Pt. 2

Across the street from the Farmers Market on Fairfax, a building is covered with a large billboard-like advertisement for the; which in turn is defaced by graffiti to point to A domain lookup showed that both domains are registered to Sony Pictures, Inc.

Monday, October 05, 2009

LA is Funny Pt. 1

Walking down Third Street just west of Fairfax, I spotted this spray tan shop. $40 per session. Almost made me want to start competing in latin dance again.

Thursday, October 01, 2009


Rancho San Antonio