Category Archives: San Jose Bay Area

Superbowl 50

I watched Superbowl 50 in Sunnyvale – a nice spring-like day with blue skies. Got a bonus show: I was just going inside as the Blue Angels did a low-altitude formation flyover, followed by a couple solo approaches, toward Levi’s … Continue reading

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TAP Plastics Mountain View

Although I’ve walked by TAP Plastics on Castro St. in Mountain View a hundred times, today was the first time I went inside. Their motto “the fantastic plastic place” is accurate. They have specialized in plastics sales since 1952 and … Continue reading

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Rain, Rain Go Away

theRegister has a hard-hitting article on how the rain-induced blackouts this week in SF point to inadequate infrastructure in Silicon Valley. From drainage issues, slow broadband, epic daily traffic jams and weak bus and train service, Silicon Valley needs improvement … Continue reading

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Viewing the October 2014 Blood Moon from Silicon Valley

I happened to be awake at 3:30 am, so I went outside to look at the “Blood Moon” lunar eclipse. In Silicon Valley the moon looked much darker than normal, and reddish-brown with a silver crescent to the right. It … Continue reading

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Napa Earthquake 6.0

I was awake in Sunnyvale around 3 am during the 6.0 “Napa Earthquake” (officially the “American Canyon Earthquake”.) I knew immediately it was over 5.0 because the walls were moving and groaning, for about 30 seconds. Napa suffered almost 200 … Continue reading

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