Winding Down

Whale watch season is over for me.  The last of the Gray whales are making their way north, although there are still fin and humpback in the area, the boats will go out less often now that there’s less chance of actually seeing a whale.   I’ll go out a few times over the summer,…

March in April

I am not participating in the March for Science, but it’s not for any reason you might think.  I know there’s been a lot of flack about the march, about women in science, and about women of color in science.  Science is still not inclusive in many places.  I get that. Back when I was…

Sustainability Festival: CMA

Today was the Sustainability Festival at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.  The Earth Day celebrations have become smaller and more focused on good practice in recent years. There were plenty of groups who were educating the public about the interesting and important places and projects in the area, including the interpretive center, the local wetlands, and…

Blue

This photo was taken by Captain Erik Combs, of the Harbor Breeze, a whale watching boat out of Long Beach.  IT WAS TAKEN YESTERDAY! Yes, that is a Blue Whale, the most massive animal on the planet. We don’t see them a lot out here.  They tend to show up in cycles.  I was here…

Amazon, and your done.

I never thought it would happen. I’ve been Amazon.com’s biggest fan.  Oh, I knew all the political and social reasons why I “should” be boycotting Amazon, but it always seemed to me that they were a company I could rely on. Through the years, I bought just about everything imaginable through Amazon:  furniture, clothing, camera…

no news is good news

So far, I haven’t gotten the letter. Yes, rent has gone up.  But the 90 day deadline to notify me if my rent is going up as soon as my lease is up has passed, which means I don’t need to move on my birthday. It means that the rent can’t go up on July…

Long Beach Workshop on Homelessness

The county has passed funding for more aid to programs for homeless people.  Tonight, during the meeting, we heard that the city had passed an incentive program for landlords to accept section 8. Tonight’s workshop had both program consumers and providers, with breakout sessions in a number of areas, including housing ideas, advocacy, mentoring, and…