Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park in the San Joaquin Valley is a monument to the only California town founded, financed, built & governed by blacks. The residents came to the colony fleeing segregation.
Wavy jet stream caused by Polar Vortex split leading to unusual and hard-to-predict North American pattern
Remember, two blog posts ago, when I mentioned that the recent split of the stratospheric polar vortex might lead to a highly persistent ridging pattern over the Pacific lasting multiple
Homelessness is a prominent issue in California ballots tomorrow, with both statewide and local measures up for voting. The various ballot measures represent a variety of theories for how to best address homelessness. CityLab reviews the measures, which are instructive nationwide.
In what appears to be the most balanced overview of Prop. C, San Francisco’s business tax measure to provide housing for homeless, Planetizen provides a good and balanced overview. Who’s supporting it; Who’s against; What is the data.
Google sought to build a 32 acre tech campus in Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighborhood. Looking for ‘funky space’ – typical for web companies – rather than for space in Berlin’s office / business district, Google chose the edgy neighborhood popular among millennials. Google’s choice of location follows a common pattern of large businesses being attracted to an environment which is the opposite of that business and which their presence will undermine or destroy. Google received 2 years of resistance. For more, read the article on the link.