California issued the classic black license plates from the 60's a few years back and I think it's great for people that have classic cars, but for anyone else getting them for newer cars, LAME!
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
With the current fires raging in the Sonoma and Napa, there is definitely some smoke in the air around SF and Oakland. But nowhere near the amount that requires people wearing masks. I've been in bowling alley that had way worse air and live to tell the tale. And then later in the day, I barely can smell smoke and yet these people are walking around like it's Doomsday. Grow a pair. Severity: 3
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
For a variety of reasons, vegetation is being cut down in and around cities. Whether due to people being overly scared about fire, homeowners being overly concerned about conserving water or too lazy to rake leaves, or just a general aesthetic to want nature to be "tamed", a lot of the nice greenery that I enjoyed around my house in Oakland is being thinned out and I find it sad. It takes away from privacy and make it less peaceful. Especially along Highway 13, the removal is dramatic, causing noise pollution in the surround hiking trails and for the unfortunate people living near the freeway that used to have a natural sound barrier. I think it's some economic reason too that the tree cutting companies have incentive to keep working so recommend more than necessary and Caltrans has a budget they have to spend or lose it. Severity: 5
Friday, November 06, 2015
I actually am in favor of the CA law allowing lane-splitting so motorcycles can benefit in slow traffic. I do think that there should be a speed restriction to around 40 MPH or so for the traffic to be at for them to do it. But in any regard, my annoyance is at the drivers who, when they see a motorcycle coming up behind them splitting the lane and they are in the far left lane, move WAY over to the left to give them more room. Don't coddle these guys. They are big boys and know you should be going out of your way to make it easier for them. I'm not going to purposely block them, but I will not cater to their whims, especially given they do it often when traffic is already moving a nice pace. Severity: 5