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Posted on February 20 at 3:49 p.m.
Laurus nobilis grows beautifully in our climate, it makes a great container plant too, and will provide your kitchen with fresh bay without umbellulone, which is why Calif Bay is commonly called 'headache tree'
On Chef Budi Kazali Lives Wild, Eats Gourmet
Posted on February 18 at 1:18 p.m.
Nothing against the event or locavore idea, but in my experience California Bay is not good to cook with. It is nothing like the Mediterranean standard, laurus nobilis, and tastes like a bit of Carmex was added to the dish. Here's one of the uses of California Bay from the livingwild.org website: "Steep [California] Bay leaves overnight and strain into an empty spray bottle. Share it as an aromatic room spray or natural house cleaner."
Posted on February 5 at 12:33 p.m.
Global problem. Here's an example from European review of one class of pesticidehttp://www.panna.org/blog/neonics-hur...
On Montecito Bees A Signal of Things to Come?
Posted on October 21 at 1:13 a.m.
> "How do the organic farmers deal with this issue?" They have much lower yields, and charge a much higher price.-True, but you might be surprised sometimes how small the price difference really is. And it sure beats sterilizing the soil on a regular basis.
On Risky Business
Posted on September 15 at 12:34 a.m.
There's a difference between graffiti art and tagging, sometimes a gray area between these things to be sure, but a difference nonetheless. Where I live, it's always just tags -- initials and street names, no art whatsoever. There are lots of us locally who work to clean it up, both paid and volunteer. That work is much appreciated, we have a different vision of our neighborhood than the taggers.
On Tag, You’re It
Posted on December 2 at 1:28 a.m.
No lead is a no brainer
On Enviros Sue EPA Over Lead
Posted on May 1 at 1:34 p.m.
I don't know anything about this proposal, but I lived for years on a tenth of an acre and we produced more food than we knew what to do with, and had plenty of space to park and play besides.
On New Vision for The Village at Los Carneros
Posted on March 4 at 9:54 p.m.
I like your proposed fee structure
On Intact, Unaltered, and Out of My Mind
Posted on January 22 at 2:37 p.m.
We should all be able to buy programming a la carte
On Cox Switcheroo
Posted on January 22 at 2:20 p.m.
Thanks Jerry for another good one.Here is a for-profit corporation (NYSE:PXP) paying "reasonable compensation" to legal experts to support two non-profit corporations that wish to contractually constrain the long-term development of several offshore oil leases -- leases that would be developed by the same oil company. Apparently the environmental groups and their donor bases did not think it was worth having independently-financed representation for CPA/GOO in this matter, but either way I was shocked that the expertise and long-term commitment of an established and prominent environmental attorney on behalf of an oil producer could be purchased so inexpensively. I bet PXP's own attorneys and public relations firms were paid at least an order of magnitude more. Neither of the non-profit corporations party to this agreement have any authority over offshore hydrocarbon resource production associated with the leases, creating a large and obvious mechanism by which PXP (or perhaps some unsavory successor) could forestall for many, many years the actual production shut-down, as well as the onshore restoration or land-transfer commitments. I'm sure I'm not the first to notice there are no impoundments of early project income to a long-term (post-operation) oversight/remediation/stewardship trust. The lasting value of this agreement seems far too uncertain.
On Oil & Secrecy
This new SBMA favorite returns to perform works by American ... Read More
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