Rodger Reinhart

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What America is getting wrong about three important words in the Second Amendment

On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall about gun violence with members of the community of Parkland, Florida, which only a week earlier had experienced a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen students and teachers lost their lives.<p>The town hall was remarkable in many …

California Water Agency Officials Charged With Burying Hazardous Waste And Corruption

California's attorney general has charged five former and current employees of the Panoche Water District in central California with felonies, including using public funds for personal items and illegally burying barrels of hazardous waste.<p>The Department of Toxic Substances Control at California's …

Corruption

A Theory of Reality as More Than the Sum of Its Parts

New math shows how, contrary to conventional scientific wisdom, conscious beings and other macroscopic entities might have greater influence over the …

FCC gets ready to kick off $2 billion rural broadband fund

The FCC has taken the final steps toward finally opening its long-delayed Connect America Fund II, which will disburse $2 billion in federal money over 10 years to support new broadband infrastructure in rural areas throughout the country. A date for bidding and the final documentation of the …

Telecoms

Pescadero patriarch defined Coastside cuisine

Ron Duarte, the bespectacled patriarch of the Coastside’s most celebrated restaurant, died on July 19 at the age of 87. He is remembered as a …

The Poverty Just Over the Hills From Silicon Valley

The South Coast, a 30-mile drive from Palo Alto, is facing an affordable-housing shortage that is jeopardizing its agricultural heritage.<p>On the drive up the coast from the southernmost part of Northern California’s San Mateo County, Highway 1’s two lanes are surrounded by wind-whipped seas on one …

Silicon Valley

Matters Historical: ‘Red’ Shaw built San Mateo County’s great parks

There’s much to be said about San Mateo County, which encompasses approximately 440 square miles. While this seems a substantial expanse, in fact it …

Spoon a piece of pie, and other country classics, at the landmark Duarte's Tavern in Pescadero

<b>Why:</b> Admit it. Sometimes you don’t want to be around other people. All you crave is a country road and an epic piece of pie. For all that, come to Duarte’s Tavern in tiny Pescadero, near Half Moon Bay, for a simple yet memorable dinner and a frosty drink. Make this rustic jewel your hamlet, your …

2,363 Pound Gourd Sets New American Record At Pumpkin Weigh-Off Contest

October is pumpkin month in the US. For most people, this means devouring the various pumpkin-filled treats or visiting pumpkin patches to pick out …

For Kids

A Modern Guide to Pescadero

<b>Pigeon Point Light Station</b><p>Bring your Instagram followers to their knees at this wildly scenic patch of land. The weathered lighthouse is actually …

The 85th Percentile Rule Is Killing Us

Traffic deaths in the U.S. are mounting, reaching more than 40,000 last year, and, according to a recent draft report by the National Transportation …

Sustainable Transport

Millions allocated toward Butano Creek restoration

Just as an abysmally short commercial salmon season concluded in the region, federal officials recommended a $1.4 million grant toward a creek …

Duarte's reputation extended far beyond coast

Ron Duarte, the bespectacled patriarch of the Coastside's most celebrated restaurant, died on Wednesday. Area residents were remembering him as a …

Alain de Botton on Infatuation

“The only people who can still strike us as normal are those we don’t yet know very well.”<p><i>“An honorable human relationship … in which two people have the right to use the word ‘love,’”</i> the poet Adrienne Rich memorably wrote, <i>“is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons</i> …

Materials

17-4 stainless steel<p>17-4 stainless steel combines high strength, corrosion resistance, and hardness, making it widely used in aerospace, medical and …

Entropy and complexity: the surprising paradox behind our universe

One of the many big ideas in physicist Sean B. Carroll’s <i>The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself</i> is the concept that …

Physics

Witness to Rock ’n’ Roll’s Biggest Acts: Michael Zagaris’ Music Photography

<i>Michael Zagaris (b.1945) grew up in the central valley of California. In 1967, he entered law school and also started working for Sen. Robert</i> …

This is the Most Detailed Map of the Universe to Date

This map of the universe spans more than 500 million light-years and contains more than 100,000 galaxies.

Universe

Panpsychism is a crazy theory about consciousness — and it's probably true

Common sense tells us that only living things have an inner life. Rabbits and tigers and mice have feelings, sensations, and experiences; tables and …

Solar Panels Now So Cheap Manufacturers Probably Selling at Loss

Solar manufacturers led by China’s Trina Solar Ltd. are probably selling at a loss after prices fell to a record low this week.<p>The global spot market …

Solar Power

This Political Theorist Predicted the Rise of Trumpism. His Name Was Hunter S. Thompson.

In late March, Donald Trump opened a rally in Wisconsin by mocking the state’s governor, Scott Walker, who had just endorsed his Republican opponent, …

Society

Renovated 1-bedroom condo in landmarked Village Green asks $399K

Get a load of the restored parquet floors<p>This one-bedroom unit in the famed Baldwin Hills complex, the Village Green, has a lovely, 1940s exterior and a thoroughly updated interior.<p>Completed in 1942, the Village Green is the only garden apartment complex in the state on the National Register of …

Missing British amateur pilot, 72, found safe in South Sudan

An elderly amateur pilot who went missing for a second time while attempting to fly the length of Africa with no radio or navigational equipment has …

Africa

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A historic inn for a romantic escape or family vacation...<p>A sweet place for an elegant event or community celebration...<p>A lovely setting for a photo …

Fire Demolishes Pescadero Country Store

Cuddle baby goats in Pescadero beginning this Valentine's Day

Harley Farms, a heaven on Earth for people who love baby goats (or, everyone), is expecting quite a few new kid arrivals beginning this month. Two hundred and fifty babies, to be exact.<p>The Pescadero haven, which is close by the picturesque Pigeon Point lighthouse and coastal beaches, operates as a …

Weapons of Math Destruction: Cathy O'Neil adds up the damage of algorithms

The Harvard PhD and data scientist talks about her new book and ponders how people’s fear and trust of math is akin to worshipping God<p>Support our fearless, independent journalism with a contribution or by becoming a member<p>“People keep suggesting that democracy is alive and well because we have two …

Mathematics

senseFly eBee+ RTK/PPK-ready, large coverage mapping drone - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

senseFly, the world’s first choice producer of professional mapping drones, will introduce its next-generation fixed-wing system for survey-grade …

Click here to support Pescadero Country Store organized by Cindy Simms

Quick update for everyone.<p>Steve and I are so excited! The plans are finished and we have submitted them to the county. Feels like we are starting to …