On leaving Vancouver. Continue reading “Where Canada Ends”
I like traveling by air. It’s quick. You can leave one world and get plopped in another in a relatively short amount of time. We left the big city (Vancouver, BC) for a quick trip to Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
No bothersome security checks, no crying babies with embarrassed, frustrated parents. Just a whole lot of great scenery.
Meet Max, our pilot. This guy has job satisfaction in the high 90th percentile. Max loves to fly. Continue reading “Air Travel”
In an effort to observe the locals in their natural habitat, I went to the ribbon cutting at the new BC Liquor store at Alberni and Bute in Vancouver (link to store here). Continue reading “Retail Therapy: BC Liquor in Vancouver”
The majority of recent housing development in Pasadena has been about getting people into high-density structures near public transportation. Take the Del Mar Gold Line station, for example. If you draw a half-mile circle around the Del Mar station, you’ll see how much new (and pricey) housing has sprouted up within walking distance.
I suggest that Pasadena uses the same logic when it comes to building soccer fields. Let’s put them in neighborhoods where people can walk or bike to them. Let’s make soccer fields accessible to families who may not have a car for every driving-aged person in the house.
The field at the north side of John Muir High School has been used for soccer for a long time. Why not develop that into something permanent? What about other schools? Other sites nearer to where people live?
Taking a relatively pristine natural area, an area contiguous with the Angeles National Forest, and paving it over with a parking lot to serve a soccer field makes no sense. The area is a natural watershed—let’s keep it that way.
Did you know that JPL is a Superfund site? Here’s the web site. They are working with the City of Pasadena to build a treatment plant “to help restore lost water resources to that community and to help remove groundwater chemicals originating at the site of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.” This is yet another reason to keep the Hahamongna watershed free of any further development.
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They’re a tidy lot, these Canadians. Continue reading “Vancouver, BC”