All things California

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by virgo, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    In case anyone was wondering, I am okay.

    The earthquake yesterday morning I was still in bed and felt it but the one this evening was a lot more significant. It was eerie and felt like it went on for a while, and felt like being on a boat in choppy water. No damage though. The dogs didn’t even seem to react, I guess they figure it’s NBD compared to all the fireworks.
     
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  2. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I didn’t know about the second one. I’m glad you’re ok!
     
  3. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    I’m going to the Exploratorium After Dark on Thursday if any Bay chicks want to go play with some children’s exhibits.
     
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  4. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    A person I dated works there! It sounds really fun.
     
  5. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    That should be fun!
     
  6. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    I haven’t been there since I was about 10 so I’m excited.
     
  7. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    I love adult nights out. Sleeping under a dinosaur in the science museum is one of my favorite dates ever.
     
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  8. android

    android Founding Messiah Staff Member

    Wish I could join but you’ll have a great time. The museum adult nights are The Best.
     
  9. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    We’re going again next month! Maybe next time.
     
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  10. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I can’t come but have fun!! I haven’t been to the new location yet but hear it’s awesome.
     
  11. Rico Suave

    Rico Suave Chicken

    I love the children’s science museum more than my kid. I legit have a blast every time I go.

    Enjoy, Honey!
     
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  12. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

  13. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I hate PG&E. Why is everyone ok with them cutting power instead of maintaining the lines like they’re supposed to? They’re basically saying, hey we don’t want to spend money on this so we’ll just cut your power so our paychecks will stay big. WTF. Alameda has their own power company but they told us that it’s possible for us to lose power because they use PG&E for something (I can’t remember). It’s such bullshit.
     
  14. android

    android Founding Messiah Staff Member

    @virgo Yeah I’m super salty about this potentially happening :angry:
     
  15. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Y'all. I didn't think it was possible, but PG&E actually gets worse. They gouge the hell out of the central valley. Utility prices here are fucking ridiculous. I don't know how families here afford not to die every summer.
     
  16. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    @virgo they use PG&E's transmission system.
     
  17. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I knew it was something important. Lol I’m hoping that now that this is affecting 200,000+ people, PG&E will get their ass handed to them. It’s just ridiculous. Put the lines underground already at least in the fire danger zones. :angry:
     
  18. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    Unfortunately, underground lines cost nearly 10x as much as above ground lines, and no one is willing to pay increased rates to install them.

    Local municipalities can force new construction projects to bury the low voltage lines around them. But that's not going to help with fires in rural places.

    It's a fucked up situation that goes back decades. PG&E is the worst, but our state gov't has not done their job either.
     
  19. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    p.s. in addition, high voltage lines (like the ones that started the Camp Fire) are rarely, if ever, put underground due to environmental issues, cost, and other issues. The environmentalists in CA will never let it happen.
     
  20. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    They do replace above ground lines with underground every year, and you subscribers are paying for it. But they’re certainly not shelling out the $70 billion or whatever its estimated it will cost to finish that work as soon as possible. And the rural lines in the wilderness that will likely start fires will probably be the last ones touched.
     
  21. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    Exactly. I think I read their transmission line budget is $1B per year and about 60% of that is spent on underground lines. Not sure how much of those are new vs. replacement.
     
  22. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    The wind here is insane today. It’s giving me anxiety. It’s supposed to die down this afternoon and I’m sitting here like fuck, it’s only 10:30. We’re heading up to Calistoga today and I hope it dies down by the time we leave around 2pm otherwise I’ll be worried about Ben (I have irrational fears about shit falling on our apartment). I checked the weather up there and the wind isn’t as bad so the drive should be ok.
     
  23. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    @virgo I am in Sonoma and the wine has died a lot since earlier this morning.
     
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  24. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    RIP wine
     
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  25. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    :lol:

    Guess autocorrect knew today is Pliny the Younger day.
     

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