Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Starting right after Labor Day, the State is banning RV's from San Onofre Surf Beach. The lot directly preceding the old dirt road will be re-stripped and there will be limited spaces available on a first come, first served basis. Approximately 10 spaces. No RV will be allowed beyond the paved portion of the road due to the extreme amount of damage the oversized beasts inflict. Good riddance I say.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Don't forget, today is the official kick-off of the new Murphline site. Give it a look and stay informed.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
something like this.
Specifically, there is an annual contest at Texas A&M University calling for
the most appropriate definition of a contemporary term..
This year's term was
The winner wrote:
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical
minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd
by the clean end."
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Last week the state halted sales of the $125 annual passes until Aug. 17. Some park users – fearing a steep Aug. 17 price increase – took to purchasing a $125 California State Parks Foundation membership that includes an annual pass. That deal remained available.
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Saturday, August 08, 2009
The entry kiosk at San Onofre State Beach confirmed this morning that it no longer is selling annual passes, and the Web site for Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach likewise affirmed that passes are no longer available.
On the statewide Web site, www.parks.ca.gov, a message appears if you click on "Annual day-use pass $125." Passes "are currently not available for purchase," the message states. "Online pass sales will resume Aug. 17, 2009. We appreciate your patience."
State officials could not be reached today, either at Orange County's district office in San Clemente or in Sacramento. Offices close on Fridays because of employee furloughs.
Elizabeth Goldstein, president of the California State Parks Foundation, said the parks department could be facing closure of 80 to 100 of the park system's 279 parks, historical sites and recreation areas. The foundation is a support group for California state parks.
"Last month the governor signed the state budget," the foundation's Web site says. "It contained an additional $6 million cut to state parks, bringing the total general fund cut for this budget year to $14.2 million."Could public lose access to San Onofre State Beach?
Friday, August 07, 2009
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
This is a view of the current El Nino / La Nina evolving in the tropical Pacific Ocean. You are looking north, across the equator from a vantage point above the ocean. The colored vertical plane shows the ocean temperature at the Equator from the sea surface down to a depth of 500m. The colored horizontal plane shows the sea surface temperature. The sea surface winds are the light blue vectors. The Ocean currents from the surface to 300m depth are shown by the white vectors. The transparent surface is the 20°C isotherm (water which has the temperature 20°C). The animation frames show monthly values for the last 60 months. All of these data come from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) network of moored ocean buoys in Equatorial Pacific.