Monthly Archives: April 2005

Absolute Iceberg

Collision of a giant iceberg (known as B15A) into the Drygalski Ice Tongue (nice name) of Antarctica.  The 100-mile-long iceburg cleaved off an approximate 3-square-mile block of the glacier. (Satellite photo by Associated Press, irreverent illustration by moi.  Pass me … Continue reading

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Pinnacles National Monument

I’ve driven the stretch of Hwy 101 between San Francisco and San Luis Obispo, oh, a few dozen times, often noting with curiousity the turnoff leading to Pinnacles National Monument.  I’d always been on appointment schedule, so never took the … Continue reading

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Locke, California

Located in the primarily agricultural region southwest of Sacramento, Locke was established by Chinese immigrants in 1915, migrating from nearby Walnut Grove after a fire destroyed the Chinatown area.  The town of Locke was leased, settled and established by Yeuhai-speaking … Continue reading

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