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© 2011 by T. Budar. Hablamos espanol.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Geologic Event Update

Paseo Del Mar remains closed (looking East)

Looking West

The cracking extends from the cliff...

 ... all the way across the street ...

... and into the White Point Nature Preserve

This event is drawing International media attention.

 The sewer line that runs under the street is being closed as a precaution.

 The hole is filled with gravel...

 ... then capped with asphalt.

Do you think anybody would mind if I helped myself to a souvenir?
(I tried.  They are too heavy)

 Do you know why manholes are round?
(Answer in next blog post)

Monday, September 26, 2011

This May Be Worse Than We Sink

By now everybody probably knows about the Paseo Del Mar road closure due to some kind of geologic failure.  Is it a sinkhole or a slippage of the cliff?  These pictures were taken the day before the road closure.

Here is an overview of the affected area looking West.

A closer look.

Surveyer markers track land movement,  looking East

The view from the sidewalk.  Doesn't look too bad...but...

The crack continues...

...and appears to extend all the way to the cliff

Friday, August 19, 2011

2011 ILLW USCG Auxiliary Radio Stations

Point Hueneme Lighthouse - K6AUX

Point Vicente Lighthouse - K6A

Point Fermin Lighthouse - W6A

A special certificate is offered for stations who contact all three United States Coast Guard Auxiliary operated event stations in District 11 South, all located in California.  To obtain a certificate send contact information and a 9x12 self addressed stamped envelope to:

c/o Richard Duncan WD5B
2200 Kingsbridge Lane
Oxnard, CA 93035

Friday, April 29, 2011

Both Ends of the Spectrum

While cleaning out my Parents garage the past couple of months, I came across several bundles of letters and photographs, some going back as far as the 1800's.  I am scanning everything that I can in order to preserve a digital copy and to try to match up names with faces.  This is going to take a while, but in the meantime, I want to share a card and photograph with you.

The following card has several autographs, most of persons I do not know yet.  However, there is one of a very well known author. Click on it and see of you can spot it.
(HINT: It appears twice)

 This photograph is probably from the 1930's.  Today, of course,  this kind of driving would never be seat belt.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Return to NCIS

NCIS Director Leon Vance has reviewed the following photos and approved their release on a Need to Know basis.  Unauthorized disclosure is prohibited.

Come in and please close the door behind you.

Jethro and Ziva are busy discussing the progress of the current Investigation, so lets continue on.... the Wardrobe Department.


You may recognize some of these garmets from your favorite NCIS episode.


Everything is organized and identified by Episode and Actor.

Cool NCIS Ballcaps

Abby has a full calendar this month.

Better put on your latex gloves before handling this stuff.

Inside Jethro's basement.
The bike really belongs to Mark H.

This area serves as a Garage.  
It was also where we had lunch, minus the tables and chairs.

The Principle Cast Members have Trailors to hang out in when they are not on the set.
This is Mark Harmon's.

Hey...Who let these Tourists  in here?

NCIS Director Leon Vance's office.
He's not in at the moment.
I wonder what's on his desk?

WOW...Top Secret NCIS stuff!
  Now where did I put my reading glasses...?????

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Port a' Potty

San Pedro has a World Class Port...

 ...With a World Class Fountain...

...and right beside that Fountain is a World Class Restroom.

I have never been inside  a world class restroom, so I decided to take a Peek and look inside.

 Maybe its just me, but does this look like the toilet in County Lockup?

I guess the reason for the hand sensor is that you don't want touch anything in here.

So you need to make some kind of Close Encounters of the Third Kind hand movements to activate the flushing mechanism.

After you have finished your business, its on to the sink.

 To minimize physical contact with anything, you only need to touch three little buttons.

 So first you turn on the dryer, followed by the water, and finally the soap.   I think if I had designed this thing,  I would have put the buttons is a different order.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Once A Soldier

Along time ago, I was Sargente Tomas,  part of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo's landing party on San Miguel Island. 
Standing left to right are myself and my Friends John Olguin and Bill Samaras.