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Bringing Back California's San Joaquin River


At 85 years of age, organic raisin farmer and lifelong river advocate Walt Shubin is not slowing down. He has dedicated the last 65 years of his life to restoring California’s once-mighty San Joaquin River to the wild glory he remembers as a young boy. Driven by his passion for the river, and despite worn out knees and joints, he takes us on a journey to help us understand why this river is so important to all of us as well.
From David Shipway

Painting on wall by Jim Phillips at NHS, Inc. (skateboards, snowboards, surfboards, Santa Cruz bikes ) in Santa Cruz yesterday


Kevin Kelly Speaking About His New Book "The Inevitable" in San Francisco July 14th

"We’re at just the beginning of the beginning of the digital world for humanity, says Kevin Kelly.  But some deep trends have already emerged that can reliably be conjured with and braced for.  Kelly calls them inevitable.

The internet was inevitable, he says, but Wikipedia was not.  Smart phones were inevitable, the iPhone not.  The twelve deepest trends he labels: Becoming; Cognifying; Flowing; Screening; Accessing; Sharing; Filtering; Remixing; Interacting; Tracking; Questioning; and Beginning.

Kevin Kelly is the author of Out of Control, New Rules for the New Economy, Cool Tools, What Technology Wants, and now, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future.  He is one of the founding board members of The Long Now Foundation.…"
-Stewart Brand

"The Next 30 Digital Years," Kevin Kelly, the Herbst Theater, Civic Center, San Francisco, 7pm, Thursday July 14.  The show starts promptly at 7:30pm.
http://longnow.org/seminars/02016/jul/14/next-30-digital-years/

New Zealand town with 'too many jobs' offering packages of land and homes for $165k

"The southern New Zealand town of Kaitangata appears the prime example of the pastoral landscapes the island is known for; it's lush, hilly, green, and peaceful. Only about 800 people live there, and it's a mere eight minutes from the coastline.
For those who prefer the rural, slow lifestyle and community feel in their living environment, it's basically perfect.
And here's the best part: New Zealand desperately wants you to move there. Seriously. The small town is a heavily involved in necessary industries relating to dairy processing and freezing works, which more than fill the area's economic needs.
In this very unique case, that presents a real problem: there are around 1,000 vacant jobs and too much affordable housing for the residents to fill.…"
By Alyssa Pereira
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/New-Zealand-town-with-too-many-jobs-is-offering-8337340.php

A Month-long Love Affair With Scotland

This is a link to all my posts from this Spring in Scotland. Above is the view from the "bothy" (hut) on a hillside on the Isle of Eigg, where we spent a week. That's the Isle of Rum across the water.
http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/search?q=scotland