- Look at the map link above. Head west on I-80 (Marker A)
- Take the Folsom St exit
- Turn left onto Folsom St
- Turn left onto The Embarcadero
- Turn left onto Bay St
- Turn left onto Franklin St
- Take the 3rd right onto Lombard St
- Continue onto US-101/Richardson Ave Continue to follow US-101
- Exit onto Alexander Ave
- Slight left onto Danes Dr
- Slight left onto Bunker Rd
- Turn left onto Field Rd
- Slight right and you’ll be at the endpoint (Marker B)
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Communications Hill, an awesome workout, lots of people around so its safe at night. You can make it a loop, going up the gentler grade on the road, then around the houses then along the ridge then down the stairs. If you still have energy go up and down the stairs once more.
Communications Hill Stairs/Trail > Find It on Mullinix Way (Communications Hill), San Jose, CA !!
Does anyone READ anymore? HOW would you rather spend time watching an inspired video or reading a Tech manual? Yes, I already know the answer. I never got any “fan mail” for my manuals, but did for my TV shows. I am ready to look at what’s new and cool. All the mfgs are ready to go for a pre-holiday show. I already love GoPro, and want to see the rest listed here. – the editor
Absolute LoJack will demonstrate their patented persistence technology in the newest theft-recovery solution, LoJack for Mobile Devices, which is now available in select Samsung GALAXY products and is the only recovery solution that can survive a factory wipe or reset.
This holiday season, push the boundaries of what is possible with the latest products featuring AMD technology from companies like Acer, HP, MSI, Toshiba, VIZIO, and more.
With its recent funding and store re-opening announcement, Basis will be showing off the Basis band, the most advanced activity and sleep tracker on the market.
Belkin will be featuring their latest cases, docks and accessories for iPhone 5S/iPhone 5c and Samsung. In addition, the latest offerings in home automation and wireless routers.
If you think you’ve seen it all when it comes to Bluetooth and high-quality audio, think again and check out the latest in premium audio from Creative.
Cricket will showcase its latest lineup of no-contract smartphones, as well Muve Music, the company’s exclusive music service designed exclusively for mobile phones.
Deck the halls with Dell this holiday season and check out our newest tech for your gift guides and product round-ups.
DoorBot, the Wi-Fi enabled video doorbell, will showcase its commercial product and sleek new mobile app, as well as discuss its recent partnership with Staples.
Drop in on the things you love anytime, anywhere.
ESCORT MediaFlair™ Personal WiFi® & Storage Accessory. From the designers of the all-new PASSPORT Max™, the world’s only HD radar detector, announcing ESCORT’s new MediaFlair™ Personal Wi-Fi® & Storage Accessory – MediaFlair™ lets you listen, watch and share your media on the go!
Fujitsu will be giving hands-on demos of its entire ScanSnap scanner line, including its new ScanSnap SV600 book scanner.
GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile camera that captures today’s most engaging user-generated content, will feature the GoPro HERO line of wearable and gear mountable camera, used collectively by more consumers, professional athletes and video production professionals than any other camera in the world.
Honeywell, a company known for its thermostat innovations, will unveil its next thermostat “first”.
Microsoft’s support for Windows XP is scheduled to end on April 8, 2014. Are you ready? Meet with HP and Microsoft to discuss the migration from Windows XP to the latest Windows OS, and get hands on with some of the latest Win 8-enabled HP products available to businesses today.
Stop by iHealth’s table at Holiday Spectacular! to find out about the latest products for the holiday season!
Intel will be showcasing some of the latest Intel-powered 2 in 1 devices, tablets and portable All-in-One systems available for holiday.
Kingston will preview the next evolution of portable security.
Lenovo will be showcasing our most recently announced products from ThinkPad, IdeaPad and IdeaCentre.
Get winter-proof with the newest waterproof, drop proof, dirt proof and snow proof nüüd cases from LifeProof – for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and iPad mini – featuring a slim, sleek design and providing the ultimate touch-screen experience available this holiday season with the Total Water Protection Program.
Logitech will be showcasing its latest in gaming, music, tablet and PC accessories.
Mashalot is a free social networking iOS app where the conversation is solely focused on shopping letting users, aka “Mashers,” share items they want or have purchased with their family and friends quickly and easily anywhere in the world.
Come see how Mobiles Republic is transforming mobile news syndication by bringing trusted news on the go to a rapidly expanding base of more than 15 million raving fans with its brilliant and easy to personalize apps like News Republic and Appy Geek for iOS, Android and Windows 8 mobile devices.
olloclip will be unveiling its newest pocket-size iPhone lens with enhanced optics and latest mobile photography tools including the Telephoto + Circular Polarizer Lens (CPL) and Quick-Flip photo case, perfect stocking stuffers this holiday season.
Parallels will be demoing its new Parallels Access iPad app – a breakthrough product that lets users remotely access Windows and Mac apps as if they were made for an iPad.
Phiaton will be showcasing the new Bluetooth & Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, the next evolution from our award winning Bluetooth & Active Noise Cancelling Earphones.
Philips unwraps the best gifts for the holidays from ultra sleek LED TVs and soundbars to wireless sport headphones and Bluetooth speakers, there is the perfect surprise for every member of the family.
RadioShack will showcase a range of exclusive products including Bluetooth speakers, colorful headphones and new RC planes, cars and robots that are perfect for Holiday gift giving.
SanDisk will be showing its new line of SanDisk Connect wireless flash storage products, including the SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive and the SanDisk Connect Wireless Media drive, representing the next generation of portable storage and delivering an easier way to access and share content across multiple mobile devices.
Shure will be showing its newly launched SE846 Sound Isolating™ Earphones—featuring quad high-definition microdrivers—as well as the VP83 and VP83F LensHopper™ Camera-Mount Condenser Microphones, which capture highly directional audio with DSLR cameras and HD camcorders.
Sling Media will be showing its latest products and services including a couple of new feature announcements for our Slingbox customers.
Sonos is the wireless HiFi system that allows you to stream all your music from any source to any room in your home.
Speck, an award-winning leader in creating sleek and stylish cases with patented protection, will be showing the latest slim-fitting designs for the newest releases in smartphones, tablets and MacBooks.
Square Technology Group
Square Technology Group launches MySocialGPS, the first real-time social navigation App that enables people to actively find activities, friends, deals, events, featured places and to communicate, schedule and share these through a unified interface.
The Gun Box
The Gun Box will demonstrate its next generation safe that uses a RFID and biometric enabled security system as well as GPS tracking and an internal accelerometer to detect movement.
T-Mobile will be showing its latest 4G LTE product lineup, including a trio of smartphones from LG Electronics which features the LG G2, with its ergonomic and intuitive rear key design.
TripIt makes getting over the river and through the woods less stressful by creating a mobile itinerary that organizes all your travel plans in one place, and under-$50 holiday gift idea TripIt Pro will even send alerts, find alternate flights, monitor for fare refunds, and track for better seats to provide serious travel zen for holiday travelers and those on their gift lists.
TYLT will unveil the ENERGI Sliding Power Case for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and showcase its impressive line of mobile accessories, including the recently introduced ALIN Screen Protector with patented application tool.
UniKey’s technology will be showcased in a revolutionary new Bluetooth enabled smart lock, Kevo, brought to market by Kwikset, the leader in residential locks.
Woojer will be unveiling its silent, tactile “woofer” – the only matchbox-sized, wearable device that literally lets users Feel the Sound.
Wow! Stuff launches Combat Creatures Attacknids, The Ultimate Blasting Robots, with massive five-foot working Attacknid onsite.
XSories’ WeyeFeye is the most advanced universal Wi-Fi device enabling remote control of DSLR cameras with a smartphone or tablet that facilitates content sharing instantly.
YesVideo brings back memories by transferring old video tapes and films online and to DVD, so you can enjoy over and over again on your computer, connected TV, smartphone, or tablet, and share them via email or Facebook.
ZTE, the fastest-growing and currently fourth largest smartphone provider in the U.S., will be showing the latest in their line of powerful, affordable smartphones, including the feature-packed nubia 5 and the beautifully-crafted Grand S.
Climate scientists are suggesting that extreme weather like severe hurricanes and droughts are now the new normal for the United States (Huffington Post). Nine out of 10 Americans expect a world disaster to occur in their lifetime, yet 56 percent say they aren’t prepared (National Geographic Channel).
I find disaster statistics something to pay attention to – we can change this problem. This book is well laid out, with a spiral binding, easy to update, with guides and spaces to put all your important information in one place. Do this for your family. Disasters do happen – look at Oklahoma and Colorado and so much flooding and fires. Let’s take care of ourselves.
My Son is a Firefighter, My Daughter lives in FL. Even for me, living in California helps you understand what CAN happen, but we can survive if we are prepared. Sometimes its simple stuff, sometimes it is a Plan/practice. I feel strongly about preparedness. I have received CERT Community Emergency Response Training for San Mateo County. This is serious stuff, and it can save your life. – the editor
The increase in earthquakes, terrible storms, and political unrest in recent years has forced everyone to reevaluate their preparedness and place urgency on being ready for future disasters. The Disaster Prepper’s Organizer: All the Grab-and-Go Survival Information You Need by Walter Jacob Mullin (F+W/Adams Media, October 2013) is the only organizer that safely secures critical personal information during disasters.
While having a bug-out bag and stocking up on the essentials is a great way to prepare, readers will also need an all-in-one place to store the information that will help them survive a crisis.
With The Disaster Prepper’s Organizer, you can ease your mind knowing that you’ve taken the necessary steps to prepare your family for any emergency that may come your way.
From financial accounts and insurance policies to their family’s blood types and medical history, The Disaster Prepper’s Organizer will give readers plenty of space to record the details that matter most in their day-to-day lives.
Complete with a pocket for important documents, and tips for living off the grid, this book will reassure them that they truly have all the information they need:
- First aid
- Evacuation Plans
- Supply lists
- Emergency contacts
Walter Jacob Mullin (West Linn, OR) lives in the Pacific Northwest with his family. He never leaves home without an LED flashlight. Which is a good idea, along with putting an old pair of tennis shoes in your car trunk!! Be Prepared. Just like the Boy Scouts of America!
P.S. If you are interested in CERT and live in San Mateo County: contact San Mateo City CERT at sanmateocacert.samariteam.com
And if you are inspired to work on planning in your community, look at TEAM RUBICON.
Take a look at this incredible video – you’ll see hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, flies and bats! Each pollinator is presented in slo-mo so you can see them in action, feeding flying and of course pollinating.
We are pollinators too – yes when we sneeze during allergy season – we are spreading pollen. There are several other links below, several groups are intestested in bee health, teaching about pollination and promoting information about how important this is for the health of our planet.
Lately, I have noticed several Bee Keeping classes in Adult Education and Agricultural Co-op classes. You’ll ofte find local honey available at roadside fruit stands and in the farmer’s market. It would be fun to have a honey tasting to spark your interest – it does taste different depending on area and flowers, and it is so good for us!
This Book, From One of the Top 10 Environmental Figures of the Last 30 Years, Will
Entirely Change the Way You Think About Life, The Planet and the Economy!
From Indian vultures to Chinese bees, nature provides the ‘natural services’ that keep the economy going. From the recycling miracles in the soil; an army of predators ridding us of unwanted pests; an abundance of life creating a genetic codebook that underpins our food, pharmaceutical industries and much more, it has been estimated that these and other services each year are worth about double global GDP. Yet we take most of Nature’s services for granted, imagining them free and limitless … until they suddenly switch off.
In What Has Nature Ever Done for Us? How Money Really Does Grow on Trees (Synergetic Press, July, 2013), leading and respected British environmentalist Tony Juniper points out that as a species we think that everything nature does for us is free, but it isn’t. Its economic value can, and has been measured. And upon realizing what that value truly is, we would stop treating our natural systems in a destructive manner.
Think about this: in 2005, Hurricane Katrina cost the U.S. $81 billion and the damage still remains. If the land around the levees hadn’t been redeveloped for shipping and aquaculture, at an estimated value of $100,000 to $450,000 per-square-mile of natural mangroves, then, it is believed, much of the damage caused to the city would not have occurred.
Full of Examples: The book contains impactful stories imparting warnings about this and other unfortunate occurrences such as a rabies epidemic that followed the disappearance of India’s vultures (drugs administered to cattle killed the birds, leaving uneaten carcasses that led to an explosion of wild dogs), as well as promising and enlightening tales of how birds protect fruit harvests, coral reefs shield coasts from storms, and rainforests absorb billions of tons of carbon released from automobiles and power stations.
What Has Nature Ever Done for Us? reminds me of the most simple and true environmental concept: EVERYTHING IS RELATED TO EVERYTHING ELSE.
Thanks Cynthia for sending this!
REDWOOD CITY West Valley / Peninsula Edition 06/16/2013, Page B02
Residents fear eviction as city plans for the future
REDWOOD CITY — This city used to have three waterfront communities
where people lived aboard their boats or in floating homes. Today, only
Docktown remains. But its days may be numbered. Tenants of the marina
have been offered one-year use agreements while Redwood City creates a
planning document to guide future development of the “Inner Harbor
Area” east of Highway 101, between Maple Street, Blomquist Street
and Seaport Boulevard. “At the end of that year, we’ll have a
very good idea what the community of Redwood City wants to see along the
water,” Community Development Director Bill Ekern said,
acknowledging that the result could send Docktown residents packing.
“Right now, people can start a one-year clock and know they have
that amount of time,” he said.
Redwood City owns the marina through a State Lands Commission grant that
says the property must be used as a harbor. An eight-acre parcel
adjacent to the shoreline is jointly owned by several people who want to
sell it to a developer, Ekern said. The land, which is currently
categorized as “tidal plain,” would need to be rezoned to allow
building, he said. City spokesman Malcolm Smith said Docktown has 145
slips, with live-aboard vessels occupying 90 of them. If the eventual
plan for the inner harbor does not include live-aboard boats and
floating homes, moving the tenants out could be a challenge, Ekern said.
“We’ d have the same situation as Pete’s, which has been verydifficult,” he said.
Ekern was referring to Pete’s Harbor, which last September gave its
tenants a Jan. 15 eviction deadline so the property could be sold to
developer Paul Powers, who wants to build a waterfront apartment complex
with private boat slips. A group of marina tenants is appealing the
project, and a few have remained in defiance.
Now, Docktown’ s residents are gearing up to fight their possible
eviction. Some are refusing to sign the new agreements, which they say
aren’t leases and don’t offer typical tenant protections.
“They could evict us at any time,” said Bob Heflin, a contractor
who has lived at Docktown with his wife for more than a decade. They
have a four-bedroom floating home, which is different from a boat
because it doesn’t have its own means of propulsion. The home has
hardwood floors, a full kitchen with a dishwasher and granite
countertop, a living room fireplace and waterside balconies off most
Orlene Chartain, who lives with her husband on a two-story floating home
at Docktown, said tenants are worried about where they’ll live if
forced out. Spaces for floating homes and live-aboard boats in the Bay
Area are scarce, particularly after Pete’s Harbor residents recently
had to move.
“There’s a lot of fear going on here about what is our
fate,” Chartain said. “There just isn’t any place to
More than a decade ago the Peninsula Marina was closed to make way for a
waterfront residential development.
There are all sorts of ways to move into a more size appropriate home, some are more dramatic than others! Take a look at these possibilities and get inspired!
Downsize with a theme! This is a Pirate Ship House Boat that is for sale. Asking Price $79,000
Location: St. Louis
Built on 50′ 1988 Gibson houseboat. Brand new twin 454s, Kohler generator, V drives. Holds 30 people, looks like a Hollywood set! Great as a live aboard…and an AWESOME party boat! 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Just surveyed for $110,00, will sell for $79,000 – trades considered. Call 314-477-5658.
Co-housing, Tiny Homes, Small Houses, and Not so Big Houses
Co-Housing is an great option, in a community with intention. There are co-housing communities all over the United States, tours are available. Each person owns their own home, community is space available and big decisions are made by the group. There is a spirit and “do-good” feeling about these housing groups that is really nice, the “be a good neighbor” idea is the key.
Tiny houses, Cottages and downsizing get so much press these days, there is a Wiki about it and several blogs. Check out this great book for more information, links and inspiration.
Lloyd Kahn’s Tiny Homes – Simple Shelter is a nod to the current “grassroots to scale things back,” this book has 1300 photographs that help you experience this idea and 150 builders to contribute their creativity. He is the author of Dome 2.
The Small House Book – this book shows two dozen beautiful small house plans, and the price tag for building such a small house is ~$20K.
The Not So Big House by Sarah Susanka brings to light a new way of thinking about what makes a place feel like home – characteristics many people desire in their homes and their lives, but haven’t known how to verbalize. She has several books and discusses architecture and life in general. These books are AMAZING and INSPIRING.
This Earth Day, give back to the environment with just a few clicks on your mobile device! Johnson & Johnson makes it easy with Donate a Photo, a brand-new free mobile app that lets you give back to Keep America Beautiful and other causes that you care about through one simple act – taking a photo.
Donating is simple: Just visit healthyessentials.com/our-caring to find out how to download the app, then register to get started, choose a cause and upload your photo. For every photo uploaded, Johnson & Johnson will make a donation to one of its non-profit partners*; choose Keep America Beautiful, and your photo will help restore a public park. Donate one photo a day, every day!
Keep America Beautiful offers programs to help create clean, beautiful public places, reduce waste and increase recycling while educating generations of environmental stewards. Through their actions, Keep America Beautiful helps create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound.
*Johnson & Johnson has curated a list of trusted causes, and you can donate a photo to one cause, once a day. Each cause will appear in the app until it reaches its goal, or the donation period ends. If the goal isn’t reached, the cause will still get a minimum donation.
“Miss Carson, you are the lady who started all this.” Senator Abraham Ribicoff, to Rachel Carson as she testified before congress in 1963
Indeed she did. And what better way to celebrate Earth Day this April than by commemorating one of her greatest champions: Rachel Carson. This one person changed the way we think about the plants, pesticides, water and so much more. Her books are still inspiring, her message is so important. Carson’s message that we must hold a sense of responsibility to the natural world speaks to us still, inspiring us all to greater awareness of our impact on the planet we inhabit.
Learn about Rachel Carson, and this Earth Day is the perfect time!