Hi! I wasn't sure if this was the appropriate thread to post but oh well here it goes,
My family and I are planning on moving from Parkland, FL (Boca Raton) to somewhere in north california, we are a middle class family and we know that housing is a bit more expensive in CA, but we still want to find a good place to live in northern CA, we are tired of the flat, humid and super hot FL and been wanting to move out of FL for years now, my parents are tired of the hot/tropical towns so San Diego or LA area are a no go, we also want to stay away from the bay as its simply not financially possible for a family of 6, I have family in Stockton and while we don't really like the area too much we love the weather up there, so my question is:
what are some good cities for a middle class family in NorCal, any advice is greatly appreciated!
I work in Tsawwassen so looking to stay south of the river for easy commuting. The Tsawwassen and Ladner area seem a bit too sleepy for me. I'm also looking for a relatively new & upscale building (will be renting), and there isn't a lot of options in the south Delta area.
Looking at White Rock and it fits the bill in terms of commute, weather, nature, and being upscale. I'm just not sure if it's any less sleepy than Tsawwassen. Seems to be a retirement spot.
Central Surrey is a lot more lively but it also seems a lot more run down, so not sure if it's worth the compromise. Cloverdale and Langley are probably too far out to consider
I'm not looking to go clubbing or partying, but just somewhere that doesn't shut down by 8pm and has options for late night food, events etc, and a place where I can meet people in the same age group
The situation along the Joe Rodota Trail has spiraled out of control and has necessitated an emergency response from the County of Sonoma. Over the last two weeks you’ll undoubtedly have seen that the Board of Supervisors is purchasing two homes for long-term supportive housing and selected a site for a sanctioned encampment - out at Los Guilicos, near Oakmont. It’s the county’s first foray into an encampment, something that (thus far) the City of Santa Rosa has not taken on ourselves. You might remember that nearly three years ago the City Council discussed sanctioned encampments at length and chose NOT to pursue it as a policy tool - and instead focus on long-term solutions that didn’t just manage homelessness but actually lifted people out of homelessness for good. On January 28th (our next City Council meeting), we will revisit that policy decision. But, in the meantime, what the heck HAS the City been doing to try to address the #1 issue across the city....if not the state?
First, a comment:
This post ended up being much more number focused than I had intended, so I think I need to say right off the top that we're talking about people. Yes, some do drugs. Yes, some commit crimes. But they are all people and most of them are looking for help. We all know someone who has dealt with many of these issues - and frankly, hearing stories from people I love about how terrifying their experiences with homelessness have been jarring. I think we can be compassionate about those who need help, while at the same time realizing that there is also an impact on neighborhoods that we need to minimize and address. On that note...
A look at the numbers:
Sonoma County currently ranks 11th in per capital homelessness in California. Humboldt has the highest rate at nearly 125 homeless individuals per 10,000 residents. San Francisco has 91, Mendocino has 89.6, etc. In 11th is Sonoma County at 59 homeless individuals per 10,000 residents (last? That would be Riverside County at about 11 homeless individuals for every 10,000 residents). In the latest point in time count, Sonoma County had 2,951 homeless individuals - 994 in shelters, and 1,951 on the streets. If we drill down even further into the data, we see that it confirms the overwhelming feeling that many of our residents have that the vast majority of that is concentrated into Santa Rosa - specifically downtown, west end, and southwest Santa Rosa. There are 1,661 homeless folks in the City of Santa Rosa... keep reading on reddit ➡
Anyone else wondering how this slowdown will affect our smaller regional competitors or privately owned stores? In my area Cloverdale is a pretty big player and I wonder if they have the cash to weather the storm for 6 months to a year if this goes on that long. I bet this could happen to weaker Benjamin Moores as well. If other stores get wiped out, next year might turn out pretty strong.
Wanted to let all my neighbors know: charge your devices early. List of "likely affected" counties & cities at the bottom. Yeah, we're on there. This is just accelerating my switch to solar, they're just shooting themselves in the foot.
>As a precautionary measure to reduce wildfire risk during the forecasted severe wind event, PG&E confirmed that it will implement a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in portions of 34 northern, central and coastal counties, affecting electric service for nearly 800,000 customers.
As part of PSPS preparedness efforts, PG&E is asking customers to:
NOTE: New Counties Added Since Monday: Marin, Humboldt, Trinity and Kern
Customer impacts may include:
Hi everyone, does anyone know if Accidental Beach is open for the summer yet this year? I live close to the area (in Downtown) but not directly in the neighbourhood where it is located (Cloverdale) so I’m just curious. Weather is finally getting nice so I feel like going with some friends. Thanks in advance! :)
All my information comes from VisitIndiana so the list is not 100% comprehensive. If you know of anything that's missing, please post and share with everyone! If you've ever been to any of these events, or if you go this week, please share your experiences
Also be sure to visit the city-specific subreddits
This Week Only
>Lakeside Lavender and Herb Annual Lavender Festival - Jun 29-30, 10am-5pm, at Lakeside Lavender and Herbs, 273 W Johnson Rd. Each year we open the field at the peak of its bloom for visitors to pick a fresh bundle of lavender or just enjoy the purple. With approximately 3,500 plants, the sweet smell of lavender fills the air. Artisan vendors, music, lavender crafting and a full complement of our handcrafted, small batch lavender and/or herbal products (did someone say lavender ice cream?) make this a must-do event for all ages.
>ArtBash - Jun 29 at the Blue Chip Casino Hotel. Help make art accessible to all at LCA's premier fundraising event of the year! Bid by text during the auction, buy a chance to win original artworks, dance the night away and much more. All proceeds benefit LCA exhibitions and children's programs.
>2019 US Senior Open - Jun 24-30 at The Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame University. The U.S. Senior Open Championship started "as a result of the remarkable growth in senior golf, both at the professional and amateur levels." The U.S. Senior Open Championship has continued to be contested at notable sites around the country. 2019' event at the Warren Course at Notre Dame, will be the first U.S. Senior Open contested on a university golf course and the first on a public course
>St. Joseph County 4-H Fair - Jun 29 - Jul 7 at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds. Celebrating Our Annual Fair! Live music, free daily entertainment, carnival rides, commercial and craft vendors, 4-H exhibits and shows, antique tractors, monster trucks, demolition derby, NTPA tractor pulls, and rodeo. Fireworks.
>Valparaiso/Porter County Garden Walk - Jun 29, 9am-4pm, at the Private Gardens. Visit a great selection of beautiful local gardens on Northwest Indiana's premier garden tour sponsored by Porter County Master Gardeners Assn. & Purdue Extension - Master Gardeners answer questions & explain plantings at numerous select private gardens. 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $8 presal... keep reading on reddit ➡
This is the thirty-third entry in the Missing in Georgia series highlighting missing persons cases in the state of Georgia. Every Monday I will be posting a different case from Georgia's Charley Project page. I will move on to the unidentified after I make it through the missing. The last case I posted can be found here:
Sorry for missing some weeks here and there, my life has been kind of crazy recently. I will be doing my best to keep up with these write ups though. Things should calm down after New Years.
I didn't find much information on Muzhgan Fazil. She was last seen in the 3300 block of Piedmont Road. This location is in between Buckhead and Phipps plaza, an area considered to be very nice. Muzhgan disappeared on August 21st, 2011. I couldn't find any further details.
Former marine Judson Lee Fielding disappeared on December 2nd, 1994 from Richmond County, GA. This is the county that the city of Augusta is in. He left his children's house that evening without his jacket, leading his children to theorize that he wouldn't be gone for long in the cold weather. By all accounts, Judson was turning his life around from involvement in drugs. After his release from a 2 year prison stint, he moved in with his mother and was determined to turn his life around. He was working towards getting a trucking licence at the time of his disappearance. Judson was never seen again after stepping out that day.
Leo Utley was charged with Judson's murder in December of 2005, 11 years after the disappearance. Utley was also charged with the murder of another man, Charles Winfield. He is also implicated in the disappearance of Lonnie Moore and another unnamed person, though he was never charged for those two cases. It is believed that Utley was paid $100,000 to kill all four of the victims on behalf of Willie Hankerson Jr. The trio of Fielding, Winfield, and Hankerson had been arrested for possession of PCP. Winfield and Fielding had cooperated with authorities and had testified against Hankerson before a grand jury. More testimony was upcoming for the trial when the four disappeared. Fielding had told family members that he was afraid for his life and that someone was following him. Hankerson was charged with four count... keep reading on reddit ➡
This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 73%. (I'm a bot)
> Multiple fires were scorching the Earth and causing smoke to billow across the Bay Area on Monday morning; by 3 a.m. the National Weather Service had tracked at least six fires in the North Bay and a new fire just east of Cloverdale.
> The biggest fires being battled were in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake counties.
> The Tubbs Fire between Santa Rosa and Calistoga alone grew from 200 acres to 20,000 acres by Monday morning, a CalFire Battalion Chief Jonathan Cox told KTVU on Monday.
> The biggest fire broke out at 9:50 p.m. Sunday off Atlas Peak Road south of Lake Berryessa, Cal Fire Deputy Chief Scott McLean said.
> There are mandatory evacuations for Santa Rosa area east of Fulton Road between Guerneville Road and River Road. The nearest shelter is the Santa Rosa Vets Memorial Building at 1351 Maple Ave.
> Large animals can be taken to the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds at 1350 Bennett Valley Road. Patients from Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Health hospitals on Monday were evacuated from Santa Rosa and taken to other nearby hospitals or make-shift hospitals.
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Burnaby Burnaby Extreme Weather Shelter 7540 6th St, Burnaby 778-384-6486 7pm – 7am 27 beds
Langley Gateway of Hope 5787 Langley Bypass, Langley 7pm – 7am 15 beds
Ridge Meadows Ministries 22188 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge 8pm – 8am 15 beds
New Westminster New Westminster Extreme Weather Shelter 606 Clarkson St, New Westminster 7pm – 7am 30 beds
New Westminster Elizabeth Fry Society Extreme Weather Shelter for Women 402 East Columbia Street, New Westminster (in the basement) 604-523-6749 8pm-7am 5 women only
North Shore North Shore Extreme Weather Shelter 705 W 2nd St, North Vancouver 604-982-9126 New client access at 8pm 20 beds
Richmond House 3111 Shell Rd, Richmond 604-276-2490 Open 24/7 6 men only
Richmond Inn from the Cold Extreme Weather Shelter 7260 St. Alban’s Rd, Richmond 604-278-2770 7pm – 8am 16 beds
Surrey Cloverdale Community Kitchen 5337 180 St, Surrey 604-574-4341 11pm – 7 am 15 beds
Surrey Surrey Urban Mission 10776 King George Blvd, Surrey 7pm – 7am 20 beds
Surrey Lookout Extreme Weather Shelter 10667 – 135a Street, Surrey 604-589-7777 8pm-8am 40 beds
ETA: Vancouver warming centres
• Britannia Community Ctr / Venables (The Hall) – 1661 Napier St. / 1739 Venables St.
• Creekside Community Ctr – 1 Athletes Way
• West End Community Ctr – 870 Denman St.
• Kitsilano Community Ctr – 2690 Larch St.
Please note: Sunset Community Ctr is closed this evening. Kitsilano Community Ctr will be open tonight and tomorrow night
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|Event Id:||20180123X55135||Investigation Type:||Accident||Accident Number:||WPR18CA072|
|Event Date:||01/20/2018||Location:||Cloverdale, CA||Country:||United States|
|Airport Name:||Cloverdale Municipal Airport||Injury Severity:||Non-Fatal||Aircraft Damage:||Substantial|
|Aircraft Category:||Airplane||Registration Number:||N64204||Make:||CESSNA|
|Model:||172P||Amateur Built:||No||Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Type:||FAR Description:||Part 91: General Aviation||Schedule:|
|Purpose of Flight:||Personal||Air Carrier:||Total Fatal Injuries:|
|Total Serious Injuries:||Total Minor Injuries:||1||Total Uninjured:|
|Weather Condition:||VMC||Broad Phase of Flight:||Report Status:||Preliminary|
|C||< 4:37 (PR)||Yes|
I wasn't planning on running this race. Sometime in spring I started training for The Santa Rosa Marathon on August 28th. It would be my first marathon and I was feeling prepared and confident to run a sub-4. Unfortunately, a series of race day blunders led to a pretty disheartening 4:37 finish (the last 6 miles took me about 80 minutes). It was all the usual rookie mistakes - I started way too fast, I didn't hydrate enough and I only took in two gels along the way. I felt like a failure. First I was sad, then I was mad, and then I signed up for the Cloverdale marathon to seek my revenge.
Up to that point I had been using Hal Higdon's novice 2 plan. I realized towards the end of it that it really did not have enough weekly mileage to get me prepared for the kind of race I wanted to run. So in the 8 weeks I had to prepare for the Cloverdale marathon, I ran more than I'd ever run before. I topped out at 53 miles (previous highest weekly mileage had been under 40, I think) and then stayed focused on quality runs during my taper. The overzealous mileage gave me an achy Achilles which I worried was going to be a huge problem, but it wasn't a sharp pain so I gave myself a few days rest and then trained through the pain. A week before my race and I was pain-free. Feeling good.
My main goal, really, was to avoid the wall. This meant lots of hydration (my mom hooked it up with a really nice Nathan hydration pack after my crash and burn in Santa Rosa), lots of disgustingly sweet GU gels, and starting at a pace that wouldn't wear me down. The 4:15 time goal wasn't so much a goal as it was a prediction. I can run 10 minute miles forever, so choosing a pace just 15 seconds faster than that was something I knew I could do pretty easily. I told myself to do the first 3 miles as slow as my anxious race-day legs would allow and then take it from there.
A few words about this course: It's probably one of the most beautiful races around. The entire thing is on private roads through working vineyards in Sonoma County, California (known as "wine country'). The downside to this is that there was no course map and no way... keep reading on reddit ➡