Leipheimer Freed From Pro Cycling Suspension

Levi’s suspension is up today.  No word on new team affiliations, or if he intends to ride in the Tour of California…  Although the connection with Specialized Bicycles still seems strong: http://www.levination.com/

Suspensions end quietly for Danielson, Vande Velde, Zabriskie, Leipheimer.

Meteor Crater, …

Meteor Crater, a tourist attraction 35 miles east of Flagstaff, was created by an asteroid about 50,000 years ago. It is nearly 1 mile across, 2.4 miles in circumference and about 600 feet deep.

An employee at the park called the sheriff’s office about 4 p.m. Thursday to report a man trespassing at the bottom of the crater.

He then told authorities that he watched through binoculars as the man jumped feet first into the mine shaft, which is surrounded by a 7-foot-high fence topped with barbed wire.


Bay Area man rescued from Arizona mine shaft | PressDemocrat.com.

How You Really Feel?

A DIFFERENT LIST now boasts the name of former North Coast lawmaker Michael Allen. Voters decided in November that Allen had served long enough in the state Assembly. Sent packing, he did what ex-legislators often do, he went in search of a cushy political appointment. His crony John Perez, the speaker of the Assembly, hooked him up as a member of the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, a position that pays $128,000 a year.

With that appointment, Allen joins the roster of the Election Losers’ Last Laugh Club of Sacramento. He’ll collect about $2,500 a week and likely will never be heard from again.

A notable quote.  As if Mr. Smith is content to not hear from Michael Allen again.  I can’t fault an opinion, but the PD staff sure seem hellbent against Michael Allen for some reason.  I’d love to know the reason.

via SMITH: Big cats crash birders’ counting party | PressDemocrat.com.

Did you know? …

Did you know?
Diesel fuel in California is taxed at merely $0.10 a gallon… which is EIGHT CENTS LESS than it was in 1995.

10b. Diesel Fuel Tax

Effective Date Rate Per Gallon

July 1, 2012


July 1, 2011


July 1, 1995


Note: Biodiesel, waste vegetable oil (wvo), and straight vegetable oil (svo) are taxed at the same rate as diesel fuel.

via Tax Rates – Special Taxes & Fees Division.

Raw Video Files Sonoma County Fair

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jake-fair.mp4 30.5 MB 10:08 am link bayless/SoCoFair/jake-fair.mp4