Saturday, October 30, 2010

On the Campaign Trail

As is appropriate for the last full week of the campaign, I spent most of last week on the road. Here's a snapshot of downtown Chico.
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Driving from Chico to the Central Coast I went through the Pacheco Pass and made my traditional stop at Casa de Fruta.
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Peacock at Casa de Fruta.
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Ducks at Casa de Fruta.
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Tuesday night I had dinner at one of my favorite restaurant's in California -- Rosine's in downtown Monterey. Great food and wonderful desserts. They didn't disappoint on this trip.
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This is the National Steinbeck Center in downtown Salinas. Unfortunately, I didn't get the chance to go inside.
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This is the Old Town section of Salinas. The restaurant with the blue awning advertises that John Steinbeck ate there.
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On Wednesday I needed to drive between Salinas and San Luis Obispo so I decided to take the scenic route along the coast. It was the first time I'd ever taken Hwy. 1 through Big Sur. Absolutely stunning! I stopped off at the gorgeous Ventana Inn for lunch. This was my view of the ocean from my table on the patio.
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Driving south I stopped off to look at some Elephant Seals sunning themselves on the beach directly below Hearst Castle. The area is fenced off to keep people from interfering with the critters.
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Wednesday night I had dinner at the completely over the top Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. This place is always something to see, but it's the excellent kitchen that keeps bringing me back.
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Thursday I had an excellent lunch at the terrific and historic Far Western Tavern in Guadalupe, just a few miles west of Santa Maria.
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Monday, October 25, 2010

More Radio Fun

I'll be on KOGO (600 AM) in San Diego tonight (Monday) at 7:30 p.m.  If you want to listen on-line here's the link:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Radio Rescheduling

My appearance this afternoon on Andy Caldwell's show on KUHL-AM has been rescheduled to Monday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

Be sure to listen in then.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thirty Minute Quickie

I had a lot of fun Tuesday as a guest on Larry Mantle's show on KPCC-FM debating Proposition 24.

I've been on his show before and Larry is always very fair in moderating debates. And it's still amazing how quickly thirty minutes on the air goes by.

On Friday at 3 p.m. I'll be a guest on Andy Caldwell's show on KUHL-AM (1440) in Santa Maria. If you're not on the Central Coast you can listen in on-line here:

Call and say hello and ask me a question!
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This was my first time at KPCC's new studio in Pasadena. For decades they were housed on-campus at Pasadena City College.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Talk to Me!

On Wednesday morning, October 20 at 8:10 a.m. (PT) I'll be debating Proposition 24 on Berkeley's Pacifica radio station -- KPFA - FM.  You can listen in here:

And if you missed this morning debate on KPCC-FM (where were you?) you can listen to it here:

Monday, October 18, 2010

Radio Alert!

I'm doing a couple of radio shows on Tuesday, October 19.  Please listen in and call in and say hello.

10:30 a.m.

7:40 p.m.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Good Recommendation!

A couple of months ago Dana Reed suggested I check out Cafe 222 near the Gaslamp District in San Diego.

I didn't have a chance to go there until last week, but what a great find!

Open primarily for breakfast, Cafe 222 serves terrific food in a bright and sunny location.

Thanks, Dana!
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Are You Kidding Me?

I was in the State Capitol last week and, for the first time, had a chance to see the grizzly bear statue Governor Schwarzenegger has installed in front of the doors to his office.

What a hideous piece of tacky trash! Please return it to the Mammoth Lakes souvenir shop where it belongs.
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Radio Booking

I'll be on KNWS-FM (94.3) in Palm Springs on Monday afternoon at 5 p.m. discussing Proposition 24. If you're not in the Coachella Valley you can listen via