‘Bay Lights’ Organization Needs To Raise $4M To Keep Art Project Illuminated Over San Francisco Bay

‘Bay Lights’ Organization Needs To Raise $4M To Keep Art Project Illuminated Over San Francisco Bay

Originally posted on CBS San Francisco:

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The organization that created a nightly light show illuminating the Bay Bridge said Thursday it needs to raise $4 million by the end of the year to make the public art project permanent.

The lights are scheduled to be removed from the bridge in March 2015 so that Caltrans can perform maintenance on the cables, said Ben Davis, founder, president and CEO of Illuminate the Arts (ITA), a non-profit organization that formed with the sole purpose of creating the Bay Bridge light display.

After two years of fighting regulators uncertain of how to issue permits for a public art project of that magnitude and overcoming technical planning challenges, the lights flickered to life on March 5, 2013.

The public reaction was overwhelming, Davis said, and the constantly changing light display has since become known as “one of the leading public arts project in the world.”

View original 526 more words

$4 Million Homes Being Built In Pacifica Has Some Residents Concerned About Changing Character

$4 Million Homes Being Built In Pacifica Has Some Residents Concerned About Changing Character

Originally posted on CBS San Francisco:

PACIFICA (KPIX 5) — It’s not unusual to hear about new million dollar homes being built in the Bay Area. But the building of 10 homes with a starting price above $4 million is causing a stir among residents worried it could change the community’s character.

Sandy beaches and eclectic shops make Pacifica among the Bay Area’s hidden gems, which most people here don’t mind.

“I love the weather. It’s perfect. I mean, it’s foggy. Don’t anybody else move here,” said Chris Sims of Pacifica.

Average house here costs in the high $600,000s, average for the Bay Area. Some homes planned here are about to change that.

“Only 15 minutes from downtown San Francisco, 15 minutes from the airport, 35 minutes from Silicon Valley,” said Realtor Neal Schwartz.

The realtor is a bit generous with those driving times, but the multimillion dollar homes going up on Fassler Road should be…

View original 121 more words

It’s been quiet Lately…

Hello All…

I’ve been offline for a bit now and will continue to be offline for some time … at least for the next month. At least in regards to new posts, gallery pages, and so forth. I’ve stayed near South Lake Tahoe, CA for about a month and during the next month or so I would not be posting that much or if at all.

I may re-blog a post or something from another site that I might find interesting.

Later.

Five Villains Who Won

Five Villains Who Won

Originally posted on Funk's House of Geekery:

All of us who have ever; seen a movie or read a book or anything of the sort in our lives; know the archetype by now. The villain of the sotry commits some kind of heinous act, forcing the hero to step up and stop the baddie ensuring that everyone lives happily ever after. But sometimes, rarely, the villain of the story is the one who comes out on top. BE WARNED SPOILERS ARE AHEAD.

villain1

Stanley Kowalski (A Streetcar Named Desire): Legendary playwright, Tennessee Williams cemented his status in theater history by developing complex characters allowing his audiences to become invested in the realistic people he brought to life before them. In one of his acclaimed plays he introduced audiences to the narcissistic, aggressive, domineering misogynist, Stanley Kowalski. A Streetcar Named Desire follows the instant feud which arises when, Kowalski is forced to deal with his free…

View original 821 more words

Remembering Robin Williams

It’s 2008, moments before a BBC broadcast live from the stage at TED. But something’s gone wrong. The house lights are still up, the camera ops are looking at one another, official-looking folks are wandering at the stage apron muttering … Continue reading →

http://blog.ted.com/2014/08/11/remembering-robin-williams/

Help my Disabled Brother

Hello all

I’m asking for a little help for my disabled brother who has diabetes and has a prosthetic leg. The help I’m asking for is to help fix his car that he needs to get to his prosthesis and to see his diabetic doctors.

He has been using rent money to pay for taxi’s to and from his doctor’s and by doing that he has been evicted from his apartment, so now he is homeless too.

If you are able to help him or us to get his car fixed and here is a way to help him by donating at: Go Fund Me. There’s more details on the Go Fund Me page.

There is obligation on your part – meaning you the followers to help. This would be one of the rare times I would be asking for any kind of help in raising funds.

Thanks for any help that might be able to give him.

Peter

P.S. This post will be cross-posted with two other sites at bhchinooks.com and at psmithoregon.worpdpress.com.

No updates for sometime to come

There will be no updates of any kind for some time to come for this site. It won’t be until mid to late August before any noticeable updates to this site or other sites that I have on WordPress.com.

Later

This is a tree on a hill as seen from the Mt. Shasta view point on Interstate 5 southbound.

This is a tree on a hill as seen from the Mt. Shasta view point on Interstate 5 southbound.

A way to unwind….

After studying for University finals, or commuting to and from University in Downtown Portland. Or, after taking a long drive – such as driving from Alaska to Oregon, or driving to and from Lake Tahoe from Oregon. I would like to take a day or two to unwind from the driving or from studying for finals. Up to a few days of unwinding and do close to nothing but to adjust to the local area that I’m in.

Another way I would like to unwind is to read a book or a few books if I have the time to read them. If I am able to read a good book – with 300 to 750 pages (give or take) per book and my mind is the only thing that is active.

Enjoy your ways to unwind…. read other ways to daily life.

This was taken in the Spring of 2007 for a photography class.

This was taken in the Spring of 2007 for a photography class.

An Unexpected Trip

An Unexpected Trip

Well, things have changed for worse over the last few days, to the point where I would myself and my brother would be taking a road trip to Lake Tahoe. Which would be another one year apart from our last trip there.

The circumstances of this road trip which changed our plans of going sooner. We will be there for about a month or two, before we head to Utah for a bit of time. There is one good thing about going sooner is that I’m able to take more photographs all around Lake Tahoe. Along with other points of interest in the region. Well, possible points of interests in the region.

Though, it doesn’t help that I have three weeks left of university classes for the summer term.

Anyways, I would be spending some more time at Lake Tahoe for a bit longer than last year – which is a good thing. Assuming I would be able to get the car fixed as soon as possible.

This post was prompted by a daily prompt called Road Tripping. (I know this post is a few days later than I wanted to post on the web.)

Then, most likely we will be coming back to the northwest to do a few things before heading to Utah for a bit.

 

In the above are three routes that I might take to reach South Lake Tahoe, California. For some reason I’ve like to take road trips to Lake Tahoe during the summer months. Though, time does fly when I’m at Lake Tahoe which is a pain of the backside to no end when I was growing up in California.

Photograph taken from the Mt. Shasta View Point turn out.

Taken from the Mt. Shasta View point turn out on south bound Interstate 5 in Northern California.

What Content Would You Like to See on This Site?

I have here is a survey page if what I should add to this site. I have two choices below: Books and Photographs. I, also, have space for you to leave a comment through this survey.

Please take a few moments to share what you might want to see on this site. Thank you for your time on this site. This could be one of many survey’s that I might have on this site.

I would the responses of this survey to help in developing of this site. I would have time to develop more original content later this summer when I have more time to devote to developing content.

Peter

Continue reading

Updating Photos

This was taken at South Lake Tahoe.

This was taken at South Lake Tahoe.

Hello All

Over the next few weeks I’ll be going through the photograph files on this site and updating information on some photographs – like the name, alt text and adding descriptions to them.

Also, during this time I might be uploading more photographs that I took while staying at Lake Tahoe in 2013. I’m still going through those photographs and seeing what to upload exactly to this site. In addition to editing them a little to look better.

When I added some more photographs to this site, I’ll be making a post along a sample gallery when I’ve made a new gallery setup.

Later

Taken from the Mt. Shasta View point turn out on south bound Interstate 5 in Northern California.

Taken from the Mt. Shasta View point turn out on south bound Interstate 5 in Northern California.

Phil Matier: Grand Opening For Levi’s Stadium Leaves Former SF Mayor Willie Brown Feeling ‘Bitter’

Phil Matier: Grand Opening For Levi’s Stadium Leaves Former SF Mayor Willie Brown Feeling ‘Bitter’

Originally posted on CBS San Francisco:

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The first new NFL stadium in California in a generation is officially open—although there won’t actually be any football at Levi’s Stadium until September—and Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown took part of the opening pageantry on Thursday. While it appeared to be great fun, Brown said he had a difficult time enjoying it.

The normally 45-minute drive to Santa Clara turned into an hour and half journey to a structure that Brown thinks was less than impressive. He summed up the entire experience as “horrible.”

LISTEN:
[cbs-audio-player title="Phil Matier: Grand Opening For Levi’s Stadium Leaves Former SF Mayor Willie Brown Feeling ‘Bitter’" artist="Phil Matier" download=false url="http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/nyc.podcast.play.it/media/d0/d0/d1/d5/dR/dG/dN/15RGN_4.MP3" station_name="KCBS Radio" station_logo="http://cbssanfran.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/kcbs_ln.png"]

During his time as Mayor, Brown had hoped to build a new stadium in the City and worked with the 49ers to create a plan but then-team owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr.’s bribe for a riverboat casino…

View original 217 more words

Misunderstood: The Rule of Thirds

Originally posted on Must Be This Tall To Ride:

Billions. More people than we can even imagine. And, given the opportunity, they will love you. We should focus on them.

Billions. More people than we can even imagine. And, given the opportunity, they will love you. We should focus on them.

My younger sister, a talented musician and vocalist, is afraid to write and share original music because she’s afraid of rejection.

“What if people think it’s bad?” she said, when I pressed her on why she’s not writing new material.

A Grammy-winning musician who teaches at the university she planned to attend after high school was making promises to her.

He was going to assemble the finest musicians he knew to play her music in studio.

He was going to get her studio time in Los Angeles and a record deal.

He was going to do all kinds of things for her.

Open doors. Grant opportunity.

But then he didn’t. He didn’t do any of the things he said he was going to do. And now my sister feels…

View original 963 more words