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Then and now

Railroads in the United States pay for their own police forces. They are certified law enforcement officers and carry full police and arrest powers. Railroad police have full peace officer status in some states, while in other states they are limited to enforcing the law on railroad property. From the Union Pacific Railroad Officer Down read more »

A word about pedestrians, downtown streets and paths

Note: I’ve re-read this stream-of-consciousness a day after writing it and it’s incomprehensible! I think the takeaway (if there is any): Public roads as shared space for all users still exist in the United States in spite of propaganda to regulate road use and criminalize anything other than vehicular traffic. Public roads are shared space read more »

Pedestrian killed by cyclist in San Jose, and more bike news

Mercury News journalist Mike Rosenberg tweeted out this letter sent to City Hall the other day regarding pedestrian safety and dangerous sidewalk cyclists in downtown San Jose. Letter San Jose City Hall received: Guy worried about being sent to his crypt; "meanwhile enjoy" pic.twitter.com/6zrcL7wjfR — Mike Rosenberg (@RosenbergMerc) March 25, 2014

Bike train this Wednesday and other bike updates

San Jose Bike Train rides again this Wednesday, March 5, 2014. One of my colleagues at the office was kind enough to share his germs with me during a meeting last week, so let’s hope my nasty head cold heals up before then. Details and more bike stuff below the spiffy Bike Train logo.

The Crunchy Christian and a cookbook review

In Jewish and Christian scripture, the prophet Daniel was among the young men who were brought from Jerusalem to be servants to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. To avoid defiling himself and to show solidarity with his people, he refused to eat the “king’s meat” and subsisted on an essentially vegan, gluten-free diet. The evangelical / read more »

I need hat and gloves

Sunny and in the sixties Fahrenheit right now in my part of California, but check out the temperature when I left the house this morning at about 7 AM. We hit a low of 28.6°F or minus 1.9°C. My ears and fingers got a little chilly. Maybe it’s time I dig out a hat and read more »