DeLapa Writing Collection

Professional – LandWatch LandWatch newsletters (2015-date) How to House People and Achieve California’s Climate Goals (Op-ed with Senator Caballero in CalMatters) California needs more housing types for more people, not just more of the same big, single-family houses. (Op-ed in Monterey County Weekly) Affordable Housing in Monterey County (video presentation to the League of Women Voters of Monterey County) Climate and Housing (PowerPoint presentation to the California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy (CFEE)) Pure Water Monterey … more

A Celebration of Gary K. Hart

May 7, 2022 Remarks of Michael DeLapa Good afternoon. My name is Michael DeLapa and I’m a friend of Gary Hart and the Hart family. I want to make sure that’s on the record because it may not be entirely clear as I reflect on my relationship with Gary. On behalf of Gary and Cary, their daughters Elissa, Katherine, and Laura, their families, and the extended Hart family, I would like to welcome you today … more

A Sea of Little Fires

In the Steve Goodman documentary, included in the DVD “Steve Goodman Live From Austin City Limits… And More,” Kris Kristofferson refers to a poem by a South American poet to explain what Steve was like [see 29:40 on YouTube]. The poem talks about a man who scales a high mountain and looks down upon all the people on earth and sees them each like a spark of flame. “Some of the flames simply burn, others … more

On Death

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep By Mary Elizabeth Frye Do not stand at my grave and weepI am not there; I do not sleep.I am a thousand winds that blow,I am the diamond glints on snow,I am the sun on ripened grain,I am the gentle autumn rain.When you awaken in the morning’s hushI am the swift uplifting rushOf quiet birds in circled flight.I am the soft stars that shine at night.Do not … more

Recollections of Gary Hart

Recollections of Gary Hart (Santa Barbara Independent) 34 Years of Mostly Good Decisions, but One Really Bad One By Michael DeLapaFri Jan 28, 2022 | 1:21pm Former state senator Gary Hart died on January 27, 2022, but several weeks before, his onetime Santa Barbara field representative Michael DeLapa wrote a remembrance of their friendship. I met Gary in 1987 on Rich Leib’s couch. Nothing funny, I assure you. I drove from Santa Barbara to Santa … more

Winners of the Annual Torneo de las Palmas Heladas

2019 – Lev Priima & Ron Benavente2018 – Garret Wilson & Erica Chapa2017 – Kit Moore & Diane Strutner2016 – Matt Davis & Heather McGuire2015 – Garrett Wilson & Jung Yi2014 – Mauro Pasta & Tamara Lovere2013 – Winder Montano & Ilga Celmins2012 – Dillan Bennett & Bruce West2011 – Nick Manov & Hal Light2010 – Kent Kitchel & Ilga Celmins2009 – Troy Simons & Jackie Signor2008 – Nick Manov & Mike Airola2007 – Troy … more

History of Beach Volleyball at Carmel Beach

Beginnings – 1940s & 1950s Beach volleyball enjoys a storied tradition in Carmel, dating back at least 70 years. According to long-time Carmel residents and two of the earliest Carmel Beach volleyball players, Niels Reimers (Carmel High School class of 1951) and Francis “Skip” Lloyd (Carmel High School class of 1952), Wilbur Wilkinson (1911?-1997) established the first beach court at the bottom of 13th Street at Cook’s Cove sometime between the summers of 1946 and … more

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MDeLapa’s List MDeLapa’s List is a Google Group I use to share articles about (mostly) climate change science, economics, public policy, and politics, but also related and unrelated articles I find interesting or others find interesting and forward to me. If you would like to be added to the list, please click this link. You can unsubscribe at any time. https://groups.google.com/a/googlegroups.com/d/msg/mdelapa/topic-id/message-id Margie’s List Margie’s List is a Google Group that LandWatch uses to share news related … more