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

Join My Google Groups!

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. Margie’s List Margie’s List is a Google Group that LandWatch uses to share news related … more

California Climate and Housing Bills 2019

Some bills that PCL reported failed last year ( that might be cannibalized or resurrected: SB 1385 (Oppose unless Amended) and AB 3107 (Support if Amended): Residential allowed as a use on underutilized commercial lands – Failed-PCL strongly supported the intent of these bills and worked to ensure that they would apply to inclusionary, location-efficient housing. They never got there, but similar legislation is likely to return next year. SB 1120 (Oppose Unless Amended): ministerial approval of second units & … more

My Pledge Regarding Facebook, Lies, And Free Speech

I welcome your feedback on my Facebook pledge (and of course recognize the irony of posting it on Facebook for feedback). But you can see where I’m headed, and you can expect to see far fewer posts from me in the future. (Thank you to my 1st Amendment friends who gave me early feedback — you know who you are.) My Pledge Regarding Facebook, Lies, And Free Speech: What I Expect / What I Will … more

Fiore (Rocky) Salvatore DeLapa Obituary & Letter

Obituary of Fiore (Rocky) Salvatore DeLapa February 18, 1915 – May 27, 2004 Fiore (Rocky) Salvatore DeLapa died May 27, 2004 at his home in Santa Barbara, California of natural causes associated with 89 years of exuberant and joyful living. DeLapa was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on February 18, 1915 to Dominic DeLapa, a chauffeur, and Rose Cozzella DeLapa, a homemaker. The eldest son in a family of twelve, Rocky assumed significant financial responsibilities for … more

Senior Care Facilities in Monterey County

Carmel Valley Pacific Grove (Digger’s mom was at Canterbury Woods – loved it) Monterey Ratings

Sea Studios’ Portfolio

Videos The Worlds Below (1988) Wild California (1989) A World Alive (1990) Aunt Merriwether’s Adventures in the Backyard – Part 1 & Part 2 (1992) Jellies and other Drifters (excerpts) (1993) Television Programs and Series Desperately Seeking Sanctuary (1994) Sea Nasties (1996) The Shape of Life (2002) Strange Days on Planet Earth (2005) Otter 501 (2013) Articles To Capture The Imagination: Sea Studios and the Visual Art of Biology Chasing Nature: The Making of A … more

Coronavirus and blood oxygen levels

[Physician-friends, feedback invited!]We just ordered an oxygen meter for (possibly) early diagnosis of coronavirus. See:COVID-19: Home Pulse Oximetry Could Be Game Changer, Says ER Doc This from a scientist-friend (non-physician) who first suggested it:Here’s the article that talks about low oxygen preceding breathing troubleThe Infection That’s Silently Killing Coronavirus Patients Here’s one with an interview with the same physician where he mentions GermanyA German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low The very first paragraph of this … more