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

Late Fragment By Raymond Carter And did you get whatyou wanted from this life, even so?I did.And what did you want?To call myself beloved, to feel myselfbeloved on the earth. 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 … 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

2022 – Ben Airola & Jim Airola2021 – Nick Manov & Jim Airola2020 – Cancelled2019 – 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 … 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

California Climate and Housing Bills 2019

Some bills that PCL reported failed last year (https://www.pcl.org/2020/10/pcl-insider-october-2020/) 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