This week the infamous Golden State Killer, AKA East Area Rapist, a former police officer who, according to this Wikipedia article, struck twice in Concord, twice in Walnut Creek, three times in Danville and once in San Ramon (among dozens of other rapes and murders) in the late 1970’s, was captured by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s department. I imagine the East Bay was a lot more rural and isolated than it is now and apparently before these attacks some people even kept their doors unlocked.
Coming from New York I’ve always taken precautions such as making sure all windows and doors are locked or securely fastened. What home safety precautions do you take?
It seems like every other month I’m in need of some kind of tradesperson like plumber, electrician, etc. I usually look on Yelp or ask neighbors and have been generally satisfied with the results. How do you find tradepeople to work on things around the house or apartment?
Over processed Boar’s Head meat, no interesting menu choices and the bread is grocery store quality… no thanks… My rule is this: if I can make it at home with Safeway products, then I’m not interested.
The classic musical West Side Story is playing at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek through April which got me thinking about the musicals I’ve seen from High School to Broadway. The latest one I saw, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, was much better than I expected but my all time favorite was Chicago, with Bebe Neuwirth. Do you enjoy going to musicals? What are your favorite ones?
With billions of active users, Facebook is the most popular social network in the world with an enormous social impact. One of the biggest referrals for this blog is Facebook and even though I personally don’t use it (other than to browse groups), I appreciate how important it is. Are you on Facebook?
Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard
Zuck: Just ask
Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS
[Redacted Friend’s Name]: What? How’d you manage that one?
Zuck: People just submitted it.
Zuck: I don’t know why.
Zuck: They “trust me”
Zuck: Dumb fucks
I wonder if he took any ethics classes while at Harvard? Considering all that has happened would you ever consider not using Facebook?
This week we learned that Country Waffles will be closing in Danville. Although I’ve never been there I do love waffles and make them almost every Sunday morning for my family. Where is your favorite breakfast brunch spot to go on the weekend?
This week we learned about a backyard chicken workshop next week which got me thinking about the eggs I sometimes buy at the farmers market. Can you tell the difference between store-bought eggs and those from the farmers market or freshly laid eggs? Do you shop at the farmers market? What things are you inclined to buy there?
This week we learned about someone searching for an anniversary memento from the Alamo Creek Restaurant. As time goes by more old-time restaurants close, replaced by sleeker versions offering nouveau cuisine popular right now. Which classic restaurant do you miss the most? Anyone remember Bing Crosby’s next to Macy’s?