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Portuguese Bullfighting in California


The first time I saw a Portuguese bullfight was at the Praça de Touros in Cascais.  I was glad that it was different from the Spanish bullfights that so impressed Hemingway.  The pageantry and foolish bravado of the young men who stood … Continue reading

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Update: Surf’s Up in Encinitas – Madonna Sighted


Encinitas’ Surfing Madonna No, not THAT Madonna!  This is the Virgen de Guadelupe y Encinitas.  We Californians lead a laid back life compared to North Africa and other locations in the world where people are surfing on blood.  Here in … Continue reading

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Are US Sales Taxes Out of Line?


I’m always surprised when I see what folks in other countries pay in taxes.  In Ventura, CA, where I live the sales tax is 8.25%.  A little lower than Mexico, a little higher than Canada.  Any time one has to … Continue reading

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California Islands Yield Ancient Artifacts


California islands give up evidence of early seafaring March 3, 2011 A three-view look at a chert crescent dating to ancient seafarers on San Miguel Island. Credit: Courtesy of Jon Erlandson Evidence for a diversified sea-based economy among North American … Continue reading

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