Trench

23 May 19
Lee's Hall of information

Empty brown vastness faced the First where he stood. From overhead came the whooshing rumble of jet engines. A trio of needle shaped air cruisers hurtled past and made for the horizon. He had watched them travel out and return from his rooftop vantage point all day. His top advisor stood to the right. The […]

23 May 19
bloggingbychris

Well, hello there!  It has been so long since I have posted an entry, this almost feels like the first time.  A lot has happened since my last entry, and I am sure a lot has probably happened in your life as well.  It is funny how some things change, yet some things stay the […]

23 May 19
Red Bluff Daily News
In announcement that drew a thunderous applause and brought dozens to their feet,  Aaron Johnson, vice president of electric operations at Pacific Gas and Electric Company, told a resident at a special town meeting Wednesday night that the company will put all electric distribution power lines underground in the Town of Paradise and some of the surrounding areas as the town rebuilds from the Camp Fire. “As part of our commitment to help this community recover and to harden our electric system to protect against wildfires, PG&E has decided to build our electric distribution system underground in the Town of Paradise and in some of the surrounding areas like parts of Magalia,” Johnson told the council. “We decided to rebuild in this way after a careful review of factors, town planning and safety considerations. This is just one of many ways we are trying to assist communities in their recovery.” After his announcement, Johnson said the work will begin within weeks. “We’re looking to start straightaway,” he said. “I don’t have an exact day as to when crews will start, we are bringing in crews, but they will start in a matter of weeks.” Johnson added that there are some joint trench projects the company already started, which is a project they’re working on with Comcast. “Those discussions have begun,” Johnson said. “But I am not able to speak on (Comcast’s) behalf.” According to a company press release, Paradise is well suited for the underground build as PG&E needs to replace 74 miles of damaged natural gas lines. “A big portion of the cost when you underground utilities is the trench work,” he said. “Our gas system is underground already, but since most of that is damaged and we’re going have to replace that, we will be digging up those trenches anyway.” He said the company can for perform joint trenching for electric, gas infrastructure and communications. He added that they can’t have water in that same trench, so any sewer or PID work would have to be done in a separate trench. He also expects the project to take five years to complete and said they haven’t figured out what the deployment plan is yet or where that would start. “We are trying to do 23 miles this year and 73 miles next year,” he said. “But it’s a lot of work.”[related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] As PG&E said that as it rebuilds to underground the “backbone” of power lines serving Paradise, it will simultaneously be installing temporary overhead service where needed to meet individual and neighborhood service as people rebuild, and as it begins to put the electric service underground. Johnson also said PG&E has no cost estimates for the underground project, but it will occur at no additional cost to the town as part of PG&E’s overall grid hardening efforts over the coming years. Transmission lines in Paradise will not be part of the project as these lines were not damaged in the fire.
23 May 19
Paradise Post
In announcement that drew a thunderous applause and brought dozens to their feet,  Aaron Johnson, vice president of electric operations at Pacific Gas and Electric Company, told a resident at a special town meeting Wednesday night that the company will put all electric distribution power lines underground in the Town of Paradise and some of the surrounding areas as the town rebuilds from the Camp Fire. “As part of our commitment to help this community recover and to harden our electric system to protect against wildfires, PG&E has decided to build our electric distribution system underground in the Town of Paradise and in some of the surrounding areas like parts of Magalia,” Johnson told the council. “We decided to rebuild in this way after a careful review of factors, town planning and safety considerations. This is just one of many ways we are trying to assist communities in their recovery.” After his announcement, Johnson said the work will begin within weeks. “We’re looking to start straightaway,” he said. “I don’t have an exact day as to when crews will start, we are bringing in crews, but they will start in a matter of weeks.” Johnson added that there are some joint trench projects the company already started, which is a project they’re working on with Comcast. “Those discussions have begun,” Johnson said. “But I am not able to speak on (Comcast’s) behalf.” According to a company press release, Paradise is well suited for the underground build as PG&E needs to replace 74 miles of damaged natural gas lines. “A big portion of the cost when you underground utilities is the trench work,” he said. “Our gas system is underground already, but since most of that is damaged and we’re going have to replace that, we will be digging up those trenches anyway.” He said the company can for perform joint trenching for electric, gas infrastructure and communications. He added that they can’t have water in that same trench, so any sewer or PID work would have to be done in a separate trench. He also expects the project to take five years to complete and said they haven’t figured out what the deployment plan is yet or where that would start. “We are trying to do 23 miles this year and 73 miles next year,” he said. “But it’s a lot of work.”[related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] As PG&E said that as it rebuilds to underground the “backbone” of power lines serving Paradise, it will simultaneously be installing temporary overhead service where needed to meet individual and neighborhood service as people rebuild, and as it begins to put the electric service underground. Johnson also said PG&E has no cost estimates for the underground project, but it will occur at no additional cost to the town as part of PG&E’s overall grid hardening efforts over the coming years. Transmission lines in Paradise will not be part of the project as these lines were not damaged in the fire.
23 May 19
Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

With a stinky stogie clamped between my teeth, I threw a crumpled trench coat over my shoulder, slapped my grandfather’s worn fedora on my head, stood on tip-toes and peeked through the window of the classroom door. Waiting for my cue, my heart raced, overtaking the steady beat of the hallway clock as it ticked […]

23 May 19
Exploring Berlin

Seeing a concentration camp up close and personal is far different than seeing it in the movies or reading about it in an article. Seeing one in person, walking the pathways and the barracks, makes everything much more real–especially to someone who does not live in a city that dedicates itself to remembering the past. […]

23 May 19
Twin Cities
The Dakota County Historical Society will haul its World War I exhibit — mock trench and all — to the Mall of America on Memorial Day weekend. The exhibit contains interpretive text banners, propaganda posters, a roughly 10-by-10-foot wooden replica trench and more. The historical society hopes that the event will expose its work to a wider audience. “It’s an exciting opportunity to get our name out there and this important history of World War I,” said Matthew Carter, the executive director of the Dakota County Historical Society. Mall staff initially approached the group in hopes to put on a historical event, Carter said. That led to the Historical Society picking the most mobile exhibit it has — last year’s World War I offering. The weekend offerings will also include a World War I-themed fashion show in the mall’s rotunda, he said. The all-female show will highlight the roles that women played in the era. The society is also partnering with Crayola to offer free admission to the company’s Crayola Experience at the Mall of America, provided they finish a scavenger hunt. Other kid-friendly activities include coloring sheets and craft poppy making. The Memorial Day exhibit takes place May 24-27 in the Mall of America’s northeast court. The fashion show takes place at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Monday.[related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]
23 May 19
Parishmouse

This book answers one of biggest unanswered questions asked by visitors to the Somme; where did my ancestor fight? The combination of First World War battle accounts and annotated trench maps throughout this book, explains exactly what happened and where, and indexed orders of battle give the reader a quick reference to locate individual units. […]

23 May 19
Daily Democrat
In announcement that drew a thunderous applause and brought dozens to their feet,  Aaron Johnson, vice president of electric operations at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., told a resident at a special town meeting that the company will put all electric distribution power lines underground in the Paradise and some of the surrounding areas as the town rebuilds from the Camp Fire. “As part of our commitment to help this community recover and to harden our electric system to protect against wildfires, PG&E has decided to build our electric distribution system underground in the Town of Paradise and in some of the surrounding areas like parts of Magalia,” Johnson told the council Wednesday night. “We decided to rebuild in this way after a careful review of factors, town planning and safety considerations. This is just one of many ways we are trying to assist communities in their recovery.” After his announcement, Johnson said the work will begin within weeks. “We’re looking to start straightaway,” he said. “I don’t have an exact day as to when crews will start, we are bringing in crews, but they will start in a matter of weeks.” Johnson added that there are some joint trench projects the company already started, which is a project they’re working on with Comcast. “Those discussions have begun,” Johnson said. “But I am not able to speak on (Comcast’s) behalf.” According to a company press release, Paradise is well suited for the underground build as PG&E needs to replace 74 miles of damaged natural gas lines. “A big portion of the cost when you underground utilities is the trench work,” he said. “Our gas system is underground already, but since most of that is damaged and we’re going have to replace that, we will be digging up those trenches anyway.” He said the company can perform joint trenching for electric, gas infrastructure and communications. He added that they can’t have water in that same trench, so any sewer or PID work would have to be done in a separate trench. He also expects the project to take five years to complete and said they haven’t figured out what the deployment plan is yet or where that would start. “We are trying to do 23 miles this year and 73 miles next year,” he said. “But it’s a lot of work.”[related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] As PG&E said that as it rebuilds to underground the “backbone” of power lines serving Paradise, it will simultaneously be installing temporary overhead service where needed to meet individual and neighborhood service as people rebuild, and as it begins to put the electric service underground. Johnson also said PG&E has no cost estimates for the underground project, but it will occur at no additional cost to the town as part of PG&E’s overall grid hardening efforts over the coming years. Transmission lines in Paradise will not be part of the project as these lines were not damaged in the fire.
23 May 19
Nocturnal Slacker v2.0

This was previously published on GoodReads… The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy by David E. Hoffman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Mankind’s eons-long pursuit of more efficient ways to kill fellow human beings never ceases to amaze and awe. However, the 20th Century seemed […]

23 May 19
Mondoweiss

Yossi Gurvitz reflects on his service in the Israeli army 30 years ago. “A poisonous calculus was working. You’re here. You’re a leftist. You’re here to prevent abuse. But if you expose yourself as a leftist too soon, they’ll hide the abuse from you and you won’t be able to prevent it. So you’d better keep your protest for the really tough cases, you know, like preventing a murder. There’s no point in reporting the routine beating up of cuffed and blindfolded prisoners.”

23 May 19
HALLWARD HOUSE

Grey suit flashed a badge. “Detective Dick Doyle, Kohlmare P.D.”

23 May 19

Cuba, May 23 – Cuban cartoonist Alfredo Martirena said that ‘ a good journalist prefers to save his news better than his own life’  so does he with his work, and won the Award to Excellency at the Caricature Contest on Freedom of the Press in Canada.

23 May 19
The Province

Simple layering is done intentionally using the same basic process to propagate shrubs, climbers, and perennials such as pinks.