The Big (Sur) One

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Yesterday, April 30, 2019, at 10:10 am, a small, magnitude 3.4 earthquake rocked the seafloor 25 kilometers northwest of San Simeon. That’s just offshore from where the Monterey/San Luis Obispo County line meets the coast; between Salmon Creek and Ragged Point. Local media reported it took place on the San Simeon Fault.

In other words, the quake took place immediately adjacent to some of the most unstable and landslide prone slopes in Big Sur. It was fortunate that this quake was so small, because larger – much larger – earthquakes are distinctly possible along the Big Sur coast.


The epicenter of yesterday’s earthquake was just off this segment of the southern Big Sur coast. The cattle grazing in Kozy Kove Meadow make a peaceful, bucolic scene, but it’s worth remembering that the flat is, in fact, the top of an enormous pile of rubble; the remnants of a massive landslide…

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Would you like to see, in real time, which stories, videos, galleries and images are going viral right now…… on any topic, from any source?”  That’s how these folks describe their interesting effort to combine breaking news with the verity of the web.

Every day these people index hundreds of thousands of new links from across the Internet and constantly measure their number of likes, tweets, pins and video views. They compare the numbers and the current rate of increase per hour is calculated and stored.

All of this information can be searched and filtered by keyword,  source(s), authors and several other properties. The final output can be sorted in various ways (highest to lowest total likes, by current rate of increase and by tweet count.

The result is a right up-to-the -minute look at what is currently trending or about to trend on any topic and/or from any source on the web.

They say that their system “has no human editors at all…” (Must be run by monkeys!) 

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Apartments are shrinking – especially in the big cites where developers are trying to deliver more affordable housing. So, with smaller and smaller living spaces, they have to fit all the things renters need into this shrinking space – including beds, desks, closets and storage.

Their storage system doubles or triples the usable space in a room by packing all the occupant’s stuff into ceiling modules — then raising and lowering those modules as needed.

At night, when she is ready, the resident lets her phone app know when she wants to sleep. The bed comes down and she zzzs off.  In the morning, the bed goes up and the desk comes down. Also, if it’s cold — temperature up. Think of it as just-in-time at your fingertips living.  You can start looking at real estate in volume rather than in square feet.  You are already paying for it — now you can start using all this air and ceiling space you have ignored for years.

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If you are a veteran – or know a veteran – you will want to know about this new innovation in medical catering.

Veterans who have a health problem like diabetes, chronic heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, find that getting treatment can be downright inconvenient – especially for older veterans who want to live independently at home. Because of this many eventually go into a nursing home where their symptoms and vital signs (pulse, weight, temperature etc) can be checked frequently.

Now the Department of Veterans’ Affairs is offering a system that connects Veterans in their homes to medical support using regular telephone lines, cellular, the Internet and cell phones. This changes the location where health care services can be routinely provided – and is a giant step to improving convenient care for veterans.  Good stuff. We’re getting to the point where occasionally we can believe them when they “We’re here to help you.”

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Radio Scanners were hot items a few decades ago. They are making a comeback now that there is no need to spend big bucks for physical scanner equipment — combined with a plethora of real time information and entertainment now available.

With convenient access you can sit back and track the world’s largest source of police, fire, aircraft, rail, and marine radio live audio streams. With this easy to use program you can listen to over 6500 Police, Eire, EMS . and other types of broadcasts – live – as they are happening. 

These folks have set this up so in 60 seconds you can select the City. State and type of broadcast you want to monitor – then relax and get the inside scoop on everything that is going on around you!

Good stuff.

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12th Ave. at SE Corner of San Carlos | Carmel-By-The-Sea

  • Saturday, March 30th | 1 to 3 PM | Lore Lingner
  • Sunday, March 31st | 1 to 3 PM | Lisa Talley Dean
Casual Elegance

Just a few blocks from the charming shops and restaurants of Carmel by the Sea, the cultural arts of the Sunset Center and the white sands of Carmel beach, sits Esprit de la Mer. Possessing an understated elegance that exemplifies Carmel, this single-level home is sited on an oversized corner lot. Planned with a southern orientation, the family room, kitchen and dining room, as well as the rear patio and lush gardens bask in natural light throughout the day. Unusually spacious, the home measures approximately 1870 square feet and features separate living and family rooms, an eat-in kitchen nook and separate dining area. The home has been tastefully updated for a timeless look and features hardwood floors, high ceilings, a separate laundry area, granite counter tops and much more. This turn-key home is ready for full or part-time living and is situated in the coveted Carmel Unified School District.

Listing agent: Lisa Talley Dean – Carmel Realty Company


Beautiful, sunny single story home.

Living room with lots of light and fireplace

Sunday, March 17th – 1 to 3 PM

12th Ave., SEC of San Carlos, Carmel

Come see this lovely, single story home of 1,870+ square feet with three bedrooms, two baths, a family room, eat in kitchen/breakfast area. The home is filled with beautiful light. Located on a 5,300 square foot corner lot within easy walking distance to Sunset Center, shops and restaurants. See it – you’ll love it. One of the best homes in Carmel.


Living Room
Saturday, March 9, 2019 – 1 PM to 3 PM – SW Corner of 12 Ave. and San Carlos, Carmel

Just a few blocks from the charming shops and restaurants of Carmel-By-The-Sea, the cultural arts of the Sunset Center and white sands of Carmel beach. Unusually spacious home with Southern exposure, fabulous number of windows. Come see this gracious, elegant home with timeless updating, featuring three bedrooms, two baths, lovely patio and attached garage. Situated in the coveted Carmel School District. Offered at $2,195,000. Come see it and fall in love.