Things to read whilst transiting:
•National Geographic has dedicated its entire May issue to Yellowstone National Park in honor of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary this year. The great author David Quammen (“Song of the Dodo”) handles the writing duties and the photography, as would be expected, is pretty amazing. Great reading and viewing on Earth Day.
•Audubon Society’s photo contest winners. I would have given the big prize to the shot of the two ravens.
From the Department of Let’s Go Kings!:
CONTEST CLOSED, KINGS SCORE! WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO RECEIVE PRIZE. Tonight. Game 5. Comment below with which @lakings player you think will score the first goal and tag 1 friend. If you are correct, you could win a bobblehead! 3 winners will be chosen at random from correct entries. One entry per person. Must be 18+ to participate. Contest ends once 1st Kings goal is scored tonight. And don't forget to #GoMetro to the game! #gokingsgo
Under the current plan, the California High-Speed Rail Authority says that the first segment between San Jose and Merced could be up and running by 2025 — and that they believe they have enough commitments from state and federal money (and other sources) to cover the $20-billion cost of building it. North of $40 billion would still be needed to get the train from the Central Valley to Burbank and then Los Angeles Union Station.
Actually, Musk is saying little other than they fact his company is working on something that would replace buses in urban settings and that it’s self driving. He should talk to Beverly Hills, where the City Council recently resolved to get self-driving shuttles up and running to help residents get to the future subway (despite the lawsuit versus Metro) and other destinations.
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