California's crippling drought has prompted conservation efforts, such as replacing grass lawns and minding how long you leave the tap water running. But what about the food on your plate? Agriculture uses 80% of California's water supply, and producing what you eat can require a surprising amount of water.
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Okay. Allure Magazine isn't totally guilty of false advertising with their annual, publicity grabbing "nude" issue. Their yearly gathering of some of the sexiest women in entertainment do feature them unclothed, but they know nude means seeing the good stuff, right? What's the point of being naked if you can't see some T, A and B? Jordana Brewster, Katheryn Winnick, Nicole Beharie, Laverne Cox and Sandrine Holt have great bods and I know the main objective of this is positive body image for women but wouldn't it be super brave and empowering to show EVERYTHING! But then that would be "pornographic," I guess. Sigh.
(9:30am - 12:00pm)
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2120 Queensferry Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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GPS Coordinates: 34.073771, -118.506863
About the Location:
A green wall across Queensferry Road marks the start of the hike. Beyond the gate, the road descends for another quarter-mile, leaving Brentwood’s affluence for nature’s riches. When the pavement ends, turn right and cross a wide swatch of gravel with a seasonal creek flowing down the center. Concrete mats installed by the Gas Company allow easy travel up the canyon. The dirt and gravel trail heads north on a gentile grade running parallel to and overlapping the small seasonal creek. Yellow posts every few hundred feet serve as a reminder that The Gas Company has a pipeline running through the canyon.
Directions / Parking:
To get to the trailhead: From Sunset Boulevard, 2.3 miles west of the 405, turn north at the light onto Mandeville Canyon Road. After a third of a mile, turn left onto Westridge Road. Drive uphill on Westridge Road for 1.2 miles and turn left on Bayliss Road. Drive two blocks and make another left on Queensferry Road and find a place to park. The trailhead is at the bottom of the road, but for some reason street parking is not allowed right next to the trailhead. Park where it is legal, and walk down the road to the gate.
Barring last-minute showers, California will soon mark another milestone in the miserable annals of drought: the first January in San Francisco with no measurable precipitation in 165 years of record-keeping.
And it's certainly looking like the city will see its driest-known January. The weather through Sunday, February 1, is expected to be dry, according to forecasts. That dehydration jibes with what the region has experienced lately: an abnormal rash of heat and aridity more reminiscent of summer.
The bone-dry month is the latest sign that, despite some winter rains, the West's struggle with historic drought is far from over. More than three-quarters of California remains locked in the most hardcore forms of drought. Though this year has just begun, the media have had plenty to talk about: a SoCal water district is giving money to people who replace water-intensive grass with with powdered granite; the state's agricultural industry is predicted to lose $1.5 billion this year; harsh weather is changing the physical makeup of forests, making them super-susceptible to wildfires.
The average primary care doctor made $195,000; the average specialist made $284,000. But those averages hide quite a bit of variability based on different factors. Most doctors saw their earnings rise since 2013, with the exception of a slight decrease for rheumatologists. Infectious disease doctors earned 22% more than they did last year, and family physicians earned 10% more. Earnings also vary by region. Average physician income ranges from $253,000 in the Northeast to $281,000 in the Northwest. Certain regions of the country may have to pay more to attract doctors, so physician salaries often reflect the level of competition more than the cost of living.
Doctors with some of the lowest earnings were the most likely to say they would choose medicine as a career if they had to do it all over again. About 70% of physicians in internal medicine and family medicine would choose medicine all over again, compared with just 50% of high-earning orthopedists.
This is a CO-ED event, feel free to bring spouses, friends, conquests, potential conquests and/or the person you wake up next to. All are welcome! Wear light, comfortable clothes and bring a towel, if you sweat a lot. WATER IS MANDATORY!! The hike should take about 120 minutes. This is a dog friendly with a "on leash" policy for dogs!
3998 Solstice Canyon Rd
Malibu, California 90265
GPS Coordinates: 34.03511054105365, -118.74456882476807
About the Location:
Hiking Solstice Canyon is a must for any day hikers who love the Santa Monica Mountains. It is a wonderful canyon filled with wildlife and good energy. The trail follows a steady running creek for most of the time.We will visit the remains of the old Keller house, designed by architect Paul Williams and built in 1952, the brick structures found harmony with nature by incorporating the creek, waterfall, and landscape into their design. The house must have been a relaxing retreat, until it was burned down by wildfires in 1982. The remaining foundations are now protected by the National Park Service. There are several walls and fireplaces still standing as well as the outline of a pool. Palms surround the ruins, providing the tropical ambiance.
From Santa Monica – Take PCH North to Corral Canyon Rd. Take a right on Corral Canyon Rd. There is a 76 gas station on the corner. Its just past Malibu Seafood and the Winery. Head inland for 1/4 of a mile to the entrance of the park on the left. The parking lot is small. Get there early because it is hard to get a spot, carpooling is also encouraged.
GPS Coordinates: 34.03511054105365, -118.74456882476807
Sony will co-produce the next Spider-Man movie with Disney’s Marvel Studios, ending a corporate feud that kept the webslinger largely isolated from his crossover-happy comic book brethren. Crucially, Sony will retain the rights to Spider-Man, as studios remain heavily reliant on their stables of superheros.
Apple has $178 billion in cash and cash equivalents. Apple made $18 billion in profit in the 3 months of 2014. Chevron is trading at $196 billion.
Apple seems on track to continue massive iPhone sales in China through 2015. Apple 74.5 million iPhones in the 4th quarter of 2014 worldwide.
By the end of the year, Apple is on track to being able to purchase Walmart ($239 billion) for all cash.
Samsung only has a market valuation of $227 billion. Of course South Korea would never permit that purchase and anti-trust laws would also block it.
Currently there are only sixteen of the top US companies that are too expensive for Apple to buy for cash If Apple keeps up the profit pace and maintains margins then by the end of 2016 all companies below $340 billion in valuation would be a possible cash purchase.
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