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Father’s Day Fly-In This Weekend

Posted on | June 13, 2014 | Comments Off

The Father’s Day Fly-In has returned this weekend to the Columbia Airport.

The hours are from 8 AM – 4 PM on Saturday. On Sunday the hours are from 9 AM – 3 PM.

Cessna airplane rides are available for $45. Twin Beech 18 airplane ride are available for $60. Biplane rides are $100, however the price is discounted to $85 for fathers.

Any aviation enthusiast would enjoy this show, which includes warbird fly-bys. Many classic, experimental and restored aircraft will be on hand for viewing by the public. Officials are hoping for a visit by at least one of the famous P51s.

Additionally, there will be classic cars and plenty of vendors with shirts, collectibles, food and drink.

Admission is only $5 at the gate with free parking available on the west side of the runway. A shuttle will safely transport pedestrians to the terminal side of the airport property.

Toulumne County Transit Encourages Riding Bus To Yosemite

Posted on | May 28, 2014 | No Comments

With the help of Cole Video in Sonora, Tuolumne County Transit has introduced this high quality video regarding the “YARTS” bus to Yosemite National Park. The air conditioned buses offer lots of room for the public and all their gear. Under bus storage is available for backpacks, bikes and luggage. Inside the bus are reclining seats, overhead racks and individual reading lights, plus a restroom. All buses are wheelchair accessible.

Longboarding The Marin Headlands

Posted on | May 22, 2014 | Comments Off

The Marin Headlands are located on the north side of the San Francisco Bay, stretching from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy this longboarder’s point of view on a picture perfect day. In other words, there was NO FOG!!! And yes, longboarding is directly related to skateboarding in case you were wondering….

The Art of Video Photography

Posted on | May 13, 2014 | No Comments

Is there such thing as “art” in video photography? This time-lapse video of the Bay Area will make you believe that there is!

Was Mark Twain’s Calaveras Frog Story Real?

Posted on | May 12, 2014 | No Comments

The Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee runs this Thursday through Sunday May 15 – 18th.

The popular jumping frog competition is based on Mark Twain’s short story, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”. Mark Twain lived in this area and frequented Angels Camp. But is the story a work of fiction or is it based on something that actually happened? This group of locals (in the video above) share their thoughts….

Studio Set Suddenly Demolished

Posted on | May 8, 2014 | No Comments

Jordanian commentators became angry at each other in their sudden argument over journalism credentials. The subject was supposed to be the war in Syria. When verbal sparring no longer worked, they took to the studio set and destroyed it while trying to attack each other.

Round-Up Week in the Mother Lode!!

Posted on | May 6, 2014 | No Comments

Mother Lode Round-Up Week is here!!! Sylvanah Talamontess was crowned the 2014 Mother Lode Round-Up Queen on Sunday.

This Saturday, the Parade will begin at 10 AM and the route runs from Restano to the Red Church.

These two girls from 2011, still express the excitement we all feel during the Round-Up Parade!

Don’t Show USA Patriotism On Cinco de Mayo

Posted on | May 5, 2014 | No Comments

It was four years ago today that Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, California sent students home for wearing American Flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo. Some of the students and administration found the shirts to be disrespectful towards those of Mexican heritage.

Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the Live Oak High Administration. The students were represented by the ACLU.

Those who teach their children to showcase pride for the USA and/or exercise their right to free speech should probably be a bit concerned.

Air Show Pilot Eddie Andreini Dies In Accident

Posted on | May 5, 2014 | No Comments

Eddie Andreini died on Sunday May 4th 2014 doing what he loved.

This is video footage (above) of Eddie over the years.

Andreini’s Stearman Biplane crashed during the Thunder Over Solano Air Show at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California.

Here is NBC’s Bay Area report on Sunday’s incident:

The Spokesman Says “Dude”

Posted on | May 5, 2014 | No Comments

Former National Security Council Spokesman Tommy Vietor tells Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier, “Dude, this was like two years ago.”

The lack of compassion for the four dead American men in Benghazi is both telling and disturbing. In changing the talking points from “attacks” to “demonstrations”, there is little consideration for the brutal torture and murder that Ambassador Stevens underwent. After all… dude… it was two years ago.

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