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    I also live in San Jose and could smell the smoke from the fires on Monday. Visability here in the South Bay is bad today. I'm currently at Apple's HQ here in Cupertino. Normally you can see the coastal mountain range to the west, about 5 miles or so away from where I'm currently sitting. Today? Can't see any mountains due to the smoke from the fires.
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    It's a really minor thing, compared to what residents in the affected areas are going through, but a trail race in Marin County not in an affected area that was scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled. It would have been horrible with all the smoke and junk in the air, especially for people with asthma.

    I'm across the valley from Zathras, near I-880 and Brokaw Rd.. Conditions here are similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zathras View Post
    I also live in San Jose and could smell the smoke from the fires on Monday. Visability here in the South Bay is bad today. I'm currently at Apple's HQ here in Cupertino. Normally you can see the coastal mountain range to the west, about 5 miles or so away from where I'm currently sitting. Today? Can't see any mountains due to the smoke from the fires.

    I lived on E. Homestead (address 963) in Sunnyvale from 1996 thru 1998. Back then the property across the street was a big HP campus. Now it is the Apple mothership.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlr Pyro View Post
    I lived on E. Homestead (address 963) in Sunnyvale from 1996 thru 1998. Back then the property across the street was a big HP campus. Now it is the Apple mothership.
    They're still putting the finishing touches on the Apple Mpthership and haven't shifted their HQ to the new building.
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    I think Pruneridge Avenue between Wolf Rd. and Lawrence Expressway pretty much is no more. Vallco Shopping Center is mostly a ghost town (anchored by Sears and Penney's!).

    When I topped the US 101 overpass, driving home on I-880, I could see the east foothills in my rearview mirror. When I got home, 5 or 6 miles from the start of the Santa Cruz Mountains I could not see the mountains at all. Bay Area micro-climates.
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    Everybody out there, stay safe.

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    You know, people in my hometown of Grand Rapids are forever showing photographs of cisterns they discover on their property or on city property, that were for gathering rain water during WWII. If engineers could figure out a way to get more water then, they should be able to do so now. I guess they are waiting for a computer program to figure it out instead of old fashioned engineering.
    A lot of laws are still on-the-books that make gathering rainwater for private use illegal. 'Rain' belongs to the community. But it seems like it's one those laws they'll bust ya for if they're already on your property to arrest you for some other charge.
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    Got stuck on the wrong side of the Canyon Fire (the one in southern California) yesterday. Drove the 91 about 9 am, fire was there, but most of the lanes where open. News said it was only 25 acres. Coming back at four, the 91 was closed and the fire hitting 700 acres. Only took an hour and half to get home.

    August of 1977 my Guard unit was called up for the Marblecone fire in Monterrey. Spent two weeks standing post in Solidad. It is a very impressive operation. Alot of money spent with very little oversight.
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    This AM there were flecks of ash on my car, from the fires a hundred miles away.
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