Daily Archives: 02/11/2013


(Community Matters) A National Intelligence Estimate — a report summarizing the consensus views of U.S. spy agencies — has concluded that the United States faces a sustained cyber-espionage effort undertaken largely by China and aimed at stealing commercial secrets. Much of the Chinese effort has been directed at U.S. companies — including finance, information technology, and aerospace firms — and the report concludes that the hacking constitutes a threat to U.S. competitiveness. Washington Post

HT: Foreign Policy Magazine

Brentwood’s Tranquility

brentwood(Community Matters) We are one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country, and we’ve prioritized density of development over sprawl. I’m sympathetic to neighborhoods’ nostalgia about quiet, slow traffic, lazy streets, and we shouldn’t expect quiet major thoroughfares – or even ones safe for 3 year olds to cross on their bikes. I’m glad we’re moving to council districts so neighborhoods will have representation with greater accountability while other members will act in the broadest, greatest interest for the entire city.  AAS: Burst of Growth Raises Hackles in Brentwood.

sorry, but I don’t at all get letting a 3-yo  cross Koenig on a bike (w/ or w/0 training wheels). We’ve had to install lighted pedestrian crosswalk on Guadalupe. We probably should do so in many other neighborhoods. And, we should better enforce vehicle speeds.