California Out-Migration Exceeds In-Migration

For many years, California has seen more in-migration instead of out-migration except in periods of economic downturn. But recently, California has seen net out-migration despite relatively good economic times. See the Mercury News story. There are a variety of possible…

“It’s Balmier in Buffalo”

Californians are wimps when it comes to weather. Low temperatures are dipping into the 30s at night (which is unseasonably cold), and this produces lead stories in the local paper that “It’s Balmier in Buffalo.” I’m still able to remember…

Bob’s Pumpkin Farm, Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay is our local pumpkin-picking capital. There are at least a dozen pumpkin farms in the area, most of them straddling Highway 92 as it heads west towards the ocean. These farms range from no-frills pick-your-own farmstands to…

Squirrel Attack

It seems like there were 1,001 disclosures made in our disclosure package when we bought our house, and yet not one of them mentioned the risk of squirrel attacks. (Cuesta Park is less than a mile from our house). UPDATE:…

WaPo on Silicon Valley Ethics

By Eric Goldman The Washington Post runs an article entitled Silicon Valley’s Golden Past Tarnished by Latest Probes, a retrospective/catch-up on the evolution of Silicon Valley ethics, with quick stops in round-tripping, stock option backdating and the HP scandal. As…

Santa Clara Women’s Soccer Team

It turns out that Santa Clara University has a strong women’s soccer team. The San Jose Mercury News ran a lengthy story on its successes–the women’s soccer team “has reached the national semifinals 10 times, won an NCAA title, visited…

Ferry Building Farmer’s Market

Lisa and I took a quick 18 hour get-a-way to San Francisco this weekend. This finally gave us time to check out the Farmer’s Market at the Ferry Building, reputed to be one of the best in the country. It…

Further Reflections on California Living

I recently posted some initial thoughts about California living based on my first couple of weeks as a repatriated Californian. Some further observations from the past few weeks: * In Milwaukee, the local paper ran a traffic column once a…

Initial Observations about California Living

I’ve created a new category for this blog, “California Living.” This is the analogue to my “Life in Wisconsin” category, which I haven’t officially retired but isn’t likely to see a lot of posts. To kick off the new category,…

New Gig: Santa Clara University School of Law

Starting next academic year, I’ll be an Assistant Professor at Santa Clara University School of Law and the Director of the school’s High Technology Law Institute. In my administrative role, I will provide academic direction and leadership to the school’s…