Zillow Acquires Trulia For $3.5 Billion

Zillow and Trulia are two of the largest online real estate listings that millions of people use to sell, buy or rent a home. And today Zillow said it is acquiring Trulia for $3.5 billion  in a “stock-for-stock” transaction and expects to close by 2015  according to this press release.  With this acquisition Zillow will become… Continue Reading


Gilroy Garlic Festival 2014

I just got back from the famous Gilroy Garlic Festival. Today is the first day, and apparently the best time to visit if you want to beat the huge crowd. For years I vicariously read about the garlic festival, but never gathered the courage to venture down down to Gilroy, the garlic capital of the… Continue Reading


Video: Paul Lazarus on Dean Kamen

Filmmaker Paul Lazarus’s new documentary “Slingshot” made its global premier at this year’s Cinequest Film Festival.  The film was a clear success with the audience judging from the standing ovation it received. I caught up with Lazarus to find out how and why he made this film and why water? How does Kamen do what he… Continue Reading


Video: Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson and Gonzo Journalism

Ralph Steadman is a well-known artist and illustrator from Britain and a long-time collaborator of American writer Hunter S. Thompson. Steadman did all the illustrations for Thompson’s writings, including “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” which first appeared in Rolling Stone magazine. Thompson is credited with the term Gonzo journalism. Here is a wonderful, in-depth… Continue Reading


Video: Earthquake Preparedness With Chris Hall

California is an earthquake prone state and having an earthquake go back is part and parcel of your life. Earthquake faults run both in Northern and Southern California. In the last 100 years there were two major earthquakes, both of which occurred in Northern California. One was the 1906 earthquake of San Francisco described as one… Continue Reading


Video: Happy July 4th

Happy July 4th to those celebrating the American Independence day. It was on this day in 1776 that the United States of America declared its independence from the British. A couple of years ago, we drove up to Calfiornia’s Gold country to witness a traditional July 4th parade. We drove from the San Francisco bay area… Continue Reading