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California Mishegoss - Issue #339: Secret Black Artist in LA, Oil Spill, Plastic Prohibition in Santa Cruz, Ed Hardy, Our Podcast & More

Happy Sunday Everyone! Sorry this is a long intro. There is a great deal to explain. Well, here we ar
California Mishegoss
California Mishegoss - Issue #339: Secret Black Artist in LA, Oil Spill, Plastic Prohibition in Santa Cruz, Ed Hardy, Our Podcast & More
By Mark & Patti Clifford • Issue #339 • View online
Happy Sunday Everyone!
Sorry this is a long intro. There is a great deal to explain.
Well, here we are again making some changes. If you haven’t figured it out yet not only are we into changes, but this newsletter is in some ways a continuing experiment into what does and doesn’t work for you. So hopefully you’ll get used to changes at they happen and let us know you’re thoughts about the changes we make.
The Podcast
Before we get into changes here, we wanted to let you know the podcast for California Mishegoss has officially published it’s first two episodes on As of right now, it isn’t on iTunes, but will be soon. Apple takes time to approve things. It is on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Radio Public, and of course on
Special Features
We told you before about starting special features each time we publish like Food for Thought on Thursday’s and Real Estate on Sunday’s (which by the way is posted in the middle of the newsletter. That’s the change). We’re going to add the special features for each issue in the middle. We’re not finalized on the placement just yet, end, middle, or the beginning? We’re trying the middle first. You can always scroll up or down and avoid it. We just want to give the special section it’s own space.
Have you heard the term Flash Mob or maybe you’ve seen one or been involved in one? Last Year the NY Times newsletter department decided to try flash newsletters. Newsletters that have a life span. For example, they had one flash newsletter that only ran for three months, covering summer events in New York.
They had success with their idea, but then again they’re the NY Times, right? 
With this in mind, we thought of trying it now after the recent two earthquakes. A flash newsletter all about California earthquakes past and present. Included in the newsletter would also be articles on what to do in the event of an earthquake when at home or if your traveling. 
We were ready to start a Flash Newsletter this week, but then we thought possibly people don’t want another newsletter coming to their inbox, plus we would be looking to sign up subscribers which isn’t as easy as it sounds. 
Which gave me an idea. Something we haven’t seen yet (as far as I know). The light went on, and I thought ( I don’t want to blame Patti, it’s all my idea if it fails) let’s add it in our California Mishegoss.
The insert/flash newsletter will be included once a month for now. Initially, we were thinking of running it for 10-12 weeks, but that seemed to often. For now, we’ll insert it beginning August 1st and in the first edition of each edition for two months afterwards (ending with October). After that, if something special comes up, we’ll add it as we go. 
And please let us know your thoughts on this. We are not looking to bog you down with more stuff, but we want to keep you informed and interested in our newsletter. If it seems to be too much or it’s just right, drop us a line to Mark & Patti ATTN. Too Much! Or click a thumbs up or down below. We may do more flash newsletters in the future if this goes well?
Have a great Sunday and Monday. See you on Tuesday!
Be Well,
Mark & Patti

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The Valley
Chevron spills 800,000 gallons of oil, water in California |
Woman Who Survived Camp Fire Drowns In Central Valley Reservoir – CBS Sacramento
Chow down on these new dishes at the California State Fair |
The Coast
Santa Cruz County eyes sweeping plastic prohibitions – Santa Cruz Sentinel
Central Coast Spotlight: California Rodeo Salinas
California Coastal Commission considers ending off-roading on Oceano Dunes
The Special: Real Estate
Every Sunday we’ll be featuring 2-4 homes for sale here in the Central Valley and on the Central Coast. We’re only concentrating on those two areas since we mainly focus on them in the newsletter.
The two realtors we’re focusing on are FresYes in Fresno and Dale Kaiser Rel Estate/Cayucos Real Estate in Cayucos. As far as we’re concerned they’re the best at what they do. We trust them and value their opinion and services. Check them out if you’re in the market for a home.
The Rest
Back to the 80s Cafe – Rancho Cordova, California - Gastro Obscura
Exploring San Diego: Get that 'Classic California' vibe in Imperial Beach
The renegade soundsystems of California that shaped West Coast rave culture |
The Mishegoss
California exhibit paints Ed Hardy as artist, tattoo pioneer - Alton Telegraph
New research suggests threats continue for California condors
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Mark & Patti Clifford

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