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"The fierce storm that pounded much of Northern California this week has left flooding, damaged buildings in at least two deaths in its wake. Hurricane force winds were clocked in the north bay region part of an atmospheric river that led to dozens of flight cancellations in San Francisco. But it's the human toll. That's the hardest to bear. Absolutely nightmare. It could happen to any family. A lean to Cheney's two year old grandson was killed when a redwood tree fell onto his family's mobile home. It happened in Sonoma county, neighbors helped pull out the crumpled debris to reach the toddler, but eon to chini could not be saved. He was a love and angel. Police in Fairfield, California you see a 19 year old woman died in a crash, her vehicle hydroplaned on a flooded road. Further south in Santa Cruz county. We did everything we could. You know, we got our sandbags. Dominic kings, Mai Tai beach restaurant was battered, as a historic pier in capitola collapsed. The floor boards have been pushed through the floor foundation and shifted. This storm came just days after a New Year's Eve deluge. California's governor has declared a state of emergency. I'm Jackie Quinn
"sonoma" Discussed on NASCAR America
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"sonoma" Discussed on NASCAR America
"Do you agree with that? That every race kind of this year, you really don't know who's going to win. I'm kind of with Kyle on this one. It's been across the board while. You don't have a favor going into any race right now. It's all across the board. You know, there's not really one driver or one team that's doing really good at just mile and a half. It's weekend week out. We're having different drivers really really show up and be really competitive. And so I think that that's something that we look at that schedule coming up. There's a lot of different racetracks in that mix. And so I think they're basically all opportunities. I didn't realize we're only ten away from making that cut. So that puts a little extra pressure on us, and it makes it hurt just a little bit more from Sonoma missing it by one, but we have a lot of good racetracks for us coming up that we feel really strongly about after we take a week off here to hit that reset button. I think it's going to be, it's going to be tough. I think we're going to have more first time winners. We plan on being those two of those. But I think we're going to have several more as we head in towards the playoffs. I don't think it's a season where you can bank on point in your way into the playoffs. All right, so I want to stay in that same vein a little bit because a long time before you were born. I drove a race car. And there were times, I walked into the garage area, and I felt like I could beat everybody. There were years, I felt like we could win any race any time anywhere. And there were years you walked in and you thought, man, this is going to be tough. It's going to be tough to run 20th. This can be tapped around 25th. And I knew that. Even though I had that, that confidence, and I thought we, with something could happen, I could. But I look at this year, 16 races, 14 winners. Everybody that walks through the great gate can be a winner. What's that do for a driver's confidence who may be in years past had walked through and said, well, those guys are the top. We can finish right behind them. If we finish there, it's good. What's that do for a driver and a team's confidence to know that it is so wide open? I think it just makes you realize every week is a wide open opportunity. We can't sell ourselves short right now. You know, there's a lot of opportunity each each time we go to a racetrack. Wherever wherever the race may be, whatever kind of surface it is, I think that we really haven't had one style race track where speaking for our team specifically, that just isn't what we thought it would be. You know, and we've had really good runs at all kinds of different race surfaces. If you'd ask me in the past, I'd have said, you know, I'd have been with you if I can get 20th, 25th at Richmond or Phoenix in the past, I'd say that was, that was an okay day. And we've been able to run top ten at those races this year. So I feel like our short track program has come along and continues to progress. And I think that gives us confidence going into loudoun. Obviously, the road courses, we have pretty high on our circled list right now. At wayana was a strong one for us at the beginning of the season closer to the beginning of the season. Nashville is one that I'm kind of on the fence about. I don't know where we're going to stack up. I feel like gateway was probably a worldwide technology was probably the best read for for Nashville. And I did not run that race. The other week. So going to be leaning on the team a lot in a lot of Zane smith's notes from that race to figure out how to be good at that one. I mean, it's just, there's so many different opportunities. You have to go in every week thinking this is going to be the one. And it's opened it up. It's wide open right now each and every week. All right, bob, well, we can not wait to see you in Nashville. We're fired up to get back on the air. We'll see you there. And you'll find out some good stuff about Nashville. Yeah. That's definitely the point. We're looking forward to it. So I appreciate you. Thanks for having us on here and enjoy a little bit of downtime for a week and be ready to hit the ground running. There you go. Enjoy your off week. Thank you. Chris bush for joining us here after the big second place finish at Sonoma. So, hey, speaking of Sonoma, you want to hear some excitement. How about Tony Rivera with a call of Daniel Suarez as when? In Spanish. It's always exciting. Let's take a listen. Crack house racing. Come to the top off. Daniel swear to sit down and get a lot of secret. But. I got down that bit of the lawsuit. So, there's going to be a cup. That Tony is always on. That's great, man. But that is incredible to Spanish Lee diffie. Yeah. Just get excited, man. You just get excited. No matter what's happened, you just.
"8 piece four time geffen cool bar the defending World Series champion braves won their 11th straight game beating the pirates 5 to three Adam Duvall Homer twice and drove in three while starter Kyle Wright struck out 7 over 6 innings of three run ball to earn the win Other Major League Baseball scores the Giants completed their first sweep of the Dodgers since 2016 with a two zero win Carlos rodon allowed just two hits and struck out 8 over 6 scoreless innings It's just something that you know we want to build off of keep this momentum into tomorrow and these next coming series The Diamondbacks ended the Phillies 9 game winning streak in a 13 to one route handing interim Philly manager rob Thompson his first loss since replacing the fire Joe Girardi Other national league winners the mets brewers rockies and reds In the American League Matt Carpenter went deep twice and drove in 7 as the Yankees pounded the cubs 18 to four correspondent Tom merriam reports The acts who have won 11 straight at home to command early scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the first Isaiah kind of falafel and Joey Gallo each hit it to run double Carpenter then blasted his first of the day at three run shot in the second to make it 8 one New York This is a really special group of people in this room It's more than just talent I watch it every day the way they compete Other AL winners the Astros Blue Jays raise Red Sox guardians rangers and Orioles In golf Rory McIlroy finished birdie birdie to hold off Justin Thomas and Tony finau at the RBC Canadian open Here's correspondent Graham agar's The Irish man was tied for the lead with Thomas with just two to play but a two shot swing on the 17th secured the victory his first title defense and his 21st career went on the PGA Tour Going up against guys like JT and Tony and coming out on top That's something to feel really good about Female stole second place with the last whole birdie Thomas claimed third And Daniel Suarez held off Chris buscher to become the first Mexican born driver to win a NASCAR Cup Series race in his 195th career start at Sonoma raceway Geffen kuba AP sports
Daniel Suárez grabs historic NASCAR Cup Series win at Sonoma
"Daniel Suarez said last week that his luck has been so bad lately that he didn't think anyone would pick him to win but everything changed on Sunday at Sonoma raceway as he became the first Mexican born driver to get a win in the NASCAR Cup Series Which is a special day I have always seen California's as my second home and to be able to get the first victory here is quite special It was a statement victory for Suarez and his trackhouse racing team owned by Justin marks and the rapper Pitbull as he led 47 of the 110 lap race He did it by holding off Chris busher and road course expert Michael McDowell who finished second and third respectively Jerry Jordan Sonoma California
"sonoma" Discussed on The Final Lap
"Are. What's going on everybody, rowdy dragon back again with this week's final app weekly fantasy update. What you guys know what we're doing here, we're playing that NASCAR fantasy live over here at the final app. Let's take a look and see who our dominators are this week. We got a lot of them. There was a bunch of ties going on, so let's start by taking a look at the first stage. So in stage one, gorney took that one all by himself. But in the second stage, we have a three way tie in stage two, with Bill H H and pit road speeders and stone 51, all three. Good job, guys. Looks like you're getting things figured out. This week's winner over at worldwide technology raceway. Whitey's wombats. Also tied with CL Vickers. Both of them had 235 points, 41 stage points. Again, the stage points look like they were spread out amongst 15. It looks like 17 drivers. So the points were a little bit lower than the average. Good job to the both of you, nonetheless, you whipped my butt. Rowdy dragon finished in the 61st place in the standings. Will I see fantasy names moving forward and backwards all around me? I still sit in the 11th position in the league. I don't know how that works, but auntie. All right, looking at Toby Christie's score for the Wii, he got a good score, 18th place. Pulls him up into the 51st spot back on the first page on the leaderboard. Terry Murphy, where's Jimmy, that day for you, Carrie, 189th place on the day, slipping down to 113 in the overall standings. All right, if you folks haven't noticed, yeah, I got a bit of a cold or allergies or something going on. So there's a whole lot of flem going on in sniffling and whatnot. Now, I'll probably edit most of the dad out, but just to let you know, I sound a little different this week, and that we dragons do. Catch colds and get pretty phlegmy from time to time. All right, let's move on and take a look at the drivers that we picked for last week. Ross Chastain, Kyle Larson, and Kevin Harvick were all the drivers that I recommended to you. Chastain somehow finished in the 8th position with 6 stage points on the day and is honestly rankings was 8th as well. The one car, he was see sawing his way in and out of my lineup. It was a tough decision to keep him for the final stage. No one knew if the 11 or the 9 would end his day there. But he made it through props to him for owning his issues, but for now, I want to keep my distance from the one because it just wasn't the 11 and the 9 who size aggressive behavior. He's going to be raised how he races and I expect he's going to see some bumps in the road ahead with some of the other drivers. All right, looking at Kyle Larson, he had a fair run. In the 12th, bringing in 7 stage points, never really had a handle on the 5 car, but survived to finish tenth in the fantasy rankings. His practice and qualifying numbers had meat pulling from my lineup because the Fords looked to me to be dominant, particularly Penske. Looking at Harvard, he was running sneakily quiet. He may have pulled off a top ten finish of his right front road or didn't explode. Unfortunately, it happened late in a race and many of y'all couldn't swap him out at that point. That led him to a 33rd place finish for fantasy points for the day. Leaving him 35th in the fantasy ranks. Yuck. Well, I'm glad I sat him out. I kept him out of my lineups because it appeared there were opportunities with some of the other four drivers to score some good stage points based on their practice speeds and qualifying positions, as well as the pit road situation. That was a very narrow pit road, and I want to drivers that could get an in and out of their boxes quickly without issue. And it was a rare lineup change for me. Near disastrous, I stacked way too many blue ovals in my lineup. Once again, my running position was well in the one 80s until late in the race when Harvick hit the wall. And that turned into good fortune for my lineup. So looking at your featured picks for Sonoma raceway, the first driver, everyone knows the 9 car chase Elliott is dominant in these road courses. He's had 5 races here at Sonoma raceway in those 5 races, Chase has a 14.4 average finish, two top 5s here. That's a 40% chance at the top 5, three top tens. There's a 60% chance of a top ten. 16 laps led in those 5 races leads to a 3.2 lapse per race. It hasn't won here yet, but he did finish second to Kyle Larson last season. Out of the 8 stage races we've run here, chase is collected points 6 times. However, he has not collected any stage wins yet. Now he does have one DNF in 2019, and if you were to take away that engine failure, his average finish at Sonoma raceway would be 8.75. I'm looking for chase to pick up his first win at Sonoma this weekend. But in order to do that, he's going to have to drive through the 19 car of Martin Truex, my second driver on the list. He's got 15 races run here. Average finish of 17.1. In those 15 races, he's finished top 5 33% of the time, 5 times. 6 times in the top ten that's 40% of the time, in Truex really loves to lead laps here at Sonoma. He's got 213 laps led. That is the most lapse out of everybody in the field. That's 14.2 laps led her race. I've seen him win here three times myself in 15 races. That's a 20% chance at another win. Looking at his stage point totals, Martin Truex has finished three out of 8 stages collecting points. One of those was a stage win. Trix is a good finished position play. He doesn't usually go for stage points unless they present themselves to him. And caution is advised as Martin Truex does have three DNFs at Sonoma raceway, which can also lead to about a 20% chance of failure moving forward. But I'm liking what I see out of those Toyotas in the last couple of weeks. Martin Truex should be a deadlock for the top ten. All right, and one more driver to take a look at the 11 car Denny Hamlin. Yeah, it's a strange pick. Let me tell you why. I'll get into the details here in a minute. He's got 15 races run here, average finishes 17.1 in those 15 races. He's finished top 5 four times. That's 27% of the time, and he's finished 7 times in that 15 race period. That is a 47% top ten average. And then he has 102 laps led at Sonoma raceway. That's 6.8 laps per race. Still hasn't got himself a win yet. And here's what really interests me with Demi's. He's got stage points collected 6 out of the 8 times so far. Two of those were stage wins. This is why he's on my radar. Denny will also take the opportunity to grab those stage points should the opportunity present itself. Of course, this is based off how everybody else is running and the backward pit strategies. But looking at Denny's past history, he tends to be in the right place at the right time to get those stage points. And he's real close to getting himself a win. All right, and as a quick bonus pick, I just want to let you know, use AJ Holman dinger, if you're out there needing to stretch your picks a little bit, he's a good road racer to put in your lineup. He'll probably find his Wayne my lineup, but don't expect any stage points out of him. He's all about getting the win. But oftentimes, the road course, it's best to focus on track position in order to get your points. Stage points, they're just freebies. There's no way of knowing who's going to get what and when. All right, that's what I got for you from my picks for this week. Before I move on, I do want to invite you over to listening to my newest podcast. I'm sure Toby and Carrie have told you all about it. Rowdy dragons, NASCAR fantasy sports book over there on Toby Christie dot com..
"sonoma" Discussed on The Final Lap
"Over to listening to my newest podcast. I'm sure Toby and Carrie have told you all about it. Rowdy dragons, NASCAR fantasy sports book over there on Toby Christie dot com. I'm piggybacking right off of this show. I'm gonna give you some good information on those bonus picks. I'm doing some deep dives on those head to head matchups, and so far it's up to my game a little bit in the bonus point category. So come on over to Toby Christie dot com, click on that podcast, page, and you'll see rowdy dragon sports book pop up there, and I got a good 15 minutes or so of advice on those bonus picks and some sports betting odds. So you can probably find rowdy dragon's NASCAR fantasy sports book in just about any of your podcasts out there, but it's easiest just to go over to Toby Christie dot com and click on that. Podcast tab and you will find me right there. And of course, the final app weekly is right there in the middle of the page as well. Two birds, one stone. All right guys, I appreciate you hanging out and listening to the final app weekly fantasy segment of the show. I'm rowdy dragon, packing up my RV, heading to Sonoma. We'll talk to you again next week. All right, there you have rowdy dragon. Thanks once again to Jill Gregory from Sonoma raceway for joining us on the program as well. Lots of stuff always on this program. We were supposed to make shorter shows, by the way, we're not. Who said we were making shorter shows. Not even close. I think some fans were wondering if since we changed the format and not doing radio and we were tied to that 48 minute mark. I think it's we're pole vaulting over that every week. Oh, certainly, certainly no, no doubt about it. We have more of them pole vaulted over it at this point. I will also say this about the weekend carry with the weather. You were kind of bringing up the weather a little while ago. We talked about the weather looks nice. There's a lot of wind coming over there. So this could kind of wreak havoc with.
"sonoma" Discussed on The Final Lap
"Racing. Take it away. What's going on everybody? Rowdy dragon back again with this week's final app weekly fantasy update. What you guys know what we're doing here, we're playing that NASCAR fantasy live over here at the final lap. Let's take a look and see who are dominators are this week. We got a lot of them. There was a bunch of ties going on, so let's start by taking a look at the first stage. So in stage one, gorney took that one. All by himself. But in the second stage, we have a three way tie in stage two with Bill H H and pit road speeders and stone 51, all three. Good job, guys. Looks like you're getting things figured out. This week's winner over at worldwide technology raceway. Whitey's wombats. Also tied with CL Vickers, both of them had 235 points, 41 stage points. Again, the stage points look like they were spread out amongst 15. It looks like 17 drivers. So the points were a little bit lower than the average. Good job to the both of you, nonetheless, you whipped my butt. Rowdy dragon finished in the 61st place in the standings. Well, I see fantasy names moving forward and backwards all around me. I still sit in the 11th position in the league. I don't know how that works, but I'll take it. All right, looking at Toby Christie's score for the week he got a good score, 18th place. Pulls him up into the 51st spot back on the first page on the leaderboard. Terry Murphy, where's Jimmy? That day for you, Carrie. 189th place on the day, slipping down to 113 in the overall standings. All right, if you folks haven't noticed, yeah, I got a bit of a cold or allergies or something going on. So there's a whole lot of phlegm going on and sniffling and whatnot. Now I'll probably edit most of the dad out, but just to let you know, I sound a little different this week. And that we dragons do. Catch colds and get pretty phlegmy from time to time. All right, let's move on and take a look at the drivers that we picked for last week. Ross Chastain, Kyle Larson, and Kevin Harvick were all the drivers that I recommended to you. Chastain somehow finished in the 8th position with 6 stage points on the day and is actually rankings was 8th as well. The one car, he was see sawing his way in and out of my lineup. It was a tough decision to keep him for the final stage. No one knew if the 11 or the 9 would end his day there. But he made it through prop stem for owning his issues, but for now I'm going to keep my distance from the one because it just wasn't the 11 and the 9 who saw his aggressive behavior. He's going to be raised how he races and I expect he's going to see some bumps in the road ahead with some of the other drivers. All right, looking at Kyle Larson, he had a fair run, finished in the 12th, bringing in 7 stage points, never really had a handle on the 5 car, but survived to finish tenth in the fantasy rankings. His practice and qualifying numbers had me pulling from my lineup because the Fords looked to me to be dominant, particularly Penske. Looking at Harvard, he was running sneakily quiet. He may have pulled off a top ten finish of his right front road or didn't explode. Unfortunately, it happened late in a race and many of y'all couldn't swap them out at that point. That led him to a 33rd place finish for fantasy points for the day. Leaving him 35th in the fantasy ranks. Yuck. Well, I'm glad I sat him out. I kept him out of my lineups because it appeared there were opportunities with some of the other four drivers to score some good stage points based on their practice speeds and qualifying positions, as well as the pit road situation. That was a very narrow pit road, and I want to drivers that could get an in and out of their boxes quickly without issue. And it was a rare lineup change for me. Near disastrous, I stacked way too many blue ovals in my lineup. Once again, my running position was well in the one 80s until late in the race when Harvey hit the wall. And that turned into good fortune for my lineup. So looking at your featured picks for Sonoma raceway, the first driver, everyone knows the 9 car chase Elliott is dominant in these road courses. He's had 5 races here at Sonoma raceway in those 5 races, Chase has a 14.4 average finish, two top 5s here. That's a 40% chance at the top 5, three top tens. There's a 60% chance of a top ten. 16 laps led in those 5 races leads to a 3.2 lapse per race. It has one here yet, but he did finish second to Kyle Larson last season. Out of the 8 stage races we've run here, chase is collected points, 6 times. However, he has not collected any stage wins yet. Now he does have one DNF in 2019, and if you were to take away that engine failure, his average finish at Sonoma raceway would be 8.75. I'm looking for chase to pick up his first win at Sonoma this weekend. But in order to do that, he's going to have to drive through the 19 car of Martin Truex, my second driver on the list. He's got 15 races run here. Average finish of 17.1. In those 15 races, he's finished top 5 33% of the time, 5 times. 6 times in the top ten that's 40% of the time, in Truex really loves to lead laps here at Sonoma. He's got 213 laps led. That is the most lapse out of everybody in the field. That's 14.2 laps led her race. I've seen him win here three times myself in 15 races. That's a 20% chance at another win. Looking at his stage point totals, Martin Truex has finished three out of 8 stages collecting points. One of those was a stage win. Trix is a good finished position play. He doesn't usually go for stage points unless they present themselves to him. And caution is advised as Martin Truex does have three DNFs at Sonoma raceway, which can also lead to about a 20% chance of failure moving forward. But I'm liking what I see out of those Toyota in the last couple of weeks. Martin Truex should be a deadlock for the top ten. All right, and one more driver to take a look at the 11 car Denny Hamlin. Yeah, it's a strange pick. Let me tell you why. I'll get into the details here in a minute. He's got 15 races run here, average finishes 17.1 in those 15 races. He's finished top 5 four times. That's 27% of the time, and he's finished 7 times in that 15 race period. That is a 47% top ten average. And Denny has 102 laps led at Sonoma raceway. That's 6.8 laps per race. Still hasn't gotten himself a win yet. But here's what really interests me with Demi's. He's got stage points collected 6 out of the 8 times so far. Two of those were stage wins. This is why he's on my radar. Denny will also take the opportunity to grab those stage points should the opportunity present itself. Of course, this is based off how everybody else is running and the backward pit strategies. But looking at Denny's past history, he tends to be in the right place at the right time to get those stage points. And he's real close to getting himself a win. All right, and as a quick bonus pick, I just want to let you know, use AJ Harmon dinger, if you're out there needing to stretch your pics a little bit, he's a good road racer to put in your lineup. He'll probably find his way into my lineup, but don't expect any stage points out of him. He's all about getting the win. But oftentimes, the road course, it's best to focus on track position in order to get your points. Stage points, they're just freebies. There's no way of knowing who's going to get what and when. All right, that's what I got for you from my picks for this week. Before I move on, I do want to invite you over to listening to my newest podcast. I'm sure Toby and Carrie have told you all about it. Rowdy dragons, NASCAR fantasy sports book over there on Toby Christie dot com. I'm piggybacking right off of this show. I'm gonna give you some good information on those bonus picks. I'm doing some deep dives on those head to head matchups, and so far it's up to my game a little bit in.
"sonoma" Discussed on The Final Lap
"That's good, right? And he's run every race, like full-time, zero incidents. Wow. You can't put Timmy Hill and accident somehow. Wow, that's amazing. Yeah, he's that good. And so, Timmy Hill actually responded to the graphic and said, paying for repairs is my least favorite thing to do with the up down upside down smiley face emoji. There you go. Is it all the sim racing he does? You know, that's a good question. I think it's also just a fact that he works on his own stuff. It's his own team, and he knows at the end of the day, something happens. He's got to fix it. And it costs money. So at the end of the day, is he the bowl of ice guy? No, no, that's time of Jessie. Oh, that's right. Okay. That's funny. Let's move on to the Xfinity series Carrie. You ready for this? Sure. Okay, so the most incidents in the Xfinity series at this point is a guy who hasn't run the entire schedule. Stephen Parsons has been close. He's around 12 of the 14 races so far this year. And he has 15 incidents. So not as much as Chris Wright, so that's good. Yeah, yeah. But still 15 minutes this is quite a few least amount of instance of any full-time Xfinity series driver to this point in the season. You ready for this? Yes. Ryan Vargas. Oh, yeah, that was kind of surprising to me because I've seen him in a couple of instances this year. But he does genuinely run pretty clean and a lot of guys got swept up and stuff in Portland this week. He did not. And so he's at three for the year, so pretty good. Very cool. Yeah. Let's move on to the Cup Series. This is what we're all waiting for Carrie. This is what it's all about. We all talk about the Cup Series. We all want to know about the Cup Series. Who could be the guy that's been involved in the most incidents in the NASCAR Cup Series so far in 2022. Chase Elliott, you're right. What? Really? Yeah. They're not looking at these graphics because, you know, Toby didn't send me the link or anything. I have no idea I'm cleaning lint out of my laptop. I just came up with that name. You really were, I saw you go get the white, and I saw you come back and were down in there digging around. So yeah, chase Elliott with 21 incidents to this point in the season. 14 of those have come in race moments. The rest of it have been practiced, exhibition events, qualifying, whatever. But 21 incidents. And he's still the points leader. Yeah. That's amazing. That doesn't work. It's incredible. Normally. At least amount of instance. Who do you think the least amount of instance would be in the Cup Series this year? Oh man. I don't know. Kurt Busch? I mean, that'd be a good guess. 'cause, you know, he's got all that experience and stuff like that. No, it's actually a younger guy. Justin Haley only has four instance this year. The NASCAR Cup Series. So he has the least as far as full-time competitors go. And chase Elliott has the most. Bring it at home in one piece. Nice job, Justin. Yeah. And I had the LA coliseum where he was stuffed in the concrete barrier by Kyle Larson to start the year. So you even counted that race? That's an exhibition event. So we add those in there. Okay. And now this is like we said, this is combined racist qualifying practice and exhibition events for cop. Racist qualifying and practice for every other series. All right. Are we done with Toby Christie dot com? That's it, man. I think we've seen enough. Let's move on. Yeah, we covered the bases there. It's a baseball phrase. So normal raceway on tap this weekend, race number 16 of 36. We're looking at a 12 turn road course place open in 1968. Did you know 3000 sheep? Live at the track and naturally maintain the grass areas. That's awesome. Yep. Did you know the grass areas are actually green when it's not summer? Yes, I have seen that. So that would be cool if we had a non summer race at Sonoma, right? It would look better on TV at least. It would. 1.99 miles in length. I don't know if that's correct because they keep changing the weird thing on the back stretch, I guess. The shoot. Back area. The elevation changes range from 14 feet to 174 feet in turn three a. That's a big change. Yeah. You don't realize it on TV. Yeah. When you're driving this in the Sims, so if you run it on iRacing, because they scan the track. So you get all the elevation. It's pretty out of sight. And you're like, wow, okay. And it's a little harder to break and stuff when you're coming downhill. On the PlayStation version, I think it's turned two or three. For some reason launch into the air straight up, if I take it too hard. That's amazing. And so we are on the 1.99 mile format of the track as well. To kind of shore that up. We have the carousel the last couple of years, the original format of the track, which is 2.52 miles. All right, so we're going old school. Stages are weighing in at 25, 55 and one ten. The race is actually longer than last year. It was 90. So what's this year's distance? How many laps you say? One ten. One to 100. That's interesting. Yep. Cool. So keys to winning. Well, stay on the racetrack, unlike what I do. Plan your fuel mileage, break wisely as drivers will break over 800 times and shift a good thing they have bigger breaks this year on shift over 1600 times. Yeah, big breaks and we've got the sequential gear shifters now. So that'll be something to watch as well. That could lead to problems for guys who are used to the H pattern. Most of the drivers I've talked to about it like it. So yeah, I just think if there's anybody who's possibly running any kind of a weird double duty thing or have run something else to prepare might get lost in it because you swap back and forth and it's kind of hard to get that memory back to the whole sequential thing. Kyle Busch and AJ Alma dinger, I think, come to mind. Yeah, and Hamlin had an issue with that earlier in the year too, a couple times. No, I mean, they're running the double this weekend. Yeah. So that's something to think about. But yeah, we've had people like Hamlin have issues with that. It's a problem. Actually, is AJ. I don't think he's running the truck. No, AJ's not running truck. You're right. No, he is running cup though. So he can focus on the team should put him in a truck, honestly. Yeah. The team that's having a kid. Yeah. You'd win a race right there. Done. That's a Chevy team. It would make sense. So maybe start thinking a little better. Yeah. I am racing. What are you doing? A.m. times AJ. We got truck series, double double racing, no Xfinity this race this weekend. They don't race till June 25th at Nashville. Wow. Man, that's so weird. It's a long time. Yeah. So trucks are from Sonoma 75 laps, 149.25 miles Saturday at 7 30 p.m. eastern on FS1. They don't have lights there, so they better wrap that up pretty quick. Well, what time does sun go down there and California land? It's going to be like 8 30? 8 30. They got time. They got four hours. But just kind of weird starting that late. Yeah. It is weird. That's really late..
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"Perspective. We're used to hearing drivers, crew chiefs, BS and around. Right. It's cool to hear somebody from a different perspective in this sport. Totally, let's get into news of the week. Wow, it's back. It's back, baby. I've been seeing some rumblings, the fans were not happy that that was gone for so long. Okay, well, I'm glad that we're back, man. Figured I'd throw a curveball and there it is. Yes. There it is. News of the week, of course, Toby Christie dot com is the source. They all knowing source of everything NASCAR news. Yes. So what do you want? You want me to go down this whole list here for you? Is that what you want to do? Like a list of news? Yeah, we've got some news. We've got some news that's been popping the last couple of days. Early this morning, actually, things have broken. As you're listening to this, we're recording on a Wednesday. Tate fogelman, who has run the entire 2022 NASCAR campaign world truck series schedule to this point for on point motor sports the number 30 truck will not run this weekend at Sonoma. Instead, Colin Garrett, who has run some Xfinity series races and stuff in the past, we'll slide behind the wheel of the 30 truck at Sonoma. So that's interesting, right? Yeah, I'm excited. I can't wait to see the trucks racing there. Yeah, it's gonna be pretty cool. We've also got a reinstatement, Carrie. We've had a couple of these now. Reinstatement. There it is. Nailed it. That's a big word. To be doing that. One of these days we're going to have actual clips. You can just push a button and we'll have it. Well then I won't need to be here. I mean, automation, man. That's what it's all about. Well, as long as you license my personality and voice sounding, then I can go lay on the beach and have a Mai Tai. It's the Carrie bot. Right. Exactly. Carson wear has been reinstated. The younger brother of Cody ware in the Cup Series and the son of team owner Rick ware was arrested in October of 2021 and definitely suspended by NASCAR, but NASCAR issued on their penalty report this week that where has successfully completed the terms and conditions mandated for reinstatement. So he is cleared to return to NASCAR competition, so that's really really cool. I always love to see somebody complete the steps needed to come back and hopefully he's learned some stuff and we don't have any more issues out of Carson where the rest of the way. I hope I never have to go through that. Yeah. As a media member, ever been busted by NASCAR and thrown into the penalty box? I am sure. At some point, something has happened. Right? I don't know. I'm pretty sure. I am racing and Austin Wayne self will not be running Sonoma at all. Number 20, the number, oh my goodness. The number 22 truck easy enough for me to say has competed in every race this season and Austin Wayne self himself has competed in every race since 2019, I believe. Wow. So he will not compete this weekend as he and his wife are awaiting the birth of their first child and the team in an effort to show solidarity that the family is the number one thing. We'll also be skipping the event. That makes no sense, but okay. I mean, it's a family owned team. So his father owns the race team, but well, fine, get a different driver. I mean, you would think. I mean, you've got other teams do it. Yeah. Chicago pneumatic will be returning to front row motor sports as a sponsor this week for Todd Gilliland. It's the third straight year that they have been a sponsor for the front row motor sports team, but how cool is this carry for toggling and his family? Sonoma raceway, of course, is where they hail from. They held from California. His grandfather Butch Gilliland was a Winston west champion, who won a couple of races in Sonoma over the years. His dad, David Gilliland, worked his way up to the Cup Series by winning a Xfinity series race after doing some stuff in the west series on that stuff on his way up as well. Well, David, Gilliland, Todd's dad, will be joining Butch Gilliland. The grandfather of Todd, into the West Coast stock car, Hall of Fame this weekend. He'll be inducted. Wow. Very cool. Yeah, that's really cool. So cool moment for the family. And they've got a new, well, a returning sponsor on the 38 car this week as well. So that's pretty cool. That's a lot of Gilliland. It is a whole lot of Gilliland. Gilly's gang and Todd squad, they're all excited right now. So that's really really cool to see. How about this also? This isn't kind of news, I guess, but we kind of posted some stat graphics the other day that really took off about incidentally enough. The Toby tracker, do you want to turn it down? Yeah, do you want to break these down, carry? Sure. Okay, so what we did was we posted who has the most and who has the least incidents throughout the entire season so far in the cup Xfinity and truck series seasons. You ready for this? What keeps track of this? I do and Joseph does. Every time we see an incident, we tally it and talk about each other. You sound busy. It's pretty busy. So you want to start, you want to start with trucks and work our way to cup, or what do you want to do? Yeah, let's do that. Like ten to one, only lowest to biggest. Right. The NASCAR truck series incidents through the first 11 races of the season. The person with the most incidents in the track series at this point. Chris Wright and the 44 truck for niece motor sports, 17 incidents. Yikes. And 11 races. You might want to lower that. Yeah, now this includes racist qualifying and practice, but he's got 16 incidents total in race action. So that's not good. Timmy Hill, on the other side of the spectrum here, with zero. That's good, right? And he's run every race, like full-time, zero incidents. Wow. You can't put Timmy Hill and accident somehow. Wow, that's.
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"Be either wanting them to win or want a one of these young kids in the truck series to beat them. So I think that's going to be great. Yeah, I mean, no matter what, he's a huge talent. And having him in the race has got to help. So the young guy is can see exactly how to run this track and you guys haven't had the trucks there in quite a long time. We have not trucks haven't been here since 1998. So Kyle is going to have to show him how it's done and to your point. He's an amazing talent, but there's a lot of young talent in the camping world truck series too. So it'll be great to see if anyone can give him a run for his money. Now you're a NorCal native, the House special is it to be running such a fun facility like this. It's pretty amazing. I think that last year was the first year. So kind of getting my feet wet and learning what it takes to run a facility like this, but I think that what we do here is try to think what is going to make the experience the most meaningful and exciting for a fan when they come out this weekend. And if we keep that in mind, then I think the rest of it is a piece of cake. How is the surrounding community taking to your track and your event and even nearby San Francisco? Is it welcome with open arms? Yeah, you know, we have spent a lot of time and this is years worth of work with the team here at Sonoma raceway to really be a good community partner. So when we're not hosting a NASCAR event, we are doing a lot of different programs in the community, just to be a good citizen. So they'll be lapsed for charity here this weekend where you can jump in a car and all the proceeds go to speedway children's charities Sonoma. We're involved in the 4th of July parade and the town of Sonoma. We contribute to a lot of the local charities and do a lot of ready to work programs with the boys and girls club. So I think that they, the community really embraces us,.
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"And again, it seems to happen a lot. It didn't look that bad. No, and those are the ones that hurt worse, though, because carrying all that speed and just slammed it into the side of the car and that's just dead stop that way. And he hasn't won in a decade. So that isn't good. I mean, it hasn't quite been a decade, but I mean, we're just what, two years removed from him winning 9 races, feels like it. It does feel like a decade by his standards, but up next, we got Ryan Blaney who actually cut a tire in this race and still finished fourth. Yeah, that just shows how much speed these Penske cars had in this race. Ryan Blaney, I don't know how he doesn't have a win yet this season other than the all star race, but somehow he doesn't. Yeah. But man, he's definitely showing muscle each and every week and at some point, Ryan Blaney is going to break through. I mean, it's just a matter of time at this point. I would think. I would think. Bush brothers, three and two, Kurt is three, Kyle, 6th, top 5 this season. Of course, he was being whiny again after the race. And let's start with Kurt though. He scored a stage win. I think that kind of snuck up in there. Nobody really talked much about that. Collecting more playoff points to go with his win from earlier than the season. But yeah, Kyle Busch, man. It looked like, you know, I was like, Kyle Busch has got this pretty well sewed up. Like there's no way he doesn't win this race. But his car was better on the long run. So as soon as that caution came out, you know? Well, and when the costume came out, I was still like, you know what? You know, Kyle Busch is usually pretty clutch in these kind of situations. Like light race restarts, he finds a way to kind of do whatever he needs to do, whether it be making a little bit of contact or whatever. He's usually pretty clutch in these situations. But then I was like, well, he's going up against our eventual winner, let's go ahead and give it away now. Do you want to do that? Sure, why not? I mean, Joey Logano won the race. There's no format anymore. You are in a cave and missed it. Won the race. But when it was Joey Logano, I was like, okay, if there's anybody who can outrace them in this situation, it'd be lugano because he's aggressive enough to do what he needs to do. And if Bush were to lay the bumper on him, I know Logano will give it back. So it was a situation where I was like, man, this is going to be a pretty good finish. And my goodness, was it a good finish? It was. Definitely. They traded the lead three times, Carrie, with two laps to go. I mean, my goodness. It was amazing. Let's make it official. Joey Logano takes the win after a late race restarts battling door to door with Kyle Busch as mentioned. Let's hear from Joey. Kyle and I have raced each other for a long time now and I even think back to when we raced the Xfinity cars and before I moved up the cup, we were racing each other for wins a lot earlier in my career and to still do that today. It's pretty cool, right? Kyle's one of the best in the sport and I knew it was going to be a select pass right there to the end and to be able to have Blaney behind me. He gave me the push. That was what I needed. To be able to have position down in the one. He knew the slide job was coming. He knows me. Pretty well. And he crossed me back. You know, I think all of us as a race team, we were able to call the right strategies, adapt to restarts quickly, understand what lanes are going to move. Where the tracks go and how to adjust on the car, all those things are new. And I don't know, I enjoyed the challenge. It's fun. But honestly, this weekend, we were just fast. We got loaded fast, like, I guess I said, for not having much data, we unloaded quick and just carbon fast this week. And that's Joey Logano's 29th career win Carrie which puts some 29th on the all time win list in the NASCAR Cup Series. His second win this season and it's his fourth or he's the fourth multi race winner this season. And what's the deal with him winning inaugural events? That's actually a very valid point. It seems like when you go to a new place, Joey Logano somehow rises to the occasion, it seems like he's able to adapt a little better than anyone else. You go to the LA memorial coliseum. Joey Logano wins. You go to the dirt race at Bristol. Joey Logano wins. You go to gateway. Joey Logano wins. At some point, it's not just a mistake. It's not just some kind of weird coincidence. He's just really good in these situations. And on Sunday at gateway, he had a chance head to head with Kyle Busch. And I think this is a career defining victory. For Joey Logano, we already know he's great. We know he's a champion. We know he's probably going to be a future Hall of Famer at this point. But this is one of those defining moments that you go, yeah, head to head with Kyle Busch, he beat him head to head. In a late race restart. That's a big deal. It wasn't one of those things where he had like a 32nd lead all day long or anything like that. He had a pressure packed situation. He wasn't the guy that had the league going into the restart and he's the guy who came with it after the restart after trading the lead three times with him. That was incredible. It was good. It was good. Nose for this race. That's for sure. No, this was a very good race. I think the distance was fine. 300 miles. Right. It still got three hours out of it. There was a lot of action every time it seemed like there may be a little bit of a lull like we've had several times this season, something would happen. The lead really never extended past half a second most of the day, even when Briscoe and Cedric were kind of dominating in the early portion of the race. Those two were at least still close. And then the action behind them was feverish. There was so much three and four wide passing. At gateway, I did not expect that going into this race. I expected a good race because it's a new track, but I have no clue we'd be seeing three and four wide racing at gateway. Very, very cool. Now let's talk about what everybody else was talking about. Of course, Ross Chastain had run ins with, let's see here Denny Hamlin. He finished 34th, chase Elliott, 21st, even had a run in with the winner, Joey Logano. And a dejected Chastain said after the race that they were his fault. Ironically, Chastain finished 8th. Yeah, he admitted that he deserves any kind of retaliation that happens and that he owes half the field and apology. But at some point, this is a guy who's been very aggressive on his path to the Cup Series. I know he frustrated Kevin Harvick at Darlington and Xfinity series one year. I know he's had several other people. AG Allen dinger, his teammate at the time. He's going for wins. So this is a situation when you live by the sword you die by the sword at some point. So you're over aggressive and yes, you win races, you work your way up to the top, but at the same time you make people angry and in turn, they end up taking you out at some point or affecting your race as well. So it's a very, very fine balance for sure. And we'll see how this goes because he's interfering with the sports post popular driver and chase Elliott..
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"Different. Yeah, it's the same Daytona. Same Daytona, different time of year, so less prestigious. Does that make sense? Less prestigious. Well, I mean, the Daytona 500 is the biggest race of the NASCAR season. That's a good point. This one would be 400. I don't know how we got on to Daytona, 'cause Sonoma's this weekend, but whatever. I mean, we do things, so it's not surprising. Yeah, we do things. That's for sure. Hey, speaking of Sonoma, we have the general manager. Of Sonoma raceway Jill Gregory on the show and she is thrilled. About this weekend to have fans in the stands and all kinds of stuff going on. She and that track are so excited they repainted the curbs. Did you see that? I did not see the curb painting, but I did see the letter painting by the drone vacuum cleaner painting thing. Okay, well you know something I don't know there. You dug a little deeper into it than me. But yeah, the curbs have actually been repainted like green, gold, and white. Okay. Well, they did a lot of painting apparently. Yeah, they were like, you know what? We're gonna do this. You know the U turn coming into the start finish line? Yeah. Okay, that's where I saw the, it's like a Roomba, but it paints letters. Yeah, it was so cool. It was. I always wondered how they get those down there. I didn't know if it was a stencil or what they did. No, it does the whole thing. That's pretty cool. I mean, somebody lost their job over it, but hey, you know, I guess that's the way it goes. Excellent. Excellent. Yes, we're all for job loss here. Well, yeah, that's what's all about..
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"Hello and welcome to post show book club with hannah. I'm hannah and this. Is the post show book club today. Were starting Ella enchanted by. Gail carson levine Which we spoke about on the podcast. This week i'm gonna test turn a couple pages to see how towns it's audible and i'll do my best to minimize it but you know it's not an audio book so just think of it as casual Reading experience for me to you okay. So we begin with chapter one. That fula fairy lucinda did not intend to lay a curse on me. She meant to bestow gift. When i cried inconsolably through my first hour of life. My tears were her inspiration. Shaking her head sympathetically a mother. The fairy touched my nose. My gift is obedience. Ella will always be obedient now. Stop crying child. I stopped father was away on a trading expedition as usual but our cook mandy was there. She and mother were horrified but no matter how they explain to the cinde the couldn't make her understand the terrible things she done to me. I could picture the argument mandy srecko standing out sharper than usual her frizzy gray hair in disarray her double chins shaking with anger. Mother still an intense her brown curls damp from labor. The laughter gone from her is. I couldn't imagine lucinda didn't know what she looked like. She wouldn't undo the curse. My first awareness of it came on my fifth birthday. I seem to remember the day perfectly. Perhaps because mandy told the tale so often for your birthday she'd start. I baked a beautiful cake. Six layers bertha our head made had sown special down for me blue as midnight with a white sash. Small the're age even then and you look china doll with a white ribbon in your black hair and cheeks red from excitement. You have to bear with me on the voices. And i do a little start and stop. I'm not going to edit this too heavily. thank you. I love you very much all that was hannah. Editorializing in the middle of the table was a vase filled with flowers. That nathan are manservant had picked..
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"He's he's like seven years younger than us. Did we talk about noodle. Phone stays and no bones days last week. But no but i've been hearing about it from from everyone even rope. Who's actually on all person to talk. I actually was the minute that i started seeing fans posting songs about noodle and bone stays i was like oh this is going to become millennial cringe like within a week and i think i think it has happened ben noodle is like a thirteen fourteen year old pug on talk. Who if he doesn't feel like getting up that day he'll just pretend he has no bones and so and so his owner. Every morning i've seen people reference. Yeah yeah so. And then people like will so it's become a whole thing and i say like on this bones day all these good things happen to me right so bones as lucky and no one stays like treat yourself days and people keep saying that you're gonna cult if you care about it but like i do every if okay like yesterday i was having a shitty day immediately and i was like this is definitely a no bones day and like he hadn't done it yet but i was like this isn't obon staffordshire and then it was and i and like yeah so it's like that is kind of fun to like take a gasol say or in a coal. If you believe that who's people like what the five people people. Well no. I mean it's not there's nothing to believe it's just a fun thing but that's what that's what's worrying about it like now he's got merged and he's got an and that's fine like you know. Get the bread like that's fine but then it's just going to be those bones. Why wouldn't you say get the bones those bones. She's very santa is that is. Isn't that money. Yeah bones the one dollars the bones. Are they dollars and the worms. Yeah yeah yeah so. It's a noble state today obviously Give the shows so good and it was also. Then that's got is came to la. That's a show that i wish you. I wish you would leave. I think you should ravin. Let's do homework ben. What's your homework for the lovely listeners. My homework go to iraq dot com and making down. Yeah obviously and then down lowest. Walk around the first part. Everyone shout good job. Thank you spell the first part on this retraction shut up. But now i'm putting it back in effect got vis-a-vis are mix. God's mpc and boobs. Lilia where i have a question can i can. I know that we're in shut up effect. But if i'm keeping you up ruined with where from hyphen you up my loud. Do i had to shut up. Still no okay cool. Thank you short on now. Okay now to jokes pam Yeah sometimes she wait for direction right. My homework is go by ella. Enchanted your local bookstore. And just read it and you're gonna love it and it's going to be one of your favorite songs. Yeah just read it really dumb fun. And maybe if you're if you are producer either of movies mini series audio books. Get in touch. Let's work something out. I could narrate the audio book. That seems like something. I feel much more qualified to do than write a screenplay. And what i think we were just having a connected brain moment because as you were saying i can marry the audiobook. I was just having this idea. Would we get sued. If you read hell enchanted little by little every episode of the podcast. I don't say after the.
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"In the way that they live they sleep in hammocks in the trees they when the fall comes they also change colors they have like they also fall out of the tree they turn they turn orange and and they do to an orange and then maybe the tree all of the i don't know if this is directly linked to tree culture but all of their food is liquid for some reason was just feels like a fun nice little detail and they're extremely skilled sculptors and this is related to tree culture. Food is like it's really enjoyed that. And they make like these really cool sculptures that they're not they're not like explicitly. They're not they don't move by magic or anything they're not like really magical people's but they but they like have so much movement in them like you've you've ever seen like something that's carved out of like a solid piece of stone or something and yet it's got like all the phones the dresses and stuff. It's like that kind of thing. And i love that. They're like their culture. You know it. It got this so her dad is a is a tradesman. A trader tradesman. He's he's like a merchant and he has like dealings with the With the elves and he like tries to trade them. You know goods for for sculptures and stuff. And he's always complaining that he can't get his hands on like one from the top most the most master like sculptor of elves. They never will trade him for one of those and then she comes and because she shows such deep love and appreciation openly to to Towards them of the work they just give her one. They don't even trade. You know so so. It's like a whole like cool like cultural thing. That goes on cultural exchange. There's so many things. I just haven't seen like these interesting. Characterizations of the types of fantasy figures that you're used like giants. Are there more like. They're not like bigger in every dimension. They're they're just. They're just like taller and longer than much much taller and longer than like an average human but they're also just like Love company loves strangers. Get like so excited whenever they see Anybody they haven't met before like they're just these incredibly wealthy dogs. They're like dogs. They like john like clifford. The big red dog like an entire race of them and everything around them also grows to the same size so like giants grow. Pumpkins pumpkins are big enough to. Let's say for example pulling example out of nowhere turned into a carriage right. They so it's just like it's just cool. It's like she clearly like obviously she was drawing from bicske like fairy tales stories but she really like made them her own in in this world in this really nice way Ogres are also really interesting and also like the character of ella is. There's so much depth to hurt that is completely Not just lost in. Not in an acting way but in writing way from the character in the movie. I'm certain that i talked about this. But in the end the book ella is at one point captured by ogres and ogres are in this world. They're they're like super like sweet talkers. They're able to basically hypnotize people with their voice. Like almost like glamour like Like vampires but you have to be able to hear them because they do it with their voice but with it could also look at into your eyes and see your secrets so they actually don't even bother to do that with her. They just tell her what to do because they know they can cause. Oh for anybody who doesn't remember that's the.
"sonoma" Discussed on Way Too Broad
"Rate. She wait okay. We need to give so much context. Good we're talking about slack right now. We're in slack okay. Aaron posted the she meant to post the link incidentally to broad channel but jason posted it into cute picks first of all second of all the three sixty thing is. It's a seminar that i'm going to for work. But they wanted to get people from different walks in my life to talk about my emotional intelligence or like to do like a survey about it. and so. I sent it to aaron and ben and a few other people and someone put a. I think a joke in my open ended questions. And so i just wanted to know erin if you did that. No credit for it. Sometimes she waits for direction like sometimes he cry. I wish i could say that. I did but i simply didn't wow. This is all it said to like. I know there's a comma okay so so as part of the three sixty thing that people did for me which i appreciate that were open ended questions at the end is like what kind of working relationship do you have or whatever relationship with this person like you know what do you. What do you think about how. They handle like stressful situations. Except like that and the last question asked about how. I think how you handle stress. I think it was something about how you handle situations at work and someone and i was certain it was one of you to because you're the only two who like would make a reference like this just wrote. Sometimes she wait for direction common with nothing else after i that was like a form. Some middle error. Unfortunately yeah. I wish. I put some time. She cry but i felt like it was. That was important for your for your work. I mean i would have definitely known that was you so so would have been fine because it only goes to me you know but Okay realized that has taken better advantage of it. Then so right yes. Sometimes he cries is also an inside reference. It's a family joke based on an answer to quip lash question whiplash several years ago at thanksgiving that we still reference frequently so i think my little sister did that one. I think i did it. How did you Okay yeah you're right. You're right thanks for taking credit. Where credit's khloe. And if you're listening to this and you think i'm wrong you know. Hit me up. I was responsible for coining. Lto which is left to the out constantly. Lto are teo..
"sonoma" Discussed on Way Too Broad
"I don't know if you guys saw the pictures i posted in slack of her. But she's been at like at ian side the entire day and it's very sweet and i love it. That's a really cozy looking. Blanket is such a cosy blanket. That's the other reason that she's been around him all day but we don't Well what a good nurse. That's a great sleepy shutting to know sleeping and stretched out next to him and it's all very cute. I love them. That's that is very nice. Shots the squeaks. If you'll listen. I'll tell her i'll tell her just in case she listens sometimes but she doesn't always listened so aaron. What are you drinking. I've got an ice water. And i've also got a special beverage. Which is a hot chocolate in. The mix is room for all the. That's not right fear deli. That's yeah here in early. Thirty for your deli. No no no no. It's from delhi's from for all. Its from beer. It's from whole ivor. Vera holly chocolate rally. It's from it's from the deary chocolate factory in raleigh. Yes we finally got there so this guy. Yeah so look. I just wanna talk about hot chocolate for a second okay. Let's talk much. Aqua powder is out look out shots. My mother-in-law robin who sent me. And i assume the christmas package i think last year that included some williams sonoma hot chocolate. We were like. Oh that's cute hot chocolate. No the most you pull it out of the baggage chocolate shavings like milk. Chocolate shavings like beautiful. Like that's what it is and so you put that in milk. Ns like amazing is like drinking a chocolate bar so totally ruined me for hot chocolate. So molly got this for rebel victory. Maybe guests can me. I just closed the window. Videri hot chocolate mix. It's like dark chocolate mix and it's like not not as good. I was kinda hoping it would be great and local but anyway it's like pretty good but it's not like williams-sonoma level but anyway i mentioned that all of that because i want everyone know about looms over though to nova cinema because i think it's only available seasonally so so you got to buy it now and and and also wanted to mention to you particularly about this real ver- all the because we might do. A tour of the chocolate factory will during thanksgiving so. That's all knew that out. No okay. we're good hot chocolate. Put a link to williams-sonoma 's product hot chocolate classic. I mean get the fuck out of town. It's really good. Is it the same thing. It's chocolate shavings. That's the that's the product. We're listening to anything. I said hannah yet. While i was but i wasn't sure if if the original gift was from williams-sonoma but i guess it makes sense that it would be so if you're listening you know that that wasn't what she said. Okay i miss a couple words every few words and you guys are all up my ass very high ratio. We say that a few can be up to three couple. Every.
Retail: The Nightmare Before Christmas?
"Counting down to the most wonderful time of the year. There are fewer than one hundred fourteen days until santa comes to town but is christmas at risk this year problems piling up at the ports disrupting the global supply chain of massive labor shortage threatening retailers as aguirre for the critical holiday shopping season. And good luck getting that high tech toy this year. The chip crisis continues to cripple the industry. So with just one hundred fourteen days to go. Are we setting up for nightmare before christmas guy down. Me ball humbug. To that now. I mean nothing keeps the people from shopping for christmas. Quite frankly and i think this year is going to be another record year. You can talk about supply chain disruptions. What have you people will find a way nats. Just a question of what retailer is best suited. Obviously we've talked about williams-sonoma. I'm sure a lot of people wanna get that crock pot for their loved one. But that's a bit of a double top concerns me walmart. You can make a great case on valuation another situation where maybe we topped out a bit here. The one that sticks out like a sore thumb. Not that i suggest doing your christmas shopping there because i know you won't but costco jeffries just raised their price target. Today i think five fifty high in the street believe it or not costco and earnings in this holiday. Season is probably the one that shapes up the
Ada Limon on Her Beginnings in Poetry
"Hi my name. Is ada leeman. And i am a poet. I was born on a green couch on kargar road at home in cinema california and then was raised in glenallen sonoma. I loved growing up in california. I still think of it very much as my home. I think that one of the things that was really important about my upbringing was my connection with natural world and i think you can see that a lot in my own poems in the idea that the land and the trees and the birds and the creek across the street the calabasas creek all of that was as important to me as some of my human ancestors. It became such a part of my world and my making as an artist. My family influence me a great deal as a poet. My mother is a painter and My stepfather is a writer and both of them gave me a lot of permission to follow my dream and no-one dismissed my wanting to write poems. And then my stepmother and my father were also very supportive and My father was an educator and my stepmother at the time was a speech pathologist so language was key in that household. I remember writing songs and reciting poems that i wrote for my labrador dusty and running through the little alleyways and and reading poems to to my dog at quite a young age
The Time I Found a Rat in the BBQ
"Story. This week is from amy stromer. Who you'll find on medium dot com and here is the time i found a rat in the barbecue and scream so loudly. My dead grandma heard me after a steamy summer day in sonoma's county california the air cooled as evening approached. I looked up from the kitchen sink to gaze at the majestic redwoods that lined our property. Those trees mark the edge of our land and the beginning of our neighbors massive yard displaying a variety of fruit trees and gorgeous flowers. The beauty was contrasted by my grumbling. Swear words as. I washed a never ending supply of dishes. Why can't anyone else in this house. Do dishes broken arms allergic to water trying to make me crazy note to self. Check the security cameras for evidence that my family is plotting against me. I glanced at my watch and all my angry dishes thoughts disappeared because it was five o'clock and angelic humming entered my head. Five o'clock is a socially appropriate our to open a bottle of wine especially as a stay at home. Mom five o'clock also means dinner. Prep the menu featured stakes that night. Because hydration is vital to sustaining life. I carried my wine with me to start the barbecue. I opened the white french doors. And sauntered across the redwood dick to the built-in barbecue. I placed my glass on the gray flagstones counter to the right of the grill and swung open the lid. A primal scream erupted from my mouth. As i slammed the grill lid down. Oh my god. There is a rat in the barbecue.
Biden Addresses Wildfires, Record Heat Wave With Western Governors
"And several Cabinet members met with Western state governors virtually earlier today to talk about the wildfire season ahead as parts of the West deal with an intense heat wave and wild fires already burning. President Biden told Western state governors that climate change is making fires worse and year round. One of his ways to help, he said, is to pay federal firefighters $15 an hour I learned that some of our federal firefighters are being paid less than $13 an hour Come on, man. This is that's unacceptable to me, and I immediately directed my team to take decisive action to fix it. He pledged to keep firefighters on beyond the season to handle forest management and announced a nearly $40 million grant for Sonoma County in California, which other counties can qualify for through FEMA's building, Resilient infrastructure and communities program.
"sonoma" Discussed on NASCAR America
"Absorb the different style road courses. That are coming up cargiving when you look at the schedule and everything that you talk about it and trying to balance. Would you want and also helping your teammate. In that situation. How much more of a burden does that put on you and trying to help his team to move forward. I wish it was more of a burden. Like you're saying the responsibility of being a veteran and being the mentor. But i'm looking at him and points he's looking at me. We're both outside looking in We're both race in hard to get our respective team chip ganassi in the playoffs. I like the double header at pocono. Atlanta's one of my most favorite race tracks. Watkins glen boom another road. Course that i that. I didn't even mentioned. Earlier and michigan is a fast two mile track of course restrictor plate race Daytona can be game so we'll see we'll see that we got a lot opportunities here to gamble work hard together but ultimately i'm driving the number one monster energy chevy and i want to get in the playoffs kurt. Those restarts would just looked at me so wild watching it on tv. What's unique about those restore from your perspective on just the the square footage you know how the track is and how quick the accordion effect happens. They changed the curbs. A little bit interns one to in the exit to and it only just seem to kick more rocks up onto the race track this time around and that made it tougher We go down the hill into a sharper. Turn four which is slower tighter and easier to find trouble air. It's just it's mean it's just sonoma's road course design the way that all those restarts are everybody's got to be on their toes that everybody's ripping out in front of the points. They can get i. But i have to ask you about this so at the end of last year you came out with a really cool video. That had.
The Center of Our Love, Deuteronomy 6:45
"Deuteronomy chapter six versus four and five two of the most famous verses in all the bible certainly in deuteronomy but much larger than that deuteronomy six verse four says hero israel the lord our god the lord is one then verse five says you shall love the lord your god with all your heart lawyers soul and with all your might. So the this specifically deuteronomy chapter six. I four is known as the sonoma. Sonoma is a word in hebrew. That means to hear or listen. It's really even more than just simply hearing and listening. The word is rich. Can it carries the connotation of obeying not just listening but listening with the intent to obey not just hearing something but living according to what you hear so hear. Oh israel the lord our god the lord is one just an affirmation of the one true god the lord yoi and then this command that jesus would letter reiterate in the new testament matthew chapter twenty two other places the first and greatest commandment you shall love the lord your god with all your heart with all your soul and with all your might if that's the first and greatest commandment while can i just ask you to work up this morning tomorrow morning. You think about your day is that the first and greatest priority on your mind on your heart to love. God everything you have.
40 Fully Vaccinated People Infected With COVID-19 in Sonoma County
"Are becoming infected with coronavirus in Sanoma County in northern California. 40 people develop the virus Two months after being vaccinated, vaccine expert Dr Dean Fanelli tells KOGO news. There are a couple of explanations. First of all after you get your second shot. It takes a couple weeks before you develop that immunity, so it could be that they were still in that window off. Not developing. For immunity for people generally that if they're outside of that window, you have to recall that the vaccines are not 100% effective there 95% effective so there will be people out there that it's not effective on and will get Covitz. Doctors agree by receiving the vaccine your chances of getting covert 19 or lesson and your body is better prepared to fight the virus. Marilyn Haider KOGO News, a prominent Republican here in
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How Tech Companies Are Changing The Way They Price Things
"Chances are you've changed the way you spend your money. This year from the tech companies have noticed everyone from apple to amazon. Zoom has been experimenting with the way they price their products to try and entice and keep customers joining now to talk about. Some of their strategies is our personal columnists nicola wedding. Hey andy cole. Thanks for being here. We're going to run through the specifics in a minute. But i want to start by asking. Why look at tech. Companies pricing moves this year. What are these decisions. Tell us about the company's cigarette question. I was curious about whether or not the economic downturn prompted by this very unique pandemic would prompt companies to consider new pricing models. Or in what ways would test traditional pricing schemes. And the reason why it's unique is because economic downturns sometimes forces prices down until in this case. No one was flying into some flight. Prices went down some airlines offered. Buy one get two free seats deals. But in other cases prices went up because grocery van was higher because supply chains were in disarray. Because operational costs were higher for places like restaurants so is really interesting. Look at how companies are reacting. To this unique time i think we often think about economics and pricing models as firm that nothing is new and that there are no real experiments and pricing. But the truth is when there is a moment like this one. Nobody really knows how consumers are going to react. And so in a way a lot of these companies conducting experiments and we saw a lot of companies. Take some different approaches to that. So let's run through some of the examples we saw and we'll start with entertainment reminded us how hollywood adjust in the world of closed movie theaters. Obviously it was a huge hit. Two movie theater industry because being locked in a closed room for two hours isn't exactly cove friendly disney to interesting approach. It launched disney plus very recently and that was probably a saving grace for the company because there are lots of areas of the company that were not doing well like parks for example and mulan was. One of its biggest blockbusters this year to two hundred million dollar. Movie is the remake of a classic. A favorite of mine and they decided instead of releasing it exclusively in theaters which is normal to charge thirty dollars for early access to milan with called premier access and it was an interesting move because they were going to charge thirty dollars which is a pretty high price for streaming service as an add on to what you're already paying which is six ninety nine month for disney plus and offer that early access for three months and then make mulan apart of the larger library in december for centrally free included near subscription. So kind of just charging the price that it would cost to go see the movie at the theater but from your couch now. Milan might be a bit of an anomaly. Because of a number of factors including concerns over where the movie was filmed which was in a part of china where the government has been accused of committing some human rights abuses but batted mind. How was milan received the gamble. Pay off it fell flat. Most analysts say because of two reasons one is because there was a lot of controversy around the filming location. The ceo admitted this himself. And the second reason is that the price is really high and instead of framing the premier access price as discount for disney plus subscribers so they could have charged forty dollars for non-subscribers and thirty or twenty five dollars for subscribers to make feel like. You're getting something out of it. You know a deal. The church this premium price too subscribers. So milan didn't quite work out. It sounds like but is this something that streaming services and entertainment more. Broadly make testing. Interestingly disney's biggest rival one of disney's biggest rivals warnermedia decided to release. Its entire twenty. Twenty one slate of films included with hbo. Max not opting for the premiere pricing model and disney's next release which is pixar soul will be included in the disney plus subscription and not as premier. Add on. so you know that sort of indicates that move london. Do super well for disney. But i do suspect that if we are staying away from movie theaters well into twenty one well into twenty twenty two that they will try this again for another blockbuster release maybe with a lower price. Got it okay. So let's move on to apple. They released ton of new products this year and played on what you have dubbed the. Goldilocks effect. Can you tell us what that means. Goldilocks refers to a good better best pricing strategy. So this means you get three options or three buckets of options that represent sort of like the budget the mid tier and then the expensive model for those who have a very high willingness to pave the latest and greatest features apple for a long time has released new models one or two and then discounted previous models older models to sort of represent that good better best strategy so the budget option was always like last year's iphone this year. They released a record number of new iphone models so five in total and actually the budget option is a new phone. That was released this year. So i think what that says about apple said moving forward. They want their entire lineup their new lineup to represent more pricing tiers to appeal to wider swath of people so even those who are willing to spend just a couple hundred bucks at a phone can feel like they're getting a new iphone sort of expanding their addressable market. And as you mentioned. This is a tactic that apple has used since long before the pandemic but is there a reason sort of doubling down on this in a year like this one. Yeah you know. One of the pricing consultants. I talked to says that more pricing tiers kind of a protective measure for some companies apple is a premium brand so they can get away with selling a multi thousand dollar iphone in during an economic downturn but the lower end iphone. se. That's just a couple of hundred bucks you know. Three three between the four hundred bucks allows them to keep the customer that has a tighter budget in their brand. And hopefully that person will upgrade to a more expensive iphone in the future got it and in a similar pricing move. The fitness company peleton introduced another more expensive stationery bike and lowered the price of the existing model by about three hundred fifty dollars. So what fa logic with this move. Eso not exactly good better best because two tiered pricing system. A lot of economists called this committee classic price discrimination where someone who has ohi willingness to pay more features will pay for the very expensive two thousand four hundred ninety five dollar by plus with all the bells and whistles and those are just starting to get into a stationary bike gang but really wanna peleton are willing to pay the eighteen ninety-five price. This one research paper. That i discussed in the peace looked at this williams sonoma case where two hundred seventy five dollar. Red baking appliance wasn't selling at all and then williams sonoma a more expensive model and then the cheaper model. She sales doubled. So you know. Peleton may have been drying from this classic case here we. We don't have exact numbers on its performance but in earnings calls peleton was very bullish on. It's cheaper model and said that it would continue to be its bestselling bike but what happened is during the pandemic people were more willing to pay for premium equipment because it was replacing their gym membership. And so wait times for this. Newer by plus are now up to ten weeks and wait times for the cheaper bike are know almost half that that time so it seems like maybe peleton should have priced. They're more expensive by maybe even higher or maybe they're less expensive lake even more affordable. So i think that brings us to the fourth big pricing strategy. We saw which is this trend of companies dropping walls and generally making more of their product or service accessible for free. You just right into some of what we saw there. Yes so early. On in the pandemic a lot of companies were responding to this very sudden turn towards work from home and being online and not really being able to communicate with with other people in person so zoom for example lifted their forty minute limit for k. Through twelve educators eighteen other service providers lifted data caps. Comcast made its network of xfinity Wifi access points free for everyone. You don't need comcast subscription. The list goes on and on what they're sort of taking advantage of is the fact that free is great advertising and free something really miraculous to our brains. Were very persuaded by zero dollars. There is this very famous study of students who had the choice between a one set. Hershey's kiss or twenty six cents lynch truffle and when given that choice most students picked the lynch truffle but when the researchers lowered the price of the hershey's kiss to free and the lynn truffle to just one cent below. Even at the price difference was the same. Most students opted for the free. Hershey's kiss so free has a very strong pull on our psyche and these companies. Think that in offering free services they spread goodwill but they also increase the amount of people who are using their service and the thinking is that potentially those people will pay for other things in the long term. so nike is a good example of this. They made their are trading club app. Free the premium subscription cost some amount of money to be able to work out with their very chiseled very good-looking trainers and These trainers are wearing like clothing. And there's a short cut in the app to buy nike apparel and so in making the free They're able to sell more naked goods so they're actually making it free permanently. Yes that nike move definitely worked on me but i wonder aside from that. What is the business case for this option. I think i'm still a free user of zoom for instance which is not making them any money. As far as i know we have seen some indications at this early working for some companies zoom was extremely well positioned to do well this year but in making their service free they got more people acquainted with the service and they started rolling out new products like this new pricing page for people like trainers to charge for zoom sessions. And so i think if you're used to using a service you're more willing to hand over your credit card to that service and their revenue shot up. You know something like over three hundred percent this year year over year that may have something to do with the fact that zoom was like the premier video conferencing tool that we all leaned on but also has to do with the fact that they have a really robust free tier that allows most people to use the service without paying for for extra stuff finally we have subscription model and it sounds like the grocery delivery market is a good example of this. Yeah so home. Delivery exploded this year. It allowed people to stay away from grocery stores which all of a sudden became dangerous activity and Walmart really capitalized on this moment by offering a subscription service It's called walmart. Plus and it includes free unlimited delivery from local stores. The thinking is that it pays for itself interest deliveries walmart says. What's interesting about this example. Is that you know. Walmart really rushed this program out and so they had very scant perks and the program cost ten dollars a so that easiest comparison the laziest comparison is is tames on prime which on top of free unlimited delivery offers you know this giant entertainment bundle free photo storage etc etc until i think it was is hard for people to justify the price between walmart plus and amazon amazon prime. But we don't have numbers for walmart plus yet and it may very well have been a success and walmart plus and amazon prime aim to do the same thing which is try to make walmart or amazon the default shopping choice in her mind and i think walmart plus is a good way for walmart to become more salient in people's minds. And let's just break that down a little bit more. How does the subscription model actually work to create sort of a stickier relationship with consumers. Yeah other examples are dash pass. Switches door dashes new membership tier which lowers delivery and service costs for its customers. These companies are trying to keep switching costs high. So you want to feel like the more you use this service. The more you safe if you delivery cost three dollars typically for every order the more orders you deliver the more you squeeze out of that thirteen dollars. A month subscription so they're trying switching costs high and trying to increase the willingness of customers to buy without thinking are those are the five strategies we said at the beginning that this is sort of a big experiment. So what are the takeaways here. Are there certain hypotheses that are clear winners and losers will i. I think one of the the clear winners is definitely more pricing options for customers. That said can self select into whatever tier. they're most comfortable. Paying and that maybe premium pricing wasn't the right move but the truth is this pandemic is to go on for several more months or potentially another year and Pricing changes all the time and in the course of my reporting the story had to change multiple times because the prices kept changing perks. Kept being added onto bundles into it. Seems like companies are still trying to figure this whole thing out as we all are very enough all right. Our personal tech columnist nicole new. Thank you so much for joining me.
Is it time to fire Cowboys DC coach Mike Nolan?
"All know Mike McCarthy is safe for now. But apparently the Cowboys defensive coordinator. Mike Nolan not so much across to some Rumblings. Okay. Now, this is per the NFL Network. They're getting these rumors. If you will these inside sources saying that you it's not looking good. Now if you're going by just the statistics alone, Mike Nolan's defense has been torched all season if you have eyeballs, you don't need numbers for that. You've seen how fucking embarrassing this Cowboys defense has been off the Cowboys defense ranks last in the NFL in points allowed at 393 393 and rushing yards at 2014 the 6th worse in yard / play at 5.9 and tied for 29th and takeaways at 11 gross. So Mike Nolan not looking good. All the Rumblings they're dead. Suggest that he might not be in Dallas next
Toni Bernhard on Self-Compassion and the First Noble Truth
"Because it is so great to have you with us on the wisdom comcast. I'm really happy of asia. Thanks daniel think we might start off with you know so in about two thousand and one is when you you got sick. I believe in and seems. Then you've found inspiration in buddhist teachings and practices for learning how to be sick and we're gonna get into that in detail. But i wondering if you could tell us a little bit about how you initially came across these teachings and actresses okay. Well it was an about ten years before. I got sick so approaching thirty years. This may is nineteen year of my suffering from chronic ghana's so when i was in my early twenties i developed some interest in spiritual matters a lot of alan watts. I got my mantra from the maharishi. And then my husband. And i raised kids. All of that was put aside and when they Either late high school or had left home. When i had my wartime to myself. I started Looking back into spiritual practices and maybe only academic would do this. I bought like six copies of the dow teaching. Maybe five and i read the same verse in each one and then wrote my on verse based on my understanding of those translations and i have no idea were any of that is but it's relevant because one of the translations was by stephen mitchell and i found myself it was a great translation but i've found myself really interested in the footnotes because he can't there may have been some other people but he noted several times quoted this Somebody called master sung son. Who i subsequently learned was a korean zen master who when he first arrived in the states. I was fixing washing machines but then developed a Songa in providence rhode island and now is worldwide. His quantum school is in. And i just love the the quote senate came across one that that said no south. No problem i thought whoa. Whoa sounds no problem. I didn't know what it meant. But i also note was jam. He fascinated me so much. These footnotes that i went to the library at uc davis campus shields library and it went to the card catalogue and looked up sung sun and discovered that in the dr day basement of shields library were rows and rows of buddhist books and i found his dropping ashes on the buddha but i found a treasure trove and i started leading mostly tree traditions zen tibetan and tear baden. I couldn't get enough. Just taking him out piles and That's how i. I learned a lot about the buddhist teachings but i thought what am i supposed to do and so i wrote just stephen mitchell and i don't remember what i said but i remember what he wrote back to me. He said looking at an painting of an orange is not the same as eating orange. And then he recommended to possible dharma centers that i could go to from. I live in davis which is near sacramento so that central valley and they were both in marin county bay. Area was john. Toronto sonoma's zen center. I think and the other one was called spirit rock meditation center and he recommended jack cornfield and i don't remember why i chose that have no. I've just been thinking. How did i get there.
How COVID-19 has changed shopper behaviour
"Equity research committed. I'm trying to understand this to the increases in Cove it positive testing rates in United States America across the country, including hospitalizations. The very late two people shopping less or just changing how they shop. Shopping left for sure. Thanks for having me. Fantastic. Have you let's build on that. Then Camilla waited, They shot less. In store today is Black. Friday here in the U. S. And Covad 19 is completely challenging traditional holiday calendar. I think we're gonna be seeing very few shopaholics trending on Twitter campaign outside of Wal Mart or Target or bust by today. And That very muted outlook we have on black Friday, which traditionally has been one of the biggest holiday shopping days of the year, has to do a fear of covert 19 and daily cases. Reaching new daily highs. In fact, the survey in October found That a little over 10% of consumers said that they were very likely to shop in stores on Black Friday. So Camilla, the medium on the medium of which people choose. The sharp is clearly shifting away from bricks and mortar towards e commerce. That's been clear for years and accelerated through this pandemic. When I say where were they shop less? I'm trying to understand. What will people spend money on Home Depot in the home improvement channel? That is just being absolutely massive through this year. Is that what you see continued strength into 2021, even with the vaccine. Absolutely. When we look at the survey data, we've seen elevated interest for home decker and home furnishings, which doesn't come to us a surprise given that with covert 19 cocooning People are taking on more at home living projects, but also the data that we looked that has shown that gift card that clothing and accessories will continue to be popular categories this holiday season. Wow, clothing Finally, because everyone seems to been pretty doom and gloom on that one, commander. I'm a sucker for an experiential present. You know, you name it, Cook recalls some sort of cocktail making thing in people doing that. I mean, we've seen a B and B managed to pivot into that sort of element of things. But I feel the experiential is gonna be foot coming off the gas. What we're seeing. This is specifically with the higher income. Demographic and why we have a forecast for the holiday season season of a case shaped economic recovery is that higher income individuals which have seen Master restoration of jobs and higher income growth there, actually Distinct spend away from pandemic. Reliant services like travel like entertainment liked experiences, and that spend is actually shifting into retail this holiday season. So our holiday outlook, which is that retail sales for the month of November and December will be flat year over year coming in at $1.5. Trillion. It's really reliant on how much these higher income individuals splurge this holiday season. SK shaped economy is so important to us on the unequal nature of which this rebound is occurring, who benefits by the fact that there are fortunately, middle high income brackets were able to spend on a on a piece of jewelry rather than high end luxury travel. Bond, who doesn't who loses out by the fact that those are now who can manage to get back to work at the moment, are unable to buy for their Children in the way that he usually would Under retailer and we did a digital traffic analysis. It's an analysis that we run every year to forecaster, winners and losers and the reason why we look at digital traffic. Because we see a direct positive correlation between digital traffic it in store traffic. And we saw growing momentum. Luxury brands like Tiffany's entering this holiday season, and then one name that we called out in terms of our top five winners was Williams Sonoma, which is a digital first home furnishing retailer. Specifically targeted to a higher income demographic and then in terms of losers. I think it comes more on the lower income consumer end because We think that this group of people is are very likely to embrace frugality this holiday season As fiscal stimulus starts to run low, there are estimates step approximately 12 million workers. Are facing a jobless benefit Cliff on December 26. We appreciate your time this morning. Ready to have you had a wonderful Thanksgiving chameleonic Chesky there of CFR A on retail in America. Home Depot count on hard Home Depot this
In-Person Voting Expands Across the Bay Area
"And guy in person. Voting is kicking off today across the Bay Area. Can you give us some of the details? Sure. It's so big picture. There will be fewer places to vote in person this year in the Bay Area, But to make up for that many counties are opening up dozens of locations starting today and basically offering four full days of in person voting. Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and in some counties like Alameda and Sonoma. This is going to be a new experience for voters to kind of wake up on the Saturday before the election and have so many places open for voting. I'll just quickly say reminder. If you are planning to vote today since every California voter got mailed a ballot, you should bring your blank mail ballot in with you because County might need you to return that to avoid you having to cast the provisional ballot, all right, And if you have one of those ballots that you filled out, can you go to one of these polling places and just drop it off? That's right. If you filled out your mail ballot at home, you can bring it into a voting location. Or you can use a county drop box. At this point, though, election officials there saying Don't put it in a U. S. P s and mailbox. You don't wanna have any issues with the collection time and missing that. So at this point, if you filled out your mail in ballot at home, it's best to bring it into a voting location or dropping in a county
Thousands evacuate, 2 firefighters injured in California blaze
"Ahead of a fast moving wildfire. The blaze also seriously injured two firefighters is powerful winds across the state. Prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent utility equipment from sparking new blaze is the fire grew to over six square miles within a few hours of breaking out around dawn in Orange County, south of L. A. Strong winds pushed flames close to homes in Irvine. Fire officials said that two firefighters were hurt. Battling back blaze. Water dropping helicopters were briefly grounded because of the strong winds, making it unsafe to fly. Officials didn't immediately know the cause of the fire. It was one of several the broke out across the region, including another one in Orange County that prompted evacuation orders near the city of Yorba Linda. Fast moving wildfire forced those evacuations for 60,000 people in Southern California about 350,000 Pacific Gas and Electric. Company customers in Northern California, estimated at about a million people were without power. Today's officials issued warnings for what were predicted to be the strongest winds in California for this year. About 5000 customers lost their power in southern California. Firefighting crews that had been at the ready overnight quickly contained small blazes that broke out in The Northern California counties of Sonoma and Shasta. Some fire lines were knocked down A Mount
Louisville police sergeant involved in Breonna Taylor raid says she ‘didn’t deserve to die’
"Magically says her death had nothing to do with race, He tells the Louisville Courier Journal. Taylor and her boyfriend knew it was police at the door, he said. Everyone knows a police knock. Mattingly was shot that night and was one of three officers who returned fire. Sonoma County Wine Trade Group is estimating about 30% of this year's wine grape crop was
Why is the seemingly simple science of masks so complicated?
"The advice on masks has changed a lot over the course of this pandemic. Hey at the beginning, we were getting some mixed messages about where the mosques were effective at all whether perhaps they could do more harm than good and then over time and we have talked about it a lot on this show already and you acquire vocal quite early on. In the pace that mosques are fictive and that they should be made mandatory in the heavy made mandatory in Victoria. The lightest that we know about what types of face coverings provide the most protection against carbon. So let's just do a little bit of the history going back to the can remind ourselves in the beginning World Health Organization and expert groups such as ours in the study were down on what's called Aerosol Spray. They thought it was just about droplets nearby and you pick it up off of surfaces. Out of date research, it's important but not all aerosol spread we're just talking way. I'm talking if you were in the room with me and Snort well-ventilated room, you could catch it from me over a period of an hour or so even though you're socially distanced happens in restaurants, choir practices and so on. And that's made people realize around the world that mask wearing is really important and some countries of the world they already knew that. So we've drifted towards mask-wearing. What we know that works is at least a two layered cotton mask when the inner layer is quite closely woven in the outer layer is going to be the waterproofing or a surgical, an approved surgical mask or an in one thousand five masks that doesn't have one of those one way valves on the front because they'll just spray the virus sites to people just remember that you're protecting others by wearing a facemask others so. That's the story facemasks. Now, there's a couple of pieces of research which are out in the last few days, which are quite interesting on face masks because one of the negative findings on face masks are only from one of the proponents of face massacres, Rhino McIntyre, from the Kirby Institute in Sydney she and others did a randomized trial in Vietnam with the people who were homemade masks, we're more likely to transmit viruses. This is a few years ago before covet. They even had worries at the beginning. This was actually about the way these masks were being maintained and turned over and so on the. Reanalysis in the British Medical Journal and shown in fact, it was the way they were looking after these cloth masks and the masks that were just hand washed in warm water in a basin and heart to dry they continue to transmit the virus. But if you went into a hospital laundry or you wash them properly and sixty degrees in a proper cycle, then they were actually. Okay. So it's the way that these were maintained and the second one was face shields. Face shows were allowed in Victoria allowed anymore by themselves because they continue to spread the virus and a study of healthcare workers in India has shown that the addition of a face shield to face masks significantly reduces the chances of healthcare workers being infected. So facials do work as an extra device, but not instead of masks healthcare workers in do generally use face shield Sunday it's part of the PPI, and so they're pretty well sorted, but they're still being a problem in Australia with healthcare worker infection. Either because they've not been wearing p. not being provided and in many cases, we still don't know how many health care workers caught the infection sonoma's I'm going to reveal something to the audience about you and your e mailing habits is that you love to either get up very late at night early in the morning and look three research journals. It's a continuous variable by the way. Yes. And then it just like like randomly with research articles that we should talk about. So let's just rip through a whole bunch of them right now you're why should you sleep? You know exactly if you're not skin asleep, why should I be at asleep? So first of all, what's the chances that a baby could catch covid from? It's Mother's breast milk, I? Mean this is a very live topic and with meeks findings mean baby there are some reports of babies, newborn babies, catching SARS COV to, and this is a very small study looking at breast milk and really no convincing. Evidence that the breast milk trend had SARS COV to it. Maybe one sample had some doubts about it. But essentially in this small study has to be said, no evidence of transmission of sauce cartoon, the breast move what about a win we're taking a swab from someone's noise to test them from covid. Is there a best way of doing this? You know really interesting piece from an ent surgeon talking about how sometimes people who are taking swabs, and of course, this is in the American context get the anatomy. Wrong. So we think that the way into the nose is straight up. Since painful when in fact, it's actually imagine you've got your nose it's actually straight back and it's actually quite deep. So it could be centimeters back. So you've actually the swamp has got to go quite far back, and if you tell people this won't be uncomfortable. You're Aligarh it will be uncomfortable, and so he's got to go right back and quite deep to get to the. Back of the nose in the throat, the nasal ferrings. So it's not up it straight back my eyes were watering just looking at it either way it sounds