No the Central Valley would not be a "fucking desert" if it weren't for the aqueduct system. Large swaths of the Valley are marsh and wetlands. Tulare Lake was the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi till agriculture dried it up. SO to be technical our aqueduct system has made it more of a desert than it… » 12/18/14 8:14pm Thursday 8:14pm

Knowing the specific developer, I'd be surprised if it was money issues. He's prolific and has gotten several others built. Unless he went off the rails, but in this economy with the housing market like it is in LA. I would be very surprised if it was an insurance thing. » 12/08/14 6:41pm 12/08/14 6:41pm

There's also the video of the one that caught fire (maybe hit by lightning) as it hung out in a cloud. Then dropped to the ground. Unfortunately the angle it was shot at makes it look like it streaks across the sky... opposed to simply falling to the ground like a balloon on fire is want to do. No amount of logic… » 11/21/14 5:22pm 11/21/14 5:22pm