Take a ride through the Brooklyn Creek Basin on Saturday, September 6, 2008. Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services and Office of Transportation will lead a southeast Portland bicycle tour of sustainable stormwater management facilities, new bike boulevards, and related art projects.
What: Tabor to the River Bike Ride
When: Saturday, September 6 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Participants will gather at SE 55th and Belmont and bike west
Why: To see how Portland will use rain gardens, swales and ecoroofs in the Tabor to the River-Brooklyn Creek Basin Program, and to learn about new bicycle transportation programs for more livable neighborhoods and healthier watersheds
Free music mixtape service Muxtape has temporarily been shut down due to pressure from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). There’s not much more information about downtime besides a small note on the front page of Muxtape.com saying that “Muxtape will be unavailable for a brief period while we sort out a problem with the RIAA.”
Presumably the RIAA had gotten wise to the considerable amount of music that was being hosted and played on the service, bringing it into the same tier as some of the streaming radio services that have had to pay considerable licensing fees just to stream tracks to its users.
“Though the McCain campaign announced a new no-lobbyists policy three months after The Washington Post’s February report that lobbyists were “essentially running” the whole operation, the fact remains that McCain’s top officials and fund-raisers have past financial ties to nearly every domestic and foreign flashpoint, from Fannie Mae to Blackwater to Ahmad Chalabi to the government of Georgia. No sooner does McCain flip-flop on oil drilling than a bevy of Hess Oil family members and executives, not to mention a lowly Hess office manager and his wife, each give a maximum $28,500 to the Republican Party.”—Frank Rich (via azspot) (via dalasverdugo)