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The Conejo Post Will No Longer Publish New Posts

me.smile.170.8.13It has been a blast to post for these past few years, but now it is time for me to move on to other projects.  Thank you…Conejo Post readers have given me so much, and I do appreciate you all.

All the best to you,

Janna Orkney, Editor

PS.  The website will remain online until further notice.

February 10th, 2014 · Uncategorized

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Find Out What Local Cities and Districts are Paying Employees

The 2012 employee pay figures for California cities, counties and special districts are now available from the office of John Chiang, the California State Controller.

You can look up by city, county, and category, like special districts.

Very interesting!  Go to:  http://publicpay.ca.gov/

 

January 11th, 2014 · Uncategorized

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Ted on Airline On-Time Statistics

Ted:  “You are right not to trust devious airlines but often those boards are automated and probably just showed boarding at the scheduled time because no human intervened to update it.  Airlines use less obvious techniques to improve their on time stats…..like building pads into their schedule so that delayed flights actually appear on time when you look at the stats, when in fact they are frequently delayed.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/middleseat/2009/06/29/southwest-stays-on-time-at-laguardia-thanks-to-a-padded-schedule/

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January 5th, 2014 · Transportation

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Southwest Airlines’ False Entry on Announcement Board

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The Departure Board at the San Jose Airport yesterday was announcing that my flight into Burbank was loading, even though the plane had not arrived at the airport yet!

As you can see from the photo of the tarmac, the passenger-loading apparatus for Gate 24 does not lead to a plane, and I took that after the board photo.

Actually, the plane arrived about 15 minutes after we were to take off, and it came from the San Francisco Airport with no passengers.  I am assuming that our original plane was delayed and Southwest flew an out-of-service one to take care of the flight I was on.

Still, it seems dishonest to say that the flight was loading when it was not and it looks to me like this is a way to improve Southwest’s on-time stats by not posting the correct data.

January 5th, 2014 · Transportation

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East Coast, West Coast

BackEast.425Or, an alternate title could be egocentric area references.  I happened to see this car’s license plate recently in Agoura Hills.  It reads, “BK EAST.”  I always chuckle to myself when newscasters in New York talk about going “out West” for a story.  It makes me think how provincial they are, because the West is actually a location in its own right without reference to the East Coast.  Same goes for L.A. newscasters talking about “back East.”

January 3rd, 2014 · Uncategorized

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Starting 2014 with a Prayer for World Peace

Valley.350Continuing with the Conejo Post tradition for the first day of the new year, here is a link to my Prayer for World Peace website.

January 1st, 2014 · Uncategorized

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Gold House

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As I saw on one of my walks, the Whites live in a gold colored house.  It made me wonder if the Golds live in a white colored house…or if you called the house color mustard, what color house does Colonel Mustard live in?

December 30th, 2013 · Uncategorized

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Neon Museum

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In Las Vegas away from the flashing lights of the Strip, sits a museum devoted to the neon signs that are symbolic of our premier gambling city.

I visited the museum at Thanksgiving, only to find that my party could not take the tour to look up close at discarded casino signs in the yard.  The tours were all booked for the day and the museum office was filled with people.

Next LV visit I will book ahead of time…can’t get enough of history!

December 28th, 2013 · Uncategorized

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