Friday, April 14, 2017

Celebrate Good Friday and Easter with us at Grace Community Church!

Our Good Friday service will be lived-streamed on April 14, 7:30 p.m. PDT from www.gracechurch.org/live

On Resurrection Sunday, April 16, our 10:30 a.m. service will be live-streamed, also from www.gracechurch.org/live

Hallelujah, Christ is risen!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

"High" Speed Rail?

Much has been said about our state governor's push for high speed rail.  Here are some stats from the California High Speed Rail Authority.  

  • The original ballot measure said it would cost $40 billion.  Current estimate: $110 billion.  
  • Advertised ridership: 24-41 million.  Current estimates: 5-7 million. 
  • Promised travel time Los Angeles to San Francisco: 2.6 hours.  Current estimate: 4.5+ hours. 
  • Ballot measure said the bond would cover 1/4 the cost $10 million) and no taxpayer money, with the rest coming from Federal and private entities, but not 1 penny of private money has been promised or secured.  
  • The first leg from Madera to Shafter (where??) was required to be completed in 2017.  New estimate: 2025 and counting (not one inch of track has been laid yet).  

Does anyone see the problem here?