The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association 14th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals will be rolling into the Del Mar Fairgrounds from April 4 – 6, 2014. To give you a good indication of what you can expect, here’s a sampling of what took place at the Goodguys Fall Del Mar Nationals, which were held last November.
Three years ago, under then assistant superintendent Holly McClurg, the Del Mar Union School District adopted an intense regimen of professional development, mostly focused on a training program called Cognitively Guided Instruction.
Shortly thereafter, the criticism started, as parents and teachers began to register objections.
If you enjoy car racing and realistic video games, check out GRAN TURISMO 6 – “The Real Driving Simulator” for the PlayStation 3. Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the long-running GRAN TURISMO series, this is the newest and most advanced installment yet.
This week AutoMatters takes you to the movies with a preview of “Need for Speed” and a review of “RoboCop.” Then we’ll drop by a car show at the Grand Opening of TAG Motorsports in Vista, CA.
“The Need for Speed” began in 1994 as a popular video game franchise that featured street racing in cool, fast cars. As the years went by the game play got better and increasingly more realistic, as video game technology improved.
When we get into an elevator and press a button for our floor, we don’t give that ride a second thought, do we? If we’re talking with someone before we get into the elevator, we’re likely to continue our conversation when we’re inside. We trust the elevator to take us to where we’re going and let us off, safe and sound.
I recently covered Gene Romero’s West Coast Flat Track Series indoor motorcycle racing at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas. I covered this event last year too, and told you about it in AutoMatters #265.
It is truly amazing what a liberal application of sticky, gooey, Pepsi cola will do to slippery concrete. Suffice to say, it creates an ideal (and tasty?) surface for exciting indoor motorcycle racing.
AutoMatters’ coverage of the 2014 International CES continues with the Las Vegas debut of the FIA’s new Formula-e Championship racing series, as well as more cool new products: olloclip camera lenses for the iPhone.
I just returned from a full week in Las Vegas at the 2014 International CES – otherwise known as the Consumer Electronics Show. I covered far too much to report in one column so more will follow in the weeks ahead.
CES is a huge, annual exhibition for the consumer electronics industry. Products include audio, video, photo gear, automotive electronics, cell phones, computers, 3-D printers, tablets and all their peripherals and accessories. Too large to be housed in just the Las Vegas Convention Center, this year the exhibit halls were also located in The Venetian, Mandalay Bay, the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (LVH) and the Renaissance Las Vegas. Additionally, special events were held in other Las Vegas area hotels and venues.
We met to talk about the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and initially they began by congratulating the San Dieguito Union High School District for taking the initiative to bring together all five of SDUHSD’s feeder elementary school districts for regular discussions about how to make the drastic kinds of changes CCSS is demanding and how to integrate everything into a seamless transition for students moving from elementary to middle and high schools.
My friend Louis Terrell, 75, died Friday, Jan. 3. He was struck by a northbound Amtrak train while saving his beloved yellow Labrador Retriever Abe. Lou’s wife is Juvenile Court Judge Carol Isackson.