Two matters of interest for you

First, the closure near the SLO will be back in effect on Monday, Jan. 4th at 8 pm until 5 am, and will continue on that schedule until 5 am on Friday the 8th. That one week project is entering its third week, and may continue the entire month of January. See Cal-Trans page for further details.

Second, reader Paul Saffo pointed me to this one. The USPS announced its new stamps for 2010. Here is one:

The Bixby Creek Bridge stamp, featuring a bridge in California, is the subject of the 2010 Express Mail stamp. The stamp goes on sale Feb. 3.

$18.30 for express mail? Jeez. I certainly won’t be buying this stamp, unless it is to add to my old stamp collection!