Big Sur Wine & Food Festival

The kick-off is tomorrow night. From the website:

THURSDAY, NOV 4TH
GATEWAY TO BIG SUR
Highlands Inn, Carmel- 6 – 9 pm

A wonderful evening in the Fireside Room and Lobos Lounge of the famed Highlands Inn – Hyatt Carmel Highlands, for an unforgettable tasting of wines and food. featuring the Highlands’ Executive Chef Matt Bolton … as well as many other outstanding chefs.

The festival will be supplying shuttles from the Highlands down to Big Sur, so please come and join us. We look forward to seeing you at this marvelous kick-off for our 2010 Big Sur Food and Wine festival Weekend! Ticket Price is $100 per person, including tax and tip.

Please visit the Big Sur Wind & Food Festival website for details, schedule, tickets, and more. Proceeds to benefit Big Sur non-profits.

Elections

Always, the best thing I can say about elections is that they are over. I get so tired of the junk mail, the negative personal ads, and the very often completely misleading or downright fraudulent proposition campaigns. What often bothers me is that people believe them without doing any research into the issues at all.

I can almost repeat the ads people listened to by looking at the voting results. I am sure there are a lot of people unhappy about some results of the election. Meg Whitman comes to mind. $140M of her own money? Jeez … how many students would that educate? How many welfare-to-work programs?

Throughout the elections, as the campaign costs mounted up, often I found myself thinking about the deficits — both state and federal. There are a helluva of a lot better ways to spend that money. I can think of about a thousand off the top of my head.

Oh, and congratulations, Scott Miller, our new Sheriff. I am not sure you are the right man for the job, but I sure as hell know the old Sheriff lost my vote July 3, 2008.