San Rafael Church

The Mission San Rafael Arcángel is 200 years old in December 2017!

On December 14, 1817, priests from Mission San Francisco de Asís (aka Mission Dolores) traveled across the Golden Gate to the area where the city of San Rafael is now located. Here they found a “healing station,” or hospital for native converts.

There's a lot more to the history of this second to last mission (the last one was built in the town of Sonoma).

Nature Trees

Time to Reconnect With Nature

This coming Monday 5 June, go outside and reconnect #WithNature. Remember that by keeping our planet healthy, we keep ourselves healthy too. Join an event or bring your own idea to life!

Since 1974 World Environment Day (WED) is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action occurs on 5 June annuall. This is the United Nation's principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

This year's theme is: Connecting People to Nature.

For more information click here.

Space elevator

Imagine a 'Space Elevator' Competition where a laser-powered robot climbs into the desert sky using space elevator technology. Sound too far fetched? Not really, it sounds like an idea out of a science fiction novel, but Thoth Technology has been granted a patent for an inflatable, pneumatically pressured tower stretching 12.5 miles high. The top of the so-called space elevator would serve as a liftoff point to space, potentially saving more than 30 percent of the fuel of a conventional rocket, according to the company.