Based around the column "Trevor's Travels" published each Sunday in the San Bernardino Sun, with some detours along the way.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
On our ride up to Oregon eighteen months ago we passed through Oakland on the 880. There was a slight bend in the road and ahead of me I saw a large building with the sign still up. It was Solyndra. If you remember it was a government backed (Obama) business that was to get into the solar panel market. I don't know all the details as to why it failed except I think the Chinese produced a product much cheaper. But it served to show just how bad government is when it comes to trying it's hand at free markets. I knew we would be passing the same building on our way to the Raiders game and so I asked Madam if she would keep the camera handy for a shot. I see that the infamous name of Solyndra has gone as new occupiers have taken over what is after all a very modern building. It's Seagate. They make a product I use as a back up disc. And no tax payer funds required to help it!