2011

Glass Half Full
Good Times, December 28, 2011
The track record of grand solutions to dwindling water supplies in Santa Cruz is marked by a few brilliant successes. But also visible upon close examination is wreckage of plans that capsized after hitting political rapids or became beached when funding dried up, according to local historian Randall Brown. In his 2011 book, “The San Lorenzo Valley Water District: A History,” Brown looks 150 years down the stream of the area’s history, exploring what worked and what caused more harm than good.

Santa Cruz County unemployment up to 10.6 percent in November
Santa Cruz Sentinel, December 17, 2011
SANTA CRUZ — Unemployment in Santa Cruz County inched up to 10.6 percent in November but it’s not as high as it was a year ago, when it was 12.7 percent, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

Santa Cruz Makes The Coworking Connection
Santa Cruz Weekly, December 13, 2011
Satellite Telework Center is one of three shared space coworking spaces transforming the nature of work in Santa Cruz County.

Weight Loss Seminars Begin at The Satellite in Scotts Valley Jan. 3 & 5
Press release
Scotts Valley, Calif., December 14, 2011 – Just in time for everyone’s New Year’s resolutions, local Certified Personal Trainer Ames Monahan, founder of Ames Health Systems, will host the first of a series of seminars on weight loss strategies beginning Jan. 3 and Jan. 5 at Satellite Telework Centers in Scotts Valley.

Berri Does It Again
Dusty Times, December issue

For the first time in VORRA’s 36 year history a double header weekend at Prairie City was on the books and it was an exciting weekend of non-stop action both on and off the track.

Satellite Telework Centers is a Finalist for the 2011 Red Herring 100 Global Award 
Press release
Felton, California, November, 29, 2011 – Satellite Telework Centers announced that it has been selected as a candidate for Red Herring’s 2011 Top 100 Global award, a prestigious recognition honoring the year’s most audacious and far reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe.

The Satellite in Felton hosting local artists, musicians and authors at Dec. 10 “Last Minute Gifts” Holiday Bazaar
Press release
Felton California, November, 29, 2011 – The Satellite in Felton will host its second annual “Second Saturday Holiday Bazaar” December 10, showcasing arts and crafts, music and holiday gifts made by local artists.

Get the most out of your iPad 1 or 2 with Apple product specialist Doreen Lozano
Press release
Felton, Calif., November 3, 2011 – Local Apple products specialist Doreen Lozano is offering a class Getting the most from your iPad at Satellite Telework Centers in Felton on Monday, November 14 from 2-5 p.m. For more information, contact Lozano at 831-588-9651 or by email at doreen13@mac.com .

AT&T fixes SLV Internet service outage
Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 26, 2011
AT&T made good on a promise to San Lorenzo Valley customers to resume Internet service Wednesday after service was interrupted Tuesday. A fiber cable was accidentally cut Tuesday afternoon by a Granite Construction crew working on Graham Hill Road in Felton, AT&T spokesman John Britton said.

Jobs talk Tuesday
Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 22, 2011
David Lundberg from the Workforce Investment Board will speak to the San Lorenzo Valley Chamber of Commerce 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Satellite Telework Center, 6265 Highway 9.
Cost is $5. There will be fruit and pastries, coffee and tea. For information call 222-2100.

Off-Road Racing
Santa Cruz Sentinel, September 9, 2011
Felton’s Jim Graham, co-founder of Desert Dingo Racing, and his team won their division of the Valley Off Road Racing Association’s The 24, a endurance race out of Fallon, Nev., over the weekend. The team and its 1969 VW Beetle is on pace to win the VORRA Stock Bug overall title.

VORRA Master-Pull USA 500 – The Biggest Little Race in the World
DirtSports, August Issue
Iconic races across the harsh Nevada desert, such as Vegas to Reno and the Mint 400, are well known to members of our Nation. Less glamorous than overall wins and class titles are the hours of work and thousands of dollars that Best in the Desert and SNORE spend on environmental assessments and insurance to hold these races. These very factors have even conspired to almost completely force SCORE International out of the United States with their recent announcement that they will no longer be racing in Primm.

Just when it seemed as though the barriers to entry would never allow a new desert race in America, tiny Valley Off Road Racing Association upped the ante with one of the longest desert races in Nevada: the Master-Pull USA 500.

Hall Ass Racing Partnering with Desert Dingo for VORRA’s 24 Hour Race
Dirt Newz, Aug. 23, 2011
Washington, D.C. — Hall Ass Racing is proud to announce their partnership with Desert Dingo Racing in VORRA’s inaugural 24 hour endurance race in Fallon, NV September 2-5.

General Tire Supporting Desert Dingo Racing for 2011 Season
Press release
August 8, 2011, Felton, Calif. – Desert Dingo Racing announced today that General  Tire, an industry-leading provider of ultra-high performance, passenger, light truck, off-road and commercial tires, is supporting the team’s 2011 race season.

“General Tire’s Grabber HTS series tires deliver the aggressive grip and overall durability we need in our off road racing program,” said Desert Dingo Racing co-founder Jim Graham. “GT has a long tradition of supporting off road racing and we’re looking forward to adding a few more wins to their record books.”

Desert Dingo Racing comm system install at Rugged Radios
July 13, 2011

Motul Providing Technical Support to Desert Dingo Racing for 2011 Season
Motul press release
“We’re taking an air-cooled engine never designed to do what we put it through – high revs, high compression, high temperatures – and run it for hours on end at extreme altitudes in the high deserts of Nevada and Mexico,” said Desert Dingo Racing co-founder Jim Graham. “We’ve worked with Motul to identify a synthetic lubricant solution that allows us to operate at maximum efficiency, and they’ve done it.”

Motul Supports Desert Dingo Racing for 2011 Season
Press release
June 23, 2011, Felton, Calif. – Desert Dingo Racing announced today that Motul, a global company specializing in high-tech synthetic lubricants formulated for powersports and automotive applications, is offering technical support for the team’s 2011 race season.

“We’re taking an air-cooled engine never designed to do what we put it through – high revs, high compression, high temperatures – and run it for hours on end at extreme altitudes in the high deserts of Nevada and Mexico,” said Desert Dingo Racing co-founder Jim Graham. “We’ve worked with Motul to identify a synthetic lubricant solution that allows us to operate at maximum efficiency, and they’ve done it.”

MasterCraft Safety Supports Desert Dingo Racing for 2011 Season
Dusty Times, June issue
Desert Dingo Racing announced today that MasterCraft Safety, an industry-leading international manufacturer and innovator of performance and recreational safety devices, is supporting the team’s 2011 race season.


How one man got off his couch and became a Baja racer
Jalopnik, May 2011, republished Gearbox interview

MasterCraft Safety Supports Desert Dingo Racing for 2011 Season
Race Dezert, May 25, 2011
Desert Dingo Racing announced today that MasterCraft Safety, an industry-leading international manufacturer and innovator of performance and recreational safety devices, is supporting the team’s 2011 race season.

MasterCraft Safety Supports Desert Dingo Racing for 2011 Season
Side x Side Industry News, May 25, 2011
Desert Dingo Racing announced today that MasterCraft Safety, an industry-leading international manufacturer and innovator of performance and recreational safety devices, is supporting the team’s 2011 race season.

MasterCraft Safety Supports Desert Dingo Racing for 2011 Season
Press release
May 24, 2011, Felton, Calif.
 – Desert Dingo Racing announced today that MasterCraft Safety, an industry-leading international manufacturer and innovator of performance and recreational safety devices, is supporting the team’s 2011 race season.

Four-Links – Corvette homecoming, British Macks, soap box derby, Baja battler
Hemmings Blog, March 14, 2011
Gearbox Magazine this week ran a profile of Jim Graham, a guy who decided to go run the Baja 1000 after seeing the film “Dust To Glory.” It’s not as easy as it looks, and the Baja 1000 doesn’t look in the least bit easy.

Desert Dingo: A True Story of “Dust to Glory”
Gearbox Magazine, May 12, 2011
For those who haven’t seen it yet, “Dust to Glory” is an epic movie about what it takes to run the Baja 1000 in Mexico. There probably isn’t a gearhead on the planet who hasn’t watched that flick and thought, “OMG. I wanna do that.” Jim Graham is one such gearhead, and OMG. He actually went out and did  that.

ACTERRA video profiling Satellite Telework Centers winning the 2011 Environmental Enterprise, Small Business Award

Sustainable living: Tough choices for over-the-hill commuters

Press Banner, May 05, 2011
Anyone who relies on a car to make ends meet (that is, nearly everyone in the U.S.) knows that gasoline is quickly approaching the $5 mark and may hit $6 a gallon by the end of the summer. With the lack of jobs in Santa Cruz County, especially in San Lorenzo Valley, we simply don’t have many choices other than driving “over the hill” for a paycheck.

SafeRacer Sponsors Desert Dingo Racing for 2011 Season
Side x Side Industry News, April 28, 2011
Desert Dingo Racing announced today that SafeRacer, the Internet’s number one source for racing safety equipment, will sponsor the team’s 2011 race season.

SafeRacer Sponsors Desert Dingo Racing for 2011 Season
Race Dezert , April 27, 2011

Saferacer sponsors Desert Dingo Racing 2011 season

SafeRacer Sponsors Desert Dingo Racing for 2011 Season Desert Dingo Racing announced today that SafeRacer, the Internet’s number one source for racing safety equipment, will sponsor the team’s 2011 race season.

Press release
APRIL 27 , 2011, Felton, Calif. – Desert Dingo Racing was one of six teams selected by SafeRacer for 2011 sponsorship from the hundreds of proposals the company received. Other teams selected include dirt late model racer Dylan “The Rocket City Kid” Ames , Beau Borders of Beau Borders Racing, Kathy Jarvis of Femmefatale Motorsports, Spec Miata autocross racers Kyra and Jerry Jenkins, and Guardian Angel Motorsports co-founder Bruce LeDoux.

Satellite Telework Centers hosts March mixer
April issue, Scotts Valley Chamber News
Our March Business Networking Mixer was a great success for Chamber business members. Hosted by Jim Graham and Barbara Sprenger of Satellite Telework Centers, we were given tours of their fantastic facilities at 5900 Butler Lane. We stayed warm and dry out of the rain while sampling wine from our new Scotts Valley winery – Skov Winery – and enjoying a very impressive media presentation by the MediaTile Company.

Trail Notes
Dusty Times, April issue
Desert Dingo Racing announced today that BRØKINBØNZ® Clothing, an injury based line of clothing and accessories, is sponsoring the team’s 2011 race season. BRØKINBØNZ is providing the team with customized t-shirts, hoodies and accessories based on the number bones each team member has broken.

Acterra Honors Satellite Telework Centers as 2011 Environmental Enterprise
Press release
 , April 19, 2011
Satellite Telework Centers CEO Barbara Sprenger announced today the company is being recognized for its environmental leadership by the respected environmental advocacy organization Acterra.

Profiles in Courage – Desert Dingo Racing 
VORRA website , March 28, 2011
The Valley Off Road Racing Association has launched a new website that includes profiles of race teams. We’re the inaugural feature.

KION
March 15, 2011
Avoid the Commute with Satellite Telework Centers
KION does an evening news feature on how Satellite Telework Centers can help local commuters save time and money by working closer to home.

Poly Performance Sponsors Desert Dingo Racing for 2011 Season
March 1 , 2011, Felton, Calif. – Desert Dingo Racing announced today that Poly Performance, a leading manufacturer and retailer of suspension, drivetrain and off-road components, will sponsor the team’s 2011 race season. Poly Performance will be providing the team with safety equipment, including a Synergy Suspension Quick Release Fire Extinguisher Mount, which offers an innovative way to safely mount a fire extinguisher to any flat or round surface using bolts or hose clamps.

Press release
March 1, 2011
Poly Performance Sponsors Desert Dingo Racing for 2011 Season
Desert Dingo Racing announced today that Poly Performance, a leading manufacturer and retailer of suspension, drivetrain and off-road components, will sponsor the team’s 2011 race season.

Race Dezert
February 22, 2011
TrailGlow renews sponsorship for Kaveman Motorsports
TrailGlow Lighting, a leader in electroluminescent lighting systems for the racing community, announced today that it is renewing its support for Kaveman Motorsports in 2011.

Press release
February 21, 2011
TrailGlow Lighting Renews Kaveman Motorsports Sponsorship for 2011 Season
TrailGlow Lighting, a leader in electroluminescent lighting systems for the racing community, announced today that it is renewing its support for Kaveman Motorsports in 2011.

Project for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
February 14, 2011
Things I Know Now That I Wish I Knew When I Started In Business
What do Baja desert racing, Burning Man, the public relations industry, and co-working have in common? Local entrepreneur Jim Graham, that’s what. Jim’s topic was “Stuff I Know Now That I Wish I Knew When I Started In Business,” based on an adventurous career in Washington journalism, PR for Lockheed Martin Space Systems, marketing launches for a half-dozen start-ups, seven years in PR for Burning Man, and co-founding a the Desert Dingo off road racing team.

Monterey Herald
February 10, 2011
Water buyout bid draws crowd – Groups push for public ownership
More than 100 people listened to a three-person panel speak Wednesday for a bid to back the public purchase of California American Water’s Monterey district system.

San Jose Mercury
February 9, 2011
San Lorenzo Valley Water District discusses possible water rate hike
Residents who get water from the San Lorenzo Valley Water District could see higher bills as the district discusses how to make up for two consecutive years of operating losses.

Moonshine Ink
February 9, 2011
Planning the Office of the Future in Truckee
Technology is liberating workers from their fluorescent-lighted cubicles and disgorging them into a world of wireless Internet, video conferencing, and applications that collaborate seamlessly from anywhere. To this new workforce, the workplace is a home, a local coffee shop, or just about anywhere an Internet connection exists.