We are big fans of Google Maps and now we can also salute the GooglePlex for adding full-color streetview images for most of our region. StreetView is the feature in Maps.Google.com that lets you see actual recent photos of streets and locales. There are more than 45 cities in the StreetView database (we're one of the 13 just added). The number 45 is not totally right, as the "Spokane" announcement doesn't mention or include in the Google city count the addition of cities such as Spokane Valley, Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene. Sandpoint didn't make the cut, sorry/Tom Sowa, TXT. More here
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.