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Posted on January 10 at 10:19 a.m.

So much for the "Justice is Blind" idea. The DA and her staff show up to intimidate the court which allows the viewing of a video with sound? What's next, an in court wake with flowers and food? Would this sort of stuff have been presented had the victim been some local eastsider? This sort of corruption threatens all of our future and belies centuries of trying to keep the courtroom factual and fair. Sad.

On Lanie Richardson Sentenced to 14 Years for Car-Surfing Death

Posted on November 21 at 10:21 a.m.

Good riddance. Boxing is the worst "sport" in society. It teaches only one thing, subdue your opponent by force. If someone wants to save this operation they should convert it to something more civilized and with better social values, cetainly a soccer club(s) would be an improvement.

On Primo Boxing Throws in the Towel

Posted on October 13 at 11:10 a.m.

How can anyone say there are not too many people in the world?
The only reason population control is not on the top agenda is that the corporations want CHEAP LABOR and CONSUMERS. The owners and managers of these businesses get huge money from a few cents of profit per product and by keeping workers at bay for jobs. Whenever society has had a labor shortage (as after WWII) the poor and middle class have been able to compete and prosper. Encouraging the poor of countries such as Mexico to flee their communities and compete for jobs elsewhere only encourages the corporate strategy. Mexico and other countries needs to address their problems and wealth distribution internally, not use illegal immigration as a relief valve for the social explosion that is imminent.

On Anti-Immigration Group Blasts New Driver's License Law

Posted on September 14 at 9:46 a.m.

This is another reminder that writing wills is an invitation to litigation. Better for us to accept that once we are dead we are out of here and that what happens after that is meaningless to "us." Most people are perfectly protected by state inheritance rules which have been hammered out over centuries to create equitable distributions and which are almost impossible to challenge in court.

On Settlement Unlikely in Huguette Clark Case

Posted on April 26 at 8:42 a.m.

Allowing the police to categorize whom to allow to congregate in public places is a failure of democracy. If the "baddest of the bad" are "bad" then bust them for criminal activity and get a conviction and allow due process to impose whatever restrictions society needs. Short cutting the system is a sign of weakness and mean the bad guys are winning. This is the same as the failure to honor the Boston bombing suspects repeated invocation of his Constitutional rights. Sounds more like the Iranian ideal of society than the American ideal.

On City Council Finally Addressing Gang Injunction

Posted on April 12 at 10:12 a.m.

Aside from the discussion about the desirability of the tax we need to pay attention to the significance the decision which was to NOT hire an "expert" to advise our elected officials as to how to act. I am proud and sort of stunned that the council denied this request of staff and put the burden where it belongs--on their own shoulders. This is why we elected them.

On Tax Hike Dead in the Cradle

Posted on March 16 at 10:05 a.m.

It is disappointing to watch the liberal politicians continue to push for sales tax increases (they just lost such a battle in Los Angeles) when sales taxes are the most regressive and unfair tax. The mayor especially knows this and should explain why she pushes this burden on those with little discretionary income instead of a tax or assessment of some sort on the main creator of the need for more services and the biggest slacker --the adult fun zone on lower State.

On Sales Tax Increase Appears Dead on Arrival

Posted on February 15 at 10:15 a.m.

Is no one a little nervous about patient waste (exam table paper) being composted and returned to use? I am a big advocate for this stuff but can't we go too far?

On Innovative Recycling and Composting Program at Sansum Clinic

Posted on November 23 at 10:09 a.m.

Or, Art, another example of a city acting like a Soviet state. Should the city be in the business of renting space to automobiles? Is this OK because private business wants this whereas private business does not want the city to allow homeless people to be fed in city parks? These issues are not as simple a tea party rhetoric and knee jerk would make them. .

On State Challenges City Parking Lot Ownership

Posted on November 20 at 1:52 p.m.

The 'revolving door for criminals' has been a one way entrance to expensive state offered medical care, housing, nutrition and exercise programs all on behalf of the prison-industrial complex which is basically prison guards and corporations who build prisons and jails. The US has prison sentences three to four times longer on average than the EU while crime is at least triple here. The lock em up experiment has failed and we need to address the problem of recidivism and criminal behavior with more than a cudgel and dark room.

On 27 Three-Strikers Eligible for Release

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