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Posted on December 17 at 1:03 p.m.
No conclusions about his level of remorse, but the photo looks like him, at least how he has appeared on TV at city council hearings, arguing against this or that.
On S.B. Realtor Richard Box Arrested for Sex Crimes
Posted on December 2 at 7:14 a.m.
Very interesting idea! Have divers visited these villages said to exist under water? There must be a map - how about providing a description of what's there! And how would fishing be "enhance(d)”? Good luck to the proponents!
On New Marine Preserve for Central Coast?
Posted on November 23 at 7:05 a.m.
Wow for this story! Both of these are low-lifes and seem to deserve each other. The ones who are getting screwed are the county taxpayers. Probably both of them are now getting severance pay from the county. Sherrif Brown did a poor job of choosing a second - in -command and we outside the closed circle of LEOs can but guess at the morale within that department.
On Undersheriff Jim Peterson Retired Amid 'Sexting' Scandal
Posted on November 22 at 7:04 a.m.
Thank you for this reference to a fascinating-sounding book! http://www.amazon.com/Rage-Time-Psych...
On Roundabout or Stoplight at Cliff and Las Positas?
Posted on November 21 at 8:21 a.m.
Maybe Kathy Swift will take on the mayor who wrote on 10/24 in her News-Press op-ed: "Also offensive to me are claims by some that at-risk youth services have been sacrificed in order to pursue the gang injunction. Some claim that the injunction has cost the city $500,000. In fact, these funds were part of the City Attorney and Police Department budgets, as time spent by salaried employees on this issue. This amount was never added to the budget, nor siphoned off from another part of the city budget. Even during the recession, the council increased funding for at-risk youth services, and now more than $2 million is allocated in the city budget every year toward teen, youth and family services, positively serving thousands of teens." (http://www.newspress.com/Top/Article/...)
And as for Byrne's, it would have been helpful to have provided a link to the original.
I don't know whether there should be such an injunction and look forward to J. Sterne's decision in March, but a carefully drawn measure would avoid constitutional issues, DrDan. So long as there are lawyers there are always legal arguments against any proposed law. (Btw, SB's 38% vote was considerably higher than that of many other jurisdictions. Not good, but it should be put into perspective. People generally don't give a damn --- and we do get the government (I won't say "leaders") we as whoie choose.)
On Real Costs for the Gang Injunction
Posted on November 20 at 8:40 a.m.
Interesting to see seatneighbors Francisco and Murillo on the same side of an issue and both, imho, wrong. How could one be reasonably opposed to a traffic improvement that is "faster, quieter, more aesthetically pleasing, generate less congestion and exhaust, safer, and move cars through the intersection more efficiently."
That is a very, very busy intersection (unlike the footbridge at Cacique), daily generating wasted fuel and air pollution, and it has nothing to do with Murillo's slam at the Mesa (and Alan Road) residents about making their "good neighborhood(s) better." The contrasting Cacique neighborhood needs much more than an upgraded footbridge.
It would be nice if the city could everything for everyone and it is certainly true that the Cacique bridge is a problem (I walk there once or twice a week) but it does not equate with the T-bone intersection at Las Positas/Cliff. City revenues are increasing and this proposed round-about is a worthy project.
Posted on November 17 at 8:30 a.m.
As Eckermann said, what are the facts? Please tell us what are the accident rates at _that_ offramp and how do they compare with statewide accidents on other offramps, other left hand lane exits and other right hand lane exits? CalTrans's silence on this suggests that they don't have the numbers to backup their argument and are just caught in not wanting to backdown.
I've driven it also for many years, usually exiting at that exit, and not only have not had an accident, I have not seen one there. But that's as significant as the anti's maintaining it is unsafe.
(Hershel Greenspan: a request: please paragraph - a solid block of type is not as easily readable, especially as it continues....)
On Way More Heat than Light on 101
Posted on November 15 at 11:17 a.m.
I don't know, John_Adams; we now have White, Hotchkiss, Rowse, House and Francisco --- all white guys, older than 50, car-driving (and maybe car-only - House does bike sometimes), property-owning, although House and, I think, Francisco, rent; and with Montecito-born-and-bred-White, the highest votegetter, very affluent with Hotchkiss and Rowse affluent -- and soon to have another older than 50 property-owning white guy and so on.
But exactly what does this have to do the issues facing the city, many of which are financial, demanding a knowledge of municipal finances? Probably of all the candidates, only Wiscomb had the combined qualities, but she did not have the winning personality, at least it did not seem so in her ads.
This is supposed to be a non-partisan Council. It's very disturbing that it is not, that votes on whatever issue you want to name are predictable by party alignment. Why even bother to discuss them or hold hearings? Seemed to me that Alley was very much in that mode, a mirror image, if you will, of Hotchkiss.
On Final Election Results Released
Posted on November 15 at 6:49 a.m.
John_Adams (sic): this Democrat cares not at all for far left, know nothing- to-little candidates, with little to no city experience. Landecker, whatever his personal qualities, is extremely knowledgeable and capable, the David Pritchett, perhaps, of the candidates, if you will. Alley, despite her personal qualities, seemed on the campaign trail to be most unqualified. Many voters choose on the basis of appealing personal qualities; if she achieves some in depth municipal knowledge on some aspects of the city other than Parks and Rec, well, it may be a different story in 2015.
Posted on November 14 at 7:07 p.m.
It's no wonder that most of the comments at Tuesday's hearing were basically irrelevant to the issue, no matter how heartfelt they were. It makes no sense for the locals to have to struggle to regulate what should not be local regulations.
However, since SME apparently will be paying rather than actually reducing the emissions to 10,000 metric tons, celebration seems premature, at best.
On It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Dog…
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