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Posted on October 26 at 10:55 a.m.
Actually the County's insurance pays the $4.8M. And I'm not sure why this is an example of "our dysfunctional local gov in action." The Board will typically try to settle to both reduce the risk of having to pay higher amounts if the case goes to trial (with a jury) and the costs to the County to defend the lawsuit.
On County Settles Lawsuit for $4.8 Million
Posted on September 27 at 12:46 p.m.
I prefer to be called a wineux, thank you.
On Bend the Elbow, Go to Jail
Posted on September 26 at 1:20 p.m.
Actually Rowse, Hotchkiss and Francisco voted against the motion, saying it didn’t go far enough. So evidently punishment through additional training wasn't sufficient in their minds.
If you have a conflict of interest, and cannot make an informed decison based on the information within the confines of your responsibility (i.e., design), then you should recuse yourself, leave the hearing room and not participate in the discussion at all. Then you can express your political opinions all you want.
On The Recusal Option
Posted on September 20 at 10:26 a.m.
"Cottage Health Systems is the only hospital operator in the county ..." Really, perhaps the reporter is not familiar with the Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria.
On Attorney General Probes Cottage
Posted on August 16 at 11:12 a.m.
Boy, people really take this issue seriously! I tend to lump these decals in with the "Baby On Board" or "Maggot On Board" (depending on your species orientation) window hangers that were so popular many years ago. To me they seem to be a deparate plea of "please don't hit me because I have children and are therefore more important than other people." However, the vehicles that sport these decals are very likely to be the ones that dangerously cut you off in their mad attempts to get their kids to school on time.
On Family Car Decals
Posted on July 20 at 9:51 a.m.
Curious where the 20 pounds came from, if south of the border, then probably from Mexican cartels who are anything but non-violent.
But yes, it is time the USA took a rationale approach towards regulating marijuana, not just the DEA knee-jerk reaction of labeling it a Class 1 controlled substance.
On Glen Mowrer III Sentenced to Probation
Posted on July 17 at 2:47 p.m.
This property is in the Coastal Zone, and due to its location in the "appeals jurisdiction" of the Coastal Zone, any project approved by the County may be appealed to the California Coastal Commission. The Coastal Commission will be highly involved in seeing that statewide coastal interests, such as preservation of open space and habitats, are protected. But, the courts have also said that the County and state must allow a reasonable use of the property in line with the owner's investment backed expectations, or else they get to buy the property.
On The More Mesa development proposal
Posted on June 20 at 3:10 p.m.
Because what they think looks cool looks stupid to me. I'll stick with my plaid bermuda shorts, black socks and sandals, thank you!
On Cool or Not Cool?
Posted on June 20 at 3:04 p.m.
In wine, truth. In water, bacteria.
On Making Wine and a Difference
Posted on June 7 at 10:15 a.m.
And so is the Middle East, India/Pakistan, etc. I support freedom of religion, but I want freedom from religion as well.
On Appeals Court Won't Revisit Prop 8 Decision
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