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Posted on June 4 at 7:02 p.m.
I am so grateful to have seen her just two weeks ago. She was an amazing person, always gracious and fully of warmth and love. Uncompromisingly honest and ethical, she surely raised the political bar. I can only hope that the seeds of her values continue to grow. She is already missed.
On Naomi Schwartz Dies
Posted on May 14 at 2:13 p.m.
Matt, et al, you are incorrect. More Mesa consists of parcels under four different ownerships. It is 329 total acres.Where you get confused is that the largest piece, owned by Sun Mesa Corp, is 265 acres. The next biggest chunk, 54 acres, is owned by SB County and includes 47 acres designated as a park, which we secured some years ago with Coastal Resource Enhancement Fund money. Although we've managed to stop residential development on the big piece, over and over again, it is still in private hands and that presents an ongoing problem from conservationists. It's big and beautiful and still needs saving: Save More Mesa.---Larry
On Much Love for More Mesa
Posted on May 16 at 11:36 a.m.
Let's just hope that there is adequate police presence and hyper-aware crossing guards on the streets to protect our children from the distracted drivers, the morons in cars talking on the cell phone and blowing through intersections.
How many pedestrians are going to be run down by cars this week? How many cyclists will knocked down or forced off the road by distracted drivers this week? How many occurrences like those will NOT be reported by the media?
In the last two weeks there were at least three pedestrian vs. vehicle "accidents" that actually made the media news. Don't know if the De La Vina and Milpas people survived, but last night there was a fatality on State St. What happened to the woman hit on Cabrillo by Leadbetter last month? Or the kid on the bike on State St by MacKenzie Park? How many more "incidents" were there?
And the city wants to reduce the number of school crossing guards? The police are simply not enforcing the basic rules of the road. Drivers are still yapping on the phone, running red lights, ignoring pedestrians in often poorly marked crosswalks. Nothing has changed.
Encouraging our children to walk and bike to school for all the right reasons ignores the realities of life in 2010. It's just not the 50's anymore, it's not small-town consciousness respecting your neighbors, it's rush off to somewhere in your SUV, got to get to Starbucks. Whooops. Sorry about that.
On Bike to School Day
Posted on April 20 at 8:57 a.m.
Bajamama makes me laugh, then scream.>>“I often would call the school and write a note explaining that one or the other of my boys was "under weather" for the morning. The school knew this was my code for surfing . It was an honest approach and my kids were never truants”<<
Just minute. What’s honest about lying? You've set such a great example for your kids, who, by the way, were indeed truants. Not to mention the “look the other way” school. The principal who allowed you to "code your lie" should be fired and you deserve and F in parenting, at least the semester on ethics. I hope you managed the pass the rest of the course.
On Home School
Posted on August 25 at 10:08 a.m.
Ray, unclear from what you wrote: "grasses had been cut on either side of the trail and there was evidence that the thicker chaparral brush had been cut back as well" and "and that it had been done in the last few days." Well, could it not be determined by the condition of the cut grasses and branches how many days prior? And what likelihood is there that the fire was smoldering for two days before it "started". Not to mention no one living across the canyon heard anything, in a location where if someone coughed it might be heard from their backyard. What happened to the guy with yellow backpack who exited from near the Cater Plant on a motorcycle that Tuesday? Is that just rumor or suddenly unsubstantiated story? The DA's conflict of interest problem--what's with that? Check the time stamp on that picture. Is it really 2:15, if you go by the 1:30pm 911 call start time or perhaps 2:32 by the FD created official start time. Or what? What's really going on?
On Good Deed Gone Really, Really Bad?