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Posted on May 7 at 6:21 p.m.

Can you say "peripheral canal"? The second part of the twice the advertised cost, California Aqueduct, that Pat Brown tricked the voters into building. Just like Bush and the Iraq war, Jerr has something to prove to his father. If constructed, these tunnels will allow the State Water Board to divert all the water in the Sacramento river upstream of the Delta, leaving the delta to go back to nature. No longer needed, the levees would be abandoned, the farmers ruined, the communities destroyed, and the Delta would revert to a giant marsh. All the water in California does not belong to Jerr and his lapdog the State Water Control Board.

On Delta Water Grab

Posted on March 17 at 11:15 a.m.

I am going to guess the head injuries sustained by vehicle drivers in the US far outnumber the ones sustained by bicycle riders. Let's have a rider on congresswoman Lui's bill requiring everyone to wear a helmet while driving.

On Mandating Bike Helmets Could Decrease Safety

Posted on March 13 at 6:17 p.m.

Another good reason to modify zoning ordinances statewide to allow legal second units. Cheaper than putting mom in a care facility, she could be augmenting neighborhood watch, and providing child card. Don't have elderly parents? You could be making a little extra money toward the mortgage while providing desperately needed affordable housing. More to follow.

On City Struck by Rash of Burglaries

Posted on December 25 at 5:43 p.m.

You guys are way off base. The storm water runoff problem is being addressed through city, business and agricultural entities coordinating within drainage areas to self monitor, ie sample, storm water runoff. What happens if the suit is successful, is the EPA will come to your house, sell you a stormwater runoff permit, and charge you a gazzillion dollars to sample the stormwater leaving your SB mansion. Of course, they will need a huge fleet of new vehicles and an army of freshly minted know it all college do gooders to spend all the money sitting around in the shade waiting for it to rain. They will use the most expensive labs, the very best and newest equipment, and YOU are going to pay for it. So before you submit your worthless two cents, take a look at all the water leaving your property when it rains. Is it clean? What are you doing to prevent contamination from leaving your property?

On EDC Sues EPA Over Storm Water Runoff

Posted on December 7 at 8:54 a.m.

CalTrans has gotten too rich and too powerful. It is time to redirect their funding to competitive bidding with hard and fast contracts with time contingencies. The opportunity cost of lost time and decreased safety generated by these never ending freeway projects should be figured into the construction plans. They were able to rebuild the damage to the LA freeway system after the last earthquake, under budget and ahead of schedule with simple economic incentive. How about it?

On Bummer-to-Bummer Traffic Guaranteed

Posted on December 7 at 8:10 a.m.

I know its a long shot, but you can buy motion detect actuated wild game cameras that would prove the forced entry as long as you disguised it so the criminals missed it. Was your insurance company perhaps Allstate? They denied and underpaid many claims after the Tea Fire.

On Public Menace?

Posted on November 29 at 9:45 p.m.

You can call your service provider, and register a 911 response address to your cell phone. If you have not already done so, I suggest you make haste.

On State Urged to Fix Fatally Flawed 9-1-1 System

Posted on November 2 at 8:12 a.m.

No on 1. If it passes, your tax dollars will be used to repair the SF and LA water pipes, an expense most assuredly the responsibility of the rate payers in those cities. If it passes, it will further the criminal miss handling of water by the state allowing Bureau of Reclamation to accidentally dump SB water down the drain, mind your own business we know what we are doing. We actually have enough water in the state, it largely flows out the Sacramento River in the winter during storms. We need off stream storage to catch this water so that storage does not conflict with flood control. The two dams proposed are a start, but the operational math is flawed. Jerry is a liar, and we should not trust him. Send them back to the drawing board; no on 1.

On Proposition 1: A False Framing of California’s Water Crisis

Posted on October 20 at 7:01 a.m.

People who are slaves to fashion deserve to look like clowns.

On Whooping Cough Cases Increase

Posted on September 3 at 10:27 p.m.

There is no form of life lower than someone who does not pay subcontractors. Run them out of town on a rail. Don't forget the tar and feathers.

On S.B. Contractors Shafted by S.F. Builder?

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