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Gov. Jerry Brown will lead the delegation to Mexico next week. (Photo: Patch Archive)
Jim B. July 25, 2014 at 02:07 pm
KMA July 25, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Jim B- hermosa patch- yes that's a hot bed of liberalism- tell us how we are wrong- again?
Jim B. July 25, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Read a blog on here today--California: The Right is Wrong (Again)--your anti-Brown, anti-CaliforniaRead More screeds are wrong-headed and inaccurate.
Chris Olivier of Napa with Senator Bob Huff after Assembly hearing.
Michael July 25, 2014 at 12:18 pm
baloney. This is not what our money should be spent on and not what government is for. If peopleRead More need this then they need to provide for themselves. And statements like this are ridiculous “How can they care about teaching us, if they won’t care if a child dies under their care?”. But so many want to claim that taxpayer's money must protect them from almost everything. Baloney. Personal responsibility is what should be taught to all of our children.
Brainwashed_In_Church July 25, 2014 at 12:54 pm
It's more dangerous to bring a peanut onto an elementary campus than a joint.
rich olivier July 25, 2014 at 01:06 pm
Mr Pantomath, This child is responsible for himself. He does not even attend public school. AsRead More ignorant as the above statement sounds I hope you will never be put in a situation that you may require a life saving device. Most people that die from allergies are not aware they had them. A surprise bee sting can do it. We already have defibrillators placed for such other such emergencies. If you do find yourself in this position....well I'll miss you. God bless
Angus July 22, 2014 at 04:28 pm
My point is: This firm, Communities for a Better Environment ... Where are these people out of? WhoRead More do they represent? Did you vote for them? If you did, I feel sorry for you. You didn't do your homework. These people have no link to Northern California. These people are from Los Angeles. If this is what you want representing you
Patty O'Day July 23, 2014 at 09:46 am
Well, I am for approval as well. And of course, I want it done in the safest, most efficientRead More manner, without causing problems for the environment. I just believe the City of Richmond has been ridiculous in some of their demands. I feel that Chevron is being held captive at times, and if Richmond keeps this up, Chevron could pack up and move to Texas like so many other companies in California.
Robert Anderson July 23, 2014 at 12:37 pm
Chevron spends a fortune on phony PR, trrying to influence the people of Richmond.
Ken Briggs July 22, 2014 at 10:49 am
get some jobs that will pay , even if you were to make $10.00 an hour it does not pay for rent in aRead More flop house . get some shelters made so that a person can take a shower and help them find work .
Edward July 23, 2014 at 10:14 am
We need low cost and subsidized housing for Seniors and Veterans. The VA has said it has 4 billionRead More dollars for housing for veterans. Where is it? Who knows where to go to get it? Rents have been rising and the Social Security Checks have been falling behind inflation here in the San Francisco Bay Area and in California in General. Now they want to fill the Jails with the homeless? Occupy, where are you?
Leave RI July 23, 2014 at 07:20 pm
Throw some soap and you will find the "occupy parasites"scatter.
Don Gosney July 17, 2014 at 02:34 pm
Of course, there is far more to this story than what the Bay City News is reporting here. ThisRead More story goes back a very long way and is deeply faceted. It’s very easy to point a finger at an individual Councilmember when, in reality there is plenty of blame to go around. There are no innocents in this story. For instance, when the Vice Mayor swears across the room (using the F word) at another Councilmember—and does this in public—that might be perceived as toxic. When the Vice Mayor posts Facebook posts denying her actions—witnessed by so many other people—all while she is supposed to be hearing a budget report that might save the jobs of 75-100 city workers—that might be of concern to the public. And when she sends a toxic email to Charles Smith while she’s hearing another budget report, and includes the N word and twice uses the word “Cracka” to refer to white people, that might seem as toxic, too. But she’s not alone in her actions. As I wrote, there’s plenty of blame to go around. What should concern people is not so much the innocuous proposal delineated in the agenda packet but in what the Vice Mayor has said, and written in newspaper articles, blogs and emails about wanting to deny citizens their right to participate in government meetings for half of a year as punishment for saying something that she or the Mayor disagrees with. Keep in mind that according to their own rules, only the Mayor gets to decide what is disruptive. Just as she did a couple of weeks back, she took exception to the message that one speaker calmly spoke and had him ejected from the Council Chambers. Which was more disruptive—what he said or her reaction to what he said? Just as I pointed out on Tuesday night, the courts may agree with me three to four years down the road that the Mayor had no right to deny me my rights to participate in public meetings, but in the mean time I’ve been ejected from the meetings, cited by the police and possibly punished by a judge (like the previous speaker was). I may win the court settlement later on but in the mean time I’ve been silenced—and all because one person has been given the authority to play God over our freedom of speech. This reminds me so much of what the Republicans started doing a few years back by setting up fenced in “Free Speech Zones” on the other side of town. They placed police around these FSZs and proudly boasted how they were protecting our right to speak.
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted to include $5 million to build an earthquake warning system. Patch file photo.
SA July 16, 2014 at 11:33 am
Typical Democrat wanting to spend money like Brown’s crazy train. What is an early warningRead More system.. “brace for shock” ? What we need is an early warning system that warns us before a Democrat / Liberal opens his month.
Reginald "Rex" Henderson July 17, 2014 at 06:54 am
Just another extension of socialist Obama...
Rick Crockett July 19, 2014 at 10:38 am
Wow! Talk about Brown-Obama-Democrat Cronyism. Not only can the system be built and installed forRead More less than $500/node, it already has. I helped with one of the nodes with-in the past four years. The system (requiring less than 25 sq.ft. (donated) can be set up similar to a Home WiFi Security Cam with FTP access. Really it can be automatically monitored and maintained for free through a cooperating University. This is merely a $16 million a year hornswoggle going into the crony's pocket. Its dirtier than greedy profit. All that, lying cheating and stealing on top of it. Republicans in office don't deserve to be there because they do not study and know about the communities they represent or what they have already (and recently) funded. They are not doing their jobs in a two party system. Having formerly worked for the DNC the only thing good I can say about democrats is they at least learn their constituencies well enough to manipulate them.
SA July 15, 2014 at 10:57 am
To Robin: You left out all the men getting tanked at the Farmer’s Market and beating the crapRead More out of their wives … What is up with y’all wanting to kill somebody’s ability to grow a business? Y’all are commies …
Virginia Johnson July 15, 2014 at 03:51 pm
It would just be nice if our California Do Nothing Congress would put their time and efforts intoRead More helping our State with real problems instead of making their constituency feel like they are making a difference with alcohol and marijuana leniency laws. This is not real Government in action.
Virginia Johnson July 15, 2014 at 04:22 pm
p.s. Most of our Federal, State and Local Government Parks do not allow alcohol and that is whereRead More many Farmers Markets are located. How is this going to work out?
Birth control pills. Photo credit: Michelle Mowad
Mike July 1, 2014 at 08:29 pm
Since Swalwell is a dedicated socialist, he believes that the corporation should not make anyRead More decisions, but it is OK for the government to make these decisions.
willie July 2, 2014 at 09:17 am
so if a woman has a miscarriage does she lose a baby or a lump of clay
willie July 2, 2014 at 09:30 am
people that don't like this decision need to move to North Korea. they run the country like YOU wantRead More our country to be run
Average American June 27, 2014 at 08:50 am
Make no mistake about it, they are going to be coming for your guns eventually, just a matter ofRead More time. They will first go for the "Registry" and I think the more informed of us all know that a registry has preceeded almost every gun grab in history. How did that registry work out for the Jews in WW2?
school bus ninja June 27, 2014 at 08:51 am
None of this would have happened if women put out more. Don't be so stingy with the lovin'. JustRead More sayin.
Paul Hamilton July 10, 2014 at 07:21 pm
When you take the Guns away from honest citizens. All you will have are Armed thugs who have no fearRead More of being shot, an armed citizen is a defense against crime. I personally will fight to keep my guns.
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JHouse June 26, 2014 at 10:25 am
does it look as if manufacturing is just fine here? Check this out.Read More http://www.thetrumpet.com/article/2061.31271.80.0/economy/the-death-of-american-manufacturing
glenn bernard June 26, 2014 at 12:31 pm
Suppose that within a mental evaluation for gun purchase, the citizen reveals a deeply held dislikeRead More and distrust of the Government. Some people would not want this person to be allowed to purchase just for this one "excuse." Suggest everybody focus on getting US corporations to return to the USA (from Asia) for all of their manufacturing. Nothing stops bullets like JOBS!
Nadja Adolf June 26, 2014 at 05:12 pm
Note that this law would NOT have stopped the Isla Vista shooting because the parents did NOT callRead More the local mental health agency as well as the police. Note that by failing to check the California gun registry - available in every patrol car - they would not have even considered issuing such an order because they didn't think there were any firearms in the area - and neither did his parents, apparently. I have a lot of questions regarding this case - and one of them is that given junior had been making violent postings for more than a week or two, why didn't the parents cut off his funds and compel him to return home and be evaluated?
Ruby MacDonald June 23, 2014 at 07:57 am
Hi, Autumn, What are the current unemployment figures for Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara andRead More San Mateo Counties? Thanks.
Russell June 19, 2014 at 02:07 pm
Yikes, the sales tax in El Cerrito is already the highest in the state and now they want more. IRead More hear the County wants a sales tax increase also - the City and County will have to compete to see who gets it passed first. The recession is over everywhere but in El Cerrito where there are many empty retail spaces up and down San Pablo Avenue. City officials refuse to see the relationship between a high sales tax and the closure of many establishments that generate that revenue. They also refuse to consider reducing salary and pension costs. It is not sustainable.
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Lynn Glover June 25, 2014 at 10:28 am
KMA: what is your point about how old is the S of L? Do you think wise philosophy has an expirationRead More date? Let's hope the sonnet by Lazarus is just as meaningful today as then. And, it's part of what makes the USA exceptionally great in the world and time. Of course, some limitations have to be included. These are embodied in the law. The problem today is that the law is not being enforced primarily because the head of enforcement and his minions want to let in more people who, they would like to believe, are likely to vote for their kind in the future.
M. Manzano July 6, 2014 at 04:48 pm
The Democrats would cease being in control if voter ID passed. They will do everything possible toRead More prevent it.
Madeleine July 6, 2014 at 05:13 pm
M. Manzano: You are so right. There is not one logical reason to be against voter ID, unless youRead More want to vote fraudulently.
Patty O'Day June 18, 2014 at 08:14 am
The County "lends" $6,000,000 to DMC to keep them open for a few more months. Talk aboutRead More throwing money into a deep hole. We taxpayers will be paying off this debt for years and years, even though the hospital will probably declare bankruptcy and close down. This hospital has been so mismanaged for so many years, and yet the County lends this money to them, without making any changes to management that I have seen.
Susan June 18, 2014 at 10:29 am
John Goia won't give it up. Maybe that's good, maybe that's bad; I personally think he needs to letRead More go.
Susan June 18, 2014 at 10:30 am
And did anyone get the phone survey about raising sales tax .5% for the county? obviously rooted inRead More the Drs. Hospital issue.
TPH June 17, 2014 at 09:27 am
The 16th Amendment needs to be repealed and this abusive agency abolished
M. Manzano June 21, 2014 at 09:50 am
Well isn't that nice of the Federal Reserve jackboots still robbing the working class.
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Nick June 16, 2014 at 03:21 pm
KPIX did a report last week about this, citing the affluent population in the North Bay as being oneRead More of the larger culprits of not having their kids vaccinated.
Ross Stapleton-Gray June 16, 2014 at 03:42 pm
I can personally attest that it's also possible to catch pertussis even if you've been vaccinated:Read More our younger daughter developed it after being exposed to a classmate who'd gotten it (despite vaccination) and passed it to me (I'd had a booster in 2013). When her pediatrician examined her she prescribed azithromycin for the whole family, and three of the four of us have been symptomatic (and both my daughter and I tested positive). We're now deemed to be past the infection stage; still in the crappy cough stage... none of us got to the "can barely breathe" stage, but I'm getting headaches from all the coughing.
Susan June 16, 2014 at 06:57 pm
so sorry you are going through this
BART's "Fleet of the Future" train expected to be running in 2017.
Spike H June 15, 2014 at 04:29 pm
How about clean stations and pleasant employees who actually EARN their paycheck?
Fran Haselsteiner June 15, 2014 at 10:25 pm
How about seats?
Ken Briggs June 16, 2014 at 06:50 pm
last car for bikes and more Bart cops at each station
Russell June 11, 2014 at 11:05 am
It appears that some common sense is being applied to this situation now. Hopefully aRead More "stabilize and transport" facility can be sustained on the $100 worth of parcel taxes already in place. This is a good example of how a problem can be solved without throwing new tax dollars at it. On another note, this hospital is currently a very highly rated facility. This has not always been the case. The hospital likes to treat privately insured people like myself but frankly I was concerned about the quality of the care. If only the nurses unions had been as concerned about the quality of care in the past as they are about keeping the doors open.
Brandon June 10, 2014 at 07:03 am
This is exactly why i have stopped riding bart. Too many problems lately
Ken Briggs June 10, 2014 at 08:31 am
so what happen ? What was the real cause of the smoke . Guess BART had better start getting newRead More trains in service NOW .
Mayor Peggy Thomsen. Photo provided by City of Albany
Doug Donaldson June 10, 2014 at 03:39 pm
Peggy devoted so much of her time, skill and energy to Albany, and to making Albany a better placeRead More now and in future years. I am sure she served us as an elected official for an aggregate of more than 20 years, with multiple terms on the Council and School Board. What a contribution! What dedication!
Suzanne Stroh June 10, 2014 at 07:16 pm
We were fortunate to have had so many years of Peggy's extraordinary civic mindedness, patience,Read More astute and balanced judgement, and leadership in Albany. She will be very much missed but she also leaves a wonderful example for others to aspire to emulate.
Del Price June 11, 2014 at 06:08 am
Peggy has been my next door neighbor, friend and mentor. I will miss her commitment, candor,Read More organizing ability and wit. I could tease her about being a pack rat without fear it would cut off my stream of tomatoes from her San Jose garden--the memorial to her parents. I celebrate the life she lived, the role model she was, the educator she never stopped being, the friend to us all. Pierce Street Park can now be named in her honor.
Becky June 9, 2014 at 06:45 am
Whenever there's a heat wave, it always seems to last longer than the TV news predicts. It wasRead More supposed to cool off today.
JUDE June 8, 2014 at 01:33 pm
John R June 8, 2014 at 01:36 pm
why are you typing in all caps?
JUDE June 8, 2014 at 05:11 pm
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