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Desert Rat April 16, 2014 at 05:56 PM
George, apparently you are not educated enough to know what the word "facetious" actually Read Moremeans. I am actually well versed in what niggardly really means but many black activists are not. In addition to thinking islands can flip over and the Constitution is 400 years old, some activists took offense to the word just on sound alone. I suggest looking in Wikipedia for "Controversies about the word "niggardly"" to educate yourself on why I made my post tongue in cheek.
Maurice Duenas April 17, 2014 at 08:22 PM
Barnridge column in today newspapers asks the serious questions about the bart and thus no needs on Read Morethe Measure B monies: "It seems like only yesterday that BART directors were lamenting the costly contract demands of union workers -- before they switched gears and gave them everything they wanted. So what's happened since? Directors approved 3.7 percent raises for top management and authorized $225,000 for a Seattle consulting firm to determine what went wrong in labor talks. What went wrong then is the same thing that's gone wrong since: The board keeps dishing out money as if its resources are endless."
livermoron April 17, 2014 at 09:21 PM
Can't we all just get along?
Morgan King Sr. April 17, 2014 at 06:39 PM
King Sr. April 17, 2014 at 05:09 PM Morgan King Sr. April 17, 2014 at 03:57 PM There is much to be Read Moresaid about the respective competing initiatives. But what I want to discuss here is the notion that if Dublin doesn't grab Doolan Canyon and develop it, Livermore will, and Livermore has already taken the first steps to annex the area into the Livermore city boundary. The fact that Livermore has applied to LAFCO (Local Agency Formation Commission) to annex the property is being used as a scare tactic by the promoters' of the "Let Dublin Decide" initiative. However, a look at the actual public records shows that Livermore's motive in annexing the lan d is to preserve it as open space and agricultural land, not development. The minutes of the Livermore City Council meeting at which the application to LAFCO to bring the property within Livermore's ambit makes it clear the purpose is preservation of open space. The Livermore staff report to the Council urged the Council to take steps to preserve the area. Livermore's actual application for annexation, filed with LAFCO, states as its purpose the preservation of Doolan Canyon and associated parcels, as open space. The LAFCO staff report to the LAFCO board on the issue makes it clear that the purpose behind Livermore's application is to preserve it as open space. Several years ago, the Livermore City Council adopted an initiative (almost identical to the current Dublin Open Space Initiative of 2014, which is promoted by Dublin residents with no monetary gain expected - to preserve the area as open space. The Livermore initiative, which is now law that can only be changed by a vote of Livermore's electorate, provides that any attempt by Livermore to annex the land for anything other than open space / agriculture, must be approved by Livermore voters. Accordingly, the scare tactic that Livermore will grab the land to annex it for development is disingenuous, if not an outright lie. The fact is, the real threat to Doolan Canyon is from Dublin, not Livermore; Dublin does not yet have a voter-control mechanism. By contrast, the Dublin Open Space Initiative of 2014 does exactly that. Our initiative is the only way that Dublin voters have control to decide what happens to the area (notice that the developers' initiative is called the "Let Dublin Decide" measure, and does not contain the word "voters."). That initiative leaves control of the 40% area in the hands of the Dublin City Council, not Dublin's voters. - Morgan King, a co-author of the Dublin Open Space Initiative of 2014 (with Dave Bewley). For more information go to LetDublinVotersDecide.com.
Shelley April 17, 2014 at 10:45 AM
It would be helpful if you listed courts in our area that are hosting teams. A team of one won'tRead Morewor k.
steve Pratt April 17, 2014 at 11:54 AM
Shelley, simply reach out to Kristin Ginn at ginn@norcal.usta.com; (510-263-0443). A mixed doublesRead Morel eague will also be taking place this summer. And she will get you on a team.
Jow April 17, 2014 at 11:37 AM
It's because Maurice is a troll.
Boo Rhodes April 17, 2014 at 12:32 PM
Autumn, Yes, it is a positive post, but police all over the country have been cracking down on even Read Morelemonade stands run by kids. It's sad. I hope they make a ton of money for college. :) If I had a car I'd go buy some from them.
Jow April 17, 2014 at 02:23 PM
Got the munchies Boo?
Jow April 16, 2014 at 10:46 AM
Too late, the dems will not allow it, they love illegals.
area man April 16, 2014 at 04:23 PM
Right you are @Jow. Their whole agreement is based on fraud.
Jow April 16, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Fracking is all good brah.
Teresa April 16, 2014 at 12:47 PM
I believe we should always be good stewards of the earth but not to the point where we destroyRead Moreourse lves and create poverty within our communities by not being able to use and develop energy from natural gas, oil, and other natural resources. It is becoming known that the climate change/global warming EPA are contributing to ill-changes of the earth and are pushing the climate change agenda for the "green" of money. Look at who they are and how they are prospering from it. Watch the documentary: http://www.bluebeatsgreen.com---- and do research on who is making money on the false models and push of climate change and what the "green movement" is actually doing and how it is destroying the beauty and preservation discussed in your post. There are six billion people on Earth, a colder climate and/or less carbon dioxide would have devastating effects worldwide. Thousands and thousands of studies and experiments prove that more carbon dioxide produces better fruits, vegetables, trees and almost any sort of plant life. Most of the temperature increase happened before 1940 (Before most carbon dioxide was released by cars and factories). We can be good stewards and also use the natural resources within our earth to create energy and jobs to live healthy and feed the world. Man is not the evil CO2 contributor: read the article from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2096277/Global-warming-James-Delingpole-claims-green-zealots-destroying-planet.html “There is no convincing evidence that human release of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases is causing, or will cause in the future, catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere or disruption of the Earth's climate.”Oregon Petition, from the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, signed by over 17,000 international scientists including more than 2000 of the world's leading climatologists, meteorologists and planetary / atmospheric scientists. We need CO2 for the world to BE green--we are killing our forests and water. Our local politicians are controlling our water in CA by NOT planning for times with less rain. In ancient times even those people understood to be wise and prepare for worst times--build reservoirs!! Don't drain our lakes or take away our reservoirs and then control us by telling us we have no water, and need to limit our use when we could have been prepared.
Smitty April 08, 2014 at 08:07 PM
You got me good TrueRealist. I agree that the future of The Bankhead should be put to a vote, butRead Moreno t without a viable plan/s in place for the site's future should it fail. Theaters nationwide have funding problems and a great many are joint ventures between private owners and their cities, which is probably the only way those that survive do so. I think theater venues are an important part of communities and I don't know why they have such money issues barring the fact that entertainment production is costly, ticket prices are high, and construction debt is costly. I do believe that success depends on the synergy between the Bankhead and the downtown area, i.e., restaurants and shops. It would be really helpful to see hard numbers on restaurant patronage and revenue on theater days/nights versus when the Bankhead is dark. I don't know where that info is or if it exists in the aggregate, but without it, we're all shooting from the hip. I like some of Scooby's ideas for fostering that synergy, especially a Dinner and a Show like combo, which has been done in San Jose. I have never been in favor of a second regional theater and fought against it and have never understood the supposed synergy it would have created to support the Bankhead other than some economies of scale which never made sense to me. I'm not ready to vote against the Bankhead based upon everything known (or supposedly known) now. I would like to see what plan develops between the city, the theater, and those who represent downtown businesses and I hope it is something we can believe in.
♫♪ The Cat is back in Town ♪♫ April 09, 2014 at 09:13 PM
@ Becky, did you mean stop it Cat? or stop it, Cat?? Very confusing. I am now on the side of Smitty Read More(although I haven't read a word you people write).
Becky April 09, 2014 at 10:07 PM
Cat, you are the only unbiased person on here.
Sophie April 12, 2014 at 02:58 AM
I heard this too. There had been a standoff with a suicidal man on Hillview. I'm not sure if theRead Moregun shot noises were related to that.
Deanna Lopez April 14, 2014 at 12:44 PM
Why isn't that story on the Patch? I live over there and I would like to know what happened.
♫♪ The Cat is back in Town ♪♫ April 15, 2014 at 08:58 PM
Did it sound like "PEW! PEW! PEWPEWPEW!!! PEW!!! drop the knife a hole!! PEW PEW.... 'MericaRead MoreWI NS!!!
Sophie April 12, 2014 at 03:27 AM
At around 11 I heard five of what sounded like flashbangs. Do you know the outcome of the standoff?
Autumn Johnson (Editor) April 12, 2014 at 07:52 PM
I will check with LPD and post if I hear anything back.
♫♪ The Cat is back in Town ♪♫ April 15, 2014 at 09:00 PM
Did it sound like "PEW! PEW! PEWPEWPEW!!! PEW!!! drop the knife a hole!! PEW PEW.... 'MericaRead MoreWI NS!!! If so then?? I just made that up!! LuLz!!!