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Lt Bil Drat July 22, 2014 at 09:22 am
Let them go through a vetting. Anyone in the category of "able to work and chooses not to"Read More get's nada, ugots, zilch. Go eat shit.
mike meenderink July 22, 2014 at 10:08 am
Maybe they can rehire the cop that shot Oscar Grant.....I'm sure he would take care of all theRead More innocent homeless.
Mona July 22, 2014 at 10:24 am
How are we going to house them? Take a look at rents in all of this area. There are a good manyRead More people on Social Security or who are working that can't afford both rent and food. They fall thru the cracks when it comes to any kind of help. Rent control would help, but not eliminate the problem.
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?
Edward July 10, 2014 at 11:50 am
Sales Tax is the least progressive tax and is already 3 times higher (3.25% in 1964) over the pastRead More 50 years, hitting the middle class and poor the hardest while State and Federal income taxes on the wealthy are 50% lower, on the rich, than in 1964 and all set in motion by California's Republican Governors, Starting with Ronald Reagan. When California switches from the Gasoline Tax per Gallon to the proposed road use tax per mile driven (mostly enacted because of electric and high gas milage cars) then tack it on to the mileage tax.
Ellen Smith July 10, 2014 at 02:40 pm
what is this more money to fund the pensions of transit, state federal etc etc emloyees get real andRead More ,m ake all their pensions in line with the private sector or I will fight to vote no on everything.
Major Hill July 10, 2014 at 05:55 pm
I have no objection to a transportation tax provided the bill states the money collected from thisRead More tax is to be used "only for transportation'. That means, No Cigars, no trips to Vegas, no strip clubs, no phony business trips to Tahiti to study coconut production. I'm one of the people out here who, long ago, gave up trust in what's going on with our paid Government...
Smitty July 5, 2014 at 01:35 pm
Thank you for the explanations Mr. Mayor. They are very informative. Most posters on Patch,Read More particularly regarding city business, use this forum to simply rant. They have no accurate background regarding pertinent facts and certainly no commitment to action regarding their stated positions except to keep their keyboard humming, stirring the pot and waiting to respond to the next poster they can engage in verbal battle. Facts do not slow them down nor get in their way.
George Fay July 5, 2014 at 04:01 pm
So the dump negotiates with Bankhead, the dump passes on the cost to the trash haulers, who thenRead More increase our rates, just like they did in Livermore very recently. So anyway you look at it we fund the Bankhead. Marchand mixes words - no general funds or direct taxes are used to support a private enterprise, but in the end, we are paying our hard earned dollars to fund the 1%.
John Humphrey July 5, 2014 at 11:09 pm
While I appreciate no General Fund monies are going to support Bankhead or any other privateRead More enterprise, I do wish the County had set aside a few bucks to deal with the negative impact of the landfills (dumps). If you have been out on Altamont Pass Road lately you know what I mean. It's an extension of the landfill. It is a mess. Lots of trash, likely blown from vehicles going to the dumps. Seems to me that the money from an impact fee ought to first be used to mitigate the negatives of the landfill and once that is done then be used for other purposes.
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Nadja Adolf July 4, 2014 at 07:08 am
No discussion of how much this will actually cost us including interest, no discussion ofRead More opportunity costs and lost multiplier effects of public payrolls, and no discussion of how many empty mass transit vehicles are already running around in the few areas that are actually served by mass transit. Given that mass transit cannot take me from where I live to anywhere I wish to go in less than two hours - if it can do it at all - I'm personally not interested in spending more on mass transit unless and until they go back to the drawing board and consider discarding things like the overpriced BART trains for efficient inexpensive galloping geese that run on regular existing rail lines. Enough of the non-standard gauge millions upon millions per car Toonerville Trolley.
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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Ken Briggs June 26, 2014 at 12:01 pm
The Derective Cat Because I do not live in the area any more and that just the parking cost a lot .Read More Then a poor man can not afford the rail road prices , but if you had HOT AIR BALLOON STUFF , i would be able to get in for free . When you just live off of s s checks you got to pitch your pennies .
The Defective Cat June 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm
I understand you point and agree you got to do what you got to do. How would hot air balloon eventsRead More at the fair enable you to get in free? Are you a pilot of one of these fellas? If so I would like to volunteer for a free ride.
Ken Briggs June 26, 2014 at 12:40 pm
The Defective Cat you need a few helpers to set them up you get free helper, you need like 5,6 orRead More so people to set them up you work with the crew you get in free like all balloon shows those that you see in the air for rides in the wine country cost $250.00 and more, Windsor Ca hasa balloon show every father,s day week end for the last 24 years, the Reno one is even bigger
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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.
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Gillie Perkins June 20, 2014 at 08:29 am
Every evening driving home I see sprinklers on at this business on Patterson Pass rd. It's not evenRead More grass being watered, it's shrubs! Businesses are not doing their part while the rest of us let our lawns die!
Jim June 20, 2014 at 12:18 pm
Gillie. Somewhere here on patch there was another article about the water. Someone posted a phoneRead More number that was for reporting (public parks and schools) that had bad sprinklers and such. Maybe you could try and find it and report it. Sometimes businesses don't even know what or when they are being watered since they just lease and the landlord is responsible.
Linda Carolson June 20, 2014 at 12:39 pm
I went to a friends house the other day and noticed that almost every house on his street has a niceRead More lush green lawn. Maybe those professional gardeners know some secret to keeping a lawn nice without water? A few blocks away, in an older section of the neighborhood, nearly all the houses had scraggly brown lawns. But then I turned down another street and there was a home with a fairly good-sized and newly-planted sod lawn with he sprinklers running. I stopped and asked one of the neighbors and they said these people are watering that new sod twice a day, every day. Who in their right minds plants a sod lawn in the midst of a severe drought where mandatory water reductions are imposed? Seriously, people can be so selfish, or maybe just that stupid. Why isn't the city/water department driving around and targeting these people? It doesn't take a genius to know that somebody with a lush green lawn is watering more than they should. Residents should not have to report their neighbors and risk retaliation from the people they report. I understand there is a limited staff at both the city and the water department, but one person could drive down every street in town in probably one day looking for these obvious water hogs. For every homeowner that lets their lawn or landscaping die from lack of watering it is going to cost them thousands to replace it down the road. But how does anybody justify letting some people keep their nice lawn at the expense of everybody else. When we run out - we are out! We cannot survive without water and it is not feasible to truck it from another state.
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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.
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
Becky June 15, 2014 at 09:06 am
I like Osman Akan's light sculptures.
Desert Rat June 15, 2014 at 09:12 am
They all look like a complete waste of money to me. How about something related to Livermore's pastRead More and present industry and culture? Not something you stare at for five minutes and wonder what that hell it is.
Becky June 15, 2014 at 09:47 am
It would be nice if people could also sit on it, or children could climb on it, because that park isRead More small.
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