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Posted on November 20 at 10:03 a.m.

word of the day: UNGENTRIFIED

On Magnificent Milpas

Posted on November 20 at 8:33 a.m.

I heard that the cops in the audience during this event were still Captain Obviouses.

On Palabra Keeping the Peace?

Posted on November 20 at 8:21 a.m.

I saw on the teevee that Councilman Dale Francisco voted no on this, but offered no comment to explain his vote.

We can only conclude he thinks instead that having the Cabrillo Boulevard bridge collapse into the lagoon would be good public policy.

Any other possible explanation?

On Eminent Domain Proceedings Commence Against Waterfront Property

Posted on November 18 at 12:30 p.m.

All-terrain bicycles, yes.
Horses, no thanks.
Thus, the current land use designation as Backcountry Non-Motorized.

A better move would be to amend the Wilderness Act to allow bicycles.
But that would pry open messing around with other provisions of the law.

On No Extra Wilderness for Los Padres

Posted on November 15 at 12:19 p.m.

WOW! Look how they gerrymandered their map at the north end, deliberately to exclude businesses that already oppose this taxation scheme.

The Beast is gonna need frequent feeding for the tax charges and inspire a snitch festival where those who involuntarily pay the tax will rat out their neighbors who operate a business out of their homes but are not registered as businesses.

On Doubling Down on Milpas Street

Posted on November 13 at 6:12 a.m.

Under California law, Business Improvement Districts are deliberately not "equal representation" because large businesses by design have proportionally more votes and readily get their way regardless of what the small businesses want. Example from Long Beach

On Doubling Down on Milpas Street

Posted on November 13 at 12:16 a.m.

"Those fees would generate anywhere from $180,000 to $225,000 a year. Although the plans have yet to be finalized, Byrne suggested $77,000 would go for graffiti removal and street cleanup, while another $77,000 would cover the cost of promotions and special events."

How much of this new government bureaucracy would go for salaries, pensions, benefits, office rent, insurance, and other overhead costs?

On Doubling Down on Milpas Street

Posted on November 12 at 11:53 a.m.

Bendy should just admit he wants to raise the sales tax and get this charade over with.

On Help City Decide What to Fix

Posted on November 12 at 8:40 a.m.

This essay is painfully apologetic spin.
Sexism is as sexism does.
Just admit this religion is based on sexism, or as the writer notes: "commandments".

On Wearing Hijab for Modesty in All Things

Posted on November 12 at 8:14 a.m.

Yet another instance of successful criminal law enforcement without the fabricated value of any gang injunction.
Imagine that.

On Mexican Mafia, Meth, and Murder Plans

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