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S.Giraud April 19, 2014 at 06:00 pm
Well, it looks like that's going to change rather quickly now. Anyone seen the price per gallon thisRead More past week? Where is the outrage ? Oh yes, Obama's in the White House, not George Bush. You "progressives" are a bunch of hypocrites.
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Ted Buchanan April 21, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Who has even heard of these stores? Didn't Aaron Bros.go under in 1987? Who wants to take the timeRead More to hack into these accounts? Dummies that shop there don't have any money! Low-brow and low income customers who bring in their 5 screaming kids ( 4 are obese!) And their parents let them terrorize the rest of the shoppers. Free babysitting while Mommy orders an extra large Slushee for Remo and his ADD. Why ? Parents weren't parented either. Or its considered cute as Jr. has his meltdown with sticky chocolate fingers ! Count me out...
yourusmcboyelvises April 21, 2014 at 09:20 pm
you elvisees need to grab a par and march on the lilly house and drag those obummers and smoldens toRead More the streetskies for some real justskies. before icks too lakes.
Scott Peterson April 21, 2014 at 09:44 pm
Security is a deterrent not a preventative measure. There is no way to be secure from everyRead More possibility because it is impossible to even conceive of every possibility. Instead we try to secure against the threats we know of through experience and those we may anticipate through inference extrapolated from those experiences. The businesses are naturally and rightly profit driven and things that do not directly and or immediately hurt the bottom line do not get priority funding. Thieves too are profit driven though they are less regulated than business and in general face more personal risk than businesses typically do toward realizing their bottom line. Due to the actual few distinctions between the thief and business the thief must be the more resourceful of the two and thus more innovative. Security is always going to be a reactionary means of preventing theft. The proactive means to prevent theft are to accept there is no absolute security and otherwise either too expensive, too harsh, too time consuming or some combination of those. Considering how long humanity seems to have dealt with the issue, one might think we would have tried all of the available variables and figured it out sometime during the last 5000 years through trial and error. Oh wait, we have. Communities where the moral code is instilled in the population from cradle to grave coupled with punishment, justly applied, for infractions have almost zero crime and it costs them almost zero dollars. Face it folks, we're all hippy freaks living in/on a commune we call Earth. Continually spending good money over top of bad as our orthodox approach has required over the centuries has only produced more crime and or prisons. This implies more crime/prisons is the goal if you THINK.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
mark April 18, 2014 at 05:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 11:57 am
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
Sharon Tobin April 15, 2014 at 07:10 am
Very brave individuals to come forward in today's anti-worker climate. You can fight back if youRead More have the tenacity. Good to see the government worked for the worker and not the industry this time. The government agency did what it was supposed to do. But only because the workers stood up to the owners.
Felicia Bermudez Haggarty April 15, 2014 at 07:48 am
Those investigators should have checked with me. I just let them go because I was tired of themRead More using my kitchen stove, dishes and utensils to prepare their meals and then sit at my table for an hour chatting and laughing away while I was trying to work quietly in my home office.
Michael Williams April 15, 2014 at 10:33 am
We've used Sunflowers Maid Service for cleaning our multistory Belmont home for about 2 years - andRead More found their workers to be very hardworking and capable. Our only complaint is that they seemed to be too rushed, not putting items back where we had placed them - a symptom of the company's pressure. We hope the company survives - and greatly improves its treatment of its workers. They deserve better.
Sam Chetcuti April 13, 2014 at 08:43 pm
I guess all of those alternative energy sources are so much hooey. Also the claim that the US willRead More be energy sufficient in a few decades is beginning to look a little suspect.
Sam Chetcuti March 30, 2014 at 08:12 pm
I can't relate this article to others I have been reading. The other articles I am talking about areRead More saying how the US is becoming less energy dependent on foreign oil. If that is the case and the US is extracting so much energy from it's own territory, why then the spike in gas prices?
Phil April 15, 2014 at 04:34 pm
Because you will continue to pay for it
John Negley March 28, 2014 at 01:01 pm
"PG&E officials said they believe criminal charges are not warranted and that employees didRead More not intentionally violate the pipeline safety law." It does not matter if you intensionally violated it or not. PG&E failed at doing their jobs, breaking the law in the process, and people lost their lives. Money does not matter, $500 million to the families... drop in the bucket to them. They say they used shareholder money, so next year they raise rates to recover from low shareholder earnings. We are the ones paying for this.
scout March 28, 2014 at 08:15 pm
omg, the arrogant hypocrisy of the feds.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. Patch file photo.
S.Giraud March 22, 2014 at 05:09 pm
Just another shake down artist like the other good Rev, Al Sharpton. Get a Real Job Jesse.
Libi Uremovic March 23, 2014 at 08:45 pm
i hate shock jesse, but asians, women, and gays are minorities too...if jesse had ever had a job inRead More the private sector he'd know that jobs go to the most qualified regardless of their pigmentation ...... if he wants more black people working in silicon valley he should step to the plate and get more black people educated in computers and technology .... i don't see jesse calling on the nba to be 'more inclusive' ....
terry mccaffrey March 24, 2014 at 10:37 am
Well said, Libi!
Following months of "Fight for $15" protests calling on higher wages for fast-food workers, some California McDonald's employees have joined in six lawsuits filed in three states.
Dee March 13, 2014 at 09:01 pm
This article is such a disappointment. What happened to our local news on Patch?
Chris Corbett March 14, 2014 at 04:41 am
I think it is highly relevant as McD's and other fast food establishments are in South City and onRead More the Peninsula, as well as employ so many herein...just shows how these big corps. do take advantage of the little guy to get ahead. However, in the end, the little guy still needs to wake up and take control of his and her own destiny and quit pointing fingers and become better educated and more marketable--then indisposable to a company!
A Delargo March 8, 2014 at 05:03 pm
Just like Carmen's comment above.... most people are professional and the rest are not looking forRead More a job and therefor don't count as 'unemployed'. People are either working their butt off or trying to get an Obama phone !
Ralph Garcia March 9, 2014 at 10:32 am
I have read some really off the wall comments here but to think a DA has anything to do with theRead More unemployment rate is just stupid
Yvonne M March 9, 2014 at 11:16 am
There's a lot of professional people I know who are unemployed and their unemployment has expiredRead More and therefore no longer counted as unemployed.
Concerned Md Citizen March 8, 2014 at 03:43 pm
the good news is that a reputable company bought Safeway; the bad news is they may keep the sameRead More awful management personnel therefore stifling its rebuilding.
Steve Pogue March 8, 2014 at 06:08 pm
Interesting that the price paid for long-established Safeway with 1,305 stores in 20 states is lessRead More than half of what Facebook paid for Whats App. Seems a little out of balance, no?
Gladwyn d'Souza March 10, 2014 at 08:47 am
Only if there is an earthquake or other natural disaster and folks are dependent on the three dayRead More supply at Safeway. Hopefully Albertson closes all these dumps. Remember Safeway's response to selling pink slime- all our products are approved by the USDA.
Event flier for the free tax preparation on March 6, 2014.
harveyhmb February 25, 2014 at 02:29 pm
You don't have to go over the hill to get your taxes done for free: Coastside Hope also offersRead More Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, free tax preparation assistance to low-income English- and Spanish-speaking clients whose annual household income is less than $52,000. For information and an appointment, call Coastside Hope at 726-9071, ext. 227.
SunTzu February 10, 2014 at 09:14 pm
Throwing more money into education is not the answer. We have the highest per-student spending someRead More of the worst results. With the highest taxes of any state, we still have to raise money for schools through auctions and fundraisers. What a joke. If we want to fix the schools the state needs to: 1) Stop implementing Common Core 2) Get back to basics of reading, writing and math. Get ride of the hippy dippy social engineering crap. Having the internet in schools does nothing as all engineering and science is based on math. 3) Pass a right to work law so teachers aren't forced to join a union or at least end mandatory political contributions so the State can get out of the clutches 4) End tenure and make teachers' pay merit-based. 5) Require everyone to learn English rather than make everything bi/tri/quad-lingual.
Kirsten Jarvi February 11, 2014 at 07:25 am
If ten year is ended, make it merit based. Then shouldn't our legislative body also be paid on meritRead More based compensation plan. We have lost some excellent teachers to other fields because each year they were receiving pink slips on whether or not we as Californians could balance our budget. Start math and science education early and young. Vote for people who can do the math and the work. Their is still way too much waste in the state and not good strategic planners and problem solvers. Some how that was missed in law school. Ethics would be helpful too!
Baraiha February 11, 2014 at 10:19 am
Ummm. California is in the bottom five in state funding for education.
Ralph Garcia February 7, 2014 at 04:46 pm
No the people (myself included) voted against. Further proof that a lot of us can't look into theRead More future. If Google can pay for the pick up point at the 2 ports the government may be cut out and then it will get done and way cheaper than with the government.
Mary McLinden February 7, 2014 at 06:43 pm
Google (or any company) providing a free commuter option for their employees causes housing pricesRead More in San Francisco to rise? How does that even compute?
Vid Prod February 10, 2014 at 09:11 am
The recent threat of a BART strike shows the value of CalTrain and the fact that such a strike can'tRead More tie the entire Bay Area into a catastrophic gridlock.
Moon Son February 7, 2014 at 06:40 am
Kudos to CVS, I smoked for half a century and quit three years ago, I am one of the lucky ones.
Phillip Bailey February 7, 2014 at 01:46 pm
Mike (above said) How about letting us make our own choices? PC is alive and well at CVS. By theRead More way, what a dumb name for a drug store. I miss Long's. Gee Mike C.V.S. is the acronym and once stood for Consumer Value Store. It now stands for 'Convenience-Value and Service. I personally think CVS should be applauded for this. Smokers just don't SMOKE ... they walk into establishments and sit down near non smokers and the smokers often REEK of cigarette smoke and REEK is an understatement.
Bob Rosenthal February 8, 2014 at 12:20 pm
I'm elated to see the stance CVS has taken. I quit smoking 12 years ago after 60 years of smoking. IRead More could feel a difference almost immediately. I had triple bypass surgery three years ago as a result of smoking. If people want to smoke their brains out I have no problem. Freedom of choice. However, I feel that CVS should also discontinue the sale of all alcoholic beverages. Same goes for Walgreens. How can a drug store sell cigs and alcohol and the sell drugs to combat the effects of same? How can the citizenry allow this to happen and on the other hand vote to ban the sale of guns? Makes no sense to me.
Fox Theatre   Photo: Joan Dentler
crumpley January 29, 2014 at 06:07 pm
Thanks for clarifying, Lori. The article describes how you and Eric "purchased the propertyRead More out of foreclosure in 2010 with plans to renovate and bring it back to life". Does your statement mean that the property is now under a serviceable mortgage, but no improvements should be expected? For the record: I LOVE the Fox Theater, and the "Little Fox". I've performed there, and I really hope this venue continues to thrive. It is a rare gem on the peninsula.
Cheryl January 29, 2014 at 06:13 pm
It is not good assume something and then write about it, get the facts. Thank you Lori forRead More clarifying it. I too love the Fox grew up in RWC and loved going there, still do.
Jim Clifford February 4, 2014 at 07:42 am
Article says present Fox opened in 1929 under the name, “The New Sequoia Theater." ItRead More did not open as "The New Sequoia Theater." It was just the Sequoia. There was an old Sequoia and people called the new one the new Sequoia to differentiate but it was simply the Sequoia. What a difference a capital letter makes. I know it seems trivial, but this keeps popping up - even in stories that have a photo of opening night. The marquee clearly says Sequoia. I think repeating mistakes will get easier in the computer age. Once made, it's hard to correct them.