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David Fanella April 15, 2014 at 02:31 pm
The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HiCAP) is offering a free presentation aboutRead More Medicare. The purpose of this presentation is to help you understand Your Medicare coverage. May 7th, 2014 6:00PM Redwood City Library 1044 Middlefield Redwood City I have posted this comment to the audience of this article in case you are Medicare eligible Covered California will likely not able to assist you, but HiCAP can help get you out of a Medicare Maze. Also for Renee Schiavone hoping you could contact me for this news tip I could not locate the local editor contact button the main page, help please! Thanks David, Outreach Coordinator (650) 627-9350
Walt Bishop April 15, 2014 at 08:57 am
I am an avid mountain biker who will be voting No. It makes no sense to have my property taxRead More increase when I have to drive hours for a recreational mountain bike opportunity. Mountain biking is a form of recreation of which the open space districts do not support. The only reason mountain bikes are allowed is due to a mandate for multiple use at the time the land was acquired. Over the years the open space districts have closed numerous trails used by mountain bikers. There is an inherent risk of injury, of which, the state of California includes mountain biking. The open space district does not follow this legislation. The open space district uses this risk of injury as a way to prohibit the recreational opportunity. Riding a mountain bike in open space does not require money. Mountain bikers are young and energetic and have offered numerous times, to the districts, to build new trails and maintain existing designated routes.
TM April 15, 2014 at 10:14 am
In regards to bikes on trails: I used to lead hikes in El Corte de Madera OSP which allows bikes. NORead More MORE will I go there on weekends, just too dangerous as a pedestrian. I'm sorry, but there are just too many 'bad seed' bike riders that practice that I'm in THEIR way for momentum [speeding] on trails. I once met a MROSD ranger that stated he "would NOT take his 5 year old daughter for a walk in this park on weekends." What does that tell you about safety? Mind you I'm not against bikes on trails. Just that their courtesy level isn't where it should be. Yes, the law of physics says the larger faster item will always win. I. as a pedestrian, don't always want to be on the losing end of that equation. Bikes aside, I will not be voting for this bond measure even though I am an avid hiker and user of their parks. It's too open ended on what it pays for. Like most any construction project these days, inflation costs are to be expected as a project tries for completion. So how many of those 25 projects will be completed before MROSD comes asking for more $$$ to complete them? AND, when will this bond measure be paid off and be deleted from my property tax bill? Maybe if they had asked for half of that $300mil they could have impressed me with what they can accomplish, above what is already on my tax bill.
By Jim Beller
geordie April 10, 2014 at 01:18 am
Wow, look at the right wing steaming in here. Missing the point too. The problem is there aren't anyRead More liberal politicians, they are all right wing fundamentalist no holds barred send the jobs to China conservatives. Conservative used to mean careful and forward thinking, now it means asset stripping and any way to make a buck is fine so long as nobody else makes anything. What a sad state of affairs when nobody thinks anyone else is worthy of support. Funny thing is these so called conservatives are usually the poor people, misled and rabid supporters of their abusers.
John Negley April 10, 2014 at 01:43 pm
How this turned into a gay agenda conversation I have no idea, but I will give my 2 cents since itRead More seems people are missing a bit of perspective. It is a civil rights issue. Our constitution is supposed to protect the rights of all people, including minorities. If you substituted the word gay for black in any of your posts, how would it sound? Don't tell me it is any different because it is not at all. We are talking about the equal rights of a minority group, all people in our society should be free from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views. Were African Americans being intolerant when they "whined" that they were not allowed to do many things, including interracial marriage? It is no different, it is people's rights in this free country. People are allowed to have their views, but if they conflict with the basic core that our country was founded on, freedom and liberty for ALL, then yes, that person should be labeled as intolerant of others civil rights. I hope you can understand that it is on a completely different level than calling a politician a name. It is not a liberal, gay agenda, it is an American one and I will stand up for any group that is being oppressed in our country based on race or in this case sexual orientation.
Nadja Adolf April 12, 2014 at 11:42 pm
Can you tell me how in the world Mr. Yee's agreeing to smuggle in rocket launchers in for money wasRead More him doing something for free? Nothing like agreeing to help his buddies in the Phillipines raise money for their rebel army.
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dorthy manser April 9, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Thank you, Amy. I've also had a very hard time figuring out how to confront this issue. It isRead More difficult when it becomes apparent that it just isn't nonsense anymore, it's dangerous nonsense. People will literally die if the anti-vaxx crowd is successful at convincing people not to vaccinate their kids. Potentially a lot of people. When you combine that with the stupidity, outright lies and paranoia displayed by celebrity spokes-people like Jenny McCarthy it becomes really hard to maintain ones composure (oops, I just lost mine). I suppose it's best to treat everyone as one would treat a good friend who is skeptical of modern medicine and scared for their children. As far as the black helicopter people go, I'm not sure what can be done to convince them, since they invariably believe that any data not conforming to their beliefs must the due to a conspiracy of some kind. I've known a lot of publicly funded scientists over the years, and the idea that they could all somehow be conspiring to harm public health in order to enrich corporations is ludicrous and insulting. Part of the problem is that as a result of reasonable skepticism of expert opinion, many people have decided that there is no such thing. Or, even worse, they pick people who have zero expertise but who are good at manipulating their fears. So now we have a huge population of scientifically illiterate people who no longer trust doctors, but are willing to put all their faith in internet scam artists like the "Health Ranger". This can't end well.
Lisbeth Allen April 9, 2014 at 04:22 pm
Costco makes millions off of supplements. Flip through their monthly magazine. Every other page isRead More some supplement for which people have no need. Not only are we a nation of consumers, we are a nation of gullible consumers.
Edward April 9, 2014 at 09:44 pm
I received my case of measels in 1967 in the ARMY at Fort Sill, Oaklahoma. When they startedRead More offering for my children I chose the imunization for them and now Public Schools Require them in California. Home Schooling by anti-vaxx parents will be the first ones to catch the bugs from "out of state" or "out of country" (Like UC Berkley with 14,000 of them) anti-vaxx or could not get the Vaxx.. TB is on the rise from the "out of county" rich kids at our colleges also. TB was eradicated in the U.S. 30 years ago but now it is back and we no longer give imunizations for it.
A Delargo April 4, 2014 at 03:47 pm
This slimebag is simply suspended WITH PAY. I'm sure he will end up in Danberry minimum securityRead More prison for 2 years... then happily retire somewhere in San Francisco explaining at quiet tea parties how it was all a misunderstanding.
Bill Fairmont April 5, 2014 at 09:04 am
Wonder why Chow wasn't deported?
State Sen. Leland Yee was released from custody as reporters surrounded him..
Rebecca Lorenz March 31, 2014 at 08:46 am
Wow. I'm pretty sure most of us would lose our jobs or be suspended without pay if the FBI arrestedRead More us.
theresedyer1932@gmail.com April 1, 2014 at 09:20 pm
This is just the tip of the iceberg,the whole system is so corrupt,how did he get away with it forRead More 20years? San Mateo is the most corrupt County in California, I ought to know I was and still am a victim. Lawyer have a license to steal from their clients and then they become Judges. That's where it starts and then all the so called Public Servants cover up including the FBI,So I'm really surprised they arrested him. We keep telling other countries how to live,but if this is Democracy, What Country would go for it
Hutch April 1, 2014 at 10:02 pm
You got that straight Therese. The whole system is broke and us poor slobs pay for all theRead More corruption. The need to seriously stop public unions, lobbyists and special interests from buying off politicians. No more personal gifts either. The tax payers end up getting screwed. I wrote Jerry Hill about it but I guess he's too busy to write back. Maybe you'll have better luck:Senator.Hill@senate.ca.gov
CBS News caught images of Yee being escorted into a federal courthouse on March 26, 2014 following his arrest on corruption charges.
Ken Briggs March 29, 2014 at 03:49 am
yes but what is she doing now ? did she finish her rehab that she was doing ?
Nadja Adolf March 29, 2014 at 04:51 am
I don't think she was doing rehab, unless you call running for the district 10 senate seat a form ofRead More rehab. Meanwhile, with Yee out of the Secretary of State race, we could wind up with Alex Padilla. Padilla, of course, had a lobbyist illegally throw him a fundraiser and has refused to return the ill-gotten contributions. Padilla’s biggest claim to fame, however, is that he wants to pass a law allowing for the warrantless use of drones by law enforcement.
timothy March 29, 2014 at 12:25 pm
She is probably also vacationing and living the high life
Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18)
Mike March 25, 2014 at 10:18 am
This is stupid. How about a workshop to unelect professional politicians like Eshoo who haveRead More contributed zero to this country.
Bruce March 26, 2014 at 12:44 pm
`` two nonpartisan organizations, the Concord Coalition and Fix the Debt'' Nonpartisan is in theRead More eye of the beholder. These groups in general and Fix The Debt in particular have ties back to "rentiers". That is, folks who make money off of suppressing wages and increasing return on capital. They obfuscate the argument by saying it is all about finances -- just like you do around your kitchen table. That is a lie. Sovereign countries with fiat money (their own money not tied to a commodity like gold) chooses winners and losers by its policies. The "debt" gets fixed with increased GDP, inflation, taxes or a combination. These "debter" guys are all about zero inflation, high return on capital and paying for it with taxes on wage earners with depressed wages. It is partisan and it is the Republican agenda.
The Santa Clara/Alum Rock Bus Rapid Transit Project will provide limited-stop rapid transit service from the Eastridge Transit Center to the Arena Station in downtown San Jose using Capitol Expressway, Alum Rock Avenue and Santa Clara Street. The San
Al March 21, 2014 at 10:14 pm
What is the big deal? In the midwest it is called an EXPRESS BUS. It makes less stops. It stillRead More gets stuck in traffic, it still has to deal with Stop lights. In Silicon Valley we do not even have the systems to tell you on your smart phone where the buses or trains are at. MOST MAJOR cities have that. Imagine how little it would cost to just change the bus stop signs and let the people on the route know there is an express. If the product is good, people will come. Or is this more politicians giving money to their buddies? Millions for painted buses and new signs? Make one think....
Al March 21, 2014 at 10:19 pm
For an express bus, just found the bid for the work! 50 Million dollars!! For better bus stops?Read More Did they even test market it? $50 Million!! Our elected officials ok'ed this. Wonder why we are out of money?
About 10 demonstrators gathered outside the Mountain View museum where the Israeli Prime Minister was meeting with Governor Jerry Brown.  PHOTO BY JEFF BURBANK
Ken March 6, 2014 at 08:59 am
Why not focus the article on the reason for the visit – an agreement between the twoRead More technology capitals of the world to bring increased benefits to all humanity. The tiny country of Israel has been responsible for important advances in medicine, agriculture, information technology and security, and California can benefit from this. Instead, half the article (and the lead photo) focused on a tiny group of anti-semitic protesters. The only technology the Palestinians have given the world over the past 30 years is the suicide bomber vest. This is shoddy journalism at its worst.
Nola Smith March 6, 2014 at 01:00 pm
The article, the emphasis, the photograph? Simply another example of poor journalism and journalismRead More with a political agenda. Just stop it please. Report responsibly, and for once look for the good, ye naysayers!
Laura R March 6, 2014 at 09:49 pm
I, too, am shocked by the inappropriate nature of the photograph. Patch managers, you should beRead More aware of the motivations of your reporters and aim for non-biased journalism.
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 25, 2012 in Washington, DC.   Photo credit:  Getty
Linda M. March 1, 2014 at 08:43 pm
It's all good Phillip Bailey :-)
A Delargo March 2, 2014 at 08:48 am
No worries PB ). Hey, can somebody get a copy of the constitution to Ann please ?
A Delargo March 2, 2014 at 09:00 am
If Sandra Day O'Conner made a decision on the court that she knowingly "did not uphold theRead More Constitution" then she has no business being in the Women's hall of fame, le alone the Court. This means she knowingly violated her oath to uphold the constitution when she made this decision. How vile is that ? I wonder how a retired male justice would be portrayed after admitting he knew one of his decisions was in violation of the Constitution when he delivered it ? He would be on America's most wanted TV show ! Please.
Senator Boxer is pictured in March 2013.
Marc Parent February 22, 2014 at 11:13 am
Sorry Lou, Just wanted to be clear about the CBO report.
carole mason February 22, 2014 at 01:51 pm
The war on poverty let me see how's that working out. Seems to be getting worse maybe we needRead More someone else in there instead of babs.
bruce k February 26, 2014 at 09:33 am
The war on poverty was "lost" by design. For an interesting explanation why you might goRead More to the PBS Fresh Air website and do a search for Sargent Shriver retrospective and listen to the story. What they were doing to help people and train them for jobs and businesses worked, but when party bosses started to see less people dependent on them, and money coming from channels they did not approve of they killed the program.
George Chrisman February 13, 2014 at 04:36 pm
Who carries the liability insurance for trespassers on private property? The beach is accessibleRead More from the navigable waterway (ocean). How can you let people cross private property? Can I just jump over anyone's fence in Redwood Shores, Foster City, or Montara because I like their waterfront location? I want to fish or sunbathe, or launch from their site adjacent to my new or old favorite place? Why not Tiburon, Belvedere, or Pebble Beach?
Jonathan Bremer February 13, 2014 at 06:16 pm
I see that reading comprehension is not your forte and by the way, Redwood Shores, Foster City,Read More Tiburon, Belvedere, Pebble Beach and Montara all have public access "to the" navigable waterway, as protected by our constitution. It frustrates me that knowledge, reason and good will are so easily ignored, I know it might be difficult people, but try to get some.
Bob Stine February 15, 2014 at 06:36 am
George Chrisman: You don't have to jump anyone's fence in Foster City to get to the water. FosterRead More City considerately created many paths to the water. Before mega-money took control, there was an accessible path to Martin's Beach, as well.
Cara Bautista February 11, 2014 at 08:32 am
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John Craft February 11, 2014 at 11:30 pm
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Lawn watering is already banned in some Sonoma County communities, and other towns could soon follow. (Photo:Patch Archive)
billyjames January 29, 2014 at 11:40 am
How about asking SFPUC's Harlan Kelly to follow the example of some Sonoma County communities whoRead More ban lawn watering by removing the enormous lawns at the Pulgas Water Temple?. Leaving then as they are sets a lousy example, don'tcha think?
Shari January 29, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Sounds like a reasonable proposition.
John Ward January 30, 2014 at 09:34 am
Harlan Kelly is asking us to reduce consumption by 10 percent; "or else". Or else what?Read More We had a drier than normal winter in 2012-2013. Why weren't mandatory conservation steps put into place then?
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