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California High-Speed Rail Allowed To Seize Parcels If Needed

Japan's rail system including the Shinkansen are truly wonderful. That had a national will to rebuild and a lack of lawyers and politicians to complicate every step of the process.

California is paralyzed by political correctness and environmental lawyers profiting at every little step of the process. All of the state's major cities, who actually need high speed rail, will ever allow the disruption caused by the construction and operation of new transportation methods. NIMBYs, environmentalists, lawyers, a totally dysfunctional government beauracracy - a perfect storm to prevent the kinds of progress needed for California to recover it's former glory. Sad but true.

April 12, 2014 at 10:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

California High-Speed Rail Allowed To Seize Parcels If Needed

Another step on the road to the Land of Oz - this state boondoggle just continues to amaze all and ignore reality at every step. Someone please look behind the curtain and stop this disaster.

April 12, 2014 at 12:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawmaker Yee's Lawyer Questions FBI Investigation

Gee, a lawyer and a politician are questioning the honesty of others? Sounds like the start of a joke - youse there was this lawyer and a crooked politician who... :-)

March 31, 2014 at 9:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gov. Brown Has OK'd Releasing More 'Lifers' From Prison Than Predecessors

It looks like Gov. Moonbeam is trying to make the state match the model city he left after his tenure in Oakland. High crime, lots of gangs, racial tension - you know, model California after prison society.

March 19, 2014 at 1:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Faulconer Defeats Alvarez For Mayor; Vows To Unite San Diego

The polls showed a virtual tie. What made the huge difference in the results? Maybe Obama's endorsement had an effect after all.

February 15, 2014 at 8:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

President Obama Endorses Alvarez In San Diego Mayor's Race

At a time when most democratic politicians facing election are doing their best to distance themselves from Obama the San Diego mayors race rates an endorsement? Maybe folks should think twice about the impact of Obama interest in a town he rarely visited or mentioned. Who more desperate? Alvarez or Obama?

February 9, 2014 at 8:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego River Restoration Involves Clearing Homeless, And Their Trash

Why not move them (homeless or whatever euphemism you choose) into the canyons surrounding SDSU so the river will be clean and the faculty, students and alumni can provide assistance without having to travel or get their feet wet?

January 18, 2014 at 4:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jamul Casino Construction Begins In San Diego's East County

Apparently common sense and the good of the community have once again been over ruled by $$$BIG MONEY$$$ . While I don't live in Jamul, I use Highway 94 frequently and I am very concerned that the added traffic will be a major problem for those who use the road. My problems with the casino are minuscule when compared with the local residents. I find it interesting to note that common sense opposition is immediately branded as "racist" in the second comment on this topic. How simple to trot out that tired argument for every issue or controversy.

I don't envy the local residents who will bear the brunt of the impact of this misguided project.

January 13, 2014 at 1:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Balboa Park Readies For December Nights, Rain Or Shine

Oh my, where are the PC police? Christmas Nights? Won't someone be offended?

December 8, 2013 at 4:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Man Faces Felony Charge Over Trimming Shrubs

Anon11 - thanks for the "rest of the story", it will be interesting to see how this sorts out.

Len - I don't think that the recent economy's homeless are the bums who inhabit OB. They have been there for years and as evidenced in the politically incorrect bumper sticker from several years ago they are not a new phenomenon. Many local residents and most local businesses are not happy to be the "host" community.

December 1, 2013 at 4:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )