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San Diego Man Faces Felony Charge Over Trimming Shrubs

As Regular says, this needs to stay in the news. As government at all levels provides fewer services and protections, citizens will have an increasing need to step up handle things. The alternative is to watch our neighborhoods descend into chaos as the politicians dawdle.

If the bums were hiding in the bushes in front of your house what would you do?

December 1, 2013 at 9:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Man Faces Felony Charge Over Trimming Shrubs

It figures. $7 million+ to replace the progressive embarrassment Filner, no money for potholes or public property maintenance - but plenty of funding to prosecute a resident trying to keep up his neighborhood when the city failed to provide services.

Maybe justice will be served and the DA will satisfied when the bums who lived in those shrubs start squatting in the house while he is serving time for shrub abuse. Taxes will drop with property values as the bums takeover and the city may be hard pressed to afford all those DA lawyer warriors to mete out justice for the shrubs. Oh, the horrors!

November 30, 2013 at 9:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawmakers Demand Answers On Unemployment Check Delays

The title of this article refers to employment checks - don't those usually come from employers instead of a state computer system?

November 6, 2013 at 7:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Covered California Running Relatively Smoothly Compared To

Did you really mean that lead in line? "...Compared to". Pretty much anything would look good relative to the aforementioned website so is the author's intent to make us like Covered California? Or maybe it's website? Or is all just a big sick joke to make us feel better and more accepting of governmental incompetence?

Liberal discussion to follow...

November 1, 2013 at 8:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School Officials Look Into Serra High Blackface Incident

All the problems currently facing our country and this item garners more comments than the real problems we are facing.
The NAACP could better serve this nation and their race (yes, I used the race word) by focusing on the quality of education and the lack of opportunity for all Americans. They might also disclaim the "gangsta" culture and the rap lyrics that debase women and put major focus on the "N" word.

Sad, sad , sad comments on our times and the misguided focus on political correctness.

November 1, 2013 at 8:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

"War On Women Over 40": Lawsuit Claims Age, Gender Bias At NCTD

Brad Racino's reply about my comment on singling out a "negative" comment with information about the iNews use of IP addresses to track the comments source seems to miss my point. Mr. Racino points out iNews' valid need to prescreen comments while also asking for more funds for iNews ( are they funded by KPBS ?). He also points out that the comment in question was originally posted on the iNews website and then transferred "nearly verbatim". Some of his comments are germane while others are self serving for iNews.

Back to my point - prescreening comments is expected. I assume that anything I put on the web is not anonymous. Using the broadcast media to reach a wider audience to single out a comment's source in an apparent (to me anyway) attempt to discredit the comment's value is of great concern. What's the next step? Maybe discount my comments about San Diego because I happen to live in La Mesa?

In the interest of full disclosure I did not take Mr. Racino up on his offer to contact him prior to writing this reply. I may at a later time.

October 29, 2013 at 7:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

"War On Women Over 40": Lawsuit Claims Age, Gender Bias At NCTD

Watch your comments here - on KPBS Roundtable tonight the iNews commentator said that there were mostly positive comments, but that the lone negative comment was tracked to an IP address at NCTD.

SINCE THIS WAS SAID ON THE AIR ON KPBS it seems to me that the station news department is serving notice they will track you down if you don't agree. Not what I expected to hear from "member supported" public television/radio.

What's your policy KPBS?

October 25, 2013 at 9:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

4 Facts About California's High-Speed Rail Plan

This is a giant boondoggle and no person will ever ride more than 20 miles of demo track , if that. Lawyers will get most of the money - both the pro rail and the enviros. This is one of the biggest swindles in a long line of state political games.

Don't forget the the millions that will go into political coffers to perpetuate the fraud until it falls apart and the politicians take a victory lap - just not on a high speed train.

October 20, 2013 at 6:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local Democrats Endorse David Alvarez For San Diego Mayor

Let's see, last time they endorsed an experienced and severely flawed (understatement) politician. Didn't turn out too well for the city.

Now, in their infinite wisdom, they have endorsed an inexperienced young idealist who, in the ways of SD politics, will be completely beholden to the PARTY and the UNIONS. Mr. Alvarez is entering in to a deal with two groups that have proven that character, values, and ability to govern mean nothing next to THEIR need for power.

San Diego voters should be looking for a proven, experienced leader. Filner proved that character does matter and voters should look beyond the party rhetoric into the the candidates' true strengths, experience and abilities to work with all groups to come up with real solutions.

Bob's gone, Francine and her crew should be next.

September 25, 2013 at 7:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

California Food Stamp Eligibility Bill Clears Legislative Hurdle

The Obama administration has dropped any work requirements for welfare, food stamps, etc. There is less incentive to work and more incentive to stay on the dole and vote democratic no matter who is running for office.

Hmmmm - didn't San Diego just do that? How'd that work out ?

September 6, 2013 at 12:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )