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NCTD Chief Answers Questions About Agency Turnover

The interview this noon with Mr. Tucker was less than revealing. It isn't the interviewer's fault but he seemed determined to seem ignorant about what was going on, even though he must be well aware of the situation (since he is at the center of it). I don't buy his explanation of privileged information at all...he couldn't even address what has already been revealed to the public in a most general way. If he is that ignorant of what is going on, maybe he should be the one looking for a new job (with a handsome package of good-bye benefits, of course). Not iimpressive. Not liable to make anyone feel confident of his leadership skills. The Board of Dirctors equally unimpressive by evading questions. What happened to clear communications and transparency? What a joke.

July 2, 2014 at 4:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Voters Head To The Polls

In passing, one of the announcements mentioned something about a write in candidate with one vote could end up on the November ballot, but what causes this to happen was not explained. Doesn't that seem worth expanding through a sentence or two? Why mention it if you aren't going to address it in the longer follow-up story.

June 3, 2014 at 6:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Program Aims To Help Every Californian Reduce Energy Use By 10 Percent Per Year

Yes, we need to conserve, but I can predict with some certainty what will happen. SDG&E, just like the water companies, will say that, because we are conserving, they need to raise our rates to make up for lost revenues. The wealthy can continue using energy anyway they want to because they don't have to worry how much the bill is, but those of us on limited incomes will end up with less and less energy for more and more money. What a brilliant system.

May 26, 2014 at 6:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Report Says San Diego Residents Need To Recycle More

Well, I hope someone is taking into account the considerable about of recyclables removed from the blue bins by people who regularly raid them. No matter what I would put in the blue bin, I have no control over the people who are living off their contents. Frankly, I've given up on City recycling...I called Waste Management and asked if I could just take my own recycling down and they said that would be fine. I really don't understand the thinking with conservation management in the City. If someone has been conserving water for years, they get dinged for not doing more whereas someone who just started conserving this year will get praised to the hilt because it is easier to cut back if you've never conserved then if you have been cutting back for a long time; they apparently take no consideration out of how much recycling is removed from the bins before they are picked up; and I can't recycle into a green bin because I'm not in a privileged zip code that allows a green bin (no, setting up a compost pile in my yard is not a good solution for me). Don't any of the decision makers live in the real world? Outreach does me no good. The main problem is not with my effort.

April 30, 2014 at 11:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

California State Senators To Receive Refresher On Ethics

It doesn't surprise me that there are unethical people in politics (there are unethical people everywhere), but it astounds me that anyone thinks that a class is going to change a person who is already ethics challenged. It strikes me that one of the purposes being to "....prevent compromising situations" could well be interrupted this way: "You don't have to change what you are doing; here's how to not get caught." The people already caught showed no respect for their office or for the voters. No class will change that.

April 23, 2014 at 9:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do's And Don'ts When San Diego's Rattlesnake Season Arrives Early

Your promo on this story has some misinformation. Rattlesnakes may be many things but slimey is not one of them. They are not water snakes.

March 25, 2014 at 5:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Author Looks To Animals For Deeper Understanding Of Good And Evil

It doesn't take a lot of research and see how humans have driven so many animals to extinction. They have not done the same to us. We in our mighty arrogance are also on the path to extinction by poisoning the environment for the sake of the almighty dollar. Aren't we proud?

March 18, 2014 at 7:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Balboa Park Centennial Planning Group Disbands

Gerry Braun used to work for the UT and then went to work for Jerry Sanders. If you have Jerry Sanders as a pal in this town, you really don't need any other credentials. What is odd is that, given all of Sanders's connections, they still couldn't get a commitment of funds. I wonder if that's because the downtown Republican base that largely controls the money in this town just couldn't risk allowing a non-Republican mayor to take credit if the centennial was a success. Once the election was over, none of Sanders's pals were going to lift a paw to help out Filner, and, as it happens, Filner solved that problem for them, but by the time of his exit, it would have been too late to salvage the project so it was easier to abandon ship and let someone else take over. That's just speculation on my part, of course. Wonder how those plans to bid on the Olympics are going? We're not looking really competent to run big projects at this point.

March 5, 2014 at 2:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Some In San Diego's LGBT Community Not Embracing DeMaio's Same-Sex Partner Ad

Like too many politicians, DeMaio will do anything, say anything to get elected. I had to work with the man when I was with the City, and it was not a fun experience. The City Council gave him too much power over a department with no good reason other than they took his word that he could make recommendations regarding a field that he had no experience in, and his recommendations were not improvements. Personally, I wouldn't vote for him because I just can't find in myself to trust him. And, for me, it's not a LGBT issue but a character issue.

February 24, 2014 at 8:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Journalist Neil Morgan Dies At 89

Neil Morgan almost seems like one of the last of a dying breeding: the journalist more interested in the story than in self-advertisement. The local newspaper certainly has never been the same since they started advocating instead of reporting. Of course Mr. Morgan had his own political position, but I think he could set aside his personal preferences in order to tell the story. Certainly I don't remember him feeling the need to promote himself instead of the subject of his reporting. Not only have too many new reporters lost any grounding in grammar and punctuation, have a tendency to repeat the informal and snarky language of social media, but they are so busy trying to get attention that they don't seem to have much time for anything but the me-me-me story (there are exceptions, of course). I realize the times have changed, but I'm still waiting for them to improve. I'll miss you, Mr. Morgan. You were a class act.

February 4, 2014 at 6:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )