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Brainwashed_In_Church June 29, 2014 at 06:31 am
I like how our judicial system rules (and other major laws and policies) are decided by voters whoRead More couldn't find Iraq on a globe, can't balance their checkbooks, believe the world is 10,000 years old, and think 48÷2(9+3) = 2.
KMA June 29, 2014 at 01:27 pm
The laws are not decided by votes, unless it is an initiative, and then like Prop 8- it will beRead More overturned by a bunch of liberals .The Congress or Legislature writes and votes on the laws- the people vote these guys in, but not the measures themselves. This is a Republic, not a democracy. So before being critical of others, look in the mirror.
Nadja Adolf June 29, 2014 at 01:40 pm
I refer to this as the illegal alien anti-deportation act. Identity theft? No problem, noRead More deporation. Welfare fraud? Please be nice in the future, etc.
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Deanna July 20, 2014 at 12:22 pm
I like with Marcus. We recently drove up to Oregon to look at some colleges and visit friends. WeRead More actually saw a Sign along the I 5 that said welcome to the state of Jefferson. Wimpy though the sign was it smacked of people voted against their own best interests.
Lynn Moore July 21, 2014 at 09:13 am
Totally off the subject: But why is this online newsletter called the AgouraHills Patch? I thoughRead More this was Imperial Beach.
Penny Arévalo July 21, 2014 at 01:49 pm
This story got posted statewide, as it's a statewide story. But for commenting purposes, you areRead More directed back to the original Patch which first posted it, which is in Agoura Hills.
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Ken Briggs June 8, 2014 at 11:01 am
this boy will do nothing . look at the republican party, when they were in what jobs did they bringRead More in and stayed ? that party shut down many state hospitals, so now we have sick folks running around, and what have they done for the VETS that come back from war ? then who the hell is this boy ? no one in the BAY AREA and up the coast do not know of this boy . Oh well Jerry will do 4 more years and retire if he does not die before then .
c5 June 10, 2014 at 06:59 pm
Kashkari will get smoked, it doesn't matter what he says or does. I will not vote for Brown but heRead More will win going away. Brown's legacy will end up being not enough water storage, a high speed rail system that goes nowhere and leaves a huge hole in the budget, the highest taxes and least friendly place to do business in the country, and a bankrupt fiscal situation with massive unfunded state employee benefits and pensions.
Ken Briggs June 11, 2014 at 03:58 am
but who is this boy ? still no one has seen him in the north part of the state , no one has seen himRead More in Clearlake or Lakeport, Ukiah, Eureka area , so who is this guy . it is June 11th and where is this guy ?
John R June 4, 2014 at 10:58 pm
It would be helpful if you explained what each measure is..
Susan C. Schena June 4, 2014 at 11:08 pm
Hi, John. This was just the numbers as they came in. Here is story that goes into more detail. HopeRead More that helps. http://walnutcreek.patch.com/groups/elections/p/county-election-wrap-mixed-results-on-school-measures-voters-ok-san-pablo-ems-sales-tax
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Dee Baucher May 18, 2014 at 02:29 pm
This is why there can be no ability to control costs in our health care in the US. Greedy lawyersRead More wanting to "cash-in" on every medical event that results in a bad outcome for patients. We can not afford to use our health care system as a "get rich quick" scheme for lawyers. We need "no-fault" medical compensation for adverse outcomes. States (and countries) that already have that in place have done well for patients and have done well for their health care systems so that all the dollars spent actually go toward health care. Medical malpractice is a scam that acts to greatly benefit lawyers, and rarely truly provides enough compensation for those injured in medical events, so that all their needs can be provided for. Medical malpractice needs to end in the US! We can not afford to drain more millions of dollars away from actual medical care and real compensation for patients that experience adverse events. We need compensation for patients to occur without lawyers getting rich. Physician negligence needs to be addressed by licensing boards.
Roberto May 18, 2014 at 09:40 pm
Jeez a Louise! Only in California. Hey, while we're at it, lets add Landscapers. If a landscaperRead More screws up your lawn, he's liable for $100,000. (Minimum).
c5 June 4, 2014 at 08:47 am
Lawyers are happy, health care costs will go up, and doctors will be more cautious around usingRead More judgement on treatment. All good news...
c5 May 7, 2014 at 08:47 am
This may unfortunately be the first time I vote against school parcel tax measures. In this case itRead More is not because I am against the schools, or even parcel tax extensions, but because of the structure of these measures. Making the taxes permanent takes away any and all real oversight by taxpayers. The taxes go on forever regardless of need. In additioin, measure B adds an additional bad policy element--the cost of living adjustment. So in spite of all the signs around Lafayette which are not telling the truth, in point of fact measure B will raise property taxes each and every year in perpetuity, again regardless of need. The Contra Costa Times has come out against these measures as well, FWIW. I would have gladly supported 'clean' measures with no cola and the normal sunset date. They will probably pass anyway, but this time unfortunately without my vote.
mlm2013 May 8, 2014 at 07:29 pm
And not to mention that there is a primary election June 3 that the prop could have been on. ButRead More noooo, they had to have a special mail in ballot to get this passed. I'm not against these parcels, but they need to be up for review every few years - it's just not right that future homeowners will be paying this tax without being able to vote it in or out - taxation without representation. It kind of almost sounds like a Mello-Roos. I'll bet at some point, there will be a lawsuit to challenge the perpetuity aspect of these taxes. Thank goodness my husband is turning 65 this year - we get to opt out in 2015. Acalanes UHSD's tin cup will not be filled at our home any longer -
State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord)
JKI January 13, 2014 at 08:09 pm
I lost all respect & support for State Sen. Desaulinier when he started sponsoring things likeRead More SB375 and SB-1 recently. You might remember, the legislation that allows for agencies to declare almost anything (... like... Orinda!) "blight" for purposes of redevelopment, and giving density bonuses to developers. ABAG, "Plan Bay Area", etc, etc.
mlm2013 January 14, 2014 at 11:02 am
And what about Tom Torlakson's SB211 wanting to declare the neighborhood around the PH CCCentre BARTRead More station a "blighted area" -
JKI January 14, 2014 at 09:45 pm
Just read that Kristina Lawson is considering running for Rep. Millers seat. Ha! Go ahead, clickRead More the heels of your ruby red slippers and wish really, really hard.
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