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rob March 27, 2014 at 09:42 AM
Is it really two miles from the San Juan train station in order to see the parade?
Donna Fleming March 27, 2014 at 03:15 PM
A little pre-planning could have solved this problem. Walking across the tracks and out toward theRead MoreL os Rios area would have been a shorter walk. Possibly picking up folks near Ito's nursery. Just a thought for next time.
Matt Gaffney April 02, 2014 at 01:32 PM
All you have to do is walk a short block up Verdugo St. & you're on Camino Capistrano.
Dusty W Otero March 28, 2014 at 04:54 PM
I agree with Ilse,,this is what more of san juans building should look like,,not Read Moreeverythin g is mission style,nice to see u at the historic society meeting the other night ,, I miss all u guys too.I will talk to u at next weeks city council meeting byee Ilse
Betty Simut April 03, 2014 at 09:51 AM
Trading post building need a lift! no questions! Or at least change the color or some.... Can beRead Morelif ted with small changes!
Maeve Mcdonough April 03, 2014 at 10:04 AM
The Trading Post is perfect just the way it is! The building that I think is the real eyesore isRead Morethe Mission Grill. Those sheets of clear plastic that they wrap the place in on cool days, and the metal doors that they pull down after closing are just horrible.
Smokey Bear March 22, 2014 at 05:45 PM
I was also wondering if we would have to go to court for that as an individual case. It is soRead Moreridicu lous, I am so sick of the current Mayor & the other crooked people at the City. Bring back the old crew, Lon Uso was better & really was 'for', the interest of the people & not profiteering off of real estate development & overcharging residents. There is no trust at all with evil Sam at the helm!! Vote him out already!!
Donna Fleming March 25, 2014 at 09:12 PM
We will probably have to file a law suit to force the city to pay residents for over charges on our Read Morewater bills. Sam will continue to rule until we vote him and his posse out.
Tom Marantz March 19, 2014 at 11:29 AM
In a year if we're lucky!
mOmO123 March 24, 2014 at 10:06 AM
its the never ending project..
rob March 24, 2014 at 05:59 PM
Just look how long it took to re-do the off ramp at Camino Cap.
Donna Fleming March 21, 2014 at 12:59 PM
A hotel would be great. But, why the 33 townhomes? Why is that a package deal? We need a hotel, weRead Mored o not neet townhomes in town. Unless the city wants to sell the city offices property and build on that site. City Council can move in with school district offices which are newer. Yes, and about that water? We are in a drought, stop the building.
rob March 24, 2014 at 06:02 PM
Totally agree Donna. I actually think the city will ruin old downtown with this hotel. The city is Read Morejealous of Dana Point. If we need a hotel (which I'm sure we do) build it out of downtown and run s shuttle like many hotels do or cabs. the 33 townhouses is totally ridiculous. Idiots
fact checker March 17, 2014 at 12:37 PM
Read Morehttp://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-intelligence/2012/05/24/how-high-prison-costs-slash-edu cation-and-hurt-the-economy
Yeparoo March 17, 2014 at 06:18 PM
FC - You are on to something. Great post!!
Smokey Bear March 08, 2014 at 03:37 AM
Yeah, you are absolutely right. How many years can he be Mayor, I don't even know, 10 years seemsRead Moreto be about the time that my problems with the city started. He has been endlessly sending me emails even though I unsubscribe a million times. Also, I was told that they had enough signatures on the recall list, so what is the real story there? I hate this arrogant, town ruining awful rat!
Donna Fleming March 08, 2014 at 11:06 AM
Smokey... I am confused about the signature list too. He will just go right on with his closed door Read Moremeetings, and back door deals. San Juan Cares is funded by businesses, and I think he has them all scared.
Dawn Urbanek March 04, 2014 at 09:13 AM
VIDEO: With Senate Democrats unlikely to regain their supermajority this term, plans to increaseRead Moretax es or put constitutional amendments on the ballot have gone down the drain, Dan Walters says. http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2014/03/dan-walters-daily-030414.html
Dawn Urbanek March 04, 2014 at 09:14 AM
Thank God!!!! We can only hope.
Shripathi Kamath March 04, 2014 at 10:58 AM
Dawn Urbanek March 03, 2014 at 08:30 PM what exactly has this prevented? A super majority that can Read Moremake decisions wihout needing the approval of the Governor. ______________________________________________________ So any major legislation you can think of, that the super majority passed that did that?
Maeve Mcdonough February 28, 2014 at 11:46 PM
Shri, perhaps the reason the school gave for not allowing clothing donning the American flag wasRead Moremis guided, but they were perhaps unknowingly, complying with the Federal Flag Act which "addresses the impropriety of using the flag as an article of personal adornment, a design on items of temporary use, and item of clothing. The evident purpose of these suggested restraints is to limit the commercial or common usage of the flag and, thus, maintain its dignity."
Shripathi Kamath March 01, 2014 at 12:57 PM
That would only be relevant had they, perhaps, argued so. Perhaps you should read the decision.Read MoreAlso , perhaps you could consider that wearing such shirts is common and not considered to violate any dignity. Then perhaps you could note that burning the flag, which perhaps is more undignified than wearing it, is protected speech.
Maeve Mcdonough March 01, 2014 at 09:39 PM
Point taken, and I realize that the Federal Flag Act is not a law, but a set of guidelines toRead Morepreser ve the dignity of the flag. If the guidelines were more widely followed they would, just as an example, save us from the horror of the sight of Sarah Palin's Star Spangled Stilettos. http://twitchy.com/2014/01/10/jezebel-lauds-sarah-palins-patriotic-stripper-heels/
Alberto Barrera February 27, 2014 at 01:38 AM
No worries about the storm tonight, Friday/Saturday is what everyone should be getting ready for.
Dawn Urbanek February 22, 2014 at 10:14 AM
California will be on the wrong path until we get rid of politicians like Darrell Steinberg. He isRead Morea lso pushing for a transitional kindergarten that will add a 14th year of public school to our current K-12 system. This will cost our already broke District an additional $1 million per year to run. http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/groups/eye-on-education/p/california-wants-to-spend-198-billion-expected-budget-surplus-on-universal-kindergarten
Matt Gaffney February 25, 2014 at 01:53 PM
Boy those knuckleheads in Sacramento sure are free with our money. He must be a Democrat.
Dawn Urbanek February 25, 2014 at 10:54 PM
He is THE Democrat- more powerful (with the Super Majority) then the Governor himself. ThankfullyRead Morehe is termed out in 2014
Donna Fleming February 21, 2014 at 02:44 PM
Green, My sons did research what insurance was available to them. It was not adequate, appropriate, Read Moreor affordable. And, yes I think lying to the world is bad. Richard Snowden thought so too. Even my healthcare providers say the system is worse than bad. And, talk about lying....Hillary is right there, along with leaving Americans to be tortured and killed, sending no help, unbelievable. Oh well, What does it matter now?
GreenInOC February 21, 2014 at 05:57 PM
Donna Fleming, I must be incredibly bad at math because I can't figure out how FREE isRead Moreunaffordable.
Carl Petersen III February 23, 2014 at 05:41 PM
A response to a comment that is misquoted. One of the quotes that I focus on in this week's blog:Read Moreht tp://goo.gl/L5mPCw
Gus Gunderson February 23, 2014 at 10:43 PM
I am with you Sunshine. Why can't Jonathan Volzke answer direct questions? The number ofRead Moreunanswere d questions is increasing.
Donna Fleming February 26, 2014 at 06:19 AM
Gus & Sunshine...agree...Allevato gets worse and worse. Even Dusty warns us not to mess withRead Morethe big boys or we will be hammered. Reminds me of Chicago organized crime bosses.
Dusty W Otero February 26, 2014 at 01:17 PM
Thanks Donna Fleming,I am a union retired ,carpenter local 803 ,,and thats a constructionRead Moreter m ,,Unions have Power and you can get Hammered being a Scab,worker oh well,,have a great day ..Donna..
Angus Kevin Mckay February 21, 2014 at 09:44 AM
Kathy, don't be embarrassed because these men put their finances before the well being of the city, Read MoreSan Juan is great for many reasons. The community seems to be right in line with your thinking, and I feel the town will be better for having people such as yourself whom are fed up with these guys personal issues holding down their own fort.
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