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May 20th 2013 10:50AM And the nearsighted court evidently failed to consider what would happen if there were 11,200 people dumped into the housing market at one time. Only a small portion of them could occupy rental units that would be vacated by those taking their former housing, because their replacements would be involved in leases that were less flexible than the nonsense that the court stipulated. Did it even occur to the court that it did not coordinate its decision with the expiration of most leases so there is, realistically, nowhere for these tenants to go? This will inevitably create a massive housing traffic jam - then gridlock. Hopefully, bloomberg will provide blankets and refrigerator boxes to the refugees, in the wake of another stupid, insensitive decision.
Sep 29th 2012 9:35PM Obviously, he has no hair. It's his tiara. They did an upper body shot because they thought the tutu was a bit much. It's California - no one even noticed. It looks like he could use a phone book or a step stool back there too.
Sep 28th 2012 2:19PM Janet Napolitano should be the very next firing. And immediately after that, John Pistole. How could these bungling incompetents have screwed this thing up any worse?
Aug 2nd 2012 3:07PM If you can possibly spare the time, Cinque Terre is worth two days. If you are staging overnight, for Cinque Terra the next day, a short trip over the mountain is La Spezia. Mega yachts, reasonably priced restaurants and hotels line the waterfront, which is accessed by quaint, winding roads through hillside communities. Walk the Via Amore out of Rio Maggiore one way, or as far as you can, then take the train for a few dollars per day. There are lots of little shops, but interestingly, very little commercialism. If you forget your best hiking footwear or camera, don't give it a second thought, go back and get them.
Jun 27th 2012 9:06AM I wonder why this is the only one of your posts with a "reply" cue. The Winslows are not only ostentacious, they are obscene. This is the only time I have seen a topic that actually brought some of the one-percenters out from under their designer rocks. I guess it's just a matter of values, or lack thereof. I would have set up a no-kill animal shelter and a women/children's shelter. But he's the guy out there ripping out people's jugulars for the money - so who's to say.
May 15th 2012 8:39AM I think he should run for president of Italy. If you've ever been to Italy, you know why. Obama would fit right in, because the Italians are a very warm, forgiving people who seem to tolerate most any kind of inconvenience or incompetence.
Apr 6th 2012 9:05AM If the association felt as strongly about Barbara Cadanel's religious rights as attorney Ahlberg states, then why did it have to come to a lawsuit? In situations like this, there is always some fool in the wings with a personal agenda - usually the most dominant (loudest) one on the board. This is a typical problem with HOA's. They are right when they start, but become wrong because they don't seem to be able to figure out when to stop. Maybe they take their cues from congress. Everything, including HOA's, congress, and religion, is subject to the basic laws of toxicity, i.e. too little of anything is not toxic, and to much of anything is.
Mar 6th 2012 12:17PM There are probably a lot of things that you can't imagine. HOA's are like most other things - they work fine until they are taken to extremes. They can go a long way toward keeping your subdivision from becoming a trailer park, if they are administered reasonably, fairly and consistently. Or, they can become aggressive and hostile - like a kangaroo. It makes me wonder who is the most intellectually challenged person in this family. Apparently, they didn't even stop to think that this baby kangaroo would grow into several hundred pounds of aggressive, hostile muscle that can kill an adult male, and might well be the greatest danger in their daughter's life. And, how is their daughter going to feel when the day inevitably comes that the adult, wild animal has to go? This is such an ill-conceived idea that it is a lot closer to child endangerment than being a compassionate parent.
Jun 20th 2011 12:03PM It's too bad, but like the cop says in "Four Brothers", "If you knock on the devil's door long enough, someone's going to answer". Most adolescents are getting over the "bulletprof " thing by their mid-twenties. I was still working on it through the thirties, but was very lucky. Unfortunately, especially for Ryan, luck is a very fickle mistress. Eventually, you must listen to what your prefrontal lobes are screaming at you, or face the inevitable consequences. It's too bad the price was so high for Ryan, but it's not a matter of whether....just when.
Jun 14th 2011 10:22PM My son, the total slob, drives our old van called "Landfill".