Jun 24, 2008 by Single Gal Comments (6)
I am used to hearing about grass fires throughout the Bay Area each summer, but this year the number of fires burning across our neck of the woods and the state are just alarming. The fires in Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Martin and Santa Cruz make you wonder what we are doing to help create this, and if nature is trying to tell us something. But beyond that, and strictly having to do with dollars and cents, who is paying for all of this—literally?
Jun 23, 2008 by Pete Campbell Comments (8)
Councilmember’s Tough Week
In politics, timing is everything. Some might say that Councilmember Nora Campos picked the wrong time to play politics.
Jun 23, 2008 by Pierluigi Oliverio Comments (25)
City Hall Diary
The city council spent 12 hours on “Budget Tuesday” last week. Here are three of the topics we covered.
Jun 21, 2008 by The Editor Comments (20)
This week’s open forum where you can write about anything you like.
Jun 20, 2008 by John McEnery IV Comments (1)
High School Science Students Copycat Latest British Columbian Body-Part Crime
In a copycat crime, several high school science students were arrested late Wednesday when they were accused of using a ripe ape carcass they stole from their biology lab, dressing it in a suit, adding grey hair, and passing it off as Pete McHugh during several county board meetings.
Jun 19, 2008 by Gary Singh Comments (5)
IT SEEMS like the San Jose McEnery Convention Center just can’t get enough attention these days, and the brutal paradoxes keep on coming.
Jun 19, 2008 by Jack Van Zandt Comments (29)
Food for Thought
Why is it that every time we get behind the wheel of a powerful automobile weighing thousands of pounds we think it gives us the individual right to break the laws that were put in place to protect everyone? Last week’s avoidable vehicular killing of a young girl by an unlicensed driver in the Rose Garden neighborhood may be the latest example, but is by no means an isolated incident, as statistics from across the country show.
Jun 18, 2008 by The Fly Comments (3)
The San Jose Vietnamese community is a lot like the Hulk: don’t make them angry—you wouldn’t like them when they’re angry. Nobody knows this better than Madison Nguyen, who failed to take Bruce Banner’s famous advice and has now come around to realizing that their recall campaign against her (currently punctuated by the signs lining McLaughlin at the Grand Century Mall) can’t be taken lightly.
Jun 18, 2008 by Tom McEnery Comments (62)
We are getting ample proof that the “thugocracy” that has been created with the proliferation of nightclubs is finally destroying the hopes for a real downtown. With the closing time near-riot early last Sunday morning, it is becoming painfully clear that we cannot have a growing and prospering downtown of residents and small business entrepreneurs as long as these raucous nightclubs and out-of-control bars continue to operate. It is turning ugly and this ugliness is killing the hopes and dreams of generations of hard working San Joseans for their downtown.
Jun 17, 2008 by Raj Jayadev Comments (20)
When I drove around the Boys Ranch in Morgan Hill a month ago, I expected some sort of military-style, boot-camp atmosphere. Almost all of the young men I knew who went there years ago had run from the Ranch like it was part of the protocol: Go to “the Hall,” then the Ranch, and run from the Ranch back to the Hall. I figured there had to be a reason, something unacceptable that would make youth run when they knew for sure they would get caught. However, after talking to dozens of youngsters as to why they ran, it turns out it wasn’t that deep—it was just easy.
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