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Autumn Johnson July 18, 2014 at 04:56 PM
@Kilgore: that is spam. If you see something like that you should click on the "flag asRead Moreinappro priate" for us so we can get rid of it.
Spam Hammer July 18, 2014 at 06:05 PM
Hi Kilgore - I *think* I've gotten it all, and the users in question have all been deleted. I'llRead Morebe watching to see if any more pops up. Thank you.
Chris Kelley July 21, 2014 at 09:36 AM
The developer who purchased Sycamore North is now working on revised construction drawings forRead Morefinis hing the building, and will be presenting them to the city council soon. The project has been renamed Town Centrale. Once construction resumes, the developer says it will take 12 months to complete the project.
willie July 21, 2014 at 02:20 PM
I hope they don't convert the project to all low income housing
Ani July 24, 2014 at 12:49 AM
We probably will have no say now.
Laticia Ann July 18, 2014 at 11:28 PM
Thank you for your reply, Ms. Saltzberg. On the contrary, I absolutely assumed that you do knowRead Moreyour child quite well...I just didn't think those working at the facility did and thus perhaps acted not ideally. It's from your additional comments I got a better visual of how the facility may be run. And from what you say about Kiki...I get the sense that even a child who is not "special needs" but is shy and sensitive (like I was) would have had a hard time in her class. I get the gist. So, yes her session is questionable. I acknowledge that my questions were direct and I can see how they came across as offensive...I, again, apologize. But as I mentioned prior I wanted to prepare my friends and you, Ms. Saltzberg, have allowed me to do that.
Giorgio C. July 19, 2014 at 09:05 AM
Laticia, It's not your directness that is offensive. It is your arrogance, as you have decidedRead Morewhat points of Adrienne's are "valid", yet as far as we know, you are not an expert or authority on this subject, simply another interested parent, as I am, too. If you are going to claim to know what is valid and what is not, then I would like to see you (and Adrienne) do some additional research, and share the results with us. That research should include a survey of relevant policies and procedures of this program, and others like it in our community. Thanks.
Laticia Ann July 19, 2014 at 01:41 PM
And WHO are you? I can state that in my opinion something she has pointed out is valid (as in sheRead Moreha s made a good point). I refuse to get into a Yahoo-like internet battle over something that has "validly" peaked my interest and concern. And as for YOU handing out assignments....LOL! Retort if you wish. I don't engage in battle over the internet. Happy Saturday :)
Autumn Johnson July 09, 2014 at 09:16 AM
This is what we have so far:Read Morehttp://pinole-hercules.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/2-rob-gas-sta tion-convenience-store-at-gunpoint-flee-in-stolen-car
Dwayne Hoover July 08, 2014 at 02:06 PM
The community of Hercules never really knew the issues with the Pinole Wastewater plant verses theRead MoreW est County plant. They only knew that the plant expansion was supposedly cheaper than the West County solution. Councilman Dan Romero, who was not on the council at the time made a career of keeping up with the details. He continually pushed for and promote the Pinole expansion. And like so many other decisions Hercules chose to do the "cheap" solution without any regard for the impact it would have on the environment and without any consideration for doing something better with the communities waterfront. So now, due in great part to Councilman Romero and others in both Hercules and Pinole, the San Pablo Bay, the Hercules and Pinole waterfronts will be blighted for generations to come. I suppose that is about all you can expect from a couple of backwater small time townships.
Dwayne Hoover July 08, 2014 at 02:06 PM
The community of Hercules never really knew the issues with the Pinole Wastewater plant verses theRead MoreW est County plant. They only knew that the plant expansion was supposedly cheaper than the West County solution. Councilman Dan Romero, who was not on the council at the time made a career of keeping up with the details. He continually pushed for and promoted the Pinole expansion. And like so many other decisions, Hercules chose to do the "cheap" solution without any regard for the impact it would have on the environment and without any consideration for doing something better with the communities waterfront. So now, due in great part to Councilman Romero and others in both Hercules and Pinole, the San Pablo Bay, the Hercules and Pinole waterfronts will be blighted for generations to come. I suppose that is about all you can expect from a couple of backwater small time townships.
SalthePlumber July 09, 2014 at 10:54 AM
There are no good reasons for maintaining small wastewater districts when it is a viableRead Morealternative to consolidate them and allow for economy of size to save $$$. The last thing that entrenched politicians want is loss of control over tax dollars, even if it is good for the community. And that is the antithesis of good government...
cynthia ohlmann July 16, 2014 at 03:09 AM
I think I saw the same plane. I really think it was a drone, though. Loren, I agree with you. TheRead MoreP- H Patch should have only local news.
Autumn Johnson June 23, 2014 at 08:30 PM
In case you missed this:Read Morehttp://pinole-hercules.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/fire-officials-in vestigating-saturday-brush-fire-in-el-sobrante53016
WCCUSDmom June 25, 2014 at 10:43 AM
Ms. Kronenberg has been on the school board going on 8 years now and the district is one of theRead Morelowe st academically performing districts in California. She has received many thousands in contributions from the construction interests that are directly benefiting from the bond program, this seems like a huge conflict-of-interest. From her school board campaign in 2010 of $68,897, I only saw $100 that was not from construction related interests. This may be legal, however it seems unethical and may influence reasons that she could seem supportive of endless construction. Campaign Docs: http://64.166.146.18/
WCCUSDmom June 25, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Ed Trust West pulled academic performance data from the California Department of EducationRead More"C DE" and WCCUSD is consistently one of the lowest performing districts in California. Academic performance levels for low-income students in California, WCCUSD came in last or close to last: • 2013 = 149 out of 149 districts. 69% of students in WCCUSD were low-income. • 2012 = 148 out of 148 districts. 66% of students in WCCUSD were low-income. • 2011 = 145 out of 147 districts. 68% of students in WCCUSD were low-income. • 2010 = 145 out of 146 districts. 66% of students in WCCUSD were low-income. http://reportcards.edtrustwest.org/
Kilgore Trout June 25, 2014 at 11:26 AM
As a local taxayer seeing the WCCUSD Bond Program finally coming into focus, I disagree with theRead Morephi losophy that is driving the incessant need for more Bonds and more Money. I applaud the notion that ALL of our students need a clean, warm, updated place to learn in, but it looks like that "yardstick" has now been stretched far beyond the original intentions of the Bond Program. One need only look at the Colossus that El Cerrito HS has become. A veritable Amusement Park of overspending, including a Regional Theater and now a sports STADIUM. As the cost overruns continue the Administration looks for more $$ to cover the "shortfall". As with all Public Institutions, there is usually no shortfall, just out of control spending...
Kilgore Trout June 18, 2014 at 07:47 PM
Mr Gutrerrez, you have written three articles worth of comments here. Try sticking to one subjectRead Moreat a time. This is a wordy mess.
willie June 23, 2014 at 12:17 PM
most governments are corrupt
SalthePlumber May 30, 2014 at 11:25 AM
Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo is obviously a vital necessity to the heavily populated WestRead MoreCou nty. You cant just put your head in the sand and walk away. That approach will come back and bite you. It will take the best efforts of our Electeds and the Health Care professionals involved to figure this out. Local taxpayers are already contributing and should not be asked to shoulder the solutions by themselves. The situation at Doctors is another "sign of the times", just like the closed Doctors campus in Pinole. I blame the "Medical Industry" for the lionshare of our problems and once again, I submit that the ONLY real solution is a Single-Payer Healthcare system (Medicare for All)
Selina Williams May 30, 2014 at 01:59 PM
Healthcare in America is shameful. Shutting down hospitals that provide expertise in life savingRead Morete chnologies such as stroke, heart attack and cancer treatment is about as low as you can go. A medical crisis in West County will impact the entire county so I agree that this needs to become a county hospital in the short run but really what we need single payer now. The expertise and specialized care DH provides for stroke and heart attack patients, where a minute extra can mean death or not regaining speech or movement, is not replicated elsewhere. I for one can not stomach condemning those patients to death or vegetative states because we could not find a solution to maintaining an adequate system of care in West County.
willie June 02, 2014 at 02:02 PM
once again it is the haves vs the have nots massive inequality in the USA the Walmart walton family Read Moreare worth about $150 billion dollars and they earned it at the expense the the oppressed who can't afford healthcare working at walmart. and lost good jobs that they forced overseas. sad thing is that there are so many who think they are great and deserve to be that rich. things won't change until all those fools out there pull their heads out of the sand
SalthePlumber May 27, 2014 at 08:06 PM
Hmmmm. That sounds like a whole lotta BS BS to me.
Autumn Johnson May 27, 2014 at 10:36 PM
@Salt, you would have to ask that blogger. I don't handle any of the blog posts on our site. IRead Morewould imagine they are just trying to spread the word far an wide and may not have a strong grasp of the East Bay geography.
SalthePlumber May 28, 2014 at 10:25 PM
Autumn, are you in the habit of editing the Comments? Seems like one of mine got cut short...Read MoreCorpor ate goons got you censoring the Patch?
Giorgio C. May 09, 2014 at 11:04 PM
As a Kaiser member, I want to have dialogue with Kaiser about their support for this tax. TheRead MoreKaise r ER is already maxed out. Kaiser needs to be transparent and needs to understand its role with our community.
willie May 07, 2014 at 04:52 PM
isn't obamacare supposed to solve the problem of so many people without healthcare being supportedRead Moreb y others with healthcare and a home to pay excessive taxes and fees ???
Hello willie, you said that, "yes Pinole govt is corrupt". Please tell me more. I care Read Moreeven if the media does not care. Details Please???
willie May 10, 2014 at 02:31 AM
read the past year of patch articles and posts. I am repeating what others have stated. I do notRead Moreliv e in Pinole.
Dwayne Hoover May 01, 2014 at 01:34 PM
Autumn, Thanks for making my point.
willie May 29, 2014 at 05:07 PM
police reports are very very useful in a town the size of hercules but if they are available on the Read Morecity site they don't need to be on the patch
CHACHA May 31, 2014 at 02:17 PM
Willie/anyone? On a unrelated note, does anyone know if the NEW Hercules Sat 3-7pm FARMERS MARKETRead Morego t any better or is as bad as weeks 1 & 2 w/ bad-poor vendor/product(s) selection, no/little-parking etc??? THX!
willie April 17, 2014 at 11:39 AM
"Meyers Nave, the firm City Attorney Ben Reyes works for billed the City of Pinole for $618Read MoreTho usand in 2013" I think the legal world is out of control. these people bill at insane rates. its time for a revolution in this country to get rid of all the crooks.
CHACHA April 17, 2014 at 02:33 PM
Kudo's Salthe, Anthony & Willie for "exposing" these small-town political-shenanagens Read Moreby our inept/incomp Mayor, City Manager, City Council, & City Council members who now want to "increase our local/city Pinole's Taxes again" (to pay for all their mistakes, lawsuits) or threaten us w/cutting public services ie loss of 1-2 police/firemen, etc!) I concur w/Salthe Plumber, yes, it's way-past the time to "Change/throw-out all those dirty, stinky, blood-money sucking DAIPERS/POLITICANS OF PINOLE, NOW if not ASAP!!!
SalthePlumber April 18, 2014 at 12:53 PM
Willie. Pinole is the Dysfunction Junction. The management here succeeeds when they have theRead Moreoversig ht and supervision of any Governmental body that is further up the Food Chain (County, State, Federal). They are wasting taxpayer dollars at an unprecedented rate, fighting the State over Redevelopment $$ and the PERB lawsuit appeal is also a big drain. Our legal costs have soared and with not much to show for it... The lack of leadership in Pinole is astonishing. Nasty politicking is not leadership...
CHACHA April 06, 2014 at 05:20 PM
(cont'd) sorry for the cut-off. as I was saying here ...."w/Pinole's closed-door/secrecy,Read Morepetty "inept/incomp, irresponsible" politics, resulting in costly lawsuits, health & safety staffing issues/problems, infrastructure over0loads/breakdowns, attracting more transients/rift-rafters, higher taxes, etc, yes "all of the backs of Pinole resident-taxpayers & community!
Michele April 08, 2014 at 01:12 PM
Learn to type ChaCha. It is bad enough trying to decipher what you are attempting to say due toRead Moreinco rrect word usage and poor spelling, but the typographical errors make it impossible to understand your point of view.
CHACHA April 08, 2014 at 03:07 PM
Michele, suggest you "learn to stay-on point" re the Patch articles topic, and/or try not Read Moreto personally attack, find-fault and/or nitpick Patch posters, it is not your job! I seriously suggest that you MYOB (mind your own business) as it's very clear to me that you are the problem, if not out of line!
Karen Holzman March 25, 2014 at 03:34 PM
Saw a permit to serve alcohol on the Sala building. The new name is Leila's By The Bay. Here is aRead Moreli nk to their current biz. in Berkeley. http://cafeleila.com/
willie March 27, 2014 at 01:12 PM
they have mixed reviews on yelp, we shall see..... I called them and plan to open in May
Selina Williams March 31, 2014 at 06:40 PM
Finally! A real cafe and something other than junk food in Hercules!
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