Silicon Valley jobless rate drops in October

Full story: Santa Cruz Sentinel

Silicon Valley employers added jobs in October, and the unemployment rate in the San Jose metro area dropped to 10.7 percent, the California Employment Development Department reported this morning.
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It's time to clean up your act, folks - otherwise people will think you're as great a human liability as a certain useless city councilman.
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Can they crack down on tinted windows, excessive noise, no license, registration, proof of insurance or citizenship? Randomly stop any car in Watsonville (city councilmen included).
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Do they have to announce it, JEEEEZZZZZ !!!
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It's about time, they're always yelling about not having any revenue, well. Another simple law that's not upheld is when it's raining and the windshield wipers are on, the headlights should be on also.
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They need to target people in SUV's. I drive a small vehicle and see mainly people in oversize SUV vehicles breaking laws and using phones, as well as speeding and running the rest of us off the road. I believe they sell a contract with those vehicles of "entitlement" to abuse all other drivera and not followo the law.

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What wrote:
Do they have to announce it, JEEEEZZZZZ !!!
Don't worry, with the sentinels stellar reporting skills, this crackdown could be Wed and Thur or Sun and Fri. We will never really know for sure until after the fact.
daryl

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I guess its okay for cops to talk on their radios while driving but not anyone else.
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ouch, now this will stop all those that text, sext, or otherwise think they are above the law...hang up and drive...
Bobby

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Talking is bad, but I guess yelping and googling is okay.
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Why don't they spend this time to get all the people selling heroin, crack, meth, coke, and other illegal drugs throughout the county? More people are hurt and/or die from these causes than talking on the phone while driving.
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Willis wrote:
They need to target people in SUV's. I drive a small vehicle and see mainly people in oversize SUV vehicles breaking laws and using phones, as well as speeding and running the rest of us off the road. I believe they sell a contract with those vehicles of "entitlement" to abuse all other drivera and not followo the law.
Profiling SUVs? Sorry about your small car - apparently it matches your mind.
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This should be permanent, everyday I see people do the stupidest things yapping on the phone while driving. People are willing to risk their (and your) life due to cell phone addiction.

Hang up and drive!!
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When driving, I have seen cops using there cell phones, using radios, and even using the laptop. I understand why the law is in place, but don't you think they should obey the law as well?
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about time, but two days? 5 times more likely to cause wrecks than drunks..........
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. . and the demographic for fast, poorly driven SUVs seems to be women aged 25-40 ish ( the soccer mom crowd) who not only constantly talk on their phones, but who also have completely forgotten that there is an indicator to use before they turn (including lane changes).They also fail to understand the concept of speed limits, particularly on side roads in the Aptos area.
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It's about time! And why only for two days? On my bike I have near misses with these fools on a daily basis. They are completely oblivious to what is going on around them. I see them yapping up a storm while an officer is in a car right next to them and nothing is done. Why have a good law on the books and not enforce it? Their inattention is just as much a danger to others as the DUI folks.

As another poster stated, another good safety related law that isn't enforced is the one where you are supposed to turn on your lights when you wipers are on. Hey people, if you can't see others because of rain, maybe it would be smart to make yourself visible to others by turning on your lights, huh?
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Oh yeah! The "hands free devices" allows drivers to be able to smoke or put on make-up while driving...
Glad the lobbyists for those tech devices were successful in trading increased sales for more citation fee collections.
"Socialistic changes work...keep coming back!"
More to come!!!
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"According to the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System, in 2008 more than 30,000 drivers in California were involved in traffic collisions where inattention played a role. More than 1,000 of those drivers identified a cell phone as the inattention. Cell phones are the No. 1 identifiable inattention stated on collision reports. "

Not according to AAA. The numer one distractor is other passengers/children.
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oh yeah and science has proved that there is no difference between hands free and hands on talking. So why the law.
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Ha ha! You folks eat it this stuff up. Cops have been writing cell phone tickets since the day this law went into effect Don't believe me? Just spend an afternoon in traffic court and listen to all the excuses given from all the people who have been given tickets. Announcing a crack down days in advance is a simple PR tool used over and over again. Is it really a crack down? Perhaps, but in reality, smoke and mirrors.

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