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Santa Cruz County could lose millions with new census des...

Oooooh... nice... argumentum ad hominem!!! Well done!  (Dec 3, 2010 | post #22)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz County could lose millions with new census des...

"The agency's $35 million budget would wither by nearly half, says White" What? So half the budget for the bus system is provided by outside agencies. This suggests that fares must account for much less than half the total budget. Why do we have such a transit system if fares cover so little of the budget?  (Dec 2, 2010 | post #10)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

As We See It: Narrow escape

With all the other times that prisoners have overtaken their guards during medical visits, I'm surprised they couldn't predict this eventuality. I mean, this keeps happening, right? I'm sure there's a simple adjustment so that this kind of thing will never happen again. In this case, it appears that the deputy was trying to move the restraint. Using a second restraint might be that simple adjustment.  (Dec 1, 2010 | post #5)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Deputy tased after prisoner takes gun, shoots security gu...

That beats not sharing what they know for fear they haven't confirmed all the facts. We need timely news in this case.  (Nov 29, 2010 | post #141)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Deputy tased after prisoner takes gun, shoots security gu...

Everytime I hear KSBW's crowing about "Coverage you can count on", I shake my head in disgust. They have never covered any local emergencies which I found needed such as the big fires a couple years ago. Instead, I watched channel 7 and 46.  (Nov 29, 2010 | post #137)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Deputy tased after prisoner takes gun, shoots security gu...

Yeah, the original article said it was a female deputy.  (Nov 29, 2010 | post #73)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Christmas shopping? Let me count the ways

I think you: Paid $4.50 for a pair of $4.50 socks Paid $55 for a $55 cashmere sweater Paid $35 for a $35 pair of boots Paid $5 for a pair of $5 earrings Paid $10 for a $10 bra Paid $60 for a $60 purse Paid $15 for a $15 pair of jeans Paid $15 for a $15 sweater Paid $10 for a $10 pair of slippers Paid $10 for a $10 sweater Paid $12 for a $12 sweater Paid $8 for a $8 pair of men's flannel pajama pants  (Nov 29, 2010 | post #21)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

As You See It: Nov. 28, 2010

I, too, tire of the nanny state. We should abolish it immediately, and cease to have fire protection, police protection, highway maintenance, social security, and anything else the government collects in order to provide for us. There's no sense in our government working to provide anything that somebody else can profit from.  (Nov 29, 2010 | post #54)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

WikiLeaks to defy US demands on leaked cables

What a mess. I believe governments and diplomats need a bit of privacy to negotiate agreements and discuss each other without public input. But, if this privacy regime is used to hide criminal acts such as human rights violations, then this needs a way to be aired. We may indeed discover that our leaders have committed crimes or operate with unwarranted authority, but having these cables disclosed is going to expose a lot of things we'll wish to remain secret.  (Nov 28, 2010 | post #2)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

As You See It: Nov. 28, 2010

I find this line of reasoning difficult to comprehend. A library director's primary responsibility should be to balance the budget. Meet expenses to income, so to speak. If we want free libraries, then "generate and produce revenue" seems completely inappropriate. Seeking grants for libraries is a noble pursuit, but is a poor substitute if the grants are for operating expenses. The people pay for as much library they want through taxes, and we've set that level at this point. It is important that people understand how much library they get for their dollar, but please don't assign revenue generation duties to library directors.  (Nov 28, 2010 | post #37)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Christmas shopping? Let me count the ways

How are we going to keep those wages low when we create demand for their products?  (Nov 23, 2010 | post #12)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Christmas shopping? Let me count the ways

Also, the City of Santa Cruz is after your dollars with lots of new parking fees.  (Nov 23, 2010 | post #11)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Man accused of attacking woman walking home from Cabrillo...

This sentence seems unusually light for such a frightening crime. I hope Judge Burdick is right and that this man never offends again.  (Nov 19, 2010 | post #1)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

As You see It, Nov. 19, 2010: Now is the time to learn ab...

I love the smell of pedantry in the morning. It's probably a good thing that we could understand what the writer meant, eh?  (Nov 19, 2010 | post #15)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

As We See It: County's dilemma with vets

I can't believe there isn't 1 person willing to start fundraising to gain the necessary money to repair the Vet's hall. Clearly, the county doesn't have it right now, and the building was closed due to exigent circumstances, not a lack of planning. So instead of complaining about the faults of rich people, use your time and energy to make a difference.  (Nov 19, 2010 | post #12)

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