Let’s get real about San Vicente Road: Seldom are roads really at fault. Engineers design them, contractors build them with supervision and inspection, and the public makes use of them.
What is at fault is the drivers who are either ill-prepared, negligent, drunk/drugged/sleepy, etc. I have driven that curvy, challenging route since I was a kid in the early ‘50s.
Ramona be advised. The Cumming Ranch Urban Development is knocking at our rural door. On Aug. 17, 2012, at the Department of Planning & Land Use (DPLU), the County Planning Commission voted, 6 yea 1 nay, to advise the decision makers, the County Board of Supervisors, to have Ramona present an urban development urban development at its historic panoramic entrance to our rural valley.
As a general proposition, a Superintendent is the educational leader of a school district. The relationship between a superintendent and the community he or she serves is defined by the superintendent’s contract.
Most educational communities fail to focus sufficient attention on the superintendent’s contract. Government entities like cities, counties, and school districts do not spend enough time reviewing a local leader’s contract. In any event, a superintendent’s contract is an important governing document.
Regardless if you don’t like the San Vicente Road project, SANDAG will ram this project down your throat. Too much money involved here.
San Vicente Road is a good 40 to 45 mph road. What is the hurry to drive fast?
All this road needs is a resurface and applicable shoulder work to accommodate a flat tire, bicycle, etc. The road project will not solve the problem of idiot people driving fast.
Last week the attorney general for the state of Arizona said he was going to try to change state laws to allow teachers to be armed, and Utah has already confirmed that they intend to train 200 teachers to carry concealed weapons. In Utah you can get a non-resident permit to carry a concealed weapon [...]
I was surprised to see the sophomoric slur about the President becoming an Aztec in the Reader Opinion section of the December 20 edition. This is the sort of inane innuendo I might expect to see scrawled on a public restroom wall, not in the editorial section of the Sentinel. Despite strong opinions I would hope that the public discourse about politics and politicians would rise a few levels above this sort of comment.
The Hot Spots, the fundraising arm of Intermountain Fire, flared up once more. Beth Edwards, Holley Birt, Sharon Greene, Lesa Sailors, Lora Tustison, Carol Waters, Gayle Wright, Charlie Teichert, and Ron Peterka working with the unofficial direction of Kim McLelland put on Novemberfest 2012 and were able to hand over a check for $9,500 to Board President Maurice Waters and Chief Jeremy Christofferson at the Dec. 12 board meeting.
I would like to thank everyone who came out to support our OPMS Washington, D.C., Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. Due to the generosity of our community, we raised a nice sum of money that will be applied directly to World Strides, our group organizer, to help defray our costs. We enjoyed a wonderful spaghetti dinner prepared by Chef Paul Michaelis, rocked out to our DJ “IPOD,” had the opportunity to bid on almost 20 silent auctions
Ramona loves and protects animals You know who you are. You are the person who drove up Deviney Road (Barnett Ranch Open Space Preserve) on Tuesday, Nov. 27, around 11:45 a.m. You drove halfway up the road into the preserve, opened your vehicle door, and dumped your puppy there—then sped off at a high rate [...]
Lawsuit pending on state’s new fire tax
Like many of you, our family recently received a $150 “fire tax” bill from the state.
I voted against this tax last year in Sacramento and believe it is unfair to suburban and rural Californians.
The state doesn’t charge residents in urban areas a “crime tax” even though most crimes occur in cities, so why should those of us living in suburban and rural areas get charged a fire tax?