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David Fanella April 15, 2014 at 02:31 pm
The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HiCAP) is offering a free presentation aboutRead More Medicare. The purpose of this presentation is to help you understand Your Medicare coverage. May 7th, 2014 6:00PM Redwood City Library 1044 Middlefield Redwood City I have posted this comment to the audience of this article in case you are Medicare eligible Covered California will likely not able to assist you, but HiCAP can help get you out of a Medicare Maze. Also for Renee Schiavone hoping you could contact me for this news tip I could not locate the local editor contact button the main page, help please! Thanks David, Outreach Coordinator (650) 627-9350
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geordie April 10, 2014 at 01:18 am
Wow, look at the right wing steaming in here. Missing the point too. The problem is there aren't anyRead More liberal politicians, they are all right wing fundamentalist no holds barred send the jobs to China conservatives. Conservative used to mean careful and forward thinking, now it means asset stripping and any way to make a buck is fine so long as nobody else makes anything. What a sad state of affairs when nobody thinks anyone else is worthy of support. Funny thing is these so called conservatives are usually the poor people, misled and rabid supporters of their abusers.
John Negley April 10, 2014 at 01:43 pm
How this turned into a gay agenda conversation I have no idea, but I will give my 2 cents since itRead More seems people are missing a bit of perspective. It is a civil rights issue. Our constitution is supposed to protect the rights of all people, including minorities. If you substituted the word gay for black in any of your posts, how would it sound? Don't tell me it is any different because it is not at all. We are talking about the equal rights of a minority group, all people in our society should be free from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views. Were African Americans being intolerant when they "whined" that they were not allowed to do many things, including interracial marriage? It is no different, it is people's rights in this free country. People are allowed to have their views, but if they conflict with the basic core that our country was founded on, freedom and liberty for ALL, then yes, that person should be labeled as intolerant of others civil rights. I hope you can understand that it is on a completely different level than calling a politician a name. It is not a liberal, gay agenda, it is an American one and I will stand up for any group that is being oppressed in our country based on race or in this case sexual orientation.
Nadja Adolf April 12, 2014 at 11:42 pm
Can you tell me how in the world Mr. Yee's agreeing to smuggle in rocket launchers in for money wasRead More him doing something for free? Nothing like agreeing to help his buddies in the Phillipines raise money for their rebel army.
A Delargo April 4, 2014 at 03:47 pm
This slimebag is simply suspended WITH PAY. I'm sure he will end up in Danberry minimum securityRead More prison for 2 years... then happily retire somewhere in San Francisco explaining at quiet tea parties how it was all a misunderstanding.
Bill Fairmont April 5, 2014 at 09:04 am
Wonder why Chow wasn't deported?
State Sen. Leland Yee was released from custody as reporters surrounded him..
Rebecca Lorenz March 31, 2014 at 08:46 am
Wow. I'm pretty sure most of us would lose our jobs or be suspended without pay if the FBI arrestedRead More us.
theresedyer1932@gmail.com April 1, 2014 at 09:20 pm
This is just the tip of the iceberg,the whole system is so corrupt,how did he get away with it forRead More 20years? San Mateo is the most corrupt County in California, I ought to know I was and still am a victim. Lawyer have a license to steal from their clients and then they become Judges. That's where it starts and then all the so called Public Servants cover up including the FBI,So I'm really surprised they arrested him. We keep telling other countries how to live,but if this is Democracy, What Country would go for it
Hutch April 1, 2014 at 10:02 pm
You got that straight Therese. The whole system is broke and us poor slobs pay for all theRead More corruption. The need to seriously stop public unions, lobbyists and special interests from buying off politicians. No more personal gifts either. The tax payers end up getting screwed. I wrote Jerry Hill about it but I guess he's too busy to write back. Maybe you'll have better luck:Senator.Hill@senate.ca.gov
Jim Watson March 12, 2014 at 10:48 am
Aol sold a majority interest in patch to Hale, because it was losing money. Hale fired almostRead More everyone, or fired everyone and hired a small group of editors. All of the patch editors emails were locked the same day. Itried to email Joan the next day without luck. J
Jim Watson March 12, 2014 at 10:57 am
To be fair, even with someone far away who is responsible for many sites, a fair number of articlesRead More do get posted. I am wondering where they get the news? Is it by monitoring a news service? What is missing right now is any followup, or analysis based on local knowledge. That is why Belmont needs a small newspaper with local advertisers. The Daily journal does a good job of picking up the major stuff, and that is the best source of news that you need to know, but they can only do so much. Foe instance when the city council candidates were having a town hall type meeting to let people know who they were, there was a blowup over what the sponsor, the Chamber of Commerce put in a letter to the public. The Library decided to pull out as the location. It looked like it was cancelled, but it was held outside. You would not have known it was continuing outside if not for the patch. The entire chain of events was available in nearly real time which is valuable.
Phillip Bailey March 19, 2014 at 11:01 am
@Judi on March 03, 2014 at 01:46 PM Here you goRead More http://belmont-ca.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/patch-layoffs-of-great-people http://belmont-ca.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/patch-corporate-laid-off-many
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 25, 2012 in Washington, DC.   Photo credit:  Getty
Linda M. March 1, 2014 at 08:43 pm
It's all good Phillip Bailey :-)
A Delargo March 2, 2014 at 08:48 am
No worries PB ). Hey, can somebody get a copy of the constitution to Ann please ?
A Delargo March 2, 2014 at 09:00 am
If Sandra Day O'Conner made a decision on the court that she knowingly "did not uphold theRead More Constitution" then she has no business being in the Women's hall of fame, le alone the Court. This means she knowingly violated her oath to uphold the constitution when she made this decision. How vile is that ? I wonder how a retired male justice would be portrayed after admitting he knew one of his decisions was in violation of the Constitution when he delivered it ? He would be on America's most wanted TV show ! Please.
George Chrisman February 13, 2014 at 04:36 pm
Who carries the liability insurance for trespassers on private property? The beach is accessibleRead More from the navigable waterway (ocean). How can you let people cross private property? Can I just jump over anyone's fence in Redwood Shores, Foster City, or Montara because I like their waterfront location? I want to fish or sunbathe, or launch from their site adjacent to my new or old favorite place? Why not Tiburon, Belvedere, or Pebble Beach?
Jonathan Bremer February 13, 2014 at 06:16 pm
I see that reading comprehension is not your forte and by the way, Redwood Shores, Foster City,Read More Tiburon, Belvedere, Pebble Beach and Montara all have public access "to the" navigable waterway, as protected by our constitution. It frustrates me that knowledge, reason and good will are so easily ignored, I know it might be difficult people, but try to get some.
Bob Stine February 15, 2014 at 06:36 am
George Chrisman: You don't have to jump anyone's fence in Foster City to get to the water. FosterRead More City considerately created many paths to the water. Before mega-money took control, there was an accessible path to Martin's Beach, as well.
Lawn watering is already banned in some Sonoma County communities, and other towns could soon follow. (Photo:Patch Archive)
Elsa Schafer January 30, 2014 at 10:37 am
Thanks Joan for such a helpful article! We're printing it to have a family conversation about andRead More keeping posted in the kitchen and bathrooms. Many thanks!
Ticks   Patch file photo
Debbie Kiest January 26, 2014 at 01:34 am
Lyme Disease is a significant problem, not to be taken lightly. I had the classic bulls-eye rashRead More around the location of the bite and a temperature of over 104. I was so confused I could not remember how to drive myself home from my grocery store. Antibiotics were given right away, but it is not know if there is long-term damage since I didn't catch it early. Check for ticks and remove them right away. The vaccine is another issue altogether, and irrelevant here, take care against tick bites
mark January 26, 2014 at 11:17 am
Thanks for a rational and mature response Debbie. I live near Ralsont school and my dogs are alwaysRead More coming home with ticks.
Sharin Castro January 27, 2014 at 09:31 am
Thank you Debbie as you are correct that Lyme is a MUCH bigger problem than people realize and evenRead More worse, many doctors in our area have no clue how to properly diagnose and treat Lyme. I didn't have the bull's eye rash and was told I had rheumatoid arthritis. That was nine years ago. I asked for a Lyme test as the symptoms mimic many other diseases including arthritis and the doctors refused. Many doctors are not educated on the symptoms and think it is an East Coast Disease. I finally got one on my own and it was positive. What a nightmare. This warning should be taken very seriously as Lyme, if not treated early, is a very debilitating disease.
Alison Madden February 1, 2014 at 03:41 pm
If you work or have to feed kids, or are juggling many demands on your time, and can’t waitRead More for the agenda item, you can speak before the meeting begins in general public comments about the building in our town, the gridlock, honkaholism and abysmal lack of affordable housing. Because my name is one of several now associated with questioning the scope and gentrification of the lands-end “Uccelli Boulevard” project, people have been stopping me and saying “stop the massive building already” and “we want the marinas” and “we voted down condos out there”. If you have watched the last several City Council and Planning Commission meetings, you may have seen other ordinary citizens, long-time residents of Redwood City, imploring the City to not allow a slew of large houses on steep hillsides in Emerald Hills, to build fewer than the proposed units on Finger Avenue, and more. My understanding is that building even a small number fewer, or not as large, and configured differently, would be acceptable. Read more below.
Alison Madden February 1, 2014 at 03:41 pm
Unfortunately, our City’s Planning Department and Commission, in their zeal to conform toRead More developers’ agendas, don’t listen to ordinary long-term citizens who have lived in Redwood City for decades and enjoyed the waterfront free of such high density impact. The Villas are a lovely development, but they are cracking due to settling on landfill, who knows how long they will survive. And there are only 150 of them. The Pete’s development is almost three times as big! And the development plans really don’t address sea level rise effectively. How will the access road and grading from the street be handled? This development will have to be reconfigured when reality sinks in. Another tiny digression: the lovely Woodside building on Woodside Road, the drawings show trees and NOT the gas station that is actually there. The drawings never “pencil out” to what the developments really look like. The One Marina complex I’m sure is lovely inside but it’s just plunked down like a hulking Monadnock that identifies Redwood City as Condoville USA from Highway 101. What a lost opportunity for a working waterfront, a maritime waterfront, and more. Sure, even some more car dealers, some restaurants, a little residential. What about row homes like Postcard Row? Anyway, they’re built we’ll see how people like them, buy them, leave them or stay. Only time will tell. But, we desire to be neighbors and I bet they would love the interaction with the marina dwellers who used to be there. Read more below.
Alison Madden February 1, 2014 at 03:41 pm
Mr. Paul Powers when he met with me as a representative of so many tenants (who are now theRead More nonprofit SF Bay Marinas for All) was very much irate when anyone suggested that a studio could be luxury. In fact it was the thing that seemed to bug him the most. To him I guess that means they are disposable. Private dog wash? Check. Private clubhouse? Check. Gym? Check. Residences built within the 100 foot BCDC band? Check. Marinas open to the public with liveaboards who can actually meet affordable housing element and interact with the young tech workers and teach them to sail? Negatory. NIMBY. That’s all Folks, and thank you for reading.
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Pearl January 25, 2014 at 06:23 am
SAVE WATER MOPPING FLOORS: Instead of filling up sink with water, wet a small dish towel with soapRead More and water, put the towel on the floor, and push it around using a longhandled broom or mop. To rinse floor, wet the dish towel with clean water, and repeat.
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) January 25, 2014 at 07:45 am
Thanks for the tip Pearl----both on mopping floors and for giving me a story idea to ask othersRead More their tips for saving water. Stay tuned!
This landscaping project at 1927 Oak Knoll received a Beautiful Belmont award  Photo: Joan Dentler
Courtney Carreras January 24, 2014 at 10:17 am
Great choices for this award. LOVE the improvements at 1190 Ralston - really improves that veryRead More visible corner as you enter town. Ralston improvements also look great - makes the school much more cheerful and modern. I have a friends that lives at the top of Oak Knoll and so I've been admiring that house's lawn sculpture and great use of artificial grass for some time. And of course well done to Belmont Hardware on their new signage and 75 years in business. Congrats to all!
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) January 24, 2014 at 10:25 am
Thanks Courtney....I agree all are well done. And I hadn't even noticed the Oak Knoll project wasRead More artificial turf! No wonder it was so green during a drought :)
Courtney Carreras January 24, 2014 at 04:03 pm
Yes Joan, its an ideal spot for artificial - small area and heavily shaded.
Rep. Jackie Speier    Photo: Office of Jackie Speier
Jack Hickey January 23, 2014 at 04:37 pm
One has to wonder how many of the unemployed would find jobs if the benefits were suddenly cut off.Read More
terry mccaffrey January 24, 2014 at 09:28 am
Be unemployed for a long time and find out yourself.
John R. Fugazzie January 25, 2014 at 04:16 am
We need jobs and the acknowledgement of the real numbers of people who can't get jobs as they areRead More not there to be had http://neighbors-helping-neighbors.com/unemployment-crisis.html