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Pam Bell July 21, 2014 at 08:14 PM
Ooops! This class is on Saturday, August 9th. Not August 20th which is a Wednesday…..that'sRead Morea different class. :-)
Ernest Giono July 19, 2014 at 12:28 PM
The Smart Train Depot is blocks away from the old State Farm location. The trees need care and they Read Moreare getting it.
Tim Gega June 25, 2014 at 09:40 AM
Great story, well written too, but will this ever happen or is it just projecting false hope forRead MoreCal ifornians? Will this idea produce nothing more than a new power base with new players getting corrupt in 10 or 20 years too? It reminds me of the proposed Flat Tax of the 1980s. Where did that go? Didn't it later add 40,000 pages to the current Tax Code we have today?
Nick May 14, 2014 at 12:35 PM
It has seemed this way to me for years. It seems that not everything that happens isRead Morereported...mayb e if there is no arrest? Not sure, but It has seemed to always be this way. Last year my fiance' and I were pulled over at gun point because some guy that was hyped up on caffeine or something, started to road rage, charged at my passenger door because I beat him from the stop sign to the stop light, then got out of his car and charged me, I pushed him away as he got withing my personal space (6 inches from me), then I got back in my car and he started to follow me all over Cotati and Rohnert Park. He flagged down a Cotati police car and stated that I was the one road raging! They followed up by pulling me over, pointing their guns at me and my fiance' and warned me not to move...it is much longer, but you get the jist of it. They "let us go" when they could see I was calm and they had the tweaker at their station, I am sure they could see he was VERY excitable and let us go, but...that surely never made it to the news and I could not find it in the police logs either. More than that, when I called to speak with the officer about it the next day, he would not return my calls...I am losing respect for the police in this area.
Nick May 14, 2014 at 12:37 PM
It has seemed this way to me for years. It seems that not everything that happens isRead Morereported...mayb e if there is no arrest? Not sure, but It has seemed to always be this way. Last year my fiance' and I were pulled over at gun point because some guy that was hyped up on caffeine or something, started to road rage, charged at my passenger door because I beat him from the stop sign to the stop light, then got out of his car and charged me, I pushed him away as he got within my personal space (6 inches from me), then I got back in my car and drove away, he then started to follow me all over Cotati and Rohnert Park. HE, flagged down a Cotati police car and stated that I was the one road raging! They followed up by pulling me over, pointing their guns at me and my fiance' and warned me not to move...it is much longer, but you get the jist of it. They "let us go" when they could see I was calm and they had the tweaker at their station, I am sure they could see he was VERY excitable and let us go, but...that surely never made it to the news and I could not find it in the police logs either. More than that, when I called to speak with the officer about it the next day, he would not return my calls...I am losing respect for the police in this area.
Sandy Murphey May 14, 2014 at 04:24 PM
What a frightening experience! I'm wondering if you had the presence of mind to get his car makeRead Morean d license number. Probably not, since this kind of experience puts us into shock. That the police pulled guns on you, with no visible reason is pretty scary. This is happening more and more, and the reason there is a move to have cops wear cameras, to document their activities. We are at the mercy of police officers who wear their ego as their badge. It's pretty scary that we have to be afraid of those who we pay to "protect and defend" us. What a sad state of affairs. All we can hope is that people like the one you experienced, will be at the mercy of their own "road rage", and one day they'll do it to the wrong person who will react differently that you did. If someone gets angry at me on the for whatever reason, and yells, I usually just smile and wave at them. It throws them totally off guard, because I've not engaged with them. But if they came to my window, they might be surprised at an unexpected response from an old lady. I can't tell what I'd do because it might incriminate me! Hope this gives you some food for thought, about possible defenses that would be totally legal to have in your car.
Sandy Murphey May 16, 2014 at 09:20 AM
I hope that this "abuse of power" can be stopped. If not, then I hope it will be dealtRead Morewi th legally in Chuni's favor. I wish this was in the local news, to bring even more attention to it. I urge Chuni to contact "5 on Your Side" to expose this blatant mis-use of power.
Julian Anello May 16, 2014 at 01:15 PM
Looks good Mom! I think this will do a fine job of informing the community! The house really looksRead Moreg reat. I think most people would agree.
Rich Arik May 16, 2014 at 03:05 PM
Your entrance way has character and grace, a traditional look. Who could possibly find somethingRead Morewro ng with that? I guess some people just need to throw their weight around and can find nothing good to do with it. Sad.
Sandy Murphey May 03, 2014 at 10:42 AM
Would someone please define "bad business"?
Dorie McKay May 04, 2014 at 01:58 PM
Anything that doesn't suit customer satisfaction.
Sandy Murphey May 06, 2014 at 10:33 AM
Dorie, if "most" customers of a business aren't satisfied, the business won't last long. Read MoreBut anyone in business knows that you can't satisfy "all the people, all the time." That's just a fact of life. Basically what I was referring to is people using their own preferences/opinions to define a business as "bad" for everyone else. Example is to call the Casino or Hooters a "bad" business, simply because they don't like it. The solution is so simple: if you don't like it for whatever reason, don't go there. (literally) It reminds me of the people who complain about nude beaches, yet stand on the cliffs and gawk. People can be so strange, and illogical at times.
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