Comments by Barry Parr
We walk our daughter to Farallone View from Acacia, along the fenceline of the llama ranch, so I know this area well. I don't necessarily oppose the portal and I think it's possible that GGNRA could improve a dead-end road that is a mess because of elementary school traffic. I'm skeptical of some of the issues raised, such as the risk of child abductions. Finally, I don't have a lot of patience with people who live next to parks and want to restrict access to public streets -- such as our friends…
I released a comment on this story a little while ago which turned out to be from a spammer trying to get off pre-moderation. If you're interested, I posted an explanation on my blog at MediaSavvy:
OK, that's just amazing.
I've only sampled a few minutes of this, but I've marked it for future viewing.
Absolutely worth your time.
We'll have a chance to gauge each Supervisor's prioritization of SAMCAR vs. the MCC in the upcoming vote on the LCP Update. There are a series of issues (lot retirement, security of our water supply, adequacy of infrastructure, etc) that pit one against the other.
Darin: What odds are you offering for those who want to bet on SAMCAR?
One's opinion doesn't lose its value due to failure to participate in local meetings.
And it's understandable that Coastsiders don't participate.
I haven't seen any evidence that the Board of Supervisors -- when considering policy for the Coastside -- gives as much weight to the MCC as it does to SAMCAR.
If this is going to be successful, PCT will have to include Coastsiders in its production and governance. They already show a high degree of community involvement in governance and production, compared to what we are getting from MCTV today. We're in a transitional period for TV, and the only thing we really know is that PEG (which looks a lot like it did in the 80s) will transform itself in the next five to ten years. How much? Remember, five years ago, Youtube and Facebook were niche sites. Joe's…
The county held a meeting last June, which is linked in the story. However, they made no effort to contact members of the community who had a stake in the decision. Many were unable to attend, including me. I sent the following letter to Public Works in advance of the meeting: https://coastsider.com/index.php/site/news/open_letter_common-sense_reforms_for_mctv/ The Request for Proposals was pretty thorough, but until we see the proposals, we won't know which criteria the county considered most critical.…
We'll know more once the proposals are released by the county at the end of the day on Tuesday.
We won't know all the details until the contract is finalized.
We went to Flavor the other evening and had an excellent meal: Short ribs, chicken pot pie, roast chicken, kid's spaghetti. Everything was well prepared and presented. The sever was also very good. I'd fault them a little on atmosphere, which was fine but could have been a little more posh at this price range. You have an terrific view of the Capistrano/Hwy 1 intersection from the dining room. The menu was not imaginative, but you can't expect a lot of innovation with a place that bills its fare…
Sabrina raises an excellent point. I'm not sure all these organizations should be lumped together, but it's still a mess and it's symptomatic of the county's mismanagement of the Midcoast. The county needs to treat the MCC as representative of the community, and make it a partner in managing the community. The county appears to be drawing its committees from the same talent pool in any event. Finally, organizations which are chartered by the county should be required to meet in public, regardless…
Public employee pensions are a problem, but I'm not sure we've determined what kind or how large a problem they are. However, they are a convenient focus of rage. But it would be a mistake to think that this is a single problem. The state's incarceration rate (and everything that goes along with it) is a problem. Revenue is also a problem. We've been suffering under several decades of faux populist reforms that have made the state more bankrupt and ungovernable. These "reforms" have served the purposes…
The Examiner also had a blog entry on this change.
In the area immediately north of Montara, most of the walkers have dogs.
Thanks for posting this.
I've also been impressed with Tim Kensit of Kensit Plumbing, 650.400.5219, who has helped me out numerous times.
Lauren: What's the address of the camera you're asking about? I'll see if I can get you an answer.
I'm saying Yelp is no longer as reliable as it used to be. I stand by that assessment.
I also said the voting patterns "suggested" a less than critical pool of reviewers. That's more likely than a dozen random Yelpers being floored by a restaurant on the opening weekend.
I'm still hopeful regarding Flavor. We need more solid restaurants on the Coastside that appeal to locals as well as tourists.
I've updated Len's comment with some photos he emailed to me.
I still use Yelp all the time, but these days I tend to take their ratings with a grain of salt.
Eleven five star reviews out of twelve in the first week is surprising and suggests a less than critical pool of reviewers. I'm looking forward to trying it out for myself.
I also changed the title to the restaurant's correct name: "Flavor"
Good point. I've certainly seen the seasonal change on the stairs at Montara State Beach.
As you say, "Like the millions of paper ballots found from specific counties in the back of ______ and ____ and hidden in _____ and ______ weeks and months after elections." You're right: paper ballots leave physical and other evidence, such as voters who were bribed and threatened. That's how we know that LBJ stole his 1948 Senate election. Electronic ballots have the potential to leave no such traces. I don't object to electronic voting per se, but current systems have not been proven secure and…
Martie: I forwarded your recipe request to Erin. Here's what she says: Oh, Dear! Now my secret will be out - and that is this: I don't cook with recipes. I just fling things together in a somewhat willy-nilly fashion based entirely on mood, who is coming for supper and what happens to be available in the market at the time. But since you asked so nicely, here's the basic method I use for making a winter squash curry with dried apricots - Find a couple of smallish winter squashes - I like to use two…
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