Comments by Dan Handler

State parks will close, but fewer than feared

July 23, 2009
Each state park has a unique history, and a unique paper trail. I read that 6 of the parks were given to California by the feds to give us access to open space. These would revert to the feds if California shuts them down. My question is how do we go about municipalizing the state beaches here in town? What is on the title to them? Certainly they would pay for themselves. The state employees could be given a new job with the new HMB department of beaches. Heck, might even contribute to the city treasury.

City and Chamber welcome Peet’s with official ribbon-cutting

October 22, 2007
I wish the city would give ribbon cutting ceremonies to local, small businesses starting out. Why does a huge chain get the royal treatment?