Comments by Mike McCall
"Understanding why people feel so compelled to do this illegally, rather than legally, would help us understand the importance of this issue."
It's great the you followed the process. Others don't, and that's the reality of the situation currently. The question is WHY?
My point was simply that economic factors and other critical quality of life issues are the main drivers.
Would you dispute that?
Hi Stephanie, Very interesting discussion I really don't have answer for you, but here is what I envision. Is it accurate? I don't know. It's just my naive view of the world perhaps... I picture someone in a little village outside Ensenada, living with his family in a house (really a shack), with one wall rotted away and replaced with a large sign someone left on the ground. This guy looks for work, but can't find work that would cover the basic necessities for his family. His town is plagued by…
Jim, Could you please explain how the following relates to ILLEGAL immigration? "9. 21 radio stations in L.A. are Spanish speaking. 10. In L.A.County 5.1 million people speak English. 3.9 million speak Spanish (10.2 million people in L.A.County)." As well as: "Over 70% of the United States annual population growth (and over 90% of California, Florida, and New York) results from immigration." Are you looking to close the borders to everyone, or just the illegal ones?
We went to Red Ginger last night and were very pleased. There are definitely still many wrinkles to be ironed out (5 people waiting at front with no hostess in sight??), water not being filled, etc... Nothing out of the ordinary for a place in business only two weeks. For example, the Brewery,which we love, was a train wreck the first few weeks it was open! The wait-staff was friendly, the food was creative and very tasty, came quickly, and we had a great experience. The potickers were incredible,…
Is/was the MMDA a short-term solution for the recent slide or a long-term solution that was an option that perhaps lost out to the tunnel? Sorry, I'm not familar with it. Carving of part of the moutain and building a new shelf just sounds like a very long-term project.
It's truly sad to hear about the pain local businesses are feeling. I can only hope that they survive the next few months and that we as a community help out as much as we can. For the next few months, when as my wife and I consider going to San Francisco or other bay area restaurants for dinner, we will instead try to help out coastside neighbors and friends by giving them our business. I would hope others would consider doing the same. As a sales director who works at home in Montara, I feel a…
I don't know when Congressman Lantos was at Cafe Lucca, but I must have just missed him! It's just as well... With all the cameras there, I may have made the local news and been forced to explain to my boss why I was sipping on a frappacino in shorts and sandals at 3 in the afternoon.
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