Comments by Don R. Whitt

HMB City Council votes to fight

December 27, 2007
Where are the sign-ups for the new HMB All-Volunteer Fire department?

Supervisors vote to allow no more housing on Burnham Strip

October 17, 2006
I'm glad that the strip won't be developed for housing, but hope it won't remain as the region's largest plastic bag catcher.

Cunha returns to old schedule, cancels buses

September 12, 2006
I've close friends who raised their kids in rural settings - they had the exact same problems and relied solely on cars and busses for their kids school transportation. Even today, those grown-up kids look at bicycles like they're something out of the 19th century and don't use them at college. Could a private bus system make it out here?? has anyone ever tried that approach?

Will Wavecrest be disked over the long weekend?

September 09, 2006
This is a 10 year conversation. No one can accuse us of working fast, can they? The City of HMB clearly gave Wavecrest the "ok" to disc. Whether that violates Fed'l law is to be seen. My guess is that the snakes and frogs will have the good sense to get out of the way. This thread led me to dig into a lot of the docs available on line to better understand the issues and understand the genesis for the ongoing dialogue between the pro-dev and enviro-sensitive types. I thank Barry and many others for…

Video: New principals at Farallone View and Hatch

September 09, 2006
Perhaps not as important to the community-at-large, but still significant, local school Sea Crest has a new principal, too - Mr. Bruce Pollock. This is good news to those of us with children at the school after several years of high turnover of administrators and the past "head master", Tom Walters, being a 12 month temporary stand-in. I sincerely hope this is the beginning of many positive changes at the small school and welcome Mr. Pollock to his new post. View more details at

Video: How is business?

June 16, 2006
Darin, Thank you for producing such a great video. The feedback has been very interesting - what you provided is the plain truth, so to speak. If someone wants another side presented, they should get their video camera, get off their butt and produce their own video. The Devil's slide situation is unfortunate, but, after 100 years of similar events, very predictable. What's interesting is how personally people take it. I'm looking forward to a very peaceful and quiet summer.

Albertsons closing in HMB

June 07, 2006
I've called the RE agent at the marketing wing of the consortium (Albertsons, LLC) managing the SF-area Albertsons properties to see if the building is for sale or for lease. Here's a link to a copy of the Albertsons, LLC press release regarding the deal...

Albertsons closing in HMB

June 07, 2006
I just did a real estate search on the Albertson's surplus real estate site to see if the property's listed - it's not. In fact, nothing's listed as for sale in California, just a view CA sites for lease. I can't imagine that it would be difficult to successfully compete against Safeway with the right site, selection and services. But that particular mall is not the place to put a grocery store. It needs more than a face-lift: It needs a bulldozing. Strawflower…