The Enforcement Division of the State of California, Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has cleared Pacifica City Council member Sue Digre. See the letter below for details.
“Tragedies of San Francisco’s Pier 14,” New America Media, August 7, 2015
Big Banker reports: "It looks like the iconic Clocktower Building at 446 Old County Road in Rockaway Beach is back in foreclosure, with a $2,340,00 first trust deed recorded in November 2006, past due in November 2016. Building owners have filed bankruptcy and the foreclosure sale scheduled for May 24 has been postponed till June 2.
Pacifica City Council met May 22 and voted 4-1 to direct staff to draft a formal letter to Caltrans and SMCTA requesting that highway funds be redirected to highway-widening alternatives. Staff will present the letter to council at its June 12 meeting.
Thanks to Riptide readers Bob Pilgrim, Dan Stegink, Alan Wald, Mark Stechbart, et al. for researching this Dorothea Lange photo from 1938 (or even earlier). See Comments below this post for more on this historic photo.
If you're heading to the mountains for Memorial Day holiday weekend, read this news story on conditions in the Sierra Nevada.
Matt Meyer is bicycling down the West Coast towing a replica rhino to raise funds and create awareness of rhinoceros poaching in southern Africa. Matt arrives soon here on the Coastside. Stay tuned.
How the real estate lobby is trying to disrupt the local democratic process.
Pacifica Playschool at 630 Hickey Boulevard and its owner Suzanne Wheeler Johnson yesterday filed a lawsuit in San Mateo County Superior Court alleging false and malicious reviews on the Yelp website, submitted on two occasions by poster "CT T", including statements that playschool employees were seen smoking marijuana at the playschool. Johnson is suing Yelp poster(s) "John/Jane Doe(s)" for libel, lost income, and emotional distress, and has asked for trial by jury:
In an unrelated 2016 complaint about the playschool, state investigators found no basis or support for the complaint:
A woman who dined at Serramonte Elephant Bar in December 2015 claims she swallowed a sharp object in her food that lacerated her mouth, gums, throat, and esophagus. She has sued Elephant Bar in San Mateo County Superior Court for medical expenses, health care costs, lost income, and other general damages.