Still Waiting: Caltrans Promised Highway Cleanup 76 Days Ago

Highway 1 between the Tom Lantos Tunnels at Devil's Slide and Linda Mar badly needs cleanup along both shoulders littered with trash, debris, fallen tree limbs, and weeds. We submitted a maintenance request/complaint June 29 on the Caltrans District 4 ONLINE FORM. Caltrans replied July 14 that it had "committed" to cleaning up this disgraceful stretch of highway between Linda Mar and the tunnels. THAT WAS 76 DAYS AGO AND STILL NO ACTION! Please ask Caltrans to do its job: Jim Kennard 510-286-4421, Jose Montoya 510-286-6227. Also go online and contact Governor Brown and State Senator Jerry Hill. There is no excuse for this delay! Removing weeds and trash will help visibility on this dangerous S curve, where vulnerable bicyclists wobble up and down the narrow-to-nonexistent shoulders, taking their lives in their hands and making motorists extremely nervous. (Note: The crumpled, falling-down road sign finally was removed September 29. Thank you, Caltrans, now please clean up the highway.)


Nihartgate: Veteran City Council Member's Re-Election in Legal Limbo

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Were City Councilmember Mary Ann Nihart's and city computers really hacked? Is there a conflict of interest between Nihart's federal employment and her endorsements? What is the federal government's position on all this? Click the link above for details, and see the San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee (SMCDCC) letter to Nihart below. SMCDCC has endorsed Deirdre Martin for Pacifica City Council.

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Michigan Mishugas: Playing Quarry Name Games

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I received a flyer for “Yes on W.” So of course I had to start looking things up: QuarryInitiative.com (http://wa-com.com/quarryinitiative.com). The registrant's name is private, registered through “Domains by Proxy” (https://www.domainsbyproxy.com/default.aspx). Once again, the name is NOT "Preserve@Pacifica, LLC." It is “The Preserve@Pacifica, LLC” and is based in Michigan (which we already knew). I am extremely leery of people who continually publish an incorrect name for their business: https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_mi/E50882.

The Pacifica Quarry (http://wa-com.com/thepacificaquarry.com) is registered through a proxy. I understand that people want their privacy, but all this secrecy makes me suspicious. I have not seen any private persons from Pacifica making statements on these “Yes on W” flyers. Since this “Yes on W” campaign says it is “paid for by Pacifica Residents … with major funding by Preserve@Pacifica, LLC,” I can only conclude that the company out of Michigan pays for this. Again, it publishes its own LLC name incorrectly, which (if we do not dig hard) will lead folks to believe that this is the company's true name. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. No company that large misspells its own name.

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