Pacifica Playschool at 630 Hickey Boulevard and its owner Suzanne Wheeler Johnson have 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 employees were seen smoking marijuana at 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:
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According to Big Banker, the iconic Clocktower Building at 446 Old County Road in Rockaway Beach is in foreclosure, with a $2,340,00 first trust deed recorded in November 2006, past due in November 2016. Building owners have filed bankruptcy, but the foreclosure sale has been rescheduled repeatedly with no end in sight. Stay tuned.
Not to miss: interviews with Peter Coyote and Scoop Nisker.
Dan Stegink reports: For the past several weeks, we've been diving the coastline north from the Montara Beach location where Richard Moss' AAA card was found on June 29. Recently, another diver and I took advantage of relatively low tide to dive the base of an almost inaccessible cliff north of Montara Beach and south of Gray Whale Beach. During that search, a four-bolt, five-spoke wheel marked "Made in Korea" was found still bolted to a partial brake rotor and sheared-off axle. This wheel and brake rotor appear consistent with the 2001 Hyundai Tiburon that Richard Moss was believed to be driving. Another large vehicle part was found, but we could not remove it from the water.
S.F. Chronicle outdoors columnist Tom Stienstra features our scenic coastal trail in his Sunday Getaways.
The latest episode of Wavelength is here, and it's a doozy! The topic is the rent stabilization measure on November's ballot. I interview Thursday Roberts, chairman of FairRents4Pacifica.org; Daniel Saver, an attorney who works in East Palo Alto, where a rent stabilization measure is now a few years old; and Larry Hixson, one of 16 renters on Talbot Avenue who were recently hit with $690 rent increases.
Peabody Award-winning radio, print, and television journalist Aaron Glantz handed out Center for Investigative Reporting tote bags to Coastside United for Action members following his talk July 17 at Pacifica's Little Brown Church. Glantz traced his journalism career that has sparked more than a dozen Congressional hearings and a raft of federal legislation, and has led to criminal probes by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI, and the Federal Trade Commission. Because of his reporting, 500,000 fewer U.S. military veterans face long waits for disability compensation, while 100,000 fewer veterans are prescribed highly addictive narcotics by the government.