Also, get the latest Coastside Democrats news at the link above.
San Mateo County Superior Court accepts applications to serve on the Civil Grand Jury from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. The Civil Grand Jury performs a vital independent citizen watchdog function over county and city governments. It chooses its own investigation subjects and publishes reports that highlight findings and make recommendations for improvement. County citizens able to commit an estimated 15 to 20 hours per week to this effort should apply by March 30, 2017.
State Senator Jerry Hill's bill (requiring bus passengers and drivers to buckle up if the bus has seat belts) has passed the Senate Transportation Committee. Read the press release above for details.
Republicans can't accept their loss on Trumpcare, and true to form, the president blames it on Democrats. Don't be surprised if you see a tabloid headline about House Speaker Paul Ryan like this: PAUL IS DEAD!
Based on public-records research by Pacifica Progressive Alliance (PPA), Pacifica Tribune staff writer Jane Northrop names names and numbers in this expose on out-of-town real estate interests funding two Pacifica City Council races.
Michele Coxon says President Trump is taking the country in the wrong direction (see her op-ed at the link above), but Pacificans are pushing back. Coastside United for Action (the local arm of Indivisible) meets Monday, April 17, and Monday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m., Pacifica Coastside Museum (Little Brown Church), 1850 Francisco Boulevard, Sharp Park, Pacifica. Email address: CoastsideUnited4Action@gmail.com. Two other resistance groups are forming in Pacifica, and our sources say that all three groups are planning together.
The American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) has issued these guidelines to foreign service officers on how to express their opinions on U.S. foreign policy.
Read it and weep. The Sorceror's Apprentice proposes to gut important national assets like the State Department, EPA, NPR/PBS, and Amtrak, while funneling billions more to the military.
Aggrieved Linda Mar residents question the city's rush to plop a big sewer tank under the Community Center parking lot. See Erin Macias' comment in the thread following this post, with the results of City Council's vote.