A Zen master visiting New York City goes up to a hot dog vendor and says, "Make me one with everything." The hot dog vendor fixes a hot dog and hands it to the Zen master, who pays with a $20 bill. The vendor puts the bill in the cash box and closes it. "Excuse me, but where’s my change?" asks the Zen master. The vendor responds, "Change must come from within."
With the City of Pacifica facing personal-injury lawsuits (one by a man who claims he fell through a Hickey Boulevard manhole cover and another by a woman who says she tripped and fell over a concrete bicycle rack on Beach Boulevard), the city would be eager to settle any other injury claims it faces. For example: motorists who ascend the Highway 1 grade around the second curve and scald themselves with hot coffee when blinded by the morning sun. Or Pacificans who twist an ankle stepping in a mound of dog poop along the levee because of the city's lax pooper scooper law enforcement. What other personal-injury lawsuits could arise in this dangerous town?
The Chronicle's editorial-page editor nails some of our pet peeves, including Donald Trump, high housing prices, the drought, climate change, cell phone batteries, and lack of cell phone etiquette.