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  • "This story is highly fragmented in ways that make me believe there is something more to this. Why is there no description of the man-at all? After all, it was daylight (7am) and she certainly had a chance to note details when he walked away. How was the attempted rape avoided (does he have visible scratches-did they take DNA from underneath her nails?) Sounds fabricated."

    indigo1955 commented in:
    Man jacks car and attempts to rape teen on 2015-02-01 14:27:16
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  • "Looks like Ferrara, Nichols and Guerrero thought if they just ignored something , it would go away. That is what Ferrara thought with the Adams incident also. Didn't work that way in AG and looks like it will not work that way with the Water Boar either. When will these decision makers be held accountable?"

    doglover commented in:
    Sanitation district attorney misled ratepayers on 2015-02-01 12:22:58
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  • "JMO, For your future knowledge, so as not to be ignorant, the people in question didn’t need to protest any further in mass when Obama took office because his mantra was to get the hell out of the wars that George W. Bush started under completely fraudulent conditions. In doing so, unfortunately more soldiers had to die along with Iraqi citizens while making complicated plans to clean up the horrific mess that “W” left the United States. Take a simple refresher course in the real history subsequent to 911, and if you have even a modicum of reasoning, you’ll wonder in how Bush, Cheney, Rice, Powell, and others can sleep at night. Cause and effect, it will ALWAY’S be “Bush’s wars.” You easily take the old saw of not losing sleep over global warming, essentially stating that “screw the following generations” because you’ll be dead and it won’t matter to you. How insidious can you get? Your puerile and simplistic notions that all one has to do is move around the planet when the warming effects get worse, is comical to say the least because of it's ramifications. Worsening global warming will impact the entire earth in many ways, and I suggest that Google be your friend in this respect of finding out “how” this will happen. Shelf your “inept subjective opinions” and enlighten yourself with actual empirical facts. You sound like a Republican. Contrary to your belief, a carbon tax would reduce global warming in that it would force other forms of energy like wind, solar, etc. This tax in turn could be used to reduce payroll taxes or other economic entities in a way that would leave the distribution of total tax burden approximately unchanged. In this way, a global carbon tax would be easier to negotiate. No money needs to change hands across international borders. Each government could keep the revenue from its tax and use it to finance spending or whatever form of tax relief it considered best for the benefit of the planet, and at the same time, help eliminate carbon in our closed atmosphere. Remember, a “tax” is not a four-letter word."

    Ted Slanders commented in:
    Methane control or money generator? on 2015-02-01 10:46:16
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  • "I know a consulting engineer who makes a decent living. She says she finds it best to have a clearly spelled out contract with her clients, following the California law. That way she knows what she needs to do and the client knows what they are getting and for how much. She only does Time and Materials contracts for projects that the client either doesn't know the full scope themselves or it is with a long-standing client with clearly spelled out tasks. She never charges for work under a Time and Materials contract before the contract is signed. She enjoys working with her clients and it seems like it is reciprocal. This engineer said she worked for different local engineering firms before going out on her own. Some were very honest and straight forward. Some outright ignored California law with regard to a legal engineering contract. Primarily this was charging for work on a Time and Materials contract before the contract was signed. She recognized the benefit of working in a larger multi-disciplined engineering company by being able to use the strength of others in the company to complete a project. She also said there were many good people in those companies, but it usually was the upper management and owner that frequently ignored California law, even when it was pointed out to them. Overall, it sounds like engineers and lawyers face the same type of dilemma. An unscrupulous engineer or lawyer can easily pad their contracts with an unsuspecting client. It all boils down to the due diligence of the customer, in my opinion."

    JMO commented in:
    Sanitation district attorney misled ratepayers on 2015-02-01 10:36:57
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  • "Water, sewage and garbage districts are big bucks. I would expect any relationship that involves the State Water Quality Control Board, the taxpayer and a Sewage District to be nothing less than a shit storm. The bigger the district, the greater the layers that buffer the drama imposed by the public. In the larger districts the ratepayers just shut up and flush. Welcome to the big city where Gov has an army of officials to process and harvest the taxpayers. As for Mr. Guerrero, his nature does not fit the allegations. If we all had septic tanks, then you could manage your own crap, but growth has been the choice and with that the taxpayer's crap becomes an industry."

    Jorge Estrada commented in:
    Sanitation district attorney misled ratepayers on 2015-02-01 07:39:55
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  • "I was the Admin Sergeant when Jim Gardiner was Chief. I processed his travel paper work and caused his per deim checks to be issued in the same manner as with everyone else. He insisted that he only receive the same amounts as other City employees per City Policy. When he retuened, he turned his receipts and expense reports in to me, again, just as with our other employees. That was what leaders do."

    jamesll9 commented in:
    SLO police chief travels on the family plan on 2015-02-01 06:59:42
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  • "Thank you Tacoma for a very concise explanation of the roles and responsibilities of board members, public servants, and electeds. Posters and readers can make a difference by emailing, texting, calling, meeting with their council or district representatives, and by speaking during public comment at Council and Board meetings: Grover Beach 1st & 3rd Mondays 6:30 p.m. 154 S. 8th St. Grover Beach (Feb. 2) JShoals@grover.org; Council@grover.org South San Luis Obispo Sanitation District 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. Arroyo City Chambers E. Branch St. (Feb. 4 & 18) Amy@sslocsd.org Oceano 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. 1600 Front Street, Oceano (Feb. 11 & 25) (no viable email address)"

    analyticone commented in:
    Sanitation district attorney misled ratepayers on 2015-01-31 22:29:11
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  • "Owl, if you think everyone who works 20 years manages to earn $61K, gets summers off, three weeks vacay at Christmas, a week at Easter, plus all the other days off, etc..GUESS AGAIN! If you're that unhappy, and feel like you're taken advantage of--QUIT! Go find/do something that makes you happy."

    agag1 commented in:
    Lucia Mar teachers threaten strike on 2015-01-31 20:19:37
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  • "All Cal Poly Employees should be given two options; be fully vaccinated, or wear a mask at all times on campus grounds. There is a vaccine for this. Students are asked to receive the Meningococcal booster before heading off for college, as there is evidence of increased bacterial meningitis in closed quarters such as college dorms. Note that I believe people should have choice. They can choose to receive immunizations, they can choose to wear a mask, or they can choose to work elsewhere."

    CentralcoastRN commented in:
    Cal Poly employee ill with meningitis on 2015-01-31 19:30:31
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  • "Vaping IS bad for you. Nicotine is a drug, and there is an issue regarding "dosing" with e-cigarettes. It is hard to control how much nicotine you are getting. If someone is not careful, someone really trying to quit tobacco use could really do themselves more harm than good. The liquid nicotine in e-cigarettes can kill a child. If ingested, nicotine poisoning can begin within minutes. The spirit of the United States is that of a country of true freedom. As Americans, we are supposed to be allowed to be free. You know, Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I find that a happy and utopian concept... until someone doesn't like the consequences of their bad choices and wants society to pay for the do-over. This is why the US budget is in crisis. Eleanor Roosevelt “Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.”"

    CentralcoastRN commented in:
    Should Californians stop vaping? on 2015-01-31 19:21:23
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  • "Mr Guerrero has breached his fiduciary duties as a director in both the Oceano C.S.D and the South County Sanitation District. Unfortunately, since he used his office to endorse our new District Attorney and works for the county we can expect little help from the local judiciary. Because of the conflicts of interest this needs to be investigated at the state level, for justice to prevail."

    falconbh commented in:
    Sanitation district attorney misled ratepayers on 2015-01-31 18:56:36
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  • "Breach of Fiduciary Duty People in a position of trust or fiduciary relationship, such as officers, directors, high-level employees of a corporation or business, agents and brokers, owe certain duties to their principals or employers. Fiduciary relationships, which are by their very nature relationships of good faith, may involve a variety of obligations depending on the exact circumstances. Fiduciary duties require that the fiduciary acts solely in the best interest of the employer/principal, free of any self-dealing, conflicts of interest, or other abuse of the principal for personal advantage. Thus, corporate directors, officers, and employees are barred from using corporate property or assets for their personal pursuits, or taking corporate opportunities for themselves. More traditional fraudulent conduct, such as thefts, acceptance of secret commissions, and conflicts of interest also violate the duty of loyalty, and may be prosecuted as such in addition to or instead of the underlying offence. A breach of fiduciary duty is often easier to prove than fraud. The claimant does not need to prove criminal or fraudulent intent or the other elements of fraud. To prevail, the claimant must show only that the defendant occupied a position of trust or fiduciary relationship as described above and that the defendant breached that duty to benefit personally. A breach of fiduciary duty claim is a civil action. The claimant may receive damages for lost profits and recover profits that the disloyal employee earned. In some instances, it may even be possible to recover the salary paid to the employee or agent during the period that the fiduciary was in breach of his duties. The claimant may recover profits earned by fiduciary even if the claimant did not suffer an actual loss. Fiduciaries who act carelessly or recklessly are responsible for any resulting loss to the corporate shareholders or other principals. Damages may be recovered in a civil action for negligence. Corporate officers who carelessly fail to enforce controls, or to pursue recovery of losses might breach their duty of care."

    TacomaRose commented in:
    Sanitation district attorney misled ratepayers on 2015-01-31 18:25:07
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  • "I do not know what can be proven in a court of law or in a hearing before the California bar about the conduct of Michael Seitz as an attorney. However, he has zero credibility in acting in the best interests of the sanitation district. He has been so aligned with John Wallace in so many questionable and mismanaged situations that it defies belief he is still around. He needs to be held accountable and his contract terminated immediately."

    Toadstomper commented in:
    Sanitation district attorney misled ratepayers on 2015-01-31 17:30:23
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  • "Has anyone ever noticed how certain fads are embraced by either Liberals or Conservatives? I remember the people who were all fanatical about No War in the 60's . These same people all believed we needed to all be Vegan to save the planet in the 70's (we were going to run out of food, which we didn't). These were the same people that were fanatical about Homeless in the 80's. Again, these same people protested the war in Afghanistan and Iraq in the 2000's. They paraded and stood on the corner silently in black with their signs condemning Bush and Cheney. (A little side, here, but I didn't see these same people protesting when we were in Afghanistan and Iraq when Obama was president, even though more soldiers died under Obama than Bush. Weird, huh.) Conservatives have jumped on fads as well, don't get me wrong. They generally are more polite about it, in my subjective opinion. Now the fad by the SAME people as the No War, Vegan, Homeless crowd is Global Warming. What is known (in my opinion): 1. Is the average temperature on earth rising? Yes. 2. Are the majority of the glaciers around the world retreating? Yes. 3. Is the CO2 levels in the atmosphere increasing? Yes. 4. Is this increase due to burning fossil fuel? Yes. 5. Has anyone died because of Global Warming? No. 6. Will taxing Methane, Carbon Credits, etc. increase the cost to consumer while lining the pocket of someone else? Yes. Now for my subjective opinion and why: 1. Will taxing Methane, Carbon Credits, etc. reduce global warming? No. The third world countries will simply use more fossil fuel if it is available. 2. Will taxing Methane, Carbon Credits, etc. reduce the U.S. foreign trade deficit and the U.S. budget deficit? No. It will line the pockets of the Al Gores of the world, though. 3. Are we all going to die because of global warming? No. If the sea level rises, just move farther inland. If the temperature is too warm, then tremendous amount of land in Siberia would open up. 4. Am I losing sleep over Global Warming? No."

    JMO commented in:
    Methane control or money generator? on 2015-01-31 17:13:32
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  • "Respectfully, the more some talk, the more they lie. When confidential information such as the above comes out, now THAT's when we really learn the truth. It will be difficult to believe anything Mr. Guerrero says from now on. How do we know when he's speaking the truth, or feeding us a line of BS, not only to cover his own @ss, but that of Wallace as well?"

    agag1 commented in:
    Sanitation district attorney misled ratepayers on 2015-01-31 15:22:34
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  • "I know that Guerrero was there, he is an attorney, and he was on the board. But, he is not serving as the Sanitation District's attorney. That responsibility lies with Mike Seitz. It should be Mike Seitz pictured there. If Guerrero made a bad vote, he may have to answer to the people of Oceano.... the same way Ferrara and Nicolls need to answer to ratepayers. The danger is that over time Guerrero engages in a string of bad votes, which tied together make it appear that he has protected potential criminal behavior. The more they talk, the more they vote, the more we find out."

    snooky156 commented in:
    Sanitation district attorney misled ratepayers on 2015-01-31 14:48:48
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  • "Matt Guerreo is a politically, motivated dishonest man. He regularly had Brown Act violations while head of the Oceano district, many of which he corrected only after cure and correct letters forced him. He breaks rules for his own agenda, does not follow laws, and gets into political bulling of activists and journalists. He is not judge material. People like him are why attorneys have a bad name. Watch his leadership in Oceano as he cuts speakers off against the Brown Act because he doesn’t like what they say. He is a junior level Adam Hill. The difference is Adam is consistent while Matt changes depending who is in the meeting. Put a reporter in the room and he suddenly acts decent. He also tells people he supports their cause, though he does the same with the other side. He has parroted politically motivated untrue rumors on the dais as fact. Judges need to be beyond reproach and to have a respect for the law. Matt breaks laws such as the Brown Act which don’t matter to him and the Adam Hill crew, but are laws. Matt also participates in online bullying in an attempt to discredit those who question his leadership, though he knows the allegations are false."

    Nancy commented in:
    Sanitation district attorney misled ratepayers on 2015-01-31 13:37:41
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