Mar 27 2009

The Right to Be Left Alone or Take Another Pizza My Heart

I spend time chatting in the local forums, and have been stalked for three years there by Winston, currently appearing as Futureshock. Two local attorneys have taken on, pro bono, the case of a couple who have accumulated over 60 citations, almost exclusively for sleeping. The attorneys are Jonathan Gettleman and Mark Briscoe. One of Continue reading →

Feb 18 2009

Serendipity or If you aren’t willing to own your words you ain’t got no business saying them.

I don’t feel like reading my last entry right now but, best I can recall, I mentioned I was being ambushed as moderator on the local newspaper’s forum. Well, the admin decided to abolish the two remaining moderators, and after that had been done I discovered at least one of my posts had been edited, Continue reading →

Feb 06 2009

Santa Cruz Tightens the Screws or Sentience Challenged at The Sentinel

Well, since the last post the City Council has gone forward with more ordinances, such as making it illegal to sit on a bench for more than an hour. At issue are seven proposed measures that would restrict panhandling around public art and directories; limit time on public benches to one hour; stop the sale Continue reading →

Nov 19 2008

Catching Up

One of the reasons I haven’t posted for over a month is that shortly after the article about WAMMFest appeared in the local paper it was announced in the comments to the story that one of the people focused upon was a convicted child-molester, and she was in charge of childcare: Police: Sex offender at Continue reading →