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Re: “Where's Al?

Robert Powers company Regional Parking of Walnut Creek just gave me a ticket while I was getting money out of my car to put in the meter the boy walked up and told me I was to late the money has to be in the meter before it expires no mercy $25 ticket. Went by Mr. Power's home on Thomas Lane the big house with a large boat parked out front his son told me that would have been a close one he probaly wouldn't have given a ticket. Ripoff and he is the president of Walnut Creek Business thats scarry.

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Posted by James on 07/31/2011 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Down and Out at Highland Hospital

I never said I started selling my pain medication to the junkies to raise money for a meal at McDonald's. That was a lie from that reporter. I ended up going to jail from what he said about me. They never seen me sell not one pill but since I had my pills in my father's medication bottle I went to jail for that handcuff to my wheelchair. My back was hurting and the sheriff's wouldn't let me take my medication. This is a comment from Nehemiah Byrdsong himself.

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Posted by Nehemiah on 03/08/2011 at 7:37 PM

Re: “BART's Broken Promise

It is not the perfect solution, but let's see the pros and cons.

Pros

1. $409 cheaper to implement. $409 is a lot of money no matter how you look at it. 48% of the cost when compared to traditional BART system means that it is a 52% saving, or less than half the cost of the alternative.

2. New trains! The existing BART trains are really getting old.

3. Ready by 2015 instead of who knows when. Does anyone know when BART will get to San Jose? Not by 2015 for sure. The Fremont-Warm Spring extension will come online in 2014, which means that BART won't even be out of Fremont, let alone reaching any part of San Jose, in another 4 years.


Cons

1. One transfer at the Pittsburg / Bay Point station that takes 3 minutes. In reality, even if traditional BART train were used to go all the way to Antioch, there would still be a stop at the Pittsburg / Bay Point station that takes about 20 seconds, so the net additional time is 2 minutes 40 seconds. The time savings in not having to drive that 10 miles of highway 4 easily exceed the transfer time. At any case, this sort of transfer arrangement with synchronized train schedules has been proven to work in Oakland.

2. There is a bit of an inconvenience to have to switch train.

Posted by tom12345 on 10/29/2010 at 8:31 PM

Re: “BART's Broken Promise

It is not the perfect solution, but let's see the pros and cons.

Pros

1. $409 cheaper to implement. $409 is a lot of money no matter how you look at it. 48% of the cost when compared to traditional BART system means that it is a 52% saving, or less than half the cost of the alternative.

2. New trains! The existing BART trains are really getting old.

3. Ready by 2015 instead of who knows when. Does anyone know when BART will get to San Jose? Not by 2015 for sure. The Fremont-Warm Spring extension will come online in 2014, which means that BART won't even be out of Fremont, let alone reaching any part of San Jose, in another 4 years.


Cons

1. One transfer at the Pittsburg / Bay Point station that takes 3 minutes. In reality, even if traditional BART train were used to go all the way to Antioch, there would still be a stop at the Pittsburg / Bay Point station that takes about 20 seconds, so the net additional time is 2 minutes 40 seconds. The time savings in not having to drive that 10 miles of highway 4 easily exceed the transfer time. At any case, this sort of transfer arrangement with synchronized train schedules has been proven to work in Oakland.

2. There is a bit of an inconvenien

Pros

1. $409 cheaper to implement. $409 is a lot of money no matter how you look at it. 48% of the cost when compared to traditional BART system means that it is a 52% saving, or less than half the cost of the alternative.

2. New trains! The existing BART trains are really getting old.

3. Ready by 2015 instead of who knows when. Does anyone know when BART will get to San Jose? Not by 2015 for sure. The Fremont-Warm Spring extension will come online in 2014, which means that BART won't even be out of Fremont, let alone reaching any part of San Jose, in another 4 years.
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Posted by tom12345 on 10/29/2010 at 8:29 PM
Posted by Stanyan on 10/18/2010 at 8:49 AM

Re: “BART's Broken Promise

Due to the recent bad press given to Antioch by The Wall Street Journal and the SF Chronicle, I was looking to see what good things I could find about this city. Imagine my surprise to read this piece about Antioch and Pittsburg funding a BART system which seems to have had no real intention of ever extending its line to those cities. BART has taken its money, however, for all these years since 1969, right? BART, you are plainly pitiful. And an EBART??? Ridiculous. Just put the damn regular BART into these cities already. If you start now, maybe these men's children will see the result by the time they are grown or have grandchildren, at the rate you are going. WHO is running BART, the Three Stooges?

Posted by mamasan41 on 08/05/2010 at 6:54 AM

Re: “Casting Swine Before Pearl Jam

I discovered KPIG just by accident one day. I listened to it while I was doing my gardening. I noticed it played a very eclectic mix of rock, country rock and just all kinds of groovy tunes that I grew up on. I am a piggy for life now. But this morning, I went out to my deck in my back yard to drink a cup of coffee and listen to the radio which is always set to the KPIG station and when I turned on my radio I got some kind of all news station. I know that sometimes the weather plays havoc with the air waves and the station that I have grown to love so much is sometimes affected by it, but I can always dail it in even tho it is a tad faint, I just turn the volume up til it comes in clearer, but today, (August 3 2010) I turned on my radio and not only was'nt it there, but I could'nt find it at all, not even faintly. Has it been taken off the air, or are the air waves just really screwin' with my beloved KPIG station. Please will someone tell me that my worst fears are unfounded and it has not been taken off the air!!!!!!!!! Email me at terry.gaynor@att.net if anyone knows the answer to my delimma!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by MA PIG on 08/03/2010 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Has OMI Gone Soft?

This school is not a military school anymore,it is just like any public school.Kids in this school do drugs, fight and disrespect all teachers including sergeants.I use to go to this school and things have been changed.This school is hiding all this from the public so their reputation will not look go down.

Posted by jonathan ayala on 05/12/2010 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Playing Hardball

dumb

Posted by dumb on 05/03/2010 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Where's Al?

Well, I was just towed and had to pay 290 to get my car back.. Sign said 25..little did I know I was being towed for prior tickets. One I disputed with a letter..(meter not working) and they told me wouldn't except. Well, at the towing company..they wanted for me to sign a form..releasing personal information to Regional Parking.. I would not..

But guess what..they just sent me a invoice in the mail for the prior tickets (3)..and the 290 didn't even include the tickets.. WEll this isn't ending here..
for me. Be glad to pay tickets if I owe..but not the one I disputed..meter wasnt working.

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Posted by jc123 on 11/28/2009 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Has OMI Gone Soft?

I know Bruce Holaday personally, and he was more than capable of achieving the goals he established, all of which were highly worthy, had he been given the resources and time to do so. OMI and the cadets there were very fortunate to have had Bruce Holaday's involvement. Those parents opposed to his leadership cost their children greatly.

Posted by GL on 11/20/2009 at 3:16 PM

Re: “¡Ask a Mexican!

what my confusion is why the hell you mexicans keep on insisting on infesting our country. being the united states of america. do your realize that mexico was made mexico for a reason. for all the greasy wetbacks. get it. why dont you dumbasses pull together as you do so well and clean mexico up and make worth living there. because quite frankly it pissing us white people off and sad to say most white people are so nice they wont tell you to get out. but i am one white person that will speak my mind as all should and tell you guys to get out. its not our fault or problem you were born there thats your parents so why the hell are you our problem. dont you think if you think we wanted you here we we would open up the border and say please infest our country. and if that not bad enough you nasty ass wetbacks try mixing races with us and its rude. you know why there is no white in mexico because we stay where we belong. what a concept you should try it. you wanna know how i ran across your lame page is because I am doing my duty as a white mother should and proving to my daughter how disgusting a mexican uncurcumcised dick looks like to make sure she isnt fooled or stupid enough to get with one of you. you will never be better than us because you come here or take over our population meaning white population we use to have which is yes our problem. so why dont you just grab all of your race go back to mexico grab a broom and clean it up make it livible. we did. if you did that there would be more jobs in mexico. the low pay rate you need to figure out yourselves another thing that is not our problem. so there is my comment from the white people of the us. so get a clue and go back home with this advice and dont forget anyone brown wet back or what ever name you choose these days. please comment back to ullnverno@gmail.com

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Posted by proud to be white on 07/17/2009 at 12:13 PM

Re: “¡Ask a Mexican!

That is what keeps my mexican man in line a GOOD BJ as much as he needs
My white skin looks good next to him
6 yrs later and a cute little boy
white girls need to start giving mexican men a chance leave the black guys alone
mexican men are packing trust me i dated enough to know

Posted by Candy on 06/15/2009 at 3:48 AM

Re: “Smut Shack?

this is bullshit. you're a liar.

Posted by Marisha Sutherland on 05/08/2009 at 10:17 AM

Re: “¡Ask a Mexican!

"Why are wetbacks so fat?" When i met my wife in Mexico she was slim. Since moving to the US and living on the American diet of big portions and fast food, she has ballooned up to 280 pounds.

Posted by jac on 07/11/2008 at 10:23 PM

Re: “Where's Al?

Go visit Robert Power President of Regional Parking at his home at 750 Thomas Lane in Walnut Creek,Ca 94596. He uses Walnut Creek Police as his own personal body guards. Remember Robert Power thinks he is the private owners law enforcement and that he is above the law, he isn't, he will spill out a bunch of codes they mean nothing. The man is kissing every one's ass in the city to keep his business going. His ego is the size of Mt Diablo. Just follow thru all the steps he gives you make the ticket and his time be more the $25 he is stealing from Walnut Creek residents. If you really want to stop this sleeze bag quit using the business that put up his signs. Robert uses no common sence to dismiss a ticket if it's written he wants your money. Can you imangine what I reall think of him.

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Posted by KJ on 06/13/2008 at 6:25 PM

Re: “!ASK A MEXICAN!

Dear Mexican,
I operate a business in Houston those serves every ethnic group on the planet. After we serve Mexican families our place is covered with chewed gum. It is in the carpet, on the furniture, all over the front walk and porch, stuck to the walls and under the tables and chairs, in the fish tank, in the urinals and sinks, nothing is off limits. I have never seen anything like it. It happens some with all families from South and Central America, but not nearly to the degree as with Mexicans. It doesn't seem to matter if they are illegally in our country or if their family has been here for generations. It has become necessary to charge Mexicans additional cleaning fees for gum removal. Why is this, any information you can share will be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Concerned Business Owner

Posted by Jim Jung on 06/01/2008 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Jerry Comes Out

Years ago I had the opportunity to do a radio program on Illinois and Missouri Radio Station WGNU (920 AM). When I first appeared on the scene, the audience felt that, given my background, age (I was already retired from a successful busines career), etc, I would be a typically good, God-fearing, flag-waving Republican. It did not take long for whoever expected that of me to learn otherwise. On the other hand, long-suffering liberal listeners suddenly found their voice, thus having my radio spot - something that I did free of charge and mainly for my own personal entertainment - open to their call-in questions and arguments.

As luck would have it, the 2000 Florida fiasco eventually overtook America, thus providing enough material courtesy of George W. Bush, organized Christianity, and Republican stupidity The three combined can be a great source of good material to all those who enjoy laughing at them. One morning, however, as I advocated that anyone telling God to bless America should only say it as follows: God Bless America, PLEASE. The standard plea, I felt, was disrespectful to God. "Who the Hell are we to tell God what to do without adding the word PLEASE to our demand, or request? " I continued. Upon teminating my viewpoint the station's phone lines suddently turned red, so much so that the GM (An ordained minister), as well as the program director (A convert to Catholicism) told me as I left the studio that WGNU would no longer grant me any future air time.

So much for Radio Free St. Louis, as WGNU liked to refer to itself...

Approximately three years later, the station was sold to a religious group. .. Now, only people who enjoy lousy music and out-and-out religious exaggeration may be amongst the ones who feel comfortable with WGNU's offerings. Chances are they also pray as they listen hoping that God performs another of His alleged miracles by bringing them back safely to the age of McKinley and Ronald Reagan. The irony is that WGNU no longer has a call-in program.

Manuel L. Ponte, Olivette, Missouri, 63132

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Posted by Manuel L. Ponte on 04/12/2008 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Doggy Style

The 'Master' was Robert 'Bob' Calvillo, and his slave Deborah Hildebrandt of Martinez, Ca. Calvillo ordered Hildebrandt to preform with dogs for his sexual pleasure and gratification as he has several 'slaves' to do as he pleased. The case against Hildebrandt was dismissed, seems the court file was missing, and she only had to speak to a psychologist for a short time. The two dogs that were her illegal intercourse victims were put to sleep due to a complication of herpes, of which Hildebrandt had given them and her husband. The video for purchase cost $500.00 and the list would have opened up a can of worms, being sealed was what happened to protect the guilty. I have all of the evidence and was the one who alerted the Animal Control of this horrid case. The 'masters' wife is a news anchor in SF, he works for Comcast. Hildebrandts husband is a scientist and they have a son to which was part of the 'tasks' in which masters ordered slave to preform activities on.

Posted by J on 02/07/2008 at 8:29 AM

Re: “¡ASK A MEXICAN!

Why is there such a strong inverse correlation between the degree of anti-immigrant fervor and the English skills of so-called native English speakers? Learn English yourselves before demanding it of others.

Excess punctuation is not an acceptable substitute for adequate English skills.

Posted by H on 02/03/2008 at 10:38 AM

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