Thursday, November 19, 2009
SMALL TOWN INTRIGUE(“Judge pauses state water board’s cease-and-desist order,” Nov. 6) - Posted Nov. 17
Superior Court Judge Kay Kingsley, pulled over in a traffic stop this spring in Carmel and let off the hook… People are asking why was she pulled over, and why was she let off the hook? It’s all on a videotape that the City of Carmel refuses to release…
It has something to do with the fact that Kingsley’s sister has filed a lawsuit against the City of Carmel in the sexual harassment case involving Rich Guillen. It’s like Peyton Place.Jenny
NOT SO HIGH-MINDED(“Sand City Mayor David Pendergrass wants to keep medical pot out of his city,” Nov. 16) – Posted Nov. 17
Is the mayor basing his decision on his personal opinion or scientific research?MayorPendergrass is using opinion rather than reason to govern the city of Sand City. Rather than imposing his scientific opinion, he should consider that the state of California and the voting public decided thatmedical marijuana clinicsareacceptable. Even the federal government has ended persecution of patients. Yet Mayor Pendergrass stands byhischoice to impose personal opinion on the city.Malinda DeRouen
WHAT WOULD STEINBECK SAY?(“Bishop Garcia and COPA to launch peace plan,” Nov. 12) - Posted Nov. 13
Bishop Garcia and COPA can be of great assistance by helping California’s three million illegal immigrants claim their money in their Social Security Accounts and use it to return to their homelands. The departure of California’s illegal immigrant population would save this State about $13 billion a year in tax revenue, and open up jobs for some of the most severely impacted workers in California: Latinos, African Americans, and other minorities with a high school education, or less. It is mindless folly to speak of amnesty, when the departure of California’s illegal immigrants (including those who are incarcerated) would be the greatest stimulus package this state could ever receive.Steinbecker
POINT OF CONTENTION(“Portola’s real landing place – Pacific Grove” Nov. 5-12) - Posted Nov. 10
Gordon Smith may have me at a disadvantage, since I have not had the opportunity to read Crespi’s journal directly. I have only read the works of historians who did. However, there is a serious problem with his theory that the Portola expedition erected the second cross at Point Pinos.
The idea of the cross was to mark the location of a buried message, intended for their supply ship the San Jose (which they did not know was lost at sea).
Therefore, the cross had to be erected at a site accessible by ship. Portola would have to have been an idiot if he thought a ship could safely anchor in the rough December surf off Point Pinos, or that a landing craft could safely navigate onto its jagged rocky shores. Del Monte Beach would be a much safer place to come ashore.
Smith’s notion that Del Monte beach site would be hidden by the Peninsula ignores two important points. 1. The site was no farther removed from a ship’s sight than the site of the Carmel cross. 2. Since the San Jose would have been looking for Portola’s group, the ship would have been hugging the shore fairly closely all the way around the bay.
Had it survived to reach Point Pinos, it would not have continued north from there, but rather turned east into the bay.
If the cross was not erected at Del Monte Beach as Mr. Smith contends, the only logical place between Pescadero Point and Point Pinos would be Spanish Bay. Perhaps Portola and Crespi raised the cross there? I don’t know.
But Point Pinos geography would certainly not have allowed the ship to safely retrieve the messages, and therefore would not have been a logical place to erect the second cross as Smith argues.Mr. Toy
CARMEL COVER-UP(“Do the Right Thing,’’ Nov. 5-12) - Posted Nov. 5
All Carmelites should be outraged! Carmel’s mayor and council knew about Jane Miller’s claims of age-based and sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation in the workplace as early as May 2008.
If the mayor and council were interested in doing the right thing, the time to have done the right thing was then. Instead, Mayor Sue McCloud has demeaned Jane Miller and her credible claims with the attitude it’s nothing. The so-called investigation was a whitewash for the city.
And now the city is playing legal games, withholding documents which Judge Hayes had to order the city’s attorney to give to attorney Michael Stamp so he could prepare a brief on the city’s motion to have him disqualified from representing Jane Miller in her lawsuit against the city.Outraged Too