Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Morning News Round-Up -- 12.16.09: Anti-San Jose A's... funded by?

Here is something that will make the Mayor's (and Lew Wolff's) holiday season a little bit less festivek. An anti-San Jose A's groups is forming with the San Jose Giants folks as the front for a "...San Francisco public relations agency..."... The first inning of this battle will be for the group to poke legal holes (via an expensive lawyer) in the environmental impact report... What else do we know about this group? The San Jose Giants are not footing the bill for the lawyer or the PR agency and the San Francisco Giants aren't returning phone calls... hmmm...

Speaking of professional sports... Ethics and basketball closed out San Jose’s City Council year. Mayor Chuck Reed saw most of his proposals agreed to by colleagues. The Merc’s Editorial Board said some of the proposals have “an unfortunate political tone,” they’ll be happy to know those are on hold. San Jose is ready for the NBA, but is the NBA looking for San Jose?

It is a good thing that we have a local newspaper to cover local topics... the Chronicle's Matier & Ross have a piece today about how doctors at the County's Valley Medical Center seem to vacation/study on the taxpayers' dime... in Maui, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, the Bahamas, and Europe.

The Merc’s Scott Herhold says a fond adieu to Santa Clara Valley Water District Boardmember Sig Sanchez who served the public for more than 55 years after winning his first election.

The Merc’s Editorial Board calls for funding alcohol education for kids following the tragic binge drinking death of Morgan Hill’s Sarah Botill.

Santa Clara County Board of Education Trustee Joseph DiSalvo calls funding the needs of gifted students “as important a civil rights issue” as helping low achieving students pump it up.

Protect San Jose invites one and all for dinner and drinks at the Police Officers Association annual holiday festivities and suggests you might run into your favorite Protect San Jose blogger. Of course, inviting "one and all" may exclude Councilmember Ash Kalra, if you scroll through the comments on Protect San Jose...

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

WD said, "Of course, inviting "one and all" may exclude Councilmember Ash Kalra, if you scroll through the comments on Protect San Jose." I kind of think he brought that on himself, don't you?