The latest GOP heavy hitter to pump thousands into helping Sam “Cheaties” Liccardo is Lonnie Smith, no, not the baseball player, silly, Saratoga’s Lonnie Smith who in 2012 dropped in excess of $100,000 smack-a-roos to unsuccessfully get Mitt Romney into the White House.
Fetch has been scratching its tummy and chasing its tail trying to figure out why the SVLG CEO, Carl Guardino, is pushing so hard for his bike-ride buddy Sam to replace lame-lame duck Chuck Reed. Thanks to our spies and this article by Jason Green from the Palo Alto Daily News it is becoming clearer and clearer what motivates Guardino. He wants to raise transportation taxes, again, and may use Sam, if he makes the mayoral runoff, in the campaign mail and television advertisements to try and pass the 30-year county-wide tax increase and help his bike ride buddy become Mayor all at the same time. Ingenious, if true.
So, just how many more tax increases will the residents of Palo Alto, Morgan Hill, Gilroy and other areas of Santa Clara County that won’t be near a BART station have to shoulder to help Guardino, Sam and others achieve their dream? What will this mean for a sales tax measure in San Jose to bolster public safety and other city services?
Now onto other non-GOP fat cats backing Liccardo news
What next, door mats? Downtown San Jose has a serial potted plant thief on the loose terrorizing front porches. Luckily, the thief was caught on camera, now if only there were some po-po to nab the bandit.
Potted plants appear safe in this SJ Evergreen neighborhood as this crook decides to torch two cars parked in this home’s driveway. So, the lesson to be learned for SJ residents is that it’s best to leave nothing of value in front of your homes.
Fetch says, “Sock it to me,” Sake San Jose. TheSanJoseBlog announces what looks to be a fun event in SJ’s Japantown this Thursday where the 9th Annual Sake San Jose event will take place starting at 5:30 pm. Get the deets here.
Jeff “I am the Law” Rosen has decided to seek the death penalty against the accused killer of Sierra LaMar. Rosen has used his authority judiciously when it comes to seeking capital punishment, as this is the first time Rosen has sought the ultimate penalty.
Mi Pueblo Market is back in business as it is emerging from bankruptcy proceedings with a clean balance sheet in a process that was expedited to meet a deadline by some lenders. Nate-dog from the SVBJ has the scoop.
The San Jose Biz Journal is also reporting that some local IBM scientists accidentally created a new, stronger, better plastic…by accident. This sounds eerily similar to what happened in Weird Science, do you think they still wear those lab hats at IBM?
President Obama is a job-creating machine. The proof is scientific and precise. See, Obama visited Walmart last week and this week the retail behemoth announces it will add 1,000 jobs to expand their digital operations in Sunnyvale.
San Jose’s Weed Wars continues today as the city council try again to come up with a resolution that has evaded them for several years. That means the council chambers will be chock full of incense, rastafari braided hair, tye-die tees, and bic lighters for a second week in a row.
And one potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, Marco Rubio, is having his own war with weed as he refuses to answer whether or not he ever lit up and partook (is that a word) in some cannabis consumption. Let’s see, a 2.1 high school GPA is a pretty good indication that Marco did. What do you think?