MLB’s Bud Selig delivered a debilitating right hook to Cluck Reed’s effort to bring the A’s to SJ, and the ten count has been going on since June. A mere days before SJ filed its lawsuit trying to overturn MLB’s anti-trust exemption, A’s co-owner Lew Wolf received a letter either denying the move or saying go back to the chalk board and try again. The Dear John letter has not been released just yet.
Did Lew Wolf inform Mayor Reed of the decision? If Reed knew of the decision why did he keep it a secret since June? Was the rejection letter the reason for the lawsuit? Who else on the city council may have known about the existence of the letter? Inquiring minds want to know. Whatever happened to all that transparency and open government stuff…
The fallout continued this past Friday when news broke that the campaign of Xavier “I should have drank a 5th before I took it” Campos (apparently) paid for all the fixin’s of a fraudulent flyer that wrongfully attacked his opponent Magdalena Carrasco as a communist sympathizer in their 2010 city council race. Josh Koehn from SJ Inside has the details about a story that keeps putting a smile on Carrasco’s face and we wonder if Campos will give another interview to NBC to explain this one?
The Daily Caller reports on a Santa Clara County employee that was reprimanded for criticizing Obamacare…seriously? The question is, who hasn’t criticized some aspect of Obamacare and the roll out of health care dot gov? This is just silly.
SJ Councilmember Don Rocha wants some answers to how the city spends its money and is using the recent police officer raises that the council will consider to spur the conversation. He’s calling for a sales tax increase and Mayor Reed and two that want to replace him, VM Nguyen and CM Herrera are saying no to a sales tax and yes to a library tax. Should make for some interesting comments at tomorrow’s council meeting.
The Merc Ed Board thinks Judge LaDoris Cordell is a good choice to figure out what went seriously wrong with SJSU’s inability to identify and stop the violent, hate-filled episode that has stained its campus.
South Bay Labor Council’s Dennis Raj is profiled in the SV Biz Journal and reveals he is into Omnilingualism. Hey, get your mind out of the gutter people, omnilingualism isn’t that, it would allow everyone on the planet to interact with each other without language as a barrier, jeesh.
The SV Biz Journal has more lists covering just about everything in 2013. Women owned businesses to patent recipients to wineries and wealthiest zip codes…duh, Atherton. Check out the latest teaser promoting the, you guessed it, Book of Lists scheduled to be published on December 27.