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Daily Fetch 12.11.12: Important (and less important) stuff…

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

It’s a tough job being the Public Information Officer for the Police Department in San Jose.  That’s what Albert Morales is finding out this morning.  He said this over the weekend about a stabbing of a 14 year old in downtown San Jose:  “…that police ‘may not even investigate it’ and that ‘we get so many stabbings, this is just another one added to the pile.”  Such a good bedside manner.  Well, now Officer Morales acknowledges that he could have spoken more eloquently… which is kind of an understatement…

Speaking of not speaking eloquently:  “…The Evergreen School District has sent parents a defensive letter appearing to partly excuse its response after a parent reported a teacher possibly molesting a child in his classroom…”  Not only does the District leadership not know what’s happening in the classroom, the Board appears not to know what the Superintendent is up to.  Are there any grown-ups in Evergreen?

Protect San Jose (and the SJPOA) aren’t done with Rose Herrera (or Chuck Reed) yet:  Reed and Herrera Fail to Seek Serious Solutions

To decidedly less important stuff…

Scott Herhold likes the new UC logo.

The really successful San Jose State football coach (Mike MacIntyre) is leaving… Mark Purdy reflects.

Yes, you are correct, there are no Shirakawa/P-Card Gate stories (yet) today.  Now, go out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and charge it to taxpayers to celebrate…

Daily Fetch 7.31.12: 49ers, corny dad, angry Sally, and 8th floor pomo…

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Today’s local Olympic story, brought to you by Mark Purdy, is San Jose’s own Marti Malloy

In other fun sporting news, the Santa Clara 49ers’ stadium is going up… literally.  Kevin Moore can be found smiling almost anywhere he goes…

It is Scott Herhold’s turn to pick up where the Metro left off with regards to the Santa Clara County Supervisors’ “panic room”… Herhold plays the corny dad today and writes 100 percent in sarcasm.  But the interns at The Daily Fetch love corny dad jokes, so we all love today’s Herhold column.  You know who won’t like it, anyone who works in the County Building…

Speaking of politics, Joe Simitian endorsed Jerry Hill for State Senate… Sally must be pissed!

As everyone gets super-excited about Casino M8trix’s opening, a promo video is still promoting the high-rise gaming options… Chief Moore has probably not seen this video yet:

Daily Fetch 7.30.12: Bay 101 and M8trix don’t like each other… Good times!

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Olympics… Is there really anything else to talk about?  Yes!

Scott Herhold is paying attention to Eric Swalwell, who is not the guy looking to open Casino M8trix (that’s Eric Swallow), but Swalwell is the guy looking to beat Congressman Pete Stark in November.  We’d bet on Swalwell’s success by November over Swallow’s…

Here’s something that’s exciting:  Bay 101 and Casino M8trix apparently don’t like each other… Casino M8trix is looking to open but finding some (ahem) roadblocks as the City.  Bay 101 apparently likes those City roadblocks put in front of M8trix.  One other thing, it seems that Casino M8trix has changed spokeslobbyist since last week’s “interesting” public statement… Remember?

The Chronicle asks this:  Silicon Valley versus San Francisco:  Where do you prefer to work?  Sorry downtown San Jose, this doesn’t look good for you.

There is also some Olympics stuff with local interest… Purdy takes a look at Ariel Hsing.

We always like reading the Merc’s Daniel Borenstein… but the headline and “summary” are worth a look too sometimes… Web Editor?  What say you?

 

Daily Fetch 3.8.12: #pensiongate gets an audit…

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

#pensiongate, while not successful in stopping a ballot measure this June, was successful in getting the State’s Joint Legislative Audit Committee to take a look at San Jose’s finances… One question: what if the audit comes back and says the numbers the City is using are correct? What’s the #pensiongate move then?  Oh, and the audit won’t be done before June apparently…

The Merc Editorial Board has another idea about the State’s audit: “…How about just giving San Jose the $189,000 that the audit will cost so it can hire back a laid-off police officer or two?…” Good question. Do you have an answer Jim Beall?

Mark Purdy chimes in on the territorial rights issue that seems to be heating up between the San Jose A’s ownership, the San Jose-hating Giants, and Bud Selig… “A’s owner Lew Wolff turns up heat on Giants, territorial rights battle…”

The always-in-the-news-for-the-wrong-reasons County Board of Education is in the news again today… The new Superintendent’s salary is going to be $299,500, because $300,000 would have been absolutely too much…

SPUR, welcome to San Jose. San Jose, meet SPUR (tonight at 6 p.m.)…

San Jose Inside is implementing a “Member Registration” program… We’ll see how that goes… One currently Registered Member is Rich Robinson, and he has another post taking aim at Chuck Reed…

We’ll end on this note… NBC Bay Area is looking for stories for their Investigative Unit to look into. We bet the folks at Protect San Jose are putting 888-996-TIPS on speed-dial…

Daily Fetch 1.31.11: Just another manic Monday…

Monday, January 31st, 2011

What started as just a dude shining a laser at a Sheriff’s Department helicopter has turned into a possible 3-strikes case and could send the accused, Christopher Rubiales, to prison for 25 years to life… Making this the new DA Jeff Rosen’s first major decision…
To other public safety/crime news…
On Saturday, the Mayor handed over the budget decisions to San Jose residents who tried their hands at solving San Jose’s (mock) budget mess.  Heck, why not?  Residents are probably just as informed as some Councilmembers…
Speaking of budget mess… The Bay Citizen has a story saying, “For some cities, redevelopment has been an all-purpose piggy bank- the Gov is trying to end that gravy train…” That all-purpose piggy bank may be going away in San Jose, with or without the reGovernor’s desires…
Mark Purdy at the Merc gives us all a column that we should clip and send to the anti-San Jose Giants’ front office and to Bud Selig too:   San Francisco Giants’ territorial claim to South Bay becoming impossible to defend
Here’s some news that popped up over the weekend in the Merc:  Lunardi s Markets to possibly take over Cosentino’s.  While Lunardi’s ain’t Cosentino’s, Lunardi’s also ain’t Walmart…
It was Sunday yesterday, which means it was Internal Affairs’ day at the Merc. And this is the big story that will get folks on the 18th floor buzzing…  Dan Fenton may have landed a new gig, consulting for Taxi San Jose. Is he bound by revolving door rules because he used to be on San Jose’s payroll (sort of)? We’ll see…
You may remember a while back a cell tower was proposed for a residential property in Los Altos.  Actually, it was the fifth cell tower on one family’s property and the neighbors were super-pissed.  (It is Los Altos after all.)  Well, the appeals process has been exhausted, and the cell tower will go up, as the County Board of Supervisors has the final word… for now
To the blogs…
San Jose Metblogs is still (still?) down.  A local blog hasn’t had this much server trouble since San Jose Revealed’s servers were destroyed permenently…
Jim Griffith at Dweeb.org has a rundown of Sunnyvale’s 2011 Study and Budget Workshop… which even Griffith has to acknowledge is a very, very long read
San Jose Inside did a mean thing??” asks James at Mission City Lantern… Actually, the accusation of a mean thing was apparently made deep in the bowels of the comment section, where mean things are often written on Inside

Daily Fetch 7.28.10: MLB WTF?

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Baseball in San Jose took yet another turn yesterday… Let’s recap the last week:  Mayor Chuck Reed said he was going to put a pro-Pro Baseball ballot measure on the November 2010 ballot to get voters’ nod on the A’s in San Jose.  MLB Commissioner Bud Selig responded by saying he was “surprised” and “disappointed” with San Jose’s decision to move forward without their official approval.  Well, yesterday MLB said they would pay for the San Jose election (nearly $1,000,000) if San Jose would put off an election until Spring 2011… Interesting stuff.  Expect the City of San Jose to punt on baseball until next year

Mark Purdy at the Merc gives some column inches to the baseball story… and so do Matier and Ross at the Chronicle… of course, the differences in their views of the situation are dramatic, as you would expect.  Matier and Ross think San Jose is in Southern California and did everything they could to defend San Francisco in the 49ers campaign… Mark Purdy would like to have a place to file inside of Cisco Field…
The Merc editorial board chimes in on what will be a very interesting Rules Committee meeting in San Jose today and an even more interesting City Council meeting next Tuesday
While November will dominate the political discussion for a long time, in the short-term, there is an election for State Senator Abel Maldonado’s seat.  Republican Sam Blakeslee and Democrat John Laird are squaring off in August… but before that, it seems like Sam Blakeslee may be ducking some debates
The Water District will have a term limit vote before voters in November… three, four-year terms.  That seems like a term too much for The Daily Fetch, but we’ll see what voters say.  We predict a win…
Scott Herhold at the Merc dives into what faces San Jose as they look for a new Police Chief.  It’s a tough job, no doubt… but the decision to chose a new Chief is interesting political theater
Protect San Jose chimed in with two paragraphs yesterday about the Chief’s retirement… that’s 1/3 of a paragraph for each of Chief Davis’s 6 years – that should tell you something…
A statewide poll was released this week saying that nearly 75 percent of Californians want High-Speed Rail… take that NIMBYs.
The East Side Union High School District Board of Trustees will put a parcel tax on November’s ballot… perhaps they need more funds to buy coffee?  Just kidding…
That’s all for today… Could someone please send us a Tweet about what happens at the San Jose Rules Committee meeting?  Than you…