The Carl Guardino 1%’ers for Saratoga Sam Liccardo Super-Pac picked up another big check from Napster founder Sean Parker. Palo Alto’s Parker contributed $20,000 dollars to promote Liccardo.
Parker is famous for settling a dispute with the California Coastal Commission for allegedly bulldozing parts of an old-growth forest for a multi-million dollar Lord of the Rings themed wedding. The Atlantic report on the environmental faux-pas is here.
“All Hat, No Cattle” Nguyen’s lightweight, empty pantsuit, Sarah Palin-ish (No offense to Sarah) campaign to replace the lame-duck Reed is exposed by the Merc’s New Guy at City Hall in his latest SJ mayoral profile piece of the serious candidates, and Rose. Nguyen, grasping at whatever straws she can to pad her resume points to three, count ‘em, three things she has led on in the 10-years, like in a decade, a generation, of sitting up on the dais on the City Council.
- A 2011 proposal to limit the number of medical marijuana shops.
- A 2012 effort to convert vacant houses for the homeless.
- A plan to limit adult-oriented “parlor” shops from opening near schools.
Fetch interns could only find two things Madison led on in their exhaustive research of the half-page Nguyen record, they missed the end happy ending ordinance. As for the other two “accomplishments;” a proposal to limit pot shops and convert vacant houses for the homeless, Fetch takes a closer look.
The homeless problem is so pervasive in parts of Madison’s own city council district that yesterday KTVU-2 reported on SJ firefighters being deployed into the largest homeless encampment in America, the Jungle, to make sure it did not go up in flames as a result of the hot weather and tinder like brush…
As for an ordinance to limit the number of pot shops in San Jose, that had our newsroom in stitches, Madison must be high if she forgot about the council meeting from two nights ago where the city, once again, failed to vote on limiting the number of pot shops. Fetch is told that smoking Mary Jane leads to short-term memory loss.
Chuck Reed’s latest brain-fart consists of taking the lowest staffed fire department in the county, San Jose’s, and thinning out their ranks even further. The problem with Reed’s latest idea, as with virtually every idea from our mathematically challenged Mayor (remember $650M), is that his idea does not add up.
This video rebuttal of Reed’s BF (brain-fart) is something we’re sure that City Hall does not want you to see. Thanks to our spies for sending it over.
The daily has endorsed former Planning Commish Bob Levy for the SJ District 1 City Council seat being vacated by pension loving Pete Constant.
The SVBJ reports that the new middle class in Silicon Valley is $94 G’s a year and that amount will qualify you for a shack in Hollister. This latest tech bubble is getting mighty familiar to the last tech bubble that got so big that it exploded all over this valley.
Wow, all it took was few people ranting about disclosing minority hiring at Google for the giant search engine to reverse course and comply with the protesters request. It was just a few years ago that Google said they would not disclose the information because they claimed then that it was a trade secret…Fetch guesses in the age of Snowden, there are no secrets anymore.
San Francisco’s No. 1 and No.2 issues are dissected in this funny piece from the Chron’s C. W. Nevius.
This flippin’ Walmart in San Jose is cursed. First, some nut job crashed their hoopty through the front door and began assaulting shoppers before being taken down by security and now some loon goes after a 4-year old with a crowbar in the same store. Ummm…can you say Target (just be sure to pay in cash).