Growing up in the Crescent Park neighborhood of Palo Alto, I spent a good deal of time at the home of Merrill Newman. His son, Jeff, and I went through school together and were friends. Here’s hoping this ends soon.
Michael Krazny of KQED Forum has invited me to join him in a discussion about the shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez in Santa Rosa. Join us on FM 88.3 in Santa Rosa or 88.5 in San Francisco. Also on the show will be Michael Eugene O’Donnell, professor of law and police studies at John Jay [...]
In response to our criticism of a new court order banning protests and group prayer near entrances to the Sonoma County courthouse, President Judge Rene Chouteau called and invited us to take a tour of the courthouse grounds with him. So we did.
Don’t look to the Sonoma County grand jury for much guidance when it comes to deciding on whether the county should fluoridate its water. The panel issued a remarkably tepid analysis of the issue today. Read this Tampa Bay Times series instead.
A Scout leader friend told me of how her Tiger Cubs – 7-year-old boys – were going door to door collecting for a food drive when one person turned the boys down, citing the organization’s membership policy on gays and another came running down the street asking for his cans back. What is the point of that?
Memo to Sonoma State University: When you picked your parking meters, presumably via competitive bids, was the vendor required to guarantee some level of reliability? The answer is no, or you got taken.