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It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
mark April 18, 2014 at 05:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 11:57 am
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
Credit: Drakes Bay Oyster.
bluecollardoctor April 15, 2014 at 09:42 am
This Salazar character should step down in disgrace
Barry Bussewitz April 15, 2014 at 10:09 am
I have been a fan of Drakes Bay oysters for more than half of their now-expired lease. I would loveRead More to think that their continued operation could be compatible with the health of the ocean and the larger ecosystem. Ascertaining the feasibility of this is sufficiently complex that I have spent several hours studying various perspectives, and I have friends with varied positions. Just because the "wise use" extremists funded by Dupont, Chevron, Exxon, the NRA, etc., have taken on this case does not nullify the possible validity of the Lunnys' claims, but it probably does push the polarization of this issue, as evidenced in the comments above. There is a good deal more to consider than arguing that the purpose of the sea is to feed humans, whose food cannot grow at all without a healthy ocean ecosystem. The ecology is not shoddy, not has it been conducted from high towers in the USSR. Rigorous study, thinking and informed debate are critical to this issue and essential to government of, by and for the People. In this case the democratic process has brought this into the courts, where I hope and expect the Lunnys will continue to get a full and fair hearing, despite the fact that they want to get out of complying with a contract from which they have benefitted tremendously on public lands for decades, with a number of mitigated and unmitigated direct costs to the health of Drakes Bay.
Murray Suid April 15, 2014 at 03:32 pm
What is the value of labeling the Lunny's appeal to the Supreme Court "a last ditch move"?Read More To my mind, "last ditch" has a negative connotation. One function of the Supreme Court is to provide a final consideration of the facts. Certainly, there have been many occasions when the Supreme Court's decision reversed lower court decisions. No one denigrates the Court's decision just because it came at the end of the road. I suspect that Ms. Trailer will applaud the Supreme Court if it agrees that the Lunny's must go. As for the Lunny's using "desperate arguments," what is the point of someone not on the court labeling the arguments as "desperate"? Does that make the arguments less compelling? I feel that language like that stirs the pot. It does not contribute to healing the badly wounded community. Much better, I think, to stick to the facts ("desperate" is a judgment, not a fact) or simply wait for the Court to decide. I believe the time has come for us to use our rhetoric to build bridges, not to continue the war.
North Bay Land March 14, 2014 at 12:39 pm
Dear Editor: can you please tell how to post for IHSS (In Home Support Services) worker? PetalumaRead More has many 3-12 hour per week openings going unfilled because connecting odd hours with workers is complicated. Thank You.
Susan C. Schena March 14, 2014 at 12:59 pm
Sure, shoot me an email at: susan.schena@patch.com
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Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 18, 2014 at 11:16 am
Krave Beef Jerky Recalled Due to Safety ConcernsRead More http://sanleandro.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/krave-beef-jerky-recalled-due-to-safety-concerns_5e798271
Sam February 6, 2014 at 05:13 am
Wow What a bunch of wacko posters who need a life . Have a neighbor read you the article ifRead More you can't read.
John Hess February 6, 2014 at 01:09 pm
Think of how many other stores carry cigs? Every gas station and supermarket will gladly help youRead More puff. CVS probably decided that the number of smokers was dropping too low to make carrying them profitable.
Allen February 6, 2014 at 06:29 pm
All, apolitically speaking, it is their choice to sell or not to sell and yours to shop or not toRead More shop.
bruce mallon January 30, 2014 at 06:19 am
petaluma needs local money. the Hotel Petaluma is a problem because the money resides in Tiburon.Read More He'll, Terry Andrews will cost us. The planning and building inspectors have been ignored by this guy. This cannot do well for the community. There are sending relays all over the Hotel rooftop. No permits were issued for this. Look into this for yourself. This is wrong. We need interested wealth to build up this gem of a town. Not Tiburon fancy pants.
Petaluma.Pete January 30, 2014 at 07:51 am
So much for my positive message. :-) Click here for another video just to help keep things inRead More perspective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oW4pYpviq0
bruce mallon January 30, 2014 at 08:05 am
you are a good guy. saw you when i was there. try the metro for your meetings. really a sweet place.Read More it's petaluma france. local owners, they love the town. Fancy Pants will leave problems behind and will fail because Andrews is not how we are. Tiburon is his hangout and it shows.
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