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morning glory June 29, 2014 at 05:52 pm
When my husband worked for County I delivered a child there. I had to share a room with a woman whoRead More had about 12 "family" members visiting the whole time and left the tv blaring constantly. After 20 hours of labor I felt it was cruel and unsual punishment that I was placed in an environment like that. I had the further bed from the bathroom and had to walk in front of all of them every time I needed to use the restroom. Anyone who has delivered a baby will understand how uncomfortable this was. I thank God that I don't go to that hospital anymore. So the hospital's "welcoming" policy may sound great but in certain situations it is hell.
morning glory June 29, 2014 at 05:59 pm
When my husband worked for County I delivered a child there. I had to share a room with a woman whoRead More had about 12 "family" members visiting the whole time. They were loud and rude and left the tv blaring constantly. After 20 hours of labor I felt it was cruel and unusual punishment that I was placed in an environment like that. I had the bed that was farthest from the bathroom and had to walk in front of all of them every time I needed to use the restroom. Anyone who has delivered a baby will understand how uncomfortable this was.I was afraid to leave my infant in the room while I used the b-room. I thank God that I don't go to that hospital anymore. So... the hospital's "welcoming" policy may sound great but in certain situations it is hell.
Nancy Perry White June 30, 2014 at 10:48 am
They may have a 24/7 policy but turn the elevators off at 8:30 and their literature says no oneRead More under 12 can visit.
Oriana Murray June 26, 2014 at 11:20 am
They spend $34mil for 2 miles of merging lanes in each direction instead of putting in a Bart lineRead More to Silicon Valley. In ONE of the many new buildings in Walnut Creek, 4 1/2 blocks from Bart, the city allowed 456 new parking stalls. Huh? Where will those people be driving? Yes, we need housing, but one of the main routes, 680N/S, has no viable mass transportation. So much for getting us out of our cars and living where we work. People like living in the suburbs, BECAUSE they are not large cities. So give us the transportation where the action is. Bullet train?! What the.....
John McCormick June 26, 2014 at 05:11 pm
I travel 680 every day from Lafayette to Pleasanton. I have watched these lanes being carved outRead More since day 1. I can say there is almost never a backup where they built out the lanes. As a very frequent 680 commuter who would love nothing more than to speed that drive up, it seems like a complete waste of money. I actually did a bit of research on-line a year ago trying to figure out the justification for this boondoggle and found nothing. Want to help the 680 commute? Rationalize all the lanes that keep terminating around South Main and Alcosta, forcing everyone to continuously merge left.
George March June 26, 2014 at 05:21 pm
How nice for Danville to get state-paid luxury lanes added to their stretch of I680 - hopefullyRead More folks there understand they are HIGHWAY SPEED lanes not just a town frontage road. The luxury lane CalTrans added SB 680 from the Hwy4 merge to Chilpancingo is a BUST as folks, trained by CalTrans to stop at freeway entrances by "metering lights"-even when there are none, just have no clue that they have a whole mile to get up to speed before merging. Drivers who use that lane as a frontage road RARELY get up to freeway speed as they saunter along forcing an almost continuous slowdown and backup on the Hwy4E-I680S switchover lane when there is NO NEED for this to happen. Other than having a CHP unit onsite pull over below-speed offenders everyday, CalTrans might benefit posting the Freeway speed limit sign at the creek overcrossing bridge where folks tend to step on the brakes and SHOULD be stepping on the accelerator. If they see a sign, then just maybe they'll understand that merging AT freeway speed should be the norm rather than the exception.
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Susan C. Schena June 19, 2014 at 03:17 pm
I understand White Rabbit. Here is the organizer's statement: "A good many of the contestantRead More dogs have been rescued from shelters and puppy mills and the Contest has done much to raise awareness for adoption of dogs, and that no matter their physical detractions, these animals are loving companions. And the dogs certainly seem to enjoy the adoration of the fans."
Susan C. Schena June 19, 2014 at 03:19 pm
And there is another dog in the contest named Icky. Icky and owner "make many publicRead More appearances and school presentations on the topic of embracing differences and bullying." Not trying to change your mind, of course. Just a different view ...
Susan C. Schena June 19, 2014 at 03:20 pm
... and maybe you'll feel better about it. :)
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Ernest Giono June 15, 2014 at 09:17 am
RED CROSS SPANISH APPS: When I came to this country, nothing was in Italian for me. I learnedRead More English , the language of my new country. Why is everyone catering to the people who immigrate here and won't learn English? I say if you now live here, learn English.
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Gail Abbott Case June 13, 2014 at 10:28 am
Luckiest day in over a decade. yippee !!
Ron Douglass June 13, 2014 at 04:19 pm
It's a Friday the 13th full moon only if you were on the East Coast or any point east of that up toRead More the international date line. Here the full moon was at 21:12 on the 12th.
California Chrome. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Michael John Torrey June 9, 2014 at 04:09 pm
Attn: Mr. R. Terry Date: Monday June 09, 2014 It is because of gamblingRead More that some horses and bulls lose their lives. When horses continue to have a losing streak the owner is not making any cash off that horse, it is off to the Glue Factory with that horse. If a horse breaks it's leg in the race it is off to the Glue Factory with that horse. Bulls will die automatically in a Bull Fight after the Matador sticks both swords in the bull's throat from the left and right side of the bull. So don't tell me gambling has nothing to do with your comment. I understood what you were saying. But these animals are going to be killed if there is no money to be made that is all there is to it. I don't like it anymore than you do. But it seems that way the ball bounces and one of us is going to have to catch and stop that ball from bouncing. The best. Michael John Torrey E-Mail-mjohntorrey54@yahoo.com Alameda, CA. 94501-1875
Michael John Torrey June 9, 2014 at 04:26 pm
Attn: Mr. Mrs. Ms. R. Terry Date: Monday June 09, 2014 It is because ofRead More gambling that some horses and bulls lose their lives. When horses continue to have a losing streak the owner is not making any cash off that horse, it is off to the Glue Factory with that horse. If a horse breaks It's leg in the race it is off to the Glue Factory with that horse. Bulls will die automatically after the Matador sticks both swords in the bull's throat on the left and right sides of the bull. So don't tell me gambling does not have anything to do with your comment. I understood what you were saying. These animals are going to be killed if there is no money to be made that is all there is to it. I don't like it anymore than you do. But it seems to me that is the way the ball bounces and one of us is going to have to catch and stop that ball from bouncing in that direction. The best. Michael John Torrey E-Mail-mjohntorrey54@yahoo.com Alameda, CA. 94501-1875
Michael John Torrey June 9, 2014 at 04:27 pm
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Lindsay Wildlife Museum released a Peregrine Falcon at Carquinez Straight Regional Park on Friday, June 6.
Chris F. June 7, 2014 at 01:23 pm
We had a couple of falcons nesting close by over last two years. The young falcons were alwaysRead More playing in the trees above our house. It was an experience watching the parents take out other animals (squirrels pigeons doves) in our trees. I hope they are back this summer.
Photo provided by Maddie's Fund
Sally Morgan June 6, 2014 at 05:31 pm
Hope these are forever homes ? It sends the wrong message..pets are NOT FREE ! Hopefully, there wasRead More prescreening done...as all too soon after these FREE ADOPTIONS... our hotline is inundated with people who have changed their minds or cant keep them or suddenly "discover" there is a lot of work involved with a pet or " too expensive: or discover sudden " allergies" among family members ! Hope this doesnt happen to any of these wonderful animals that were adopted.
Karla Carroll June 6, 2014 at 09:44 pm
I adopted 2 kittens from Pet Food Express on Clayton Rd. in Walnut Creek, ca. We are having so muchRead More fun playing with our new "kits:. They are adapting to our home well, and have explored every inch of every room, and are a delight.
H Hudson June 7, 2014 at 09:58 pm
Not this year, but my 2 kitties (brother & sister) celebrated their 3rd adoption anniversary.Read More Brother took a long time (hid under the bed for a month) to acclimate, but both are VERY settled in, and spoiled. Hope Maddie's keeps going every year.
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