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Carl Petersen III April 23, 2014 at 11:51 am
Thank you for sharing. I think that this helps prove that the LAUSD can do better!
Wizzo April 23, 2014 at 01:18 pm
Good for you Carl!! Rather than just sit and fume about the problem you are looking to be part ofRead More the solution. I really do hope you win your campaign and applaud you for your efforts both secularly & at home.
Carl Petersen III April 23, 2014 at 02:29 pm
Thank you, Wizzo.
My sweet friend the late John Denver
Princess Samantha Kennedy April 23, 2014 at 01:22 pm
In August of 1977 my adopted dad passed away and me and my little boys boarded a plane to Tennessee.Read More There was a lot of security on board for us. I was devastated for years after my father died. While in the funeral procession going to the grave yard memorial site, my niece looked over at me and said, "Did you know that Princess Diana died in a car crash last night?". I did not know, I was numb, in shock and grief already. I did not know she had died, too, I was going to the grave to bury my father when I learned of Princess Diana's death. After the funeral one of the relatives was mean to me in my sorrow, so I packed our things and I took my little boys and hopped on an unscheduled flight with no security that we had before. We were scheduled to leave a few days later. Our plane almost crashed. The computer was going out, the lights were going off and on and there was no sound in the engines. People were standing up and started to panic. The flight attendant in a very nervous kept coming out several times and telling us that we were almost in San Diego, but, we were not. We were somewhere over a desert lie Arizona. The plane was flying low over the desert, the engine quiet, I thought someone was trying to crash us. Then I started preparing myself for death. I was getting ready to go to heaven. I held my children close to me as I started saying The Lord's Prayer. I was prepared to go if God decided he wanted to take me, I kept praying to God to spare my children's lives to myself and to take me instead. Then I looked out the side of my window as the lights in the plane flashed off and on and I saw a military plane flying beside us. I didn't understand why he was there as we flew over a desert. I held my children and somehow I felt at peace, I was not afraid to die. I felt at peace knowing that my children were calm just looking out the winds at the military plane. I tried to distract them from any fear by saying, "Look, dears there's another plane, I wonder what kind of plane that is?". And they would happily respond, "A military plane, mama!". And I told them that was right and we talked about the plane. The Captain again and again in a nervous voice telling all of us tat everything would be alright. I felt at peace tat my boys were happy looking out the window at the military plane. We finally made a rough landing and as we walked by the Captains, I noticed their faces were as white as ghosts as they shook our hands smiling as we we walked by and left the plane. Their efforts saved our lives. Two months later on October 12 of 1997, my sweet friend John Denver died. His personal aircraft crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Pacific Grove, California, he was 53 years old. I was devastated as I remember sitting there in Aspen while he sang his songs. I loved his songs, "Leaving on a Jet Plane," "Rocky Mountain High," and "Calypso.". I will always remember John in his plaid shirts and jeans and his sweet smile. I will always carry him in my heart until the day I die and that he was one of the most talented man of our era. I miss and I love John Denver.
Jon Hall April 23, 2014 at 06:58 am
Was coming off the Strand and looked over at the property (don't do it often) --- never reallyRead More realized how many IB residents will be displaced by this project ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If this Trailer Park is anything like the one by my place it is full of low income and seniors who have no "voice at city hall" --- hopefully someone will step forward to speak for them before it is too late ...
Dakota Cole April 23, 2014 at 08:16 am
Jon- this RV park is not intended for long use. There are no residents of IB living there. TheRead More one across the street has locals living there. Bernardo Shores is on the North side of the street...........Tony, what condo projects were failures in IB, just curious. Also, this is a private venture, which means the owners of the property are doing the project. They do have a right to build what they feel is best for their dollar, don't they?
Tony Leombruno April 23, 2014 at 08:29 am
Check the condos (oh, apartments now) behind the Mc Donald's on Palm. Check the condos (againRead More apartments now) just north off Seacoast near the pier. Private ventures are fine when they meet the needs of residents. Recently the local papers have carried all the problems of insufficient water, lack of more business dollars (by-the-way we are talking about a business......RV resort for adults. These people come from all over with their expensive motorhomes and spend their $$$$ in IB) etc. The business property across Palm has been under construction for a few years. Have any bonafide surveys been done as to what the taax paying residents think would be a wise investment for IB. Maybe the new hotel on Seacoast can help with that.
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 05:35 pm
Carl Petersen III April 23, 2014 at 03:40 PM Max Smart April 23, 2014 at 03:27 PM "Where doesRead More it end? " ___________________________________________________ No, the question should be "why should it matter to you?" How does their relationship effect you in any way? ------------------------------------------------------------------- Carl, by your logic, how does homophobia affect you ?
Carl Petersen III April 23, 2014 at 05:38 pm
Tom Thumb April 23, 2014 at 08:29 PM "Carl, you're involved in the hard work and challengeRead More regarding autism. The stats you emphasized are 1 in 64 or so today. Is this a historical norm?" ___________________________________________________ No, it is increasing.
Carl Petersen III April 23, 2014 at 05:38 pm
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One of the murals painted for an Imperial Beach Business when the Art Kids were still in Imperial Beach
Libi Uremovic April 21, 2014 at 05:49 am
'...Egg Hunt on Saturday... Did not see the Mayor nor any of the City Council....'Read More ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- patton made it clear that he doesn't allow his kids to associate with ib kids and the rest of council hates children so it's not too shocking that they weren't there....
Libi Uremovic April 21, 2014 at 06:00 am
election are a study of human nature ....in every election decent people run, but the populace getsRead More 'confused' vote for the ones that are most corrupt.... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ janney, spriggs, and bragg are all up for re-election ... if they were decent people they'd be too ashamed of the last 4 years to run again.....
Libi Uremovic April 21, 2014 at 06:03 am
hopfully the 1st order of business for the new council will be to fire the cockroach and bring theRead More art kids back home .....
Evie Ramseier April 19, 2014 at 03:03 pm
I love how the 3 boys were recycling the Caution tape, they were cracking me up! Good kids. ThanksRead More for taking pictures, Serge!
Serge Dedina April 19, 2014 at 09:39 pm
You are welcome Evie--thanks for inviting me to volunteer--I had a blast!! And thanks for making itRead More happen!!
Libi Uremovic April 21, 2014 at 06:07 am
congrats to you evie for creating some positive energy in ib.... providing for kids helps them toRead More grown into adults that provide for kids which is how communities prosper and grow in a positive direction....
lisa shoshannah shaw April 19, 2014 at 10:10 pm
LOL@snow!
Brian Moloney - The Freelance Retort April 20, 2014 at 05:53 am
Thank, Snow...I think. I guess that's why my pizza is always cold before I get it home....
mimi April 20, 2014 at 08:41 pm
Hey Snow - I think you are giving us a snow job. Don't take that wrong- it's more interestingRead More that way.