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Libi Uremovic April 23, 2014 at 04:13 PM
'...Spending our Tax Dollars on fireworks is not a wise decision.Read More...' ---------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- yes it is - it generates revenue and projects a positive environment .... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ the city of ib is generating $2 million less in revenue than it did a few years ago because it closed down all the attractions that generate revenue .... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- the city receives funds to repair their roads, but the money is pillaged .... if you want your roads repaired then elect council members that will direct city employees to use taxpayer dollars for their intended use instead of selling out for a hotel room and/or a few bucks in their pockets...
Libi Uremovic April 23, 2014 at 04:20 PM
'...street lights, sidewalks, pavedRead Morealleys...' ---------------------------------------------------- -------------------------- we pay additional prop a and gas tax that is supposed to be used for roads, but the money is pillaged in ib and throughout the state .... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- here's the article on ib gas tax and prop a specifically - http://imperialbeach.patch.com/groups/libi-uremovics-blog/p/bp--125-million-in-city-gas-tax-and-prop-a-funding-missing ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- and here's the article on last july's gas tax increase - http://imperialbeach.patch.com/groups/libi-uremovics-blog/p/stop-gas-tax-rate-increase-set-for-july-1st ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- all of the facts are available ....... no more lies ...no more excuses.....
Ed Kravitz April 24, 2014 at 10:31 AM
Maybe the new hotel should subsidize the event? Maybe some of that BID money could be spent toRead Morehelp offset the cost. Fireworks are symbolic of freedoms that were fought for. If we don't have all those freedoms anymore....maybe fireworks are not needed? I think Imperial Beach has been repressed by not having public parades or censorship of signage. Lately we have heard a lot of stories from buisness people who cannot put what they consider to be appropriate signage in front of their business's. Maybe it's time to take another look at some of these ordinances and restore freedom of speech and freedom of expression. Why would anyone want to do business in IB if they can't put an appropriate sign in front of their business without harassment? Isn't this nothing more than censorship...or is it just the high cost of doing business in a business unfriendly city? A car dealer in Chula Vista commented on the fines he got for signs, flags and parking cars by the curb. He just expects to spend an extra $3000 a month on fines as the cost of doing business in Chula Vista. Is that what it's all about? Just the money; or is there a real reason why signage rules are so repressive? With all the proposed mixed use development on the SR-75 corridor, 13th Street and Palm...how can the city expect to attract new business with such an unfriendly attitude and rules? An then there are the exceptions to the rules...The business's that flagrantly violate these rules without being challenged by code enforcement. We all know who these business's are that have their entire window area covered. If it's the law...It's the law. If it's not the same for everyone...change the ordinance.
Libi Uremovic April 24, 2014 at 12:01 PM
the sheriff's dept is corrupt and the city itself has attempted to target cyclists .... but mostRead Moreof the sheriffs on duty in ib are kids that are simply follwing orders ...... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- people have to remember that cops are their employees and need direction....have a paper and pencil or a tap recorder with you ....when a cop stops you the 1st thing you need to do is take control of the situation by asking him to state his name and badge number and the reason you have been stopped because they have to have probably cause.... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- if you were stopped for something like a tail light out then direct the cop to write you a 'fix-it' ticket - and to make sure he spells his name clearly and legibly .... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- if the cops are stopping people without cause then file a complaint with the d.a. and grand jury - they can pull the logs and see a pattern of targeting cyclists...
Clare Hart Buckley April 12, 2014 at 12:39 AM
Since this doesn't seem to allow for enlargements, let me know if you are interested in a largerRead Moreima ge. Or tell me how to enlarge an image!
Makawissa Nunez April 14, 2014 at 09:13 AM
I live on palm ave YES ON I guess when I lived on hemlock the hilos were so loud they made it soRead Moreall the kids loud music and racing don't wake me. But the pipes do save lives it lets us here the "kid" on the bike headed our way. But all said and done I took that into account before we bought the house. If you knew 75 was busy why did you move in? Don't say you didn't know. Don't rag on riders idiots or not it's a busy navy filled highway always has been, you didn't live there before they built it therefore the noise was there before you and will be there after you.
Kelly Tracy April 23, 2014 at 07:57 PM
Ear plugs, I have worked night shifts and lived in some noisy places near the beach in OB and PB as Read Morewell as in the flight path,I knew it was going to be noisy and chose to deal with it and yes some times I would wear earplugs to bed :-/
Lisa April 25, 2014 at 01:46 AM
1. Pipes don't save lives, they take them because I almost crash my car if my windows are open atRead Moreal l when "they" fly by. And I mean fly!! If I'm out gardening, I drop my hoe or digger...they are brain rattling loud. 2. The issue isn't fast or motorcycles really. I love a good motorcycle ride. The issue is the noise. I'm wondering if there is some filing or paperwork I could help the Sheriff's with so the pipes could at least stay within the "noisey" times. 3. I also noticed that it's mostly between 4:30-8am and 3-4 traveling North on the Strand. Hmmm, that might cause an all out war if there was a law enforcing the law that's already been made that says no noisey pipes before 6am. If they are military, that's a tricky situation. Howabout they can be loud on the 5? 4. The police motorcycles are almost silent. 5. Asking if I knew if it might be loud before we settled here isn't really relevant. "Traffic" noise is different than pipe noise. There is also a time to do this. Saturday afternoon riders that come by almost make me smile (although they are still loud). The other night a few of them were leaving Bull Tavern at 12 and woke all my kids and me up. In Coronado this wouldn't be happening. I don't want to be a Coronadian, but it would be nice to have some rules about the pipes. (Please don't throw eggs at my door)
Ed Kravitz April 09, 2014 at 10:24 PM
Thanks for reporting real local news! Hope others will follow your lead and start using theirRead Morecamer as and I-phones.
Pop Quiz April 09, 2014 at 11:48 PM
Jumping off the pier in IB is as old as piers in IB. It was a right of passages in the 70's. I wasRead Morea feet first jumper. I watched people do Gainers and one and a halfs off the top of the life guard cat walk. That was about 12 feet higher than the outside of the rail! I think those of us that did had a lot of fun. It was summer and daylight. We would do it repeatedly and safely. I never saw a single injury. In the new world only life guards or other first responders get to enjoy the thrill of that jump. The old pier also smelled like creosote, Coppertone. They both give you cancer when you use them. But it sure smelled good....
hip-e April 11, 2014 at 11:57 PM
we jumped off the pier all the time, nobody cared nobody got hurt it was just good fun, so there is Read Morea fishing pier and now your not allowed to fish in the surf, who makes up these rules?
DANNY N. LEIGHTON April 09, 2014 at 12:57 PM
I suggest the victim contact some agency other than the IB Sherriff/Police if he expects any action Read MoreThe IB folks only handle DUI or public intoxication.
Amy T April 09, 2014 at 03:39 PM
It doesn't look like he broke into the vehicle. It looks like he opened an unlocked door. You'veRead Moregot to expect criminals to target those who don't secure their property.
TrapLoJo April 11, 2014 at 08:05 PM
Agreed--window looks fine. Guy doesn't even look shifty, looks like a mechanic outfit.
Buster April 01, 2014 at 10:38 AM
If you google for March 31 it will show the Holiday. You are right, it hasn't caught on. Read MoreCaliforni a is probrably the only State that closes down for it, although Texas celebrates it too, but I think no like CA does. I think New Mexico celebrates it too.
Jon Hall April 02, 2014 at 10:58 AM
Not sure if there will ever be any momentum for a National Holiday for César ChávezRead More-- - no one outside of California seems to understand what he and others did to bring humanity to the farm workers --- but those of us who were here can't "look at a grape" without thinking of what he did --- he was a true American Patriot --- he fought for others while gaining little for himself personally ...
Princess Samantha Kennedy March 31, 2014 at 03:38 PM
Ed has posted the most negative and depressing comments towards me, it does not matter what I write Read Moreabout, he follows me around, it is almost like stalking. He has called me names, attacked me, degraded me. I have asked him to stop, but, he refuses. What we also need to be concerned is that the elderly, The disabled like my son who is autistic and myself, I am physically disabled, we need to be concerned about those in crisis and disasters, also. How to get them out, how to help them. I thought I was helping people here, because I have a fear for all of or lives and I do not believe people like Ed would ever be here to rescue or help any of us. All they want to do is cause problems and it is sad because we live here, we do not need people like Ed to put us down, why is he here, he acts like a troll spreading bad feelings and making people depressed, hiding behind his computer. Chicago is very far from here, their airport is a nightmare, and that is another story.
Pop Quiz April 08, 2014 at 09:10 PM
Hello Princess, Ed may do more to save you and your son that anyone. Prevention is always a betterRead Moret act. He is telling you the facts about the Tsunami evacuation route(s). They have been reduced and restricted.We all get decide on our own if that reduction is a good idea. I disagree with Ed's train idea. But I agree %100 with his opinions about the logic of reducing our escape route. I also think he does ask some great questions. If he gets you thinking about your families safety you should thank him, not call him a troll. You may want to get a bit thicker skin if your posting on line. Somebody somewhere won't like you or you opinions (no matter how good they seem to us) Have a great day
Ed Kravitz April 09, 2014 at 12:09 AM
Dakota Cole...you and I don't even know each other. The only people who's screws are coming looseRead Morear e the people in this town that have a lot to loose if ethics in government ever comes back into vogue! Some people cannot engage in a dialogue without being mean spirited. I was stating fact about the Tsunami Evacuation routes being constricted...Of course there is no warning siren or bell either. The Grand Jury told IB to deal with this situation years ago...and they have done the exact opposite of what would be prudent in the interest of public safety. Sometimes the negativity is in the eye of the beholder...not the messenger. If I can at least get some of you to think...really think...then it's worthwhile bringing it up. What would it take to get some of you to engage in intelligent conversation on real subjects instead of all this playground bully stuff. Politicians are fair game. Private Citizens...not so much...unless they put themselves in the public spotlight or public office. There are some that will attack me because I criticized their political friends. I've been pretty accurate overall. Thanks Pop Quiz for explaining what I meant. And thanks Robin Clegg for your always intelligent comments.
Chico&The Man March 28, 2014 at 05:20 PM
That's the attituide were looking for ! Hell yeahhh
Fayette (Davis) Driskell March 29, 2014 at 12:14 PM
WOOOO-HOOOOOOO..bet he thinks twice before deciding to rob some "dumb" girls the nextRead Moretime !!!..Seriously tho, more women need to take a self defense course..they are given at the "Y", thru police depts., & some community centers teach it..we never know when we will be the next target...your key fob is an excellent determent also ..push the panic on it, it lets out a shrill loud sound that will attract others...stay safe ladies..oh..and men..:)
Elle Jay March 27, 2014 at 01:39 AM
Do you live near the estuary?
Donny V March 27, 2014 at 11:52 AM
Why do they need rescuing? Aren't they wild creatures? They'll fly away when bored.
Elle Jay March 27, 2014 at 06:09 PM
Hahaha, right? Duh
Libi Uremovic March 28, 2014 at 05:41 PM
'...I have lived in IB for 3 yearsRead More...' ------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------- as soon as you moved into ib you jumped on the patch as an imaginary character slandering anyone that attempted to stop government corruption...seriously...?? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- if you want to a voice in the community then state your actual name so your neighbors know who you are.... it's a good idea to meet with marcus - maybe meeting someone that actually walks the walk as a participant to better his community will make you realize that being a follower isn't something to be proud of... but of course that's why a grown man has to hide in the 1st place ... not too proud of his actual stance in life...
hip-e April 04, 2014 at 12:02 AM
I've lived in IB since 1963 how long is that?
hip-e April 04, 2014 at 12:03 AM
oh wait I know! 1,50000000 joints ago
Melisande Perron March 27, 2014 at 10:32 PM
People who aren't military now drive across the bridge all the way to Mission Valley to the TraderRead MoreJ oe's there. IB is missing the boat by not bringing a high-quality grocery store here. Where is the vision?
Buster March 27, 2014 at 11:22 PM
Trader Joe said no 2 years ago and still has no interest in IB
hip-e April 03, 2014 at 01:12 AM
wal mart and save a lot what more do you need
Marcus Boyd March 23, 2014 at 04:19 PM
That' s why she got the space at the new hotel - she's All'that!
Dakota Cole March 24, 2014 at 12:22 PM
D'ames Day Spa is awesome!