Beaches Close As Millions Of Gallons Of Raw Sewage Dump In The Bay

From those fine people that brought you ongoing sewage spills at Lovers Point We have another one by Monterey One Water, better known as Monterey Regional Water Pollution Creation Agency.

Monterey One Water says as much as 4.9 million gallons of wastewater spilled into the Monterey Bay. The leak was caused by an equipment failure at their wastewater treatment facility in Marina. The beach coastline between Marina State Beach and Stillwater Cove, Monterey, California are closed as a result.

Beaches Close As Millions Of Gallons Of Raw Sewage Dump In The Bay

Someone Has A Twisted Sense Of Humor

Happy New Year!, some data mining and selling company has an entry showing ex city manager Tom Fruitcheese as the City Manager at this website.

More laughs, an estimated value in the millions

And Mr. Fruitcheese has some interesting co-workers, like the teacher caught making meth

For the record, the revenue of is about negative $52 per year.

Someone Has A Twisted Sense Of Humor

Salinas Veggies Recalled

Again and again. Pass the meat please, skip the salad.


In January, Mann Packing recalled organic snacking trays over mislabeled ingredients related to the ranch dressing dip. That recall affected five states — Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, New York and Texas, according to FDA records

It followed a similar incident in August 2016, when vegetable trays were recalled from California and 23 other states.

A salmonella scare in May 2011 prompted a national recall of the company’s party trays and snacks-on-the-go items containing grape tomatoes. In that case, however, the tomatoes were traced to a grower in Florida, not Mann Packing, according to industry media reports from the time.

In the current recall, the products were distributed with the brands Archer Farms, HEB, Little Salad Bar, Mann, Mann Culinary Cuts, Mann’s Family Favorites, Mann’s Snacking Favorites, Signatures Farms, Trader Joe’s, Walmart and food services such as Cross Valley Farms, Mann and Sysco Natural.

Salinas Veggies Recalled

Downtown Delinquent – Stockton Mayor Got Warrants

Runaway mayor’s Stockton peer runs away too.

Authorities with the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office are serving a search warrant at the Stockton Kids Club.

An arrest warrant for former Mayor Anthony Silva was also issued. Officials were also searching his Stockton home. Sources say the warrant is not tied to his arrest in August.

Silva’s attorney Mark Reichel said investigators with the DA’s office have hinted to him that the investigation is connected to a possible financial crime.

Reichel also said he does not believe the reason Silva left the country is related to the investigation.

Downtown Delinquent – Stockton Mayor Got Warrants

Tourists – Good For What?

From Hawaii. I’ve felt their pain for a long time.

People sometimes forget how important tourism is and start lamenting there are too many people around, particularly when business is good, she said.

“It’s just a tendency for people to start complaining,” Dance said. “And so the thing is, let’s remind everybody again.”

But not everyone in Hawaii is on board.

Critics say the industry offers poorly paid jobs and exploits Hawaiian culture. But many complaints are about increased traffic and congestion

Rena Risso, a 30-year-old who was born and raised in Kailua, understands the positive aspects of tourism, but she believes they’re outweighed by the negatives.

“I think, as far as the local’s point of view, it’s humbug,” she said after an early morning walk. “I can’t even take my kids to the beach on a weekend because it’s so crazy.”

Tourists – Good For What?


Many Restaurants Lie About Sourcing

I think that we as Americans have really come to expect inexpensive food. We spend a very small amount of our disposable income on food, and restaurateurs have to cope with that. They have to figure out how to offer food to us at a price we will pay, while buying the best ingredients that they can. And often, as in any other business, it’s buy low and sell high.

You confronted a lot of chefs about this, and a lot of them gave you the same answer.

[They said] “I guess that should come off the chalkboard.”

There were plenty of people who were honestly surprised to find something was still on the chalkboard or still on their menu many months after they’d purchased that product, and many others that were just caught red-handed.

Many Restaurants Lie About Sourcing

"Free Phone" Pushers Defrauding The Public

I am often a skeptic when a business exists solely on payments from government programs. Free Phones, mobility scooters, subsidized solar systems, electric cars, etc. Shows you just how loose the government is with our tax dollars.

The Federal Communications Commission plans to fine Total Call Mobile $51.1 million after alleging the carrier fraudulently collected payments from a program that subsidizes wireless service for low-income consumers.

According to FCC documents [PDF], since 2014 Total Call Mobile requested and received more than $9.7 million in payments by signing up tens of thousands of duplicate or ineligible consumers “despite repeated and explicit warnings from its own employees, in some cases compliance specialists, that company sales agents were engaged in widespread enrollment fraud.”

“Free Phone” Pushers Defrauding The Public

Short Term Rentals A Burglar's Delight

Do all Airbnb customers rifle through your mail other personal items? Or just burglars pretending to be looking for place to stay?

The thief had walked up to the house and rang the doorbell at 6 p.m. Tuesday, police said. When no one answered the door, she began snatching mail from a mailbox.

The woman was surprised when the homeowner’s voice came through an intercom.

“Can I help you?” the homeowner asked to make the woman realize she was being watched.

“Oh! I’m sorry I think I have the wrong address. Is this a Airbnb place?” the thief replied.

Short Term Rentals A Burglar’s Delight

Californian Tests Positive For Zika Virus

Not to be confused with Zito Virus which causes one to hug disease releasing raccoons.

The resident had recently traveled out of the country and contracted the Zika virus. Zika is spread through mosquito bites.

We think it’s only a matter of time before the viruses and the mosquitoes in California get together, and that we have infected mosquitoes, and that there’s local transmission. But this won’t be a very frequent occurrence,” Santa Cruz county mosquito and vector control manager Paul Binding said.

It’s possible that a traveler infected with the virus could be bitten by a local mosquito and that mosquito could bite someone else, further transmitting the virus.

Californian Tests Positive For Zika Virus