Saturday, September 01, 2012

Odds and Ends 197

It's been about a week since I wrote more about Ponte Vista at San Pedro and this past week has been almost completely silent on the issues surrounding the northwest San Pedro development.

I did read comments related to the newspaper article and from "Topix" that seem to indicate that there are folks making comments that believe they know what it true, yet there are some errors that I will try to help everyone out with, in upcoming posts.

You might seem some information and opinion coming onto this blog and I am sure in other places, coming from Congresswoman Janice Hahn. I know the Congresswoman remains very interested in all the issues surrounding Ponte Vista at San Pedro.

I am not a constituent of hers because I live within sight of San Pedro, near Western Avenue in Rancho Palos Verdes.

I hope to also post opinions and comments for Councilman Joe Buscaino, who took over the seat formerly held by Ms. Janice Hahn.

'My' Congressman is Mr. Henry Waxman and I am pretty sure he will win reelection this coming November. I think he will become more interested in the issues as he becomes more familiar with the areas on The Hill he picked up via redistricting.

It will be VERY interesting to find out what the members of the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council think of the 'new plans' for Ponte Vista.

The current Mayor of Rancho Palos Verdes is Mr. Anthony Misetich. He and I had a strong disagreement about Ponte Vista at San Pedro during The Bob Years.

We met several times and I believe he supported Bob's plans that included housing for seniors as part of his membership on a Board for Ponte Vista at San Pedro.

That was then, this is now. I have great confidence that our Mayor and the rest of the RPV City Council will study all the issues surrounding Ponte Vista and they will defend the interests of residents of RPV.

The caveat here is that at least one of the members of the council is a real estate developer and there is a four-person majority of 'conservative' thinking members currently serving.  ***End of note.

I heard on the radio that Chipotle Grill was found to be rounding up with their prices and change. I don't know if our local eatery is doing that, so please make sure you watch you receipt, as you should everywhere, and enjoy some good food when you dine there.

One of the most wonderful persons I have ever known in my life still enlightens Trader Joe's Mrs. Dottie Hill was a close friend of my mom's even before I was born. She can teach everyone about feeling joy and everyone is so blessed whenever they talk to her and enjoy being around her.

Since I was a "First Presser" (baptised, grew up, first marriage at The First Presbyterian Church) our family know the Hills and I even remember Marshall Hill had a BMW Isetta, the little car with only one door as its front. I got a ride from the Hill home to my home in that little car, but that was just one of many treats I enjoyed knowing Dottie, Marshall, Bill, Mark and then Mathew came along a little later.

They're back! Yup, schools all over are open. PLEASE drive safely. I saw the excellent Deputy Chris Knox pull someone over, right on my block. With Chris, if he pulls you over for a violation, there is about a 100% chance you earned it.

As you enjoy Labor Day this Monday, please consider that you would not be able to have that holiday if unionized workers didn't see its creation. Please be safe that day, too.

Thanks for reading this post!

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