Peaceful thoughts at a memorial service for a gay neighbor

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I recently attended the memorial service for a gay man.  A was my neighbor. He and his partner were neighbors and friends for a number of years. George was the President of our HOA and would ask my wife and I to help with issues that came up for the association. He was a conservative […]

Gay Marriage debate in California

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Prior to moving over to Concord from my native San Francisco in 1979, those who knew me understood I was no homophobe. These credentials which included many gay friends and working on Harvey Milk’s losing supervisorial campaign, my street cred were never in question. A third of a century later things have not changed much. I still […]

Opposition to suicide lobby preying on Seniors at Concord Resource Fair

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Local opposition to Suicide Lobby attendance at Concord Senior Resource Fair. February 20, 2014 TO: Ron Leone, Member Concord City Council FROM: Camille Giglio SUBJECT: Dis-inviting Compassion and Choices Org. appearance at Concord’s Senior Health Fair, Feb 28. A political activist lobby for suicide entitled Compassion and Choices, has been extended an invitation to participate […]

Bureaucrats want $20M to Fix Orinda Roads?

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In a survey of Orinda voters commissioned by the Orinda City Council, “[s]even in 10 voters would initially support a $20 million bond measure” to fix Orinda roads (Lamorinda Weekly, Feb. 12). The results of the survey were presented to the city council on Feb. 4. The survey was conducted by the FM3 company, located […]

10 New Year Resolutions for citizens in 2014

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1. Get informed. Get off Facebook and get into a City Council or County Supervisor meeting at least once a month. Anything other than cute pictures of kittens on Facebook. Skim the headlines of the opinion section in three newspapers or online twice a week. If you can’t go to a Council or Commission meeting, […]