Comments for HALFWAY TO CONCORD http://halfwaytoconcord.com Contra Costa News and Events Calendar Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:49:50 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Comment on Teaching Sexual Human Rights propaganda in Acalanes Schools by Bill Gram-Reefer http://halfwaytoconcord.com/sexual-human-rights-acalanes/#comment-173414 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:49:50 +0000 http://halfwaytoconcord.com/?p=44833#comment-173414 Funny how some people demand groups they disdain bow to science but never themselves. Just like schools, parents should have choice in how their kids get taught sex ed. There’s no reason the school could not offer 2-3 programs. But as long as we have monolithic government run schools that favor one worldview or another exclusively instead of making room for all faith communities, then you will always have this fight.

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Comment on Teaching Sexual Human Rights propaganda in Acalanes Schools by Wendy Lack http://halfwaytoconcord.com/sexual-human-rights-acalanes/#comment-173413 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:16:12 +0000 http://halfwaytoconcord.com/?p=44833#comment-173413 The Acalanes Board made a subjective judgment that other training contractors are not qualified to deliver comprehensive sex ed classes – but failed to explain its reasoning.

Other Districts, including the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, assess the situation differently. SRV uses the Teen Esteem group for its comprehensive sex ed program (http://www.teenesteem.com/).

Planned Parenthood has a conflict of interest that should exclude them from school classrooms. Evidently Acalanes is a diehard fan of Planned Parenthood, despite its sketchy instructors and a rife of other parental concerns. The cavalier manner in which the Board dismissed the legitimate concerns of parents was both shocking and disappointing.

Notably, the Contra Costa Times reporter failed to share these salient facts in its story at: http://bayareane.ws/1aDTkk3.

Acalanes’ updated policies, enhanced parent communication and staff development plans are steps in the right direction. This controversy served a good purpose by getting the District to pay attention to an issue of concern to many parents. This controversy also may motivate Planned Parenthood to more thoroughly screen the “instructors” it sends into school classrooms.

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Comment on Concord City Council will soon select Master Developer for Naval Weapons Base property by rich eber http://halfwaytoconcord.com/master-developer-concord-council/#comment-173401 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:07:19 +0000 http://halfwaytoconcord.com/?p=44636#comment-173401 Agenda 21? The black choppers are going to be landing on the new development any minute now.

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Comment on Susan Bonilla is the real Jerry Brown Democrat in the Senate Race by Steven Maviglio http://halfwaytoconcord.com/jerry-brown-democrat-susan-bonilla/#comment-173369 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 22:50:16 +0000 http://halfwaytoconcord.com/?p=44786#comment-173369 Rent increases are local issues, not state ones. Bonilla has supported many measures for affordable housing.

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Comment on Susan Bonilla is the real Jerry Brown Democrat in the Senate Race by Steven Maviglio http://halfwaytoconcord.com/jerry-brown-democrat-susan-bonilla/#comment-173368 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 22:48:55 +0000 http://halfwaytoconcord.com/?p=44786#comment-173368 Thank you “anonymous” for the personal attack on my character. Is that you Steve Glazer and another one of your dirty tricks? If you’d taken time to read the posting and the bio line at the end, you’ll see I’m proud to represent working families in this battle against corporate interests like Dow Chemical, Monsanto, and the big drug and tobacco companies supporting Glazer.

The top issues in California are jobs and the economy, the drought, income inequality, and education. Take a look at Glazer’s website and see if you can find ANY specifics on jobs, the economy, the drought and income inequality. You can’t. They don’t exist.

Instead you’re getting lots of mail about a phony “clean government” pledge — from a candidate who was paid by corporate special interests for his political advice, and from a businessman from Los Angeles who has spent nearly $800,000 of his own money to elect Glazer (he also was a big Schwarzenegger and Bush donor).

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Comment on Susan Bonilla is the real Jerry Brown Democrat in the Senate Race by Guillermo Elenes http://halfwaytoconcord.com/jerry-brown-democrat-susan-bonilla/#comment-173367 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 22:31:12 +0000 http://halfwaytoconcord.com/?p=44786#comment-173367 Bonilla has refused to answer how she would take on the issue of rent increases and apparently is unaware of the magnitude of the issue.

Bonilla probably is the “Jerry Brown” on the race, ignoring pocket book issues vital for a healthy community.

We still live here, and want to stay.

End Costa-Hawkings NOW !

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Comment on Susan Bonilla is the real Jerry Brown Democrat in the Senate Race by Anonymous http://halfwaytoconcord.com/jerry-brown-democrat-susan-bonilla/#comment-173366 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:35:39 +0000 http://halfwaytoconcord.com/?p=44786#comment-173366 Why can’t the Democratic Party in California find a better spokesman to make their case than this political hack who is largely responsible for the misleading and devious anti-Glazer brochures filling each voter’s mail box? Maviglio personally profits from his company Forza Communications in all of this.. He reeks of the influence of labor unions and special interests yet mentions nothing of this in his articles.

Being neutral in this political campaign I only wish voters make their determination of who to support based on issues such as
education, job creation,, pension reform, and urban planning. Maviglio and others who try to cloud the picture with their demagogic antics need to be cast aside and ignored..

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Comment on Political lies and deceit dominate District 7 Senate race by Charlie Brown http://halfwaytoconcord.com/political-lies-and-deceit-2015/#comment-173365 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:06:01 +0000 http://halfwaytoconcord.com/?p=44719#comment-173365 Terrific article, Richard. What you reference is CA politics as usual, which is why registered voters fail to vote in meaningful numbers anymore. Having lost all confidence in a system that is rife with corruption and special interest factionalism, we the people are controlled by bureaucratic bullies that our so-called representatives have empowered to RULE. “Governance” is a term that has lost all meaning by our legislators’ ceding control to bureaucratic entities (such as the MTC) that don’t live or die because of their performance in a competitive market. The bureaucracies’ raison d’etre lies with their desire to maximize their size, budget and power. There quite simply is no one to vote for that will make a difference to standing on principle and working on behalf of the taxpaying citizens. The candidates for office are largely thugs seeking a political career that will pay them for vomiting Bills (2400 proposed this year) that favors their monied supporters over their constituents. These Bills are neither written nor read by the legislators who introduce them. The Bills are voluminous, contradictory, so incoherent that they cannot be understood by the citizens in whose interest they are supposed to be introduced. It is dismal; it is defeating; it is heartbreaking.

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Comment on Beware IRS phone scams by Bill Gram-Reefer http://halfwaytoconcord.com/irs-phone-scam-2015/#comment-173364 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:01:00 +0000 http://halfwaytoconcord.com/?p=44759#comment-173364 Links have been fixed. Sorry for the coding error.

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Comment on Concord City Council will soon select Master Developer for Naval Weapons Base property by Patricia Hill http://halfwaytoconcord.com/master-developer-concord-council/#comment-173356 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 01:25:19 +0000 http://halfwaytoconcord.com/?p=44636#comment-173356 Tell us this is not directed by Agenda 21.

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