Comments by rosijoni

Hotel business slumps in January

The hotel industry should take a look at all these homes here that are being rented out on a nightly basis as well. We live in an area that is high on rentals, and now one of these homes has been turned into a nightly rental. Do they pay hotel taxes? If someone is using a house as a business, shouldn't they have to pay some sort of tax, and shouldn't they have permits or some such? Just curious.

Hedgecock firm gives big to anti-Alvarez campaign

Actually, pheller, I absolutely do not like Mr. Hedgecock's politics, particularly his almost diabolical hatred of national Democratic politics, and THAT is why I would never support a candidate he backs. Not this article. This article just simply gave me an opportunity to voice an opinion. And the next commentator said it best: "With friends like Roger Hedgecock, Kevin Faulconer won't need enemies." And I do NOT need to grow up. I'm as grown up as I'll ever be, and do not really need childish admonishments.

Paddle-out for Loren Nancarrow

As with any event that is going to be that large, if you're not immediate family or close friends, you can count on being in the back. I think your attitude bespeaks an ignorance of the true mission of this paddle-out; to remember this man. Not so EVERYONE could see EVERY aspect of the paddle-out. You are correct in assuming if you really wanted to see it, one should watch it on TV. Which we did. So, you say POOR EVENT. I say to you: POOR ATTITUDE. And have a Happy New Year.

City emails show employees scrambling to justify North Park Jack in the Box permits

I'm not for or against whatever is going on with Jack in the Box at 30th and Upas. I am a resident there, walk that street every single day. Yes, I'm careful. It's a busy intersection. What do you expect?

I am curious, though, reading all these comments, about the building going up at the corner of 32nd and North Park Way, which in my mind is an intersection that is even BUSIER than the T-intersection Jack in the Box sits on. Why, if zoning was changed in 2000 to not allow drive-thrus, is this restaurant being allowed to build a NEW drive-thru, and yet Jack in the Box is being sued for their alleged misdeeds and misrepresentations? And if this lawsuit the "neighbors" have against the city goes forward, will this NEW drive-thru that has been permitted not be brought into the argument FOR Jack in the Box?

Did interim mayor Todd Gloria have the authority to rescind stop-use order for Jack in the Box?

Well, Todd Gloria is not going to be a candidate for the mayoral job. Here's my thought, not that it counts for anything. Perhaps the former mayor, in his last act of revenge, issued this stop-work order just to put Mr. Gloria in the worst possible light? After all, I think Mr. Gloria was pretty vocal about the need for Filner's resignation. By not running in the mayoral primary, I think Todd Gloria has neutralized his position on this subject. Criticize him all you want, hate him, but he personally is not going to gain from this, at least not in the short term.

Filner issues a Stop-Use Order against North Park Jack in the Box. Todd Gloria rescinds.

Well, Todd Gloria is not going to be a candidate for the mayoral job. Here's my thought, not that it counts for anything. Perhaps the former mayor, in his last act of revenge, issued this stop-work order just to put Mr. Gloria in the worst possible light? After all, I think Mr. Gloria was pretty vocal about the need for Filner's resignation. By not running in the mayoral primary, I think Todd Gloria has neutralized his position on this subject. Criticize him all you want, hate him, but he personally is not going to gain from this, at least not in the short term.

Did interim mayor Todd Gloria have the authority to rescind stop-use order for Jack in the Box?

I'm not convinced that the former mayor deliberately issued the "stop work order" in order to put Todd Gloria in the worst possible light. I'm neutral on the drive-thru; don't live near it, don't use it, feel sorry for those who do (live near it) but they did their homes directly adjacent to a very busy intersection. I also feel badly for the people whose houses are affected by the extreme lighting; that is an issue that needs to be addressed. However, I think Mr. Filner did this on purpose, knowing their would be instantaneous hatred for Mr. Gloria for doing exactly what he did. A good title could be "divine retribution."

Food service workers rally for $15 minimum wage

I was listening to an LA radio station yesterday afternoon while driving my car. Their reporter went out to one of the protests; there were 17 people there protesting. They had wristbands on. It turned out to be this: out of the 17 people there, only ONE was a fast-food worker. The others are in unions already, had been given wristbands. One was for attending, and the other was for the free lunch they had been promised if they attended and protested. Looking at the top picture here, most of these people have one the same tee shirt. Hmmmm.....makes one wonder. Are THESE fast-food workers or union members doing their bosses a favor and showing up here? The unions, after all, are hungry for more members.

Let’s Build an Even Bigger Jack in the Box in North Park

Further, since a lot of the protests are about the crosswalk in front of JIB, the city COULD drastically improve that. Right now, it looks like they're leaving it "as is", with a tree growing out of the middle of it. Now, I'm not a frequent customer of JIB, but I would imagine their drive-thru is vital to their business. So in essence, what the neighbors REALLY want is for the restaurant to go away, despite all the niceties of "We like you, Jack, just not your drive-thru." Maybe they could put a Starbucks drive-thru there?! Now, THAT would be awesome! Then the drunks from Bluefoot could cross the street and get some good strong coffee before heading out into the neighborhood to do all their nefarious deeds.

One person did respond to me about the North Parker, and said that while "the neighbors" do not like the project, they are not protesting, because the builder has filed every single permit and followed every single code.

I was also crucified for calling this a "NIMBY" attitude. Forgive me. If it isn't, what is?!

Hooters workers’ case rages in San Diego court; media mum

Laugh all you want to. More businesses need to put the same signs up and refuse business to Mr. Filner. (I refuse to call him Mayor). First of all, if he treats women in his workplace this way, how would he treat someone who is "waiting" on him? And secondly, "money talks". We as a community need to get together PUBLICLY and make sure this man is persona non grata everywhere he tries to show his face.

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