By Donna Westfall – June 13, 2017 – While collecting signatures on the Petition for Recall of Sup. 2nd District, Lori Cowan, former constituents, now friends like to spend time catching up. Lots of news about births, deaths, sickness, neighbors and crime.
The Bryan Ranger case is finally going to trial after four years. Yesterday, Judge Spinetta spent hours listening to witnesses including Dr. McKellar. It was after listening to Attorney Joyce Blair from the Attorney General’s office prosecuting the case, that I walked out. This was after hearing her ask for an opinion from the Doctor on a hypothetical situation wherein she droned on and on and on and on and on. Fortunately, the good Judge didn’t allow the question. Today, the process of picking a jury begins. The Judge anticipates the trial lasting 2-3 weeks.
People are complaining about the petty thefts going on all over the city. Another aggravation expressed are the barking dogs that bark nonstop and their owners seem deaf to the noise… plus nobody will do anything about it at Animal Control. Then there’s the motor home’s that seem to park wherever they want, dump their trash, and again, nobody does anything about it.
This morning, I went and took pictures of one motor home parked in a vacant lot situated between the Thai House restaurant and the Safeway shopping center. It’s not the weeds that are the first eyesore. It’s the pile of trash several yards from the motor home that catches your eye. Parked there for several weeks, no one on the public payroll seems concerned about enforcing the law and having the motor home removed and the trash picked up. No wonder our town looks like a dump.