Monday, August 4, 2014

It is August & Time For A Fine Tattler Summer Vacation

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I am going to dummy up The Tattler for a week. Time for a break from all of this. The dog days of summer are upon us, and there isn't too much going on right now anyway. Of course, I have said that before, and then ended up posting a bunch of stuff anyway. All the way through to the end of my vacation.

But as it stands right now I'll be back to blogging on Aug 12th, which, as you are likely aware, is the date for the special make-up meeting on the building moratorium. Brought about because our addlepated weekly adjudicated newspaper forgot to run the legally required public notice. Or at least we think they forgot. Who knows?

July was the biggest traffic month The Tattler has ever had. Much of this was due to the widespread citywide uprising over three destructive McMansion developments, which many suspected were being enabled by City Hall. This in the midst of the worst drought in recorded history, and in a town where the usual water resources have gone dry.

It was extremely gratifying that when people wanted hard news about what was really going on, they turned to this blog. July was an amazing month for The Tattler.

Then again, where else can you go to get news about this town on a daily basis? Except this week, of course.

Back on the 12th. See you then.

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21 comments:

  1. Have a good one! Rest up!

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  2. I can feel some Tattler withdrawals coming on.

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    1. the Mtn View News will get over a million hits this week with the Tattler being dark

      the value of the Mt News website will skyrocket to $170

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    2. It will be the headline. Susan will claim this is proof that she controls the minds of thousands of Sierra Madreans.

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  3. God speed John. Have a great vacation.

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  4. For today, I have question of the readers: there was a reference to the fact that the MWD water hook up on Grand View was NOT to be used for development but just for emergencies. This was from the MW district management not just the "explanation" from the phoney baloney city council and city manager at the time.

    Listening to AM radio yesterday, there was a report on Sierra Madre, lead in: City with best San Gabriel Water has lost that resource: interview with Inmann from two years ago and then an Inmann update with quotes from a couple of residents, one of 60 years, who were lamenting the loss, and the 20% conservation requirement (so the news feed preceded the 30% and moratoriums)!

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  5. Mr.Crawford,
    Please enjoy your vacation from The Tattler. Come Fall we'll need all your enthusiasm and vigor to 'encourage' the knaves and fools who govern to do the right thing.

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  6. So, 8:38 am, what's your question? I sense it's important, just not articulated...

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    1. That was Susan. She's trying to get a front page article for the Mountain Views News for Saturday. With The Tattler on vacation, she has no material.

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    2. It is not stealing. It's research.

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    3. Noah checked it out. It's legal.

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    4. 8:38 a.m. here, and I am not Susan.

      So, as it was pointed out that I did not ask the question I started to pose, here goes: Who knows if it is true that the MWD hook up can be for emergency only? We didn't believe that at the time, not the city and especially not Joe Mosca's "guarantee." However, we now hear that verified by the MWD and if that is the case Sierra Madre cannot claim it has enough water to allow One Carter, StoneHouse and Mater Dolorosa to go forward with water guzzling housing projects.

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    5. 6:02, formerly 8:38, interesting question. I and a lot of other people certainly remember all the oaths politicians took about the pipe being for emergencies only. Huh.

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  7. Enjoy your time off, JC.

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    1. Ah, Steve, nice of you to check in. What would a day on the Tatt be without you?

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    3. Is Crawford going somewhere where there are 'riddens', and they are good ones?
      C'mon faithful troll, you can do better than that.

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    4. That would be spelled "riddance."

      noun
      the action of getting rid of a troublesome or unwanted person or thing.

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    5. "Riddens" is Steve's way of saying my parents have left for work and now I can get stoned.

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