Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Odd Juxtaposition Of Two Marginally Related Articles On The Front Cover of the Mountain Views News

Mod: I'm not sure how many people still read Sierra Madre's adjudicated weekly newspaper of record, and at a slender 14 entire pages the latest edition isn't exactly something you'd be able to spend a whole lot of time with. It doesn't even have any crusading local news columnists anymore.

But in case you didn't see it, those following the Henry A. Darling house debacle might find the positioning of these two marginally related front page articles interesting, if only in an unfortunate way. I know I wouldn't have placed them together if I was running the paper. Was this done by the weekly paper's publisher intentionally, or is it just one of those unhappy coincidences?

And someone needs to sit down with Vincent Gonzalez and try to find out why it is he believes the owners of the Henry A. Darling house are "very interested in maintaining the historic integrity of the property."

I'm not sure I can quite see it that way. Can you?

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38 comments:

  1. i love the 126 montecito address

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  2. It sounds like Mr. Kefalas had a very bad week.

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    1. How do you figure that? He's going to get away with demolishing a house without a permit, and he gets to tell the insurance company that he's figured out just how much undisclosed cash was taken.

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    2. Why was the money not taken to the bank after closing like most businesses do it?

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    3. is Detective Dead Eye Amos on the case?

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    4. Crimes in Sierra Madre are rarely solved. The PD just assumes people will eventually forget about it.

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  3. What goes around,comes around.

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    1. Too bad. So sad.

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    2. So it's o.k. to rob a business if you hate the person who owns it? Or even question if it was a legitimate claim? Shame on all of you.

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    3. 12:54. I don't hate anyone. What discussed me is people that breat the law. Kafalas and the thieves both broke different laws and all should be held accountable for their actions to the full extent of the law.

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    4. I don't think anyone here would rob anything. Kind of silly of you to say that.

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  4. Did they ever catch this guy?
    http://sierramadretattler.blogspot.com/2016/05/all-sierra-madres-bank-robbery-coverage.html

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  5. Through the front door... Come on. Doesn't anyone in this town use an alarm system? Pretty quiet night, no one on the boulevard at 3am. Except three or four individuals breaking in. How often does a patrol cruise by on their way back to the station?

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  6. I wonder if the Sheriffs would have caught them like they did with the attempted Best Buy pharmacy robbery.

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  7. The Director of Planning is an Elaine Aguilar hire, and a municipal clone. All you can expect from him is the recitation of the script, and if Kefalas has hustled him into believing that ripping an old house down and building a new one that sort of looks like it is "historical", that is what he'll say.

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    1. The Director only repeated what Kafalas said. I know he doesn't believe it. Just as the PC doesn't believe K.

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    2. Why would he repeat it? In the article it would appear that be agrees with the applicant.

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  8. An undetermined amount of cash, huh?
    So the restaurant does not follow the usual practice of adding up at closing. Unusual.

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    1. Cash probably is not reported to avoid income tax. I'm a CPA.

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    2. all this tells me is that the owner is a shady character - doesn't even know his own receipts?

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  9. There's only a couple of things to say about the robbery. Through the front door? Money taken? Where were the police patrols? Whenever I go to city hall in the evening, I usually see one or both patrol cars at the station. And how ironic is it that it was The Only Place in Town? A hate crime in the making? (Right!) or needed sympathy? Then there's the total whitewash of the wholePC deal! So much for news in this town!

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    1. Must be another hate crime. Someone is picking on him. He is special. Just ask him. Rules don't apply to him.

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  10. Wonder if insurance covers money loss due to not properly stored. They may have so much money that they hide it in the freezer or under the boxes of inventory. Maybe it was just the day money for the next days business? Feel sorry for anyone who gets robbed or stolen from. Could be bad karma, hope they do the right thing.

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  11. I thought the juxtaposition was intentional. A poor choice but given the editor, say no more. So, the citizens who are beyond 'up in arms' about the destruction of the Darling House, some of whom have posted here about not eating at the NOT "Only Place In Town" ever again, get to wonder how convenient that the place was burgerlized of an indeterminent amount of cash. Sort of like the undetermined source of chicken in the Maggie Wong Chinese Chicken salad that used to be the reason I walked in the door but not for three years since I spit out that pap and sent it back to the kitchen. Are we now supposed to feel sorry for the proprietor who is a scoundrel on two counts as far as I am concerned. Not sorry for this guy one bit.

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  12. Maggie Wong Chinese Chicken salad, me too. They must be changing cooks because that was my favorite also. Like you said about 3 years ago that salad was different every time I went in. Quit ordering that and now don't go there anymore. Life changes and we just need to roll with the punches.

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  13. Need some comic relief after considering the juxtaposition? Check out Dill's MVN column, especially the first paragraph, which is a doozy! Makes semicolon guy and cuneiform seem crystal clear.

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  14. Alright the Only Place is now quite obviously a safety hazard after the damage to the exterior structure that seems beyond repair. I think in this instance we should go ahead with demo without a permit, we'll just get one later once this stain on the community has been thoroughly sanitized and brought up to "code."

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  15. Raise the roof !!! It was only a section of the roof that was not permitted from the City. The rest of the demo was OK'ed.

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    1. Do you really think you can win an argument saying things that most people know are untrue?

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    2. ...and when he did that, he broke the law and opened a whole can of historical worms. Now he must play by the historical rule book.

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  16. I support President D. Trump; The Head of Japanese Bank just invested 50 Billion Dollars into US because of Trump being elected. This will creat 50,000 jobs in Tech area.

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    1. That's retarded

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    2. That's 12:11.

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    3. Wow. Magic. Does that mean we're not going to bomb them now?

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    4. At least they won't bomb us. Why would they do that to something they own?

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  17. It worked for Trump.

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    1. Good point. We're in the post-reality age.

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  18. 12:11, wonder if Japan just bought their island back. We will never know.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/06/politics/us-japan-okinawa-land-return/index.html

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