Thursday, September 13, 2007

Friday random thoughts...

• End of the hype: The Grand Theatre's opening tonight, and I'm going to be there. Given the opportunity, I couldn't pass up the most-anticipated event in Tracy this year.

• A blow to totalitarian regimes right here at home: The California Supreme Court ruled that a high school had no right to ban a school newspaper editorial that painted English-learning students as illegal immigrants. After all, being insulting is an American right.

• My how quickly things change: It wasn't long ago that West High was the strongest football team in town and Tracy High was lucky to score a touchdown in a game.

• Frankly, I'm not sure Americans need any more incentive to watch vapid TV programming.

• A positive, albeit vague, first report: Councilwoman Evelyn Tolbert says she's got a small residential developer planning to build green when it builds senior housing units for various income levels. No word yet as to who it is and where the project will be, though. More later.

• I'm guessing PG&E was hoping that its waiver for a pipeline under a populated area would never be challenged. That way, it could apply the same standard to other sites all over the state, and probably save a ton of money in the process.

• Calvin and Hobbes quote of the week: "Trusting parents can be hazardous to your health."

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