Friday, March 7, 2008

Friday random thoughts...

• Ives, Garamendi (and maybe Tolbert) oh my! The race for Tracy mayor has begun, and while the marquee matchup right now is a rematch between 2004 candidates Celeste Garamendi and Brent Ives, rumor has it Evelyn Tolbert is waiting for the right moment to announce her candidacy.

• And folks say we're the 'Tracy High Press': A SF Chronicle story about USF's four-time All-Conference Dominique Carter calls the former West High standout a "21-year-old Tracy High grad."

• A better description of what makes a man a 'D.C. maverick' there never was: A recent comment explains that Sen. John McCain isn't a moderate just because of his "arrogant refusal to be a craven imbecile."

• A Mountain (House) of effort: Mountain House residents' desire for their own high school doesn't seem to make much sense on the surface, considering John C. Kimball High School will be built and paid for by 2009 and on the east edge of Tracy. But if MH keeps growing, it makes a ton of sense to keep kids close to home and keep cars and buses off the road.

• These names have a nice ring to them: Looks like TUSD will follow my advice (or disregarded my advice and listened to the many, many others who suggested the same thing) in naming the West High sports facilities and Tracy High stadium.

• There's still naming to be done on the run:
I still think it would be cool to name the West High track after a notable runner or track coach. If any alert readers have an idea, I'll pass it along to Superintendent Jim Franco when I get the chance.

• Calvin and Hobbes quote of the week:
"I like maxims that don't encourage behavior modification."

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