Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday random thoughts...

Joe Shmoe could've done better for the cost of a six-pack: The guy who brought Tracy "Think Inside the Triangle," possibly the most derivative and ill-conceived tag line we could have come up with, is trying to justify the $25,000 expense.

• Mayday! Mayday! Looks like I'm not the only one worried that the Ellis subdivision could eventually choke out the up-and-coming Tracy Municipal Airport.

• Waiting in a local ER? You're not alone: A Public Policy Institute of California report adds concern to San Joaquin General Hospital's dire straits, as it reports local ERs are some of the most crowded in the state.

• Pay more for your daily traffic jam: Highway 99 could soon be converted into Interstate 7 or 9 at a cost of about $1 billion, which is actually about $15 billion cheaper than previously estimated.

• Oakland. Case in point: Take a deep breath. Tracy's (mis)management could be much, much worse.

• Calvin and Hobbes quote of the week: "Mom and dad say I should make my life an example of the principles I believe in. But every time I do, they tell me to stop."

1 comment:

Mike McLellan, D. Min. said...

A note in defense of Steve N., president of Nappic. How does one sell a city that has all of our fighting on the City Council? How does one market to businesses a town where our votes on the propositions seemed to have been for nothing? I think the very idea of trying to have an image other than "Tracy - buy us", takes imagination.