How is it that in one of the highest taxed states in the country, at a beach where I pay to park, I am told by my govt. that if I don’t want to see trash on the beach, I should pick up some trash while I am there? Maybe they should charge an extra dollar per car and hire someone to pick up trash and empty trash cans. Given unemployment rates it shouldn’t be too difficult to find new hires. Is it really that complicated?
The podcasts have been really interesting, but for a car guy like me the current one with Townsend Bell has been the best. Only wish it had been longer! He lives somewhere up the block and I’ve followed his career the past 10-15 years. Great learning about his early life and his start with racing. Maryam and Steve did a terrific job.
To all “Leaf Blower” writers, you cannot expect the police to enforce leaf blower laws in the face of demands to defund police and LA’s budget crisis including threats of massive police layoffs. Alternative ideas: Homeowners can buy an electric leaf blower with an extra battery and put it out for your gardener to use on their days. (That has worked for us.) You will also find it handy to use after a windy day. Electric blower brands such as Ryobi, Dewalt, Toro, Greenworks etc. are readily available online (just go to Amazon or Google “buy electric leaf blower”) or at most local hardware stores—Ace, Anawalt, Home Depot, Harbor Freight, Lowes, even Walmart—for between $40-$100. Perhaps our local Anawalt would sponsor a discount for sales to Palisadians. And/or check out agza.net to find out how to perform grounds maintenance with low-impact equipment and people-powered tools. Hope that helps.
Leaf Blowers II
Those who are concerned about gardeners’ leaf blowers might consider doing what I did. I bought my own leaf blower and instructed my gardener to use it instead of his. At first he resisted but I insisted and now he always uses it.
The question of the day is; why have our local political leaders been vaccinated and I, an 89 year old have not? Perhaps councilman Bonin can explain!
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