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Brad L July 09, 2014 at 12:15 PM
I have been watching and reading about the pony rides and petting zoo at the Farmers Market forRead Moreweek s, I even stopped by the Market a few times. I have worked with animals most of my life, personally I don't find the pony ride or zoo a problem. although I can see where someone may not like the appearance of the pony ride. I am around animals a lot, the cracked hooves, filthy water, concrete, etc.. sorry, are imaginary, there is no problem. The petting zoo is such an amazing experience for the children of Santa Monica, it is something each child needs and I believe wants, a connection with what we are all a part of, Nature! My main concern is how Marcy has attacked the owners and City of Santa Monica with allegations of cruelty and abuse, I don't see anything close to that and I am very sure she will not find one authority on animals to agree with her claims of abuse and cruelty. In the world where people make their livings with animals, accusations of abuse and cruelty can tarnish their reputations forever and in many cases ruin them. It is the same as someone that works with children being accused of molestation. If Marcy wants the ride to look and be handled differently, more power to her, I question her approach. Marcy I hope you take sometime to reflect and ask questions on what is happening at the market. I come from an extremely small town where even in all our differences we worked as a community, those times I see maybe gone for ever The poet Longfellow wrote “If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility"
Bonnie Bradley July 09, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Tawni I truly feel for you, it saddens and alarms me when I have read Marcy's articles. It isRead Moreactual ly really scary, her articles and tactics seem extremely hostile. Why is Marcy doing this? Lets be clear this is no longer about the animals!!!
Brad L July 09, 2014 at 12:09 PM
I have been watching and reading about the pony rides and petting zoo at the Farmers Market forRead Moreweek s, I even stopped by the Market a few times. I have worked with animals most of my life, personally I don't find the pony ride or zoo a problem. although I can see where someone may not like the appearance of the pony ride. I am around animals a lot, the cracked hooves, filthy water, concrete, etc.. sorry, are imaginary, there is no problem. The petting zoo is such an amazing experience for the children of Santa Monica, it is something each child needs and I believe wants, a connection with what we are all a part of, Nature! My main concern is how Marcy has attacked the owners and City of Santa Monica with allegations of cruelty and abuse, I don't see anything close to that and I am very sure she will not find one authority on animals to agree with her claims of abuse and cruelty. In the world where people make their livings with animals, accusations of abuse and cruelty can tarnish their reputations forever and in many cases ruin them. It is the same as someone that works with children being accused of molestation. If Marcy wants the ride to look and be handled differently, more power to her, I question her approach. Marcy I hope you take sometime to reflect and ask questions on what is happening at the market. I come from an extremely small town where even in all our differences we worked as a community, those times I see maybe gone for ever The poet Longfellow wrote “If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility"
Tawni Angel July 09, 2014 at 11:58 PM
Bonnie thank you so much for your continued support!
Kelly B July 08, 2014 at 02:45 PM
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Penny Arévalo July 09, 2014 at 01:21 PM
OK, the city heard you complaints and are changingRead Morethem http://santamonica.patch.com/groups/politics -and-elections/p/responding-to-complaints-big-blue-bus-to-modify-new-bus-stops
Captain Liberty July 10, 2014 at 01:36 AM
So it was the bus company. Nice that they're going to modify (hopefully to add more functionality) Read Morethem but I wonder how much these modifications are going to cost extra?
nonoise July 04, 2014 at 08:05 PM
you wish to submit a noise complaint by telephone, please call the airport’s noise complaint Read Moreline at (424) 64-NOISE (646-6473). You may also submit noise complaints by using the LAX Internet Flight Tracking system, known as WebTrak, and by clicking on the Noise Complaints link (below). LAX Runway Noise Alerts
nonoise July 04, 2014 at 08:16 PM
airport’s noise complaint line at (424) 64-NOISE (646-6473).
Captain Liberty July 05, 2014 at 12:25 AM
I looked at that second link but since this is the Santa Moinica Patch I thought you were talkingRead Moreab out SM Airport. Most if not all of that info is for noise at LAX.
stewart resmer June 28, 2014 at 07:17 PM
You’re not fooling us, Uber! 8 reasons why the “sharing economy” is all aboutRead Morecorp orate greed Or, how to make money for Silicon Valley venture capitalists while pretending to espouse progressive ideals ANDREW LEONARD http://www.salon.com/2014/02/17/youre_not_fooling_us_uber_8_reasons_why_the_sharing_economy_is_all_about_corporate_greed/
stewart resmer June 28, 2014 at 07:25 PM
ast week, Uber held a meeting for prospective drivers in Columbia, South Carolina. According to the Read MorePost and Courier, George Parker, who works at the Office of Regulatory Staff, attended the meeting and provided details about it in a petition his office submitted to the Public Service Commission. During the meeting, Uber discussed a number of items: its expansion plan for South Carolina, its plans to first launch in Columbia, and policies for drivers to follow. Then came the doozy: The Uber guy leading the discussion told the group of drivers to “refrain from discussing their association with Uber with their personal insurance company.” Whoa. Are you kidding? Would you trust a prospective employer who you gave you this advice? Would you follow it?
stewart resmer June 28, 2014 at 07:26 PM
Last week, Uber held a meeting for prospective drivers in Columbia, South Carolina. According toRead Morethe Post and Courier, George Parker, who works at the Office of Regulatory Staff, attended the meeting and provided details about it in a petition his office submitted to the Public Service Commission. During the meeting, Uber discussed a number of items: its expansion plan for South Carolina, its plans to first launch in Columbia, and policies for drivers to follow. Then came the doozy: The Uber guy leading the discussion told the group of drivers to “refrain from discussing their association with Uber with their personal insurance company.” Whoa. Are you kidding? Would you trust a prospective employer who you gave you this advice? Would you follow it?
alicia June 28, 2014 at 11:43 AM
Sadly, there is no solution to this widespread problem with USPS. I have also experienced this type Read Moreof contempt that the employees have for the general public. This is widespread because these are governmental jobs they are there for life! Short of showing up to work literally drunk and falling off of your desk chair, you're pretty much set till retirement and despite having protocols in place to suspend and terminate bad employees that are useless and abusive they stay and continue to do as they please. What motivating factor is there to meet any kind of standard?? theres no real consequence to the bad attitudes. They will still get paid and very well I might add....just show up, do the very basic required of you and punch out, get you nice check, retire nicely and that is the usual day of a USPS employee. I realize that my comment may be offensive to the one exception that may still work for them, and there are a few that I have had the pleasure of receiving kind and professional service from.
Captain Liberty June 28, 2014 at 02:56 PM
Alicia, I don't think that the fundamental problem. If there are post offices functioning well and Read Morethe 7th Street one functioning badly it has to be a management problem. As I mentioned above, with the financial burden placed on the USPS by Congress which causes understaffing and a chaotic work place, the employees burn out and give up. I've seen delivery personnel still working at 7:30 in the evening because of the cutbacks. Too much mail and not enough people. The quickest way to destroy an organization is to underfund it so it becomes dysfunctional. I've seen similar dysfunction with FEDEX for example. There have been times when the drivers didn't even try to deliver a package but instead just left an 'attempted delivery' note and took off. Some employees at the 7th Street station are still doing a good job. Management needs to shape up the ones who are not.
Captain Liberty June 28, 2014 at 02:57 PM
Alicia, I don't think that's the fundamental problem. If there are post offices functioning wellRead Morean d the 7th Street one functioning badly it has to be a management problem. As I mentioned above, with the financial burden placed on the USPS by Congress which causes understaffing and a chaotic work place, the employees burn out and give up. I've seen delivery personnel still working at 7:30 in the evening because of the cutbacks. Too much mail and not enough people. The quickest way to destroy an organization is to underfund it so it becomes dysfunctional. I've seen similar dysfunction with FEDEX for example. There have been times when the drivers didn't even try to deliver a package but instead just left an 'attempted delivery' note and took off. Some employees at the 7th Street station are still doing a good job. Management needs to shape up the ones who are not.
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