Go-team bouquets along with chips and guacamole are on order for all you Super Bowl revelers who party responsibly on Sunday. For those who dont, we have flagrant foul brickbats coated with curdled dip.
Yes, its exciting to have a California team in the game. And even if youre not into football, there are those cute baby ads, and dont forget the Puppy Bowl at noon on Animal Planet.
But, please, if youre going to celebrate or drown your sorrows by overdoing it with your favorite brew, find a designated driver, take a cab, walk just dont get behind the wheel.
SLOs top goal needs follow-through
Homelessness or more specifically, finding ways to alleviate homelessness topped the SLO City Councils list of goals for the two-year budget cycle. That qualifies the council for a garland of good intentions, but well hold the bouquet until we see some results.
Its not that we doubt the councils sincerity. Its just hard to get excited about the $300,000 thats been budgeted for homeless support services when you consider the city spent more than $130,000 to defend itself against the lawsuit filed on behalf of homeless people criminally cited for sleeping in their cars. That amount doesnt include the $133,000 in fees the city has been ordered to pay to the opposing attorneys. Had the city focused more on homeless services, rather than criminal citations, perhaps those costs could have been avoided.
On a sunnier note, were glad to see that the council included a new skate park on its list of goals and we dont want to raise false hopes, but whats this about the possible reopening of the long-closed public restrooms in the downtown area?
Dog rescuer doing good work
Were fetching a big bouquet of dogwood blossoms for Cheri Lucas and her pack of rescued pups. As many county residents already know, Lucas has been giving stray, abandoned and hard-to-place dogs a new lease on live through her Second Chance at Love Humane Society in Templeton.
Shes also helped educate dog owners on a much wider stage through her work on Leader of the Pack, a Spanish television reality show that teamed her with celebrity dog trainer Cesar Millan.