Dogs and children
Dear Friends of the Ranch and Cambria residents,
I’m the little girl who talked at the meeting about dogs and leashes at Rabobank. I was pretty nervous when I went up there, and I did not say everything that was on my mind, and I feel the need to speak for my dog, Gussie, who can’t speak for herself. So here it goes.
The first thing I have to say is, if your dog is really aggressive and you know it, don’t take your dog on the ranch off leash! Also, dogs are actually a lot like children. I mean think about it: They both have a lot of energy, and they both love running. Would you keep your child on a leash? I don’t think so.
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Gussie is like my sister, and I enjoy running with her on the ranch. Those are just a couple of ideas that came to me. Gussie and I are sooooo thankful that you are considering to vote to continue letting dogs run off leash on the ranch.
Eithne Walters and Gorgeous Gussie Frilly Knickers
A recent walk through Lodge Hill had me conversing with the pastor at Calvary Chapel who agreed that the weeds are growing awfully tall at this point. I saw few of them cut down — one lot’s weeds actually topped a Jack Posemsky sign.
The pastor lives near a completely stuccoed house on Spencer St. (1700 block), which looks to be, with the already built-in defensible space (and an adjacent lot with the weeds cut down to the ground), a virtual fortress! Not attractive, but effective I’d say.
Things are drying out (and dying out) fast, folks. Don’t wait for those notices. (The pastor would probably agree that “God helps those who help themselves.”)
And in that vein, I’ve talked with the letter writer last week who wants to get neighbors to cooperate in cleaning the slash/pine needles/limbs from their properties. Between her and me and anyone else, we might be able to form a committee to make this happen.
Also, I am going to post a notice around town about seeking day laborers who are willing to work for between $8 and $12/hour raking up and bagging this stuff for removal to the dump (or an eventual co-generation plant to run the EWS project?) Email billseavey@ gmail.com if interested in any of this.
William L. Seavey
I applaud Mary Ross for her opinion of Fox News, (“Fox Variety Circus,” March 19) spoken like a true lockstep liberal who cannot handle the truth.
By changing just eight words (in italics) in her article, we can reverse the issue on the real “Variety Circus.”
To quote Ms. Ross: “So Brian Williams embellishes his part in a newsworthy happening and he is banished from his desk on NBC. Barack Obama on the other hand, is caught with his metaphorical pants down in a number of incidents and the media applauds him for lying. If you examine network news formats and goals even casually, this will be no surprise. They do not strive to report facts, but rather knock themselves out bending everything to support the opinions of their faithful followers. They don't need no stinking facts! White House Variety Circus might be a better name.”
As a homeowner in Cambria, I’m quite concerned about the fire hydrants in Cambria, their rusty condition and weeds growing up and around the hydrants. Some are hidden by fences, with trees/shrubs growing up in front of the hydrants.
I have had trouble just locating some of the hydrants.
Some of the fire hydrants in our area are quite rusted around the threads on the caps and are in poor condition, with pitted areas on them. Several are blocked with small oak trees or shrubs growing up in front, and people have put fences on the back side of some hydrants to block their view of them, making all of these very hard for your fire crews to use. I know time is an important element in fire fights, and just to remove all that I mentioned is wasted time.
These are some of my thoughts especially in our severe drought condition. I am also surprised that the weed-abatement program isn’t started already. Now is the time to mow and not let these weeds mature and spread more seeds and have more weeds. I have always wondered why Cambria doesn’t have weed mowing more than one time.
Thanks goes to all the members of the Cambria Fire Department and the good work they do.
Douglas B. Spelts