Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Morning News Round-Up -- 8.5.09: Heroin, Meth, and Booze, oh my!

Unless your name is Rip Van Winkle, you know that the trial of Dr. William Ayres ended in a hung jury. When the trial ended, it looked like a lock that the prosecution would get right back on the horse and re-try the case, but that isn't the case... yet. Of course, William Ayres Watch has a rumor they would like to share on the same topic.

Yesterday we talked "politics, politics, politics" --- well, today is no different. Burlingame will have a contested City Council race in November. 3 seats open, 3 incumbents running, 1 (or more) outsiders looking to unseat. Hold onto your hats...

The Daily Journal's Jon Mays takes up the horn-y Caltrain issue with his usual wit. (Also, Mays talks about his dreams, which are now officially open to interpretation...)

First lots and lots of heroin was seized in East Palo Alto, now lots and lots of Meth. 2.5 pounds, to be (close to) exact.

The preservationists versus Steve Jobs (and his desire to knock down the 'historic' Jackling House in Woodside) is taking another turn. Initially, the preservationists were fighting Steve Jobs. Then a deal was cut between a preservationist, Steve Jobs, and Woodside. Now, other preservationists are fighting the preservationist who cut the deal along with Steve Jobs, and Woodside. As long as this story keeps producing "Only in Woodside"-type coverage, Watch Dog is pleased...

Finally, a note from the Redwood City Police Department:
Dear Drunk Drivers,

Don't drive westbound on Woodside Road on Friday night.


The Redwood City Police Department
Actually, that information was from a news story in the Almanac... but the RCPD might as well send a note to everybody at the bar on Friday night with the same message. Aren't these types of things supposed to be a surprise?

1 comment:

David Lim said...

Advanced publicity of DUI checkpoints was mandated by the California Supreme Court in the case of INGERSOLL V. PALMER back in 1987. The California Supreme Court then removed the publicity requirement in a 1993 case called PEOPLE V. BANKS, but most police agencies continue to give advanced notice because it is better public policy. More than you ever wanted to know about DUI checkpoints, I'll bet!