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Lorne February 21, 2014 at 06:33 PM
I stand corrected; maximum price tag would be $56 million if it includes a new city hall along with Read Morea new rec center (combined "civic center") - per this document on the city's website- https://www.burlingame.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=913
Carl Petersen III February 23, 2014 at 07:03 PM
A response to a comment that is misquoted. One of the quotes that I focus on in this week's blog:Read Moreht tp://goo.gl/L5mPCw
veterinarydi January 06, 2014 at 12:08 AM
@Jan: Your comment works on some false assumptions and fallacies and obvious misunderstanding ofRead Morethe situation, not to mention that questionable logic. I will start with your bizarre conclusion that “He’s probably sired countless unwanted puppies by now, that have largely ended up in kill shelters.” Huh? I guess you did not catch the part that Paddy never previously escaped in three years. Obviously he did not “sire” any puppies that way. Then he escaped Christmas night after 12 am and was picked up by a police officer in a very short period of time. The second time he escaped, he had just been fixed and was captured within an hour. Makes your claim sound a little ridiculous, doesn’t it? My educated guess is that based on that, he approx. sired 0 puppies, but maybe you know more about the situation than I do. As for the neutering: since my mother has a BA in biology, and I have taken a number of biology courses at both of my colleges/universities, we did notice that he was not fixed – and we could have afforded to have it done. But since we toyed with the idea with breeding him, once we returned to Germany, and because his not being neutered presented to no problems, esp. because he had not run away in the three years we had him, we did not see a problem in waiting. As for getting another dog: we moved into the apartment complex in June, when the weather was hot, so there was no mold yet. Obviously, we did not foresee that there would be mold and did not find out until December. We got a second dog a couple months after moving in as a companion for Paddy. How selfish of us.
veterinarydi January 06, 2014 at 06:17 AM
As for the mold: you are right, it should have gotten full attention from the landlord but it didRead Moreno t. Since my mother and I are both educated people, we are aware of the dangers of mold for the pets and us. That is why we were in such a hurry to pack up our belongings in December, and find a way out of that unit. In January, we succeeded in moving into another, mold-free unit. Since this was still a terrible, pet-unfriendly complex, we moved to a large, vermin-free, very pet-friendly condo with a private patio in a completely different area in June. Maybe you should not have based most of your argument on the premise that we lived in a moldy apartment for more than two months. I know you are an expert with regards to the Berkeley housing market, but I guess you never thought that students who attend UCB do not necessarily actually have to live in Berkeley, and that some would rather commute than give up some of their family members. Crazy, I know. Your conclusions about my mother and me are also interesting, or to use your term “mind-boggling”. When did I ever indicate that I was my mother’s caregiver?! Who said she wasn’t active and was not able to walk the dogs? What do you know about our financial situation? As for my education: it has been continuous, aside from a 2 ½ break working full-time in retail management. Thus, I am aware that private schools are more expensive than public ones. But thank you for the newsflash. Some news for you: private and public schools offer scholarships to students who are in the top of their class – thus, I could have attended any of those or plenty of other schools. Oh, and I learn plenty at Berkeley, don’t you worry, including taking responsibility. I am not sure that these things were taught at your college/university alma matter (if you have one – I kind of doubt it), since you feel that to “unload all your pets” to find more compatible housing is a decision a responsible adult would make. Taking responsibility, by getting rid of animals you love and have made a commitment to, and giving up on a dog that was illegally taken away, just because it is easier and less psychologically taxing for me? Excuse my language, but that is b.s., “ya know”? “Stop harassing your mother about this damn dog” – you will have noticed a rather unfriendly post that precedes mine...that is my mother's. Does it sound like I am harassing her about getting Paddy back? And of course, referring to my beloved Paddy as a “damn dog” makes you human vermin in my eyes. We have heard a few skeptical voices so far – but none of them have been as uninformed, illogical and unnecessarily nasty as yours.
Bernadette Ferriter January 11, 2014 at 04:38 AM
Paddy is being hidden in Pleasanton under a new name of Jax! The cop and his wife have changed theRead Moren ame of a three year old (now four as of 1/10) to hide him ... they have little time for Paddy as he is alone most of the time - the wife works at Nordstrom, soon at Santa Rita Jail (perfect for dog thieves) and Kevin Goodman now promoted at Emeryville...steal a dog, get a promotion!
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