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Chris Kapsalis July 25, 2014 at 09:59 AM
The new location, though it will not make everyone happy, no location could, is right by the county Read Morejail. A block from a bar. Further away from peoples homes. Residential area. We both went down and took a look. Took photos. Plenty of parking, more that where it was at any given time. Parking has always been an issue for county in downtown Martinez. But there is less of that now days as many offices etc have relocated. We both just feel it is a better place for it than where it was and cannot understand the opposition to it. Honestly. We also live 3 blocks or so from it's previous location and never had an issue with people who went there to eat. Also driving by so many times, only saw people waiting in line to eat, never an issue, and been by there 1000's of times. Just maybe not the people some like to see, not upper-class people? There has been Way more issues with the county hospital over the last 20 years I have lived by both. Also with people being let out of jail and where do they go. I used to see people have no where to go after being let out of jail and sit at that bus stop bench for a couple days, looking lost and scared. So they are relocating a place that will feed people near there? A county Jail? And that is a worse place to feed hungry people than the small neighborhood of Robison Street and Berrellessa Streets? A residential neighborhood, and not an area that has bars and a jail? We truly do not get it. Sorry.
Dena R July 25, 2014 at 10:18 AM
Very well said Chris
Adrienne Ursino July 25, 2014 at 12:58 PM
I agree with Chris. My young daughter and I lived on the corner of Brown and Berrellessa for fourRead Moreye ars. This is a block away from the previous location. There was never any trouble or mishaps- folks came in to eat and then left. I love Martinez and my neighbors- I hope that we can all come to an agreement and remember that Loaves and Fishes helps those less fortunate in our community. L & F helps provide the most basic of necessities- food. Aren't we as a society better off when our community members are taken care of? Wouldn’t you want this service available should you not be able to provide a hot meal to your family? Come on folks- let’s be neighborly about this and support L & F and all they do for our community!
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Chris Kapsalis July 15, 2014 at 08:50 AM
Your exactly right Ken. When the hills dry, upper creeks, they and their prey need water. Also Deer Read Morecan survive ok on dry feed, little water, but prefer green plants etc. and migrate more into cities, even streets, yards, and predators will follow them. Even more so during a dry spell. So people will see them more. I just wish they and the coyotes would thin our the turkey population around our place. They are starting to get over populated big time. Rattle snakes too, thought they get most of their water form the pray they eat, their prey needs water and food... So they will come into towns more too this time of year..
Ken Duarte July 16, 2014 at 09:02 AM
ya i often wonder with the rapid explosion ofsome of these game animalswhat is going to happen inRead Moreth e future considering inside of the last 30 years,there has been ,my guess,a 60%to maby 80% decrease in hunting throughout the reagon.Understandably with the sale and division of these larger ranches,the development and population increase has simply made it unsafe .I never even saw any thing bigger than a three pointer in my life until like ten years ago and they were rare.Now? Any hour of the day ,Groups of deer,including4 and 5 point bucks are almost as common as cattle.These Big Cats are in Heavin ..So like Cheryl Buscaglia said"mother nature at its best."Mite be putting it lightly
Chris Kapsalis July 16, 2014 at 01:52 PM
Problem is people see a mountain lion they freak out. If it is in city limits animal control willRead Morere move it. As said, they have a wide range. And will come into a city limit as some point. So they are being restricted from multiplying, when we need may more natural predators like Mountain Lions around to control the deer population. Cottee's usually go after smaller game. Too many deer and turkey's for a healthy ecosystem right now. Way out of balance. We need legal bow hunting seasons here, more permits to hunt, and or leave the big cats be. Just watch your dogs.. There was 20 deer here a few months ago at one time. 20. Never seen so many in one group. We need to learn to live with mountain lions, let them be and do their job, which is control the deer pop.. Hunt them with a camera.
Chris Kapsalis June 27, 2014 at 04:19 AM
I agree with everything you say. But that is what we can see. What we cannot see so well is theRead Moreendl ess miles of roads and parking lots that have cars and trucks on them dripping anti freeze and oils, gas, you name it, onto our roads that All washes directly into our storm drains and directly into creeks, lakes, rivers, bays and oceans. Amounts of toxins far beyond the toxins of garbage. And mercury, lead, you name it. Also from factories etc. , electrical coal plants that make our power, refineries, that make our way of life possible, all pollute. Either directly into the water , sometimes unchecked, or into the air then rain clouds, and down it comes, acid rain, toxic rain, and you guessed it, right into our water and earth. You are told not to even eat fish more than what, twice a year from the Bay? While a plastic bag or cup, or cigarette butt is visible, and an eye sore, and may end up in the water, and can lead to a fish or animals demise, we are all guilty of pollution on am much grander scale. The sheer amount of toxins that go into our water ways from roads and parking lots from , yes the trucks that us just about everything we have , and the factories that made everything we own, and the way the electricity is made that powers the very computer we are both using right now, is Vastly more toxic and polluting than cups and cigarette butts. By millions of times.. IMO. This is where we need to focus our attention more. Yes, do not litter, but we need to change the way we operate, live, our entire way of life, to a clean way, not this way, and understand it is what you Cannot see that is the real threat to earth, much more than visible trash. And I hate seeing visible trash. But this is a fact. Un-visible toxins are Much more of a danger... And there are things we can do. Everyone of us, to reduce this constant stream of toxins, that gets little attention compared to six pack holders and cigarette butts or six pack plastic beer holders etc... ( I am Not saying it is not an issue, trash, only reminding people it is what you cannot see that is many times more toxic to the earth.. )
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