Wednesday, June 24, 2009

CM PRESS # 732


UPDATE--9:18 PM--6/24/09--PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION APPROVES SANTA ANA GROUP'S USE OF COSTA MESA'S ONLY INDOOR BASKETBALL COURT AND BOOTS COSTA MESA CITIZENS OUT
On a 5-0 vote, the PRC tonight approved the use of the Downtown Recreation Center gymnasium by Santa Ana's Aztec Basketball Leagues on Sundays, on a month to month basis, until such time as the City enters into a partnership agreement with a basketball league to run a Costa Mesa adult basketball league.

The next major steps are to send out requests for proposals to adult basketball leagues (including Aztec); consider the proposals received, and enter into a contract with the league chosen by the City.

The present users of the gymnasium (presumably Costa Mesa residents) will be given notice within the next few days that they're no longer welcome on Sundays, in the facility that they pay for with their taxes, because the leagues from Santa Ana will be using the facility.

Say, maybe Costa Mesa citizens can go to Santa Ana and boot out Santa Ana residents and use their gym? Nah, Santa Ana probably wouldn't buy that. What city would? Oh, yeah.

In a letter submitted to the PRC by Liga Azteca Basketball (aka Aztec Basketball Leagues), 2422 S. Shelton Street, Santa Ana, Ca. 92707, we read the following: "Most of the players are Spanish speakers and many are limited English or non-English speakers."
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CALIFORNIA MUST PAY $ 6.3 MILLION IN LAWSUIT OVER A ROLLING ROAD

Did we mention that the City of Costa Mesa wants to put rubberized asphalt (read quieter and faster travel) on a section of Victoria Street that the CM PRESS now calls Dead Man's Curve because of the accidents and deaths due to speeding and the curve in the road?

You'd think the City would want to slow down traffic at that location and not make it go faster.

Link to California article.

If you don't understand the law of negligence, you may scratch your head about why the State had to pay. If you do understand the law of negligence, you get it completely.
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1,740 NMUSD STUDENTS FAIL TO VERIFY ADDRESSES IN DISTRICT

According to figures received from the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, 1, 740 students in the district have failed to verify that they actually live in the district.


The CM PRESS will publish additional information as we receive it, including, hopefully, a breakdown by city and by school.

WHAT THIS MEANS

Almost 10 percent of the students attending school in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa can't prove that they live in the district, and shouldn't be in district schools, yet they have been attending schools in the district.

Not only are students who don't live in the district thus running up school costs, many are getting free or reduced rate breakfasts and lunches paid for by taxpayers, and in Costa Mesa they're getting free after school baby sitting services and recreation activities provided by the City of Costa Mesa.

Another way of looking at this is that if each classroom has 30 students, then these students who can't prove they live in the district are taking up 58 classrooms.
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AZTEC BASKETBALL LEAGUES FROM SANTA ANA ON AGENDA AGAIN TONIGHT

Here's the staff report on the basketball leagues from Santa Ana that staff is recommending replace Costa Mesa residents at the Costa Mesa Downtown Recreation Center on Sundays.

The only change we can see in this agenda from the last one is that Aztec now says it will allow priority registration of Costa Mesans if they want to play in the leagues.

There are still no answers to our questions about how many people are in the leagues, and whether or not there will be hidden costs such as, but not limited to, extra wear and tear to the facilities that Costa Mesa citizens will have to absorb, and whether the parking lot will be so full that Costa Mesans won't be able to use the library and other areas of their Community Center.
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2 comments:

  1. Santa Ana is the most illegal alien friendly city in the U.S. Are these people in the country legally?

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  2. NMUSD should IMMEDIATELY move to transfer each and every student who cannot verify an eligible address in the NMUSD service area. NMUSD administrators who do not implement such a transfer program immediately should be fired.

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