Squid Fry for Nov 20, 2003
Thursday, November 20, 2003
Squid's not the only one.
"Let's remember Calcagno...established the Ag Viability Group, which morphed into the Refinement Group...a ridiculous waste of taxpayer's money," writes one disgruntled tipster. "Let's remember that the Refinement Group--despite being dissolved by the County Supervisors as an official committee--continues to meet on county premises with the county's second in command, Jim Colangelo, assistant CAO, in attendance.
"By a swing vote more than a year ago, Calcagno decided to stall the General Plan."
At their Nov. 12, 2002 meeting, County Supes were expected to make some weighty decisions on some controversial parts of the GPU. Instead, by a 3-2 vote, they stalled. Supervisors Calcagno, Fernando Armenta and Edith Johnsen said they wanted more time.
"I've not yet heard the suggestion to shave the salaries of our Supervisors... who each haul in $90,000 plus a year," continues Squid's tipster. Perhaps the wrong jobs are being threatened."
IT'S NOT EASY BEING GREEN... Squid knows that the dating scene's hard in Monterey County, and Squid gives kudos to anyone who's willing to stick his or her neck out there.
But when it comes to trying to find mate, a cephalopod's got to draw the line somewhere. Squid draws it at handing out flyers at gallery openings. Apparently PG activist David Dilworth doesn't. His flyer--printed on paper made from 35 percent post-consumer recovered fibers, of course--reads: "Glass slipper awaits? Tigger wants to settle down with a partner and grow a family." There's no name on the flyer unless you count "Tigger." Squid doesn't. But Dilworth does list his e-mail address and include a picture of himself, which bears a striking resemblance to Grizzly Adams' younger brother. Regardless, Squid's interest was piqued, and Squid read on. Dilworth describes himself as a "gentlemanly successful single professional, 50, pleasantly happy, deeply caring... bouncy [huh?], well liked [at least as well liked as the next abrasive political activist], nice looking, playful but smart...likes outdoors" and everything else from "thinking" to "sunsets" and "making a better world." What Squid really wants to know is, does anyone not enjoy sunsets?
Dilworth continues: "Seeks happy, healthy, caring, gracious, natural woman [Squid wonders, does this mean she has to smell like patchouli?] ready to help grow a happy, healthy family."
For the record, Squid wishes the best of luck to Dilworth, err, Tigger.