Squid Fry for Mar 11, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
CALENDAR GIRL… Squid was lounging in Squid’s lair in the Aurora schooner shipwreck the other night, just Googling stuff, when Squid came across the Carmel page of the KION website, which sports a more whimsical, Wes Anderson look than its main website. Under the Events page, Squid found a listing for the Eastminster Pet Show & Parade coming in April, ostensibly copied-and-pasted straight from a press release. All legit, if a little laissez-faire. (We prefer to carefully edit and curate our Calendar listings, if you hadn’t noticed.) But Squid was less impressed with the next few event listings: Nicolas Bearde and his Jazz Quartet at The Barnyard, An Enemy of the People at Indoor Forest Theatre, Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids. Neptune’s ghost! Those are the Weekly’s words, attributed not to the Weekly, but “submitted” by KION’s bioluminescent Olga Ospina. And it isn’t just a copy-and-paste job; they’ve been nominally edited. The identifying initials of one of Squid’s Weekly colleagues was removed from one write-up, while a mistake was omitted from another (thanks). Squid isn’t “attributing” this hijacking to Olga, who, according to the Pine Cone, recently relived a terrible incident in court concerning a dog she owned three years ago (Squid’s three hearts go out to her for her loss), and KION normally attributes content from other media or links to their website, but on that same webpage is a box inviting visitors to “Send Us a Tip!” Guess what Squid’s would be?
BULLY BULLY… Squid ran into surly bull rider Joe Wiess the other day at the Monterey courthouse. Last year, Wiess tried unsuccessfully to put on a charitable rodeo to raise money for the county Gang Task Force. Though the cowpoke claims the city and Salinas Sports Complex passed up a moneymaking event, complex manager Roger LaFountain says he gave Wiess a list of costs, including insurance and cleanup, but never heard back. Now Wiess and Pamela Chisum Mills, owner of El Aguila tortilla company, are still fighting a four-year legal battle over the shooting of two bucking bulls, “Malliebear” and “Michibuns,” in 2006. Mills’ suit alleges Marvin and Alan Rianda, David Palacios and Bobby Marquez conspired to kill and slaughter the bulls and demands $2 million in damages. Art Hudson, attorney for the Riandas, who own the Gonzales property where the bulls were shot, says his clients had nothing to do with the bulls’ death and Weiss is only going after them because Marquez (the alleged shooter) and Palacios (the organizer) don’t have assets. The case was scheduled for trial on March 15, but now Wiess says they’re getting a new attorney. Once again Squid realizes Squid is in the wrong profession: Attorneys and bullfighters make the big bucks.