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It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
Bob B April 16, 2014 at 09:24 pm
There is always a reason for a price-increase - I can't remember ever reading about a reason for aRead More price-decrease. It's possible no one else has noticed this. Isn't capitalism wonderful?
mark April 17, 2014 at 04:39 am
The disease came from China! Aids came from Africa, other diseases come from Mexico but yet we letRead More people flood to this country and they bring those diseases with them!
kay sieverding April 17, 2014 at 06:56 am
The price of pork can also go up because the price of beef is up. It's not just weather andRead More disease, it's also cost of fuel.
novato 3per April 12, 2014 at 06:41 pm
Allright T "We all of us in the 99% have to work long and tiring hours to earn our moneyRead More without any % increase for good work" no cliche McDermott, boo hoo, you make no sense at all, arguing for flat wages at the same time whining about "no increase for good work" , which is it going to be? Merit driven or equal pay regardlesd of performance? Let us know when you figure it out.
T McDermott April 12, 2014 at 08:06 pm
You are a rude and privileged man. I worked for over 40 years and never once made the same amount ofRead More money doing the same job as men doing the same work and at the same time was as a matter of fact I watched those same men be promoted to jobs that I trained them to do . I had to 'Help' them do their jobs. I am not talking about flat wages I am talking about fair and equal wages. It goes to show that you see what your entrenched rhetoric parses language for. Not only did you miss the point you got up on your lopsided soap box and shouted the same words you have used twice in this conversation. I again am so sorry for your un-originality and inability to form language without slogans. Repetitive language is the sign of a lazy and fearful mind.
novato 3per April 12, 2014 at 09:15 pm
You don't know I'm a man, and I'm certainly not privileged. Nothing has ever been handed to me. IRead More suspect your income deficiency had more to do with that king size chip on your shoulder than anything else
M. Manzano April 12, 2014 at 06:35 am
I remember hearing all sorts of shrill complaints about gas prices from the average Democrat voterRead More from 2004-2006. Every one sounded off to blame Bush over it. Now that they've had their favorite in office for 6 years, not a peep. They still like the "O" stickers on the Prius though.
novato 3per April 12, 2014 at 09:48 am
Yep, just like they're quiet when its a democrat war as opposed to A republican war.
M. Manzano April 12, 2014 at 02:08 pm
Or when it comes to spending. Bush spent like a fiscal socialist. Obama is much worse. Still not aRead More peep.
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Citizen Too April 5, 2014 at 10:51 am
Bubba: Trophy Wives? Soccer Moms? What other kind of derogatory, misogynist names can you come upRead More with in one posting? And, both Scott and Bob lose any validity to their argument when they reply with name calling, and thus take away from the importance of having a valid discussion here. Too bad because it's an important topic to discuss.
Bob April 7, 2014 at 01:08 pm
Oh Scott, the bravery of being out of range is splendid, isn't it? You talk like such a tough guy onRead More your little computer. Care to enlighten me on how much property the Sierra Club owns? The Sierra Club is a conservationist organization to benefit the good of everyone. Your Religious Organizations is the most destructive and violent force since written history. You think ignorance is bliss? Only you can say for sure, pansy.
John Adlam April 8, 2014 at 07:15 am
Scott and Bob... thanks so much for the entertaining repartee. As an interested observer, however, IRead More must say that your prep school antics have provided some real insight as to why nothing ever gets done in Washington, for it is egotistical blokes like you who, in the process of trying to out-clever one another, burn time and credibility. Given your respective writing skills, we would all be better served if you applied your obvious intellect to more dignified exchange. Who knows? You might even stumble onto some common ground. In the meantime, thanks for for sharing.
Hopkin March 30, 2014 at 06:20 am
I think most of the Novato stations were at 4.03 or 4.05 last I noticed. Which means the Shell onRead More Nave Dr is probably at 4.65.
Label of recalled jerky. Photo provided by Krave Jerky website
Elvis March 20, 2014 at 03:14 am
ok no illnesses reported. the beef has a USDA mark of inspection, and the beef is from a WHOLE YEARSRead More worth of processing. does anything sound weird to you? 8,700,000 lbs of beef that has probably already been consumed. why is it being recalled? the only way of identifying the beef is from the boxes it was shipped in from Rancho. Most of this meat has already been secondarily processed, repackaged, sent to distribution and then to stores and most of all already been eaten. let me ask you if you have any beef in your fridge from last year..... and if you did would you know it came from Rancho?
craig thomas March 9, 2014 at 04:09 pm
Marins lower since unemployed moved out of Marin, relocated seeking employment. So I suggest thoseRead More reporting these figures investigate why, how, when.
craig thomas March 9, 2014 at 04:10 pm
Too expensive to reside here in Marin unemployed!
Hopkin March 9, 2014 at 11:59 pm
Even so, a 4.2% jump to 4.7% is a 10% increase.
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Frank O'Shea March 9, 2014 at 05:18 pm
I miss Red Cart!
craig thomas March 11, 2014 at 06:33 am
Will food prices be lowered, will vegetables increase in quality now that Safeway is no longer inRead More charge? Whole foods, United Market present better quality with much lower prices then Safeway. Examples: Safeway $2.99 per pound for zucchini, quality poor Whole foods Organic Zucchini $1.29 per pound high quality
novato 3per March 11, 2014 at 08:24 am
Sure United and Whole paycheck have good quality, but the comparison is irrelevant as the merger isRead More with Lucky's , whom I've always found to be comparable to Safeway in produce.
An inside look of the new Mike's Bikes headquarters in Novato.  Courtesy photo.
Tina McMillan February 24, 2014 at 12:32 pm
Al: Having lived in Novato for thirty years I remember a time when Stafford use to be free. TheRead More article is about Mike's Bikes moving their headquarters to Novato. Just their headquarters not their retail. The IJ article gives even more information showing support from the community for Mike's Bikes. Then somewhere in the thread we start talking about the Stafford Lake Bike Park. Here is a more recent IJ article about funding for the bike park. http://www.marinij.com/novato/ci_24363023/marins-stafford-lake-bike-park-fund-tops-290 I am still unclear about where in the mix we have charges to use the bike park. I don't doubt the county will find a way. They have all that Measure A money but it doesn't seem to be going to the costs of running the parks allowing residents to have free access. I am just as frustrated with the county but where did you find the link that says a separate fee will be charged to use the bike park?
Al Nymous February 24, 2014 at 01:53 pm
I can't find where I read it. I will post when I find it. Tina, with your vast knowledge of NovatoRead More and you don't know that there is a fee to go park at stafford lake is pretty funny. Maybe you need to get outside more.-Just sayin
Tina McMillan February 24, 2014 at 02:33 pm
Al: Not the Stafford fee. You mentioned an additional fee for the Bike park.
Home Depot plans to hire 80,000 for its spring selling season. Patch file photo.
Reginald "Rex" Henderson February 13, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Thanks for the free advertising for Home Depot!
Rico February 13, 2014 at 06:09 pm
I guess Home Depot is to embarrassed to mention wages and benefits.
Sam February 6, 2014 at 05:13 am
Wow What a bunch of wacko posters who need a life . Have a neighbor read you the article ifRead More you can't read.
John Hess February 6, 2014 at 01:09 pm
Think of how many other stores carry cigs? Every gas station and supermarket will gladly help youRead More puff. CVS probably decided that the number of smokers was dropping too low to make carrying them profitable.
Allen February 6, 2014 at 06:29 pm
All, apolitically speaking, it is their choice to sell or not to sell and yours to shop or not toRead More shop.
Becky February 2, 2014 at 04:57 pm
I Hate Chick-Fil-A, because they refuse to spell fillet correctly. Is that because they're notRead More fillets, but a sort of particle board of chicken scraps stuck together with food glue? Oh, and I don't like it when restaurant chains, or celebrities, or football teams get political.
novato 3per February 2, 2014 at 05:51 pm
The name/logo is a creative take on "chicken fillet," with the "A" standing forRead More top quality. Chick-fil-A was registered in 1963. - See more at: http://www.chacha.com/question/how-did-chick-fil-a-get-its-name#sthash.TCw2uKgS.dpuf
Citizen Right February 3, 2014 at 04:38 am
I am really looking forward to this restaurant opening.
Roger January 26, 2014 at 09:01 pm
Coopers also has the basics, like eggs and milk. However, the price is double that of Lucky's downRead More the street.
Hopkin January 26, 2014 at 11:59 pm
Two Fords, "six pack" just means that he goes to the gym a lot!
Cynthia January 30, 2014 at 04:18 pm
I look forward to adding Coopers into my grocery store mix! I would never buy meat or fish fromRead More Safeway or Luckys, so will be good to have another option in addition to Whole Foods and Harvest for these items. Good luck Dennis! Seems that you have some rather passive agressive neighbors - hope they don't get you down!
Finnegan's was created by Henry Hautau.
Al Nymous January 21, 2014 at 10:28 am
We love eating at Finnegans but the last two times the service was disappointing to say the least.Read More The waitresses need a boot camp or something to fix their poor service. I really want to eat there again but that is keeping me away.
annieppugh January 23, 2014 at 08:39 am
Really sad...we had just discovered this place, and were planning on going there tonight for theirRead More 50% off any bottle of wine and a delicous dinner. Great staff - very friendly. We will miss this place!
Novatan January 23, 2014 at 08:40 am
"Wow, how shocking" said no Novato restaurant patron, ever.
Diane Castro January 29, 2014 at 11:46 am
Hmmm...not really surprised. Last time I went there the food wasn't too good, service was lousy andRead More owner was pushy. Hope something better goes in there.
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Craig Belfor January 21, 2014 at 07:47 am
Me too.
Kari Hulac (Editor) January 21, 2014 at 09:42 am
Sorry everyone, my bad! Form should show up now. Thanks.
sue potter January 22, 2014 at 06:55 am
Thank you for this opportunity to spread the word.