Vol. 17, No. 02 – Oct 18 – Oct 31, 2023 – As I See It

A federal judge has approved LA County’s commitment to produce 3,000 new mental health and substance abuse treatment beds. This is much needed in all communities, especially housing for the truly mentally ill, so such a large percentage don’t end up homeless.

A had some lab work done and it said FAST so I ate my breakfast in a hurry.

How quickly our world has changed. Not so long-ago cannabis events would be unheard of. Now, the Ventura County Fairgrounds is considering allowing cannabis shows on the state-owned grounds.

The fairgrounds board of directors voted (in a 7-2 vote) to adopt cannabis event guidelines from the California Department of Food & Agriculture (owners of the grounds). They expressed their intent of drafting a policy detailing what could and couldn’t take place at gatherings.

The action was designed to allow negotiations to proceed for a well-known trade show, Hall of Flowers, that has expressed interest in coming to the fairgrounds for an event next year. Staff members said the show could generate more than $50,000 of revenue and noted other cannabis groups have expressed interest in holding events at the fairgrounds.

If they can have gun shows there, they could certainly have these events. Which is more dangerous?

I am occasionally lambasted for being critical of the Trump presidency but not Biden’s. Truth is, I’ve never been critical of Trump’s presidency only of him being a completely immoral and dishonest person. You can decide if he, and Biden are good presidents. I just don’t think an immoral person should be our president. Truthfully, I don’t want either of them to be my president. It’s sad that they might be our choices – that’s it’s the best we can do in 2024.

A New York judge has found that Donald Trump committed fraud and lied about the value of his assets in a significant portion of a case in which New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing Trump and his company for $250 million.

Certainly not my expertise, but if a person lies on loan documents in order to obtain a loan it seems the banks could take over the properties?

Trump loves making up things to validate his points. He stated that “California residents were getting five ballots or six ballots (Democrats only I assume), and there is no in-person voting in the state.” I feel cheated that I only get one ballot.

When Moses brought the 10 commandments down the hill, he was so mad at the Israelites that he threw the stone on the ground and it broke. So only he knew what was on it, maybe he made the whole thing up?

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed several bills aimed at bolstering protections for LGBTQ+ people. The new laws include legislation that focuses on support for LGBTQ+ youth. One law sets timelines for required cultural competency training for public school teachers and staff, while another creates an advisory task force to determine the needs of LGBTQ+ students and help advance supportive initiatives. A third requires families to show that they can and are willing to meet the needs of a child in foster care regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The governor also signed legislation that requires schools serving 1st through 12th grade students to have at least one gender-neutral bathroom available by 2026. I certainly support this legislation.

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