Monday, August 4, 2014

Foothills Paper Gone from Facebook?

Well, I think you did...
This just in to the Foothills Observed, after years of attacking local citizens and practicing the worst kind of yellow journalism, it appears that the Facebook page for The Foothills Paper has been removed from Facebook.

Following a campaign of several of the Foothills Observed members reporting to Facebook the Foothills Paper's harassing and slanderous posts, it appears a scurrilous attack on Teranga Ranch and its upcoming Summerfest event may have been the straw that broke the camel's back.

UPDATE: The page is now back up. According to a post on the page, the administrators were attempting to do some kind of maintenance to the page.

Speaking of insulting volunteers and civic activists in town, Tomi Bowling, Vice President of the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council is getting flack for her proposal that the STNC back a temporary moratorium on construction in the area, in light of the recent DWP water main breaks and current drought conditions - do we have the infrastructure in place to support further massive development?

There are developers, special interests and elected officials - and their local lackeys - who would be quite concerned about the advisory panel even considering such. But again, as noted Citywide, Los Angeles may not be able to physically handle such additional load on the system. And certainly Sunland-Tujunga's character would be further altered by additional housing development, homeless apartments and other multi-family schemes.

Remember, in order for most of these projects to even pencil out, they seek zoning exemptions, alterations, bonuses, even city funding. Most of them would not make a profit otherwise. Thus, the need for the City to ram these boondoggles through NCs.

We salute Tomi Bowling for bringing this issue to the forefront and hope that calmer heads prevail at the STNC to "take a break from the madness."

No comments: