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Re: “Amanda's Fonda

Found it by accident on a real estate buying trip, ended up living here. Having lived for over 50 years in CA and eaten 5-star Mexican food, I give Amandas a 4. Good, but not excellent. Was disappointed when we first went there that there was no carnitas! How can you have a Mexican restaurant without pork? However, the rest of the menu was decent, I'd say 3-stars.

Well, sometines good things happen. Amandas now has carnitas, and decent carnitas at that, my rating is now a 4. If they want a fifth star, they need to begin making their own chips, serve them warm and improve the dipping salsa. prices are reasonable, booze is tasty, good margaritas. Parking on weekends is horrible. Outdoor dining next to the creek a plus, if you can avoid the T-storms.

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Posted by Rottresq on 02/11/2010 at 7:23 PM

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Re: “Reader: Doomsday

Very true

Posted by Rottresq on 01/07/2019 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Sheriff Bill Elder has "expectations" of staff

Unfortunately the ACLU spokesperson is correct. Sheriffs & Chiefs of Police have the authority to enforce CUBO. Now, how CUBO is defined, that's up to each individual sheriff & chief. In Elder's case its Trumpian in its paranoia. What exactly will these lower ranked personnel say that threatens him so? CUBO = Conduct Unbecoming of an Officer.

No one wants a law enforcement agency where leaks compromises criminal investigations, undercover status or surveillances, and official statements should come from a PIO. That said, is Elder prepared to terminate/discipline any/all personnel who write a letter, such as this one? Hope not. The citizens of El Paso County better pass a 1% sales tax increase to pay for the federal civil rights law suits that will follow.

I served in law enforcement in southern CA for over 26 years and saw my own department and many neighboring agencies go through these same very expensive growing pains. By expensive I mean multi millions of growing pains.
If you doubt me, Google Rodney King, North Hollywood detectives, Glendale civil rights law suits, its endless.

It is impossible to get a person (Elder) or anyone else, to care about an issue that I do, unless they already do, or have an open mind and are willing to learn. By this memo Elder indicates that not only is he closed minded, he is angry and decisions by a law enforcement officer made in anger (sheriff or deputy) almost always cost a lot of money and lead to embarrassing documents (attached) or video(s). Like the one below and to the right of this article. $675,000 I believe.

Sheriff Elder, how about a memo to the custody division that reminds personnel, that when a person is being uncooperative (as often happens) and they are held up against a wall to be handcuffed, with their arms held behind their back, that we DO NOT pull their legs out of under them, face-planting them onto the concrete cell floor?


7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rottresq on 07/12/2018 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Maketa, et al, indicted by grand jury

The one thing malignant narcissists never consider, is that other people also think. Joe Arpaio, Darryl Gates, Terry Maketa... the list is long and undistinguished.

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Posted by Rottresq on 05/30/2016 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Police committee delivers list of recommendations for how cops investigate brutality

Slowly but surely Colorado law enforcement is being pulled kicking & screaming into the 21st century. A comparison: CSPD & El Paso County Sheriff are where LAPD was in the Rodney King era. Three or four more chiefs/sheriffs from now, several hundred thousand more in excessive force lawsuits, as well as employee workplace harassment cases and possibly a Justice Dept. oversight ruling and civic leaders will realize its cheaper to pay a little more in salaries, and training. Then attract & recruit the best and eliminate the problem officers/deputies.

The Christopher Commission found that the same 5-7% of officers in the LAPD generated 80+% of the complaints. Hire quality personnel, supervise them effectively, and save money. With the further benefit being, those same quality personnel you have hired will advance through the ranks and become the next generation of supervisors, watch commanders, division captains, Chiefs & Sheriffs. Statements of support and platitudes from elected officials has never worked and will never be enough. Does this mean more taxes, for the salaries & improved retirement benefits? Of course. You can have it like it is - marginal or you can have it good & accountable - you decide.

Basic investigation 101: When an officer is a victim, they should never/ever be the investigating/reporting/booking/transporting officer. They should be interviewed like any other victim and give a statement.

Posted by Rottresq on 05/25/2016 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Hollywood historian Peter Bogdanovich talks about what made classic films great

Mr. Bogdanovich is correct about the cinema we see today, be it feature motion pictures, or TV serialized dramas. They are aimed at very small specific audiences, and therefore are repetitive. Very few feature motion pictures today are plot/dialog driven. They rely on CGI, special effects, car crashes and explosions. I personally find them boring.

I was raised on the fringes of "the business." My father worked as a business agent for several motion picture unions, and during the last season of the TV show The Outer Limits, (the original B&W) he was involved in production, and script approval. He was a movie fan, but only of well crafted, dialog driven intelligently made movies. He instilled that love in me, taking me to screenings of classics whenever he knew of their showing. Before I was 15, I had seen Gone With The Wind, Citizen Kane, Sunset Boulevard, What Ever Happened To Baby Jane, Now Voyager, Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, Inherit The Wind, I treasure those movies, they truly are as my Dad would say, as we walked out of the theatre, or put down his popcorn bowl at home, "now that's a movie you should watch once every year!"

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Posted by Rottresq on 02/20/2016 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Hallmark moments: Get Low

Nine paragraphs to say I didn't like it? Must be paid by the word. Be honest, how many knew what a Dobro was, I'll confess I had to look it up. So, I guess I learned something in addition to the fact that the reviewer did not like the film. At least I think he didn't like it. There is nothing like clarity in the written word.

Posted by Rottresq on 08/30/2010 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Just the beginning

I've read with interest Mr. Lane's reporting on this issue and by e-mail have encouraged him to follow-up. First the subordinate lies. Now his boss is covering. How about a county board hearing? Put them both under oath and ask some simple questions. This clown Gardner even refuses to give his age! Something is rotten at the clerk/recorder's office.

Posted by Rottresq on 10/02/2008 at 11:08 PM

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