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Correction: It’s “barack” which means peach.
Together we did it! The Community Park gates will be open once again on Saturday, April 4.
In celebration, you are invited to attend the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Tooby Memorial Park on Saturday, April 11 at 2pm.
The Community Park Board of Directors sends out heartfelt thanks to the hundreds of people who have taken the time to write letters and make phone calls to the members of the Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission, and the Planning Department. The latest reports estimate that the County received approximately 300 letters in support of the park! Your correspondence has been very moving and very effective. Your letters were instrumental in putting our long standing rezoning application goals back on the county’s agenda and putting the people back in the park.
As recommended by the Planning Department, the Community Park recently filed a General Plan Amendment petition to rezone park property and obtain a new zoning classification that will better serve community needs at the park.
While we are actively engaged in this rezoning process we can keep the park’s gates open to a variety of low-impact activities such as: walking, hiking, bicycling, horse back riding, swimming, boating, fishing, nature study by individuals, families or small groups, the annual Easter Egg Hunt, picnics, weddings, celebrations, birthday parties, memorials by families or small groups, and impromptu recreation by families or small groups. There will be no amplified music at the Park during this time.
Our community planning process will help to guide future community activities at the park. The rezoning process could take more than a year to complete and could prove to be costly, but it appears to be our best option for getting the Park rezoned and operational quickly. Your continued support of the Community Park and your continued participation in our planning process is very important.
We also want to express our appreciation to Supervisor Clif Clendenen. Clif attended several of our public meetings and Clif’s efforts continue to help open a renewed community planning process for the park – a process that promises to be effective in aligning county requirements with community goals for the Park’s properties.
But really, we shouldn’t judge. That’s “cultural imperialism,” right?
KABUL (AP) — A new Afghan law makes it legal for men to rape their wives, human rights groups and some Afghan lawmakers said Thursday, accusing President Hamid Karzai of signing the legislation to bolster his re-election prospects. Critics worry the legislation undermines hard-won rights for women enacted after the fall of the Taliban’s strict Islamist regime.
The law — which some lawmakers say was never debated in parliament — is intended to regulate family life inside Afghanistan’s Shiite community, which makes up about 20 percent of this country of 30 million people. The law does not affect Afghan Sunnis.
One of the most controversial articles stipulates the wife “is bound to preen for her husband as and when he desires.”
“As long as the husband is not traveling, he has the right to have sexual intercourse with his wife every fourth night,” Article 132 of the law says. “Unless the wife is ill or has any kind of illness that intercourse could aggravate, the wife is bound to give a positive response to the sexual desires of her husband.”
The article goes on to suggest it’s about courting the Shiite vote.