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Patricia McPherson's charity in news

Postby Michael Pajaro » Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:57 am

Caught a commercial for the evening news that showed Patrica McPherson arguing in front of the city council, although I missed the actual report so I'm not sure what was going on. There's not a lot to see here, but at least you can get a current look of Patricia.

http://www.knightridermovie.com/mpegs/news4_12-2-06.mov

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Postby firebird1029 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:18 am

Wow, she hasn't changed much at all! I hope she wins her case!

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Postby EVH5150 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:40 am

She looks great! :D
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Postby cloudkitt » Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:30 am

hahahaha, I thought that white shirt she was wearing was a labcoat for a second, I got excited.

She does looks amazing for...however old she is. As pretty as she was then. Which is no small feat. I've never been a fan of the 80s look, she's the only one on the show who didnt' have it, and thus, was by far the most attractive female on the show.

I hope things go well for her.
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Postby md_knight_rider » Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:39 am

Here's the whole story:

http://www.nbc4.tv/video/4533247/index.html

If you watch the whole story it's really sad and scary that these residents are subjected to these gasses and that people have to "fight" to get the city to do anythng about it.

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Postby firebird1029 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:14 pm

cloudkitt wrote:hahahaha, I thought that white shirt she was wearing was a labcoat for a second, I got excited.

She does looks amazing for...however old she is. As pretty as she was then. Which is no small feat. I've never been a fan of the 80s look, she's the only one on the show who didnt' have it, and thus, was by far the most attractive female on the show.

I hope things go well for her.


I'm glad she never had the 80's hairstyles! She did wear the 80's clothes though. I'm sure she was in high fashion back then but some of the clothes were kind of.....different.

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Postby snafu » Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:43 pm

md_knight_rider wrote:Here's the whole story:

http://www.nbc4.tv/video/4533247/index.html

If you watch the whole story it's really sad and scary that these residents are subjected to these gasses and that people have to "fight" to get the city to do anythng about it.

Go Patricia!!!!


See, I took geology spring semester. Methane and other gases are natually associated with swamps and oil deposits. In addition to being explosive and unsafe to breathe, they're cancer-causing.
I sure as hell hope no one smokes on the lower level of those buildings. An earthquake could also set off an explosive event.
Siphoning gas does not work- the best thing is obviously not to build there.
No one bothers to look at the geology before they build something. For example, an inactive fault runs about a quarter mile from my house. While it will never move, the rock layers are split and we have houses with cracking foundations.
My personal suggestion to Patricia would be to drag in more USGS geologists- not just general scientists. I think the news report would help, and the most obvious thing is to just get the word out.
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Postby FuzzieDice » Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:28 pm

CD_Chick - maybe you should write to her organization as then that way you'd be sure she'd read it. Anything that would help them would be good.

The people living on that should be educated, and helped to find housing elsewhere. When there's nobody willing to rent the units because of this, then the landlords and city, etc. will HAVE to do something about it.

Problem is, the poor have no place to go, that's the only place then can live in, and it's sad when capitalism puts people's lives at risk like this. It's really stupid too.

Remeber Love Canal up here in the Northeast? I think that was a big fight too. Dunno I think they resolved it somehow. I can't remember.

Some apartment complexes are run by slum lords. I used to live in one of those. Violations so bad, I nearly lost my home because of an electrical outlet that was sparking and no way to contact maintenance. :(

Right now I'm living in a very well maintained, on-top-of-things apartment complex. At least better than the other one. I have not one but TWO fire alarms in my studio apartment (which is kinda a nice, big studio), and one of them is an electrical with strobe so that there's no worry of battery failure. They check the alarms 1 - 2 times a year. They installed fire extinguishers in the laundry/storage rooms.

I like it here. And I don't know of any swamp-gas or anything like that going on. I'm sure with all the concern about fire safety here (and we do have a fire station right across the street), we probably are in better shape than most complexes, safety-wise.

I wish all places were this diligent.

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Postby snafu » Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:45 am

It just dawned on me- there's a petroleum geologist at the barn where I board my mule. I'm going to talk to him soon and see what he thinks- first I'm going to find some printable material.
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Postby Michael Pajaro » Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:35 am

I assure you, Patricia's group has been bringing in specialists on this for quite some time. What you see in the news report is only a tiny fraction of everything she is doing; this fight has been going on for a decade or so.

Unfortunately, it really isn't a scientific battle. If it was, it would be case-closed. It's more of a legal battle. This may sound twisted, but it doesn't matter what they can or cannot prove. In order for them to make progress, the CITY needs to prove that the ground is dangerous. Which costs money, and you have politicians who are afraid to go against the deep pockets pushing for the development.

I'm oversimplifying things, but think of it this way: everyone knows cigarettes are a health hazard. But it is still legal to sell them. Everyone knows methane buildup is dangerous. But that doesn't necessarily make it illegal to build there.

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Postby snafu » Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:33 pm

Michael Pajaro wrote:I assure you, Patricia's group has been bringing in specialists on this for quite some time. What you see in the news report is only a tiny fraction of everything she is doing; this fight has been going on for a decade or so.

Unfortunately, it really isn't a scientific battle. If it was, it would be case-closed. It's more of a legal battle. This may sound twisted, but it doesn't matter what they can or cannot prove. In order for them to make progress, the CITY needs to prove that the ground is dangerous. Which costs money, and you have politicians who are afraid to go against the deep pockets pushing for the development.

I'm oversimplifying things, but think of it this way: everyone knows cigarettes are a health hazard. But it is still legal to sell them. Everyone knows methane buildup is dangerous. But that doesn't necessarily make it illegal to build there.


Ah, okay. I was just going by what I saw on the website for the group. I'm sure lots of scientists are willing to help, but what they need is a listening ear.
Yeah, the science/politics battle has been going on since.. forever. I just think the whole Playa Vista complex sounds like a time bomb.
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Postby FuzzieDice » Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:42 pm

What's with the red odd characters on the http://www.saveballona.org/ site? Odd.

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Postby snafu » Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:24 pm

FuzzieDice wrote:What's with the red odd characters on the http://www.saveballona.org/ site? Odd.


Where? All I see is red script.
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Postby Wizster » Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:24 pm

In Firefox it's all messed up, but displays better in IE

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Postby FuzzieDice » Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:17 am

Dayumm!!! Thanks for the IE tip. It works fine in IE 7. Who would have known...

FF has some work to do I guess, in some areas. Though as a web developer, I try to develop for both browser. But I admit to developing more for IE these days. Odd thing is, I use FF more than IE (mainly because my bookmarks are still in FF and I haven't had time to transfer them over).

Now I can see the site (and bookmarked it) . :)


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