After reading that UC Berkeley has spent $16.2 million or thereabouts in the last two years on two football coaches and thinking once again this is not the country I grew up in, this a.m. Saturday, the 5th of October, I tried to park close to the farmer's market downtown. Again I found two streets closed to traffic, guarded by police officers. I figured some important work was going on at Berkeley High. It was hot and I was feeling kinda weak on my way back to my car, 5 blocks away. I stopped and spoke with two kindly police persons who informed me that the streets were closed again because it was necessary to park towed cars illegally parked for the Cal football game somewhere. When I got mad, I was told well this is after all a "college town." What about care and concern for the citizens who pay taxes here, especially those of us who are elderly? And what about care and concern for all students whose tuition continues to rise semester by semester as football expenses take a bigger and greater toll on the supposed "educational" institution we used to be so proud of?????????
Have you heard enuf yet?