Town Square

Post a New Topic

Baylands still spared from oil spill

Original post made on Nov 13, 2007

Palo Alto's Baylands remains oil free, Senior Ranger Daren Anderson said Wednesday afternoon, minutes after he had completed a six-hour kayak tour of the shore.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 2:56 PM

Comments (6)

Like this comment
Posted by No-Good-Deed
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 13, 2007 at 1:54 pm

The following snippet comes from the Marin IJ:

Web Link
Muir Beach man cited for cleaning beach
Paul Liberatore

No good deed goes unpunished.

At least that's how Muir Beach resident Sigward Moser felt Friday after he says he was threatened with a Taser gun, forced to the ground and handcuffed by a National Park Service ranger for refusing to stop cleaning up the oily beach beneath his home.

Incredible .. but true.

Like this comment
Posted by Sean
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 13, 2007 at 2:01 pm

Around 1970 there was a big oil spill, and many people, including myself, showed up to help with the cleanup. I went to Stinson Beach.

While various officials debated about what to do, the big old redneck bulldozer driver, smoking his cigar, jumped off his rig and said, "Any of your folks wanna clean up this goodam beach? If so, I'm diggin' a trench, you throw the tar into the trench, then I will circle back and push it into a pile. Then I will get the backhoe and put it into the goddam truck and get it outta here".

He started his rig, dup a trench, and we all followed his lead. The beach was clean in about three hours.

Like this comment
Posted by Ronald L.
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 13, 2007 at 2:19 pm

I wish it were possible to string something along the Dumbarton, or the
old railroad bridge, to keep some of this oil out of the Southbay.

Like this comment
Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 13, 2007 at 6:34 pm

I listened to the warning issued about the "hazardous" oil.
Bunker C will not come off of shoes or clothing, and only with difficulty from tools, but you can always set them aside for the next spill. The cleanup specialists are trying to keep the volunteers away because they bill big bucks. Sean has it right. {Hope he isn't Madonna's ex]

Like this comment
Posted by Bo
a resident of Meadow Park
on Nov 13, 2007 at 8:51 pm

That's right, Ronald L., let's keep that nasty oil out of our backyards! We're special in the South Bay, and we don't deserve oil spoiling our precious land. We're better than those wackos up in SF, and even those people of questionable integrity just up the road in Redwood City. I agree that we should allocate an emergency fund of at least $40-50 million to keep that oil away from us, because we're better than everyone else and deserve protection.

If even one drop of oil makes it past the Dumbarton, I'll be the first to sue!!!

Like this comment
Posted by joe
a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 13, 2007 at 9:44 pm

Get a grip, Bo. The more places that can be kept oil free, the safer the environment.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Fu Lam Mum shutters temporarily in Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 2,057 views

What Are Your Gifts that Must Be Shared?
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,504 views


Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.