I am retired – Serious stuff vs. fluff

Again, many thanks to our local political types for the free national media attention focused on San Diego City Hall.  Of course, we could be more like Detroit.  San Diego’s pension and infrastructure debt is still staggering.  Pension debt is still around $263 million a years out of General funds and we have over 2,300 miles of deteriorating roads.

I am encouraged to hear that our Mayor is going to a two-week course to learn about sexual harassment and human dignity.  Apparently, these life sessions were not learned during his stay in Washington, D.C.  I learned that when my dog was overly sexually aggressive and tried to hump furniture that a spray of water in the face taught him a quick behavior modification. Wonder if this method would work on people along with a time-out corner for bad behavior. It’s a lot cheaper and avoids legal costs that we all pay for.

OK, enough of serious stuff, it is too depressing. Recently, I attended Doughnut Day at the Del Mar Racetrack.  Free parking, doughnuts, juice and coffee, and about two hours of listening to the track announcer, jockeys and trainers.   I joined the kids at the rail watching the thoroughbreds on the track going through their workouts.  The horses would stop by and stare at the crowd.  Maybe they simply wanted a chocolate-sprinkled doughnut.  The next doughnut day is Saturday, Aug. 24. This event is a great family outing.  The Del Mar Racetrack is the jewel of the Pacific Coast and, in my estimation, unique among America tracks.

Dennis Ridz

Related posts:

  1. Kudos to City of Del Mar’s Finance Committee Pension Sub-Committee
  2. Temporary light construction noise expected in Del Mar
  3. I am retired – Protest messages in chalk
  4. Derby partygoers raise funds for retired horses
  5. Del Mar gets social with third annual Tech Event

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=54616

Posted by Staff on Aug 2, 2013. Filed under Letters, Opinion. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply



Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6





  • Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club to present second ‘Taste of Rancho Santa Fe’
    The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club continues to live up to the motto, “Service Above Self,” and invites you to partner with the Rotary Club at the 2nd Annual Taste of Rancho Santa Fe on Oct. 12. Guests of the event, to be held from 4-7 p.m., will have an opportunity to stroll through the historic and iconic grounds of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe while sampling f […]
  • Melodrama to open at Village Church Community Theater in Rancho Santa Fe
    As part of the Rancho Days celebration in Rancho Santa Fe, “The Saga of Sagebrush Sal, A Comedy Western Melodrama” is set to open Oct. 5 at the Village Church Community Theater. In this old-fashioned comic melodrama, Sagebrush Sal decides to take over the busiest establishment in town, The Bloody Turnip Saloon, which is owned by Jake the Snake. The audience […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society acquires Covenant founder’s ledger
    The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society has acquired the ledger of Barton Millard, which dates back to the 1920s, and will unveil it at Coffee On The Patio Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10:30 a.m. at La Flecha House. Millard was a founding member of the Rancho Santa Fe Association, co-wrote the initial CC&Bs, and served four terms as its president. Millard’s gra […]