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Re: “Here's Your Chance to Tell Us About Your Favorite Tucson Dishes

Shrimp frittata @ Gavi's; A medium Ghanduia @ Frost; Pot Roast @ The Abbey; Lobster Spinach Queso @ Firebird's, Lobster Potabello @ Guadelajara Fiesta Grill; Organic popcorn @ The Loft; kids size flavor of the month @ Eegee's; The Almost Ruebin, Sundown and a slice of Carrot Cake @ Baggin's!

Posted by Marvis Williams Sylvers on 09/13/2014 at 10:03 AM

Re: “US Fries Poutine Restaurant Opens Saturday, Offers Free Food

What's the address on 4th Avenue?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Tatiana Hladky on 09/13/2014 at 9:34 AM

Re: “TUSD Board Member Mark Stegeman Changes His Registration To Independent

Mr. Safier: Your assessment of Dr. Mark Stegeman is , generally, correct in my opinion. However, Dr. Stegeman is not up for re-election to the TUSD Board; Adelita Grijalva and Michael Hicks are up for re-election. You do not support the election of the Candidates supported by Dr. Stegeman, including Michael Hick and Debe Campos-Fleenor....I agree as well.

However, your silence on the re-election of Adelita Grijalva is deafening!! Do you support her re-election and her endorsed candidate, Jenifer Darland?

Grijalvas' and Hicks' tenure on the Board has been an unmitigated disaster in developing a positive/successful Academic program for TUSD.

Check the Statistics during their tenure in Office: AIMS Assessment Scores, Decline in Enrollment; and, with that, astoundingly, an over 100% increase in Central Administration Staff diverting monies to support a BLOATED Administration and away from the Classroom/Laboratory Infrastructure.

Grijalva and Hicks, BOTH, need to be voted off the TUSD Board! Do you agree???.

Posted by Francis Saitta on 09/13/2014 at 8:56 AM

Re: “There's A Whole Lot Of "I Am The Man" In Stegeman

Mr. Safier: Your assessment of Dr. Mark Stegeman is , generally, correct in my opinion. However, Dr. Stegeman is not up for re-election to the TUSD Board; Adelita Grijalva and Michael Hicks are up for re-election. You do not support the election of the Candidates supported by Dr. Stegeman, including Michael Hick and Debe Campos-Fleenor....I agree as well.

However, your silence on the re-election of Adelita Grijalva is deafening!! Do you support her re-election and her endorsed candidate, Jenifer Darland?

Grijalvas' and Hicks' tenure on the Board has been an unmitigated disaster in developing a positive/successful Academic program for TUSD.

Check the Statistics during their tenure in Office: AIMS Assessment Scores, Decline in Enrollment; and, with that, astoundingly, an over 100% increase in Central Administration Staff diverting monies to support a BLOATED Administration and away from the Classroom/Laboratory Infrastructure.

Grijalva and Hicks, BOTH, need to be voted off the TUSD Board! Do you agree???

10 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Francis Saitta on 09/13/2014 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Danehy

Roads in good condition mean less crime? I agree the roads suck, but what exactly does this have to do with the name of a school? Time for your nap, Linda !

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Posted by CW13 on 09/13/2014 at 8:41 AM

Re: “There's A Whole Lot Of "I Am The Man" In Stegeman

Marty, Rat T and Safier are all on the wrong track. The first two focus entirely on their animus towards Grijalva, whereas Safier seems to suffer from a Stegeman-obsession. Anyone who has been following the TUSD Board since both of them came on the Board can see that BOTH of them are examples of the SAME problem, which is agenda-driven, selfish politics that won't allow for the possibility of dialogue or compromise. They BOTH remind me of Rosalie Lopez, another vain, stubborn and vengeful Board member who the electorate wisely dumped after growing weary of her excesses.

Take a good look at every other governing board in our county and you will not find anyone who performs their duties in the way that BOTH Grijalva and Stegeman have approached theirs. If Safier (or Steller) believe that Stegeman and Horne are the main reasons for the dysfunctions and divisions on the TUSD Board, they need to take a broader view and perhaps remove their partisan filters. Marty and Rat T would be wise to do the same. The historical record proves that Grijalva is just as guilty as Stegeman for the problems in TUSD during her watch, perhaps more so since she has been on the Board longer.

Voters should carefully scrutinize all the candidates and ask themselves which ones will fulfill the main task of any governing board member in any district, which is to stay focused on policy and to learn the operations of the district they serve so that they can hold the superintendent and their team accountable for day to day operations. Grijalva has utterly failed in that mission, as has Stegeman's lackey, Hicks. There will be no sustainable change in TUSD until the Board is composed of people who understand and perform their roles with consistency and integrity.

12 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by TUSD Needs New Leadership! on 09/13/2014 at 8:07 AM

Re: “US Fries Poutine Restaurant Opens Saturday, Offers Free Food

that is so true.... almost 30 different wings and things places open up, this guy has a spin or a new idea, on the fast food industry. When done right Poutine is delicious. Also, lets not worry about the college kids eating properly, they are going to eat pizza and ramen and their high metabolism will burn through anything. If you can give them something new and throw some brisket or other protein in with it, the Poutine becomes a meal.... especially at 2am after a few cold ones! When are you opening one in Houston!

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by FoodieDude on 09/13/2014 at 7:44 AM

Re: “US Fries Poutine Restaurant Opens Saturday, Offers Free Food

This is a great idea and I think it will catch on. He is going after the right crowd, the starving student! I think the average student, tired of eating cardboard pizza, will like the gooey cheesy, crispy hot french fry combo covered in piping hot gravy. I had Poutine while in Canada and the specialty shops that focus on it make fresh fries and gravy and use real cheese curds, not like the fast food restaurants, so it is a very different dish. If 20 different "Hot Wing" chains can pop up all over the country one designer french fries shop should catch on. Bring on the Nay Sayers... makes the Poutine taste that much better!

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Cody on 09/13/2014 at 7:38 AM

Re: “US Fries Poutine Restaurant Opens Saturday, Offers Free Food

donkiyoti: it must suck that you can't bend over to tie your shoes. Have you seen yourself in a photograph lately?

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Posted by Yes Bob on 09/13/2014 at 7:01 AM

Re: “Gabby Giffords: "I Am Asking Every Reasonable American To Help Me Tell The Truth About the Cowardice These Senators Demonstrated"

...and I'm furious about you lack of effort on border security Gabby. Where were you when we needed you? Courting ranchers that would say everything was OK. That was after Douglas Krentz was killed.

We deserved better than that.

P.S. We are going back to Iraq. Thanks for that too.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Rat T on 09/13/2014 at 6:24 AM

Re: “There's A Whole Lot Of "I Am The Man" In Stegeman

YOU have made it personal. In the very quote you cited, Mr Stegeman used he, him and Hicks four times.

What is you real goal here? I think we know.

Than you Brian and Marty. You sure got that right.

14 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 09/13/2014 at 6:17 AM

Re: “TUSD Board Member Mark Stegeman Changes His Registration To Independent

Marty: It is your responsibility to be informed before sticking your foot in your mouth!!!

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Francis Saitta on 09/13/2014 at 5:38 AM

Re: “TUSD Board Member Mark Stegeman Changes His Registration To Independent

Francis Saitta: Please get real. You are the candidate. It is neither my responsibility nor my habit to examine the profiles of people who comment on this blog. Being transparent about your own candidacy...especially when you are attacking other candidates... is no one's job but yours.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Marty on 09/13/2014 at 4:00 AM

Re: “There's A Whole Lot Of "I Am The Man" In Stegeman

David, Dr. Stegeman is not a candidate, so the only reason for you and Tim Steller to continue this soap opera is to distract readers from looking at Adelita Grijalva and her running mate, Jen Darling. Both you and Steller seem focused on Dr. Stegeman's ego instead of the policies he wants to pursue, as well as the policies Ms. Grijalva has championed. I have asked you before to deal with the issues he has raised...much to the consternation of Ms. Grijlava and Superintendent Sanchez. Currently, Dr. Stegeman is the Board member trying to get the Governing Board to hire an internal auditor that reports to the Governing Board (SOP in most districts in the country.) If you did that, instead of focusing on Dr. Stegeman's ego, you just might see that when it comes to education policy he is the one on the side of the angels. Ultimately, this should not about anyone's ego; it should be about who will put in place the best policies for TUSD students. They seem to be completely left out in your parade of columns about Dr. Stegeman. Given your full-throated support for Ms. Grijlava that is not a surprise since her policies also ignore the learning needs of TUSD students.

14 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Marty on 09/13/2014 at 3:55 AM

Re: “US Fries Poutine Restaurant Opens Saturday, Offers Free Food

I think its INGENIUS!!! You guys are just jealous you didn't think of it. When Americans walk into US fries( as they will because it says US) they have already accomplished a perfect marketing ploy. Now I'm Canadian and American and personally I've never been a fan of poutine but I can tell you this, thousands of people I know LOVE it. I tried it for the first time after a party night and DEVOURED my plate so I guess its pretty good. This is going to be huge. There are a lot of Americans in Canada doing business and Canadians in America its called FREE ENTERPRISE. Great job Mr. Jones!!! Great FREAKIN job!

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Naila Delgado on 09/12/2014 at 11:34 PM

Re: “US Fries Poutine Restaurant Opens Saturday, Offers Free Food

Yes Bob and Karl T: it must really suck to be so little fun.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by donkiyoti on 09/12/2014 at 10:21 PM

Re: “TUSD Board Member Mark Stegeman Changes His Registration To Independent

For all you people slinging arrows at Dr. Stegeman get a clue. I don't care what party he is with or if he's an independent. What I care about is that he's doing a good job and he is not afraid to take a stand for what is right. Meanwhile Grijlava and her cronies continue to use their majority to push forward an agenda that has put TUSD in the poor position it is. Instead of trying to vilify Dr. Stegeman what you should be asking Grijlava is why the majority of the kids who graduate from the school district can't get into the University of Arizona. Talk about not seeing the forest for the trees!

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mark Van Buren on 09/12/2014 at 10:05 PM

Re: “There's A Whole Lot Of "I Am The Man" In Stegeman

I know both Mark Stegeman and Mike Hicks, they are good people trying to do the right thing . They were the only board members to speak out when I was wrongfully terminated from my job at TUSD. Grijalva refuse to do anything , and Foster and Juarez fell in line with her, even though , in their own admission, they knew I was innocent. Why don't you stop attacking Stegeman and Hicks and take a good look at whats been happening on the other side of the board room

17 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Brian Sauber on 09/12/2014 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Streetcar Driver Disciplined for Passing Bicyclist too Closely

I ride bikes but that guy sounds like a jerk. Sometime before I was 5 years old I learned that vehicles on tracks were expected to stay on the tracks.

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Phild on 09/12/2014 at 6:21 PM

Re: “Streetcar Driver Disciplined for Passing Bicyclist too Closely

As a cyclist who rides downtown every week I am embarrassed by the actions of this cyclist. The streetcar is very easy to share the road with, although the city did design a few bottle necks on 4th, but these are easy to work around once you know where they are. The streetcar does not move laterally from side to side as it is on tracks and is incredibly predictable, better than any car on the road. I would rather be within inches of the streetcar than within 2 feet of a car because it won't move sideways!

Standing in the middle of the tracks? It sounds like he was purposely riding close and trying to cause a scene. He should have been ticketed by the police.

Share the road whether you are on bike or in a car, it belongs to all of us!

34 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by HumanBean on 09/12/2014 at 5:44 PM

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