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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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!!!

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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.

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