Everything on today's menu is low fat and high fiber. Consume as much as you want:
Finding a balance that satisfies bicyclists without inconveniencing other riders is the board's goal, but the solution is elusive. In many European communities, this balancing act is averted by providing free bikes at every station, which riders can use and return when they reboard the train.
Said Keller: "If we did that here, regrettably, the bikes would disappear."
The California High-Speed Rail Authority obviously couldn't care less. It voted Monday to issue bonds worth up to $8.6 billion. Board members, who believe themselves more enlightened than the rest of us, have identified a serious transportation problem looming in the 21st century, and they've decided to solve it with jazzed-up 19th century technology paid for with money they don't have.
Maybe I'm missing something, but what's to fear? That a bigger Walmart will encroach on the hulking footprint of the next-door Staples superstore? That it will overshadow the enormous Lowe's a couple of blocks down the road? This stretch of Lone Tree Way isn't exactly a forested glen. It's the Yellow Brick Road of retailers.
The pay hikes will cost the city $1.15 million over the two-year life of the contract, so the financial climate in Concord must be looking up. Maybe one of these days the city will be so well-heeled it can afford to turn the water back on in the fountains at City Hall and Todos Santos Plaza.
Judging by photos on the restaurant's website -- young ladies in short pleated skirts and halter tops with bare midriffs -- Japanese schools must have the same dress code as Hooters.
More from the release: "The waitresses are trained with a deep knowledge of Japanese cuisine and to use suggestive innuendos with customers to encourage a dynamic atmosphere."
Excuse me, Miss, I'd like a California roll with a small serving of spicy innuendo.
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