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2008-10-02 21:00:11

By Editorial FOUR YEARS AGO, the East Bay Regional Park District and Contra Costa supervisors devised a proposal to buy undeveloped land in 13 locations in the county. It was a well-meaning plan to obtain land for parks. Unfortunately, the method of raising funds was flawed and just this year was found to be unconstitutional by the California Supreme Court. That is why we reluctantly opposed the 2004 proposal, as did the voters. We also urged park district officials to come back with a...

2008-09-25 21:00:21

By editorial FOUR YEARS AGO, the East Bay Regional Park District and Contra Costa supervisors devised a proposal to buy undeveloped land in 13 locations in the county. It was a well-meaning plan to obtain land for parks. Unfortunately, the method of raising funds was flawed and just this year was found to be unconstitutional by the California Supreme Court. That is why we reluctantly opposed the 2004 proposal, as did the voters. We also urged park district officials to come back with a...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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