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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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