Town Square

Post a New Topic

Stanford foothills scorched

Original post made on Jul 2, 2007

A blackened Stanford Dish hiking trail was closed Tuesday following a blaze that consumed 128 acres of the foothills between Highway 280 and Junipero Serra Boulevard on Monday afternoon and evening.

Read the full story here Web Link

Comments (1)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Olaf
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 2, 2007 at 7:45 pm

Odd. Growing up in Mountain View and often riding my bike to Stanford, there never was a chain-linked fence with officers surrounding the Stanfords hiking trails. Only in the last 4-5 or so years, have officers stood patrol at the re-inforced entrances to the trails. Google Earth image still shows a little umbrella hut. What exactly are they guarding against? Do those officers really care about YOUR well-being? Hell no. Hardly anyone cares if you live or die in the real world. One only needs to open the local news and read about the constant killings that occur in the neighorhoods just 40 miles north of us, in Oakland and San Francisco each and every year; over a 1000 people in the past 9 years just in Oakland alone. Where are the officers in that town warning that "hot spots could still ignite up to 48 hours following a blaze" of GUNFIRE in your neighborhood. The point is that the hiking trails are private property owned and operated by Stanford. When I bicycle past the checkpoints, I see THEIR property, being used by the few who wish to be sheltered and overly protected. Flip side, Stanford is protectig their property against overly-zealous parental plaintiffs always so eager to file suit for whatever little bobcat or flareup touches their child genius. (Duke Lacrosse?). Question is: who files on behalf of the 10 innocent victims murdered this weekend? Where are the officers? So much justice and over-protection for the privileged few and so much injustice for the masses of the inner-city citizens.


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Local picks on 2015 Michelin Bib Gourmand list
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 3,006 views

WUE makes out-of-state tuition more affordable
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 2,780 views

Ode to Brussels Sprout
By Laura Stec | 14 comments | 2,361 views

Go Giants! Next Stop: World Series!
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,810 views