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Dear old Mount Diablo - or is it Reagan?

Original post made on Feb 18, 2010

Oakley resident Art Mijares, 61, recently renewed his quest for Mount Diablo to drop its devilish name. The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is tentatively scheduled to discuss the change at its Feb. 23 meeting.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, February 18, 2010, 3:42 PM

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Posted by Ralph N. Shirlet
a resident of another community
on Feb 18, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Ralph N. Shirlet is a registered user.

Dear Dolores,

We all might say, what the HAL?

Any name change for Mt. Diablo will not be recognized by the mountain's neighbors or necessarily considered by the State for its park designation. So, why would a request so far down the food chain to the CCC-BOS even matter in the consideration of our beloved "devil mountain?"

It is little more than engaging a random stranger in such conversation on the Iron Horse Trail, "Say stranger, do you know that THEY are trying to change the name of Mt. Diablo?" We should all expect the stranger(s) to reply, "No, but if you hum a few bars I will try to fake it!"

Cue the drum, Dolores, and get the hook for this vaudevillian.

the ROFL in Ralph N. Shirlet


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Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Feb 18, 2010 at 7:01 pm

How about just plain ol' Mount "D". As in over-D-veloped.


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Posted by JD
a resident of Diablo
on Feb 18, 2010 at 8:24 pm

I find the name Mt. Reagan far more offensive than Mt. Diablo


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Posted by Diablo Resident
a resident of Diablo
on Feb 19, 2010 at 8:43 am

Aside from the fact that I was born and raised here and am in favor of keeping the name, with the state in economic trouble already, who does this Oakley resident think would be paying to have all the literature and signs changed?

We love our Mt. Diablo and don't feel we should change the name because this man is overcoming person transgressions. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy this man is on a much better path in life, but this should be a personal road of travel. Plus, what about the people that weren't exactly Reagan supporters?

Leave the name. Most of us don't take the name THAT literally.


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Posted by klat_wols
a resident of Blackhawk
on Feb 19, 2010 at 9:24 am

Boy...what a waste of everyone's time!


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Posted by Jeff
a resident of Danville
on Feb 19, 2010 at 9:27 am

Mt. Reagan? What a joke.


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Posted by Chris Hopkins
a resident of Danville
on Feb 19, 2010 at 10:06 am

If you ride a bike (or unicycle) up the mountain, you will understand why they call it Diablo about half way up!

Don't change the name!


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Posted by Tami
a resident of Danville
on Feb 19, 2010 at 11:17 am

Why must we spend so much time, money and energy catering to such nonsense?


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Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Feb 19, 2010 at 11:59 am

.................or if we're really going to honor Ronnie Raygun in an appropriate manner, how'z about Mt. D-regulation?


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Posted by OutSideTheBox
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Feb 19, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Given our current state economic crisis, perhaps the state should consider other financial avenues for raising revenue. California lawmakers could solicit corporate sponsorships through a bidding process for re-naming mountains and bridges.

How about Sun or even Oracle Mountain in exchange for Mt. Diablo over the next three years in exchange $25M, or even Hewitt-Packard Bridge for the bay bridge, that should be worth at least $50M.

Consider that, reduced bridge fares subsidized by major corporation naming rights.


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Posted by psmacintosh
a resident of Danville
on Feb 19, 2010 at 2:26 pm

"Posted by OutSideTheBox, a member of the San Ramon Valley High School community, 1 hour ago

Given our current state economic crisis, perhaps the state should consider other financial avenues for raising revenue. California lawmakers could solicit corporate sponsorships through a bidding process for re-naming mountains and bridges.

How about Sun or even Oracle Mountain in exchange for Mt. Diablo over the next three years in exchange $25M, or even Hewitt-Packard Bridge for the bay bridge, that should be worth at least $50M.

Consider that, reduced bridge fares subsidized by major corporation naming rights."

Oh, I wish you hadn't said that (even though it is funny). Now some politician will seriously consider it!?!

I like it being called Mt. Diablo....and don't find it conflicts with religious belief.
Although, I do find Derek's "Mt. D-regulation" clever.


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Posted by Joe
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 19, 2010 at 8:56 pm

The idea of changing the name of Mt. Diablo is absurd. Tell Art M. to change is way of thinking.


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Posted by Maxwell
a resident of Danville
on Feb 21, 2010 at 10:43 pm

What a joke...

Could you imagine the can of worms this is? I say we start taking votes of the President we name the mountain after. I'm putting bets on Mt Coolidge..... I'm astonished the Board of Supervisors will even be faced with this. I suspect they will laugh this guy out the door.


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Posted by Rob
a resident of Danville
on Feb 22, 2010 at 7:26 am

A waste of time even discusing the name change. Mr. Mijares. I'm suse you have better things to do. Who knows? We might change your name to Art Diablo Mijares.


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Posted by Mari Jo Gillis
a resident of Danville
on Feb 22, 2010 at 9:27 am

I think this a " Crazy " idea. I just sold my home I had for sixteen years it was right off Diablo Road, such a beautiful area. Always love looking up towards the mountain. Now I live on the other side of Danville but still can look up at the beauty of Mt. Diablo.
I don't think the name should be changed at all. I have not lived in Danville nearly twenty years the name " Diablo " is all over this area.
There are many towns, street signs, all over the United States with rather unsual names.....even some rather offensive.If someone tried to change all of these it would could cost billions of dollars.
I don't beieve in my heart that " One " man should be able to try for this change....On top of this he does not even live in this area. Rather difficult to understand why he would want to raise problems here.
Leave Mt. Diablo's name as it is.........


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Posted by psmacintosh
a resident of Danville
on Feb 22, 2010 at 10:50 am

Hey, where are all the people who want to take the name "God" out of things!?! Shouldn't they be arguing on the side of Art Mijare here?
Art just doesn't want the State forcing him to see or use the name of Satan for the State's public assets. It's establishment of religion (as that phrase is currently mis-construed). I think the Supreme Court might enforce his logic.
This makes for an interesting twist on many people's former arguments. :)


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Posted by jrm
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Feb 22, 2010 at 7:13 pm

jrm is a registered user.

You guys don't get it...this is all a joke and a ruse to elicit a response..


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Posted by Ralph Hoffmann
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Feb 23, 2010 at 8:06 am

Tune in to CCTV today at 9:30 AM, as the BOS makes their recommendations.


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Posted by Jon
a resident of Diablo
on Feb 23, 2010 at 10:57 am

Let's just change it to "Mt. Religious Whack Job"


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