The television advertisement demonstrates just how arrogant the governor and Proposition 1 backers are on the issue. The governor’s opening statement blasts “extremists” who would take away a women’s right to choose. As the Supreme Court correctly ruled, there is no constitutional right to abortion—it was a weak argument pushed into law by a political court.
What’s more concerning and demonstrates Newsom’s confidence that he represents an overwhelming opinion of the voters is the extremist comment. Newsom and other Democrats push an unlimited abortion regardless of term of the child. Most civilized countries in Western Europe have limits at 15-20 weeks when an infant starts to near viability and a heart beat and sonogram show a pre-birth human.
Tragically, the entire focus on the Democrat party seems to be on the mother and ignores the infant living inside her. Public opinion supports limits on abortion in line with the European countries. The dismemberment of partial birth abortion in the third trimester is ugly and awful and Democrats support it.
Consider that former Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a physician, talked openly about keeping an infant comfortable after birth until the decision was made whether to kill it. If the mother did that on her own, it would be the crime of infanticide.
That’s how extreme the Democrat party policy is when it comes to killing babies. So, which position is extreme?
Switching to anniversaries and positive news. Hacienda Business Park celebrates its 40th anniversary this year as the largest master-planned park in Northern California. Nearby Bishop Ranch in San Ramon has made headlines over the last few years as it has shifted to a mixed-use approach with 4,500 units of housing approved for surface parking lots is the formerly all business park. Hacienda did that decades ago, driven by a downturn in the industrial/commercial market, it added housing and retail to the park. It provided cash flow during that time and has proven to be a plus for the park.
The Hacienda newsletter included an historic photo of somebody breaking a champagne bottle over the business-end of a giant dirt compactor. As I recall that fall night, it was marked by an unseasonable rain storm leaving party-goers slogging through sticky mud to and from the tent for the ceremony.
Forty years down the road the park continues to evolve.
The newsletter noted that Unchained Labs, the fast-growing maker of diagnostic equipment for biologics, was relocating from its original home in the Bernal Corporate Center—it was next to 10x Genomics. Now both have expanded into bigger spaces. Unchained has leased what used to be Shaklee Corp.’s headquarters that also includes acres of vacant land. It’s across the street from 24-Hour Fitness facility that occupied the building that formerly housed the Tri-Valley Herald, the publication that employed me for 39 years.
Incidentally, CanAm Plumbing, which did some of the work on the commercial buildings in the park, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Founder Frank Capilla still lends counsel to his sons, Ron and Mike, who have been running for the business for years. Congrats.