Just last week, as 2017 was finally on its deathbed, we decided to hold a wake for the soon to be corpse. It was either that or drive a wooden stake through its heart. And where better to have it than Griffins of Kinsale, an Irish pub on Mission Street in South Pasadena with a menu full of Emerald Isle favorites like lamb stew ($16) and shepherds Pie ($15), 20-ounce imperial pints of Guinness, Harp, Smithwick’s and Kilkenny (Lagunitas for America-firsters) and Magners hard cider for only $7. For mourners anxious to drown their sorrow even more thoroughly, Griffins’...Read More
Author: Eric Siddall
We need to improve the way bail is administered in our state. However, any change to our bail system must prioritize public safety and make sure that people return for their court dates. Senate Bill 10 and Assembly Bill 42 fail on both counts. They would effectively eliminate, or severely limit, pretrial detention for everyone, including potentially releasing those being charged with murder, rape and child molestation. The bill, written by the American Civil Liberties Union, gives little comfort to crime victims, witnesses and law enforcement. Our system is not perfect, it needs improvement, but, on the vast majority...Read More
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