Happy almost new year! Allow me to take a small break from reporting on the exciting world of Crop Circles to bring up some interesting commentary on a story I've reported on previously.
I decided to bring it up because it's the talk among Alisal observers: how Trustee Meredith Ibarra seems to receive her marching orders from brother Jose Ibarra.
For those of you who follow the Alisal, you may recall a heated meeting a couple of weeks ago when Trustee Ibarra kept interrupting the meeting, presumably to prevent several actions to take place. The meeting on Dec. 18 was postponed for the next day, when the actions were actually approved.
Several people noted how Meredith Ibarra kept looking at her iPad, and also how her brother Jose was texting constantly during the meeting. There's not way to prove who they're texting, but you know how it goes. Speculation is rampant that brother Jose is cyber whispering in his little sister's ear what to ask and what to say. This video shows Ibarra texting frenetically -- to the point that he misses questions from his boss, Superintendent John Ramirez. And Meredith Ibarra glued to her iPad.
Who knows what really goes on, but one thing's for certain. New board president Maricela Cruz could not make Trustee Ibarra stick to the meeting, so making her put her iPad away is going to be next to impossible.