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Public use of track and football field still stinks

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webmaster | 05/04/12

I performed a recon mission of sorts Monday at Memorial Stadium. I wanted to see what effect MUSD Superintendent Gustavo Balderas’ decision to open the $1.5 million facility for public use had on the athletes and the facility itself.

I felt like a FEMA agent assessing the damages after a natural disaster.

When I arrived prior to track practice, what I found was that the track and football field appeared to have hosted some sort of all-you-can-eatand-toss food fair and hoarders convention over the weekend.

There was stone fruit littering the track. Bags from fast food restaurants and bottles, some empty and some leaking the contents on the field. Chewing gum, candy and suckers were stuck to the track. To top off my tour, I found dog feces on the football field. In more than one area...


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