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Posted on August 21 at 10:10 a.m.

Blight? It does seem a bit short-sighted to remove the battery backup from those towers. What's going to happen when the next big fire knocks out power lines?

I do recall seeing studies that indicate wealthier families tend to have land lines.

On Montecito Antenna Additions Approved

Posted on August 21 at 10:02 a.m.

The oil companies have already dumped over $3 Million into a campaign committee called "Californians for Energy Independence". Expect to see lots of ads from them soon:

On Measure P Money Battles Kick Off

Posted on August 20 at 9:22 a.m.

"No oil company is Santa Barbara county fracks!"

According to this LA Times article, Venoco has used fracking:

On Don’t P on Our Community

Posted on August 20 at 9:05 a.m.

What's up with that?
-- atomic_state

It's pretty simple:

On Bicycles Bear the Risk

Posted on August 20 at 8:53 a.m.

Wearing a hat like that in public must at least be a misdemeanor.

On Montecito Gambler Avoids Jail Time but Forfeits $1.7 Million

Posted on August 20 at 12:38 a.m.

Obviously many commenters didn't read this article completely. The author also covers the scenario where you *do* own a car but keep it for more than 5 years by mixing in some biking. You still come out ahead financially.

Anti-car? Obviously not considering the author says he recognizes not everyone can be car-free - he clearly reinforces that in the preface to his piece. And it's not like he's making any demands of you. He's merely crunching some numbers and thinking outside the box.

It's funny how many people are so thin-skinned as to be intimidated by a commuter on a bicycle with an interesting financial analysis.

On How to Make a Million

Posted on August 20 at 12:18 a.m.

" big oil sold their SB onshore interests to little oil 10-20 years ago. They dont need to deal with eco-pressure groups the generally hostile county politics"
-- nuffalready

Wrong conclusion. Chevron has so far spent $1.2 Million against Measure P and more will be coming from petroleum trade groups:

On Nonexistent Fracking

Posted on August 19 at 11:57 p.m.

LOL, tabatha *owns* nativegeo for laying bare his attempt at pulling off a dishonest quote.

On Measure P Lawsuits Commence

Posted on August 18 at 9:01 a.m.

Excellent. That makes a lot of dollars and sense.

The potential for a lifelong reduction in health care costs and increase in quality of life is there also (the sex part was covered). From a financial viewpoint that's partly offset by a need to save more for retirement due to longer lifespan, but still a win.

On How to Make a Million

Posted on August 16 at 4:37 p.m.

It's this one inked by Milt Priggee ... the words "Mental Illness" are printed on the Grim Reaper's smock and he says "Nanu Nanu":

A large number of political cartoonists and satirists have recently been focusing on the mental illness aspect of William's life and death.

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