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Posted on November 28 at 12:46 p.m.
@Noletaman .. Here's a list of 234 churches in Nigeria:
On Goleta Mosque Closer to Reality
Posted on November 27 at 9:09 a.m.
@Tabatha, the draft plan is here:
The Channel Islands NP website is pretty cool. Interesting "factoids" at the bottom of each page (i.e. the Santa Barbara Island lizard).
Had no idea Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo is (supposedly) buried on San Miguel island.
On Future of the Channel Islands
Posted on November 26 at 12:16 p.m.
Good "point", loonpt.
What's more important is the impact of left-hand ramps when the traffic flow rises with the additional capacity. Remember, this is supposed to last us for another 30 years. Traffic patterns can change dramatically in that time.
When I got my drivers license, the 101 was nowhere near as crowded and frenetic as it is now. Even then, I remember I'd cringe when getting on at the old left-hand on-ramp @Cabrillo ... cars would get big fast in the rear-view mirror, didn't know if I was about to get rear-ended entering the fast lane.
What I remember is lots of cars in the fast lane slowed down dramatically, or they zoomed into the slow lane and passed me there.
On What happens at the 101's left-hand on- and off-ramps?
Posted on November 26 at 10:13 a.m.
@Georgy .. and let's address your "archaic" label.
Did you see all the visualization devices used by Caltrans to provide designers and the public views of what different freeway options would look like? The computer graphics showed both aerial views and better yet, ground level views that exposed how driver views were blocked by curves and vertical changes in the roadway.
The visualizations were top notch.
But when the Common Crap group from Montectio's "traffic engineer/consultant" showed up for her first Caltrans meeting, her presentation was horrible. Let's just say it was underwhelming and showed a lack of preparation. I recall she kept saying things like, "I haven't had time to take a look at this, but ...".
On Freeway-Widening Food Fight Intensifies
Posted on November 26 at 10:03 a.m.
@Georgy ... do not mistake Caltrans' insistence on standards for inflexibility.
You're ignoring all the public review meetings and their acceptance of public (including Montecitans') feedback that lead to the F-Modified plan.
Do I need to once again provide links to the Montecito Journal's pages gushing with praise for F-Modified ... before the latest monied faction in Montecito stepped in and declared it "not cool"?
Posted on November 26 at 9:56 a.m.
So that RR bridge the mayor and her Montecito backers want to widen (at the expense of safe on/off-ramps) is owned by Southern Pacific? Have there been any public cost estimates?
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Posted on November 26 at 9:45 a.m.
Beware establishments in Santa Barbara with "Montecito" in their names (e.g. the former Montecito Motors on Chapala).
Even the vain need medical "ass-istance". 10 cc's of Botox, stat!
On New Plastic Surgery Center Opens
Posted on November 25 at 9:55 a.m.
In principle, I agree. The adverse costs need to be monetized. Without true costs, the producers have no real incentives to use cleaner production methods.
Otherwise, you're just digging for gold and shoveling the dirt into your neighbor's yard.
On Kudos to Supes
Posted on November 25 at 9:45 a.m.
Cool (pun intended).
I wonder how something like that is built given our temps are above freezing? A fun exercise would be to compute how much energy is needed to freeze/maintain the ice in 60F weather ...
On Ice Skating
Posted on November 22 at 9:35 a.m.
I agree with Eckermann. If North County splits, they'll likely be *more* motivated to approve projects like the original SME plan in an effort to stay afloat (at any cost).
Our upwind neighbor to the north/west would then be spewing more carbon into the atmosphere. Then what have we gained?
Keep your frenemies close.
On Considering a County Split
Seymour Duncan will throw a live concert to support Notes ... Read More
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