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Posted on May 8 at 9:39 a.m.
No, I would not expect college-aged people to know about structural integrity or dry rot. Those are things I learned about as a homeowner around age 30. Much termite damage is invisible anyway. For Wolfe etc. to abrogate responsibility because they've had no complaints is silly. They are the agent of the owner, and it's the owner's responsibility to provide a safe structure for tenants, not merely to respond to complaints. I'm sure they bill the tenants for every iota of wear and tear to the residence. Attorney is suing the responsible parties. Now it will be up to their insurance companies to hammer it out.
On Isla Vista Balcony Collapse Victim Files Lawsuit
Posted on May 4 at 11:26 a.m.
As this story reads, Ellis grabbed a knife in self-defense, and now has an assault conviction on his record, and has to pay restitution. Eh?
On Stabbing Suspect Receives Sentence
Posted on April 17 at 9:02 a.m.
I agree laxer, it's like a sentence is missing in that paragraph. Or someone got confused about the science. Well look at it this way bimboteskie, sea lions are both predators and prey, so by putting them back in the ocean we are at least boosting the prey levels for sharks. This possible lack of sea lion prey is very disturbing: where are the fish and squid? What do fishermen say?
On Sick Sea Lions Continue to Wash Ashore
Posted on February 23 at 5:40 p.m.
According to the article, the tree workers were subs from Edison. So I think that explains pop cans and green waste in the yard. How lazy and stupid. I don't think the city crews would do that. Banjo, according to the article, Tim Downey says they do have plans to replant. I'd recommend being a squeaky wheel. Persistence helped me get a street tree replaced that had been choked to death by its own collar, on a very "slummy" street on the lower West side. This was, however, in the good ole days when Dan Condon was our arborist. That podocarpus tree is big and pretty now.
I think you're right, blackpoodles; some plants can sense obstacles and move away from them. Also I just drove by a bunch of king palms on Santa Barbara St. that are fully into the power lines up around Park Park, and they seem to be coexisting just fine. Or maybe that's a giant hazard just waiting to happen...
On West Valerio Palms Cut Down
Posted on February 22 at 11:59 p.m.
Palm trees grow slowly, so they're probably old, maybe even older than the power lines above them. Palms used to be planted as street trees all over California. By now they're hitting the lines and need to come out. It's just a fact of urban life. The city will replant with trees whose natural height is lower than the power lines. So far, SB has way better street tree management than other cities I've seen. Silly of them not to notify the neighbors though.
Posted on February 4 at 12:46 a.m.
I agree, the absent UK is odd. Sheep dogs? Pointers? King Charles Spaniels? Cairn Terriers? Welsh Corgis? All that fancy dog breeding? The Hound of the Baskervilles? Dogs are SO English/Scottish/Welsh. Well it's just the top ten list; UK is probably 11th. Norway isn't on that list, either, but that's the place where they apparently average $50/month on feeding what pets they have.
On Dogs to Dollars
Posted on January 31 at 9:16 a.m.
"Although state officials were noncommittal in the extreme during that encounter..."
Jeepers, I can just imagine what a nightmare that meeting was.
On A Big ‘Whew!’
Posted on January 21 at 11:20 a.m.
To add to what John has said:
Obama hasn't gone after the torturers.
Obama hasn't gone after the money launderers.
Obama hasn't gone after the spying telecoms.
Obama hasn't gone after those who lied us into war.
Obama has gone after the whistle-blowers, the dispensaries, the believers in free speech... the powerless.
I wish that this wasn't the truth, but it is.
On Internet Pioneer's Death Sparks Outrage
Posted on January 18 at 9:33 a.m.
We also want it in our hands so we can see the whole thing at once, and see it without relying on batteries or overhead satellite connections which may or may not be there. Jeesh. Talk about missing the entire point.
On Dick Smith Map Revised
Posted on January 7 at 8:23 p.m.
I didn't think that was a cheap shot, Ken. I too read "private sector" and thought, what?Definitely a cheap shot about Paula Lopez though, Beachgirl. I say, when one finds oneself wanting to make a negative comment about someone's weight, how 'bout just... don't. Anyway Paula definitely looked all-over ill for a while there, and I'm happy to see her looking better. All journalistic criteria aside.Mr. Adams, I changed my perfectly good name because I wanted to have the same name as my husband and children, and I don't like hyphenated names. I kept my maiden name as my middle name and use all three. I like it. Here, though, I use my double secret undercover name, Mrs. Nitz.
On Joe Gehl Leaving KEYT
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