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Posted on December 11 at 10:41 p.m.
The technology would have to improve well beyond where it is now for a starter-breathalyzer test to be used on every car. It could be monitored though: they monitor brakes and tires in many states (e.g. Pennsylvania where I used to live) with annual inspections similar to our smog inspections. But no test is going to make all drivers safe. My daughter was recently nearly run over by a giant pickup with a texting driver in San Roque where there's no sidewalk. No test is going to prevent that. Many, many people don't make driving safely a priority, drive too slow or too fast, weave around, straddle lanes, don't signal, jump out into traffic, drive through crosswalks, make illegal u-turns, turn right into the left lane, cut off merging cars, and all that while fiddling around with gadgets. --Nitz's wife
On DUI Hit-and-Run Victim Dies, Suspect Charged with Murder
Posted on November 25 at 12:17 a.m.
I'm with Dr. Dan on this one. Sometimes you're not going to find a permanent solution, just an ongoing problem that waxes and wanes. I'm not sure I can agree with your mother making such a demand of you; it sounds like she was concerned for your well-being but there's a tone of retribution toward your brother, too, for hurting her so much. Well that's over for her now, and you don't have to have her pain on your conscience. Whatever crap happens now happens to you! I think you can honor your mother but still act compassionately toward your brother. The trick is to find the balance that allows you to feel you've been able to help him without harming yourself, if that's possible. If this rehab helps your brother find some peace, even if it's not permanent, then perhaps it's a good thing, and you can feel lucky that you can afford it. If it's just a stunt to get money well then no. Very painful situation to be in and perhaps Al-Anon would be helpful? --Nitz's wife
On To Break, or Not to Break, a Promise
Posted on October 25 at 12:26 a.m.
It's not actually a simple concept Yeti. It's one of the most complex issues there is. He served 13 years for his part in that nightmare when he was 20 years old. Apparently some people think that's enough.
On Jesse Rugge, Markowitz Kidnapper, Released
Posted on October 14 at 1:48 a.m.
People can drink all they want, swim in booze, have alcohol-related lives and live in moral perdition; that's not the point. It's driving drunk that's the point. Despite the fact that some people may be able to drive with some level or other of BAC doesn't negate the stats which strongly show a correlation between .1 and serious injury collisions, day and night. There are always "other factors" beyond anyone's control that can cause accidents--angle of light, sudden noises, animals in the road, etc.--which is why it makes sense to eliminate one significant factor that is controllable, intoxication.
On 'Bike Path Love' Creator Arrested For Injury DUI
Posted on September 9 at 1:20 p.m.
Wow, hooking steelhead AND leaving trash behind. Did he even have a fishing license? All that info is on there. Great detective work.
On Fisherman Fined for Catching Steelhead
Posted on August 24 at 9:45 a.m.
Google Earth has yet to generate a noise complaint.
On Hell Yeah for Heli Tours
Posted on July 11 at 9:28 p.m.
Well he is 33 now, not 20, so that's a mark in his favor. That's the question with everyone released from prison.
On Jesse Rugge, Jesse James Hollywood Accomplice, Eligible for Release
Posted on July 5 at 8:24 p.m.
I think you're right, khiggler. The City clearly doesn't want to pay for a monitor; if they paid a decent wage for this job, they wouldn't have such have such a hard time staffing it, the jerks would have to shut up and the majority of skaters could have fun. Even $1 per entry would cover it, I bet. And if people are openly smoking or dealing, the cops should come, right? Is that really a problem? I stop by there with my daughter just to watch, and we never see anything creepy going on, though we did notice the helmets disappeared, which made me glad my child is a girl. I think our skate park down by the beach is one of the good things about SB. Putting it in some out of the way spot (many were considered and rejected) would only make hooliganism worse.
On City Beats Strategic Retreat in Struggle over Skater's Point
Posted on June 14 at 12:49 a.m.
Well in any case the point of the article is that the Assistant Superintendent DID call them on it and they DID reclassify the students (and I guess they DID lose their funding accordingly) and the kids ARE learning English as evidenced by the 518 who were reclassified and who went on to whoop English natives on standardized tests. So, there's a problem? I know kids my daughter started Kindergarten with who spoke no English, who just completed 5th grade fully bilingual and English literate. They pulled this off at age 5, 6, 7, 8 while also learning math, science, social studies, all in English with no one at home able to help them with homework. They are amazing. There is no effort anywhere in the schools to keep kids from learning English, and a very great deal of effort in the opposite direction.
On Student English Learners Showing Improvements
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
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