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Posted on October 18 at 5:18 p.m.
Helene truly believes that the current plan to widen the 101 will badly impact the city of Santa Barbara. She is the mayor and should look our for the interests of the city so I respect her for taking such a widely unpopular stance to try to the get Caltrans to do the right thing by the city. I'm not sure I agree with her but she is following her conscience.
On Mayor Schneider: Stop Derailing the 101 Widening
Posted on October 18 at 5:08 p.m.
Sadly our criminal justice system will have these crazies out on bail in a week and out of prison in 3-4 years. They should get 20 years in prison for risking many people's lives.
On Three Arrested After High Speed Chase and Crash
Posted on October 16 at 5:43 a.m.
It comes down to risking jobs and money vs risking a safe water supply. Risks either way. I personally would rather risk losing some jobs and taxes than losing some water which we cannot spare. I'll vote Yes on P.
On Pros and Cons of Measure P Debated
Posted on October 8 at 8:15 p.m.
How much water will all this drilling use up? How much have we got left? A yes or a no vote each poses risks but I'd rather risk losing money than running low on water. What is the difference between a NIMBY and a local activist?
On Dodging Measure P Oil Slicks
Posted on October 7 at 7:49 a.m.
On the one hand this writer is sort of blaming the victim. On the other hand if any person, male or female, young or old ignores the intrinsic risks of certain behaviors in certain situations just because it is unfair then they are being foolish risk takers. The fault of rape in IV is 100% men. However, wearing skimpy clothing, and getting intoxicated in a place like IV or probably many others is risky. Women SHOULD be able to wander around half nude and drunk without fearing for their safety. However in the real world they cannot. I should be able to leave my wallet lying around and not have it stolen, but I can't.
On Of Lads and Ladies
Posted on October 5 at 2:38 p.m.
anemonefish, Calm down we are not doomed....yet. OTOH some of your concerns are quite legitimate. However, other than staying the hell out of Africa for the time being and washing your hands compulsively while traveling by air you really don't need to do more than any bright person should already be doing. Eat right, wash hands frequently, don't smoke, alcohol in moderation, regular exercise...y'all know the drill. Local health care has already received information on how and when to contact CDC and or public health for even low levels of suspicion about Ebola. I doubt we will see any sort of true "outbreak" here in town.
On Ebola Protocols Established in S.B.
Posted on September 16 at 1:08 p.m.
Oaks for sure. Some native specimens.
On Trees Being Cut Down at UCSB
Posted on September 8 at 3:44 p.m.
If you want to hear more about this and get the chance to question either Mark Schleich or his colleague Carlyle Johnston I believe Surfrider Foundation will have them as guest speakers at their General Meeting on Thursday 10/16 at the Watershed Resource Center at Hendry's Beach. 7 PM Anyone can attend for free.
On Trash: A New Commodity
Posted on August 4 at 8:30 p.m.
Chumash in name only. No respect for the land, no respect for their neighbors only interested in more money more money more money. Their ancestors would likely be dismayed at how they earn their living. While it is certainly true that their ancestors were virtually enslaved and almost totally annihilated by the Spanish the current crop of Chumash are really just a minor Mafia with a small bit of Chumash blood in their veins. The people of California screwed up big time when they approved Prop 5 way back when. I voted NO because I imagined no good could come of this but we are stuck with that vote. I think it is safe to expect them to try for ever bigger and grosser projects. Adios little old Solvang and Santa Ynez.
On Chumash Propose 12-Story Hotel Tower
Posted on July 27 at 1:55 p.m.
I am glad to see an interesting diversity of opinions with most seeing that Hamas is terrorist but some seeing that perhaps Israel is not without some fault by constant expansion into new settlements etc. I don't think either side really and truly wants peace other than on terms that they know full well are not and never will be acceptable to the other side. So, world and my fellow readers, steel your nerves for a long long period of horror in the Middle East that will only end when Hamas or Hezbollah or Isis finally gets nuclear weapons from either Pakistan or North Korea or stolen and smuggled by Chechens from Russia and then WWIII will start. I hope I'm wrong or at least that the timeline is longer than I fear but I don't think I'm wrong and the timeline, I fear ,is shorter than most of you would imagine.
On A Look at Hamas