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Posted on June 14 at 12:37 p.m.
Why development draw so much ire in this town baffles me. Isn't better than the Von's?
On Alma del Pueblo Taking Shape
Posted on June 10 at 10:46 a.m.
After living in Tucson I got really used to the constant push for water conservation in that city (unlike Phoenix which seems to believe water is just another commodity). When I moved to SB years ago I was amazed by how little we hear about conserving water here. We don’t get that much more annual rainfall than Tucson does. There are a lot of things this region could be doing that could help push for more conservation, but it seems that maintaining a beautiful "Mediterranean" cityscape is a higher priority.
On another note, I saw a documentary about an amphitheater in Qatar that collects water vapor from the sea air. It was a more sustainable solution than desalination, but I'm not sure it was every actually put to use. I can’t seem to find any information about it online.
On Santa Barbara Drought Watch 2013
Posted on May 23 at 2:42 p.m.
It doesn't sound like the county supervisors were all that helpful.
On Mental Health Services Deemed Disconnected and Dysfunctional
Posted on May 16 at 2:01 p.m.
So RobEngolf - saving 2.5 years of construction time is more important than eliminating a known and proven hazard?
And to note - I would say that the people of Montecito (such victims of the terrible terrible world out there) have been pretty fairly chastised.
On Sleep with Dogs, Wake with Flea Powder
Posted on May 16 at 1:57 p.m.
This is one battle where I hope Goliath stomps on David's face several times and then moves forward with whatever he wants.
Posted on May 2 at 10:47 a.m.
Nothing brings out the SB NIMBYs like a large crowd and bass.
On Earl Warren Disturbs the Peace
Posted on April 24 at 3:31 p.m.
OMG GOLETA IS BECOMING OXNARD!!! LOL. Perhaps the most ridiculous overstatment of the year. I wonder when the last time these people have even been to this strip of Hollister? Believe me, this is an improvement.
On Targeting Goleta Target
Posted on April 19 at 4:08 p.m.
Well, there is active silver iodide distribution during certain times of the year over the backcountry for cloud seeding so that could be an option as well.
Posted on April 11 at 6:08 p.m.
One of those "no-brain" hunters here - I haven't used lead for years specifically for the reasons found by this study. Why would I want to eat lead and why would I want to harm the beautiful wilderness I get to experience many times a year? I agree completely with this legislation and I will gladly pay the extra $s for non-lead ammunition. Although, I do think it should be legal to use lead ammunition at shooting ranges.
On Lead Ammo Blasted By Group of Experts
Posted on April 9 at 2:54 p.m.
I still think the hunters made a stupid choice, but they were probably justified in taking some kind of action (shooting the dog was over the line). That said, I am a hunter and a dog owner and from that perspective I can say that it is really difficult to hunt anywhere near Santa Barbara. I stay completely away from the lower SY area, but most of my hunts end up being long hikes with a gun. As far as the restrictions and access go, hikers have it pretty easy. The article was a good one. The forest could make it much easier on everyone involved to just make the signage more clear.
On Dogs Versus Hunters in the Backcountry
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