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Posted on August 20 at 9:16 a.m.

The double standard of racial bolstering in the fight for "equality" is nauseously ironic.

On Justice

Posted on August 18 at 1:50 p.m.

What if I don't speak Spanish and in a panic I can only find information in Spanish? wouldn't that create an unsafe situation as well? maybe we should choose one language to broadcast all emergency information in so everyone can be prepared to understand any and all communications being put out to the public. Also, what percentage of the 44.1 Hispanic households have someone living in them that speaks and/or understands some English?

On Trailblazing for Safety

Posted on August 14 at 3:09 p.m.

Driving on State between 101 and Micheltorena servers only as a route for people watching. totally agree that it would make downtown a much more interesting and ped/bike friendly place, see the 4th street promenade in Santa Monica. Since Chapala and Anacapa are both one-way streets, I don't think there would be more congestion from State closing. Share lanes are an alternative to more bike lanes without reducing car lanes, but like communism, they really only work in the minds of idealist.

On Bikes and Cars

Posted on August 11 at 4:09 p.m.

DrDan, I think you have a good idea of what an ephemeral stream vs.sheet flow (flows only during rain event) is in that area; I too have spent some time wandering up those small tribs. I would say a good rule is if the creek can support decent riparian growth (willows are a really good indicator) then it could potentially support a spawning steelhead due to a relatively constant flow in the wet months. Right now of course the current dams block their migration so they don't go there, but potentially adding a fish ladder for example could re-open some habitat and put less pressure on Hilton Creek to be their only hotel if you will.

On Collective Chill Pill at Cachuma

Posted on August 11 at 7:32 a.m.

Steelhead are anadromous similar to salmon in that they spend a considerable amount of their life in the ocean and return back to where they were hatched in (traditionally) the upper reaches of river systems like the SYR. I believe the Southern Stealhead trout spawn in the spring when there would be the best chance for natural flows in those upper reaches.

On Collective Chill Pill at Cachuma

Posted on July 25 at 6:28 p.m.

@dewdly, the point of calling the "Survivors" of Abortion closed minded is to emphasis their ignorance in projecting their beliefs onto others. Engaging in consensual and educated dialogue is the key. Yes, my comments have nothing to do with Miller-Young.

On UCSB Professor Pleads No Contest in Theft, Battery Case

Posted on July 24 at 8:26 p.m.

I think we should welcome the "survivors" of abortion to hold their signs and disperse literature. The more exposure we as a free thinking society get to such close minded ideology only strengthens our case of acceptance for all.

On UCSB Professor Pleads No Contest in Theft, Battery Case

Posted on June 20 at 2:51 p.m.

Since all reptiles are exothermic, when it's cool out, or has recently be cool like that foggy morning, they do not have a lot of energy and move very slowly and deliberately to conserve energy. this is likely the reason it didn't rattle if it was in fact a rattlesnake, or maybe it was misidentified. rattlesnakes and all pit-vipers for that matter have a very distinctive diamond shaped head when looking down on them and have a "pit" forward of the eyes that's also a good indicator.

On Lucky Friday the 13th

Posted on June 13 at 12:05 p.m.

Ken, I'm not an expert, but i think the outcome of this type of lawsuit is forced agency action; I do not think the BOR will actually have to pay out money since there is no real beneficiary of the damages other than the fish as you point out. Also this type of lawsuit will create case law that will set a precedent for how agencies operate in the future. There was probably a BOR meeting once where they weighed the options of spending money on fixing the pump into Hilton Creek vs. potentially being sued over inaction.

On More Dam Problems

Posted on May 20 at 3:56 p.m.

It would seem obvious to have the equipment required "to be on at all times" connected to a direct power source other than the main car battery when it would only cost $36,000 to install such equipment vs the estimated $200k annually to idle the vehicles. I do not think the sheriff's department is incompetent so maybe there's another reason that will come out in their official response. For the sake of conversation (pure speculation), maybe there's a connection between funding, backroom oil deals, and the amount of gas they use annually. I have to assume if the Sheriff could save $170K by installing the direct power supply they would be all over that, why the first wave of resistance?

On Have Idling Sheriff Cars Wasted More than $1 Million?

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