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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?
Posted on May 6 at 12:31 p.m.
What does this guy's day job have to do with the crime? I don't think he should be viewed/reported on differently than any other inconsiderate, child endangering drunk.
On Motorcycle Accident Results in DUI Arrest; Boy Passenger Injured
Posted on April 15 at 12:46 p.m.
Or we could take a less dramatic approach and work on implementing a license to have children and/or mandatory birth control (hopefully there will be a male equivalent of the Depo-Provera shot soon) for welfare participants. Any system that ultimately "awards" people with too many financial dependents when they have more children is broken.
On Just Enough Water
Posted on April 14 at 3:10 p.m.
Dave, you're totally right. We have way too many people living in a Mediterranean climate artificially kept alive with this water.
Posted on April 2 at 3:48 p.m.
....and queue the felony vandalism charges.....
On Isla Vista Cameras Up for Deltopia
Posted on March 31 at 10:50 a.m.
A not guilty declaration at this point is not saying he's innocent and didn't commit the crimes, it's simply because the defense does not 100% agree with the charges as they sit. If he truely wants to take responsibilty, sitting in a jail cell for the rest of his life is less constructive than doing something like outreach against DUI etc. at some point down the road.
On Morua Pleads Not Guilty to Murder, DUI Charges
Posted on March 26 at 10:21 a.m.
as a UC grad, I'm proud of this endevor. I think the UC should invest as much as possible in scientific research. I believe over time if UC schools become "dorky nerd schools" (i.e. MIT, etc.) there will be less attraction for students more interested in gang rape than gang statistics.
On UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang & Co. Building $1.4 Billion Telescope
Posted on March 14 at 9:36 a.m.
Yes, you are completely incorrect in what the Bren School does and what "green building" (I assume you mean LEED certified) actually means.
On What in the world is happening to Isla Vista?
Posted on February 20 at 8:59 a.m.
I'm sure most of the alleged gangsters would qualify for a free education under the DREAM Act. but that would require a desire to do something constructive.
On About Santa Barbara's proposed gang injunction …
Posted on February 19 at 11:02 a.m.
The groups mentioned have absolutely no power in the sense of enforcement; they simply challenge legality under CEQA on state and private land (in CA), and NEPA on federal land.
On Eco Economics 101