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Posted on August 21 at 11:16 a.m.
"What's the Camp Four property? I may work in the area but have no idea where that is."
Then again, you may not work there? Pretty hard to miss Camp 4, so I would suspect you are unfamiliar with the SY Valley. Do feel free to express your (uneducated) opinions.
" . . . And unless the Valley puts a ban on future expansion, then the Chumash has every right to expand regardless of the resources they eat up (IMO)."
Unfortunately, "the Valley" is not a legal entity. If by that, you mean Santa Barbara County, well, there *are* hundreds (if not more) of restrictions on the use and development of property in the SY Valley. All of us property owners here have to abide by them. Oh , . . . except for the "Chumash", who claim extraterritoriality and deal only with the State (to a limited extent), and the BIA in Washington DC. The zoning laws, developed over many years by planners and legislators, concern themselves with land use, preservation, environmental issues, infrastructure, etc. etc. etc. The "Chumash", in their money - making venture, can and do ignore such trifling matters.
So, legally speaking, they may have a "legal right' to do such things, but their neighbors are gravely concerned by the future of what was once one of the last pastoral coastal valleys in Southern California.
On Chumash Expansion Plans Scrutinized
Posted on August 21 at 4:47 a.m.
County officials may have "concerns", but the way the Chumash gambling deal is structured, there ain't one damn thing they can do about it. Think the twelve-story hotel tower is out of place? Wait until they get going on building out the Camp4 property.
Posted on July 31 at 1:04 p.m.
"Why should the government be telling the television industry how much to charge for their services?"
Very simple. Broadcast frequencies are owned by us, The People. Commercial broadcasters lease frequencies from the government to broadcast programs (and make plenty of $$). In exchange for this, they are supposed to follow rules formulated by Congress, administered by the FCC. Unfortunately, the FCC was gutted by Reagan while president so that, instead of protecting the people, the big corporations are protected. Sound familiar?
On Congress Jumps into Dodger Broadcast Dispute
Posted on July 11 at 1:10 p.m.
"out on bail for three pending drug offenses", and holding 2 ounces of coccaine for sale.
I would hazard a guess that this is one dedicated hombre.
On Santa Barbara Man Arrested for Cocaine, Child Endangerment
Posted on June 21 at 5:37 a.m.
So here are a couple who can spend $7,000 a week for gardeners, but complain about $400 a month water overuse fines? And they chalk up a 7,500 gallon excess water consumption to an interior dishwasher water line leak which takes six weeks to find? If I had a water leak of 7,500 gallons inside one of my walls, I believe I could find that in six minutes, rather than six weeks. Must be some walls!
George, pay the $2.
On Appeals Pour In, but Montecito Has No Water to Spare
Posted on June 20 at 8:20 p.m.
There's lots more to this story. The new levels set for permissible amounts of hexavalent chromium are, at least, *500 times* less than any level shown to be significant as a potential carcinogen. Small water companies in the valley will be faced with expenses amounting to $1.000,000 PER WELL in adding new filtration under these regs. Oh yes, the Cr6 here comes from natural deposits in the soil (ever heard of Serpentine formation?) meaning the people have been drinking this water with no ill effect since Adam & Eve.
A little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to bureaucratic nightmares.
On Chromium 6 Cursing Santa Ynez Water District
Posted on April 9 at 1:37 p.m.
Too Many People.
On The Death of Isla Vista?
Posted on April 9 at 1:21 p.m.
"Very contagious" indeed!
"Vomiting, in particular, transmits infection effectively, and appears to allow airborne transmission. In one incident, a person who vomited spread infection right across a restaurant, suggesting that many unexplained cases of food poisoning may have their source in vomit. 126 people were dining at six tables in December 1998; one woman vomited onto the floor. Staff quickly cleaned up, and people continued eating. Three days later others started falling ill; 52 people reported a range of symptoms, from fever and nausea to vomiting and diarrhea."
Note: It takes THREE DAYS after being infected to show symptoms. So the cruise ship docked here with several thousand passengers(!) and are allowing them to disembark and share their experiences with us. No one knows how many of these passengers are carrying the virus. Happy Days!
On Cruise Ship Passengers and Crew Sick with Stomach Flu
Posted on October 26 at 11:29 a.m.
The Congressman who put forward this bill represents the northernmost district in the state -- further geographically from SB County than any other district. The bill creates a bonanza for 143 persons, a "tribe" of land developers, against the best interests of the remaining 430,000 people in the county.
THIS is democracy at work?
On Chumash Call on Congress for Camp 4
Posted on August 25 at 7:19 a.m.
Here's another thought:
Why not have the Chumash follow the same rules as every other person residing in the Santa Ynez Valley? They have scads of money, brought in to them by all the "winners" visiting their casino every day. America is supposed to be the land of equal opportunity. Why not actually make it so?
Awarding special perks and privileges to some supposedly "different" racial or political group is against our constitution and blatantly unfair to everyone else who plays be the rule of law.
On Chumash Reach Out to County Planning