Comments by Tigershark

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Posted on May 8 at 7:50 a.m.

While I like trains, have ridden trains and think the LOSSAN corridor should be massively upgraded, trains alone are not the solution. Much of the traffic on 101 are cars and trucks and RV's trying to get through Santa Barbara heading to points north or south. No amount of rail improvements will change that.

On Trains, Trains, Trains

Posted on April 23 at 6:18 p.m.


The Bundy family may not have been there 130 years.

He either owes taxes or rent on that property. He seems to think he should pay neither.

On Out of Control

Posted on April 23 at 3:22 p.m.


If it is his land, where are the tax bills and payments? Nevada law on adverse possession requires open and notorious occupation and payment of 5 years of taxes. Bundy is just a squatter refusing to pay the required fees to graze.

On Out of Control

Posted on April 21 at 8:06 p.m.


"The Bundy's inhabited and farmed that land for over 130 years, it is their land, PERIOD."

Then there should be some record of them paying property taxes. If not, they are squatters.

On Out of Control

Posted on March 4 at 11:16 a.m.

It is actually easier to remove the "stuff" from sewage than salt from seawater. Instead of restarting the desal plant, why not convert it to advanced purification for treated sewage, and then pump the resultant clean water into local reservoirs to mix with runoff for use?

On No Jubilation Among Water Officials

Posted on February 19 at 9:26 a.m.

The answer is simple. We should not be growing water intensive crops in a desert. No more cotton in the Central Valley. Perhaps almonds either. The way to do this is simple, increase the price of water that the farmers receive. And no more 40 year contracts for water, either.

On Presidential Plumbing

Posted on February 14 at 9:54 p.m.


The coastal areas are actually pretty good on their water use.

As for farmers, perhaps their are certain crops that are simply too water intensive to be grown in CA. And should we use subsidized water to grow subsidized corps?

On Curse of Amnesiac Dogs

Posted on February 1 at 11:36 a.m.

While stopping all building sounds good, the result will be the "Lawyer Full Employment Act of 2014" Every person with an existing valid permit will sue the issuing body for "inverse condemnation" and an "illegal taking" under the US Constitution.

On 'Mega-Drought' Looms

Posted on January 26 at 8:41 a.m.

Bot: Where would you put those stores? The City of Santa Barbara is pretty well build out, and most big boxes demand acres of land for building and parking. And to me, the area around the airport that is City pretty much qualifies as Goleta.

On Storke/Hollister Tie-Ups

Posted on January 25 at 3:20 p.m.

Ken: From my experience in Santa Barbara and Goleta beginning in 1972, Goleta has always been stupidly "unpedestrian friendly, indeed to the point non vehicular travelers have to go twisted roundabout routes". Nothing new here.

On Storke/Hollister Tie-Ups

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