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Posted on September 17 at 7:28 p.m.

Do the research yourself - see where these companies are actually based. Go out to the fields and see where the oil services companies that support these wells are actually from - it says right on the sides of their trucks and their out-of-town workers' shirts. They are not from here. When they go home at night, it aint in SB Co. They take their paychecks and head outta town. If you want to see what happens when a desperate and/or right wing population adopts the jobs-at-any-cost doctrine, just take a look at West Virginia. For the record, nuffalready, I've never actually seen a video on fracking. I've really and truly seen personally in the real world how oil companies destroy communities.

On Measure P Will Cost Jobs

Posted on September 17 at 7:16 p.m.

Does anyone know if the location of Jennie Hale's house, where Roosevelt visited, was 325 East Pedregosa?

On Theodore Roosevelt Visits Santa Barbara

Posted on September 17 at 7:36 a.m.

The fact is, that this industry creates few jobs in SB Co., as (1) most of the oil companies drilling onshore are not based in SB County, and (2) pretty much none of the executives, management, or technical talent (e.g. engineers) of any of these companies, including the few that are actually based in SB County, actually live in the communities they are polluting (try SLO Co. for that). The smaller companies based here have wonderful dreams of being purchased by BP, Exxon, or some other environmental criminal so that they can pocket their millions and move on to the next assault against the planet. If you want to continue funding the high lifestyles of people and companies who don't even live in our county, then vote no on P.

On Measure P Will Cost Jobs

Posted on September 11 at 6:56 a.m.

Don't worry. The next $500 million SBCC cash grab will be for housing. Just wait a couple of years.

On Democrats Split on SBCC Bond

Posted on August 8 at 2:38 p.m.

I think I'm going to hire Barry Cappello to get a Fiesta injunction against the city.

On Fiesta Arrests Way Up

Posted on August 8 at 1:42 p.m.

Please don't put me in the one with all of the gang members.

On Six Santa Barbaras?

Posted on May 30 at 8:42 p.m.

Does the Independent still back Bill Brown for sheriff?

On Isla Vista Killer's April 30 Check-Up

Posted on May 13 at 1:53 p.m.

SB renters screwing homeowners once again.

On SBCC Bond Measure Has Wide Support

Posted on January 9 at 7:34 p.m.

This isn't going to end well.

On D Is for Drought

Posted on January 7 at 1:06 p.m.

Realitycheck makes a good point - yes, there are protocols that have been in use for decades. However, we are also facing historic drought conditions that have not been encountered since our wise administrators began keeping records more than a century ago. Given that there is no snow in our mountains and no water in our reservoirs, I don't have a high degree of confidence that their protocols will avert the water catastrophe that seems to be unfolding in front of us.

On No Rain, No Water

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