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Posted on April 9 at 8:11 a.m.
"Same deal in Solvang; they have their bike races and the whole town has to shut down so a few people can benefit at the expense of others.
billclausen (anonymous profile)April 8, 2013 at 6:37 p.m."
Not sure how that relates to this discussion, but the Tour of California affects Solvang for 1 day out of the year (and not since 2011) and you may want to ask the local businesses how they did with tens of thousands of people in town for the race. That's not a "few".
On Cal Poly Student Found Dead at Campus Point
Posted on January 23 at 8:03 p.m.
It's appalling that this guy is on the road, and on the Pass to boot! The road you most need your skills online and he's high or drunk or impaired somehow.
Having been nearly killed in the 70's (when laws were lax) by a drunk who was racing and on a multiple-times suspended license, it's unacceptable that we allow this level of BS to go on nearly 40 years later. There should be no loopholes in these laws, no exceptions.
On Man Trapped Overnight in Wrecked Car
Posted on December 22 at 1:33 p.m.
A few years ago she scaled back the distribution and we no longer received the SYVJ. The only thing I missed was the Police Blotter because it was usually funny. The rest of the paper was good for lighting the barbecue and lining the bird cage.
On <em>Santa Ynez Valley Journal</em> Prints Last Paper
Posted on June 27 at 11:58 a.m.
Reusing bags or keeping them from blowing away isn't even a drop in the bucket towards solving the problem. The problem is the massive numbers that end up in landfills and otherwise in the environment, where they stay for a long time.
Even if you reuse them, they still go into the landfill eventually. The solution is finding something less long lasting and potentially harmful and making it cheap, plentiful, and easy.
On Carpinteria Settles Bag Ban Lawsuit
Posted on June 20 at 6:41 p.m.
That links to some place in Stockton? Not the same place.
On Valley Brewers Opens in Solvang, CA
Posted on June 7 at 7:03 p.m.
SB geography in part creates the problem. 101 is the only major road to get through the area. The effect of traffic is not caused by widening the road.
Absolutely agree with someguy in terms of where we live and work. I grew up in SB, work in Goleta but live to the N because we couldn't afford million dollar tract houses in town. Wouldn't move S because of the nightmare commute.
Ideally the industry would be outside of SB and we'd all live there and commute to the N or S. It's not supposed to be work in paradise and commute from elsewhere!
On Highway 101: Big Fix, Big Problems
Posted on June 6 at 7:16 p.m.
"SAR members are volunteers, so we really didn't pay for anything. Kudos to the team for another great effort!"
It's not just people. Equipment, fuel, peripheral support. . .
The Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue team is composed of volunteers who donate hundreds of hours per year and spend hundreds of dollars on personal equipment in order to perform their duties. While the Sheriff's Department provides some funding, most team equipment is purchased through the donation of funds from many charitable foundations and generous individuals.
The team is currently pursuing funds to purchase equipment. To help the team, please contact us by phone or email. All donations are 100% tax deductible and sincerely appreciated! Secure online donations by credit card can be made through JustGive.org and checks can be mailed to:
Santa Barbara County Search & RescuePO BOX 6602Santa Barbara, CA, 93160-6602
On Mother and Daughter Rescued from Painted Cave Rock Face
Posted on June 5 at 6:47 p.m.
As a cyclist in the valley, hearing bits and pieces of this story over the last few months has made me very sad and scared. Many of us try to go out of our way to obey traffic laws and encourage (nag?) other riders to do the same. We know that one bad apple spoils the bunch and when the mass rides come to town it irks the drivers (sometimes me included). As locals we need to protect our resource (great places to ride) by treating everyone who uses it with respect and courtesy.
The comment from KSBY is really frightening. It's pretty sad that someone seriously advocates maiming or killing people simply because they got in the way while driving.
I hope Gary improves and is able to eventually live a normal life. I hope Ms. Gilbert is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and does not endanger anyone else in the future, her own children in particular.
On Woman Charged with DUI and Child Endangerment
Posted on June 4 at 9:23 p.m.
Nah, what we paid for was the rescue of those 2 bozos. . .
Posted on May 16 at 6:34 p.m.
Better transparency and communication would probably help the hospital's position a lot.
Some of the arguments in the article are downright funny:
- the hospital doesn't regulate the # of flights. So they are supposed to control the serious accidents or illnesses people in the community have?
- night flights. Since they are already controlling the # of accidents and illnesses, I guess they might as well make sure they also happen at a time that's convenient for everyone?
- flights provide no benefit to the residents. Okay, sign a waiver that says if you have an issue that would otherwise require chopper transport, you'll be taken by ambulance. If you die en route, c'est la vie!
- flights could transport the uninsured. Seriously? Someone said that? That has nothing to do with the flights and everything to do with the entire SYSTEM of healthcare. Whether you agree with the reform act or not, this portion of the issue should point out that something needs to change and it has nothing to do with choppers.
Again, maybe some of this would go away with better knowledge for the residents and communication about what the flights are used for and why.
I do not live in that area, and so my only vested interest in this is if I or my loved ones should have a serious issue and need quick transport, I will be eternally grateful if that helo ride saves their life!
On Cottage Hospital ’Copters Still Taking Flak
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