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Posted on April 12 at 4:11 a.m.

Yeah , party on Sparks . Good parenting . Teach your kids it's acceptable to party down , trash the beach beyond belief and leave it all there. It's ok , someone else will pick it up . That is if they don't get their feet shredded by the broken glass. Never mind the crap you can't see under water.
Floatopia was a beach lovers nightmare . Take this description -
"Though the celebration ended Saturday night, remnants were still visible from the I.V. cliffs as of press deadline, with abandoned rafts and crushed beer cans scattered across the sand. To some, this was the most heinous crime of all, especially for a student body that’s long prided itself on environmentalism. Bradley Cardinale, an assistant professor of ecology at UCSB, described Floatopia as “the most egregious events of dumping I have ever seen in this state.”

On Sheriff's Office Provoked Deltopia Riot

Posted on April 10 at 1:47 a.m.

All Santa Barbara County registered voters who would like to see this on the ballot , please find your way to a petition . Signature gatherers will be at farmers markets and other public venues , so please make an effort to get your name added.

On Enviro Group Kicks Off Fracking Ban Effort

Posted on April 9 at 6:08 p.m.

I want to like Supervisor Wolf . I really do . I just think a lot is revealed when she exaggerates and misconstrues her positions on important matters . The closer I watch , the more I realize that she really not all that smart and she is noncommittal on many controversial issues until she is sure which way the wind of public opinion is blowing . That's not true leadership.

On Wolf and the Beach

Posted on April 8 at 5:57 p.m.

Whose city , you are mistaken . Correction - you are very mistaken . I was in the mix from the very beginning when the Parks Department asked the Parks Commission to hold hearings on beach parking fees . I worked tirelessly organizing opposition . Janet Wolf definitely waited until the last minute to announce her opposition to the proposal , despite numerous requests for her earlier committal . She never even responded to any of our inquiries . Nada , zippo , nothing . Please don't try to revise history on this matter and misrepresent what we know to be factual.

On Wolf and the Beach

Posted on April 3 at 6:42 p.m.

My apologies, Mr. Welsh , for the misspelling of your name . It is an especially egregious offense considering that I have been a loyal follower ever since forever. Should have poured myself a cup of joe before tapping keys.
Thank you for the additional info on water releases . Perhaps in a future piece you could enlighten us on mandatory releases from Cachuma to satisfy water right claims by municipalities and farmers downstream . Seems that the steelhead get blamed for a lot of the released water when maybe it's also being done to fulfill legal obligations.

On It's Not a Dog, It's a Woof

Posted on April 3 at 5:02 a.m.

Janet Wolf " fought to resist the imposition of parking fees" ? I find that to be a major distortion of the truth.
I was very active in that fight including many hours organizing opposition , distributing flyers urging beach goers to attend the Park Commission hearings and communicating with commission members and all our County Supervisors. There was zero response from Janet Wolf prior to the vote. Zero . Nada . In my opinion she tested the water until the very last moment , and then was swayed by the outpouring of public sentiment.
Please don't tell us that she " fought " the imposition of parking fees because she was in fact invisible until the very last moment. We could have benefited from her stating her opposition while the matter was being debated , as did Supervisor Carbajal.

On Wolf and the Beach

Posted on April 3 at 4:19 a.m.

It is a bit disappointing that Welch dances around the issue of how much water is being released . His only reference says -" the Bureau of Reclamation pumps just enough water down a half-mile stretch of Hilton Creek to make their pheromones dance." A more thorough article would tell us how much water is released downstream and what agreements mandate those releases. Do the fish benefit from releases made to satisfy downstream farmers and water agencies ? What's the story?

On It's Not a Dog, It's a Woof

Posted on March 27 at 4:33 a.m.

No ! Beware proponents of annexation- the City of Goleta will turn it into a fee for entrance commodity. Don't buy what they are selling you . They see dollar signs and our right to beach access will be the casualty.

On Goleta Chamber of Commerce Lobbies to Annex Goleta Beach

Posted on March 27 at 4:20 a.m.

Biden is just an averageJoe. He is definitely not the exceptional individual we will need to lead us out of our morass and into a better future.

On Barking Loud, Saying Nothin’

Posted on March 25 at 6:30 p.m.

So easily recognizable is Tom Jackson , the focal point figure in the painting "Pacific" . Doing what he does so well - sharing his boundless knowledge and talking with his hands.

On Review: Chris Baker <em>Pacific</em>

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