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Posted on May 13 at 7:41 p.m.
If you don't know Peter and the wonderful work he does for Marine Mammals, its your loss, some people do, at great sacrifice, and those who can't teach. It is the story as old as time itself.
So you are fine with students trashing the place and accept no responsibility for it. Many locals have adopted spots up and down the coast cleaning up the messes left, Monday morning is always the biggest day day for business. My neighbor who has been surfing here since 1948, got me started but it is a sum zero game. Maybe you can pass another law or regulation against littering, that will do it, fix everything LOL.
I did not own a car until I was 20, a bicycle was my mode of transportation, old steel frame, heavy by todays standards, I guess I missed something.
On Tour de Santa Barbara
Posted on May 13 at 4:53 p.m.
I forgot. Running down the beach this morning I saved a baby seal, Peter is a Saint, and felt pretty good about it. Still scanning I bumped into, right by the Mesa Stairs, litter from Homo-Academious City College, two used condoms, one in the wrapper and several boutique beer bottles. It was gross and bio-hazzard dangerous but I picked up the garbage, for the children. I wish the Piled Higher and Deeper Crowd would please train their pupils to pickup after themselves, little kids and residents like to use the beach too, we don't need any additional pollution for the surfers.
Posted on May 13 at 4:28 p.m.
No I DO NOT consider any sport that gets it edge from IV Needles and the Drug of the Month Club, a sport nor the contestants Champions.
Real Athletes, Jim Thorpe and Jesse Owens come to mind, are cheapened by the Frauds of Todays, follow the money.
Amgen, what business are they in?
"and please don't feel like you have to hurry back",
You gave me a carpetbagger response, right back at you. Pot calling the kettle black, offend you?
Isn't it time for another wilderness trip, schools almost out?
"Call sometime Paradise, kiss it goodbye", Don Henley
Posted on May 13 at 4:03 p.m.
Rifles in California are not registered until 2014. Rifles that meet the legal definition of "assault weapon", a made up legal term are Registered in California but not since 2000. This article
lists the rifle in question as semi-automatic but with a 14" barrel length, per NFA, national firearms act of 1934, rifles/shotguns with barrels lengths less than 16" are Federally Regulated.
Regardless of California State Law, the 14" barrel makes a Federal Felony and this guy is going to the Federal Pen for a long time.
On Convicted Felon Arrested with AK-47
Posted on May 13 at 12:21 p.m.
Fine if you like "City Sissies", in spandex, pumped full of growth hormone.
Some don't consider that athletic.
My people have been in the West since 1675, California since 1775.
It's a cultural difference, I don't care for yours.
Now an good old Ranchero Roundup and barbecue, that is another story.
I doubt you East-coasters could handle the work or the spice.
Posted on May 13 at 8:51 a.m.
Posted on May 13 at 8:50 a.m.
Right on the money. Old main street Ventura that once was a dump has had a nice revival and is very pleasant to visit, unlike downtown Santa Barbara. I have to travel to Ventura Marina in order to find a fully stocked Dive shop now that old Divers Den (Anacapa Dive) location is a wine bar.
In the 60's, 70's, and early 80's people traveled to Santa Barbara to find all the good stuff, now it is the other way around. The Funk Zone is becoming the dead zone. I can even enjoy Brophy Bros in Ventura.
On Santa Barbara's Billion-Dollar Tourism Industry
Posted on May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
It is obvious this kid has a Mental Illness and needs medical help. I find it interesting how callous the peanut galley can be.
On UCSB Student Heads to Trial for False Rape Report
Posted on May 9 at 8:43 a.m.
Every time I read one of these articles I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
The first Native American to paddle to the island started the infection.
The Ranchers added to the infection.
The Military Bases added to the infection.
Even thou the non native animals have been slaughtered.
Today the infection continues.
The Channels Islands have 100’s of kilowatts of Solar Arrays built on them in the last twenty years. These arrays are made of concrete, steel, aluminum, copper and who knows what elements and chemicals comprise the large arrays of Storage Batteries.
Radiation, we have Military Radiation on several Islands, as part of the Pacific Missile Test Range. Mount Diablo has a plethora of antennas emitting all kinds of Radio Frequency. Military and Civilian emissions are daily.
The vehicle fleet on the islands puke exhaust into the air as well as the storage tanks for fuel.
All the concrete, steel, wood, polyvinyl chloride piping, pumps etc. that have brought to the islands to build piers, housing, bridges, infrastructure of all kinds for water delivery, sewage and trash, pollute.
The water diversion that started on the mainland in 1911 have given rise to a massive population that pounds the Islands with 100’s of millions of tons of air pollution yearly, also add the hundreds of ships entering and leaving the Channel Islands daily, spewing tons of exhaust emissions as they pass by the Islands.
The Pacific Blue Fin Tuna became extinct off the Islands in the late 1920’s. The Swordfish that migrated to the Channel Islands for squid became decimated in the 1970’s.
Since earning my SCUBA card in the late 1960’s, blue shark, abalone, large rock scallops, sea urchin, sea cucumber, giant sheep head, cabazon, ling cod, bonito, etc etc. species have been become decimated, if not extinct.
Sorry the infection and pollution of the Channel Islands continues today and shows no signs of abating.
The Channel Islands is just a half a billion dollar “Pig Trough” of OPM, other peoples money and thou they no longer have feral animals on them they have a far more deadly disease, the Bureaucrat with money to burn.
The Channel Islands will never return to "before man".
On Lizard's Remarkable Recovery
Posted on May 6 at 7:01 p.m.
Mr. Diane Feinstein, 1%er, just scored another government contract, to line their pockets, nice tag team at the taxpayer expense, I love nepotism. The rich get richer in Washington D.C., yup government pays and pays.
On For Richer or Poorer
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