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Posted on August 27 at 12:29 p.m.
I have garages illegally rented/converted as living space, single family structure illegally subdivided into a triplex etc. in my area and the City does nothing, I would hope the policy would be fairly enforced across the board but it is not.
On Funk Zone Funny Business Leads to Evictions
Posted on August 26 at 1:12 p.m.
Meanwhile on the overpopulation front:
A study by China’s Ministry of Water Resources found that approximately 55% of China’s 50,000 rivers that existed in the 1990s have disappeared.
China is over-exploiting its groundwater by 22 billion cubic meters per year.
China is branching out all over the world to own land and resources, especially to grow water intensive agriculture products that will then be sent to China.
On Cuyama Valley Drying Up
Posted on August 24 at 10:31 a.m.
Here is a list of Dams in California, with the dates they were built.
Of course forked-tongue City People don't have anything to do with aquifers not recharging?
Those mean nasty Farmers are the clause of it all, LOL.
The Santa Ynez River, damed to hell and then pumped out of the valley to feed the city sissies in Santa Barbara, sorry blood on your hands also.
Alisal Ranch would not have had to build a lake, to guarantee water, if the aquifer really recharged, now would they. Alisal has deer, mountain lion, black bear etc. that depend on that small lake.
So Santa Barbarians enjoy your stolen water, some steelhead gave its life for it.
Oh, and your cities are falling apart, as evidenced by the 20 million gallons of water that just flooded UCLA.
I find it fascinating that we have all these earthquake codes for buildings, when your 100 year old water pipes will break like pretzels if a big one hits, buildings left standing and millions with no water, how is that going to work?
I prefer "Fish Bowls"
Posted on August 24 at 8:21 a.m.
As of last Friday, the last day to amend a bill, this is the text.
The bill "encourages" LE when conducting a welfare check, to check the AFS system and a bunch of garbage policy crap.
The bill is a joke.
Another feel good law on the books that has the potential to do nothing.
AFS can be checked in seconds and should be a "Mandatory" check, when doing a welfare check, and all the policy B.S. is not needed.
Just make it mandatory if you really mean to make a difference.
On Supes Support Jackson Gun Bill
Posted on August 22 at 5:55 p.m.
Sustainable Student body is an important issue for the area.
I have personally used, hardhat, rat hat, swindell mixed gas, kirby-morgan and some others, so I understand your concern but the maximum student body issue is real for the area. Student body should be capped as to fit within our local environment.
What courses of study offered or the student body makeup is not my concern, I will leave that to others but student body growth without looking at sustainability is ignorant, same goes for UCSB.
On City College Needs Measure S
Posted on August 21 at 2:17 p.m.
Where your Civilian Government goes to shop.
On I Bark, Therefore I Yam
Posted on August 21 at 1:51 p.m.
Show me the Water, is not the silt bed known as Gibraltar Reservoir supposed to supply water to the Mesa Area? The Mesa is already over crowded, how about a sustainable level of Students instead of build, build, build. Follow the Money, its a scam.
Posted on August 21 at 9:43 a.m.
The Cuyama/Santa Maria River, Ventura River, Santa Clara River have all become storm drains for when it does rain. The Twitchell Reservoir
captures the waters which once Recharged the aquifer in Cuyama.
In the early 1960's, cue Davy to have a hissy fit, before over-population, wilderness areas with fufu names, the water still flowed, the aquifers recharged. "Water Mining" by Yankees to feed their "Earthly Boxes" has decimated steelhead and land animals. Dam Nation is groundwater mining also.
The aquifer under the Coachella Valley which built up over millions of years from the runoff of the San Jacinto Mountains has been dropping at an alarming rate from gambling, housing and golf courses.
I remember Scotties near Ozena, the Buckhorn being the only real civilization after the Deer Lodge, it was the real badlands. Nothing like backpacking in 15 degrees and trying to stay warm.
Yes AG is over using but the Dams stop the aquifer recharge. In an ideal world extraction should match the recharge rate but the Dams prevent recharge from happening. Ground Water Tables all over Southern California have dropped and current extraction rates are not sustainable, that is why we have "Salt Water Intrusion" on the Coast.
Posted on August 20 at 8:02 a.m.
First the article does not state the type of Chevy pickup ( short bed, long bed, 1/2, 3/4, 1 ton, standard 4 wheels or dually) nor the size of the trailer (one, two, three, four, six or 8 horse, bumper or gooseneck pull) makes a big difference as to tow-ability of the load and the skill set needed by the operator to maneuver the load as well as the class of driver license needed to operate the rig.
Many questions, but one thing is very evident, a 16 year-old should not be operating a trailered rig on public roads, just not enough behind the wheel experience.
Very sad for all involved.
On Investigation into Bicyclist's Death Continues
Posted on August 7 at 9:53 a.m.
Mean While. Germany the poster child of the Modern Socialist Utopia has just a few problems to deal with as the leader of the EU.
Germany's DAX stock index has plunged once again, to the same level as in October 2013 as European economic realities (coupled with sanctions retaliation fears) miss expectations drastically. The DAX is now in "correction", down 10.235% from its June record highs as it appears the more the US sanctions Russia, the more Europe crumbles...
Germany's Largest Bank headline WSJ, August 7, 2014
"Regulators Cite Risk-Control Deficiencies at Deutsche Bank.
Deutsche Bank is facing a barrage of criticism from U.S. regulators over what they say are weak reporting systems and risk controls, including under a confidential pact that formally orders the bank to make far-reaching improvements, according to people familiar with the agreement."
All is not well in Utopia, is it.
On Letter from Munich