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Posted on June 20 at 2:28 p.m.
My in-laws in LA have chickens and ended up with some kind of mite attacking chickens and people alike. It was like a lice outbreak, where they had to clean everything in their house. Still, I'd try it if my better half would let me.
On Fowls Need Help
Posted on March 5 at 9:25 a.m.
Did you really need to post their photos? What's the point of that? To shame them? It's like the Indy is making itself part of the criminal-justice system by punishing them.
On Four Men Arrested for Soliciting Prostitution
Posted on January 2 at 10:43 a.m.
I love that this kind of article and dialogue appears in the Santa Barbara Independent--or at least on the website.
On On Time and Free Will
Posted on December 30 at 9:18 a.m.
"Joshua Lynn, the attorney for Adam and Joshua Webb, the attorney for Chet declined to comment following the arraignment."
I had to read that three times before I understood that Joshua Lynn isn't "the attorney for Adam and Joshua Webb."
On Montecito Motors Owners Appear in Court
Posted on September 2 at 9:44 a.m.
With only one green item (broccoli) in the description, how, exactely, is this "healthy food"? Pastas and crêpes oozing with Nutella are the kind of carb-based dishes apt to put kids to sleep after lunch.
On Green and Tasty
Posted on August 15 at 8:53 a.m.
While I've heard many negative stories about pet insurance, and don't have insurance for my three pets, I do have one friend whose one-year-old dog required two surgeries costing about $2,000 each, and which were covered by insurance except for the $150 deductible. Since these surgeries happened when the dog was so young, the amount paid so far in premiums was far less than the cost of the surgeries. Presumably over the lifetime of the dog, the owner will pay in premiums more than the cost of the surgeries, but she was happy not to have to shell it out all at once. Since knowing of that experience, I've become open to the idea of insuring a new pet.
On Pet Insurance
Posted on June 24 at 1:44 p.m.
I wish there were a way to get a left turn lane without eliminating other lanes. But the left turn lane seems essential.
On Should Cliff Drive be reduced from 4 lanes to 3?
Posted on April 22 at 3:11 p.m.
I'm not sure it benefits the county to be in one district. With the current districts, we have twice the number of assembly members looking out for Santa Barbara County.
But there's something to be said for the simplicity of a district matching a county.
On Nava Lobbies For Redrawn 35th District to Include Only S.B. County
Posted on December 24 at 9:29 a.m.
Thanks for the sanity, DonMcDermott.
First, earmarks are a very small part of the budget, accounting for somewhere between $17 and $67 billion, depending on what is considered an earmark.
Second, eliminating earmarks doesn't necessarily reduce spending. Many earmarks merely specify how a portion of an allocation is spent. The allocation will be spent even if the earmark is eliminated, but not in the way it was earmarked. In other words, eliminating these earmarks puts power in the hands of bureaucrats rather than elected members of Congress.
Third, earmarks create jobs. Working people pay taxes. Unemployed people are paid with tax dollars. So eliminating earmarks doesn't necessarily save money.
On Capps Loses $13.8 Million in Earmarks
Posted on December 24 at 9:14 a.m.
You know what gets robbed a lot? Banks. Maybe we should get rid of them, because of the danger they pose. Likewise, rich people, who have stuff that burglars want. And it's hard to believe a medical marijuana dispensary could cause more problems than a warehouse store for liquor, so let's get rid of BevMo.
On Pot Shop Approved
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