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Posted on August 2 at 8:50 a.m.
I was generalizing to make a point. I know that most bikers are good about sharing the road just like most drivers are. But I cannot stand people who ride down De La Vina when there is a bike lane one street over. I know that when I am riding, I try to ride on streets with bike lanes. I'm afraid of cars and I ride my bike that way.
On Crackdown on Fiesta Cruiser Run
Posted on August 1 at 12:36 p.m.
I hope they enforce these rules for all bicyclists, all the time. They act like they own the road.
Posted on July 23 at 12:58 p.m.
KV,Beach was always there, but it was a sand spit before they filled in the bay. I believe the argument is over the grass and parking lot. And probably what it really comes down to is the money generated by the restaurant. I don't follow it very closely because at all seems like a lot of BS.
On Redevelopment, Goleta Beach Hot Topics at Summit
Posted on July 18 at 12:59 p.m.
Passagerider: Kelp beds were knocked out by storms. They were growing on worm tubes and other debris, not permanent rocks. So unless an artificial reef is put out there, you won't get any kelp growing back.
On Which Way for Goleta Beach?
Posted on June 25 at 1:23 p.m.
The article is apparently not clear because it does not mention this
An exception in writing in the recommendations section of the petition:"Hard limits on the incidental capture of white sharks in California and U.S. fisheries (particularly the set gillnet and drift gillnet fisheries occurring in the Southern California Bight), including sufficient observer coverage to accurately estimate and enforce such limits;"
This is about the gillnet fisheries that got an exemption from the 1994 law that banned any killing (intentional or incidental). The new law would limit, not ban, any killing of sharks by incidental catch.
On Saving White Sharks
Posted on June 25 at 12:39 p.m.
Spiritwalker. I suggest you email the author to make sure that your assumptions are correct. Hopefully the author can clarify and not leave the readers to speculate. I doubt they will spend the time reading these 66 responses and respond.
Posted on June 25 at 10:20 a.m.
Spiritwalker does not have to be an expert in great white sharks to make the claim that they are not threatened or endangered. The real experts cannot even agree on this. The only great white shark census was conducted in northern CA near the Farallon Islands and Bodega Bay several years back. Based on some modeling and the highly scrutinized assumption that these sharks live in a closed population, they determined that they population is very small (I think it was around 250?). Others claim that the population is much larger (2000+) and are currently investigating this claim.
The bottom line is that GWS are very tough to study. It's not like counting birds or elephants. So an accurate assessment would be hard to come by. I think they should be able to figure out if the population is growing or shrinking which could help with the decision. What if a disease hits (think abalone)? 250 or 2000+ is still not a very large population. I think the bigger issue at hand is protecting this species because people fear them and want to kill things that they fear. They are also an umbrella species, so by protecting them (eg no gill netting), they can protect many other species.
Posted on June 18 at 11:48 p.m.
A quick glance at his facebook profile shows some art he has done. Also, not Irish or Canadian, but San Diegan.
On SBPD Officers Arrest Graffiti Vandal
Posted on May 15 at 5:27 p.m.
Just open the mouth already! I highly doubt the estuary naturally filled in 250 years ago. Maybe it did 100 years ago when ranchers and their cattle had been clearing all the vegetation for a hundred years allowing silt to fill in the marshes and cause the mouth to fill in. It's a tidal estuary. That means it needs to interact with the tides.
On Siphoning Off Goleta Slough
Posted on April 23 at 9:30 a.m.
I was trying to think of something that would stop this like a safety net or something, but then I figure some idiots would go hang out in the net and fall off the cliff too.
On Man Falls From Isla Vista Cliffs
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