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Posted on August 1 at 12:48 p.m.

The question remains, why were dogs allow to "maul" each other unsupervised? I have walked in this facility many times and I never assume all the gates are shut, which is quite scary considering some of the inhabitants. I would support more security measures when dangerous dogs are being housed. And I do not support adopting them out to ignorant owners who call them "loving and friendly." Having had my dogs attacked numerous times by pits/pit mixes, and unruly dogs at large, I do not feel I'm off base. Sad as it is, some animals are not fit for public consumption. (Neither are their owners). YES, the humans who "create" these dogs are to blame, and they should be prosecuted for animal cruelty (like child abusers). It's CRUEL to raise an animal whose fate is imprisonment or euthansia or death by mauling.

On Dog Killer

Posted on August 1 at 12:38 p.m.

I think we have reached a right-center-left agreement. NO WATER - no more BIG water using projects! And that's not discriminatory, that is a FACT. Perhaps the cash-flush Chumash can fund their own desalinization plant and pipe water in from the Pacific. Then they can build their dream casino. Until then, there is no way such a project should be approved, never mind whatever they envision on the old Fess Parker land. If Big Ag has to cut back too, so be it, fair is fair. We do not have unlimited WATER.

On Chumash Propose 12-Story Hotel Tower

Posted on July 31 at 10:43 p.m.

Where, oh where... Is the EPA when you really need them? Didn't I see some quibble about vintners and wetlands lately? Why doesn't this massive water grab merit the same level of Fed scrutiny? Who's F-ing who?

On Chumash Propose 12-Story Hotel Tower

Posted on July 11 at 9:19 a.m.

PS - you hypocrites out there who like European charm, you're trying to kill it with such a stupid revision. Heck we'd like MORE little wineries to be able to serve sandwiches & cheese along with that great wine. Maybe the food industry ought to pipe up here?!

On Back Door Prohibition

Posted on July 11 at 9:17 a.m.

Mr. Rankin - tell us how we can help. This is just one more run-the-small-business-out-of-town ploy. We should all question who is really behind this "revision" and stand with our local vintners who add so much to our county. Tell us where to sign up for email alerts so we can write our reps & speak out at meetings - and WE WILL SPEAK UP.

On Back Door Prohibition

Posted on April 8 at 11:23 p.m.

Waaaaaaaaaay back when, we managed to have sex (well, it was really "near sex" as Matt puts it - touche), drugs and rock 'n roll. We didn't have riots, tear gas and out-of-town thugs alerted via "social media." Yes, that would be LIVE music (and no, not hip hop). Yes, that would be pot... and beer... not the poison that exists nowadays including synthetic (stroke-producing) pot. And yes, that would be near (highly fantasized about) sex, not rape. What happened? I'm gonna point to the entertainment/reality-TV culture that kids grow up with now, where respect is unheard of. I'll point to government-gone-wild while I'm at it, and I mean at the Federal level. If society (we the elders that is) and those who own the networks, the music labels, the lobbyists, etc., don't MODEL and PROMOTE respect, how do we expect kids to even know what it is???

On The Death of Isla Vista?

Posted on March 1 at 5:53 p.m.

I'm more interested in why moving to St. George is the best move he's ever made. LOL all those socialist efforts have led him to flee CA?!?

On Long-time Santa Barbara Resident and Political Activist Finishes Memoirs

Posted on October 14 at 1:58 a.m.

If you voted for Obama you deserve what you won't get. Yeah the chickens are comin' home to roost.

On UC (Doesn't) Care

Posted on September 8 at 10:38 a.m.

Good for you, Dr. Saunders. Sounds like a great idea!

On The Integrative Medicine Center of Santa Barbara Announces a Reception at its New Location

Posted on September 7 at 8:17 a.m.

Yes, sure, the Great Recession has affected us all. But the writer makes good points. Why aren't there refreshments and a sitting area somewhere amidst the show? Why is it that food/beverage establishments -- such an obvious draw for tourists/revenue whether for the art show or simply strolling the boulevard -- exist only at the far ends of said boulevard? Americans are so dumb about basic urban planning it's once again a no-brainer... It's a great suggestion AND civilized; those of us who walk/jog/bike Cabrillo would appreciate it too!

On Sunday Art Show Suffers Not-So-Benign Neglect

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