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Posted on February 9 at 2:59 p.m.

Yes, more like him, please!

Correction: lyrics of Turn Turn Turn from Ecclesiastes, not Leviticus :-).

On Pete Seeger: 1919-2014

Posted on January 31 at 7:13 p.m.

Beautiful remembrance, Teddy. Lovely words about a lovely man.

On My Old Hero

Posted on December 19 at 12:48 p.m.

My dharma teacher often says "Just to be alive is enough," and your moving story makes that very real. Thank you so much for telling it, just beautiful.

On My Life: Paddling Through the Storm

Posted on December 14 at 11:55 a.m.

So well-stated and generous-spirited.

On From Survival to Forgiveness

Posted on December 6 at 9:49 p.m.

Ugh, $25,000, completely pathetic. May all those firefighters rest in peace.

On Arizona Firemen Deaths Blamed on Agency Incompetence

Posted on October 15 at 3:25 p.m.

Glad I'm not alone in wondering "is this news?" Doesn't seem like it's any of my business! Unless I was thirty years younger and putting moves on him, then I guess it would be sort of useful to know.

On UCSB Women’s Tennis Coach Makes National News

Posted on October 12 at 10:23 a.m.

I'm with tabatha. We need to start major conservation right now. Should have done so before the summer.

On Dry with a Chance of Drier

Posted on September 8 at 12:52 p.m.

My perception is that the quality of the crafts and art in general at the Sunday show is not nearly as high as 15 or 20 years ago. Lots of schlocky stuff. Be that as it may, I'm happy it's there and that local craftspeople are able to make a living as a result.

As for it not being "private"--well, that might be technically true, but not realistically. Sales proceeds go into the pockets of the vendors. Sure they pay fees for the privilege of setting up on a public walkway, but they're in business for profit, not creating a public service. All businesses pay business taxes and other fees, they're part of the cost of doing business.

If there are actually funds from their fees earmarked for advertising, they should be used for that, I agree. But nothing beyond that.

On Sunday Art Show Suffers Not-So-Benign Neglect

Posted on August 12 at 4:14 p.m.

Mountain lion seen around Coyote Rd, too. Ironically, if your mind works that way.

Sad about these bears.

On Bear Killed on Highway 154

Posted on July 26 at 9:02 a.m.

Actually, I didn't misread. I see it does say SB County, not the Central Coast.

On Spotlight on the Sta. Rita Hills and Lompoc Wine Ghetto

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