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Posted on March 21 at 11:29 a.m.

So he is only going to raise $125,000 for a private event that will cost the taxpayers a few million in security and travel costs? The Democratic National Committee and the (Republican National Committee for when they do this) should be ashamed of themselves. If he was coming for public events or even vacation it could be justified, but the 2nd Lady of the United States doing a last minute "presser" is not a public visit.

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Posted on March 18 at 7:18 p.m.

Weren't they supposed to operate the concessions at Gaviota and Refugio (a shorter drive to enjoy the burger) what happened with that?

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Posted on March 18 at 7:15 p.m.

Some people need to cut the "Liberal" label on this. I'm liberal and don't have a problem calling Asst. Professor Miller Young's actions wrong. Your comments pretty much put you in the same camp as those who would try to find her actions defensible, the professor herself, and the protestors - that of a zealot well beyond the right or left and off into the fanatical zone of the spectrum.

Reading this, the professor's unrepentant attitude is whats going to guarantee prosecution in some form.

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Posted on March 13 at 7:45 p.m.

The only legal issues will be theft and assault - odds are the faculty member and students are charged with slap on the hand misdemeanors. They also will have to deal with punishment from the University if it chooses to get involved, with Miller-Young probably dashing her future with the UC system due to a error in judgement.

-The other issues some have tried to wave are bogus
- its a open campus as spoken to by the University spokesperson in the article regardless what sbreader says (hint might want to read the article)
-You can pursue someone who has stolen your property, and since Miller-Young can be seen directing the students in the video, she would be viewed as a accomplice or party to the theft.
- Its offensive without a doubt but since photos of victims of air raids/tortured animals etc have been viewed at the free speech area presented by other groups in the past. A precedent already exists that it doesn't rise to a level where you can argue it could be banned.
-Its doesn't rise to grand theft (its a homemade poster) nor strong arm since there was not a implied threat of violence.

The free speech issue while its clear it was infringed on, should present no legal peril to them as it would take a Federal prosecution or CA DOJ to really do anything about that, which won't happen. Miller-Young and friends took the bait from some zealots and will now have to pay a price for their lack of restraint.

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Posted on February 20 at 11:53 p.m.

Knell is a financial genius, I remember he got a girlfriend to move in back in the day and then charged her rent.

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Posted on February 20 at 11:45 p.m.

Doesn't Oprah have a beautiful unnatural pond/lake at her pad? Maybe she would share.

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Posted on January 15 at 11:45 p.m.

I never saw the sense of spending local dollars to improve the drive for out of towners. If the Ventura commuters were so upset, perhaps Ventura should have paid for it rather than local taxpayers. To hear more local funds pledged which might go for local improvements like bike lanes, roundabouts, etc seems a raw deal.

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Posted on January 3 at 11:34 p.m.

Johnlocke didn't the Independent itself quote witnesses who heard the officer shouting at him to stop and one who saw him continuing to advance right after the shooting.

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Posted on December 18 at 10:53 a.m.

The prices have gone down since the shops closed?

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Posted on December 14 at 10:19 a.m.

A step in the right direction by the Congresswoman's office, unfortunately far to often it takes a tragedy like this to see where a in place system needs to be corrected.

I am curious, did the Independent or any other local media think to ask Chris Meager his impressions of his coworker at the party how drunk he seemed and what he observed? Since he was there also it seems a fair question.

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