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Posted on March 16 at 11:05 a.m.

It seems to me there needs to be some "management" of the free speech plaza. Students are probably not allowed to stand out there stark naked, or act out a rape, or have placards with pornographic images. It sounds like these graphic and disturbing photos fall into those categories. Do they have a right to proselytize their ideas, of course, but there is a limit to what should be allowed. As to the professor, this was an error of judgement on her part as these Westboro Baptist imitators are jumping with glee at the kerfuffle that has resulted. Was their "assault"? I sure didn't see any. Of course, their disgusting placard was ruined, but they are quite overjoyed at the whole thing. The professor needs to be wiser. Horrific, overtly sexual, shocking images need to be addressed by a committee and rules need to be made.

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Posted on February 2 at 3:38 p.m.

It is interesting to observe the hostile and antagonistic attitude towards rescue organizations held by the animal control officer above. Is this typical? Although I am not involved in the rescue movement, I have always had great respect for those who attempt to save the lives and lessen the suffering of unwanted animals. Before the SPCA and the legal protections of animals and children, cruelty was casual and without consequence. If I follow this animal control officer's logic, rescues are dangerous because they allow animals with "behavioral, physical and emotional problems" to survive and, perhaps, become part of a family. And it would be better to destroy the animals based on the animal control officer's opinion they are not worthy of life. Explains a lot.

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Posted on September 23 at 8:14 a.m.

Wow, corruption really does work and the downside is evident when you drive by this house. It is ugly, charmless, inappropriate for the neighborhood, and I am embarrassed for out of towners to see what can still get by in allegedly beautiful Santa Barbara. Would this look good in the funk zone? Yes, probably, depending on what was around it, but the total disregard for the setting is disgraceful. When the jacarandas bloom, this was one of the prettiest streets. What were they thinking? Long after industrial chic has faded into fad history, the neighborhood will be stuck looking at this ugly, metal box. I notice the designers have their sign in front. Okay, if they want to take credit for it, but everyone I have talked with hates it. If they want to be anti-Santa Barbara and disturbing they should take it to the funk zone. And shame on those who sold out the neighborhood.

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Posted on January 25 at 11:04 a.m.

And the punishment for an infraction of the leash law is death? And if a child is caught shoplifting, the shopowner can beat him? No, it is not the privilege of just anyone to take the law into their own hands and administer punishment, obviously.

Show me where it says other individuals on public lands near recreation areas are allowed to enforce leash laws with deadly force.

And what is the greater crime, being off leash or shooting to kill just because you can? So disgusting.

On Remembering Billy the Dog

Posted on January 24 at 11:53 p.m.

Upon thinking about it, it seems that we are being failed by our law enforcement personnel. Who is supposed to protect Santa Barbara citizens and their pets from nutcases with guns and bad attitudes? Why was the shooter just sent on his way after he admitted killing the dog? Aren't we supposed to be able to enjoy ourselves on our trails, in our county, while being protected? Is the Forest Service responsible or some other police?

On Remembering Billy the Dog

Posted on January 23 at 9:51 a.m.

So, losolivoslocal, if I understand you correctly, it is legal and okay to shoot and kill someone's pet if it barks at you? Because after all, you feel threatened? That is so ridiculous, I cannot believe they just let this guy walk away. So I guess it is open season on pets? The ranger was negligent as well.

On Dog Shot and Killed on Santa Cruz Trail

Posted on January 22 at 5:21 p.m.

This is ridiculous. These "hunters" obviously are irresponsible hotheads and should be prosecuted for negligence or perhaps sued? I wonder what legal action could be taken as they surely should be held accountable.

On Dog Shot and Killed on Santa Cruz Trail

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