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May 28, 10:13 AM

JohnLocke on "Is it time to Get Oil Out of Santa Barbara County?" GOO don't need no steenkin' facts. They'd rather catapult us 300 years into the past. Or let someone else drill somewhere else in true NIMBY fashion. Read More.

May 28, 10:04 AM

touristunfriendly on "Refugio Oil Disaster Reminds There Will Be Spills" Yeah! Let's all sit back in our plastic lawn chairs from Walmart and wait for our elected officials to do something! (Besides take political contributions from big oil...) Read More.

May 28, 9:50 AM

touristunfriendly on "Supes Gently Grill Feds over Refugio Spill Response" Plains will show up in court with a few crates full of Federal, State, and county compliance records stating in a very long drawn out way what we all know. ... Read More.

May 28, 9:49 AM

touristunfriendly on "One Dog Too Many" Where was the Angry Poodle when Chief Sanchez's spoke to the downtown council about how pot smoking was leading us to destruction? The "dispensaries are popping up everywhere"? rhetoric went ... Read More.

May 28, 9:48 AM

touristunfriendly on "Keep City Council Elections in Odd Years" As a "former announcer" you've seen how there's been an increase in political attack ads and less programing involving debates and discussion about the real issues.... Why don't you write ... Read More.

May 28, 9:34 AM

bimboteskie on "Supes Gently Grill Feds over Refugio Spill Response" Why am I paying this gas tax again??? I am thinking my favorite oil companies should be paying it. Read More.

May 28, 9:29 AM

bimboteskie on "Refugio Oil Disaster Reminds There Will Be Spills" 21,000 gallons my A$$. 21,000 barrels was more like it. 21,000 gallons is a fair sized swimming pool. Hopefully the county sinks it's claws into this and does something. All ... Read More.

May 28, 8:55 AM

GregMohr on "Community Demands Transparency in Refugio Spill " MattK, thanks so much--my blood pressure dropped 20 points, both above and below the line, after reading your admonishment... once I stopped laughing! Do you really think that'll stop him-her-them? ... Read More.

May 28, 8:54 AM

JohnLocke on "One Dog Too Many" reduce crime and thereby reduce jail population, as is already happening. VOila - no new jail needed. Read More.

May 28, 8:48 AM

Bahia on "Refugio Oil Disaster Reminds There Will Be Spills" Crude oil extraction and transportation in and through SB county is too much of a risk to our most valuable asset: our beautiful and healthy natural areas. Tourism is the ... Read More.

May 28, 8:43 AM

GerryDeWitt on "Keep City Council Elections in Odd Years" But if your argument is that parties already have too much power, why would we institutionalize it? By the way, I worked for a radio station, I never owned one. ... Read More.

May 28, 8:30 AM

JohnTieber on "Supes Gently Grill Feds over Refugio Spill Response" "…The crew has collected more than 10,000 gallons of oily water…" These references simply to "oily water" appear to be increasing, along with the amounts reported. "10,000 gallons of oily ... Read More.

May 28, 8:17 AM

sacjon on "Gaviota Oil Blowout" Lawdy - agreed. This should be a prominent piece and a warning should go to all those volunteers. Read More.

May 28, 7:24 AM

BondJamesBond on "On the Beach" Good Job Reeve!! The more accurately this calamity is recorded the better. Keep up the great work. Read More.

May 28, 7:22 AM

Paige on "Supes Gently Grill Feds over Refugio Spill Response" So how long will it take before Exxon and Venoco clog our roads with oil tanker trucks in an attempt to move their oil to market and what risks will ... Read More.

May 28, 6:58 AM

14noscams on "Community Demands Transparency in Refugio Spill " "this is the basis of the "97% consensus of climate scientists in support of global warming theory" This is a mistake. It should say there's a 97% consensus of climate ... Read More.

May 28, 6:22 AM

DesertExplorer on "Refugio Oil Spill a Crime Scene?" I have no other alias. and stated only truth and any one who has visited any of these areas has seen it for themselves. and like I said everyone here ... Read More.

May 28, 6:11 AM

DavyBrown on "Spill Liability: Would Jail Time Work?" sure nativeson, let's let due process etc. determine who is truly at fault, but the tone of this article is let's pursue CRIMINAL as well as civil charges vs. the ... Read More.

May 28, 6:07 AM

DavyBrown on "On the Beach" totally agree dp14 -- as a marine mammal yourself I certainly would expect you to be outraged...as we all should be. Absolutely: criminal charges vs. the pipeline operators and their ... Read More.

May 28, 5:55 AM

dolphinpod14 on "On the Beach" I, normally know for my inane sarcastic posts, join in solidarity with those who are outraged by this oil spill. The sight of that bird is tragic, but remember that ... Read More.

May 28, 5:47 AM

dolphinpod14 on "Gender Wage Gap Bill Moves Along" Bruce Jender, get it? "Bruce Jender/Bruce Jenner", thats a joke. Read More.

May 28, 5:46 AM

dolphinpod14 on "Gender Wage Gap Bill Moves Along" What about transgender people? Can they sue themselves? Read More.

May 28, 5:42 AM

dolphinpod14 on "Refugio Oil Spill a Crime Scene?" So is DesertExplorer JJ's new alias after being threatened with banishment? I hope the Independent's system can determine the source of posts dispite the change of "names". sbreader (anonymous profile) ... Read More.

May 28, 4:43 AM

MaleMatters on "Gender Wage Gap Bill Moves Along" Six months after I, a man, was hired into a company in the mid-1960s, in the "Mad Men" era, another man was hired to do the exact same thing -- ... Read More.

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