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Das Williams (left) and Ron Paris.

Published on July 23, 2008

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Published on July 23, 2008

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Catalytic converter and other exhaust pollutant capture and conversion.

Published on July 23, 2008

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Abandoned catalytic converters

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Doctors needed: The regents' meeting at UCSB also saw approval of the decision to create a new medical school at UC Riverside-the first in 40 years.

Published on July 23, 2008

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Shades of Green: Ironically, one sticking point in the drive to consensus is the question of how-or even if-to create more urban parks in a densely built cityscape.

Published on July 23, 2008

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Eric Weldon

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Next move uncertain: Bishop Ranch Developer Michael Keston beats a strategic retreat in the face of emphatic opposition from Goleta City Hall.

Published on July 23, 2008

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Rescue dog: When Christhea Puglia was assaulted in Dwight Murphy Park last week, her dog stopped the attack. Homeless outreach worker Ken Williams said violent attacks against the homeless are increasing. "These are cowards hunting these people," he said.

Published on July 23, 2008

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These students attend a summer college prep program at Casa de La Raza in order to get a good perspective on their plans beyond high school.

Published on July 23, 2008

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Police Chief Cam Sanchez speaks to youths as Casa de la Raza on the benefits of education.

Published on July 23, 2008

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SBPD Officer Eccles sites a cab driver

Published on July 23, 2008

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Published on July 23, 2008

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San Marcos teacher Michael McLaughlin (center) observes life in a Japanese classroom.

Published on July 23, 2008

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Published on July 23, 2008

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Published on July 23, 2008

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Just moments after scattering away from a police car, that is now just one block up State Street, all the cabs are back in place hoping to get the fares from the closing clubs.

Published on July 23, 2008

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Cabs scatter as soon as a police car comes around the corner and slowly patrols up State Street.

Published on July 23, 2008

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Cabs line both sides of the 400 block of State St. vying for 1 a.m. fares

Published on July 23, 2008

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Cabs lined up on the 400 block of State St.

Published on July 23, 2008

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Published on July 23, 2008

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Published on July 23, 2008

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Monday nights are hoping at Sharkeez and the cabs are in demand

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RockStar Cab owner James Houseman

Published on July 23, 2008

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Published on July 23, 2008

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One complaint from cabbies is that the get tickets for briefly picking up fares while trucks like this unload for 10-20 minutes, taking up multiple spaces and or park in the red

Published on July 23, 2008

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While there are some designated spaces for cabs downtown, spaces like this one outside the Wildcat Lounge are commonly filled with "V.I.P." patrons' cars and cab drivers claim that these vehicles never get ticketed.

Published on July 23, 2008

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Cab drivers are asking for laws will change to make legal 60 second stops to pick up fares

Published on July 23, 2008

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Published on July 23, 2008

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Lucky Cab driver Richard Honigman

Published on July 23, 2008

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Lucky Cab driver Richard Honigman

Published on July 23, 2008

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Armen Tosuyan, owner of Promenade Cab, says one problem is that there are too many cabs in town

Published on July 23, 2008

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Published on July 23, 2008

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Published on July 23, 2008

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Published on July 23, 2008

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Every night on lower State Street, the cops and cabbies present multiple stagings of the "cockroach act": Cabs park illegally and then the police show up, shine their lights, and everyone scatters, only to do the same thing a few minutes later.

Published on July 23, 2008

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There are very few legal places for cabs to park on lower State Street-as few as six spots in the prime bar zone, according to one cabbie. One of the problems is that police cruisers and pedestrian vehicles (such as here) often take up the spots meant for cabs.

Published on July 23, 2008

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"People want to walk out the door and hail a cab like they do in any other city," explains Lucky Cab driver Richard Honigman. He's leading the fight to get more support for cabs from City Hall, which has recently permitted what he calls a "flood" of new cabs yet not done anything to accommodate the growth.

Published on July 23, 2008

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Jim Zant doing a football chalk talk.

Published on July 23, 2008

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With competition like never before and gas prices skyrocketing, having to run from the cops is the last thing that a cabbie wants to do. But that's just the price of business in Santa Barbara, where the taxi drivers must pick up customers illegally every night if they want to make a living.

Published on July 23, 2008

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Published on July 23, 2008

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Published on July 23, 2008

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Published on July 23, 2008

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Cynthia Birch, Tom Towle, Linda Shower, and Marie Tripi

Published on July 23, 2008

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Published on July 23, 2008

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Richie Hawley played Steve Reich's New York Counterpoint on clarinet and accompanied himself through the use of recordings.

Published on July 23, 2008

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Edward Dusinberre offered a sublime rendition of a Bach piece for solo violin.

Published on July 23, 2008

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Published on July 23, 2008

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