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Posted on March 3 at 11:35 a.m.
Election PR, ridiculously hypocritical, since Dudley, Brown (as well as Mayor Schneider), and the non-profit county contractor responsible for the protection of vulnerable residents, misrepresented here as the "Santa Barbara Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse Prevention Council", have ignored (discriminated against) vulnerable populations specifically mentioned in the Older Americans Act, US and CA law. SB county has unusual support from the media, primarily Noozhawk, in misrepresenting relevant law in support of political propaganda.
On Better Protections for Vulnerable Victims
Posted on February 23 at 8:57 p.m.
It's an election year. Based on comments posted here and elsewhere, there are a whole lot of voters who share foo's psychotic delusion solution to gangs (whose members are brown, in spite of Extensive Media Coverage of an Afro-American gang member's court cases in recent months), they're not allowed to be in Santa Barbara, we won't tolerate them, I pay too much property tax to have to look at graffiti.... The "Just Make It Go Away" solution only has one variable - gang presence,The cost of litigation against the city, now that OC's case established that Santa Barbara's injunction, more vague, covering a greater area, and already demonstrated to include people who have nothing to do with any gang, doesn't have much chance to be judged constitutional, doesn't matter. The costs of enforcing the injunction, jail and court costs, etc, don't matter.A gang injunction is a good way to solve the gang presence problem; lock up everyone listed in the injunction. It's not a good solution to the "homeless visibility" problem, either.
On About Santa Barbara's proposed gang injunction …
Posted on February 23 at 7:54 p.m.
Exxon CEO Joins Anti-Fracking Lawsuit After Drilling Threatens His Property ValueFeb. 22, 2014 Alternet
On EPA to Require Offshore Fracking Discharge Reports
Posted on February 21 at 10:19 a.m.
Another one; Cliff Drive changes to Montecito Street at Castillo. I think Santa Barbara's twisted streets give local tourists an excellent opportunity to see the sights while trying to reach a destination. I've had some frustrating experiences over the years trying to give SB visitors directions when getting from here to there involves arbitrary street name changes..
On Maggie’s Bali Laughs
Posted on February 20 at 7:33 p.m.
NP today published a letter stating that Chinese company Goldleaf has bought privately owned ERG Resources, whose major assets are Santa Barbara Channel producing oil leases. China is currently destroying local environments in Greenland, Cagayan Province in the Philippines, Ghana, Tanzania, and Tibet. In Queensland, Australia, the China First mining company will destroy a nature preserve in the near future. In areas including Peru and Honduras, in addition to environmental destruction, local community and religious leaders have received death threats from Chinese mining company employees.China has become Latin America’s biggest banker with $75 billion loaned since 2005 — which is more than the World Bank, the IDB and the U.S. Export-Import Bank combined. Beijing’s top regional borrowers are Ecuador and Venezuela, where Hugo Chavez has described his nation’s oil as “at the service of China.” As of this writing, Ecuador’s debt to China approaches a quarter of its GDP. China has been stockpiling gold, and has stopped accepting US dollars as payment on US debt, and is now claiming US resources as payment.Think about the 16,000 diseased, decomposing pigs found in the river that supplies water for Shanghai’s 23 million people. China assured everyone: No worries, the water is clean. But one Shanghai resident told the London Telegraph, “I’m worried about the drinking water. It really, really stinks.”That’s not the only problem of this sort. Early this month, authorities discovered a massive die-off of ducks, at least 1,000 of them, in the Nanhe River of southwestern Sichuan Province. Meanwhile, in the eastern city of Nanjing, residents are accusing several factories along the Yangtze River of dumping toxic effluent into the Yangtze River, killing thousands of fish, the Yangtze Evening News reported late last month.To test the pollution level, the paper said, residents placed two large carp in a tank of river water. “Within 10 minutes, both fish were floating dead on top of the water,” the paper said, as quoted by Radio Free Asia.
Best wishes for the Santa Barbara Channel.
On Eco Economics 101
Posted on February 5 at 4:41 p.m.
iamsomeguyinsb - So Schneider can use it for PR. This is more insane than the plan to pave DelaGuerra Plaza. An obscene waste of tax dollars by incredibly stupid people in government.
On Major Makeover Slated for Cabrillo Bathhouse
Posted on February 5 at 4:30 p.m.
Richard Honn is an even bigger horse's a** than Brian Hill and Joyce Dudley, but bimboteskie's description covers the state bar - real scumbags. I wonder how much POA paid for Honn's decision.
On ‘Willful Disobedience’ Penalties Sought for DUI Lawyer
Posted on February 4 at 10:02 p.m.
Parking enforcement in Santa Barbara is an intentional scam. It's an essential factor in the city's communication of lack of goodwill towards residents and tourists.The City of Santa Barbara is very proud of its persona as a mean little city, and preserves its image through uniform lack of ethics in city government agencies.
On Parking Ticket System to Be Studied
Posted on January 30 at 9:19 p.m.
We need public restrooms downtown for everyone. One in lot 10 isn't sufficient.
On A State of Odor
Posted on January 28 at 8:56 p.m.
lawdy - I'm sure if a cop "took a shortcut" and planted heroin on you and arrested you for possession and sales you'd realize it was just part of the job and respond reasonably, and not "throw enough crap in the air to hide the sun and mountains".
On The S.B. Questionnaire: Kasi Beutel
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