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Posted on June 18 at 1:35 p.m.
What about tarballs floating all over Southern California? Until they answer that question, they just appear to be lame PR flacks, with the spiller speaking for the US Government.
On News Commentary: Refugio Officials 'Target' Specific Reporters
Posted on June 5 at 12:03 p.m.
For as long as I live, or this weirdly sited facility remains above water, I will always wonder why neither SB County nor the Coastal Commission sought to require a set back. Not just a set back meant to survive future sea rise & storm run up, but ANY set back whatsoever. I mean, this resort literally hangs over the sandy beach. Where else on the California coast is a NEW resort granted such unjustified and unrealistic deference? Are we supposed to suspend our disbelief? I realize we're all trying to be helpful and subsidize Mr. Caruso's efforts to finally rebuild the Miramar, but sticking our collective heads in (what's left) of the sand seems stupid and ill conceived. Climate denial isn't going to serve anyone when waves wash up underneath those oceanfront rooms. Now should have been the time to improve the resilience of the resort by moving it back. Obviously this results in less short term revenue and profits, but the hotel would still have easily survived financially, and been much better off physically as well. Now it is the public that will pay the price and be the big losers here in 50 years when the beach is submerged but thank God those high priced rooms over the water will still be entitled.
On New Miramar Hotel Design Unveiled
Posted on May 12 at 12:01 p.m.
May I suggest a "leave the light on for Motel 6" campaign? If 10,000 people sign a petition, and we do a thousand man (and woman) march around Montecito, perhaps Caruso will agree to abandon his plan to moor the monster boat offshore of the hotel and let Motel 6 handle the catering and manage the beach towels!
On Who Will Manage the Miramar?
Posted on May 11 at 3:14 p.m.
What, no love for Motel 6?? They'll keep a light on...
Posted on March 12 at 3:47 p.m.
For those wanting to read more about Den & SB's colorful early history, check out Walker Tompkin's book "Santa Barbara's Royal Rancho."
On How Irish Immigrants Saved Santa Barbara
Posted on March 11 at 11:50 a.m.
Caruso filleted by the Montecito Objectionista... what a way to go! At least he can still park his mega-panga offshore out in front. Or, maybe not .... that boat, all lighted up at night probably resembles an offshore oil derrick... and probably requires a permit :)
On UCSB: The Elephant in the Room
Posted on March 10 at 3:49 p.m.
Cheap shot re: Miramar. Author obviously a development minded op writer. Caruso - and LA developers deserve every bit of mitigation limp-wristed SB can pull from them as they attempt to syphon off profits. The reason the Miramar is a dump has nothing to do with Santa Barbara or its residents, or room rental wannabes. It is solely and exclusively the fault of Rick Caruso's hubris.
Similarly, establishing mini-gov's in IV doesn't seem a golden nugget idea either. UCSB needs to step up, stop growing like a cancer cell, and endeavor to create a livable community. Not rocket science.
Posted on January 16 at 1:07 p.m.
Don't forget that WSJ just cited Veneco as one of the most likely oil companies to fail in the new oil economy.
On Cheap Gas, but Pricey Futures
Posted on August 27 at 11:12 a.m.
Nick... Check it out: City of Davis is "returning" their bogus military equipment. Maybe SB can apply for Davis' beastly weaponry and be even more ready to attack UCSB's best and brightest during the next full moon.... http://www.sacbee.com/2014/08/26/6657...
On I Bark, Therefore I Yam
Posted on June 26 at 9:46 p.m.
So it is OK for Jackson to support offshore oil drilling when she's being paid by PXP to lobby for it but when someone else wants access to the exact same oil using a safer technology she writes a law to stop it? Seems like a low bully move, certainly not something legit.
And don't think for one second that State Lands denial of the PXP deal was unexpected. Enviros from throughout California opposed it every step of the way and that train was off the tracks long before State Lands buried the final stake....
On Teeing Off on Tranquillon Ridge