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Posted on May 18 at 9:29 a.m.
Way to accurately state the facts Ethan. I don't know what planet BeachFan lives on, but here in California that pile of illegal junk on Goleta Beach most certainly IS a Coastal Act violation and most certainly IS subject to fines and penalties of up to $15k per day.... Let's face it, the only reason someone, anyone hasn't prosecuted this case already is that SB enviros have been trying in good faith to work this out for over a decade. Instead, SB Co. and people like BeachFan proposed installing lame ugly useless poles and piles alongside the pier, which would not have addressed erosion but sure would have been ugly and enriched the coastal engineering firm of Moffat & Nichols over $10 million bucks. Let's hope 2.0 saves SB taxpayers some money and gets it right under the Coastal Act.
On Goleta Beach 2.0 Report on the Way
Posted on April 27 at 11:28 a.m.
Can't agree more with fivedolphins. Great guy with honor and integrity and a life well lived.
On Things to Know with Jean-Michel Cousteau
Posted on April 27 at 11:19 a.m.
How do you say.... Hypocrite? Out one side of his mouth Caruso keeps telling SB how much money he'll bring in with his way too big unbuilt eyesore resort while out the other side he continually seeks public subsidies. How dumb does he think SB is? How dumb is SB willing to be?
On Caruso Gets Reduction in Miramar Property Value
Posted on April 19 at 9:36 a.m.
Sure would be nice if this story (and perhaps the trail) weren't so incredibly vague and ambiguous.... Sort of begs the question as to whether the trail is simply an illusion.
On Trailblazing Gaviota the Slow Way
Posted on March 7 at 4:15 p.m.
Oh super. What next. If Caruso tells the Sups they need to set up a big fan and blow $100 dollar bills at him, then maybe, perhaps, perchance, weather permitting..... if enough millions come his way someday if he feels like it he might begin to deal with his giant ugly hole in the ground? Caruso really has stumbled onto an amazing new development model. He doesn't actually build anything. Instead he threatens NOT to develop! He threatens merely to maintain a public nuisance. And we respond by throwing public money at him. At this rate he'll never build anything, but all that money sure will finance a great run for LA Mayor. Gosh, with leaders like these, SB is in really good hands.... right?
On Hotel Tax Rebate Moves Forward
Posted on September 29 at 1:06 p.m.
Bravo Mr. Richard Foster. Thank you for your analysis.
On Goleta City Council's unanimous vote against even studying whether to develop Bishop Ranch shows that the city is
Posted on May 25 at 3:38 p.m.
Hi BeachFan. We get the point you don't like Janet Wolf. But just to be clear, they are different appointments. Janet had graciously volunteered to serve as a local elected official for the Ventura-SB-SLO region, an appointment under the authority of the Governor. Jana, on the other hand, accepted an invitation to serve as a citizen/public member of the Commission pursuant to an appointment by the Speaker of the Assembly. Entirely different process. Curious though that SB came that close to having two residents serve on the CCC at once.... Can't recall that ever having happened.
On From Lawyer to Artist to Coastal Commissioner
Posted on May 25 at 7:28 a.m.
This is an awesome appointment for Santa Barbara. For the first time since Pedro Nava SB has real representation on the Coastal Commission, someone that actually cares about protecting the coast instead of just supporting 'whatever' development is thrown up on the table. If anyone can bring sense to SB's inane pursuit of coastal destruction it is Jana. She is a brilliant team player and will likely prove popular with fellow commissioners. She is also a leader, and her background, experience and knowledge will be invaluable. A perfect choice and kudos to Speaker Perez for a fine appointment.
Posted on May 19 at 9:51 a.m.
Nice Poodle. In a nutshell, why SB is a sad shameful sack of foul smelling nugs. Explains perfectly why no one would want to live or do business in SB. Only question is why so many delusional people still think of SB as 'the one and only.' Can't be the weather could it?
On Thrown to the Dogs
Posted on April 28 at 8:16 a.m.
You don't have to be a genius to know that Gaviota Tarplant killed the Arco/Dos Pueblos Golf Course plan at Naples a few years back. Once established, GT grows really well. Obviously the people 'advising' Bixby owners 'counseled' them to eliminate the GT immediately and make sure it doesn't show its rare and fragile little self ever again, lest their $136 million dollar 'development dreams' go belly up.
Only in SB Co., the lamest planning & coastal protection unit in California, would the government side with the landowner on this. Wait till the Coastal Commission realizes this was a Unocal 'restoration area.' You think they aren't going to require it be restored again? Think again SB....
On Bixby Cleared of Wrongdoing