Comments by BondJamesBond

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Posted on May 28 at 7:24 a.m.

Good Job Reeve!! The more accurately this calamity is recorded the better. Keep up the great work.

On On the Beach

Posted on May 20 at 8:42 p.m.

The first real victim in an oil spill is .... The truth. Now is the time to Get Oil Out !!

On As Refugio Oil Slick Spreads, Spill Estimate Rises

Posted on May 20 at 6:46 a.m.

How many more wake up calls do we need? The extraction and production of fossil fuels for energy generation involves unlikely, but extremely catastrophic consequences... Santa Barbara should be the leader in promoting sustainable transportation. This is one spill too many, by what appears to be a known corporate rogue.

On Big Oil Spill Along Refugio Coast

Posted on May 15 at 7 p.m.

Just so happy another tax to pay for a bloated gov't agency was defeated!! This bond also involved some funny property swap. I think it involved the swap of the basketball/ play ground in Summerland for the existing site, but not sure. Usually there is an interesting story behind property swaps... Overall, fire departments seem to use antiquated technology, and massive human resources which are overpaid. Mingee will most likely retire on $200k/yr for life...

On Lawsuit Forces Fire Chief into Early Retirement

Posted on May 8 at 7:08 a.m.

This so great! I wish you were published on the front page. Keep speaking out.

On Prophet Would Counsel Patience

Posted on May 7 at 7:19 p.m.

So glad this new money grab didn't make it. Since when does an earthquake retrograde cost over $10M? School students are still in portables all over Carp and Summerland. Don't we pay enough in taxes already?

On Measure Z Plea

Posted on March 28 at 8:05 a.m.

Bravo Hannah Beth!! Ultimately this is the way forward. Interesting that in many ways cities i,e. London, Paris, New York... whose transportation systems were designed and built by the Victorians; are more advanced and efficient than the traffic nightmare called LA, that was built and designed by Caltrans. Angelinos currently sit in traffic for up to an hour to go 6 miles. We already have a heavy rail system which runs parallel to the 101... Jackson's work is a great start towards the future. Union Pacific is heavily dependent on US/Calif gov't. largesse and needs to be brought to heel for the greater good now. More trains at rush hour would clean up the mess, and make UP money.

On All Aboard the Commuter Rail?

Posted on February 5 at 7:41 a.m.

Too bad these people can't/won't treat the root cause of so much of their misery... alcohol and/or drug abuse

On Denunzio Pleads Guilty to Resisting Arrest

Posted on January 11 at 10:01 a.m.

"On the facts, Schneider is absolutely right.".... Minor details. What would motivate "public servants" to spend almost half a Billion dollars doing the wrong thing?? Follow the money.... How can freeways even pencil out, when it costs that much to facilitate the improvement of 10 lousy miles of highway?? OMG. This is not about improved transportation... This is a large scale transfer of wealth from public coffers to construction companies, pure and simple. We all know the evolved/conscious solution to this traffic problem would be using the rails to get these Ventura commuters out of their cars between 7-9am, and 5-6pm each week day. $360 Million is enough dough to get even Union Pacific to wake up to the possibilities of transporting 10-20,000 people a day. I'm sure UP could be motivated for considerably less. As to AL Bardach... she is an intelligent, articulate, and perhaps well meaning person, who is just simply wrong about this issue. Nothing will be gained by shooting the messenger of the truth in this case... Bravo Helene!!

On Bark Like a Dog, Walk Like a Man

Posted on December 24 at 11:24 a.m.

Try going from downtown SB to points south on a weekday 4-6PM , and you will see that the work Caltrans has done so far has actually increased congestion... Coast Village road is impassable, as is Lillie ave in Summerland. BRAVO TO HELENE. She is a true profile in courage. Whatever you political persuasion... you have to admire her courage to speak the truth to overwhelming power. I think the Sepulveda Pass is 16 lanes now... How's that working for you??? haha. The original agreement was a "Lane and a Train". This was the will of the people. This SBCAG thing is largely meaningless. If I were some of these people I would be a little worried any time I was on the same side of an issue as Andy Caldwell....

On The Shunning of Helene Schneider

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