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Posted on June 28 at 2:34 p.m.
Hmmm, I think the picture says it all. Caruso and his henchmen look like the cats who ate the canary!! Kudos to Janet Wolf and Doreen Farr!
On Miramar-Minded Rebate Program Moves Forward
Posted on July 29 at 2:23 p.m.
The owners are definitely cruising around town posing as "aggies" when in fact they've represented some of the largest real estate developments in Los Angeles. Baupost is the largest hedge fund in the nation, and the Millers are the front people for the hedge fund (Coastal Management Resources), don't be fooled by appearances folks!! This will be a battle! And its interesting that they didn't "disk" where the Vandenberg easement is located (and they can't develop there), are they maybe preparing these other sites for some develpoment???
On Bixby Being Bad?
Posted on May 24 at 11:48 a.m.
I can't believe that this review is for the show I saw, which was embarrassingly cheesy-like a bad Las Vegas lounge act. Mr. Elling has quite an ego, and it came through in his singing. I had to leave the show because it was so unbearable. Guess it works for some people, but would not recommend him or his schtick.
On Kurt Elling at the Lobero Theatre
Posted on April 29 at 11:14 a.m.
I love Pat Metheny, saw him many years ago at the Monterey Jazz Festival and have been a fan ever since. Was REALLY looking forward to this show, but was greatly disappointed. The "Orchestration" totally missed the point of jazz, which, I think, should be a conversation among musicians. I felt like he was playing to the machines, and his musical voice was obscured by the machines. There was a whole lot of noise in the background from the various instruments that didn't really work together. I applaud Pat for trying something new, but I think this show reflects our modern culture, we are all constantly just reacting to the machines.....the purity of his skill was just lost that night.
On Pat Metheny Orchestrion at UCSB
Posted on May 11 at 8:24 a.m.
The County should implement a new requirement that any time a power tool is used in a high fire hazard area, a portable fire extinguisher must be on hand. This would have done the trick for the Zaca fire too.
On Officials Seek Clues To Fire Origin
Posted on May 9 at 3:05 p.m.
Once again a heartfelt thanks to the wonderful Indy for the coverage. The County should step up next time we have a fire event (which hopefully won't happen), instead of depending on our media sources to get out the info. The County kiosks were pathetic, as was their Web site.
Ray, and all the Indy reporters, you are priceless to the community! Thanks to the hard work of our firefighters!!
Lets hope that Painted Cave and the homes on the Pass are safe. Take good care, everyone!!
On Jesusita Fire Turned Away from Trout Club
Posted on July 7 at 8:25 a.m.
Thank you so much Erika and Ray for providing us with these maps. Our County officials cannot get it together, and the so-called "emergency information sources" (e.g., KTMS, and other radio stations) seem to have gotten back to business as usual without proper coverage. So we depend on you to keep us informed and sincerely appreciate your efforts. There should be hell to pay somewhere in the County coffers!!!! Why can't they keep a constantly UPDATED (not 1-2 days old) map for us? Unbelievable.
One question for Erika: it appears that your map shows the fire crossing Old San Marcos Road on the eastern side, is this correct or am I reading it wrong? Thank you again.
On /gap-fire-map/ -- Gap Fire Maps
Posted on July 4 at 8:58 a.m.
Thank you for the great coverage, the Indy and Ray Ford should be commended for proving us with some real information. The ability to get real updates from other news sources is dismal. KTMS means well, but hearsay calls from listeners with misinformation don't help anyone, and tuning in to get desperately needed info this morning and getting a Dennis Miller talk show is ABSOLUTELY PATHETIC!!!!! We need to have an OFFICIAL local source to go to for updates and real news. We need more, our community deserves better, as this is a life and death issue. We packed our car up last night and were extremely frustrated because we could not find out any information on whether to leave our home. Please, if any County officials are reading this, get a hotline number going that is updated hourly, or a better website with a live GIS map as another person suggested. Thanks.
On Gap Fire Reaches Critical Stage