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Posted on July 29 at 10:57 a.m.
Once again the US justice system lets the little white girl off.
On UCSB Student Sentenced for Fake Rape Report
Posted on December 15 at 7:02 p.m.
They can take away his DL but they can't take away his car. So good luck keeping him off the road.
On DA Files DUI Charges Against Armendariz
Posted on March 20 at 6:50 p.m.
Are we in Saudi Arabia? You people that want to see this man criminally prosecuted are out of your minds. It was an accident. Common sense? Ever get a ticket for speeding? I bet that you fight minor speeding tickets in court, even when you know you were speeding. Where's the concern for public safety? Let's throw everyone in jail, society would be so much safer.
On Trucker in Fatal 154 Crash in Court
Posted on January 6 at 9:30 a.m.
I think it's beyond rational thought that the police, D.A. and Judge stood behind Jane Doe's account of the rape with her BAC. If she had been a defendent in a DUI case, those very same people that believe her story would be attacking her memory if she had the same BAC and was accused of drunk driving.
On Exonerating Eric Frimpong
Posted on December 22 at 9:56 a.m.
Warren Buffet is a very wise investor, he's investing in freight rail transportation not passenger rail transportation. The reason why there is no train between Vegas and LA, is because it can't compete economically with air travel or passenger car. A train ticket would cost as much or more than a plane ticket and the trip would take about as long as the drive in a passenger car. Yes the drive between the two cities can be slow on weekends or bad weather, but most times speeds of 80 mph or better are done on I-15. The average train speed wouldn't be any better unless it was a High Speed Train.
I lived and worked in Las Vegas for several years. Just a few facts about the Las Vegas Monorail. First, it doesn't even operate within the City of Las Vegas. The monorail terminates at Sahara Boulevard in unincorporated Clark County, just shy of the City of Las Vegas. It is a private operation funded by local gaming. It serves primarily tourist and conventioneers, the people with ample leisure time and not the daily Las Vegas workforce commuters. Actually easiest way to shuttle between casinos is the Strip bus. The following was taken from the December 18, 2009 Las Vegas Review Journal.
"Initially, monorail backers claimed the train would draw about 20 million passengers a year who would pay a fee of $2.50. Ridership has never met expectations and fares have been increased since startup."
Your statement that "moving people by rail provides the same cost-effectiveness" couldn't be more wrong and is nothing more than your own opinion not supported by any facts. Rail transportation is not a cheap alternative nor is it the silver bullet solution to traffic congestion. This from a person who enjoys riding the train. In my youth when I had more time than money, I rode AMTRAK from LA to D.C. 4 times. Growing up on the east coast I rode public transportation on a daily basis, until I could afford my own car. Today even as an adult I ride the local Santa Babara bus on the weekends. Just because you build it doesn't mean people will give up their cars and ride public transportation. For a City the size of Santa Barbara, the public bus is an excellent but under utilized alternative. People for some reason in this town frown upon riding the bus.
On Railroad Futures
Posted on December 20 at 6:24 p.m.
Did he know, all he had to do was leave the country and become an award winning director to beat the prison time?
On 23 Years for Sex Offender
Posted on July 13 at 5:42 a.m.
(a) Thanks for stating the obvious.
(b) Measure A is a local tax. The majority of the funds for road construction and repair comes from State gas tax revenue. Developer traffic impact fees and assessment districts also fund new road construction. Local roads are relatively cheap to build, it's the ongoing maintenance and improvements that's costly. Measure A also funds public transportation and alternative transportation modes, which are used by the people that don't drive.
(c) Of course you can ride your bike on the street, even a 6 year old child can legally ride a bike in the street, but as I stated, they are built primarily for cars, trucks, buses, and motorcycles not bikes. The fact that you can do it legally doesn't make it the safest thing to do.
By separating bikes and cars eliminates the conflicts you mentioned. May even save a few lives.
On Traffic Survey Indicates Rise in Bicyclists
Posted on July 12 at 5:53 p.m.
Those streets you ride your bike on, they were built primarily for cars and trucks not bikes. Oh and by the way, the money to fund construction and maintenance is collected gas tax funds. We should add a bicycle tax and build dedicated bike paths, come on bike coalition, lets work on that!
Posted on July 2 at 9:25 a.m.
You do know I was referring to the moving of President Reagan to the library and the public viewing. Not the day to day operation of the library. Perhaps you forgot, but major roads where closed in order to transport the body to Simi Valley.
On County Working to Stop Michael Jackson Party
Posted on July 1 at 9:25 p.m.
Did the Federal government and the Reagan family get the proper permits for the show at the Reagan Library?
Casa del Herrero will be hosting an annual party with ... Read More
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