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Posted on May 21 at 10:25 a.m.
On Paths Along Las Positas and Modoc Considered
Posted on May 21 at 10:23 a.m.
Just the way people like Greg Armstrong systematically lie should be punished.
#1 lie. It's only 21,000 gallons
#2 lie The environment will not be harmed. It will recover.
#3 lie We will pay for it all.
The propaganda they spew to try to hide the truth and placate the public should be a criminal offense.
On State of Emergency Declared for Refugio Oil Spill
Posted on May 19 at 8:39 p.m.
Those were some pristine reefs. That much oil will kill off most of the sea life living amongst the reef. Much of it will not come back.
Offshore oil drilling is Neanderthal. We're still in the dark ages.
On Big Oil Spill Along Refugio Coast
Posted on May 15 at 12:56 p.m.
The UC system is hurting the community by practicing over-enrollment. They are creating this high-density mess that spills it's problems into the community. The UC system should be legally responsible for these problems since they put all the elements in place. A decent attorney should be able to connect the dots in a courtroom and bring justice to these ongoing issues.
On Isla Vista 'Party House' Owners Put on Notice
Posted on May 14 at 10:29 a.m.
Before throwing millions of dollars at desal and tripling water rates, it makes more cents to recycle the water we already have. Recycling water is much more economical and better quality water than trying to convert salt water to drinking water. Shouldn't the City Counsel adopt a "no growth" policy until the water situation improves. It looks pretty suspect when you approve unsustainable projects during a drought.
On Desalination: A Necessary Step
Posted on May 7 at 10:05 a.m.
Is UCSB ready to acknowledge unsustainable overpopulation?
UCSB and regional planners need to begin planning an economy that doesn't ruin the environment or create the dense development and heavy traffic scenarios that we see in Los Angeles.
UCSB could show some leadership by down-sizing their enrollment and letting new UC and State schools absorb their excess student-body. SBCC could also downsize their foreign student programs to free up rental spaces for working families.
The idea that Santa Barbara should continue to add unsustainable growth with new develop is an unhealthy model. Other parts of the State and country want the growth and have the space to grow without compromising on health, environment, and quality of life.
On S.B. Economy Looking Good, But Rental Market a Mess
Posted on April 23 at 11:51 a.m.
So now the cruise ships get priority over the local yacht club. How about we tell the cruise ships and coast guard to sail away for good.
Like the coast guard, sheriff Brown wants to lock in bigger budgets with futile activities. The jail business was booming!!! Anyone could spend a few nights there. No questions asked. The homeless, the schizophrenics, the potheads. You name it, sheriff Brown always had room at the inn. Business was good, so why not expand?
Only problem was, It was too expensive. If Brown had proposed a Motel 6 style jail, or an Econo-Jail, he would have finished years ago. But he went for the Biltmore Grand Mission Jail of Santa de Maria.
Turns out, it's a hell of a lot cheaper to house the homeless, the schizophrenics, and the potheads for a few nights in rehabilitation programs, where actual rehabilitation really happens.
Sorry sheriff Brown, this idea that CCPOA prison guards are gonna help rehabilitate inmates is a hard sell. The word is that the prison guards do a lot of selling of "outside products" to inmates. "Outside products" include fill in the blank, you name it.
But the Sups may still fall for this boondoggle if sheriff Brown says "please" and "thank you".
On When Good Dogs Do Bad Things
Posted on April 22 at 9:41 a.m.
Salud and Helene will be a real election. I hope Laura Capps does not run. She hasn't been involved locally, and for her to run with the "Capps" brand name seems like an interference or intrusion to the candidates who have been doing the work for the local communities.
On The World After Lois
Posted on April 22 at 9:27 a.m.
Good for Salud and Doreen for showing some leadership to transition from an incarceration system to a treatment system for the mentally ill. A judge should be able to help the potentially dangerous mentally ill person who ends up in his/her courtroom because of mental illness.
On ‘Black Robe’ Therapy for Mentally Ill Put on Ice
Posted on April 16 at 10:41 a.m.
City and county planners are working from false assumptions. The idea that we need to grow is not healthy or realistic. Santa Barbara should not be judged compared to other regions.
High housing costs exist in any region with natural beauty and lower population density. City and county planners need to acknowledge over-population and protect our region from it.
City and county planners should not be trying to compete with other areas. Their ideas about growth and density are at odds with preserving the beauty of this special place. City and county planners appear to be damaging this area so it looks and acts like everyplace else. Not good.
On The South Coast: A Tale of Two Workforces