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Posted on May 18 at 7:51 a.m.

Two questions:

1. Isn't the span from 1945 to 2015 70 years, not 69?;

2. Where is the Chumash (that's "shoe-mosh" to you ruffians, not "chew-mash") panel discussion to be held? It could be veeery interesting.

On The Creatives Are Coming!

Posted on May 18 at 7:37 a.m.

There is some good news: well-heeled Mumsies and Dadsies are having second thoughts about sending their whelps to UCSB and SBCC, because of the very notorious party blow-ups and shootings. Maybe it'll be like after last century's riots and BofA burning, when enrollment dipped for a few years and the campus & IV were livable.

On Isla Vista 'Party House' Owners Put on Notice

Posted on May 16 at 2:18 p.m.

Agreed, 14; I also would've liked to see some tips on choosing tires for low rolling resistance and low noise. But, perhaps that's best left to Consumer Reports and others.

On Wear and Care of Tires

Posted on May 13 at 4:48 p.m.

"Conjunctive use" is practiced by most public water purveyors: in years of ample surface water, it's put down their wells to replenish various groundwater basins. In dry years, just the opposite: wells are drawn down (safely, one presumes) in the hopes for better rainfall years ahead. The wild card in all of this is private well pumpers, except in basins where rights have been adjudicated (like Goleta) and extractions are, again one presumes, controlled according to the court's judgment.

On top of this, in non-adjudicated basins, those with the most money to deepen existing wells and drill new ones are the real pirates who get the lion's share of the groundwater booty. Municipal water departments and districts have inferior rights, no matter the scores of customers served, along with built-in inertia because of various bureaucratic necessities and funding limits. On the South Coast, add the extra wild card of landowners who tap consolidated rock formations such as the Coldwater sandstone, and sell that water to the highest bidders.

It's kinda messy, but there's no need to panic yet, except for those in the hills who can't get more of their own groundwater and might not get anything from desal or other lowland options. They be screwed.

On Lake Cachuma May Be Drying Up Faster Than Expected

Posted on May 13 at 12:07 p.m.

-Like-

Joke: Question--How many retirees does it take to screw in a light bulb? Answer--None. It's a trick question; retirees are smart enough to change over to LEDs, which will last the rest of their lives.

On It’s All About the Quality of the Light

Posted on May 13 at 12:04 p.m.

Who cares. Let Donald Trump's latest ex-wife manage it; just get 'er done!

On Who Will Manage the Miramar?

Posted on May 13 at 12:01 p.m.

BTW, the preferred nautical pronunciation of "coxswain" is "KOswen." Joke about that for a while. Unless you rope in the Daily KOS, I can't make any puns to save me life.

On S.B. Lends Support to Grateful Coxless Crew

Posted on May 13 at 11:38 a.m.

Agree w/ DrDan, and by extension...

On <em>The Independent</em> Wins Seven State Awards

Posted on May 13 at 11:33 a.m.

RHS and bimboteskie are exactly right. Blaming steelhead releases for human pain from this entirely predictable and predicted (by some) CRISIS!!! situation is just wrong. This CRISIS!!! was a slow-motion event in its making.

On Lake Cachuma May Be Drying Up Faster Than Expected

Posted on May 11 at 12:17 p.m.

Legal marriage has real consequences in terms of income taxes, property holdings of many types including inheritances, medical emergency access for spouses, and a host of other things. Do some really espouse going the way of Oklahoma, which proposes to cut off everyones' noses by doing away with civil marriages, whether hetero or homo, rather than issue same-sex marriage licenses? "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." -R.W. Emerson

On Right to Do What Other People Do

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