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Posted on April 15 at 7:37 a.m.
To branch out a bit... back in the snuggly '70s before Prop. 13, the county embarked on a short-lived program of building dedicated Class I bikeways. One of the best runs between Santa Ynez and Solvang, north of Hwy. 246. It was designed by a county civil engineer who went on to become a developers' tool, but never stopped being a nice guy.
IMO, bikes are all right, but feet are best. Alas, both get flats. And cars get billions in subsidies for roads, parking lots and structures, manufacturer bail-outs, and "green" subsidies. -sigh-
On Protected Bike Lanes, Coming Soon?
Posted on April 15 at 7:25 a.m.
HL, you nailed it. Book 'em, Danno!
On Car Thieves Found at Motel 6 in Carp
Posted on April 15 at 7:22 a.m.
-Like- In the late '80s we took a hike up that way, and found some geologic oddities as well as a crashed weather balloon. It was a good day.
On Lovers Loop
Posted on April 15 at 7:18 a.m.
Wonderful story--thank you!
On A Civil Rights Summer 50 Years Ago
Posted on April 15 at 7:17 a.m.
Cool! When I lived up north, I had dinner with a Philippina woman from Delano, who made an incredible veggie dish with the best brown rice I've ever tasted, including that which I've cooked myself. It may have been second-generation interpretation, but it was deee-licious!
On Filipino Foods Invade Goleta
Posted on April 15 at 7:13 a.m.
Shun. The. Trolls.
On Das Williams Announces Run for County Supervisor
Posted on April 13 at 11:36 a.m.
State prison overcrowding remains a problem, regardless of Prop. 47. IF the NoCo Jail is finished, perhaps losses could be cut by leasing it to the state.
On Sheriff Misfires in Budget Shootout
Posted on April 13 at 11:29 a.m.
The Amish practice "shunning" for someone who seriously misbehaves and deserves something in response. I suggest that JJ be shunned; let him or her type into an empty echo chamber, on every thread.
On Capps Announces She Won't Seek Reelection
Posted on April 11 at 3:39 p.m.
Why isn't the IRS pursuing the recipients of those Clark gifts for the taxes due, or are they?
On Light Up the World
Posted on April 11 at 3:29 p.m.
You folks need some remedial arithmetic lessons.
Let's assume that the first emissions rates are correct, and make it a nice, round 0.2 kg per passenger mile.
A round-trip flight from LAX to Hawaii is, again in round numbers, 5100 miles. So, (4 people) x (0.2 kg per passenger mile) x (5100 miles) = 4080 kg of CO2.
There are 2000 kg in a metric ton, so that's 4080 / 2000 = 2.04 metric tons.
NOT 2500 metric tons. Only off by three orders of magnitude.
Jeezey lou-eezey. Are you liars, or just ignorant?
On County Moves Toward Tougher Emissions Limits