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Posted on June 11 at 3:34 p.m.

Scooters or small motorcycles are safer as they flow more like automobile traffic and are more visible. I rode bicycles to school for decades but much prefer scooters or small motorcycles.

They are an essential part of the mix in many other countries but continue to be ignored here because of Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson and Peter Fonda.

Check out the scooters at Ootys or Honda Al's.

On The Wheel Truth Behind Biking to Work

Posted on June 11 at 3:14 p.m.

A certain times of the day, and days of the week, there can be literal trains of cars going up or down Gibraltar. The primary use of the road is for access by first responders and boy do they. One can almost set their watch to the sound of the sirens every weekend as the first responders race up the hill on yet another rescue. Many weekends there are multiple incidents.

On Gibraltar Skateboarder Survives Car Collision

Posted on June 9 at 3:41 p.m.

A "free solar panels for all" platform sounds great but politicians will say anything to be elected, then take their own corrupt path without ever looking back over their shoulder for the electorate. Just running for higher office.

None of this will ever change without meaningful Campaign Finance Reform (CFR). CFR is the number one question for any politician, "Where do you stand on CFR?"

This guy risked his freedom on behalf of us all. The press makes him out as a nut, but please read his position:

On Rep. Lois Capps Endorses Salud Carbajal

Posted on June 9 at 2:44 p.m.

Wearing seat belt?

On Car Catches Fire After Plunging off Highway 154

Posted on June 6 at 8:07 a.m.

Prank or felony? Where do you draw the line?

Eighth Grader Charged With Felony Cybercrime For 'Prank' On Teacher

On Police Thwart Senior Prank at Santa Barbara High School

Posted on June 4 at 1:25 p.m.

Public input into that plan ​— ​via interactive website and a series of five community workshops ​— ​concludes this week on June 5.

A link to the web-site would be helpful.

On Sonos Pays Big Bucks to Bike to Work

Posted on June 4 at 1:18 p.m.

Is this limited to residents of the city proper? Perhaps the gift cards are provided by merchants?

On Cops Hosting Gun Buyback Event

Posted on May 19 at 10:50 a.m.

A Tea Fire Survivor says, "Thanks Guys".

On Hand Crew On Call Year-Round

Posted on May 18 at 2:58 p.m.

"Drivers are reminded that motorcycles have the same rights on the road as cars and trucks; to be aware of motorcycles moving into blind spots when changing lanes, merging, and especially at intersections"

If you are a rider and depending on any of the above, my condolences. Better to assume that you are invisible, no one sees you, ever. Even if someone does appear to acknowledge you in some way, proceed with the greatest of caution.

Alcohol is a factor in more motorcyle fatalities than it is in automobiles. Don't drink and ride.

18-24 year olds on sportbikes and without a motorcycle endorsement on their license are another major category. The little bit of effort required to get the endorsement is surprisingly effective in producing safer riders.

Approached correctly, motorcycles and scooters are great transportation, recreation and the missing link in the boring bicycles versus cars, one or the other, equation.

On Bikes and Belts Be Good

Posted on May 11 at 5:40 p.m.

What did you find out about the batteries? Defective batteries, too much current draw from their devices and/or solar cell inadequate to the draw?

On S.B. Lends Support to Grateful Coxless Crew

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