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Posted on May 5 at 4:42 p.m.
Most of this stuff was probably inadvertently/accidentally "lost" overboard. Most people today are quite conscious, unlike in the 60s oil boom when the water was literally seen by many as a convenient trash receptacle. Everybody's consciousness has improved in this respect.
For the flotopia people, the harbor is heavily regulated, Harbor users work closely with authorities to make all of this happen. As Dirty Harry pointed out, life does have its limitations. Learn to work together with authorities to achieve common goals. You can't beat them so join them. You will achieve more happiness in life.
On Harbor Cleanup Yields Bicycles, Cell Phones, Toilet
Posted on May 4 at 4:12 p.m.
It's the only place where a license is not required or one of a few places? By what quirk is a license not required?
On Goleta Pier Reopens After Repairs
Posted on May 1 at 3:21 p.m.
Go you Royals! Always refreshing to see write ups about student achievement not related to sports.
On Students Score Big in International Web Design Contest
Posted on April 22 at 7:51 p.m.
Many people can ride a bicycle but few do for regular transportation because they are impractical. To get people out of cars get them onto scooters or reasonably sized motorcycles. As any seasoned rider will tell you motorcycles are much safer than bicycles in traffic.
On Your Earth Day resolution?
Posted on April 22 at 7:18 p.m.
Ditto what Den said, including the long time in the saddle. He's got it right.
In their defense, Cops do have many job related distractions beyond those of a normal rider. Additionally, they ride very large, relatively unwieldy bikes. Leave yourselves some wiggle room buddies.
On One Officer Hospitalized After Two Motorcycle Cops Collide
Posted on April 17 at 9:57 a.m.
There is no option for the city to halt growth/density as they must operate under state mandate which forces ever increasing population density without regard for the local environment.
Better to address Das on these issues as the control rests with the state legislature not the City Planners. City Planners are in the unenviable position of trying to keep all parties happy.
The plan was initiated in 1969. Time to revise it in light of realistic expectations concerning survivability/sustainability.
It is well past time for Real Estate Developers to take a back seat.
Please see: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/hpd/hrc/plan/he/
On The South Coast: A Tale of Two Workforces
Posted on April 16 at 3:25 p.m.
Comparisons between flotopia and this cleanup project are senseless drivel.
The harbor, which looks pretty clean now from the surface, was once filled with oil production activity. No one had yet heard of "the environment". Turds floating about on the surface.
"Harboring" an attitude towards individuals who have found some measure of financial success is certain to derail you from the same.
"College kids having fun" You are advantaged to be attending college. Man up, don't blow it kiddies. Time is fleeting.
On Diving for Debris
Posted on April 16 at 1:47 p.m.
I have had various cell phones since 1984. Never had any significant issue reaching 911. Be patient, don't panic.
The system may be imperfect but it is definitely an improvement compared to no cell phones. In most cases you will receive assistance more quickly than in the past.
In one instance I happened upon a CHP officer who had been struck by a car while writing a citation. It was surreal to be calling CHP about a CHP officer down.
On S.B. Officials Peeved at State 9-1-1 Agency
Posted on March 25 at 6:18 p.m.
Cool Beans! The museum is a great community asset. Improvements facilitate science and nature learning experiences for more young people. Neighbors arrived long after the museum was instituted and must practice tolerance.
On Museum of Natural History Survives Neighborhood Challenge
Posted on March 4 at 10 a.m.
Are the owners of the fishing gear identifiable? Was the gear lost by local fisherpeople or migrant fishers? What percentage of the population needs to become vegan/vegetarian before there is no longer any fishing gear on the beach?
On Santa Cruz Island De-Trashed