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Posted on June 21 at 9:35 a.m.

Um, yeeeeeah. Why again is an Oxnard grower in charge of the Santa Barbara Farmer's Market?? That should be the first item addressed on the agenda... then work on all the rest from there. I'd imagine with much less bickering and back-stabbing going on, there would be much less need (and costs associated) for lawyers involved.

On Farmers Market Lawsuit Heats Up

Posted on June 21 at 7:28 a.m.

Rest in blissful peace Kristen, you were one heck of an awesome gal, to say the least. Your courage, strength, humor, selflessness and absolute love for life was an incredible reminder to enjoy each day we have on this earth... Thank you for sharing it all so willingly with everyone you ever crossed paths with. Love and peace to you and your family.

On Obituary for Kristen Reed

Posted on May 30 at 8:51 p.m.

Our country has some of the most paltry repercussions for drunk driving offenses... Until common sense and respect for humanity arrives, I personally would like to see a "Get caught drunk driving ONCE" and you lose your car AND your license for LIFE. Maybe that's what it would take to erase this sense of entitlement that it's OK to drink and drive from our society.

Just to be clear, I'm all for happy hour, and I love to drive and/or ride, but I never mix the two because it's just the way it works, if I don't want to land in jail, hurt myself and/or for the love of all things, hurt anyone else. Why is this simple concept so hard to grasp???

This one person's poor/horrible/ignorant/arrogant decision to drive drunk has now permanently ruined the lives of two others for absolutely no excusable reason.

From one motorcycle rider to these two hurt on theirs, I'm so sorry this happened to you.

On Motorcycling Couple Suffer Major Injuries in DUI Accident

Posted on May 15 at 3:45 p.m.

@blackpoodles: Well said... and yet I will expand a bit more on why I think it's nuts that people (I'm assuming we're talking about adults that do most the shopping, right?) need to be "taught" to make better choices... isn't that just more "mollycoddling"?

I can't tell you how many people I've encountered that "chose" their iPhones, Nike's, Juicy Couture, flat screen TV's and cars they can't possibly afford over making any real effort to find a way to obtain fresh fruits, vegetables and eating/living healthier overall.

Thus in my not-at-all-humble opinion, it's an honest lack of effort, not the lack of better options available, as everyone knows, all those other "better things" required an effort to obtain, most of it is not within a half-mile radius within IV either, and yet they managed to figure all that out without anyone "teaching" them.

So, in effort to make things even easier, how about someone speak to the local Farmer's Market people and get one started in IV once or twice a week, simply to increase and compliment the availability of healthier food options that the Coop already carries... Just my ten cents.

On Finding Health Food in Isla Vista

Posted on May 15 at 2:29 p.m.

PS: I'll bet the next law we'll see is "passenger doors to remain locked in all taxi's until arrival at the first requested destination" with penalties for changing your mind.

On Details Revealed in Fatal Hit-and-Run Case

Posted on May 15 at 2:24 p.m.

@chilldrenfthenight: He's in jail because he (unfortunately) hit a human being (also unfortunately stupidly drunk) and LEFT THE SCENE. If you're not yet aware of it, there's a law (or probably a few, considering this is THE Nanny State) that says leaving the scene of a hit and run is illegal, therefor, he broke that law.

On Details Revealed in Fatal Hit-and-Run Case

Posted on May 8 at 11:59 a.m.

iPodian... Farmulous... Locavores... I <heart> U!

On Backyard Chickens a Fowl Idea?

Posted on May 8 at 8:58 a.m.

One more thought: If the owner of the property has relied on W&F, a (supposed) professional management company, to properly maintain their building and inform said owners of necessary improvements/repairs... and they just did the bare minimum (paint over visual damage - seriously? although I am not surprised... anything to save an almighty buck) I can just see all the finger pointing back and forth in court now... ugh.

On Isla Vista Balcony Collapse Victim Files Lawsuit

Posted on May 8 at 8:53 a.m.

@edukder: SO true...

On Isla Vista Balcony Collapse Victim Files Lawsuit

Posted on May 8 at 8:48 a.m.

Hmmm... as much as I deplore W&A and their half-a$$ed idea of property "management", I would actually like to see if there are ANY reports/complaints/notifications sent to W&A regarding that particular unit/balcony, from the past tenants over the last, oh, let's say five years.

If there are any, then that is reason enough to at least place some of the responsibility (these are college-aged people, one would expect they should have a modicum of common sense...no?) for this unfortunate accident, that piling 20+ people on an already questionable balcony is just not safe.

If there weren't any notifications, and W&A wasn't out there doing at least, yearly physical inspections on the structural integrity of what obviously gets abused by most college aged tenants and their guests... then yeah, time for a serious wake-up call for W&A and all property management companies and owners of said rental units.

On Isla Vista Balcony Collapse Victim Files Lawsuit

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