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Posted on August 24 at 9:45 a.m.
Google Earth has yet to generate a noise complaint.
On Hell Yeah for Heli Tours
Posted on July 11 at 9:28 p.m.
Well he is 33 now, not 20, so that's a mark in his favor. That's the question with everyone released from prison.
On Jesse Rugge, Jesse James Hollywood Accomplice, Eligible for Release
Posted on July 5 at 8:24 p.m.
I think you're right, khiggler. The City clearly doesn't want to pay for a monitor; if they paid a decent wage for this job, they wouldn't have such have such a hard time staffing it, the jerks would have to shut up and the majority of skaters could have fun. Even $1 per entry would cover it, I bet. And if people are openly smoking or dealing, the cops should come, right? Is that really a problem? I stop by there with my daughter just to watch, and we never see anything creepy going on, though we did notice the helmets disappeared, which made me glad my child is a girl. I think our skate park down by the beach is one of the good things about SB. Putting it in some out of the way spot (many were considered and rejected) would only make hooliganism worse.
On City Beats Strategic Retreat in Struggle over Skater's Point
Posted on June 14 at 12:49 a.m.
Well in any case the point of the article is that the Assistant Superintendent DID call them on it and they DID reclassify the students (and I guess they DID lose their funding accordingly) and the kids ARE learning English as evidenced by the 518 who were reclassified and who went on to whoop English natives on standardized tests. So, there's a problem? I know kids my daughter started Kindergarten with who spoke no English, who just completed 5th grade fully bilingual and English literate. They pulled this off at age 5, 6, 7, 8 while also learning math, science, social studies, all in English with no one at home able to help them with homework. They are amazing. There is no effort anywhere in the schools to keep kids from learning English, and a very great deal of effort in the opposite direction.
On Student English Learners Showing Improvements
Posted on May 8 at 9:39 a.m.
No, I would not expect college-aged people to know about structural integrity or dry rot. Those are things I learned about as a homeowner around age 30. Much termite damage is invisible anyway. For Wolfe etc. to abrogate responsibility because they've had no complaints is silly. They are the agent of the owner, and it's the owner's responsibility to provide a safe structure for tenants, not merely to respond to complaints. I'm sure they bill the tenants for every iota of wear and tear to the residence. Attorney is suing the responsible parties. Now it will be up to their insurance companies to hammer it out.
On Isla Vista Balcony Collapse Victim Files Lawsuit
Posted on May 4 at 11:26 a.m.
As this story reads, Ellis grabbed a knife in self-defense, and now has an assault conviction on his record, and has to pay restitution. Eh?
On Stabbing Suspect Receives Sentence
Posted on April 17 at 9:02 a.m.
I agree laxer, it's like a sentence is missing in that paragraph. Or someone got confused about the science. Well look at it this way bimboteskie, sea lions are both predators and prey, so by putting them back in the ocean we are at least boosting the prey levels for sharks. This possible lack of sea lion prey is very disturbing: where are the fish and squid? What do fishermen say?
On Sick Sea Lions Continue to Wash Ashore
Posted on February 23 at 5:40 p.m.
According to the article, the tree workers were subs from Edison. So I think that explains pop cans and green waste in the yard. How lazy and stupid. I don't think the city crews would do that. Banjo, according to the article, Tim Downey says they do have plans to replant. I'd recommend being a squeaky wheel. Persistence helped me get a street tree replaced that had been choked to death by its own collar, on a very "slummy" street on the lower West side. This was, however, in the good ole days when Dan Condon was our arborist. That podocarpus tree is big and pretty now.
I think you're right, blackpoodles; some plants can sense obstacles and move away from them. Also I just drove by a bunch of king palms on Santa Barbara St. that are fully into the power lines up around Park Park, and they seem to be coexisting just fine. Or maybe that's a giant hazard just waiting to happen...
On West Valerio Palms Cut Down
Posted on February 22 at 11:59 p.m.
Palm trees grow slowly, so they're probably old, maybe even older than the power lines above them. Palms used to be planted as street trees all over California. By now they're hitting the lines and need to come out. It's just a fact of urban life. The city will replant with trees whose natural height is lower than the power lines. So far, SB has way better street tree management than other cities I've seen. Silly of them not to notify the neighbors though.
Posted on February 4 at 12:46 a.m.
I agree, the absent UK is odd. Sheep dogs? Pointers? King Charles Spaniels? Cairn Terriers? Welsh Corgis? All that fancy dog breeding? The Hound of the Baskervilles? Dogs are SO English/Scottish/Welsh. Well it's just the top ten list; UK is probably 11th. Norway isn't on that list, either, but that's the place where they apparently average $50/month on feeding what pets they have.
On Dogs to Dollars
The beloved Barry Spacks will be honored as a poet, ... Read More
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