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Posted on February 27 at 11:08 a.m.
I have a great idea. Let's build a few dozen or more huge mansions out on the Gaviota coast. Those millionaires will be happy to buy what little is left of our water since they are so rich a few $K in water bills won't bother them at all. As an added advantage we won't have to see all those beautiful vistas they'll be destroying and blocking our view of.
On Of Mega Dogs and Mega Droughts
Posted on February 27 at 11 a.m.
You get what you pay for. The supes do a lot of hard work and if you want quality supes you have to pay a fair salary. $94K is not outrageous for busy hard working executives.
On Supervisor Pay Raises Getting Closer Look
Posted on February 27 at 10:57 a.m.
Eckermann, I agree that some sort of compromise may end up being necessary. I wonder, however, what you mean when you use the term "Let's find a solution..". Are you part of the solution? To convince the developer that his dream of fantastic profits may need to be modified will take a heck of a lot of work and money for legal and other fees. What are you doing to help save this fabulous place, Talk is cheap and I urge you and others to get involved, contribute time and money and your obvious passion to save this place and "we" may yet do it. This is not meant to insult you or denigrate your comments which are good ones but merely to remind everyone that "we" cannot win this battle with comments on the Independent's board it will take hard work and patience. Join us in this battle. Only if the entire community gets fired up can we save Naples forever. BTW, if you are already a volunteer my apologies and my gratitude in advance.
On 'Mythical Being' Wants Naples
Posted on February 27 at 10:48 a.m.
Great idea but Bajades makes a good point. Downtown is flat enough that multi gears are not necessary but medium weight hybrids with a basket, a lock and 5 gears on a single front chain ring would be sweet. Heck I might even leave Noleta from time to time and go to "the City".
On Bike Sharing is Caring
Posted on February 26 at 11:01 a.m.
Standard Portfolios Asset Management has deep pockets and Liu will be a serious force to contend with for those committed to preserving the Gaviota Coast. Any of you reading this article and these postings who are opposed to the rape and pillage of one of the most spectacular places on Earth should get in touch with the Naples Coalition and send money and volunteer to help. Otherwise the coast is toast!
Posted on February 18 at 6:14 p.m.
Crappy ads for sure but Mitchum is a twit and a whiner and we are very lucky he didn't win. I sort of feel sorry for him really. He has trouble finding a job at this point? All because of some harsh ads? That is a bit hard to believe.
On Mitchum Sues Capps for Defamation of Character
Posted on February 12 at 5:34 p.m.
The main problem with vaccines is that if you do a lot of traveling and get to the edge of the earth and fall off you won't be safe from the dragons that one finds there. Do not listen to those people who claim the earth is round or that the earth revolves around the sun they clearly have not read all the latest scientific articles. I got a flu shot a few years ago and then the stock market crashed so I'm not getting any more flu shots because I don't want to cause another stock market crash
On Herd Immunity or Insanity?
Posted on January 10 at 5:44 p.m.
Anything Gregg Hart supports is suspect. Just keep in mind that way back when he was a Coastal commissioner he had pretty much the worst environmental record ever. I don't see any substantive comments on the essence of Mayor Schneider's concern: The freeway widening will result in terrible traffic problems for Santa Barbara. Promises to fix it later are worthless as it will never happen unless there is money for it and there is no money for it. I don't much care, to me SB is a traffic jam most of the time so I just stay our here in Noleta but I feel sorry for all the suckers who voted for the freeway widening.
On Bark Like a Dog, Walk Like a Man
Posted on January 7 at 6:56 a.m.
Another vanity winery owned by some multimillionaire. OTOH if he makes good vino more power to them. I also tend to agree with his assessment of biodynamics and all the lunar cycle BS, although his assertion that Rudolph Steiner was an anti-Semite is an often repeated but untrue statement.
On Pouring Pinot and Iconoclasm at Hilliard Bruce
Posted on January 2 at 3:16 p.m.
The price of eggs from producers who have been raising them "cage free" all along should not go up. I believe we get ours at the Saturday Farmer's market from Peacock Family Farms and they have always been more expensive than at Trader Joe's but well worth the price.I hope they don't increase the price by much.
On Egg Prices Spike as Prop. 2 Takes Effect