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Posted on May 25 at 2:07 p.m.
We can only hope that Osgood has bamboozled yet another rich investor and that poor Mr. Liu will lose a bundle. Nothing personal but one developer after another under estimates the determination of the local environmental community to prevent inappropriate development. Now if Osgood/Liu were to negotiate in good faith and offer a project that gave them a modest ( read huge by most normal people's standards) profit and preserved the beauty of the coast they might just walk away with a small victory instead of a nightmarish long and costly battle for years and years. I wouldn't hold my breath though.
On Naples Development Back on the Table?
Posted on May 20 at 2:34 a.m.
Several alcohol related cycling deaths. No marijuana related deaths reported. Logic dictates that we ban pot and praise alcohol because clearly we want more deaths, right?
On How We Ran Off the Road
Posted on May 16 at 8:36 a.m.
EDC and Surfrider fought long and hard for what they felt was the best interest of the beach and the beach loving community. However, ya win some and ya lose some. One thing is pretty certain; there will be little or no real monitoring despite the ruling that there shall be and what little monitoring that may occur will not be backed up with any enforcement. So hopefully there will still be a sandy beach at Goleta Beach Park over the next 10-20 years but I wouldn't count on it.
On Coastal Commission Grants Goleta Beach Rocks
Posted on May 14 at 6:19 p.m.
I suspect that the vast majority of folks posting against foie gras and the purported cruelty to the ducks and geese it entails have never actually been to a gavage and seen the process. The ducks and geese I have seen fed via a tube down their throat barely seem to be upset. I suspect that the majority of hogs and egg laying chickens are treated far far worse than the majority of small foie gras producers. Now some folks are just opposed to eating any animals and there is not much that we foie gras lovers can say to them other than dear Mother Nature, who I worship, gave us four teeth ( 2 upper and 2 lowers) called canines (AKA cuspids) and I believe they were designed or evolved to eat meant with. Do not F%*^*( with Mother nature!
On Vegan Group Protests Foie Gras in S.B. Restaurants
Posted on May 10 at 3:25 p.m.
I say let'em waste all the water they want.Like the ER docs say "All bleeding eventually stops"
On Stage III Drought Emergency Declared
Posted on April 28 at 3:20 a.m.
I wish the Public Market well, I really hope it can succeed. However most of the special events I have attended there have been a disappointment. The rentable kitchen space is a great idea and I have seen some very nice events there. Part of the problem is that with such high rents many of the shops have and will always have a hard time competing with the many fabulous and upscale shops already well established in SB.
On A Public Market Divided
Posted on April 25 at 6:38 p.m.
No one should be forced to vaccinate their kids. However I don't support allowing un-vaccinated children into public schools. These parents have non traditional non scientific beliefs and they are entitled to them. That is why home schooling and alternate private schools exist.
On Vaccination Mandate Bill Advances
Posted on April 20 at 10:24 a.m.
I'm curious how the GWD or whoever will theoretically provide them with the water can justify the construction of dozens of mega-mansions on the Gaviota coast. These places will require landscaping and their owners will be unconcerned with price and will therefore probably use a heck of a lot of water. The Santa Barbara ranch (AKA "Naples") alone is contemplating something in the range of 80 or more big big homes. Add the 2 and perhaps 4 or 5 more at the former ARCO site ( Paradiso del Mare) and eventually 7 at Las Varas and we are looking at perhaps 100 and likely more very large homes that will use at least twice as much or more of the water of the average local home.
On Early Birds and Mad Dogs
Posted on March 25 at 7:38 a.m.
"They paved paradise and they put up a parking lot".
On New Subdivisions Going Up in Goleta Valley
Posted on March 16 at 10:58 a.m.
Nice to see some successes from time to time.
On Island Fox Recovery Could Mean Delisting