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Posted on April 21 at 8:06 p.m.
"The Bundy's inhabited and farmed that land for over 130 years, it is their land, PERIOD."
Then there should be some record of them paying property taxes. If not, they are squatters.
On Out of Control
Posted on March 4 at 11:16 a.m.
It is actually easier to remove the "stuff" from sewage than salt from seawater. Instead of restarting the desal plant, why not convert it to advanced purification for treated sewage, and then pump the resultant clean water into local reservoirs to mix with runoff for use?
On No Jubilation Among Water Officials
Posted on February 19 at 9:26 a.m.
The answer is simple. We should not be growing water intensive crops in a desert. No more cotton in the Central Valley. Perhaps almonds either. The way to do this is simple, increase the price of water that the farmers receive. And no more 40 year contracts for water, either.
On Presidential Plumbing
Posted on February 14 at 9:54 p.m.
The coastal areas are actually pretty good on their water use.
As for farmers, perhaps their are certain crops that are simply too water intensive to be grown in CA. And should we use subsidized water to grow subsidized corps?
On Curse of Amnesiac Dogs
Posted on February 1 at 11:36 a.m.
While stopping all building sounds good, the result will be the "Lawyer Full Employment Act of 2014" Every person with an existing valid permit will sue the issuing body for "inverse condemnation" and an "illegal taking" under the US Constitution.
On 'Mega-Drought' Looms
Posted on January 26 at 8:41 a.m.
Bot: Where would you put those stores? The City of Santa Barbara is pretty well build out, and most big boxes demand acres of land for building and parking. And to me, the area around the airport that is City pretty much qualifies as Goleta.
On Storke/Hollister Tie-Ups
Posted on January 25 at 3:20 p.m.
Ken: From my experience in Santa Barbara and Goleta beginning in 1972, Goleta has always been stupidly "unpedestrian friendly, indeed to the point non vehicular travelers have to go twisted roundabout routes". Nothing new here.
Posted on January 17 at 8:19 p.m.
If the City of Santa Barbara wants to fix the UP bridge there is a simple solution. Eminent domain. The bridge works fine for the UP, and they will contribute no money to upgrade it. So the City should take it over and build the bridge they like. Would only cost $100 million or so, when all the bells and whistles are added in.
On Green Light for Highway 101 Widening
Posted on January 15 at 11:37 p.m.
If it is just for 13,000 commuters why does is get jammed every summer weekend? North and south bound? Could it be Montecito lies astride the only coastal freeway between La and San Francisco? This is more than just a little local issue.
On Car Chasing Dogs
Posted on January 13 at 10:01 a.m.
Don: Please define "victory in Afghanistan." How much are you willing to raise taxes to pay for that "victory" and how many American lives are you willing to pay?
On Al Qaeda Fears