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Posted on January 4 at 2:01 p.m.
Well said, EastBeach. Pot proponents don't seem get the fact that some people find the smell nauseating, and others are actually as allergic to it as to cigarette smoke. Pot fumes trigger headaches and respiratory problems that curry doesn't. So use is not the issue so much as imposing its results on unwilling bystanders is. If legal users in multifamily dwellings that still tolerate smoking on the property want to install filtered exhaust systems that capture the smoke and keep it from passing through walls and windows, then puff away - so long as the place has fire sprinklers.
On Evicted for Smoking Medicinal Marijuana?
Posted on January 3 at 11:53 a.m.
Smoke travels, whether it's tobacco, marijuana, or something even more toxic. Airborne fumes generated in one apartment will spread to adjacent units, thereby subjecting tenants to second-hand whatever. Responsible owners and landlords no longer let one person's smoking - whether recreational or medicinal - impinge on habitability and the health of other residents. Responsible smokers understand that, too. This guy needs to find another way to ingest his drugs, or else take it somewhere else where nobody but himself is impacted.
Posted on October 18 at 8:28 p.m.
Nick's views are amply reinforced by comparing the Romney and Obama performances at tonight's Al Smith dinner in NY. Wonder if local wordsmith and right-wing comic convert, Dennis Miller, had a hand in writing Romney's lines? I do hope not.
On Chariots of the Dogs
Posted on October 11 at 12:03 p.m.
Hamburger Habit gets double-whammied: panhandlers and obnoxious bums hang around the Milpas location, and scraggly street creeps lounge on the brickwork by the State Street store. These are not the same homeless people that used to be here; the new kids are often nasty, and there's a fair dose of real crazies who yell at pedestrians and behave aggressively while pushing stolen carts around. The tourists and gullible students fall for flim-flam and enable them with handouts. It's right to help those truly in need, and it's pointless to sustain a sub-city of dangerous bums in alleys and under trees. The people who feed both the ducks and the homeless in the park need to consider the consequences of fostering dependence, and their own obligation to accept responsibility for those they attract. In some ways, Santa Barbara's resources are overloaded because of self-satisfying largesse. "If you build it, they will come"...and they have. Subsidized Homeless, Inc., does that, not the neighborhood or the merchants who suffer as a result.
On Casa Keeps Catching Flack
Posted on October 9 at 2:52 p.m.
A vote for Maldonado reinforces the conservative extremists who now run the vote-squashing Republican party, and the cabal of neo-Randian throwbacks who are darned close to acquiring a government, an economy, and an ecosystem if the Ryan+some-version-of-Romney ticket should win. Like Obama, Capps is flawed, but the better choice for complex problems.
On Farmer Fights Nurse for Congress
Posted on October 2 at 12:47 p.m.
In a culture of gangs, maybe it's time to reconsider what "juvenile" and "justice" mean when violent crimes against persons are involved.
On Gang Member Stabs East Beach Exerciser
Posted on September 29 at 2:29 p.m.
Thanks for this mess, Citizens United.
On 24th District a Major Priority for Republican Super PAC
Posted on September 11 at 10:55 a.m.
"...based on a feeling that these groups deserve to come to SBMA any time they want without having to worry about paying an admission fee." I'm curious if Mr. Feinberg's feeling is shared by the entire board, and upon what criteria they sorted for those sub-populations - especially the professional military - above others.
On Great Art Goes Free
Posted on April 28 at 10:18 a.m.
Box holders should be very cautious. When the Milpas branch was closed and moved to Nopalitos Way, a number of business customers were assigned new box numbers despite assurances that the switch would not be disruptive and the existing numbers would be preserved at the new location. Simply put, management lied. For a business, having a box number changed can be both inconvenient and costly if it has relied on a PO box for years and has the number printed on letterhead, brochures, manuals, books, etc. Customers need to monitor this process very closely in case the same inept postal management is still in place.
On Downtown Post Office May Be Sold
Posted on April 27 at 3:25 p.m.
I believe the suspect (in the hit-and-run - no suspicion of any Democratic party leadership as yet) has been located and was arrested as of 4/24. That said, I nearly saw a repeat at the incredibly dangerous Calle Palo Colorado / State Street intersection a few minutes ago. The odds of making 4/4 lanes aren't good in this town full of mega-mobiles that block other drivers' view. And painted crosswalks either become invisible or don't get the attention of self-important twits yacking on cell phones. Of course, flashing lights and a rubber chicken to the windshield might not help in those cases since "they like totally are getting in my way." But this particular crosswalk is a death trap. It's at a T-intersection with the added distraction of the confusing State/de la Vina mishmash in front of southbound drivers. At least enlarge the signage and add some flashing lights like Goleta has; or surrender by posting no ped crossing and send pedestrians to the signals.
On Danger Lurks on Upper State
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