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Posted on November 24 at 11:31 a.m.

Rule #1: Unless you enjoy being used, never, ever give money to an addict/alcoholic, for any purpose - even if it is for rehab - even if it is your sibling. I speak from personal experience.

On To Break, or Not to Break, a Promise

Posted on October 1 at 7:10 p.m.

Just use the Blue & Gold HMO through Sansum. It's awesome, and way cheaper.

On UCSB FA Calls on Cottage Hospital and the University of California to Provide Local Medical Care for UCSB Staff and Faculty

Posted on September 27 at 7:32 a.m.

Who was the SB judge who sentenced him to 5 years?

On 2010 High-Speed Chase Perp Killed By Long Beach Police

Posted on September 21 at 11:48 a.m.

This is all I needed to know. Invaluable info. Thanks.

On CAUSE Action Fund endorses Diaz-Alley, Hart for Santa Barbara City Council

Posted on September 3 at 12:10 p.m.

Just another DREAMer.

On Gang Member Arrested With Gun, Meth

Posted on August 28 at 4:04 p.m.

In case you haven't noticed, Rep. Capps, it isn't 125 years ago. We no longer need millions of poor, uneducated, unskilled, non-English speakers to help expand our empire from sea to shining sea. The population of the US was only around 50 million when the Statue of Liberty was installed. Today, California alone has almost 40 million people. Another politician bent on destroying our country.

On Landing the DREAM

Posted on August 26 at 11:18 a.m.

IV is a cesspool - it always will be, as long as students/renters make up the populace. The best thing would be for UCSB to annex and bulldoze the entire place.

On Improvements Needed

Posted on August 25 at 10:22 a.m.

Stay out of Santa Barbara! Our trails have been ruined by "volunteers."

On Montecito Trails Foundation to Hold Annual BBQ September 28, 2013

Posted on August 22 at 1:58 p.m.

More renters....ugh.

On Metro to Build Arlington Apartments

Posted on August 20 at 10:30 a.m.

I've been running Rattlesnake at least twice a week for the last 13 years. Since the Jesusita Fire, four years of relentless, aggressive "trail taming" by well-meaning volunteers have turned Rattlesnake from a quaint, rugged, single track, where you felt like you were 100 miles from civilization, to, in many parts, a Griffith Park-like fire road, suitable for baby strollers (which I have seen numerous times). In past years, they used to simply trim back vegetation, and repair damaged sections. Now, each time these volunteers pass through, they severely widen and smooth the trails, slash vegetation and trees, remove naturally occurring rocks, and destabilize the soil, making it hazardous for hikers and runners alike. I remember with horror when they drilled into one of the large, natural boulders at the second creek crossing and removed the top of it - I assume this was done to make it more "convenient" for hikers to ford this beautiful part of the creek. What they did recently to the Tunnel-Rattlesnake Connector almost brought tears to my eyes. One of the charms of these lovely trails was that you really felt that you were in the wilderness, despite being only a few miles from home. You never new what you would discover around the next curve. The trail "maintenance" people have, basically, taken that away from us, turning these charming trails into dirt roads that scar the sides of our mountains. Oh, I forgot to mention how much I love stepping in all of the horse crap that they leave behind when they are done with their day of destruction. Ugh.

On Rattlesnake Canyon Loop

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