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Posted on June 6 at 7:11 p.m.

Ever wrong. Dale continues to ride the losing streak of his own opinions.

On After the Spill

Posted on August 6 at 6:50 a.m.

City should encourage employers to install Level 1 chargers in their garages so that employees can charge up during the day... with some photovoltaics to power the chargers.

On Of the 30 electric vehicle charging stations nearby, which public one do you use the most?

Posted on February 1 at 12:32 p.m.

State water project... all the water when you don't want it... none of the water when you really need it.

On 'Mega-Drought' Looms

Posted on July 5 at 12:22 p.m.

Trouble at Skaters' Point:

Is this another “tragedy of the commons” example? Or simply a point where the park’s population has shifted to a majority of people who see rules as optional? Should the City be enforcing the rules more effectively, discouraging rule breakers from using the park? Should the skaters get together and enforce the rules that would prevent the situation from getting out of control? Can a civil society of skaters accomplish that?

When Skaters’ Point was built, it was seen as a way to prevent skateboarding through the downtown (which was already illegal). Skaters who were breaking the law could find a better place to skate where it was legal and fun. And so the founding moment for the park was to give people who were already OK with breaking the law (it’s a minor offense) a space of their own. Expecting them to follow City rules in this space on their own is perhaps not a great idea.

Still, it would be nice if all skaters could respect a time in the park for little kids to use it safely, and perhaps this is something that the skaters themselves could agree upon.

I had one of the first Hobie fiberglass skateboards back in the 60s...with clay wheels. Ouch. rode a lot of places I was not supposed to. Never hit anyone.

On City Beats Strategic Retreat in Struggle over Skater's Point

Posted on July 19 at 9:43 a.m.

Poorly done polls do not reflect well on the Independent. Who wrote this?

On The More Mesa development proposal

Posted on May 23 at 6:49 a.m.

Actually, the library was built on an historic Chumash ping-ping arena, so this is just a restoration of an ancient practice.

On Progress for Library Plaza Ping-Pong

Posted on May 9 at 12:07 p.m.

Sounds like a great use of that space. And should problems arise, then these can be addressed. This is our library and our lawn, so getting more/better use from this should be encouraged.

On Ping Pong for Library Plaza?

Posted on September 8 at 8:17 p.m.

Because anonymity bring out the snark in some people.

On Supes Approve Cleaner Climate Plan

Posted on September 8 at 8:39 a.m.

Looks like they've done a very thorough job on this plan. It's a great piece of work, and precisely why we have a County government. I'm impressed.

On Supes Approve Cleaner Climate Plan

Posted on September 4 at 7:26 a.m.

jfklbj, I might suggest that Francisco had very little to do with the fate of that environmental art project, apart from the News Press giving him a full page to rant. I believe that the Poodle is simply saying that his rage about an art project impacting property values was and (since Francisco keeps bringing it up) still is a bit absurd if it is not matched with a similar rage against the people (both parties included) who actually benefited while sucking trillions of dollars from the economy, and really putting people's mortgages underwater. It's a yapping Poodle reality check.

On I Yap, Therefore I Yam

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