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Posted on October 26 at 4:15 p.m.

Maybe if you want an ad, you should buy one.

--Commercially virtual.

On The Four-Minute Workout

Posted on September 7 at 12:42 p.m.

Black Crow Blues, Subterranean Homesick Blues, Tombstone Blues, Freight Train Blues, Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues, Talkin' Hava Negeilah Blues, Worried Blues, Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues, Call Letter Blues, Outlaw Blues, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, Bob Dylan's Blues, Talking World War III Blues, Lonesome Day Blues, Workingman's Blues #2, Dirt Road Blues, Living The Blues.


On Bob Dylan -- 09/07/08 at S.B. Bowl

Posted on April 8 at 10:23 a.m.

I remember attempting to surf Depressions, sometime in the early '70s, after (high) school and arriving to see a huge mob of people clustered along the Del Playa access... WTF?

It was a "Nude-in."

Quite the post-Summer of Love eye-opener for my teenage eyes. And a great memory of those innocent times.

--virtual reverie

PS: I used to go on the school bus with Lance Loud for Jr. High -- another eye-opener!

On Float On

Posted on December 23 at 10:55 a.m.

Nice link here to why Romney represents a further step away from the rule of law (if that's even possible in after the past six years) and toward a Monarchy.

--virtual habeas corpus

On Firestone Supports Romney in Presidential Race

Posted on October 31 at 9:24 a.m.

I see those questions as legitimate if mildly irreverent. The interview becomes memorable, and I have a greater respect for Cassell in dealing rather gracefully with it.

No harm, no foul.

--virtual ref

On KJEE DJ Makes Waves in Basketball World

Posted on August 16 at 7:26 p.m.

emptynewsroom said:

<<<"Anyone who has lived here for some time knows full well that for years prior to Wendy buying the News-Press there had been continual accusations of bias and unfair treatment of people, organizations and issues in its pages. The animosity between the community and the paper seemed to reach a crescendo of sorts during the New York Times's ownership, a factor which may have played a role in their decision to sell.">>>

I fit that criteria, and find your comment far from the mark.

Other than the year to year grumblings from the fringes of the political spectrum, I would characterize the NYT reign as more even-handed than the McClean times, neither of which suffered much community animosity.

And the first four years of McCaw's ownership also enjoyed a similar community toleration and equanimity.

And then "Wrong Way" Armstrong showed up...

--virtual Bagdikian

On The Canine Ultimatum

Posted on August 11 at 1:14 p.m.

I'd still keep the typewriter, but this is crackin' essay; both humorous and enlightening. Budda-consciousness, as it were.

--virtual squirrel

On The Things We Lug

Posted on August 10 at 11:32 p.m.


Sheriffs Seize $195 Million in Pot

Twitchell Reservoir Operation Hid 61,000 Plants
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
By Nick Welsh (Contact)

The Santa Barbara Sheriff confirmed this week what many have long suspected: that marijuana cultivation is Santa Barbara County's number one cash crop. Last Friday, Sheriff's deputies seized 61,000 pot plants growing just east of Twitchell Reservoir, which supplies water to North County residents, valued at approximately $195 million. The value of that one bust nearly equaled the value of the county's entire strawberry crop in 2006 - $200 million. Strawberries are technically ranked the county's top cash crop. [snip]

On Fire Command Considers Burning Out Backcountry

Posted on August 9 at 4:59 p.m.

If I may share my past experience with you, GoletaResident--

Planes and helicopters are somewhat helpful in fighting fires in southern California, but the significant results come from the efforts of the 'dozers and the hand and engine crews, especially with large area fires.

We're talking about 1000s of acres of fuel, and the "spitting into the wind" analogy holds with respect to our airborne fire-fighting forces--useful tools perhaps, but only meaningful when dealing with spotting and ground support.

--virtual buffalo crew

On Major Fire Battle Looms This Weekend

Posted on August 4 at 10:46 p.m.


What exactly did the blog you reference get right? A thoroughly obvious reference to some imagined lost innocence? There's very little there in your link's there.

Since I've been here, and it's much longer than most, the rare occurances of gun violence *always* are disturbing, *always* bring forth the hand-wringing and declarations of decline, and the crime rate says about the same.

So what's new about this day -- other than the fact that these are not locals in this tragedy?

Great work, SBPD.

--virtual yada-yada

On Police Release Details of State Street Shooting

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