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Posted on May 21 at 8:02 p.m.

Wow, hard to believe. Great report. The only pipe without an automatic shutoff valve says it all. Speechless. Some heads are gonna roll.

On [UPDATE]: Huge Oversight Gap on Refugio Pipeline in Santa Barbara County

Posted on May 21 at 11:21 a.m.

Trying to scoop up oil in 5 Gallon buckets, anywhere between 20,000 to 100,000 gallons, (4000 to 20,000 barrels in oil dude talk) isn't going to do jack!@#$!

Why are they not spreading out hay bales on the beach, letting them soak up the oil, especially during low tide, and then scooping them up? Trucks and heavy equipment at least for a few days. This dilly dallying around is ridiculous. You could probably make a big pile of hay/oil and incinerate it instead of filling a land fill with 5 gallon buckets mixed with sand, water and oil. Heck, you might be able to throw some of the hay bales in the near shore and get some too. I think this clean up has been a bit slow and poorly directed.

If there is something good to come out of this, it will be a learning experience for a couple of reasons:
1. Make the oil companies have their own emergency response plan, equipment etc as a collective. You are part of the petroleum industry around here, you pitch in and reviewed by local fire department. I am blown away there is ZERO local oversight apparently. Make the petroleum industry pay for this over sight, I will further provide decent jobs and reduce conflict of interest.

2. There will be collateral losses of wildlife sadly, but throwing some horsepower at this clean up quickly would be better than letting things stew for longer and make it's way down the coast. Hear it is has made its way all the way to Haskells now.

3. Should be an education in the value of the jewels of the Gaviota coast. This accident ironically happened SMACK dab in the middle of the prized coastline. Now potentially both campsites will be closed for how long? This will be a huge BLACK EYE for the petroleum industry locally. I would like to see them jump in, clean up, and buy a couple more large properties along this coast and make camp sites out of them as a sign of good faith. Or split. (I hear Naples is up for sale, wink wink, nudge nudge..) And please!!, we don't need another ridiculous snowy plover sanctuary. These campsites educate all sorts on the beauty of the Ocean, seashore, wildlife etc. Countless children get their fist, maybe only experiences camping at these beautiful spots.

I don't think big oil will go away, and they do support many with decent jobs in the area. But as my uncle used to say, "You wanna play, you gotta pay". There needs to be a higher level of accountability enforced upon these companies/corporations. Sounds like local government needs to get involved too instead of standing around until something hits the fan.

On State of Emergency Declared for Refugio Oil Spill

Posted on May 21 at 10:55 a.m.

L Dighera your statement of 5 gallon buckets for 20,000 gallons of crude I would say is most poignant. Why are they not spreading out hay bales on the beach, letting them soak up the oil, especially during low tide, and then scooping them up? Trucks and heavy equipment at least for a few days. This dilly dallying around is ridiculous. You could probably make a big pile of hay/oil and incinerate it instead of filling a land fill with 5 gallon buckets mixed with sand, water and oil. Heck, you might be able to throw some of the hay bales in the near shore and get some too. I think this clean up has been a bit slow and poorly directed.

If there is something good to come out of this, it will be a learning experience for a couple of reasons:
1. Make the oil companies have their own emergency response plan, equipment etc as a collective. You are part of the petroleum industry around here, you pitch in and reviewed by local fire department.
2. There will be collateral losses of wildlife sadly, but throwing some horsepower at this clean up quickly would be better than letting things stew for longer and make it's way down the coast. Hear it is has made its way all the way to Haskells now.
3. Should be an education in the value of the jewels of the Gaviota coast. This accident ironically happened SMACK dab in the middle of the prized coastline. Now potentially both campsites will be closed for how long? This will be a huge BLACK EYE for the petroleum industry locally. I would like to see them jump in, clean up, and buy a couple more large properties along this coast and make camp sites out of them as a sign of good faith. Or split. (I hear Naples is up for sale, wink wink, nudge nudge..) And please!!, we don't need another ridiculous snowy plover sanctuary. These campsites educate all sorts on the beauty of the Ocean, seashore, wildlife etc. Countless children get their fist, maybe only experiences camping at these beautiful spots.

I don't think big oil will go away, and they do support many with decent jobs in the area. But as my uncle used to say, "You wanna play, you gotta pay". There needs to be a higher level of accountability enforced upon these companies/corporations. No I am not running for office, just some thoughts.

On As Refugio Oil Slick Spreads, Spill Estimate Rises

Posted on May 18 at 2:51 p.m.

Awesome work Mr Policeman. Keep up the good work!!

On Deputies Seize Five Pounds of Meth During Traffic Stop

Posted on May 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Awesome! This kind of crap goes on all the time in these good old boys club professions. These are the growing pains of modern litigation regarding labor laws. I am kind of amazed the man in charge would be ignorant enough to pull crap like this and thinking there wouldn't be any ramifications. Actually considering the male ego...yeah it is feasible. A woman friend in the legal profession underwent many of the same challenges a while back and to make it even better had to deal with the opposite sex issues. Many of these events are squashed by good old boys clubs and the threat of a scarlet letter in a small town. I am glad the plaintiff's had the courage and prevailed. Maybe someone in the SBPD can man up.

On Lawsuit Forces Fire Chief into Early Retirement

Posted on May 13 at 11:32 a.m.

AWESOME idea! Wonder if it will ever happen. Wow, sounds like this is a legitimate concern. I would like to hear some developers take on this.

On City Attorney Pushes for Transparency

Posted on May 13 at 11:17 a.m.

And furthermore..(love saying that) I really think that lake's capacity has been overstated with the amount of silt that has flowed into it.

On Lake Cachuma May Be Drying Up Faster Than Expected

Posted on May 13 at 10:52 a.m.

The hits just a keep on coming. The last paragraph says it all: For the Goleta Water District in particular, this poses special challenges. While I hate being a negative nellie olsen, the 1500 plus condo/apartment units going in, and all the other CRAP being built should be halted with a big fat lawsuit. I wish Barry Cappello would get off his A$$ and do something useful.

On Lake Cachuma May Be Drying Up Faster Than Expected

Posted on May 12 at 5 p.m.

Actually I think they should win an award for the only open forum in town for people to comment on the news. Edhat professes to allow comments, but the "Net Nanny" is a ridiculous, self righteous wanna be pious form of censorship. You have to be pretty much a hater or obscenely bitter knucklehead to get a comment deleted here. I applaud the efforts to allow a forum where people can speak pretty much freely about everyday news in this town. Thank you Indy.

On <em>The Independent</em> Wins Seven State Awards

Posted on May 12 at 2:36 p.m.

Pro Violence anti drug sicko..hmm maybe if the gang bangers and drug dealers are only doing it to each other, otherwise not pro violence. You see in college life, normally the masses don't want to deal directly with gang members, who in turn deal with the Mexican Mafia. What happens is these go betweener/psuedo college student dudes hanger arounders that supply the masses with all sorts of goodies that your and my children will experiment with the the detriment of their education and maybe future lives. When go-betweener dudes don't pay up, it turns into a macho demonstration sword fight where someone shoots someone. Noted, no one was fatally injured. So this wasn't an execution. Either a brawl or intimidation. My point is the "students" should also get a thorough check out by the COPS.

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