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Posted on June 17 at 10:03 a.m.

Absolutely. When it comes to how many people ride bikes to work, the first question should be how safe are we making it for people to do so?
If you build it, they will ride.

On The Wheel Truth Behind Biking to Work

Posted on June 7 at 10:17 a.m.

I say let's hit them any way we can, as hard as we can. Any attorneys on these posts?

On Refugio Oil Spill: Let No Crisis Go to Waste

Posted on June 6 at 7:27 p.m.

Here is an idea that ought to make oil companies tend to their pipelines more diligently: let's find a local attorney to file a class action lawsuit on behalf of all SB County residents for loss of enjoyment of our beaches due to this breach, the ensuing environmental damage, and loss of property values. Given that it now appears that tarballs are showing up as far as Santa Monica, other Southern California residents might also be able to qualify. This could make any spill so expensive that skimping on pipeline maintenance would become entirely unaffordable. The oil companies understand one law and one law only: that of maximum profit. So let's use a judo technique, and harness their own way of thinking to bring them to their knees. In right wing parlance, what All Plains has done constitutes a "Taking". They have taken our legitimate enjoyment of a beautiful coastline and despoiled it. They have created severe emotional distress in the community. By making Santa Barbara a less desirable place to live, they have lowered the value of our homes and businesses. Forget criminal charges, which may or may not succeed and will only give them a slap on the hand in fines. Let's all band together as plaintiffs in a giant civil lawsuit and bankrupt these a-holes. Any good lawyers listening?

On Political Reaction to Refugio Oil Spill Continues

Posted on June 6 at 7:22 p.m.

My personal experience with DAWG left me unimpressed. My 15 year old rescue dog had recently passed away, and I wanted to rescue another dog. Most of the dogs I saw didn't "click" for me (lots of Chihuahuas and bull terrier mixes, neither of which appealed), but there was a pair of Springer Spaniels, sweet and friendly, that I instantly fell for. They had just come in and were not ready for adoption, so I filled an application, and was told that someone would contact me to come do a home check and let me know when the dogs were ready to be released. I got new dog beds and toys and waited a week. No one contacted me. I called and left a message. No one called me back. I called again, and the person who answered the phone told me the dogs had been adopted to a family with young children, but that I had been approved for any other dog I wanted. "What about the home visit?" I asked. "It is being waived." "What about the adoption papers I filled?" "The volunteer forgot to look before giving the dog to the other people." At that point I decided to look elsewhere for my next dog - also a rescue, and we have now been happily playing together for close to 6 years.

On Animal Services Sick as a Dog?

Posted on June 6 at 7:08 p.m.

How about SB Community Seafood?
http://www.communityseafood.com

On Making Sustainable Seafood Easy

Posted on June 6 at 5:25 p.m.

Here is an idea that ought to make oil companies tend to their pipelines more diligently: let's find a local attorney to file a class action lawsuit on behalf of all SB County residents for loss of enjoyment of our beaches due to this breach, the ensuing environmental damage, and loss of property values. Given that it now appears that tarballs are showing up as far as Santa Monica, other Southern California residents might also be able to qualify. This could make any spill so expensive that skimping on pipeline maintenance would become entirely unaffordable. The oil companies understand one law and one law only: that of maximum profit. So let's use a judo technique, and harness their own way of thinking to bring them to their knees. In right wing parlance, what All Plains has done constitutes a "Taking". They have taken our legitimate enjoyment of a beautiful coastline and despoiled it. They have created severe emotional distress in the community. By making Santa Barbara a less desirable place to live, they have lowered the value of our homes and businesses. Forget criminal charges, which may or may not succeed and will only give them a slap on the hand in fines. Let's all band together as plaintiffs in a giant civil lawsuit and bankrupt these a-holes. Any good lawyers listening?

On Refugio Oil Spill: Let No Crisis Go to Waste

Posted on June 6 at 4:57 p.m.

Here is an idea that ought to make oil companies tend to their pipelines more diligently: let's find a local attorney to file a class action lawsuit on behalf of all SB County residents for loss of enjoyment of our beaches due to this breach and the ensuing environmental damage, and loss of property values. Given that it now appears that tarballs are showing up as far as Santa Monica, other Southern California residents might also be able to qualify. This could make any spill so expensive that skimping on pipeline maintenance would become entirely unaffordable.

On Huge Discrepancy in Pipeline Corrosion Measurements

Posted on June 4 at 11:46 a.m.

Please tell us more.

On Animal Services Sick as a Dog?

Posted on May 28 at 12:49 p.m.

Count me out too.

On City Sales Tax Pursued

Posted on May 25 at 6:24 a.m.

Goleta is soulless and ugly. Santa Barbara has become rather soulless too, but at least it looks good.

On Compared to S.B., Goleta has:

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