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Posted on March 28 at 8:39 p.m.
Dear Edison, please bury those ugly power lines.
On Downtown's Brownout Blues
Posted on March 27 at 10:11 p.m.
Send that dirtbag back to China, please.
On Alleged Girlfriend and Puppy Abuser in Court
Posted on March 27 at 10:03 p.m.
Whitecrow I think your math is off: Assuming $5/hcf cost of desal water.There are 43,560 HCFs in 1 acre/foot.43,560 * $5 = $217,800.00 per acre/foot, not $2,178.00. So at $5/HCF desal isn't 3 times more expensive than buying fresh water from Kern County at $700/acre/foot, it is 311 times more expensive. At $2/HCF it still would be $87,120 per acre foot, and 124 times more expensive than buying fresh water. Even for Montecito wallets, that's a lot more money, and all in all a stupid idea.
On Heir of the Dog
Posted on March 25 at 9:45 p.m.
Goleta has sold itself to the lowest bidder.
On New Subdivisions Going Up in Goleta Valley
Posted on March 23 at 10:46 a.m.
Leave Ventura at 6 am and arrive in Goleta just before 8?? How slow is this train? And what is a "siding" in train parlance please?
On Commuter Train Service Expected by Spring 2016
Posted on March 22 at 2:17 p.m.
Some years ago a friend of mine with threatened with jail by a local Superior Court judge for refusing to allow her four year old daughter to get in the car when the child's father showed up visibly inebriated to pick up his daughter for his weekly visitation. I might add that the man had a history of violent abuse. Anyone wonder if this woman just felt she had no other choice but to disappear in order to protect her little girls?
On Orcutt Mom Believed to Have Kidnapped Daughters
Posted on March 22 at 1:59 p.m.
Nice link, JJ
On 101 Fight Flares Anew
Posted on March 22 at 1:13 p.m.
It sounds as though no one locally has heard of the new State law Governor Jerry Brown signed this year, mandating sustainable management of groundwater resources. There is no legal definition to the term :sustainable", so that will have to be adjudicated, but the days of just drilling a well and pumping water from the aquifer no matter what the environmental consequences are soon to be over. http://blogs.kqed.org/science/2014/09...
On Well Moratorium Dead on Arrival
Posted on March 22 at 1:01 p.m.
If it hadn't been for the City for Santa Barbara standing firm against Caltrans for a couple of decades, we would have a big ugly overpass between Garden Street and Bath instead of the underpasses that finally got built. Remember the four minute red light at the bottom of State Street? Santa Barbara's demands for underpasses were called too expensive, unrealistic, perpetuating gridlock. The same arguments about "just getting it done" were used back then. Don't build it unless you do it right makes a lot more sense, and the Mayor is right to stand in the way of a bad plan. Yes, having to sit in traffic on the freeway is a drag, but I live here in SB, and I don't want more congestion on our city streets. They are bad enough as it is. Carpool, people, or take a bus. And definitely a big yes to the State claiming eminent domain on the tracks and having commuter rail service between Ventura and Goleta. What other country do you know where the passenger trains have to wait while the freight rolls by?
Posted on March 22 at 12:43 p.m.
Certainly, we can get better coffee in this town than at Starbucks!
On Historic Santa Barbara Wine Country Video