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Posted on July 15 at 11:02 p.m.

Something about this doesn't pass the smell test. What is the Navy hiding?

On San Miguel Island Closure Irks Officials

Posted on July 10 at 9:47 a.m.

Let's mandate gray water systems and rain catching cisterns for all new construction and major remodels. Even if we get rain this winter, much of California is arid, and we need to accept that.

On Santa Barbara Paying More for Less Water

Posted on July 9 at 10:47 a.m.

Go to the harbor on Saturday mornings, buy directly from the fishermen, get the freshest fish and shellfish, whole, and you won't need any government bureaucrats inspecting your plate.

On The Bait and Switch of Seafood Fraud

Posted on June 30 at 4:29 p.m.

Solstice parade got old and boring a long time ago.

On Boo, Solstice

Posted on June 26 at 1:51 p.m.

Andrewbaker they don't grow rice in the San Joaquin Valley. They grow rice in the flood plain of the Sacramento River Delta. They grow cotton, almonds, pistachios, citrus, stone fruit, grapes, and some vegetables in San Joaquin Valley.

On City Customers Not Saving Water During Drought

Posted on June 24 at 5:50 a.m.

How about mandating that all new construction and major remodels in California include a cistern to collect rainwater runoff from the roof, a grey water system, and solar panels? After all, if the State can impose indoor sprinkler systems of dubious usefulness for all new structures, why not mandate something that would actually help?
Time to stop hand-wringing and come up with solutions.
Das Williams, are you listening?

On Appeals Pour In, but Montecito Has No Water to Spare

Posted on June 24 at 5:22 a.m.


On Building Manager, Cops Shut Down Mural Event

Posted on June 16 at 9:13 a.m.

"Expecting" decent behavior is not going to solve the problem. Telling them why you expect it, asking them why they are showing such disrespect for themselves and our community, treating them like people with the attendant rights and responsibilities would be more helpful.
We the citizens, not the cops or local officials are going to have to solve this. As for socialism, that has been tried and failed, but letting unfettered market forces turn our kids into indentured servants is clearly not working either. Let's set the labels aside and try to come up with common goals, shall we?

On Curbing Young Urban Travelers

Posted on June 15 at 11:10 p.m.

Mel Brooks

On Outdoor courthouse movies start soon! Future series hopeful?

Posted on June 15 at 10:56 p.m.

Engage the young. Talk to them, even if it feels uncomfortable. Especially if it feels uncomfortable. They may stink, they may be obnoxious and even a bit scary, but they are our children, and they need adult guidance - along with the occasional firm reminder that you shouldn't defecate where you sleep.

On Curbing Young Urban Travelers

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