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Posted on March 13 at 2:37 p.m.

Best local gas station: the 76 station at the Santa Monica Road exit Northbound 101.
Worse local gas station: Mobil at Glenn Annie/Calle Real in Goleta, followed by Chevron at Hollister and Glenn Annie/Storke. You got to be pretty dumb or running on fumes to buy gas there!

On Report Finds Santa Barbara Likely to Overpay for Gas

Posted on March 12 at 6:19 p.m.

Signing up for State water was a fool's bargain that got us rampant development, because all of a sudden the number of new water meters available each year was supposedly no longer restricted by limited local water resources. Only, State water is only available when you don't need it, and the increase in the number of local residents has compounded the effects of the drought, aside from lowering our overall quality of life.
I suppose we could build aqueducts from the Mississipi to California. After all, the Ancient Romans did it. It would be like the Keystone pipeline, only for H2O, and it would help mitigate the epic floods they get while we go thirsty.
In the meantime, California should mandate water capture, grey water systems, and solar panels on all new construction and major remodels in the State.

On Water Rates Rising, Lake Cachuma Dropping

Posted on March 9 at 12:15 p.m.

The Church asserts moral authority over its congregants, and as such it bears a high level of responsibility to make sure that its representatives live up to the standards of behavior it preaches. If the alleged victims indeed reported the abuse to Church officials and these officials "passed the buck," then they should be held both civilly and criminally liable. Civilly, for pain and suffering, and criminally, for aiding and abetting a crime.

On All Hell Breaks Loose in Sex Abuse Lawsuit

Posted on March 7 at 7:58 p.m.

I love her song Overtime. Absolute gem.

On All Hail Lucinda Williams

Posted on February 27 at 1:49 p.m.

I don't understand why bail is even considered in a case like this. The guy is a menace to society.

On Higher Bail Denied for Man Charged with Beating Girlfriend and Puppy

Posted on February 27 at 1:46 p.m.

Valleyfarmer, you spoke my thoughts. Anyone know if the Nature Conservancy has been contacted?

On 'Mythical Being' Wants Naples

Posted on February 27 at 1:31 p.m.

Dogs, just like children, can only be as civilized as their caretakers. Dogs need places where they can run free and play. A well-trained dog is a joy to be with, and will respond to command whether on or off leash. If you don't like the company of dogs (and I can't help feeling that there must be something wrong with folks who don't like dogs), choose a different beach. But please, people, pick up the poop!

On City Studies New Off-Leash Areas

Posted on February 27 at 1:15 p.m.

Evil may wear a suit and hire an attorney, but I don't see why this guy is walking the streets. No bail. Lock him up and throw away the key.

On Higher Bail Denied for Man Charged with Beating Girlfriend and Puppy

Posted on February 19 at 8:11 p.m.

Reason number 1 why you should try El Bajio: the food is tasty, and the owners are good people. They first opened in the mid nineties, a hard working immigrant family, so they are hardly part of a "gentrification" movement. All of you whining about taxation, at an average of $250/year, that's about $21 per month per business, well worth it, and the businesses would get that back many folds if customers felt safe and enticed to patronize Milpas. However, I do share concerns about seeing Milpas turn into the cultural yawn that State Street has become.

On Tensions Roiling over Milpas Plan

Posted on February 11 at 11:14 p.m.

Please leave the weeds in your lawn, learn to love an occasional dandelion, read the labels before buying pest controls, and never use chemical fertilizers nor pesticides before a rain event. Really, unless you are a commercial grower subject to financial pressures and would otherwise lose your crop, stop buying chemical pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.
Your garden will look just as nice without them, though you may have to switch to hardier plant varieties in some cases.

On 'Neonic' Poison Found Throughout City

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