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Posted on May 26 at 10:51 a.m.

This sums it up: "Exactly how many creatures are being killed is hard to say". This article consists almost exclusively of speculation.

And this: "According to the highly controlled information released by the federal and state unified command," is total BS. I know people working in the unified command, they work for Fish and wildlife - people who have dedicated their careers to helping the natural environment. There is no cloak of secrecy. The facts are coming out as they find them.

There are a lot of people working to document the environmental destruction as part of the legal case that has to be made. If there is a cloak of secrecy, it's because they are too damn busy to tell us what they've found.

And it's the Refugio Oil Spill, not the Gaviota spill. I expect better than this from the Independent!

On What Will the Refugio Oil Spill Kill?

Posted on December 23 at 1:18 p.m.

Great article. I often call on our local police, and more the half the time, the officer(s) that show up are not white and/or not male. Meanwhile, the reason for the call is almost exclusively a white male. Just a bit of anecdotal irony for the bathroom wall.

On Police Prejudiced Against 'Blacks and Browns'?

Posted on November 18 at 3:05 p.m.

Ignore the naysayers. This project is a great idea.

On Honoring Isla Vista's Resiliency During and After May Tragedy

Posted on October 27 at 3:15 p.m.

The article fails to mention any connection to illegal immigration because none has been found. I guess some find those facts tough to hear.

On Enterovirus D68 Confirmed in Santa Barbara

Posted on July 21 at 10:20 a.m.

What's your point realitycheck? The divers they use are mostly unpaid interns, marine biologist generate money for the university (which takes a huge cut of every grant they obtain), and last time I checked, Dr. Love's research was paid for with money from oil extraction revenues. I value the understanding of fish populations, as I'm sure a lot of other fisherman do. Before it was 'common' sense, it was probably discovered by a scientist. Feel free to add to the conversation, otherwise you're just a troll.

On UCSB Researchers Organize Giant Sea Bass Count

Posted on September 19 at 9:45 a.m.

Someone else said it better than me: "Graffiti happens at the intersection of ambition and incompetence: people want to make their mark on the world, but have no other way to do it than literally making a mark on the world". Sure, an outlet helps, but this problem is an old one and is not going away soon. Keep the abatement team funded!

On Tag, You’re It

Posted on May 18 at 9:43 a.m.

Graffiti is not the right term for this. I'll take this rogue art over graffiti any day.

On Graffiti Artist Makes Canvas out of Forever 21 Store

Posted on December 6 at 10:59 a.m.

"32 U.S. fatal dog attacks occurred in 2009. ... pit bulls led these attacks accounting for 44% (14). Pit bulls make up approximately 5% of the U.S. dog population."

Seems like a case where people's perception is based on fact.

On A Pooch with Your Pinot?

Posted on August 4 at 10:42 a.m.

Great word:

zaftig |ˈzäftig; -tik| (also zoftig)
adjective informal
(of a woman) having a full, rounded figure; plump.
ORIGIN 1930s: Yiddish, from German saftig ‘juicy.’

On Family Travels

Posted on March 19 at 10:59 a.m.

As a frequent downtown walker, I love the new bulbouts on West Ortega. People drive too fast around there, especially on De La Vina. It's about time we design streets for more than just cars. The "utopian-minded urban planners" should be commended.

On Battle of the Bulb-Outs

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