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Posted on June 19 at 8:50 p.m.

Dear Tyler Hayden: Love this piece. Extremely well written and not a single grammatical error or run-on sentence to be found. I hope you do receive some type of award for this excellent journalism. (It would be nice to know what Canalog's position is with the EPA, though.) I wholeheartedly agree with LeeKaplan: Taylor----you and Nick both: Job well done.

On Refugio Oil Spill: The 80,000-Gallon Question

Posted on June 17 at 3:57 p.m.

I would be absolutely amazed if 33% of pet owners actually had a disaster preparedness plan in place----for themselves or their pets. No one I know is prepared for any kind of disaster, and that includes any preparations made for their pets.

On Prepare Your Pet for a Disaster

Posted on June 12 at 12:56 p.m.

Of course bicyclists ride on MIssion St, between Modoc and State. What silliness, to deny that fact. I rarely drive along Mission St and I usually see at least a few bicyclists each time I'm there, along that stretch. Granted, most of them are riding on the sidewalk . . .

On The Wheel Truth Behind Biking to Work

Posted on June 12 at 12:43 p.m.

hungryBuddy. Love your comment. I went on a five-day backpacking trip in Yosemite, many years ago, with five other women. When reading Matt's story, one of my first thoughts was "Why are they carrying so much? And how much is in glass?"

Great read, Matt.

On Surviving the Sespe Wilderness

Posted on June 9 at 6:45 p.m.

Nomoresanity. Just so you know: caveat emptor means "Let the buyer beware." In this woman's case, perhaps you could write "caveat," which translates to "Let him beware." But for someone luging down Gibraltar, unless she purchased "time and services" from some company to do so, caveat emptor is a misuse of that Latin phrase.

On Gibraltar Skateboarder Sustains Major Head Injuries

Posted on June 8 at 11:47 a.m.

When I was a teenager, I thought leather and leather goods and the makers of leather goods were cool. There were a few local leather makers at the old Whole Earth Market Place. It was a collection of local artisans and the location was on State St, across from the Granada and up a bit. I thought all that leather making and the resultant chemical smell that permeated that market place was great.

Then, I learned about the pain and suffering that is leather. People like to think that leather products are a byproduct of the meat industry, and that leather would "go to waste" if not used for leather making and leather goods. This is not the whole story. The reality is that millions more animals than those slaughtered for meat are raised solely to be killed and made into shoes, belts, jackets, gloves, sofas, etc. For those animals, their meat is the byproduct.

"The process of tanning leather is incredibly toxic. Most is chrome tanned, which results in carcinogenic chromium (VI) being pumped into the water table." (source: The Guardian)

A great many people are choosing to purchase free range, antibiotic-free, grain fed meat to eat. But do these same people worry about from whence their high-end leather products are sourced or the toxic process used to obtain that leather?

Everyone who thinks leather is cool should read up on why leather is bad for the environment and why it is a product that causes untold agony and suffering for millions and millions of animals. Leather is not something neat and trendy and classy. It is a cruel, inhumane and outdated commodity.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandsty...

On The S.B. Questionnaire: Steven Soria

Posted on June 5 at 12:45 p.m.

4Oceans. You're right, of course. I wonder where all the water is going to come from to service this huge resort.

And, not to downplay my dismay at the huge and negative impact this place will have on us all, mostly the neighbors----do you think the raft will be brought back?

On New Miramar Hotel Design Unveiled

Posted on June 4 at 11:38 a.m.

Dear Nick: Thank you for your dogged persistence in obtaining some (or any) pertinent info for us to chew on. Keep up the digging and get back to us with something we can all devour and regurgitate to others. PAAP can't be allowed to get away with taking this dump in our waters.

On Red Dogs in the Sunset

Posted on June 4 at 11:38 a.m.

Dear Nick: Thank you for your dogged persistence in obtaining some (or any) pertinent info for us to chew on. Keep up the digging and get back to us with something we can all devour and regurgitate to others. PAAP can't get away with taking this dump in our waters.

On Red Dogs in the Sunset

Posted on June 2 at 12:21 p.m.

I think it's a disgusting and murderous way to make a living----by ripping living beings out of the ocean. So much of the fish and crustaceans harvested go to waste. Far too much "incidental kill," too. I don't feel sorry for the fishermen. Maybe this short hiatus in pillaging the ocean will help marine life in some way.

On Fishing Industry Feeling the Pain After Refugio Oil Spill

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