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Posted on May 22 at 8:29 p.m.
Mr. Ford. Three things:
First: It is an interesting story, but the pace and pathos of your piece is marred by more than a few copyedit mistakes and mistakes in grammar. Two stand out:
"I gave me five bags of fluids intravenously." and "From June through September I wouldn’t recommend hiking anywhere that you can get to a source of water within an hour or two at most." Huh? Did Cindy actually say that?
Second: Is there some reason you withheld the ages of the two men? Were they 16? 19? 25? Don't you think the readers would like to know?
Third: And this is a rhetorical question: Why would a Sierra Club outings leader take people for a hike anywhere on the hottest day of the year?
On Death on the Deck
Posted on May 20 at 12:09 p.m.
loonpt. True, but, as is said, "Each wall begins with one brick." (Or one piece of stone or one cinder block . . .) We can strive to move in the right direction, yes?
On Don't Kill that Swarm, Hand Me the Queen
Posted on May 20 at 10:58 a.m.
I have called Home Depot, Ag Commissioner, County Supervisor Doreen Farr (this happened in her district), KEYT. It's time to have regulations in place, in our County and throughout CA, protecting honeybees. Hell, why stop there: Worldwide!
Home Depot had a chance to do something extremely positive and garner much great PR. How hard would it have been to call in a local honeybee rescue group? Shame on the company.
Home Depot is already on notice re: the fact that the stores' flowering plants (sourced from gawd knows where) have been laced with pesticides and thus killing off bees and butterflies.
I don't know who alerted us to this extermination, but kudos to that concerned citizen. Now we can all step into the 21st Century, with our newly honed awareness, and work toward protecting our pollinators and butterflies.
Posted on May 18 at 3:34 p.m.
"compassionate?" I am SO glad I wasn't drinking anything or chewing any food when I read that motherly "share," otherwise I might have done some serious damage to my laptop.
Sam_Tababa, mangomamma, we are all on the same page here. Serious jail time and then get that monster out of the USA. Sonofabitch serial killer in the making.
On Mom of Accused Puppy Torturer Pleads for Leniency
Posted on May 14 at 11:26 a.m.
1) Didn't I tell you all not to vote for State Water and to vote to Save the Oaks? But, no . . .You wouldn't listen.
2) Gluteous Maximus: Not being snarky at all, but did you intentionally misspell "gluteus maximus?"
2) Gluteous Maximus: Metal roofs are NOISY as hell. I have palm coconuts, eucalyptus twigs and, hopefully, someday, rain drops that would sound like cannon shots, bouncing off a tin roof.
Plus my friendly crows and towhees and pigeons would burn their little feetsies on the hot metal. (Not to mention my neighbors' cats . . . Which brings to mind a certain Tennessee William's novel/play.)
On Lake Cachuma May Be Drying Up Faster Than Expected
Posted on April 29 at 6:29 p.m.
myrrddin: Remember The Weekly in Santa Barbara? That paper ran a huge article (sometime in the late 80s?) listing all of the unsolved murders in SB. Pretty scary stuff.
Here's a bit more on Kym Morgan, the 24-year-old you've referred to. I believe it was her torso that was found up off of E. Camino Cielo (Source: Websleuths.com):
"When Kym was 19, a man abducted her from a Los Angeles disco, beat and raped her, then left her for dead. The hospital listed Kym as a Jane Doe. She was beaten so badly, only her mother was able to recognize her. She identified the little freckle between her middle and ring fingers to police.
"She had amnesia," Evan Morgan said. "They didn't know if they'd ever bring her back."
Kym spent four months in the hospital learning to talk, walk and feed herself again. It took years for her to fully come back.
But five years later, she would become a victim again."
How bizarre is that?
On An Infamous, Unsolved Mystery
Posted on April 28 at 12:44 p.m.
Great and informative and well-written article. Thank you for all the info and links!
A super-duper nasty, intense poxy disease curse on all bike thieves. May they suffer and their naughty bits fall off and away slowly and painfully.
I have had two bicycles stolen. One wasn't locked. The year was 1974. Location was in front of Rexall Drugs (State & Anapamu, back in the day). I did get my favorite sweater back. The sweater was attached to the rack on back of my bike. The thief knew it was an identifying "red flag," and so he tossed the sweater into a gutter. A kind citizen brought me my sweater.
The other bike was locked up at SBCC, year 1988. A security guy heard bolt cutters and chased the thief down, catching him on the steps of the stadium. I got my bike back when I identified it at the SBPD station.
The SBCC Channels paper had a small blurb about this theft, chastising me for not locking up my bike in a designated rack. My bike was about one foot from said rack, due to no space at the rack. Hah. Score one for the SBCC security guys and one for lucky me.
On Be a Bike Lock Hawk
Posted on April 28 at 12:41 p.m.
A super-duper nasty, intense poxy disease curse on all bike thieves.
I have had two bicycles stolen. One wasn't locked. The year was 1974. Location was in front of Rexall Drugs (State & Anapamu, back in the day). I did get my favorite sweater back. The sweater was attached to the rack on back of my bike. The thief knew it was an identifying "red flag," and so he tossed the sweater into a gutter. A kind citizen brought it to me.
Posted on April 21 at 2:25 p.m.
It's males here commenting and blaming the victim. Classic.
On UCSB Students Call for Tougher Rape Penalties
Posted on April 19 at 7 p.m.
What constitutes "an attack?" The fact that the dog "lunged" at the deputies repeatedly? Nowhere does this article state that any deputies were bitten or even grazed by dog teeth.
This whole thing stinks to high heaven. Apparently SB Deputies need a course in how to deal with dogs without having to use deadly force. Utterly shameful and murderous.
On Deputy Shoots Dog During Montecito Arrest