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Posted on October 9 at 6:05 p.m.
Eckermann: Please don't just lean. Please Vote "Yes" on P. Being proactive is the right way to go.
Plus, I voted "Yes" on my VBM (Vote by Mail) ballot today and already mailed it in. I don't want anyone canceling out my vote. (Smiley face.) Thank you!
On Dodging Measure P Oil Slicks
Posted on October 8 at 5:18 p.m.
The Santa Barbarans who vote have made some big mistakes, in years past. Voting for State Water comes to mind. But on this particular issue, we can't be stupid. I, for one, don't want to worry about wasting even more of our precious water. I don't want to have to worry about what's coming out of my water tap, either.
There are still plenty of us around who remember 1969. All of the posturing and propaganda in the world won't make us forget.
Posted on October 3 at 3:13 p.m.
How fantastic! News like this makes my day.
Re: guacamole. Believe it or not, the best way to keep guacamole from turning brown is to place it in a container and pour about 1/2 inch of water over the top of it. Then refrigerate. The water keeps out oxygen and the guac stays green.
When you're ready to eat your stored guacamole, just pour off the water and give the guac a little stir. Get out those chips. So simple and so effective.
On Avofest Gets Really Green
Posted on October 1 at 3:29 p.m.
Oh, yes. And I forgot to say "Thank You!" to Ms. Miles, for stating publicly that she did not want the bear to be killed. Thank you, Emily Miles.
On Hunt for Bear Called Off
Posted on October 1 at 2 p.m.
The U.S. Humane Society states that there is no known case of a human contracting rabies from a bear-----ever. I am ecstatically happy that Fish & Game called off the hunt. Good for the bear, thank gawd, that it managed to avoid being caught.
I hope my email (and emails of others) to Fish & Wildlife urging that the bear, if caught, not be euthanized, was/were of some influence.
It is interesting to note that one report stated the bear had "taken a chunk" out of Ms. Miles' thigh. I knew this could not be true, as we all saw the photos of her standing, and she wouldn't have been standing with a chunk out of her leg. The fact that she was made to wait at the ER is egregious and, yet, I suppose, somehow indicates what the staff there thought of the severity of her injuries.
As for dogs being off-leash, dog walkers and their dogs need exercise. I don't allow my dogs to chase after anything: neither birds on the beach nor wildlife in the hills. When Ms. Miles saw that bear scat, she knew to skedaddle and call back her dogs, but she decided to take a photograph of the scat instead. (I find it curious that she didn't mention her dogs barking wildly, which is what they must have done, upon seeing that bear.)
There's a great (true) story about a man who left his wife in their camper and said he was going off to try and get a pic of the Grizzly bear they knew was in the vicinity. The man never came back. They found him later and the last photo on his roll of film was of the Grizzly coming toward him.
Grizzlies are known to be much more dangerous to humans than are Black bears, true. But I think it's an interesting tale, nonetheless, of how our curiosity and hubris, what with thinking we're at the top of the food chain, can often get us into trouble.
Posted on September 19 at 1:14 a.m.
The rules are there for a reason. Get the permit or paint it over. This silly "Ask forgiveness later" attitude is deplorable. I thought Cajun Kitchen was better than this.
On Cajun Kitchen Rallies to Save 'Gator Boy'
Posted on September 4 at 3:51 p.m.
Georgy: You're right on the money (ha!).
loonpt: Those studies must be conducted by alcoholic cretins. I have known more than a dozen Santa Barbarans who never drank alcohol and all lived into their late 80s, early 90s. All healthy as horses, until the last few years of their lives. Those are just a sampling of people I know. There must be legions of octogenarian and nonagenarian teetotalers across the globe to prove that study wrong.
Who needs the sulfites in wine? I don't drink and as Steven Wright said, "I intend to live forever. So far, so good." Wine shops will go the way of the dinosaur when the climate puts paid to those grapevines.
Bring back the Diver's Den, too.
On Developer to Save Funk Zone
Posted on August 25 at 7:27 p.m.
How does one make an "anonymous" complaint to the City Building Dept.? I know for a fact that one's name and address are demanded and the complaint is made public record.
Is there anyone who doubts the complaining party has an eye on obtaining that property? I, for one, am sad to see the Funk Zone being "revitalized" into gentrified, lackluster, monotonous crap.
My sympathies with the artists and craftsman already displaced in other areas of the F.Z and now those on this property. What a damn shame.
On Funk Zone Funny Business Leads to Evictions
Posted on August 10 at 12:14 a.m.
So what happens with the 300 thou Mary (or is it Marry?) Belle Snow gave Lack? Will she ever see a dime of that dough?
On No Slack for David Lack
Posted on June 23 at 4:39 p.m.
Huh. I just came across my photo of that S & M couple, taken at the Solstice Parade many, many years ago. I love how people still remember that man and his female friend/wife. Those were some outré outfits, no doubt about it. The man ended up getting busted for running a whore house on Canon Perdido, between Chapala and De La Vina (I think that was the location). Talk about "local color."
I never go to see the Parade anymore, but I think loads of people enjoy it and I love to see the photos. So much hard work goes into those costumes. My particular favorite this year has to be the "Orca" guys in their "budgie smugglers" (speedos). Hooray for Solstice Parade!
On 2014 Solstice Parade