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Posted on May 21 at 12:05 p.m.

What about the regular Joes/Josephines that sit in their vehicles, engines idling, so that they can check their texts, keep their AC going and play their car stereos? I bet the driving populace (other than LE) wastes a ton of fuel, out of pure ignorance.

Ann Landers (harking back a while, now) told us an idling engine is polluting. I think she had that in her column back when we still had lights at Hwy 101. Why are so many people still unaware of the fact that an idling engine is extremely polluting? Maybe the Indie's article will help spread the word.

On Have Idling Sheriff Cars Wasted More than $1 Million?

Posted on May 19 at 1:23 p.m.

It's the other "nine or more" that we need to save, too. I don't eat crab meat and haven't in decades. Why can't the crab fishermen be made to put their pots elsewhere or out at times not in conflict with whale migration? But then . . .what about the dolphins?

I have never liked those who rape the ocean to fill their wallets.

On Tangled Whale Saved off Santa Barbara Coast

Posted on May 16 at 1:18 a.m.

This ban makes my heart sing. Long overdue.

On Bag Ban Takes Effect

Posted on May 5 at 1:17 p.m.

I couldn't wait to sign that petition. But I hope the Supes will enact this ban first, as it's not always smart to leave things to the voters. Look what happened with State Water and Saving the Oaks up in Santa Ynez. Voters can be bamboozled so easily.

On Fracking Ban Coming to Santa Barbara?

Posted on April 28 at 2:01 p.m.

Wonderful that The Indie is helping place rescued pets. Good job.

On Adoptable Pet of the Week

Posted on April 24 at 10:27 p.m.

G.O.O.

On Twelve Resource Projects to Watch

Posted on April 16 at 6:04 p.m.

I'd like to see a Black-throated gray warbler.

On Animals: Birdathon

Posted on April 14 at 12:07 a.m.

County Vector Control has an office in Summerland. Phone #: 681-4900. Go there to get your FREE gambusia (mosquito fish). Anyone with a pond should have some of these fish to help take care of any mosquito problem.

Just don't let the gambusia go/rehome them into any of the local ponds or creeks, as they are considered to be an invasive species. They are known to interfere with native fish procreation.

Also: Do not feed your gambusia. They will do just fine nibbling on aquatic plants/moss and consuming mosquito larvae.

On Gardening: Butterflies, Birds, and Frogs

Posted on April 13 at 11:59 p.m.

All this time, I thought it was spelled "loadie" lane.

On Loady Lane

Posted on April 11 at 2:10 p.m.

And, by the way, as long as I am sharing info on correct vocab words: an "altercation" is not what took place between the officer hit in the head with a daypack full of liquor bottles and the kid who attacked the officer.

An altercation is a disagreement or an argument. C'mon, Indie. Call it an attack, call it an attempt to injure, call it an assault. It's not an argument when someone hits you in the head with intent to cause bodily harm.

On The Deltopia Disaster Debriefed

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