Comments by cjbowdish

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Posted on August 2 at 6:04 a.m.

This sounds like a serious deal. I really hope our legislators can see the unfairness of the situation. Legislature that gives advantages to the big distributors like this would be a shame. My brother owned a liquor store in Arizona and the big liquor wholesalers made it impossible for him to do business. The laws there gave the big boys such an advantage. Letting money buy legislature that gives advantage to big distributors is a big mistake.

How would we like it if the farmer were not allowed to sell produce directly to the public like at the farmer's market?

On Stopping the Direct-to-Consumer Flow?

Posted on June 30 at 8:39 a.m.

You talk about the "Oscillation, a 30-plus year climate cycle, affects this wave energy." But I wonder how much research is done on the loss of the sand that is "moved to the coast through our watersheds, streams and rivers." My understanding is that the constricting of flow to the ocean is part of the problem and that some of the biggest deposits are after fires.

On Goleta’s Oscillating Shoreline

Posted on May 23 at 8:45 a.m.

Nice article. I live on the outskirts of I.V. and work at the University. For over ten years, as an exiled Santa Barbarian, I've watched the students cycle through. My husband always jokes that the students are getting younger and younger. It's interesting seeing that the students too are feeling the transition to adulthood. There are so many stages we go through as well as the seasonal cycles. I enjoyed your observation.


On Isla Vista Changes You

Posted on March 18 at 7:27 a.m.

IV is very full of cars AND bikes AND pedestrians. Most drivers give precedence to bikes and pedestrians who all share the same road. But it only take one distracted driver at the wrong time to hurt a biker or pedestrian. I think it would be great to have a few routes through IV near the ocean that had the pedestrians and bikers separate from the cars. I feel like I am playing the odds by sharing the roads down there with cars. There are so many places where cars can quickly pull out of driveways.

On A Month of Sundays

Posted on February 22 at 6:07 a.m.

This is great to hear about. We need more safe ways for alternative transportation to deal with the freeway on and off ramps. Having special ways to get over the freeway available that do not have the on and off ramps is very important for bike safety. We need one for getting to Dos Pueblos and Goleta Valley Junior high from the ocean side of the freeway.

On Somewhere Over the Freeway

Posted on December 16 at 6:25 a.m.

However, I have friends who were from SB and waited and married engineers and other professionals later in life, 30s and 40s (both not from SB and now living away from SB). Or they married college sweethearts that are doctors making a good salary and can't say I don't get jealous of them. But I don't think they are any happier or sadder than me. Being able to raise two nice kids and getting by in SB with modest means is not the end of the world.

On Single Ladies Lament

Posted on December 16 at 6:18 a.m.

Marrying a surfer with a modest income isn't the end of the world. Being a kind nice guy goes a long way. Especially if you like to surf too.

On Single Ladies Lament

Posted on December 16 at 5:50 a.m.

That was a good article about a helpful agency. I went to their site and gave a donation after reading it.

On A Good Turn for Irene and Her Children

Posted on November 25 at 5:40 a.m.

I think we need less federal taxes going to protect oil interests. I do not like my federal taxes funding the industrial military complex. I would rather pay more state taxes funding public projects that benefit the many instead of funding programs that harm the many and benefit the few.

On Massive Tuition Hikes Passed

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