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Posted on November 24 at 3:53 p.m.

I would think the Adventure Pass proceeds would be used to fund things like this clean up effort.

Oh, that's right the Pass is run by a for-profit company...

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Posted on November 20 at 4:12 p.m.

The problem as I see it is that the penalty of a short loss of license, 2 weeks of community service, and a fine that the family probably won't even sniff at is not going to give the kid any new outlook on things or be a reminder over the years that he killed someone.

5 years or less from now, it'll be all forgotten by the Maldonados, but will never be forgotten by the O'Neill's or his fiance.

On Maldonado Son Sentenced for Vehicular Manslaughter

Posted on October 20 at 7:10 p.m.

Stereotyping is a horrible personality trait.

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Posted on October 20 at 1:43 p.m.

What I don't understand:

The pursuit on 10/3 ended at 154/Cath Oaks w/ DePerna getting away.

The pursuit on Sat involved her again, and the SAME CAR.

How did she get the car back from the 154/Cath Oaks area? Did she just wait in the bushes until the cops left and then drove away?

On Three Arrested After High Speed Chase and Crash

Posted on October 14 at 1:40 p.m.

Gotcha! I can attest to trains "sneaking up". It happened to me once when we were just crossing the tracks to hit the beach.

No noise, no horn, all of a sudden there's an Amtrak coming around the bend. We had looked both ways and were not dallying on the tracks, but one of our group came close to having to dive out of the way. It was on a pretty gentle bend too.

On Train Hits and Kills One Pedestrian, Injures Two Others

Posted on October 13 at 4:35 p.m.

blahblah, they didn't have their fate thrust upon them, they CHOSE to go on the trestle instead of staying on the bluffs where the view is very nearly identical.

On Train Hits and Kills One Pedestrian, Injures Two Others

Posted on October 13 at 8:24 a.m.

The dumb thing is they could've gotten the same photos/view by standing on the cliffs to the east of the trestle. There'd have been no danger even when the train passed. There is plenty of space there to cross the tracks and look at the view. There's even the same view without even crossing the tracks at all.

On Train Hits and Kills One Pedestrian, Injures Two Others

Posted on October 9 at 11:57 a.m.

It's so disappointing the tribe feels the need to put up a 12 story building. There's nothing remotely close to that in the Valley. Is there even anything that tall in SB County?

It'll also bring increases in crime, DUI, accidents, traffic, etc.

I'd expect property values will decrease for those who live nearby.

But I guess it's ok because Armenta says they do their best to work with the community (yeah right!). Thanks for nothing.

On County Contacting Gov. Brown over Chumash Expansion

Posted on September 6 at 6:44 p.m.

I'm curious if crusher-destemmers could be made to use the technology available on table saws whereby the blade stops instantly if it hits something soft. They won't even damage a raw hot dog. I know the winery machines don't have a blade like a saw but the technology might work?

On Winemaker Loses Right Hand in Harvest Accident

Posted on August 12 at 10:25 a.m.

It's not "IN" Goleta per official maps. 93111 is SB.

On Multiple Murder Victims Found in Home Near Goleta

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