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Posted on June 5 at 6:47 p.m.
As a cyclist in the valley, hearing bits and pieces of this story over the last few months has made me very sad and scared. Many of us try to go out of our way to obey traffic laws and encourage (nag?) other riders to do the same. We know that one bad apple spoils the bunch and when the mass rides come to town it irks the drivers (sometimes me included). As locals we need to protect our resource (great places to ride) by treating everyone who uses it with respect and courtesy.
The comment from KSBY is really frightening. It's pretty sad that someone seriously advocates maiming or killing people simply because they got in the way while driving.
I hope Gary improves and is able to eventually live a normal life. I hope Ms. Gilbert is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and does not endanger anyone else in the future, her own children in particular.
On Woman Charged with DUI and Child Endangerment
Posted on June 4 at 9:23 p.m.
Nah, what we paid for was the rescue of those 2 bozos. . .
On Mother and Daughter Rescued from Painted Cave Rock Face
Posted on May 16 at 6:34 p.m.
Better transparency and communication would probably help the hospital's position a lot.
Some of the arguments in the article are downright funny:
- the hospital doesn't regulate the # of flights. So they are supposed to control the serious accidents or illnesses people in the community have?
- night flights. Since they are already controlling the # of accidents and illnesses, I guess they might as well make sure they also happen at a time that's convenient for everyone?
- flights provide no benefit to the residents. Okay, sign a waiver that says if you have an issue that would otherwise require chopper transport, you'll be taken by ambulance. If you die en route, c'est la vie!
- flights could transport the uninsured. Seriously? Someone said that? That has nothing to do with the flights and everything to do with the entire SYSTEM of healthcare. Whether you agree with the reform act or not, this portion of the issue should point out that something needs to change and it has nothing to do with choppers.
Again, maybe some of this would go away with better knowledge for the residents and communication about what the flights are used for and why.
I do not live in that area, and so my only vested interest in this is if I or my loved ones should have a serious issue and need quick transport, I will be eternally grateful if that helo ride saves their life!
On Cottage Hospital ’Copters Still Taking Flak
Posted on May 9 at 9:02 p.m.
I've been in that area many times to hike, ride mountain bikes, and drive down the fire road. The only thing that concerns me is as I'm going down the dirt road away from the range, or coming up it very slowly towards the range, is the shotgun wads and bullet ricochets I hear going over my head! Nothing's ever happened, but it makes me think it could. Suppose a round clipped some foliage and went off course into me?
On Weigh In on Winchester Gun Club
Posted on March 1 at 7:11 p.m.
I'm curious about the Condor Scenic Area on W. Camino Cielo. What does that designation mean? That road is driveable by car now.
On Protecting Los Padres Wilderness — and Dirt Bikes?
Posted on November 24 at 7:43 a.m.
I forgot to add about SYVCC, those interested in the club should contact Dr. J's bike shop on Mission Drive in Solvang.
On What Are You Grateful For?
Posted on November 23 at 8:54 p.m.
Regarding clubs, I just wanted to mention the Santa Ynez Valley Cycling Club (SYVCC). We've been around for awhile and hold established road rides on the weekends as well as during the week events such as indoor training and mountain bike riding. These can range from competitive training to fun rides in and around the Santa Ynez Valley area. There is also a contingent of junior racers in the club.
We encourage any and all to come out and join us! 2012 club membership signups are in process, so come on out.
Posted on November 16 at 6:59 p.m.
I agree. I'm against bags, but we don't need a study to prove they are bad. The data already exists!
On Supes Decline to Help Pay for Plastic Bag Ban Report
Posted on November 16 at 6:21 a.m.
The problem with quoting things is the context is lost. Who funded the studies and therefore could there be any bias? What factors didn't get included (as howgreen mentions above)?
It's easy to call something fact because one or more experts studied it. It still doesn't tell the whole story.
It will be interesting to see if the boats at El Cap leave by the weekend. I still wonder if they've been within about a 1 square mile area for over a month, how could that area not be fished out? What bycatch did they pull in?
I also have to wonder about the scientific info stating that various fish populations haven't declined. Anyone who spends time in/on the local waters would likely disagree. Try finding a big rockfish or male sheephead off the local coast.
BTW Oblio, how's Arrow? ;-)
On Squid Fishing in California
Posted on November 14 at 7:07 p.m.
maybeso, I think 8 may be low and they've been in that same area for a month or more. I'm really concerned about what they are doing to that concentrated area, what the bycatch is, and how many (if any) squid will be left to be part of the local food chain?
If the catch is being exported and feeding some overseas country, then it seems they are possibly raping our local waters without concern (probably zero knowledge of the impact). Scary!
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