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Posted on April 17 at 1:57 p.m.

"Concessions" consisted of loss of salary through mandatory, unpaid furloughs, giving up raises that had already been agreed to in multi-year contracts, and laying off workers. Real money, not the situation foofighter posits.

On Wolf Collects Another $20,000 From Labor Union

Posted on April 17 at 9:51 a.m.

JohnLocke has hit the nail on the head. Goleta has always tried to make Venoco go away, so they shouldn't act too surprised that when they speak out of both sides of their mouth that Venoco will recognize the bs and withdraw their offer. The Goleta City Council acts, and has for a long time, like a bunch of bozos.

My prediction is that State Lands will approve Venoco's application and will do what it needs to do to move the oil, and Goleta will be left on the sidelines, fuming like a petulant child.

On Goleta Opposing Venoco, Scraps Deal

Posted on April 16 at 9:54 a.m.

Lorna, Rocket, being a dog, which have pack sensibilities, sees you as the Alpha of the household, and sees himself as the second in command. Now, with the introduction of a new male into the mix, Rocket feels that his position is being threatened, and is trying to protect his status. Jim needs to establish his position as the new Beta, or Alpha, in a manner that Rocket will feel comfortable with. EastBeach is actually not that far off the mark as food is a powerful motivator. If Jim starts regularly feeding Rocket at mealtime that will establish Jim in the provider role that Rocket will respond to.

On Dear Stormy: Rocket Worries About New Boyfriend

Posted on April 9 at 9:57 a.m.

No, J_A,, let's go further back in time and only allow white, land-owning males to vote! Just kidding. I moved here in 1971 to go to UCSB, graduated, got a job, bought a house, and am still here. According to some people's thinking I should not have been able to vote while I was "just" a student.

On Los Angeles Teen Accused of Sparking Deltopia Riot Charged as Adult

Posted on April 8 at 4:32 p.m.

Strike two for Chytilo and Company.

On CA Coastal Commission To Review Paradiso Appeal

Posted on March 27 at 6:28 p.m.

It probably doesn't mention encroachment into public areas because zoning ordinances typically regulate private, not public property. The City can come through whenever they want and remove vegetation within the right-of-way (including public sidewalks) that is impeding pedestrian or vehicular traffic or causing safety issues.

On Council Moves Forward with Hedge Height Ordinance

Posted on March 27 at 2:30 p.m.

Yes, those bulobouts are an expensive menace to society! Of course, if SB drivers actually drove responsibly, the City wouln't have to spend money on traffic calming devices.

On Mayor Delivers Mixed News at State of City Address

Posted on March 27 at 10:01 a.m.

Maybe if all the neighbors un-converted their garages from storage or illegal units there wouldn't be such a street-parking problem.

On El Encanto Sparks Parking Wars

Posted on March 26 at 5:10 p.m.

"Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting over." Who still has a souvenir bottle of SB Desal water hanging around? Give it a good shake and watch all the detritus swirl around.

On Speed of Drought Confounds Water Planners

Posted on March 20 at 1:40 p.m.

"Latino neighborhoods on the Eastside and Westside suffer neglect due to lack of representation, he charged"

No, it's due to lack of voting..

On Hope Springs for Wrecked Miramar

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