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Posted on November 10 at 10:22 a.m.

I keep trying to teach my dog to use a washcloth when he washes himself like you and I do, but he just cannot get the hang of it. So, for personal hygiene purposes, he's stuck with his tongue.

On Burger King Election Whoppers

Posted on November 7 at 10:12 a.m.

Being a resident of the area where road closures will occur, we received a notice of the affected roadways and intersections so we can plan our day around the minimum inconvenience it will bring. Also, the closures only occur when the runners and coming through, not during the whole event. And no, as a sanctioned event, the police don't give citations for "running" stop light and stop signs.

On S.B. Marathon

Posted on November 7 at 10:05 a.m.

Instead of building a desal plant, why not upgrade the treatment at the Montecito Sanitary District plant and inject the water into the groundwater basin that they draw from? Other communities are already doing this.

On Drought Emergency Persists Despite Trick-or-Treat Rains

Posted on November 7 at 9:52 a.m.

The pier is owned by the County of Santa Barbara along with the rest of Goleta Beach Park. The drill rig sits on SCG owned property.

On 172-Foot Gas Rig Now Towering Above Goleta

Posted on November 6 at 9:42 a.m.

Actually DrDan my comment was meant to imply that the Thorns should move out of California if they don't like the political climate. But I do admit that I only moved here in 1971 so you have me beat by five years.

On Grim Reaper

Posted on November 6 at 9:35 a.m.

"Big Oil made fracking sound like grandma baking cookies." Really Barney, you are out of touch with reality. The No on P camp correctly pointed out that the Water Guardians used fracking as the issue that would get people to sign their petition, knowing full and well that fracking does not occur in SB County and isn't likely to given where the oil is located and the extremely stringent permit process.

And by the way, it's is not a fairy tale that Measure P would have put the oil industry out of business, perhaps not immediately, but over time the prohibitions contained in the initiative would have strangled existing oil operations and reduced the incentive for any future oil development to occur.

On Burger King Election Whoppers

Posted on November 5 at 2:23 p.m.

Yes, a similar anti-oil initiative was approved in San Benito County; now we get to sit back and the fun begin with all the lawsuits and injunctions.

On Capps Survives; Measures P and S Flame Out

Posted on November 5 at 2:13 p.m.

Dr.D, I think you meant the whopping defeat of Measure P. I've always advocated that anyone who is not happy with California politics is always welcome to move to different area. I hear Texas is nice.

On Grim Reaper

Posted on November 5 at 10:27 a.m.

My mailbox was stuffed with Pro P flyers and I had to endure Das Williams inflicting himself on my TV several times pushing the extravagant Water Guardian claims, so I'm not convinced that the statement that "you barely saw an ad or flyer from them" has merit. Also, whatever money the oil companies spent to defeat Measure P was lost on me since I was opposed to it from the beginning after reading the whole initiative..

On Measure P Protects Santa Barbara County’s Future

Posted on October 16 at 10:04 a.m.

I doubt that SYR's business model includes paying $120,000 in fines over the course of the year. They are probably in the process of drilling a well(s) and are willing to pay the fine until the well comes online. Of course, the fact that under existing law they are entitled to pull as much water as they want out of the aquifer that they sit on won't make people happy either.

On Turning Whine into Water

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