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Posted on February 28 at 3:01 p.m.

The problem with fracking is that it is very hard to meter the gas that comes up with well water. Imagine all the people who will hook up their furnaces to their faucets and stop paying their gas bills.

On Jackson, Williams Introduce Fracking Bills

Posted on February 15 at 6:39 a.m.

Perfect example of a "non" story. Truth be told the County acquired the Baron Ranch for it's next "sanitary landfill" when the infamous Tajiguas Landfill is finally full. These "1 inch" water pipes were nothing. The real and ongoing story is that our environmentally friendly county is dumping almost all it's garbage on the Gaviota, and if they get their way, for the next century.

On Illegal Pipes Removed

Posted on December 21 at 7:41 a.m.

Is anyone who posts moronic comments a moron?

On Dog Got Your Tongue?

Posted on December 12 at 5:40 a.m.

I agree that "The war on drugs" is a complete failure and that Marijuana should be legal. But the question no one seems to ask, including our police is, who is getting the drugs from these boats when they land? There has to be people, trucks, and a beach to off load the tons of weed. It is hard to believe thay haven't gotten one of the Mexican Nationals caught in the boats to tell who they were delivering the drugs to and where. What's up with that?

On Capps Urges Federal, Local Coordination to Combat Pangas

Posted on December 7 at 7:21 a.m.

Here is a clue for the dog that won't hunt. Panga boats full of drugs and perhaps other things like people not wanted here in the US have been turning up like seaweed on our beaches. Now as a native son of Santa Barbara beaches I kinda know where a smart smuggler would beach his boat to offload heavy bales of weed with impunity. No, not beaches that are close to the curious eyes of the public. And no, not rocky or heavy surf beaches north of Point Conception. And yes, beaches where one can drive vehicles right down on to the beach. Where armed guards keep the public well away. And since poodles are uncommonly smart I have no doubt this dog knows exactly where he should be looking......

On Dynasty of the Dog

Posted on December 3 at 8:23 a.m.

Perhaps now, finally, a real investigation will take place as to where these drug running panga boats are offloading their contraband. It is dead certain that they don't use beaches along the highway where they can be seen. And they don't use beaches with high waves and rocky shore lines. And it is much more likely that they use beaches where they can drive onto the sand with a truck. Beaches behind locked gates and guarded by private guards. Sound familiar?

On Panga Rams Coast Guard Boat, Kills Chief Officer

Posted on November 30 at 7:45 a.m.

Marborg is one of two monopolies that dispose of our trash. Marborg collects it and the County buries it, Both are monopolies but few discuss the County monopoly. The County owned and run Landfill, dump, is run as an "enterprise" funded operation. It charges what it wants and spends what it takes in. It's only oversight is from the County Supervisors, hardly known for their benevolence to folks in the cities or even the county. And any attempt over the years to let the trash haulers pick and choose landfills to haul our trash to has been stymied by the County. Yes, government itself can be and often is the worst of 'monopolies".

On King of the Hill

Posted on November 28 at 9:03 a.m.

To BeachFan, yes government tells us what we can and can't do on our land. It is called zoning. The Gaviota Coast is mostly zoned 360 acres per residence.

But I digress. What's up with "20 men"? No women in the battle to protect the coast? That is pure sexist bull*hit. Shame on Surfrider.

On Gaviota Kickstart

Posted on November 16 at 2:32 p.m.

Almost all forms of public utilities are monopolies. It would make little sense to have several power companies, sewer companies, water companies all competing for the same costumers. And in fact the County deal with Mustang is for a 20 year monopoly to sort and compost our trash. It includes a "put or pay" provision that eliminates any potential competition. Mustang is a company cobbled together just to bid on this contract, has no experience in trash at all. Marborg on the other hand has vast experience.

On Recycling Rope-a-Dope

Posted on November 15 at 5:59 p.m.

Perhaps Mr Adams. But the County has had a monopoly for landfilling for 50 years. Watcha think of that?

On Recycling Rope-a-Dope

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