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Posted on December 2 at 11:07 p.m.

Congratulations on an amazing season, Chargers!

On Drama and Disappointment in Jammed Dos Pueblos Gym

Posted on September 23 at 10:22 p.m.

Tony Evans was a gentle giant, the most distinguished person in his scientific field, the most prolific, the most honored, and the nicest guy you would ever want to meet! Tony launched and nurtured hundreds of careers as he shared his talents and enthusiasm for learning, always with a smile on his face and the most wonderful spirit of cooperation.

Tony treated the person cleaning his hotel room or scooping his ice cream with the same respect he afforded the President of the U.C. Board of Regents or a military general. The consummate charmer and gentleman who really lived the motto, BE KIND TO EVERYONE YOU MEET.

My life, and the life of my husband, has been greatly enriched by knowing Tony. He is gone much, much too soon and we will miss him deeply, and love him always.

On Obituary for Anthony G. Evans

Posted on August 23 at 1:52 p.m.

Like Larry, I am a strong supporter of marriage equality. Married to my hetero partner for 26 years, I am MARRIED, STRAIGHT, Anti -8 and I will continue to work towards equality for all. Standing on the side of love here!

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Posted on July 11 at 2:56 p.m.

Tabatha, I agree with you wholeheartedly!

On UCSB Community Resists Salary Slashing, Furlough Proposals

Posted on July 1 at 10:55 a.m.

Thanks for the info! My daughter and I contracted what we believe to be pertussis about ten years ago, though by the time our doctors thought that to be the case, we had both been on antibiotics and so the blood tests to confirm it were not done. Apparently when I was born in Canada some decades ago, babies were not immunized against pertussis. When my daughter was an infant she had a very bad reaction to her first DTPT shot and was not given the other pertussis shots...

This is a very difficult illness to cope with. The coughing is so very painful and unrelenting, I actually pulled several muscles in my rib cage and heard a loud popping sound as I damaged one of my ribs. Recovery took a few months and I have had asthma ever since.

I hope that all who think they MIGHT have pertussis take suitable precautions to help prevent the spread and that they get themselves to their doctor to try to prevent the disease from running its full course. I'm not sure that is possible...

As an aside, does no one proof the writing here? I had numerous grammatical and spelling errors pop out at me while reading this piece.

On Eight Whooping Cough Cases Identified in Santa Barbara

Posted on June 28 at 6:12 p.m.

Great article, Starshine! I, too, am dismayed that Iowa is more progressive than California, and not a little surprised. Way to go, Iowa!

equus_posteriori - you make a lot of sense to me!

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Posted on June 28 at 5:40 p.m.

I'm in total agreement with Mr. Cousineau! This is appalling to me too!

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Posted on June 24 at 9:16 a.m.

Hooray to the Goleta City Council! I applaud you!

On Goleta Rejects Glen Annie Housing Plan

Posted on May 11 at 10:52 p.m.

Ray, please ignore the rude comments of trailuser!

YOU have been an incredibly reliable source of the best, most up-to-date information during the Zaca, Gap, Tea and Jesusita Fires - the most reliable source! And I and so very many others can't thank you enough for gathering the news we need to know and getting it to us as quickly as humanly possible. You put yourself in harms way to do it too and are in every waya local hero, year in and year out!! THANK YOU RAY and the incredible team at our best source for news, The S.b. Independent!!

On Fire Investigators Narrow Down Start Point

Posted on May 8 at 9:21 a.m.

Again, where would we be without your fabulous and timely coverage!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

On Hundred Foot Flames Currently

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