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Posted on September 3 at 12:03 p.m.

Lots of talk about this...my position from what I have read is...I was not there...I don't know the mental state of the man with the knife-being a cop is a hard job-your choices are vastly different than in any other job-It must be hard to live with these choices sometimes...hard to find a way to just stay balanced. What I do not understand is why people who were not there and have only a limited amount of info can think so violently toward the office. I have been assisted a few times in my life by a PD-one SAVED my life once...I think we should try and be realistic when this kind of thing happens--The man with the knife made a choice...and the officer simply responded...the officer now gets to live with his choice FOREVER....it is not a small thing...not an easy choice. Would throwing him a little grace be too hard? Peace and may the sad soul that caused his own demise now find his own peace--this planet is not an easy place to be--these days anxiety and violence are everywhere--my suggestions is that we perhaps put the officer in the best light possible...he is right now probably having one of the worst days of his life---my $00.02....from a soul who has a long list of choices that have left soul damage....be kind. Lizzy

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Posted on June 2 at 9:09 a.m.

This is crap behavior-it is graduation week-nasty-throw the book at them!!!
The ONE good thing-the Insurance for this should cover some already much needed renovations! Jerks!

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Posted on May 28 at 7:46 p.m.

Advisory: New Vegetation Fire @ Hwy246 & Hwy154 - 4:40pm, Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Hi Elizabeth Minnis-Menzies,
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is reporting that a new vegetation/grass fire, the Olive Fire, that started near the intersection of Highways 246 and 154 at approx. 3:00pm this afternoon. The fire has crossed over Hwy 246 and is burning south of the highway.

Hwy 246 is being closed at Meadowdale Rd and Hwy 154 is being closed at Armor Ranch Road. Four tankers and four helicopters are being ordered.

Currently the grass fire is 170 acres and threatening approx. 50 homes.

Strong NE winds…Multiple aircraft and engines are being diverted from the USFS WHITE Fire to assist.

Sheriffs Department is conducting an evacuation of the threatened homes.

OEM will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates when they become available.
For full details, view this message on the web.

On Grass Fire in Santa Ynez Valley

Posted on May 28 at 5:17 p.m.

WHITE fire not on the move-but the wind is kicking up-so smoke and ash may still be an issue in SB.

Advisory: White Fire Not Growing - 02:30pm, Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Hi Elizabeth Menzies,
The Forest Service has provided the following update on the White Fire:

The fire is still well within the Los Padres National Forest.

The fire is active as it burns out interior islands of brush.

Variable winds out of the Northeast @ 20-25 mph.

Smoke will be visible in Santa Barbara.

There is no threat to existing fire lines and no fire spread at this time. 1800+ Acres 10% contained. Additional containment expected after the 6pm Operations Briefing….

All Op Area Fire Departments and CALFIRE are supporting the USFS.

On Fire Burning Off Paradise Road

Posted on May 28 at 5:14 p.m.

Advisory: White Fire Not Growing - 02:30pm, Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Hi Elizabeth Menzies,
The Forest Service has provided the following update on the White Fire:

The fire is still well within the Los Padres National Forest.

The fire is active as it burns out interior islands of brush.

Variable winds out of the Northeast @ 20-25 mph.

Smoke will be visible in Santa Barbara.

There is no threat to existing fire lines and no fire spread at this time. 1800+ Acres 10% contained. Additional containment expected after the 6pm Operations Briefing….

All Op Area Fire Departments and CALFIRE are supporting the USFS.

On White Fire Not Growing, But Smoke On the Way

Posted on May 28 at 5:13 p.m.

UPDATE as of 2:30 pm

Advisory: White Fire Not Growing - 02:30pm, Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Hi Elizabeth ,
The Forest Service has provided the following update on the White Fire:

The fire is still well within the Los Padres National Forest.

The fire is active as it burns out interior islands of brush.

Variable winds out of the Northeast @ 20-25 mph.

Smoke will be visible in Santa Barbara.

There is no threat to existing fire lines and no fire spread at this time. 1800+ Acres 10% contained. Additional containment expected after the 6pm Operations Briefing….

All Op Area Fire Departments and CALFIRE are supporting the USFS.

On White Fire Threatens Santa Ynez Recreation Area

Posted on May 28 at 7:49 a.m.

@Priceless...Some of us have kids,pets and a 91 year old Dad that just went to the ER... and are in the fire line...with a sick child at home--Maybe you want to rephrase that useless rant...or just look into a mirror and say that all to your self. Really- if you do not have something nice or supportive to say-go back to bed--an oh ..don't forget your meds.

Didn't your Mom ever teach you any manners.

On Fire Burning Off Paradise Road

Posted on May 28 at 2:47 a.m.

@Ray...or someone who may know...What is the fire line at this point. We live on Foothill road near the SB Tennis club-we have white ash and and a blurry rust colored sky @ 2:43 AM-which way is the fire moving (in your opinion) Honestly-I am so glad you are here for us. KEYT and the Newspress (fishrwapper)-will be of no use as far as "reality" reporting goes. You need to have a desk there for these things-we need you! Thanks again Lizzy

On White Fire Threatens Santa Ynez Recreation Area

Posted on May 28 at 2:41 a.m.

Yay!!!! Ray is here!!!! Thank you!!!!!

On White Fire Threatens Santa Ynez Recreation Area

Posted on May 28 at 2:40 a.m.

Yep-it is just criminal-because this sort of news-a fire that could impact us all-should be "above the line" headlines in all media.With all the advances in technology-this is just sloppy sloppy production. Who produces? Directs? the news at KEYT.
The Newspress (fish wrapper) was gone long ago. Can't we have some standards in reporting that do not make us laughable?

On Fire Burning Off Paradise Road

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