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Posted on June 11 at 6:15 p.m.

Excellent shots! Good job. Most Indy readers probably don't know that Bruce the photographer is a highly regarded documentarian of all things natural. He also played the voice of Mowgli in the Disney classic 'The Jungle Book' and Christopher Robin in 'Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree'.

On The location of the rupture was inspected and photographed by a number of Plains and agency personne

Posted on May 18 at 7:45 a.m.

Way too many crazy drivers to be on a bike on a roadway. Its dangerous enough driving in a car.

On How We Ran Off the Road

Posted on May 13 at 7:41 a.m.

The link to Software.com goes to a company that has nothing to do with the e-mail server software company that was launched in Santa Barbara in 1992 by Sonos founder John MacFarlane and three of his Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute buddies and that went IPO in 1999. The software.com URL was sold off by Openwave, the company that resulted from the merger of Software.com and Phone.com in August 2000.

On <em>Impact X</em> Inspires Goodwill Work

Posted on May 11 at 9:46 p.m.

That's like saying "Why bother continuing to try to find a cure for cancer. People are still getting it and dying from it."

On Shooting in Isla Vista

Posted on April 1 at 4:47 p.m.

Anthem Blue Cross has repeatedly been found in violation of California state law (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02...) as have many other health insurance companies. WHY do we need a middleman between us and the healthcare providers? We don't and the sooner the U.S. truly catches up with the rest of the industrialized world with a less greed-prone approach to health care, expect the inefficiencies to continue. We always seem to take forever to learn and then have to do it the hard way. . .

On Health Care Lands in the Emergency Room

Posted on March 26 at 9:41 a.m.

Classic American success story! Sell mass-produced crappola to the unsophisticated, thereby accumulating a fortune on the backs of the unwashed masses. Heartwarming.

On Spilling the Beans on Ty Warner’s Toys and Troubles

Posted on March 17 at 1:28 p.m.

Easy solution to this problem: Rent a snow making machine and build an igloo in place of the teepee. I know for a fact that the Inuit population of Santa Barbara, and California for that matter, is very small and they don't kick up a fuss easily. I wonder if the American Indian Movement people are aware that the logo of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is a headdress? See for yourself: http://www.ncai.org/
How is this not a cultural sterotype? Furthermore, young Indian children are sometimes taught how to build a teepee to make them aware of their cultural heritage. See a photo of this here: http://www.ncai.org/NCAI_2014_Budget_...

On Tempest in a Teepee at SBCC

Posted on March 14 at 2:24 p.m.

Regardless of one's viewpoint on the issue of immigration (and frankly it’s surprising and disappointing to read the wrong-headed and ignorant comments of the posters here) there is no denying that under Wendy McCaw's ownership the News-Press has become an amateurish and embarrassing newspaper. Nations of Central America are at least in part politically and economically underdeveloped due to the imperialistic and destabilizing actions of the CIA and other U.S. federal agencies dating back to the 1950s and 60s, usually taken on the behalf of American corporations. As we've seen in the many decades of U.S. incursions in the Middle East, a country reaps what it sows.

On Hate Speech At San Marcos

Posted on December 20 at 12:13 p.m.

Cops are totally out of control all across the U.S. They need to remember that they work for the public and that the taxpayers are their BOSSES. Every police department in the nation should operate under committees of citizens that function in a similar fashion to a Grand Jury. Eac h incident of police brutality, misconduct or any sort of wrongdoing should be investigated by independent committee and not fake "internal investigations". Another badly needed change: the ridiculous "shoot to kill" policy that results in hundreds of "suicide by cop" incidents annually and the murders of the mentally ill. How many citizens in Santa Barbara County are killed each year by cops? Way more than should be tolerated.

On Jury Awards UCSB Alum $120,000 in Excessive Force Case

Posted on August 18 at 7:34 a.m.

Truth? YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!

On Holzer Officially Charged with Murders, Appears in Court

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