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Posted on August 25 at 4:19 p.m.

Uh, why would Ranch owners be harassing people accessing Naples?

On Gaviota Pier Not Opening for Years

Posted on July 29 at 12:20 p.m.

Correct me if I'm wrong: has this guy been running for office, and losing, since the mid-90s? Why no mention of his running record in this article?

On Meeting Congressional Candidate Chris Mitchum

Posted on June 12 at 9:50 a.m.

As a kid, I lived right along the San Ysidro creek (late '80s/early '90s), just below Casa De Maria and the SY Ranch. One of our neighbors from across the creek (a Park Lane house) would build a mini dam with rocks and dirt on the creek and pump out water to feed their enormous lawn. Every time we saw the dam, we would break it. Those gardeners hated us!

On Montecito Entitled to More Water?

Posted on May 13 at 3:35 p.m.

"I think the major complaints here are the fact that this was a mentor/teacher to someone underage who engaged in this activity and then it sounds like that on top of that he used intimidating tactics to stalk him or whatever."

Yes, this. JamPenn, he likely exploited his position of power, as a mentor, to condition the boy.

On Former Coach Pleads No Contest to Sexual Offenses

Posted on April 2 at 11:56 a.m.

Why are so many out-of-touch, hard right folks so into chattering to themselves in comments on websites?

I wonder if it has anything to do with living in a bubble, controlling what you're exposed to, and rarely relating to real people on personal levels.

I imagine the Independent is bummed at how low-quality and unrepresentative their comments are.

On UCSB Students Happy, But Sexual Misconduct Concerns Exist

Posted on April 2 at 11:50 a.m.

retprotector: I really hope you're joking. If not, you're incredibly stupid.

On UCSB Students Happy, But Sexual Misconduct Concerns Exist

Posted on February 27 at 9:35 a.m.

Education starts at home.

On Study Shows Most Kids Not Ready for Kindergarten

Posted on January 2 at 4:11 p.m.

ramoncramon - thanks for for comment!

I grew up in Montecito, though, and the only thing I (or anyone I knew) knew about this guy was his water use. That lawn of his was more notorious than you think.

On Harold Simmons Dies

Posted on January 2 at 12:45 p.m.

Actually, she probably wasn't coming back from a wine tasting tour.

On Woman Charged with Murder in Deadly Collision

Posted on January 2 at 12:22 p.m.

Oops! Earlier when I mentioned the Permian extinction, I meant the Paleocone! During the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, the ocean saw a substantial increase in CO2, caused mostly by deep-sea volcanic activity. As we know, phytoplankton are responsible for about half of Earth's photosynthetic conversion of CO2 to O. When CO2 enters the ocean, it's converted to carbonic acid, and an extra H+ drops off, resulting in a lowering of the ocean's pH. A more acidic ocean threatens, among many things, the calcium carbonate bodies of many phytoplankton. Note: we can talk about this without bringing up temperatures!

There's a reason why Earth spent millions of years shoving these fossils deep underground: to bring about an atmosphere that is more conducive to life.

More info:

On Air Pollution Control District Hears from Climate Change Denier

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