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Posted on January 30 at 5:38 p.m.

Ok Mr. McCutcheon, please make it a priority to reevaluate mens basketball coach Williams and his underachieving program. 2013 for example-Coach Williams makes $235,000 while producing 11 wins. That's over $23,000 per win. Unacceptable. Last years first round loss in their own tournament for a team that should have made the NCAA's ?!??? That's terrible . This season barely treading water while making no visible improvement ?! That is absolutely unacceptable for a team with one of the dominant big men in the game. How many years must the program flounder under this mediocre coach who just can't take the program to the next level?

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Posted on January 24 at 12:51 p.m.

Thanks Doctor Dan for your thorough explanation of what we will do about county road maintenance for at least a decade while all road revenues will be allocated to freeway expansion.

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Posted on January 24 at 4:46 a.m.

No DD , it's just that the foolish decision has been made and so we move on. I watch freeway accident reports along the Montecito corridor very closey. There has yet to be an accident at any of the fast lane on/offs that you are so terrified of. What is a mere $50 million as long as you feel safer.
The issue Schneider addresses of county road maintenance fund depletion to support your grand freeway expansion is one for which you have no answer.

On Doing Her Job

Posted on January 22 at 5:04 a.m.

Many small minded comments will appear below supporting the "build it now" blowhards. Try as we may, we will never build our way out of our traffic woes. Has Los Angeles achieved that despite spending billions of dollars on freeway expansion? We will lock up our county road maintenance funds for decades in a futile attempt to move cars through our area a few minutes faster.
Statistics show that Santa Barbara commute times are well below the national average but you never hear the bellicose majority acknowledge that.

On Doing Her Job

Posted on January 17 at 2:30 p.m.

SCE has been squirreling away (not using for intended purpose ) maintenance funds for decades while escalating management salaries, high priced lobbying and other forms of malfeasance at our expense.

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Posted on January 16 at 3:38 a.m.

That's nice, but I still you would be much happier back in Texas.
What are your thoughts on the cartoon at the top of this letter?

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Posted on January 15 at 5:57 p.m.

NattyG, how much more $45/barrel will it take before you saddle up and hit the trail back to where you fit in better?

On A Regulatory Battle Royale

Posted on December 31 at 1:50 a.m.

It's great to finally see some organized action to get SCE's attention, but.... the company has a terrible record of maintenance county wide, has been responsible for many dangerous incidents of transmission line and transformer failures,and a sweep it under the rug mentality of public response.
Whatever happened to the investigation of the nearly disastrous Toro Canyon fire a couple years back, started near a woman's horse corral by faulty SCE equipment , and only stopped from being a major incident by the quick action by the woman's neighbors? SCE said they would release their findings of cause , yet it was swept under the rug and no public explanation was ever given.
A transformer just fell off a pole by the Boys Club, landing on the sidewalk in a fiery ball and luckily no pedestrians were injured. Another similar incident of a fiery transformer falling to the ground closed the freeway in Carpinteria not long ago. I could go on and on.
I've talked to a SB Co.fire captain acquaintance about SCE's maintenance failures and he said that they are responsible for an unreasonable amount of emergency calls and numerous dangerous incidents in his jurisdiction. In no uncertain terms he described negligence on SCE's maintenance efforts.
Decades ago , the PUC caught SCE slush funding maintenance surcharges (small print fees that we all pay monthly) and rolling those dollars into shareholders P&L accounts. Since then the PUC has drifted from being the consumers advocate to being a toothless agency staffed by industry insiders intent on allowing utility companies to run roughshod over us consumers. When is the last time anyone saw the PUC actually acting in the consumers best interest. SCE has earned this scrutiny by putting profit before proper maintenance and I am thankful that this group of downtown business owners are asking for changes.

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Posted on December 18 at 6:56 p.m.

I'm sorry to have to say this but I think it is time the coaching be reevaluated. This team has stubbed their toes too many times considering the talent they have. Last years first round loss was inexcusable as they absolutely did not show up and a team expected to make the tournament was ousted way too early.. Anyone else think this has gone on too long?

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Posted on December 17 at 3:55 a.m.

Jarvis, can you support your comment about Elizabeth Warren being a "corporate insider"?

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