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Posted on April 20 at 8:27 a.m.

I have been following this for some time. Smart meters have not yet gotten to my Bay Area home, but others who have them are outraged-- they interfere with WiFi, Garage door openers, and other electronics. I remember reading on person who could no longer even GET internet after having a smart meter installed.

Wish Goleta got enough sun I could go solar for my power in Goleta.

I can't speak to the health hazards but am very concerned-- a smart meter would be right outside my bedroom window!

Up north, PG&E is stonewalling and has refused to admit there is a problem. FIGHT BACK NOW, before SCE forces them on us!

On Are you concerned with SCE installing ‘Smart Meters?’

Posted on April 4 at 8:04 a.m.

If you speak Spanish, the spelling isn't too far off for either the Spanish version or the English one. Neither is "wrong" as "Adonis" seems to think. Spanish consonants are not pronounced the same as ours, and many are softened in actual speech. Syllables like "qui" often have a softened consonant, like agua, where the g is more like our w. And Spanish does not use umlauts.

"Santy Anez" is less correct than any of the pronunciations of Nojoqui. In Spanish it would be pronounced Santaynez, almost one word. Could possibly even shorten to Santanez, _except_ that "nez" is nose, which would be risible.

I'll look forward to the purple martins.

On Nojoqui Falls

Posted on October 11 at 1:22 a.m.

Three cheers for Anna's. . . but I still miss the _original_ lemon pies by the old Goleta Bakery, owned by the Wolfe family, our former neighbors. *That* was the best lemon pie I've ever tasted. I still wish I could make one as good.

On Running Bakery Not Always a Piece of Cake

Posted on October 6 at 8:36 a.m.

Sezme hasn't been to Stow lately? did he miss the barnyard? The house? the lovely garden? the lake? one wonders where smug sezme lives, and if he holds his nose every time he travels through Goleta. Goleta is suburban solely because the county didn't care what happened beyond the red tile zone.

The setting at Stow House is gorgeous and YES- a perfect place for nostalgia, music, and fun.

Missing all those avocado and lemon trees. . . .

On Banjos on Parade

Posted on September 27 at 11:33 p.m.

Where do lemons come from? From your neighbor's backyard, or your own-- where they should ;) Talk about culture shock- when I moved away from my parents' home I found out you had to BUY lemons and avocados, and they were expensive! Before all these housing tracts, almost everybody you knew had a tree or two, so lemons and avocados were always free.

On Sweet Origins of Sour Roots

Posted on September 15 at 4:57 p.m.

Yay! GOOD coffee rather than burnt beans from s*b*.

On Midwest Company Buys Downtown Coffee Shops

Posted on August 20 at 10:39 a.m.

Move the sellers of the FARMERS MARKET there-- and KEEP THE MOSAIC IN PLACE. Why move it when it's stable where it is?

Above all, ADD TREES. That lot and the Arlington's are too bare of landscape as is.

On New Vision for Old Vons Lot

Posted on August 20 at 10:34 a.m.

Don. Oh. Come. Now. Specious argument. Give us a big fat hairy break.

On Go (Arch Rock) Fish

Posted on August 11 at 8:28 a.m.

Sure hope the Council has the guts to deny Bacara its request to ruin the beach/habitat.

On Lawsuit Looms over Bishop Ranch

Posted on June 25 at 9:27 a.m.

Costa just has a chip on his shoulder. Like HE is the only person in the world that Bible was there for? He's renting a furnished room! Others who rent it may appreciate that Bible. Over many centuries, people who have read the Bible have been inspired, saved from suicide, enjoyed love poetry, war stories, wondered about life, and yes, even found God. It addresses many needs for many people. Just because Costa hates it is no sign other renters of the room do.

My grandmother, wise woman, used to say, "if you have insomnia, just start reading your Bible and the Devil will put you to sleep!" Great literature and a soporific. And the guy's protesting <shrug> :)

On A Bible in Every Hotel Room—or Not

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