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Posted on March 19 at 4:47 p.m.
Yay! It is well past due. But... the timing is awful. The next few months are some of the best weather for hiking and biking into the backcountry and then it will be dry and hot so why not postpone it until June/July or summer? Between the Forest Service closing roads at the slightest weather event to the county paving during prime outdoor recreational weather, the public looses access again. Yes everyone will have to drive further and use more gas to gain access from the Pass, but the timing could be better.
On Gibraltar Road Closing for Major Repairs
Posted on February 26 at 6:34 p.m.
And where would the water needed for this new development come from?
On 'Mythical Being' Wants Naples
Posted on January 22 at 12:53 p.m.
good efforts SBCC, but it still does not acknowledge a bigger problem... you are too big for your own good! There are limits to growth and you maxed out yours about 5 years ago. Please do something about it!!!
On City College's Fence-Mending Menu
Posted on November 21 at 8:02 a.m.
We have to waste 10 acre feet a day on fish? How do they know these are the special Southern California variety, did they ask them for their ID or do expensive genetic testing? Steelhead are fish of a 1000 miles, isn't it possible they could be from NCal? It's a drought, and it could be a 10 year drought as I've heard the State say. Backcountry creeks (yes- the ones above dams) are drying up, that is part of nature. Historically, long stretches of the Santa Ynez River go dry. And so we are creating habitat that would not normally exist for fish which we don't really know if they are of the endangered type. Crazy! Here's a better idea, one that actually increases the population of steelhead and saves water: capture the remaining fish and breed the SCal variety in the Fillmore fish hatchery (alongside the SClara River). If they are so endangered, really help them out.
On Cost Creep Lurks Over Desal Plant
Posted on November 20 at 4:38 p.m.
The Forest has many user groups, and trails are not just for hikers or horses. Dr. Dan you need to look at a map and look at all the trails currently in the wilderness (100s!), which mtn. bikers can not ride on- and no one is suggesting they be allowed to ride on any trails in the wilderness. But ever heard of sharing? Obviously they can ride down the Scruz trail and even into Scruz and along some old old unmaintained fire roads because that is not wilderness. And guess who the biggest volunteers are when it comes to trail maintenance on the face of Little Pine (which has always needed major maintenance no matter who uses it)? The mtn. bikers by far. The Forest has to serve all user groups, so quite being so selfish. We don't need any more wilderness here in the LP, the current status quo is a finely tuned balance evolved over many many years. We all need to share and have fun recreating and not put up with lobbyists trying to micromanage public land.
On No Extra Wilderness for Los Padres
Posted on November 20 at 10:08 a.m.
Forest Watch needs to give it up! I am tired of litigious lobbyists constantly trying to bully their way into managing our forests and pushing their narrow-minded agenda on everyone else. Go pick up some micro-trash and have another art show.
Posted on August 24 at 12:17 p.m.
Has anyone checked their most recent property tax bill if they live in SB County? Mine says I already spend about $65 twice a year for 9621 SBCC Bond 2008, so ~$130/year. SBCC needs to hit up the State… not us locals. I am not voting for this at all and while I love SBCC, it's time for them to come back down to earth and scale-back their ego.
On City College Needs Measure S
Posted on October 11 at 9:29 p.m.
Looks like Forest Watch is on the hunt again and sending out the press releases, check the story in the Ventura County Star at http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/oct/0...
The comments are good too. Come to think of it, doesn't comment #2 here sound just like Mr. Jeff K ?
On Fracking Near the Forest
Posted on March 30 at 10:34 a.m.
It had appeared that ForestWatch had filed for several extensions over the last year so now maybe they could re-define the word timely. Questions to seek information are not accusations and many would like the info and answers to the other questions.
On Fuel Break Squabble
Posted on March 29 at 6:45 p.m.
Cute if only their owners would be more dialed in with picking up their dog's waste!
On The Dogs of Rincon