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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
Posted on March 29 at 6:22 p.m.
Oh Forest Watch, someone needs to start watching you. How many notice of intents to sue have you served the Forest Service since your existence? How many lawsuits have you filed against them? How many FOIA's (freedom of information act) requests have you sent them? How many emails and daily phone calls have you plagued them with? How much money have you made off them with legal fee reimbursement? It seems like you are in the business of harassment and eco litigation and if you're always running around like chicken little crying the sky is falling the sky is falling, hyping these big "threats" all the time, guess you wouldn't have anything to protect or sue, would you? You demand transparency, yet you yourself fail: where is your latest financial report? it appears you are 3 years overdue. Where is your non-profit status 501c tax return— aren't you a little late for 2010? Can you provide us taxpaying citizens this information or are you just going to use our money to keep suing? With all the chaparral we have around here, causing the loss of some bird life along Camino Cielo once in awhile is not going to cause the sky to fall. Maybe that law and it's ridiculous time constraint is what needs a reality check. Get a life...
Posted on March 25 at 5:18 p.m.
“One thing we are noticing is that as UCSB builds more housing … it allows more City College students to move to I.V.,” he said.
Maybe UCSB shouldn't be building so much housing?And like other UCs, they should initiate the no cars on campus program for their freshmen class. UCSB and SBCC are major developers in our community, and at what point do they reach their limits for growth? Everything has a limit.
On Bigger Is Sometimes Better