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Posted on March 25 at 10:24 a.m.

Great photos!

On Photog Richard Salas Takes Us On an Underwater Adventure

Posted on September 12 at 2:14 p.m.

So she helps found Art for Scrap, runs it successfully for 25(!) years, and then is fired with no notice or valid reason and then given 30 minutes to clear out? Seriously? The Board of Directors should be downright ashamed, and as far as Michael Hamman's lame a** statements at the end of the article- what a BS attempt to divert attention from the cowardly way the board treated someone who gave 25 years of her life to our community through one of the great non-profits that we have here locally. Who is going to give them any money after this?

Who is going to replace her? Director of Development Stephen McIntosh who was previously at Allied Waste?

Ashley W. Hollister, Darcy Bradley, James Cunningham, Scott Estby, Michael Hamman, Joanne Hollister, Simon Kiefer, Sally Kingston, Lorrie Thomas Ross, Kathy Snow - you all are a bunch of heartless cowards. You reap what you sow.

On Art Boss Scrapped

Posted on January 22 at 6:04 p.m.

Seriously? The dog barked at them and looked "aggressive" and their first reaction is to just shoot it? Really? Judging from the photo above and the photos on edhat, Billy looks pretty damn harmless. If two grown men armed with rifles felt like their lives were in danger at any point, I just don't know what to say. Maybe grow a set?

At no point in the article does it say that the dog charged them, and if it did a swift kick would do the trick...or throw a rock..or strike him with the rifle butt/barrel.. It's not like Billy was some large breed dog known for mauling grown men.

Trigger happy cowards.

On Dog Shot and Killed on Santa Cruz Trail

Posted on June 27 at 9:19 a.m.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. Safe journeys amigo. You will be missed.

On Search Underway for Missing Diver Off Channel Islands

Posted on November 7 at 10:39 p.m.

"I think you're contention that this kind of hate crime wouldn't make the national news had it happened in NYC is just... very naive." - Emily

when did they charge anyone with a hate crime?

On Why S.B. Needs S.B.

Posted on November 7 at 10:25 p.m.

kinda funny when all the political shills come out to play their game the night before the election. that's what you folks commenting above are doing right?

On Why S.B. Needs S.B.

Posted on April 4 at 8:46 p.m.

so now surfers are to blame for pollution in the ocean? Any sense of credibility that you may have had is diminishing by each comment that you make. keep pointing fingers, maybe you will get lucky eventually. extremely doubtful at this point.

On Threat of Floatopia Closes IV Beaches

Posted on April 2 at 5:35 p.m.

So the youtube video was fabricated as well, documenting insane amounts of trash right on the tideline and already in the water? Documenting trash on the beach months after the event? Was the assistant professor of ecology at UCSB exaggerating?

More quotes from comments in the original article-

"There are still thousands upon thousands upon thousands of beer cans for more than a mile," he said. "[Clean-up] efforts may have taken care of 20 to 30 percent of trash refuge but the other 70 percent is still out there." -Daily Nexus

"Surfed in their trash Monday and Tuesday. I can't even imagine the stuff that's half submerged and on the bottom.- lordleadbetter."

And just to clarify, I think that all pollution is bad, including sewage leaks, leaky septic tanks, AND excessive amounts of trash that never should have been left on the beach in the first place, which is what this is about right?

On Threat of Floatopia Closes IV Beaches

Posted on April 2 at 2:26 p.m.

For anyone that wants to see for themselves.

"The harmful debris from the first floatopia still clutter our beaches almost a month after the event."

On Threat of Floatopia Closes IV Beaches

Posted on April 2 at 2:14 p.m.

OK Pardall, keep on deflecting blame to leaky sewer pipes and septic tanks. Not the point, which I already explained to you once already. The issue was the trash that was, in fact, left on the beach. Go back and read the original article. The trash was left on the beach, and wasn't cleaned up until the day after the event, so your claim that the indy made false assertions is bogus. The trash WAS on the beach and didn't get cleaned up until finally some responsible students organized a clean-up (the day after the event!). By that time the tide had already came in and swept a lot of it out to the ocean. Re-read the comments if you want to keep on thinking that it was "blip on the screen" as you would say. First hand accounts of surfing through trash days after the event. I think this quote says it all -

'Bradley Cardinale, an assistant professor of ecology at UCSB, described Floatopia as “the most egregious events of dumping I have ever seen in this state.”'

So stay in denial all you want. If you actually "hate" seeing trash on the beach like you said in the previous post, then why would you keep on defending this event?

Also, how many students that participated in floatopia actually helped to clean up the day after? My guess would be very few, but I'm asking you, since you claim to know what goes on in IV.

On Threat of Floatopia Closes IV Beaches

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