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Posted on February 14 at 5:20 p.m.
You need hardened facilities only if you are in a state of war or constant attack or feel threatened. While a defensive bunker seems safer, reducing a threat means you need to forward and work with the people.
I like Vancouver's approach which has reduced crime; i.e. a focus on giving tickets to kids for good behavior or deeds. Things like a pass to a movie or the pool.
On Security Gates for Police Station
Posted on February 14 at 5:03 p.m.
"Bikes get lost in the shuffle?" When cop bikes were first introduced years ago in IV after the riots, they helped improve the student-cop relationship.
But bikes do work better in flat cities during an 8 hour shift.
I do think that while these trikes do have a Dork Factor, even when compared to Segways, they do match SBs eclectic factor.
On Cops on Trikkes
Posted on February 14 at 2:13 a.m.
Damn! It was a right-of-passage to speed through the parking lot. Double points if you could peel out and burn rubber!
Posted on January 29 at 5:38 p.m.
Cousin Eddie might blame the plate in his head
On Canada Says Randy Quaid Can't Stay
Posted on January 22 at 5:15 p.m.
Oh man. My heart goes out to the hiker/dog owner. (Even though the hunters appeared equally upset).
On Dog Shot and Killed on Santa Cruz Trail
Posted on January 11 at 3:48 p.m.
Yep, EastBeach, only in SB would you see such a headline!
The fire fighters did show courage and problem solving on this call. Propane leak and live ammo!?
On Live Ammo Burning Inside San Marcos Pass Yurt
Posted on January 9 at 2:16 a.m.
A major childhood hangout! Sad to see it go...
On Dave's Hobby Central Going out of Businesses
Posted on January 8 at 2:39 a.m.
Yikes! I went to Adams and knew kids in the Apple Grove area. Those kids will be talking about this when they are old. ("Do you remember the lockdown in 2013") I remember when we were filed out to the playground when a condor was spotted flying overhead and we were told that it is probably the last one we will ever see.
I see that the first call came in at 7:07 am. Just in time for the peaceful morning coffee or letting the dog out. I hope the caller didn't have a heart condition!
I am glad they were able to relocate the cat and didn't kill it. But I am surprised the article mentioned dropping it off of Paradise Road though! I think about 50 miles deeper into the wilderness area would be better.
On Animal Control Responds to Mountain Lion in Backyard
Posted on January 4 at 3:45 p.m.
I see from Tuesday's paper that I guessed correctly that a homeless person started the fire! Wish my lotto guesses were that good!
As for equating the comment section to a raptor pit, perhaps we should just strive to be better than Congress for a month! Lets focus our narly SB vibes into positive energy!
On Montecito Motors Burning
Posted on January 4 at 2:07 a.m.
I'm "so old", I remember my family buying retreaded bias ply tires in the '60's and ' 70's when it was a tire store. When tires lasted 8,000 to 10,000 miles (if a crazy teenager wasn't always trying to 'light 'em up' cruising State St.). Thankfully, radials have replaced bias plys.
If not arson, I would bet faulty wiring from an earlier renovation or a fire started by a homeless person trying to stay warm. But I hate armchair quarterbacking, even my own. ;-)
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