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Posted on November 10 at 5:53 a.m.

Sounds like interesting material, but I am not sure that it would be allowed in a building out here (yet): I looked at the manufacturer's web site and it doesn't give any specific "structural properties" of the material (allowable stresses, modulus of elasticity, etc) that an engineer would need, nor does it list any approvals by the International Code Council or UL or some other approving agency. Without these items, I doubt a local building department would allow its use. These items might be in the pipeline, so it will be interesting to see them when available.

On Fire Resistant "Wood" Heads West

Posted on October 1 at 7:48 p.m.

I am 100% for gun control. I might make an exception for flintlock rifles and muzzle loading muskets. I see no need or benefit (or constitutional authority) for average Americans packing handguns and automatic weapons.

On New Details on Gunman

Posted on September 16 at 6:50 a.m.

I find the latecomers really annoying, regardless of age. At UCSB, they seem to start the shows late to accommodate latecomers -- I wish they'd start right on time and quit enabling these inconsiderate people. I guess they think everyone is on "santa barbara time".

On Middle-Aged Concert-Goers Behaving Badly

Posted on July 1 at 7:36 a.m.

Deli-Sushi-Go-Go is one of our personal fav's. The food isn't world class (and it isn't intended to be), but is is good value. The price and setting are great. On a warm evening (like during the Jesusita Fire), it is a great place to sit outside, eat sushi or teriyaki, and enjoy the view of the boats, mountains and urchin divers unloading the day's catch. The owners are really nice people, too.

On Deli Sushi Go Go

Posted on May 29 at 7:50 a.m.

Regarding the "hosing down" of the sidewalks -- it isn't really hosing down, it is a high pressure wash. While cleaning the sidewalks, they have a suction device in the gutter that sucks the water back up, so the amount that flows to the ocean is miniscule. (I ride my bike by them on the way to work and observe this everyday. I am not trying to defend anything, just correct a misperception.)

On None

Posted on April 19 at 7:06 a.m.

Very interesting -- thanks!

On Lost Secrets of the Sunbird Quicksilver Mine

Posted on March 26 at 10:36 a.m.

We live on the Westside and always try to shop at San Andres Hardware first when doing projects around the house, usually riding our bikes there. We'll miss them. I hope they change their mind and decide to stick around.

On San Andres Hardware to Close

Posted on November 19 at 9:43 p.m.

My hope is that the Mormon church will evolve and get past their fear of gay people. They used to support plural marriage (polygamy) until it became politically disadvantageous and God told the church leaders that plural marriage was no longer acceptable. They used to discriminate against minorities until it became politically disadvantageous and God told the church leaders that racial discrimination was no longer acceptable. My hope is that when it becomes politically disadvantageous for them to discriminate against gays, God will enlighten the church leaders one more time. In the past, both the elimination of plural marriage and the acceptance of racial minorities would have seemed unthinkable to members of the LDS church. It is my hope that a similar evolution occurs regarding sexual orientation.

On None

Posted on November 5 at 1:46 p.m.

What a wonderful piece -- thanks!

On Report from Chicago

Posted on September 26 at 6:08 a.m.

We love the Isla Vista Co-Op -- we only wish it was closer to those of us who live in downtown SB. We shop at the Co-Op every time we are out that way, though. Great place!

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