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Posted on April 19 at 9:47 a.m.

Please see for updated information!

On 38th Annual Isla Vista Juggling Festival

Posted on July 10 at 11:20 a.m.

Here is a photo of Gil that I took when he came on my Gibraltar Rock hike in February.

Sad that someone as pleasant and gifted as him could feel so alone as to want to commit suicide.

On Authorities Investigate Possible Suicide From Cold Spring Bridge

Posted on July 9 at 12:03 p.m.

How very sad. Gil used to come on my Sierra Club hikes. He was pleasant and a good hiker, helpful to others.

I feel especially sad that I did not know he was having problems. We each live our lives and are not always sensitive to picking up on cues that might let us reach out to those in need.

On Authorities Investigate Possible Suicide From Cold Spring Bridge

Posted on April 13 at 11:35 a.m.

I agree with an Edhat poster: "I used to think this was a good idea. Then I saw what happened after me and many others donated to the Douglas Preserve. (In short: Gone to the dogs.)"

My limited experience with the beach at Hollister Ranch was with an escorted tour. I was blown away with the tide pool wildlife. We even saw an octopus.

Perhaps we can have some areas kept as true reserves with limited access given with supervision. This is how other delicate ecosystems are treated in places like the Galapagos Islands.

On Hollister Ranch Showdown

Posted on March 31 at 12:59 p.m.

Here is more information!

On 37th Annual Isla Vista Juggling Festival: Open Juggling and Workshops

Posted on March 27 at 4:21 p.m.

My main objection to dirt blowers is the fact that they blow dirt. Does it matter what motor blows the dirt?

When people are walking or biking why should they be assaulted by dirt blown into the air in their path for them to breathe?

If this assault were made by throwing dirt in someone's face would this be acceptable?

The city should send a notice to every "gardening" and lawn care business. There can't be that many.

And law enforcement should enforce the law as the problem is seen by them. I am sure they see it a lot.

On Leaf-Blower Enforcement

Posted on March 22 at 5:18 p.m.

The top priority is clear, based on the fact that about five people have died in recent years as pedestrians and as bicyclists:

We need real bike lanes.

And we need a median that provides a refuge for pedestrians crossing the street.

The quickest, easiest way to do this? Move about a dozen parking spaces on the ocean side of Hollister to off-street lots. That gives the space for the bike lanes and for the median.

We had hundreds of hours of meetings back in the mid-90s and these were the top priorities. After almost twenty years and five people dead, can we just do it? Now?

On Old Town Goleta’s 'Life After Redevelopment'

Posted on November 18 at 12:58 a.m.

For some reason the full hike description was left out of the listing. Here it is:

Romero Canyon to Buena Vista Bench: Short but steep 3 mile round trip morning walk to a hidden bench.

Always interesting to experience a new spot in an area you think you already know!

On Sierra Club Buena Vista Bench Hike

Posted on November 7 at 8:47 a.m.

Where are the Goleta election results? I only see Measure G.

On Santa Barbara Votes: 2012 Presidential Election

Posted on March 13 at 10:53 a.m.

I guess I will have to find a new bank after so many years with the local Santa Barbara Bank. Before that I was with Santa Barbara Savings and Loan... until the Bank of America (I call it Bank of Atrocities) bought them out.

At that time, BofA was supporting the Apartheid Regime in South Africa. And their board in Guatemala was running death squads there. Nice corporation.

Not sure what these big corporations are thinking when they buy local banks and almost everyone closes their accounts as a result.

On Union Bank to Buy Parent Company of Santa Barbara Bank & Trust

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