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Posted on April 12 at 5:45 p.m.

Plastic bags are completely recyclable, light weight, easy to ship, convenient, sanitary and efficient. Banning them may appear to be a good idea, but this is only because the opportunity cost of the alternatives is not understood or financially realized. It doesn't work in Santa Monica, why would it work in podunk, I mean Santa Barbara.

On City Council Keeps Crafting Bag Ordinance

Posted on October 14 at 6:10 p.m.

Tom, you are obviously part of the problem. Here is the simple solution to health care: deny coverage to anyone who is not A: a rich entitled writer with a credit card, like Tom, B:insured. The rush to sign up would be immediate.

On Give Me Liberty or Give Me ObamaCare!

Posted on September 15 at 6:22 p.m.

Hey, Fire Department, stop polishing your trucks and watch the traffic in town for five minutes. If you did, you would see that people do not stop at stop signs or red lights, they cannot stay in there lanes, they never signal, and they are all on the phone. You are nuts to be a pedestrian in SB. It is safer to play on the freeway than to walk anywhere near traffic in town. The City and County could balance their budgets with traffic tickets in one day.

On PSA: Pedestrian Safety Tips

Posted on August 12 at 9:42 p.m.

If you want your Post Office to stay around then you have to help it show a profit by using it to mail letters and packages. If you purchase your labels on line, you can enter any post office zip code for the sending location, and that post office will get the credit for the sale. You can purchase your stamps from your local post office instead of the supermarket. You can purchase their fancy boxes. Stop whining and put your actual support into it. I go way out of my way to make sure that my small rural post office is in the black. I ask Bob how it is going. I ask Bob if I can help. I supply him with postal boxes that only customers can order so that he can have them for counter customers. The postal service is a part of your community and if you have not been supporting them, then it is your fault they are short of money. This goes for any other service you value, by the way.

On Save Our Post Offices

Posted on August 6 at 5:15 p.m.

Beutel and her fiancee/husband are running amok and should be fired. No pension, no gold anything. Everybody knows those breathalizers are delicate and easily manipulated. Plus, she was denying the victims their rights to blood or urine tests, which are repeatable because they knew the department policy would shred the forms and therefore destroy the forgeries. The City needs to step up and recompense these victims.

On Shredded Documents Dominate DUI Hearing

Posted on April 23 at 1:19 p.m.

Dear Mr. Light, If you do not vote, then you cannot complain. What will you do then?

On Why I Can’t Vote For You Again, Mr. President

Posted on March 16 at 6:45 p.m.

In my universe, the rotten apples don't cause the government to pass a new law. Basically what I meant to say is get a haircut, get off drugs and get a job.

On RV Dwellers Seek to Reopen Lawsuit

Posted on March 15 at 8:39 p.m.

Agricultural vandalism is up again, and the budget crises is reducing the rural crime task force. Why don't you mobile home folks get a job living in the country helping a working person guard his fields, pumps, engines, tractors and pipe.

On RV Dwellers Seek to Reopen Lawsuit

Posted on February 17 at 3:53 p.m.

This dog owner is probably the one who has been leaving plastic bags of her dog's feces on the beach, in the woods, at the parks etc., for her mom to come pick up. Leash laws are designed specifically so that, in the case of altercation, there is a legal response available. Let's fine her for not having her dog on a leash and move on. Oh yeah, how come all you seal watchers didn't post a video of these shenanigans?

On Seal Bothering

Posted on January 16 at 7:27 a.m.

Dear Gene, Thank you for the letter. The form of the ideal tree, is, in my opinion, a myth. Trees are like children as they all have their own personalities. Santa Barbara has become the Berkeley of the rich.

On Arborist on a Tear

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