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Posted on July 3 at 10:37 a.m.

So we are going to see a huge rise in pregnancies now? It sucks that woman can't get contraceptives now. Did I miss any details on the case or am i right?

On Santa Barbara Protests Hobby Lobby Decision

Posted on June 11 at 2:33 a.m.

@touristunfriendly I am only saying what i have read; deep dislike for the City Arborist. He repeats the same rants in past articles and his feeling on his facebook page as well. I have personally met Gene, when he is in this hate zone, and i can tell you that his anger boils and although he is an expert in trees, he takes simple matters and blows them out of proportion. Tim Downey, may be an idiot... but I get the feeling that Gene knew Tim before he was hired and didn't like him before. He didnt call him out by name here, but in previous articles he has. BTW, if there is an ordinance that the public doesn't agree with, show up to City Council in large numbers and demand an moratorium until it can be rewritten. (like the hedge ordinance was recently) If those City people are overstepping their power, that is bad.. but if they are just enforcing the existing ordinances, how does that make them tyrants? Im glad I don't work for the City Tree Police.

On The Santa Barbara Sheep Syndrome

Posted on June 8 at 8:24 a.m.

Wheres the choice "don't believe in global warming" ? ( I believe in it, but its not a fair poll

On Do you think global warming is caused by:

Posted on June 8 at 7:03 a.m.

Another recycled personal rant from Gene against his arch nemesis Tim Downey. After past articles, and blog responses, we get don't like Tim.

On The Santa Barbara Sheep Syndrome

Posted on May 18 at 12:13 p.m.

Anodyne couldn't have said it better. I have rarely seen a riot or civil unrest in IV without the cops. IV has always been a party town. If anything, hire more medics and safety personnel. "Families moving out of the area"? Good. There should not be families living in a college town, unless they are attending the college.

On Time for Change in I.V.

Posted on May 15 at 1:20 p.m.

If they ban mail and family communication at the jails, it would effectively cut the gang communication and lifeblood of how gangs thrive. Sure the revolving door of criminals can offer some communication, but if you want to sever gang activity, cut the throat of the voices. No letters, no phone, and no visits. Is it inhumane? Sure, but that is what jail is.

On 'Mr. X' Casts Large Shadow in Gang Injunction Trial

Posted on May 15 at 11:27 a.m.

Amen Ken. Btw skateboarding is not criminalized in SB. There is an ordinance prohibiting skating on some of our major pedestrian corridors. And is not a crime, only an infraction. I skate, and know almost everyone who skates at the skatepark...I am personally against skating on State Street and the other prohibited areas.. I want to walk on the sidewalk without some yoatch or some mongo pushing frat boy in flip flops almost running me down. That said, im all for ALL modes of transportation where appropriate. I bike, I drive, I skate

On Bikes Belong in Santa Barbara

Posted on May 15 at 9:27 a.m.

at_large If you could not figure out how to get to the Harbor Area not using Cabrillo Blvd, i suggest asking a local, or google maps, or whatever... This event has been a year in the making, if you can not plan a half a day away from some of these major roads, then you have a serious problems. Why not embrace it. Look I understand people hate bikes, but if this were a grand prix or auto race, we would have equal number of people complaining. If you live in Solvang there is no reason to even leave your house. California is a melting pot of people, we can not expect everyone to bike the same... its a culture that will hopefully evolve into a safety conscious biking culture that is not counter culture and anti-car centric. There are more idiot drivers on the road than bikes, but i digress. Many people do obey the laws in both cars and bikes. Santa Barbara should embrace ALL that is healthy.

On Bikes Belong in Santa Barbara

Posted on April 16 at 12:23 p.m.

that price for steak does seem really high... but i guess everyone who loves beef will be griping soon about how beef currently just hit an all time high...over doubled in price in the last 2 years and climbing... also due to extreme drought in california, prices for everything else is going to climb too

On Santa Barbara Public Market Opens

Posted on April 1 at 6:33 p.m.

Such first world problems.. "Headline the rich don't like the housekeepers parking in front of their mansions" Last time I drove around the El Encanto, i noticed multi-million dollar houses with city/ocean views with driveways and garages... so it baffles the hell are they saying they are losing parking in their neighborhood? Yes, this is an issue for the conditions of approval, but i guess if I had some blue collar riff raff parking in front of my estate, i would feel slighted too!

On El Encanto Sparks Parking Wars

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