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Posted on January 6 at 9:36 a.m.
This is not the first drug smuggling boat found near Gaviota. if one wanted to offload drugs where is a beach where one can drive on with impunity? Where no one can get near you without going through a locked and guarded gate? Oh.....ya...the HR....
On Off-Duty Deputies Find Abandoned Panga Boat
Posted on January 2 at 9:20 a.m.
Have we all forgotten the PXP deal that EDC and fellow travelers concocted to do the same scheme offshore of Lompoc? What goes around comes around.
On New Offshore Oil Plan in the Works
Posted on November 21 at 7:38 a.m.
Is that the same Stoker?Greko that owes the County Fire Dept millions in unpaid fines for all the oil spills the fire boys and girls have had to respond to in the last few years? The fines they have so far decline to pay?
On Oil Company Reps Win Dinner with County CEO
Posted on November 14 at 7:35 a.m.
Why all the bitter comments? I have known Judy for a long time. If she found her path, good for her.
On A Spiritualist Gets Ordained
Posted on November 7 at 5:36 p.m.
Sounds like Gray has now and in the past a huge conflict. How she can not take the heat for this is beyond me. It just doesn't pass the smell test.
On Red Flags Flapping
Posted on November 4 at 7:31 a.m.
Dumps in close proximity to the ocean were a really bad idea. Good that they have all been closed. Oh.........forgot, the County still dumps almost 200,000 tons a year of trash in a coastal canyon a few hundred feet from the ocean up at Gaviota. Oh, ya......most of it is unlined also.
On Monitoring Elings Park Runoff
Posted on November 2 at 7:38 a.m.
In 2002 the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approved a 15 year expansion of the Tajiguas Landfill that sits in a coastal canyon on the Gaviota Coast. Everyone admits that the landfill should never have been constructed there in the first place. No other landfill in California is located in such a beautiful coastal setting, a few hundred feet from the ocean. The 15 years will be up around 2017 yet the County has done nothing that will allow it to close on time as promised in 2002. Converting trash to something useful is a good idea. Doing it along with continued burying of trash on the Gaviota Coast is a really bad idea.
On Vendor Picked in Gas-for-Trash Scheme
Posted on October 24 at 7:35 a.m.
The solution is easy, just quit being mamsy pamby. Kids whose skin is not white at birth should be put on a path to become fighters. In the military. As Empire Amerika spreads it's wings around the globe we will need more and more trigger pullers. Start their military training at 5 and problem solved!
On Schools Chief Unveils New Discipline Plan
Posted on September 23 at 8:56 a.m.
While Hulbert may be following the typical path of many government bureaucrats, that is make hay in private enterprise, yet the real issue is the role of the Forest Service in providing fire protection to the urban sprawl that our local governments allow. If an urban area wants to be protected from forest fires it should surround itself with a green zone between homes and flammable forest. Building homes in the local foothills surrounded by brush and then expecting the Forest Service to maintain an expensive air-force of water dropping aircraft to protect those homes is pure folly.
On Flaming Dogs
Posted on September 16 at 7:40 a.m.
How a die hard Republican like Willy Chamberlin can beat the drum for "Federal" spending to protect local interests is beyond hippocracy. And wasn't one reason the air base was moved to Santa Maria because the City of Santa Barbara was charging exorbitant rent for the shack they called an airbase? And to all those rich folks who can afford their homes-with-a-view in the foothills, suck it up. You build in the brush and brush burns. Get used to it.
On Chiefs Demand Fire Support