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Posted on July 6 at 5:42 p.m.

Kid's got a point. I'm going right down there and buy myself some Oreos.

On Teenage Summer Views

Posted on October 26 at 9:01 a.m.

Johnson Family Dental won Best Dentist before they even opened their doors in Santa Barbara (next to Spectrum Gym). The officer manager joked, "It must be the dynamic staff." Yup.

D.J. Palladino wrote, "Votes pour swiftly in. They are carefully examined to prevent obvious frauds such as dozens of similarly voted ballots coming from the same address (it happens; don’t laugh).

Better go back and examine those ballots. A new metric: whether the winner was actually in business during the vote.

On Best Of Santa Barbara 2011

Posted on October 20 at 9:59 p.m.

Now you're talking, Starshine. Thank you. You hit the nail on the head. Our selfishness, arrogance, aggression, and hubris got us this far, but they will destroy us unless we wake up now and change - now! It is time to live in harmony with nature. More growth, expansion, and domination can only lead to disaster.

On Population Seriously Scary

Posted on April 17 at 10:48 a.m.

Earth Day is celebrated by the United Nations and much of the world on the equinox, March 21, when the sun is over the equator shining equally on both hemispheres and the weather is calm. The first Earth Day proclamation was issued by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto on March 21, 1970.

But this is a free country, and the corporations can have their Earth Day too.

On 40th Annual S.B. Earth Day Festival: <em>Bringing it Home</em>

Posted on April 5 at 10:52 a.m.

Pros
"Bulb-out" sound like a feeble attempt to conserve precious resources. Planners think of driving in terms of maps, but they are few among so many who drive. "Bottleneck" is what Caltrans is moving from Milpas to Olive Mill Road.
We could call them as we see them from the street – obstacle, traffic hazard, bump. Let's call them "venturi," a pilot's term, as they will cause vehicles to fly and lawyers to churn.

On Bulbous Bottlenecks

Posted on March 15 at 12:09 p.m.

When the man, as in "human," finally wiggles free of the lofty pillory Starshine has constructed to immortalize him, the odds are he will slip away and search for another town to escape the numbing silence from his former "friends," his ex will be alone, The Club will recover from its anger to face the fear that it could happen to them, and we can all wonder if monogamy is the American Dream.

On Book Club's Dramatic Chapter

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