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Posted on March 30 at 8:26 p.m.

Has anyone here tried to report a possible DUI? I've done it a few times. You call 911, get transferred to the CHP, tell them where you saw the drunk and by the time you are spelling your name for the dispatcher, they are miles behind you or else, after you hang up, you see them on an offramp.

It's a good idea but, on a freeway, with eveyone moving at least a mile per minute, the odds of having a cop close enough to the scene to actually do something is pretty small.

On Deport Drunken Drivers

Posted on March 25 at 7:41 p.m.

The Supes don't have a clue and neither does ADMHS administration. If they did, the CAO would not think that a consultant is the answer. They just closed an RFP bid process to identify someone to tell the county how to find their way out of this mess. Most telling is the ambiguity in the RFP. I don't think they really know what the problem is. I am also pretty confident they won't want to spend the money it takes to do get solid data.

Meanwhile Ms. Detrick is looking at her retirement pay-out chart.

Does anyone on the 4th floor remember the old 3 envelopes joke?

On Mending the Mental Health Department

Posted on March 2 at 6:54 p.m.

Mmmm Cuy!

On Adopt a Guinea Pig

Posted on February 26 at 8:54 p.m.

The letter I got said that the power would be turned off at some unpredictable time. I have medical equipment that cannot be shut down abruptly. Does anyone know if SCE will give a time certain appointment?

On Smart Meters Rile Goleta Residents

Posted on December 26 at 8:19 p.m.

I have to agree. Those were pretty tacky comments.

On Akvavit, Aebelskiver, and Ogden

Posted on December 2 at 4:30 p.m.

DeNunzio's driving looked fine to me but he broke a few laws of the street in that parking lot. Experience in my reckless youth taught me ALWAYS be polite to cops, ALWAYS do exactly what they say and NEVER get physical. If not, the video shows what happens next.

Cops never know who or what they are going to be dealing with when they make a stop. They start out on full alert and it's your behavior that ratchets the situation up or down. They work in a world most of us have no concept of and their lives depend on split-second situational assessments.

On Police Department Releases Tony Denunzio Arrest Footage

Posted on August 10 at 5:33 p.m.

Well, Santa Barbara will sleep easier tonight. How many of our tax dollars went to pay for this charade?

It's a serious question by the way.

On Charges Reduced for Hortipharm Defendants

Posted on June 3 at 7:39 p.m.

Oh. I thought it was just the end of the world.

BTW, it was not a sun dog.

On Sun Ring No Cause For Alarm

Posted on December 5 at 6:06 p.m.


At 81 years it's younger than my mother and hardly what could be considered in the realm of Sphinxes and such.

The 'goldfish' is a dolphin, replicating a typical medieval depiction.

That aside, I"m sure the rest of the article is meticulously researched and 100% accurate.

On Crews Chisel New Courthouse Fountain

Posted on December 5 at 5:59 p.m.

It's Bob Hansen for me!

On The next city councilmember should be:

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