Comments by tomtowle

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Posted on March 13 at 6:43 p.m.

Please throw the key away. This clown needs to spend a LONG time behind bars with NO privileges and NO access to outside.

On Convicted Pimp Sentenced to 38 Years to Life

Posted on October 18 at 1 p.m.

Good luck and good riddance. Dangerous scofflaws that need to be kept OFF of the streets and OUT of contact with each other.

On Three Arrested After High Speed Chase and Crash

Posted on November 20 at 9:01 p.m.

There is really only one solution. Unisex bathrooms and locker rooms everywhere all the time.

Otherwise we are going to need manly man bathrooms, girly girl bathrooms, L bathrooms, G bathrooms and T bathrooms and eunuch bathrooms just so everyone's privacy and safety are 'assured'.


On Transgender Students

Posted on July 9 at 9:35 p.m.

Gilbert played beautiful music. He played for weddings. Provided happiness for a lot of people

On Authorities Investigate Possible Suicide From Cold Spring Bridge

Posted on December 10 at 5:13 p.m.

I agree with this comment. He left the scene of a crime and possessed marijuana,...but is no more an arsonist than if he had been using fireworks and there was a fire.

On Isla Vista Explosion Caused by Hash Oil Extraction

Posted on December 5 at 7:15 a.m.

Great article Michael.

It would have been helpful to readers to direct them to the exhibit at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum in the Harbor, where they could view actual artifacts from this disastrous event.

On Shipwrecks at Honda

Posted on March 23 at 4:14 p.m.

Two motorists got their cars impounded because they were UNLICENSED. Harsh!
Don't forget to sting on Cabrillo. You will get a bunch of morons failing to stop.

On 60 Drivers Ticketed During Crosswalk Stings

Posted on February 9 at 12:19 p.m.

I used to despise and rail against sidewalk bikers until I was in a jury pool for a case in which a bicyclist had come off from the sidewalk in Goleta and was run over by a semi. The judge informed us that it was NOT against the law for bicylists to ride on the sidewalk and we were NOT to consider that in making our verdict. I later heard that echoed from an attorney friend.
The key phrasing includes "If operating on a sidewalk, cyclists have a responsibility to operate with great care..."

On Police Cite 60 Drivers During Crosswalk Stings

Posted on February 9 at 12:15 p.m.

To Dinah Mason re: sidewalk bicycling:
"According to CHP, as of Jan. 1, 2010, California Vehicle Code no longer prohibits bicycles from being on the sidewalk. If the bicycle is being operated on the roadway, is it necessary to go with the direction of traffic, but a cyclist can go either direction on a sidewalk. A bicyclist must still give pedistrians the right of way. If operating on a sidewalk, cyclists have a responsibility to operate with great care and at a safe speed to avoid hazards that may present themselves (such as cars backing from driveways and pedestrians)."

On Police Cite 60 Drivers During Crosswalk Stings

Posted on August 9 at 10:35 a.m.

I hope this guy is OK. I wonder if he was or was not wearing a bike helmet and if this is an opportune reminder of a reason to do so.
I see so many bicyclists without them,...many riding carefree on busy downtown streets and many on main backroad highways such as 192,...and I surmise they have not had the experience of a bad spill. Suffice it to say that a bicyclist is a human torpedo at 30-40 miles per hour and that the immovable surface and objects are exactly that...immovable.
As an avid and active bicyclist, I sincerely empathize with this person and his family and if this is a teaching moment, hope that it helps to exemplify this particular situation and safeguard others in the future.

On Biker Takes Bad Spill

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