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Posted on November 25 at 11:33 a.m.

We are two people who participated in shutting this down. It is time that we think ahead and care more about our planet and its wildlife than we do about these devastating tests that so adversely affects our whales, dolphins and other sea mammals. California does not need nuclear power, so we are hoping that we continue our quest for renewable and clean energy.

On Seismic Studies for Diablo Canyon Rejected

Posted on November 12 at 3:15 p.m.

This woman and her great self esteem seminar helped save my life when I was going through my divorce from a cheating husband 25 years ago. She will be missed. I will never forget her.

On Obituary for Marilyn Grosboll

Posted on November 1 at 9:10 p.m.

I was at a fund raiser for the Young Dems and they are registering lots of Democratic voters for President Obama, Congresswoman Capps, Hannah-Beth Jackson, and Das Williams. Go Young Dems!!!! We love you!

On UCSB Breaks Own Voter Registration Record

Posted on November 1 at 9:03 p.m.

This is exactly why we need Public Campaign financing reform! There have been so many ugly lies told about Congresswoman Capps. Maldonado would be another Republican obstructionist in Congress that we do NOT need!
It is time to overturn Citizens United and get all this money out of our political system. The PEOPLE are the ones who should decide who will represent them, not these rich outside interest Super PACs and Corporations, who are only interested in profit.

On Lots of Outside Money for Congressional Race

Posted on May 15 at 10:18 a.m.

Well, I for one made up my mind not to shop at Whole Foods when I read an ugly article by its CEO John Mackey that blasted Universal Single-Payer Health Care. As so many big bucks CEOs, he does not care about the millions of uninsured people, many women and children, who are suffering for lack of health care access in California! Thanks, East Beach for linking to this article.

On Yes, Whole Foods Recycles

Posted on March 20 at 2:16 p.m.

Plastic bags are NOT good for our marine life. Hasn't anybody actually watched that Channel Keepers film that shows the degraded plastic dump in the Pacific Ocean now larger than the state of Texas? Doesn't anyone care that this crap is ingested by marine life from albatross birds to sea turtles and dolphins that end up dying from a lack nutrition because they are so full of plastic debris, which they mistake for seaweed/food?????
Why are people so tragically ignorant? LET'S GET OVER IT AND BAN THESE HIGH POLLUTIN' KILLER BAGS!!!!!

On Zombie Bag Ban Reanimated

Posted on March 20 at 1:49 p.m.

TAXES ARE INVESTMENTS IN A CIVILIZED SOCIETY. The more money you make, the more advantage you have taken of that society's benefits. Simply put, the richest Californians need to pay their progressive FAIR share for our state to survive and for its people to thrive--ALL its people..
When a state spends more money on prisons than it does on public education and programs of social uplift, we are headed towards economic and moral death! (paraphrasing MLK Jr.)
We are desperately in need of revenue to meet the needs of our civilized society across this great state. Thank god there are more Progressive Democrats in California than there are Right Wing "NO NEW TAXES" voters!

On Brava, Mayor!

Posted on March 20 at 1:29 p.m.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE? Those school children who showed up to defend protecting our ocean and marine life are smarter than the author of this post and his supporters by eons! Using petroleum based plastic bags, many of which end up degrading in our ocean to become poisonous food for innocent marine life is simply just NOT ACCEPTABLE. I have been taking my reusable bags to the store for years. It is easy and second nature to me now. How lazy and irresponsible can you be? Watch the video on what is happening out in the Pacific Ocean and then buy a few re-usable bags and shut up.

On What Plastic Bag Problem?

Posted on February 29 at 12:15 p.m.

What a sad state of affairs. This district needs a progressive Democrat like Hannah-Beth Jackson in the CA State Senate seat, and to keep Das Williams in the Assembly, so we can stop the petty gridlock in Sacramento. Let's be honest, Republicans are worthless when it comes to governing these days. the Democrats are getting tired of trying to clean up their messes.

On S.B. Republican Party Issues Endorsements

Posted on February 29 at 11:54 a.m.

Right wing policies under then Governor Reagan shut down mental hospitals in the state of California, leaving jails as the only institutions to house people with mental illness and drug addiction problems--the "dually diagnosed". The unfortunate outcome of this decision was that no community treatment centers were set up to take care of our growing mentally ill population, as was supposed to me done under Reagan's plan.
Families Act has developed a 42 page plan to address this growing problem at the local level, by using a portion of the 2011 Public Safety Realignment Act (CA Assembly Bills 109/117) funds coming into our county ($6.5 million dollars on July 1st is just the beginning) to provide for the men and women being released from our state prisons by an order of the U.S. Supreme Court. Families Act's report is called "In Search of Solutions to Santa Barbara's Revolving Door" and is being presented to the SB County CEO this Friday, March 3rd. . (

On The Challenge for Advocates

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