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Posted on June 19 at 11:09 a.m.
No Dorfy, I'm pretty sure you exhale a lot more hot air than your 2015 vehicle...
On Pedal on Short Trips and Save Gas
Posted on May 12 at 3:53 p.m.
I think it's pretty clear why they chose that name, and it's cutsy reference to "No men needed" But Yes, the term coxless is used with crew boats that do not use a coxwain.
Ironically though, as someone pointed out, they likely had MEN help fix their electrical problem, and no doubt when they need to be rescued,MEN will risk their lives to do so.
YOU have to love the hypocrisy of the "go girl" feminist movement.....
I wish them luck though !
On S.B. Lends Support to Grateful Coxless Crew
Posted on May 11 at 9:12 a.m.
Almost 3 months later and the Independent's web site is STILL exhibiting serious latency issues ????
Hard to believe that they have not figured out what the issue is given the importance this must have with advertisers/readership AND the fact that many 16 yr old computer wizzes could trbl shoot and likely sort out the issue.
Seriously puzzled ..... ?????
On Apologies for Website Inconvenience
Posted on May 9 at 3:04 p.m.
Hey shortrees, If you think that anyone who is concerned about the issue raised in this piece is expressing "typical Santa Barbara self entitled, liberal NIMBIism" you need to stop by my house.
I'm neither Liberal nor against change BUT I did NOT sign up to live in a hotel zone. I have a neighbor who HAS turned their house into an AirBnB hotel. I've had to deal with everything from parking issues to people coming and going at 2AM and making noise all night as they party. So far I am being tolerant BUT am concerned about how far this could go.
The proponents of these new businesses ( airbnb, uber etc) love to use the term "share economy" and "How could anyone be against that ?" as if there is no money involved. Let's be honest and call it what it is, it IS to make money. And that's fine, I'm not against capitalism, lets at least be honest about the facts though, which is what this piece is attempting to do.
On Vacation Rentals Take Homes Away
Posted on May 8 at 10:56 a.m.
I have the solution !
Just hire women because, as we've been told over and over again, they make 77 cents on the dollar ( or whatever the latest survey says ) It must be true because every political candidate has been chirping this since I can remember.
On It's a Matter of Equity
Posted on April 23 at 9:30 a.m.
The American Spanish " aguacate " comes from the Aztec (Nahuatl) word " ahuacatl " which I believe means testicle.
On Tiered Water Rates Bulletproof
Posted on April 17 at 2:25 p.m.
Your local tax dollars at work.... !!!
Maybe these two clowns ought to be sent to downtown foot duty ?
On One Officer Hospitalized After Two Motorcycle Cops Collide
Posted on April 13 at 1:11 p.m.
snugspout, I see your point but is death really the bar we should set before we attempt to improve the biking and walking ways ? So no one has been killed, we must not have a problem ?
I ride the beach walk almost everyday as a commuter ( and have for years now ) and while I agree that I have to ride slow ( way slower than 10mph BTW) I DO, and I also pay very close attention to pedestrians. I have had to avoid young kids and people who just step right in front of you.
I guess in some ways the issue almost always comes down to sharing of a limited resource AND the compatibility of the different modes of travel. Courtesy goes a long way I agree. Speed and direction of travel come into play as well. In some ways better signage perhaps could help. And speaking of basic physics,there is a good reason we accept that small mopeds should not ride on the freeway.
On Protected Bike Lanes, Coming Soon?
Posted on April 13 at 9:45 a.m.
RexOfSB, very good observation.
I have often wondered about the status of the Cabrillo blvd dedicated lane ( i won't call it a bike lane b/c it is clearly NOT ) It IS a highly dangerous path, where I have had many many near misses. I've always wondered about the fact that I cannot legally ride my bike on the nice wide sidewalk a few feet away, BUT pedestrians can and do wander along the ( what was initially a bike pathe) often with NO awareness of the facts that bikes use it.
I always suspected that it was for legal reasons that the city removed any signing indicating that it was for bikes. That way they are exonerated from any legalities on what might happen when bikes hit walkers and there is injury.
And ever wonder why Segways ( clearly a motorized vehicle) can use the sidewalks ? An SBPD officer told me they got an exclusion which says they are NOT motorized vehicles.
Posted on March 20 at 10:26 a.m.
I love how the Mexican Authorities are quick to point out that the US is so barbaric for having the death penalty, and this piece speaks to that.
Years ago a Mexican friend of mine in law enforcement there said " we don't need the death penalty" -pena de muerte as it's known in Spanish-
"Our police just barge in and kill everyone on the spot, it's a lot simpler that way"
On Suspect in 27-Year-Old Murder Case Sentenced in Mexico