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 NATURE BOY helpful negative off topic

Ivory

2013-01-21 12:00 AM

Fake question, I guarantee. Trolling for trolls.

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Memorial Plaque

2013-01-20 11:41 PM

Hey, 603, 627. I've met D and here's some advice: Don't feed the trolls.

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 SPRINGFIELD helpful negative off topic

Miramar Mystery

2013-01-20 11:09 PM

I believe that is a private cottage that is next to The Miramar that once was owned by the actress Jane Russell. I lived there , or next door in a cottage owned by her, called "Doll Cottage" in 1979-1980...but that's another story!

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Ivory

2013-01-20 10:48 PM

642: It is apparently illegal to sell antique ivory in California. link. You might want to verify this by researching the actual law and beware of anyone advising you differently about sales.

SBFUNLOVER: There have been many articles recently about the horrific slaughter of elephants. At the present rate, elephants will be extinct by the middle of the century; by 2020, large family groups of African elephants will be extinct. Asian elephants already are endangered from habitat loss and hunting. Brave rangers in Africa are fighting to protect the elephants from poachers and losing their lives to do so, all because of human greed for ivory.

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Memorial Plaque

2013-01-20 10:31 PM

It often can be better to go directly to the top, especially if, as here, you have gotten less than satisfactory results from the staff. Nancy Rapp is the Director of Parks & Rec.; there's a volunteer-staffed Park & Rec. Commission that meets on the 4th Wednesday at 4pm in the Council chambers in City Hall; those members are appointed by the city council. ...

I hope that the city cares enough about its residents to respond helpfully to you.

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LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 10:27 PM

@673P: Pretend you see "3M TA3" in your rear-view mirror. What does it now spell?

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Arby's in SB

2013-01-20 10:10 PM

Arby's food is over my MSG tolerance limit. Tried it a couple times when it was in Goleta. Gives me headaches.

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 4358ED helpful negative off topic

More Accolades for the Symphony

2013-01-20 10:10 PM

We had our date night last night and saw the performance. such a treat. We really enjoyed it

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 YIN YANG helpful negative off topic

LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 10:10 PM

673, I didn't know either:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=3M%20TA3

My favorite is still the red VW bus in SB long ago with a plate of, I think, "VAN GOGH" or "VAN GO"

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 COMMENT 365687 helpful negative off topic

San Simeon Seals

2013-01-20 09:39 PM

Well I know what I'm going to do later this week, thanks for the photos!

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 MOARTS51 helpful negative off topic

Flu Shots

2013-01-20 09:37 PM

County of SB has a page full of places you can go get a flu shot: http://www.countyofsb.org/uploadedFiles/phd/IZ/Flu%20Vaccine%20Resources%20-%202012.pdf

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 HATTIE helpful negative off topic

Memorial Plaque

2013-01-20 09:34 PM

to get back on topic: yes, it's ms. terri yamada who is the person to talk to about commemorative plaques & her number at parks & rec is 564-5484. good luck!

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 HATTIE helpful negative off topic

Memorial Plaque

2013-01-20 09:25 PM

ditto to redtop, tracy & dan. we are lucky to have edhat so let's do whatever we can to support this wonderful community website.

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 COMMENT 365683P helpful negative off topic

Flu Shots

2013-01-20 09:19 PM

We always get ours at Walgreens. The woman who gives the shot is very good; never feel a thing when the needle goes in.

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 COMMENT 365682 helpful negative off topic

Memorial Plaque

2013-01-20 08:53 PM

We had a plaque made for my husband's mother and her brother. It's on a bench at Shoreline Park. Space was left on the plaque for spouses and children. When grandma died, I called to ask about adding her to the plaque (pretty sure it was Ms. Yamada... sounds familiar) and I was told that there were no provisions for modifying plaques..... and that "no" I could not remove it and modify/replace it myself......
My husband just died a few months ago, and I would love to be able to have his name on that plaque with his mom's....

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 COMMENT 365681P helpful negative off topic

S.B. Airmail

2013-01-20 08:41 PM

Stamp collectors often mailed a letter to themselves to get a copy of the stamped stamp.

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 COMMENT 365679 helpful negative off topic

LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 08:13 PM

OP here:
In response to 511, no I wasn't surprised they rejected WTFRACK. And I'm not upset either. I do think it's really dumb, but dumb is what I expect from the DMV. Just think, it's someone's actual job (with all the California state employees' associated entitlements) to sit in an office in Sacramento and review these requests. I don't think they're going to take any chances on losing their cush job by letting something iffy slip by.

Do I think WTFRACK is offensive? No. Do I think anyone would truly be offended seeing it on my license plate? No way, at least not any reasonable person. I think that in our present culture of political correctness, we have the sanctioned arbiters of what's acceptable and what's not using the sensibilities of the most thin-skinned among us to guide their pronouncements.

BTW, I got the idea from an episode of "30 Rock" in which one of the characters was wearing a t-shirt that said, in large letters, "What the frack??". That was on prime-time network TV, but apparently is too saucy for people to see in real life. Oh well, WTF
?

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 COMMENT 365677 helpful negative off topic

LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 08:07 PM

My stepdads is up2dn2k

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 LILAC helpful negative off topic

Flu Shots

2013-01-20 08:01 PM

I came down with the Asian flu in the late 50ies-chills, fever, instantly and every inch of my body in incredible pain. All I prayed for was a quick demise. Childbirth at its worst-- a piece of cake. I have had a flu shot every year since it has been available and so far never got the flu again. Too may people call any slight flu-like illness the flu and don't appreciate what the REAL flu can be like.

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 REDTOP helpful negative off topic

Memorial Plaque

2013-01-20 07:58 PM

Edhat is worth supporting!! Come on board!!

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LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 07:47 PM

Best one I've seen in sb is MRSNOB. Can't decide who drives it... Mr. Snob or Mrs. Nob?

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LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 07:46 PM

Okay, I feel pretty stupid, but what does 3M TA3 mean?

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 COMMENT 365671 helpful negative off topic

Napoleans

2013-01-20 07:34 PM

Renaud gets up at 4am to start baking those goodies.

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 COMMENT 365670 helpful negative off topic

East Beach Findings

2013-01-20 07:33 PM

Um, not sea urchins.

I stepped on (actually stood on) one once; hurt like hell and the doctor had the dickens pulling all the spines out of my foot.

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 COMMENT 365669 helpful negative off topic

East Beach Findings

2013-01-20 07:32 PM

I agree, they look like seaweed roots.

570P, please thank you mom for not only calling, but waiting an hour for someone to arrive and rescue that pelican.

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 COMMENT 365668 helpful negative off topic

Arby's in SB

2013-01-20 07:30 PM

I saw an Arby's sandwich once but I've never been so far gone as to eat one.

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 SBFUNLOVER helpful negative off topic

Ivory

2013-01-20 07:30 PM

In the news lately...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/16/illegal-elephant-ivory_n_2489722.html?utm_hp_ref=green

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 COMMENT 365666 helpful negative off topic

Beach Chicks

2013-01-20 07:27 PM

@365607

No, they're birds.

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 COMMENT 365665 helpful negative off topic

Pruning

2013-01-20 07:19 PM

I'm a prehensile gardener. Like others have said, don't cut off the dead for another month. It was 72 today, let it be.

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Memorial Plaque

2013-01-20 07:08 PM

Dan39, totally support you.

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Memorial Plaque

2013-01-20 06:46 PM

There was recent repaving going on at Shoreline Park not sure if that might have caused it but there is someone in charge of plaques with the City. His name is Terri Yamada I believe. Contact 805-897-1982 & ask.

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 COMMENT 365661 helpful negative off topic

Structured Water

2013-01-20 06:27 PM

There is an Ice Sculptor in town who can craft structured water in any form you request, though it will become un structured at room temperature.

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 COMMENT 365660 helpful negative off topic

Flu Shots

2013-01-20 06:25 PM

I get a flu shot every year and I never get the flu. To those of you who are nonbelievers in flu shots, good luck! By the way, I am in the health care industry and I'm in contact with sick people on a daily basis.

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 PIERHEAD helpful negative off topic

Carpinteria Fishermen

2013-01-20 06:15 PM

All fly fishing is very zen like and nobody captures it quite like Glenn Yoshimoto. . He has pioneered using flies for surf perch in the Bay area. Beautiful pictures and descriptions. http://www.zenflyfishing.com/

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 COMMENT 365658 helpful negative off topic

Vandenberg Launch

2013-01-20 06:12 PM

Google the launch and find the live video feed. We watch the big screen until it is visible on the horizon and then continue to listen to mission audio. Not bad for Mesa rocket viewing.

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 COMMENT 365657 helpful negative off topic

Memorial Plaque

2013-01-20 06:09 PM

There is a less expensive option for subscribing to edhat, for anyone who cannot afford the 52 bucks. No questions asked...full "privileges" of membership. 13 bucks is not much... buck and 13 cents a month. Then links can be shared.

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 COMMENT 365656P helpful negative off topic

San Simeon Seals

2013-01-20 06:07 PM

Pic #2 is a great photo bomb..... Love it.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2013-01-20 06:04 PM

Do I really or are you just being sarcastic?

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 COMMENT 365654P helpful negative off topic

Memorial Plaque

2013-01-20 05:59 PM

Like 636 said, but spend the money for bronze.

When you have a legitimate case like this, but dealing with government is daunting, it's better to ask forgiveness than permission. Seriously.

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 COMMENT 365653 helpful negative off topic

Computer Programming Classes

2013-01-20 05:56 PM

Thanks all for the comments, truly appreciated!

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 COMMENT 365652 helpful negative off topic

Wrong Way Driver

2013-01-20 05:38 PM

People are simply sharing thoughts. I don't see any special argument in progress here, we would know if there were,

When one of those extended Edhat rants and raves gets into motion it can get really pin - back - your - ears - ballistic!

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 COMMENT 365651 helpful negative off topic

Vandenberg Launch

2013-01-20 05:33 PM

I believe SLC-3E is at the intersection of Bear Creek Road and Napa Rd, Southeast of Ocean Beach Park. goo.gl/maps/AEZ79

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 COMMENT 365650 helpful negative off topic

Vandenberg Launch

2013-01-20 05:29 PM

I second going to Surf Beach and being right under the flight path.

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 COMMENT 365649 helpful negative off topic

Spring is in the Air

2013-01-20 05:29 PM

Nice!

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 COMMENT 365648 helpful negative off topic

LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 05:23 PM

I would rather spend a few days in jail then deal with the DMV!

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 COMMENT 365646 helpful negative off topic

Goleta Beach Panga Boat

2013-01-20 05:18 PM

I just don't understand the demand for crappy Mexican pot when there is so much great Cali bud available.

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 COMMENT 365645P helpful negative off topic

Ivory

2013-01-20 05:16 PM

644, do you eat air? Or meat? How about fish? Plants? How do you know plants don't have feelings when they die?

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 EZ2 helpful negative off topic

Memorial Plaque

2013-01-20 04:54 PM

Look into Santa Barbara beautiful they take care it

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 COMMENT 365642 helpful negative off topic

Ivory

2013-01-20 04:43 PM

Thanks for the responses. To clarify they are indeed antiques past down for generations and I appreciate everyone's help.

Where do I sell all my fur? Just kidding on that last part; couldn't resist.

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 COMMENT 365641P helpful negative off topic

Jean Marie Peterson

2013-01-20 04:42 PM

Thanks to all who cared for Jean before she passed.

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 COMMENT 365640P helpful negative off topic

Maureen Bryant

2013-01-20 04:39 PM

Sympathy to friends and family of Maureen.

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 COMMENT 365639P helpful negative off topic

Frank Max Duboux Jr

2013-01-20 04:37 PM

Condolences to his family and friends.

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 COMMENT 365638 helpful negative off topic

Arby's in SB

2013-01-20 04:35 PM

I love Arby's in Santa Maria. I stopped at the Goleta one once. The floor was sticky and stained and the bathroom was really gross--toilet stopped up. Sink full of paper towels. Never went back there.

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 COMMENT 365637 helpful negative off topic

Memorial Plaque

2013-01-20 04:33 PM

Get a handful of inexpensive engraved plastic plaques from a trophy shop and a tube of silicon caulk, clean the mounting and glue it on. When it looks bad in five years or so, use a putty knife to take off the old one and caulk on a new one. Repeat until no one's left to do it anymore.

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 COMMENT 365636 helpful negative off topic

Ivory

2013-01-20 04:21 PM

They said authentic not antique. And to assume people wont have an intense emotion about ivory...asking for it

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 COMMENT 365635 helpful negative off topic

Memorial Plaque

2013-01-20 04:21 PM

I can't tell you how good it feels, on this sunny Sunday afternoon to be floating up here. . . Sheesh.

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 COMMENT 365634 helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2013-01-20 04:20 PM

Maybe the ACLU will take care of that entitlement for you Roger...'cause you deserve it.

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 COMMENT 365633P helpful negative off topic

Grand Theft Arrest

2013-01-20 04:18 PM

trying to pay for that iphone data plan any way possible, huh? what a simp!

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 COMMENT 365632 helpful negative off topic

Wrong Way Driver

2013-01-20 04:17 PM

Roger it is not even worth aruging with people on Ed-Hat it is just getting as bad as Rants and Raves on Craigslist. This use to be an enjoyable site to read and catch up on what is going on in town.. But not anymore.. I guess I will be seen a post towards me telling me to stop reading then... Oh well bring it on... :)

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 COMMENT 365630 helpful negative off topic

S.B. Airmail

2013-01-20 04:15 PM

nice find

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 COMMENT 365629 helpful negative off topic

Carpinteria Fishermen

2013-01-20 04:14 PM

The current fad among surf fishers is to use artificial flies and cast the flies same as fishers do in fresh water lakes and streams. To find out much more, talk to the people at the Artful Angler fly fishing shop in Santa Claus.

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 COMMENT 365628 helpful negative off topic

Goats & Their Protector

2013-01-20 04:11 PM

Thank you for the wonderful article! We enjoy clearing Casa Dorinda Retirement Center and of course all of our other locations throughout Santa Barbara County. Yes, the dogs are fed daily. We are there each day to be sure that all is well and the clearance is progressing as planned.

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 COMMENT 365626P helpful negative off topic

Coffee With A Cop

2013-01-20 04:10 PM

this would be totally unnecessary if we could return to the community policing model. instead we pay them overtime to crowd a local coffee shop, brilliant! to the enabling coffee shops: i will take my business/tips elsewhere.

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 COMMENT 365625 helpful negative off topic

Memorial Plaque

2013-01-20 04:06 PM

I hope you have a good photo of the plaque.

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 DEEKER helpful negative off topic

East Beach Findings

2013-01-20 04:06 PM

Thank you mom of 570P! You're a doll!

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 COMMENT 365623 helpful negative off topic

Memorial Plaque

2013-01-20 04:00 PM

I pay $52 a year to maintain this site. That's all I'm saying. I didn't make the rules. I do my part to keep Edhat alive.

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 COMMENT 365622 helpful negative off topic

Napoleans

2013-01-20 04:00 PM

Wayne Kjar Bakery sometimes has Sarah Bernhardts. Yum.
Their cupcakes and cakes tastes great and do not crumble.

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 COMMENT 365621P helpful negative off topic

Injury Traffic Accident

2013-01-20 03:59 PM

pedestrian in the middle of cliff drive? why would anyone run across a 4 lane highway when there's a stop light with crosswalks 50 yards east of albertsons... was this a suicide attempt?

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 COMMENT 365619P helpful negative off topic

A preliminary hearing date has been...

2013-01-20 03:57 PM

our world is screwed up.

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 DRBUD helpful negative off topic

Henry

2013-01-20 03:57 PM

Henry is just as nice as he looks. But what you don't see is the energy he can turn on when he wishes. Our little Trinket just LOVES his company and so do we.

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 COMMENT 365617P helpful negative off topic

Vandenberg Launch

2013-01-20 03:57 PM

I like to take my 85 year old mom to a secret place for giant rocket viewing - north of El Capitan and still on the coast but on a private hillside so she can sit in her very own 1960's webbed lawn chair and wait for the " big one." The last big launch was in Jan. 2011 when she almost lost it watching a Delta IV Heavy go up!

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 MTNDRIVER helpful negative off topic

Flu Shots

2013-01-20 03:48 PM

491, that's pretty funny, "most people who get the shot get the flu anyway." If that were even remotely true, there would be many many millions more people with the flu. It would be a national disaster.

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 COMMENT 365613P helpful negative off topic

Computer Programming Classes

2013-01-20 03:37 PM

try Lynda.com, you might find an appropriate training module on there.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Ivory

2013-01-20 03:33 PM

Craiglist watch out for the cops..

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 COMMENT 365610 helpful negative off topic

Cliff Rescue on Gibraltar Road

2013-01-20 03:06 PM

Yeah, WHY do they call out the FIRE DEPT for this kind of thing? What a complete and total waste of taxpayer dollars. They could be doing other things. This is ridiculous!

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 COMMENT 365609 helpful negative off topic

Memorial Plaque

2013-01-20 02:55 PM

Three words; delorean & flux capacitor

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 COMMENT 365608 helpful negative off topic

LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 02:50 PM

I once saw the CA license plate O2BNU here
in Santa Barbara.

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 COMMENT 365607 helpful negative off topic

Beach Chicks

2013-01-20 02:48 PM

Chicks? What are you 12? They are women, ladies, etc. Chicks is so 1980s.

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 STACE helpful negative off topic

Ed Gets Around!

2013-01-20 02:36 PM

Nice!

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 STACE helpful negative off topic

Carpinteria Fishermen

2013-01-20 02:35 PM

Thank you for a really informative story and amazing photos. I have seen surf fishermen for years and have always wondered what they are fishing for,how successful they are and where the "fun" is in it. And now thanks to you, I know!

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 COMMENT 365604 helpful negative off topic

Flu Shots

2013-01-20 02:35 PM

547: healthy to get sick?... unless you die. As did 20 to 50 million people in 1918, mostly young previously healthy people of the flu. OK, it is not on that scale every year from the flu - maybe thanks to some modern practices. Then there is polio, hepatitis, meningooccal, measles, mumps, pertussis -to name a few. Millions of lives saved, much disability prevented around the world, since the introduction of vaccines.

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 COMMENT 365602 helpful negative off topic

Napoleans

2013-01-20 02:32 PM

Fresco 5 Pointts is the place for eclairs!

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2013-01-20 02:31 PM

Really I could move in for free prehaps..I wonder if the plumbing works..

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 COMMENT 365600 helpful negative off topic

Flu Shots

2013-01-20 02:30 PM

As a two-time cancer survivor, I got the flu shot and so did my husband. It's all well and good to miss the shot if are you are healthy and don't mind getting sick, but when you go out in public while you're still contagious (and most people do), you risk putting me in the hospital. It's not just about you, it's about protecting the young, the old and the immune compromised. It's a public health issue.

The last person who gave me your reasoning now has her entire family of five down with it and has changed her tune.

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 COMMENT 365599 helpful negative off topic

Henry

2013-01-20 02:29 PM

Cold Noses Warm Hearts is a Great rescue organization!

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 COMMENT 365598 helpful negative off topic

Memorial Plaque

2013-01-20 02:22 PM

If someone stole it and brought it to a recycle yard i don't think the yard would take it...Call them up and see if they have come across it.

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Arby's in SB

2013-01-20 02:20 PM

Yes, BIG BARF

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 COMMENT 365596P helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2013-01-20 02:13 PM

Hopefully they will see that the house should be condemned

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 PATRICK helpful negative off topic

LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 02:06 PM

I remember back when they first had personalized license plates, a guy in SF had FU NXN. After the DMV issued it, I guess they realized what the message was and sent him new plates, so he proudly displayed the personalized plates in his front window.

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 COMMENT 365594 helpful negative off topic

Ivory

2013-01-20 02:06 PM

illegal.

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 COMMENT 365593P helpful negative off topic

LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 02:05 PM

I knew a guy with SUCKS4U. His first name was Sukedu and he was able to explain it to the DMV with the reasoning that his nickname was Su (lie #1) and that he likes to cook (lie #2). :-)

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 COMMENT 365591P helpful negative off topic

East Beach Findings

2013-01-20 01:58 PM

Thank you, 570P, for reporting back. That was really, really nice of your mom!!! Not many people would wait like that.

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 COMMENT 365590 helpful negative off topic

Flu Shots

2013-01-20 01:57 PM

547, I agree. But then I'm healthy and fit. I never get flu shots. Never.

Then again, I'm not in a high risk group nor am I in contact with anyone who is.

Yes, it's fine for the healthy to get sick. Probably healthier in the long run. But you don't know anything about the OP. They could be elderly, immune compromised or have children who are high risk for health reasons. Just because we don't get the shot doesn't mean it's safe for everyone to get sick.

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 COMMENT 365589 helpful negative off topic

Flu Shots

2013-01-20 01:54 PM

Drove by Walgreen's (Calle Real, Goleta) today (Sunday) they had their banner out.

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 COMMENT 365588 helpful negative off topic

LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 01:53 PM

527, these laws have been in effect a long, long time and are in every single state. Hardly CA just being a nanny state.

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 COMMENT 365587 helpful negative off topic

Ivory

2013-01-20 01:52 PM

536, the laws in LA will be the exact same here. Yes, it's unethical. But moreso, it's highly illegal and it's one of those things that is so unusual it will be red-flagged and fined in an instant.

This isn't judgmental, it's fact.

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 COMMENT 365586 helpful negative off topic

Vandenberg Launch

2013-01-20 01:50 PM

The launch is scheduled to be between 10:00 and 10:45 AM. It is to be launched from Pad SLC-3E (wherever that is.) It is rewarding to get close enough that the audio is as impressive is the visual.

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Memorial Plaque

2013-01-20 01:47 PM

I wonder if thieves are less interested in engraved granite, and how the price would compare.

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LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 01:47 PM

Many years ago, a local lady had the license plate "MRS HEAD". It was much more innocent time.

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 JOHN WILEY helpful negative off topic

Vandenberg Launch

2013-01-20 01:45 PM

NASA has details about the launch here. I see that the new sensors will improve their ability to image aerosols, so hopefully that means better visibility info on fog, haze and smoke. Once the launch is closer, there will probably be details about this particular Atlas V vehicle on the ULA site too.

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 COMMENT 365582 helpful negative off topic

Wrong Way Driver

2013-01-20 01:44 PM

Cont 577...while driving up 154 is my favorite!! Saw that one the other day. Same description. I laid on my horn and shook my finger as she passed

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 COMMENT 365580 helpful negative off topic

Low Water Pressure

2013-01-20 01:41 PM

Morada Ln. has over 300 psi. Cleveland school area is close to two different pressure zones, you are on the low side.

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 COMMENT 365579 helpful negative off topic

Vandenberg Launch

2013-01-20 01:29 PM

If you don't mind getting arrested, you can get real close. :)

VAFB isn't obscured on Google Maps. You can get a look at where the launch pads and public roads are and make a scouting trip to find a good vantage point but, as OG said, you need to know which pad is being used to find the right spot.

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 BECKY helpful negative off topic

Vandenberg Launch

2013-01-20 01:28 PM

There's a launch party, and the public is invited. I'd guess that would be the best view possible.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/30thSpaceWing
"Mark your calendars for Monday, Feb. 11th! This is one launch you won't want to miss! We are hosting a live rock band and public viewing from Providence Landing in Vandenberg Village. That's RIGHT! You might want to call in sick that day ... "LAUNCH PARTY!!"
With its Feb. 11 launch date approaching, National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA Landsat, will be attached to its payload adapter today at 30th Space Wing (Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.) The adapter serves as the satellite's interface with the United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle. Encapsulation of the spacecraft into the payload fairing is scheduled for next week on Jan. 23."

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Wrong Way Driver

2013-01-20 01:27 PM

I have driven on these streets for almost 50 years and the most daunting of drivers so far are the blonde soccer Moms, totally ignoring others while turning the wheel of a small tank and yacking furiously down their cell phones. Fearsome.

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Memorial Plaque

2013-01-20 01:26 PM

Hope the removal was administrative and not vandalism or metal thieves. If it was bronze, consider contacting the scrap dealers with a description.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2013-01-20 01:25 PM

It was a small fire in front yard cancel everyone engine 6 can handle neighbor put out with garden hose.

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 COMMENT 365574 helpful negative off topic

Memorial Plaque

2013-01-20 01:24 PM

Bah. I can't post a link unless I pay. Do a google search for Santa Barbara Parks and the Parks and Rec department should be the top link. Select the P&R link and click on the Fall and Winter Activity Guide. There's a section near the front of the PDF titled "The Basics" which has all of their phone numbers listed. I'd suggest trying Parks information at 564-5433 or Administration at 564-5430.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2013-01-20 01:24 PM

Dispatch reporting pile of wood in front yard on fire continuing in all units for now.

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Roger Code Red

2013-01-20 01:23 PM

All units on Command 2..

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 COMMENT 365571 helpful negative off topic

Napoleans

2013-01-20 01:22 PM

WARNING: Andersen's Bakery on State Street. Don't eat there. About 10 months ago we had their high tea at a birthday party. 8 out of 10 of us came down with food poisoning that night and following morning. I was one of the 8. 2 of those 8 had to be taken to Immedicenter. Years ago Andersen's didn't have hot water in the building, but still did business. At that time a fellow building occupant to Andersen's warned me not to eat there.

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East Beach Findings

2013-01-20 01:22 PM

My Mom Nancy called SBWCN and then waited an hour and 10 minutes until the person came to get the pelican. SHe was on her bike ride. Not sure of Pelican's status, but here's their info. They are very short on volunteers. If possible and not putting yourself at risk, if you can cover bird with towel and put in box and bring out to them (end of Fairview Mt side), that's the best. Again my Mom was on a bike ride. But she waited. www.sbwcn.org
805-681-1080

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 COMMENT 365569 helpful negative off topic

Pruning

2013-01-20 01:20 PM

Believe it or not today is a perfect day to water especially those with frost bite. The cold dries out the plants. I know it may sound crazy but my husbands a precessional Gardner. Don't prune as others have said. We just finished watering our entire garden and everything looks perky and happy :)

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LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 01:18 PM

I remember smegma...A white BMW with YUP YERS..around the same time.

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Ivory

2013-01-20 01:13 PM

Selling of ivories is regulated by U.S. law. You need to know whether its Asian or African and when it was fabricated. For example, Asian ivory made prior to a certain year is not legal to sell. Possess or give away, okay.

Google "selling ivory" to get the full story.

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 COMMENT 365565 helpful negative off topic

Beach Chicks

2013-01-20 01:11 PM

@ 477 it's just a joke don't be so literal

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 BECKY helpful negative off topic

Pruning

2013-01-20 01:08 PM

NO. It is big mistake to prune plants that have died due to frost damage before the danger of additional frosty nights are over. The damaged parts will look awful for another month, but don't trim until March for the plants sake.

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Ivory

2013-01-20 01:06 PM

536: Completely agree. Antiquities often have high value, and trading in them does not impact current species preservation.

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LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 01:05 PM

My favorite NONpersonalized plate was on a car I saw years ago in San Francisco (where else?)--2BIG269.

When personalized plates came out around 1970, a local guy named Bill Riordan asked for, and was issued, the license plate "PUSSY" for his Ford Pinto. He had it for several months before it was revoked by the DMV. Apparently, cops used to stop Riordan all the time, thinking he must have a counterfeit plate.

I was amazed to see "UNCL FKA" on a car near San Diego a couple of years ago. And in another homage to "South Park," I saw a handicapped Virginia plate on the Internet, with the embossed wheelchair icon, bearing the letters "TIMMAY."

A dude in LA had the personalized plate "9 INCH," which could have stood for anything, until you saw the surrounding license plate frame, which said "Try it, you'll like it."

So few letter combinations, so much censorship...

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Napoleans

2013-01-20 01:04 PM

My 10 year old daughter pulled me into Andersen's "to look at the pastries" last Friday, and we got our first sample of their Butterring. O M G The butterring filling is a mixture of custard and marzipan. I heart marzipan. We got a slice, 1/4 of the whole, because trying to consume any more than that in our 3-person family would be true gluttony. We usually go for the apple strudel, but we have tried several of their pastries over the years and have always been impressed. While there, we saw gorgeous eclairs in the case, with what looked like true off-white custard filling, not a bright white whipped cream. So I can't say for sure, but I'd expect them to be perfectly authentic and great. Andersen's is a gem.

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 BECKY helpful negative off topic

Computer Programming Classes

2013-01-20 01:02 PM

Some of the kids I know who became programmers did it by getting a part-time job (for free, usually) in a computer store or with a computer programming company. If your child is focused and disciplined (unusual for a 9 year old, but required in this case), the owner and employees will show him/her how to do some of their simpler tasks, supervise/ teach them, and encourage them on how to learn more on their own. Everyone wins, as they get motivated "free" labor -- it costs them time -- and your child gets to see what real programmers do. If your child produces more than s/he costs, the owners keep them around and allow them to continue to learn.

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Ivory

2013-01-20 12:55 PM

Bury them. The ivory trade is very sad and should not be encouraged.

I agree--fur is similar. I donated a fur coat owned by a relative to PETA so they could use it in anti-fur protests.

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 COMMENT 365558 helpful negative off topic

Vandenberg Launch

2013-01-20 12:52 PM

Long time Lompocian here! If you know which launchpad it's from you can strategize your viewing location. I think one of the better spots to view it (if you don't have base access) is to go to the lookout on Harris Grade. It gets crowded up there quickly sometimes. There's also another hill that requires a decent hike up a steep road. I can't recall the exact street, but it's near the landfill on the southwest tip of the city near where Bodger seeds used to be.

If you can get base access there are viewing spots there. Enjoy!

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LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 12:50 PM

Decades ago there was a sports car in Santa Barbara whose license plate read "smegma."

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Computer Programming Classes

2013-01-20 12:49 PM

I offer an after-school enrichment program in mathematics for interested and advanced kids (SBFamilySchool.com). Occasionally I get requests for computer programming classes, too, which I could do, but it's hard to get new classes organized in the middle of the year.

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Vandenberg Launch

2013-01-20 12:48 PM

You can get pretty close from anyplace in the valley. Be advised that if it's a daytime launch you might be looking at the sun, which as you know, hurts.

Here's a link to other info about viewing. If it's clear and if it's a twilight launch, anywhere from here to Phoenix will be good.

http://www.spacearchive.info/vafbview.htm

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Ivory

2013-01-20 12:44 PM

36, it's not judgment, unless you consider information on international law aimed at protecting a species rapidly approaching extinction "judgment."
I personally would not want to accept money for anything made of ivory. It's like fur coats; it perpetuates the idea of there being value, and therefore incentive, to collect and make high value goods out of animal parts. That being said, Chinese buyers and the African warlords doing the killing are the ones who are decimating the species now. It's unlikely that someone in America selling off antiques will make a ding in the larger global threat. However, it is probably banned by federal law.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Catch A Thief 1/19/13

2013-01-20 12:43 PM

SNOT?

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LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 12:41 PM

Had a friend years ago his said NE1469, and he got away with it.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2013-01-20 12:37 PM

Reduce units to code 2..

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2013-01-20 12:36 PM

Units staged engine 4 bringing ladder to look in attic.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Wrong Way Driver

2013-01-20 12:33 PM

I report it the way I hear it except when I have to stand up and type at 4 in the morning..I heard it after making a deposit of male Holy Water, heading back to the Kings resting place I heard one siren. CHP was in pursuit then requested SBSO. They determined it was an Elderly X-Ray driver then cancelled the Sheriffs Dept. I added must be OK if it wasn't they would have had SO Continue in..Seems like no one stays in jail anymore so Whats the Problem?

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 COMMENT 365548 helpful negative off topic

Carpinteria Fishermen

2013-01-20 12:32 PM

I've been surf fishing for a number of years but never heard "sharpies" before. Wonder what that stands for? Anyway yes you'll see people fishing the surf all up and down between SB and LA. I'd say it's probably the fishing equivalent to surfing – calm, meditational and you're right very zen-like. Mostly you catch surf perch unless you specifically target some of the other species. Best way in the world to spend a couple of hours and take advantage of the amazing gift of the California coastline. Thanks for posting this. A great resource for more info is www.scsurffishing.com.

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 COMMENT 365547 helpful negative off topic

Flu Shots

2013-01-20 12:32 PM

Has anyone considered that it is healthy to get sick? It builds the immune system.

Sorry the Pharmaceutical industry is not the savior.

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Arby's in SB

2013-01-20 12:29 PM

I didn't realize we ever had an Arby's here in the greater Santa Barbara area. They were all over Phoenix when I was living there and the chicken sandwiches were pretty good. The roast beef weren't bad, but never caught my appetite.

Sure, Arby's is junk food and not the healthiest thing to eat. But, eaten in moderation, Arby's was a great "treat" every now and then, just like In-N-Out and McDonald's.

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 COMMENT 365545 helpful negative off topic

Vandenberg Launch

2013-01-20 12:28 PM

Ask someone at VAFB. If you want to go rogue, you could get a rubber raft and a ghillie suit and probably get to where you could sample the exhaust gas.

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 COMMENT 365544 helpful negative off topic

Vandenberg Launch

2013-01-20 12:24 PM

You can certainly get close on Hiway 1, don't know if Surf Beach is accessable but might be a good site.

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Flu Shots

2013-01-20 12:17 PM

County Health Clinics. i got mine couple of months ago, and haven't been sick, though many family members around me have been quite sick. For me, it's the right thing to do to get both the flu shot every year and the pneumonia shot once every 5 years. I know my immune system well.

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 COMMENT 365542 helpful negative off topic

LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 12:14 PM

538, that's so awesome.

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 COMMENT 365541 helpful negative off topic

LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 12:13 PM

lol

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 COMMENT 365540 helpful negative off topic

Vandenberg Launch

2013-01-20 12:13 PM

I would say no. you can look to the sky however.

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LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 12:11 PM

WTFRACK.org is an anti-fracking organization in Colorado. So. I guess being against fracking is "offensive" to the DMV. And yes, I know what WTF stands for.

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 COMMENT 365538 helpful negative off topic

LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 12:09 PM

3M TA3 got through....That's my favorite.

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 COMMENT 365537 helpful negative off topic

Arby's in SB

2013-01-20 12:05 PM

What was located at Arby's in Goleta back in the 70's? Straw Hat Pizza??

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 COMMENT 365536 helpful negative off topic

Ivory

2013-01-20 12:02 PM

Try LA. You won't get the severe judgemental treatment Santa Barbarans specialize in.

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 COMMENT 365535 helpful negative off topic

Flu Shots

2013-01-20 11:53 AM

Rite Aid

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 COMMENT 365534 helpful negative off topic

Low Water Pressure

2013-01-20 11:47 AM

I noticed that our water pressure seemed lower than normal when I took a shower around 5pm saturday - we're near Cleveland school...

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 COMMENT 365533 helpful negative off topic

Goats & Their Protector

2013-01-20 11:42 AM

does someone feed the dog or is he on his own?

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Ivory

2013-01-20 11:41 AM

Even purchase of older ivory creates market for ivory. The thought of these huge social caring families being decimated for a small portion of their being, seems just awful to me. As a species we have plenty of other baubles to choose from. Maybe you could give them to a museum or someplace where displays of historical practices ard housed?

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 COMMENT 365531 helpful negative off topic

S.B. Stone Mason History

2013-01-20 11:36 AM

I don't know much about the walls here in Santa Barbara, but my Grandfather Miguel "Mike" Garcia was a Black Smith in the early 1920's who did alot of work in Montecito Estates, sadly I don't know much of the history or even which ones are still standing.

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 COMMENT 365530 helpful negative off topic

Arby's in SB

2013-01-20 11:35 AM

Arby's is my favorite fast food restaurant. Their roast beef sandwiches with Arby Sauce are like crack cocaine to me. It's too bad they closed down before I started living here. Actually, it might have been a good thing for me because I used to live right across the street in the apartments so that would have been dangerous. :-P

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 COMMENT 365529 helpful negative off topic

Three D Light

2013-01-20 11:35 AM

So my complaints about being mocked and insulted are "off topic," but the insults themselves are fine? Nice "community" you've got here.

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LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 11:16 AM

There was a story in the news probably fifteen or so years ago about a guy who couldn't get his last name, Schmuck, on his license plate.

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S.B. Airmail

2013-01-20 11:07 AM

D8, dating the stamps won't help date the stamp if you follow my drift. The purple "first flight" stamp on the left wouldn't have been a national "issued stamp". It's a one-off made for a single event from a specific location. Hard to tell from the tiny image but it looks like the cancellation is a darker ink than then commemorative stamp. The postage stamps could have been years old at the time.

I think I found a lead with a "first air mail" Santa Barbara google search. The flysba site speaks of Earle Ovington and the first service from SB/Goleta starting in 1936 but it isn't specific about the date. That would probably give enough of a start for someone who wants to put in the time to nail it down.

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Ivory

2013-01-20 11:01 AM

They better be antiques. Trade in newer ivory could get you in big trouble.

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S.B. Airmail

2013-01-20 11:01 AM

1936 sounds right to me. Check with Michael Redman at the Historical Museum Library. He might have the information in the Library files.

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 COMMENT 365523 helpful negative off topic

San Simeon Seals

2013-01-20 10:56 AM

Great pictures!

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 COMMENT 365522P helpful negative off topic

Flu Shots

2013-01-20 10:55 AM

Get your influenza immunization each fall. And then you will avoid all the drama and the shortages!

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 COMMENT 365521 helpful negative off topic

S.B. Airmail

2013-01-20 10:54 AM

George Bliss lived in Santa Barbara. It looks as if he sent a letter to himself in Kansas City.

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Bertha

2013-01-20 10:54 AM

Hi 441, that is wonderful that you are interested in Bertha, but the shelter is closed on Monday for MLK Day, but will be open on Tuesday when they are back to regular days/hours. I volunteer at ASAP and can vouch for Bertha. She and our other cats are beauties waiting for a loving home. Many thanks for considering Bertha.

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Napoleans

2013-01-20 10:54 AM

The eclairs at Wayne Kajar bakery on the Mesa are good and made daily.

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LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 10:49 AM

There was a story on the news a few years ago about a women who had the license plate "ILOVETOFU" and didn't realize the OTHER meaning with that one.

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Ivory

2013-01-20 10:48 AM

It may be illegal to sell your statues depending on the type of ivory. If it is elephant ivory, you may have to turn it in to the authorities. You can get a better idea by looking at the rules for selling ivory on eBay.

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 COMMENT 365515 helpful negative off topic

LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 10:47 AM

Years ago in Sherman Oaks I saw FN 405 This is down in LA where people sit on the freeway for hours. The censors didn't catch it. It was on a high end Porche. We used to say "effen'" alot back then tooo.

But now in this day of texting and abbreviations, maybe people are more saavy at guessing meanings or acronyms., WTF shouts out "what the f@ck" to everyone.

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LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 10:46 AM

Off the point, but still makes me laugh; A car on the block of a house I shared (late 80's) while attending college had a plate that read UBONER

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 COMMENT 365513 helpful negative off topic

Flu Shots

2013-01-20 10:44 AM

Kinda weird how the "most people ever" have gotten the shot at the same time it is one of the the "worst flu seasons" in awhile. And not your typical flu too. Almost feels like the vacinated are infecting the rest.

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 COMMENT 365512 helpful negative off topic

Napoleans

2013-01-20 10:41 AM

Xanadu in Von's shopping center on Coast Village Road at the roundabout has excellent pastries, cakes, cookies and food for breakfast and lunch. Nice people own it, too!

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LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 10:38 AM

OP, I hope you were not surprised at the rejection.

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 COMMENT 365510 helpful negative off topic

San Simeon Seals

2013-01-20 10:34 AM

THIS is always such a wondrous sight this time of year. It is amazing to see these creatures and your pictures are lovely!

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 COMMENT 365509 helpful negative off topic

A Leap of Faith Dance Performance

2013-01-20 10:34 AM

Wish I was going to be in town! Christopher Pilafian is one of the most talented artists anywhere. He is truly a Santa Barbara treasure.

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 COMMENT 365508 helpful negative off topic

Arby's in SB

2013-01-20 10:31 AM

Miss the goleta one.

498 I agree the curly fries are good, better than jack in the crack

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 COMMENT 365507 helpful negative off topic

Fish Fri-day

2013-01-20 10:29 AM

I am a vegetarian, and think the red guys look crazy (but no less appetizing that any other fish or meat). Also not sure why they are "unfortunate creatures", at least any more so than anything else you would eat. Kinda agree with 476 - at least they get to live a normal life until they are caught. Fishing is along the same lines as hunting - the game you bring home at least had a decent life prior!

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 COMMENT 365506 helpful negative off topic

LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 10:29 AM

Faggio ( scooter plate I wanted, grand theft auto joke )

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 COMMENT 365505 helpful negative off topic

New Tube

2013-01-20 10:25 AM

385, that's not true. Atv (apple tv) does more than stream content from your computer, it is a standalone unit downloading content from the interwebs all on its own. It's limited in the idea that you can't " add apps" yet but give it time they will do that I bet. So most content comes from iTunes, Netflix, or Hulu

I have a Mac mini for my " home theater " it works for me because I know what I want. But for someone not as tech savy ( or older ) its more complicated than they can handle. My suggestion, apple tv, roku, some sort of connected tv, or bluesy player. As this will polish an interface for you and make it easier to do what you want.

But be warned, the content on the web is not always exactly what is out there over the airwaves. Shows can take up to 6 months to show up sometimes, and sometimes the next day.

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 COMMENT 365504 helpful negative off topic

Pruning

2013-01-20 10:23 AM

Wait a month. We are still getting frost at night. There is no reason to hurry. After the new growth starts you will better judge what should be removed.

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 COMMENT 365503 helpful negative off topic

Bertha

2013-01-20 10:22 AM

Whoever you are 441, thanks for looking! I hope this little girl melts your heart!

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 COMMENT 365502 helpful negative off topic

LICEN$E PLATES CA

2013-01-20 10:21 AM

Lol, love that, too bad it was denied.

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 D8VANILLA helpful negative off topic

S.B. Airmail

2013-01-20 10:18 AM

Sorry, but that postal website is not very user friendly. I've typed in a lot of different searches and the info is too extensive and will take hours to find this info. Might be easier to call a stamp collector shop. Coin & Stamps shop.

I also tried searching for that special cancellation. Maybe the SB Historical Society might have some info.

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 COMMENT 365500 helpful negative off topic

Pruning

2013-01-20 10:18 AM

I should have said, to prune the tops of plants that have died off due to the frost.

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 COMMENT 365499 helpful negative off topic

Some of the wizards of Wall Street ...

2013-01-20 10:14 AM

In part to maintain its fantasy of "economic recovery" the government massively inflates the money supply; that money has to go somewhere, so much of it goes to the "real owners" (link to [03:15] George Carlin presentation is at bottom), i.e. the megabanks and corporations, and from there to the executives, who use much of it to buy stocks, fooling the non-elite into believing that the stock market doing OK or better, or at least not imploding, means something positive for them.

All the non-elite gets is the "trickle-down" caused by the massive money supply increases — trickle-down inflation, that is, currently running between 9 and 11 percent annually, not the one percent the feds claim, if measured honestly as it was measured in the 1980s.

The American Dream - George Carlin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acLW1vFO-2Q

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 COMMENT 365498 helpful negative off topic

Arby's in SB

2013-01-20 10:10 AM

As a vegetarian, I love Arby's seasoned curly fries & the jamocha shake was awesome. Honestly, if you're eating fast food, can you really complain about the quailty of the food? It's fast food people - it's like the definition of junk. Tasty junk, but junk. That said, I'm so glad I don't eat meat when it comes to fast food places. Ew.

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 COMMENT 365497 helpful negative off topic

Gas Station Robbery Suspect Arreste...

2013-01-20 10:10 AM

He's so young and so foolishly messed up his young life. I hope he figures it out.

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 COMMENT 365496P helpful negative off topic

S.B. Airmail

2013-01-20 10:08 AM

1936?

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 D8VANILLA helpful negative off topic

S.B. Airmail

2013-01-20 10:08 AM

Go onto the www.usps.com website and they have all the stamps issued, with pictures and dates.


And, in the old days, the Post Office had a book that the clerks could look up all the stamps that were issued. Doubt if they have that anymore and the younger clerks probably won't know anything about that book!!!

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 COMMENT 365494 helpful negative off topic

Arby's in SB

2013-01-20 10:06 AM

It closed because it's gross.

as in the Simpsons "I'm so hungry I could eat Arby's."
Arby's omg, wow.

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 LUCKY 777 helpful negative off topic

Butterfly Preserve

2013-01-20 10:01 AM

Here's a morbid true fact: these butterflies often mate in-air, and you can feel especially lucky if you see a pair on a "nuptial flight" conjoined at the bits and flapping along in the air. BUT nature is cruel, look closely at the bodies you may find on the ground, and most are MALE monarchs, missing their hind parts. These sometimes break OFF when "flying united," possibly due to the weight of the mate. Presumably the female then hits the eject, and the males are left to flutter down and expire. You can tell the difference between the sexes easily: males have thinner veins and a "dot" in the middle vein on the bottom wing.

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 COMMENT 365492P helpful negative off topic

East Beach Findings

2013-01-20 09:52 AM

Steingarten's is a restaurant in LA.

Uni is sea urchin when it is served as sushi.

Makes perfect sense, as does the observation of 478 that the urchins were in fact balls of seaweed, certainly the top photo, hard to tell with the second.

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 COMMENT 365491 helpful negative off topic

Flu Shots

2013-01-20 09:49 AM

there's no solid scientific evidence that the flu vaccine is effective. most people who get the shot get the flu anyway.

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 LUCKY 777 helpful negative off topic

Goats & Their Protector

2013-01-20 09:46 AM

I have a good friend who purchased an Anatolian from a breeder in Santa Ynez thinking she was getting just a cute white puppy. Lest this article inspire anyone else to making the same mistake, I tell the cautionary tale. She would take him out running with her in the mornings, and as he got older he decided that the entire route was his territory. Then as he matured, he began to attack other dogs they encountered on the route. Why she thought it was appropriate to run a 120lb dog off leash, well, that's another issue. Eventually the poor confused fellow had to be "re-homed" to a ranch life, because he was hard-wired genetically to be far too "protective" for urban life.

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Breakfast Burrito

2013-01-20 09:45 AM

Silvergreens, hands down. You can call ahead and the burritos are healthy, reasonably priced, and good service comes w/ it. Do yourself a favor and try the Californian w/ bacon.

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San Simeon Seals

2013-01-20 09:39 AM

Great photos. I love that place. Thanks for taking us there with your images.

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Wrong Way Driver

2013-01-20 09:34 AM

All I can say is...look both ways before you turn to enter a one way street in downtown Santa Barbara.

YES, there are many, many adept senior drivers in Santa Barbara. However, over the 30 plus years I have been driving in downtown Santa Barbara, the numerous drivers I have sucessfully avoided who were driving in the WRONG direction ON OUR CITY'S many one-way streets have appeared to me to be either tourists or senior drivers.

Highway driving in our area is another story.Based on average speeds on Highway 101, you have less time to react to a wrong way driver. Scary!

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 LOURAY helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 1-18-13

2013-01-20 09:23 AM

Way to go, Roger. 10 years. How many is that for Pooh?

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Napoleans

2013-01-20 09:20 AM

Fresco has the best Eclairs.

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Wrong Way Driver

2013-01-20 09:17 AM

I read Roger's comment to mean that there were no accidents, not that it was OK she was elderly. So thankful no one got hurt.

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Wrong Way Driver

2013-01-20 09:00 AM

451 - You are so right!

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 UPONTHEHILL helpful negative off topic

Low Water Pressure

2013-01-20 08:56 AM

The pressure on our street is several hundred PSI. We have three regulators that step down the pressure to about 90 where it comes into the house. We have been here over 25 years and were told when we moved in it was high because of fire danger and location.

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Cliff Rescue on Gibraltar Road

2013-01-20 08:53 AM

Wow, the comments on this post sadden me. Everyone is so concerned with punishing this guy for costing the tax payers money and hoping he went to jail. What happened to peoples hearts? No one knows what happened. Could he have possibly been so distraught that he was trying to end his life? What happened to compassion? If I truly thought most people were as heartless as the commentors, I think I might jump off a cliff too. Thank goodness there are so many nice people who are willing to help others, and they would choose a profession such as being a Sherrif, and Firefighter.

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Low Water Pressure

2013-01-20 08:52 AM

One could assume that pressures in the ranges suggested are responsible for main failures. Subjecting the system to such extreme pressures seems imprudent and easily remedied. That's why I don't believe it, but I could be proved wrong.

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Arby's in SB

2013-01-20 08:51 AM

Yep, where the Nugget is now on Calle Real. Closed around 2000/2001, probably from a lack of business. Every time I went there it was rarely very busy.

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East Beach Findings

2013-01-20 08:46 AM

Those aren't Sea Urchins, looks more like balls of sea weed.

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Beach Chicks

2013-01-20 08:46 AM

If that is a chick, how big are the parents?;<)

Nice shot.

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Fish Fri-day

2013-01-20 08:44 AM

If you think that's disturbing you see how they handle cows and pigs and chickens at least these fish had the freedom of open water where our livestock is confined to spaces where they can barely move

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Flu Shots

2013-01-20 08:44 AM

I have it... it sucks. I'm on day 3 of slight fever, achy body, runny nose and persistent headache. Get the shot if you can. This is a bad one and even though I am extremely careful about my hygiene and with whom I contact, I still got it...as did many others.

As for the detractors. People will always assume they know more than experts - you can take their advice or you can trust the people who spend 10 years in school and years in the field. I didnt get a shot because I am pretty healthy and dont come into contact with a lot of people... next year I will be getting one for sure.

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Arby's in SB

2013-01-20 08:41 AM

BARF!!

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Napoleans

2013-01-20 08:40 AM

I second Andersen's on State Street for Napoleons and all of their pastries. Renaud's pastries, especially the Napoleon, don't taste good to me or seem authentically French. I've been to Renaud's a few times to give it second and third chances and have no desire to go back again. Andersen's never disappoints.

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Ed Gets Around!

2013-01-20 08:39 AM

not to mention Skyfall, Pirates, Thor II and many, many others!

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Beach Chicks

2013-01-20 08:38 AM

Look at the legs in her! Lol

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Arby's in SB

2013-01-20 08:37 AM

All that was aked is where one was, when and why it closed. Typical for snooty Santa Barbarians too add their comments about meat. ha....

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 RDH helpful negative off topic

Beach Chicks

2013-01-20 08:37 AM

Very nice image, pleasing composition.

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Bertha

2013-01-20 08:36 AM

I wish we could take her home. We have three kitties already. The latest is the famous Brutus from ASAP.

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Computer Programming Classes

2013-01-20 08:35 AM

May I suggest a raspberry?

A good place to start.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi

And a programming book


http://www.amazon.com/Programming-Raspberry-Pi-Getting-Started/dp/0071807837/ref=sr_1_1?
ie=UTF8&qid=1358699636&sr=8-1&keywords=raspberry+pi+programming

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Napoleans

2013-01-20 08:34 AM

Renaud's is a distant second choice to Andersen's on State Street. Try Andersen's Butter Ring, Pumpkin Strip, or any of their other fine pastries. They are delicate, and flavorful, not rubbery like so many other bakeries. Andersen's are worth every calorie. Also - the hot chocolate is the best you'll ever taste. By the way, Andersen's is not affiliated with Anderson's Pea Soup.

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Napoleans

2013-01-20 08:34 AM

All 5 authentic Danish bakeries in Solvang have eclairs and Napoleans and Sarah Bernhardts and more! www.SolvangUSA.com

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Bertha

2013-01-20 08:33 AM

We love our ASAP cat. Such a great organization and so many wonderful cats available. Cheers to you 365441, I know you will be happy with your new companion!

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Gas Station Robbery Suspect Arreste...

2013-01-20 08:32 AM

Deposit him in TJ

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Carpinteria Fishermen

2013-01-20 08:29 AM

Thank you for an informative and entertaining article on another facet of life along the coast.

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Beach Chicks

2013-01-20 08:28 AM

This thread is going to get a lot of hits....ha ha

Have a great week-end everyone!!!

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Flu Shots

2013-01-20 08:27 AM

Call SB Cottage, I believe they have another whole day flu shot program coming up

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Ed Gets Around!

2013-01-20 08:23 AM

I grew up and went to school in Greenwich at Roan School right across the road from the park. Spent every lunchtime in the park knocking conkers of the trees with sticks and broken branches, straddling the 0 degrees longtitude line outside the observatory and wandering the maritime museum goggling at the amazingly beautiful ship models housed in Neptunes Hall. Even perusing the corridors with Nelson's blood stained clothes takes from his body when he died. Our school had to attend the opening of the Cutty Sark and I remember the roars of laughter when the live announcer standing next to the queen erroneously announce that her Majesty the Queen would now unveil the "Sutty Cark". Keep seeing Greenwhich used in movies as a backdrop now. Gullibers Travels and now in Les Miserables. Great Times.

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Computer Programming Classes

2013-01-20 08:22 AM

MIT Open Courseware has an excellent, free on-line course taught by the Chancellor of MIT entitled Introduction to Computer Science and Programming. You can download the Python programming language used in this course free for either the Mac or PC and get started. There are video lectures, homework, support groups, etc. There is also a load of information and tutorials on the Python programming language available at their websites and an excellent support group on Google.

Another good source of programming instruction for beginners is at Khan Academy that also is free.

Get started and good luck.

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Flu Shots

2013-01-20 08:14 AM

I had the flu many years ago and I was sick in bed for several days. I swore I would never miss a flu vaccination again. i can't remember ever being sicker than I was with the flu. Anyone who thinks it's a small problem has never had the flu. And it's never too late to get the shot.

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Computer Programming Classes

2013-01-20 08:08 AM

Try codecademy online

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Wrong Way Driver

2013-01-20 08:04 AM

I was hit by an elderly woman who was driving the wrong way on 101. She got confused and got on the offramp. After a certain birthday, driving tests should be every year! Plus, a relative should sign off that they can vouch for the driver and their abilities.

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Cliff Rescue on Gibraltar Road

2013-01-20 08:02 AM

Thanks, Hikers, for keeping us so well informed; groovy pictures. Mention about wasting tax payers money? How is that? The firefighters are paid whether staying at the station or on a call? Get the facts straight before complaining. Since the guy jumped, do you think he should be left there? Get real!

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Flu Shots

2013-01-20 07:58 AM

We got ours at Walgreen's in Goleta.

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Flu Shots

2013-01-20 07:56 AM

Went to Costco yesterday because they advertise flu shots during pharmacy hours. Nope. They claim they only do flu shots on Tuesdays (then why doesn't the sign say that!). Went to CVS on Calle Real because they, too, advertise flu shots. Nope. No flu shots available and no knowledge if and when they will have more. More false advertising.

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Ed Gets Around!

2013-01-20 07:55 AM

The bag has been very useful here---since they charge now for shopping bags. I have all my Earth Day bags and farmer's market bags too! But the Edhat bag strike up conversations usually when I have it in public :)

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Flu Shots

2013-01-20 07:54 AM

Got mine in Carpinteria (last fall) from Carl at Albertsons pharmacy. My guess is that the poster discovered the pharmacy didn't have anyone to administer the shots because not all pharmacists are qualified to do it, and everyone deserves a day off. It's not false advertising it they gave out 200 the day before. Can't necessarily expect service 24/7.

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Arby's in SB

2013-01-20 07:53 AM

Re:gray green meat

Meat of animals turns gray rather quickly - all "red meat" you buy in stores has some amount of dye in it

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Wrong Way Driver

2013-01-20 07:52 AM

Assumptions put aside: How do you know the officier did not detain driver and make a report? Roger just reported the sirens had stopped so we all can assume the incident is under control. Period.

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Flu Shots

2013-01-20 07:46 AM

Call ahead and make an appt. at CVS.

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Beach Chicks

2013-01-20 07:41 AM

Worth framing!

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Bertha

2013-01-20 07:39 AM

I'm interested in adopting and will stop by on my lunch hour on Monday.

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Goats & Their Protector

2013-01-20 07:39 AM

I've had milk goats (lived in Montecito), they are wonderful animals and real characters. Such a great idea to have goats clear the land. Thanks, UHs, for the history of the guard dog breed, and for the pictures. This article shows that while we think we've made progress w/chain saws, weed whackers, etc, , going back to the old ways can prove best.

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Flu Shots

2013-01-20 07:38 AM

I heard that it is H3 strain this year and that H3 was not put in this years concoction when they made it up months ago. They still have to guess what strains to immunize against in order to have time to make that many doses.

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Wrong Way Driver

2013-01-20 07:29 AM

Its an elderly woman and that makes it OK?

How about we take her license and her car - what a menace. thank god no one was killed...

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Ed Gets Around!

2013-01-20 07:25 AM

Edhat bag is quite the traveler, he's so easy to carry along that no one should leave home without one. I have mine with me at all times, so useful for shopping! This shot really perks up the snowy background, thanks.

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Carpinteria Fishermen

2013-01-20 07:20 AM

Thank you for the wonderful photos and lesson about surf fishing. I've seen these fishermen on the beach by our home for years (Tar Pits), now I'll watch more intently, with more appreciation.

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SYV Appliance Repair

2013-01-20 07:20 AM

895-8041 Steve's

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Napoleans

2013-01-20 07:11 AM

Renaud's does not have the authentic chocolate eclair. I really wish they did. Their pastries are excellent, but, alas, not satisfying if you are looking for a true, traditional chocolate eclair.

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Flu Shots

2013-01-20 06:56 AM

The Med Centers (one on State Street, one on Fairview, maybe more). Last week when I called around, they were the only ones I reached who had any left. Some clinics say they have them on order and will get more in the near future.

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Catch A Thief 1/19/13

2013-01-20 06:47 AM

I've never seen expensive booze out on the floor, anywhere. Why no anti-theft devices on them. The old man knew they'd be out and when.

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Napoleans

2013-01-20 06:42 AM

Xenadu in Montecito

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Arby's in SB

2013-01-20 06:40 AM

Wasn't there an Arby's on Milpas as well?

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Wrong Way Driver

2013-01-20 06:25 AM

Up early today? or did the siren wake you up?
Glad there was no accident with such an event.

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Napoleans

2013-01-20 06:05 AM

Renaud's only has chocolate custard filling, no vanilla . . .

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Ed Gets Around!

2013-01-20 06:00 AM

Hi Limes!!!
It is! Snow is coming down in buckets! Quite a change from the non-weather of SB! Sad to be missing the film fest :(
Take care all!

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Wrong Way Driver

2013-01-20 04:58 AM

The call was cancelled the driver is an elderly woman so I guess it's ok..Roger over and out.

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Wrong Way Driver

2013-01-20 04:56 AM

Southbound in the Northbound lanes approaching Summerland.

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Wrong Way Driver

2013-01-20 04:55 AM

Highway 101 haven't heard anything else.

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 COMMENT 365423 helpful negative off topic

Butterfly Preserve

2013-01-20 04:36 AM

I love the butterfly posts. Thanks for sharing the pics.

The thread should remain as such. Why not start a separate thread for your question.

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Henry

2013-01-20 03:34 AM

Henry. I would donate $1.00 for one of your soft kisses. What a lovely way to brighten the elder folks' day. Good on you, Henry and guardian.

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Ed Gets Around!

2013-01-20 03:20 AM

Hi Greenwich Edhat Person! We saw one of your 1st posts when we were in London in Sept. visiting family. Hope your time is going well!

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Butterfly Preserve

2013-01-20 03:07 AM

Is that really a cigarette butt in the photo? It appears that other butterflies may have mated here before. Evidence: post-mating cigarette butt.

I pick up a lot of cigarette butts on the beach. Questions to the Edhat community: when is it safe to pick up cigarette butts? Why don't smokers pick up their trash? Stay civil please.

Great photos...thanks for sharing them with us.

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East Beach Findings

2013-01-20 12:58 AM

Yin....what? You completely lost me. What did I miss? Where is that connection?

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