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 COMMENT 376939P helpful negative off topic

Robert E. "Bob" Mullaney

2013-02-20 11:21 PM

Condolences at this difficult time.

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 INQUIRING MIND helpful negative off topic

Inexpensive Shingle Vaccine

2013-02-20 10:53 PM

My wife and I are over 70. We both had the vaccine several years ago at Sansum. She is diabetic and did not have to pay for the vaccine. I had to pay $50.

She contracted Shingles last year and had a serious case.

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 INQUIRING MIND helpful negative off topic

Beached Boats

2013-02-20 10:42 PM

807 & 818 = edhat trolls ???

The sailboats at Cojo were featured in pictures on edhat a few weeks back.

It is difficult for boats to wash ashore here in SB when the wind is from the northwest.

The "battleships" were destroyers and they were coming south when they turned into the beach at La Honda. They never saw Castle Rock.

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 COMMENT 376936P helpful negative off topic

Inexpensive Shingle Vaccine

2013-02-20 10:06 PM

You people that had it done at Costco-- How much did it cost you? Did you have insurance or did you pay out of pocket?

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 COMMENT 376935 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 10:04 PM

That's stupid. The phrase "big box" refers to retailers, not the corporate headquarters of a company which sells its goods wholesale. I see the context in which you were using it, I simply don't agree. :)

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 COMMENT 376934 helpful negative off topic

Local Band

2013-02-20 09:57 PM

Tequilla Mockingbirds is great and fun.

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 COMMENT 376933P helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 09:35 PM

How can planning be done post construction. A building owner had a vacant property. A business needed a vacant property - looked all over town, and found the most suitable.

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 COMMENT 376932 helpful negative off topic

Police Patrolling Westside

2013-02-20 09:29 PM

930P. don't worry, 913 will get booted.
The problem with incendiary statements like his is not only are they dubious, they are not constructive. It's sad really, Someone like that person could take his strong feelings and direct them towards things like electing a different President, immigration reform, or teen pregnancy prevention. In other words, he can have his beliefs, but make the world a better place. Instead his rant is like a tiny bottle of kerosene on a patch of weeds. His values will smoke and flare, but never spread.

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 COMMENT 376931P helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 09:15 PM

Where was city planning when this was grandfathered in as a drive thru. Where was city planning when TJs and a clinic get to share a tiny parking lot at de la Vina? Does anyone at City P & D have a degree in planning? Or even common sense?

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 COMMENT 376929P helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 09:07 PM

my niece and nephew love it !

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 COMMENT 376928P helpful negative off topic

Knife Sharpening

2013-02-20 09:07 PM

James Lee
Quality Cutlery

Great job-easy to reach-prompt-convenient business to deal with-fair price!

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 COMMENT 376927P helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 09:06 PM

Hermes, you think Target and Walmart aren't corporate sites? While you're educating about "big box stores," you'd better look up "corporate." And this thing is one obtrusive big box filling in more open space.

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 COMMENT 376926P helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 09:00 PM

It will be like milk toast-as interesting and pedantic as most all reality shows in this age of mediocrity. Just my opinion and why my TV has gone with the wind!

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 COMMENT 376925P helpful negative off topic

Landlord Request

2013-02-20 08:51 PM

I've been in my rental for well over 15 years and cannot ask for paint or common repairs-such as a new toilet, unless I want a huge increase or to move. The last time she had to do repair work, right afterwards, the rent went up by one third of the total rent! I think it is TERRIBLE that we live in a place where, because we have no money, we are treated like serfs. There is no equity in the rental market. It feels like the caste system. It's tragic and makes for a world of unhappy people.

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 COMMENT 376924 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 08:51 PM

When I want some really, really good chicken, I drive out to Pollofino, in the Kmart center on Hollister. Hands down, the best chicken and best value.

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 COMMENT 376923P helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 08:48 PM

They brought us free sandwiches at my work and they were okay, not that great but what they did do was give us all coupons for both a free lunch sandwich and a free breakfast sandwich. Wonder how many other companies that they did that with? It's a way to get people to try it but I won't be going there for their sandwiches, would way rather go to El Pollo Loco or if I want something fried then KFC is a special treat.

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 COMMENT 376922 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 08:46 PM

I don't think you know what big box means, 910P. This is a corporate site, not a Target or a Walmart.

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 COMMENT 376921 helpful negative off topic

Robert E. "Bob" Mullaney

2013-02-20 08:44 PM

Good ol Bob, he never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

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 COMMENT 376920P helpful negative off topic

Inexpensive Shingle Vaccine

2013-02-20 08:41 PM

I have Health Net through UCSB. When I heard they lowered the required age down from 60, I asked my Sansum Primary for the vaccination. It was covered under insurance. I did pick it up from the pharmacy, and then it was given my the lady at Sansum in the Clinic that does Travel Vaccinations. No charge to me.

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 COMMENT 376919 helpful negative off topic

Inexpensive Shingle Vaccine

2013-02-20 08:32 PM

I had shingles (Age 53) over the holidays, get the shot no matter how much it costs.

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 COMMENT 376918 helpful negative off topic

Slew of Sirens

2013-02-20 08:31 PM

I believe -798 called it correctly. Three engines, a ladder truck, and a battalion chief is a standard first-alarm response to a reported structure fire. Fires in a structure can spread rapidly. If the structure on fire is larger, then more equipment is sent.

The other units can always be recalled if they are not needed, but it's the battalion chief or other fire officer on scene who makes this decision once they have made an initial assessment of the incident.

Personally, if it's MY dryer/chimney/house/whatever that's burning, I'm not gonna mind hearing a lot of sirens and seeing a lot of equipment pull up - the more, the better...

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 COMMENT 376917 helpful negative off topic

Eyebrow Waxing Referral

2013-02-20 08:31 PM

Michelle Kass is the best for eyebrows. She studied under THE Anastasia of Anastasia eyebrows of Beverly Hills. She used to be at Nordstrom, but she is leaving soon to be in Montecito. Her phone number is (805)452-8551

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 COMMENT 376916 helpful negative off topic

Eyebrow Wax

2013-02-20 08:31 PM

Michelle Kass is the best for eyebrows. She studied under THE Anastasia of Anastasia eyebrows of Beverly Hills. She used to be at Nordstrom, but she is leaving soon to be in Montecito. Her phone number is (805)452-8551

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 COMMENT 376914 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 08:29 PM

Heheheh.... it's just a fast food joint!! Kids will love it for the high caloric content and adults who still like to eat like kids will love it too.

I don't particularly give a flying carp that religion is used to promote the business and apparently it's good a marketing plan. Personally I'm old school and keep my prayers to myself and don't do business with those who parade theirs like trophy wives.

Will it last? KFC hasn't done well here nor has Boston Market and El Pollo Loco always looks like a mortuary when I've looked in. I'll take even odds about the long term success of this fast new chicken joint.

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 COMMENT 376912 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 08:25 PM

Man, those buildings are a sign of the times. I'm a former long-time Delco employee (and an employee of other companies that have been on the property).

I remember when the buildings behind Kmart went up in a similar fashion ... pre-poured concrete walls tilted into position by cranes. They've been doing ground prep for years now. Wonder if those new buildings will hold up?

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 NATURE BOY helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 08:25 PM

Yikes -- i LOVE Sal's but yikes.

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 COMMENT 376910P helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 08:24 PM

Drove by the two-story construction site today and lament the loss of open space and the view. Another big box monstrosity for Goleta.

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 COMMENT 376909P helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 08:23 PM

Sometimes I wonder if all the fuss over a new business or a sale is mostly about bragging rights: We camped out overnight, we waited in line XX hours, we were the XX people in the door, we got the last one.

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 COMMENT 376908 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 08:23 PM

After the Painted Cave fire many people wanted to rebuild on their same site. The county required a site survey by an archeologist to determine if Chumash grave sites existed. This is common practice.

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 COMMENT 376907 helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 08:22 PM

>>"Many have lost their homes thanks to wage concessions."<<

BS meter pegged in the red zone ...

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 COMMENT 376906 helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 08:20 PM

>>"Many have lost their homes thanks to wage concessions."<<

BS detector is in the red zone ...

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 COMMENT 376905P helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 08:20 PM

NatureBoy several portions of the video and others were shot there... judging by the guys I see hanging out there I think so

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 NATURE BOY helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 08:17 PM

Interesting video, 879P. Are you saying that the tattoo place next to Sal's Pizza on upper Milpas is a gang hangout?

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 D8VANILLA helpful negative off topic

Police Patrolling Westside

2013-02-20 08:16 PM

Well, I just saw a posting on FB from John Palminteri, saying that the Police are still looking for the idiots that killed that guy last night.

I'm sure that's why the Police were swarming around the Westside today!

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 TRUTHTELLER helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 08:10 PM

I'm not sorry but my political affiliation does not dictate my taste buds; just like the weather does not dictate which toilet paper I use. Go figure. Eat what you want!

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 ECHO helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 08:10 PM

We have been twice. I wanted to see what the hype was about as well. I have family in the south that rave about the sandwiches. I personally have tried the chicken nuggets and the strips. Thought they were good for "fast food". I appreciated that the waffle fries were not overly greasy (or at least didn't appear that way to me). My daughter had a salad, and I agree with the previous poster about not being anything fantastic. We ordered milk shakes...have to say, those were super good! I was impressed with how many employees they had out trying to move the line along. I don't think it is the restaurants fault for the line on state, and frankly feel like it may not have been as big of a deal for some people if it was for a drive thru starbucks or something. However, for my family of four, with 3 milkshakes and a soda it was a little pricy, $38.00. I will probably for select items, but not on a regular basis.

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 COMMENT 376899 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 08:05 PM

I was going to try it...the cars are all the way down State..My
daughter (age 20), was going to apply...has friends that got
hired. Prayer meetings and anti gay turned all of us off...

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 DDPHOTOGRAPHY helpful negative off topic

Spring Has Arrived

2013-02-20 08:05 PM

Thank you also for the comments/compliments. I appreciate it.

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 DDPHOTOGRAPHY helpful negative off topic

Spring Has Arrived

2013-02-20 08:03 PM

More have been seen at the lagoon this winter. We saw four in Morro Bay this past weekend. Also in Guadalupe. But the most I've seen this winter is at a small park in Santa Maria, James May Park.

Here is a link to pictures I took in January.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/denisedewirephotography/sets/7
2157632621711230/

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 COMMENT 376896 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 08:01 PM

895:

My dad never once ate there before the controversy, despite driving by the oxnard location multiple times.

After hearing about the CEO and "exercising his freedom of speech", he made it a point to go on one of the first days it was open.

It goes both ways. I thought the food was disgusting before the CEO proved he couldn't keep his mouth shut and his opinions to himself. I equate it to every other gross fast food place there is, a complete waste of time, money, resources, and health.

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 COMMENT 376895 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 07:55 PM

There is a very strong correlation. Those who remember political controversy also found the food terrible. Those who simply ate food found it good.

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 COMMENT 376894 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 07:53 PM

The thing with Deckers is that yes they do have several brands, but only one of their brands does well compared to other known brands. And of that one brand, Ugg, only 3 or 4 of their models of shoes out of an Ugg line of possibly 30 (max) models per gender does serious money. I wonder what % of overall revenue is generated by the Classics line. It didn't help their cause when they raised the prices by about 15-25% in some sort of response to market-saturation.

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 COMMENT 376893 helpful negative off topic

Police Patrolling Westside

2013-02-20 07:53 PM

The young man was from Ventura (not the Eastside or Westside), this was most likely drug not gang related, and I don't believe an innocent victim...

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 COMMENT 376892 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 07:53 PM

Not impressed. Won't go back. Really REALLY wish we had a Tommys!!

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 D8VANILLA helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 07:52 PM

But, I thought the guy that was shot, was from Ventura. ?????

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 TRUTHTELLER helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 07:47 PM

NATUREBOY: Thank you for the answer! I didn't remember/know that that was okay.

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 COMMENT 376889 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 07:38 PM

There are plenty of great locally owned restaurants. They provide jobs in the community, beyond just serving staff - Buyers, accountants etc.

Give the locals your business.

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 COMMENT 376888P helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 07:38 PM

Love it!!!! Best waffle fries in the world!!

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 COMMENT 376886 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 07:37 PM

The popularity is entirely the making of our elitist leaders and muckrakers. If they hadn't made such a fuss, or would be just another mediocre chicken joint. It's gross and you deserve it.

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 NATURE BOY helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 07:34 PM

TRUTHTELLER: Cos it's not illegal to be backed up trying to get into a driveway.

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 COMMENT 376884 helpful negative off topic

Police Patrolling Westside

2013-02-20 07:34 PM

innocent people?

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 COMMENT 376883 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 07:33 PM

I ate at the Oxnard location about 5 years ago - it was okay - nothing to go back for. I then lost about 120 lbs (the eat less, exercise more diet) over the course of the next few years and really learned about food and nutrition. Fast food, even my once beloved Sonic, will never be part of the picture again. I'm not going to hate on them. I'll treat them just like I did BK...passin' them by. Eat what you like...don't waste time and calories on what you don't. And restaurant owners - never ever put your politics on front street - keep it close.

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 COMMENT 376881P helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 07:29 PM

Wonderful food from a wonderful company providing jobs to our community. The company gives it's employees Sundays off to spend with their family and attend church. What's not to like?

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 COMMENT 376880P helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 07:26 PM

And the SBPD can get a ESK Tattoo while they visit the shop

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 COMMENT 376879P helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 07:25 PM

I bet these guys know who did it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfz8EcJN2fM and they can always be found at the Santa Bruta Eastside KSR hangout next door to Sals Pizza at 900 N. Milpas conveniently located close to SBHS.

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 TWO ABBYS helpful negative off topic

Inexpensive Shingle Vaccine

2013-02-20 07:23 PM

After trying unsuccessfully to get my insurance company to pay for the shot, I got mine at Costco. My husband, brother, father, and grandmother all had shingles and they suffered horribly. My understanding is that even if you get shingles after the shot, it will be a much milder case than if you hadn't gotten vaccinated.
My insurance company declined to cover me as I am not yet 60. However, both my husband and my brother were under 60 when they came down with shingles.

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 COMMENT 376876P helpful negative off topic

Police Patrolling Westside

2013-02-20 07:20 PM

This morning on the way to work i noticed fresh Eastside graffiti sprayed on the Westside market on Micheltorena. I said o myself "oh boy, here we go....."... And that was before Id heard that a young man was murdered last night on Olive.

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 TRUTHTELLER helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 07:19 PM

I would like to know why the patrons were allowed to stack up on the South-bound side of State St. and create a bottle neck for motorists and buses???

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 COMMENT 376874 helpful negative off topic

Inexpensive Shingle Vaccine

2013-02-20 07:16 PM

I got mine at CostCo.

I'm NOT a member there. They took me anyway (I think they HAVE to, by law).

My doctor recommended them and told me they'd do it for way less than it COST him.

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 COMMENT 376873P helpful negative off topic

Shots Fired

2013-02-20 07:15 PM

As long as there are more guns floating around this largely weapons producing country with 9 million people under or unemployed, there will be more gun violence. I would never own a gun because I was taught that "violence begets violence" and I believe it. It just makes sense, if you look at the physical reality of it. Two out of four that I know who have guns in the home, were victims of gun violence due to theft and suicide. Nice. Without those guns in the home, there would be one more person alive and one less criminal with a gun in his hand. (Criminals usually steal their guns from all you nice people who own them). A gun is not an effective replacement for a weak and unimaginative mind.

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 NATURE BOY helpful negative off topic

Slew of Sirens

2013-02-20 07:14 PM

6830 hahaha

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 COMMENT 376871 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 07:14 PM

Their food did not make me ill like 44P and I had a normal BM the day after my rather large meal. I ordered five different items because I did not want to deal with the traffic jam getting into the place again. In addition to the chicken dishes I ordered their waffle-cut fries, which were incredibly delicious. I also highly recommend their lemonade - yum!! I bought two large orders of lemonade - one I loaded with premium vodka.....oh yeah. On a scale of five:
Service = 5
Food Quality = 4.5
Food Texture = 4.8
Flavor = 4.5
Condiments = 5
Lemonade = 5 & FIVE!!!
Atmosphere = 3.5
Color Scheme & Decor = 3.75
Cleanliness = 4.7
Air Quality & Breathability = 4.9
Price = 4.35
Would I go back? Yes
Would I recommend to a friend? Yes
Overall Rating: 4.5
Would you like to see a Chik-fil-A in Goleta? Yes
Would you like to see a Chik-fil-A in downtown SB? Yes
Would you like to see a Chik-fil-A in Carpinteria? Yes

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 NATURE BOY helpful negative off topic

Police Patrolling Westside

2013-02-20 07:12 PM

Indeed -- they're probably being on the lookout for retaliation from the East Side gang murder that happened last night. Only my theory.

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 COMMENT 376869 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 07:11 PM

everything about them is DISGUSTINGLY gross. It is so easy, fun, cheap, and healthy to make a much better meal.

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 COMMENT 376868 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 07:11 PM

I am waiting for someone to drive into that ravine along the parking lot.

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 COMMENT 376866 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 07:09 PM

The best chicken sandwich I've eaten from a fast food joint.

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 NATURE BOY helpful negative off topic

Library Break-in

2013-02-20 07:09 PM

Haven't heard anything about that.

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 COMMENT 376864 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 07:07 PM

Funny Stuff Here - Glad to see them in the area with much needed jobs. As far as Mama Earth goes - I drove to the midwest last summer with my son - miles and miles of open range - corn -soy beans - wheat - parts were over run with deer and elk - I think the Mama is very healthy and has a few thousand years left in her - just say'n

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 COMMENT 376863 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 07:07 PM

my 10 year old says "best chicken nuggets" ever !

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 COMMENT 376862 helpful negative off topic

Local Band

2013-02-20 07:04 PM

a few years back we would always go see a great cover band at the Creekside, I believe they were called "the american whiskey band" it was a handful of young 20 something SB kids. good music and they always put on a good show, but its been a while since Ive seen them play.

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 NATURE BOY helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 07:04 PM

I recently saw on a MONDAY at about 3:30 pm (not exactly a usually busy day or time) that the right lane of State Street was backed up about a half a block (all the way to Hitchcock) because of cars waiting to get into the parking lot. What?? Traffic was backed up a half block?? I know the place is popular, but really?? Traffic on our main drag stopped? Couldn't believe it. They need their own turn lane.

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 COMMENT 376860 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 07:03 PM

I'm with Rex. Why are we bringing this up again?

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 COMMENT 376859P helpful negative off topic

Robert E. "Bob" Mullaney

2013-02-20 07:01 PM

Good guy. RIP

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 COMMENT 376858 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 07:01 PM

@ Roger - I'd like to see "squatters in 'Cito"... Maybe Randy Quaid can be the premier episode.

2nd episode could be "Kardashian Trashes Montecito"!

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 COMMENT 376857 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 06:57 PM

You think getting a random dog shipped to your door is going to be better than seeing one in person and finding out if you connect with it or not?

Not trying to criticize, but to me, shipping a dog sounds like mail order consumerism. When you get something you are going to invest time and energy into caring for, you should at least see if the shoe fits first.

Aside from that point, I agree 100% with the people stating that there are plenty of adoptable dogs in the shelters that need a good home. If you are willing to provide one, I'm certain the chosen dog would be overjoyed.

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 COMMENT 376856P helpful negative off topic

Inexpensive Shingle Vaccine

2013-02-20 06:57 PM

You might check Goleta Walgreens, my mom had hers done at one (out of state) and it was done in house cost $50 with copay but she is over 65 don't know if that figured in.

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 COMMENT 376855 helpful negative off topic

Slew of Sirens

2013-02-20 06:56 PM

Earlier this year, fire hydrants were getting run over almost everyday!

Now, we enter the mysterious and magical period of dryer fires... lint is turning against humanity! ;-)

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 COMMENT 376854 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 06:54 PM

I am sticking with The Habit! Great chicken sandwich. Great service and have multiple locations for convenience!

My experience with CFA has been poor, their food disgusting and their viewpoints way too controversial to be seen in their parking lot.

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 COMMENT 376853 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 06:53 PM

I rescued a young purebred from a CA organization. Many CA orgs post their available rescues on Petfinder dot com, as mine was. I have had her for 7 years now and she's the greatest! Recently I saw a documentary on puppy mills and they are most prevalent in the Midwest and they con buyers into thinking they are legit with phony websites, brochures, etc. and also counterfeit papers so proceed with caution!

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 COMMENT 376851 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 06:51 PM

Sorry--POT stirred up.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Injury Traffic Accident

2013-02-20 06:49 PM

One injury code 2 medics..

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 COMMENT 376849 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 06:47 PM

Yes, let's keep this put stirred up, shall we? Funny, there wasn't this much apres-opening interest for Eureka Burger or anywhere else I can think of.

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 COMMENT 376848 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 06:47 PM

rather have a sonic or a del taco here instead, had chik fil a not impressed wont go back

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 COMMENT 376847 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 06:44 PM

Chickens locked up less than an inch together in cages for life. Enjoy?

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 LTK helpful negative off topic

Inexpensive Shingle Vaccine

2013-02-20 06:44 PM

I believe most insurance's cover the shingles vaccine if you are age 60 or older. CVS directed me to Sansum as they do not carry the vaccine. It was $205.00 at Sansum last week.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Injury Traffic Accident

2013-02-20 06:43 PM

Engines continuing in to check out vehicle damage, help out..

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Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 06:42 PM

Politics aside, I was curious about the chicken. Two words: Explosive diarrhea. Within a couple of hours. Times 2 people. Never again.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Injury Traffic Accident

2013-02-20 06:42 PM

Now they are saying it's non injury..

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Injury Traffic Accident

2013-02-20 06:41 PM

Southbound South of the Mission off ramp.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Injury Traffic Accident

2013-02-20 06:39 PM

Right before the offramp in the slow lane.

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 COMMENT 376840 helpful negative off topic

Police Patrolling Westside

2013-02-20 06:39 PM

Wake up SB! Don't you care??? Innocent people are getting killed here in this small city of 89,000 and there's hardly any media coverage the way it should be. Walk the streets at night, good luck. Gangs run things it seems. 21-year-old man dies last night; 37 year old died in 2010 just walking home. What gives SB? Call the press, the police, go to the trials.

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 COMMENT 376839 helpful negative off topic

Veterinary Clinics That Bill

2013-02-20 06:39 PM

Google Care Credit. com. It's an option which is accepted by many vet clinics for their clients to make payements for vet care.

There can be risks for older dogs to undergo surgery, so don't try to go so cheap that you put your dog at risk.

forgetabout care4paws, their marketing says they offer vet care assistance to pet owners but they don't.

Going out of Santa Barbara can save you money. Vet clinics in smaller towns in rural areas can give just as high quality care but for less costs. Dog and Cat Clinic in Nipomo for example, great service and very reasonable costs.

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 COMMENT 376838 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 06:39 PM

We've had several dogs in the last 20 years, all from the organizations off of Patterson ave....

They all slobber great, have great attitudes, guard the front door well, play catch, follow spoken commands, and are real sweethearts.

We take our time when choosing a dog, but the breed has not been a large concern, rather, the attitude of the dog. Slow and easy. They come fixed. And we take time to integrate them into the house.

We have gone to person training early one and once that was done we knew how to work with the dog. This is the mistake we often see -- people think it's the dog that needs training when in fact the dog training class is really about training the person.

Good luck!

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 COMMENT 376837 helpful negative off topic

Green Goddess

2013-02-20 06:38 PM

Wow! Looks like you took a paint brush to it. Beautiful!

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 COMMENT 376836P helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 06:38 PM

My kids and their friends think it's the best fast food place there is~ I have tried it.

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 COMMENT 376835 helpful negative off topic

The Big One's Coming

2013-02-20 06:35 PM

This morning my dog made me breakfast !

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 COMMENT 376834 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 06:33 PM

Thank Goodness. I thought the world was forgotten here. Maybe Ryan will bring life to SB! Cheers for reality shows which are 10x better than sitcoms these days.

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 SHAKEY helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-20-13

2013-02-20 06:32 PM

Ha ha, not forced just an option !! A lot of those bases have housing on them and it seems like a good way to keep Gov. and State money recycled back to them. And also most Dr's , RN's, PD & SD's and a lot of other jobs have to go through some kind of inturnship and this seems like a good way to do it. Also to train some of the residents that would like to learn a new skill.

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 COMMENT 376832 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 06:31 PM

Regardless of how I feel about the CEO, I think the food is overrated and gross.

It's another crummy fast food joint, this one just seems especially good because of the MSG. There are plenty of other places with cheap food that don't contribute to millions more overweight Americans.

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 COMMENT 376831 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 06:26 PM

Pleased with the service and the food. Staff and customers were very pleasant, even when they were lined up out the door. Great table service too.

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 COMMENT 376830 helpful negative off topic

Slew of Sirens

2013-02-20 06:25 PM

no. I do believe only one dryer fire a day is allowed. per article code 657390189 A.


:)

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 COMMENT 376829 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 06:23 PM

Get a rescue dog and donate the balance of what you would have paid for that purebred to the rescue organization.

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 COMMENT 376828 helpful negative off topic

Library Break-in

2013-02-20 06:22 PM

no.

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 COMMENT 376827 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 06:22 PM

I'd rather have a Sonic!

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 COMMENT 376826 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 06:22 PM

Any good restaurant has a chance anywhere. Great food! It'll stay!

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 COMMENT 376825P helpful negative off topic

Inexpensive Shingle Vaccine

2013-02-20 06:18 PM

My doc told me the $200 was the drug company charge, and apologized for the high price. There was no way she could go lower.

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 COMMENT 376824 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 06:15 PM

Most new fast food places are like that for a while. I lived in Lake Forest when Sonic opened a store down there. They had to use almost half of the Target parking lot across the street as a staging area, sending a few cars at a time down to the line at the store.

Chick fil A's pretty good. A little spendy for fast food but the quality is fairly high and you don't get nickle-and-dimed for dipping sauces. And the waffle fries are pretty darn good. Just wait a month for the hype to die down and it will be like any other fast food restaurant.

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 AUNTIE S. helpful negative off topic

Veterinary Clinics That Bill

2013-02-20 06:14 PM

The OP sounds like a really good person - willing to drive all over to find care and try everything. I like the uggetions of Care4Paws and the vets who are running special dental care months
Edhatters are, as always, wonderful with their suggestions.

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 COMMENT 376822 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 06:13 PM

I had to do a double take...thought I had written that headline! Spooky! OK, here is what I would have written for the text if I HAD written the headline: Hubby and I went there for the first time today (mostly to see what all the hype was about). I had my normal lunch salad, he had their Spicy Chicken sandwich. Salad was just so-so at best, very little chicken on top, too expensive for what was served compared to other lunch places. Sandwich was "OK" but nothing to get excited about. Small for the price, also. Soft drinks that you can't refill yourself, have to take back to the busy counter to get a refill. Not impressed. Won't be back. Nothing special AT ALL. JMHO

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 COMMENT 376821 helpful negative off topic

Police Patrolling Westside

2013-02-20 06:09 PM

Domestic terrorism.... we're so done with it.

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 COMMENT 376820 helpful negative off topic

Inexpensive Shingle Vaccine

2013-02-20 06:07 PM

Isn't shingles caused by recrudesence of dormant chicken pox virus from previous (probably childhood) infection? Would not the natural infection already have elicited antibody production against the virus. Why would a vaccine (post-infection) make any difference at all?

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 COMMENT 376819 helpful negative off topic

Unmarked Police Car

2013-02-20 06:05 PM

Anyone elae remember that " back in the day" ( the 80s) the allegedly undercover narcotic task force woukd ride around town in a black Firebird!!??!! Those were the infamous days of The Baker Brothers... Just showing my age and my history!!!

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 COMMENT 376818 helpful negative off topic

Beached Boats

2013-02-20 06:05 PM

On Monday, coming back south on Amtrak, I saw two sailboats aground at Cojo. Not sure exactly the name of the break, but here are the coordinates: 34°27'1.37"N/120°26'42.82"W. Surf was UP. BTW: Who's got the scoop on the pod of Airstreams that occupies the bluff a little further south? You can see them on Google Earth. You can also see a few in the same location on CA Coastline at approx 1.5 miles south east from Point Cojo. Pretty cool.

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 COMMENT 376817 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 06:04 PM

Tried it several times for both breakfast and late afternoon snack .

Good chicken but not exceptional. I noted MSG in the ingredients.

Morning staff very pleasant and polite. A pleasant change from other surly, disinterested kids at other venues.

I'll go back.

3 1/2 Stars out of 5.

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 COMMENT 376816 helpful negative off topic

Slew of Sirens

2013-02-20 06:02 PM

There was another dryer fire today...there can be more than one in two days.

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 COMMENT 376815 helpful negative off topic

Chick-fil-A

2013-02-20 05:59 PM

I just tried it for the first time about an hour ago and, WOW! It was really really good!

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 COMMENT 376814 helpful negative off topic

Inexpensive Shingle Vaccine

2013-02-20 05:58 PM

I got mine at Costco. I believe my insurance paid the whole cost.

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 COMMENT 376813 helpful negative off topic

Silent Auction Bidding

2013-02-20 05:58 PM

I would just like to add that sometimes people with money do not have enough time or inclination to bake or cook. Homecooked meals delivered to your home is a great auction bid item.

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 COMMENT 376812P helpful negative off topic

Slew of Sirens

2013-02-20 05:57 PM

That dryer fire was yesterday

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-20-13

2013-02-20 05:56 PM

Wait a minute there Your the one that called it a FORCED WORK CAMP Not me! It would be no such thing..If they wanted to stay in Santa Barbara and be supported by all of the loving and compassionate fine by me..Don't stick words in my mouth I'm not kinky. Nanny I don't think it's write of you to delete me when I'm trying to say something you no how hard it is to start my brain..

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 COMMENT 376810P helpful negative off topic

Police Patrolling Westside

2013-02-20 05:55 PM

I reported seeing druggies in the Park, this week and couple weeks ago.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-20-13

2013-02-20 05:51 PM

Just keep your hands off my chickens man...

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Slew of Sirens

2013-02-20 05:49 PM

Dryer fire it was small..

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 COMMENT 376807 helpful negative off topic

Beached Boats

2013-02-20 05:47 PM

Well...yes, I remember when an entire squadron of battleships washed up right here off Castle Rock. They did manage to refloat them and tow them out to sea where they were being transported up the coast to be refitted at the Navy Yards near San Francisco. Except they ran aground again.... at La Honda off Point Arguello and there they lay today.

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 COMMENT 376806 helpful negative off topic

Inexpensive Shingle Vaccine

2013-02-20 05:45 PM

Wait, you were given a prescription that can only be filled at Sansum? That seems wrong (potentially illegal?)... Maybe I'm just confused. Your insurance says that they'll pay for you get the vaccine given by your doc in office. But your doc says that it's his policy to have Sansum nurses give the vaccine & he can't do it (& therefore insurance won't cover anything). Did I understand this right? It seems wrong & convoluted. I can't image it's correct - maybe you should call Sansum & try to talk to someone about policy.
If you're simply looking for a cheaper vaccine, call Costco, they usually have great prices. Call around to various pharmacies just to check on prices, but call Costco first.

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 COMMENT 376805P helpful negative off topic

Slew of Sirens

2013-02-20 05:44 PM

Perhaps there was an emergency somewhere...

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 COMMENT 376804 helpful negative off topic

Slew of Sirens

2013-02-20 05:43 PM

6786P... they should make you Mayor. "Ignore the calls - save a buck!" Well... until you're also a defendant in the lawsuits and no one is lining up to pay your legal bills. Not much fun after that.

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 COMMENT 376803 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 05:42 PM

Did you see the huge piles of landfill prior to the build?
That was supposed to compact the soil. hmm.
We shall see...
That whole area was under water not too long ago.
Swampland..and yes it is a sacred Chumash burial site. end of story. Respect the natives!

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 COMMENT 376802 helpful negative off topic

Police Patrolling Westside

2013-02-20 05:42 PM

Because of the shooting on the EastSide last night. Retaliation is probable...even if it was a white kid killed.... the block is hot...

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 COMMENT 376801 helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 05:40 PM

590, like so much in life, its the few that spoil it for the rest.

The teachers, social workers and plethora of people who forge through the muck each day to help make our town and country a better place are deprived of a better life because there are far too many lazy, over paid bureaucrats doing superfluous jobs for far too much money. And since its a bureaucrats sole purpose in life to protect their turf, nothing changes... and instead of being lauded with praise and cash you and your fellow heroes suffer.

Please accept at least one pat on the back from at least one resident for your hard work and dedication. You're appreciated beyond what you hear. Thank you!

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 COMMENT 376800 helpful negative off topic

Inexpensive Shingle Vaccine

2013-02-20 05:39 PM

I disagree wholeheartedly w/ the previous response (#376794). If you have ever had a friend or family member get shingles and the resulting long term after effects, you know that getting the shingle vaccine is really a good move. However, it costs $200 and that is that.

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 COMMENT 376799 helpful negative off topic

Inexpensive Shingle Vaccine

2013-02-20 05:38 PM

Maybe, 794, you could've double checked your numbers before you spewed misinformation.

The efficacy rate for the OP's age group is around 64%. Sixty-Four Percent. That is based on a clinical trial that involved over 38,000 patients.

As to the $200 cost, I would double check with my HMO and ensure that I heard right. I can't imagine an HMO _not_ covering this shot in total.

The price is the same just about everywhere. The variance in price for cash purchase is only about $10 no matter where you go, generally. There's some places that charge $250.

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 COMMENT 376798 helpful negative off topic

Slew of Sirens

2013-02-20 05:38 PM

It was an appliance fire in an apartment complex. That is dispatched as a structure fire and rightfully so. There were 3 fire engines, a ladder truck and chief that were sent. They quickly turned back the remainder after it turned out to be minor.

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 COMMENT 376797P helpful negative off topic

The UCSB Waterski and Wakeboard tea...

2013-02-20 05:31 PM

Because someone complained, UCSB has to back away from officially endorsing this club. It's a CYA move to avoid liability.

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 COMMENT 376796 helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 05:31 PM

@768 - While some are paid well, the majority are not. Many have second jobs because their County salaries do not cover their living expenses. Most live paycheck to paycheck. Many have lost their homes thanks to wage concessions.

Had you been at the BOS meeting last year during which social workers lost 3.5% of their wages, you might be singing a different tune. I'd like to see you spend your days removing children from drug-riddled homes that are covered in excrement. They don't go home and roll around in $100 bills. They go home and worry about how they are going to pay their $20 electricity bill.

Naturally, some are not well suited for public service. However, most are kind and helpful individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty, and deal with rude citizens on a daily basis. Perhaps your negative experience has something to do with your negative attitude.

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 AUNTIE S. helpful negative off topic

Blossoms

2013-02-20 05:29 PM

Thank you!

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 COMMENT 376794 helpful negative off topic

Inexpensive Shingle Vaccine

2013-02-20 05:25 PM

I don't have a source for you, but just thought I'd pass this on...the vaccine keeps most people over 40 from getting shingles about 15-20% of the time. Which means it's not really like it protects you from shingles. Also, if you have ever had an allergic reaction to the antibiotic neomycin (or any mycin relative antibiotic) you should avoid this vaccine since it is considered a cross allergen. (Most doctors will tell you this before you get the shot and let you research your medical history a bit, but if you go to a clinic you might not get this very important information so I figured it was worth mentioning.)

Good luck finding someplace cheap if you decide you really need this shot!

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 COMMENT 376792P helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 05:23 PM

I made the SNAG comment above, and I choose to keep my identity private because of some of the crazies. I'm also part Native American -- Iroquois.

I have never encountered so many pretend First Peoples in any other place, who try to use the 'sacred Native American site' argument to fight everything they're opposed to. All of nature should be treasured and treated as sacred, but most people live and work in buildings nowadays, and every site on the south coast can't be opposed as "sacred ground." It becomes like the boy who cried wolf. I had a group of SNAGs tell me that there was NO acceptable place for a local business, as every place that was possible between Rincon and Gaviota was off limits. "It's all sacred ground." You lose your credibility with that stance, especially when you're less Native American than I am, and have spent far less time living in native ways.

I once worked for Deckers too. It's a pretty good company. I'm glad they're building and staying here.

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 COMMENT 376791P helpful negative off topic

Graffiti Deterrent

2013-02-20 05:17 PM

Everyone in every town is an art critic.

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 COMMENT 376790 helpful negative off topic

Local Band

2013-02-20 05:15 PM

I second Cornerstone and their buddies OneTwoTree. Such lovely guys. Great energy and super talented.

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 COMMENT 376789 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 05:15 PM

actually a few airlines do provide climate-controlled cargo areas for pets. there are a lot of unadoptable dogs at the shelters, that's a fact. no one is going to adopt a big vicious dog that barks constantly. I think adopting is great, but it's silly to chastise people if they don't want to do that. Many of the local adoption groups are pricing themselves out of the market. For example, many of the chihuahuas would be taken by hispanic families if it was cheaper to adopt.

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 COMMENT 376788 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 05:11 PM

@79....gossip hounds? I haven't really seen that on Edhat....people who seek information about what is going on in their city, yes.

I agree that a lot of us will be watching the show though, it's our neighbors and friends and they want us to watch :-)

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 COMMENT 376787 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 05:07 PM

Deckers is wonderful and we all wish their employees well. But...is it really prudent to invest so much into facilities given the whims of the retail market? You'd have to have steel nerves to even trade their stock these days. And is a beautiful new facility really going to improve their ability to design shoes, manage overseas manufacturers, or recruit? Reminds me of the move by Network Hardware Resellers to the Taj Majal. From the outside it looks like executive level hubris.

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 COMMENT 376786P helpful negative off topic

Slew of Sirens

2013-02-20 05:05 PM

I'm starting to think that they send a "slew" of sirened vehicles to every call. Maybe a little more discretion could be used in equipment/personnel required so the other guys/stuff can go answer other calls. If this turns out to be some mass murder or something, I'll take this back. But I'd rather see thinner coverage over a wider area.

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 COMMENT 376785 helpful negative off topic

Medallion of Saint Barbara

2013-02-20 05:03 PM

I found this short article as I was looking to see if there was any information on Hunt's. The building housed the china, silver and gift shop well into the 1970's when it was sold. It was not the original site of Hunt's which was started in 1871 and I remember the 100 yr anniversary because I was graduating from high school in Carpinteria. My grandfather & grandmother (Robert & Martha Hunt) established it before passing it on to my uncle LeRoy Hunt. I still run into people from the Santa Barbara area (including Munich) that remember the family business. Thanks for the memories.

Dexter W. Hunt, Boise, ID

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 COMMENT 376784 helpful negative off topic

Green Goddess

2013-02-20 05:01 PM

Not sure I have ever seen one of those, it's beautiful!

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 COMMENT 376783P helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 04:59 PM

No need to import as there are plenty of great dogs here already! You can even "test drive" a dog by fostering!

One word: DAWG
Two words: K-9 pals
Three words: Santa Barbara HumaneSociety (had to cheat a bit!).

http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?location=93101&animal_type=Dog&pet_breed=&pet_age=&pet_gender=&startsearch=Go

http://santabarbara.craigslist.org/pet/

There are tons of great dogs at the pound! My daughter fostered a dog that had been in lock-up for 1.5 years and ended up adopting her. Everyone that knows her are so perplexed that such a great dog was without a family for so long and my daughter feels good that she didn't contribute to the increasing burden of unwanted dogs which is what happens when breeders are used as a source for a furry friend.

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 COMMENT 376782 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 04:56 PM

::face to palm::

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 COMMENT 376781 helpful negative off topic

Slew of Sirens

2013-02-20 04:53 PM

Actually, it was more like 3:45pm

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 COMMENT 376780P helpful negative off topic

SB Myths

2013-02-20 04:50 PM

Wendy McCaw is above the law.

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 COMMENT 376778P helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 04:46 PM

P.S. I wanted to say that I admire how incredibly constructive and civil almost every comment was! 591's popcorn no doubt went to waste.
We can disagree on a lot of things, but the horrors of puppy mills offend people of all stripes (or I should say coat colors).

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 COMMENT 376777 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 04:43 PM

Maybe there will be at least one of the ballroom dancers bailing out of the State of no repair. I hope they win and won't have to leave. Money goes where money is welcome, and it isn't in Montecito. It isn't in this State. They should all move to Detroit. Now that would be a "reality show."

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 COMMENT 376776P helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 04:42 PM

Assuming this is a genuine post--because, with all due respect, it sounds a little on the naive side--you might try a simple Google search for the topic of mid-west puppy purchase.
Rather than get bounced around like a ping pong ball in the eye of a discussion hurricane, gather basic facts on why and how a puppy can be bought on the internet and shipped.
Even if you had an assurance that it was a thoughtfully bred and healthy pup (which is sadly not likely), you want to question who ships a puppy that young and that small in winter weather. That is too long for a pup that young to be isolated and cold.
There is no such thing as heated cargo. Air pressure controlled, yes, but heat--no. Also, be aware many unscrupulous--read profit-minded above all else--now post photos of generic family rooms, lawns, and children to fool you into believing the pup is raised in a home environment. Really, they are raised in feces-encrusted rusted cages. Want to know another mind-blowing fact? Many puppy mills today are owned and run by Amish people! I am serious. Look it up, it's sad and true.
Good luck getting a wonderful dog who will be healthy, not fearful, and a well-loved member of your family. You should not feel at all bad if you have decided on the breed you want, and adopting won't work out, but you should protect yourself and not support immoral people who raise puppies in the worst conditions.

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 COMMENT 376775 helpful negative off topic

154 Road Work Resumes

2013-02-20 04:36 PM

They should direct some focus on the Castillo underpass before they get slapped with a lawsuit.

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 COMMENT 376774 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 04:31 PM

So over SB I think 43 years I've been here the town and people have changed too much for me. The wealthiest people used to just drive trucks and such and you'd never know. I know I'm sounding too negative again

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 COMMENT 376773 helpful negative off topic

Local Band

2013-02-20 04:29 PM

The Kinds.

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 COMMENT 376772 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 04:28 PM

My reasons that I wouldn't do this are: the trauma of the flight on the puppy, you have no idea the health of the parents. Puppy mill puppies are a crap shoot. If the dog isn't health, it will be harder to return the dog. Would you put a sick dog on a plane to return it? If you don't meet the dog, how do you know the temperament? We have rescue groups for every breed of dog in Ca where you can go visit the dog. Give DAWG a call, we have rescue contacts all over Ca.

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 COMMENT 376771P helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 04:28 PM

Here's the thing- there are "responsible breeders" of just about every breed within driving distance. That is a way to avoid "puppy mills", many of which flourish in the midwest and southern states.
I'm not so much against buying purebreds. Just try to keep it close to home so you can inspect and, if there's a problem, hold someone accountable, close to home.

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 COMMENT 376770 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 04:27 PM

In-bred

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 COMMENT 376769 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 04:25 PM

If Honey Boo Boo can make it so can this.

I SO agree with 66, it makes us all look like showoffs, look what Housewives of Beverly Hills did for the normal people who live there, if you even mention you live in Beverly Hills everyone thinks you are one of "them".

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 COMMENT 376768 helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 04:24 PM

Besides, anyone who has had any contact with a County department knows that they could use some micromanaging. Or is everyone convinced now that the County staff, some of the highest paid people in the public sector, with pension benefits 25% more than Ventura employees get, and medical benefits to boot, are doing a great job in all respects?

Please.

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 COMMENT 376767 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 04:24 PM

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Green Goddess

2013-02-20 04:20 PM

Beautiful.....

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 COMMENT 376765 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 04:19 PM

@648, if dogs are not killed at shelters in SB due to overcrowding, then why does the County shelter start labeling dogs as unadoptable whenever their numbers get above 100? Unadoptable means dead. Anyone who has volunteered there in the last decade has seen this dynamic.

@726P, why do you think the rescue groups here are the ones doing the trashtalking? It all looks anonymous to me. The people running the rescue groups here are some of the most reasonable and pragmatic people I know. Some of their volunteers, on the other hand, can be pretty dogmatic. Dogmatic, get it?

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 COMMENT 376763 helpful negative off topic

Child Molester Surrenders at LAX

2013-02-20 04:11 PM

Distict Attorneys do not pursue molestation cases that they are not confident they can successfully prosecute. That said Bail has been Revoked. Trial Setting begins 2/25.

Norris has been erroneously affiliated with various religious organizations on the internet. To be clear, he was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.

there are many complaints from Jehovahs Witnesses already about this case. Of course they will attempt to spin this story claiming Norris was not a "Jehovah's Witness". The reality is Norris was a high profile elder in Carpinteria for many years during the time he perpetrated the molestations. Before moving to Costa Rica he "stepped down" from serving as an Elder but still was a very active rank & file JW in the Quepos Congregation. In July 2011, when the victim confronted him with the allegations of abuse, he immediately got on a plane back to Costa Rica fearful of repercussions from Law Enforcement should anyone report to the police.

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 COMMENT 376762 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 04:11 PM

If the OP is looking for a smaller breed dog, check out Cold Noses, Warm Hearts in Goleta. I've seen postings on Craigslist and in the window of their brick and mortar location of many poodles, Bischon mixes and chi mixes. It does seem like the majority of dogs at DAWG are pit mixes. CNWH gives a good alternative to those wanting a smaller dog.

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 COMMENT 376761 helpful negative off topic

Veterinary Clinics That Bill

2013-02-20 04:10 PM

When all else fails put it on a credit card and pay it off in payments.

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 COMMENT 376760 helpful negative off topic

Blanket of Clouds

2013-02-20 04:08 PM

The clouds have been wicked handsome in the past couple of days but to show well in photos they need a dousing of local contrast. Clouds generally don't look as good in photos as they do in real life unless they've got a good contrasting sky to stand against. Thanks for sharing them.

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 COMMENT 376759P helpful negative off topic

154 Road Work Resumes

2013-02-20 04:04 PM

Does Granite Const. get all the Cal Trans work in this county?

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 COMMENT 376758 helpful negative off topic

Landlord Request

2013-02-20 04:01 PM

Landlady here, ditto 194. After 15 years of normal "wear and tear", you deserve a new coat of paint. Since you have written letters with no response, send them a written estimate how much a professional painter will cost you, include a paint chip for their "pre-approval" of color. Then request that that you be allowed to pay the painter and reduce it from your rent over 3-4 months. There are sites online to explain how to do this legally. That will either wake them up to respond to you or you will have a basis to proceed with the professional. Make sure that the letter is certified, return receipt, etc. My renters just text me.

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 COMMENT 376757 helpful negative off topic

Clifford Bean

2013-02-20 03:55 PM

Hi all, I was Mr. Bean's very long time tenant on the property. I rented the studio he had in back for 15 yrs. I just now found out about his passing. I know the whole story, inside out, I was even called in to testify in court. I would often sit on the porch and listen to one of his fabulous stories that he had to tell. I remained on the property an additional 4 yrs after Mr. Bean entered the nursing home. I had a nice rapport with his legal conservators, but allow me to set the record straight. As nice a person Mr. Bean was and he was my favorite landlord of all times, he usually found his own troubles, and I stayed out of them, which is probably why I lived on the property for so long. I remember the attorneys coming around, but yet his conservators did nothing in the beginning to try to get his home back. Trust me I was there both on the property.

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 COMMENT 376756 helpful negative off topic

Local Band

2013-02-20 03:50 PM

Fossils and Beer30 are fun "bar-type" bands. Flock of Cougars are VERY good and play a ton of covers. Sean Wiggins and Lone Goat are very, very good as well. They play Cold Springs a lot.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2013-02-20 03:45 PM

hard to spot.

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 COMMENT 376754 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 03:42 PM

um have any of you self-righteous people been to a local shelter lately? There are very few puppies at any of them and if there are they are pit bulls.

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 COMMENT 376753 helpful negative off topic

Local Band

2013-02-20 03:42 PM

I like Tequila Mockingbird. They just recorded a demo of Tainted Love. It is on youtube and it rocks! I would post the link, but we all know what happens then right?

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 COMMENT 376752 helpful negative off topic

Burglaries

2013-02-20 03:40 PM

Where do you think all of the pandga boat people went - they are trying to live - theft is common in Mexico and further south, so why not here. They add to the homeless but are more aggressive. It's scarey times.

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 COMMENT 376751 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 03:36 PM

To buy a puppy for any reason other than showing the dog is to sentence an innocent little puppy in a shelter to death. Adopt don't shop!

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 PURPLERIDER helpful negative off topic

Blanket of Clouds

2013-02-20 03:34 PM

It has been a while since I've really visited UCSB, it hardly looks the same.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 03:33 PM

Next popular reality show "Squatters in Cito"

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 COMMENT 376748P helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 03:33 PM

Now it is murder regardless of why. The subsequent investigation and trial will sort out all the facts.

For the most part.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2013-02-20 03:31 PM

I know can you imagine the horror of it all? I've seen this vehicle around town it's SNOT going to be had to spot. Ford Explorer with the left door tweaked open if yous see it call the fuzz let them know.. They just BOLed it over the city channel it hit an apartment building no one was injured..I think the coppers know the vehicle is a Santa Barbara car..

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 D8VANILLA helpful negative off topic

Local Band

2013-02-20 03:23 PM

Spence the Gardner. Or. Area 51 or Tom Ball & Kenny Sulton

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 COMMENT 376745 helpful negative off topic

Caramel Dessert

2013-02-20 03:23 PM

Wine Cask has an awesome Bourbon Salted Caramel Bread Pudding!

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 COMMENT 376744 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 03:20 PM

OFFS, get a dog at a shelter. There's no excuse for flying one in from another state. Plenty of purebred dogs without socialization problems at shelters all around SB and Ventura counties.

No excuse for being lazy and selfish in this day and age.

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 COMMENT 376743P helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 03:17 PM

How do i get a job as an assistant?? Sounds like fun times. And, yes i am hiding my handle!!!

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 COMMENT 376742P helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2013-02-20 03:17 PM

Really, what a surprise!

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 COMMENT 376741 helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2013-02-20 03:16 PM

Shocking!

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 COMMENT 376740 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 03:12 PM

376608 sez: supporting breeders = supporting killing dogs.

Does it also follow that supporting shelters = supporting irresponsible owners?

If I want an avocado, should I instead eat corn because a lot of corn goes to waste every year?

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 COMMENT 376739 helpful negative off topic

Local Band

2013-02-20 03:09 PM

"Steppin' Out" from Santa Maria is REALLY good!
70's funk to today's... They have a web page

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 D8VANILLA helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 03:04 PM

And some of those midwest breeders have FAKE sites where you meet them to check things out. But its NOT where all the dogs are really housed.
Undercover reporters have uncovered harsh environments etc.

Even the Dog Whisperer rescued some reject dogs from a backyard awful breeder. They did a show on it.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Actress Natalie Portman and her fam...

2013-02-20 03:03 PM

Somehow I don't think you would all have the same comments if it was Oprah on that boat..

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 COMMENT 376736 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 03:03 PM

Perfect, I'll be watching. Love it.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2013-02-20 02:59 PM

Driver is hispanic male adult early to mid 20's aprox. 5'6 last seen South toward Hollister.

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 COMMENT 376734 helpful negative off topic

Local Band

2013-02-20 02:59 PM

Cornerstone are so fun! They play Reggae. You will have a blast, and they are very cool as well. Email is the best contact. Find them by looking up cornerstone music contact on goggle. Enjoy!

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 D8VANILLA helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 02:59 PM

A friend bought a Chihauha from midwest and it grew to be something else. Not chi. Another bought from midwest breeder and had tons of health issues.
I would go to a dog show and talk with a true breeder and buy from them. Midwest breeders are not regulated like other states.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2013-02-20 02:58 PM

Downtown Goleta area for green Ford Explorer...The Explorer has left side damage especally to the left side door which will not close.

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 COMMENT 376731 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 02:58 PM

Could you possibly fly there and fly back with the puppy?Most airlines let your small puppy stay with you at your seat, and it would be less traumatic for both of you.

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 COMMENT 376730 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 02:57 PM

They wouldn't have gotten this far if it was.

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 COMMENT 376729 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 02:56 PM

We are fortunate to have such a large employer like Deckers in the Santa Barbara area. They provide much-needed well-paying jobs and contribute to our economy. I wish them continued success.

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 COMMENT 376728P helpful negative off topic

Edward Styles Carrillo

2013-02-20 02:53 PM

Condolences.

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 SUSIECHAOS helpful negative off topic

Spring Has Arrived

2013-02-20 02:49 PM

Your beautiful pictures made me smile.

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 COMMENT 376726P helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 02:48 PM

We recently traveled out of state for a site visit, talk to the operators and to choose our pet. It was a very positive experience. I loved meeting my new pets' siblings and mom. PoodleLady offers very sound advice.

I don't think it's wise to trash-talk online, then turn around and have your hand out for money. The rage and also pushing the false notion that the local orgs here are so at the top of their game that they're trend setters for orgs everywhere else (Mountain Lion Rescue) is one example of the ridiculousness that I won't forget. I still support animal rescue orgs- just not in this county. That's permanent.

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 COMMENT 376725P helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 02:46 PM

Maybe it is a hoax. He is dating Juliann Hough and she is a great ballroom dancer. If not, then wrangle appearances from Oprah who thinks she already owns Montecito and SB.

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 COMMENT 376724 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-20-13

2013-02-20 02:31 PM

You scanner people are funny.

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 COMMENT 376723 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 02:18 PM

If this is going to be filmed in Montecito, wasn't a permit required? If so, were residents consulted and who's responsible for issuing/approving the permit.

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 COMMENT 376722 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 02:17 PM

Awesome troll post.

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 COMMENT 376721 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 02:16 PM

678, it's different when it's on your street or in your neighborhood and causes people to come in droves to check things out. In that respect, not really that great.

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 PATRICK helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 02:14 PM

One more reason to kill your TV...

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 COMMENT 376718 helpful negative off topic

Local Band

2013-02-20 02:08 PM

Jason Campbell and the Drive 805.680.0940 He is amazing singer/performer accompanied by mandolin, harmonica, peddle steel, and cajon drum. Covers and originals...music you can dance too! Fun!

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 COMMENT 376717 helpful negative off topic

Local Band

2013-02-20 02:04 PM

Tequila Mockingbird

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 COMMENT 376716 helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 02:04 PM

When asking a friend who worked with Wallar in San Diego what the County could expect upon her arrival, the word "unethical" came up frequently.

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 COMMENT 376715 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 02:03 PM

The building might sink into the slough. That's all marshland. Used to be an island (skeleton island) by the Goleta harbor where many Chumash were buried, but the government came in and shoveled it into the slough to make an airstrip. Respectful, eh?

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 COMMENT 376713 helpful negative off topic

Local Band

2013-02-20 02:00 PM

Try Doug Giordoni. He is a single singer with a guitar but he is very diverse and entertaining for parties. (805) 252-7751.

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 BLUEB helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 01:59 PM

I agree with checking out the breeder and their facilities. I also agree with SBPOODLELADY that a 3-4 pound puppy will fit in a carry-on pet carrier under your passenger seat. So you can fill two needs with one deed by personally flying out to the midwest to check out the breeder in person, and if all is OK, then fly back with your new puppy as a carry-on. Sure, this is probably more costly than the breeder flying the puppy out in cargo, but the benefits and avoidance of potential risks doing this in person will be worth it.

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 COMMENT 376710 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 01:53 PM

I support purebred breeders, when they are truly breeding good dogs. I wouldn't buy from the midwest, site unseen, unless you're involved in the dog world and know the reputation of this breeder.

If you are simply looking for a good purebred dog of a particular breed, find one within driving distance and pick it up yourself. I drove to Montana to pick up a 9 week old puppy one time. We had a great trip home with our adult dog acting as "mom". The flight would have been very traumatic.

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 COMMENT 376709 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 01:50 PM

I went to a breed rescue in Acton (many breed rescues are located there, about 1 1/2 hour drive from here) and I got a 1 year old dog with a pedigree. Ten years later he is a wonderful dog, healthy, sweet, great with people and other dogs. It was a great decision. Maybe you could look into a breed rescue if you have your heart set on a particular breed.

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 COMMENT 376708P helpful negative off topic

Collection Attorney

2013-02-20 01:48 PM

If he wrote a "bad check" to your attorney, surely he/she would have recourse to collect, press charges etc. I'm always a bit leery regarding these spousal disputes (having been involved in one myself). The facts often get more than a little murky in the telling.

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 COMMENT 376707 helpful negative off topic

Edward Styles Carrillo

2013-02-20 01:48 PM

I remember his market fondly and he was a good man

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 COMMENT 376706 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 01:47 PM

Ditto what SBPoodlelady said. I will also add that my puppies are much larger than 3-4 lbs at 8 or 9 weeks. If they were that small then I would encourage the new owners to fly themselves out so that I could meet them in person and bring the puppy back with them in the cabin of the plane.

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 COMMENT 376705P helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 01:47 PM

PLEASE adopt locally. If you simply have to have a certain breed, there are "breed specific" rescue groups, many within our County area, who will help you to get a healthy and happy puppy.

Google "breed specific rescue" and, whatever you do ----DO NOT SUPPORT PUPPY MILLS. Thank you. Best of luck.

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 COMMENT 376704 helpful negative off topic

Caramel Dessert

2013-02-20 01:45 PM

Try the caramel pudding at Olio Pizzeria. It's incredible!

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 COMMENT 376703 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 01:40 PM

Please adopt from a shelter or rescue.
Shelter and rescue dogs make the best pets.

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 COMMENT 376702P helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 01:40 PM

yes, let's not romanticize the days of Mike Brown....his maniacal, ruthless, tea-party informed leadership is nothing to pine for. Perhaps finding a CEO who does not micromanage or have a hair-trigger temper is impossible. But I believe if the BOS looks within our own ranks, that person is there.

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 COMMENT 376701 helpful negative off topic

Collection Attorney

2013-02-20 01:39 PM

Hello, original poster here.

The judgment is from 2006. It was legal fees stipulated to me by x-spouse. He was in contempt of court, promised some documents which he never delivered to avoid more severe punishment, and wrote a bad check to my attorney for my fees ( unfortunately not to me- I had paid her bill earlier) The amount is just over 5k. I had another judgment which I successfully collected last year with the help of this same family law attorney. Got a writ and levied his bank account. It is very upsetting how easy it is for someone to do the wrong thing and not pay what they owe.

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 COMMENT 376700P helpful negative off topic

Dove Dance

2013-02-20 01:39 PM

I love Mourning doves. Seem to be seeing less and less of them in past five years. Hawk food?

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 COMMENT 376699 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 01:37 PM

Who even cares? Doesn't affect anyone's daily life except for people that maybe live on streets where this is filmed. Which is not anyone I know! But I'm sure this will be the top news story on KEYT. Sigh....

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 ECHO helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 01:32 PM

I commend you, FELIPECON3. I think in order to find a solution it takes ideas and the experience of those who have worked with those in gangs, or have grown up around them. I think the police department has its job in taking violence off the streets, but it will also take more people willing and able to work with those kids, and even those adults who want to live a better life. For those who don't, or who commit crimes, they need to be held accountable for their crimes, instead of getting out of jail early for overcrowding. I don't have answers. I won't pretend to have answers. I also don't think I'm in a place to judge those who are trying. I have lived her for a few years, my husband was born and raised here. I can't say that I really follow the politics here, or am truly familiar with the part Cam Sanchez has played in helping/hurting the effort to curb the violence, which is why I, myself, cannot judge. I hope there is a way to bring an end to all this, not only for our city, but our country.

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 COMMENT 376697 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-20-13

2013-02-20 01:31 PM

You tell em, Roger! For every troll, there are AT LEAST 100 people with the opposite opinion, guarantee it.

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 COMMENT 376696 helpful negative off topic

Local Band

2013-02-20 01:31 PM

To OP - the question is, do you want the band for background music or a more front and center - dancing type of scene? We've got a lot of great bands here. The Rawhides (from the SY Valley) play great country/blues/rock music and covers. The Bomb is a well-known local band that does great covers and fun r&b dance hits. I also love Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan. But if you want something more background music, there are a lot of good guitar players (like the dude that plays at Endless Summer during happy hour!)

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 COMMENT 376695 helpful negative off topic

Local Band

2013-02-20 01:31 PM

Try "Bare Feet", an excellent local progressive, reggae, rock band that has many of their own songs, but they also do cover songs. Call Jacob, lead singer / guitarist at 805-345-0860.

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 NATURE BOY helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 01:31 PM

Anyone know when the last SB murder was, any how many total there were last year? Couldn't find it on Google.

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 COMMENT 376693 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 01:30 PM

You have GOT to be kidding - who watches this trash?? What a tip off to someones personality when they say they watch reality TV. What a joke, but I'm sure people will watch it.

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 COMMENT 376692 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 01:30 PM

685.. So True!!!

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 COMMENT 376691 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 01:28 PM

I used to watch the geese land there.

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 COMMENT 376690 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 01:27 PM

636...its actually the Simple brand of shoes......not the detergent Simple Green.

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 COMMENT 376689 helpful negative off topic

Local Band

2013-02-20 01:24 PM

Anthony Ybarra! Ybarra music dot com. You can listen to samples online. He played at our wedding and everyone enjoyed him - he can play solo or with a group. Very reasonably priced.

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 NATURE BOY helpful negative off topic

Local Band

2013-02-20 01:20 PM

Holdfast Rifle Company is fantastic. Kinda alt-blues-country. Google 'em!

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 01:19 PM

Maybe it's not gang related at all maybe the bicyclist was riding on the sidewalk and he tried to run those two fellers down.

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 COMMENT 376686 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 01:18 PM

Damn, and I just canceled cable :( I love reality tv!!

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 COMMENT 376685 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 01:13 PM

Deckers is a well diversified company with a strong financial portfolio. We are fortunate to have businesses like that that want to set up shop here. I hope they keep doing what they do. And I could not care less what the land was used for before they moved in.

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 COMMENT 376684 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 01:12 PM

All of Goleta is sacred Chumash land and there are burial sites all over. I find the rock grinders and arrow heads all the time. Before the Spanish and Portuguese and Irish came here, this place was a real paradise. Here's a great map showing how many villages there were from Malibu to Pismo. It's unfortunate how the Chumash were treated by the Europeans and it's unfortunate how little the Euro-americans know about whose land they've planted their homes upon.
You're all immigrants.

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 COMMENT 376683 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 01:09 PM

I was interested til "ballroom dancing" .... -____-

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 COMMENT 376682 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 01:09 PM

For those of you just getting to the comment section, WELCOME TO THE NIMBY PARTY!!! BYOB and first-world problems

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 COMMENT 376681 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 01:06 PM

I’m amazed and shocked at some of these comment. I have been working with Jr. High and H.S. kids on the E. S. of SB for the past 5 years. I have worked closely with every type of kid. Some in gangs, some that are surrounded by that life style and others who are normal kids. There is never going to be an over night solution to the violence. It breaks my heart to hear about deaths in our community and even more when i know kids. My wife and I (and our new baby) live on the east side. I was raised in SB. I care about the community and the every kind of family. We have spent the last 5 years investing in the lives of young people. We have loved them unconditionally and cared for them in tough situations.
They have called us in the middle of the night asking for help. We have had gang members in our home. We have loved them like any other person in our lives. We have seen kids that we love make bad choices. Some keep making those mistakes, not all have been involved with gangs. Other kids have changed their lives completely because of a caring adult taking the time to invest in them; to take them out to lunch, to guide them, to play with them, to be a solid stable adult in their life. For me that is what will change the lives of these kids, to show them another way to live, to have some one care enough to not automatically write them off because of how they look or act. To take the time, may be years for some, to invest in a relationship that is different from any other relationship in their life. Patience is key; knowing why kids get involved in gangs and who gangs work helps too.

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 COMMENT 376680P helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 01:05 PM

Gross, sad, pathetic...

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 COMMENT 376679 helpful negative off topic

Edward Styles Carrillo

2013-02-20 01:05 PM

Great Butcher, Great Guy

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 COMMENT 376678 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 01:05 PM

I don't hate on reality shows - they are out there and someone watches them - a lot of someones from the ratings some of them post. We all have guilty pleasures...people like to say they watch Homeland but they're really watching Real Housewives. Just enjoy what you enjoy - it's your life and your life is as private as you make it. And 'cito isn't gonna suffer from this at all.

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 COMMENT 376677P helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 01:02 PM

I can't begin to tell you how many places some SNAG (Sensitive, New Age Guy/Gal) has told me are "sacred Chumash sites." I'm as anti-development as the next guy, but these false claims of "sacred space" are irritating, and far more prevalent than real archaeological sites. The Chumash village that was nearby was over near the sewage treatment plant, and was largely destroyed when they were putting the Marine base on what is now UCSB during WWII.

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 COMMENT 376676P helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 12:59 PM

Cable TV has become the modern version of the carnival side show.

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 COMMENT 376675 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 12:56 PM

I'm a female, and it's time to get that conceal carry permit.

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 COMMENT 376673 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 12:56 PM

There are SO many wonderful dogs absolutely languishing in the shelters.... please consider saving one life by adopting!

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 COMMENT 376671 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 12:48 PM

Palm, meet face. Face, this is palm.

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 COMMENT 376670 helpful negative off topic

Collection Attorney

2013-02-20 12:46 PM

I think Bruce Hogan (or possibly his significant other) needs to stop tooting his own horn and do his advertising in a different way.

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 YIN YANG helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 12:45 PM

Why?! MONEY of course
Google "how much is ryan seacrest worth"
This is housewives plus dance, a sure win

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 COMMENT 376668 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 12:40 PM

United offers a Pet Safe program. They do have restrictions, so contact them early on in the planning stage. When I have shipped or purchased a puppy that needs to be shipped, I have chosen to fly with the puppy. A puppy that small easily fits into a carry on pet carrier.

Please do the responsible thing and check out the breeder, through the parent club of the specific breed. Ask if health testing has been done and ask to see the results. Are both parents champions of record (AKC)? Ask if you can contact previous puppy buyers. Ask to see the purchase contract, to make sure it protects both of you.

I have been involved in owning, breeding and showing dogs all my life. And yes, I have done more than my share of rescuing of both purebred and mixbred dogs.

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 LIZBETH helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 12:37 PM

I have to second the idea of getting a puppy from a breeder you know/trust or have good referrals to. And from closer to home, if you can. A friend got an Aussie from a "midwest" breeder, shipped to him. Sweetest dog, but he is gigantic, nearly twice the size of a "normal" Aussie, has multiple joint problems, and while a happy dog for the first few years, has developed severe anxiety. I know people actively involved in showing dogs that have either shipped or received puppies, with great results. I disagree with the idea that those of us who want a specific type of dog should all go to the shelters and adopt either a pit mix or a chi mix. I'm glad people save them. but I prefer to choose my own type. Those same people likely "bred" their own children, rather than adopting ...

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 COMMENT 376666 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 12:35 PM

As a "normal" Montecitan, I can tell you these people have nothing to do with my daily life.

I'm always horrified that people want to expose everything about their lives like this, but also what an embarrassment for real people who actually live here and don't want the focus to be on this kind of attention seeking behavior.

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 COMMENT 376664 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 12:33 PM

Our first lab was from a breeder in the midwest - however, we had driven there (for other reasons) and saw the farm and drove back with the puppy - greatest dog ever! Beautiful, good with other dogs and kids, we could have worked on his training a little more, but overall really good dog! He was also under $100 compared to places here were probably ~$400 then!

And I've known at least 2 people who spent a lot of money on labs from breeders in CA - one had hip dysplasia and the other does not get along with other dogs - and she was well socialized as a puppy! So I'm not all about the CA breeders! (the hip dysplasia one got his money back and some vet bills paid for - but the dog passed away at 6 yrs old because of genetic health issues!)

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 COMMENT 376663 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 12:33 PM

581 - You're literally claiming rhetorical facts? Wow. Well, I for one am not a silica based life form. That is a fact. Literally. Confirmed.

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 FIRST DISTRICT helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 12:31 PM

I don't know what breed is being considered, but I would be extremely hesitant to do any thing like this. 1) Sight unseen?
2) AKC 'approval' of the breeder?
3) Breed association 'approval'?

There are so many possible pitfalls.

Please consider visiting DAWG. That group is remarkable and very worthy. The dogs there are treated so well and their adoption procedures are fantastic.

While I'm at the podium I'd like to say that people should always keep in mind that adding a dog to the household is like adding a child. They need to be considered as important, long-term members of the family.

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 COMMENT 376661P helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 12:31 PM

659- all we know is that the suspects were "hispanic" (big surprise). Who knows, they might be 3rd or 4th generation residents. Either way, once again, hispanic gang members (and yes this was gang related - read the Indy article) have killed. They will keep killing and maiming each other and innocent bystanders until we DO SOMETHING!

GANG INJUNCTION NOW!

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 COMMENT 376660P helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 12:29 PM

Shot while riding his bike, reports the Independent.

As for not walking at night in your neighborhood, on the city streets, where, exactly, do you expect your dog to poop? And even more important, whose streets are they, if not ours, to walk in safety. That's seemed a rather safe neighborhood.

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 COMMENT 376657 helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 12:22 PM

Please, I hope you're not going to put up Mike Brown as an example of good leadership. How many payouts did they have to make to his subordinates due to his egregious treatment of them?

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 COMMENT 376655 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 12:21 PM

I volunteered at the shelter for years and believe in rescuing. That said, if you want a pure bred, this doesn't seem the best route to go. Is there no one closer breeding the type of dog you want? If not, consider driving out to get the dog. Until you see the parents, living conditions, owners and puppies, you have no idea what you're getting yourself into. Or choose a breeder that someone you know has used. Shipping a live animal just doesn't seem right. (Also, Beware the Amish? Really? My parents got two collies from an Amish family (the breed collies & make butter to support the family) and they are healthy, and the family was great. My family is from PA, so they could visit the pups prior to taking them home, though. The second sentence is totally valid, though.)

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 COMMENT 376654 helpful negative off topic

Spring Has Arrived

2013-02-20 12:21 PM

That's a very rare White pelican. Some are found south in the Bolsa Chica wetlands.

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 COMMENT 376653 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 12:20 PM

Only a few blocks from me in an otherwise pretty 'safe' neighborhood. Surprising.

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 COMMENT 376652 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 12:19 PM

Deckers is definitely dependent on the whims of 14-yr old girls and surfers and the wave of success they were riding has broken and is now washing up the beach. Their stock peaked at 120 per share in 2011 and went to a low of 30 last year.

Their business is currently solid but but I would bet that their expansion plans were developed during 2011. They will have to find additional products and get Jack Johnson to wear them if they want to get back to the days of wine and roses.

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 COMMENT 376651 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 12:17 PM

Why would you not go adopt a sweet puppy from DAWGS and not put a little pup through a flight half way across the country. I've heard of many people doing this with both cats and dogs recently and think it is absolutely ridiculous and selfish.

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 COMMENT 376650P helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-20-13

2013-02-20 12:16 PM

You're referring to a comment I made. Here's the exchange, your comment and my response.
How is this in _any_ way trying to make you look bad? I asked an honest question. You have often railed against what you see as "forced confinement," no? Why does it seem that _want_ to be offended? I hope Edhat will indulge me re the "no quote" rule, one I've never really understood.
I'm sure you can easily find the rest of the comments on that thread (and the earlier one I referenced) , including your vulgar retort to my question.

You know what really irks me about Santa Barbara? If you do good things like employ acouple people, donate some money you can do just about anything you want and no one seems to care. I'm not just talking about Oprah either there are others many others who do things break the law but it's ok they are good people they do good things..Of course if your homeless or poor your a piece of poo poo no wonder Santa Barbara is going down hill..

RD: How does your last sentence jibe with your earlier endorsement of Shaky's idea about what sounds like a forced work camp for the homeless? Please don't get your hackles up, am just asking a question and, yes, you do have a right to your opinion as do we all.

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 COMMENT 376649 helpful negative off topic

Dove Dance

2013-02-20 12:15 PM

They're just debating what wallpaper to put in the nursery room.

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 COMMENT 376648 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 12:15 PM

Dogs are not killed in Santa Barbara shelters for reasons of overcrowding. There is no surplus dog problem in Santa Barbara. The whole "breeders are killers" meme is simply false. If you want a predictable dog with health records and history, a reputable breeder is the best option. Of course, shelter dogs can be great pets, and I would never discourage anyone from adopting a shelter dog, but there is simply no reason to equate a reputable dog breeder with overpopulation in shelters. There is more than enough demand for dogs to go around to cover both shelter dogs and purebred dogs.

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 COMMENT 376647 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 12:15 PM

So im supposed to be scared to walk or drive on the eastside now that an attack that "might have been gang related" happened? I think not.

My point was that if it was gang related or not WHO CARES, a man died and that is whats really sad here.

you people take it way to far.

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 COMMENT 376646 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 12:14 PM

@550: As a 20 year former GM/Delco employee I can tell you that was not where the Lunar Rover was tested. That Test Area was behind the building which is the Los Padres National forest Headquarters.

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 COMMENT 376645 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 12:13 PM

Three blocks from SBPD.

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 COMMENT 376644 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 12:13 PM

I hereby deem Hendry's Beach my sacred site (in other words, who is to deem what is sacred). We're lucky to have Decker's since there's very few other large corporate headquarters here to supply decent jobs and tax dollars.

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 COMMENT 376641 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 12:09 PM

Too many variables in ordering a dog like that. Best is to find a breeder in California and go to their property, make sure that the puppies have been raised correctly with plenty of people time and play time. Then pick one out that matches your energy level and temperament.

Of course I would prefer that you go to one of the local shelters and get a puppy from them, but I understand that some people need to have a specific breed for various reasons. I haven't ever had a puppy in my house because I always rescue older dogs, but from the stories I hear I haven't missed anything.

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 COMMENT 376640P helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 12:07 PM

GANG INJUNCTION NOW !

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 COMMENT 376639P helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 12:06 PM

Why would she go to Joni Gray for a recommendation? Joni Gray who oversaw the loss of millions in the LHCDC scandal? As the old saying goes, "Show me your company and I'll tell you what you are." Joni Gray needs to be held accountable for what happened in Lompoc. Where did all that money go? Did Ms. Waller know any of the dirty details of that mess? Maybe that's why she's leaving.

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 COMMENT 376637P helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 12:05 PM

she has dismantled and/or "consolidated" programs and departments and left them in disarray, rudderless or run by people from outside who don't know goleta from carpinteria.......

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 COMMENT 376636 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 12:04 PM

Sooner or later, every piece of property had someone die on it and/or is considered sacred by someone.

Deckers also owns Simple Green.

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 COMMENT 376633P helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 12:02 PM

Can anyone offer an explanation why gangs exist? What useful purpose do they serve for participants? It all seems so chimp-like, low-life and primitive.

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 COMMENT 376632 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 12:02 PM

RIP... heart goes out to the family who lost a loved one last night.

Cam Sanchez needs to get his act together and reign in these gangs. He brought the problem to Santa Barbara and he needs to get rid of it! I don't like to think of people as worthless, but Cam is mighty close.

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 COMMENT 376631 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 12:01 PM

Hopefully the Cops on tricycles ride by and make an appearance. I really wish most reality shows would dry up and blow away.

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 COMMENT 376630 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 12:00 PM

This isnt the first shooting in downtown....just might be the first fatality in recent decades

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 COMMENT 376629 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 11:58 AM

Oh my... I think I'd rather watch "Mr Ed" episodes on Netflix.

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 COMMENT 376628 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 11:58 AM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Why do we need to know about these people???

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 COMMENT 376627 helpful negative off topic

The UCSB Waterski and Wakeboard tea...

2013-02-20 11:55 AM

So UCSB got mad this year for something that happens everday in IV and has been going on in every club since forever?

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 COMMENT 376626 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 11:55 AM

If you 'wasted' the time to read the release, I'm sure you'll waste the time to watch your neighbors...

That's why they made the show. And there is plenty of the country that will love watching the wealthy and dream.

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 COMMENT 376625P helpful negative off topic

Shots Fired

2013-02-20 11:53 AM

I didn't know about it until the 11 p.m. news, but I do know that the ambulance was not using a siren when it went to Cottage... I thought the worst when I saw the news footage.

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 COMMENT 376624P helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 11:52 AM

I don't understand why anyone would spend the money producing something so completley boring, unimportant, ridiculous, moronic, insignificant, trashy and a few hundred other adjectives......

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 COMMENT 376623 helpful negative off topic

101 Backup

2013-02-20 11:51 AM

Are you new to the area? It always backs up there during rush hour. Always.

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 COMMENT 376622 helpful negative off topic

Montecito Reality Show

2013-02-20 11:49 AM

i feel dumber just reading the premise.

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 COMMENT 376621 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 11:48 AM

NOT sacred Chumash land....confirmed.

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 COMMENT 376620 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 11:46 AM

376586 - Who cares??? You better well care, because if this was an eastside/westside killing then there will definitely be payback coming in the form of more bullets flying. And you might just be unlucky enough to be driving nearby when it all goes down.

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 COMMENT 376619 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 11:45 AM

Beware Amish too

Any breeder willing to ship to some one unknown in winter is only interested in the health of your wallet.


Google "mid west puppy mills" and think about if that is what you want to support. And no you are not saving a puppy from a puppy mill, you are buying old stock so they have room for new stock.

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 COMMENT 376618 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 11:44 AM

If it was sacred to the Chumash wouldn't they have purchased it to prevent its "desecration"? They can afford to.

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 COMMENT 376617 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 11:43 AM

PLEASE don't buy a dog. There are so many reasons not too. You are supporting an industry that is not worth supporting. We all know that it is the Santa Barbara elitist thing to do, but walk down to a local shelter or an adoption agency and adopt a dog that needs someone. It will save you a ton of money and throw your support somewhere else where it really is needed.

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 COMMENT 376616P helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 11:43 AM

Deckers is more than just Uggs. They are Uggs, Tsubo, Teva, Sanuk, MOZO and Ahnu. They are an outdoor footwear company and are definitely not dependent on the whims of teenage girls.

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 COMMENT 376615P helpful negative off topic

Actress Natalie Portman and her fam...

2013-02-20 11:41 AM

I was raised in Santa Maria, and a complete bookworm, so many years ago when a friend and I were out and she spied some TV series star - I forget his name, but he was on that Martian series in the 60's?- and went gaga, but was afraid to ask for his autograph (why-on-earth I couldn't imagine) I offered to do it for her. He autographed her napkin, which I gave her, feeling I had done a good deed. Then the man left, and several people descended upon me, chewing my head off for the rude thing I had done! I was about 17 at the time - I never forgot the rude, humiliating treatment I received. But neither would I ever, ever ask for anyone's autograph again! As if. Personally, I thought the man seemed pleased at the time...

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-20-13

2013-02-20 11:41 AM

Last night there was a call at 211 South Milpas for 3 code 40's in the elevator entrence raising cain. After the police left I heard a commotion in my driveway went out acouple moments later after I added a weapon to my attire and found no one. At aprox. 4:30AM My neighbor reported to me that someone had attemptted to gain entry into her home. It looked more like someone had been behind her home..I will work with all agencies to bring a peaceful end to this problem however if one of them shall strike first I'm going to hold one down and fart in his ear. As far as the otter bleeding heart phoneys I suspect before they start their daily rage with me they will post addresses and phone numbers so I can tell these housesless crooks where the compassionate people live.

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 COMMENT 376613P helpful negative off topic

Spring Has Arrived

2013-02-20 11:41 AM

Unusual for there to be a White Pelican there. There are many in the Morro Bay bay; I wonder how this one happened to get here.

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 COMMENT 376612 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 11:40 AM

It is a very bad idea to purchase a puppy from a breeder you have never met, from conditions you cannot verify, from parents you have never seen. The midwest is home to many puppy mills. I am not saying this because I am against purebred dogs or against buying a puppy from a breeder. I am saying it because you just have no way of knowing what your are getting. You can find a reputable breeder in California for any dog breed you might be interested in. Do your homework first. Find out about the breeder and his/her dogs. Get the health certifications from the breeder -- current hips, elbows, eyes, heart certifications for both parents. Look at the conditions the puppies are raised in. Check the pedigrees for both parents. If you really think this is a good breeder, go there yourself and pick up the puppy, take it home on the plane in a sherpa bag with all of the required health certificates.

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 COMMENT 376611P helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 11:37 AM

Check very, very carefully the breeder; ask for references that you can contact of other buyers - by phone, whether they have had the dog shipped. What kind of dog? That would have something to do with it --- some are simply very nervous, being in a cage for that length of time away from everything he's known before may be very traumatic.

I used to take my two basenjis with me on flights across country, about 6 hours in a crate from LAX to Boston. One was fine, one was very nervous for days afterwards and was sick in the crate - but both of these were adults.

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 COMMENT 376610 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 11:37 AM

Stop pretending gangs come from LA (or anywhere else). Santa Barbara has a long history of local gangs and most of their members were born and raised here.

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 COMMENT 376609 helpful negative off topic

Dove Dance

2013-02-20 11:36 AM

He's already attracted the mate... it's now time to feed her.

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 COMMENT 376608 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 11:35 AM

Please adopt instead. Dogs are put down all the time and supporting breeders = supporting killing dogs.

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 COMMENT 376607 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 11:35 AM

I would never walk down there alone at night, gangs are everywhere on the Eastside in that area.

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 COMMENT 376606 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 11:35 AM

It must be a horribly tramatic experience for a little puppy to be shipped anywhere. It is after all a living thing. Why would you buy from a breeder in the midwest?

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 COMMENT 376605P helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 11:33 AM

My neighbor has done it a few times, but the dogs were large breed and much bigger than 3 or 4 pounds. Also, they knew the breeder and had been around other dogs bred by this breeder. Is it a once it has left my hands it is your problem, or do they guarantee a live healthy puppy at your end. Please talk to the vet you plan on using and get advice on that kind of shipping for a dog that young and small.
My dogs have all been rescues - large mixed breed rescues at that - but I do understand people who do not want to take that on and would rather purchase a puppy. Please people, don't make this a judgment on what they are doing, just offer advice from experience if you have any.

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 COMMENT 376604P helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 11:33 AM

Of course it matters if it was gang related! It just lends more support for an injunction! Get these killers off the streets!

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 COMMENT 376603 helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 11:33 AM

@590: Very well put. I know employees who have been in the County for at least two previous CEOs and all have said that the amount of time it took for Wallar to throw everything into disarray was astoundingly short.

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 COMMENT 376602P helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 11:32 AM

My sister's ex-boyfriend purchased a pure bred puppy to try and win her back. An adorable little white thing was flown out to CA from the midwest, ended up fine and a good dog. Except he will not go near the puppy crate he was shipped in. My sister kept the dog and ditched the boyfriend, happily ever after!

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 COMMENT 376601P helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 11:32 AM

So, this darkens the picture of living downtown. Up 'til now, these attacks, gang-related or not, have been stabbings, with guns not used. Stabbings are one-person directed; bullets have a greater range.

Living in the general downtown, eastside, westside, too, going for walks after dark with one's small dog, have become quite a bit more fearsome. It will be interesting... to read the city government's reaction, attempts to reassure the citizenry of Santa Barbara.

Indeed, respect and sorrow for the person who died and his family, and also for the rest of us living in that general area.

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 COMMENT 376600 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 11:31 AM

uggs have been around since the 70's. even i wore them back then. they have at least a couple more decades left in them.

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 COMMENT 376599 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 11:30 AM

Don't buy from puppy mills.

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 COMMENT 376598 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 11:29 AM

RIP

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 KATYDID helpful negative off topic

Acts Of Kindness

2013-02-20 11:28 AM

I love it when that happens! Hi-ho, Lone Stranger!

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 COMMENT 376596P helpful negative off topic

Fire Brick

2013-02-20 11:27 AM

I'm a day late with this but I have a wonderful home-improvement story. My father-in-law's mother was a silent film actress, Florence Dudley, who retired to Santa Barbara many years ago. He inherited her 5 large diamonds and had one reworked into a ring for himself. Too soon thereafter the ring was lost, he knew not where. Paul was a home handy-man, always upgrading the yard and house. 20 years after losing his ring, he was doing some cement work in the backyard, digging up the earth, and - you guessed it! Turned up that ring, said it was the best improvement he ever made!

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 COMMENT 376595 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 11:27 AM

Overall crime is down from the early 90s when crime rates more or less peaked. I don't know how you got "same" out of anything I wrote.

At any rate, the fact that the overall violent crime rate is down dramatically (using homicides as an example: down from 9.8 homicides per 100,000 people ~1991 to 4.8 per 100,000 in 2010) is an empirical fact. This does not mean that crime in various areas may not be higher than historical norms or experience occasional increases, especially in conjunction with depressed economic activity.

But to run around and crow about how the crime rate is so terrible and there's an epidemic of crime in this country and how we all need guns or whatever is disingenuous and harms any rational debate.

Also worth mentioning that fully two thirds of homicides in America are committed with a firearm. Just putting that out there.

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 COMMENT 376594 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 11:26 AM

The guy may have died because of gang activity. That's why we care. Get rid of these gangs so nobody else dies.

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 COMMENT 376593 helpful negative off topic

Collection Attorney

2013-02-20 11:25 AM

Depends on the size of the judgement if it's worth spending money on attorneys or not. It's better to find out if the person has the assets or money to pay first. The judgement is good for ten years in California (statute of limitations).

If the person has assets, they have to be above and beyond what a person could keep in a bankruptcy. You can't just take their car for example unless it's worth more than 3000 bucks or something. You can't tap more than a certain percent of wages, after all the other payments like rent, child support, basic food and so forth are covered.

Often what the person has is zilch which is why they defaulted in the first place.

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 COMMENT 376592P helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 11:25 AM

You should call and check references from other people who have purchased puppies from this breeder. You should also talk to a local vet about it, 8-9 weeks old is pretty young.

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 COMMENT 376591 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 11:24 AM

I was going to say, I got my popcorn ready for this one too.

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 COMMENT 376590 helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 11:24 AM

@541: She is not conservative - she just burned all of her bridges with the rest of the supervisors. She likely did not ask the others for recommendations because she knew she would not get them. The article is not biased or sexist. There are countless employees who would agree with everything that has been reported, and many are female. If anything, the article is too kind. I look forward to a CEO who is collaborative, open minded, interested, approachable, and is not a micromanaging control freak who feels the need to berate people both publicly and privately.

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 COMMENT 376589 helpful negative off topic

Puppy Shipping

2013-02-20 11:22 AM

Brace yourself! A tsunami of self-righteous posts is headed this way!

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 COMMENT 376588 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 11:20 AM

Could they at least have built a one story building? Really destroying a beautiful view as well as encroaching on wetlands, Indian burial grounds and known Snowy Plover breeding sites.

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 COMMENT 376587 helpful negative off topic

V-day at Lake Los Carneros

2013-02-20 11:20 AM

I like that you're venturing into portraits too. And doing them in natural light has its challenges especially out in the open when fighting harsh lighting conditions. Good on you for finding shade for the boy and trying to control your light.

However letting the background get brighter than the subject pulls it forward while forcing him back.... it basically makes the image appear rather flat.

Dean Collins (wrote the book on sculpting with light) stressed 3 things that affect dimensionality: density, contrast and saturation. Brighter, more contrasty and colourful items appear closer than those that are dimmer, more faded and less detailed.

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 COMMENT 376586 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 11:18 AM

Who cares if its gang related or not someone died have some respect..

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 COMMENT 376585 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 11:18 AM

Crime is the same as it was in the 70's,80's, 90's?
Having lived here through that time, I can tell you it's not.

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 4358ED helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 11:17 AM

I would imagine most what we call Santa Barbara was sacred Chumash land...

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 COMMENT 376583 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Victim Dies

2013-02-20 11:16 AM

Of course it is gang related.....

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 COMMENT 376582 helpful negative off topic

The Big One's Coming

2013-02-20 11:15 AM

471, duh but if you see sooooo much more than normal I would worry

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 COMMENT 376581 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 11:12 AM

@574 where did we come from? If not from the earth then you believe we came from another planet?

The earth is the giver of life as we know it. Yeah, we all have parents, but the human species is not possible without the precondition of earth giving us all that we depend on. Earth doesn't need us, we need the earth.

This is not a political position or a position on development but a tautological statement of fact.

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 COMMENT 376580P helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 11:10 AM

573P - how on earth could you find the article sexist? please explain

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 GREG helpful negative off topic

Edward Styles Carrillo

2013-02-20 11:10 AM

Mr. Carrillo, a sweet, gentle, kind man. He was a neighbor on Miradero and we fondly remember him both at his store as well as a neighbor.

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 COMMENT 376578 helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 11:06 AM

Accurate reporting does not equal bias.

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 COMMENT 376577 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 11:04 AM

Have to disagree with 491, primarily on the basis that there is no credible evidence that violence in the media contributes in any meaningful way to increased violence in society.

Indeed, if this were true, the violent crime rate would actually be way up instead of down from historic highs twenty years ago.

The reality is that our current hyper-connected society leads to a more "informed" (and I use that word loosely) populace that has a much higher awareness of the violence that does occur.

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 SUMMERTIME helpful negative off topic

Spring Has Arrived

2013-02-20 11:03 AM

just beautiful pictures....

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 COMMENT 376575 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 11:02 AM

Someone said it best a few weeks ago about Deckers: you're in trouble anytime your business model is dependent on the whims of 14 year old girls. I predict at least half of those new tilt ups will be vacant in a few years when Uggs go out of fashion. Developers better have a plan B.

And yes, the old days were more carefree when personal responsibility trumped litigation and liabilities. Sad to see them gone.

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 COMMENT 376574 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 11:00 AM

Uh, the land is not our literal mother. Our mothers are our literal mothers. The land is what we landed on after they birthed us.

Isn't frustrating when the words we use mean something?

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 COMMENT 376573P helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 11:00 AM

the most biased part of the Independent article is the photo on the main page; I am not a fan of Wallar, but Nicks article (and the sources who talked to him) seem very bent on demeaning Wallar, in what some may find a sexist fashion...

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 COMMENT 376572 helpful negative off topic

Veterinary Clinics That Bill

2013-02-20 10:58 AM

Call Rolling Pet Vet, they are having a a disounted dental month for February. 805-350-1399 Julie and Christine are awesome and love their work.

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 COMMENT 376570 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 10:55 AM

Well said 491.

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 COMMENT 376569 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 10:55 AM

What do u guys mean when saying L.A. is coming up here? There's been gang members here for a very long time and will always be here, just like every other city/town in the U.S.. compared to a lot of towns our size, the problem here is minimal in comparison. Also, if the tables were turned and a guy from SB was in a Ventura neighborhood, the outcome would have been similar. Point is it's been going on for years.

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 COMMENT 376568 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 10:50 AM

The Chumash village was on Mescalitan Island, most of which was indeed bulldozed to build the airbase (now Santa Barbara Airport). What's left is now the mound that houses the Goleta West Sanitary District.

So, no, the Deckers headquarters is not "sacred" land, despite 560's catch-all.

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 COMMENT 376567 helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 10:49 AM

Wait you mean the Independent is biased? I'm liberal and think it is too much. At least we have the Sentinal SP? to even things out.

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 COMMENT 376566 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 10:47 AM

"Sacred Lands" is a PC phrase coined as a bargaining chip in litigation for sites long ignored and forgotten. Same thing has been going on in the Middle East for centuries.

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 COMMENT 376565 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 10:41 AM

Whether there is or was a Chumash burial-ground there..I wonder which parent taught those people of today, to have such disrespectful disregard for the lives & teachings of others?....Was it Mom or Dad?...And I wonder how those people would feel if they saw me in the cemetary,using their Grand-parent`s head-stone as my toilet?...It`s funny, I never hear people speak with such ignorance..I only see it online, where it`s easy to hide....

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 COMMENT 376564 helpful negative off topic

Acts Of Kindness

2013-02-20 10:40 AM

YAY! Thanks for sharing your story... :-)

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 COMMENT 376563 helpful negative off topic

Graffiti Deterrent

2013-02-20 10:39 AM

I LOOOOOVE these murals! Thank God for them... SB desperately needs a little art in public spaces!

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 COMMENT 376562 helpful negative off topic

The Big One's Coming

2013-02-20 10:38 AM

Woke up to find my cat pooped on the couch! :-(

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 COMMENT 376561 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 10:38 AM

If a company as big as deckers goes belly-up in 2 years 549, the economy has bigger issues than a building being empty.

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 COMMENT 376560 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 10:36 AM

All land is/was sacred to the Chumash. The land is our literal mother. Without trees life could not exist (no oxygen), without soil and clean water, no food or life.

How much can be destroyed and still allow the planet to support humans? We or our grandchildren will find out soon enough.

This is utterly self-evident. Everything else is a distraction to keep us all buying stuff and driving around in our cars.

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 COMMENT 376559 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 10:35 AM

Cool to see a local business thriving and creating jobs and economy. At the same time sad to slowly see the last open lands in Goleta disappear forever.

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 COMMENT 376558 helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 10:32 AM

519 - check out Noozhawk's article on the same thing, then tell me this article isn't awful, incredibly biased journalism. The spin on the Independent's version is craaazy.

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 COMMENT 376557 helpful negative off topic

Veterinary Clinics That Bill

2013-02-20 10:32 AM

Your dog needs care. Call every vet in town until someone agrees to see you. The infection can cause your dog his site, hearing or even life! It's your responsibility, call around, someone will help!

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 COMMENT 376556 helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 10:32 AM

Hire someone who built and managed their own business.

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 COMMENT 376555 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 10:30 AM

@548, we already have a sign out front that says "Never mind dog, beware of owner". Our home has never been burglarized, but neighbor's unfortunately have.

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 DRBUD helpful negative off topic

Veterinary Clinics That Bill

2013-02-20 10:30 AM

The best tartar prevention biscuit out there is the one I mention in my book "Feeding Fido and Fluffy Too". It is called TD biscuit and is sold by veterinarians. Then add a bit of apple cider vinegar to the drinking water to acidify it and you have a great tooth protection program going.

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 COMMENT 376553 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 10:30 AM

the Housing Authority does NOT do thorough background checks. I personally lived in the same complex of a convicted drug felon that was reported in newspapers.

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Veterinary Clinics That Bill

2013-02-20 10:29 AM

Care4Paws has a mobile neuter/spay mobile van but don't do other vet care out of it. There are mobile vets in town but I don't think they have the resources to do operations in their vans.
A second opinion in this case might be helpful, and SB Pet Hospital has always been good to my pets. Not cheap though.

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 COMMENT 376551 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 10:27 AM

550...the carefree days...back when people were reasonable and not everything from the past was considered historic. It's getting annoying.

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 COMMENT 376550 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 10:26 AM

Chumash site is located on the other side of Los Carneros where the bunkers are located; to the north of the UCSB print shop. Anyone remember when there was a motocross track at that location in the 70s? Ahh, the carefree days when it was OK to run your two stroke over a burial ground...

But it is true that the boys from Delco used to test the moon rover designs in the field where Deckers is building.

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 COMMENT 376549P helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 10:24 AM

Will Deckers pull a Clenet and go bellyup in a year or two leaving a big empty building usefull to no one?

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 COMMENT 376548 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 10:23 AM

How about the people with guns put up a sign saying "gun free property" and then dispense some frontier justice when people try to rob them? It's a shame to have all those guns just sitting around gathering dust.

As for the housing authority, don't you remember when professionals were lying and getting loans to buy rental properties, the Authority said they didn't have the resources to actually check the info on the applications? So they probably can't check for gang connections or criminal history either.

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 COMMENT 376547 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 10:21 AM

pish !

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 COMMENT 376546 helpful negative off topic

Active Coyotes

2013-02-20 10:21 AM

We have a pack of coyotes on our property everyday. Morning, afternoon, late night.... Doesn't matter when, its all the time. We have 3 dogs and they have been attacked more than once. They have come to our front door. We live Conejo / las Altures area. They are hungry, they are hunting, wild animals! But we choose to live here! If you think there are less coyotes now then before fire 3+ years ago... You will find them here!

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 COMMENT 376545P helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 10:20 AM

I do believe there was a Chumash village somewhere near there...

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 COMMENT 376544 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 10:19 AM

There was a village site located nearby that was mostly destroyed when the air base was built during World War II.

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 COMMENT 376543 helpful negative off topic

Deckers Building

2013-02-20 10:19 AM

I heard it was atop a hazardous waste pile, above major fault and a fracking vent.

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Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 10:16 AM

528 - I agree! Even if I was packing, I wouldn't lift a finger to help out in a "gang fight". Not because I'm insensitive, but because:

1. You never know how many of their buddies are packing too

2. You never know which guy to shoot when everyone has their guns drawn.

Kind of makes you think a CCW is as pointless as everyone says it is. Hmmmmmm....

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 COMMENT 376541 helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 10:15 AM

Orange County has been in all kinds of trouble ever since their pension scandal. For her to take a job there indicates how bad conditions must be at Santa Barbara. I guess $250K/yr is not what it used to be.

Ventura County always promotes from Department Heads so they don't complain as much. Bringing someone in from the outside doesn't seem to help much.

I guess she was fairly conservative if she is asking Lavagnino and Gray for recommendations.

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 COMMENT 376540 helpful negative off topic

SB Myths

2013-02-20 10:14 AM

All people in SB are beautiful.

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 COMMENT 376539P helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 10:14 AM

520-This is a posh job here!

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 COMMENT 376538 helpful negative off topic

SB Myths

2013-02-20 10:11 AM

That it's a small town.

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 COMMENT 376537 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 10:09 AM

491 for the Win!

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 COMMENT 376536 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 10:07 AM

Why does the Santa Barbara Housing Authority allow know gang members (and their supporting Mommies) to benefit from public housing? These are taxpayer supported housing units- You have to "qualify" to live in one of the 15000, units on the South Coast...(?)

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 COMMENT 376535 helpful negative off topic

The Big One's Coming

2013-02-20 10:06 AM

Funny you brought this up. My Labbies have been randomly barking this morning for no apparent reason, and this is NOT their usual behavior. I'm hoping it is just the gusty winds.

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Scanner Reports 2-20-13

2013-02-20 10:03 AM

Roger, considering the fact that you have walked a mile in their shoes, I would take your views on how to handle the homeless before any bleeding heart liberal with no idea at all of what the problems they may have really are.

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Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 09:59 AM

Two points:
a) Agree with 521 that too much of "LA" shows up on our streets. SB is fresh meat for these punks. Memes are contagious, and the gang-banger, shaved-head, bling-covered toughs are becoming more prevalent, and dangerous. More of a predator class we don't need.
b) Always appreciate John Palminteri's reporting. But he's often a one-man show. The thing I do wish for from "LA" is more on-the-ground journalism plus a credible daily newspaper. Blogs like this are great, but in-depth reports by professionals are too rare. More people need to be informed about what happens every day.

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 COMMENT 376532 helpful negative off topic

Collection Attorney

2013-02-20 09:59 AM

Getting a judgment is easy - collecting it more difficult. If you have identified the judgment debtor's assets (job, bank, car) you can levy on the bank account or wages and force a sale of the car (certain exemptions apply). Or you can order the debtor to appear for an Examination of Assets. All of this takes time and advance fees - you're better off paying a contingency percentage to a reputable collection agency. They have the procedures in place to do all of this and, in fact, do it on a routine basis. Depending on the size of the judgment you can negotiate the contingency fee. Obviously, they will have to pay up front costs and other fees and they will be out those if they don't collect. Depending on the debtor, sometimes it's just the matter of making sure it's reported to a credit reporting agency and/or filing a lien on assets, especially if ready assets aren't available.

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 COMMENT 376531 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 09:58 AM

May be if it's a really big camera, like a 1982 handycam. That might scare them away.

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 COMMENT 376530 helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 09:57 AM

This has been in the works for awhile. She's had "short-timer" on her face since she got here.

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 COMMENT 376529P helpful negative off topic

Spring Has Arrived

2013-02-20 09:55 AM

I envy you your skill with a camera Denise. Those are all beautiful. BUT - I could not resist tagging the two pelicans as Picture of the Day. The photo is perfect and so are they.

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 COMMENT 376528 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 09:54 AM

Just a couple of gangbangers killing each other. Why the shock and outrage? A camera might help ID the shooter (a shaved head and white shirt isn't exactly atypical in some neighborhoods). And if I'd seen it I'd keep walking even with a CCW...who wants to get in the middle of such nonsense unless they're actually threatening an innocent bystander?

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 COMMENT 376527P helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-20-13

2013-02-20 09:54 AM

As always, thank you Roger for what you do. And I love the wood chipper comment!

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 COMMENT 376526 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 09:53 AM

If you really, I mean really, want to reduce gun violence you have to do more than give lip service to thoughts that leave you warm and fuzzy and go off as if you have contributed.

If you really want to make a change, the fabric of American society needs to be reweaved.

Let's start with Hollywood and limit the violence in movies and on TV. Make gun safety lessons mandatory in any media that portrays the use of firearms.

Ya I know...won't happen...but it bugs me to see the Rhode's Scholars turned actors making millions from violence tell us how we must give up our 2nd Ammendment rights!

Rant off!

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 COMMENT 376525 helpful negative off topic

SB Myths

2013-02-20 09:52 AM

That the news really reports all of the news. Thank god for Edhat !

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 COMMENT 376524 helpful negative off topic

The Hills Are Alive

2013-02-20 09:52 AM

Photo is buckthorn. Ceanothus is just beginning to open and is mostly blue in color

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 SEEDLADY helpful negative off topic

Veterinary Clinics That Bill

2013-02-20 09:46 AM

I posted on the 'Pet Tales' FB page (slo newspaper column) so check there to see if anyone has a positive reply. Good Luck to you two!

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 COMMENT 376521 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 09:46 AM

Welcome to Santa Angeles. You wanted the developers and the LA crowd to come here. Here they are. Get used to it. It's going to get worse.

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 COMMENT 376520 helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 09:45 AM

Man, if I could get a posh job in the OC I'd move there, too!

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 COMMENT 376519 helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 09:44 AM

Reporting seems adequate to me. I just wonder how we can get Waller to take all the other idiots with her when she leaves. I'll even help them pack their crap.

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 COMMENT 376518P helpful negative off topic

Veterinary Clinics That Bill

2013-02-20 09:43 AM

CAL POLY is an undergrad school where pre-Vet Science students take their science & undergrad courses, then go on To UC Davis or other university for specific veterinary training and the Vet degree.

If you are going to do the surgery in stages, you should only be billed for services rendered, not in advance.

You might contact some of the animal advocacy groups up in SLO Co for info on help with bills. (Not quite as ritzy as SB but on it's way). Don't know of any that do but it's worth a try. Betty O'Connor has always been an old-school type of vet with a good rep. Nipomo Dog & Cat Hosp vets are beloved but are $-up-front folks. Is there an animal care column in the SB papers? Contact the columnist with info & photo of your pet and try to raise some dough that way?

here's some other ideas from Humane Society's website:
Have a yard sale. One's man's trash is another man's treasure.
If your birthday or a holiday is near, ask for cash in lieu of a present.
Sell things on an online auction site such as eBay.
Consider getting a second or part-time job or working for a temp agency.
Ask your employer for a salary advance.

...and how about one of those fundraising websites?

from: http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/trouble_affording_veterinary_care.html

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 CHERIDIANE helpful negative off topic

Acts Of Kindness

2013-02-20 09:43 AM

Loved reading this well written story of SB kindness. Thank you, Neal. A big HONK of gratitude for that pickup truck driver.

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 COMMENT 376514 helpful negative off topic

Graffiti Deterrent

2013-02-20 09:35 AM

One is good and cheerful, yes. But start painting them all over town and it becomes unsightly blight. More is not necessarily better. Besides everyone in this town is an "art" critic and it's very difficult to get agreement on what is "good" art.

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 COMMENT 376513 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 09:31 AM

Yeah, to say cameras would have stopped this is a little farcical.

That being said, no reason this kid had to die because of a gun. We really need to do something about gun violence.

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 COMMENT 376512 helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 09:29 AM

The bombshell we are all waiting for is Cam's resignation. Should have gotten the boot when he tried to ditch his post for San Bernadino last time.

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 COMMENT 376511P helpful negative off topic

Shots Fired

2013-02-20 09:28 AM

Did the kid die? He was a kid, a " young man" on a bicycle! I just wonder how he is doing or if another mother lost another son last night... And for what, really?

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 COMMENT 376510 helpful negative off topic

Caramel Dessert

2013-02-20 09:24 AM

I've had a pretty awesome caramel-topped cheese cake at Metropulos.

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 COMMENT 376509 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 09:19 AM

Feel free to put up a camera, on your property, along with a sign letting everyone know your home is gun free 484.

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 COMMENT 376508 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 09:17 AM

have they identified the victim?

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 COMMENT 376507 helpful negative off topic

Collection Attorney

2013-02-20 09:11 AM

456 - great idea. Go hire a lawyer and then don't pay him if he/she charges too much. You do realize that lawyers work for a living, right? Oh and it's more like a 1/1 or 100% chance the attorney will "sue" to get the money you've refused to pay for their services.

OP - please ignore the suggestion to rip off a lawyer after you hire them to help you.

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 COMMENT 376506 helpful negative off topic

The UCSB Waterski and Wakeboard tea...

2013-02-20 09:10 AM

Those looking for a definition of hazing... did you even read the article??? It was in there, at least UCSB's definition.

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 SEEDLADY helpful negative off topic

Caramel Dessert

2013-02-20 09:09 AM

437:
not much in macarons but ground almonds, sugar and egg whites. Might be some sort of chemical stabilizer like cream of tartar in the egg whites. The fillings are likely some sort of fat like butter plus flavorings (hope they're natural, for that price) and sugar. Doubt if there's any wheat or grain, the most likely food allergens. Did you notice it with any particular flavor?

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 COMMENT 376504 helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara's Chief Executive, Ch...

2013-02-20 09:08 AM

Wow, that's some of the most biased reporting I've seen in a WHILE. Speculation on "had the evaluation taken place...", totally skewed title ("last minute bombshell")...wow. Shame on whoever wrote this, someone should be allowed to find another job without this extreme public backlash.

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 COMMENT 376503 helpful negative off topic

101 Backup

2013-02-20 09:06 AM

Abnormally high? Abnormally low?

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 COMMENT 376502P helpful negative off topic

Caramel Dessert

2013-02-20 09:05 AM

Trader Joe's caramel sauce is pretty dang good spooned right out of the jar...

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 COMMENT 376501 helpful negative off topic

Caramel Dessert

2013-02-20 09:03 AM

Carmel...

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 COMMENT 376500 helpful negative off topic

Acts Of Kindness

2013-02-20 09:02 AM

What Neal fails to mention is that particular hub cap came off of the Packard that Stanley McCormick's wife Katharine Dexter McCormick owned when Stanley was confined for the most part to the huge Riven Rock estate. A unique hub cap indeed!

I have always thought that it is amazing the Stanley and his older brother Harold, who was Madame Ganna Walska's 4th husband lived at one time virtually across the street from Lotusland where Ganna and her 6th husband Theos Bernard originally purchased "Tibetland", later renamed Lotusland when Ganna gave up men...

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 COMMENT 376499 helpful negative off topic

The UCSB Waterski and Wakeboard tea...

2013-02-20 09:00 AM

Yes I would love a good definition of "hazing" seems it has become a catch phrase

I heard that someone "crashed" the clubs campfire, drank to much and hurt himself, then its a "deep pocket" lawsuit filed and a harsh punishment handed down to the club who undoubtedly was breaking the drinking laws.

Wonder what happens on all those school sanctioned field trips?? Hikes,rafting,skiing etc?? I am sure they are all dry camps right?

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 COMMENT 376498 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 09:00 AM

Cameras don't stop crime. Nothing is going to stop crime. It's been happening for hundreds and thousands of years. Accept reality.

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 COMMENT 376497 helpful negative off topic

Residential Dryer Fire

2013-02-20 09:00 AM

405 Hit the nail on the head, it isn't their's and why should they care? Subisdized housing...and by the way, the Elderly live on the NW side of the facility, Famililes and single mom's live where the fire was...

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 COMMENT 376496P helpful negative off topic

Collection Attorney

2013-02-20 08:57 AM

456--Who are you saying "are not really honest"? Lawyers or litigants? What a silly generalization.

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 COMMENT 376495 helpful negative off topic

Caramel Dessert

2013-02-20 08:56 AM

The Coast Restaurant in the Canary Hotel has a delicious butterscotch sundae and McConnells has one too as well as caramel.

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 COMMENT 376494 helpful negative off topic

Caramel Dessert

2013-02-20 08:56 AM

Salted Carmel ice cream from Rori's.

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 COMMENT 376493P helpful negative off topic

Collection Attorney

2013-02-20 08:52 AM

Bruce Hogan

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 COMMENT 376492 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 08:50 AM

If that were true 484 England would be crime free! There are camera's everywhere and crime still happens at similar rates to the pre camera era. Cameras can help in prosecuting criminals but just having cameras present does not stop crime.
Stupid and or desperate people will not change their actions just because someone may be watching.
Just look at the recent elevator rape case in a downtown parking lot, that was all caught on camera!

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 COMMENT 376491 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 08:50 AM

Really? Sort of like if you installed cameras in banks there would be no more bank robberies?

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 COMMENT 376490 helpful negative off topic

Karate & Martial Arts Class

2013-02-20 08:49 AM

Dave and Michelle at Macomber Karate on Hollister at Fairview were wonderful when my son was that age. He loved it there. I'd say, go visit a few and see what feels right.

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 COMMENT 376489 helpful negative off topic

101 Backup

2013-02-20 08:48 AM

Overpopulation

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 COMMENT 376488 helpful negative off topic

Residential Dryer Fire

2013-02-20 08:43 AM

I agree the problem is more than likely a clogged lint trap/line. Those machines are not that old. The residents are mostly elderly people. Most people clean out the lint screen after each load. However, the line vented to the roof should be inspected and/or cleaned by facility workers every month. My two cents' worth. My dryer is 22 years old - I clean it regularly.

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

Shots Fired

2013-02-20 08:40 AM

Why can people be so sure all Hispanics are from Mexico? A woman here in Carp was ragging on a man, "I've been here 20 yrs and you people come and ruin the place." When he replied he was 9th generation in Carpinteria, she shut up and walked away.

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The UCSB Waterski and Wakeboard tea...

2013-02-20 08:39 AM

A complete waste of an article if they aren't going to mention what the events were.

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 TOTCH helpful negative off topic

Acts Of Kindness

2013-02-20 08:39 AM

If each of us do a random act of kindness when the opportunity arises maybe the world would get used to it.
Just a smile at someone in thegrocery store could make a difference in their day! Let's all go out and try it.

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 COMMENT 376484 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting

2013-02-20 08:37 AM

If you want a safer neighborhood, install video cameras. Not more guns. This wouldn't have happened in front of a camera.

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 COMMENT 376483 helpful negative off topic

Acts Of Kindness

2013-02-20 08:36 AM

Pay it forward my friend.

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 COMMENT 376482 helpful negative off topic

Unmarked Police Car

2013-02-20 08:36 AM

The police often use unmarked cars for obvious reasons. The vehicle code does not permit them to use unmarked cars for the regular enforcement of basic traffic laws. That requires a plainly marked car equiped with red lights, siren etc. That does not mean that an officer in such an an unmarked car cannot make a traffic stop, however it would generally have to be something significant, e.g. drunk driving, reckless driving, etc. and generally one that occurred in their immediate presence, and is highly discouraged if that officer is not in full police uniform.

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Caramel Dessert

2013-02-20 08:33 AM

Grocery store, ice cream - your flavor but I'd opt for vanilla bean - and gooey caramel sauce, YUM! Heat the caramel sauce for easier pouring. Some grocery stores or CVS sell the bags of caramels, grab one or two bags and turn on the music and instant heaven.

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 MYOPINION helpful negative off topic

Acts Of Kindness

2013-02-20 08:31 AM

Nice people rock!

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 COMMENT 376479 helpful negative off topic

Graffiti Deterrent

2013-02-20 08:28 AM

Good job! Paint them all over town, cheer the people up! They are adorable!

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

Collection Attorney

2013-02-20 08:25 AM

Joe Friday, on Dragnet, used to say, "Just the facts, Mam." I agree with others here, more info needed for better detailed answers.

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Veterinary Clinics That Bill

2013-02-20 08:22 AM

Vets, doctors, etc, want money upfront now because so many people don't pay their bills. If you're stung enough times it has to become a cash business to survive. Good luck getting the teeth cared for, a couple good suggestions here.

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 MESAJIM helpful negative off topic

Silent Auction Bidding

2013-02-20 08:19 AM

A date with Catherine Zeta Jones. (Michael Douglas not included).

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 D8VANILLA helpful negative off topic

Collection Attorney

2013-02-20 08:18 AM

Again, you might be able to do this yourself. Just get the book first. The Public Library probably has a copy. And, AGAIN, what is the nature of the judgement??? We really shouldn't be giving advice without all the facts.

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

Silent Auction Bidding

2013-02-20 08:14 AM

Nice comments with plenty of suggestions. The poster has plenty of help now getting started on putting the silent auction together. Just proves, Edhat is the place to look for answers!

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

The UCSB Waterski and Wakeboard tea...

2013-02-20 08:08 AM

It doesn't clarify exactly what the hazing incident was, nor how many were "hazed". Why is hazing even necessary? It's really just bullies acting out. College is for education, maybe these people need to grow up.

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Coal Oil Point

2013-02-20 08:03 AM

Duh! DIdn't notice the upside-down egret until others commented - thanks. Lovely pix.

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The Big One's Coming

2013-02-20 08:00 AM

If you start to notice lots of oil on the beach, it's probably because you're looking down. Always oil, tar, more in winter when waves and tides move sand. The seeps never cease.

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 ASW helpful negative off topic

Acts Of Kindness

2013-02-20 08:00 AM

Fab car and nice story. Thanks.

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

Blossoms

2013-02-20 07:58 AM

I love those flowering pears around town, they make me think spring is here too. Your pictures are really nice w/the sky as a backdrop. Thanks!

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Active Coyotes

2013-02-20 07:43 AM

I live in the Goleta foothills and when we hear coyotes they are 'in town' rather than the foothills. They are intelligent and have moved where there are little munchies and food bowls easily available. Staying out where the hunting is for those dang little gophers is hard work. Go to the urban cafeteria instead.

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 COMMENT 376467 helpful negative off topic

Acts Of Kindness

2013-02-20 07:42 AM

Cool Hub cap! Glad you still have it!

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

Acts Of Kindness

2013-02-20 07:33 AM

Wonderful, Neal. Thanks for sharing your experience, hope the "unmasked Ranger" sees this. It's a nice counter-post to all the comments here about how unfriendly/uncaring everyone in Santa Barbara is. We know it's not true!

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Caramel Dessert

2013-02-20 07:21 AM

JANE"S!!!! CARAMEL SUNDAE!

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 COMMENT 376464 helpful negative off topic

Active Coyotes

2013-02-20 07:21 AM

you live on the Mesa if your zip code is 93109, if not you are the West Side.

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 COMMENT 376463 helpful negative off topic

The Big One's Coming

2013-02-20 07:16 AM

I recently read that if we start to notice a lot of oil on the beach etc., that there is a quake coming. Just read about the birds from our channel being sent to a cleaning place in San Pedro because they were covered with oil from the natural slicks in the channel!

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Collection Attorney

2013-02-20 07:15 AM

Bruce Hogan

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Active Coyotes

2013-02-20 07:15 AM

Snopes says the bear mauling child smeared with honey story is an urban legend. Always check those stories that sound too ghastly to be true. My coworker sends me a bunch of anti-obama stories that turn out to be false so I am used to checking.

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Caramel Dessert

2013-02-20 07:14 AM

O.K., looked it up. See http://theresnoplacelikeoz.com/foodlove/macaron-vs-macaroon-whats-the-difference/ for the difference between macaroons (have coconut and less structure) and macarons (a round filled-cookie-looking meringue).

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 COMMENT 376459 helpful negative off topic

The Big One's Coming

2013-02-20 07:09 AM

My dog talks to me everyday, but it's always the same thing- you don't feed me enough.

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 COMMENT 376458P helpful negative off topic

Shots Fired

2013-02-20 07:07 AM

He died. Has been identified as a man from Ventura. So sad.

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Active Coyotes

2013-02-20 07:01 AM

We live on Eastside below APS. After the Tea Fire, all the enjoyable coyote yips and howls, talking to each other along the hilltops, disappeared, and we surmised they were either killed in the fire, or retreated farther back in the hills. Maybe their population or courage are just recovering. We hope to hear a full chorus again soon!

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Collection Attorney

2013-02-20 06:48 AM

Get a "fixed price contract" for lawyer services on this. Don't let them go retainer and hourly, they are not really honest. If the lawyer charges too much, don't pay them, 1/50 chance they'll sue you.

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Collection Attorney

2013-02-20 06:48 AM

I would call the Santa Barbara Bar association and ask who is good to talk to.

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Landlord Request

2013-02-20 06:44 AM

This whole debate is disgusting- you have been a tenant for 15 years and you have to worry about a rent increase or eviction because you request a freaking PAINT JOB? And people defend the slumlord? I am so happy that we are going to be moving in two months- where we are going we will have a three bedroom home for the same price as our tiny studio.

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Collection Attorney

2013-02-20 06:40 AM

Bruce Hogan

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 CORKY helpful negative off topic

The Big One's Coming

2013-02-20 06:40 AM

Don't place a wager against an earthquake, as there probably are earthquakes almost daily somewhere in CA.

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Acts Of Kindness

2013-02-20 06:31 AM

In the mid-40s my parents had a very cool 12 cylinder four-door Packard convertible. We had a St. Bernard and he loved to get in the back where the top went if it was down--a perfect fit! I wonder what kind of mileage that car got. We lived in Hope Ranch Annex and went to school in San Roque, where we finally moved so that we could ride our bikes or walk to school instead of going back and forth in that gas-guzzler.

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 COMMENT 376450 helpful negative off topic

Coal Oil Point

2013-02-20 06:28 AM

Nice

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 COMMENT 376449 helpful negative off topic

Actress Natalie Portman and her fam...

2013-02-20 06:24 AM

@239P: Oh, I read the article, alright. The only thing I'm guilty of is failing to notice the Condor Express was identified on a picture at the very end. This changes nothing of my original observation, which was that in the second paragraph it is very plainly stated that the cruise was SEVERAL HOURS NORTH OF SANTA BARBARA. Not WENT several hours north of Santa Barbara, but WAS several hours north of Santa Barbara. Perhaps it was just sloppy or mistaken writing. All I know is what I read. I stand by my original statement and "admit" nothing of the sort.

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 COMMENT 376448 helpful negative off topic

A well-loved advocate of alcohol an...

2013-02-20 06:00 AM

No longer in a coma, he passed (taken off the machine) Sunday night. RIP Steve/Stevo.

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 COMMENT 376447 helpful negative off topic

Blossoms

2013-02-20 04:37 AM

What a letdown! Talk about anti-climax.

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Unmarked Police Car

2013-02-20 04:36 AM

The wagon was the Baker Boys. They were pretty effective. Funny thing was, when they poured out of that wagon, in their bulky (to cover the gear they were strapping), plain clothing, they looked more like a group of thugs than most of the thugs they interacted with.

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 COMMENT 376445 helpful negative off topic

Landlord Request

2013-02-20 04:20 AM

yes...and everything in real estate needs to be in writing.

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Silent Auction Bidding

2013-02-20 02:09 AM

Stuff related to grandkids, ie, passes to Sea Center, tickets to Fun Zone in Ventura, packages of books and related toys along a theme, special classes with grandkids, annual passes or memberships to area educational institutions, roundtrip train ride to Carp inc breakfast at Esau's.
For adults, gift certificates to area excursions: Islands, Cachuma wildlife tour, a private morning or afternoon for 4 with a local expert (art, wildlife, botany, history, photography). Lunch with a city council member. Gift certificate for a computer lesson or clean up, mac or pc.

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 SHAKEY helpful negative off topic

SB Myths

2013-02-20 01:52 AM

That Google caught a picture of bigfoot in front of circle k on Milpas St.

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 COMMENT 376442P helpful negative off topic

Landlord Request

2013-02-20 01:31 AM

So glad I'm not a renter.

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Silent Auction Bidding

2013-02-20 01:22 AM

What age range are you planning on attracting to these silent bids? I have bid on (and won) many items over the years.

Let's say you want to lure the 40-60 crowd to open up their wallets. I would offer a spa day at The Oaks in Ojai. A wonderfully artsy bird bath to dress up a garden. A certificate to REI. Restaurant packages galore. An unusual sculpture, preferably metal and of a dog. A Metro Theatre coupon booklet. Tickets to Lotusland. Certificates for massages, facials. A gift card to Island Seed & Feed (they may donate that, if you ask nicely). Lessons in mosaic (a trendy thing to do right now). Tickets to J. Paul Getty museum.

How about home improvement? A certificate for two hours' worth of house repair from Edward the Fixit Guy. A gift card for Home Improvement Center or OSH. A certificate to have a custom framing done for some photo or work of art. A certificate to have a family photo taken.

A whale watching package for two or four. An overnight stay at Upham Hotel, Biltmore, Miramonte. A season's worth of SB Symphony. A season's worth of tickets to the Granada.

Anything dog: A gift card to Healthy Pet. A certificate to have your pet's photo taken professionally. Or maybe even a watercolor or oil painting of your family pet. A dog spa treatment.

Tickets to ski Mammoth. Tickets to Disneyland. Some latest mystery novel, written by and signed by the author. Neal Graffy's latest book on Santa Barbara, signed. The iPad idea is good.

Have at least two pieces of really nice jewelry. Earrings. A necklace. Something from Williams Sonoma or Sur Le Table, such as a beautiful pasta bowl or basket of mixed goodies in jars and tins.

People do seem to like baskets with lots of different items in them. I would definitely put out at least one basket that is loaded with chocolates from some local candy shop.

Ask a few of your friends what they have bid on in the past.

Have fun. I hope you make loa... [ more ]

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Veterinary Clinics That Bill

2013-02-20 12:50 AM

And with your next dog, how about brushing its teeth periodically and feeding it higher quality food?

"Pay at the plate or pay at the vet," as one friend quoted to me recently.

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The Big One's Coming

2013-02-20 12:45 AM

All I know is . . . if you're on the beach in Thailand, and the elephants start heading for higher ground . . . you had best run for the hills.

And if you're on any beach, and the water suddenly sucks out VERY VERY far---don't stand there watching, with your teeth in your mouth----get the heck outta there, quick like a bunny.

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Caramel Dessert

2013-02-20 12:36 AM

Dang spell correct! Macarons.

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Caramel Dessert

2013-02-20 12:35 AM

The macaroons at Renaud's gave me such bad asthma, I suffered for hours and hours. Don't know what's in those things, but it ain't good.

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 COMMENT 376436P helpful negative off topic

Karate & Martial Arts Class

2013-02-20 12:35 AM

My son went to South Coast Karate classes several years ago when he was a little guy. The sensei, Brian Jordan, was great with the kids!

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Acts Of Kindness

2013-02-20 12:31 AM

Hey. I have a whole crate of those hubcaps in my basement. What's the big deal? (JK)

There are some nice, nice people in SB. Good job, unmasked man.

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Active Coyotes

2013-02-20 12:26 AM

415P. Thanks for the nightmare material. I was afraid my dreams would be all unicorns and glitter tonight.

375: You rock. Leave the coyotes alone.

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