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 COMMENT 379733P helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 11:50 PM

PAMSB

"Santa Barbara View Exclusive Update: The family of KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez told the station she was home safe after being missing all day.

I would guess the story gets less accurate the further it is reported from Santa Barbara. I have read many local sources today, and they all indicate just one day.

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 COMMENT 379732P helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 11:44 PM

Uh oh. Story on British tabloid The Daily Mail. It is global.

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 COMMENT 379731P helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 11:42 PM

We are pretty foolish yammering on when we really do not know, or even need to know, what happened.
That being said, i will yammer for a moment. The station let Joe Gale go. Anyone think Paula may have been let go, too? People over 40 get fired all the time now for no real reason other than that the corporation which employs them wants to save money by hiring young employees whose salaries and benefits cost less, and younger sells in the eyes of corporate America.
A possibility. It has to be challenging to be a woman on TV nowadays if you are not 27.

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 PAMSB helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 11:24 PM

NBC LA news just said that she had been missing for several days, not hours. Prayers for Paula and her family.

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 COMMENT 379729P helpful negative off topic

FEMA Search Canine Evaluation

2013-02-27 11:17 PM

Here is Rley's story:
http://www.searchdogfoundation.org/zcom/newsletter/ScrapDetail.
do?compid=98&newsid=325

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 COMMENT 379728P helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 11:02 PM

All these comments and only 581 mentioned Paula Lopez has a problem with diabetes? Remember when all of us were wondering why she lost so much weight?

If Paula didn't get her insulin shot on schedule, that could account for why she was "lost" and perhaps even the person threatening to commit suicide.

What a terrible scare for her loved ones. I hope she will be okay. Diabetes is no joke.

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 COMMENT 379727P helpful negative off topic

Homeschool Groups

2013-02-27 10:56 PM

sbfamilyschool.com if you are looking for math enrichment

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 KATYDID helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 10:39 PM

It's wonderful that she is home and safe. Let's all be content with a happy ending and wish her well.

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 COMMENT 379725P helpful negative off topic

Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 10:34 PM

625....Your post made me laugh as I, too, sat back and watched the copters fly over and over and over and over again sounding like a war zone. And for those who have never been.....it sounds a little something like that, and that is not in a "active" zone.

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 COMMENT 379724P helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 10:28 PM

We are relieved to see that Paula is home safe.

I hope the community will give her and her family some space.

She has always been out there helping in the community and she might be happier out of the limelight for awhile - for some needed rest and relaxation. I hope she gets that!

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 TRUTHTELLER helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 10:26 PM

I'm so happy to hear that Paula is safe; not so happy that her private life will be gobbled up, chewed, and spat out for all of us to lap up and masticate again. Paula Lopez is a private person with a public life; perhaps she is owed some 'private' time from the 'public'. I may not particularly care for her as a news anchor; however, I do believe she and her family deserves space and compassion during this time. That's just my thoughts.

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 COMMENT 379722P helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 10:23 PM

I cannot even find the words for this whole thing. I hope if I ever disappear for a few hours (wouldn't that be a treat!), that my husband and children call out all the stops and involve as many people in whatever branch or station in life they happen to be in with helicopters and rescue boats and dogs and anything thing else they have in their arsenal to find me. Oh! But wait. I have to be missing a day or so before they will even talk to my family about a disappearance. I cannot wait to see what they come up with as a explanation for all of this. And yes, they do owe us an explanation. If we weren't supposed to get one, and in the future don't expect to give one they shouldn't have involved even as many of the Edhat community.

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 COMMENT 379721 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 10:23 PM

I just checked the homepage for USAToday and one of the top stories was, "Santa Barbara news anchor returns home safely."

I think our society is doomed. People all over the country are now aware of this story. Which really isn't a story.

But, as Sally C says, thanks to SB View and Noozhawk for the great coverage!

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 COMMENT 379720P helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 10:15 PM

No doubt all those who object to the concerns about costs will be supportive of the city's proposal-to-come to raise the sales tax. Inquiring about how much something costs is a reasonable inquiry when there are public monies being spent.

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 COMMENT 379719P helpful negative off topic

Injury Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 10:15 PM

Nice pic! Thank you.
Impressive that all accidents reported on Edhat today are at signal controlled intersections. Is anyone awake at the wheel today?

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 COMMENT 379718 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 10:11 PM

SallyC-You're kidding aren't you? The View had only the most limited of coverage. Nothing like here on Edhat. And the View is bragging about 30,000 unique hits in Feburary? That's only 1,000 at day. That's nothing! No need to brag. In fact those are rather embarassing numbers.
Anyway, thankfully Paula is home and we wish the best for her.

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 COMMENT 379717P helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 10:08 PM

I agree with 626 & 692. If it were you or I they would have made our loved one wait the 72, or is it 48 hours to do Anything let alone pull out a helicopter. Glad she is ok, but please enough with the special treatment, let all of us play by the same rules.

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 BEACHBIKER helpful negative off topic

FEMA Search Canine Evaluation

2013-02-27 09:52 PM

I love Riley! How wonderful that he found his mission in life with firefighter Grey!
A heartwarming story!

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 COMMENT 379715P helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 09:48 PM

Sheriffs and helicopters don't go looking for missing adults unless it's 1) been 24 hours, 2) there is evidence the person is in danger, or 3) they have made credible threats to harm themselves or others.
That being said, chances are authorities had reason to believe she was in danger. Public figure or not, they don't send searchers unless there is reason to worry.
There is a case in the Bay Area of two young adults who went to Peru and took an impromptu boat trip that took them away from computer access. Their families freaked out and launched a media campaign about their "missing loved ones." THAT is an unfounded freak out simply because someone did not log on Facebook one day. Paula Lopez's case is probably different. But beyond that, we should leave her alone, and just be glad if it we were in her shoes, people would care enough to look for us.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Injury Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 09:21 PM

2 vehicle accident not hearing anything about injuries..

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 COMMENT 379713 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 09:02 PM

Amen! Props to Noozhaw and SBview.com for great, real-time coverage. Our prayers are with Paul and her family.

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 COMMENT 379712P helpful negative off topic

Portrait

2013-02-27 09:00 PM

I second Joann Dufau. I have seen her work in local galleries and the art museum, and I have enjoyed it.

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 COMMENT 379711 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 08:59 PM

Maybe she seemed off on the air because her diabetes was giving her trouble? Wishing the best for her and her family.

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 COMMENT 379710P helpful negative off topic

Blue & Green

2013-02-27 08:45 PM

What a beautiful little patch of land between railroad line and coast line. Agree with Nature Boy about the great colors.

How gorgeous nature is this time of spring greens - and how few places in the world get green land nestled up to brilliant blue coast. Lovely photo! Lucky us!

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 COMMENT 379708 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 08:39 PM

I was wondering why there were two helicoptors circling over West Campus and TV Hill area this afternoon... mow we kn ow... glad she is safe and glad she was not kidnapped etc,,,

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 DOGRUNNER helpful negative off topic

Portrait

2013-02-27 08:35 PM

I would check out Benjamin Anderson in Carpinteria.

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 COMMENT 379706 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 08:28 PM

Didn't someone mention she's diabetic? Can't something come up when insulin is outa wak and make people act drunk and do weird things.

My grandfather in his 70's got really upset one night and went back to the home he watched his wife pass in, banged on the garage door and it was mayhem. Sometimes people just do things

Anyways, we aren't hearing the whole story. Judges wife or not they launched a full search for a reason we may never know. And honestly that's ok, personal issues are personal issues. Something we have lost

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 COMMENT 379704 helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 08:23 PM

The comment that 665 posted is right on! I wasn't an Edhat subscriber until i read that post! That hit home! Whether or not she has a mental health issue..this community needs to be aware of how many people have a mental health issue and struggle daily just to cope and get through the day- including those with drug and alcohol addictions. We need more help, support and more available resources to help our CHILDREN and adults. There really isn't enough out there, you can cry for help so many times and when no one ever really cares to follow up, you tend to loose faith. "Invisible disabilities" are the hardest to explain, accept and live with on an every day basis. Strength to all those who do!

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 COMMENT 379703 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 08:20 PM

I think any time a judge's family member is reported missing it's a cause for extra concern. Should be obvi.

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 COMMENT 379701 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 08:17 PM

This is surely drug related.

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 NATURE BOY helpful negative off topic

Blue & Green

2013-02-27 08:16 PM

If someone painted it, no one would believe it came from a real scene! So incredible, great colors. What a sometimes beautiful world we live in!

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 COMMENT 379697 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 08:13 PM

Sure glad to hear she is home safely. I am sure there is a reasonable explanation for being gone for awhile. She may have even left a note, but somehow it got mislaid. She may have gone to visit a friend and then went somewhere, never figuring she had to check in with anybody. She is an adult, after all.

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 COMMENT 379696 helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 08:11 PM

689 is completely correct. Her husband sent out his own personal army aka the sheriffs department. Must be nice to be a part of the 1%

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 COMMENT 379695 helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 08:11 PM

What I don't get is someone heard from her at 9:30 AM and reported her missing at 10:00 AM?? I thought the police tell you to wait 24 hours before the they will be involved. Maybe that is for children only.

I am very glad that all is well.

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 NATURE BOY helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 08:11 PM

Ok, a few things here.

The question still remains: How come a person "missing" for a half an hour requires a full-on search, and news coverage? That's highly unusual.

And 656: No, they won't bill Paula for the helicopter. How could they? SHE didn't report herself missing. How is any of the rescue expense her fault? For not answering her phone for a half hour?

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 COMMENT 379693 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 08:10 PM

Tomorrow my wife is going to put out an APB because I left for work at 8:30 and didn't return until 5:30.

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 COMMENT 379692 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 08:09 PM

@626, I totally agree. It costs thousands to send a bird up in the sky. I can understand if she was missing for 24 hours, but their family obviously pulled all the cards in the deck. No way would any of us get this kind of treatment.

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 COMMENT 379691 helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 08:08 PM

685P read again, i said and the report said her family reported TODAY that she had been missing for THREEDAYS.

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 COMMENT 379689 helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 08:05 PM

668: if this had been you, the kerfluffle never would've occurred. "Hello, 911, what emergency are you reporting?"
"My wife went missing."
"How long has she been gone?"
"Two hours."
"Did she threaten to hurt herself?"
"No."
"Call us back in two days."

 

seriously That's how it would go for you and I.

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 COMMENT 379686 helpful negative off topic

Reba Ruth Baker

2013-02-27 08:00 PM

RIP, bless your time on earth and eternity.

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 COMMENT 379685P helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 07:56 PM

379680 - read again. She was missing from 9:30am TODAY.

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 COMMENT 379684P helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 07:56 PM

Gambling at Chumash????

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 COMMENT 379682 helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 07:53 PM

Spot on, -670.

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 CARPWALKER helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 07:49 PM

Glad you are home Paula!

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 COMMENT 379680 helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 07:48 PM

So she was reported missing for three days, today, and was found in her home tonight? am i the only one thinking some shady business is going on

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 COMMENT 379678 helpful negative off topic

SBMS Experience

2013-02-27 07:46 PM

SBMS alum and grateful part of this community. I hope you come visit and see for yourself if this a fit for your child and family. As you can see from the comments above that we are indeed different. We are the only Jr. High that just specializes in these very formative years. Please come and see for yourself.

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 COMMENT 379677 helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 07:44 PM

If this indeed ends up being “mental issues”, it makes me so sad to think the general public would be more compassionate and sympathetic if it was a dramatic bad fight with her husband. The truth of “mental issues” is just so uncomfortable. For those truly inflicted, hope seems as close as another galaxy… very far, far away and so many light years away the effort is just un-reachable and why risk being disappointed again.

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 COMMENT 379676P helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 07:43 PM

665, 670, My concern ended when she came home safely but you enjoy your gossip, I hope it brings you peace and security. Somehow I doubt it will though.

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 COMMENT 379675P helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 07:41 PM

My gosh - The poor woman ! She leaves the house for the day and up goes the flag ? Come'on people, give her some space. I'm glad the story has a happy ending. Love you Paula.

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 COMMENT 379674 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 07:40 PM

Glad she's safe.

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 COMMENT 379672 helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 07:35 PM

670, she doesn't owe the public anything. Being a public figure doesn't mean she owes people an explanation for a private matter.

If someone reported a missing person who had, let's say for argument's sake, threatened their own life, you bet more than a BOL would be issued.

People have a right to privacy no matter who they are. Medical conditions, psychological conditions...anything. That's private stuff.

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 COMMENT 379670 helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 07:32 PM

This became no longer a family matter when public resources were deployed. She owes the public an explanation (if it were a medical issue, etc.) or reimbursement (if it were something else). Furthering the point, all these resources were deployed shortly after she didn't show up. For the rest of us minions, they wouldn't even take a report for 24 hours, and then only a BOL would be issued.

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 COMMENT 379668 helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 07:30 PM

I am very happy she has come home. But, honestly, I am going to tell my husband that if I take off for a day, I would prefer that he not call the helicopters and massive search parties. Sometimes one just likes to have some alone time to sort things out, especially if there has been a quarrel or disappointment.

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 COMMENT 379667 helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 07:30 PM

Would have been great if she walked through the door of her house with a bunch of shopping bags from the outlets.

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 COMMENT 379665 helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 07:25 PM

I genuinely hope for Ms. Lopez's sake and for her family's sake that this was a misunderstanding and/or miscommunication. On the other hand, if Ms. Lopez has a mental illness and her family feared for her safety, it would be wonderful for the mental health awareness cause if she could go public. This takes a great deal of courage and support, which may be beyond her capacity at this time. I say this with the greatest compassion for her and her family. Much as some would feel this is a private matter, some of us who know the torture and anguish of mental illness either in ourselves or in loved ones and the stigmas attached would welcome more attention to the many faces of mental illness to break down stigmas and barriers. Invisible disabilities are the hardest to explain and accept. Regardless of the situation, I truly wish Ms. Lopez and her family all the best as they are reunited tonight.

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 COMMENT 379664 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 07:23 PM

I'm glad to hear she has been found. I just tuned into the KEYT news tonight around 6.35 pm (instead of CNN) and there was no mention of her being found. Maybe I missed the beginning of the news segment. I still don't understand why a person who is missing less than 24 hours is reported missing?

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 COMMENT 379663 helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 07:22 PM

Glad to hear it. Hope all is well with her and her family.

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 COMMENT 379662 helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 07:22 PM

Sounds like she's got some 'splainin to do to her family!

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 COMMENT 379660P helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 07:12 PM

Good news. I hope the press allows this to stay a private family matter.

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 COMMENT 379659 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 07:02 PM

A lot of people noticed that one night when she seemed out of it, or on something during the news.

Not saying she was, just that it was very noticeable and commented about.

Glad to hear she's okay. 634, it's not being insensitive, it's commenting on fact. It very well could've been diabetes related, but all anyone is saying is that she seemed very odd on air recently at least once.

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 COMMENT 379658 helpful negative off topic

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has re...

2013-02-27 06:59 PM

What was that all about? She talks to her family at 9:30 AM and is reported missing at 10:00 AM. The Sheriff's Department conducts a massive search operation including the use of a very expensive helicopter. Then, around 6:15 PM she shows up at home. The taxpayers deserve some answers since that search cost thousands of taxpayer dollars.

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 COMMENT 379657 helpful negative off topic

SBMS Experience

2013-02-27 06:58 PM

I attended the Middle School in the early 90s and it was a great experience. I think is an incorrect to say that the classes are taught in a "non-traditional" or "out-of-the-box" format: this is a real school with all of the regular subjects, taught every bit as well as those one would get at a regular junior high school. The main difference is that at the middle school you are—and you come to realize this—a part of a community, and that this means that you have responsibilities to that community, and to the world at large.

Also, biking, backpacking, the channel islands, real science projects, real theater, gardening, photography, job weeks, the great teachers and staff, etc. etc.—the "extras" woven into the education make for an incredible tapestry of personal growth. Students will keep many of the friends—and skills—that they make here for their whole lives.

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 COMMENT 379656 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 06:49 PM

Yea, thats great news. I wonder if they will send her the bill for the helo.

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 COMMENT 379655 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 06:48 PM

What a relief. Paula, take care and best wishes to you always.

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 COMMENT 379654P helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 06:47 PM

Shorebird, I hope that is the truth, but it would be a good story to save face. She's a public figure and this was most likely a very private matter.

No matter what, I wish her well.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 06:47 PM

Never too early for the pot fields in my head..I'm glad Paula is safe..Theres to many weird things going on latley..

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 COMMENT 379652 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 06:43 PM

Hooray! Such good news. I hope that all is well.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 06:41 PM

Good glad shes ok..

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 SHOREBIRD helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 06:39 PM

She was out for the day and now she's home, seems to be the story.

I wonder what family member blew it all out of proportions.

Everyone needs alone time. Even TV people.

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 COMMENT 379649 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 06:38 PM

Thank goodness! We were so worried about her. We wish her the best.

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 COMMENT 379648 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 06:38 PM

She's been found!

just saw this on the KEYT site:SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez has returned home. Her family informed NewsChannel 3 just before 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

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 COMMENT 379647 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 06:35 PM

577, you were not the only one to notice her behaviour was "off" during a newscast. I did too recently, and wondered about it at the time. It's not a condemnation, simply an observation. She's a public figure. I hope she is found and that she is safe.

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 COMMENT 379646 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 06:35 PM

Dog owners are right up there with smokers in their indifference to others.

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 COMMENT 379645P helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 06:34 PM

Safe at home per KEYT

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 COMMENT 379644 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 06:34 PM

BREAKING NEWS!!!! She was found. Can't a girl go shopping without her phone?

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 SBSRFR helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 06:33 PM

She has been found alive!

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 COMMENT 379642P helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 06:33 PM

Safe at home per KEYT

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 COMMENT 379641P helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 06:33 PM

KEYT reports that she has been found

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 BULLSEYEB helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 06:33 PM

KEYT says she's home and OK

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 COMMENT 379639 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 06:33 PM

On Keyt site it says she has been found.

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 COMMENT 379638 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 06:32 PM

KEYT is reporting that she may have been found. I don't know if a live person or a body has been found.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 06:31 PM

That is not special treatment at all they do that for everyone who/s missing..Search and Rescue don't believe me buy a scanner you can hear it for yourself..

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 COMMENT 379636P helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 06:29 PM

Noozhawk 3:35 pm 2/27: Sheriff's office search suspended, turned over to investigators. Foul play not suspected, she spoke with family members 9:30 am today.
You need to cjick on the local news tab to read this - the "Missing" caption is still on Noozhawk.

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 COMMENT 379635P helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 06:26 PM

626, I don't think she's getting special treatment. As seen on Edhat this morning, she may have been suicidal.

If her family had reason to fear for her safety, the authorities would respond just as they have for anyone.

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 COMMENT 379634 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 06:25 PM

379577 I do not understand people like you. Paola has diabetes that is the reason she lost weight, having my self a spouse with such condition I can tell you ..it is very hard to leave with diabetes. It can damage your sight, liver kidney affects your blood pressure and on and on. Educate your self first

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Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 06:25 PM

With her dramatic recent weight loss I thought perhaps that she was ill.

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 COMMENT 379632 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 06:24 PM

For those people who think it is okay to leave a bag of dog poop next to someone else's front curb, what about a bag of trash, like a bag with a drinking cup, napkins and wrappers from a fast food meal? A bag of human poop? If those things aren't okay, then why would dog poop be okay? Just trying to get you to think the issue through... maybe it will change your mind.

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 COMMENT 379631 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 06:23 PM

Check her email.

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 COMMENT 379630P helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 06:22 PM

There is a channel 4 News chopper right over my neighborhood. Been there for hours now. I liv in Noleta.

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Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 06:22 PM

I heard she has been located alive. No further details.

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Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 06:21 PM

The station was recently purchased. I wonder if she was let go and is quite upset about it.

I hope she has had a chance to think things through and is on her way back home. My thoughts go out to her, her family and her friends.

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 COMMENT 379627 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 06:20 PM

A friend just said that she has been found across the street from "westside market" chino and micheltorena streets apparently the area where she grew up. Can anyone else confirm this?

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 COMMENT 379626 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 06:20 PM

Missing for less than 24hours? I wonder if her being married to a judge ans anything to do with the manpower the sheriff department is putting towards this. Any normal person would not have all the resources available that she is getting for not having been missing for more than 24hours. I hope her well. But she is definitely getting special treatment.

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 COMMENT 379625 helpful negative off topic

Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 06:17 PM

called the sb cops. about the birds over marilla in the bario. they know nothing. call sherriff they tell me they say the media. called keyt they are looking for a missing person. so the police dont know this? CRIKEY. so I call back yes the media is looking for a missing person. btw it sound like bosnia over here and you can actually hear them over the goats chickens and pigs.

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 COMMENT 379624 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 06:16 PM

9571.... yes, she lives up on Old San Marcus and that seems to be the centre from which the helo search is expanding.

Lot of nastiness going on in our community of late and reporting on it in the news has got to take its toll on people.... look what it does to Roger.

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 COMMENT 379623 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 06:15 PM

The most worrying thing about this is that KEYT is actually reporting it. Considering the stories around town they don't choose to cover, I'm taking this as a very concerning sign that she's in trouble.

I really hope she is okay.

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 COMMENT 379622 helpful negative off topic

Big Yellow House Update

2013-02-27 06:13 PM

+ how many speeding tickets and accidents = ?

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 COMMENT 379621 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 06:09 PM

I knew this would be a can of worms....er....poop....thread. And I knew there would be people here who would propose really rude responses as suggestions with no thought of the OP's future relations in their hood.

All I can say is 1) shame on those who leave poop behind, in bags or in the raw and 2) shame on those locals who would rather listen to their own, stupid blow hard narration than give a real solution to a real problem.

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 COMMENT 379619 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 06:04 PM

Hoping for a positive outcome to this.

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 COMMENT 379618 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 06:03 PM

521, thanks for the tip. On the roof it goes.

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 COMMENT 379617 helpful negative off topic

Led by South Coast Fine Art Conserv...

2013-02-27 06:01 PM

Thanks Sally, let's all enjoy the new look of this great piece of art.

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 COMMENT 379616 helpful negative off topic

FEMA Search Canine Evaluation

2013-02-27 06:01 PM

Congrats Riley and Eric! You've reached the pinnacle for any pooch. Only the most elite of all canines make it to the top. Awesome.

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 COMMENT 379615 helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 06:00 PM

Next time that I'm going really slowly on a street with sidewalks like Hollister Ave, I don't want to hear any honking behind me. I can't look at the sidewalks on both sides of the street, behind and betwen parked cars on both sides of the street, AND avoid oncoming traffic when driving over 25mph. If it's my responsibility to avoid every pedestrian that thinks its ok to wander cluelessly across the street, then I'm going to drive slowly enough to see them and stop before hitting them. Don't honk! It's just somebody being responsible for the health and welfare of pedestrians everywhere.

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 COMMENT 379613 helpful negative off topic

Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 05:56 PM

Still here @ 555pm

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 COMMENT 379612 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 05:52 PM

follow them home, put the stuff in a small paper sack on front porch, lite it.ring doorbell and walk away.

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 COMMENT 379611 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 05:51 PM

She always seemed like an unhappy person. I hope she's found safe. Very sad if she's this troubled.

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 COMMENT 379610 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 05:48 PM

SallyC I can't open that link...Hoping that Paula is found soon and safe.

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 COMMENT 379609P helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 05:48 PM

There is no time discrepancy as this all happened this AM. If the SO suspected a possible suicide attempt, that would explain the quick response for such a high profile public figure and the wife of a judge.

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 COMMENT 379608 helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 05:47 PM

I do think that making eye contact with the driver before crossing isa good thing to do.

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 COMMENT 379607 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 05:47 PM

find her first.
ask questions later.
they may have started looking for a half hour later if she told someone she meant to harm herself.

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 COMMENT 379606 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 05:46 PM

The authorities will begin to look for an at-risk missing adult right away, -581, e.g., if the missing adult has dementia, is suicidal or needs medication [whatever category makes the person at-risk], they'll begin looking fast.

The fact that THIS particular missing woman is married to a prominent local official would also likely result in fast action by the Sheriff's Department, too.

I hope she's found safe and well.

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 ANIMALLISTNER helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 05:45 PM

Good luck SAR, and SBSO. Please bring Paula back home safe to her kids, and family. Sending prayers.

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 COMMENT 379604P helpful negative off topic

Ticket Distribution

2013-02-27 05:43 PM

Thanks! I knew Edhaters would come up with something.

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 COMMENT 379603 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 05:43 PM

Helicopter is still hovering over old San Marcos road, near where I live. I believe she lives off of that road.

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 COMMENT 379601 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 05:39 PM

Thank you, EZ... Yes, our prayers are with her as well. I'm shocked to hear this news and hope that she's found safe, and quickly!

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 ELAZ helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 05:39 PM

I pray she will be found unharmed, and soon.

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 COMMENT 379599 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 05:37 PM

Maybe she was due at work and didn't call-which would probably be unlike her.

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 COMMENT 379598 helpful negative off topic

SB High 1931 and 1957

2013-02-27 05:33 PM

To the classmate who was married to Richard Risor, yes his picture is in the 1957 Olive and Gold. I'm class of '55 and my wife is class of '57.Hope this helps.

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 COMMENT 379597 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 05:33 PM

Unless they person they are looking for needs medication, which was stated this morning. "Woman in black sweats in need of medication".

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 BULLSEYEB helpful negative off topic

FEMA Search Canine Evaluation

2013-02-27 05:33 PM

Way to go, Eric and Riley! We need teams like you.

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 EZ2 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 05:32 PM

Our prayers are with her family and husband Judge Ochoa for her safe return.

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 COMMENT 379594 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 05:30 PM

I agree - this doesn't make sense to have everyone looking when she was reported missing for a half hour. This must be a typo or we are missing a large piece of the puzzle. Was she on the air last night?

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 COMMENT 379593 helpful negative off topic

San Marcos Royals Engineers Win at ...

2013-02-27 05:26 PM

I was there. Dp's kids were way younger than the rest, or so it seemed. They were definitely not the robotics team. Plus, the contest had a certain element of luck involved - whoever was farthest along when time was up was the winner.

Nobody actually made an engine that worked.

Raytheon is very nice to spend money on schools in the area. Sure they gave money to DP but some of the graduates of the engineering academy will go on to work at Raytheon after college so it's a win-win. Recruiting engineering talent is expensive and not easy. That money is earmarked for charity and would never be spent on salaries anyway. Besides, supporting the schools is the right thing to do.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Auto Vandalism

2013-02-27 05:23 PM

@356 I don't mean to make it sound like I'm critizing you..I am wacked myself..I get accused of it alot..The only time I have ever heard voices except for the espn stuff is when I mix alcohol with pot, that is the only time. So I don't drink..There was some experiences with LSD acouple times back in the 70's and 90's..I'm actually a depressive, I also have PTSD from being molested and raped and paying acouple of em back..Life is hard it aien't easy especally when your down with this stuff..I have nothing matieral I can't save money I get really depressed sometimes and suicides a passing though because I'm a cursed catholic. That is why I'm always joking around because when I start wallowing things get really bad. Mental Health professionals can't do nothing to remove my pain. One atavin per day and a bowl or two of weed make my life alittle bearable. I'm sorry you have trouble too life aien't easy..

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 COMMENT 379591 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 05:23 PM

There has to be a reason for the concern. They usually do not put an all out helicopter and K-9 search like this for a "call in missing" for 24 hours. Except for a child which they attend to immediately.

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 COMMENT 379590 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 05:21 PM

Roger reported they were searching for a suicidal woman in the area, that could be the answer.

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 COMMENT 379589 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 05:18 PM

Please be on the lookout, and if you have any information please contact the Sheriff’s department at (805) 681-4100 - See more at: http://bit.ly/YAFz8m .Come home Paula!

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 COMMENT 379588 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 05:16 PM

The family couldn't get a hold of her for a half an hour and they're sending out K9's and Helicopters? Something must be wrong.

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 4358ED helpful negative off topic

Led by South Coast Fine Art Conserv...

2013-02-27 05:16 PM

That is good news - it's nice to see something positive happening.

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 COMMENT 379586P helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 05:13 PM

Helicopter just hovering above Goleta. Looks yellow and blue. KEYT sure skirted over it.

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 COMMENT 379585 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 05:11 PM

Save said bags, wait till next time he and dog walks by and does his business.

Throw bags at said person

Or a catapult whichever is available

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 COMMENT 379584 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 05:10 PM

When was she last on air? Maybe they're using that as a timeline.

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 COMMENT 379583 helpful negative off topic

Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 05:09 PM

Helicopters back up now.

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 COMMENT 379582P helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 05:07 PM

see Edhat they just released a statement from the county

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 COMMENT 379581 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Missing

2013-02-27 05:07 PM

Ok this is a bit more info, but I'm confused they called it in at 10am today. But said last time they spoke to her was 9:30am ( no day specified )

It's got to be atleast a day or two or the Sheriff wouldn't be involved yet.

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 COMMENT 379580 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 05:07 PM

Why hasn't the Sheriff's Department said anything? Is there anything that we can do to help deputies?

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 COMMENT 379579 helpful negative off topic

Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 05:04 PM

2 years COX free here - sick of the same news and bi lingual crap - net flix - hulu here - we are stuck with Cox phone service -red box - and live streaming that we can control -

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 COMMENT 379578P helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 05:02 PM

Ugh. Please don't be some whacko copy cat. I know she has at least twins. I pray it's not, but it's hard to think otherwise with all the gun violence lately.

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 COMMENT 379577 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 05:02 PM

When I saw her do the news no long ago she was having a hard time reading the teleprompter and flubbing nearly every sentence. I was worried and wondering if she was in good health (or intoxicated) because this didn't seem like her.

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 COMMENT 379576 helpful negative off topic

San Marcos Royals Engineers Win at ...

2013-02-27 05:01 PM

Another reminder that all of our schools have great potential. I have a kid going to San Marcos next year and I'm happy to learn that they competed so well in this. I care a lot more about engineering, writing, and science competitions than sports. Thanks to Raytheon for making this happen (and for inventing the microwave oven, I love that technology).

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Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 05:00 PM

I heard the call go out this morning but did not think it was her, now that I know I'm shocked and I hope she is ok..When things are rough HOME is always the best place to be.

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 COMMENT 379574 helpful negative off topic

Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 04:59 PM

I think 524 may have it right.....hope all turns out well and she is found safe and sound.

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 COMMENT 379573 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 04:58 PM

KEYT going live asking for your help. Sheriff leading the search, link here: http://bit.ly/YAFz8m Come home safely Paula, Santa Barbara loves you!

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 COMMENT 379572 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 04:58 PM

Paula, we hope you are safe...
.Shocked and scared for her.She is married to a high profile Judge..We all love her in Santa Barbara..

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 COMMENT 379571 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 04:55 PM

I think thats what the police helocopter was doing circling around old san marcos pass this afternoon for. she lives somewhere around that area.

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 COMMENT 379570 helpful negative off topic

Ham Radio Supply

2013-02-27 04:54 PM

This site should be called craighat.... or edslist.

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 COMMENT 379569P helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 04:53 PM

I live in Noleta and hear choppers over the foothills. I pray this is not connected to them.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 04:51 PM

If you can't see a pedestrian crossing the street in front of you while your driving, you have no business driving.

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 COMMENT 379567P helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 04:50 PM

According to this article in the LA Times Paula is married to Judge Ochoa. I hope this is not connected any court case he is/was involved in. I hope she is found safe.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/02/tv-anchor-paula-lopez-missing.html

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 COMMENT 379566 helpful negative off topic

San Marcos Royals Engineers Win at ...

2013-02-27 04:49 PM

Sounds like a tax related transaction.

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 COMMENT 379565 helpful negative off topic

Goleta Ranked A Safe City

2013-02-27 04:47 PM

Too bad more people are not as perceptive and open minded as Redcreek and CRKLine. Old Town is a pretty great place to live, work & play unless one prefers oxnard/orange county/Towbes style beige stucco, a chain store/fast food on every corner and oleanders everywhere. Come out here, walk around, there's a lot going on. True parking bites, the sheriff dept is selective & uniformly unpleasant and it's tough to cross Hollister but overall it is a fine little neighborhood.

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 COMMENT 379564 helpful negative off topic

Big Yellow House Update

2013-02-27 04:44 PM

Ha! After reading all the posts I forgot the original question from the OP. Sorry for being off topic, and I dont know anything about the Big Yellow House.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Led by South Coast Fine Art Conserv...

2013-02-27 04:42 PM

The Santa Barbara Phew?

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 COMMENT 379562P helpful negative off topic

FEMA Search Canine Evaluation

2013-02-27 04:41 PM

Bravo! Thanks for the hard work and dedication.

I'd love to know what shelter Riley came from, if it was a shelter

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Eastside Water Pressure

2013-02-27 04:39 PM

We found the leak it's being repaired right now..Thank You for your advice guys.

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 COMMENT 379560 helpful negative off topic

By 2016, bicyclists should be sayin...

2013-02-27 04:38 PM

235:

If you reread the first part of my comment, I stated that I feel the lawsuit is petty. She should not have sued, as it only removes money.

That being said, it is not permissible for the government to simply shrug off damages in roadways that cause significant hazards. You can't simply walk your car around potholes, bumps, cracks, rocks, etc. It's as dangerous for a car as a bicycle, and is something that should be addressed, not simply "known".

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 COMMENT 379559 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 04:38 PM

So sad as a dog owner to hear how many people defend leaving a bag on the trail/beach/street until they return. Very inconsiderate. Though calling the police seems to be an over-reaction, I think being ridiculed on Edhat is a fine punishment... It is not that hard people, and makes life that much harder for fellow dog owners.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Auto Vandalism

2013-02-27 04:37 PM

Bummer I'm sorry your HOOD is getting bad..Alot of bad things going on latley.

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 COMMENT 379557 helpful negative off topic

Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 04:37 PM

way too early for them pot fields Roger

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 COMMENT 379556 helpful negative off topic

FEMA Search Canine Evaluation

2013-02-27 04:36 PM

Congrats! Gotta love dogs!! Truly a mans best friend and the most loyal companion

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 COMMENT 379555 helpful negative off topic

Residential Vegetation Fire

2013-02-27 04:36 PM

This seems to happen alot--fireplace ashes, or coal from a BBQ. Why don't people leave them in the fireplace or BBQ until they're cool? or put in a metal pail or trash can. I had a friend who put coals from the previous night's BBQ in a bag in the garage. The garage caught on fire the next afternoon. Why they didn't just leave them in the BBQ I don't know.

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 COMMENT 379554 helpful negative off topic

SBMS Experience

2013-02-27 04:35 PM

SBMS Alum class of 2002, i went there all four years. it does build charactor, got me to be a bit more outgoing....some of the kids were nice but i did get picked on. it was fun i learned new skills although did discover knee issues when riding bikes. by the 4th year i was ready to move on and start my next chapter. its a good school.

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 COMMENT 379553 helpful negative off topic

Led by South Coast Fine Art Conserv...

2013-02-27 04:31 PM

$100/sq ft!! Wow, someone is getting scalped. Cheaper just to sell the thing and be done with it from a community perspective.

Any chance of relocating it somewhere else during the process?

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 COMMENT 379552 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 04:30 PM

Earlier, SBNP reported a vehicle off the road and into a ravine on West Camino Cielo with no sign of driver.

Hope these two items are not related.

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 COMMENT 379551 helpful negative off topic

Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 04:30 PM

So sad, I hope they find her.

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 COMMENT 379550 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 04:29 PM

Let's have some details for Pete's sake! Has she been abducted? Is she missing while traveling? Is foul play suspected? is she missing on her own free will?

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 COMMENT 379549 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 04:28 PM

Horrible news... I hope they find her alive and well.

Any idea how long she's been missing and where she was last seen??

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 COMMENT 379548 helpful negative off topic

FEMA Search Canine Evaluation

2013-02-27 04:28 PM

That's the way you do it! Good job!

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 COMMENT 379547 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 04:27 PM

I hope she is found safe!!!

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 COMMENT 379546P helpful negative off topic

Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 04:27 PM

That is Paula Lopez' neighborhood

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 COMMENT 379545 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 04:26 PM

It doesn't say they are asking for the Publics help,or where she was last seen?
Scary.
I hope she is alright,maybe she just needed a break from everything?

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 COMMENT 379544 helpful negative off topic

FEMA Search Canine Evaluation

2013-02-27 04:26 PM

Congratulations Eric and Riley! Way to go!!

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 COMMENT 379543 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 04:26 PM

Kudos to Noozhawk? KEYT released a statement.

On her disappearance, very concerning and thoughts are with the family.

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 COMMENT 379542 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 04:25 PM

Hope she's found safe and sound. According to KEYT: "Santa Barbara County Sheriff Department is leading the effort along with Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue."

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 COMMENT 379541 helpful negative off topic

22 cruise ships are expected to doc...

2013-02-27 04:25 PM

At first, I thought, "oh boy, Ensenada here we come" (ick - have you ever been there???) but now I'm thinking of a business I can create to cash in on all the, um, cash these tourists will be bringing ashore!

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 COMMENT 379540 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 04:24 PM

Wow! hope she's alright. Best wishes for her safe return.

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 COMMENT 379539 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 04:23 PM

Kudos to Noozhawk. Forget the misspelling, this is great reporting!

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 COMMENT 379538P helpful negative off topic

Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 04:22 PM

Good call, 524. I hope for the best, regardless of who it is.

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 COMMENT 379537 helpful negative off topic

Big Yellow House Update

2013-02-27 04:20 PM

355 has some good points. While for some people commuting makes sense for some others ... not so much. Something that many commuters forget to factor in is the cost of gas, wear and tear, and the time you spend. My time is worth a lot to me. If you do some simple math, in the long run commuting can easily cost more.

Being conservative;

Lets assume a 48 week work year after vacation, sick days, and holidays.

Lets say the drive from ventura is an additional 30 miles than the drive from a local residence. 60 miles per day.

Lets say they car you drive gets 30mpg

Lets average $0.15 per mile wear and tear

Factoring traffic you spend 45 minutes each way or 1.5 hrs per day.

Lets assume your time is worth $15 an hour.

48 * 5 = 240 days

60mi / 30mpg = 2 gallons = $9
60mi * $.15 wear and tear = $9
1.5hrs * $15 cost of time = $22.50

=$40.50 per day * 240 days = $9,720.00 per year.

And if you are house shopping, in 30 years you will spend $291,600.00.

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Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 04:19 PM

I'm shocked. Pretty darn high-profile missing person. My best wishes to her and hers.

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 COMMENT 379535 helpful negative off topic

Big Yellow House Update

2013-02-27 04:17 PM

Commuting from Ventura to Santa Barbara:

Gas: $200/month
Time spent in car: approx. 18 hours every two weeks
Savings on rent: approx $600 per month

Free childcare from Grandma: Priceless!!

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 04:16 PM

Never too early for pot fields.

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 COMMENT 379533 helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 04:12 PM

307P: "you're at just as much fault as the driver who hits you" is completely false. The Vehicle Code gives the right of way to pedestrians. Stop trying to rewrite the law

You might have a point if the pedestrians getting hit by cars were popping out from between vehicles. bushes, crossing red lights, etc. But that's not what is happening. The pedestrians being hit are in crosswalks, and completely visible, but the cars are going to fast or being too careless to stop in time.

If you're driving and can't see around a corner, you need to SLOW DOWN!!! Here's an excerpt from the CA Driver's Handbook for your education:

"At intersections without "STOP" or "YIELD" signs, slow down and be ready to stop. Yield to traffic and pedestrians already in the intersection or just entering the intersection. Also, yield to the vehicle or bicycle that arrives first, or to the vehicle or bicycle on your right if it reaches the intersection at the same time as you."

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 COMMENT 379532 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 04:12 PM

Isn't this the second time she's been allegedly reported as missing in the last 6 months?

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 COMMENT 379531P helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 04:11 PM

I hope she is found safe and sound. Thinking of her family & friends during this time of uncertainty

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 COMMENT 379530 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 04:11 PM

wow! details are vague. How long has she been missing? Gosh I hope she just needed a mental health break from reality and it's not something terrible.

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 COMMENT 379529 helpful negative off topic

Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 04:10 PM

Wow, hope she's OK!

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 COMMENT 379528 helpful negative off topic

SBMS Experience

2013-02-27 04:09 PM

I'm an SBMS alum class of 2003. I can honestly say the school changed my life, and really did help me become who I am today. The teachers gave me a love of learning, and my best friends today are my best friends from middle school. The SMBS experience gave me the courage and self confidence to work my way to where I am today, a world wide traveler, outdoor enthusiast, college graduate, and about to start medical school in a few months. I wouldn't trade having gone to middle school for anything.
Yeah, it's got character, nobody is perfect, but this school goes out of it's way to celebrate differences. Hope this helps your decision!

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 04:08 PM

1. Be glad they picked it up and bagged it.

2. Put a small receptacle to make it easier for BOTH of you.

3. Don't worry, be happy.

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Auto Vandalism

2013-02-27 04:08 PM

I live 4 blocks away from Pesetas. Our quiet and hidden little neighborhood is getting scarier and scarier. We have drug bums living along the 101 in the bushes and walking along Calle Real all day, from HiTime and more bushes there. Now we have a neighbor who drives drunk and was involved in beating an old lady after tagging, the incident when the UPS driver got involved to save the lady. Nice neighbors.

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Paula Lopez Status

2013-02-27 04:07 PM

Oh my gosh! My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Unbelievable!

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Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 04:03 PM

Were they looking for Paula Lopez? Noozhawk says she's missing. I saw police with a dog on Cathedral Oaks and several police cars on San Marcos at about 2:30ish.

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22 cruise ships are expected to doc...

2013-02-27 04:02 PM

Can someone *please* post the Coast Guard regulation for pump-outs? As I recall, for pleasure vessels, it was 12 miles. Cruise ships probably have stricter regulation.

So the argument about poop is moot

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Injury Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 04:02 PM

2nd vehicle vs Motorcycle today. Open your eyes people! It really isn't that hard to drive properly.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 04:02 PM

@276.. Using someone else's garbage can is technically a crime, considered "theft of services" as you are not paying for that service. Just take it with you, and use your own garbage or a public trash can.

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Big Yellow House Update

2013-02-27 04:01 PM

470 - The math shows that if you commute from Ventura to Goleta every day, and account for your time being worth a min of $10 an hour. One would spend between $4000-8000 a year just on the commute. ($10 an hour is pretty low)

I don't think people calculate the true costs of a 45 mile commute. If they did they'd realize that they may not be saving any money and certainly dont save time.

You can always make more money, however you cannot make more time... This is just an observation I simply wonder why people make choices that are not always in their best interest. I understand that circumstances are unique for each person but I also dont think people look at the bigger picture when making choices.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 04:01 PM

Dig a big moat around the property. Fill the moat with poop eating alligators (just in case). Install motion sensing sound cannons around the perimeter. Hire mercenaries to snipe loperamide pills into the mouths of any approaching dogs. Train a flock of non-migratory parrots to alert the mercenaries.

That should help.

You're welcome.

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San Marcos Royals Engineers Win at ...

2013-02-27 03:55 PM

Raytheon has always had earmarked dollars for specific tasks. And the logic behind them is not always apparent.

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Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 03:53 PM

Write to your legislators and tell them we want a la carte TV channels. When Cox's fees go up, ours go way up. We never watch sports (other than the Olympics), nor shopping, nor Spanish, but those constitute half of the "basic" channels we get. The whole industry needs changing, and unbundling is the first step to get there.

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Brian Greene Lecture

2013-02-27 03:53 PM

Thank you for the kind words regarding my synopsis. There are a number of challenges in the area of Greene's research.

Verifying these theories of string theory and of multiverses both seem beyond our current measurement abilities. But Greene is actively looking for signals that may be a result of universes interacting with each other. So it is not all speculation.

It is true that his publications peaked in the late 1990s. But he continues to publish within the past year. His 82 citeable papers have been cited 5,496 times. I think he is more than an armchair speculator and/or entertainer.

-- Robert

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Pedestrian vs. Jaywalker

2013-02-27 03:50 PM

It's a foolish and impractical law. A car cannot stop as easily as a person, and it's a lot easier for a ped to see a car than it is for a motorist to see a person, esp if one's eyes are on the road ahead. I wonder if a study has ever been done comparing motorists or pedestrians having the right of way. I've never understood the logic of CA law.

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Led by South Coast Fine Art Conserv...

2013-02-27 03:50 PM

$100 a square foot is such a ridiculous price to pay. More than 10x what the actual cost is of labor and materials. I don't care where the money came from to pay for this. I want to know who is getting the kickback on this sweet deal?

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San Marcos Royals Engineers Win at ...

2013-02-27 03:43 PM

Teaching via real world science and engineering is a win for all involved. Kudos to the folks at Raytheon who did this, and to all the kids and teachers (and parents) who participated.

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Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 03:42 PM

either way- this was NOT a "fair fight" even by gang standards. He was UNARMED RIDING A BICYCLE for G-d's sake. Cowardly shooters.

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Homeschool Groups

2013-02-27 03:41 PM

rain.org has a great online lessons

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San Marcos Royals Engineers Win at ...

2013-02-27 03:40 PM

San Marcos has always dominated this town. Go Mighty Royals.

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Injury Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 03:38 PM

Oh no! Hopefully a skunk doesn't get hurt :-)

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Led by South Coast Fine Art Conserv...

2013-02-27 03:35 PM

Thanks again to Dan Seibert :-), Mayor Schneider, Santa Barbara View and the Arts Commission. It's ours, like it or hate it, but don't ever let it deteriorate again!

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SBMS Experience

2013-02-27 03:32 PM

I graduated SBMS in 1992. It was an educational experience that surpassed all others. It was one one of the best academic experiences that I had in my educational career. It was one of the few times in my school experience that I was challenged 100% and it was welcomed to rise up and challenge back, even as a girl. The trips tought me a self independence that continues to reward me as an adult. My fellow alumni are a network closer than any Greek house, as I travel the country and the world, I always have a fellow middle schooler to call upon. My SBMS alumni have been the network of support through the tough challenges that only adulthood brings. My skillset of traveling and treading lightly continue to reward me as I journey forward. If I was to have a child I can only imagine giving them the gift and investment of SBMS.

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Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 03:27 PM

496 - 307P here. You can't yield to a pedestrian that you can't see until it's too late. Don't you see the point I'm making? Yes, speeding drivers need to slow down. But, cautious drivers are not to be blamed when pedestrians pop out from in between cars, from behind a bush, crossing on a red light, etc....

You can't be at fault for colliding with someone you had no chance to stop for.

Not all drivers are out there trying to mow people down, ok?

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 03:25 PM

I am just amazed at how people have the stomach to pick up those big dog poops. I have to admire anyone who can even do that. I don't blame them for not wanting to carry the poop bag all over the neighborhood on their walk....they stink, even in the bag, but have to admit it is rather rude to leave them on someone's curb or yard. Guess it's better than leaving the original mess for the homeowner to clean up.

How about putting a cute little bucket labeled "Dispose of doggie bags here" and then you only have to dump it in your garbage can weekly....yuck.

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Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 03:25 PM

Unfortunately the photos that are posted tell a story - Condolences to his family - Everyone deserves a chance - Everyone has a past and an opportunity for a bright future - Very sad -

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Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 03:23 PM

496 - if you cross at a blind corner or anywhere your view of oncoming traffic is obscured, you are at just as much fault as the driver who hits you. Simple.

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Injury Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 03:21 PM

Engine 4 on scene investigating. Motorcycle out of the road..Medics on scene.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 03:18 PM

Now this is a topic worthy of edhat. I have dogs crapping in my front yard on a weekly, if not daily basis. If I catch the people, they are apologetic, if not, I scoop it up before mowing. This is not a dog thing...it's a modern narcissistic society thing, and so is the predictably vapor inducing reaction here. Let's talk about a real menace...Priuses doing 45 in the fast lane.

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Ticket Distribution

2013-02-27 03:15 PM

You can give them to Cottage Hospital to offer to their employees.

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Led by South Coast Fine Art Conserv...

2013-02-27 03:14 PM

And the ranting begins....

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Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 03:14 PM

458 - From your dimwit comment, it's clear that no one will care enough to look for you if you go missing, figuring that it's a plus to society.

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Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 03:14 PM

307P: Crossing where there aren't blind corners or hills isn't always possible.

What if you live on a hill or blind corner with no sidewalks? Does that mean you're never allowed to leave the house? What if you're at the bottom of a hill and need to cross? Are you supposed to walk to the top of the hill cross the street, then walk down the hill again? What if you wait for the street to clear before crossing, but one turns the corner and starts speeding towards you when you're in the middle of the street? Are you suddenly supposed to be able to levitate to get out of their way?

Just stop with all of the bad excuses already. Most of the pedestrians that are getting hit are doing nothing wrong and are being cautious when they cross. Pedestrians don't have special psychic powers to predict whether there are reckless, lawbreaking drivers nearby. Just drive the speed limit, and yield to pedestrians, and stop making excuses.

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Big Yellow House Update

2013-02-27 03:13 PM

i still think they should turn it into a jiggle joint

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Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 03:13 PM

Cable, gas, electric are utilities that we do not allow to have competition. States such as Texas do allow electric competition and therefore have lower rates as various companies compete for the individuals business. All of the competitors use the same electric lines. They did not have to build out separate power lines. Our government could allow competition among utilities such as cable, electric, etc. but refuses to do so. These are the government representatives we continue to elect.

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Led by South Coast Fine Art Conserv...

2013-02-27 03:12 PM

4-6 weeks?? Is ONE person doing all the work?!?

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Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 03:12 PM

Someone said he was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk maybe he had words with those guys over that and they shot him. Oh by the way I wear a Chicago White Sox ball cap during baseball season, a Chicago Bears ball cap during football season a Notre Dame "Fighting Irish" hoodie most mornings and my pants usually slide down exposing my crack I must be in a gang too!

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Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 03:12 PM

Hahaha.... I love how polarizing this issue is but then as a society polarity is what excites us. Vehicle/pedestrian collisions are the cause of either of two parts 1) driver not paying attention and/or 2) pedestrian not paying attention.

There are jerks behind the wheel and there are jerks out on foot.... it's just too bad that jerks aren't colliding with other jerks and canceling each other out.

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Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 03:11 PM

487 - wow, i just checked Facebook and saw the same. i really hope my kids never end up like that. so sad.

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Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 03:11 PM

@419 - they allow it because cable is a de facto utility. Your water bill is a monopoly. Your gas and electric are monopolies. Any product that requires expensive build out to your house can only make financial sense as a monopoly.

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Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 03:07 PM

@442 Thank You for the information.

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Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 03:06 PM

Yes, it was tragic that he was killed, especially on our streets.

But as the question of his gang affiliation, one trip to the photos section of his Facebook page, replete with his gang tattoos and gang signs, will confirm that he was an active gangbanger.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 03:04 PM

We installed a sprinkler with motion sensor on the front lawn. Poops on the yard are no longer a problem. To those leaving bags anywhere for any amount of time: your neighbors don't appreciate it and think your trash is gross. Please stop.

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Big Yellow House Update

2013-02-27 02:59 PM

Another very special, historic jewel which wasn't protected.

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Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 02:49 PM

481 - easy. you cross somewhere where there IS NOT a blind corner or hill.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 02:46 PM

474P - really? the only thing worse (well, it is MUCH worse) than leaving a crap bag in the bushes, is leaving it sitting on the beach!

YUCK!

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Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 02:42 PM

307P: If it's a blind corner or hill, please tell me, what is the pedestrians supposed to wait for before they cross? Should they wait for the hill to become flattened by a nuclear holocaust? Should they wait for peak oil to hit and there be no more cars on the road? Seriously, there's only so much waiting a pedestrian can do. Once there are no cars present, it's time to cross the street. Stop blaming pedestrians.

475: Happens to me all the time, in particular on Anacapa Street in the mornings. I roll down my window, and stick my arm out to catch other cars attention. It works most of the time.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 02:41 PM

OP, in regards to your question about the mindset of people that would behave in this way- I think it's the same thing that's been on several threads; a deeply engrained belief of self-entitlement.

It's very much the same as leaving behind soiled baby diapers in a park. It's ignorant and doesn't belong in today's society. The nearly zero chance that there will be any consequences make leaving it for others to enjoy doesn't help.

What I've personally witnessed in regards to dog owners and their own behavior when it comes to their dogs is nothing less than atrocious (and, I'm being really diplomatic).

Animal feces is a health hazard. If I were to judge by the home in which they either rent or own, or their mode of dress when walking their dogs (not K-Mart sweats, off-brand shoes or Rite-Aid shades), I would say that many of these criminals probably already understand this hard fact. There is a gap between what these people know and what they're practicing.

I used to be friends with someone for years that worked in the medical field. She threw trash out the window while driving, left dirty diapers everywhere, cleared her throat and spat in public. She also would sneak her dog into restaurants. She didn't pick up after her dog, either. Her reply to a suggestion to do so was "_ _ _ _ them if they can't take a joke".

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Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 02:40 PM

I dumped Cox more than a year ago for Direct TV and couldn't be happier.
Cox's bills keep going up and up and up.
No wonder so many local people are choosing other providers....

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A Santa Maria woman was sentenced T...

2013-02-27 02:36 PM

Good for our justice system. Someone who would do that to their TWO YEAR OLD should be punished SEVERLY. IF only there was a way to make sure she never has the responsibility of caring for a young child's welfare again... too bad sterilization is not legal. I hope that they never ever parole her.

Hopefully the family that adopted the young child can help set right in time what damage horrible abuse had done in the past to this poor child. Who knows what other awful abuses this wretched woman ( the mother) inflicted upon this child that we do not know of in the past.

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Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 02:35 PM

ive been hit before. Don't worry - insurance will do its job. Be glad you live to ride another day brother!

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Blue Whales In SB

2013-02-27 02:35 PM

OP Here-seeing their maneuvers made me think they were Blues-their flukes are pretty distinctive. Sorry no pics-I didnt have my telephoto handy.

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Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 02:34 PM

I've noticed another problem:
On one way streets when I've stopped for a waiting pedestrian at the curb to allow them to cross and the lane next to me is vacant, inevitably a car comes barreling down the "vacant" lane and almost mows the pedestrian over. This has happened to me as a pedestrian as well.
As a driver, what else can we do to alert the speeding, distracted drivers next to us? Tap the brakes? Use hazard lights?

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 02:32 PM

I walk my dog at Hendry's and leave the bag on a rock. When I come back to pick it up, someone has stolen it. At least it is tied tightly.

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Ham Radio Supply

2013-02-27 02:30 PM

Op please 1027 somewhere else. over and out!

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Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 02:29 PM

466 - WHO CARES?! This young man was murdered! So what if he was in a gang or not? He was shot to death in our town, on our streets, where our children play.

Let's focus on finding the killers, not determining whether he was in a gang because of his shoes or candy preference!

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Big Yellow House Update

2013-02-27 02:26 PM

to comment 9355. We need to remember that not everyone is blessed enough to be able to work AND live in Santa Barbara or Goleta ( whichever the case may be). Some people can only afford to live in Ventura even if they work in Goleta. Then again some people that live in Goleta may not have been able to find a job that pays enough close to home and Ventura may have more promising positions. If you are lucky enough to live close to where you work you should be thankful and maybe not so critical of those who are not as lucky.

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Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 02:25 PM

I think you're obsessed.

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Pedestrian vs. Jaywalker

2013-02-27 02:23 PM

I never go for a walk without a jay.

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Big Yellow House Update

2013-02-27 02:21 PM

I love re-reading this post every 6 weeks.

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Ham Radio Supply

2013-02-27 02:21 PM

@408: Then why did you now? "You and your kind" is kind of a stereotypic p.o.s. remark, don't you think? Now if it was 1972, maybe those CB radios might be of some use, but today, they are junk. Now STFU and go away.

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Big Yellow House Update

2013-02-27 02:21 PM

@413- Sweet! Need an assistant?

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Figueroa Mountain Prescribed Burn

2013-02-27 02:20 PM

9441... you make a good point but people could help by posting more complete stories/notices. In the absence of information readers will fill in the blanks on their own and that's where chaos rules. Maybe it's the Twitter effect where the less said the better and really invites snark and snide.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 02:20 PM

@451 - I agree with you regarding horse poop - it isn't a problem on a trail, but cats are different. They don't all bury it deep enough.

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22 cruise ships are expected to doc...

2013-02-27 02:19 PM

They will all be pumping their bilge near by.

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Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 02:19 PM

And now that I have returned the kindness I experienced today, I must add that this was the act of a selfish aggressive driver that nearly killed me. She felt bad after making a right on red and crossing two lanes and knocking me right out of the lane I was on. I feel worse. She was in a hurry and almost carelessly took my life. You bet I'm mad! Please be more considerate out there!

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 02:18 PM

Hot (stinking) topic... For the OP, a small sign that says, "please take your dog poop bags with you" may be enough to get most people to be respectful. Start there and if it doesn't work go to a stronger message.

Cats owners may not be required to pick up, but it is a problem for us. The cats leave presents in our yard, which my dog finds and eats. Yes, disgusting! We can't let our own dog loose in parts of our own yard because of the cat deposits. Wish we could do something about that....

I don't mind a bag left "temporarily", but a lot of people do forget to pick up on their way back.

Please don't use other people's trash can because dog poop in a bag is still very stinky. Maybe not a problem if the trash can owner has a dog, but for non-dog owners it is something they shouldn't have to deal with.

Thanks all for being good citizens. We're all in this world together.

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Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 02:17 PM

Accumulating air time to justify next years budget increase.

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 COMMENT 379457 helpful negative off topic

SBMS Experience

2013-02-27 02:17 PM

Our daughter went to SBMS and we feel it was an investment in our child. SBMS is a family experience, too, and a wonderful community. The school is not just academic; it opens the world to the kids. At SBMS, our daughter was able to step out of the bounds of adolescent “it’s all about me,” and become globally conscious. Not a terribly athletic child when she got there, she has since biked all over the world. Transition to a local high school was fine and she was in the top of her class. She went on to an Ivy League college and is now entering medical school. Oh, and 150, she has also been gainfully employed since 9th grade. The price tag may be high, but it is an investment. In your child. And I understand they have a very good financial aid program now.

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Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 02:15 PM

To early for pot fields...

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 COMMENT 379455 helpful negative off topic

Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 02:14 PM

We have to pay more to watch the Lakers? They should pay us to watch them losers!

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 02:13 PM

I walk my dogs at Hendry's fairly often. I carry several bags for dog waste, but I also carry a bigger bag such as a shopping bag made of cloth. I carry everything in this bag, even other peoples used bags. When I get back to the parking lot, I dispose of them all.
I too don't understand why people bag them and leave them to pick up later.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 02:11 PM

451 - "four legged poop pump" - hilarious!

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 02:09 PM

I have people throw their dog $hit in my trash can after it is picked up but before I can bring up the can. Drives me CRAZY!!! That warm crap sits at the bottom of the can for a full week and stinks up the entire back yard. A few bags have stuck to the bottom. So pi$$ed at these dog owners.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 02:09 PM

Your dog, your dog poop. I don't understand why anyone would want a four-legged poop pump pumping it out for them to pick up constantly.

Changing diapers only lasts a couple years, a dog pumps and poops for 20 years. OMG I can't even imagine the agony of having to scoop up these steaming piles every single day of my life!, plastic or no plastic!

There's got to be a better way! Well, actually, there is! Get a cat or a horse!

You can't find, because cats bury it because they have some class, so therefore can't pick up, cat poop. And horse poop, it's obvious this is a Pygmalion project and impractical without a tractor, wheelbarrow or some other cumbersome conveyance.

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Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 02:08 PM

regardless of circustances behind this tragic action, someoe has lost their life, parents lost a child sibling lost a brother, family and friends are grieving. i have lost 2 nephews due to being shot one which is unsolved but yes had trouble in the past, but at the time they were killed they were in school, clean and sober, but no one can understand what kind of person can take anothers life.. not realizing that when caught they themselves have lost theirs.. so why cant people stop being judgmental and stop all the mean comments. because one day you may lose someone in a way that shouldve not happened.. prayers to the family of the victim and for the family/families of the person that did this awful act..

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Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 02:07 PM

My landlord fell down I hope so too..

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Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 02:07 PM

411- EXACTLY. That's why pedestrians need to LOOK for cars and WAIT until it's safe to cross! If it is unsafe (eg., blind corner, hill, etc) then, simple - DO NOT CROSS! Cross the street where it is safe!

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Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 02:07 PM

My landlord fell down I hope so too..

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 02:06 PM

@295 tell you what. How about if I bring my trash to your house and put it in the can you don't own but pay for. That way I can save some money.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 02:01 PM

@316 I have never seen horse poop at Lake Los Carneros. Plus the composition is entirely different. Cannot even use dog poop in compost. I carry my poop bags until there is a public trash in which to deposit it. Don't understand the people who leave the bag. Yes, you may intend to pick it up later but I see the same bags day after day.

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Ticket Distribution

2013-02-27 02:01 PM

Look up EventBrite on the internet. It's a free site that allows you to set up an event. They charge a fee for tickets sold, but it's free if your tickets are free. I don't know if it can handle a lottery for distribution. Might be worth contacting their customer support.

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 COMMENT 379442 helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 02:00 PM

I came upon this incident in my vehicle just minutes, if not seconds after it had happened. The man was indeed crossing in the crosswalk, witnesses were saying he had the right away. The driver was saying he didn't see him and you could tell he felt horrible. The man in the crosswalk is going to need some medical attention for sure but was able to talk on the phone with his wife.

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 COMMENT 379441 helpful negative off topic

Figueroa Mountain Prescribed Burn

2013-02-27 01:57 PM

If you see something, say something.
We all live in this community together, we need to watch out for each other. We'd do much better to support each other rather than snipe or nit pick. This is a great site, let's not ruin it.

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 COMMENT 379440 helpful negative off topic

Spring Is In The Air

2013-02-27 01:57 PM

Fabulous photos Steve! Spring is definitely in full swing!

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 COMMENT 379439P helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 01:57 PM

295 - I let people put their dog poop in my trash because I own a dog. You would to trespass to do so otherwise. Maybe people don't want to smell your stinky dog poop. Yes, you can still smell it in the bag. I see you throw it on my roof and I'll do a citizen's arrest for littering.

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 COMMENT 379438 helpful negative off topic

SBMS Experience

2013-02-27 01:57 PM

My years at SBMS were by far the most formative of my life. During years that most kids feel awkward, my classmates and I became closer through our unique experiences and common respect for knowledge and diversity. I’ve witnessed new high school and college acquaintances learn the same lessons about life that I had the fortune to learn while at SBMS. As a self-declared overachiever, I was at the top of my SBMS class. I also graduated from the top of my class at a prestigious private high school and attended an Ivy League university. Clearly SBMS prepares you for the future. I would say that there is a certain type of kid that might not love it here. If you're a family that believes in treating others with kindness, your kids will thrive. There are kids who think it's not cool to be accepting, so they probably won't enjoy SBMS. Or they'll attend the school grudgingly, and years later wish they had appreciated what they had at the time.

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 COMMENT 379437 helpful negative off topic

Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 01:56 PM

Roger hope things are ok with your medical call...

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 COMMENT 379436 helpful negative off topic

Birds of Prey

2013-02-27 01:55 PM

Maybe not a "bird of prey" as defined but definitely they are. They very commonly take ground squirrel and I have even seen them choke down full grown rabbits.

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 COMMENT 379435 helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 01:52 PM

I am the motorcyclist. Only a shattered elbow. Drivers, please look out for smaller vehicles. Thanks to SB county sheriff, Emercency medical response and CHP for your immediate and professional response. And to Sansum Clinic Urgent Care for their kind and compassionate care.

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 COMMENT 379434 helpful negative off topic

Beach Tram History

2013-02-27 01:52 PM

@246 - Who's the joker? Well the jokes on you.

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 COMMENT 379433 helpful negative off topic

Figueroa Mountain Prescribed Burn

2013-02-27 01:49 PM

Possibly, OP, because you posted it as a “Proscribed” (Prohibited) vs. “Prescribed” (Prearranged) burn. See the press release dated January 13, 2013.

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 COMMENT 379431 helpful negative off topic

Steven Louis Hartman

2013-02-27 01:43 PM

Rest in peace Steveo.

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 COMMENT 379430 helpful negative off topic

Figueroa Mountain Prescribed Burn

2013-02-27 01:41 PM

#398 OP here, I did call 911 and was routed through the CHP and was told they would investigate. Why would you assume otherwise?

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 COMMENT 379429 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 01:39 PM

Lazy and disgusting, well you said it. Guess I have to agree.

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 COMMENT 379428P helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 01:39 PM

422P - then close the can of worms and STOP LEAVING BAGS OF DOGSHIT IN THE BUSHES!

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 COMMENT 379427 helpful negative off topic

SBMS Experience

2013-02-27 01:35 PM

My son, now 26, graduated from SBMS. He benefited greatly from his Middle School experience, excelled during high school and went on to earn a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering. He is currently designing bridges and recently purchased his first home. I believe SBMS prepared him well, and it was worth every hard-earned dollar.

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 COMMENT 379426P helpful negative off topic

Catholic School

2013-02-27 01:31 PM

@114P, the scandal wasn't only the abuse itself, but the church's practice of turning a blind eye to it AND transferring the pedophile priests to other non-suspecting parishes and schools when there were complaints. This transferring took place without warning to the receiving parish/school, and THAT was the basis for the $28 MILLION dollar settlement. So, to say that other schools were not part of this scandal is woefully naive; they were. Furthermore, because the statute of limitations had expired, none of the offending priests and/ or brothers were prosecuted criminally, or made to register as sex offenders. Take your chances, if you like, but don't do it blindly, OP.

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 COMMENT 379425 helpful negative off topic

SBMS Experience

2013-02-27 01:31 PM

I am an alum of SBMS and it was absolutely the most profound educational experience I have ever had. My transition to high school was fine and I graduated from a four year university. The community is unparalleled and it prepared me to get the best out of my education in the subsequent years. It was fantastic.

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 COMMENT 379424 helpful negative off topic

San Marcos Royals Engineers Win at ...

2013-02-27 01:31 PM

I think the point is why was Raytheon donating/pledging funds, when employees are being laid off.

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 COMMENT 379423 helpful negative off topic

Steven Louis Hartman

2013-02-27 01:28 PM

Very sad.

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 COMMENT 379422P helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 01:27 PM

Yep that's me lazy and disgusting. Out for a run and considerate it enough to take care of my own dog. All the while avoiding the horse poop and other dog poop left on trail. And I do put in the trash-my own! Really people? Never thought I would open such a can of worms.

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 COMMENT 379421 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 01:26 PM

407 - "what if someone's kid decide to roll in the poop?"

We have a parenting problem.

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 COMMENT 379420 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 01:26 PM

Weird, every one I know, including my boyfriend's mom wears chucks. None of us are gangsters.....not even close.

Why doesn't everyone focus on whats important, finding the person/people who did this. White, black, brown, gangster, not gangster this kid was murdered, and the person who pulled the trigger is still out there.

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 COMMENT 379419P helpful negative off topic

Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 01:25 PM

MONOPOLY? Absolutely!

Why does the city allow this? They don't do this with:
gas stations
grocery stores
pharmacies
liquor stores
surf shops
clothing stores
shoe stores

only hospitals & cable providers it seems.

WHY?

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 COMMENT 379418 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 01:25 PM

316/286/366, YOU ARE BEING RUDE!

How many disgusted people will it take for you to comprehend this?

And guess what's going to happen now. People who read this thread (far more read than post) are going to be watching for you when they're at that park and they're gonna be waiting to make a smug call to the cops the next time they see you stash your dog's waste. It's only a matter of time before your inconsiderate behavior catches up with you.

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 COMMENT 379417 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 01:25 PM

Step 1: Put a big trashcan out in front of your house with a sign that says,

"PLEASE DROP POOP BAGS HERE"

Step 2: Hide in the trash can until the perp rolls by.

Step 3: Jump out and blast perp with air-horn when they open the trashcan.

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 COMMENT 379416 helpful negative off topic

SBMS Experience

2013-02-27 01:24 PM

Remember when you were picking out a pre-school for your kid? I do, and the best piece of advice I got was to trust my instincts. I did, and it worked out well. When your child gets to be in 6th and 7th grade, my experience is that you can trust their instincts; they know which school feels right to them. That's how our two daughters ended up at Middle School. They made the decision, and we, as a family, have made the economic trade-offs necessary to support them. No regrets. It's never been easy to be in junior high, but for some kids, like our daughters, SBMS makes the mostly difficult miracle of adolescent transformation into a celebrated, magical transition.

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 COMMENT 379415 helpful negative off topic

Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 01:24 PM

we recently canceled (cox) cable and instead are streaming netflix and hulu, boo yah saving like $1k a year!!

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 COMMENT 379414P helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 01:22 PM

276- Sorry, Ace, but if it's yYOUR dog's poop, take it to YOUR garbage can or stop walking your dog!

Nobody else wants feces in their trash can, wrapped or not. Yuk

Gimme a break. You give dog us dog owners a bad name & I can see why!

STOP IT!

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 COMMENT 379413 helpful negative off topic

Big Yellow House Update

2013-02-27 01:20 PM

355 -- Got a sweet deal, OWN a beautiful home, only have to commute two times a week ALONG the OCEAN during off hours, company paid car and gas, learning another language as I commute, making GREAT money -- why wouldn't I? Have a great week!

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 COMMENT 379412 helpful negative off topic

San Marcos Royals Engineers Win at ...

2013-02-27 01:18 PM

They pleged $175,000 over 5 years. $35000 does not contribute to the closing of a whole department. Sorry you were laid off, don't blame it on charitable giving.

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 COMMENT 379411 helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 01:16 PM

378P: You're quite mistaken. Cars do suddenly appear around corners, or over hills, and can drive much faster than many pedestrians can cross many streets.

While pedestrians can wait for the cars they can see, we can't hold them responsible for the cars they can't see, or cars that are so far away (yet speeding so fast) that there is no way for them to anticipate that the car will be at the intersection before they make it all the way across.

STOP making excuses for unlawful, careless and speeding drivers. Keep an EYE out for pedestrians, SLOW DOWN and STOP for all pedestrians. It's really that simple.

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 COMMENT 379410 helpful negative off topic

Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 01:16 PM

If you get actual paper bills from them then you would have seen a statement they sent out 2 months ago that stated they were going to raise their rates due to recent lease, carrier and transmission increases from their vendors. Their rates are high but there are other companies out there that charge more. I pay $136 a month for pretty much everything TV related. A friend of mine who lives in metro IL pays $185 for the same services. She has a choice between 3 cable companies there and chose the cheapest (none of them are COX btw). It is what it is. I'll call them and "negotiate" when I get my next bill - they always give you a better deal and you can usually stay with it for a while. I like TV...I am willing to pay for it. If you don't like it, don't look at it - Cox's situation will keep rolling.

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 COMMENT 379409P helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 01:16 PM

403P - poor dog! Just trying to go potty and YANK! People like this piss me off!

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 COMMENT 379408 helpful negative off topic

Ham Radio Supply

2013-02-27 01:15 PM

Well, thank you for such a kind remark. I am not trying to buffalo anyone. I don't know that much about them other than they are not in use. You and your kind are one of the reasons that I rarely comment on Edhat anymore.

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 COMMENT 379407 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 01:14 PM

Horses are way more of a problem. Stupid animals that leave a huge mess. Ban horses on trails - what if someone's kids decide to roll around in the poop ?!

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 COMMENT 379406 helpful negative off topic

Brick Demo & Repurposing

2013-02-27 01:14 PM

You're going to demo a wishing well? Hmmm

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-27-13

2013-02-27 01:14 PM

Howe Military School Howe Indiana..David Petreaus went there too as well as some of the Byah family. I was only there acouple months they made the mistake of giving me a..22 rifle.

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 COMMENT 379404P helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 01:12 PM

366P - Just run to a public trash can and drop the baggy in. Soooo simple. Stop trying to defend what is obviously a lazy and disgusting habit. Just put it in the trash!

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 COMMENT 379403P helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 01:11 PM

I was recently driving up Ontare and saw two women walking with a large dog in tow. The dog had to do it's thing and proceeded to stop and poop in the front yard of the house they were passing. The owner yanked the leash of the dog pooping (rude in it's own right) and despite having empty poop bags in her hand, looked around and when she saw that no one was watching, ignored the poopy pile and continued on. I was disgusted by her rude behavior/laziness. Apparently she was carrying bags just to make it seem like she was willing to be responsible/respectful.

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 COMMENT 379402P helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-27-13

2013-02-27 01:09 PM

Am curious Roger - which military school? Culver?

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 COMMENT 379401 helpful negative off topic

Ham Radio Supply

2013-02-27 01:07 PM

351, Thanks, the Midland VHF radios are solid, but for me (OP) I'm looking for on-board GPS and APRS interface capability. Admittedly a lot more expensive but that is where I'm headed....

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 01:06 PM

I just heard the chopper transmit they are up there for the chp..I do know there is a suicidal woman up there they might be looking for.

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 COMMENT 379399 helpful negative off topic

Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 01:06 PM

I talked to a sheriff driving up Via Regina and he said they were looking for a woman dressed in black sweats who may have a medical condition.

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 COMMENT 379398 helpful negative off topic

Figueroa Mountain Prescribed Burn

2013-02-27 01:06 PM

Always interesting when someone posts here about a fire but hasn't called 911.

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 COMMENT 379397 helpful negative off topic

San Marcos Royals Engineers Win at ...

2013-02-27 01:06 PM

The reason DP got the Raytheon money for the "engineering academy" was because the new (at the time) Raytheon Vision Systems general manager's son was going there. What sucks is that with one hand they were giving all that money to DP, the other hand was laying off 60 people from RVS. I was one of them.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 01:05 PM

Not everyone who wears what is considered gang attire are gang members.

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 COMMENT 379395 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 01:04 PM

OP-there's a guy who used to trot through my neighborhood with his big hound and did that. It was nasty. It went on for a while. I thought I was the only one who saw it but no, my next door neighbor who yells at everyone (his is super agro-always angry but not a bad guy) caught him one morning and oh man, that guy never showed his face in our hood again. The world is full of inconsiderate people who have no sense of responsibility. I don't advocate a scream-a-thon but maybe you should leave a note in the deposit area or, if you're feeling brave, just talk to him straight out. A lot of times people get cowed by confrontation. Good luck with this.

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 COMMENT 379394P helpful negative off topic

Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 01:03 PM

time warner also just raised their rates in the san fernando valley

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 01:03 PM

Might be pot fields they are looking for..

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 COMMENT 379392 helpful negative off topic

San Marcos Royals Engineers Win at ...

2013-02-27 01:02 PM

Congrats to San Marcos students! We've got some awesome kids in our high schools and it's great to have local high tech companies like Raytheon motivating them. Stirling engines were an excellent choice for this competition.

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 COMMENT 379391P helpful negative off topic

Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 01:02 PM

I called to cancel my subscription a couple of days ago but they hooked me back in with discounts and a 'lock' on my current rate. There is some sort of obligation that goes with the lock that I'm not yet familiar with. I have to decide before I pay my next bill. The rate increase is primarily due to the Laker channel lease whether or not you choose to watch it.

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 COMMENT 379390 helpful negative off topic

Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 01:01 PM

Coincidentally, greed and avarice are synonyms.

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 COMMENT 379389 helpful negative off topic

Catholic School

2013-02-27 01:01 PM

OP - Good luck. It's a very important decision and you are wise to do the legwork and try to get the scoop on the schools you are considering. We moved and took on a big mortgage and property tax bill to get into the Hope Elementary District.

Some private schools, like Marymount and Laguna, do offer scholarships. We had a kinder at Marymount and they took him to catholic mass a few times without warning us. We are agnostic and it seemed contrary to the "world religion" introduction we got.

Class size is important, but the indivdual challenges and parents in the class are also important, as well as the control and quailty of the teacher. At both private and public, the #s are totally subject to change from year to year. I would defintely ask about any commitments to a particular class maximum. I would also inquire about whether standardized test result info is released for private students, so you can measure performance.

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 COMMENT 379388 helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 01:01 PM

I live downtown, work downtown, drive downtown and walk downtown...here's what I know for a fact. As a pedestrian or a driver you may have the right of way but if you're smart you'll never assume everyone knows that.

Just today I was driving on Victoria Street and the light turned green at the State St. intersection when I was a half a block away. I proceeded and when I was nearly at the intersection, a ped on her cell phone, Starbucks in had stepped into the cross walk right in front of me and looked at me sharply when I nearly hit her even though she was crossing on a red light.

Conversley, I have stepped into crosswalks near the courthouse many times and have nearly been hit by cars even though I made eye contact with them before entering the crosswalk. The moral...DRIVE AND WALK DEFENSIVLEY!

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 COMMENT 379387P helpful negative off topic

Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 01:00 PM

Greed, hardly. Avarice is more like it.

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 COMMENT 379386 helpful negative off topic

Ticket Distribution

2013-02-27 12:58 PM

Look at how the Comedy club at Petrini's does it. They post under For Sale/Free Items on CraigsList, and direct people to their ticket issuing website.

It's listed under Feb 26 - EAT/DRINK/LAUGH 15 Free LIVE Comedy Tickets - National TV Headliner

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 COMMENT 379385 helpful negative off topic

San Marcos Royals Engineers Win at ...

2013-02-27 12:56 PM

Props to everyone involved - having something like this in our area is very positive.

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 COMMENT 379384P helpful negative off topic

Figueroa Mountain Prescribed Burn

2013-02-27 12:54 PM

Release Date: Jan 7, 2013 Goleta, CA (805) 961-5759
Contact(s): Andrew Madsen

Los Padres National Forest officials today announced plans to conduct a series of prescribed burn projects over the next several months to eliminate piled brush and mechanically treated vegetation on the Santa Lucia Ranger District.

This process will involve crews burning piles of vegetation in order to remove hazardous fuel loads and improve the overall health of the forest. The project will commence when weather conditions and air quality are suitable for safely burning these fuels. The brush was masticated and piled during thinning projects on the Figueroa Mountain area.

The burn projects will be conducted at a number of different sites in and around the Figueroa Mountain Recreational Area located a few miles northwest of the community of Los Olivos.

Burning will begin this week. If you have questions about the projects, please contact Santa Lucia Fire Management Officer Jim Smith at (805) 925-9538.

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 COMMENT 379383 helpful negative off topic

Big Yellow House Update

2013-02-27 12:54 PM

Chicken, steak, and a building's fate.

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 COMMENT 379382P helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 12:54 PM

Is there a good analogy between guns and crosswalks? Just a thought.

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 COMMENT 379381 helpful negative off topic

San Marcos Royals Engineers Win at ...

2013-02-27 12:52 PM

That's the way engineering works. Sometimes the best ideas come from the most unlikely of places. Obviously they had an insight about thermodynamics (which is a tough subject matter) nobody else had.

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 COMMENT 379380 helpful negative off topic

Ticket Distribution

2013-02-27 12:51 PM

Look up "Google forms". It is free, you can create a template with specific questions (name/contact info/etc. in your case). You can send out the link to the form, people fill it out, and then Google automatically compiles all the results in a spreadsheet. Then you can use some sort of randomization software to pick the winners, even just numbering the entries and using a random number generator (there are tons of free websites that do this, or just use excel). That's how I would do it!

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 COMMENT 379379 helpful negative off topic

Spring Is In The Air

2013-02-27 12:49 PM

Is that a Rufous Hummingbird?

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 COMMENT 379378P helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 12:48 PM

352: Good point. Pedestrians need to look for approaching speeding cars before stepping off the curb. They're not exceeding the speed of light - they're visible. Roger's got it right, of course, there are enough of these accidents that we're going to have to schedule them in advance to make sure emergency crews aren't double-booked responding to them, and expecting drivers to avoid all pedestrians at all times is providing us with more and more injured or dead pedestrians. Einstein's definition of insanity was repeating the same action indefinitely and expecting a different result. His death wasn't caused by stepping off the curb in front of a truck, like Pierre Curie's.The issue isn't recognizing the way things should be, it's acknowledging the ways things are to keep people from being injured or killed.

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 COMMENT 379377 helpful negative off topic

SBMS Experience

2013-02-27 12:48 PM

I'm an alumni of SBMS, and my child is only 4 years old... but we already know - our money is being saved for SBMS. It is by far and away the most important years of your kids transition to adulthood and I would trust no one else more than I would the teachers and the supportive nature of SBMS. There is a culture of respect and responsibility there that would help any child blossom and thrive. If you've gone to the school, seen the work they do... I can't imagine having any doubts.

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 COMMENT 379376 helpful negative off topic

San Marcos Royals Engineers Win at ...

2013-02-27 12:45 PM

wow, DP got owned

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 COMMENT 379375 helpful negative off topic

Big Yellow House Update

2013-02-27 12:45 PM

I had the same phone number as the Big Yellow House when I was growing up in SB - minus one digit. My dad used to have fun with people who would call our house while trying to make a reservation. Just a little levity!

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 12:38 PM

Sorry we had a medical here had to call 911 myself now I'm back..

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 COMMENT 379372 helpful negative off topic

Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 12:38 PM

Any one? G-bird been up circling for at least 20 minutes.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Figueroa Mountain Prescribed Burn

2013-02-27 12:37 PM

CALL 911 THERES NOTHING ON THE FIRE CHANNEL IF YOU SEE A FIRE.

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 COMMENT 379370 helpful negative off topic

Sheriff Helicopter Circling

2013-02-27 12:37 PM

Two police cars just left the neighborhood. Not positive but I think they were looking for someone.

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 COMMENT 379369 helpful negative off topic

SBMS Experience

2013-02-27 12:36 PM

I graduated from SBMS in the 90s, and my time there ranks among some of my greatest experiences. Those junior high school years are some of the most formative, and my time at SBMS was fundamental to the person I am today. The teachers, staff, and school culture are supportive, motivating, healthy, challenging, inspiring, memorable, and empowering. My brother also graduated from SBMS, my father participated in several bike trips. It's a family experience, and an invaluable one. I live on the east coast now, graduated from a prestigious four year university, and am a successful small business owner. I remain in contact with SBMS - teachers, staff, and alums, and count myself extraordinarily fortunate to have gone there. Clearly, I recommend the school. I'd go again, if I could. :)

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Auto Vandalism

2013-02-27 12:35 PM

I'm notschizophrenic..Alittle homicidal maybe but SNOT schizophrenic, the voices I hear are the dead. I have ESPN.

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 COMMENT 379367 helpful negative off topic

Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 12:35 PM

People, There is no such thing as Direct competition when it comes to regular cable tv service. In every city across the us the local cable companies own the lines that they transmit there programming on. There is no way another company is going to set up there own lines and broadcast. It is virtually and financially impossible. Cox Communications does have competition, DirecTV, & Dish Network. Those are your choices here in Santa Barbara. If you want a different Cable TV provider besides satellite you could move to LA and Get Time Warner or move to Lompoc and get Comcast. All of your cable companies lease the space from the power company to run their lines on their poles. Everyone is upgrading to fiber and these things cost money. If you don't like how much you are paying for TV then don't subscribe to the service.

BTW don't tell me i don't know what i am talking about I have been in this industry for 10 years.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 12:33 PM

16P here crkline please see post by 286P - thats me as well. The system didn't not recognize the same number with my post. Long story short- I run, dog poops, I pick up put in bag, hide in bush, then pick back upon way home and dispose of it properly inmy own trash can. Not leaving my dogs mess, not leaving it accessible to kids and not being rude.

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 COMMENT 379365 helpful negative off topic

Tuesday Traffic

2013-02-27 12:32 PM

Accident at E. Figueroa and Anacapa approximately 11:30, medics and fire engines at scene.

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 COMMENT 379364 helpful negative off topic

Ham Radio Supply

2013-02-27 12:32 PM

Those midland cb radios are obsolete junk.

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 COMMENT 379363 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 12:31 PM

As a dog owner this practice makes zero sense to me and it ticks me off, I would never leave my dog's used bag sitting on the sidewalk/trail. As we are usually headed to a park, I carry the bag(s) with me until we reach a park with a public trash can or we get home. You other owners that leave bags behind make the rest of us look bad, I don't care if you're out for a run or you're on your way to read to the blind, carry your bags until you find a trash can or leave your dog at home.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 12:27 PM

316P - "oh goodness?" Really? You just admitted to hiding bags of dog feces in a beautiful park where kids and families roam and play? THAT sir/madam is DISGUSTING. Next time I'm at the lake with my kids and I see someone "hiding" a steaming bag of crap somewhere, I'll be "returning" said bag along with a call to the police.

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 COMMENT 379361 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 12:26 PM

When I saw a picture of the this young guy getting loaded into the ambulence, he was wearing black king loop low cut converse, which is very popular with gang members.

I have feeling it's gang related, and when those guys who shot him start talking and showing off about who they killed, they will be found. Only a matter of time everyone.

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 COMMENT 379359 helpful negative off topic

Big Yellow House Update

2013-02-27 12:23 PM

Paul Franz Construction bought it out of bankruptcy after SB's old friend Bernie Rosenson (the guy who bought and ran Wine Cask into the ground) ran that other local treasure into the ground as well. They've been refurbishing it, but of course these days you can't just clean it up, they had to add an elevator, make everything ADA accessible and bend over for a bunch of other SB County building codes. Radius has it listed for lease, but as usual its overpriced for Summerland and its just sitting there vacant.

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 COMMENT 379358 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 12:23 PM

322P, interestingly enough, by law cats are considered "free spirits" and owners are NOT responsible for their actions. Dogs do not fall under this category, owners are responsible. I'm guessing because they are much, much easier to train.

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 COMMENT 379357 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 12:22 PM

16P - Two wrongs, leaving horse and dog waste uncollected, do not make a right.

If you take the time to hide your dog's waste, why not just pick it up and take it home? Leaving the waste uncollected attracts flies, is smelly, and overburdens the area with too much waste.

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 COMMENT 379356 helpful negative off topic

Auto Vandalism

2013-02-27 12:20 PM

Roger, you are not the only person in the world who has experienced this. I am living it. Drugs of any kind can and do very often elevate schiz. No question. YRMV

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 COMMENT 379355 helpful negative off topic

Big Yellow House Update

2013-02-27 12:19 PM

They want way, way way too much money for the building and the location. We'll see what comes in (probably a law firm)

I always wonder why do people are willing to commute 45miles each way.

90 miles a day x 5 days = 450mi a week spent driving to and from work.
$4.50 a gallon x 30 mpg = approx. $3500 a year on gas alone + wear and tear and other costs.
+
Approx 10 hours a week x 50 = 500 hours a year spent commuting.

Crazy.

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 COMMENT 379354 helpful negative off topic

San Marcos Royals Engineers Win at ...

2013-02-27 12:19 PM

DPEA is focused on FIRST right now.

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 COMMENT 379353 helpful negative off topic

San Marcos Royals Engineers Win at ...

2013-02-27 12:18 PM

Yes they have the academy! I am sure they are very busy. Glad to hear San Marcos is participating is such events.

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 COMMENT 379352 helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 12:15 PM

This was reported at 11:14 am on a bright and sunny day. I'm sure the pedestrian could be SEEN, but one has to wonder if the driver was LOOKING?

Way to try to shift the blame Lizbet, but it's almost always the DRIVERS responsibility to yield to pedestrians. Stop ASSUMING the pedestrian didn't look first -- looking both ways and making sure there are no cars around won't protect the pedestrian when you are SPEEDING through the crosswalk they're already in.

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 COMMENT 379351 helpful negative off topic

Ham Radio Supply

2013-02-27 12:14 PM

I know of some Midland ready rescue handhelds that may or may not be for sale. Friend of my mom. I can check if he's ready to sell them. ?

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 COMMENT 379350P helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 12:13 PM

If it wasn't an accident, it was intentional. Kind of a stretch there.....

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 COMMENT 379349 helpful negative off topic

Ticket Distribution

2013-02-27 12:13 PM

Post on Craigslist under free

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 COMMENT 379348 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 12:12 PM

Make a video, give it to the police. They will slap them with a littering fine.

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 COMMENT 379347 helpful negative off topic

Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 12:12 PM

It's a monopoly that is sanctioned by the city -- they were paid off as part of the deal. That's why we don't have FiOS fiber optic internet service. I don't know when this monopoly will end.

I tried DISH satellite, but they kept raising prices also. Now I have an antenna, one time cost of about $150 to buy the antenna and digital converter pole, clamps, and wire. I get four KCET channels, two NBC, two ABC, and three KOCE (PBS) channels. They are all digital. The main ones come in at 720p or 1080p digital, older reruns are at 480p.

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 COMMENT 379346 helpful negative off topic

Pedestrian vs. Jaywalker

2013-02-27 12:09 PM

The OP appears to be asking why all Santa Barbara pedestrians aren't considered jaywalkers, or why all Santa Barbara pedestrians waiting at the curb aren't considered jaywalkers. I'm at a loss as to why the OP considers simply being a pedestrian, or waiting at a curb, makes one a jaywalker. If the OP considers waiting on a curb to be dangerous behavior simply because a car might stop for you and then be rear-ended, I wonder what the OP would have people do instead.

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 COMMENT 379345P helpful negative off topic

Ticket Distribution

2013-02-27 12:09 PM

How about distributing them via Edhat?

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 COMMENT 379344P helpful negative off topic

Big Yellow House Update

2013-02-27 12:08 PM

Usually I don't believe in cursed buildings, but that one...
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 COMMENT 379343 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 12:06 PM

Get a security camera and post the images online. That should stop it.

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 COMMENT 379342 helpful negative off topic

Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 12:05 PM

I have Directv and love Sunday Ticket for NFL. I refuse to give Cox my business and have no issues with Directv whatsoever.

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 COMMENT 379341 helpful negative off topic

Big Yellow House Update

2013-02-27 12:04 PM

I miss the old Big Yellow House. It doesn't look the same. They've remodeled, looks like it's stucco on the outside.

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 COMMENT 379340 helpful negative off topic

Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 12:03 PM

You mean there are actually people out there who will pay to watch non-stop commercials interspersed with some garbage programming so dumbed down that you think you're back in middle school? Wow. Sucker born every minute, buyer beware, something like that. Cox cable has you by the ...treats you to garbage, rips you off and now they want more money? You can't really mean it.

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 COMMENT 379339 helpful negative off topic

Beyond Bacara

2013-02-27 12:03 PM

Oh and further more, just out of the left of the first picture is a creek that is totally been plugged up for a couple years. I will bet there were fish in it at one time, perhaps even steelhead. It has been dammed up further upstream by a reservoir for some ranch. This would be part of the reason the sand is disappearing from in front of the Bacara, Haskells, and many of the other beaches. Something needs to be done about this. Maybe someone should fly upstream?

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 COMMENT 379338 helpful negative off topic

Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 12:03 PM

You miss a lot of first run and live events, but if you can wait you can see most of that stuff for the cost of an internet connection. I pay Verizon $25/mo to be able to stream low-def TV programs. If I could find a hi speed internet connection that didn't involve cox I would get that and switch to Netflix instead of using blockbuster.

I can watch NFL games through my laptop.

Not missing much as far as I can tell.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 12:01 PM

I think it completely rude to leave your dog's poop in another's trash can because it's convenient for you. May I bring my trash to your house on my way home from hiking because our trash is full and it's convenient for me?

And leaving it roadside, parkside or trailside for others to have to throw away for you is even worse.

You take the poop with you and dispose of it in a city/county waste can or at YOUR home. Period. Get some manners.

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 COMMENT 379336 helpful negative off topic

San Marcos Royals Engineers Win at ...

2013-02-27 11:57 AM

DP 5th place??!? What happened? Doesn't DP have that special Engineering Academy?

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 COMMENT 379335 helpful negative off topic

By 2016, bicyclists should be sayin...

2013-02-27 11:56 AM

I know three people who were injured there on road bikes. It is slick as ice, dry or wet. However, nobody crashes there until they try to lean and turn after the crossing. All of them had the sense to say afterwards, "what a stupid thing to do" and they never crashed there again. Not this lady! Likely nothing in her life was ever her fault. Weak! There's 2.9 million less dollars for things that matter.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 11:55 AM

Most of you "don't-leave-one-single-poop bag" people have serious, pathological hygienic disorders. Get real.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 11:52 AM

follow the dog owner home and then evacuate your bowels on their lawn

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22 cruise ships are expected to doc...

2013-02-27 11:51 AM

Can all the complainers please pack up and leave.

Ahhh lovin SB and all the tourist dollars.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 11:50 AM

This happens at my house too. If I see someone that looks like they might do this, my presence is enough to get them to take the bag with them. If someone doesn't look like they have a bag, asking them if they need a bag is enough to get them to pick it up.

But when I'm not home all bets are off. I have dogs and take my bags with me back to my garbage can, unless I know the trash is coming the next day and my neighbors' cans are already out on the curb. Another thing that happens is I have my green waste can in my front yard and people will leave their bags in it. As far as I know, dog poop is not considered green waste.

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Ticket Distribution

2013-02-27 11:49 AM

Public Tours...here in SB? to where? Local landmarks, museums? Historical interests? It would help to know what your tour plans are...will the tourist go by bus or are they walking tours? Try the SB Chamber of Commerce or the Visitors Bereau.

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 COMMENT 379329 helpful negative off topic

Big Yellow House Update

2013-02-27 11:47 AM

Its being refurbished to be be a collection of shops, not a restaurant. Don't know if that will happen.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Auto Vandalism

2013-02-27 11:45 AM

PS Getting smacked in the head can make you hear voices too, see stars..I hit my head the other day on State street and saw Matt Damon walk by.

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 COMMENT 379327P helpful negative off topic

Brick Demo & Repurposing

2013-02-27 11:44 AM

Ask the wishing well?

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Auto Vandalism

2013-02-27 11:43 AM

Say what you will I have been doing it since 7 years of age took alittle break during the aa beers and I haven't listened to those darn voices yet...YET. Mental health professionals hustle money just like everyone else..I think many of them would laugh at your statements anyway the ones that are not quacks.

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 COMMENT 379325 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 11:42 AM

SBJULES - it reads like this is happening when they OP isn't home.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 11:42 AM

@295 - Your actions/behavior make no sense what so ever.

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Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 11:41 AM

Pedestrians need to make sure they are SEEN before stepping in front of a moving vehicle. Dark clothes at dusk, moving from shadow to light, parked cars, all of these can affect even a careful driver's ability to see. As a ped, even if I have the LEGAL right of way, I don't assume the driver has seen me or will stop. As a driver, I'm careful, but please don't step out in front of me ASSUMING I've seen you.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 11:41 AM

And since we are on the subject- How about the fact that cats are allowed to roam around freely and poop in my flower bed. .My dog isn't hopping in their backyards annoying them. Why the double standard?

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 COMMENT 379321 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 11:40 AM

WOW, what sad and uncaring remarks by most of the posters. Have you folks zero empathy for the family and friends of this person? Keep in mind, this HAS happened in our back yard. Our community. No one is safe and everyone better start figuring out how to become more involved in our community to try and help out at local organizations like the Boys and Girls clubs.. How can YOU make a difference instead of sitting back, feeling smug since it was not you or your kid.. Wake up people.

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By 2016, bicyclists should be sayin...

2013-02-27 11:39 AM

well said 235. Many of us have gone down there over the years. Lawsuits and the people who file them are a major problem in our society.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 11:38 AM

Gee 309 maybe he was a tourist..Have some compassion will ya?

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 11:36 AM

Do you have proof that this incident was caused by the pedestrian crossing illegally?

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 COMMENT 379317 helpful negative off topic

Brick Demo & Repurposing

2013-02-27 11:34 AM

Do you have any pictures - I might be interested -

Thanks

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 11:32 AM

Oh goodness people! I hide the dog poop in an inconspicous place. I run around Lake Los Carneros and see way more horse poop (not picked up) than dog. So who is being rude here?

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 COMMENT 379315 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 11:32 AM

309 - wow. Kind of harsh, huh? And why on earth would you feel safer? There was a murder and then 2 stabbings all within a week in SB (not to mention the robberies).

All 3 of these violent, vicious crimes have gone on without any arrests made! That's at least 3 armed and dangerous criminals running around town right now.

I, for one, fell FAR less safe in my hometown than I ever did before.

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 COMMENT 379314 helpful negative off topic

Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 11:25 AM

243. An oligopoly has multiple big players in one industry. A monopoly has one. As soon as Time Warner and Comcast get invited to the party of hard wire cable delivery service, then you might have an argument. DirecTV does not function on the same playing field and has several restrictions...... On another note, The Lakers are adding $5 and Cox is pushing that through. Second, be on the lookout for the New Cox Mercedes Vans that are now being implemented to replace the open trucks. Cox is so embarrassed by their moxy that they're removing the famous Mercedes emblems from all the vans.

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Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 11:25 AM

At least he was an out of towner! says 309?????

RIP

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 COMMENT 379312 helpful negative off topic

Auto Vandalism

2013-02-27 11:23 AM

Any drug, legal or illegal, can excacerbate schizophrenia. Even "harmless" marijuana. Those with Schiz smoke weed to quiet the voices in their heads. Unfortunately, it makes matters worse.

Don't believe it? Ask any mental health professional. They see it all the time.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 11:23 AM

confront them when it is happening, and maybe they'll be embarrassed enough to stop

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 11:22 AM

And people wonder why dog owners get a bad rap? If picking up after your dog is too much then you should not own a dog.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 11:21 AM

As for putting your poop bag in other homeowners' trash cans: on non-pickup days our can is stored by our garage/workshop. We'd really rather the can not smell of dog poop. Please take your poop to your own can.

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 COMMENT 379307P helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 11:19 AM

Well, what would you call them? I've seen many people crossing illegally to get to the courthouse right there.

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 COMMENT 379306 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 11:19 AM

Isn't it illegal to leave your dog poop behind?

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 11:17 AM

286P - yeah, seriously, throw your poop bag away immediately or carry it with you til you can throw it away at home. What if someone's kid picks it up while it's "waiting" for you to return?

If you can't stop to throw it away, then don't take your dog running with you. Simple.

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Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 11:17 AM

I agree with you Roger..

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2013-02-27 11:15 AM

I don't think I'll call these accidents anymore.

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 COMMENT 379300P helpful negative off topic

Hair Replacement for Alopecia

2013-02-27 11:14 AM

My hair is thinning gradually and I hope that it will stop, because I have little left to lose. I've put it down to a poorly operating thyroid, for which I take medication. Trying to change my diet and such hasn't helped. My NP says it 'comes with age'. Gee thanks.
I hope you can find a local support group, which doesn't have to be formal, just people reaching out and sharing, even over the Net. Best wishes to you!

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 11:10 AM

286, you are being rude. Nobody wants to see your bag of poop laying around for 20 seconds, let alone 20 minutes.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 11:10 AM

We had a German Shepherd Dog that made, as you might imagine, fairly large "gifts" for all to admire.

Early on we designated a certain part of our back yard for these gifts and trained her to go there exclusively.

In our residential neighborhood where everyone has a backyard, a number of folks still let their dogs crap on our lawn. They usually pick it up but sometimes not.

I have ingratiated myself with several of them by confronting them outright, "Excuse me - do you let your dog crap on your own front lawn? No? Then please don't let it crap on mine, thank you. Next time there will be a liberal sprinkling of cayenne pepper and chili powder around the area."

I'm known as a bastard around the neighborhood but it works.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 11:10 AM

Game theory this is Nash Equilibribium. There are two players; dog owner/lawn owner. Outcomes: 1) No Poo/No bag. 2) No Poo/Bag 3) Poo/Bag. 4) Poo/No Bag. Equilibrium is at 2) No Poo/Bag because there is no offense yet owner is prepared. Do to lack of conciquence, opt. 4 occurs quite often because dog can poo and ownder has no payoff to pick it up or have a bag. If there were a fine, a brow-beating or perhaps a forced poo hotdog eating contest, we'd see a drastic reduction in offesive and rude poo ignorance.

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Hair Replacement for Alopecia

2013-02-27 11:09 AM

I have an universal alopecia since I was 21 years old. If you are luck and your hair that is left is strong you can go with extensions but your demetoloist will tell its not a great option. You can go onto the site www.baldgirlsdolunch.com they have a lot of good information for you. I wish you good luck. For me since I have little to no hair wigs are the only option, there is a company called Peggy knight who does vacuum wigs that allows you to be free of taking it off and can wash and wear it as you please for about 6 to 9 months but its expensive. Another company sells the Hugger wig look it up online or call then at 1-800-434-4552. Happy hunting and let me know how it goes.

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 COMMENT 379295 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 11:08 AM

@281, the last guy that gave me trouble when I dropped a poop bag in his garbage can wound up with a poop bag on his roof the next day ...

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 COMMENT 379294P helpful negative off topic

Yah Ah Tey!

2013-02-27 11:08 AM

368P here. Good to know this is no longer the norm. It has been about 30 years since I needed an antiques appraisal and all the big firms I contacted in SF wanted a percentage. I wondered about the ethics of that too, but was told at the time by several (3-4) that this was the norm. I ended up keeping my piece, as it had a family connection.

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 COMMENT 379293P helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 11:07 AM

My gosh people, have a conversation and try to aim for facts and being non-judgmental when people ask questions! We're all trying to figure out the cause of a needless death; being the critique police when we don't like someone's post or asserting something as fact when it is really a guess is not helpful.

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 COMMENT 379292 helpful negative off topic

A Santa Maria woman was sentenced T...

2013-02-27 11:06 AM

People who are found guilty of torture, aiding and abetting torture, or being accessory to torture, should get a life sentence by default, no less. That goes for government officials, military and CIA officials as well as the rest of us. No exceptions. NO exceptions.

America is SUPPOSED to be civilized. Lets keep it that way.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Auto Vandalism

2013-02-27 11:03 AM

I hear voices all the time...They say "Buy a Wood Chipper, you'll make millions.." I guess I'd use it on the jerks that make up lies about marijuana first then go to prison where I'd make license plates instead.

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Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 11:03 AM

That is a DMV photo - look at the background. SBPD booking photos have a much lighter shade.

But who cares? This poor young man was cut down in the prime of his life by some lowlife scumbags and his family will be devastated forever!

RIP

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 COMMENT 379286P helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 10:54 AM

I can personally say that when I'm out running with my dog and she goes somewhere I pick up the poop leave the bag there and then come back on way home to retrieve it. But someone might not see me do that and assume I'm being rude.

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 COMMENT 379285 helpful negative off topic

Beyond Bacara

2013-02-27 10:54 AM

379273 - Just a little perspective.

You came, you settled and you stole the same pristine beauty from others who were there before you... This is / was not your land any more than it was the Chumash or the early settlers or the Bacara's.

Your longing for the past has nothing to do with the realities of life, but more to do with people insistence that what is there, is theirs... its not. It's just there.

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 COMMENT 379284 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 10:53 AM

Take pictures. Let them see you taking pictures of them and follow them home taking pictures of them going into their home. Record everything as though building a case for legal action. That should get their attention. It's all about accountability.

Retribution may feel good for a second but it just escalates wrong doing so don't try to get even just hold them accountable.

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 COMMENT 379283 helpful negative off topic

Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 10:52 AM

What's the big deal?

If you don't want to pay the increase just cancel your cable service.

Books are better for the brain anyways.

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 COMMENT 379282 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 10:52 AM

This is truely a strange phenomenom. I live by Jesusita trail and the hikers routinely leave their poop bags at our gate along our private road that intersects the trail. It is very annoying, I just can't understand the logic. Or lack there of...

I guess these are also the same type of folks that like to trespass on our private road as opposed to staying on the trail, and proceed to give us stink eye because we are going too fast while they happily trespass along with their dogs off-leash.

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 COMMENT 379281 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 10:50 AM

@276 are you paying the bills for that garbage can that you throw your trash in?

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 COMMENT 379280P helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 10:49 AM

Couldn't it also be a DMV photo?

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 COMMENT 379279 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 10:48 AM

these are people of the worst kind! the logic behind this sooooo incredibly flawed that it boils my blood. they are basically taking something that would decompose on its own fairly quickly and placing it into something that is going to take years to break down and just tossing it aside. I would much rather them just leave it than put it in a plastic bag and not dispose of it properly. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE just leave it if you cant throw it away after bagging it

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 COMMENT 379278 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 10:47 AM

His picture is an SBPD booking photo, so he was Known...

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 COMMENT 379277 helpful negative off topic

Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 10:46 AM

Is that a mug shot?

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 COMMENT 379276 helpful negative off topic

PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 10:46 AM

I love the people who insist I take the poop bag home with me instead of throwing it in their garbage can. It's a GARBAGE CAN. Are you planning to eat out of it later?

FYI, you don't own your garbage can -- read the side if you don't believe me.

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 COMMENT 379275 helpful negative off topic

Pedestrian vs. Jaywalker

2013-02-27 10:44 AM

I took a rare occasion to cross State near the Art Museum and was harassed quite nastily by a cop having coffee @ Pete's. I explained that I only did it because it was raining and there was not a single car to be seen in either direction nor at the corners. He said I was lucky he didn't feel like giving me a ticket :(

My rule of thumb re: peds wanting to cross the street when I'm driving is that I will always give them the right of way as long as they give me "eye contact" so I know what it is they want. Anyone looking at the ground or their cell phone will be left waiting. I'M NOT A MIND-READER, PEOPLE !

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 COMMENT 379274P helpful negative off topic

SBMS Experience

2013-02-27 10:43 AM

Our son flourished at SBMS, enjoyed the teachers, friends he made, especially the grueling bike trips where everyone encourages everyone. Went on to public high school, excelled academically where his formation at SBMS served him well: kept the close friendships from SBMS, graduated college with high honors and, contrary to what 150 implies about SBMS grads not working, has been self supporting via work since college as are his friends. It is unfortunate that some have had bad experiences with "rich kids" and that SBMS is not more diverse. Also unfortunate that public schools for Jr. High age do not offer more team and character-building activities where everyone is involved together, not just a few. also unfortunate in public school (which was not tolerated at SBMS) was lots of bullying, often vicious, as my son discovered when he stuck up for those bullied in high school.That did not mean he totally put down the public school. Go observe a few times SBMS to see what it's like, pros & cons.

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Beyond Bacara

2013-02-27 10:42 AM

The meadow and cove in the first photo were my favorite place to sit and reflect when I was younger. Before that eyesore of the Bacara and subsequent rape and pilage of that section of coastline. The meadow was much smaller then ( beferoe the falling of the euc's) and the stream wasn't "polluted". After a big rain it would blow out a nice sandbar. Lots of driftwood would collect in the the cove and there was usually some kind of lean-to or beach shack constructed from it.
Spent many quiet afternoons enjoying the serenity at the 'Wood, sitting by a nice fire.
Paradise lost.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 10:40 AM

I can sit on my covered porch and see dogs doing their business on my grass without them necessarily seeing me so one day I hope to catch the repeat offender (must be a huge dog since it leaves a huge pile), take the owners' picture, give them a piece of my mind and then post it on edHat for some public humiliation! For some reason, seems to be a bigger problem here than in other cities I've lived in.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 10:40 AM

If you see them do this, just go out and ask them politely to pick up the bags.

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Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 10:39 AM

267 I would assume the previous poster was asking because the article said the victim wasn't known to frequent Santa Barbara.

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Pedestrian vs. Jaywalker

2013-02-27 10:38 AM

Most pedestrians hit by cars in this town are in crosswalks when they are hit, and in most cases already in the middle of the crosswalk when a speeding car hits them, so looking both ways before crossing isn't going to prevent that.

Stop trying to justify why you think it's unsafe for people to cross streets. There are lots of pedestrians in this town and you have to be prepared to stop for ALL of them. If you see a car stopping for "no reason", it's probably because they're waiting for a pedestrian.

It's really simple: Drive the speed limit (they are designed so that you can stop in time for most hazards) and STOP (completely) when you see pedestrians, and wait for them to cross the street so other cars will notice them too. The extra 20 seconds will not make a difference in your life, and it very well could save theirs.

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Portrait

2013-02-27 10:36 AM

as an artist with 50 yrs experience with oils and acrylic, i could do this however i don't feel like advertising myself on edhat. a 'job' like this would be a minimum of a thousand dollars for a professional quality product.

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Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 10:36 AM

There is, but is there any reason to suspect this young man or his killers had anything to do with the sober living house? Am I missing something?

RIP. Poor guy. What a short life.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 10:35 AM

As a dog owner I see this often while walking my dog. It really makes no sense to me, even less so than the obnoxious dog owners who bag the poop and leave it on trails. Walking in a neighborhood a dog owner should have no problem finding an accessible trash can to deposit the goods if they don't want to carry it.

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 10:35 AM

Personally, I would line them up on the walkway with a little note during the day that says, "Please throw these away in your own garbage, please."

Hopefully, they will get the hint without you having to do guessing games as to who it is in the neighborhood. I'm sure there will be a ton of really aggressive and nasty suggestions on this thread, but in my experience, starting out with something like this usually nips the problem in the bud without it spiraling into a thing where it makes stuff worse for you.

As for mindset, you got me. I pick up da poop, I take-a da poop with me. I don't really get why people do this!

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SBMS Experience

2013-02-27 10:34 AM

Great school....I know some of the teachers ..top notch...some of my music students go there...They teach the kids out of the box creative thinking there...and you can tell the kids love it...Rick Maiani

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PooPoo Dog Owner

2013-02-27 10:34 AM

follow them home? with the bags and leave them?

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Olive Street Shooting Victim Identi...

2013-02-27 10:33 AM

So tragic and sad. Isnt there a sober living house right there on olive & carrillo?

RIP!

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 COMMENT 379261 helpful negative off topic

Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 10:29 AM

Great. $100 more per year just so we can watch the Lakers not make the playoffs for the first time in 8 years.

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The shooting victim has been identi...

2013-02-27 10:28 AM

It literally says in the article that he was not known to frequent Santa Barbara and that he's from Ventura. What the heck is with Edhat and reading comprehension?

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Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 10:28 AM

I think it is to make up for those of us that have dropped cable tv and switched to Direct TV.

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Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 10:27 AM

I reported on the $8 Cox bill increase at Edhat topic "Trouble Accessing Public Channels" [2 Mar 2012]

Re: Equipment
COX (per the City agreement) agreed to do the following: "... In exchange for early [digital] transition, Cox would provide various forms of compensation to the local governments according to each government's needs. *** Cox would also provide affected subscribers _all Equipment_ necessary_ to view the digital PEG access channels_ and install the equipment free of charge." ***

Re: The SERVICE part:
A Cox (store) employee stated (March 2012) that the box was "free" (at that time), BUT = when all of the channels are converted to digital in about a year the service to the box will cost $8.00 a month, added on to my basic Cox payment.

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Auto Vandalism

2013-02-27 10:27 AM

-255
Correct. If a person has mental illness in their family pot can trigger psychotic symptoms. Keep doing it and the symptoms might not go away.

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The shooting victim has been identi...

2013-02-27 10:23 AM

Obviously, a frequent flyer @ SBPD since he had a current mug shot.

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Auto Vandalism

2013-02-27 10:19 AM

Ask the professionals in Psychology. Even pot can trigger schizophrenia. Not always, but it happens.

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Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 10:15 AM

You can cancel your service for a few weeks so they make LESS.

I've heard you can contest rate increases and they will not risk losing (another) customer. Or start it in another name so you get the teaser rate for a while.

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22 cruise ships are expected to doc...

2013-02-27 10:13 AM

Some people seem to think they are the only ones entitled to live and travel on the roads in this town. For heaven's sake let's live and let live and grow up!

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Child Burn Victim

2013-02-27 10:13 AM

KCOY news online has a brief update as of 1030 PM on the 26th. The employer is quoted as saying the mother worked as a caregiver for him and his wife for 8 months and he never knew she had a child. She was only in the house about five minutes. Hellish thing to happen.

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Pedestrian vs. Jaywalker

2013-02-27 10:11 AM

Pedestrians in SB seem entitled to walk anywhere and that cars/bikes will stop for them no matter what. The vast majority of drivers (when I am on a bicycle) will yield to me at 4 way stop even when they have the right of way and most drivers do obey the rules. I don't get why everyone is so impatient they can't wait 30 seconds to walk to a light or cross walk or wait until it is safe to cross.My life (as both a bicyclist and pedestrian) and someone's life is more important than my being inconvenienced for 30 seconds.

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Beach Tram History

2013-02-27 10:10 AM

If only it were pseudo-science. But it isn't. It's a reality and we have to deal with it at some point. Shame that people like you aren't interested in real science and consensus.

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 COMMENT 379249 helpful negative off topic

Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 10:08 AM

because they can.

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 COMMENT 379248 helpful negative off topic

Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 10:07 AM

F the lakers

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Portrait

2013-02-27 10:07 AM

Carpinteria painter Rebecca Stebbins (see website of same name) - she mostly does still life and landscape work but occasionally does portraits in oil as well.

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Beach Tram History

2013-02-27 10:04 AM

@136 - you're joking right?
I hope you haven't really bought into all that global warming hooey. It's amazing how pseudo-science is used to manipulate people.

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22 cruise ships are expected to doc...

2013-02-27 10:01 AM

@178- You'll know bc there will be a giant ship floating a mile off shore... or you can just stay at home indefinitely.

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Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 10:01 AM

Wish we could get Time Warner in here, just one other option would be nice. My parents and my in-laws have DirecTV and its ok, but I'm not in love with it enough to commit to a 2 year deal as they typically want.

The increase is most likely Lakers related plus something else. I think I read somewhere that the new Lakers deal will result in an average of $3-5 (I don't remember) increase to the average user. We'll likely see something else of the sort in the next year or two for the Dodgers with their new deal that takes effect in 2014. As a huge sports fan I'm fine with it, since I'll actually watch those, but I'd like to be able to offset those costs by dropping the useless channels like Faux News.

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Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 10:00 AM

Cable is an oligopoly, not an monopoly. There's a huge difference.

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Beach Tram History

2013-02-27 09:59 AM

Well, 199. Arrival on new lands is the history of the world. Sometimes, original people are conquered, sometimes they integrate and are better for it, depending on the knowledge and benevolence of the newcomers. Life goes on. Try to enjoy it and let go of the past.

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Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 09:56 AM

pay increase for employees?

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Full Moon

2013-02-27 09:53 AM

I posted this on Facebook and all my high school friends, who grew up in SB but no longer live there, loved it. Thanks John for giving us the beauty of our hometown and allowing us to share it with those no longer in town.

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Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 09:50 AM

The "kill your TV" people must be sleeping late today, 16 comments and still nobody claiming how great a person they are because they don't watch TV.

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Armed Robbery

2013-02-27 09:45 AM

Armed robberies, stabbings, shootings.....good grief. What has this town become? Maybe that is why everyone was so mad that Goleta was picked #95 of the country's safest places to live....

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Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 09:45 AM

@210 If you still have cox internet, all the OTA networks are still on the wire, in digital form. Let your TV scan all the digital channels and you'll find hi def versions of all 4 networks, plus CNN, MSNBC, KCET and several more.

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Pedestrian vs. Jaywalker

2013-02-27 09:44 AM

Respect the metal 2ton car. Its not soft

Jaywalking or in a crosswalk, you will still lose to a car

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By 2016, bicyclists should be sayin...

2013-02-27 09:41 AM

It's not a matter of " getting to all of them " it is a known issue, we all know ( as did she ) about the crossing. If its too hard,walk your bike. If still too hard don't take that way.

When people complain about excess budget spending, I always think of these types of lawsuits. When some criticize the police department for getting new gear. But yet this woman sues her city because she can't keep the rubber side down, getting who knows how much. Seems more like a waste than giving cops some scooters

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Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 09:38 AM

Free enterprise has one core necessity; Competition. Competition breeds from offering better serices for lesser prices. But there is a limit on how "great" you can serve an ice cream cone. So as long as growth remains paramount, the only way to grow is by buying up competitors. This decreases options and leads to monopoly. Monopoly gives that "sole source" the leverage of charging whatever they want because, if you want it, you have no choice but to pay. Monoplization is the foundation of the cable industry. Nobody ever fights it. A collective protest would drastically alter the format but.... People are too busy watching Dancing with American Idol.

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Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 09:37 AM

I called and canceled yesterday and suddenly they had a list of discounts they could offer me, and ultimately offer a $30 reduction to my bill. I canceled anyway, but if you're looking to save money call to "cancel".

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Beyond Bacara

2013-02-27 09:36 AM

Can anyone imagine a more boring job than sitting in your car, in the trees at a beach that might get 10 people a week wandering its shores?

Then again. Roger, you should look into putting up shop out there... you could have a beach front shack to report from and a BB gun to shoot those pesky trespassers with... kill two birds with one stoned reporter :)

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Blue Whales In SB

2013-02-27 09:35 AM

You sure they were Blues? Grey whales are very common close to shore during their migration through here.... I've seen them play/feed in the kelp beds just offshore (Refugio, Ledbetter, Hendrys etc).

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SBMS Experience

2013-02-27 09:35 AM

Our daughter has had a great experience at SBMS and looks forward to going to school - that's a huge positive for any junior high school. The faculty are very caring and the experiential education is fantastic - the kids learn on so many levels and I think are well prepared when they move on. As for sports, it depends on the student makeup, since it's a small school - girls volleyball has been competitive interscholastically over the past few years. There are many unique opportunities to learn - Teen Press, bike mechanics, lots of art, music and drama, and opportunities for leadership development.

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Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 09:33 AM

No we don't know what it was for, and there probably was no need to raise it.

If we got raises as fast as companies increased cost of services we would all be rich

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Auto Vandalism

2013-02-27 09:33 AM

169p, you missed the point. We don't know what this guy's deal is. He may or may not be mentally ill. Speculation doesn't help people who really are misunderstood. This guy may just be a drugged out violent criminal. Until we know, the point is that we can't really decide it's because of one thing or another.

193, not helping. Hurting. Stop with the Obamacare agenda.

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Beyond Bacara

2013-02-27 09:31 AM

I can't believe this thread. 212, eucalyptus isn't any different than any (large) number of plants in our area.

There's nothing progressive about actual factual knowledge. all you have to do is educate yourself on local plants, it's not that tough.

If you wanted to eradicate non-native and invasive plants, we'd have about 10 percent of our trees, shrubs and flowering plants left in SB County.

I'm so tired of seeing people claim stuff that they know nothing about. I guess it's easier to insult people online than, you know, take 10 minutes out of your life to learn about the place we live. :(

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Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 09:30 AM

Lakers and inflation.

But if you really want to know, talk to your city representatives. They and they alone sanction the monopoly. In fact they receive a significant amount of kick backs from Cox for the pleasure... Cox has full time employees that do nothing but massage the city and its bureaucrats.


But consider your options. The other cable companies have the worst customer service records in the US. Cox really is a better choice, regardless of the lack of choice.

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Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 09:30 AM

That's why I've been a DirecTV customer for the last 17 years. Better channels and service. Less greed.

Until Verizon brings FiOS into the area, Cox will do what they want.

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Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 09:30 AM

The CEO needs a new Porsche.

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Beyond Bacara

2013-02-27 09:28 AM

The first picture is a little cove like area north of the pier, accessible at low tide. It is an interesting place, as the debris generated by the currents in the area wash up here on the beach (hence the name driftwoods?). There was a security guard in the trees and lots of no trespass signs in the meadows. It looks like a geologically active area with a small polluted creek, high bluff along both sides of the arroyo.

With McCaw as owner, it explains the daytime guard. That can get expensive.

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Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 09:28 AM

Did the people at Cox not know what the fee was for when you went in? That's just odd.

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Las Positas Brush Fire

2013-02-27 09:28 AM

You are your kid what are you talking about?

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Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 09:27 AM

This is what happens when you have a monopoly. If nobody else is in the area to compete (product/service for product/service, meaning that DISHNetwork doesn't count as a comparison) then you can do whatever the heck you want.

And Cox very often does. No competition means they have us over a barrel. Nice, huh?

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Portrait

2013-02-27 09:27 AM

That Joann recommendation and website is weird! Don't want my portrait looking like that.

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A Santa Maria woman was sentenced T...

2013-02-27 09:27 AM

Praying for this sweet child!

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Cox Fee Increase

2013-02-27 09:26 AM

I think they are still paying off David Edelman :-) The news Lakers channel could be the reason.

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Auto Vandalism

2013-02-27 09:25 AM

Remember Alcohol, Caffene, and sugar are drugs too..

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