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 COMMENT 286959 helpful negative off topic

Mike Fierro

2012-06-10 10:53 PM

thank you for posting this notice. It is SO SAD when you don't get to say goodbye to a friend. Tears... RIP Mike- you were a really really good person and will be remembered. Go with God. Fly with angels. Jam with the greats!

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 COMMENT 286958P helpful negative off topic

Yarn Bomb?!!

2012-06-10 10:33 PM

beautiful!!!!

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 NEIGHBOR helpful negative off topic

Yarn Bomb?!!

2012-06-10 10:29 PM

The pictures are great. What an amazing undertaking! Where is it located if I want to see it "face to face" before next Sunday?

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 COMMENT 286956P helpful negative off topic

Turtle UP

2012-06-10 10:25 PM

How sad. Where and any photos?

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 COMMENT 286955P helpful negative off topic

Heads Up!

2012-06-10 10:14 PM

Agreed. Also, why would missionaries be working any neighborhood in or around SB? This area is way too affluent to need that kind of help.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2012-06-10 09:58 PM

Someone posted it..

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Mike Fierro

2012-06-10 09:52 PM

.Rest in Peace Mike..

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 SEEDLADY helpful negative off topic

KC

2012-06-10 09:14 PM

ahhh....she knows where she's got it good!

Glad you were reunited, but it must have been awful during the separation. Hope you both have many more years together.

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 COMMENT 286951 helpful negative off topic

Aerial Fire

2012-06-10 08:56 PM

Is the Fire out now?

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 SEEDLADY helpful negative off topic

Blooms

2012-06-10 08:55 PM

Carpinteria, phlomis, marigold?

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 COMMENT 286949P helpful negative off topic

Another Blow to the Poorest Amongst...

2012-06-10 08:43 PM

Here is the financial page and it shows that contributions and fees provide the revenue, not public monies, as I had assumed/thought. (I apologize for suggesting it was.) Although as of 2011, the financial picture looked okay, there was also a substantial drop in contributions from 2010. The Web site does not show that the mental health services have been stopped, but that's not likely to be something they'd note on their web page.

Publicity about how services are being cut might be helpful in getting contributions. How about writing an Op-Ed to the News-Press as well, Dhyana Zagri? Thank you for your report here calling attention to it.

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 COMMENT 286948 helpful negative off topic

Cox gives $9,000 to cover last of F...

2012-06-10 08:37 PM

As noted, our Federal tax dollars subsidize big agribusiness. And mostly to subsidize beef and certain grains which are not good for the environment or for public health.

Plus there are Federal subsidies that keep transport and fuel costs artificially low which distorts the market for local agriculture.

Subsidizing wholesome vegetables in our community offsets some of this harm.

And, as noted, it is good education for young people to have a farm in the community. And to have a chance to work there as a positive activity.

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 COMMENT 286947 helpful negative off topic

Chalked Up

2012-06-10 08:29 PM

Thank you for the kind words and glad you are enjoying the photos!

Yesterday I went back and photographed some more that I missed and added them to the page!

Which one was yours that you worked so hard on that I missed?

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 SEEDLADY helpful negative off topic

Water Park

2012-06-10 08:28 PM

looks like a tough place to get to...
good!

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 COMMENT 286945P helpful negative off topic

Fire in Santa Ynez

2012-06-10 08:18 PM

More details here:

Fire Near Refugio Road

It has been named the Circle Fire.

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 SEEDLADY helpful negative off topic

Maui Monsters

2012-06-10 08:18 PM

It's a Banksia. Jo O'Connell of Ventura-Ojai grows them and sells them. Her nursery is Austrialian Native Plants Nursery.
Largest collection of Austrialian plants in the U.S.

http://www.australianplants.com/about.aspx

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 COMMENT 286943P helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2012-06-10 08:13 PM

D8VANILLA: Just go to the newspress.com, click on Local and you'll find the obituary there, June 10, for Michael Fierro.

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 SEEDLADY helpful negative off topic

Another Blow to the Poorest Amongst...

2012-06-10 08:11 PM

*sigh*
some of these replies show the all-too-common complete misunderstanding of and naivete about mental health issues. Ignorance is bliss I suppose. Please don't "discuss" issues of which you know little.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Aerial Fire

2012-06-10 08:05 PM

Great Pictures John Thank You..

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 COMMENT 286940 helpful negative off topic

Coastal Live Oak Pest

2012-06-10 08:05 PM

ahh we have issue and I hate those nasty worms and the moths are nasty too. Our yard has been covered every day with what feels like balls of pollen, sticky and pea green. Is this from the worms???? It's not our tree, it's our neighbor's tree unfortunately

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 EDHAT ONLINE helpful negative off topic

Fire in Santa Ynez

2012-06-10 07:22 PM

Thank John for sending in such great pictures! Your photos are now posted on Edhat.

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 MTNDRIVER helpful negative off topic

Coastal Live Oak Pest

2012-06-10 07:15 PM

I think these things are cyclical, sometimes the worms are bad and then for years they're not.

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 JOHN WILEY helpful negative off topic

Fire in Santa Ynez

2012-06-10 07:07 PM

I just sent aerial pix to Ed and put one on my Photo Page. Looks well placed to grow, so I hope the air drop they were about to do was able to knock it down. Don't see anything on the fire sites yet, so maybe they did.

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 COMMENT 286935 helpful negative off topic

Another Blow to the Poorest Amongst...

2012-06-10 07:06 PM

Cuts to programs like this are an attempt to find out what people are willing to tax themselves to support. Im a hard working person, and 'Im kinda tired of paying for others who claim poverty-who would someone who is poor live in SB? I would like to see California, and especially Santa Barbara, think outside the typical box and create a way for those who use services to give back to the program. In other states, in order to receive "help" individuals must undergo testing to see what their capable of giving back to the community. These people are then put into job programs, vocational programs, or just to work. Clearly the op would be capable of doing something of use. The article shows intelligence and an ability to communicate clearly. How about creating a program where the participants work part-time or have the people receiving services do something (graffiti removal, beach cleanup, reading to seniors, work for direct relief, or red cross) which is typically needed in the community. I would feel a lot better about my money going to help support the op, if the op was doing anything to give back what she gets. And just an FYI- I pay 150/hour out of pocket for my own counseling-so Im not certain why the op feels so entitled to get such services for free.

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 COMMENT 286934 helpful negative off topic

Sands Beach Robbery

2012-06-10 07:06 PM

What are people doing out there at that hour in the dark anyway?

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 MTNDRIVER helpful negative off topic

An arrest has been made in the hit ...

2012-06-10 07:04 PM

Amen, 725. People seem not to just jump to conclusions, they pole vault.

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 COMMENT 286931 helpful negative off topic

BOOM!

2012-06-10 06:59 PM

I saw this weird light that was the color of an ember, gliding through the atmosphere. It was sooooooo eerie! It was in the sky for like a minute. It didn't look like an airplane, and the way it was gliding, seemed to be higher than our skies! It really was amazing to stare at, but freaky deaky!

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 COMMENT 286930 helpful negative off topic

'Car surfing' is possible cause in ...

2012-06-10 06:55 PM

Even more worrisome is one of the victims had access to a medical office drug cabinet. Could this also be a bad, early morning activity connection too? Prescription drugs can damage to young brains also, at increasingly alarming rates.

Point being so many young people do abuse substances when during the ages their brains should be developing drug free. The point is then they carry impaired judgement impaired for the rest of their lives, depending upon the depth of the substance abuse when younger. That is the point. Adults condoning drug use in kids is child abuse.

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 COMMENT 286929 helpful negative off topic

Coastal Live Oak Pest

2012-06-10 06:53 PM

And the poo is excellent fertilizer. Just leave the trees alone.

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 D8VANILLA helpful negative off topic

Starting this month, new residents ...

2012-06-10 06:50 PM

Mike Fierro passed away May 23... ~~~~ A memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 21 E. Sola Street, followed by an optional potluck gathering in the Church Hall.

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 D8VANILLA helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2012-06-10 06:49 PM

hey Roger, Do you have any connections to get Mike Fierro's Obit posted on EdHat ???

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 D8VANILLA helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2012-06-10 06:47 PM

http://www.newspress.com/Top/Article/article.jsp?Section=LOCAL&Subsection=Obituaries&ID=566438837765668894 ...................
A memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 21 E. Sola Street, followed by an optional potluck gathering in the Church Hall. Lot's of sad things in his family history.

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 COMMENT 286925 helpful negative off topic

Starting this month, new residents ...

2012-06-10 06:33 PM

Thank goodness! I hope more landlords follow!

Smokers should be charged double for a security deposit, until you have cleaned an apartment after a chain smoker you have no idea how gross they leave it. Everything has to go in the trash-from carpet to blinds and screens. And then scrubbed and scrubbed

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 COMMENT 286924P helpful negative off topic

Starting this month, new residents ...

2012-06-10 06:32 PM

Will the Towbes Group lower the rents now that they'll be saving so much money?

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 COMMENT 286923P helpful negative off topic

'Car surfing' is possible cause in ...

2012-06-10 06:28 PM

I'd blame the car more than drugs, 'cause you can't car surf without a car and driver. The driver has the ultimate responsibility here.

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 COMMENT 286922P helpful negative off topic

Coastal Live Oak Pest

2012-06-10 06:17 PM

And what you thought is pollen is most likely worm poo. Happy Sunday! : )

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 COMMENT 286921 helpful negative off topic

Fire in Santa Ynez

2012-06-10 06:01 PM

Saw this coming back home on the 101 about 30 minutes ago. The winds were pretty high, hope it doesn't spread..

Was on the next peak west from broadcast peak. Just near the very top so it looked like it would be timely to reach by the road.

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 COMMENT 286920 helpful negative off topic

'Car surfing' is possible cause in ...

2012-06-10 05:57 PM

"Cocaine is a hell of a drug..."

Rick James

Mark my words, it will be in the system.

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 COMMENT 286919 helpful negative off topic

Starting this month, new residents ...

2012-06-10 05:45 PM

This is a great regulation. It's about time Towbes did something about this problem.

I do like to smoke a cigar every now and then but I'll sacrifice that habit if none of my neighbors are smoking.

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 COMMENT 286918P helpful negative off topic

BOOM!

2012-06-10 05:44 PM

I heard it in Carpinteria and thought it might be Vandenberg business.

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 COMMENT 286917 helpful negative off topic

CGI Santa Barbara

2012-06-10 05:35 PM

I love blue roof tiles.

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 COMMENT 286916 helpful negative off topic

Fire in Santa Ynez

2012-06-10 05:34 PM

You're welcome and thanks for yours! We were wondering what was going on :)

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 COMMENT 286915 helpful negative off topic

Coastal Live Oak Pest

2012-06-10 05:30 PM

Hundreds is just the tip of the iceberg. If they are only in one small area of the tree you can slow/stop them with spray (BT = bacillus th. ) onto the caterpillars as they are eating now and after more hatch (maybe three or four applications). But 885 is right unless very old or unhealthy there is not much worry about losing your tree. If the caterpillars are evenly distributed throughout the tree I would not even bother spraying a healthy tree. If you do want to spray call Agriturf. They can sell you product and backpack sprayer or they can come out and spray it for you.

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 COMMENT 286914 helpful negative off topic

Coastal Live Oak Pest

2012-06-10 05:29 PM

There has been an ominous absence of moths covering my oaks in the evening like Pigpen's dirt cloud (Peanuts) lately. I was hoping the winds had scattered them instead there are numerous inch long squigglies all over. I reckon these are just GenX.

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 AQUAHOLIC helpful negative off topic

Coastal Live Oak Pest

2012-06-10 05:19 PM

I have the same thing as the OP.... the first wave came through and the trees sprouted new leaves and looked great...now this next attack looks worse than the first. rrrrrggghhhh.

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 COMMENT 286912 helpful negative off topic

Mike Shinn breaks down the rules an...

2012-06-10 05:18 PM

And make sure the kids have a layer of good sunscreen and a hat when they are playing outside.

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 COMMENT 286911 helpful negative off topic

Shots fired into Santa Barbara home...

2012-06-10 05:17 PM

Don't blame our right to own guns for some dope dealer's criminal act of extreme negligence! WHY no arrest(s) in this case?

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 AUNTIE S. helpful negative off topic

KC

2012-06-10 05:14 PM

828- smarter too, I bet.

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 COMMENT 286909 helpful negative off topic

'Car surfing' is possible cause in ...

2012-06-10 05:13 PM

In my comment in response to the FIRST posting of the story of the Hit & Run several days ago, I said, that this was NO accident.

Now it would appear, based on the results of the CHP investigation to-date, that the "good samaritan" who just happened along at a most improbably early A.M. hour, is under arrest for having been the driver who caused the fatality, and it would further appear that the "accident" may well have been the result of direct, deliberate RECKLESS and stupid behavior.

Definitely this tragic episode was NO accident.

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 COMMENT 286908 helpful negative off topic

Silverfish

2012-06-10 05:03 PM

Notify your landlord and the landlord needs to call the exterminators. Try to get rid of papers that are stored, cardboard boxes, people in this blog have given you good advice. Maybe buying cedar blocks, lavender sachets, and placing these items in closets and cupboards might help ridding the bugs.

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 COMMENT 286907 helpful negative off topic

'Car surfing' is possible cause in ...

2012-06-10 04:57 PM

I think we all know young people take more risks than more mature people. Add in alcohol and/or pot and/or any other drug, and these young people make even riskier (reckless) choices that can have fatal consequences.

At this point we're all making guesses about what lead these young people to risk their lives doing something they thought was fun, but dangerous.

I'm sorry this young woman will not get to become wise, and the others involved have lost all innocence as well. Fun can lead to accidents, but the more you know, the less likely the fun activities you choose will turn deadly.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Fire in Santa Ynez

2012-06-10 04:57 PM

Cool thanks for your report.

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 COMMENT 286905 helpful negative off topic

'Car surfing' is possible cause in ...

2012-06-10 04:55 PM

Most of the mature young adults I know wouldn't go car surfing a 5 a.m. sober or not.
Was there drugs and booze involved?
I'd bet money on it..............
But I could be wrong, I'm more anxious to see what the real story is in the days and months coming rather then guess.
The truth will be revealed.
R.I.P to the girl.

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 COMMENT 286904 helpful negative off topic

Fire in Santa Ynez

2012-06-10 04:36 PM

10 acres now roger . Air tanker was ordered . They'll knock it out!

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Fire in Santa Ynez

2012-06-10 04:35 PM

Dozer 1 is staged at Ruefgo Canyon Road. Hopefully it's not a huge fire..And they are staging just in case.

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 COMMENT 286902P helpful negative off topic

'Car surfing' is possible cause in ...

2012-06-10 04:34 PM

286822 - I guess nature did not plan well regarding pot. And alcohol. And any other mind-altering plants that grow all over the planet.

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 COMMENT 286901 helpful negative off topic

Shots fired into Santa Barbara home...

2012-06-10 04:33 PM

824- The merits of LEGAL, and RESPONSIBLE gun ownership far outweigh being a victim. 99.9% chance this was an apt. w/ a person who did not own it legally, so don't blur the lines. 99% chance the suspect wasn't even legal either.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2012-06-10 04:27 PM

Yes he was found in his truck on Bond Ave May 23rd..I've been looking and looking for an obituary to no avail. I never thought it would be in the np.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Fire in Santa Ynez

2012-06-10 04:21 PM

Sounds like they are on scene. I don't know how big the fire is..

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 COMMENT 286898 helpful negative off topic

'Car surfing' is possible cause in ...

2012-06-10 04:06 PM

Most people I know between ages 18 and 25 have tried or use marijuana. Honestly, not one of those have ever tried this reckless behavior, "car surfing."

Sorry 822, your posts do not fit this situation.

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 COMMENT 286897 helpful negative off topic

Naples

2012-06-10 04:06 PM

We went on a walk around Naples a month or two ago, with the Naples Coalition. According to the hike leaders, the public is allowed to access the Naples property because the owner has decided to allow it (for now). If you walk around Naples, you are not trespassing. If you walk around adjacent properties, then you are trespassing.

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 COMMENT 286896P helpful negative off topic

Coastal Live Oak Pest

2012-06-10 04:03 PM

Hi. It is me the poster. I already had one wave of oak moths earlier this season and that I was expecting, but now I am having a second wave of them and I have never had it twice before.

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 COMMENT 286894P helpful negative off topic

Coastal Live Oak Pest

2012-06-10 03:42 PM

Kellogg School in Goleta was inundated with them. Perhaps their gardeners can help you with some advice about nontoxic stuff.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Fire in Santa Ynez

2012-06-10 03:39 PM

Dozer 1 and water tender responding also..

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Fire in Santa Ynez

2012-06-10 03:37 PM

314,318, Air respond to the 1800 Block of Ruefgo Road for smoke in the area this will be Command 3 and Tac 11.

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 COMMENT 286891 helpful negative off topic

'Car surfing' is possible cause in ...

2012-06-10 03:33 PM

The sheer defensiveness every time pot gets mentioned in even remotely negative ways shows pot is a problem. Particularly when it stunts emotional growth in young people, which is intended to be a painful life process. Nature planned it this way as an internal guidance mechanism.

Feeling good on dope is not the same a becoming good listening to your own internal reward and avoidance systems. Part of what makes pot so bad is because it artificially makes you feel good - fake life is traded for real life and that is bad.

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 COMMENT 286890 helpful negative off topic

CGI Santa Barbara

2012-06-10 03:31 PM

Opa !!!

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 D8VANILLA helpful negative off topic

Coastal Live Oak Pest

2012-06-10 03:31 PM

I agree with 885... Oakworms can be a problem. The moths are not very pretty either, too bad for them.!! That community near Miramar Beach sprayed after they lost 3 trees because of the worms. After the spray, there were thousands of those little worms on the ground dying. The trees came back really fast with lots of new leaves.

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 COMMENT 286888 helpful negative off topic

Maui Monsters

2012-06-10 03:25 PM

Peaceandlove,
You ARE lucky.....you are going to some great places. Love the Surfing Goat cheese AND the beautiful goats! As for Kamoda Bakery in Makawao established in 1916, I couldn't agree with you more.....try the guava malasadas if you have a chance. They make everything by hand, best bakery on the island in many people's opinion. I haven't tried Cafe de Amis yet, but I will now! Mahalo for sharing and Aloha!

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 COMMENT 286887 helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2012-06-10 03:17 PM

What horrible news! Is this true? Mike was a friend. Very sad.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

'Car surfing' is possible cause in ...

2012-06-10 02:58 PM

I think alot of parents feel responsbile because they let their kids have a drink once in awhile, so they attack marijuana. Just my opinion.

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 COMMENT 286885 helpful negative off topic

Coastal Live Oak Pest

2012-06-10 02:54 PM

You have oakworms, which will soon become oakmoths. They may eat all of the leaves off your tree and it will look dead. Unless your tree is already very old or unhealthy, the leaves should grow back.
Here is a link to the county's bulletin about these pests. countyofsb.org/uploadedFiles/agcomm/bulletins/Oakmoth.pdf

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 COMMENT 286884 helpful negative off topic

BOOM!

2012-06-10 02:48 PM

Maybe it was the X-37B again.

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 COMMENT 286883 helpful negative off topic

Naples

2012-06-10 02:47 PM

I would not want to trespass on that private property. I believe Walker Tompkins wrote a chapter on the Naples property years ago. I always love Goleta history Nice to hear from both Neil Graffy and Gary Coombs.--Marie Harden Mancila

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 COMMENT 286882 helpful negative off topic

Starting this month, new residents ...

2012-06-10 02:44 PM

I would be so mad if someone told me no one can be smokin' my unit.

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 COMMENT 286881 helpful negative off topic

'Car surfing' is possible cause in ...

2012-06-10 02:29 PM

I think 822 is right about the movie, but wrong about the drugs. It's more about young people taking risks rather than taking drugs.

Incidents like this have been going on forever. Since the first young cavepeople got run over by their stone wheels.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2012-06-10 02:13 PM

No Way I have been looking for his obituary I knew him too..He was a friend. I found out he was the fella in the truck acouple days later. I think his truck is still parked there where he was found. One of my neighbors jammed with him...

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 COMMENT 286879 helpful negative off topic

Starting this month, new residents ...

2012-06-10 02:11 PM

What's next? No BBQ's because of the "second hand smoke?" Give me a break!

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

Take Your Dog to Work Day

2012-06-10 02:08 PM

It's always nice to walk into a business where a dog is the greeter. Even if it's snoozing, makes the whole place seem really cool.

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

Water Park

2012-06-10 02:05 PM

First, John doesn't give directions to the "secret" place; secondly, if it's on public land we are ALL "the public"; thirdly, if it's private land the owner can call the sheriff deputies on non-invited guests. So, why the complaining? Keep up your good work, John; appreciate your sharing.

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 D8VANILLA helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2012-06-10 01:56 PM

Oh, and btw Roger... the guy that died in his white pick-up truck on May 23, was Mike Fierro. He was very popular and a musician.... I sent EdHat the NP Obit, but I don't see it posted yet. Has his picture.

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 COMMENT 286875P helpful negative off topic

Starting this month, new residents ...

2012-06-10 01:54 PM

ooopss... I spelled that word incorrectly !!! sorry....

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 COMMENT 286874P helpful negative off topic

Starting this month, new residents ...

2012-06-10 01:53 PM

The "sex offender" list is very ambidous. You really don't know how they got on that list in the first place. They are accused, take a plea and there-ya-go.... Or, piss'in in public, you can end up as a sex offender for exposing yourself... Or dating someone that lied about their age and the parents turn them in to the Police.... could easily end up on the list. ~~~~~~
But, personally, I would rather NOT take a chance, and have objections to living near someone that's on the list.

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 COMMENT 286873 helpful negative off topic

Starting this month, new residents ...

2012-06-10 01:51 PM

How is "common area" defined? In many apartment complexes, this would be the clubhouse, laundry room, pool area, walkways, parking lot, etc. But what about patios/balconies that are not "inside the unit" but not technically "common area"? Smoke from these areas will definitely reach other units and people. This is a bold first step and I commend Towbes but extend this to the entire property and you've got a trend-setting move.

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 D8VANILLA helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2012-06-10 01:49 PM

But, it's Sunday !!! (said in most whine'eeee voice) Police should make them sit in Church or Temple

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

Signs of the Times 2012

2012-06-10 01:47 PM

Just wonderful, like your sharing with us!

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 COMMENT 286870 helpful negative off topic

'Car surfing' is possible cause in ...

2012-06-10 01:40 PM

Its easy to rail against marijuana, because we have been indoctrinated for 70 years with all manner of baseless propaganda, hit-pieces, racist, hysterical and wholly unscientific drivel about its "dangers".

Pot ranks so low on the public health hazard scale it doesn't even register. Each year, toxic interactions of prescription pharmaceuticals kill 100,000 Americans. Tobacco kills >400,000. Alcohol kills >100,000. Obesity kills 350,000.

We have our priorities messed up.

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 RAINE5360 helpful negative off topic

John Mayer is a Big Crybaby

2012-06-10 01:33 PM

Note to John Mayer: A gentleman does not kiss and tell. Shut up.

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 COMMENT 286868 helpful negative off topic

Maui Monsters

2012-06-10 01:24 PM

Nice photos! I was just at th lavender farm in Kula yesterday!

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 COMMENT 286867 helpful negative off topic

Starting this month, new residents ...

2012-06-10 01:11 PM

And yet if you check the Megan's Law registered sex offender list for Goleta you'll find two live (or did until recently) at Willow Springs. No smoking but sex offenders are welcome!

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Foundation Help

2012-06-10 01:11 PM

Sounds like an asbestos material . Take a sample to be tested. If so good luck finding someone that will do it. Dust masks and respirators.

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Roger Code Red

2012-06-10 01:07 PM

At least one person is in custody. I heard a female officer say that a juvenile female was in custody but don't know if the female juvenile was involved in the transient fight. That might be from another call..SBPD is pretty busy.

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Roger Code Red

2012-06-10 01:03 PM

It sounds like another unit is responding...

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Roger Code Red

2012-06-10 01:02 PM

Of a Large Fight between transients in the 400 Block of Bath Street. There was a breif Foot Pursuit that ended in the 400 Block of DLV for one subject. Several units have been dispatched to the area..

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 COMMENT 286862 helpful negative off topic

Another Blow to the Poorest Amongst...

2012-06-10 12:59 PM

there are other non-profit organizations providing affordable mental health services. fees are often charged on a sliding scale based on ability to pay.

SB Neighborhood Clinics should be able to give you the names of other places to contact for care.

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 COMMENT 286861 helpful negative off topic

Starting this month, new residents ...

2012-06-10 12:58 PM

D8VANILLA - Well of course this doesn't apply to marijuana. This is, after all, Santa Barbara...the city where we start 'em smokin weed when they are 6.

As for no smoking in the common areas, this rule will not and cannot be enforced. There would have to be a roving patrol of dozens of security guards, which no one will ever pay for for such a picayune rule.

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Naples

2012-06-10 12:47 PM

I think there should be a sign posted on the Naples train station:
"Passengers seeking to embark at this station should purchase their tickets at the Santa Barbara station and expect a long wait."

Seriously, you may get a close up view of the Naples station (it's pretty cute) by parking on the ocean side of Dos Pueblos Ranch Road (off the 101 North), follow the well worn path to the left of the gate marked "right to pass given by permission of owner", and follow the asphalt to the station. Ignore the "no trespassing" and "stay out" signs--they're illegally posted.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2012-06-10 12:41 PM

Aircraft has landed safely without incident. Cancel all fire units..County and City.

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 COMMENT 286858P helpful negative off topic

Starting this month, new residents ...

2012-06-10 12:41 PM

848, article said no smoking in the common area hence you would not have to worry about areas outside your unit.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Roger Code Red

2012-06-10 12:39 PM

2 Souls on board.

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Roger Code Red

2012-06-10 12:39 PM

Aircraft is 5 miles out SBFD stage near Station 8. Foam 8-1 and Foam 8-2 Staging closer to runway 7. This is a small aircraft 1 mile out.

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 D8VANILLA helpful negative off topic

Starting this month, new residents ...

2012-06-10 12:21 PM

What about Medical Marijuana ?

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 COMMENT 286854 helpful negative off topic

Starting this month, new residents ...

2012-06-10 12:13 PM

I wish that my landlord would enforce this. My next-door neighbor is apparently allowed to smoke in her apartment..I cannot leave my windows open and often hold my breath when I walk to my door because it smells so terrible here. Sometimes the smoke coming in thru the bathroom vent too...

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Starting this month, new residents ...

2012-06-10 12:12 PM

I think this is a great step forward especially since common areas are included in the ban. I'm sure it will enrage the smoking population but it's time to stop ignoring the collateral damage this behaviour has on others. To smoke is a choice. To breath second hand smoke is not.

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 COMMENT 286852 helpful negative off topic

Starting this month, new residents ...

2012-06-10 11:59 AM

No smoking in shared properties, period. It stinks, and it's unhealthy. Smokers can't control where their fumes go, which means that non-smokers are victimized by default. In a non-air conditioned city with open windows, smoking outdoors is about as bad as indoors. Even the 20' rule is inadequate. Not only does this decision make economic sense for the landlord, it protects people from a known hazard. One day, landlords who permit smoking will find themselves liable for delayed effects of their negligence.

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Another Blow to the Poorest Amongst...

2012-06-10 11:53 AM

I'm shocked at the people thinking they are owed space in a place that is highly desirable and expensive. During the depression people could no longer make a living or had opportunities for growth in the areas they lived and put down roots. They no longer thrived or could afford to stay where they lived.

Many moves to California (ironically). They moved to a place that offered a possible future and quality of life that was better than where they lived. They didn't rely on the government directly. They wanted jobs for reasons of self respect and to pay their own way.

Now California's full of users relying on the government nipple. They expect to be taken care of (by taxpayers dollars) and then (as it the initial post) hate on those that have and do work hard and can afford a solid quality of life.

Time for these people to move where they can afford to live in an empowered way with self respect.

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 COMMENT 286850 helpful negative off topic

Maui Monsters

2012-06-10 11:44 AM

WOW! Interesting plant and nice lizard. Thanks for sharing!

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 COMMENT 286849P helpful negative off topic

Gas prices have now gone below four...

2012-06-10 11:38 AM

USA Gas in Buellton is open at $3.99 for Regular.

Go across the street to Tom's Gas and you'll find Regular for $3.91.

No contest here.

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 COMMENT 286848 helpful negative off topic

Starting this month, new residents ...

2012-06-10 11:32 AM

This looks like a great step forward but it seems the bulk of the advantage is for the property owners and cost saving. As a non-smoking renter, I can't help but imagine all those indoor smokers being forced outside into "common air areas" like balconies, patios, open space, and parking areas where the smoke will encroach upon more people. Unless they are banned from smoking outside, this may result in more second hand smoke exposure. We have an outside smoker next door and there are times when we can't be outside or have windows open. We are asthmatics and the smoke is a health hazard. And it stinks, too.

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 COMMENT 286847 helpful negative off topic

BOOM!

2012-06-10 11:32 AM

I saw a professional style firework being shot off towards the beach near hope ranch. It could be that.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

BOOM!

2012-06-10 11:20 AM

I think I heard that on South Milpas..It sounded very close I thought someone might be Rodger Dodger hunting..

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 D8VANILLA helpful negative off topic

'Car surfing' is possible cause in ...

2012-06-10 11:07 AM

If you take issue with Pot & Alcohol as damaging to the childhood brain, you are leaving out all the other things too. The food we are eating, for the most part, is contaminated, and the air we breathe, the water we drink, the cleaning products we use, etc etc..... I hope you get my point. Stop solely pointing fingers at Pot for everything that goes wrong, without including the vast amount of other factors. GET REAL PEOPLE !!!!

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Water Park

2012-06-10 11:05 AM

These comments seem to confirm that John HAS found and exposed someone's secret 'special place'.

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 COMMENT 286843 helpful negative off topic

Silverfish

2012-06-10 11:02 AM

In addition to the boric acid small flat bait boxes I buy from Ace hardware( which don't seem to work) I am now using sticky traps placed around areas the frequent. Like other comments here, I heard they like to eat cellulose products,like paper,cardboard,but that is not too easy to rid yourself of these,so at least they get stuck on the sticky traps and can't breed anymore.You can buy sticky traps at OSH,ACE,etc.

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 COMMENT 286842P helpful negative off topic

Olive

2012-06-10 10:50 AM

Cuter than the Kardasians!

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Water Park

2012-06-10 10:50 AM

Anonymous says we should all be angry, stay in our homes, and hate those who are exploring, smiling and happily sharing with others. Too bad Anonymous lives in such a dark little world.

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 COMMENT 286840 helpful negative off topic

John Mayer is a Big Crybaby

2012-06-10 10:46 AM

Whenever he comes on the radio, I say "shut up John Mayer" and change the station. Let's all write songs about him!

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Olive

2012-06-10 10:40 AM

What a darling dog!!!

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 COMMENT 286837 helpful negative off topic

'Car surfing' is possible cause in ...

2012-06-10 10:25 AM

She told her roommate she was taking a cab because she planned on drinking. I don't understand all the misplaced hand-wringing and unsubstantiated assumptions about marijuana, when alcohol is a completely legal and far more dangerous substance.

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 COMMENT 286836 helpful negative off topic

Silverfish

2012-06-10 10:19 AM

I had Western Exterminator out. They said silverfish probably came into the house in house plants. They are a very ancient species and have figured out how to survive. He told me that they have been known to survive houses being tented and treated. They like quiet, dark areas.He left me silverfish packets for shelves, closets, etc. Kill what you can. Keep things clean; bring light to darkness.

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 COMMENT 286835 helpful negative off topic

'Car surfing' is possible cause in ...

2012-06-10 10:14 AM

Science shows over and over how bad substance abuse, including pot is for the developing teen age brain. You don't get to make up for that later. The emotional and intellectual brain development remains stunted which is why adults should not encourage pot use as "harmless".

It might be less so for a fully developed functioning adult brain that has had prior mature development, but it is lethal to the young mind and the damage to the young brain then becomes permanent resting in continued poor judgement and life functioning.

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 COMMENT 286834 helpful negative off topic

Rachel learned recently that some d...

2012-06-10 10:02 AM

Whose bright idea were waterless urinals? Environmentally friendly should include immediate environment, no?

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 COMMENT 286833 helpful negative off topic

Naples

2012-06-10 09:55 AM

As Neal Graffy notes, both Goleta Depot and the original Naples depot were based on the same Southern Pacific Railroad "standard plan." Both are based on the "Combination Depot No. 22" plan. The depot at Naples was a mirror-image of Goleta Depot, however. -- Gary Coombs

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 COMMENT 286832 helpful negative off topic

Water Park

2012-06-10 09:55 AM

If any defacement of our back-country occours as a result of these photos,we know who to thank.

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 COMMENT 286831 helpful negative off topic

Another Blow to the Poorest Amongst...

2012-06-10 09:55 AM

The "rich" are who established the Neighborhood Clinics in the first place. They are defined as those with lots of money and those with just enough to be able to give when they see a need. They do a great job in this town. Notice the segments of the population bearing most of the cuts in this down economy. Wouldn't it be great if at the next election we all voted for the party that historically helps the poor, the disabled, the old.

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 COMMENT 286830 helpful negative off topic

Another Blow to the Poorest Amongst...

2012-06-10 09:48 AM

Most health problems are voluntary life-style choices. You can change them for free.

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 COMMENT 286829 helpful negative off topic

The California Highway Patrol arres...

2012-06-10 09:45 AM

What a waste! and how stupid. I am only surprised that this has not happened sooner. Has anybody "run into" kids skateboarding down Old San Marcos and Painted Cave Road and then being towed back up behind a car or pick-up truck?

If you hit one of these idiots, whose fault is it? Maybe not your's, but the emotional toll remains huge.

If the "good samaritan" was the driver of the car in which these women were "surfin", I hope they nail him.

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 COMMENT 286828 helpful negative off topic

KC

2012-06-10 09:42 AM

She is certainly better looking than the Kardashians!

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 COMMENT 286827 helpful negative off topic

Sprinkler Programmer Needed

2012-06-10 09:36 AM

All the praise for any lack of rude or snarky comments is just an irresistible invitation for one....

Darn the snark in me is taking a rest. Happy sunday everyone.

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Water Park

2012-06-10 09:31 AM

Dam it.... secret sites are secret for a reason. Keep every littering Tom, dog turd Dick and spray can carrying Harry out of there!!

It's just deplorable what's happened to the local hiking trails that became popular and easily accessible to those with no respect for nature's pristine beauty.

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Santa Barbara MTD will raise fares ...

2012-06-10 09:27 AM

286682 - There ARE shuttles that takes you all the way up to State and La Cumbre. Except they don't call them shuttles...they call them the #6 and #11 busses.

7 days-a-week they leave the transit center every 10 to 15 minutes from 6am to 6pm, and every half hour after that until at least 9:30pm. It only costs $1.75, and you can ride for only $1.15 if you buy a 10-ride pass.

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 COMMENT 286824 helpful negative off topic

Shots fired into Santa Barbara home...

2012-06-10 09:17 AM

Ah yes, the merits of gun ownership.

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 COMMENT 286823 helpful negative off topic

'Car surfing' is possible cause in ...

2012-06-10 09:14 AM

It's a wonder anyone survives childhood with the stunts we pull when trying NOT to grow up. It's one thing to have fun doing risky things, it's another when absolutely no thought is given to the consequences.

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 COMMENT 286822 helpful negative off topic

'Car surfing' is possible cause in ...

2012-06-10 09:05 AM

Who else remembers Rebel Without a Cause and that generation's flirtation with car stunts playing "chicken" and those young people's odd indifference to the resultant death.

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Silverfish

2012-06-10 09:04 AM

what are silverfish? What do they look like?

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Another Blow to the Poorest Amongst...

2012-06-10 09:00 AM

206804, good points; OP: make an appointment to see your assemblyman, Das Williams; these cuts are coming from the legislature. As noted, it's not "the rich" that do the direct funding, but government (and other) grants, funded in directly by "the rich" and their tax payments which are disbursed by our representatives, the legislature.

The legislature makes choices, based on the peoples' choices; those choices include heavy spending on prisons (in good part due to there not being mental health and other similar counseling — California, as a whole, prefers prisons to counseling) and increasingly limited spending on mental health. (@795 is probably a good example of the attitudes.)

Please report back on what you hear from Das Williams and his office.

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Naples

2012-06-10 08:28 AM

The original Naples Train Depot opened on April 3, 1901 and was demolished in 1953. The design was close to if not the same as the Goleta Depot.

Jack Morehart, the owner of Naples, built the miniature copy of the depot in the 1990s at the NE corner of Langtry Avenue and the tracks. The original depot was about 600 feet west of the "new" one. A tall thin palm tree marks the spot. - Neal Graffy

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 COMMENT 286818 helpful negative off topic

Signs of the Times 2012

2012-06-10 08:14 AM

i always look forward to the UH threads!

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 COMMENT 286817P helpful negative off topic

'Car surfing' is possible cause in ...

2012-06-10 08:03 AM

I wonder if human intelligence is regressing.

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 COMMENT 286816 helpful negative off topic

Silverfish

2012-06-10 07:59 AM

There is a product at Home Improvement that seems to help. I use that as well as whole cloves on shelves and in drawers. I rarely see one any more.

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Another Blow to the Poorest Amongst...

2012-06-10 07:41 AM

You don't sound like you are very grateful for the care you've received up to this point. "The rich" are responsible for the lion's share of tax revenue. They also contribute the most to charities and buy land that's given for public use. There is no need to "shame" them.

In a down economy, "the rich" also make less money, so there is less tax revenue available. Please note that it wasn't "the rich" that decided to end the program you depend on - it was local government officials that made that decision.

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 CORKY helpful negative off topic

Signs of the Times 2012

2012-06-10 07:39 AM

Great assortment.

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 COMMENT 286812 helpful negative off topic

World Oceans Day

2012-06-10 07:38 AM

Science calls things with ph of 7 neutral, and higher than 7 basic (alkaline). The PH of the ocean is 8. It is not acidic. If it does change it becomes less basic - not acidic. Therefore to refer to a concept as acidification on the ocean is unscientific at best.

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 COMMENT 286811 helpful negative off topic

Gas prices have now gone below four...

2012-06-10 07:29 AM

286731 - Because we are not a Communist county, that's why.

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 COMMENT 286810 helpful negative off topic

Maui Monsters

2012-06-10 07:26 AM

It's a type of Protea.

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Silverfish

2012-06-10 07:14 AM

D8VANILLA - You are probably thinking of Borax, not Boric Acid. Borax is relatively safe to sprinkle around your house, but not Boric Acid, especially if you have small kids or pets.

Over the years Borax has been confused with Boric Acid when it comes to pest control. It is true that the Borax molecule "contains" Boric Acid, but the Boric Acid can only be released by chemical reaction with something like hydrochloric acid.

So if you see instructions to purchase 20 Mule Team Borax as a control for silverfish or fleas, ignore it because it does not work.

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'Car surfing' is possible cause in ...

2012-06-10 07:13 AM

This is tragic beyond words.........I am further saddened by the facts starting to trickle out that it was a tragedy that could have been completely avoided......Car Surfing?? @ 25/26 yrs of age? It's maddening, and unbelievable that these events unfolded in the first place. I really want to know if someone, anyone thought this was a bad idea to begin with and why!! I am heartbroken for the families, and those lives who will be forever changed by this unfortunate chain of events.

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Olive

2012-06-10 07:06 AM

Such a lucky dog, I hope her former owner knows she was adopted by a wonderful person who lets her go to work with her.....

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KC

2012-06-10 07:03 AM

Such a beauty....

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 COMMENT 286804 helpful negative off topic

Another Blow to the Poorest Amongst...

2012-06-10 06:45 AM

There is a huge issue with how we spend our tax dollars in California. We are in the top 30% of per capita tax income. We are at the bottom for spending of eduction. We are at the top for government salaries and pensions, and off the top of th charts for prision spending.

The rich can not get us out of this mess, we need structural changes.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

'Car surfing' is possible cause in ...

2012-06-10 06:20 AM

I thought maybe when they ran one good samararitans name and alittle past came up he was the one that killed the girl and he did.

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 COMMENT 286802P helpful negative off topic

Signs of the Times 2012

2012-06-10 06:16 AM

Zena and Carmen are outside Freedom Signs on Reddick Avenue - the women who own that biz are not only talented sign makers but great all around people. Plus they have great prices on signs!

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Maui Monsters

2012-06-10 05:25 AM

What IS that plant?!?

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Another Blow to the Poorest Amongst...

2012-06-10 04:27 AM

Transients come to Santa Barbara with the expectations that a "rich place" will have "rich benefits" and they hog the meager services available.

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