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 COMMENT 341568P helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 11:17 PM

UCLAFANATIC - that was not the issue about abortion. It was the banning of abortion in all cases including rape and incest. The decision should be made by family and doctor - not by family and government.

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 COMMENT 341567P helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 10:04 PM

I wish all parents did love their children. Not all do. Some physically and emotionally abuse their children -- even torture and kill them. A pregnant girl might not feel safe telling her parents. I'm glad Planned Parenthood is available.

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 AGENTSME helpful negative off topic

Cold Kitties

2012-11-10 10:01 PM

cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!

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 COMMENT 341564 helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 09:45 PM

Here's a question for the ladies. What is the problem with a minors parents having any ability to know that their child is having an abortion?

Here's my deal. The parents love the child. PP doesn't. The parents understand their ability to help or not and they can all make a decision based on a relationship.

Help me understand why women fight that, because they don't love the kid. The parents do.

BTW I think it's easy for a stranger to plant seeds or fear into a child when things are confusing for the child. The child and parents live with the consequences, whereas PP doesn't.

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 D8VANILLA helpful negative off topic

Patriotic Flash!

2012-11-10 09:32 PM

I signed up with the Organic Soup Kitchen, as a volunteer for Thanksgiving at the Veterans Memorial Building on Cabrillo. Is that considered patriotic? I think the American flag is one way to show patriotism.

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 NATURE BOY helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 09:15 PM

Mitt's abortion flip-flop here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAuwuLse1Gg

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 NATURE BOY helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 09:11 PM

529: To quote Romney: "I am in favor of having the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade". So yes it IS a presidential issue rather than a strictly Supreme Court issue. Learn the facts.

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 COMMENT 341559P helpful negative off topic

Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 09:06 PM

UCLAFANATIC - "heat of the day" ? ... when was that exactly?

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 COMMENT 341558 helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 08:59 PM

348, it sometimes feel like we're living in the 60s, yes. What with the large wage gap between womens' and mens' and the recent laws passed in a lot of states that regulate a woman's body and even punish her for seeking medical treatment that even pertains to an abortion (see ultrasound bills that passed in 2012 for this)....yeah. It does seem like we're back in the 60s.

I am not under the illusion that you mean that, but maybe think about it next time you make a flip response about women's rights. It's an important subject and deserves more than the response you gave it.

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 COMMENT 341557 helpful negative off topic

Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 08:58 PM

fireman for a sprained ankle, good at least there earning our tax dollars,instead of watching tv like always. over paid

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 COMMENT 341556 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 08:55 PM

553, adept? Adapt. Let's call the whole thing off.

And I do think this is a serious issue since the beach access i for everyone in town and some of us do have dogs. It's also a dog legal beach the steps lead to, so this is a kosher complaint.

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 COMMENT 341555 helpful negative off topic

Have you ever wondered where hair e...

2012-11-10 08:53 PM

537p, you didn't learn anything? Poem aside, it's scary to me that you can't even be bothered to get past that and look into this issue for yourself, because it's a pretty big one.

Learning is a proactive thing, sometimes. Get out there and get interested in what is happening in people's lives outside of your comfort zone....otherwise we can talk about irritating and silly.

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 COMMENT 341554 helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 08:50 PM

I think it's cute how people think there's not pornography produced in our county. I say if people want to bring jobs here, I'm all for it.

I'm not a paid subscriber, so I can't post a link, but if you look at the LA Times' recent articles on this issue, it's pretty interesting. I don't think they'll be coming here anytime soon. Particularly because it's expensive to make a move and they are already find loopholes to this law. (Again, google it for details.)

I think the most compelling argument against this law is that the performers themselves didn't want it to pass. One woman was interviewed and said she felt condoms were fine for normal activity but since filming often includes hours of...uh...activity, most women would be hurt by them physically. I hadn't thought of it that way, but it makes sense.

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 COMMENT 341551 helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 08:27 PM

I have also felt very frustrated with Chancellor Yang re: what seems to be tacit approval of what goes on in IV. But in reality, he has little control of what happens off-campus. He can tighten up on UCSB students who break the law, but falling off a cliff isn't a crime. Unlike this boy, a lot of the 20 something's ( and younger) in IV aren't UCSB students and are drawn there like a magnet. IMHO, any parent from anywhere other than SB that sends their kid to SBCC and then lets them live in IV is a fool. People in IV from out of the area are the worst. Don't know what Yang can do about that. Maybe the public needs to protest!

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 COMMENT 341550 helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-10 08:19 PM

I hitched rides from there in '70 - "72. Don't remember it having neatly trimmed lawn. I think it was dirt by then. Budget cutbacks no doubt.

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 COMMENT 341549 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 08:18 PM

418P wow thanks for telling me what I need to do. So much compassion and caring in such sweet advice. Hold the handrail....why the heck didnt I think of that? oh right.....because that doesnt solve the problem. My comment was intended to reflect that some people might have difficulty negotiating grated stairs.....not just small dogs. Way to dismiss a completely valid situation ..... krej!

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 COMMENT 341548 helpful negative off topic

Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 08:10 PM

Ran the half today. IT was great. logistics perhaps with the bigger crowd messed up the start time which led to more time in the heat of the day. Also if people were training in cooler places and then where running in the heat but trying to make their goal time, that's trouble. Just saying lots of possibiities, but it could just be sheer more people. It was a great event and run very well. Did I mention I killed my best time..... :)

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 COMMENT 341547 helpful negative off topic

Veteran Fly Over

2012-11-10 08:09 PM

I am going and taking my 3 kids to see the parade. How nice it would be to see a crowd, something in comparison to the crowds that come for Fiesta, the old Big Dog Parade, or Solstice.

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 COMMENT 341546 helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 08:03 PM

I'm personally against abortion but to think it will go away in this country is ridiculous (straw man by Dems). I personally don't care if abortions are legal, I just hope more wouldn't do it. I completely agree that Republicans were total aholes about womens stuff. Just say it's not going away and we'll decide as a nation (we have representatives for states and people right?) how to manage it. It's not going away. ANd talk about what really is impacting all which is the economy and jobs. Total screw up by Republicans. What scares me as a conservative is "This is the best people we have" Complete jackwagons and stupid people Weird. The good thing (good for the country too) is I think the next gen of Republicans will be younger, minorities, more worldly, etc. Good for Republicans but also good for America since we could use moderates.

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 COMMENT 341545 helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 07:57 PM

Pornography has been produced in Santa Barbara for at least three decades. 496 for the win!!!

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 COMMENT 341544 helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara Marathon

2012-11-10 07:55 PM

I ran the half today. Great event and really great people in the community cheering. Thanks for that.

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 COMMENT 341543P helpful negative off topic

Veteran Fly Over

2012-11-10 07:51 PM

Here is the link:

http://www.pierreclaeyssensveteransmuseum.com/Vetera
ns_Day_Weekend_2012.html

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 COMMENT 341542P helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 07:50 PM

I really hate to say this but this is the best Edhat thread I've seen in the two or so years I've been reading this blog. LOL.

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 COMMENT 341541P helpful negative off topic

Leash Training

2012-11-10 07:49 PM

492: I'll bet you'd do it for chocolate.

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 COMMENT 341540 helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 07:47 PM

SCOTT SB... what "anonymous insider" are you talking about? The story identifies the porn guy. KEYT interviewed him and the health lady says they already knew about it. KEYT didn't make it up.

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 COMMENT 341539P helpful negative off topic

Sea Glass

2012-11-10 07:45 PM

427P Cut it out. I laughed so hard, I almost coughed up a lung.

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 COMMENT 341538P helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 07:44 PM

341529 - fortunately the votes by women in the election completely debunk your claim.

And the only reason women's issues are in the news is because after the 2010 election, republicans in power decided to go after abortion. Thus it is not made up from whole cloth but by the very real actions and statements of republicans. My guess is you are a man.

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 COMMENT 341536 helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 07:41 PM

I visited Minneapolis/St. Paul a few years ago. The University there was trying to crack down on student drinking by publishing a list of the "worst" party houses in the area. How did the students react? They competed to get ON the list by throwing ever bigger and wilder parties! Utterly predictable. The law of unintended consequences. Mourn the young man, but don't look to this as a catalyst for change.

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 COMMENT 341535P helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 07:40 PM

I hope to heck your glutes look better than Howard Stern's!

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 LOUWHO? helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara Marathon

2012-11-10 07:36 PM

Great shots!!! Thanks for sharing!

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 REXOFSB helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 07:36 PM

@506: Don't forget "Brokeback Mountain Drive," "Hendry's Bee-yotch" and my own personal fave, "The Last Days of Sodom and Goleta."

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 COMMENT 341532 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 07:35 PM

Thanks for the video! This is a great example of a dog learning to negotiate new terrain. If they can handle 260 steps (or whatever the new count is), then they should be able to learn to go up and down these open stairs.

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 COMMENT 341531 helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 07:30 PM

Gives me a reason to polish up my assless chaps and get my naughty on! Guess I've got to lube up the pump and renew my prescription for Enziyte. Ready or not, here I come. I's hard....um...to find a job these days...time to bone up on this new opportunity!

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 COMMENT 341530 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 07:29 PM

Open grates can make many dogs nervous, and that is why training on grates is a part of my routine for a new puppy or dog. For practice, try out the bridge in La Mesa Park. Many dogs don't like seeing the ground through the bridge, but with training they learn to handle it. Give 'em a treat every couple feet and make it fun to be on the bridge/grate.

In my case, my dog loves the beach so much, nothing would stop her from going down the steps, no matter what they're made of (and she's been trained on grates.) Can't wait to try them out!

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 COMMENT 341529 helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 07:28 PM

The "War on Women" is a non-issue made up from whole cloth by liberal strategists. Looks like it worked! Too bad, lemmings. Abortion restrictions are produced by State legislatures, reflecting the will of their constituents. Not a Federal issue at all.

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 COMMENT 341528P helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-10 07:28 PM

...is that a two-tone 57 Ford behind the Caddy?

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 COMMENT 341527P helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 07:27 PM

Thanks for the Youtube link. The stairs are interesting. My dog tends to get skittish when the platform on which she is walking has gaps she can feel and see through. Not sure she'd be willing to walk these.

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 COMMENT 341526 helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 07:26 PM

Horny Housewives of San Roque.
Mountain Drive Milfs.
Botox Babes of Moneycito.
Going Down on Lower State.
Getting Funky Zone.
Shooters and Hooters at the Pier.

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 COMMENT 341525 helpful negative off topic

City College campus will host an es...

2012-11-10 07:20 PM

It turned out to be an incredibly beautiful day for the full and half marathons. I hope the marathon gets much bigger. It brings lots of tourists to town and shows off the best we have to offer -- our beautiful mountains and beaches. Hotels and restaurants are the biggest beneficiaries of the marathon, but of course our small town can always use the added sales tax that's generated.

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 COMMENT 341524P helpful negative off topic

Veteran Fly Over

2012-11-10 07:20 PM

saw a B25 heading north a week ago. Can't miss those radials.

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 COMMENT 341522P helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 07:15 PM

Let's bring back Anna's Touch.

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 COMMENT 341521 helpful negative off topic

Zippy

2012-11-10 07:15 PM

My cat is named Zippy and was cat of the week a month or so ago. Your zippy is very adorable!!

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 COMMENT 341520 helpful negative off topic

Drunk Driver

2012-11-10 07:13 PM

411 just proved 395's point.

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 COMMENT 341519P helpful negative off topic

Patriotic Flash!

2012-11-10 07:12 PM

it's about the PEOPLE, the Vets who fought and offered their lives to defend our country/country's interests. I'd like to see more photos about how to honor the people. It's not Flag Day.

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 COMMENT 341518P helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 07:10 PM

Total sensationalized KEYT tail wagging dog. Its not as if the Public Health Dr. Initiated the contact--KEYT sought them out.

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 COMMENT 341517P helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 07:10 PM

483 - I think you are mistaken to the tune of 80: 0 for states versus the supreme court in 2011 alone.

80: NUMBER OF ANTI-ABORTION LAWS PASSED BY THE STATES IN 2011 | Via the Guttmacher Institute: “In the first six months of 2011, states enacted 162 new provisions related to reproductive health and rights. Fully 49% of these new laws seek to restrict access to abortion services, a sharp increase from 2010, when 26% of new laws restricted abortion. The 80 abortion restrictions enacted this year are more than double the previous record of 34 abortion restrictions enacted in 2005—and more than triple the 23 enacted in 2010. All of these new provisions were enacted in just 19 states.”

What should I say about an adult not having enough interest to get the facts.

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 COMMENT 341516P helpful negative off topic

Laminate and Wool?

2012-11-10 07:10 PM

Have you requested specific cleaning instructions from the landlord or property management company? That's where I'd start.

I doubt that's "old fashioned linoleum". Nowadays it's a diff formulation; most sold is the brand Marmoleum. It takes a special cleaner and a special sealer. Go to a floor dealer and get the right products if your landlord can't tell you about how to clean it. Do not use the Floormate on Marmoleum floors.

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 MTNDRIVER helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 07:09 PM

Quick, let's pass an ordinance identical to LA's!

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 COMMENT 341514 helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 07:08 PM

Santa Barbara should have a stiff tax.

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 COMMENT 341513 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 07:07 PM

I agree with 497


We absolutely pay a premium to live here - shoddy substitutes that cause distress not only to the animals that portion of the coast is intended for but also to folks in the community with depth perception issues is a real big gaff

I hope something comes of this. They cant pave roads, they put in these hokey grated stairs - yet millions are spent on a sidewalk mural infront of "Los Banos" ( lol slays me everytime i read it)

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 COMMENT 341512P helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 07:03 PM

UCLAFANATIC - women used as tools by Democrats - that is a complete distortion.

Since the 2010 election, women's issues including the defunding of PP has been at the top of the republican agenda - NOT jobs. They would not support Obama's jobs bill, but many states introduced anti-abortion measures, including the infamous ultrasound bill.

And in the 2012 election - “If Rick Santorum is not the nominee, all the attention to these issues is going to evaporate,” said Whit Ayres, a Republican pollster. “The probability of social issues playing a significant role in the general election is minimal.”

Many women who were going to vote Romney in this election changed their minds when Republicans started talking about rape - and those people were defeated.

Please point the finger of blame in the right direction.

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 COMMENT 341511 helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 07:00 PM

Don't believe the story either. Seems like speculation designed to drive traffic to the KEYT website or ratings. Who is the anonymous industry insider and who is planning to relocate?

Not a fan of this type of story.

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 COMMENT 341510 helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 06:57 PM

504P... What are you talking about. Did you even watch the story? They talked with a guy from the porn industry and the County health dept.

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 COMMENT 341509 helpful negative off topic

Marriage Counselor

2012-11-10 06:51 PM

I recommend two.

Eric Young is a Santa Barbara-based counselor at 805-845-5304. He's very kind and specializes in relationships, depression and addiction.

Gary Linker is based in Montecito-based counselor, although I think he's also got an office downtown in Santa Barbara too. He's one of the original co-founders of Pacifica and is great.

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 COMMENT 341508P helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 06:47 PM

Yuk

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 JUKINJAY helpful negative off topic

Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 06:36 PM

439P, there were a lot more runners this year than last. Estimate was about 6000 runners. Several came from New York because that race was cancelled. I've run it all four years and it gets bigger and better each year. Most injuries aren't serious enough to require transport, but better safe than sorry.

Medical first aid tents were available every few miles for minor things like scrapes, bruises, blisters, etc.

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 COMMENT 341506 helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 06:33 PM

What would happen if the real estate porn industry met the real porn industry? "Debbie Does MLS # [fill in the blank]," "Mortgage-istas," "Realtors Gone Wild," "Home Flippers Gone Wild," "Del Playa Rental," and..."Viva la Fiesta!"

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 COMMENT 341505 helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 06:25 PM

It's tough enough to get the spank on in SB. Bring on the skeez!

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 COMMENT 341503 helpful negative off topic

Zippy

2012-11-10 06:23 PM

Sleeping upside down on the sofa--what our pets learn from watching us.

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 COMMENT 341502 helpful negative off topic

Zippy

2012-11-10 06:23 PM

Does zippy zip around? I imagine he takes lots of cat naps. He's a pretty boy

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 COMMENT 341501 helpful negative off topic

Have you ever wondered where hair e...

2012-11-10 06:23 PM

460, a tenured, wealthy professer can choose to donate her hair. She has choices. Some people don't. No comparison.

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 COMMENT 341500 helpful negative off topic

Noodle

2012-11-10 06:17 PM

get well Noodle! Such a cutie.

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 COMMENT 341499 helpful negative off topic

Rapist Arrested After Being Identif...

2012-11-10 06:14 PM

word on the street is more victims are coming forward...

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 COMMENT 341498P helpful negative off topic

ADA Sign

2012-11-10 06:09 PM

..."this ADA stuff is out of control"? Seriously? Someone with a baby in a stroller or who's in a wheelchair should have to go out into the street? City could mount a sign at the inner side of the narrow walkway.. Poor and slapdash installation.

If you run into the Golfing Inspector thing again, and you get the runaround from their Supe, call the City Administrator's office. They should refer you to Personnel. CC to Council members. You pay their salaries.

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 COMMENT 341497 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 06:07 PM

Those are prefabbed grates. They were probably fabbed in China - any contractor know for sure?

In my opinion, they're a bad design and they wont last 25 years, they'll rust out in 10 and people will fall...

The OP was right to complain. Most of you are just sit-on-your-butts do-nothing complainers,... SB is full of too many of these types... its the biggest detractor to what is almost perfect.

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 COMMENT 341496 helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 06:02 PM

That's what she said.

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 COMMENT 341494 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 05:56 PM

You'd have to be the size of a mouse to have problems negotiating those grated steps.

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 AUNTIE S. helpful negative off topic

Zippy

2012-11-10 05:52 PM

I love marmalade kitties. Zippy reminds me of my late, great boy named (guess what) "Marmalade".

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 COMMENT 341492 helpful negative off topic

Leash Training

2012-11-10 05:50 PM

The best way to train your dog to be on a leash is to not be on the leash. Teach him to walk by your side and then calmy slip the leash on, he/she wont even notice. Also not every dog is going to be able to be leashed train, after all, like humans they too have a brain and not every brain would accept someone directing them with a rope around their neck. I for one with all the training in the world would never allow it, I dont expect the dog too either.

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 COMMENT 341491 helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 05:50 PM

The humour in these posts is cracking me up.

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 COMMENT 341490 helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-10 05:47 PM

@274 - You are correct! On the opposite side of the freeway, waiting at the light, in the left lane is a '58 Caddy or Buick, and next to it a '57 Chevy Bel Air. This photo is definitely from '58.

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 AUNTIE S. helpful negative off topic

Noodle

2012-11-10 05:44 PM

Oh what a sweeetheart and I love your descriptions of her. So sorry she's not feeling well. I hope she recovers very soon and is back to her sweet self.

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 COMMENT 341488P helpful negative off topic

Cold Kitties

2012-11-10 05:41 PM

OLW: a PURRING snuggling cat !

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 COMMENT 341487 helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 05:39 PM

Cool, where do I sign up!

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 AUNTIE S. helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 05:33 PM

All excellent suggestions, 326. I also don't want to appear callous, but this doesn't surprise me. It's just one more of what we hear all too frequently about IV cliffs..

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 COMMENT 341485 helpful negative off topic

Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 05:31 PM

Broken shoelace call 911

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 COMMENT 341484 helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 05:25 PM

That's all we need more gang bangers.

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 COMMENT 341483 helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 05:21 PM

The discussion has centered entirely on social issues that are primarily decided by the supreme court. I thought the main issue of the election was financial responsibility but I wouldn't expect a teen voice to have interest in that topic.

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 SUMMERTIME helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 05:20 PM

I had to stop reading after about ten comments, I couldn't take take the hate any longer....

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 NATURE BOY helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 05:09 PM

402: Upset that your tax dollars support things that you don't believe in? *Welcome To The Club.* Where do i stand in line to get my war money back?

Or is using tax dollars to kill "unborn children" appalling, but using tax dollars to kill thousands of *born* children, and adults, ok?

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 COMMENT 341480P helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 05:08 PM

THANK YOU 453!!! Finally some proof that OP is completely overreacting.

Here is the full link for the less technologically-inclined:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9M7QBXaB5w&feature=plcp

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 COMMENT 341479 helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 05:07 PM

478 - I'll gladly keep my mind closed, rather than let it drain out like so many others. Thank you very much.

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Women and Politics

2012-11-10 05:02 PM

457, you are VERY close minded. What it boils down to is if you can't have your way, then NO woman can get the other services they need. How can you possibly think that PP's abortions outweigh the rest of PP's benefits??? It's a very, very selfish point of view, in a very, very misguided way.

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Plant Feather

2012-11-10 04:56 PM

I have to admit - the thumbnail photo image on the home page made me think twice ! .....

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Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 04:52 PM

It is unfortunate that we have a permissive "anything goes" society where parents do not teach their children the difference between right and wrong. Want some weed, no problem. Want some booze, no problem. Want some other drugs, that is fine. Well don't complain when kids grow up and go to college and get hurt or worse.

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 COMMENT 341475 helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 04:52 PM

Can we move past the basics? Firstly as women have moved into the work place they are more in line with Dem positions. No getting around that. Republicans should have shut the H up and just focused on the economy. Women are often used as tools and Dems do it once again. No way in H is abortion going away, yet guillible women got all riled up about it, instead of seeing that they and their families have been harmed in real life ways by Obama's tenure (real money and real jobs, not fairy tale boogie men) As for fetuses aren't children, wo the H do you or any scientist knows what REAL or not. Everyone has an OPINION,so get off the liberal high horse. Somone mentioned Guttmacher. That place will tell you the like 96% of abortions are to get out of screw ups not rape incest or medical. That's millions or screw ups that have real implications to people and our society (tax base for one). Feminists love to yell about rape, incest and medical, but aren't honest about it's really far majority use and that's to kill consesquences for actions.

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Women and Politics

2012-11-10 04:52 PM

If you cant afford a condom, or a test when you forget to wear one.....Why should I pay? I feel like if you cant afford very inexpensive and readily available contraception, you should hold off on sex until you can afford it.....try foreplay instead!

No different if you like traveling, but cant afford airfare....you stay home, or do something local.....you dont legislate a travel tax.

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A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 04:48 PM

Quite a few years ago I asked the owner of a small Fresno liquor store why there were so many hard-core pornographic books and magazines sold in establishments like hers throughout Fresno. She told me that a huge number of these books, but primarily magazines, were produced right there in Fresno, so selling these publications was just a way of supporting the local economy. The idea made perfect sense.

Further, despite the glut of dirty books and mags, sex crimes were no higher than in other communities of the size of Fresno, and the store owners were vigilant about not selling to minors.

Santa Barbara could do worse than become a porn-producing locale. But 448 is right--I'm sure the smut moguls will relocate to Simi and other parts of Ventura County, where it's lots cheaper than here. Which is too bad. We could use the tax $$$.

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Have you ever wondered where hair e...

2012-11-10 04:48 PM

I think the point is that they do have other skills besides growing hair on their heads, but there are no opportunities which utilize those.

RH

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Have you ever wondered where hair e...

2012-11-10 04:47 PM

434p, because that's just one facet of the hair trade.

There are plenty of women in India who sell hair for profit (or are aware that their hair offerings as part of their religious process ends up being sold after it is shaved off.)

But there are myriad women who are held down, have their head shaved by force or are drugged and have their hair cut. But family, friends, strangers, husbands and boyfriends.

To me, this is the bigger issue. Selling isn't, but the selling and the demand from the west is so huge that it in turns enables that kind of horrible crime to occur to many women on a daily basis in India (and other countries.) Unfortunately, women in developing countries often have less rights so there's not much to be done. The article could have focused on this more sinister chicken and egg cycle of demand and crime.

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Sea Glass

2012-11-10 04:47 PM

Love it! My favorite sea glass color!

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 COMMENT 341469 helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 04:46 PM

All that effort just to avoid condoms? Seems like by now they should be able to edit them out with special effects.

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Sea Glass

2012-11-10 04:44 PM

Cool! You can get some great beach glass after a windy spell like we've had recently. Nice find!

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 COMMENT 341467 helpful negative off topic

Noodle

2012-11-10 04:44 PM

She is indeed gorgeous! Love the "smiley" picture! So cute.

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A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 04:42 PM

I think as long as films are being made with willing, non-harmed participants in full accordance to the same labor laws as any other business, it's just that....a business like any other. I would welcome them in SB, though I don't think they will come up this way. They would have long ago, regardless of the laws. They will likely go to Simi Valley or Thousand Oaks, which is Ventura county.

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TV Repair

2012-11-10 04:39 PM

how would one know if is a capacitor or not

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 COMMENT 341464 helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-10 04:38 PM

I question whether this pic was from 1955; I am almost positive that in the line of cars on the left of the shot is a '57 or 58 Cadillac.

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A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 04:38 PM

They can use my house.

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Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 04:31 PM

I watched every racer come by this morning. It was very inspiring from start to finish!

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 COMMENT 341461 helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 04:29 PM

Fetuses aren't children, but you're welcome to come back and have a reasonable, scientifically informed discussion that doesn't involve you enforcing your religion-based morals on people who may not share your beliefs.

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 COMMENT 341460 helpful negative off topic

Have you ever wondered where hair e...

2012-11-10 04:27 PM

Yes, I dated a woman, who was a quite well off and tenured professor and she donated her hair. What is your point?

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A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 04:24 PM

It's a hard business.

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 COMMENT 341457 helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 04:24 PM

414 - some of us don't want to support (via tax dollars or otherwise) the murdering of unborn children. If that means completely de-funding PP because they won't remove this heinous procedure, then that's too bad.

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 COMMENT 341456 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 04:21 PM

Be subversive you old radical you - take a 1x12 length of board down the steps and lay it over the grate for yer pooch.

Then stash it in the bushes so other subversive types can use it for their pups!

Doggie gets to the beach and we stick it to the man!

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 COMMENT 341455 helpful negative off topic

Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 04:20 PM

I know it is 4:20, but this race is a PITA. Like to see it gone.

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 COMMENT 341454 helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 04:19 PM

i'm looking for side work. never done it.
but i'd take a stab, poke at it.

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 COMMENT 341453 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 04:19 PM

Just got a video shot of a pomeranian navigating the steps for the first time. It is just a normal grate with gaps nowhere near the size intimated by the OP. The little dog was a bit fearful at first 'coz he can clearly see through the grate and can't make out the bars of the grate too well. The blue stripes at the edge of the step become a target for him once he's figured out where solid ground is.

If anyone wants to watch the vid just enter the Youtube URL and add /watch?v=z9M7QBXaB5w&feature=plcp

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TV Repair

2012-11-10 04:18 PM

People still do that? Who knew?

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 COMMENT 341451 helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 04:17 PM

I'll get my sister a job.

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Plant Feather

2012-11-10 04:17 PM

Tickle, tickle, tickle.....

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 COMMENT 341449P helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 04:15 PM

Revenue stream here we, uh, cough... Uh come, cough....

LOL. I knew these production companies would leave LA but never did I think they would consider coming, cough, up here.

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 COMMENT 341448 helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 04:12 PM

Guaranteed it will move to Simi Valley, not SB. It's currently big in Chatsworth which is only 15 minutes over the hill to Simi. Plenty of commercial space available.

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Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 04:09 PM

Thank you emergency personnel.
I wish all the best to the runners who may have needed assistance today.

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 COMMENT 341446 helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 04:04 PM

we need some kind of business here!

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 COMMENT 341445 helpful negative off topic

A measure just passed by LA County ...

2012-11-10 04:02 PM

Cool :)

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TV Repair

2012-11-10 03:59 PM

Flux capacitors?

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City College campus will host an es...

2012-11-10 03:58 PM

It was a great day! I watched the race from the top of the Cliff Drive hill, and saw many awesomely fit athletes, and many who aspire to that level of fitness but have a ways to go. Most folks were having a great time, and there were alot of smiles and positive attitudes. Plenty of cops and traffic control, and most drivers seemed courteous. I'm sure Santa Barbara will get a lot of good press from this excellent marathon, and the restaurants and hotels will be busy this weekend. All in all, a fairly green event with a lot of positives!

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Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 03:54 PM

Start lobbying the City Council for an elevator to the beach.

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Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 03:51 PM

That being said, I believe in natural selection. A rich daddy and his lawyer can't buy your way out of this kind of stupidity. I partied A LOT in Isla Vista in my youth, and in my compromised state, I had a lot of stuff done to me that I had to suffer the humiliation of living it down. Eventually, I learned. Unfortunately, sometimes one doesn't take learn the lesson in time. Yea, it's tragic, ... but c'mon, get real!

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 TAZ helpful negative off topic

Veteran Fly Over

2012-11-10 03:46 PM

Thanks for all the info MACPUZL!

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Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 03:45 PM

I was thinking the same thing, 428P. It seems like there are a lot more injuries etc. in this race today. I wonder why? Is the wind dehydrating the runners?

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Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 03:43 PM

This is reminiscent of the park house design. . .

I always think that the powers that be might do well to include a few locals to eyeball a project before it's finalized.

There is no way I would be able to carry my dog down those steps. And he is a very important member of our family.

Thanks to all of you kind people for your canine supportive remarks.

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Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 03:42 PM

I walk on crutches. I wonder if I'll be able to use these steps. Just how big are the holes? Guess I'll go see for myself.

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 COMMENT 341436 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 03:42 PM

1355... I disagree with you about the intent of the OP. As I read it it is not seeking solutions but support to complain to the City and fix the problem s/he is having NOW. I am not in the habit of condoning spoiled behaviour on the part of children or even elders who ought to know better. But a more thoughtful and even tempered post would have met with considerably more sympathy rather than the ridicule. Is the response mean? I don't think so.... more flies are caught with honey than vinegar and this OP was liberally pouring on the vinegar, imho.

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Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 03:41 PM

You want the deaths from falling to stop!?! We have a tool at our collective disposal. It's called Eminent Domain. The houses that line that cliff were mostly built with large yards (25 yards+) in the back. The yards have, and will continue to, erode into the encroaching coastline. Put it to your local government that public welfare justifies condemning these properties, tear them down and put up a barrier worthy of even a drunkards attention. Make it illegal to approach the cliffs beyond the barrier with EXPULSION FROM UCSB in the balance! That will minimize the tragedies of students falling from the cliffs to the greatest extent possible. That or force those owners, who have been renting those houses at outrageous rates to students for decades, to put up glass walled barriers as a specifically zoned requirement for those properties.

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Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 03:37 PM

428P, During a test, there will always be a handful of people who didn't study at all or enough and will struggle.

Same situation here - of COURSE there are going to be people who didn't train enough and are going to struggle then get injured. And given how many people are running, I'm sure it will be more than a handful.

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Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 03:36 PM

If you climb over a fence then your asking for it,if there is not a fence I don't think you are .

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Zippy

2012-11-10 03:35 PM

Zippy is a great name! Does it fit this mellow boy?

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Women and Politics

2012-11-10 03:35 PM

182: Sounds like legislation inspired by religion to me: "...they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights..."

How dare they invoke the Creator in a public document!

JK, but statements such as yours stifle discourse. For example, the establishment clause does not in any way prohibit religious influence in public policy. Most law is derived from English Common Law, which in itself comes from ancient Judeo-Christian theology. A better avenue of argument would be to discuss whether or not a fetus deserves the unalienable right to life, or at what point do we obtain that right.

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Noodle

2012-11-10 03:34 PM

Noodle is a cutie!

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Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 03:32 PM

Wow, talk about lots of emergency calls for people during the run. I'm not a runner but it seems excessive to me.

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Sea Glass

2012-11-10 03:32 PM

Much better than feather on a plant! :)

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Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 03:31 PM

We took the steps this morning and like we thought... Overkill. All that needed replacing was the bottom landing of cement steps for about $5000. What was replaced is the entire landing with metal grated steps. $800k. The platform grates freaked my lab out but as a lab he delt with it. It's a done job. GIve the work an 8 out of 10 outside the too wide grated platform.

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Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 03:29 PM

All of you fence-pushers, you helicopter parents/citizens, you anti-natural selection folks - You are all victims of media bias. These accidents are NOT becoming more frequent. The info is simply more available to you, so you THINK it is.

Put down the newspaper/internet for two weeks and see just how many local deaths you actually hear of. Then check edhat and read how many terribly things you NEVER WOULD HAVE HEARD OF. Point proven.

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Sea Glass

2012-11-10 03:29 PM

Looks like an indian fetish.

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Plant Feather

2012-11-10 03:28 PM

No way! That is so awesomely cool....!

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Women and Politics

2012-11-10 03:25 PM

How can you all call this a NEW war?

This "war" is simply the remnants of the past! It's NOT new, it's NOT growing, and the point of view is on the way out, quickly, with other old school trains of thought. You are drawing attention to something that a topic that is so completely tired and nearly OVER.

Another pointless tirade...

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 MACPUZL helpful negative off topic

Veteran Fly Over

2012-11-10 03:22 PM

Periodically appearing at the top of the Edhat page as you enter and leave threads and your browser refreshes is a link to the Veteran's Day events in town, sponsored by the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Museum. Here's what's on the link:

Veteran's Day Parade Details:

Veteran’s Day Parade: Starts @ 12:30 pm at Sola & State Streets. Magnificent fly-over of 16 different military aircraft will announce the start of the parade including: Two P-51’s; a B-25; a C-47; four T-34 Mentors and several Yaks 9s, a.k.a. Nanchangs Parade route heads down State Street to Cabrillo Blvd., where it turns right ends @ Veterans Memorial Building, 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd.

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Veteran Fly Over

2012-11-10 03:21 PM

I remember last year, they flew over at 11:11 am, on 11/11/2011. COOL!

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Noodle

2012-11-10 03:20 PM

Noodle looks to have some Lab or Golden too. She looks just like my Golden (sans long hair) in the photo of her snoozing in bed. Hope she is better soon.

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Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 03:17 PM

Seriously OP???

Let's not make a mountain out of a molehill. The steps are for taxpaying citizens, not domesticed property of the citizens. You sound so ridiculously entitled right now. I also find it hard to believe you can make it down 200+ steps, but can't carry your dog down the last few. The world, and the city, does not revolve around YOU or your DOG.

TRACY - there are handrails. I sincerely doubt you need to SIT on the steps when there is a handrail. Like I said, let's not make a mountain out of a molehill.

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Women and Politics

2012-11-10 03:13 PM

holy ignorance 407! the societal benefits of these services infinitely outweigh the costs to the taxpayer. you want to complain about a costly endeavor with no tangible benefit to humanity, take a look at the wars we've been waging for the past decade.

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Drunk Driver

2012-11-10 03:10 PM

Wow. No good deed goes unpunished.

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 COMMENT 341415 helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-10 03:07 PM

Hurrah for Chaucers!!!!
There's nothing else that can beat having a book in hand, to leaf through pages, to stick my nose into it and get that smell -- and also to be able to SEE what's inside the covers, get to know if this particular book -- or that one over there -- is the better choice, etc. Sorry, but to buy via a computer just isn't the same -- no way!

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Women and Politics

2012-11-10 03:04 PM

You might think it's Kool Aid but when there are millions of women who rely on the services of organizations like Planned Parenthood for basic needs (breast cancer screenings, pap smears, etc.) and a great number of people in one of two political parties want to completely de-fund said organization, it's not just election BS or Kool Aid. Sorry. It is a legitimate war on the rights of women to have control over their bodies, instigated and waged by men who have no right to make said decisions.

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 COMMENT 341413P helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-10 03:01 PM

only problem is when i come across a roundabout i just want keep going around and around, it's like a pavement carnival ride!

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Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-10 02:58 PM

sad and disgusting, this guy has serial killer stamped on his forehead, i imagine i'll be reading about him some time in the future. let's not forget michael vick did the same thing and he's back in the nfl collecting big paychecks.

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Drunk Driver

2012-11-10 02:54 PM

395 just proved their point.

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UCSB is ranked #2 on Monster.com's ...

2012-11-10 02:52 PM

ACF is spot on, it's a research university. i studied theory and research methods, not vocational skills in my field.

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Veteran Fly Over

2012-11-10 02:51 PM

Some of us are old enough to remember when it was "Armistice Day". I haven't seen any vets selling the little paper red poppies. I know that is still a very big tradition in the UK and Australia/New Zealand.

I'd like to know, too, if there will be a fly over.

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 COMMENT 341408 helpful negative off topic

Plant Feather

2012-11-10 02:47 PM

I agree, it is beautiful and also believe it's a good sign.

Some people believe feathers that just show up like this one are a little blessing from someone who has passed.

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Women and Politics

2012-11-10 02:47 PM

War on Women - Kool aide -

We just want you to be responsible for your actions and we don't want to pay for the consequences. The Majority don't care - what you do - how you do it - and with whom U choose to do it with -

Both sides have nutz -

The rest is all election BS to get re elected -

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 MESAJIM helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-10 02:45 PM

I'm glad Chaucers is still kickin'. The last bastion of mom & pop bookstores in SB. I remember when Borders came to town--I among many were so up in arms about it...then when they closed their doors I had to laugh at myself because I was really disappointed. Without a single decent bookstore downtown, State St. has developed a severe case of The Stupid. Hopefully Amazon's adding sales tax will swing the tide and someone will open up shop downtown again...

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 COMMENT 341405 helpful negative off topic

Noodle

2012-11-10 02:42 PM

What a cutie! Those ears in the last pic, oh my!
Maybe she'd like some chicken soup since she's feeling under the weather.

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 COMMENT 341404 helpful negative off topic

With a heavy dose of costume drama,...

2012-11-10 02:36 PM

Sounds a little like the real life story of Queen Catherine - The Great- of Russia.

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 COMMENT 341403 helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 02:32 PM

"Assume" is superfluous. A waste of time in a dialogue it just draws attention to the fact that one has no control or access to the facts in a situation.

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 COMMENT 341402 helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 02:26 PM

Don't confuse a war on depravity with a war on women. That said, there certainly are some crackpot Republicans that should at least keep their traps shut.

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 COMMENT 341401 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 02:24 PM

Perhaps the grates should have been smaller. At this stage in the game, it's going to cost money to change - taxpayer money. Should we fix potholes or change the grates?

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 COMMENT 341399 helpful negative off topic

Adorable Adornments

2012-11-10 02:18 PM

Bottom line is that there is another wonderful whimsical house in town!! Thank goodness for that after seeing row after row of cookie cutter houses and "Spanish" style McMansions. There's nothing anal about the place, although the colors and ironwork are quite "Dr. Suessish" if I may say. Sally and Sue have totally remodeled, upgraded, and landscaped their house and probably won't like seeing photos of their property posted on the Internet, let alone the anal references.

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 COMMENT 341398 helpful negative off topic

Leash Training

2012-11-10 02:16 PM

Thanks 386! Click-treat for you - I enjoy sharing my pooch's perspective with the Edhat family.

And thanks to 384P too - Yes, Miss Vicky knows her stuff, for sure. My mom actually teaches the "U turn" too, along with the Turn and Go, back-up recall, and "find it" (my personal fave) to her clients...all good stuff! Gotta be careful though because sometimes you can inadvertently train your inquisitive canine all sorts of chained behaviors - and, sometimes inquisitive canines end up training their humans to do all sorts of fun tricks like turning around and going different directions - teeheehee....

Happy training everyone! Love the comments...what a great community we have here!

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Traffic Accident

2012-11-10 02:10 PM

if the cyclists is walking their bike on the sidewalk into the crosswalk, they maintain the rights of a pedestrian and any vehicle in the roadway (car, motorcycle, bicycle, horse drawn carriage, etc) must yield to the pedestrian. if you're riding your bicycle on the sidewalk and into the crosswalk, you are a fool.

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Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 02:07 PM

You'll only get a bill from AMR if you are transported, and then it's regardless of whether you are admitted or not. If they are called but they don't transport you, it's emergency services, and all of our tax dollars pay for that. We were taught that at Red Cross first aid/CPR training. That's why you should never hesitate to call 911, but refuse transport if you or someone else can drive you safely - if it's a non-life-threatening issue only obviously.

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 COMMENT 341394 helpful negative off topic

TV Repair

2012-11-10 02:04 PM

BEWARE the tv tube anode! It can hold a lethal high voltage charge for some time and should be discharged with a bleeder resistror. Good on you for repairing rather than tossing. Some Americans are slow to learn our new economic reality; made elsewhere, fixed here.

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Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 02:02 PM

@389. I believe you are misinformed. Hendry's Beach is off-leash on the side toward Mesa Lane.

Perhaps you are referring to State beaches. However, I don't think dogs are allowed at all on those beaches.

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Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 02:01 PM

In the meantime, how about carrying two yoga mats with you. They roll up nicely and carriers have shoulder straps. Then just unroll them, get your dog on one, put the other in front, and when you dog gets onto that one, move the one from in back into the front position. Sure, it's time consuming and I don't even know if that would work for your dog, but it (might) solve the problem for your personal needs without making everyone else pay for it.

The needs of the many...

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 COMMENT 341391 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 01:58 PM

389- You are mistaken. East of Arroyo Burro beach is legally off leash. The old steps worked for us and I would have waited for them to be demo'ed by a storm, before replacing them. A heavy carpet runner would do the trick, along one side only. Just a thought.

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 COMMENT 341389 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 01:46 PM

@358 - Dogs are required to be leashed on all California beaches. There are no designated off leash beaches here.

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Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 01:43 PM

i recall that the stairs were specifically designed to withstand abuse by rising ocean levels and increased storm intensity. i do not recall any design elements that guaranteed easy access for one individual's timid dog. i do believe there were numerous city council meetings during which this issue could have been addressed prior to the finalized design and contractor bid. i do believe it was the OP's responsibility to be diligent in their civic participation on issues that directly affect them. the post facto whining is just pitiful.

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Noodle

2012-11-10 01:39 PM

Do you canoodle a lot with Noodle?

I like her a lot, all except the practicing vocalization part and chasing of birds. She looks like she knows what's what, though, and I think she was lucky, lucky, lucky to have found you (and v.v.).

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 COMMENT 341386 helpful negative off topic

Leash Training

2012-11-10 01:39 PM

Great! I'm so looking forward to the next installment, hopefully it's about how to bark train your left-alone-outside pooch for the benefit of Fido as well as the neighbors. Thanks!

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 COMMENT 341385P helpful negative off topic

Drunk Driver

2012-11-10 01:32 PM

We sure it wasn't AMR hitting mailboxes and driving over the curb? I've seen them pull some dangerous maneuvers on our roads around the county. Does anyone know what it takes to be an ambulance driver, apparently not much. Hope that they got the drunk driver off the street so they don't hurt anyone.

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 COMMENT 341384P helpful negative off topic

Leash Training

2012-11-10 01:32 PM

Poocherino. You forgot to mention the tried and true "U-Turn" method. Victoria Stillwell, on Animal Planet's "It's Me or The Dog," showed, repeatedly, how effective this method can be.

To the dog owners who are trying to teach your dog to "Heel:"
Don't allow the dog to get even a tiny step ahead of you, while on-leash. Every time the dog starts to "forge ahead," you complete a quick U-turn. The dog soon gets the message that if s/he wants to continue on your walk, the best thing to do is to remain close to you, at your side, and not lunging ahead. Give the "Heel" command in a sweet, soft voice. Your dog is not hard of hearing. S/he will soon get the message.

This tactic works extremely well in training fear-aggressive and otherwise dog-aggressive dogs. On walks, before your dog even begins to lunge at another walking dog (even if that other dog is across the street), you and your dog both complete that U-turn and then keep back-tracking where you came from, for a short way.

Then, after many steps back, turn again. As soon as your dog acts like it wants to "go at" the other approaching dog, you make another U-turn. (You could tell other dog walker "We're in training.") Your dog will soon stop pulling ahead.

It sounds time consuming and tedious, but it really isn't. Training your dog to pay attention to you and teaching the dog that you are the one making the decisions will make you both more relaxed and happier . . . in the long run.

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Women and Politics

2012-11-10 01:27 PM

it baffles me why legislature inspired by religious ideology isn't immediately discredited/thrown out. am i misinterpreting the first amendment to the constitution? i thought that government was not allowed to impede on the rights to practice your religion, and conversely religion had no place in public policy. "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States." wouldn't marriage be considered a public trust, as well accessible health care? so sad that there are still hungry families living in the united states and yet our politicians concern themselves with matters that do not have a place in governmental discourse....

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 COMMENT 341381 helpful negative off topic

Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 01:15 PM

People are under a lot of physical stress during a race....getting injured multiplies that and so having some medical attention is just good practice.

Plus there is a lot of liability here and all good and reputable races have some type of medical assistance available.

It was a great morning on the course!

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 COMMENT 341380 helpful negative off topic

Structure Fire

2012-11-10 01:13 PM

I live in the foothills, and yes why paying $150 this time of year is a little annoying, I don't have a problem paying it if it means a fire doesn't burn down the town and my house at the same time.

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 COMMENT 341379 helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-10 01:11 PM

The building to the right had the letters LINC... on it.

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 YIN YANG helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 01:06 PM

Start with Wikipedia, "State-by-state legal status." Guttmacher Institue is generally respected, even to some extent by conservatives.

Here's a map of abortion availability:
http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2012/04/24/access-to-abortion-clinics-and-the-abortion-rate/

I do not believe a zygote is a child, but that's just me, a female.

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 FROGGY3 helpful negative off topic

Syrah - California vs. Washington ...

2012-11-10 01:06 PM

Once again, a fascinating interview & great remarks on the wines, thanks Marc! One more BYOB dinner this year, hope to see everyone on Dec 2 for "Minor" Bordeaux Varietals (Malbec, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot) with Buttonwood Winery.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Drunk Driver

2012-11-10 01:03 PM

One tire was missing the vehicle driving on the rim. I heard the SBSO talking about the vehicle a moment earlier that someone was trying to catch up with the vehicle. Suddenly an AMR Unit started talking about it, sounds like they followed it to where it was going.. Now the drunk driver will be in custody Thanks to AMR.

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 COMMENT 341375P helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 01:03 PM

@370 FYI, this one of two access points to the only beach in City of Santa Barbara which is designated legally off-leash. That is partly why we are discussing this issue.

So. Now you know.

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 COMMENT 341374 helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2012-11-10 01:02 PM

Daylight hours, at the marked crosswalk for SM High, 25 mph zone when students are present, and they are always present from before dawn to after dusk (at least this time of year). How many people do you see doing 25 here? and less tha half seem to do 40 or less which is the limit when students are not present. Amen to 353P.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Drunk Driver

2012-11-10 12:59 PM

Driving up and down the curb taking out mail boxes North on Kennth from Clark.

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 COMMENT 341372 helpful negative off topic

Veteran Fly Over

2012-11-10 12:58 PM

As a veteran, I would think maybe around 11. Seeing as all the shooting in WW1 stopped on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. And also the reason Veterans Day is 11/11.

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 EMUWREN1 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 12:57 PM

@345 Trying to keep your dog from injuring itself or even breaking a leg on poorly thought out step installation is not "pampering" or "favoring" by any means.

We're not talking about cattle grates here, where you need to keep the cattle on their own land. And you own horses? I feel kind of sorry for them, after reading your post.

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 COMMENT 341370 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 12:48 PM

Dogs are entitled to beach access? The grates keep salt water from collecting and corroding. There are other dog accessible beaches.

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 COMMENT 341369 helpful negative off topic

General Comments

2012-11-10 12:47 PM

Just in Case no one knows yet, Jackie Evancho and Bobby Mcferrin are coming to SB. By the way, anyone know why many stars choose SB to come to, even thought it's not a very famous very big city?

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 COMMENT 341368 helpful negative off topic

Plant Feather

2012-11-10 12:46 PM

I thought it was beautiful. No bird was harmed. It was a delightful way to start the day!

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 COMMENT 341367 helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 12:44 PM

And now for something controversial. UCSB has some complicity in this and other tragedies in IV. The school keeps bringing in more and more students, increasing the overcrowding in IV, which is already the most densely populated area west of the Mississippi. If UCSB cared about the community of IV instead of padding the pockets of the staff and regents, then IV would be a safer place to live--for everyone.

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 COMMENT 341366 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 12:44 PM

I have poor depth perception. Grates on stairs make it almost impossible for me to negotiate upright. For situations like this, I will have to sit on my booty and skooch down to the beach...much easier going down than up I assure you. Maybe you can get a pair of doggy snow shoes, they exist, to help your pooch with the steps. Good luck!

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 COMMENT 341365 helpful negative off topic

TV Repair

2012-11-10 12:43 PM

Darryl Widman's Television City
(805) 805-565-5577
1375 East Mountain Drive, Santa Barbara, CA

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 COMMENT 341364P helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 12:42 PM

Ah, 348, _you_ are living in the 60's. Planned Parenthood (a proper noun that should be capitalized, Ms. Abkin) is under attack and being defunded, as are other female health, birth control and abortion providers. **PP provides birth control that prevents abortion.** Yes indeed, they also provide abortion procedures. Have you looked at the availability of abortion procedures nationwide lately? We're simply spoiled on the west coast and don't always realize what goes on nationwide.

Planned Parenthood also provides STD screening and treatment for men and women, Pap tests for cervical cancer, treatment for cervical dysplasia (pre-cancerous cell changes), and teams with cities, counties and states to provide breast cancer screening and mammograms to un- and under-insured people. Early diagnosis and treatment saves money and lives.

SCOTUS may have overturned Roe v. Wade if a social conservative had been elected. The state and future of the Supreme Court is a major reason I vote, and I vote socially liberal.

If you're interested in stats or info, google "availability of abortion" or "availability of abortion by state."

Yes, I did get pregnant on birth control, for which I always took full responsibility. I never met a man who did so.

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 COMMENT 341363P helpful negative off topic

Zippy

2012-11-10 12:42 PM

Beautiful boy. Glad you rescued one another.

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 COMMENT 341362P helpful negative off topic

Noodle

2012-11-10 12:41 PM

Noodles pictures worked my room :-). Many happy thoughts for her speedy recovery. Long may the diva reign.

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 COMMENT 341360P helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 12:40 PM

355P They don't "teach" their children to harangue and mock, the kids learn it by example.

Good, solid comment, BTW, but the bullies seldom recognize themselves as such.

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 COMMENT 341359 helpful negative off topic

Plant Feather

2012-11-10 12:37 PM

Beautiful. That's a good sign :)

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 COMMENT 341358P helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 12:36 PM

Okay, poster. I am with you 100%. Grates are not at all great (hoo) for a lot of dogs.

Not to mention how grates always seem to promote loss of little treasures, such as keys and rings and money and such. What about high heels? (Sounds silly, but those young women will wear them EVERYWHERE.)

You are right to bring this to attention. I, too, will write an email and ask whomsoever designed this thusly to replace grates with more dog and people-friendly steps.

Thank you for letting me know about this.

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 COMMENT 341357P helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 12:36 PM

347's solution of carrying something small to place over the grate for the small dogs to walk on sound like a good compromise to me. Yes, I have a dog - have had them all my life. But -- those steps are made for the people who pay the taxes to keep them in good shape. A little ingenuity on the part of the users to fix problems that are unique to them would go a long way to making them available to all.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

A Farmer's View

2012-11-10 12:35 PM

I'm enjoying a bowl of the fresh harvest tonight at the 4 and 20 hour...

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 COMMENT 341355P helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 12:33 PM

Some answers to this post are plain old mean. The poster would like to enjoy the same routine she's enjoyed with her dog for a long time, I am guessing. Why so harsh towards her, or any of the rest of us who enjoy our relationship with our pets? We don't begrudge you your pleasures. We are not trying to waste tax dollars, or complain about life in Santa Barbara. We are just making an observation and pondering solutions.
People who care about dogs ask a question out of genuine concern. When others pile on to criticize us, it's bullying. Plain and simple. If you don't like a question, or it makes you feel disdain for the poster you've never met, then step away from the keyboard and let people who are thoughtful handle feedback duty. Would you teach your kids to harangue and mock? I didn't think so.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 12:31 PM

One officer requesting 2 others at Los Positas and Modoc.

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 COMMENT 341353P helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2012-11-10 12:31 PM

I can't tell you how many times driving Hollister I get bikes coming off the sidewalk into the cross walk. I am very diligent on this road but it really is a bicyclists job to follow the rules of the road. I do bike to work occasionally and I'm always on the lookout for drivers turning in front of me. On both sides we all need to follow and obey the traffic laws. And all be ticketed equally.

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 COMMENT 341352 helpful negative off topic

Cold Kitties

2012-11-10 12:31 PM

Oh, so precious. There's nothing like a snuggling cat.

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 COMMENT 341351 helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 12:31 PM

This election sure felt like it, 348. :(

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 COMMENT 341350P helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 12:30 PM

The Tea Party and ultra right wing conservatives would like us to be living in the 60s again. We need to move forward, not backward.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 12:30 PM

Mesa Lane And Cliff someone feeling ill and faint medic call..

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 COMMENT 341348 helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 12:26 PM

Women's rights? Are we in living in the 60's here?

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 COMMENT 341347 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 12:25 PM

The initial idea of the grates is a good one because the plan is that the sand you pick up on your shoes will be left on the beach and not track onto the stairs which creates a hazard for those using the stairs. Sand is slick and sand on cement stairs is not good.

I don't know why the grate opening has to be as wide as you describe it, seems like overkill and obviously the city was not considering small dogs when they installed it.

Maybe you could carry a little rolled up thin yoga mat and put it down for your dog on the grate to walk over. At least it would be a temporary solution that might work.

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 COMMENT 341345P helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 12:22 PM

I see the concern. I also have ridden trail horses and horses trained for trail classes in horse shows; for which training for scary situations is a huge part (walk through tarp, water, etc.) This issue may provide lots of dog and owner education, and employment for dog trainers... I love dogs and champion adoption but the way people treat, pamper and favor their dogs is out of control. They're still dogs.

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 COMMENT 341344 helpful negative off topic

Syrah - California vs. Washington ...

2012-11-10 12:22 PM

Nice article! I have tried maybe half those wines and absolutely LOVE the Rusack syrah.

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 COMMENT 341343P helpful negative off topic

A Farmer's View

2012-11-10 12:19 PM

I had a small "farm" of two plants, growing in my backyard, in the early 70s. I told my parents the plants were "Japanese Maple," as the leaves look so similar (not that the 'rents would have known the difference, right?).

One of my mother's smarty-pants friends, a renaissance-type lady who knew everything about canning and growing veggies and you name it, said to my parents, "You do realize that's marijuana you have growing in your backyard?"

SO busted!

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 COMMENT 341342 helpful negative off topic

TV Repair

2012-11-10 12:18 PM

I did it myself with my wife's LCD monitor. There's a company on Amazon that sells caps for specific TV's/monitors and has a youtube vid on how to do it. I believe the kit came to around $20 and it was really easy to do if you have any soldering skills.

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 COMMENT 341341 helpful negative off topic

Women and Politics

2012-11-10 12:17 PM

You sound like a really fun gal to be around! lol

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Washed Up Boat

2012-11-10 12:13 PM

Report of the beached boat being vandlised 12:14pm Saturday.

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 COMMENT 341338 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Steps Open

2012-11-10 12:13 PM

This article could have been greatly enhanced by the addition of photographs.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Roger the Scanner Guy

2012-11-10 12:12 PM

I know it don't sound correct but besides the persons name and living sitution the police know nothing of the victim and Cal Trans was there Monday sweeping up the area. There are others that know about this not just little old mini mouse me..

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 COMMENT 341335 helpful negative off topic

ADA Sign

2012-11-10 12:09 PM

It's more vogue to design and build dangerous bulb outs than mere everyday sidewalks and the architects and designers can get a lot more taxpayers money for bulb-outs than plain old sidewalks. Heck they probably get more taxpayers' money "designing" speed bumps. I am sure you would be surprised at what the City pays for the "design" and "installation" of a speed bump or a "bulb-out"!

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 COMMENT 341334P helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 12:08 PM

DIRTYHARRY has it right. The partiers would only see the fence as a challenge. It's not the solution, to fence off every place that has a long drop. Better to try and educate the students about the "pitfalls" (har) of drinking and partying too hard.

My condolences go out to his family, friends and other loved ones. I am sure they didn't raise him up this far and expect his life to be cut short in such a tragic and senseless way.
My heart goes out to them.

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 COMMENT 341333P helpful negative off topic

Noodle

2012-11-10 12:02 PM

Wow, chih X lab? Great name. Hope Noodle does well!

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 COMMENT 341332 helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 11:59 AM

How tragic. If I were his mother, don't know how I'd ever recover. Yes, my vote is to put a 4 foot fence up around the areas where the falls happen. Save some lives, why not! People still drink alcohol, then go out to enjoy to ocean. Young people are especially at risk. Have common sense and be proactive. Condolences to the family and friends of this young man.

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 COMMENT 341331 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Steps Open

2012-11-10 11:59 AM

147p-we will see

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 COMMENT 341330P helpful negative off topic

Zippy

2012-11-10 11:58 AM

Great couch usage! ASAP rocks.

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 COMMENT 341329 helpful negative off topic

Winchester Canyon Noises

2012-11-10 11:57 AM

Sorry we were just trap shooting.

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 COMMENT 341328P helpful negative off topic

Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 11:55 AM

I see your point, 318. Those billed 1K are not transported. Never mind.

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 COMMENT 341327 helpful negative off topic

TV Repair

2012-11-10 11:55 AM

They get recycled, haven't you ever been to the dump?

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 COMMENT 341326 helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 11:54 AM

I am so sorry for the parents of this young man and all of the others that have fallen after partying. School should be about your future, making friends and memories. For some groups it has become about partying to the excess.

If safety of the bluffs is #1, then Del Playa needs some changing.

#3 buy up all those beach front rentals, tear them down return it to park space

#2 Enforce local ordinances on drinking and partying in Isla Vista and keep the "new bluff top park" no alcohol and patrolled.

AND

#1 Work with the UCSB and SBCC students to change from the party to excess attitude to party with in reason. Watch for each other and look for signs of people who can not care for themselves and take responsibility.

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 COMMENT 341325P helpful negative off topic

Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 11:54 AM

318, I wish it was only 1K. My parents were billed 2K to go about 2 miles by AMR, when they were not admitted to hospital. Thread jack, I know.

I want to say I don't and never did find running fun, but I don't want to be deleted. ;-) HEY! Where did columnist Nicole(?) go?! Best to the runners!

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 COMMENT 341324P helpful negative off topic

Winchester Canyon Noises

2012-11-10 11:52 AM

297. There must be a noise ordinance, if there are neighbors within hearing distance.

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 EMUWREN1 helpful negative off topic

TV Repair

2012-11-10 11:50 AM

It's called keeping things out of the landfill. I, for one, admire that.

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 COMMENT 341321 helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-10 11:49 AM

Pico Iyer's writing is always full of golden nuggets. He helps explain why we love that little bookstore.

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 COMMENT 341319 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 11:44 AM

Guessing the grates are what is needed to keep the stairs in good and usable shape for a longer time period, noting that sand and sea are hard on steps.

And that they were more likely designed for people than small dogs. Bet if you give your small dog a chance, time to test it and get past fears, it will show you that it knows how to walk on the grate.

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 COMMENT 341318 helpful negative off topic

Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 11:42 AM

AMR will respond to any kind of distress call. Then they bill the person for $1000. Typically they will report that the person didn't need emergency response so medical insurance will not pay.

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 EMUWREN1 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 11:40 AM

Just mention the word "dog" and here come the dog averse in droves. "More to be pitied than censured," my mom always used to say.

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 COMMENT 341316P helpful negative off topic

UCSB is ranked #2 on Monster.com's ...

2012-11-10 11:36 AM

Agreed, ACF. I did the paralegal UC EXTENSION course. I'll reiterate it's an extension course/certificate; has nothing to do with my BA or anyone's BA or MA or PhD.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Washed Up Boat

2012-11-10 11:35 AM

SO talking about ship wrecked 25 foot sailboat in front of the Biltmore..I think someone is down there looking at it.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 11:33 AM

Runner Exhaused Medical on Shoreline.another runner.Unknown location runner fell down now disoriented.

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 COMMENT 341313 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 11:32 AM

Great, lets spend some more money to help poor poopsie get to the beach.

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 COMMENT 341312 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 11:30 AM

1304.... Is the role of government really to make life more convenient for your pets?

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 COMMENT 341311P helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 11:30 AM

To dirty harry: how would putting a 4 ft high fence across dangerous cliffs spoil your view? Yes, jumpers could climb it, but it would help keep people from falling, esp if they are under the influence.

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 COMMENT 341310 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 11:29 AM

Bummer. Do you have a picture of the steps?

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Washed Up Boat

2012-11-10 11:26 AM

Once again the chopper was on patrol when it spotted the vessel. It did not make a special trip. The End

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 COMMENT 341307 helpful negative off topic

TV Repair

2012-11-10 11:23 AM

Why spend $100 on a $10 T.V.?

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 11:22 AM

Heat stroke on Modoc a few moments ago..

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 11:21 AM

@62 There is a difference between Assume and Think I usually say "I think" I'd like you to make a list of everything you are assume I asume and list it in the scanner reports.

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 COMMENT 341304P helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 11:18 AM

@300P: How nice for you and your dog. But there are lots of dogs, big and small, who are either frightened of grates or whose paws and legs can get stuck in them. The city should so something about this dangerous-to-dogs-and-other-small-animals grate immediately.

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 COMMENT 341303P helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-10 11:17 AM

EITIS- as someone who rescues dogs and spends time in shelters--PLEASE dont advocate however well meaning for an extreme animal abuser or any animal abuser to volunteer at a shelter. Like putting a child molester in a pediatric ward.
A guy that damaged would only be tittilated by the suffering of vulnerable animals. He is demonstrating severe sociopathy and long term mental institutionalization is sadly the only humane option for all

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 REXOFSB helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-10 11:13 AM

@264: Nope. As previously stated, Butts was at State @ 101 and Hughes Bros. was at Chapala & 101. Van Etta Lincoln/Mercury was indeed at State & 101, but it was across State Street from Butts.

Butts did sell MGs and Austins for a while near those marques' last gasp in the U.S., but the main MG/Austin dealer for decades was Phipps Motors at Bath & Carrillo, where some paint store is now, across the street from Rusty's Pizza.

The other British car agency was Thos. I. Petersen at 36 State Street, which sold Hillman, Sunbeam and other Rootes Group cars.

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 COMMENT 341301 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 11:12 AM

At least it will keep a lot of dog poop off the beach...

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 COMMENT 341300P helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Step Design

2012-11-10 11:11 AM

My dog does fine on open grates.....

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 COMMENT 341299 helpful negative off topic

Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 11:10 AM

oh noooooooooooooooo

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 COMMENT 341298 helpful negative off topic

Winchester Canyon Noises

2012-11-10 11:02 AM

go buy a choppa and have a doctor on speed dial i guess

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 COMMENT 341297 helpful negative off topic

Winchester Canyon Noises

2012-11-10 11:01 AM

I believe it's not illegal to discharge a firearm on a large enough property. Farmers, ranchers, growers claim the right to do so on their private properties.

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 ANIMALLISTNER helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-10 10:59 AM

Great job investigators, in nailing this monster! He must pay for this horrific crime. Many folks are tuned in, following the case! We must keep the heat on!

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 COMMENT 341295 helpful negative off topic

Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 10:55 AM

Don't they shoot horses?

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 COMMENT 341294 helpful negative off topic

Noodle

2012-11-10 10:55 AM

sending healing hugs!

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 COMMENT 341293 helpful negative off topic

UCSB is ranked #2 on Monster.com's ...

2012-11-10 10:43 AM

1081... why complain so much? If you had lousy vendours and suppliers would you continue to do business with them or would you seek out better? As a business owner shouldn't you be seeking the best environment to do business in? Blaming others for your choices is a flawed trait for any business owner/operator.

Anyway this study appears equally flawed. It's mixing apples and oranges to give the impression they correlate. They don't appear to make the correlation but readers of the article are sure coming to that conclusion.

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 SBSURFERLIFE helpful negative off topic

Noodle

2012-11-10 10:43 AM

What a lovely dog and name! So sorry that Noodle isn't doing well, sending lots of love and healing her way.

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 COMMENT 341291 helpful negative off topic

Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 10:39 AM

Give me a break! What's next...an air lift to Cottage for an eyelash that has fallen off.

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 COMMENT 341290 helpful negative off topic

Man Down on Beach

2012-11-10 10:39 AM

Unfortunately, another student has died off these cliffs. Seems like every year the UCSB student body experiences these deaths that are, for the most part, due to lack of judgement and alcohol or drugs. This year, it seems, is no different than any other...pity.

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 COMMENT 341289 helpful negative off topic

Man Down on Beach

2012-11-10 10:32 AM

988, The injuries sustained were indicative of a large fall. The kelp does come in with the tides, and the tides do go all the way up to the bluff.

You really think he sustained those injuries hitting the water from a boat?

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 COMMENT 341288P helpful negative off topic

City College campus will host an es...

2012-11-10 10:25 AM

257.....but think of all the money the promoters make!

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 COMMENT 341287 helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-10 10:22 AM

Love Chaucers!! So glad they've kept going after the demise of so many others.

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 COMMENT 341286P helpful negative off topic

Roger the Scanner Guy

2012-11-10 10:19 AM

Hi, Roger, it doesn't sound correct that a deceased homeless person's belongings are just tossed, IF they can be identified as the deceased person's belongings -- because, for one thing, they could help to find and notify family, which is attempted. I know there are periodic sweeps where unidentified people's belongings "left behind" during the day (on, for example, the beach) are found and tossed out, but that's a different situation.

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 ARCHIE helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-10 10:17 AM

The contrast of Chaucer's with on-line book buying also includes the involvement of more of our senses, so that we're more alive in the aisles than at the desk- and it places us, truly, in a social situation. The thrill of being in the book environment, in the midst of human making, surrounded by people who share this value, is an enrichment.

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 COMMENT 341283 helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 10:03 AM

I am grieveing this senseless death. My empathy goes far beyond this boys family. What Iam saying is that the drug, partying out of control ways and culture that is widely accepted in IV has to end. That's where these problems start. I would not be commenting here if I did not feel a great sadness for this young boy and his mother. But yes like I said before get your **** together Yang. And by the way I did get a Ucsb alert at 3 am stating yet another sexual assault in IV at party! Tragic.....

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 COMMENT 341282 helpful negative off topic

Noodle

2012-11-10 09:57 AM

Just look at that face! I believe you when you say she can work a room. Noodle looks like she dines on lots of love as well as food.

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 COMMENT 341281 helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2012-11-10 09:52 AM

1243... in the absence of facts it's premature to assign blame. One could just as easily surmise the bicyclist just pedaled out into the crosswalk without looking. Lack of common sense is something cyclists, pedestrians and drivers all have in common.

BTW, common sense is neither.

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 COMMENT 341279 helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 09:50 AM

Well said, 263.

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 COMMENT 341278 helpful negative off topic

Cold Kitties

2012-11-10 09:49 AM

Wow, they've grown!

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 COMMENT 341277P helpful negative off topic

Washed Up Boat

2012-11-10 09:47 AM

anyone that challeges you for no reason is just jealous. and in need of attention. feel pity not threat.

I feel pity for the boat owner- rich or poor, nice boat or not, a broken anchor line is the worst!

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 SPARKEY helpful negative off topic

Home Inspector

2012-11-10 09:47 AM

Dan Meisel all the way. Good guy, easy to work with. I've seen him stand up for homeowners in the face of dishonest contractors.

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 COMMENT 341275 helpful negative off topic

Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 09:45 AM

Fire and medics for a sprained ankle? That's a little bit of overkill dont you think?

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 COMMENT 341274 helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-10 09:44 AM

Butts also sold MGs!

By the way, when did the "freeway" in its current routing replace the old 101 that used surface streets?

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 COMMENT 341273 helpful negative off topic

Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 09:42 AM

Running on a sprained ankle would be foolish and extremely painful.

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 COMMENT 341272 helpful negative off topic

ADA Sign

2012-11-10 09:42 AM

Some jackarse is probably going to try to sue the city. Go pound sand. Are you one of those people that looks for stuff like this and sues business owners? This ADA stuff is out of control.

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 SPARKEY helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-10 09:42 AM

I love the roundabout. Great design and improvement over what was there. Milpas roundabout is awesome as well. Those who hate them haven't offered up any realistically viable alternatives.

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 COMMENT 341270 helpful negative off topic

Cold Kitties

2012-11-10 09:42 AM

Accept the facts, Dan. You're nothing but a heat-a-lator to them. Heeheh.... best cat naps happen when you're covered in cats.

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 SUMMERTIME helpful negative off topic

Zippy

2012-11-10 09:41 AM

Zippy is such a handsome cat - what a sweetheart....

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 SUMMERTIME helpful negative off topic

Noodle

2012-11-10 09:39 AM

oh my gosh, Noodle is beyond beautiful. Noodle is lucky to be in a house with such a sense of humor!

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 COMMENT 341267 helpful negative off topic

A Farmer's View

2012-11-10 09:39 AM

Looks like the standard ocean view from just about anywhere along the coast. I can't see how the pic has anything to do with a farm or farming.... sorry for being dense, or lacking an active imagination.

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 COMMENT 341265 helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-10 09:37 AM

There were stoplights at State Street, Santa Barbara Street and Chapala Streets. Across the freeway were several gas stations: Union Oil at State St. (Enterprise parking lot); Shell at Chapala (train station). Needless to say, through traffic was always frustrated by the stoplights; so was traffic needing to cross 101.

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 COMMENT 341264 helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-10 09:37 AM

The Van Etta Lincoln and Mercury was State and 101 and the Butts Buick-Pontiac- Mercedes dealer was Chapala and 101. Tom Williams Olds-Cadillac was State and Guitterez.

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 COMMENT 341263 helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 09:32 AM

228 You are a mother of a student and one assumes this poor boy also has a mother. Rather than worry about what you perceive to be your child receiving collateral damage from the university's reputation, and expecting Dr. Yang to be responsible for the individual control of thousands of students, perhaps one should instead show some empathy with the mother ?

How this boy's tragic death could any way "tarnish" this large grieving community is beyond one's understanding.

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 COMMENT 341262 helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 09:30 AM

Roger, you assume all the time...

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 COMMENT 341261P helpful negative off topic

Plane Rain

2012-11-10 09:28 AM

Potassium iodide, the resident scientist sez. I remember them salting the clouds so we'd get rain, when I was a kid in Riverside County in the 50's. I think I remember that they stopped doing it because it interfered with the natural rainfall patterns -- clouds dumped their water early in some areas so that other areas didn't get normal rainfall -- something about one side of mountain ranges getting seeded clouds and rain, but the clouds not carrying any rain up over the mountain ranges.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 09:28 AM

Spranged ankle 3700 Block of Modoc..

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 COMMENT 341258 helpful negative off topic

Marathon Runner Down

2012-11-10 09:23 AM

AMR should just tape it up and send them on their way. If the legs are intact, they can run!

Seriously, I hope they are okay and can finish the event!

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 COMMENT 341257 helpful negative off topic

City College campus will host an es...

2012-11-10 09:20 AM

I wish everyone the best! Hopefully there will be a number of PR's today!!

I personally think this event is way too big for our tiny town. To get to 26.2 miles, the course loops around Goleta. From Montecito to Winchester Canyon is only 17 miles on the freeway!

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 COMMENT 341256 helpful negative off topic

Washed Up Boat

2012-11-10 09:18 AM

219 here: now that I've seen film of the boat in the surf, it is NOT the one I saw being brought into the harbor yesterday. That one was from Oregon and was a beater.

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 COMMENT 341255 helpful negative off topic

Plane Rain

2012-11-10 09:18 AM

Cloud condensation nuclei. Sounds so cool. Silver Iodide is the player.

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 COMMENT 341253 helpful negative off topic

Well, Do You?

2012-11-10 09:15 AM

Of course I pee in the shower, I thought everyone did. My whole family pees in the shower--it goes down the drain, with LOTS of water so there is no back up of pee. And blowing noses in the shower. Again, who wouldn't? A lot of folks are grossed out by a lot of stuff. Why is that? I have two teenage boys, we have a really clean house, nothing smells, we all pee in the shower and I tell them to blow their noses in the shower when they are stuffed up. Americans...shesh...kinda paranoid of...what...not sure.

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 COMMENT 341252 helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-10 09:14 AM

What is a matter with these teens on drugs they twist there mind.dont they no that and now an INNOCENT animal HAD TO PAY for an EVIL ANGREE PERSON TO TAKE HIS LIFE!!! Not fair for BUDDY! The Moron needs to do time and VOUNTEER @ an animal shalter there is no EXECUSE Justices should Be SERVED!! For others that have been killed for no REASON!! R.I.P Buddy justice God Help Us All!!! From Crule Monsters..

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 COMMENT 341251 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Steps Open

2012-11-10 09:04 AM

I took my dog to the steps i have been using for well over 30 years and to my dismay my dog would not walk on the new bottom platform let alone down to the beach. All this work is done with large grating and the grate openings are way too big for most dogs. I find dogs to be cautious and avoid grates naturally and now this huge grate is preventing my dog and others i watched this morning going to the beach without being carried by their owners. My dogs legs would go through those holes and she is too heavy for me to carry down all those steep steps. I am so bummed out that i cannot go to the beach this way anymore. I can't be the only one feeling this design is totally flawed for neighborhood steps to the beach.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 09:04 AM

Of course no one really knows if this guy fell off the cliff, or jumped, or was shoved.. But many assume, The one thing that could be counted on Edhat.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

A Farmer's View

2012-11-10 09:01 AM

Nice Farm...

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 COMMENT 341248P helpful negative off topic

Metro Movie Number

2012-11-10 09:00 AM

They eventually emailed me and were very thorough in trying to look for it.

Good people. I just would like to see a email address, or phone number that is entirely focused on lost and found.

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 RED CREEK helpful negative off topic

Patriotic Flash!

2012-11-10 08:52 AM

Great shots showing the breadth and complexity of our American experience!

Thanks to all who sent in the photos, and be sure to thank a veteran (or hug one if you are lucky enough).

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 RED CREEK helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-10 08:48 AM

Chaucer's is a readers' bookstore. Now, that may sound a bit strange, but it is an unusually nice place to "browse" your favorite section (s), take a look at the back cover notes (and cover), and check out the shelf with all the other books by the same author or subject. They put the new books out to be easily reviewed in the fiction sections, have an up to date "award" book case, and the non-fiction shelves are packed with great books on every topic.

One may find "deals" at Amazon, but the breadth and quality of selection that only a human brain can analyze and choose for their bookshoppers can only be found at a special place named Chaucers.

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 COMMENT 341244 helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 08:46 AM

just how many more will die like this? drunk and stupid and young but lets prevent this...please

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 COMMENT 341243 helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2012-11-10 08:45 AM

seems like bicycles keep getting knocked down... what's up with our driving and common sense???

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 COMMENT 341242 helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-10 08:44 AM

By "wrong side of town," as one reader noted above, Pico simply meant not the ideal location for a bookstore, as the successful ones have generally been located downtown (from the old Earthling to Lost Horizon), indeed, California's oldest used bookstore, The Book Den, is located downtown across from the library. The last clause of the sentence: "where few visitors were likely to stumble upon it," helps one properly interpret what was intended by the phrase.

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 COMMENT 341241 helpful negative off topic

Carpinteria Structure Fire

2012-11-10 08:43 AM

These guys live for fires... they get to put out a structure fire 1x a month, maybe, Of course they're going to go the fire and they're going to be excited and they're going to learn and they're going to teach... that's why they're firefighters... they didnt go into to profession to drive old people to the hospital or check for gas leaks...

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 STACE helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-10 08:36 AM

Thank you for posting this great photo. It brings back a boatload of memories. Very nostalgic!!

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 COMMENT 341239 helpful negative off topic

Paradise Living

2012-11-10 08:36 AM

Paradise is where ever you're happiest. That could be Duluth in the dead of winter or Hanalei Bay in the fall or Paris in the spring... to many, its a flip flop lifestyle, lots of sun, water and no crime...

I hate to break it to you but were a long way from that easygoing idyllic paradise...We're very expensive, corporately driven *(most of the stores on State St), and filled with a lot of entitled folks... Paradise? hardly, fantastic and wonderful? Yes, without a doubt.

But until we have no crime, health care and food for all and a lot less entitled people, we're just another facacde built by Pottery Barn

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Attorneys delivered their opening s...

2012-11-10 08:34 AM

There is no justice in this town just let the guy go and let nature take it's course.

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 RESIDENT helpful negative off topic

Carpinteria Structure Fire

2012-11-10 08:31 AM

How do the Urban Hikers learn about a fire such as this at 2:20 AM?

They must sleep with a fire department scanner going next to their bed....

I know I couldn't do that. My scanner makes too much noise to get any sleep. :-)

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 COMMENT 341235 helpful negative off topic

Plane Rain

2012-11-10 08:28 AM

North American Weather, based in Santa Barbara for many years did and still does cloud seeding.

Claim to be the earliest company that does cloud seeding.

Google: North American Weather Consultants

"NAWC was established in the Santa Barbara, California area in 1950 and maintained its headquarters there until 1980, when the corporate offices were relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah. Our offices are currently located in Sandy, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City."

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 COMMENT 341233 helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-10 08:12 AM

Pierhead,Great idea! Definitely with all the artists and civic pride we have here, it should be a no-brainer. Something to propose to arts groups and City College Art Department?

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 UPONTHEHILL helpful negative off topic

Cold Kitties

2012-11-10 08:09 AM

They are beauties! Thank you for sharing the pics. I have missed seeing them.

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 COMMENT 341231 helpful negative off topic

Man Down on Beach

2012-11-10 08:08 AM

Kcoy has released the name.

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 COMMENT 341230 helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 07:55 AM

Please, 1053 and all you "fence" pushing people, please stop trying to put a fence up every time someone falls or jumps from a high place. I and many others like me, do not want a damn fence around every beautiful view in the world. Stop it already.

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 ACF helpful negative off topic

UCSB is ranked #2 on Monster.com's ...

2012-11-10 07:55 AM

Someone's research is off. UCSB is not a vocational school. I don't think there is any program that prepares student to be paralegals. And lots of high-profile professions for which UCSB does prepare students are not mentioned. Someone just wanted to hop on the "party school" bandwagon. I'm offended. UCSB is a fine school in a beautiful location with a world-class faculty in many disciplines.

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 COMMENT 341228 helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 07:51 AM

When is Ucsb going to stop these type of things from happening in IV. This is a tragedy and there are many more just like this. Chancellor Yang has to do something. It totally tarnishes the reputation of the students here. Some that are working very hard. It's just disgusting...they definitely turn a blind eye.
Mom of student @ Ucsb

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Roger the Scanner Guy

2012-11-10 07:49 AM

Seems like felonies are happening everyday now like a steady rain falling from our skys.

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 COMMENT 341226 helpful negative off topic

A Farmer's View

2012-11-10 07:42 AM

And I thought those were pine trees!

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 COMMENT 341224 helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-10 07:35 AM

Chaucer's is fantastic. We're lucky to have a real-world bookstore remaining in SB and doubly lucky that it's as good as Chaucer's (also, a big shout out to the Book Den!). I've been a customer for decades and have only ever had good experiences with the staff. Thank goodness we still have the opportunity to wander the aisles of a well-stocked bookshop, immersed in the smell, tactile experience, and knowledge presented to us by great books.

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 REXOFSB helpful negative off topic

Plane Rain

2012-11-10 07:30 AM

I can't remember if this really happened or I'm confusing it with something else, but I seem to recall a local incident a while back in which cloud-seeding went wrong and torrential rain resulted, causing flooding and other damage during a particular storm. For some reason, people either weren't immediately made aware of this, or didn't think it was that big a deal. Does anyone remember this? I think it might have been in the 1970s or '80s.

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 COMMENT 341222 helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-10 07:18 AM

964, that's the exact opposite impression and experience I've always gotten from the staff at Chaucer's. They don't bombard you by asking if you need help every five minutes, but they do ask and if you need help, they're really great about finding things.

I think if you have the attitude that our town has a "typical elitism" in the first place, you might be more apt to find that kind of thing, though since it's already in your head.

Not at all trying to be snarky, I'm being serious and it doesn't come across well in print without seeming like I'm criticizing, but I think you know what I mean.

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 COMMENT 341221P helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-10 07:17 AM

Pierhead: Brilliant idea - I love the murals in Lompoc and remember feeling "liberated" when I reached Santa Barbara on various trips north from LA back in the 60 and 70s.

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 LEAHKING helpful negative off topic

Cold Kitties

2012-11-10 07:12 AM

such shiny fur! makes me miss my last kitty of nineteen years who i had to put to sleep two years ago. still miss her.

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 COMMENT 341219 helpful negative off topic

Washed Up Boat

2012-11-10 07:11 AM

I saw the boat being towed in by the harbor patrol around 1:30 pm Friday, it did not look "well cared for" at all. Sure caught my attention, it was so beat up.

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 COMMENT 341217 helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 06:59 AM

Another tragedy and another young life cut short. Very sad.

62P Then stop right there and think of the family and friends in their grief who may read irellevant remarks at a dark moment like this.

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 COMMENT 341216 helpful negative off topic

Veterans Weekend Fun

2012-11-10 06:53 AM

Say a prayer or conduct a vigil with family/friends/neighbors for all the veterans who fought, those who gave their life, wounded during the war and carry wounds their whole life.

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 MADMAX helpful negative off topic

Plane Rain

2012-11-10 06:49 AM

I flew Cloud Seeding missions here in Santa Barbara. The plane dispenses Silver Bromide Crystals which help water droplets coalesce and this causes the moisture to fall. We used to have a radar site up at Reagans Ranch and when a suitable wet cell (CB) would move over SB, I would be dispatched. It was usually in the middle of the night. A mann working the ground radar would direct me into these cells that would show up on the radar in the plane as well. After a pass I would have to turn around and re-seed the same cell and I can tell from personal experience, the cells were in fact much wetter on the second and third pass. It really works.

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 COMMENT 341214 helpful negative off topic

Plane Rain

2012-11-10 06:44 AM

Surprised there are no vapor trail conspiracy theorists weighing in here.

Yes Virginia, there is a rainman. Might even still be in the south coast water agencies budget. Silver iodide is the agent, an earlier poster got it right about creating a nucleus for condensation/raindrop formation.

If you want more rain, move to Oregon Washington or BC; less rain, try California valley, average 3"/ year. Just right, just ask goldilocks!

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 COMMENT 341213 helpful negative off topic

Cold Kitties

2012-11-10 06:43 AM

Snugglers!

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 COMMENT 341212 helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-10 06:39 AM

Memories!!! Wow, thank you!!! I'll keep that photo in my pictures file.

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 COMMENT 341211 helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-10 06:37 AM

I am so sorry, his family and friends will grieve so hard. Can anyone actually do a solution to the danger of the cliff? It happens all the time. Yes, they will roar but they won't grieve and neither will family or friends. The constant death in IV must stop.

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 COMMENT 341210 helpful negative off topic

Washed Up Boat

2012-11-10 06:30 AM

It was not always the case that the County allowed anchorage in that area...does anyone know what year it started...think it was about 10 years ago or about but not sure..... anyone know? And 1) if indeed the vessel retrieval fees end up unpaid/uncollected and being passed to the County, what proportion of the time does that happen 2) How much does retrieval/hauling cost .at least an estimate.
3) Has the County ever revisited its decision to allow anchoring in the "Fools'" Harbor area, i.e. was it a best practices idea in the first place to allow it there considering the amount of "break away" and vessels being grounded on the beach,
4)There can sometimes also be safety issues with beached vessels : leaking oil, gas as often the vessel remains unattended and remains for weeks before retrieval.... who ever gets it done.

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 COMMENT 341209 helpful negative off topic

City College campus will host an es...

2012-11-10 06:30 AM

Nope, not the starts, just the finishes.

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 COMMENT 341208 helpful negative off topic

Plane Rain

2012-11-10 06:11 AM

Mmmm delicious silver based rain

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 COMMENT 341207 helpful negative off topic

City College campus will host an es...

2012-11-10 06:00 AM

Yeaaahhhh buddy!!! Getting my BM and last minute stretching in now - THE CHEETAH RUNS at 7:15

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 LALALALA helpful negative off topic

A Farmer's View

2012-11-10 06:00 AM

What'chya growin' there, Mr. Farmer? Looks kinda herbal to me. I concur, pot.

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 COMMENT 341205P helpful negative off topic

Lovey-Dovey

2012-11-10 04:15 AM

SEEDLADY. Do these doves make the wing sound? I thought it was only the Mourning doves whose wings made such a noise on take off.

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 COMMENT 341204P helpful negative off topic

Oh, Honey Do!

2012-11-10 04:08 AM

SBBEEBOY: Don't forget to sing the praises of bee pollination to anyone who has fruit trees or berries or a veggie garden. Bees make fruiting plants sing!

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 COMMENT 341203P helpful negative off topic

Oh, Honey Do!

2012-11-10 04:04 AM

Yellow jackets, youch! I had to make my subterranean nest of yellow jackets relocate. Every time I came down my steps to my driveway, one of the "bouncer/guardian" jackets would nail me (painfully) on my thigh!

I went down late one night, rugged up in hooded rain slicker with gloves taped to my sleeves and a mask over my face (what a sight), and used a garden hose to pour water into their hole. I "watered" them once more, the next night.

They hung around for a couple more months and then left and never came back. I guess they didn't like their "swamp" property after all.

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 COMMENT 341202P helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-10 03:52 AM

185P. Yes. Practice is good.

Anything that will slow drivers down is great in my book. I suspect every driver who squawks about bulb-outs is someone who just can't seem to respect the speed limit, no matter what.

If drivers in SB weren't such speed demons, there would have been no need for bulb-outs. You pedal-to-the-metal drivers are lucky I'm not in charge: I would make the speed limit 25 mph and less, all over town.

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 COMMENT 341201P helpful negative off topic

Adorable Adornments

2012-11-10 03:40 AM

159P. Thanks for pointing all that out. (I made the anal comment originally.) The whole thing, while I do appreciate the "artistry," looks too put together and straight-laced and prissy to me. Guess I like a bit more of a natural look to my yards. To me, leaf litter and a bit of over-growth means happy birds and bugs.

Oh . . .and to BONNER: twigs and such were five blocks away, says OP. Please note.

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 COMMENT 341200P helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-10 03:26 AM

Poor, poor dog.

And EITS, I know you mean well, but I don't think attempting to teach this guy or redeem him by having him care for animals would work. He is a seriously damaged person. The fact that he could even think of doing what he did, shows us he is not of sound mind, drugs or no drugs.

As one previous comment read, this is only one sick and twisted act of his ---THAT WE KNOW OF . . . Who knows how many other animals (or small children!) he has tormented? I think years of therapy would be wasted on this individual.

The best thing to do for everyone would be to remove him from the gene pool. Since that is not an option, I would vote that he be incarcerated and thus kept away from innocent and helpless creatures----for the rest of his life.

I hope he is punished to the fullest extent of the law and very shortly lands in prison for life as soon as possible.

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Vintage 101

2012-11-10 03:11 AM

Wouldn't it be great to have a mural downtown showing a stretch of State street from the 40's and other sections from the 50's and 60's.? I remember seeing a mural on a VFW building in the central valley showing the homecoming parade for local returning Korean War vets - you could recognize the individual faces and their names were included. Bet a lot of fond memories were recalled seeing that mural. Lompoc does much the same with its historical murals. We have a start with the one of the popcorn man and some others. What a great project for local schools to unite the generations.

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Veterans Weekend Fun

2012-11-10 02:53 AM

018: There's no bike path that goes all the way from SB to Carp. I wouldn't recommend biking on Jameson Lane unless you are a seasoned bike rider. Dangerous enough when you know how to ride well.

How fit are you, OP and mate/family? Why not try walking the beach from Hendry's to Leadbetter, if the tide will allow? Take a small trash bag and pick up some trash. That's a fun and healthy and gratifying activity.

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America Recycles Day

2012-11-10 02:47 AM

Addendum: When you call Marborg, ask about car batteries. I'm not so sure they don't recycle those as well. List says "batteries," but that could mean all types.

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America Recycles Day

2012-11-10 02:44 AM

076: Yes. If by batteries, you don't mean car batteries.

What the public should be told is that FIVE DAYS A WEEK you can recycle all sorts of electronic devices (small appliances, office equipment, video players, etc) and flashlight-sized batteries at the Marborg Recycling & Buy-Back Center. 963-1852

Address online reads 725 Cacique St., but I always find it by way of Nopalitos St. A bit tricky, if you've never been there. I'd call and get directions rather than trust GPS/Navigation systems.

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Cold Kitties

2012-11-10 02:18 AM

Exactly, they're adolescents already! That will last quite a few years. :-) I'll bet they're rowdy as all get out; simply hellacious. More pics pleeeze, Dan.
(Never had kits, only 6 month olds who lived for 15 to 20 years!)

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 COMMENT 341194P helpful negative off topic

The county's employee retirement sy...

2012-11-10 02:16 AM

Hey 770 - Santa Barbara County employees are not in the CalPERS retirement system...

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 COMMENT 341193P helpful negative off topic

SRA Fees

2012-11-10 02:07 AM

CalFIRE has responded and assisted on all of the past fires - (Gap, Tea, Jesusita) however, this fee does not go towards their efforts to fight fires. This fee goes toward fire prevention, and the costs associated with collecting and the fee. If it actually augmented the responses to fires, it would be easier to swallow. But it does not do that.

825P - They probably just made a mistake on your bill. They are only supposed to charge for existing "habitable" structures. (Not the possibility of future structures.) You should call them at the number listed in the original post, and have them correct your billing.

056 - CalFIRE does respond to assist with fires in SRA lands, but they do not pay for all of the costs associated with fighting fires in SRA lands - they are only responsible for protecting "watershed" - which does not include structure protection.

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Patriotic Flash!

2012-11-10 02:04 AM

Not very patriotic, but that baby is SO happy... don't we all wish for that blissful look and feeling?

Thank you, to ALL Veterans.

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Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-10 01:56 AM

There are some pathologies that are blameless, meaning that the parents had no control. The case is horrendous; the parents are not necessarily to blame. Of course the alleged perp may be to blame. Just thinking of Jared Loughner... I am NOT excusing the alleged perp. I won't say more. Just wanted to take some blame off the parents, as sometimes there are conditions beyond the parents' or any one's control. And I'm saying this as a kid with no crimes or record, not as a parent.

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City College campus will host an es...

2012-11-10 01:27 AM

A little late... But you were reminded, by more than one source.

Road closure post and other info:

http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?id=1215&tid=1394&art=102213

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Washed Up Boat

2012-11-10 12:08 AM

What do they call it? "Fools' Harbor?" I counted this summer, and there were approx 50 boats anchored out there. It seems to be getting more and more popular every year to hang out in that part of our ocean.

Hope the owner got to his possessions before the human scavengers did.

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A Farmer's View

2012-11-10 12:02 AM

@186: That's funny. When I looked at this "view" and read the "farmer" line, my first thought was, "He's farming pot, I bet."

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