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 COMMENT 353527P helpful negative off topic

Wild Kingdom

2012-12-12 11:18 PM

Every body except me has seen the local Bob Cats and their new families. I use to have chickens but gave them away because they attracted Rats. I would much rather have a Bob Cat clean them out. The Bob cats which live in our neighborhood which I have not seen supposedly have their families (2) near Via Huerto and Puente Drive. Forgive me for sharing that information neighbors. I hope the information does not attract a crowd.

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 COMMENT 353526P helpful negative off topic

Holiday Fruitcake

2012-12-12 10:50 PM

Maybe OP knows someone who bakes? & can buy some of the fruit and do some kind of barter with the baker?

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 COMMENT 353525P helpful negative off topic

Holiday Fruitcake

2012-12-12 10:41 PM

this must've been a doozy if the comments were totally deleted, not just nannied into their own corral. I knew fruitcake was controversial, but this takes the cake!

I know OP doesn't want to make it and I respect that, but Alton Brown's recipe has won great praise and I know many people who have made and enjoyed it. Even some who were not so big on fruitcake. I hope someone finds this useful.

Brown's recipe:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/free-range-fruitcake-recipe/index.html

If you want to go all out, here's the transcript of the Good Eats fruit cake episode:
http://www.goodeatsfanpage.com/GEFP/index.htm

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 RAINE5360 helpful negative off topic

In Memory of Peter Sklar

2012-12-12 10:26 PM

Terrible, terrible. So sorry.

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 COMMENT 353523 helpful negative off topic

Home Carpet Cleaning

2012-12-12 10:22 PM

I also agree that Naturalist is the best. They are great, environmentally friendly and the carpets dry fast. I had white carpet and it wouldn't have stayed that way without them.

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 BECKY helpful negative off topic

Puddle Jumper

2012-12-12 09:56 PM

Campus Point, Campus Point, Rincon?, SB Harbor. ID location of photo 3 please.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Wrong Way Driver

2012-12-12 09:48 PM

Emergency responders unable to locate accident..Hopefully wrong way driver figured out the error of his ways and is now driving the right way..No one can find him.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Wanted Subject

2012-12-12 09:38 PM

Detectives back on scene first block of West Islay.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Wrong Way Driver

2012-12-12 09:37 PM

Wrong way driver went off the ramp..Thats alot better than a head on crash.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Wrong Way Driver

2012-12-12 09:35 PM

Possible vehicle accident at that location Full Fire responding.

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 YIN YANG helpful negative off topic

A gang expert testified Monday in t...

2012-12-12 09:35 PM

The figure of speech "behind the 8 ball" existed for a very long time before it became a euphemism for an 1/8 ounce of drugs.

324's comment is valid and I agree with it. It does NOT excuse Robles' action, but the kid was pretty much doomed from the beginning.

Criticizing the use of "literally" is grammatically accurate, but is not going to be too effective online. Or you could try explaining it instead of being snarky.

Start the flaming.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Wanted Subject

2012-12-12 09:32 PM

Detectives at residence at 9:30ish pm.

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 COMMENT 353515 helpful negative off topic

Prickly plants uproot panhandlers.

2012-12-12 09:28 PM

Love it!

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 COMMENT 353514P helpful negative off topic

Maria Robles — mother of Adrian Rob...

2012-12-12 09:27 PM

Recent testimony in Robles' murder trial involved police testimony about his gang ties. http://www.noozhawk.com/article/121012_gang_expert_testifies_robles_homicide_case/

Sheriff Detective Jarrett Morris (gang enforcement unit) testified Monday. Prosecutor Dozer asked Morris if he knew of at least three Westside gang members, since the penal code defines a criminal street gang as three or more members...
“I know of three just in the Robles family,” Morris said, naming Adrian Robles, his younger brother and his mother.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Wanted Subject

2012-12-12 09:22 PM

You remind me of someone..

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Prickly plants uproot panhandlers.

2012-12-12 09:14 PM

Good Idear...

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Suspicious Circumstances

2012-12-12 09:13 PM

End of the block possible Halloweener decor...I used to have a phoney arm had alot of fun with that thing.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Rainy Day Incidents

2012-12-12 09:08 PM

I don't know if it ever poured here maybe later.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Theft

2012-12-12 09:07 PM

Yes sure..

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 BULLSEYEB helpful negative off topic

Rainy Day Incidents

2012-12-12 08:49 PM

It is pouring at Turnpike and the Wake Center area.

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 COMMENT 353507P helpful negative off topic

Aloe Plant Leaves

2012-12-12 08:47 PM

OP, please take the advice re: a sterile source of aloe! Get a product recommended by your doctor or pharmacist. Good healing to you.

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 COMMENT 353506 helpful negative off topic

Teen Press Film Interviews

2012-12-12 08:43 PM

I always love to see how the actors respond to the questions from kids - usually with much more openness and kindness.

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 BULLSEYEB helpful negative off topic

Theft

2012-12-12 08:43 PM

Wow, Roger. That could have been a really scary situation! Glad it is settled down now.

Thanks for the posts.

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 COMMENT 353504 helpful negative off topic

Fight the Fees!

2012-12-12 08:42 PM

I am a retired firefighter and would like to add my perspective.

I live in the CIty of Santa Barbara and I pay an additional tax for living in a "High Fire Hazard Area" The fee goes to laudable programs for hazard reduction and the like. We get one "free" chipping of brush each year. I did NOT support this tax because in my view everyone in the city should have to pay it....the brush eventually will catch houses on fire on the other side of APS (Sycamore Fire) or further if the wind keeps up.

Cal FIre regularly sends groups of fire engines down here when we have "Red Flag" conditions. Sure is nice to see those guys staged and ready to respond....

Montecito residents already pay an "override" of some sort to fund their department. Similar measures have failed in Carp a couple of times.

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 COMMENT 353503 helpful negative off topic

In Memory of Peter Sklar

2012-12-12 08:41 PM

(I think my March Madness trophy just shed a tear.) That mischievous smile of his is a big part of my mental image when I see or hear Peter's name. Thank you for all the small delights and big news. Linny G

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 COMMENT 353502 helpful negative off topic

Armando Segoviano, a 46-year-old ma...

2012-12-12 08:40 PM

Actually, you CAN absolutely be deported if you are a legal resident, 451.

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 COMMENT 353501 helpful negative off topic

Aloe Plant Leaves

2012-12-12 08:39 PM

478p I'm not scared of nature. But after surgery in an actual clinical setting, your body's immunity is low. A normal cut or scrape is one thing, a surgical wound in a hospital with the risk you already have bacterium like staph going on is entirely another.

Before assuming other people are scared of nature, please consider the difference between a healthy, non-traumatize immune system and a cut and someone who has just gone through surgery in a setting where they could have any kind of bacterium already on their skin. It doesn't take much to cause infection after that kind of invasive procedure. It's certainly NOT the same as childhood cuts.

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 YIN YANG helpful negative off topic

Rainy Day Incidents

2012-12-12 08:34 PM

And I loved the CHP report about 154/ Painted Cave. How often does one see "fog line" as part of a law enforcement location description? (Seems someone got a flat tire in a collision with a boulder. No injury. Cal Trans sweeper/blade truck was dispatched.)

Newest CHP report:

Us101 N / Us101 N Refugio Rd Ofr

8:25 PM 2 [4] PREVIOUSLY 2 LANES ONLY VEHS UNABLE TO PASS- NOW 3 LANES VEHS ABLE TO PASS - BUT WILL BE 2 LANES AGAIN SHORTLY
8:24 PM 1 [2] 3 SEMIS - 1 SEMI ONG PLT 4GY5974

And mud, dirt & rock at 0 SR 150, Cal Trans enroute.

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 COMMENT 353498P helpful negative off topic

Rincon High School Teacher Arrested

2012-12-12 08:32 PM

464P

Right on, Bill!

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 YIN YANG helpful negative off topic

Rainy Day Incidents

2012-12-12 08:25 PM

Yeah, I heard it was raining hard in Goleta and figured it would move promptly into SB. It's so minimal near Cottage that I still have a window open, and I think it's stopped now. Weird.

Glad y'all are enjoying the concert. The Who blew me away; Daltrey is amazing. heck, he's baby faced! and that torso! And Moon "participating" was so touching. Eddy Vedder with Roger Waters was wonderful; I love his singing. (Rogers: talk about the other best matured rock star! That is one handsome man.)
sorry, got carried away with my threadjack. :-)

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 COMMENT 353496 helpful negative off topic

Spider Web Condensation

2012-12-12 08:23 PM

For the early birds in the land of daycare. We would gather our spray bottles and head out to the playground, near by brush and trees is where the most beautiful designs were found. We sprayed the spiders webs and magically they came alive. Right before the sun would move away from the webs the sun would shine a rainbow across the webs as if to say good morning back. The sun would move so quick in the morning, we only had a few moments of discovery. The children loved it.

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 COMMENT 353495P helpful negative off topic

Safe Holiday Driving

2012-12-12 08:20 PM

The ability for us all to drive safely and harmoniously on the road has nothing to do with driver education. People know when they are not driving properly; they just don't care.

How about we approach the problem of social standards surrounding driving? If one feels like they can run the light because it *just barely* turned red and nobody shames them for it, they'll keep doing it. If they wait until the last second to get into the lane they need to be in and cut another driver off in the process and nobody shames them, they'll keep doing it. Crossing over double yellow lines in turns, aggressively taking the right of way, driving fast in parking lots, and other selfish habits abound.

The solution: tell that jerk of a driver you know (sometimes that jerk is us) to knock it off! If they feel they are being judged negatively by their friends and family for their self-centered driving style, they just might start driving differently.

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 COMMENT 353494 helpful negative off topic

Rincon High School Teacher Arrested

2012-12-12 08:17 PM

442... vigilanteism and mob rule are not quite the way our society runs, at least not yet. Cool your jets and put your judgments in the cooler with them until all the facts are known. I don't blame you for being pissed off where child abuse is concerned but anger ain't facts.

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 COMMENT 353493 helpful negative off topic

Rincon High School Teacher Arrested

2012-12-12 08:13 PM

Humbert Humbert.

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 COMMENT 353492P helpful negative off topic

Rincon High School Teacher Arrested

2012-12-12 07:59 PM

WC means wood chipper, from the movie Fargo.

I personally knew a HS teacher who was falsely accused of inappropriate conduct by a pissed off student he'd disciplined. Innocent until proven guilty, while on paid administrative leave while they investigate, is the only prudent course here. Remember the lies in the McMartin pre-school case? There are numerous teachers accused of inappropriate conduct who never did anything wrong. People tend to over-react to even the accusation of child abuse -- which is probably appropriate. But we need to remain skeptical, because there are a lot of false accusations and troubled kids, esp. in continuation high school.

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 COMMENT 353491 helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 07:54 PM

The USA is going to pot!

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 COMMENT 353490 helpful negative off topic

Rincon High School Teacher Arrested

2012-12-12 07:52 PM

Get the w c ready. = wheel chair lol

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 COMMENT 353489 helpful negative off topic

Grandparent Scam

2012-12-12 07:50 PM

They also get details out of a grandparent's spouses obituary, which is about as low as it gets.

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 COMMENT 353488 helpful negative off topic

Moto Loco Bike Night

2012-12-12 07:50 PM

This song is called "Chin up" by a band called Straight to Winchester, not False Puppet! Look them up on youtube, they're cool!

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 COMMENT 353487 helpful negative off topic

Rainy Day Incidents

2012-12-12 07:42 PM

Concert x 3. impressive.

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 PRINCESS10 helpful negative off topic

Holiday Fruitcake

2012-12-12 07:41 PM

Fruitcakes are easy to make - just takes a bit of time and lots of money. I made three large ones and several small ones last weekend. Slipped a bit of Cointreau into the batter! I'd love to share my mother's recipe if you contact me at fuchsia10@cox.net

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 SHAKEY helpful negative off topic

Peter Sklar (1962-2012)

2012-12-12 07:40 PM

Peter is a funny guy, part comedian , part Gladys Kravitz , that's what popped to mind when I first met Peter at Rogers house a few years back. He told a joke, I told a joke, then Roger told on of his classic stories that topped everything, after laughing for a wee bit Peter would start rubbing his hands together and say tell me everything that's going on in SB.. He had that look in his eyes, he loved it all and he loved SB, but above all he loved his family, both the ones at home that call him husband and dad, as well as the ones online on there pc, and phones that send in pictures and stories and yes even the people that called him and that wanted this person fired or that retracted, he would tell them to buy a subscriber membership and tell the person your self. Peter loved his Edhat family!!! To Sue and family, my familys thoughts and prayers go out to you during this ruff time. Peter's better now and a little bit of him remains in all of us. Love to you all Shakey....... Just a thought, how long do you think it will take Peter to add Heaven as a Edhat town ?

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Theft

2012-12-12 07:38 PM

Big 5 called back said the suspect is in custody at Big 5 and is somewhat coorptive..So no one is at Mc Donalds with a knife.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Theft

2012-12-12 07:36 PM

SBPD Checking McDonalds..

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Rainy Day Incidents

2012-12-12 07:34 PM

Rain sorry about that..

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Theft

2012-12-12 07:33 PM

Not sure if this is over at this time heard the original call go out 15 minutes before units were dispatched.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Theft

2012-12-12 07:32 PM

Small knife also a pink and white back pack.

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 COMMENT 353479P helpful negative off topic

Rincon High School Teacher Arrested

2012-12-12 07:31 PM

Yeah a lot of people see at-risk youth as easy prey... but it could be the other way and someone could be making up a story. I guess that time will tell once the proof is submitted to a judge. Until then, we can't determine anything, there are no facts here.

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 COMMENT 353478P helpful negative off topic

Aloe Plant Leaves

2012-12-12 07:29 PM

I don't know about all that. We had a plant in our yard and used it my entire childhood and we were fast healers with minimal scars. You can't get better than fresh aloe but if you're scared of nature you can buy it bottled at cvs.

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 COMMENT 353477P helpful negative off topic

American Flag Burning

2012-12-12 07:26 PM

Thank you 064. I read Noozhawk this eve and those 2 bail amounts were striking! Seems wrong and out of line, to me.

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 PAMSB helpful negative off topic

Rainy Day Incidents

2012-12-12 07:24 PM

Roger: Rain causing the flooding or water main break? We are near Modoc/Las Positas and no rain here at all. Flooding?

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Rincon High School Teacher Arrested

2012-12-12 07:19 PM

W.C. Fields..

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Rainy Day Incidents

2012-12-12 07:18 PM

I've been watching it off and on Thank You..

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 COMMENT 353473 helpful negative off topic

Wanted Subject

2012-12-12 07:07 PM

Quit laughing and sending Roger through the roof. My guess is that he'll have his own TV show in the not-to-distant future. Steven Segal had a TV show. Butterbean had a TV show. Why not Roger? Something like: Roger Dodger the Scanner Guy: Watch Out Dirtbags Cuz Roger is Taking you to Duh Chipper! Go Roger Dodger....you is Mr. Prime Time.

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 COMMENT 353472P helpful negative off topic

Rincon High School Teacher Arrested

2012-12-12 07:06 PM

The process will sort out his guilt or innocence as for paid leave they are still trying to get the teacher who served his fluids on crackers to elementary kids off the payroll. The rules are the rules and they won't change and yes it does appear Das Williams helped keep it that way.

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 COMMENT 353471P helpful negative off topic

Rincon High School Teacher Arrested

2012-12-12 07:03 PM

Roger, what's a W.C.?

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 COMMENT 353470 helpful negative off topic

Armando Segoviano, a 46-year-old ma...

2012-12-12 07:02 PM

451-I agree wholeheartedly. And....many countries already do this...they are struggling to take care of their citizens...they don't have time or funds to handle the lawless non-citizens.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Rincon High School Teacher Arrested

2012-12-12 06:58 PM

REX I was at risk when I was a kid and while you are right in a way At Risk kids don't always lie. Many times people in a position of authority take advantage of it...Hopefully it will all come out in the wash I think most of us are mature enough not to bring in the W.C. Just yet.

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 YIN YANG helpful negative off topic

Rainy Day Incidents

2012-12-12 06:52 PM

Thanks Roger, for all the updates. I imagine it could really come down tonight; it's looked foreboding off and on all day.

My PSA:
Check out the Concert for Sandy Relief. One heck of a lineup. http://www.youtube.com/fuse?feature=inp-gh-twe

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 COMMENT 353466 helpful negative off topic

Peter Sklar (1962-2012)

2012-12-12 06:50 PM

I worked for Peter at Data Drill as a database consultant for while. This is very shocking and so sad!

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 COMMENT 353465 helpful negative off topic

Rincon High School Teacher Arrested

2012-12-12 06:48 PM

Rincon is a CONTINUATION HIGH SCHOOL whose students are not going to regular public school for one reason or other, but at the risk of being un-politically correct, I think it's a safe observation that many of its students have psychological problems, some pretty major. It is not at all unheard of for psychologically disturbed children and teenagers to level some pretty awful accusations against teachers, and many of those accusations are later proven unfounded. Let's not crucify anyone just yet.

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 COMMENT 353464P helpful negative off topic

Rincon High School Teacher Arrested

2012-12-12 06:44 PM

442 - settle down, amigo! The Carp Unified has asked an employee to not come to work while they do some investigation. That is a reasonable thing. An accused deserves due process, and not paying a teacher while the district investigates allegations is preserving the employee/employer relationship. Think of it this way - it's like sick pay. The teacher isn't fit for the classroom (until charges are investigated) - they are out on sick leave.

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 PATRICK helpful negative off topic

Coastal Studying

2012-12-12 06:42 PM

Reminds me of an older guy I was talking to once, who recalled a discussion with his grandson who was heading off to UCSB. The grandfather asked the kid what he was going to take, and the kid replied "Both my short board and longboard".

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 COMMENT 353462P helpful negative off topic

Aloe Plant Leaves

2012-12-12 06:42 PM

441 is right...a good druggist will agree.

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 COMMENT 353461 helpful negative off topic

Rincon High School Teacher Arrested

2012-12-12 06:40 PM

So much for a fair trial and a verdict by one's peers. It sounds as though this man has already been tried and judged by a few peers on here.

How do we know he is a child molester? We know nothing.

Of course a teacher is fully scrutinised before employed.

He is on paid leave because it would be unfair otherwise.

Why punish a person before you know the truth?

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 COMMENT 353460 helpful negative off topic

Rincon High School Teacher Arrested

2012-12-12 06:39 PM

If all who were arrested were guilty as charged, we wouldn't need a Court system, would we?

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012 Apocalypse

2012-12-12 06:28 PM

I thought this was today..

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 AQUAHOLIC helpful negative off topic

Flash Photo Dozen

2012-12-12 06:27 PM

@427...oops, my bad, and good apparently! Did not intend for there to be 12 pcs. of glass...but it worked out!....those are my eggs too ;-)

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Rollover Accident

2012-12-12 06:23 PM

I just heard this one over the scanner..

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Rainy Day Incidents

2012-12-12 06:20 PM

Per CHP Website.

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 COMMENT 353454 helpful negative off topic

Rincon High School Teacher Arrested

2012-12-12 06:14 PM

My point was, the taxpayer ends up footing the bill regardless. Plus someone's being paid to cover his classroom while he's being paid to not teach during the court process. I wasn't commenting on the judicial system or his guilt or innocence,per se. And maye there's no other way to handle it but to pay twice for the class(es) to be covered since his guilt is not determined. It just pisses me off, is my point.

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 PJG helpful negative off topic

US Bank Charges

2012-12-12 06:12 PM

I am the poster. I know we need flood insurance and we have carried it continuously since we bought the property. The problem is that every other month they send us a notice that we don't have it and then add it to our mortgage. We spend hours on the phone playing the transfer and wait game and even go in person to US Bank. Our insurance agent has repeatedly contacted them. We are in the process of re-financing but with mortgage companies you never know if your loan is going to be sold. BTW, we also hired a civil engineer to check our property and yes it is in a flood zone.

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 COMMENT 353452 helpful negative off topic

Rincon High School Teacher Arrested

2012-12-12 06:08 PM

353447: paid leave during the investigation seems crazy? Perhaps he has no priors. I'm sure you'd love to receive your paycheck while you fight to prove your innocence, if you were accused and imprisoned. Lawyers ain't cheap, living in Carp/SB ain't cheap.

Innocent until proven guilty, people. I know molestation sounds grossly horrible. But we are all citizens... Let's remember our civility. Perhaps if he's found guilty the school can sue him later to recoup the paychecks?

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 COMMENT 353451 helpful negative off topic

Armando Segoviano, a 46-year-old ma...

2012-12-12 06:06 PM

He was deported because he is not a US citizen or legal resident. I wish we could deport all non citizens who commit crimes....and revoke the citizenship of Americans who cant follow our laws too. Why do I have to pay to house those who wont play by the rules..just kick them out of the US and be done with it.

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 COMMENT 353450P helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 06:06 PM

The Ben Franklin quote is becoming meaningless via its association with TP-inspired drivel.

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 COMMENT 353449 helpful negative off topic

Rincon High School Teacher Arrested

2012-12-12 06:04 PM

"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged [if we judge with an evil heart or dark intent, His judgment of us will reflect it; if we judge nobly with honesty and justice, His judgment of us will reflect that, too], and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you [if we use extremes or exaggerations or other ignoble means, His judgment of us will reflect it and judging with fairness and compassion will garner likewise in His judgment of us]."

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 SHAKEY helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 12-12-12

2012-12-12 06:03 PM

That was really nice Roger and for how much Peter liked you I'm thinking he probably read this thinking, Snot bad snot bad at all..

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 COMMENT 353447 helpful negative off topic

Rincon High School Teacher Arrested

2012-12-12 06:02 PM

443, all employees of public schools must submit to a livescan fingerprint and background check. In fact, all employees must pay for it too. Volunteers who work on public school campuses must also pay for and complete the same livescan fingerprint and background check. Not sure what a lie dectector would do, that this protocol doesnt.

Paid administrative leave seems crazy though...

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 COMMENT 353446 helpful negative off topic

La Colina Sidewalk Project

2012-12-12 05:52 PM

Wow, it's the City's longest bulb-out? Found this at measure a dot net: "Provide safe pedestrian route of travel along the South Side of La Colina Road from Pesetas Lane to Lee Drive. The Project will: replace 4 existing non-ADA compliant ramps; install 3 additional ADA compliant ramps; install approximately 900 linear feet of sidewalk and driveway improvements, and street width will be narrowed to accommodate the new sidewalk and reduce traffic speed in the area. Some repair work to the north side of the road will be included in the project. the project is currently in at 60% design phase in Fall 2011."

I haven't found any other online docs saying the design changed. I'm of course, all for school safety for kids walking - but if I owned those houses I'd be livid to lose my on-street parking. We already have a crossing guard on duty for Hope School, and lots of signs.

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 COMMENT 353445 helpful negative off topic

Coastal Studying

2012-12-12 05:52 PM

I moved here in '75 because it was cheaper than staying in NJ after I graduated college.

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 COMMENT 353444 helpful negative off topic

Rincon High School Teacher Arrested

2012-12-12 05:51 PM

Um, people ARE innocent until proven guilty. If you don't like that, I consider a move to the deep south or north....deep enough that you're out of US territory.

I'm not saying this guy is innocent or guilty, but we have a judicial system that rivals most in the free world. And one you'd be happy to take advantage of if you were ever accused of a crime.

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 COMMENT 353443 helpful negative off topic

Rincon High School Teacher Arrested

2012-12-12 05:49 PM

Is there anyway to add some extra years to molesters time when they are involved with the Child Care Industry? I know we give gang-bangers an added sentence for being in a street gang. Where am i wrong?

Also....how about a little LIE DETECTOR screening before we give them the keys to our childrens future!

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 COMMENT 353442 helpful negative off topic

Rincon High School Teacher Arrested

2012-12-12 05:48 PM

Paid administrative leave? Innocent until proven guilty, right? But maybe he'll get paid state accomodations. Either way we pay.

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 COMMENT 353441 helpful negative off topic

Aloe Plant Leaves

2012-12-12 05:47 PM

You don't want native Aloe or Aloe plants that you find along side a road. What you want is the healing properties of Aloe without the potential bacterial contamination that comes with a natural plant in the wild. If your scar is recent, the skin is compromised and your immunity can be low due to the impact of the surgery.

Please, PLEASE ignore the recommendations of local aloe and find a reliable source of sterile aloe for your surgical scar.

After you are well, local aloe is fine, but until then you really need to avoid putting anything on your surgical wound that could compromise your healing or health.

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 COMMENT 353440 helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 05:44 PM

299/434, do you know every single pot grower? Because I don't know else you could make a statement about ALL growers... :)

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 COMMENT 353439 helpful negative off topic

La Colina Sidewalk Project

2012-12-12 05:44 PM

By all the front yard space that was removed, I'm not sure why you would deduce that the street would be narrowed at all. That seems like it would become unsafe for traffic - going from wide to narrow to wide again, along that stretch of La Colina. Unless this is a new bulb-out type of situation, designed to make the sidewalks ultra-safe? I guess I should read the link to see what's proposed... Please excuse me as I go do that now... ;-)

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 COMMENT 353438 helpful negative off topic

Coastal Studying

2012-12-12 05:42 PM

3407-Had not heard that one yet. When we were kids we used to say"UCSurfBrat=instant californian.Just add seawater."

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 COMMENT 353437 helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 05:40 PM

409 you know nothing about the drug issues that face our coast every day. They ARE armed. They may not have been in this instance, but the people who run drugs via panga boats and across borders via sea are absolutely armed.

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 COMMENT 353436 helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 05:38 PM

Anyone watch the Weed show on the History channel a week or so ago?

Lots of interviews with growers in Humboldt and the area NOT wanting it to be legal cause their crops will loose value and anyone could grow their own.

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 COMMENT 353435 helpful negative off topic

O on Campus

2012-12-12 05:26 PM

Marine Science Institute just had a seminar on orcas. Maybe just a little misunderstanding.

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 COMMENT 353434 helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 05:26 PM

LOL! "organic weed..." ALL growers are using enhancements to crank up the production value and THC levels of weed... And of course it's SO healthy for your lungs and brain cells... (Now waiting for the retort about alcohol...) HaHa!

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 COMMENT 353433 helpful negative off topic

Catch A Thief 12/12/12

2012-12-12 05:25 PM

@401 Well said ...

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 COMMENT 353432 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 05:21 PM

236P - They were smuggling marijuana, 3,000 lbs of marijuana according to the press release. Of the 8 people they detained, 3 admitted being Mexican nationals and the others gave SoCal addresses.

Pretty obvious they caught the drivers and off-loading crew, not a bunch of illegal immigrants (not this time at least).

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 COMMENT 353428 helpful negative off topic

Concrete Pouring

2012-12-12 05:00 PM

391- Yes but Shhhh! It is providing jobs in the mean time. :)

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 COMMENT 353427 helpful negative off topic

Flash Photo Dozen

2012-12-12 04:53 PM

I like the beach glass - 12 pieces in the "1", but not a multiple of 12 in the "2"?

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 COMMENT 353426 helpful negative off topic

Home Carpet Cleaning

2012-12-12 04:49 PM

Tom Conklin, Santa Barbara Carpet Cleaning.

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 COMMENT 353425 helpful negative off topic

Rollover Accident

2012-12-12 04:49 PM

Roger, am I reading CHP notes correct there was also fire involved? Yikes!

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 MTNDRIVER helpful negative off topic

Holiday Fruitcake

2012-12-12 04:45 PM

Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky, where Thomas Merton lived, makes really good fruitcake. It's aged in Bourbon whiskey, so it keeps a long long time. They also make excellent cheese.

https://www.gethsemanifarms.org/fruitcake.aspx

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 COMMENT 353423P helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 04:37 PM

But they are smuggling people.

BTW: the actual Treaty of Hildago was based on a map which showed the Channel Islands as part of the United States.

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 COMMENT 353421P helpful negative off topic

Copter 3

2012-12-12 04:21 PM

142 sounds like a firefighter with too much time on their hands sitting in a station waiting for something bad to happen so they can get toned out to be heroes. Isn't that how it works?

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 COMMENT 353419 helpful negative off topic

Armando Segoviano, a 46-year-old ma...

2012-12-12 04:17 PM

See you in a couple weeks bub.

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 SHARON93111 helpful negative off topic

Grandparent Scam

2012-12-12 04:16 PM

This is another reason to stay in contact with your family so you know what your grand kids are doing. It easier now with facebook, e-mail and phones.

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 COMMENT 353417P helpful negative off topic

Flash Photo Dozen

2012-12-12 04:16 PM

LOL, @406, you hit the nail on the head! That menorah was given to my parents in the 60's. I have others, but the candles always fit so well in that one so I use it the most. Happy Hanukkah!

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Wanted Subject

2012-12-12 04:15 PM

Bye Bye...:)

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 COMMENT 353415 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 04:13 PM

Ok, i've read the same quote from Ben Franklin on these panga threads over a dozen times it seems.

Yes, we all know it now but how on earth does it apply to drug smuggling? It doesn't, that's how.

If you want to obtain safety from pot smuggling pangas (or other drug related violence) then for pete's sake legalize it!

Are these guys smuggling Budweisers or bottles of Jack? NO! Because there is no longer (not since Prohibition ended) a demand for illegal booze.

THINK ABOUT IT.

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 COMMENT 353413 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 04:01 PM

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. B. Franklin

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Rollover Accident

2012-12-12 03:54 PM

One subject with a head injury.

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 COMMENT 353410P helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 03:52 PM

It's a NATIONAL park, cheeze. That means it is US Government federal property. Yes, you would be prosecuted by the feds. No joy there.

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 COMMENT 353409 helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 03:50 PM

Not sure if it is about being smart or dumb, but these are definitely not nice people that care about you or your children. I am guessing probably fisherman hired(or maybe even forced) by cartels down in good old Mexico to make a run for them. Sooner or later the desperation will start to increase and these guys will be armed, and or their buddies waiting for them on the beach will be. Hopefully law enforcement is on the ball. So far it seems law enforcement has been pretty good with the learning curve in figuring out their methods.

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 COMMENT 353407 helpful negative off topic

Coastal Studying

2012-12-12 03:47 PM

U Can Study Buzzed

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 COMMENT 353406 helpful negative off topic

Flash Photo Dozen

2012-12-12 03:45 PM

These are cute! I laughed at the first one, since I instantly recognized that image...I have the same menorah from the 60s!

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 COMMENT 353402 helpful negative off topic

Coastal Studying

2012-12-12 03:41 PM

I remember the 70s in SB. Relative to today, it was cheap. But relative to the rest of the country/state in the 70s, no. No, it was absolutely not cheap to live here.

We still have uncrowded surf spots compared to other places. We just aren't a well-kept secret anymore, sadly.

But we still live in paradise.

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 COMMENT 353401 helpful negative off topic

Catch A Thief 12/12/12

2012-12-12 03:40 PM

I think maybe part of the reason these pictures are released later than it seems practical is a combination of the lag in reporting time AND the fact that the police are conducting a criminal investigation in which giving a picture to the public is the LAST resort after their investigation proves fruitless.

I wouldn't criticize as much as try to understand, but that's just me.

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 COMMENT 353400 helpful negative off topic

Concrete Pouring

2012-12-12 03:38 PM

Not only are they expensive they are tiny. So tiny that one unit is a designated guest unit that you can reserve in case you have an overnight visitor.

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 COMMENT 353399 helpful negative off topic

Armando Segoviano, a 46-year-old ma...

2012-12-12 03:37 PM

Nice reporting Indy. Deported to WHAT country?

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 COMMENT 353398 helpful negative off topic

Armando Segoviano, a 46-year-old ma...

2012-12-12 03:35 PM

392 - Illegal alien.

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 COMMENT 353397 helpful negative off topic

Coastal Studying

2012-12-12 03:33 PM

It looks nice now but can you remember back to the 70s when we had cheap tuition, cheap housing, and a guaranteed good-paying job when we graduated? Plus uncrowded surf spots? I'd trade my iphone and Prius in a Santa Barbara minute to be back there again.

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 COMMENT 353396 helpful negative off topic

Peter Sklar (1962-2012)

2012-12-12 03:31 PM

The best way to honor Peter is to make this a decent place and stop with all the irrational bashing of bicyclists, the homeless, Helen Schneider, et. al., the ungrounded speculations, the just making stuff up, etc.

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 COMMENT 353395P helpful negative off topic

Aloe Plant Leaves

2012-12-12 03:30 PM

On the sides of the road all over our local foothills... throughout Mission Canyon, on Tunnel Rd for sure! Just drive around, go to the area between the Mission rose gardens and APS or something, there is plenty of native aloe. Also, you only need a couple of spears or leaves or whatever you call them, a little aloe goes a LONG way!

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 COMMENT 353394 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 03:30 PM

331 - Clearly Santa Barbara is included as it is in California and part of the mainland! In the treaty, however, the western boarder ends at the Pacific Ocean, which does not include the islands.

Yes, the US has spent $, etc to maintain the Channel Islands as a state park, but I can't find a single legal document between Mexico and the US that says the islands were given to the US. My only reasoning for bringing this is whether or not get could get in trouble for landing on the island with drugs and or people and could we legally protect and prosecute for anything that happens on the islands?

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 COMMENT 353393 helpful negative off topic

Rocks from Space

2012-12-12 03:26 PM

808 for the win!!!!

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 COMMENT 353392 helpful negative off topic

Armando Segoviano, a 46-year-old ma...

2012-12-12 03:16 PM

Well why was he deported? How can we just deport our criminals? Odd.

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 COMMENT 353391 helpful negative off topic

Concrete Pouring

2012-12-12 03:14 PM

The lady building this project is crazy. Over $1,000,000 for a one bedroom condo in this recessionary market. Good Luck.

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 COMMENT 353390 helpful negative off topic

Home Carpet Cleaning

2012-12-12 03:13 PM

Please don't use unique carpet care. They left my carpets soggy and wet and when I asked them to help they brought fans to blow on it. When I spoke to the manager/owner he was unbelievably rube that it shook me. I went out and bought my own carpet cleaner and did fine.

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 COMMENT 353389 helpful negative off topic

Armando Segoviano, a 46-year-old ma...

2012-12-12 03:11 PM

Ya great idea! it only costs $50,000 a year to lock someone up. That's a great deal for the taxpayer....not

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 COMMENT 353388 helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 03:10 PM

one of those pangas will eventually eat a couple of shells, courtesy of the Blackfin....just a matter of time.

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 COMMENT 353387P helpful negative off topic

Grandparent Scam

2012-12-12 03:06 PM

My Mom was almost scammed this way last year. Supposedly my nephew was locked up in Ecuador on drug possession charges. Mom called his Mom (my sister) in New York who said, "I can't talk right now, Jack is taking >the nephew< to the airport." That's when Mom knew she'd been fooled. Fortunately it was before she had done anything with $.

These scammers are good. The elderly can and do fall for it. Mom had never heard of the scam because she only reads a hardcopy newspaper and watches PBS news. They don't cover this stuff much because everybody knows about it. (Yogi Berra would have said that if he was alive maybe.)

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 COMMENT 353386 helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 02:58 PM

Great job local and Feds; It was nice to see that the local Coast Guard Cutter was deployed- Saw it coming back into the harbor about 730 this AM. KEEP AT IT!

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 COMMENT 353385 helpful negative off topic

Coastal Studying

2012-12-12 02:57 PM

not a bad place to study! ;)

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 COMMENT 353384P helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 02:57 PM

D00d, many of us worked hard to ensure the Channel Islands are protected as a U.S. National Park, at least the ones the Navy isn't bombing or the Wrigley Gum Guy didn't buy first (Catalina). If you stay on San Clemente you might find yourself in a crater. See Park website.

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 COMMENT 353383 helpful negative off topic

La Colina Sidewalk Project

2012-12-12 02:56 PM

On live on Lee Dr. and saw the work they were doing this morning. It appears the street is going to be more narrow in order to accommodate the sidewalk. Will there still be parking on both sides of La Colina with street being so narrow?

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 COMMENT 353382 helpful negative off topic

Catch A Thief 12/12/12

2012-12-12 02:55 PM

I can't identify him either, but I thought the pattern on his shirt was funny for someone who's breaking the law. I remember that pattern from old cartoons of people in prison.

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 COMMENT 353381P helpful negative off topic

Aloe Plant Leaves

2012-12-12 02:54 PM

I have aloe plants all ovet the place and not a single one has leaf's. They are more, like spears that drip and ooze a lot once they are cut. A word of caution, if you apply the ooze over a place that has any blood it will turn dark reddish, and it stays that way until the wound closes.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Wanted Subject

2012-12-12 02:41 PM

No I don't think so this is gang type related.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 12-12-12

2012-12-12 02:40 PM

Don't cry you'll catch a cold I got a bad one right now. I wish I woulda spent more time with him The Hermets life is not as easy as it looks.

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 COMMENT 353376 helpful negative off topic

Grandparent Scam

2012-12-12 02:39 PM

Some of these scammers get personal details off young peoples' Facebook pages, and they mention stuff that makes them sound legit.

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 COMMENT 353375 helpful negative off topic

Wanted Subject

2012-12-12 02:37 PM

Not from some more panga boats? Or maybe they are related!

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 COMMENT 353373 helpful negative off topic

La Colina Sidewalk Project

2012-12-12 02:34 PM

At the Modoc and Portesuello intersection (by La Cumbre Jr. High) that was recently reconfigured for pedestrian safety, one of the houses _gained_ a bunch of front yard. Even if they don't actually own it, what a nice thing to happen!

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 COMMENT 353372 helpful negative off topic

Armando Segoviano, a 46-year-old ma...

2012-12-12 02:28 PM

I understand there is a cost to jail these type of predators - but I much rather have us (the US) absorb this cost than deport this guy to another country and risk the chance that he might do this again.

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 COMMENT 353371 helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 02:25 PM

342 - Because once its on shore they can distribute it to far away havens of right wing idealism like Kansas or Utah... and those good folks dont know what they're missing.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Wanted Subject

2012-12-12 02:22 PM

I was right after all see that Summers Eve rules after all Police have 2 in Custody first block of West Islay. It was the George Units also possibly gang related.

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 COMMENT 353368 helpful negative off topic

O on Campus

2012-12-12 02:22 PM

it was nothing. her jet overshot on landing.

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 COMMENT 353367 helpful negative off topic

Armando Segoviano, a 46-year-old ma...

2012-12-12 02:22 PM

He'll be back - after all, all he has to do is walk over the border with another mans name... We should have sent him to prison and marked his forehead with a tattoo that reads CHILD MOLESTER.

Even felons hate molesters and he'd either be dead or beaten to an inch of his worthless life.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Grandparent Scam

2012-12-12 02:21 PM

I wish they would call me.

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 COMMENT 353365 helpful negative off topic

O on Campus

2012-12-12 02:20 PM

963: I am a UCSB graduate. I know numerous other UCSB graduates who have gone on to have very successful careers (and lives), many of whom stayed in the area and continue to contribute positively to our community. We're not all "wayward kids"... It's unfortunate that you would assume so.

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 COMMENT 353364P helpful negative off topic

La Colina Sidewalk Project

2012-12-12 02:20 PM

They didn't "lose" any yard, it wasn't theirs to begin with. You'd be blown away by how much of your front yard is actually owned by the city. Tens of feet from the roadway in many locations.

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 COMMENT 353363 helpful negative off topic

La Colina Sidewalk Project

2012-12-12 02:18 PM

I drove by last night, we lived across the street from Hope school years ago in one of those houses and its more than a little piece of the yard they lost, but new driveways would be cool Interesting to see how they will deal with the drainage being below street grade, because the houses were built before the road was paved.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Wanted Subject

2012-12-12 02:17 PM

Or at least one subject it sounded like 2.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Wanted Subject

2012-12-12 02:16 PM

On that block..Unknown what the subject is wanted for at this time. Police Actitvy in area.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Wires Down

2012-12-12 02:12 PM

It's 2:12 12/12/12.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Wires Down

2012-12-12 02:11 PM

They put it back up but Verzion still needs to respond because it is still hanging kinda low and to the left.

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 COMMENT 353358 helpful negative off topic

Maria Robles — mother of Adrian Rob...

2012-12-12 02:10 PM

The family that preys together stays together--in jail.

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 MACPUZL helpful negative off topic

Rocks from Space

2012-12-12 02:07 PM

JEDHAT - This wasn't a meteor. It was just reflecting sunlight, rather dimly. A meteor (shooting star) is when a piece of space junk hits our atmosphere and compresses it, causing the compressed air to heat up and fluoresce. That usually happens about 70 miles above the surface, and all but the biggest fireballs are usually caused by meteoroids about the size of a grain of sand or a pebble.

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 COMMENT 353355 helpful negative off topic

A gang expert testified Monday in t...

2012-12-12 02:07 PM

338....an eightball is a euphamism for a measurement of cocaine....admittedly a stretch from heroin....but this is edhat....so give me a break. but thank you.

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 LIZTISH340 helpful negative off topic

Grandparent Scam

2012-12-12 02:05 PM

I got two of these calls in the last few days. Same guy, same message! The second time I asked for his name. He gave me one and when I told him he had the wrong grandma he said, "This isn't my grandma?" His message was that he was in jail on a DUI, he had rear-ended someone from a foreign country. The DUI was forgiven but he had to repay the foreigners for damages to their car before he could get out of jail. Needless to say, I just hung up.

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 COMMENT 353353 helpful negative off topic

La Colina Sidewalk Project

2012-12-12 02:04 PM

They should do the unpaved sections of La Cumbre as part of safe routes to school too. Living on the street, I would hate to have part of my "yard" "taken" but there are so many sections with just dirt or worse bushes blocking and so many Jr High students that often step out in the street, it is dangerous, I have been nearly hit many times.

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 COMMENT 353352 helpful negative off topic

2012 Apocalypse

2012-12-12 02:03 PM

The Mayans beleive there will be a shift in conciousnees for a new era, A positive shift.

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 COMMENT 353351P helpful negative off topic

Wires Down

2012-12-12 02:02 PM

Figures.

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 COMMENT 353350 helpful negative off topic

Federal authorities say they have b...

2012-12-12 02:01 PM

Keep up the good work Law enforcement.
Thank you!

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 COMMENT 353349 helpful negative off topic

Grandparent Scam

2012-12-12 01:59 PM

I have an elderly friend that bought into this scam and sent out $10K. The person posed as a grandson with a bad connection (so the name was obscured), coming from Mexico. He stated his parents were traveling and that he couldn't reach them and needed the money to get out of jail.

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 COMMENT 353348 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 12-12-12

2012-12-12 01:59 PM

I just want to cry...everyone is so full of gratitude and thanks. I wish you all a wonderful holiday.
It's really wonderful to see (and read) such love.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Wires Down

2012-12-12 01:58 PM

Verizon telephone line.

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 COMMENT 353346 helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 01:57 PM

How does killing a Coast Guard officer make someone smart?

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 COMMENT 353345 helpful negative off topic

Aloe Plant Leaves

2012-12-12 01:55 PM

Buy some aloe plants and pick the leaves as you need them. Otherwise the leaves will just go bad or dry out.

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 COMMENT 353344 helpful negative off topic

Aloe Plant Leaves

2012-12-12 01:49 PM

La Sumida off of Patterson.

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 COMMENT 353343 helpful negative off topic

Grandparent Scam

2012-12-12 01:45 PM

Wow the scammers must be really good actors or must do their homework to know the grandchildren's names etc.

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 COMMENT 353342 helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 01:43 PM

Why would you go through all this hassle to bring that garbage into Ca where the best weed in the world is grown and readily available?? Kinda like bringing dirty sand to a pristine beach.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 01:40 PM

Smart enough to kill a member of the Coast Guard.

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 COMMENT 353340P helpful negative off topic

Concrete Pouring

2012-12-12 01:39 PM

Related, does anyone know if any interesting archeological items were found when they excavated the site? Being so close to the Arlington, in the heart of downtown, there must have been remnants of different phases of habitation in town. Nowadays, I thought it was part of building to report any findings. They dug SO deep. Maybe I just missed a story on it.

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 COMMENT 353339 helpful negative off topic

Maria Robles — mother of Adrian Rob...

2012-12-12 01:24 PM

I wonder which Cartel panga the H came in on?

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 COMMENT 353338 helpful negative off topic

A gang expert testified Monday in t...

2012-12-12 01:23 PM

Do you know what literally means?

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 COMMENT 353337 helpful negative off topic

Federal authorities say they have b...

2012-12-12 01:21 PM

Mexican drug cartel in California???

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 COMMENT 353336P helpful negative off topic

Maria Robles — mother of Adrian Rob...

2012-12-12 01:19 PM

The apple didn't fall far from the tree.

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 COMMENT 353335 helpful negative off topic

Flash Photo Dozen

2012-12-12 01:16 PM

So should I submit a picture of my toes? (Just kidding. I only have 11.)

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 COMMENT 353334 helpful negative off topic

American Flag Burning

2012-12-12 01:11 PM

I think the bail is high due to the charge of arson. They could have charged him with vandalism but this will keep him in jail for a while because I doubt a bail bondsman will loan him any money.

If I light my cigarette up, can they arrest me for arson too? How big of a fire does it have to be?

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 COMMENT 353333 helpful negative off topic

Maria Robles — mother of Adrian Rob...

2012-12-12 01:08 PM

What a family of winners.

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 COMMENT 353332 helpful negative off topic

Aloe Plant Leaves

2012-12-12 01:02 PM

Just get some Mederma

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 COMMENT 353331 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 12:58 PM

316.... Your claim that Mexico has claim to the Channel Islands is not true in the slightest. The border is the agreed upon line that cuts straight across the desert between California and Mexico. The Channel Islands are clearly above this line. By your logic, Santa Barbara is still part of Mexico since it is not named in the treaty either.

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 COMMENT 353330 helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 12:57 PM

Again!? These guys aren't very smart!

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 COMMENT 353329 helpful negative off topic

2012 Apocalypse

2012-12-12 12:57 PM

@272: I saw him get out of a '64 Impala.

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 COMMENT 353328 helpful negative off topic

2012 Apocalypse

2012-12-12 12:57 PM

Live your life...the world will keep on spinning...and we have a lot of work to do...the fiscal cliff is the next thing on the menu....and that's gonna be alright too....life is a beautiful struggle but I wouldn't choose anything else.

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 COMMENT 353327 helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 12:54 PM

Yeah, I wonder what will happen if some of them come ashore armed and start commandeering campers, or carjacking for the get away? Maybe then this will get the attention it deserves.

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 COMMENT 353326 helpful negative off topic

Maria Robles — mother of Adrian Rob...

2012-12-12 12:50 PM

Yikes! Jail time runs in that family. Too bad.

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 COMMENT 353325 helpful negative off topic

Flash Photo Dozen

2012-12-12 12:48 PM

dang it. missed 12:12, 12/12/12. ah well next time.

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 COMMENT 353324 helpful negative off topic

A gang expert testified Monday in t...

2012-12-12 12:46 PM

i just read an article where his mother was found guilty again of dealing heroin. no sympathy for this murdering banger at all.......but at birth he was immediately behind the eight ball. literally.

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 MTNDRIVER helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 12:45 PM

Mesarats, I counted 11 guys total including the three found the next day. I've been in pangas in Mexico, and 11 guys plus all that dope seems like too much, wonder if there might be another boat out there.... Doesn't exactly make me want to go camp at El Cap or Refugio.

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 COMMENT 353322 helpful negative off topic

Cota St. Block

2012-12-12 12:45 PM

Dec. 12, the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe who appeared to Juan Diego in 1500s on Mt. Tepeyac, Mex. City. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the mother of all Catholic Christians and is celebrated on this date. She asked Juan Diego to have the Cathedral of Our Lady built on site in Mex. City. Other names for Our Lady, Virgin Mary Mother of God, Blessed Mary. A beautiful mass and ceremony held throughout the world in her honor yesterday evening, with singing of Las Mananitas. She is also the Mother of the Americas....A beloved mother to all Catholics.

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 COMMENT 353321 helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 12:43 PM

i have not sampled seedy brown mexican weed since maybe........1981.

the best used to be from humboldt....but for years now its been local organic. no locals i know have touched the imported junk for literally decades.

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 COMMENT 353320 helpful negative off topic

A gang expert testified Monday in t...

2012-12-12 12:43 PM

I hate to criticize, but edit much? From the article, "The placement of tattoos can cause fear or intimidation by the general public, Morris added." How about "in" or "of" instead of "by"?

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 COMMENT 353319 helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 12:42 PM

So you're a fastidious pothead? Great.

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 COMMENT 353318 helpful negative off topic

Flash Photo Dozen

2012-12-12 12:39 PM

Love that 6 burner stove.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2012-12-12 12:34 PM

Ha,ha,ha,haheeheehee I see when people don't agree with you you put them down..

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 COMMENT 353316 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 12:33 PM

FYI - when Mexico and the US signed the Guadalupe-Hidalgo Treaty (Mexico was paid for the lands from Texas to California) this did not include the Channel Islands. Based on this treaty, the islands technically still belong to Mexico. Legally, I don't see how they can get into any trouble if they go and stay on one of the islands, but bringing it to the continental US is a problem. Could that be why our government has not really done much in protecting our coast near the islands?

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

The cops are making a perimeter on ...

2012-12-12 12:33 PM

Baking a cake..

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 COMMENT 353313 helpful negative off topic

A gang expert testified Monday in t...

2012-12-12 12:27 PM

Yeah, those damned legal rights. We should be able to pick and choose who gets them and who does not.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 12:22 PM

Nor is it a problem in Boozy Land.

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 COMMENT 353311P helpful negative off topic

Catch A Thief 12/12/12

2012-12-12 12:20 PM

Agreed, 270P. 289 your argument is valid too, but it seems to be the norm that these posts are made months and months after the fact. I find it hard to believe every single incident goes undiscovered for months.

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 MESARATS helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 12:20 PM

3,000 lbs and 8 people seems to be a large load for that boat. Only 2 motors too, many have 4. Even with ground crew they appear to be over staffed. Unemployment does not appear to be a problem in Druglandia.

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 COMMENT 353309 helpful negative off topic

Home Carpet Cleaning

2012-12-12 12:19 PM

All-Around cleaning will do it. his number is 805-705-5674, his name is Jimmy

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 COMMENT 353308 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 12:19 PM

Nope @298 - us local pot heads will be enjoying our own locally grown, organic weed as we have been for years...

Nice try though

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 COMMENT 353307P helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 12:18 PM

Ditto 302! It's kind of funny how many arguments from the anti-marijuana front are actually supportive of the other side when you break them down

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 COMMENT 353306 helpful negative off topic

Cota St. Block

2012-12-12 12:17 PM

They do it in Mexico, why not here as well(?)

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 COMMENT 353305 helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 12:16 PM

Many thanks to all agencies involved.well done and keep up the good work. From an appreciatve taxpayer.

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 COMMENT 353304 helpful negative off topic

Home Carpet Cleaning

2012-12-12 12:15 PM

I agree with the poster who named Tom Conklin with Santa Barbara Carpet Cleaning. He is very careful with the furniture, always thoroughly rinses and dries as much as he can. I had him do sofas, chairs, and rugs, and have been very happy with all of them. He's efficient, on time, honest and, in my opinion, worth the money.

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 COMMENT 353303 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 12-12-12

2012-12-12 12:14 PM

Thank you again Roger - for your scanner reports, your observations & memories and your words of wacky wisdom. Reading your story I could see the intraction between you and Peter on that December day and it warmed my heart. I miss him, and your story helped me with my sorrow.

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 COMMENT 353302 helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 12:14 PM

299 - that's a perfect explanation of why people should support local, organic weed!

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 COMMENT 353301 helpful negative off topic

A gang expert testified Monday in t...

2012-12-12 12:13 PM

I can't believe the money and trouble being spent on the trial of this punk who came in behind the victim and slit his throat in such a cowardly manner.

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 COMMENT 353300 helpful negative off topic

Home Carpet Cleaning

2012-12-12 12:12 PM

Tony's Steam King - 682-3798. He will help with moving the furtniture. Does a great job, reasonably priced.

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 COMMENT 353299 helpful negative off topic

Panga Boat Landing and Arrests

2012-12-12 12:11 PM

Looks like the local pot heads will be going through detox of THC, Toxic fertilizers and pesticides that are usually smoked on a regular basis...

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 COMMENT 353298 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 12:11 PM

Looks like the local pot heads will be going through detox of THC, Toxic fertilizers and pesticides that are usually smoked on a regular basis...

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 12:10 PM

I think there are more terrorists inside of the country than outside of it many are our own people..I'm not afraid of any of em. People were having a conversation here just added my dollar fifty..I'll tell you though then you get someones hand jammed in your privates for alittle plane ride while the coasts are not well guarded theres a problem. They don't have to bring in a bomb they can be made here on a smaller scale.

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 COMMENT 353296 helpful negative off topic

American Flag Burning

2012-12-12 12:10 PM

Well he's not homeless today.

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 COMMENT 353295 helpful negative off topic

American Flag Burning

2012-12-12 12:10 PM

You are right we don't know this man's story and if he is a vet I feel terribly sorry for him. I come from a long line of military with my grandfather and brother being career military. It takes a very strong individual to go through the service (even at times of "peace") and not have some effect, physically or mentally or both. They come home after giving more than any civillian job and cannot find a job, have to fight like crazy to get services from the VA that they were promised, and often are dealing with their own challenges coming back to society. I think many of our vets are treated like prison inmates that are just being released. In fact there are more programs that are easily accessible to parolees then veterans. Something needs to give and soon!! Our vets should not have to become criminals to get the help they need!!!

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 COMMENT 353294 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 12:07 PM

If you live your life hiding under the table in fear of "what if's", that must be a really dark and depressing life. :( Live a little, enjoy the sunshine, stop surrendering your freedoms and your liberties out of some fear of the unknown.

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 COMMENT 353293 helpful negative off topic

Rollover Accident

2012-12-12 12:02 PM

Actually the truck was not speeding, the lady ran a stop sign..failed to stop and ran right into the truck. Nice assumption though @775. If you look at the police report the lady was in a honda accord and hit a toyota tundra, obviously she was the one speeding if she ran a truck into a tree and flipped it on its side. The driver of the truck was able to clumb out but is obviously injured since he was body slammed into the pavement with glass in his arm.

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 COMMENT 353292 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 12:02 PM

I just don't get the argument that this is about the war on drugs and legalizing it would make it go away. Should we legalize anthrax, sarin and plutonium too? This is a much more important issue that needs a hard look before something really bad happens because there are people out there that hate the USA. And what is to say that these smugglers even know what they are carrying? What if someone stashed a dirty bomb in a bail of weed? Wake up and smell the coffee. Capps did a good job by addressing the issue yesterday.

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 COMMENT 353291 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 12:01 PM

A suitcase nuke? You underestimate the amount of engineering it takes to make a suitcase nuke much less a normal nuke bomb. Only the top players in the nuke game can make a suitcase nuke. But in reality it would prob be the size of a trunk. The terrorists won already if we all live with this kind of fear. I am more scared of the freeway than a terrorist. I use numbers and facts. Lets face it the usa is not a free country anymore and the war on drugs cannot be won. If you can get drugs in prison the war is lost. Time for some new ideas....anyone have any??

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 COMMENT 353290 helpful negative off topic

American Flag Burning

2012-12-12 11:59 AM

If you check his facebook profile, he has a slight crook in his chin. Could even have been caused by a war injury...

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 COMMENT 353289 helpful negative off topic

Catch A Thief 12/12/12

2012-12-12 11:53 AM

270P. You're making the assumption that the person whom this CC belongs to noticed that their credit card was used right away. If this was a card that wasn't used often, why would the owner suspect anything was wrong or even the card was missing until the billing statement arrived 30 days later.

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 COMMENT 353288P helpful negative off topic

Possible Earthquake?

2012-12-12 11:53 AM

O.K., 11:57 a.m. on Wed. morning, two big ground-thumping blast-like somethings, felt like the ones we are talking about above. What are they?

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 CHERIDIANE helpful negative off topic

Home Carpet Cleaning

2012-12-12 11:51 AM

The Naturalist, for sure. Carpets look very clean, no bad chemicals, on time, reasonable, trustworthy, and take pride in their work, used them for a long time. (805) 884-1911

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 COMMENT 353286P helpful negative off topic

Possible Earthquake?

2012-12-12 11:50 AM

We didn't hear or feel anything, confirmed.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2012-12-12 11:50 AM

Wow you waited all night for me to comment? You must not live on the East Side I always see SO around here no snotty remark about it.

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 COMMENT 353284 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 11:49 AM

I think Roger makes an excellent point - these could be terrorists bringing in a "suitcase nuke" to set off in one of our many west coast strategic targets (Vandenberg AFB, San Diego Naval Base, etc) or a large city like LA.

Luckily, they've just been drug smugglers but still...

I sure hope with this increased frequency (almost weekly now) the Feds step up and put some more muscle on this!

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 COMMENT 353283 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 11:48 AM

One boat on the ouside of the shipping lane and Anacapa.
One boat in between santa cruz and San Miguel
One boat off the north side of San Miguel

Lets keep our little nook safe and make them go higher or lower, but not here!

There's gotta be 3 louzy fishermen that would love to be subsidized to do a night watch at these three locations.

Catching them when they make landfall has way too many liabilities....lets do this way out at sea.

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 CHERIDIANE helpful negative off topic

Concrete Pouring

2012-12-12 11:46 AM

I just drove by there, going to the bank, and saw block closed at Victoria. How fun to know what is going on there from the poster. Thanks. Pure Edhat!

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 COMMENT 353281 helpful negative off topic

Home Carpet Cleaning

2012-12-12 11:45 AM

I have used Alfonso Lazaro for years. Alfonso and his sons are great, and they charge less than half what these other rip-off companies charge.

Need your house cleaned too? No problem. Alfonso's wife Elizabeth does house cleaning for an unbelievably low price.

Call Alfonso at 805-451-8591.

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 LUCKY 777 helpful negative off topic

DLV Rollover

2012-12-12 11:42 AM

This particular corner has seen more accidents than statistically probable. I've even been one of them. As a result I always notice when something else happens there.

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 COMMENT 353279 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 11:40 AM

Drugs and illegal Mexican immigration are not the top priorities of the U.S.

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 COMMENT 353278P helpful negative off topic

Holiday Fruitcake

2012-12-12 11:38 AM

I too am a fruitcake fan. Your criteria are a problem though. Good fruitcakes are fairly expensive to make, so finding good _and_ reasonably priced is difficult. Making them yourself is the cheapest option, but even that is pricey (and time consuming).

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 11:32 AM

Yea I know we shouldn't ask the government to do anything for us after allk they are getting paid for doing nothing according to you @262..

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 GREG helpful negative off topic

Holiday Fruitcake

2012-12-12 11:32 AM

There's a fabulous fruitcake and it's free of calories. For years as a prank gift I buy an inflatable version at jokester websites online. As the fruitcake description states: "An Inflatable Fruitcake, you ask? Well, it's simple - nobody eats them anyways, an Inflatable fruitcake is reusable and re-giftable so it is better for the environment, it's non-toxic (unlike real fruit cakes), it is always fresh, it's cheaper to mail, and best of all - no crumbs! "

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 COMMENT 353275 helpful negative off topic

Catch A Thief 12/12/12

2012-12-12 11:31 AM

I agree with 270P... what a joke the SBPD is.

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 COMMENT 353274P helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 12-12-12

2012-12-12 11:30 AM

Roger, that was a beautiful piece about Peter. We will all miss him.
Thank you for posting your view of Peter.

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 COMMENT 353273 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 11:27 AM

Glaring security failure of our military and DHS. Why are speeding Pangas full of drugs and people able to pass our largest Pacific Naval Base in San Diego, Marines in Oceanside, Coast Guard in LA, Navy at Pt. Mugu and San Clemente Island totally undetected? Answer: No one is watching from the air!!

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 COMMENT 353271 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 11:25 AM

267.....the media always pays attention to panga babies.....wassat? excuse me...i mean panda babies. my mistake.

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 COMMENT 353270P helpful negative off topic

Catch A Thief 12/12/12

2012-12-12 11:23 AM

October 30? October frickin' THIRTIETH??

Wow, SBPD, what's the rush? You really think this dude is still around? Maybe if this picture had posted, say, oh I don't know...maybe a day or so after the crime occurred, you might have had a better chance of someone seeing him around.

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 COMMENT 353269 helpful negative off topic

Motorcycle Toy Run

2012-12-12 11:19 AM

Chicken spears!

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 COMMENT 353268 helpful negative off topic

The cops are making a perimeter on ...

2012-12-12 11:18 AM

Maybe they meant Victoria and Anacapa?

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 COMMENT 353267P helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 11:17 AM

@225
What if it's carrying medical supplies or babies?
A panga running at night carrying a load of babies?
Really?

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 EARO65 helpful negative off topic

American Flag Burning

2012-12-12 11:15 AM

We do not know who this man is, nor do we know his story. The police, however, as well as the courts tend to react to anti-establishment actions with aggression. Sometimes this is justified, but other times not, and can lead to some rather serious legal ramifications and fines that the tax-payers must bear

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 COMMENT 353265 helpful negative off topic

Lois Capps and her colleagues in th...

2012-12-12 11:15 AM

Don't you feel safer now that Capps has taken an aggressive stand on something.

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 COMMENT 353264 helpful negative off topic

Catch A Thief 12/12/12

2012-12-12 11:14 AM

That is one of the recent hard working Panga visitors compliments of the Sinaloa Cartel business development division.

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 COMMENT 353263 helpful negative off topic

The cops are making a perimeter on ...

2012-12-12 11:11 AM

Horizontal and parallel, but if they were vertical they would intersect at the north pole........right.

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 COMMENT 353262 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 11:04 AM

Damned if they do, damned if they don't. Some people are complaining about "why don't the authorities do more?!?!" Then those SAME people complain about "government is spending too much money!" Last time I checked, we are in a financial crises, with all law enforcement agencies having their budgets cuts because "we don't want our taxes raised!". Guess what people, you're not going to get everything you want, it's one or the other. Some people complain, no matter what.

P.s. last I checked, there were 11 panga boats in 2011 and 28 in 2012... you're hearing about it more, because there IS more.

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 GARFIELD helpful negative off topic

Fight the Fees!

2012-12-12 11:03 AM

People that engage in high risks behaviors are taking risks. They should pay a higher price to be insured.

Insurance is a cooperative where we share risk with others having similar risk profiles. I do not want to share my low risk with high risk takers.

People that live on the beach in Malibu, or in the forests, are asking others to pay when (not if) nature drops the hammer on them.

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 COMMENT 353260 helpful negative off topic

Flash Photo Dozen

2012-12-12 10:57 AM

Avoid the twelve.

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 COMMENT 353259 helpful negative off topic

Catch A Thief 12/12/12

2012-12-12 10:55 AM

I wonder what he was thinking as he looked directly into that camera?

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 COMMENT 353258 helpful negative off topic

Catch A Thief 12/12/12

2012-12-12 10:52 AM

He was really lucky the employee didn't ask for picture I.D. Bet they do now.

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 COMMENT 353257 helpful negative off topic

The cops are making a perimeter on ...

2012-12-12 10:50 AM

Not only are Victoria and Anapamu horizontal, they're also parallel. What a compelling thread this is so far!

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 COMMENT 353256 helpful negative off topic

Flash Photo Dozen

2012-12-12 10:48 AM

Fun fotos :)

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 JEDHAT helpful negative off topic

Rocks from Space

2012-12-12 10:40 AM

Is this a shooting star? How close does an asteroid have to come to Earth to burn up?

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 COMMENT 353254 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 12-12-12

2012-12-12 10:40 AM

You are an amazing guy, Roger.

Sometimes, like today, when you let the barriers down, we catch a glimpse of the real Roger.....personally.. I like both of you!

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 COMMENT 353253 helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2012-12-12 10:40 AM

But you also know that they don't routinely patrol PD area. As I said it is interesting they were patrolling and got into a pursuit without involving 55. My real point though is that there was no need for the snotty remark, but then again, I guess I should expect nothing less from you.

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 COMMENT 353252 helpful negative off topic

2012 Apocalypse

2012-12-12 10:37 AM

No. All that nonsense about the world ending on 12-21 doesn't even hold up when you take into account that the Mayans didn't have leap years, so if you add those in, the world would have already ended. Not that I would have believed it anyway, but I thought that was a cool explanation anyway.
Google image "well played mayans" for a few laughs.

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 COMMENT 353251P helpful negative off topic

Flash Photo Dozen

2012-12-12 10:34 AM

I'm amazed at the creativity of Edhat readers!

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 BECKY helpful negative off topic

US Bank Charges

2012-12-12 10:34 AM

On the topic of flood insurance... There are classifications of risk of damage -- how high above the flood plain you are -- that greatly change the amount of flood insurance you are required to carry. A group of neighbors in our neighborhood got together and hired a specialist civil engineer with experience in these matters to document that we were at lower risk than classified. It reduced our required flood insurance by hundreds of dollars each year.

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 COMMENT 353249 helpful negative off topic

Sea Landing

2012-12-12 10:33 AM

053: Like!

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 COMMENT 353247 helpful negative off topic

US Bank Charges

2012-12-12 10:31 AM

5 years ago Chase tried the flood insurance charge. We had our property surveyed and had proof we were not in a flood zone. They agreed no flood Ins. necessary. Last week the same Co. Chase has again tried to put flood Ins. on our property. We have not sunk or had any earthquake movement to our property. Yet again we have to prove we are not in a flood zone.

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 COMMENT 353246 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 10:29 AM

176... You volunteering for the 12-8 am shift?

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Holiday Fruitcake

2012-12-12 10:29 AM

T.J.s has stollen for 3.50 each I bought several but ate them all..heeheeheehee

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 SBSRFR helpful negative off topic

Teen Press Film Interviews

2012-12-12 10:27 AM

They did a great job interviewing and looked very handsome in their tuxes!

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 COMMENT 353243 helpful negative off topic

American Flag Burning

2012-12-12 10:24 AM

Well said 030.

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 COMMENT 353242 helpful negative off topic

Lois Capps and her colleagues in th...

2012-12-12 10:23 AM

I LOVE Panga boats, especially the super panga they kept at the harbor for a while.

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 COMMENT 353239 helpful negative off topic

Sssssnake

2012-12-12 10:20 AM

100P: Agreed, that's what I thought as well. I'm hoping this beautiful little guy was just hanging out (although I'd venture to guess if he was ok, he'd be showing his belly). I googled the images, and was glad I did. These guys are TINY and gorgeous.

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 COMMENT 353238P helpful negative off topic

Lois Capps and her colleagues in th...

2012-12-12 10:20 AM

It's not stand up and be counted anymore, it's stand still and be scanned.

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 ROB EGENOLF helpful negative off topic

Holiday Fruitcake

2012-12-12 10:19 AM

214 wins

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 COMMENT 353236P helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 10:19 AM

I don't know what the fuss is all about. These pangas are just the sign of the times. Santa and his elves are just working out new delivery methods in anticipation of global warming melting the North Pole.

Yes 227, if you have been good, Santa will bring you one of his spare pangas. What language would you like the instructions to be in?

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 COMMENT 353235P helpful negative off topic

American Flag Burning

2012-12-12 10:18 AM

I don't think you fought a war so you could steal a flag. If he wants to burn one, he can buy one and then burn it.

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 COMMENT 353234 helpful negative off topic

American Flag Burning

2012-12-12 10:18 AM

Well said 170

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 COMMENT 353233 helpful negative off topic

Holiday Fruitcake

2012-12-12 10:16 AM

I thought I remembered TJ's having them last year. I don't recall seeing them this year, but I also don't look for them. Honestly, enough people dislike them I'm sure you could get a few from friends if you put the word out. :)
I'd try Costco.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 10:14 AM

@225 What if...Well Gee That is why our Homeland Security should be out there in boats waiting for them to find out what they are up to..Leave Benny out of this he's been gone along time and your right I always assume the Beast. Fishermen lost at sea give me a break!

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 COMMENT 353231 helpful negative off topic

Holiday Fruitcake

2012-12-12 10:14 AM

Costco

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 COMMENT 353230 helpful negative off topic

Holiday Fruitcake

2012-12-12 10:12 AM

"Fruitcake in the kitchen, Fruitcake on the street, walk naked through the crosswalk in the middle of the week..." Jimmy Buffet song called "Fruitcake"

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 COMMENT 353229 helpful negative off topic

In Memory of Peter Sklar

2012-12-12 10:10 AM

Just heard about Peter's passing. Peter was my first boss, at my first real paying job. I worked for coolmaps for about a year in the late 90's. In college, I remember trying to apply to the UCSB computer lab and getting rejected for "having too much experience with computers". Then, I just went through the UCSB computer science department's "local companies" list and started applying. I only had to go down to "C" before I got my first interview with Peter, and he hired me on the spot. We worked out of his garage in the foothills of Santa Barbara, and used his kitchen as our break room. It was a great start to my career as a software engineer. Thanks for everything Peter. Rest in peace.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2012-12-12 10:09 AM

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff has jurisdiction over the whole county of Santa Barbara which includes the city of Santa Barbara..That is what I know.

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 COMMENT 353227 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 10:08 AM

Any chance of buying one of these Panga boats so that I can get to the Ranch faster?

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 COMMENT 353226 helpful negative off topic

Holiday Fruitcake

2012-12-12 10:06 AM

Best Fruit Cakes can be found online at Collin's Street Bakery. They are located in Corsicana, Texas. Use the Google and you will find them. Amazing....

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 COMMENT 353225 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 10:06 AM

What if they're political refugees, what if they're fisherman who were lost at sea? What if it was a boat carrying medical supplies or babies? So many scenarios yet you want to shoot first, ask later...

I'd think someone with your background Roger would understand that you should never judge a book by its cover and you should always assume the best, not the worst.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 10:04 AM

I never said there was a conspiracy, they are not doing enough and there really is no excuse for this to continue. Maybe they find one a week but there are more I'm sure they don't all end up here.

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 COMMENT 353223 helpful negative off topic

2012 Apocalypse

2012-12-12 10:01 AM

The world WILL end eventually, but no, not on the 21st.

This isn't even a Mayan Prophecy or involved in the Mayan calendar. Google it and you'll see that it's something that some people in the UK came up with in the 1980s and has very little to do with anything but fiction.

Yet again, reports of the world's demise are greatly exaggerated.

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 COMMENT 353222 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 10:00 AM

There is no conspiracy here with the navy secretly letting these pangas by. It really is that hard to spot them, they have virtually no radar profile, minimal heat signature, and are relatively quiet.

They are a needle in a haystack, the ocean is huge and given how hard they are to find with remote sensing technology it requires scanning small swaths of ocean. However, it seems like in the last year we are catching more and more, and findig fewer abandoned on the beach with their cargo long gone.

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 COMMENT 353221 helpful negative off topic

Home Carpet Cleaning

2012-12-12 09:59 AM

I second del bonis. He's a nice dude and it's reasonable. they also use stuff that doesn't stink up the carpet or leave too much water in and ruin the twist or pile.

@195p, it's been my experience that if you can move the light stuff out of the way, they will put the things like sofas on little cardboard feet and move them around and clean under them. things like a dresser or buffet could be moved with the help fo friends maybe though, that's prob too heavy to ask them to move for you.

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 MESAJIM helpful negative off topic

Rocks from Space

2012-12-12 09:59 AM

Please remain vigilant: take care and be wary of the electromagnetic effects these asteroids have on smart meters. I have it on good authority that your SCE bill will skyrocket in conjunction with the passing of 4179 Toutatis.

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 COMMENT 353219 helpful negative off topic

Sssssnake

2012-12-12 09:57 AM

I hate snakes but that one's a beauty. Great colors.

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 SBSURFERLIFE helpful negative off topic

Holiday Fruitcake

2012-12-12 09:57 AM

My mother in-law sends us one every year, yuck. I'll gladly forward you mine.

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 COMMENT 353217 helpful negative off topic

US Bank Charges

2012-12-12 09:56 AM

Keep in mind that if you refinance your original mortgage you lose bankruptcy protection. So it isn't always the best way to deal with a problematic lender.

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 COMMENT 353216 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 09:54 AM

205- Im sure the number is 1 in 1000 realistically. Our channel isn't that crowded with boats, and these are one a week or so. Also, i think we can use a little good ol boat profiling to stop these guys. Last time i checked no one in a panga was out catching Halibut, and at the same time, its not like dozens on Radon's and Davis' are smuggling drugs from mexico.

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 ROB EGENOLF helpful negative off topic

Home Carpet Cleaning

2012-12-12 09:50 AM

Another strong vote for Joe Del Bonis.

Reliable, efficient and a nice guy too

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 COMMENT 353212 helpful negative off topic

DLV Rollover

2012-12-12 09:44 AM

Wow, no injuries? Yeah, "lucky" is an understatement!

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 12-12-12

2012-12-12 09:43 AM

Thank You I believe I'm right where I'm supposed to be.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 09:42 AM

@205 What if they were terrorists packing little bombs to blow us up with? We are behind in the times...Thank You for the Advice but I am just fine You disagree so you want to put me down thats fine...NUKE the Panga boats! It seems to me that maybe our country doesn't care as much as it should this has gone on long enough. There is no excuse for this.

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 COMMENT 353209 helpful negative off topic

Home Carpet Cleaning

2012-12-12 09:38 AM

Tom Conklin with Santa Barbara Carpet Cleaning!! 569-7027. We have used him for 20 years. He does a great job and is very reasonable.

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 COMMENT 353208 helpful negative off topic

Peter Sklar (1962-2012)

2012-12-12 09:38 AM

12.12.12 is a fitting day to honor Peter because it reminds us how important every day is in life. One day you are running and find your balance is off; next day the doctor says they've found an inoperable tumor at your brain stem. That didn't stop Peter, or more importantly, his wife, Sue. They researched therapies and fought hard to give Peter a normal life. She took him to Alaska because they hadn't been there. The two of them were the most courageous couple I know. They weren't dour or self-pitying about the tragic turn in their young lives, but kept on with life - and even more than that - helping others. The community of Edhat can support Peter's vision of democratic journalism by reporting what they SEE, rather than listening to media spin, and joining up. Lisa Burns

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 COMMENT 353207 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 09:37 AM

Amen 205

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Teen Press Film Interviews

2012-12-12 09:36 AM

Lucky...

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 COMMENT 353205 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 09:33 AM

Roger, they're too small for radar to pick up and frankly, I am glad that we arent identifying every single vessel and assuming that they're criminal. Get some perspective...

So 1 out of 100,000 boats is a smuggler? And that's reason enough to forgo all liberties? Let's not forget that we have a constitution that protects people from oppression... or at least we used to... America is not free, the drug war and the terror war has turned us into a police state. We are all guilty before proven innocent and frankly, I am sick and tired of morons ripping apart our liberties for their own personal "war"...

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 COMMENT 353204 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 09:33 AM

Roger - seriously!! These pangas are scooting right along past our Navy!

What really concerns me is the frequency of this. We're getting at least one a week now. Why do they think they all of a sudden can just start coming on in to our waters whenever they want? Why do they keep coming?

I'm starting to get kind of sick of this! Pretty soon we're going to have vigilante boaters out there looking for these scum bags.....I hope

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 COMMENT 353203 helpful negative off topic

Got A Light?

2012-12-12 09:32 AM

Kelly's Korner used to signify the End of Town for us, long ago.

As for carrying matches, I think most of us over the age of getting into trouble for playing with them had a pack somewhere in purse or pocket in those days before the instant throwaway lighter.

One might always need to light a candle rather than to curse the - - well, you know.

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 COMMENT 353202 helpful negative off topic

Got A Light?

2012-12-12 09:31 AM

This is so cool! Thanks for sharing!

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 COMMENT 353201 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 09:29 AM

Panga boats transport people too, not just drugs. Why can't drug users remember this fact?

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 09:27 AM

If I had all of KEYTs equitment as well as all of KEYTs people we would be out there on the ocean stopping them before they got to Gavoita. I cannot understand with all of the resources that our country has how the Panga boats are getting this far up the Coast? How are they getting past San Diego and our so called greatest NAVY in the world? What the HELL is really going on here?

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 COMMENT 353199P helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 09:25 AM

I hope they really stick it to those losers...
To the fullest extent of the law.

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 COMMENT 353198P helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 09:23 AM

Sigh. The war on drugs just keeps on fail fail fail fail fail fail fail failing. Not surprised that this is becoming a weekly occurence.

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 FIRST DISTRICT helpful negative off topic

Bike Lane Hazard

2012-12-12 09:23 AM

I just don't 'get' 329P. We have so much yard work to take care of we don't know where to begin. We don't expect others to grapple with our yard work problems. Some brain takes it upon himself to remove leaves and whatever from an entire property. Why I don't know. So the guy blows it all onto the street where there's a bike lane. There is a HUGE amount. It poses a great hazard. It is way beyond the pale. We do not know who this person is. In fact, he could be deranged. He ignores the hazardous situation from the morning on Saturday until almost dark on Sunday. But I'm supposed to go seek him out and tell him I'll H E L P him. That is almost as foolish an idea as the guy doing what he did.

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 COMMENT 353196P helpful negative off topic

Copter 3

2012-12-12 09:22 AM

@191, whatchu talkin bout? I see that comment posted.

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 COMMENT 353195P helpful negative off topic

Home Carpet Cleaning

2012-12-12 09:22 AM

question: how do you folks all handle moving furniture? Looking at having carpet cleaned but can't move the furniture myself.

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 COMMENT 353194 helpful negative off topic

2012 Apocalypse

2012-12-12 09:21 AM

Tomorrow, any tomorrow, could be the end of the world for me. But on the 21st we are celebrating the new life of a couple together, as we toast them on the occasion of their wedding in Santa Barbara on that specific date! And Happy Solstice to you all!

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 COMMENT 353193P helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 09:20 AM

There's already a Navy radar site on Santa Cruz, as well as military installations on San Clemente and San Nicholas. Should be able to install enough remote sensing stuff to pick up Panga movement. If we have detection for underwater subs, why can't we detect these guys? Does the Navy have the Coast Guards' phone number?

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 COMMENT 353192P helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 09:19 AM

Even Roger needs his beauty sleep, it was after all 1 am when this took place.

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 COMMENT 353191 helpful negative off topic

Copter 3

2012-12-12 09:18 AM

Are you kidding me?! The comment that said the deleted comment was good got deleted?! Is there some new rule about liking another comment?

Come on!

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 COMMENT 353190 helpful negative off topic

Home Carpet Cleaning

2012-12-12 09:18 AM

The naturalist! Never had a problem and they have coupons I. One of those weekly shopper coupon books. Always on time, courteous, friendly, and do a great job on the carpets

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 COMMENT 353189 helpful negative off topic

Motorcycle Toy Run

2012-12-12 09:14 AM

953... relax. I'm sure you take part in plenty of events that annoy other people. To your likely dismay, I took part in the ride again this year (and will keep doing so) on a quiet and efficient motorcycle. One of the very coolest things about the ride is to see all the people on the streets (from Summerland to Goleta) cheering for, and thanking, the riders for their contribution. If you haven't given lately, try it. And, by the way, it IS really impressive to see several hundred riders together.

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 COMMENT 353188 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 09:09 AM

Let's get the drones out of Afghanistan and re-deploy them along the coast. No-brainer.

What's taking so long? Maybe they're already here in secret. I hope so.

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 COMMENT 353187 helpful negative off topic

Home Carpet Cleaning

2012-12-12 09:06 AM

Unique Carpet Care. Very professional, thourogh, no upsell, cleaned stains I never thought they could. I think the price for 4 bedrooms hallway and stairs was around $215.00 (worth it). And here is the best part. They seem to be the only company that washes and then RINSES the carpets no residue!!

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 SEEDLADY helpful negative off topic

Sssssnake

2012-12-12 09:05 AM

My elementary schoolmate Sebastian Galata used to have one as a kid--took it to school and kept it for a day in his old style lidded desk. We played with it (just handled it gently or put it inside our shirts) during recess in 5th grade. He managed to keep it hidden from the teacher all day. It was a youngster--about 12" long, very thin. Subby grew up to become a locally renowned (Palo Alto) master cabinet maker--he got his start in woodworking by making cages for his reptiles as a kid.

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 COMMENT 353185 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 09:05 AM

Good doggy!

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 COMMENT 353184 helpful negative off topic

US Bank Charges

2012-12-12 09:02 AM

@65 You are correct, but the discussion is about people who already DO have flood insurance, but the bank insists they don't and then the hassle begins. That was our situation and it took weeks and hours of our and our insurance agents time trying to get the bank to adjust their incorrect records and refund the outrageous charge they added to the mortgage payment after they assigned their own insurance carrier.

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 COMMENT 353183P helpful negative off topic

Rocks from Space

2012-12-12 09:02 AM

Thank you so much for your educational contribution, so refreshing after slogging through some of the ignorant, brutish and low-brow comments that sadly seem to appear with greater frequency.

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 COMMENT 353182 helpful negative off topic

Home Carpet Cleaning

2012-12-12 08:58 AM

Honestly? I finally bought a carpet steamer, and cleaned my own. It did a good job, and cost way less.

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 COMMENT 353181 helpful negative off topic

2012 Apocalypse

2012-12-12 08:58 AM

Knock-knock.
Who's there?
Armageddon.
Armageddon who?
Armageddon sentimental over you.

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 COMMENT 353180P helpful negative off topic

Fight the Fees!

2012-12-12 08:57 AM

to OP: many, many inequities in where the lines were drawn.

Homeowners living just yards from my parcel do not pay the extra fee, though we both live in the county and already pay a fire services fee on our property taxes; their lots are covered with Eucalyptus "Tiki Torches", while my lot is cleared and planted in fire resistant planting zones. They have old shake roofs while my house is stucco and the roof is concrete. I have a fire hydrant in front of my house. THAT is what makes me angry, and the fact that the money goes into a fund to be used anywhere in the state at their discretion. It is NOT however used for actual fire suppression services rendered.

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 GREG helpful negative off topic

Home Carpet Cleaning

2012-12-12 08:53 AM

Joe DelBonis - 682-0446; he and his crew have cleaned and renewed our carpeting over the decades. On time, thorough, reasonable prices, good guy.

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 COMMENT 353178 helpful negative off topic

Home Carpet Cleaning

2012-12-12 08:50 AM

We have always had a lot of success with Castro's Cleaning. We have large dogs, so we have our home carpet cleaned every quarter and they have done our business a few times as well. Reliable and honest!

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 COMMENT 353177 helpful negative off topic

Motorcycle Toy Run

2012-12-12 08:50 AM

128 and your on @ 6am lol

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 COMMENT 353176 helpful negative off topic

Breaking news this Wednesday mornin...

2012-12-12 08:49 AM

ROGER... did you get scooped? Not only did KEYT beat you to the scanner story but they posted it to your front yard - here on Edhat.

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 COMMENT 353175 helpful negative off topic

Got A Light?

2012-12-12 08:47 AM

The Feed store #1

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 COMMENT 353174 helpful negative off topic

O on Campus

2012-12-12 08:47 AM

S'Auntie Barbara,

I hardly thing asking a question on Edhat is 'gawking'.

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 COMMENT 353173 helpful negative off topic

Hazardous Condition

2012-12-12 08:46 AM

2967.... Nothing's free, bud. Any repair has to cost someone something. Of course if you were King you would make everyone else pay for everything but even that has it's price.

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 COMMENT 353172 helpful negative off topic

Copter 3

2012-12-12 08:45 AM

I just want to say thank you to all the wonderful people that have been involved in this project for many, many years. This is something that Santa Barbara should be proud of. In times of budget cuts we are so lucky to have this addition to our county.

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 COMMENT 353171 helpful negative off topic

Got A Light?

2012-12-12 08:44 AM

Great post. i was a pearl diver (dishwasher) at John Dory's, now Brophys. We were all so proud when we had a $1,000 day. Probably what Brophy's drags down in an hour at the bar now. .

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 COMMENT 353170 helpful negative off topic

American Flag Burning

2012-12-12 08:44 AM

All the above comments being taken into consideration...& as a decorated vet of 2 conflicts..the boy is not only RIGHT in his actions, but is displaying the very freedoms I lost my body parts for.
Aaooorah!!!

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 COMMENT 353169 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 12-12-12

2012-12-12 08:42 AM

I look forward to your reports, I enjoy them so much. So grateful you are here and not in the udder place.

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 COMMENT 353168 helpful negative off topic

Copter 3

2012-12-12 08:38 AM

Does no one do research? Project Rescue Flight funds the helicopters and maintenance. Private donations fund everything- rather remarkable.

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 COMMENT 353167 helpful negative off topic

Sssssnake

2012-12-12 08:34 AM

These little guys are such a treat to see, I got to see one out in daylight near redrock a few years ago and had to look it up. Only time they come out in daylight is during breeding season. They are harmless and rare, and beautiful.

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 COMMENT 353166 helpful negative off topic

Got A Light?

2012-12-12 08:33 AM

aw rockys and the long bar.. great times...

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 COMMENT 353165 helpful negative off topic

US Bank Charges

2012-12-12 08:05 AM

it is IN YOUR MORTGAGE PAPERS, read them before you sign. If you are in a flood plane, you MUST have flood insurance. I had my property surveyed and literally a two foot corner of my building touched the 100 year flood plane, the rest of the property was too elevated to be involved, but I am still forced to buy flood insurance anyway. It is not a scam, much as I hate to pay it, it is clearly noted in your mortgage agreement and was there when you signed the documents. It should not be a surprise to you.

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 COMMENT 353164 helpful negative off topic

Sssssnake

2012-12-12 08:04 AM

Just saw one of these being pestered by some jays near the Tunnel trail head Sunday afternoon. First time for me seeing one.

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 COMMENT 353163 helpful negative off topic

Copter 3

2012-12-12 08:04 AM

Spending millions more on "education" is the hue and cry of the teachers unions. Spend more money to solve the woefully underperforming grade school academia is the easy, popular and succesful way to increase everyone's taxes. Unfortunately throwing more and more money at the system only benefits the teachers, administrators and classified employees. Unless and until the real problem is addressed educational skill level will never get better. It all starts in the home before any students become students within the system. Teachers and administrators do not want to tell the truth and admit this because it is politically incorrect and their efforts with so many of these underperforming students will make little difference regardless of how much money we spend. If they told the truth the taxpayers would be likely to turn off the faucet.

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 COMMENT 353162 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 12-12-12

2012-12-12 08:02 AM

That was beautiful, Roger. Thank you.

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 COMMENT 353161 helpful negative off topic

Fight the Fees!

2012-12-12 08:00 AM

What I find disgusting is all the people in their million dollar + homes complaining about a $115 - $155 fee...

What sucks is all the people who dont live in million dollar homes in high fire zones who have to pay taxes to support those who do... we already pay our firefighters more than anywhere else and now the folks who need the help the most are balking at a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of their homes value to offer wildfire support...

As an former wild land FF I think the fee should be 10x... after all these people chose to live where they do...

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 COMMENT 353160 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 12-12-12

2012-12-12 07:58 AM

I'd like to squat on a green castle. Do you have any lying around?

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 COMMENT 353159 helpful negative off topic

Fight the Fees!

2012-12-12 07:54 AM

For those who wish to fight the Fire Tax Fee here is your go to web site firetaxprotest.org This is a project of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Ass'n. Down load the petition and follow the instructions and be sure and send a copy of the petition to all three government offices. Also if you google this subject there is a ton of information out there.

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 UPONTHEHILL helpful negative off topic

In Memory of Peter Sklar

2012-12-12 07:49 AM

I am so sorry to read this. My condolences to the family. May you find peace in the knowledge that Peter will live on through his deeds. He has enriched our community beyond words.

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 COMMENT 353157 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 12-12-12

2012-12-12 07:47 AM

Dear Roger,
You write eloquently and with heart. Your words and memories of Peter really encapsulated the void I can only assume we all must be feeling now. I am sure there are those who don't share my sentiments...but I have to say, you are one heck of a wordsmith, even if your spell checker is off sometimes-I am sure people are really just jealous they aren't you.
I wish I lived close enough to bring you cookies or groceries or whatever you needed. I look to your reports daily for info on SB and surrounding areas.
I hope you are staying warm and enjoying this time of year with the people you love. You are a gem.
Peace and love to you.

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 COMMENT 353156 helpful negative off topic

Meth Dealer Arrested

2012-12-12 07:46 AM

Was he headed for the casino to make deliveries to the tweekers hanging out there and now able to play all those penny slot machines? Now that almost all the slot machines are penny machines there should be lots more "tweeker" customers and old folks with nothing to do all day. At least they cant lose their money as fast.

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 COMMENT 353155P helpful negative off topic

American Flag Burning

2012-12-12 07:43 AM

Mental illness is a real problem in our society today.

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 COMMENT 353154 helpful negative off topic

Sea Landing

2012-12-12 07:40 AM

This is just documentation photography. Not creative. Everyone thinks they are an 'Artiste' these days because they have a camera built into their phone. lol

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 COMMENT 353153 helpful negative off topic

Safe Holiday Driving

2012-12-12 07:35 AM

A press conference? How about better driver education classes? A press conference isn't going to suddenly make people safer drivers. Lame.

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 COMMENT 353152 helpful negative off topic

Rocks from Space

2012-12-12 07:34 AM

good one 808 !

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 COMMENT 353151 helpful negative off topic

Fight the Fees!

2012-12-12 07:19 AM

The funny part of this is that you folks think this fee gets applied locally. What you're paying for is CalFire (CDF) funding and the nearest CDF jurisdiction is either SLO to the north (Nipomo Station 20) or Ventura (Ventura Camp). Also funny how people roll over and comply without educating themselves first.

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

2012 Apocalypse

2012-12-12 07:15 AM

Why was 010 nannied?? Humor is good early in the morning!! Other wonderful ones are 012, 016, 997, and 088. Great start to my day.

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 COMMENT 353149 helpful negative off topic

SB WiFi Hot Spots

2012-12-12 07:08 AM

867 for the win !!

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 AQUAHOLIC helpful negative off topic

Nutcracker Ballet

2012-12-12 07:02 AM

Beautiful captures....love the ballet.

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

US Bank Charges

2012-12-12 07:02 AM

Calling people with serious concerns and banking problems "whiners" is uncalled for. Probably jealous about not having a morgage/home. These banks should be fined for trying to cheat clients.

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 COMMENT 353146 helpful negative off topic

Suicidal Subject

2012-12-12 07:01 AM

Good news: cottage hospital is right around the corner!!!

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 EZ2 helpful negative off topic

Peter Sklar (1962-2012)

2012-12-12 07:00 AM

Thank You for the obituary..Peter was an amazing person and we have a lot to thank him for..He will be missed Eric Zahm
Highlights Hair Salon

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 COMMENT 353144 helpful negative off topic

American Flag Burning

2012-12-12 06:54 AM

bail is not necessarily an indication of the seriousness or quantity of crimes committed, rather it is a reflection of the risk of the defendant fleeing and failing to answer charges in court. Plain and simple, he's a flight risk.

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

Nutcracker Ballet

2012-12-12 06:52 AM

Thank your for the beautiful pictures; looks like a fabulous production. I was in the Nutcracker at the Lobero about 1950, with Jose Manero's dance troup (one of the Chinese dolls).

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 COMMENT 353142 helpful negative off topic

Copter 3

2012-12-12 06:49 AM

The Sheriff Dept has been trying to take over as much of Fire Dept functions as they can. Started back when Sheriff Thomas was made Sherrif AND Fire Chief. The Sheriff should enforce the law. Fire should protect us from harm. Let's get the Sheriff out of the Fire Dept business!

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 COMMENT 353141 helpful negative off topic

Peter Sklar (1962-2012)

2012-12-12 06:46 AM

Buy a subscription - if you can afford $52 that's a WHOLE YEAR of edhat! Unbeatable value for an excellent site! Thank you Mr Sklar.

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 COMMENT 353139 helpful negative off topic

2012 Apocalypse

2012-12-12 06:45 AM

Was driving the other day noticed the odometer at 99,999.9

Half a block later, POOF! The car was gone in an instant. Alas I felt no rapture, no did I see Jesus(the biblical one).

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 COMMENT 353138 helpful negative off topic

O on Campus

2012-12-12 06:43 AM

I'm with 096 Who cares? This fawning over celebrities and the fools that chase them or pay money on e-bay for an old sock, or some other meaningless relic worn by (so and so) are pitiful!

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 COMMENT 353137 helpful negative off topic

2012 Apocalypse

2012-12-12 06:41 AM

Jay-zus! Jay-zus! Save me!

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 COMMENT 353136P helpful negative off topic

415 Fight

2012-12-12 06:39 AM

Same area as earlier in the week. Wonder if its the same losers?

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 COMMENT 353135 helpful negative off topic

Sssssnake

2012-12-12 06:34 AM

If it was a rattler would we be having this discussion? No, the dog would be belly up on the deck but we wouldn't want a photo of that now would we?

There are outfits that train your dog to be snake averse.

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 COMMENT 353134 helpful negative off topic

O on Campus

2012-12-12 06:30 AM

This is newsworthy?

A true Santa Barbaran (in spirit) treats the local celebs like everyone else.

Oprah wants you to live a fulfilling,compassionate life. Gawking is unbecoming and a wasteful way to spend your precious moments on this planet.

S'Auntie Barbara

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US Bank Charges

2012-12-12 06:28 AM

yes.....and they gave even me FEMA insurance.....more expensive....I had my insurance company bug them and faxing them the information. Let you insurance company do the work, but check up on them, as well.

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US Bank Charges

2012-12-12 06:13 AM

Yes. EVERY YEAR same thing for 8 years. Not the insurance company's fault! Proof of insurance sent multiple time each year but still happens. Maybe it's a way for banks to pad out their year-end numbers? Our mortgage was WaMu then bought by Chase.

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Peter Sklar (1962-2012)

2012-12-12 06:11 AM

I am buying a membership in honor of Peter but also to help the future of his family...I ask you all to do the same...great Xmas gift from one SB person to another...Merry Christmas...miss you and love you Peter......

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2012 Apocalypse

2012-12-12 06:07 AM

A friends teenager said he wanted his mom to open her xmas gifts before the solstice in case....

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Man Stealing Flags

2012-12-12 06:05 AM

Ugly truth: Our gov. uses the military and spits vets out on the street. There is minimal VA help, but the help is not commensurate with the sacrifices our vets have made, or the help they need.

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Motorcycle Toy Run

2012-12-12 06:01 AM

3060... sure, get up a little earlier tomorrow and stay off the Internets for as long as your jonesing will allow. You'll be amazed how much time you'll get back! :-)

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Lowered Bagflag

2012-12-12 02:48 AM

Hey @613, my husband and I were in London when you posted your bagflag, and we ended up going to the Trafalgar pub recommended by Macpzl. We loved Greenwich and visiting the observatory. Wishing you all the best for a rewarding adventure!

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