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 COMMENT 374610P helpful negative off topic

Innovative recycling and composting...

2013-02-15 01:48 AM

Maybe someday soon we will get curbside kitchen scraps recycling/for compost. That would be a great help. Then people could stop using "I need plastic bags for my trash" as an excuse not to take their own bags to the store.

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 COMMENT 374611P helpful negative off topic

Injury Traffic Accident

2013-02-15 02:05 AM

AMR was delayed to the call because they are understaffed and at level zero, which means no ambulances able to respond throughout the south county. There was a call in Carp shortly after this incident and the nearest ambulance was at cottage.

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 COMMENT 374612P helpful negative off topic

Animal Control Laws

2013-02-15 02:37 AM

This was clearly a dog attack. However, I have witnessed personally many incidents wherein people who know little about dog behavior will label play or dominance as being "an attack." I once had a woman tell me her dog was "attacked" when all the other dog did was to lay its foreleg over the top of her dog!

Many, many dog owners end up in the ER as a result of attempting to break up a dog fight. I am really happy that this particular incident resulted in no human injury. There is no question that the "laughing" dog owner should be sued to cover any vet exam or care needed for the bitten dog. Too bad the owner's (of victimized dog) pain and suffering won't be factored in.

I highly doubt that this male dog owner would have been so cavalier if the victimized dog had had a male owner. Men, I have noticed, are often terrible bullies and tend to discount/disregard women in such situations.

What goes around, comes around. This bad owner will not have a happy life, as, obviously, he is working hard to be inconsiderate, uncaring and deserving of his bad karma.

As a dog owner for over 50 years, I extend many apologies on behalf of those of us who work hard to keep our dogs obedient and well-behaved. What a shame this man's bad behavior reflects on us all.

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 COMMENT 374613P helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara Flags

2013-02-15 04:06 AM

520, Ditto.... Not an ounce of creativity there.

But remember SBCC did the same thing a few years back with their flag/logo. They went from the harbor view image to just big red, block letters on a white background.

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 COMMENT 374614 helpful negative off topic

Gift Card Payback

2013-02-15 05:10 AM

I received a $100 gift certificate from Victoria's Secret, and used my credit card for the shipping charge....the dress didn't fit right. I returned it....and they credited $100 back to my credit card ! N-i-c-e because I didn't like anything at Victoria's Secret anyway and would have preferred cash or a credit on credit card.

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 COMMENT 374615P helpful negative off topic

SB Airport Travel Deals

2013-02-15 05:52 AM

United usually has a weekend efare to San Francisco for 160 RT (travel Sat return Mon or Tues)

You also might check out the flyertalk.com forum they have a section where they post deals, while not unique to Santa Barbara I've routed in from here on some good cross country ones. SBA is usually a premium on those of $100 or so but when I consider gas and headache of LAX it still feels like a discount.

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 COMMENT 374616 helpful negative off topic

Math with Kumon

2013-02-15 06:24 AM

I have been using the Jumpmath workbooks with my daughters ever since I read an article on their math program in the NY Times ( google it) a couple of years ago. I love their teaching method and although my girls don't jump for joy (weak attempt, I know...sorry) at my insistence of doing their Jumpmath pages they are both proud of being top math students at school. I have scoured Bennets and the internets for other math learning materials and not come up with anything that comes close. I am a true believer. I know little of kumon other than what I've read online...that is increadibly boring and joyless. If you would like to discuss further feel free to give a call. 805 705-0445

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 COMMENT 374617P helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara Flags

2013-02-15 06:26 AM

Join a highway clean up program and get out there and clean trash so the city really does look good. Grafitti removal is another way to show 'pride'.

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 COMMENT 374618 helpful negative off topic

Casa de Sevilla

2013-02-15 06:33 AM

Casa de Sevilla was a great restaurant. I was sad when it closed.

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 COMMENT 374620P helpful negative off topic

Math with Kumon

2013-02-15 06:52 AM

Math requires an understanding and love of logic. Teach and instill that; and math becomes enjoyable. Art requires an understanding and love of aesthetics,....etc.
I have a relative who says that kimono has helped her daughter tremendously with all aspects of school.
I remember that the best education I ever received was in an all boys Episcopal school back East. They taught discipline and how to learn and study, not specific facts to memorize. That having been said, memorization of fundamentals of math until you no longer even need to think about them is absolutely necessary to advance in mathematics.

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 COMMENT 374621 helpful negative off topic

Injury Traffic Accident

2013-02-15 06:52 AM

On the way to dinner lastnight, my wife and I saw a cyclist weaving through rush hour traffic under the Carrillo St. overpass. He then proceeded thruogh the red light at the 101 off ramp. I turned to my wife and said 'those must be the cyclists we read about on Edhat getting hit by cars'. I wonder if this cyclist is the crazy fool we saw last night.

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 COMMENT 374622 helpful negative off topic

Horrible Valentine's Date

2013-02-15 06:52 AM

Valentine's Day is a capitalist / consumerist holiday. It's meant to make single people feel bad about themselves and it's another incentive to buy things and spend money.

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 TOTCH helpful negative off topic

Casa de Sevilla

2013-02-15 07:01 AM

It was owned by the Egus family. My friend Helen Egus's father was the chef. Her aunt and uncle owned the restaurant. She married Dick Dal Pozzo. They eloped from our house. She passed away some time back. Not sure about Dick. I heard he had remairried. We all lived on Steven Rd. Dick and I chased horses in the middle of the night in our P.J.s Finally got them corraled again. Good people.

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 COMMENT 374624 helpful negative off topic

Wobbly Windows

2013-02-15 07:04 AM

If this freaks you out, better start getting mentally and physically prepared for the big one now. So cal hasn't had a significant quake in years.

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 COMMENT 374625 helpful negative off topic

Green Parrot

2013-02-15 07:08 AM

Part of the San Roque Parrots? For 20 years a large "flock" (?) has been a frequent and noisy inhabitant of the area around Peabody Charter School. Gorgeous, colorful, dramatic - they are a delight!

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 COMMENT 374626 helpful negative off topic

The name of the man struck and kill...

2013-02-15 07:24 AM

If he wanted death with dignity, well there are more dignified ways of going about it.

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 COMMENT 374627 helpful negative off topic

Horrible Valentine's Date

2013-02-15 07:32 AM

622, it's about business, not to make people feel bad. Geeze, if there is a cynical Edhat award, we have a winner.
Besides, the only person who can make you feel bad is you. That's how the brain works...Buddha, Byron Katie, Eckhardt Tolle.

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 COMMENT 374628 helpful negative off topic

SB Airport Travel Deals

2013-02-15 07:33 AM

I know there's at least one website designed for the purpose of alerting you when cheap fares flying from your airport (to anywhere) come up. I can't remember the name of the website, but if you google the concept you may find it.

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

Horrible Valentine's Date

2013-02-15 07:39 AM

Why the cranky comments about Valentines Day? We have Mothers Day, Fathers Day, birthdays, etc. Nothing wrong with picking a special day for love. If you think it's commerical, don't buy things; make a card, walk on the beach and draw a heart in the sand; lots of free ways to celebrate.

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 COMMENT 374630 helpful negative off topic

Missing Sonoma Man

2013-02-15 07:41 AM

There is an organization called Common Ground that I believe just did a county wide survey of the homeless in the area. My fiance participated in this last year and they took photos and interviewed nearly every homeless person in Santa Barbara County. If they have completed their most recent survey the organization may have a photo of Mr. Kyles. Here is the link and I wish the family all the best in finding him:
http://www.commongroundsb.org/

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 COMMENT 374631 helpful negative off topic

Horrible Valentine's Date

2013-02-15 07:47 AM

If valentines day is a commercial holiday, the. What about Christmas? Or any other holiday for that matter! Are you going to tell me that the retail monster only uses v day to take your money?
Valentines day was preceded by various fertility festivals... So dont go about saying that it is made up and less valid to celebrate. And I am sure crappy dates are not exusive to this holiday.

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 COMMENT 374633 helpful negative off topic

Missing Sonoma Man

2013-02-15 08:07 AM

REBECCAKYLES - I pray you find your husband quickly. And to those who have spotted him, call the police! Posting on Edhat does not relieve you of your responsibilites in helping this man or his family, you've spotted now do something constructive about it.

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 COMMENT 374634 helpful negative off topic

Horrible Valentine's Date

2013-02-15 08:08 AM

All I'm willing to reveal is the lesson I learned: never make dates on Craigslist. :shudders:

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 COMMENT 374635 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-15-13

2013-02-15 08:08 AM

Look on Craigslist. That's where I bought my stolen bike. In my defense, I don't expect people to be involved in crimes so I only realized later that the transaction had some weird aspects to it which meant the bike was probably stolen. I asked the police if they had any reports for the type of bike I bought but they said no.

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 COMMENT 374636 helpful negative off topic

Former News-Press editor gives piec...

2013-02-15 08:10 AM

I can't believe he ended up getting any money from Wendy. I thought she would fight him all the way to the Supreme Court and then end up moving all of her money to the Cayman's so he still wouldn't get anything.

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 COMMENT 374637 helpful negative off topic

Injury Traffic Accident

2013-02-15 08:12 AM

Hey, if you're in a big hurry, risking your life is okay, right? 20 lbs of bicycle against a 2500 lb car is a fair fight.

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 COMMENT 374638 helpful negative off topic

Horrible Valentine's Date

2013-02-15 08:16 AM

I think the Love Doctor works for my HMO.

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 COMMENT 374639P helpful negative off topic

Casa de Sevilla

2013-02-15 08:17 AM

Casa de Sevilla was a classy, unpretentious restaurant and it's hard to find the classy and the unpretentious now in Santa Barbara.

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 COMMENT 374640P helpful negative off topic

Missing Sonoma Man

2013-02-15 08:23 AM

Oh geez; This must be awful for the family. Thanks DirtyHarry for the link to Common Ground and hope it will help.

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 COMMENT 374641 helpful negative off topic

Soon, Santa Barbara cops will seen ...

2013-02-15 08:24 AM

If they really wanted to go green, they could have gone with the Brammo all electric motorcycle like the Ashland, OR police department did. No they aren't used in high speed pursuits, but they are great for patrolling around town.

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 COMMENT 374642 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-15-13

2013-02-15 08:24 AM

If that bike wasn't stolen from San Roque, then you can be on the look out for two grey Specialized bikes....taken from the back door of my neighbor's closed garage, behind a closed fence.

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 COMMENT 374643P helpful negative off topic

Soon, Santa Barbara cops will seen ...

2013-02-15 08:24 AM

What is a "high profile" area for heaven's sake!?

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 COMMENT 374644 helpful negative off topic

Casa de Sevilla

2013-02-15 08:28 AM

My parents tried to take me and my boyfriend there when we were in high school, but we couldn't get in because my mother was wearing "slacks". They did have a dress code!

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 COMMENT 374645 helpful negative off topic

Missing Sonoma Man

2013-02-15 08:30 AM

Thank you for your support. Jason has been missing for 13 days. If you saw someone that looked like Jason prior to Feb 3rd (we know he was seen on the evening of the 2nd in Sonoma County) that would not be Jason.

We have had a few leads and we get our hopes up, only to find out they are other people. I am trying not to do that here. It hurts too bad when it turns out not to be Jason.

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 COMMENT 374646P helpful negative off topic

Horrible Valentine's Date

2013-02-15 08:35 AM

Worst date: College students can get so exhausted. One "parking" place students went to was the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. I was very tired and fell asleep on my date. When I woke up, the guy let me know, in a gentle way, that I had been passing gas the whole time I'd been sleeping. He had managed to open his car window for some fresh air without waking me. But that was that for us!

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 COMMENT 374647 helpful negative off topic

Horrible Valentine's Date

2013-02-15 08:38 AM

Went out with a guy I had met on Yahoo!

Was given a teddy bear and a copy of a Christian book called "Captivating", which is nothing more than propaganda for how to be the perfect submissive woman.

Upon further inspection I notice that the bear is either from a thrift store or garage sale because it is definitely not new.

Takes me to... Olive Garden, wearing a teal windbreaker circa 1990 and a t-shirt with "JESUS" in big gold letters. We enjoy dinner next to some single mothers and their screaming children.

Date takes out debit card and I get a peak at it before he hands it to the server. My date's last name isn't really what he told me it was, turns it out it was...

Boner.

True story.

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 COMMENT 374648 helpful negative off topic

Soon, Santa Barbara cops will seen ...

2013-02-15 08:46 AM

My first thought is that the first time an officer dismounts one of these things to take a report from a witness of victim the trike will get stolen.

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 COMMENT 374649P helpful negative off topic

A Santa Barbara judge granted Miami...

2013-02-15 08:49 AM

Amazing. If you have money, you simply cough up the restitution, and you get away with ragefully fracturing someone's eye socket.
Your charge is lowered to nothing more serious than littering.
Nothing like enabling violence in society.

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

Valentine's Flash Photography!

2013-02-15 08:51 AM

Wonderfully creative!

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 COMMENT 374651 helpful negative off topic

Missing Sonoma Man

2013-02-15 08:51 AM

I sent you a message last night through Facebook with information about seeing him in Goleta 2 days ago.

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

Innovative recycling and composting...

2013-02-15 08:56 AM

I compost kitchen scraps in a bin with worms, wonderful for the garden. I agree, for anyone w/o a yard there should be curbside pick-up. I'm sure it'll come from Marborg, they're incredible.

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 COMMENT 374653 helpful negative off topic

Former News-Press editor gives piec...

2013-02-15 08:57 AM

Jerry is truly one of the good Guys! Read the Indipendent to find out about who he gave to. I wish him every good thing possible

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 COMMENT 374654 helpful negative off topic

A Santa Barbara judge granted Miami...

2013-02-15 08:58 AM

Naw they do it all the time in court..lower Felonies down to lesser charges. It just happens this guy is well known so you actually hear about it. That's the DA's work right there..it saves the County money, gives the person "a deal" and gives a "win" to the DA's office. It's not about justice it's about making things easy and making the DA's office look good. Welcome to the justice system.

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 COMMENT 374655 helpful negative off topic

County coroner's investigators are ...

2013-02-15 08:59 AM

So Sad.

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

Foggy Golden Gate

2013-02-15 08:59 AM

I love going across the bridge, usually on our way to visit friends in Sausalito. Interresting how the fog hangs to one side, sun the other. Thanks.

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 COMMENT 374657 helpful negative off topic

Horrible Valentine's Date

2013-02-15 09:01 AM

647 for the win!! I needed that laugh!!

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 COMMENT 374658 helpful negative off topic

Missing Sonoma Man

2013-02-15 09:02 AM

Hi 374651: I did not get the facebook message.

My email is findjasonkyles@gmail.com

Would you please send the information again?

I just posted more pictures of Jason. Would you please take a look at his facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/findjason.kyles

I am hoping more photos can either confirm or rule out what you saw.

I can't THANK YOU enough for helping our family.

-Rebecca

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 COMMENT 374659 helpful negative off topic

Happy Valentine

2013-02-15 09:05 AM

I was writing my column with the moon smiling at me through my window, approving that I was staying on task when I was wishing I could be outside stargazing. During New Moon/No Moon, I was out enjoying all my favorite constellations and planet Jupiter over Cambria, and listening to the crashing surf during high tide. "What a wonderful world..."

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 COMMENT 374660P helpful negative off topic

Animal Control Laws

2013-02-15 09:07 AM

Post the pictures.citizen justice. There doesn't need to be "laws" to make people be responsible and caring, but this person should be publicly chastised and people should be warned of his dog.

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 COMMENT 374661 helpful negative off topic

Soon, Santa Barbara cops will seen ...

2013-02-15 09:09 AM

pig's will be kid's

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 COMMENT 374662 helpful negative off topic

Missing Sonoma Man

2013-02-15 09:17 AM

Does Jason have a greyish/greenish jacket kind of like a windbreaker with a hood?

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 COMMENT 374663 helpful negative off topic

Casa de Sevilla

2013-02-15 09:18 AM

Fine restaurant. Good food and very classy and private. They did have a dress code and actually kept a few suit coats or blazers and ties for those gentlemen that did not remember that they had a code. They DID NOT have dresses for the ladies so if one forgot about the code you were out of luck. In this day and age someone would probably sue, cliaming "discrimination" against women!

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 COMMENT 374664P helpful negative off topic

Soon, Santa Barbara cops will seen ...

2013-02-15 09:20 AM

Are they going to ride these in the street or on the sidewalks? I just don't see how these things could be any better than a bicycle. Plus, if I were a crook and some cop started "chasing" me on a trike, I'd have a hard time running while laughing!

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 JBYRD helpful negative off topic

A Santa Barbara judge granted Miami...

2013-02-15 09:21 AM

That's actually not what it's about. He had no prior records. Sometimes good people do stupid things. I think he showed remorse, had a history of not being a Loser and the right thing happened here. I had a wobbler when I was 20, had no prior issues, just a stupid drunken mistake when I was young. They did the same thing for me and I'm far from rich.. So it's not about the money. It doesn't excuse what he did, but facts show he has tried to make it right by taking responsibility for his actions.

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 COMMENT 374666 helpful negative off topic

Horrible Valentine's Date

2013-02-15 09:23 AM

I was driven from my sunny beach location to Lompoc, dismally cold & overcast, where my date wanted to surf while I shivered on the sand. I was not allowed to bring my book because he wanted me to watch him surf. HOURS later after getting back to his truck I was told we were going to "have to" spend the night there in it ? ! (I had never even kissed him). I reminded him that I had to work the next day & when he wouldn't let me out of the truck I jumped out the next time he had to stop and hitch hiked back home :(

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 GOLETAPIO helpful negative off topic

SB Airport Travel Deals

2013-02-15 09:25 AM

Sign up with FareCompare dot com.

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 COMMENT 374668 helpful negative off topic

Missing Sonoma Man

2013-02-15 09:25 AM

I don't know. He removed his clothing in Annadel State Park. He could have either had clothing stashed someplace or he could have stolen or been given clothing by someone. The jacket doesn't ring a bell.

Please look at his photos on facebook if you think you have seen him. Also, he probably hasn't shaved for at least 2-3 weeks. His hair would still be fairly short. He got a haircut right before he went missing.

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 COMMENT 374669 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-15-13

2013-02-15 09:29 AM

Your cardboard is my affordable housing.

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 COMMENT 374670 helpful negative off topic

Horrible Valentine's Date

2013-02-15 09:35 AM

638: HAHAH HA ! Awesome.

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 COMMENT 374671 helpful negative off topic

Happy Valentine

2013-02-15 09:40 AM

We always call that the Cheshire Cat moon.

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 COMMENT 374672 helpful negative off topic

Missing Sonoma Man

2013-02-15 09:41 AM

Rebecca, this must be so painful for you.

Please be aware that for years I have seen a 6'6, slender, clean shaven man who could meet your husband's description. I see him downtown.

I hope people remembering that they saw someone meeting your husband's description are not having mistaken sightings of our local SB man.

If your husband was not schizophrenic before this age, it's very unlikely that that he developed it. More likely is a meth binge accompanied by not sleeping for many nights caused an acute, self-limited psychotic break that would resolve after some resstorative sleep.

I was an ER doctor for years so am not judging; just giving a plausable explanation for what might have caused this.

Contact Officer WoJo (long polish last name but he goes by Wojo who may at least know the name of the tall local SB man so that doesn't interfere with sightings of Jason.

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 COMMENT 374673 helpful negative off topic

A Santa Barbara judge granted Miami...

2013-02-15 09:42 AM

They make "deals" for people and lessen levels for people with records a mile long too.

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 COMMENT 374674 helpful negative off topic

A Santa Barbara judge granted Miami...

2013-02-15 09:47 AM

Wonder why Joyce Dudley didn't "announce" this.

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 COMMENT 374675 helpful negative off topic

Missing Sonoma Man

2013-02-15 09:57 AM

Thank you for the information. Jason was being really manic for the last two weeks. Prior to that, he had never had a manic episode, just some very bad seasonal depression. I can guarantee that Jason is not on meth. Jason is very against taking any type of man-made chemical. He won't even take aspirin.

Jason has been a vegetarian for over 10 years and recently became vegan. That being said, he does have a medical marijuana card and was eating marijuana cookies because he was convinced it would help stabilize his mood. Over the last weeks he stopped eating the cookies and became very manic and stopped sleeping. There was evidence that he consumed mushrooms right before he entered the park on Feb 2nd. I found a ton of writings about finding himself and religion in his truck. I think “he thought” he could somehow reset his brain.

If this other tall man is the person that people are seeing, that probably means Jason is still in the park in Sonoma. The really bad part is that he was seen without clothing at 5pm on Feb 2nd. The nights have been in the mid to upper 30s in that area. If he didn’t walk out of the park area and find shelter, I believe the outcome could be very bad. However, please keep looking. If there was any way that Jason could have made it to Santa Barbara, I am certain that is where he would go. A week before he disappeared he helped a homeless man get food and convinced him to ride a bus to Santa Barbara. Jason thought that the area was the most wonderful place he had ever been.

I pray we find him this weekend.

Rebecca

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 COMMENT 374676 helpful negative off topic

Former News-Press editor gives piec...

2013-02-15 10:02 AM

Good news. Hope he gets better.

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 COMMENT 374677 helpful negative off topic

Casa de Sevilla

2013-02-15 10:06 AM

Back in its day Casa De Sevilla was a Hollywood hang out! I heard that Katherine Hepburn and others dined there. It was a nice upscale Santa Barbara restaurant. I miss it. There is nothing like it now.

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 COMMENT 374678 helpful negative off topic

Felt Hat Cleaning

2013-02-15 10:09 AM

Jedlicka's cleans and resizes hats. They did an excellent job with my grandfather's Stetson.

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 COMMENT 374679 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-15-13

2013-02-15 10:10 AM

just for the record, I own a Specialized grey bike. If you see me riding around town DO NOT CALL the police, I own it and will be upset if you interrupt my ride.

Grey, Specialized bikes are very popular, are there any other identifying marks?

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 COMMENT 374680 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-15-13

2013-02-15 10:18 AM

If cardboard is your housing, take a Greyhound to Fresno, Bakersfield or Hanford- you can live like a human in an apt for a couple hundred bucks a year. CYA!

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 COMMENT 374681 helpful negative off topic

Missing Sonoma Man

2013-02-15 10:21 AM

Rebecca, I pray that you are able to find your husband quickly and get him the help that he needs. Your story is heartbreaking and Jason sounds like a individual who has a really good heart but he is just lost and needs medical care. I will keep you in my prayers and I will keep my eyes out for him. Just so that you know Santa Barbara is quote a distance from Sonoma so unless you are aware that he had some money for the bus I would be sure to keep posting on other sites in other counties as well. I am sure that you have already done this but I wish you the best in your search. I hope he comes home to you soon.

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 MESARATS helpful negative off topic

Former News-Press editor gives piec...

2013-02-15 10:26 AM

RE 605P. See the link below regarding the Misson and State. Nonprofit online investigative journalism planned for SB. It has been in the works for a while. It could be a very good thing for us.

http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/santa_barbara_is_getting_a_
non.php

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 COMMENT 374683 helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara Valentine Plans

2013-02-15 10:27 AM

She said" A bottle of champange, great tunes, candle light, a game of sexy Twister in lingerie......"

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 COMMENT 374684 helpful negative off topic

Horrible Valentine's Date

2013-02-15 10:29 AM

Wow some crazy stories.

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 COMMENT 374685 helpful negative off topic

Soon, Santa Barbara cops will seen ...

2013-02-15 10:34 AM

Looks like they are pretty high off the ground so good for checking out the area. Also like Shorebird said Im glad they used a local company.

Thanks Cops!

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 COMMENT 374687 helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara Flags

2013-02-15 10:36 AM

When did this become our flag? I must of been on the hippy lettuce when this went down.

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 COMMENT 374688 helpful negative off topic

Soon, Santa Barbara cops will seen ...

2013-02-15 10:40 AM

It just needs some cool cop lights and a siren and they're set!

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 ARCHIE helpful negative off topic

Casa de Sevilla

2013-02-15 10:41 AM

639P, I think the Montecito Cafe is classy and unpretentious....

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 ARCHIE helpful negative off topic

Santa Barbara Flags

2013-02-15 10:44 AM

THAT's our flag?? Sad sad sad.

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 COMMENT 374691 helpful negative off topic

Soon, Santa Barbara cops will seen ...

2013-02-15 10:53 AM

Criminals won't have a chance! It's hard to run when you're laughing at what's chasing you...

Serious question, why can't the Police walk in high profile areas? If you are chasing a criminal through a crowd, you must be faster on foot, than trying to not hit someone on a trikke. And if mobility around the area is an issue, put them on bikes... and not $4k bikes!

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 COMMENT 374692 helpful negative off topic

Foothill Power Outage

2013-02-15 10:58 AM

if there is, it hasnt been reported yet.

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 AGENTSME helpful negative off topic

Casa de Sevilla

2013-02-15 10:58 AM

I remember going there once and being surprise to see the "every table reserved thing"...... (They can turn you away if they don't like the look of you pointing out that they "do not have a table because they are reserved....")
I guess we looked OK as our group was seated and we had a very fabulous dinner and great service.

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 COMMENT 374694 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 10:59 AM

I love it !

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 COMMENT 374695 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 10:59 AM

To knock something down for no reason is beyond rude, especially considering that someone spent time and effort arranging the rocks in the first place. These women sound like a couple of total jerks.

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 COMMENT 374697 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 11:01 AM

They are nice piles. I don't feel that piling up some rocks gives anyone perpetual claim to them though. If my kids want to play with those rocks, have at it.

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 COMMENT 374698 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 11:03 AM

People love to destroy things. It's easier than creating and they get such a sense of satisfaction.
@Rex...yep jerks.

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 COMMENT 374699 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 11:05 AM

Generally they are used in the BC as trail markers. In my opinon, they do not belong at the beach, and I do not like them. I think they take away from the natural beauty of the beach, to have human created rock stackings, or Cairns everywhere.

Would/Do I go out of my way to knock them down...no. Do I wish people would show more respect for nature and not create these...yes.

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 COMMENT 374701 helpful negative off topic

Valentine's Flash Photography!

2013-02-15 11:07 AM

Love the two white cats heart!!!!

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 COMMENT 374702 helpful negative off topic

Foothill Power Outage

2013-02-15 11:08 AM

According to the SCE outage center, nothing has been reported. Feel free to report an outage yourself. Good lord.

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 COMMENT 374703 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 11:09 AM

agree with 697 and 699

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 COMMENT 374704 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 11:16 AM

A friend just told me about this - how sad. Just yesterday a group of us were out surfing & we were talking about folks who behave badly in the water. Our instructor Chris Keet said something really profound: "Everybody goes out into the water looking for something." He then went on to explain that people who go out angry and hostile don't even know what they're looking for ... so they'll never find it.

It sounds like these ladies you encountered are the land-locked equivalent of angry surfers. They must have lost something important in their souls to willfully dismantle someone else's expression of joy - something that delights so many. Maybe they were hoping for exactly the kind of conflict they created with you to ease some inside ache. Who knows?

I'm sorry for them. But so happy and grateful that we got to enjoy those wonderfully whimsical little artworks for a little while & confident they'll show up again, somehow.

Have a great day!

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 COMMENT 374705 helpful negative off topic

The name of the man struck and kill...

2013-02-15 11:18 AM

What a sad choice. Hope the train conductor recovers soon from the trauma of hitting this person.

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 COMMENT 374706 helpful negative off topic

Gift Card Payback

2013-02-15 11:21 AM

From a sales associate:
If you used gift cards such as an Amex gift card or Visa gift card (as opposed to a direct Best Buy gift card) these gift cards are treated by retailers as a credit card. Unfortunately, the same rules apply to these credit gift cards as do personal credit cards, and sales associates/ managers can only refund the amount back onto the cards used. This is why I ALWAYS told customers to hold onto the empty cards until they were sure they would not be returning. Otherwise, a retailer can only offer store credit. People using credit cards often think the amount can be refunded through cash, or onto a different card. When returning an item purchased with credit you should ALWAYS have the card with you that you used. Some retailers don't need to swipe the card to put the amount back on it, but some do.
Save yourself and the sales associates a headache and always keep your empty cards! At least for a week or two. Better safe than sorry! (and pissed off....)

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 COMMENT 374707 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 11:28 AM

Yeah, and what if my little kid walks up an some how topples the rocks upon himself? I think they at not art nor necessary. Find another hobby.

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 FANGIRL helpful negative off topic

SB Airport Travel Deals

2013-02-15 11:28 AM

Also United has an e-fare program that cuts their fares way down the week before a weekend flight. You have to travel on a Friday or Saturday and return on a Monday or Tuesday. You can check it out on their website.

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 COMMENT 374709P helpful negative off topic

Tibor Karsai Update

2013-02-15 11:29 AM

Are we still governed by the constitution? Or have we become a dictatorship?

The defendant did very very bad things. He was caught. He was arrested and jailed. He went to court. He was found guilty. He was punished for a fixed amount of time. He was to be released at the end of his punishment. Then our District Attorney attempts to block his release back into Santa Barbara county. So far so good.

But now, the District Attorney states that she has successfully blocked his release for 20 months. So, was the legal system used only to delay his release? It seems so according to this press release. But he served his time.

And something just doesn't sit right with that. The Court sentenced him to a fixed term and after the fact the DA decides that isn't long enough so she takes it upon herself to lenghten the time he serves. This is where her actions deviate from the consitution and the constitutional safeguards that we have in place.

It is not her duty now to determine what the lenght of sentence should have been. It was the trial court's decision to make. And they made it. To attempt to change that now is the act of a dictator that does respect our constitution.

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 COMMENT 374710 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 11:31 AM

People who construct these are fully aware that they will end up knocked down in the end by one of many possible means. The joy is in the construction, not in the long-term viability. We accept this inevitable fate before taking on such an endeavor, you should too.

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 COMMENT 374711P helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 11:33 AM

Hopefully these gentle ladies got their aggression completely out before they got back behind the wheel. Aggression and driving, now that's a dangerous combo.

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 COMMENT 374712 helpful negative off topic

Animal Control Laws

2013-02-15 11:34 AM

This story makes my blood boil. I don't own dogs, though I do love them and would have one if I could.

I think, after reading this account, that as a dog owner, one should take a defensive stance when taking one's dog out and carry a big walking stick and pepper spray for the (hopeful) prevention of/defense against this kind of thing. Geez, this is really sad. Human thugs roam the streets downtown and canine thugs roam the beaches and trails. It's a sad commentary on the state of civilization.

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 COMMENT 374713 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 11:34 AM

If a small child topples one, fine, but for adults to do so is nasty. I love coming across these, especially the ones created by the elegant older man I've seen at Butterfly Beach who balances them on driftwood.

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 COMMENT 374714P helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 11:36 AM

I prefer that people not build structures on the beach and then leave them for the next storm to clear. A beach should be treated like a camp site - use it then it as found or cleaner with minimal evidence of one's presence so the next user has a fresh experience. The need to leave either a 'Kilroy was here' marker or a spiritual offering is as selfish as graffiti. Cairns and beach huts are not natural, and the joy of the beaches is that they provide an escape from manicured, constructed, edged, planted, and over-peopled urban environments. Good on the two women for restoration work.

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 COMMENT 374715P helpful negative off topic

Soon, Santa Barbara cops will seen ...

2013-02-15 11:37 AM

Better policing is done on foot. Less distance between the police and the policed. Cheaper too.

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 COMMENT 374716 helpful negative off topic

Meteor Fly By

2013-02-15 11:37 AM

If you live in the southern hemisphere you'll be able to see it right about now.

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 COMMENT 374717 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-15-13

2013-02-15 11:39 AM

!@#$!@ing thieves. it is getting ridiculous in this town. Cops need to start doing stings on thieves instead of crosswalks.

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 COMMENT 374718P helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 11:39 AM

They are natural, and the tides change them eventually. What is wrong with people? To expend energy like they did is beyond sad.
They should go in the other direction and scrub the tagging off the rocks. That would be great.

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 COMMENT 374719 helpful negative off topic

Meteor Fly By

2013-02-15 11:40 AM

It's passing over Sumatra, so no not from here. You can watch a live feed from NASA right now.

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 COMMENT 374720 helpful negative off topic

Meteor Fly By

2013-02-15 11:41 AM

Asteroid. Also, google "Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy", he has a blog on Slate that has all the requisite times and angles in how to see 2012DA14.

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 COMMENT 374721P helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 11:42 AM

I can never believe the over zealous parent voices. Kids could be hurt? "Have at it," kids should be allowed to destroy them? It never ceases to amaze me how entitled overprotective and self-righteous parents are in policing every single aspect of public life for the benefit of their precious ones.

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 COMMENT 374722P helpful negative off topic

Meteor Fly By

2013-02-15 11:44 AM

There was a closeup view of a chunk in the Russian Ural mountains.

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 COMMENT 374723 helpful negative off topic

Foggy Golden Gate

2013-02-15 11:44 AM

One of my favorite places in the world! Thanks for the pictures.

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 COMMENT 374724 helpful negative off topic

Meteor Fly By

2013-02-15 11:45 AM

You probably mean the asteroid.

A meteor ("shooting star") is a quick streak (or longer like the "fireball" yesterday in Russia) through our sky that is viewable as it strikes our upper atmosphere at a high rate of speed and burns up because of friction with the air.

Sometimes the meteor is large enough that it doesn't disintegrate completely and hits the earth as a "meteorite."

The asteroid is a chunk, usually of rock, that has a long orbit around our solar system.

To answer your question - no the asteriod that will be passing by will be both too small and too far away to be seen with the naked eye.

However, we'll probably enjoy stunning views of the "near-miss" courtesy of NASA.

Stay tuned...

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Tibor Karsai Update

2013-02-15 11:47 AM

And if your going to block his realease what about the other dangerous sex offenders already on our streets, in our HOODS. iI think there is 70 or 80 others...@696 Please leave Satan alone he aien't got nothing to do with this guy.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Foothill Power Outage

2013-02-15 11:49 AM

I just got in there was a fire somewhere that has affected Edison Customers..So yes there is an outage no don't know where..But engines 5 and 3 showed up on the fire if that helps.

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 COMMENT 374727P helpful negative off topic

A Santa Barbara judge granted Miami...

2013-02-15 11:50 AM

74, right on!
I am for giving people a break (no pun intended) and second chances, but he did not scrape someone up, or get in a fender bender. He punched someone HARD and he is a football player who probably works out at a gym constantly. That is brutal force by definition.
We have become so lenient and made obvious assaultive and violent behavior nothing more than a sneeze or cough. To save money? Too make prisons less crowded? Whatever. If you are the one on the receiving end (again, no pun intended) of violence it stays with your for life. Unlike his punishment.

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 COMMENT 374728 helpful negative off topic

Soon, Santa Barbara cops will seen ...

2013-02-15 11:50 AM

I said this before when Segways were considered, but Paris "flics" on rollerblades are fast, agile, and not at all dorky. Quite the opposite, be still my heart!

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 COMMENT 374729 helpful negative off topic

Meteor Fly By

2013-02-15 11:52 AM

I read that another one was reported today in Cuba. It "exploded loudly over the province of Cienfuegos", rattled buildings, but no injuries. Busy day out there...

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 COMMENT 374730P helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 11:54 AM

Building them is art. Knocking them down is performance art, perhaps?

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 COMMENT 374731 helpful negative off topic

A Santa Barbara judge granted Miami...

2013-02-15 11:54 AM

It's not that we've become lenient, per se. It's more that we place such a high value on athletes/musicians/actors (see also: celebrities) that we are willing to absolve them of real judgment for their crimes because then someone somewhere would get sad because their team wouldn't get to the Super Bowl/their favorite musician wouldn't win a Grammy/their favorite actor wouldn't get an Oscar.

It's shameful, and a reflection of how messed up our values have become that we place fame over responsibility.

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 COMMENT 374732 helpful negative off topic

Meteor Fly By

2013-02-15 11:56 AM

A ten ton meteor entered earths atmosphere at a hypersonic speed of at least 33,000 mph today and exploded about 18-32 miles above ground over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb, its sonic blast shattered countless windows and injured at least 1100 people. It is not clear whether the meteorite event is in anyway related to 2012 DA14.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-15-13

2013-02-15 11:56 AM

Just for the Record @679 Could you please wear a sign on your head that your not the Specialized Bicycle theif, I already called in acouple of those bikes..You really can't tell Grey Bike white lettering.

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 COMMENT 374734 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-15-13

2013-02-15 11:56 AM

What can the cops do? It's the vagrants who populate this town like the living dead... The City Attorney, Mayor and Police Chief are the ones you should be barking at...!

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 COMMENT 374735P helpful negative off topic

Meteor Fly By

2013-02-15 12:00 PM

Asked and answered a week ago, I think?

http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?nid=108491

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-15-13

2013-02-15 12:01 PM

Don't the cops get paid to serve and protect or is that just in LA?

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 COMMENT 374737 helpful negative off topic

Meteor Fly By

2013-02-15 12:02 PM

It is not related at all to 2012 DA14, 732. Different speed, different trajectory, pretty much different everything.

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 COMMENT 374738P helpful negative off topic

Snowy Valentine's Day

2013-02-15 12:03 PM

Vacationing in Wisconsin??

Isn't that a contradiction in terms? LOL. I thought Wisconsinites came here to vacation?

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 COMMENT 374739 helpful negative off topic

Foothill Power Outage

2013-02-15 12:03 PM

SCE now says there is an outage affecting 88 customers in this area. The number is 549399

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 COMMENT 374740P helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 12:05 PM

leave the rocks where they naturally are- they provide "homes" for critters

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 COMMENT 374741 helpful negative off topic

A Santa Barbara judge granted Miami...

2013-02-15 12:05 PM

$42k was not enough. Should have been 100

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 COMMENT 374742 helpful negative off topic

Snowy Valentine's Day

2013-02-15 12:06 PM

Nope, not so 374. There is a lot of fun to be had there. Great people. Ever seen the movie Fargo? Not too far off the truth.

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 COMMENT 374743 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 12:07 PM

I wonder if everyone feels the same way about sandcastles.

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 COMMENT 374744 helpful negative off topic

Meteor Fly By

2013-02-15 12:10 PM

Always count on this site for non-answers.

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 COMMENT 374745P helpful negative off topic

Snowy Valentine's Day

2013-02-15 12:10 PM

Fargo is actually in North Dakota. But I'll let it slide this time. ~Former Minnesotan

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 COMMENT 374746 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 12:11 PM

In making public art, probably no one expects what they make to be permanent. People will make things, others will destroy them; that is expected. You can see the process as a representation of our lives in the larger world.

Or not.

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 COMMENT 374747 helpful negative off topic

Tibor Karsai Update

2013-02-15 12:15 PM

We no longer live in a democracy.

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 COMMENT 374748 helpful negative off topic

Snowy Valentine's Day

2013-02-15 12:19 PM

Did you catch any fish?

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 COMMENT 374749 helpful negative off topic

A Santa Barbara judge granted Miami...

2013-02-15 12:21 PM

-741, you don't think the $42,000 covered the victim's medical and other expenses?

I imagine the only way we will know if the $42,000 wasn't enough is if the victim sues the defendant. My guess is that the restitution paid by the defendant to the victim was sufficient. We'll see.

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 COMMENT 374750P helpful negative off topic

Snowy Valentine's Day

2013-02-15 12:27 PM

742, Never saw Fargo but I hear it is a very violent movie. I hope your not saying Wisconsin is a violent place. Wink, wink, I know that is not what your referring too.

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 COMMENT 374752 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 12:35 PM

I do not feel strong enough to upset someone making a rock pile to ask them to stop, but I prefer to see nature in a natural state. leave nothing but footprints-take nothing but memories and photos of course.

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 COMMENT 374753 helpful negative off topic

Meteor Fly By

2013-02-15 12:36 PM

So the Mayans were off by a couple of months, eh?

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 ELELLEN2 helpful negative off topic

Casa de Sevilla

2013-02-15 12:39 PM

Wow one of the best restrurants in town. have a great story about going there. I had reservations there to eat in the 60's when pants suits were becoming the rage, went in and was pleasantly told no pants allowed for women, so I trotted to the ladies room took of my pants and walked back out with a short dress on. The mater de didn't even blink his eye but sat us right away. Boy times have changed! Loved the food and became good friends with the owners. great memories of wonderful times.

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 COMMENT 374755P helpful negative off topic

Former News-Press editor gives piec...

2013-02-15 12:42 PM

Not totally engaged by the thrill of a investigative unit where its board seems to be extremely light on journalism experience and more local activists. Every now and then Noozhawk and the Independent actually seem to do good in depth articles why didn't they just grease existing wheels.

I've seen a couple of good units operating around the country and like ProPublica they had a board based in journalism not community activism or public access tv.

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 COMMENT 374756 helpful negative off topic

Snowy Valentine's Day

2013-02-15 12:43 PM

My wife and I just spent some time with my family in the midwest. She's from California, and commented on how much nicer people were there. I couldn't agree more.

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 COMMENT 374758P helpful negative off topic

Members of the public will no longe...

2013-02-15 12:50 PM

The price of the fence/gate is about 4 times too high. Ditto with the scooters. We're broke. The cops shouldn't have to protect their parking lot from people walking through it. Government is here to serve us, not the other way around. If you look at secured federal buildings, large arms and ammo purchases by the government (while trying to restrict what citizens can buy), ridiculous expenditures from DHS all over the country for armored vehicles, spy drones, etc. -- with NOTHING being done for normal middle class working (or not) people -- combined with financial industry cronies being too big to jail -- rational minds do tend to start questioning motivations and entertaining conspiracy theories. The stench of corruption and the evidence of government inefficiency &/or insanity is becoming overwhelming.

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 COMMENT 374759 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 12:51 PM

AAHHHH 757, HOW TRUE IT IS! Bitch, complain, gripe about everything and everyone. Both our posts will be removed shortly as they won't agree with the nanny.

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 COMMENT 374760P helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 12:52 PM

It's fun to build them. It's fun to knock stuff over too. If it isn't hurting you, try to ignore it. Be a busy-body about graffiti or something that matters.

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 COMMENT 374761 helpful negative off topic

Members of the public will no longe...

2013-02-15 12:53 PM

It's possible to question motivations without entertaining goofy conspiracy theories, 758P. =\

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 COMMENT 374762 helpful negative off topic

Tibor Karsai Update

2013-02-15 12:58 PM

Wow. Did the crime, did the time. Whats wrong with you prople. If it were your relative, you wouldn't be spewing this nonsense

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 COMMENT 374763 helpful negative off topic

Tibor Karsai Update

2013-02-15 01:00 PM

THANK YOU Joyce Dudley for keeping this beast off of our streets! You would think that in the post mental hospital era, that guys like this would be forced to live in some sort of monitored group home of similar existence for the rest of his life AND forced to work to earn his keep and reparations to past victims.

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 COMMENT 374764 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 01:01 PM

We were at the beach near San Ysidro one time and my nephew knocked over a stack of rocks. Apparently the guy who built it was only a few steps away and he got angry. Frankly I thought the guy was being a little immature-- if you're going to get pissed when someone knocks over your pile of rocks, you might as well stand next to it so everyone knows you're serious. Absurd.

I agree that the joy is in the building, not in the maintaining. I saw a video recently of a dude who professionally builds amazing stacks of rocks and even he would knock them down at the drop of a hat.

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 COMMENT 374765P helpful negative off topic

Local Journalist on CNN

2013-02-15 01:11 PM

My, how...exciting. I guess.

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 COMMENT 374766 helpful negative off topic

The Santa Barbara City Council vote...

2013-02-15 01:11 PM

Conflict #1, Union employees negotiating benefits with union representatives. Until this issue is fixed, we will continue to have the budget problems we just squeaked out of temporarily.

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 COMMENT 374767 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 01:18 PM

OP Here, I often build these too and call them rock mandalas as they are less permanent than a sand mandalas. It is an interesting measure of people in that some destroy, some admire, and some build more; and it has nothing to do with age. It seems more to do with disposition and happiness.
I'm sorry people feel this is a human intrusion into their natural experience, and I would like for them to know that the 1/2 ton of trash I personally remove from Hendrys every year is not part of their natural experience either. We beach-goers keep this beach very clean with daily patrols. Thanks everyone for picking up after your pets and the pets of others!

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 COMMENT 374768 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 01:20 PM

when I was a kid I mad a cool sand castle on the beach - after about 1 hour the tide rudely washed it away - not fair at all - the ocean is very rude and should have better manners

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 COMMENT 374769 helpful negative off topic

Happy Valentine

2013-02-15 01:25 PM

550, OP said they were on the wharf, looking at moon set over the hill.

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 COMMENT 374770 helpful negative off topic

Downtown Wells Fargo Closed

2013-02-15 01:28 PM

Not robbed. But there was a bomb threat called in .

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Downtown Wells Fargo Closed

2013-02-15 01:31 PM

And I dropped the ball.

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 COMMENT 374773 helpful negative off topic

Downtown Wells Fargo Closed

2013-02-15 01:37 PM

TARP 3.0, here we come?

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 COMMENT 374775 helpful negative off topic

The Santa Barbara City Council vote...

2013-02-15 01:43 PM

They should do that at the university. Tired of people advancing their friends. While they're at it, they need to provide some management training to faculty and some of the staff who have been in positions long term, but don't know what they're doing or abuse their authority. Also, more training for managers on how to deal with harassment in the office. It's crazy lame.

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 COMMENT 374776 helpful negative off topic

Tibor Karsai Update

2013-02-15 01:47 PM

Dudley has not followed the law for a long time now wake up. I don't protect child molesters. But she is not above the law even tho she thinks she is. I cant wait till she is gone. The sooner the better. Josh Lynn would have been a much better choice. Hindsight is 20/20 tho.

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 COMMENT 374777 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 01:49 PM

In Hawaii people are discouraged from rearranging nature for any reason, it is considered disrespectful to the land.

I personally would not knock down rocks at the beach, I also would not destroy a sand sculpture or step on a child's sand castle on purpose, that behavior seems a bit mean spirited to me.

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 COMMENT 374778 helpful negative off topic

Animal Control Laws

2013-02-15 01:55 PM

My only comment is that some years ago a similar incident happened to us. Our dog, and elderly female, was ripped open down her shoulder about 6". We had to take her to the 24/7 vet over by then-Longs on upper State and have her stitched. She had to have tubes to drain the wounds, and take antibiotics. The owner of the unleashed dog literally ran off with his dog, refusing to respond to my husband's shouts for help - he was too occupied with our dog to pursue, and he never saw the man and his dog, a large shepherd type, again. We were stunned by the event, and in time, we recovered. We still take our little dog to Hendry's and Wilcox, and let her run around. I am occasionally made nervous by a large, free-roaming dog, but still go to those places myself. I was also severely bitten as a child, by a chained guard dog I foolishly (being very young) pet. I don't know what the moral of these stories is. I am glad we have dog parks. Maybe: Please be responsible, people. Remember the Golden Rule.

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 COMMENT 374779 helpful negative off topic

Tibor Karsai Update

2013-02-15 01:56 PM

I personally commend Ms. Dudley on her wise decision and determination to keep this MONSTER off our streets. If any of you are parents think how you would feel if what happened to that poor young girl in the bowling alley ended up happening to your daughter because they let a TWICE convicted VIOLENTsexual predator loose on the streets. HE did the time not once but twice and I doubt that he will ever learn the lesson. Some people are beyond rehabilitation, some conditions even medication can't help. Violent sexual crimes against children of any age is wrong! . I urge you to read the story from the Auburn journal before defending the fact that this guy should be let loose on our streets. And yes I do believe in democracy.... I just believe that some people on this earth are not worhty of living in a democratic society .

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 SHOREBIRD helpful negative off topic

Meteor Fly By

2013-02-15 01:58 PM

-744
Was there too much detail? Short answer = no.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Tibor Karsai Update

2013-02-15 02:01 PM

So we sentence them to live in a republican society Yipppie break out the Wood Chipper!

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 COMMENT 374782 helpful negative off topic

Tibor Karsai Update

2013-02-15 02:01 PM

Sad that some people here don't believe in rule of law. But I guess that's par for the course in America these days.

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 COMMENT 374783 helpful negative off topic

Target Stores

2013-02-15 02:04 PM

The Super Target in Simi-Valley is the king of all Targets round these parts.

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 COMMENT 374784 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 02:06 PM

The response the women gave doesn't actually answer the question.

@374707

Then ... parental negligence.

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 COMMENT 374785 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 02:07 PM

Did they have a permit for New Construction?
What about Liability Insurance?
Was an Environmental Impact Report done?
Did they use Fair Living Wage Union Labor or did they hire Undocumented Laborers?
Are they Vegan or do they kill cute animals?
What, if any political agenda is present in the so called "art"?
Have they ever watched Fox News?

Answer these questions and I will think about an opinion.

Thank you.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Tibor Karsai Update

2013-02-15 02:07 PM

Those who are supposed to uphold the law don't live by it so What the Hell..I'm not cattle..No Milk for You!

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 COMMENT 374788 helpful negative off topic

Injury Traffic Accident

2013-02-15 02:17 PM

It's always the bicyclist's fault, never the driver's, in EdLand.

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 COMMENT 374789 helpful negative off topic

Soon, Santa Barbara cops will seen ...

2013-02-15 02:20 PM

@374478

No, you did not see Das riding around on one of these ... the Trikke he rides isn't motorized.

But 8K? Nuts.

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 COMMENT 374790P helpful negative off topic

Tibor Karsai Update

2013-02-15 02:22 PM

Looks like some people including the DA missed the day they taught about lynchings in American History.

It might be time to review that chapter of our history.

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 COMMENT 374792 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 02:27 PM

Epoxy caulking gun works great.

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 COMMENT 374793P helpful negative off topic

Downtown Wells Fargo Closed

2013-02-15 02:38 PM

Banks are closed today and Monday.

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 COMMENT 374794P helpful negative off topic

Target Stores

2013-02-15 02:41 PM

In Ventura, the Main street store is better stocked than the Pacific View Mall location.

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 COMMENT 374795P helpful negative off topic

Target Stores

2013-02-15 02:42 PM

Apples & oranges. They all have different type of shoppers & quality of merchandise.

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 COMMENT 374797 helpful negative off topic

Tibor Karsai Update

2013-02-15 02:44 PM

But you all are missing the point! Dudley cant just pick and choose what laws to follow. That's the difference between a good DA and one that has an agenda. Can you see how that could be a problem. What if judges did that next?? think about it please. You know murders get out at some point too. If the DA wont follow the law than why should I or anyone else for that matter?

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 COMMENT 374798 helpful negative off topic

Snowy Valentine's Day

2013-02-15 02:44 PM

Fargo = Woodchipper

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 COMMENT 374799P helpful negative off topic

Child Molester Surrenders at LAX

2013-02-15 02:45 PM

What's up with all the child molesters around here lately?

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 COMMENT 374800 helpful negative off topic

Target Stores

2013-02-15 02:47 PM

Oxnard and the Ventura Main Street stores are very comparable now that the Ventura remodel is done. The Ventura Pacific View (mall) location is smaller and has less inventory. Parking is best at Oxnard is you park the uncovered lot in front and take the stairs.

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 COMMENT 374801 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-15-13

2013-02-15 02:49 PM

Roger & I use to watch the PD doing bike stings all the time at my old station on Milpas. They used a bike that cost enough to make the bust grand theft and they would watch it from behind our wall. Campers, putting up with loud noises , loud sax, hooping and hollering !! Why do people put up with this ? The campers should have knocked on the door and just ask, Roger do you think you can keep the noise down were trying to sleep back here...... haha

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 COMMENT 374802 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 02:50 PM

The rocks don't care, why do you?

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 COMMENT 374803 helpful negative off topic

Members of the public will no longe...

2013-02-15 02:56 PM

These are the strangest comments I've ever seen on Edhat. Based on them, I'm glad the police got a gate for their lot, and they might want to think about bulletproof glass for their offices, too.

As much as we don't mind increasing cop salaries and pensions, we have refused to give them a decent building to work in. Even Santa Maria did that for their force.

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 COMMENT 374804 helpful negative off topic

A man who Santa Barbara police call...

2013-02-15 02:57 PM

uhhhhhh what happened to the 3 strike law...? If i read that correctly he has been charged for more than 4 felonies yet hes out in a half way type home...?

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 COMMENT 374805 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 02:59 PM

I too walk Hendry's daily. We do clean up after ourselves, as well as others. Some very nice people there.
I do have two smaller dogs that run all over the beach and rocks. I wouldn't take down the rocks myself, but I wouldn't want my smallish dogs to get crushed by them either.
The beach changes daily. Nature makes sure of that. There are way too many other things to bitch and moan about.

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 COMMENT 374806 helpful negative off topic

Snowy Valentine's Day

2013-02-15 03:02 PM

Oh come on now people. The Fargo reference was about the nice people in the movie that will give you directions for a half an hour to make sure you get where you are going not Steve Beschemi's nasty character.

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 COMMENT 374807P helpful negative off topic

Child Molester Surrenders at LAX

2013-02-15 03:03 PM

They've always been around. It just gets reported and pursued now.

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 COMMENT 374808 helpful negative off topic

A man who Santa Barbara police call...

2013-02-15 03:04 PM

Coming to a neighborhood near you... Our City Housing Authority relies on these half way housing and section 8 housing to exist- We all pay the price- Literally.

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 COMMENT 374809 helpful negative off topic

Meteor Fly By

2013-02-15 03:04 PM

The Mayans didn't say the world would come to an end. It's a change to the Earth and we will see several more changes in the near future.

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 COMMENT 374810P helpful negative off topic

Downtown Wells Fargo Closed

2013-02-15 03:05 PM

Banks are not closed today and Monday. It's federal law they can't be closed two consecutive business days or more.

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 COMMENT 374811 helpful negative off topic

Local Journalist on CNN

2013-02-15 03:07 PM

Oh boy...is Robin Leach gonna be there too?!

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 COMMENT 374812 helpful negative off topic

Snowy Valentine's Day

2013-02-15 03:10 PM

I am from Wisconsin too. I have lived on the Central Coast for most of my life. Most people think it's more beautiful here in SB, but that is not true. We have the best weather along with a beautiful scenery, which makes it very attractive to live here.

I have been to many cities and states, most have some kind of beauty to them. It's in the eye of the beholder.

The difference between a weed and a flower? Judgement!

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 COMMENT 374813 helpful negative off topic

Child Molester Surrenders at LAX

2013-02-15 03:14 PM

Huh. Kinda surprised he cooperated so well.

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 COMMENT 374814 helpful negative off topic

Meteor Fly By

2013-02-15 03:15 PM

Everything in the universe, including earth, is constantly changing. It cannot be stopped and it has nothing to do with the Mayans.

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 COMMENT 374815 helpful negative off topic

V-day at Lake Los Carneros

2013-02-15 03:17 PM

What a beautiful day! Thanks

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 COMMENT 374816 helpful negative off topic

Local Journalist on CNN

2013-02-15 03:23 PM

Pip Pip and all that rot.

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 COMMENT 374817 helpful negative off topic

Target Stores

2013-02-15 03:24 PM

There is a target in Camarillo, as well. I liked this one, but haven't been in years, so I can't compare.
The outdoor section of the Main St Target didn't change much - it was only the back-left portion (which is seasonal/outdoor/patio type stuff now) & the outdoor part (now closed) that went away. I miss the garden section, but it's not like they lost all that space to groceries - they just lost most of the gardening stuff. The clothing, shoe & home good sections remained generally untouched.
The Target in the mall is enormous, and probably your best shot, unless you check out the super Target 783 mentioned.

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 COMMENT 374818 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 03:25 PM

As an elderly Matron with both Ways and Means, I intend to not only clutch my pearls, but wring them too.

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How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 03:26 PM

My first thought though is to get a motion-sensor light (maybe a few depending on the size of the area). But, I think the prickly plants idea is terrific. You could have some nice looking cacti and at the same time prevent vandalism (hopefully).

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 COMMENT 374820 helpful negative off topic

How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 03:26 PM

Homeowners put security cameras on the front of their house? or even a fake camera will sometimes work to deter if you post signs .

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 COMMENT 374821P helpful negative off topic

Tibor Karsai Update

2013-02-15 03:27 PM

Right on 776!

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 COMMENT 374822P helpful negative off topic

How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 03:27 PM

Install security cameras.

Install remote motion sensors at the walls, and when they alert you call the police whom will then arrest the people and get the video for further evidence.

You can do all this for less than $500 and you will save paint, time, and help SB.

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 COMMENT 374823 helpful negative off topic

How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 03:28 PM

I don't know if Billy the Gardner would approve, but I'm thinking Bougainvillea. It's not picky about water so you wouldn't have to do more than hit it with a garden hose now and then. It tolerates crappy soil, although you have to worry about the train folks spraying RoundUp, so you might want to consult with them about that. Bougie can climb and grow 30 or more feet tall. Check some nurseries for recommended varieties, etc. Consider what direction the wall faces and how much sun it gets. Good luck!

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 SHAKEY helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-15-13

2013-02-15 03:28 PM

Ahhhhh that's better 801 was me shakey, I forgot to renew my subscription, I read the comment over and just saw , bla bla bla blaa, so I renewed my sub. Start being a subscriber and let SB know what your thinking about....

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 COMMENT 374825 helpful negative off topic

Local Journalist on CNN

2013-02-15 03:28 PM

I think I'm going to toss my tiaras.

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 COMMENT 374827 helpful negative off topic

Child Molester Surrenders at LAX

2013-02-15 03:30 PM

Yeah 813... I was kind of thinking the same thing. Makes you wonder what is the other side of the story.

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 COMMENT 374829 helpful negative off topic

Target Stores

2013-02-15 03:32 PM

the people who shop at Target have no social conscience.

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 COMMENT 374830 helpful negative off topic

Child Molester Surrenders at LAX

2013-02-15 03:35 PM

Sometimes people are cognizant of the terrible things they have done.

Or maybe he was tired of living in some podunk village in Costa Rica.

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 SBSURFERLIFE helpful negative off topic

How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 03:36 PM

Are there such things as motion sensor sprinklers? When I was kid, my sister and I would hide in our bushes waiting for other kids to toilet paper our house. When they got close, we would jump out with the hose and water guns and our dad would turn on the sprinklers.

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 BULLSEYEB helpful negative off topic

V-day at Lake Los Carneros

2013-02-15 03:39 PM

Absolutely beautiful photos from a beautiful day! Thanks!

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 COMMENT 374833 helpful negative off topic

How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 03:40 PM

Buff it ASAP. That is erase it. Taggers put it up to be seen. If they keep putting it up and it's erased before it is seen, they move on. My friend was a tagger in a previous life and he hated it when he got buffed.

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 COMMENT 374834 helpful negative off topic

Local Journalist on CNN

2013-02-15 03:44 PM

Hope he wears something other than that same wrinkled blue shirt that he wears to every function

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 COMMENT 374835P helpful negative off topic

How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 03:45 PM

I like the motion sprinklers - I know they make them to discourage deer from eating gardens. I'm thinking something these delinquints don't want to step in ... dog excrement was my first thought, then something tarry/sticky.

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 COMMENT 374836 helpful negative off topic

Target Stores

2013-02-15 03:46 PM

The Camarillo store, the TO store and the Main Street store are very similar in my opinion. I think that is kind of the point though. If you blindfolded me and put inside any of them I wouldn't know which it was. They all have completed the grocery addition remodel in the last year.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-15-13

2013-02-15 03:48 PM

Apprently the laws are made to be enfoced and that is what the police are supposed to do enforce da law. I hear all this scrap about the ACLU Suing and the police can't do much but I hear them on the scanner doing things..so 734 Are you saying the police can't do anything? I'm starting to think we have a police department to keep the citizen in line. Everyone else gets to PARTY and Raise HELL but SNOT the citizen. Shakey I remember when they had an old fart undercover fella at the bus stop down the street with 10 or so grand on him trying to lure long hairs into robbing him. This was when the casino first opened.. He showed me all that money I told him to take a cab home put it under his mattress and put it in the bank the next day..Funny

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 COMMENT 374838 helpful negative off topic

How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 03:50 PM

I like the spiky plant idea, and LOVE the idea about motion detector sprinklers (lights are good, too, but sprinklers are awesome!). Depending on how the taggers are getting to the wall, you can also try to come up with ideas to deter them even getting to the wall (again with the above ideas, but depending on the entrance, maybe just putting up some boards/fencing/etc could make it more of a PITA to get in?). Or just put buckets on the wall, and when the motion detector lights go on, push the buckets over. Fill the buckets with something other than water. Leftovers. Mud. Hot peppers soaking in water. Anything stinky (rotten eggs!). Or ice on really cold nights. Get creative! I know you'd have to hang out pretty late, but I think it might be worth it. :)

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Felony Traffic Stop

2013-02-15 03:52 PM

Toward the Alamar onto Quinto..

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 COMMENT 374840 helpful negative off topic

How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 03:52 PM

Plant creeping fig to cover the wall entirely.....Billy Goodnick won't approve, but I think it will solve your problem. Also prickly pear cactus in front of the wall should do the trick. I also like the idea of motion sprinklers, we used them to deter the deer on the Riviera from eating our plants and it worked well.

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 COMMENT 374841P helpful negative off topic

How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 03:52 PM

Or you could photograph the vandalism each time it occurs and report it to the SBPD.

But first get some cactus!

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Felony Traffic Stop

2013-02-15 03:53 PM

Felony Stop...300 West Quinto

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 COMMENT 374843 helpful negative off topic

How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 03:53 PM

Why not make it a mural? Or repaint it with some sort of pattern? Get some kids involved!

When you cover the wall in a solid color, you're simply providing a new blank canvas each time you repaint.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Felony Traffic Stop

2013-02-15 03:54 PM

I could hear em yelling in the backround..Their are at Bath and Quinto.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Felony Traffic Stop

2013-02-15 03:55 PM

I guess it isn't a good day to steal a car..

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Felony Traffic Stop

2013-02-15 03:58 PM

FRYday too Weekends in jail SUCK..They are requesting the Dog.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Felony Traffic Stop

2013-02-15 03:58 PM

Sounds like a stand off..

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Felony Traffic Stop

2013-02-15 03:59 PM

They need a black and white to block at Bath and Alamar..Sure would make nice pictures...

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Felony Traffic Stop

2013-02-15 04:00 PM

If someone could get over there..

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Felony Traffic Stop

2013-02-15 04:01 PM

It's all over 2 in Custody all is well..It's Miller Time.

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 COMMENT 374851 helpful negative off topic

Snowy Valentine's Day

2013-02-15 04:01 PM

No one vacations in WI in February. You're there for clandestine purposes, like family.

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 COMMENT 374852 helpful negative off topic

How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 04:02 PM

Motion sensor floodlights - the highest wattage available. Then a motion sensor audible alarm. Lastly, an inexpensive motion sensor activated video system ( you know, just like the banks use..).

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 COMMENT 374853 helpful negative off topic

Child Molester Surrenders at LAX

2013-02-15 04:03 PM

Weird, why is this written like a newspaper epic?

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 MESAJIM helpful negative off topic

Failure to Yield

2013-02-15 04:04 PM

Where was Mary 3? & Which one is John and which one is Ponch?

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 COMMENT 374855 helpful negative off topic

Felony Traffic Stop

2013-02-15 04:06 PM

Book 'em Danno!

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 COMMENT 374856 helpful negative off topic

How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 04:18 PM

How about some well placed 1x4's with nails sticking up. Sprinkle some leaves over it and wala! May not reduce tagging, but at least you'll sleep better knowing you got a bit of revenge and some taggers with sore feet.

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 COMMENT 374857 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 04:20 PM

If this is of great concern in your life...you have it pretty good!

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 COMMENT 374858 helpful negative off topic

V-day at Lake Los Carneros

2013-02-15 04:27 PM

Nice shots. Looks like a juvie female Cooper's Hawk.

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 COMMENT 374859 helpful negative off topic

How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 04:34 PM

LOL! I like the "Polly-Anna" prespective of " paint a mural, get the kids involved..." Yeah, taggers love to paint pretty murals! If you're in a condo association, all of you footing the bill for security lights and video is the way to go until the vines grow in. There is a security "mat" that when activated, notifies dispatch to send units.

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 COMMENT 374860 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 04:36 PM

Why do you think that people who like stacking rocks have any more right to stack them then people who like knocking them over? People often post random signs around the local parks for business services and garage sales, and I take them down because I don't like them. These random sign posters have no license from the city for posting them, so I need no permission to take them down.

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 COMMENT 374861 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-15-13

2013-02-15 04:43 PM

You hit the nail on the head Roger... The cops are just there to keep the honest people honest. The vagrants who commit crimes, yes, sleeping, peeing and c#raping on the beaches and parks is against the law, as is illegal panhandling, drinking in public, loitering, etc. but the City Attorney is afraid to prosecute. It costs the city money in booking fees, costs the county to jail them and we are all STUCK with it. It is a problem that is shoved down our throats. BUT if Joe taxpayer breaks the law, you can bet that he/she WILL be prosecuted to the ends of the law as they have $$$$ to pay fines... Joe taxpayer will also pay for the half-way housing, social workers, medical costs for the criminals too. It's a great system!

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 COMMENT 374862 helpful negative off topic

How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 04:45 PM

I also think creating a mural would help. I've heard of other areas doing this on spaces that are repeatedly hit with graffiti. Once art appears it became a deterrent.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Tibor Karsai Update

2013-02-15 05:06 PM

I'm still wondering why two rapist prison guards got wrist slaps for raping a female inmate under the DA's watch of course that was before she was voted in.. Justice System Justice business..

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 COMMENT 374866 helpful negative off topic

How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 05:10 PM

Probably not a good idea to plant a board with nails. It could become an income generation device for lawyers. I like the idea of the motion sensors or security mat that trigger lights and cameras. Actually, with the night-vision stuff that's available you wouldn't need the lights. Then you wouldn't wake the neighborhood every time a cat, dog, possum, or racoon walked by.

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 COMMENT 374867 helpful negative off topic

Tibor Karsai Update

2013-02-15 05:13 PM

Roger what story was that? I would like to hear about it? do you have a edhat link to the story? Another good question is what ever happened to that gal that was working for the city and stole a million dollars? She should get 10 years. Bank robbers that only get away with 5-10k get 20 years.

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 COMMENT 374868 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 05:13 PM

The rock sculpture is called a hoo-doo. It's common to start one and have others add to it. It's something for everyone to partcipate in. If someone is unhappy with them, all they have to do is wait for a high tide. Knocking them down is bad mo-jo, and her comment to you was down right rude. BTW - Thanks for picking up the trash. I try to do it too when I walk. You will have good mo-jo because of it.

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 COMMENT 374869 helpful negative off topic

Tibor Karsai Update

2013-02-15 05:16 PM

2 violent rapes including a 16 year old. Whose daughter, sister, mother, wife are you willing to sacrifice next? Do you really think jail has done anything to rehabilitate him? Please don't let your negative feelings of the DA blind your common sense. This man has already shown incorrigibility.

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 COMMENT 374870 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 05:17 PM

Seriously? Piling rocks on top of each other takes away from the beauty of the beach?

_Really_?

Here's something to think about: humans are natural, too.

I hereby resolve to go to the beach every day and pile up rocks.
That's my natural reply.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Tibor Karsai Update

2013-02-15 05:18 PM

It was along time ago before she became DA Don't have a link..I was going to vote for her till I saw it.

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 COMMENT 374872 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-15-13

2013-02-15 05:23 PM

Navy torpedo training once they are on the barges would be good

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 COMMENT 374873 helpful negative off topic

MTD fare increase is looming, while...

2013-02-15 05:23 PM

How typical. Cut services, increase rates.

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 COMMENT 374874 helpful negative off topic

How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 05:24 PM

Bear traps?

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 COMMENT 374875 helpful negative off topic

How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 05:24 PM

856: Not such a great idea. Someone could sue. Spikey plants are obvious (don't touch cactus - they are sharp! maybe I shouldn't tag here considering it will hurt!), hidden booby traps aren't obvious and they aren't exactly legal. And getting sued by the morons tagging your property would just be salt in the wounds. Stick to measures that make tagging a pain. Mural would be cool if they left it, but I'd feel bad if they ruined a mural.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Tibor Karsai Update

2013-02-15 05:25 PM

She prosecuted the case they both got short time is all but I think they should have had their Walley Wangers wacked off..Goggle two contracted jail guards made female inmate give the oral sex..9/09 SB Independant.

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 COMMENT 374877 helpful negative off topic

MTD fare increase is looming, while...

2013-02-15 05:27 PM

how are those salaries doing?

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 COMMENT 374878 helpful negative off topic

Child Molester Surrenders at LAX

2013-02-15 05:31 PM

@853: because someone at the SO is paid a six digit salary to produce these things that make the department appear as though it functions occasionally.

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 COMMENT 374879P helpful negative off topic

How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 05:37 PM

How many people in the condo association? Can you get volunteers to take various night shifts (to catch, photograph, pepper spray? them?) The motion activated sprinkler works. Prickly plants works. (We planted a bougainvillea hedge ourselves, for a natural barbed wire fence that looks nice.) In less litigious areas, the 'bear boards' mentioned work. (A bear board is a sheet of wood with nails sticking up out of it. You put it under windows and doors that bears are visiting at night to effectively discourage them.) There's some good ideas here. Best of luck.

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 COMMENT 374880 helpful negative off topic

Downtown Wells Fargo Closed

2013-02-15 05:41 PM

My credit union had a sign that they would be closed for both president's bdays (although not specifiying when they would be observed). *shrug* I planned ahead.

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 PAMSB helpful negative off topic

How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 05:42 PM

Thanks, everyone, for the ideas. We've hesitated putting up any cameras or lights, thinking they would end up on Craigslist after the taggers stole them! Probably going the plantings route, but will look into everything. Just a shame that there are people in the world who have nothing better to do than cause problems for others!

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 COMMENT 374883 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-15-13

2013-02-15 06:03 PM

Hermes, hate to say it but IMO (in my honest opinion), 861 hit the nail on the head.

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 COMMENT 374884 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 06:06 PM

I am more concerned that child owners are apparently not properly leashing their young creatures.

We have laws for a reason.

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 COMMENT 374885 helpful negative off topic

Tibor Karsai Update

2013-02-15 06:08 PM

Thanks Roger:) U da man

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 AUNTIE S. helpful negative off topic

Snowy Valentine's Day

2013-02-15 06:14 PM

"Fargo" is a terrrific movie. Saw it 3 times nd never tire of it. Frances McDormand is a gem.

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 COMMENT 374887 helpful negative off topic

Nojoqui Bridge Rail Replacement

2013-02-15 06:17 PM

This makes no sense. The lanes they are describing have been closed for a couple months at least.

In reality, it appears they are almost finished with the project and appear to be getting ready to repave the bridge and possibly open it up for both lanes in each direction.

Who wrote this garbage?

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 COMMENT 374889 helpful negative off topic

MTD fare increase is looming, while...

2013-02-15 06:26 PM

The one part of the SBMTD's budget that is soaring is the one part they can't control: the price of fuel. SBCC students are only paying an average of 76 cents a ride, when the cheapest adult fare (10 ride pass) is currently $1.15 cents a ride. It stands to reason that SBCC students ought to pay at least some additional fare given the subsidy they currently receive.

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 COMMENT 374891 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 06:32 PM

All those afraid of having their dogs/ kids crushed by cairns: Keep your charges on leash and under control. I'm still stuck on the 'middle-aged ladies' aspect of this. Way to represent.

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 COMMENT 374892P helpful negative off topic

Child Molester Surrenders at LAX

2013-02-15 06:41 PM

Maybe he has an expensive illness and wants free treatment. Won't be the first time that has happened.

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 LISAD helpful negative off topic

Missing Sonoma Man

2013-02-15 06:44 PM

Rebecca, wishing you the best and hope Jason is found soon. From the photos you posted on FB, he looks like a wonderful man.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Injury Traffic Accident

2013-02-15 06:49 PM

She was hit by a grey jeep cherokee..

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-15-13

2013-02-15 06:50 PM

Taxpayers gotta get their anger out somehow thats why they whine..lol I don't mind them doing it..

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 COMMENT 374897P helpful negative off topic

Snowy Valentine's Day

2013-02-15 06:53 PM

I'm also from Wisconsin and I miss the winter's beauty. All the seasons, really. It's a beautiful state and I was jealous that the OP is vacationing there this time of year. Ice fishing sounds fun. I've been in Santa Barbara county for 40 years and I love it here, but I do miss my old stomping grounds. However, I do not miss shoveling snow.

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 COMMENT 374898 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 06:58 PM

sometimes I like to create a mandala on the sand...rocks, sticks, shells, what ever...human beings like to play, we are creative...building is part of our nature.. we are part of nature and like footprints, the tide soon washes them away...sometimes it can also be a spiritual meditation... the sea shore is also my temple ... who has the right to tell me that I may not hold a rock that is eons old in age, to ponder its history, to contemplate what kind of rock it is,,how did it get here and then to place it gently on the sand and balance another rock on top of it.. .I will balance rocks ladies... like it or not...

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 COMMENT 374899 helpful negative off topic

Child Molester Surrenders at LAX

2013-02-15 07:05 PM

Wait to hear the rest of the story before you make judgements

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 COMMENT 374900 helpful negative off topic

Nojoqui Bridge Rail Replacement

2013-02-15 07:06 PM

Still working on that? Seems like it's taking forever.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Motorcyclist Down

2013-02-15 07:06 PM

Motorcyclist possibly has two broken legs..

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 COMMENT 374902 helpful negative off topic

Target Stores

2013-02-15 07:08 PM

I shop weekly at the Oxnard store & for my simple needs in groceries, I consider the values superb compared with any supermarkets in the SB-Goleta-SYV zipcodes. Cleaning supplies, pet stuff, & toiletries are also unbeatable values. Leaves me a couple of bucks for a beer after work. A guy has to have priorities! Target's clothing, shoes, & wearable plunder do little for this "snappy dresser" (yeah right!) but electronics & the aforementioned weekly consumables are terrific values. And yes, I have a conscience; I just prefer prices that seem 30-50% cheaper than any Von's. Now I can't help but show unmitigated anger when I stroll thru local super-ripoff-markets. (Oh! The parking is much better than the Trader Joes stores.)

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 COMMENT 374903P helpful negative off topic

MTD fare increase is looming, while...

2013-02-15 07:10 PM

889, all SBCC students have to pay this bus fee whether or not they use the bus. If there are twenty thousand students paying the fee but less than half are taking the bus, I believe the MTD are already making out like bandits.

Maybe if you're really interested in fairness, you could help get carpoolers, bike riders, skateboarders and the walkers to SBCC a refund on that bus fee.

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 COMMENT 374904 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 07:11 PM

While I have never had an interest in making these, I do find them thought-provoking. Who built them? Was it during a campfire and maybe a little partying? How long will they last? It's fun to think about.
As one poster mentioned, they are at the bottom of my list of grievances at the beach. I am aggravated by the trash. Styrofoam, paint spray cans, hot sauce and ketchup packets, coffee cups and stirrers, plastic water bottles, and condoms. I've found all those things on a regular basis.
But really, I'd rather not be aggravated at all, so I try to leave the place better than I found it and practice good habits.

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 COMMENT 374905 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 07:25 PM

Seriously people? There are stabbings, shootings, famine, people injured by meteorites and you all are arguing about a freekin pile of rocks at the beach that the tide will wash away? Really?

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 COMMENT 374906P helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 07:39 PM

Playing with rocks, sand and driftwood is part of going to the beach. It's not like it's the shore of a placid lake where whatever you do is going to stay. The tide will re-shuffle everything in very short order.

Building anything sizable or digging is dangerous and harmful and is a separate story. I wouldn't support that.

The "ladies" kicking the rocks over is really an ugly story. I would like to pooh pooh it and say it's probably made up. Unfortunately, I've seen my share of people of all stripes wearing blinders, oblivious, uncaring and snarlingly contemptuous of anything outside of their narrow view.

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 COMMENT 374907 helpful negative off topic

MTD fare increase is looming, while...

2013-02-15 07:43 PM

Yes 903!!! Many Sbcc don't use it but still pay, including myself. I think they make out very well!! Sbcc had soooo many students

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 COMMENT 374909P helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 07:49 PM

EDDIEKD and I are in complete agreement. The fishing line, the polystyrene/styrofoam, the spray paint cans . . . that trash is the eyesore, not to mention bad for marine life.

This is what I love about Edhat. It is always so provoking, in every sense of the word.

Whenever I have seen rocks stacked at the beach, it never bothered me. Instead, I have always felt a kind of awe that anyone would take the time and have the energy to create such ephemeral art. If it is art. I think it's just rocks that will soon be washed away.

I wonder how I would have felt if I had seen those women knocking over the rock mandalas. Probably would have felt pity for them, that they had nothing better to do. It does make my heart tweak a bit when people are so angry and lash out for no reason.

@721P: As for parents acting self-entitled about their kids----you would love what I have going on next door to me. There seems to be a new kind of parenting, not too widely practiced, I hope, wherein the kids can do no wrong. And yelling and screaming is not only accepted but encouraged. Who cares if the neighbors complain (repeatedly)? It's all about the kids.

I had to laugh over the parent worried that his/her child would be hurt by tumbling rocks. What a world we live in, where now everyone else is to blame. How did this evolve, where now it is always someone else's fault?

My dog won't have to worry about stacked rocks. He comes when he is called and I don't let him get himself into potentially dangerous situations. It's called being a responsible caretaker.

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 COMMENT 374910P helpful negative off topic

Sea Center Fun

2013-02-15 07:54 PM

Does the center still have that dismally filthy and tiny tank with the tiny octopus trapped and suffocating in the muck? I won't go there ever again. So sad.

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 COMMENT 374911 helpful negative off topic

MTD fare increase is looming, while...

2013-02-15 07:56 PM

Boo hoo... More utopian wealth transfer programs failing. Duh. Why does the cost of the fares not cover the cost of the service?

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 COMMENT 374912 helpful negative off topic

MTD fare increase is looming, while...

2013-02-15 07:56 PM

Every night we have an empty bus drive through our neighborhood for 9-12. No fares, and the most polluting vehicle on the road? An empty bus. It's a diesel too, not a natural gas model. Just a waste.

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 COMMENT 374913 helpful negative off topic

Hendry's Beach Rock Art

2013-02-15 07:58 PM

I think it's vandalizing nature to make them. If someone wants piles of rocks, go make them in their own back yard.

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 COMMENT 374914P helpful negative off topic

Downtown Wells Fargo Closed

2013-02-15 08:00 PM

It was definitely a bomb threat.

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 COMMENT 374915P helpful negative off topic

Former News-Press editor gives piec...

2013-02-15 08:04 PM

What is the name "Mission and State" supposed to mean?

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 COMMENT 374916P helpful negative off topic

Target Stores

2013-02-15 08:04 PM

Thanks for the super-store comments. I wasn't aware. It so happens we'll be in that area on Monday and I'm really looking forward to some shopping.

I refuse to shop TJ's anymore and haven't been there in at least two years. Any of the locations that I've ever been to in this state has the most atrocious parking situations. It also seems to be a magnet for pretentious, birkenstock wearing male snowheads to look for the wimmen-folk. My looks are nothing to write home about and I don't wear rings but that doesn't mean I'm available or flattered. In disclosure, I've been a snowhead myself for a long time. Pot and kettle have met. Excuse the rant.

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 EMUWREN1 helpful negative off topic

How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 08:08 PM

908: I think it's great to let people know when they've goofed up a word. (Wala. I'm going to be getting some mileage out of that one!) My favorite French mispronunciation occurred when I was 20 years old and on an extremely "hot" date.

This was the 70s and people (it seems) were into griping about SB wannabes and pretentiousness even way back then. My date was going on and on and then said to me, "It is all a big fuh-cade." hahahaha.

Naturally, I had to correct him. I didn't want him going through life mispronouncing such a critical and necessary word. We did have one more date, but that story is even more tragically amusing.

As for plantings that would discourage taggers: Native rose and native gooseberry are two plants that would keep anyone, even the most dedicated miscreant, away from an area. They take a while to grow, but then need only rainwater. Problem is---they are so thorny, they are a bit of a bother to prune. Bougainvillea thorns don't hold a candle to the thorns on rose/gooseberry.

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 COMMENT 374918 helpful negative off topic

MTD fare increase is looming, while...

2013-02-15 08:16 PM

@903P
The figure is: Total amount of revenue paid by SBCC students (Divided By) total number of trips by SBCC students. The result is that SBCC students pay 76 cents per ride.

Example: SBCC students pay $10,000 per year. They use the bus 10000 times in one year. They pay $1 per trip. If they only used the bus 1000 times, then they would be paying $10 per trip.

So the figure already includes the fact that not every SBCC student rides the bus.

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 COMMENT 374920 helpful negative off topic

How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 08:25 PM

Wireless trail/game cameras at the entry points. They use infrared LEDs for a "flash" so taggers won't see them go off. If they do get stolen, the images have already been stored remotely. They run a 2-3 hundred bucks.

The trouble with video surveillance is that the image quality is usually very poor. Probably not good enough for an ID unless you spend a lot of money on the system. Game cameras take high resolution stills that capture a lot more detail.

I find it very irritating (but not surprising) that the local government punishes crime victims with fines instead of going after the criminals. Lazy [self-censored]s.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Suspicous Circumstances

2013-02-15 08:28 PM

They are associated with a white van possibly a Chevy with a partical Arizona plate of AKY096, The female was out of the van and told to get back in the van by the male driver..There was also another male in the van...This is a white van.

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 COMMENT 374922P helpful negative off topic

How to Deter Graffiti

2013-02-15 08:28 PM

I would go with the motion sensors and cameras. Anything that's going to cause injury to another, especially in light of it being spoken about publicly, is going to lead to future litigation. Honest, hard-working citizens are the easiest targets in our society. You're not going to be rewarded but demonized. One case in point is the homeowner who put broken glass on the top of his six foot high walls after being burgled several times. The crooks injured themselves, did not get arrested, and successfully sued the homeowner.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Suspicous Circumstances

2013-02-15 08:29 PM

The van is possible headed East toward Santa Barbara down the 154 CHP Has been notified..

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Suspicous Circumstances

2013-02-15 08:33 PM

SBSO On the van at Foothill back up comming.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Suspicous Circumstances

2013-02-15 08:34 PM

Officer out with the driver..

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Suspicous Circumstances

2013-02-15 08:36 PM

Not hearing anything..

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 COMMENT 374927P helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-15-13

2013-02-15 08:40 PM

679. Sure. We believe you. Where'd you purchase your bike again?

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 COMMENT 374928P helpful negative off topic

Suspicous Circumstances

2013-02-15 08:42 PM

Wow. Hope this woman gets help. Sounds like a Criminal Minds episode.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Suspicous Circumstances

2013-02-15 08:43 PM

Don't know what happened if I hear more so will you.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Suspicous Circumstances

2013-02-15 08:44 PM

Yea I know..

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 COMMENT 374931P helpful negative off topic

MTD fare increase is looming, while...

2013-02-15 08:52 PM

Bus fee = $26 multiplied by 20,000 SBCC students = $520,000.00.

If 10,000 students use the MTD, there is a windfall of $260,0000.00 on the backs of SBCC students of which an enormous number use other alternate modes of transportation.

Also, students who use their own vehicles are paying for a parking pass and still paying this bus fee. This is a community college. Talk of sticking it to the students is a bit unseemly when it appears that the MTD is the one who appears to be the party rolling in rose petals in this particular matter.

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 COMMENT 374932 helpful negative off topic

MTD fare increase is looming, while...

2013-02-15 08:52 PM

Here's the kicker that got me: "College students account for 15 percent of MTD’s ridership and that they pay $60 in student fees for a bus pass?—?a relative bargain at even twice the price."

MTD should raise the price of that bus pass. Public transportation all year for $60? Why such a subsidized rate?
the SBCC bus pass would be a bargain at $200!

I mean, consider the alternative.....one would pay more than $60 just for a SBCC parking permit....or just a week's worth of gas......or just a month's worth of car insurance....not to mention the price of a car itself, registration, and maintenance.?

Even a decent bicycle costs more than $60.

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 SHAKEY helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 2-15-13

2013-02-15 09:05 PM

How about moving a lot of them to one of the closed military base were they half to work ( on the base ) to live there !! A Gov. store to buy what ever they need with there EBT cards so the money goes right back into the program and a clinic run by MediCal , again so the money goes back. Just a thought !!

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 COMMENT 374934P helpful negative off topic

MTD fare increase is looming, while...

2013-02-15 09:31 PM

But STRAY, why should I pay for that bus pass when I don't use it at all. I bike or, sometimes, drive to SBCC, parking at the Waterfront. Charge those who use the bus whatever it costs and not have the fares be part of the enrollment fees.

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 COMMENT 374935P helpful negative off topic

Meteor Fly By

2013-02-15 09:51 PM

Read Thomas Razzeto's work on the "triple re-birth of the sun"...and the astronomy of the Mayan calendar. He is so articulate and intelligent....you will enjoy his essays and learn so much from him-I always do!

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 LOUWHO? helpful negative off topic

Oprah Winfrey is gutting her Santa ...

2013-02-15 10:09 PM

Ugh...

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 JOHN WILEY helpful negative off topic

Oprah Winfrey is gutting her Santa ...

2013-02-15 10:16 PM

What sort of home would you create, given basically unlimited wealth? The answers are so totally different, and always interesting.

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 COMMENT 374938P helpful negative off topic

Oprah Winfrey is gutting her Santa ...

2013-02-15 10:24 PM

I can't relate. She bought the property for 54 million, I think it was three times what it was worth. Now she's spending millions more to make it more "homey."

I just don't get it.

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 COMMENT 374939 helpful negative off topic

Oprah Winfrey is gutting her Santa ...

2013-02-15 10:25 PM

Of course, what can you do but laugh? For so many reasons!
I remember years ago getting my hair cut downtown. The gal cutting it was dating a guy who was a carpenter. He had just spent years working on intricate, detailed woodwork throughout the main house on the property. Oprah came along and bought the house, and paid to have everything that had just been put in hauled to the landfill. She started over.
I can't help but think she is now going to return the house to what it was when she first gutted it.
And thus my friends is the life of the insanely rich. She'd be better off buying a modest home and sending her excess money to South Africa or South Side Chicago.
I guess as much as her media empire is said to be suffering, she is still mightily atop the 1% pile and will do as she pleases with her largesse, which is her right. That doesn't mean the rest of us can't still judge.

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 COMMENT 374940 helpful negative off topic

Tibor Karsai Update

2013-02-15 10:33 PM

I don't know enough to opine about the legal implications of this, but I do know the last sentence of her press release is offensive. Shouldn't she just do her job without giving herself lavish praise? Most people go to work and do their duty without trumpeting their amazing commitment to what they are paid to do, in this case " fight against sexually violent predators" with a capital S, V and P.
Pretty vain and self-important.

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 NATURE BOY helpful negative off topic

Target Stores

2013-02-15 10:56 PM

Not sure what you're asking. Are you asking which Target stores (Oxnard, Ventura, or Thousand Oaks) have the largest selection of clothing, shoes, and home goods? Why not visit each, and decide for yourself? That would be better than asking opinions, because it's not necessarily quantitative, unless users had actual numbers. You should maybe send an email to Target's corporate headquarters and ask them for the information.

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 COMMENT 374942P helpful negative off topic

Oprah Winfrey is gutting her Santa ...

2013-02-15 11:03 PM

According to Oprah magazine there's no mention of "gutting" but of changing, simplifying. Seems as if the media is, again, seeking the sensational.

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 COMMENT 374943P helpful negative off topic

George Kladnik

2013-02-15 11:07 PM

Peace and condolences to his family.

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 COMMENT 374944P helpful negative off topic

Meteor Fly By

2013-02-15 11:53 PM

Razzeto's stuff is pure fantasy. But if you like mythology, have fun.

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 MESARATS helpful negative off topic

Oprah Winfrey is gutting her Santa ...

2013-02-15 11:53 PM

942p. You are right on. Eddiekid. You do have the right to judge. Many people in the world don't make in a day want you spent years ago getting your hair cut, you likely have potable water, electricity, heating and can pay $4.95 for Edhat. You my friend would be judged as 1% in the eyes of many. A matter of perspective.

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