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 LIMES helpful negative off topic

Metro Movie Number

2012-11-09 12:08 AM

Don't relie on calling. GO there! I once called a retaurant over lost keys, and the person on the phone said there was no sign of them. Went back and the waiter had set them aside. Go!

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Adorable Adornments

2012-11-09 12:38 AM

That door color is wild! But is that plastic turf I see in the middle "lawn" strip of the driveway? This place looks a bit anal to me, with not a leaf or twig in sight.

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Thressa Kuipers

2012-11-09 03:03 AM

May she rest in peace.

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 LALALALA helpful negative off topic

Gone Mural

2012-11-09 03:07 AM

GONE ... LOVE!

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 COMMENT 340835 helpful negative off topic

Oh, Honey Do!

2012-11-09 04:40 AM

Hey bumblebee,
Just call the bee rescue hotline @ 699-6229.
We will dispatch a tech to come check out your pesky little swarm and figure out how best to relocate.
799, you are correct. We use 5frame hive boxes for most rescues and relocations.

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 COMMENT 340836 helpful negative off topic

Grass Fed Beef

2012-11-09 06:00 AM

San Julian and Shalhoobs are NOT grass fed. I asked them.

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 COMMENT 340837 helpful negative off topic

Carpinteria's ban on single-use bag...

2012-11-09 06:06 AM

Carp has become a socialist state. They are anti business and anti growth. Take a look at their stupid city laws they have. Here's a couple: 1. Illegal to smoke anywhere in public. 2. Illegal to fly a remote control airplane at a park when a sporting event is going on. 3. If you pull out of any kind of driveway in carp you MUST treat it as a stop sign or else that's a ticket. 4. You have to have a license for your dog and your bicycle. Does Carp not want tourist anymore?

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 COMMENT 340838 helpful negative off topic

Goleta Vibrations

2012-11-09 06:15 AM

It's probably your conscience telling you it's been too long since you hung out.

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 COMMENT 340839P helpful negative off topic

Semi-Truck Accident

2012-11-09 06:19 AM

There are too many large semi trucks parking along the 101 in the Gaviota/Lompoc Hwy 1 exit areas. They seem to pull over at any area that is open enough to accommodate their large hauls. And then they leave all their trash behind. Not to mention urine containers, etc. Gross. They are no longer allowed to pull over in that one area north of Refugio because of all the trash. And they are no longer allowed to pull over at the top of Nojouji (sp?) Grade because of trash/dangers. CHP should not allow truckers to pull over anywhere they feel like. I understand truckers need to nap/sleep but there are plenty of appropriate places to do this. Try motels.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Rapist Arrested After Being Identif...

2012-11-09 06:20 AM

So it's aganist the law to say bad things about sex offenders now?

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 SPAGNOLA helpful negative off topic

Sunny Sunset

2012-11-09 06:21 AM

Love this - thank you!

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Rapist Arrested After Being Identif...

2012-11-09 06:21 AM

KEYT had a picture of him on the news he was very familiar looking.

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 COMMENT 340843 helpful negative off topic

Rapist Arrested After Being Identif...

2012-11-09 06:22 AM

Excellent job in getting this guy off the streets. Thank you SBPD!

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 COMMENT 340844P helpful negative off topic

Cold Fire Investigation Update

2012-11-09 06:24 AM

Yes, what happened to the "suspect" that was apprehended? Hispanic in white teeshirt or something to that effect? Was he a poor innocent, in the wrong place at the wrong time?

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Life on a Knife Edge

2012-11-09 06:25 AM

UH if I should ever have a breakdown in public you have my permission to come over and take my pictures..PS It will probley be the Edhat Nanny that shoves me over the edge...

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 COMMENT 340846 helpful negative off topic

Goleta Vibrations

2012-11-09 06:32 AM

It's probably construction, but if you are near the airport and you hear a low-pitched quick buzz every 10 seconds through the speakers in your radio or computer, then that is the airport radar. The radar's pulse rate is around 200 Hz, which produces a pretty low-pitched sound.

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 COMMENT 340847P helpful negative off topic

Rapist Arrested After Being Identif...

2012-11-09 06:34 AM

A "happy" ending - thank you to those who put him behind bars.

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 COMMENT 340848P helpful negative off topic

Sunny Sunset

2012-11-09 06:37 AM

Video (Flash) doesn't work on an iPad.

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 COMMENT 340849 helpful negative off topic

Carpinteria's ban on single-use bag...

2012-11-09 06:39 AM

340810P - An in-ground disposal unit is fine if you never walk your dog.

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 COMMENT 340850 helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 06:42 AM

340823P - I don't care how big or small the "clogged mess of people" is that you speak of; they will be able to proceed through this roundabout 10 times faster than if there was a stop sign or traffic signal there.

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 COMMENT 340851P helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 06:46 AM

The Los Carneros one is nice - and they've done a nice job landscaping it!

A few roundabouts are okay, but I just came back from the UK and if you want to see Roundabouts Gone Bad, go to Milton Keynes, where they have about 300, yes 300, in/around the town. The traffic moves fast and you don't have time to read the road signs - It's like being trapped on the tea cup ride at Disneyland. Also, a family member tells me, not so kind to tires.

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 COMMENT 340852 helpful negative off topic

Rapist Arrested After Being Identif...

2012-11-09 06:48 AM

What a shocker. See mug shot gallery for pic, similar content most items on there

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 COMMENT 340853 helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 06:49 AM

Works like a champ! Nice work

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 COMMENT 340855 helpful negative off topic

Sunny Sunset

2012-11-09 06:55 AM

Beautiful! The colors are magnificent!

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 COMMENT 340856 helpful negative off topic

The county's employee retirement sy...

2012-11-09 06:56 AM

Tocqueville never spoke or wrote those words in his life, 340770.

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Semi-Truck Accident

2012-11-09 06:56 AM

839P So truckers "pull over at any area that is open enough to accommodate their large hauls." Isn't that the point? Seems like they don't have too many options on that stretch. And are they supposed to pay for a motel just to use the john? I go over the Nojoqui grade quite a lot and have never noticed piles of trash, though it's certainly dangerous.Maybe you're painting all truckers with the same brush? And let's face it, some car drivers aren't that careful with trash either.

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 AQUAHOLIC helpful negative off topic

Adorable Adornments

2012-11-09 06:59 AM

L O V E !! Really appreciate seeing an artists creativity at work in the ordinarily mundane things...really nice. Thank you for posting.

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 COMMENT 340859 helpful negative off topic

Goleta Vibrations

2012-11-09 06:59 AM

Mmmmm, how are those sour grapes tasting, 340854?

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 MADMAX helpful negative off topic

Grass Fed Beef

2012-11-09 07:05 AM

Shalhoobs.....Where the Grass fed beef view the sea...Hollister Ranch.

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 COMMENT 340861 helpful negative off topic

Gesundheit!

2012-11-09 07:06 AM

Tex, I have a 5DMarkII, previously using the T3i which is a great camera and basically the same as the T2i.

I would suggest a longer lens as the 55mm just isn't a far enough reach, unless you're really close. Assuming you're on continuous shooting, handheld? I usually am in shutter priority mode for birds, aperture as wide open as the lens goes (smaller number) and depending on the light use a higher ISO in order to get a faster shutter speed. My particular lens is a straight f/4 (would love a 2.8 but expensive and heavier).

You might take it to Samy's and they could make sure it's working ok. But taking bird shots (especially hummers) takes practice and I'm still learning how to do it!

Good luck!!

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 COMMENT 340862 helpful negative off topic

SRA Fees

2012-11-09 07:07 AM

Very interesting. I lost my home in the Painted Cave fire and my mother lost her home in the Jesusita fire. I didn't see anyone from the state down here fighting those fires and saving our homes. There were many other local jurisdiction who were here fighting local fires over the years under mutual aid agreements, so exactly what am I paying the state for, other than another six figure bureaucratic do-nothing "job" complete with agency staff and overhead? A position that will be given to some termed out elected official to have a meeting two or three times a year at the taxpayers expense!.
I think we should defer some of these fire suppression costs by holding a lottery at $5.00 a ticket to see who comes the closest to guessing how big this state agency will be, how much the head political hack will get paid, including fringe benefits, and how little they will do!

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 COMMENT 340863 helpful negative off topic

Goleta Vibrations

2012-11-09 07:09 AM

Thanks you guys made me laugh this morning! That's why I love reading Ed Hat.

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 COMMENT 340864 helpful negative off topic

Structure Fire

2012-11-09 07:12 AM

No, but as soon as they are assessed another $150.00 by the state for living where they do they will never have to worry again about fires,-NOT!

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 COMMENT 340865 helpful negative off topic

Adorable Adornments

2012-11-09 07:12 AM

Love the little kids!!!

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 COMMENT 340867 helpful negative off topic

Adorable Adornments

2012-11-09 07:14 AM

Looks like a David Shelton gate.

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 COMMENT 340868 helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 07:17 AM

@340795

Yes it does. Yes they do. No they don't. No they don't.

No it isn't, to be honest.

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 COMMENT 340869 helpful negative off topic

Grass Fed Beef

2012-11-09 07:18 AM

866 for the win !!!

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 COMMENT 340870 helpful negative off topic

Oh, Honey Do!

2012-11-09 07:19 AM

I would love to host a hive, but am not sure if I have enough space in my yard.

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 COMMENT 340871 helpful negative off topic

Rapist Arrested After Being Identif...

2012-11-09 07:21 AM

My thanks go out to the SBPD for getting this guy off the streets. Well done!

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 COMMENT 340872 helpful negative off topic

2013 Fireworks

2012-11-09 07:22 AM

Ask the homeless.

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 COMMENT 340873 helpful negative off topic

Lindsey Stirling @ SOhO

2012-11-09 07:24 AM

I love finding out about new musicians, who knew a violinist could be so interesting!

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 COMMENT 340874 helpful negative off topic

SRA Fees

2012-11-09 07:24 AM

I had some lefty tell me "maybe California is not for you" after the election. I think every single business owner in this state should consider this.

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 COMMENT 340875 helpful negative off topic

Astrologer or Psychic

2012-11-09 07:24 AM

Amy Katz 428-9252 or Patricia Diorio

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 COMMENT 340876 helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 07:27 AM

Unfortunately the traffic departments of the County and City became enthralled with the idea of "roundabouts" like they did with highly dangerous "bulb-outs". When attempts to be "innovative" overcome common sense these "traffic engineeers" often fail to read the technical literature which specifies WHERE roundabouts are efficient and why. They are primarily designed for intersections where there is a high speed through street and the intersecting streets have difficulty crossing or entering resulting in very dangerous "T-Bone" type accidents or for very complex multi-entry intersections. The most prominent study revealed that 4 way stop signs at regular urban and semi-rural intersections are at least as efficient and have a lower accident rate than inefficient roundabouts that have been intalled where they are inappropriate.

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 COMMENT 340877 helpful negative off topic

Dinner & Beer

2012-11-09 07:27 AM

the new Eureka burger is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! great food .. tons of local and really original beers with a great staff and service! very busy.. you will wait in line but it is well worth it

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 COMMENT 340878 helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 07:31 AM

809:

Yeah I really noticed that as well.

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 COMMENT 340879 helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 07:31 AM

I've had to slam on my brakes a few times because people have entered without looking. Not to mention the people who come to a complete stop when NO ONE is there. Maybe it will get better. Right now, I want to avoid it at all cost!

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 COMMENT 340880 helpful negative off topic

Grass Fed Beef

2012-11-09 07:31 AM

bestbeefever(dot)com sells local grass-fed beef, but it certainly is pricey. Prime NY steak is $33/lb. Most of the non-prime roasts are $12/lb. On average between 3 and 4 times as much as grocery store meat.

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 COMMENT 340881 helpful negative off topic

Goleta Vibrations

2012-11-09 07:34 AM

0854... the vitriol of the campaign is over, the election is behind us so would be so kind as to stop with the name calling now?

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 COMMENT 340882 helpful negative off topic

Carpinteria's ban on single-use bag...

2012-11-09 07:36 AM

837:

How is that socialist? None of those laws you stated have anything to do with economic socialism.

Please stop spouting off ideas of socialist governments without actually understanding what they are.

I find it laughable that you try to equate those laws to an oppressive government. Maybe you should write a book about it, sounds very traumatizing.

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 COMMENT 340883 helpful negative off topic

Friday Traffic

2012-11-09 07:42 AM

To whoever dropped that ladder on the 101 north around La Cumbre and just drove on. As a motorcycle rider who has had to dodge numerous unsecured articles flying out of trucks in my 30 years of riding, if I had caught you in the act you would be followed and hunted down to your destination. I hope somebody can read the name printed on the side of the ladder and report it, I couldn't quite read it, I was blocked by a car DODGING it. Secure your loads, people!

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 COMMENT 340884 helpful negative off topic

Cachuma Camp on Happy Canyon Road h...

2012-11-09 07:44 AM

One less place to pick up the garbage

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 COMMENT 340885 helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 07:46 AM

Too bad it it only has one lane

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 COMMENT 340886 helpful negative off topic

Astrologer or Psychic

2012-11-09 07:48 AM

I can heartily recommend local artist and psychic Susan Hazard. She's done readings for our whole family and dinner parties. She has good sense and great humor. mz.hazard@gmail.com

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 COMMENT 340887 helpful negative off topic

Rapist Arrested After Being Identif...

2012-11-09 07:49 AM

Great job again SBPD! ¡ Muchisimas gracias !

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 COMMENT 340888 helpful negative off topic

Succulent Fungus

2012-11-09 07:50 AM

Yummy..heat a little extra-virgin olive oil..slice thinly..about 5 seconds on each side...you wont believe it! and the aroma might set off your smoke alarms.

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 COMMENT 340889 helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 07:51 AM

It only needs one lane.

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 COMMENT 340890 helpful negative off topic

Succulent Fungus

2012-11-09 07:54 AM

Pika - pika - pikachu????

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 COMMENT 340892 helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 07:58 AM

Let's all drive over there and have a 200 lap round-about race

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 COMMENT 340893 helpful negative off topic

Holiday Food and Toy Donations

2012-11-09 08:02 AM

I go to the Iyengar Yoga Studio on De La Vina St. The folks there have a tall basket which they fill up every day with food donations for Unity Shop. I am impressed; the ady behind the desk told me the basket is full every day. Santa Barbara people really step up.

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 COMMENT 340894 helpful negative off topic

Rapist Arrested After Being Identif...

2012-11-09 08:07 AM

He was on my son's football team for years. Seemed normal then.

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 COMMENT 340895P helpful negative off topic

Oh, Honey Do!

2012-11-09 08:10 AM

870: I also. Can anyone say how large a yard (in the city of Santa Barbara) one needs?

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 COMMENT 340896 helpful negative off topic

Semi-Truck Accident

2012-11-09 08:10 AM

Move Over Law. Learn it.

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 COMMENT 340897 helpful negative off topic

Dinner & Beer

2012-11-09 08:12 AM

Palace Grill -- amazing food and service. It's very festive for birthdays and special occasions. We always have fun there.

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 COMMENT 340898 helpful negative off topic

OPEN GALLERY by Artist GONE

2012-11-09 08:12 AM

where is the address?

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 COMMENT 340899 helpful negative off topic

Carpet Cleaners

2012-11-09 08:17 AM

We just used Tom Conklin of Santa Barbara Carpet Cleaning 569-7027 to spruce up our carpets for the holidays. He did a beautiful job for a fraction of the price charged by any other carpet cleaner we have used. I see he has been recommended by other readers, but he's so good, I thought this was worthy of an update.

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 COMMENT 340900 helpful negative off topic

Carpinteria Structure Fire

2012-11-09 08:24 AM

I'm beginning to wonder if the urban hikers are benign ambulance chasers? They sure seem to pop up at the right place and the right time.

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 MTNDRIVER helpful negative off topic

Adorable Adornments

2012-11-09 08:26 AM

Swwweeeeeettttt!

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 COMMENT 340902 helpful negative off topic

The county's employee retirement sy...

2012-11-09 08:26 AM

744 my guess to your "when" question is when the state completely implodes from the weight of all the parasites sucking the life out of it.This taxation will only end when the only people left to tax are themselves.Get ready for a whole new way of life, it's on the way.

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 SBSURFERLIFE helpful negative off topic

Carpinteria Structure Fire

2012-11-09 08:30 AM

They're more journalists than ambulance chasers. If this was posted on the Independent would you say the same? Doubt it.

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 COMMENT 340905 helpful negative off topic

2013 Fireworks

2012-11-09 08:36 AM

NO fireworks on New Year's Eve. There has not been any in 12 years.

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 TRAVELIN helpful negative off topic

Astrologer or Psychic

2012-11-09 08:36 AM

Call Reesha at 805-682-5735. She's an older British woman who is highly psychic. She seems to easily tune in and some times reads palms and tea leaves, etc., that are simply a focal point for her innate intuitive abilities. She has helped many people with wise and kind guidance, including me. I had her see people at a big party, and she was incredible and a huge hit.

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 COMMENT 340907P helpful negative off topic

Adorable Adornments

2012-11-09 08:37 AM

Yes, a lot of the beauty and fun glimpses around town are in the details. Nice to see such contributions - wish there were more such postings. The posting might encourage more Edhat image postings of sights other than Santa Barbara sunsets and sunrises. (Positive reinforcement intended, not snarkiness)

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 COMMENT 340908 helpful negative off topic

Semi-Truck Accident

2012-11-09 08:38 AM

839 let me guess, you drive a prius and have a government job.

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 ARCHIE helpful negative off topic

Adorable Adornments

2012-11-09 08:38 AM

What delight! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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 COMMENT 340910P helpful negative off topic

Veiny Shrimp

2012-11-09 08:42 AM

You're eating an animal. What's the difference between eating its muscle and eating its vein?

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 COMMENT 340911P helpful negative off topic

Carpinteria Structure Fire

2012-11-09 08:45 AM

I'm so happy this family escaped without injury, and that they didn't lose more. Thank you firefighters!

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 COMMENT 340912 helpful negative off topic

Sequoia

2012-11-09 08:45 AM

Thank you for the corrections on the proper name of this bear--I actually saw a second one shortly after deep in the woods and it was very black.

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 COMMENT 340913 helpful negative off topic

The county's employee retirement sy...

2012-11-09 08:47 AM

I know this is like throwing holy water on a vampire, but California is not one of the states that has the highest tax burden per capita, From the 2009 data, we are only 8th in per capita tax collections for local and state taxes. That burden of 11.8% of income compared to an average of 9.8% for all the other states. (Ca Tax Foundation Data).

Non-public safety pensions which are the majority of the retirees only account for about 50% of the pension costs. The remaining costs are for the relatively small number of firefighter and cop pensions who can retire young and get much larger pensions than clerical workers and engineers. But no one is arguing that the cops and firefighters don't deserve these nice pensions, are they?

But don't a let any facts get in the way of some good public pension bashing! Have at it.

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 COMMENT 340915 helpful negative off topic

Carpinteria Structure Fire

2012-11-09 08:51 AM

I think the Urban Hikers is a network of citizen photojournalists - either that or only one person with a magic carpet. Since the only other person in town consistently covering breaking news is Roger, I'm grateful that they send in their reports and provide me with information. Thanks UH, thanks Edhat and of course, thanks Roger.

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Man Down on Beach

2012-11-09 08:55 AM

In the Kelp Bed Unknown Condition..

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 COMMENT 340917P helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-09 08:57 AM

Nice work Chaucer's!

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Man Down on Beach

2012-11-09 09:03 AM

Possible 1144 Fatality They haven't said so but have requested a chaplin, and put out a code 20 to notify the media..If I hear more so will you.

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 COMMENT 340919 helpful negative off topic

Semi-Truck Accident

2012-11-09 09:06 AM

857, actually the area at Nojoqui summit had signs saying litter would cause the closure of the area. They were up for a long time. Then the area was blocked off and the signs replaced with ones saying litter caused the closure.

I don't want tired truckers staying on the road, but people need to police themselves. It's pretty easy to know if you just tossed something out or kept it in your vehicle to throw out at the next stop.

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 COMMENT 340920 helpful negative off topic

Sunny Sunset

2012-11-09 09:07 AM

LOUWHO - It is isn't it? I love the sunsets this time of year.

SPAGNOLA - You are so welcome, I wish I had my good camera with me, but the iPhone did the trick :)

848P - Thank you for the heads up. It was uploaded to Facebook and that is their own media player. Next time I'll upload to YouTube and there shouldn't be a problem.

855 - They are! Everything was just so saturated and beautiful in those last few moments before the sun disappeared.

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 COMMENT 340921P helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 09:08 AM

My gripe...so many bicycle riders and joggers aren't using the paths built for them. I had a guy behind me on a bike yelling at me to go the other day. This morning a girl was jogging on the road, against traffic and gave me a look because when I drove through I got close to her! It's so narrow, I had no choice!

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 COMMENT 340922 helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 09:09 AM

ANNNNNND let the accidents begin!! Remember folks the rule is simple. "YIELD to oncoming traffic"

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 COMMENT 340923P helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-09 09:11 AM

I love Chaucers. This article makes me miss the Earthling, as well. We spent many a Saturday morning at their children's programs.

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 COMMENT 340924 helpful negative off topic

Carpinteria Structure Fire

2012-11-09 09:11 AM

great job urban hikers! Seems like a lot of chiefs for just a garage / house fire... just sayin

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Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-09 09:15 AM

3 cheers for Chaucer's. Physical books have one thing ebooks will never have, personality. You can pickup and hold a book and each feels unique, its own little world of smell, print type, and tactile sensations. You can look backwards and forwards with ease, you can make notes as you like or not, you can quickly see how far into you are, quickly find out how any pages are in it, etc... None of these things can be had with ebooks. This is why I like physical books over ebooks, I don't think physical books will be going away any time soon. Hooray for our very own Chaucer's for preservering. I wish The Earthling would have survived too.

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 COMMENT 340926 helpful negative off topic

Carpinteria Structure Fire

2012-11-09 09:19 AM

@900 I've always thought the same. At the very least, these post should be titled citizen reports, since there's no way they are hiking to opposite ends of the town to put people's private tragedies on film for all of us to rubberneck.

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Rapist Arrested After Being Identif...

2012-11-09 09:21 AM

He has an unusually low hairline ... I wonder if that means anything.

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 COMMENT 340928 helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-09 09:21 AM

I love Chaucer's and buy my books there. If they don't stock it they can get it fast.
How many of us, who miss the Earthling, actually bought books there and not through Amazon or the box stores?

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Goleta Vibrations

2012-11-09 09:22 AM

Fracking?

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Lovey-Dovey

2012-11-09 09:23 AM

they are sweet birds, love to ground feed on millet and they eat the other seed in mixes that songbirds won't touch. I love the soft squeeky sound of their wings during flight.

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 GOLETAPIO helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 09:24 AM

It's important to note that cyclists can take the lane and have the same rights as vehicles when they are in the lane. The multi-use paths are really designed for pedestrians and inexperienced riders.

As far as the Islamic center (someone asked here), it's still working its way through the planning process. You can contact Scott Kolwitz at the City (961-7500 or skolwitz@cityofgoleta.org) if you have more specific questions or want to be added to the interested parties list.

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 COMMENT 340932 helpful negative off topic

Sequoia

2012-11-09 09:24 AM

Sequoia and Kings Canyon - both favorite places in Central California! We really have it all, don't we, from the sea to the Sierra!

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 GOLETAPIO helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 09:26 AM

There were accidents at this location and that is one of the reasons why the City moved forward with this project - to improve public safety. Traffic data actually shows that the severity of accidents is reduced in roundabouts because the impacts tend to be at lower speeds and as side impacts rather than T-bones.

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 COMMENT 340934P helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-09 09:30 AM

When The Earthling was still around I bought books there all the time the same with Chaucer's. But I admit over the past few years I've bought most of my books via Amazon. However, now that Amazon has to charge sales tax that is changing back. Why pay tax and shipping when I don't have to. I am glad the big box stores are gone. I prefer to support local businesses.

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 COMMENT 340935 helpful negative off topic

Oh, Honey Do!

2012-11-09 09:33 AM

Last month I left two messages for the SB Beekepers, about a swarm that settled in my plum tree and I did not receive a call back. Four days later I phoned JP's bees who came out within an hour and relocated the swarm. It cost $75 but was worth it to me because I have pets I am concerned about.

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 COMMENT 340936 helpful negative off topic

Ojai Raptor Center to open to publi...

2012-11-09 09:34 AM

we went there before, there are no very steep hills, but its uneven in some spots, dirt, slab concrete, gravel, some indoor areas, some outdoor, parking is a bit of a walk , but they say they have shuttles and handicap parking.....it is a really cool place, the birds are amazing :-)

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 AGENTSME helpful negative off topic

Pascucci Renovation?

2012-11-09 09:34 AM

Love Pascucci's - Great food and nice people.

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 COMMENT 340938 helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-09 09:35 AM

Since when was Las Positas the wrong side of town?

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 COMMENT 340939 helpful negative off topic

Man Down on Beach

2012-11-09 09:35 AM

Oh no :( so tragic.

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 COMMENT 340940 helpful negative off topic

Oh, Honey Do!

2012-11-09 09:37 AM

I have a bee question. I live in a fairly rural location and my neighbors often let beekeepers keep their hives (white wooden boxes) in a nearby meadow. I am a "bee fan" and have never minded their presence.

Recently, though, a new batch of bees was brought in and they're behaving differently than any other bees that have resided nearby. These ones come and crawl all over my (tiny) lawn and congregate in my potted plants. It's almost like they're digging in the soil. Is this a different type of bee? Are they looking for something (water?)... Or, is this some kind of seasonal behavior that I've just not noticed before?

We have to wear shoes when we outside - they're all over the place! I'd ask the beekeepers, but they seem to come rarely - and then it's usually late at night.

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 COMMENT 340941 helpful negative off topic

Goleta Vibrations

2012-11-09 09:40 AM

SERIOUSLY: I live in Goleta and have felt it too. Its like vibration mode of your cell phone but coming through the ground in intervals very similar to a phone ringing, then it stops. I was starting to think that someone was buried under my yard with their cell phone on.

Too bad we can't get any real answers, instead all we get are responses from screwball political whiners. Yes, I am talking about you.

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 COMMENT 340942 helpful negative off topic

Oh, Honey Do!

2012-11-09 09:40 AM

to answer 895's question, here is the City of SB's ordinance:

6.28.030 Number and Location of Hives. A. No more than four (4) hives shall be maintained on lots having less than 10,000 square feet in area. On lots larger than 10,000 square feet, no more than one (1) hive shall be maintained for each 5,000 square feet of additional lot area. B. Hives shall not be placed within twenty (20) lineal feet of any public street, sidewalk, or other public thoroughfare. (Ord. 4621, 1990; Ord. 4460, 1987; Ord. 4346, 1985; Ord. 3769, 1975; Ord. 3642, 1974.)

It is strongly recommended that you speak with your surrounding neighbors to let them know about your desire to keep bees on your property beforehand. Offer to share some honey with them, and 99% of the time, they will be thrilled about it.
County regulations differ from the city and are a bit more restrictive, but again, it is usually just a matter of discussing with your neighbors first.
Bee well & bee happy!
SBBA.ORG

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 COMMENT 340943 helpful negative off topic

Rapist Arrested After Being Identif...

2012-11-09 09:46 AM

I went to elementry school with this scum bag. Amazing how time changes people.

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 COMMENT 340944 helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-09 09:48 AM

I love shopping at Chaucer's. The employees are so knowledgeable and helpful. The book selection is amazing.

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 COMMENT 340945 helpful negative off topic

ADA Sign

2012-11-09 09:50 AM

If it's been there 4 years, I wonder if anyone cares

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 COMMENT 340946 helpful negative off topic

Man Down on Beach

2012-11-09 09:51 AM

KEYT website is saying a body was found. :(

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 COMMENT 340947 helpful negative off topic

Man Down on Beach

2012-11-09 09:53 AM

OMG any idea if this is a student??

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Man Down on Beach

2012-11-09 09:54 AM

Not sure how the fella died but I will say there is always partying going on over there not just on Halloween..I'm not surprised..

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 COMMENT 340949 helpful negative off topic

Oh, Honey Do!

2012-11-09 09:58 AM

935, sorry about that! I have to take personal responsibility for not responding to your plum tree bees. SBBA is just one year in the making, and are going through some growing pains due to the overwhelming response from the community, and the quantities of requests that we have been receiving for rescues. A few have fallen through the cracks :-(
We now have a volunteer that is taking all of the calls and routing them to our 7 rescue tech volunteers (myself included). All of us volunteers do our best, and do so without any compensation, and in our "spare time".
On the positive side, we have performed, at last months count, over 250 rescues and relocation's this year.
Comment 940, can you post a picture of the bees you are talking about? It sounds possibly like yellow jackets to me if they are hanging out around the soil. This is yellow jacket season, but with this cooldown, they should be leaving.

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 COMMENT 340950 helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-09 10:01 AM

The author, Pico Iyer, has always shown Santa Barbara a lot of love.

"Pico Iyer is a presidential fellow at Chapman University.

This essay is adapted from one in “My Bookstore,” a forthcoming anthology in which 80 writers describe the bookshops they love."

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 COMMENT 340951 helpful negative off topic

ADA Sign

2012-11-09 10:04 AM

I care, but wasn't sure who to contact at the City.
It was annoying when walking our dog but when we started taking a stroller along with us it became a hazard. Is blocking the sidewalk worth just a sign that says "Bump"? What's worse is there are a dozen other speed bumps along Portesuello that don't need the cautionary sign. So whom do my anonymous neighbor and I call at the City?

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 COMMENT 340952 helpful negative off topic

ADA Sign

2012-11-09 10:07 AM

Amazing! Did you find that while texting?

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 COMMENT 340953 helpful negative off topic

ADA Sign

2012-11-09 10:09 AM

ADA is the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which attempts to ensure equal access to public areas and areas of employment to people with a range of physical disabilities. It is not a building code and is not enforced by anyone but the Department of Justice by lawsuit or settlement in federal court. If you feel strongly about this, you can get the complaint forms online to submit to DOJ. The local building standards code, in our case currently the 2010 California Building Code, contains in Chapter 11 the regulations for new work in accessible public areas, which would be 32" min. clear width at the pole (and max. 2% cross slope on the sidewalk). If it isn't wide enough you can complain to the city or county public works dept. since it is in the road right-of-way, and they may in fact listen since the threat of federal lawsuit is real and has been exercised many times.

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 COMMENT 340954 helpful negative off topic

Laminate and Wool?

2012-11-09 10:10 AM

For the carpet, try dry laundry detergent. For the laminate, vinegar.

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 COMMENT 340955 helpful negative off topic

ADA Sign

2012-11-09 10:10 AM

The sidewalk doesn't even look like it's ADA compliant even without the sign. Doesn't look that wide at all.

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 COMMENT 340956 helpful negative off topic

ADA Sign

2012-11-09 10:11 AM

It's especially bad when the construction trucks that park there block more of the sidewalk with their mirrors.

What I find curious is that a City inspector is supposed to go out and look at the results of each project that is done in the City. When the inspection was done, either they didn't do their job or didn't care about this.

Plus when other inspections were done for nearby projects, such as the recent Portesuello realignment at Modoc, the City Inspector missed it again.

Maybe the inspectors need to be assigned a portion of the City, like a beat cop, and then they would care more about what happens in their assigned area?

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 COMMENT 340958 helpful negative off topic

Man Down on Beach

2012-11-09 10:16 AM

I hope the police/sheriff do a better job investigating the scene since the last person they found dead at the beach.

Prayers to the victim and his family & friends. Very sad.

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 RHS helpful negative off topic

The county's employee retirement sy...

2012-11-09 10:19 AM

correction: 856 was right.

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 COMMENT 340960P helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-09 10:24 AM

I have a hard time imagining there is any possibility for redemption with a person who can torture an animal so heinously. Dogs are the most dependent, defenseless and loyal creature humans have the privilege of loving. Who or what broke this psychopath? Or was he born heartless? Being high is not the reason he did this; having no soul is.

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 COMMENT 340961P helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-09 10:25 AM

398, agreed. I always thought of that part of town as uptown SB. Very interesting the author would say that it was the wrong side of town. Poor choice of words IMHO.

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 COMMENT 340962 helpful negative off topic

Gone Mural

2012-11-09 10:26 AM

Triupherant

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 COMMENT 340963P helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-09 10:27 AM

It's crimes like these that make me wish an eye for an eye punishment was acceptable...

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 COMMENT 340964 helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-09 10:28 AM

I love Chaucers atmosphere and visit there nearly weekly, but I personally have found the staff reliably standoffish. I always just assumed it was the typical SB elitism with a "more well read than thou" burnish.

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 COMMENT 340965 helpful negative off topic

Semi-Truck Accident

2012-11-09 10:28 AM

Roger! I used to live there in Nojoqui Falls. I had to turn into that pullout on top of the grade. I would see gallon piss jugs,tires and trash thrown as rude as can be. But if it was designated a truck stop rest area. Why was there NEVER A COUNTY/CITY TRASH CONTAINER? Interesting. I used to drive a truck semi that is. Time time time. You drive till you nearly pass out. No motels for miles. Feel me? By the way, move over law? These morons around here drive 55 in the fast lane. Uneducated, eating,texting,makeup,music. NO responsibilty you SB drivers. The majority are uneducated. Thanks!

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 COMMENT 340966 helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-09 10:29 AM

Crimes against animals are despicable and should be punished to the full extent of the law (or more....)

What a sick sack of dirt!

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 COMMENT 340967 helpful negative off topic

Oh, Honey Do!

2012-11-09 10:29 AM

940 here - BeeBoy: I'll email pics to you. Thanks.

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 COMMENT 340968 helpful negative off topic

Man Down on Beach

2012-11-09 10:30 AM

Is it possible that there is a "serial pusher" in this town?

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 COMMENT 340969P helpful negative off topic

ADA Sign

2012-11-09 10:31 AM

I am pretty sure local governments are exempt from ADA.

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 COMMENT 340970 helpful negative off topic

Laminate and Wool?

2012-11-09 10:32 AM

Kitchen: looks like regular old linoleum. Hot water, ammonia, scrub brush and good old elbow grease.
Carpet: Wool is a b*tch. Can't help you there. That is why I dont' have any carpet in my house, I learned the hard way (yes I know this is a rental and you have no choice!).

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 COMMENT 340971 helpful negative off topic

Laminate and Wool?

2012-11-09 10:33 AM

Carpet stains are often from sugars embedded in the fibers that attract dirt. You need a steam cleaner to get that out (not a rug doctor) use a pro. --Facility Manager

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 COMMENT 340972 helpful negative off topic

Grass Fed Beef

2012-11-09 10:34 AM

The Country Meat Market (on the web: countrycateringcompany) has grass-fed beef. I especially LOVE their pre-made burger patties! The best in town!

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 COMMENT 340973 helpful negative off topic

Semi-Truck Accident

2012-11-09 10:34 AM

Tow truck drivers risk their lives and should be thanked for what they do all hours of the day and night.

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 COMMENT 340974 helpful negative off topic

Goleta Vibrations

2012-11-09 10:34 AM

The 10-sec. interval sounds suspiciously like a piledriver to me. The only other candidate for that interval would be a geophysical/seismic survey, like the one they're proposing off Diablo Canyon. But the onshore equipment doesn't produce a 10-sec pulse, I don't think. Plus, it's too far away to be felt in Goleta from San Luis Obispo. Or is it?

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 COMMENT 340975 helpful negative off topic

Sequoia

2012-11-09 10:35 AM

PLEASE be careful when around baby bears. You can be attacked in seconds and in a stealth mode, before you even realize what is happening. ~ Wonderful share. Thanks!

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 COMMENT 340976 helpful negative off topic

ADA Sign

2012-11-09 10:36 AM

Do all speed bumps require signs?

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 COMMENT 340977 helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-09 10:40 AM

POS! The family dog.....if my son did this he would be committed to a mental hospital or worse!

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 COMMENT 340979 helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 10:41 AM

I've been using the roundabouts at Milpas/101, APS/Salinas, and Olive St for years. Once people get used to them, they work great. Much more efficient than before they were put in.

I've only driven through the new one in Goleta a few times but it too seems to work well. I did notice a few drivers hesitate, but they'll get used to it.

I second GOLETAPIO's note about cyclists. They have the right to share the circle too.

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 COMMENT 340980P helpful negative off topic

Man Down on Beach

2012-11-09 10:44 AM

Serial pusher? Really? People party out there on those cliffs and fall off all the time. Parents send their children off to college without a clue of what their limits are with alcohol or how to recognize the danger of drugs, both with themselves and with their friends. There are many clueless students at UCSB who lived in a bubble until they started school and suddenly find themselves surrounded by party and temptations they haven't dealt with before. And partying + cliffs are a bad combo :(

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 COMMENT 340981 helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-09 10:44 AM

It starts with animals, then moves to children, defenseless adults and on it goes. This type of person needs serious punishment.

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 COMMENT 340982 helpful negative off topic

Pascucci Renovation?

2012-11-09 10:46 AM

Emilio's went out of business. Former employee trying to buy it and reopen under another name.

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 BONNER helpful negative off topic

Adorable Adornments

2012-11-09 10:49 AM

832.. are you kidding, did you look at the last photo with the kids hugging and the edging was a mix of worn out wood and other border materials, leaves on ground & gravel, etc... And what's wrong with anal if someone enjoys having their personal artistry on display, we all get to enjoy it, hope more anals out there do the same! Love all art!

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 COMMENT 340984 helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-09 10:50 AM

Despicable.

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 COMMENT 340985P helpful negative off topic

ADA Sign

2012-11-09 10:50 AM

Traffic sign law is federal law, regulated by the DOT (Department of Transportation), published in the MUTCD (Municipal Uniform Traffic Control Devices manual). Local governments are prohibited from installing signs that don't conform with the MUTCD. This sign doesn't conform with the MUTCD because it's not facing approaching traffic, but it's a warning sign that doesn't need to be there, so it's probably a moot point. The city of SB doesn't acknowledge the MUTCD, in any case, although it's the basis of the Homes on Wheels decision against the city in 2003. The MUTCD doesn't address pedestrian issues, but I'm sure SB city code includes restrictions on blocking sidewalks.
It's surprising that no one has walked into this sign and injured themselves in 4 years - nuts!

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 MTNDRIVER helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-09 10:51 AM

A couple hours browsing in Chaucer's is a better "date" experience than going to most movies. And the staff is great!

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 COMMENT 340987P helpful negative off topic

ADA Sign

2012-11-09 10:53 AM

Email the mayor, you can find her email address on the City of SB website. She responds quickly and will let you know who you would contact.

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 COMMENT 340988 helpful negative off topic

Man Down on Beach

2012-11-09 10:56 AM

The kelp beds are a good ways offshore from the bluffs in IV. It's almost certainly far too soon to simply assume this person fell off a cliff while partying in IV. They could've just as likely fallen off a boat.

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 COMMENT 340990 helpful negative off topic

Grass Fed Beef

2012-11-09 11:03 AM

OP here.
@866 - I eat vegan 50% of the time - eliminated milk replaced with almond milk, eat textured vegetable protein instead of ground beef, satein, etc.. only eat cheese locally made from grass fed, free range cows (farmers market), organic chicken, etc... So when I want beef, I will eat good beef. But thanks for your concern.
Really bummed that Lazy Acres is from Uruguay - and same for Trader Joe's from South America :(
Going to try the Hollister Ranch at Shalhoob's and Plow to Porch...
Thanks for the recommendations!

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 COMMENT 340991 helpful negative off topic

ADA Sign

2012-11-09 11:05 AM

Complaints like this ought to be directed to the Public Works Dept of the City where it can actually lead to a change, for better or worse. Complaining to the baker about the butcher is not going to get the butcher's attention.

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 COMMENT 340992 helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 11:08 AM

I only regularly use the circle at Coast village Rd, but it seems to work great. Took a few weeks/months at first, but most people seem to get it pretty easily now. Only occasionally do I sit behind someone who doesn't seem to know when they can go.

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 COMMENT 340994 helpful negative off topic

Pascucci Renovation?

2012-11-09 11:10 AM

Pascucci's is pure gold. Many fond family memories were borne there. The food is great, the ambiance is great , and the service is consistently great-Year after year, after year. No restaurant is perfect- but 'locally owned' along the State street corridor is truly special and rare. I'm getting hungry.

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 COMMENT 340995 helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-09 11:11 AM

I don't feel sorry for his family, because I hold them responsible. He might be 18, but he's not completely cooked yet, and the bakers are culpable.

Absolutely attrocious, and I hope the parents learned something from this.

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 COMMENT 340996 helpful negative off topic

Laminate and Wool?

2012-11-09 11:13 AM

First, take tons of pictures so that if you ever move out, you have proof of what was dirty when you moved in.

Second, Folex is an absolute God-send. It will remove almost any stain (rust, dirt, wine, blood, animal accidents), and won't attract new ones like water does. Put in a machine with filtered water and your carpet will be like new.

I've no idea what to do with the laminate. Comet?

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 COMMENT 340997 helpful negative off topic

Structure Fire

2012-11-09 11:17 AM

@864, you realize Davenport is in the City of Goleta, not the county, and no where near the foothills?

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 COMMENT 340998 helpful negative off topic

Man Down on Beach

2012-11-09 11:18 AM

Kelp is farther out than seems reasonable for falling off the cliff. Maybe someone tried to go for a swim and got into trouble.

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 COMMENT 340999P helpful negative off topic

Carpinteria Structure Fire

2012-11-09 11:18 AM

I wish they were Urban Bikers.

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 COMMENT 341000 helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-09 11:22 AM

I love Chaucer's! Sometimes I just get a craving to hold a book in my hands. I do wish they had more space to just hang out and read for awhile, but I will always go there to buy my books.

I think when they said "wrong side of town," they meant "not downtown". They mentioned Borders being at the busiest intersection in town, so I think it was in comparison to that. Not a great choice of words though.

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 MTNDRIVER helpful negative off topic

Man Down on Beach

2012-11-09 11:26 AM

Snark is just so unnecessary.

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 COMMENT 341003P helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-09 11:26 AM

What a pleasure to read! Yay Chaucer's indeed. Thanks Mr. Ayer (for those unaware, his parents live(d) here; lost their home in Painted Cave fire; his parents moved here in '64.)
My father helped Mahri set up a computer system when Chaucer's was at Five Points. Been going there most of my life; worked xmas season there decades ago. Employees are great, especially Barbara. I buy myself a book there once a year, as a birthday present.

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 COMMENT 341004 helpful negative off topic

ADA Sign

2012-11-09 11:34 AM

Call public works and ask. Let us know what they say.

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 COMMENT 341005P helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-09 11:35 AM

I love Chaucer's. As I've gotten older, it's physically more difficult to navigate the narrow aisles and stand for very long. Also, parking is a problem. That's the allure of amazon.com more than prices. It looks like they support online ordering through their website. I will try that in the future.

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 COMMENT 341006 helpful negative off topic

Man Down on Beach

2012-11-09 11:41 AM

Oh no. Terrible news for his family and friends to receive.

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 COMMENT 341007P helpful negative off topic

Cold Fire Investigation Update

2012-11-09 11:44 AM

With the exception of a lightening strike, all these fires are directly related to human activity...

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 BECKY helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-09 11:45 AM

I'm delighted Chaucer's got the wider publicity and hope it results in even more business. They've been my first choice for decades. Book lovers running a long-time, successful, busy bookstore -- couldn't be a better example of why to support local business.

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 COMMENT 341009 helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 11:45 AM

How do cyclists use the circle? I'm curious because it seems quite dangerous to enter the circle along side a car that may be turning left at any time to get out of it.

Maybe they should have a bike path that goes around it?

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 COMMENT 341010P helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-09 11:51 AM

Yes, lets gather stones and pitchforks and march to his house! I'll light the torches...

Seriously, this kid did something that makes lots of people's blood boil including my own. Yet its kind of pointless to make diagnoses and demand specific punishment. While we all likely have complaints regarding our legal system we DO have a legal system and he's smack in the middle of it right now. I trust he'll be evaluated and get considerable punishment and hopefully the proper medical/psychiatric care.

That said, let me add my own worthless conjecture; I wonder if he shows the other two signs of a truly disturbed youth... bedwetting and firesetting?

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 COMMENT 341011 helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-09 11:53 AM

005P - I agree about the narrow aisles being kind of annoying, but "parking is a problem"?? Are we talking about the same place?

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 COMMENT 341012P helpful negative off topic

Semi-Truck Accident

2012-11-09 11:55 AM

http://www.noozhawk.com/article/santa_barbara_news_tow_driver_seriously_hurt_while_clearing_hwy._101_wreck/


wow, truck hit a fire truck first.

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 COMMENT 341013 helpful negative off topic

Pascucci Renovation?

2012-11-09 11:57 AM

I have tried Pascucci many times and it went from bland to outright bad. I even told our waitress the food was not good and she vowed to WOW us with a free dish. We did not even finish it. Garlic bread = good. The rest of the food could be a reheated frozen dinner for all the taste it has. They are now officially off my list for ever.

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 COMMENT 341015 helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-09 12:02 PM

I saw this on the KTLA morning new when it happened and I believe I remember seeing on the news the police investigating something else at the same residence previously. What a whack job.

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 COMMENT 341017 helpful negative off topic

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

2012-11-09 12:06 PM

The starting salary is very off base, especially if you majored in something besides the sciences.

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 COMMENT 341018 helpful negative off topic

Veterans Weekend Fun

2012-11-09 12:07 PM

Check Educators Roundtable website for all the cool museums in town to visit.

See the wine country on a bike with I Bike Santa Barbara

Visit Channel Islands through Island Packers or SB Adventure Co.

Hike the back country.

Take the train or bike path to Carpinteria for lunch and Island Brewing Co.

Whale Watching with Condor or cruise on the Celebration. Sail on Sunset Kidd.

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 COMMENT 341019P helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-09 12:07 PM

341014P:
Thanks for pointing out that I am mistaken. Can you enlighten me what the mistake is? And for the record, this wouldn't be the first time :-)

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 COMMENT 341020 helpful negative off topic

Attorneys delivered their opening s...

2012-11-09 12:08 PM

Oh this just gets more frustrating to hear about by the minute. The 20 year old gangbang stabber guy, not even old enough to drink, gets hammered and has to avenge his buddy, who got his butt kicked in a fair fight. So he runs up behind and stabs the guy in the back of the neck when they guy isn't even looking! Sounds more like total ignorance and a lack of mental capacity than disrespect.

The Defense is trying to say which gangbanger? and one of the shining individuals Mother is saying Bible study at the time of the stabbing? WTH?

Dang, if this doesn't put the issue of a gang injunction in the spotlight, I don't know what will.

I really hope a lot of Cops read this and do something about it, injunction or not.

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 SHAKEY helpful negative off topic

Roger the Scanner Guy

2012-11-09 12:09 PM

Well more fun days in the hood !! Lots going on, burglary, robbery, fights, muggings, stabbings !! Thanksgiving and Christmas comming up, Be carefull out there !! Everyone thinks it can't happen to them, so take precautions, lock everything, cars, home, windows, leave a light or two on at home if you get home at night, when out shopping try to be with someone.

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 COMMENT 341022 helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-09 12:11 PM

1010p, you are mistaken to inject a voice of reason into comments that just want to express outrage.

I hope that this type of crime is enough to serve as a 1st strike so that he can end up in prison for life, which is where he needs to be. Unfortunately, dogs are considered property, and property crimes are usually not serious enough to be considered for the 1st strike laws.

They should tell us what kind of drugs he was on as a warning to other kids.

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 COMMENT 341023 helpful negative off topic

ADA Sign

2012-11-09 12:17 PM

I've emailed the mayor about things like this before and never gotten a response. My emails to Jim Armstrong have been forwarded to department heads right away and they jump on it. In this case I have forwarded it to 2 people lower down in the City to see if they can direct me to the right people as I like to give them a chance to respond before siccing their bosses on them.

Isn't the City closed on Fridays due to furloughs? Maybe won't get a response until next week.

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 SHAKEY helpful negative off topic

Veterans Weekend Fun

2012-11-09 12:18 PM

Nov. 10 Marine Corps birthday, So Happy Birthday fellow Marines Every were.......uuuh rah

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 COMMENT 341025 helpful negative off topic

ADA Sign

2012-11-09 12:18 PM

Inspectors are too busy playing golf. I was building a house and tried to get my inspections done in the afternoon - inspector said nope - had to be in the morning. I then see the same guy playing golf at Muni. I call his Supervisor to say WTF - and ends up he is also playing golf. I go up the ladder and get ahold of a guy in the Building Dept and tell them what has happened - never get a follow up call or anything. Government at its best.

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 COMMENT 341027 helpful negative off topic

Veterans Weekend Fun

2012-11-09 12:21 PM

Carivintas Winery, 476 First St in Solvang is offering 1/2 cost tasting for all Veterans and active duty military. They are pet & family friendly!

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 COMMENT 341031P helpful negative off topic

Laminate and Wool?

2012-11-09 12:26 PM

Folex?

Can it be used in a spray bottle with pure water?

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 COMMENT 341032P helpful negative off topic

ADA Sign

2012-11-09 12:26 PM

Alot of the City sidewalks aren't ADA compliant. My personal favorite is the fact that after 110 years of putting in sidewalks, there are still places downtown with no sidewalks. The City must be too busy installing bulbouts to notice the missing sidewalks.

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 COMMENT 341033P helpful negative off topic

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

2012-11-09 12:27 PM

Just what IV needs - another reason to party hardy & study later, if at all.

I'm sure all the grads get those salaries too.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Man Down on Beach

2012-11-09 12:28 PM

There is an active serial killer in the midwest that pushes drunk people into bodys of water drowning them he usually kills male students enrolled in college, near college towns..

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 COMMENT 341035P helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-09 12:34 PM

I am speechless. And more so by this: $20,000 fine or 1 year in prison or both. No where near enough time in jail for this, IMHO.

California Penal Code: Animal Welfare Provisions
§597. Cruelty to Animals

§597. Cruelty to animals.

(a) Except as provided in subdivision (c) of this section or Section 599c, every person who maliciously and intentionally maims, mutilates, tortures or wounds a living animal or maliciously and intentionally kills an animal, is guilty of an offence punishable by imprisonment in the state prison or by a fine of not more than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), or by both the fine and imprisonment, or, alternatively, by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of not more than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), or by both the fine and imprisonment.

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 COMMENT 341036 helpful negative off topic

ADA Sign

2012-11-09 12:38 PM

Most nontourist sidewalks are non ADA compliant. Check some of the sidewalks around Cottage Hospital for example, buckles and fissures you measure in feet not inches. How someone with problems walking, in a walker or a wheelchair is expected to navigate these sidewalks is sadistic.

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 COMMENT 341038 helpful negative off topic

ADA Sign

2012-11-09 12:47 PM

That happens all over town - I watch a guy in a wheelchair every day try to navigate alamar between state & de la vina - he's out in the road for most of that part!

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 COMMENT 341039P helpful negative off topic

Adorable Adornments

2012-11-09 12:48 PM

OP here for clarification - the modern art ornamentation was photographed five blocks away from the sculpture of the kids in front of another home.

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 COMMENT 341040 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Steps Open

2012-11-09 12:51 PM

Way to go Linda West!

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 COMMENT 341041 helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-09 12:51 PM

What a horrible act! While I understand your anger, please refrain from promoting harm of this person.

-Nan

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 COMMENT 341042 helpful negative off topic

Attorneys delivered their opening s...

2012-11-09 12:54 PM

020: I am just as frustrated and infuriated as you. Middle of the day at Hendry's Beach, for sally's sake, with a restaurant right there. Wouldn't you think you would be safe?? But no, those bangers don't care. WAKE UP Santa Barbara. We are not safe.

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 COMMENT 341043 helpful negative off topic

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

2012-11-09 01:00 PM

SB representing!!!

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 COMMENT 341044 helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 01:03 PM

Bicyclists have every right to use the round-about. Because there is no designated "bike lane", a bicycle should take up a full car space. Cars should NOT attempt to pass a bicycle in the circle. Please give them room!

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 MESARATS helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Steps Open

2012-11-09 01:04 PM

Re040. I second that.

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 COMMENT 341046 helpful negative off topic

Laminate and Wool?

2012-11-09 01:08 PM

Gelson's has spray rug cleaner that you spray and just watch the spots disappear.

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 COMMENT 341047 helpful negative off topic

Plane Rain

2012-11-09 01:09 PM

Yep. Try a quick google. They rained out the Ho Chi Min trail during Vietnam so who knows what they can do now.

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 COMMENT 341048 helpful negative off topic

Plane Rain

2012-11-09 01:10 PM

Yes. In fact the county has an active "cloud-seeding" program for use in certain circumstances.

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 COMMENT 341049 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Steps Open

2012-11-09 01:11 PM

Good to see our tax dollars at work. And ahead of schedule too!

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 COMMENT 341050 helpful negative off topic

Plane Rain

2012-11-09 01:12 PM

If we can do this then YES we need to do this. I will never believe a word our KEYT boys forecast about the weather. They are wrong 99% of the time and it really bothers me.

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 COMMENT 341051 helpful negative off topic

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

2012-11-09 01:13 PM

Makes you wonder though. Not all salaries are the same. Let's say the UCSB person is living in SB or any major CA city. I say they would then really be making less than the person in TX or pretty much any other part of the US not including NYC.

With the elections screwing CA even more and setting us up for even worse (Super Majority?), young people should leave so they can actually own something and build a life.

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 COMMENT 341052 helpful negative off topic

Veterans Weekend Fun

2012-11-09 01:13 PM

How about talking to your family about the reason for the Holiday. Make a donation to wounded warriors.

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 COMMENT 341053 helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-09 01:16 PM

Sounds like putting up a fence like the one on the bridge might not be a bad idea afterall.

Either way, what a terrible and sad thing to happen to the young man and his family.

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 COMMENT 341054 helpful negative off topic

Attorneys delivered their opening s...

2012-11-09 01:20 PM

Rip Bobby I

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 COMMENT 341055 helpful negative off topic

Attorneys delivered their opening s...

2012-11-09 01:20 PM

What I don't understand is this macho attitude these gang idiots espouse. Running up from behind after a fight and stabbing someone? This is the definition of the word COWARD.

I hope he learns some valuable lessons in prison....

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 COMMENT 341056 helpful negative off topic

SRA Fees

2012-11-09 01:23 PM

Cal-fire contracts with SB County Fire for service in SRA's. The initial response to small fires is the responsibility of SB Co. Fire. In bigger fires, such as the Jesusita and Tea fires, there were Cal-Fire Incident Management teams assigned to the Unified Command Teams. These teams are Type 1 teams (the highest rating possible) and consist of 10-15 members. During the Zaca Fire one of the Cal-fire incident management teams was sent to SB for two weeks to develop a plan in case the Zaca fire come over the ridge and down into SB. That plan cost $3M to develop. A year later, that plan was put in to action in the Gap fire and then two more times within a year for the Tea and Jesusita fires. Without the Cal-Fire plan the result of the fires would have been a lot worse. Also, even though there were many other juristictions who assisted in all the fires, Cal-Fire (the State) pays for the costs of to fight fires in SRA's. I believe the Cal-fire cost of the Jesusita fire was around $17M.

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 YIN YANG helpful negative off topic

Black Sky

2012-11-09 01:27 PM

I love clouds and blustery days! They have so much character, shape, personality. Especially compared to a fog blanket.

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 COMMENT 341058 helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-09 01:33 PM

There are trails all along the cliff edge. Drunken revelers often try to traverse them.

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 COMMENT 341059 helpful negative off topic

Rapist Arrested After Being Identif...

2012-11-09 01:34 PM

Good Job Police! sorry for the victim.

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 COMMENT 341060 helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-09 01:39 PM

Very very sad. Way too young to die in a stupid accident like that. Condolences to his family.

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 COMMENT 341061 helpful negative off topic

Plane Rain

2012-11-09 01:40 PM

CANNOT make rain out of nothing.

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 COMMENT 341062P helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-09 01:41 PM

RIP.

KEYT: "The body was also wrapped in kelp." that explains some of the radio traffic/roger's report.

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 COMMENT 341063 helpful negative off topic

The county's employee retirement sy...

2012-11-09 01:42 PM

913 well said. Why is there not the same anger towards the corporate wellfare. It is of a magnitude of 10 to 1 and we don't here about it in mainstream media. Oh yeah it's because they run the media too.

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 COMMENT 341065 helpful negative off topic

Plane Rain

2012-11-09 01:43 PM

@050 I absolutely agree with you on this! Finally someone else see's what I see!

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 COMMENT 341066 helpful negative off topic

Pascucci Renovation?

2012-11-09 01:44 PM

Another big Pascucci fan. And Sunny is the bartender.

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 COMMENT 341067 helpful negative off topic

Veterans Weekend Fun

2012-11-09 01:45 PM

great idea 052. I hope you do the same.

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 COMMENT 341068 helpful negative off topic

Man Down on Beach

2012-11-09 01:50 PM

980P how exactly should parents prep their kids so that they know their limits with alcohol??

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 COMMENT 341069P helpful negative off topic

Man Down on Beach

2012-11-09 01:54 PM

980P here - Parents need to talk to their kids, educate them and get them drunk at least once in the safety of their own home. We teach them to balance their checkbook, how to cook and to do their laundry (well some of us do) but alcohol and drug education is not something many parents do, they think that their kids are good and won't experiment. NOT TRUE! They need to be taught that just the same as safe sex, etc. It IS up to parents to make sure that their kids know how to be safe when they go out into the world as young adults... otherwise they will learn the hard way and the hard way can kill.

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 COMMENT 341070P helpful negative off topic

Laminate and Wool?

2012-11-09 01:55 PM

Yup, what 996 said, pictures will save you from them trying to blame the stains on you later.

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 COMMENT 341071P helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-09 01:55 PM

I hope the judge makes him pay $20,000 and also makes him stay in prison. What awful thing to do to one of gods creatures. What an awful person.

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 COMMENT 341072P helpful negative off topic

Plane Rain

2012-11-09 01:56 PM

They tried seeding the clouds here before, it didn't work. There was rain this morning in Santa Ynez but it is hard to predict exactly where the clouds will go, they could have come here too but didn't. It's sad but ultimately it IS nature, not the weatherman, who decides if it is going to rain here or not. We all want some rain I'm sure, and we'll get some, but guess not today.

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 COMMENT 341073 helpful negative off topic

Plane Rain

2012-11-09 01:57 PM

No we can't do this any longer since the laws of science were changed.

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 COMMENT 341074 helpful negative off topic

Plane Rain

2012-11-09 02:03 PM

Rather than the laws of science, the laws involving litigation exist.

Can you imagine who will get sued if the government causes rain to fall, and a car accident happens or a flood occurs damaging property and/or causing personal injury?

I'm all for rain seeding, but tort reform is necessary first, yes?

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 COMMENT 341075 helpful negative off topic

Home Inspector

2012-11-09 02:04 PM

I would buy a condo if you paid me. Sounds like a great deal.

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 COMMENT 341076 helpful negative off topic

America Recycles Day

2012-11-09 02:09 PM

Can we recycle old Xmas light strings and batteries?

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 COMMENT 341077 helpful negative off topic

Plane Rain

2012-11-09 02:11 PM

061 - Correct. Cloud-seeding attempts to increase the yield of EXISTING rain clouds when conditions are favorable.

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 COMMENT 341078 helpful negative off topic

Plane Rain

2012-11-09 02:13 PM

Stray, luckily suing the government is different than suing a private individual. There are many exceptions for suing a government agency under tort law. I have a feeling (without researching this first) that there is probably some exception for cloud seeding in certain circumstances.

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 COMMENT 341079 helpful negative off topic

Laminate and Wool?

2012-11-09 02:16 PM

Yes, Folex can be used in a spray bottle diluted with water. It's not cheap stuff, either, so diluting it will help you keep it around longer. But it is a miracle worker.

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 SBFUNLOVER helpful negative off topic

Plane Rain

2012-11-09 02:16 PM

Interesting story about a Russian plane that tried to seed clouds in 2008. A whole bag of cement fell on a home.

But this was to remove moisture not cause it.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/06/17/us-russia-weather-idUSL1760049120080617

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 COMMENT 341081P helpful negative off topic

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

2012-11-09 02:22 PM

Ummm... My education was worth a lot, provided I was willing to move somewhere else. As for staying here? I was paid 30% less (and classified 2 levels lower) at UCSB than I would have been at UCB or UCSC for the same work. Then when I was brave/ stupid enough to leave a secure job to start my own business, thanks to CA's anti-business environment, and the obscenely high prices here, I'm now earning less (and worth less) than I was 3 decades ago, right out of college. Way to grow the middle class CA & SB!

[We're in a business that is thriving nation-wide, but not in CA. We stay local because of family. We're regularly kicked in the teeth by anti-business govt bureaucracies & other factors beyond our control. This area is brutal to most small businesses.]

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 COMMENT 341082P helpful negative off topic

Semi-Truck Accident

2012-11-09 02:30 PM

340973 I agree completely

Wishing the tow truck driver a speedy recovery

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 COMMENT 341083 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Steps Open

2012-11-09 02:30 PM

This El Ninio winter will put it to the test.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-09 02:32 PM

Consistent with a fall where have I heard that before?

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 COMMENT 341085 helpful negative off topic

Washed Up Boat

2012-11-09 02:36 PM

Just about that time for this to start happening. Always a shame, especially when it comes down to who pays for it to be removed.

I hope no one was inside.

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 COMMENT 341086 helpful negative off topic

Laminate and Wool?

2012-11-09 02:51 PM

Folex always. Then a dab with clear water and vinegar.

Coleman's are great carpet cleaaners for a one time shot. They are not cheap but the carpet looks and stays great for a long time if your keep an eye on stains, spills and entry grubby marks.

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 COMMENT 341087 helpful negative off topic

Laminate and Wool?

2012-11-09 02:51 PM

I have a Hoover Floormate for my tile floors and I Love It. I love it so much, when the first one "died" I bought another one (luckily they upgraded the model in the meantime). Spinning brushes do all the elbow grease work for you. Cleaning solution is sprayed and then sucked back up so the floors dry super fast. Refill solution is available at the vacuum shop in Goleta on Calle Real near Outback Steakhouse!

Folex for the carpet is an excellent suggestion.

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 COMMENT 341088 helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-09 02:56 PM

makes me want to cry. as a college student myself, i am bracing myself for possibly knowing this person, although the description doesn't ring any bells immediately.

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 SUMMERTIME helpful negative off topic

Cold Kitties

2012-11-09 02:56 PM

Love this picture Dan....

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 YIN YANG helpful negative off topic

Cold Kitties

2012-11-09 02:56 PM

Thanks for the pic!
and: awwwwwwww :-)

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 COMMENT 341091P helpful negative off topic

Injury Traffic Accident

2012-11-09 03:00 PM

http://www.thechargeraccount.org/?p=15331

The father did call the police but police would not look since not enough time had passed. Driver probably did not use phone to call himself due the head injury that required surgery and several days int he icu.

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 YIN YANG helpful negative off topic

Cold Kitties

2012-11-09 03:00 PM

I love her, but wish my black cat was short-haired, and I still miss my tux cat that the family owned from when I was six to 22 years old. Photos are a good thing. The first cat that adopted me was scarily similar to my life-long tux cat; we had to compare facial white markings to tell them apart in some photos.

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 COMMENT 341093 helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 03:01 PM

"turn left to get out" - is this a backward roundabout? I haven't seen this one yet but all the others I've used you turn right to enter and right again to leave...?

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 COMMENT 341094 helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 03:01 PM

@340876: I would like to see your "study". Can you post a link? Under no circumstances are multi way stops more efficient than roundabouts. Less expensive, yes, but there is no comparison on the efficiency end. Do you remember Hot Springs before the roundabout (when it had a multi way stop)? What a mess. Now, it's easy.

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 COMMENT 341095 helpful negative off topic

Washed Up Boat

2012-11-09 03:07 PM

This is all due to "Brutus"!

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 COMMENT 341096 helpful negative off topic

Plane Rain

2012-11-09 03:09 PM

I saw a Gumby episode where they did this and it rained mud.

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 COMMENT 341097 helpful negative off topic

Washed Up Boat

2012-11-09 03:10 PM

@085: Yeah,I'm sure the few dollars that comes out of the county general fund (yes, the winter anchorage is county) is far more devastating than the fact that this person lost probably everything he had to his name. I wonder how you would feel if your house burned down and I made a comment like that to you.

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 COMMENT 341098 helpful negative off topic

Man Down on Beach

2012-11-09 03:10 PM

968--set me off my chair. Hilarious, and well played.

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 COMMENT 341099 helpful negative off topic

Carpinteria's ban on single-use bag...

2012-11-09 03:16 PM

What did dog and cat owners do for Thousands of years before these "free" grocery bags came into existence just 2 decades ago??? It's not like people evolved so quickly to rely on these bags that we can't unevolve.

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 COMMENT 341100P helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-09 03:16 PM

This individual is obviously disturbed and a product of deficient upbringing. He needs counseling and treatment, not jail and a fine.

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 COMMENT 341101 helpful negative off topic

Man Down on Beach

2012-11-09 03:17 PM

968,yes, there's a serial pusher. His name is Mr. Drug E. Alcohol.

Now, don't get me wrong. I am not saying (unlike others here will undoubtedly do) that anyone who falls from the cliffs due to intoxication deserves their fate, but there have been many, many deaths over the decades from this exact combination of inebriation and cliff edge.

There have also been some suicides, but the majority of deaths have been simple accidents fueled or caused by drugs or alcohol.

If there's any left over barrier supplies, I have a suggestion for where they can put them....

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 COMMENT 341102 helpful negative off topic

$2.00 News Press

2012-11-09 03:24 PM

This past Sunday's paper had Saturday's TV guide in it.
Need I say more???? Too bad the L.A. Times doesn't have a S.B. section. Maybe someone NEW will buy the Newsless Press.

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 COMMENT 341103 helpful negative off topic

Washed Up Boat

2012-11-09 03:28 PM

I have insurace. I would feel great.

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 COMMENT 341104 helpful negative off topic

Washed Up Boat

2012-11-09 03:32 PM

Isn't the owner of the vessel responsible for all hauling charges? It must be registered to someone...

Also, I thought they required a certain type of storm anchor to be able to moor in the anchorage?

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 COMMENT 341105 helpful negative off topic

Attorneys delivered their opening s...

2012-11-09 03:35 PM

Yep, nothing but a weasly coward who will amount to nothing and use up our tax dollars in prison

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 COMMENT 341106 helpful negative off topic

Gone Mural

2012-11-09 03:37 PM

My husband and I saw the mural and love it. Vibrant. Adds another spark to the area.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Washed Up Boat

2012-11-09 03:55 PM

I heard them say no one was around it.

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 COMMENT 341108 helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-09 03:56 PM

I personally believe that these kinds of animal abusers should be sentenced to community service at local animal shelters instead of going to jail. Jail won't teach them anything about the crime they committed, but it may well make them more anti-social.

When you have to care for neglected, abused and abandoned animals, it directly addresses the issue, and it becomes very hard to keep working with them without your heart wanting to reach out to them. A sentence like this (perhaps two years, twice a week) is much more effective than throwing them in jail or having them pay a fine.

What do we really want here? Revenge, or reforming/repairing a human that, for whatever reason (child abuse, drugs, wrong crowd etc) lacked the comprehension that animals are not objects on which to dump negative emotions caused by other things.

What proof do we have that imprisoning (or castrating, or doing all of the things some of you have proposed above), makes one bit of difference?

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-09 04:05 PM

You put this story in here with the guys picture and you expect everyone to be like Peace and Love. Oh I'll pray for the poor demented soul...Poor Baby...If only he had the right medication..He will just get probation and counseling anyway..Next year some other kid will do the same thing..It will just go on and on and on and on..What a Joke our justice business is.

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 COMMENT 341111 helpful negative off topic

Sunny Sunset

2012-11-09 04:14 PM

Brian P. you are a nice breath of fresh air!!! =)

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 COMMENT 341112P helpful negative off topic

Man Down on Beach

2012-11-09 04:15 PM

Some of these comments are so breathtakingly cruel that it's hard to even comprehend. I just read the facebook account of someone who had been in the ER today and heard the 'unhuman' wails of a mother who had obviously just lost a child. My friend was drained to the core with sadness for this woman, so I came to edhat to see if perhaps there had been a terrible accident and found this.
I don't know if it was this young mans mother in the ER losing her mind, but I don't doubt that somewhere there is a mother whose world has just collapsed upon itself. Please. Take a step back from your rancidness and have some compassion.

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 COMMENT 341113P helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-09 04:22 PM

Love the old photos of Santa Barbara; thank you.
Am looking forward to more.

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 COMMENT 341114 helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-09 04:24 PM

Love the photo-thank you for sharing it with us. As a SB native born in 1959, I can recall all the family trips taken in our camper and always knowing we were home when the truck would come to a stop at the highway traffic lights. It would always wake us up, no matter how tired we were. After all "there's no place like home"!

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 COMMENT 341115P helpful negative off topic

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

2012-11-09 04:29 PM

UCSB seems very little connected to Goleta or Santa Barbara - there seems to be little outreach to the community that I'm aware of. The salaries mentioned in the article on UCSB seem high. Am curious - approximately what per centage of the young people seen on weekend nights on lower State Street are UCSB students?

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 COMMENT 341116 helpful negative off topic

ADA Sign

2012-11-09 04:30 PM

classic example of the nanny state.........

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 COMMENT 341117 helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-09 04:33 PM

026 for President

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Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-09 04:34 PM

Another sad event in I.V. UCSB and Isla Vista seem to garner a lot more unfortunate publicity than most schools; wish that were not the case.

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Vintage 101

2012-11-09 04:37 PM

Very cool, thanks. A few years before my time, but I sure identify with 1114! When I grew up and hit the wonderful Bates curve and rise northbound, that was my "crossing the dome/bell jar" moment.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2012-11-09 04:40 PM

Fire and Medics responding.

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 COMMENT 341121 helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-09 04:41 PM

Wonderful photo memory. Thank you. That would be the Butts Buick Cadillac, etc. dealership on the far right of State St.

Picture only missing the hitch-hiking hippies of a decade later.

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 COMMENT 341122 helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-09 04:43 PM

Terrible news. My condolences to his family and friends.

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 COMMENT 341123 helpful negative off topic

Cold Kitties

2012-11-09 04:44 PM

That's funny, I was just saying to a fellow edhat reader this week "I wonder how Dan's kittens are doing?" They really are adorable.

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 COMMENT 341124 helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 04:45 PM

oops, I meant turn right to get out - my bad.

Either way, it seems like a bad idea mixing bikes and cars in a roundabout. Not saying I won't give them room but I can't speak for everyone out there....

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 COMMENT 341125P helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-09 04:47 PM

I have no intention of being callous, but wanted to say, generally, but 118P's post led me to think this, that any local news source would carry these stories in any town or city. True that UCSB carries the "party school" label, but I went there and I think it's silly. It's all what you put into your education; it's individual choice (I probably would not have attended if I had to live in IV; I grew up in SB, lived in SB during college & commuted to school by bus). Every town that suffers horrible college situations has to deal with this, i.e., hazing, fraternity issues, alcohol poisonings/deaths, shootings, etc., that reach the national media level. It's there too, in the local media, and I'm sure the locals grieve about it as we do.

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 COMMENT 341126 helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-09 04:57 PM

Exactly, 062P. For as much as a lot of commenters on Edhat want to harp on about personal responsibility and all of that, someone unfamiliar with the area would think that UCSB students were forced to party themselves to death at gunpoint or something...

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Vintage 101

2012-11-09 05:02 PM

I remember the stop light from the 80s. Now it seems so inconceivable that there was actually a STOP LIGHT on the freeway. The only one between San Fran and LA, if i remember correctly.

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 COMMENT 341128 helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-09 05:07 PM

#121, close, but it was Butts Buick. The Cadillac dealer, Tom Williams, was in the 400 block of State St. where Staples is now.

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 COMMENT 341129 helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-09 05:11 PM

@NATURE BOY: Actually, it was just Butts Buick. Tom Williams Cadillac/Oldsmobile was up State Street a couple of blocks. A block away at the lights at Chapala & 101 was Hughes Bros. Pontiac/Volvo.

GREAT picture, BTW.

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 COMMENT 341130 helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-09 05:12 PM

Sorry--meant @121, not Natureboy.

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 COMMENT 341131 helpful negative off topic

Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-09 05:18 PM

So sad. RIP.

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 COMMENT 341132P helpful negative off topic

Washed Up Boat

2012-11-09 05:18 PM

At 11:45 AM it appeared to be solidly anchored a distance from Butterfly Beach. I could see a taut anchor line and the boat did not seem to be drifting. Within 1/2 an hour, it had broken free and due to exceedingly rough water, had drifted toward the beach and lodged in the sand just beyond the wave break. It has a dinghy tied to it. I think the owner attempted to properly secure it, but the wind and waves were too strong. It definitely looked well-cared for and maintained.

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 COMMENT 341133 helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-09 05:27 PM

Wow, what memories. I went to SBHS with Phil Butts. As I recall, Butts Buick later also sold Opels. I remember a few Opel Mantas in the school parking lot.

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 COMMENT 341134 helpful negative off topic

Carpinteria Structure Fire

2012-11-09 05:35 PM

I'm just wondering why it took "3 Chief Officers" to lead 15 firefighters. Am I missing something???

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Washed Up Boat

2012-11-09 05:36 PM

I think I'll move into it.

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 COMMENT 341136 helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-09 05:43 PM

I too love Chaucers and supported it for many years before the chains departed. But I am sad that it doesn't offer any space to sit. I imagine the economics are such that a bookstore cannot easily afford seating areas, but it is very regrettable. I understand a bookstore is not a library, but browsing should include being able to sit...

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 AUNTIE S. helpful negative off topic

Cold Kitties

2012-11-09 05:44 PM

What a cute picture. I bet if you were in the hoodie, it'd be even warmer.

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 AUNTIE S. helpful negative off topic

Cold Kitties

2012-11-09 05:45 PM

Oops. I just looked again - and you ARE in there.

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 COMMENT 341139P helpful negative off topic

Cold Kitties

2012-11-09 05:56 PM

Great!

Go, Cats!

Go, Dan!

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 COMMENT 341140P helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-09 06:02 PM

This 18 is one, sick person, no doubt about it.

It had to be the drugs and that long hair. (Had to toss that in)

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 CHERIDIANE helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-09 06:03 PM

I love these old photos of SB.

I remember the interminable waiting at the red light on State Street for the 101 light to turn green.

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 COMMENT 341142 helpful negative off topic

A Farmer's View

2012-11-09 06:14 PM

Great view. Where are the farmer or the farm? Thanks.

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 COMMENT 341143 helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-09 06:22 PM

Of course we think of the signals and the hitchhiking in much safer times. But check out how small the big tree next to the train station is in that photo.

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 COMMENT 341144P helpful negative off topic

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

2012-11-09 06:27 PM

Our company rarely hires UCSB grads any longer. Too many bad experiences. We mostly Cal Poly grads or from outside the area.

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 COMMENT 341145P helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-09 06:39 PM

010P, you are sadly mistaken because 981 is right. Your comment simplifies what others have proven. Harming animals is an indicator of future behavior harming humans. Whereas bedwetting is not.

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 D8VANILLA helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-09 06:45 PM

Me and my boyfriend, and sometimes my German Shepherd would hitch-hike from the grassy area.

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 COMMENT 341147P helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Steps Open

2012-11-09 07:07 PM

No 083 - the new steps will put El Nino to the test!

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Ojai Raptor Center to open to publi...

2012-11-09 07:17 PM

828P here. Thanks for the description, 936. I appreciate it!

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 COMMENT 341149 helpful negative off topic

Man Down on Beach

2012-11-09 07:25 PM

Isla vista is ranked one of the top party colleges on the scale and while that is highly publicized does anyone out there suggest/ know/ or agree that it also has the highest crime and death rate? Why isn't that ever brought up...just curious.

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Cold Kitties

2012-11-09 07:29 PM

Yay! I have missed the little critters. More, please!

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 COMMENT 341151 helpful negative off topic

Plane Rain

2012-11-09 07:33 PM

Cloud-seeding is almost as effective as making gold out of lead.

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 COMMENT 341152 helpful negative off topic

Chaucer's, the little bookstore tha...

2012-11-09 07:36 PM

Chaucer's is on the wrong side of town? I guess I live there too. Thanks, Pico.

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 COMMENT 341153 helpful negative off topic

Washed Up Boat

2012-11-09 07:38 PM

the real travesty here is that the county launched a helicopter. Were they going to "blow" it back out to sea? Worse case scenario was the boat hit the beach, the owner jumped off onto the beach, cracked open a pacifico, and called it a day.... and the policy is, the owner has from three to seven days, depending on hazards, to arrange for removal. After that, the city or county (depending on jurisdiction) has it removed and sends the owner a bill. They will try to recover the costs, but most times the anchorage folks are pretty much broke.

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Body Found on Isla Vista Beach

2012-11-09 07:38 PM

I feel like crying. this so sad

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 COMMENT 341155P helpful negative off topic

Goleta Vibrations

2012-11-09 07:40 PM

763 here. Cheers, Mesa, glad to hear that there are a few of us!

Pile drivers are pretty obvious, or at least you can go out and find them. Not criticizing, just lived near freeway for several reconstruction projects, beyond resurfacing.

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Cold Kitties

2012-11-09 07:44 PM

Did you name your kitties? Did I miss that?

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 COMMENT 341157 helpful negative off topic

Attorneys delivered their opening s...

2012-11-09 07:46 PM

He has a very good court appointed attorney. @1105 The tax money has already started big time. $$$$$$$$$

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 COMMENT 341158P helpful negative off topic

Goleta Vibrations

2012-11-09 07:48 PM

Dang, I wish I could edit my posts!

Construction never caused the sounds I occasionally hear or heard I've been through rebuilding/resurfacing of 101, rebuilding of buildings, rebuilding of a lane onto the 101, replacement of water mains and whatever the heck was done with Cottage/Oak Park drainage well before any Cottage demo or reconstruction.
I can tell when it's my ears or occasional, not chronic, tinnitus. I always wonder if that's what it is. But there's a lot of stuff going on out there in the night! I'm happy I can hear owls, crickets and song birds in spring & summer. I still always wonder about the late-night jets. And the stuff I can't figure out? I fall asleep. As I said, I'll never know.

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 COMMENT 341159P helpful negative off topic

Adorable Adornments

2012-11-09 07:49 PM

Part of the anal quality of that first house might be new installation. That perfect strip of sod between two pristine rows of concrete cannot have weathered too many SB summers, and the paint looks newly applied. The plants around the foundation look like they just came out of nursery containers.

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 COMMENT 341160 helpful negative off topic

Carpinteria Structure Fire

2012-11-09 07:57 PM

134, I agree that's the problem in a nutshell. Three chiefs for 15 firefighters. Ridiculous.

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 COMMENT 341161 helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 08:05 PM

The national study was done just prior to the instalation of Milpas/101 roundabout and in fact it included the Santa Barara roundabout at the "5 points intersection" of Salinas/APS/Eucalytus Hill Road, a 5 way stop sign controlled intersection before the mini-roundabout was installed there. The accident rate went up (just as it has at the Milpas Roundabout installed later). In addition numerous road rage incidents still occur there as they do at the Milpas Roundabout. The report concluded that the accident rate went up at the Salinas/APS/Eucalyptus road roundabout because the 5 way stop sign controlled intersection was safer than the roundabout. The trade-off for some, is more accidents now but less damage (to autos) because of the forced speed reduction by the angle of the off-set required to enter the circle.

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 COMMENT 341162 helpful negative off topic

Plane Rain

2012-11-09 08:05 PM

Google on "cloud seeding" and read the wikipedia citation.

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 COMMENT 341163P helpful negative off topic

Traffic Accident

2012-11-09 08:09 PM

same portion of the route the runners take tomorrow - keep your eyes peeled drivers.

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 COMMENT 341164 helpful negative off topic

SRA Fees

2012-11-09 08:19 PM

The Painted Cave fire was over in less than 15 hours. The only fire crews that came into our totally incinerated 100+ home community, was a crew from Glendale. If anyone from the state ever came it was too late to do anything. As far as the Zaca fire went, it was almost enirely in the federal Las Padres Forrest. I don't believe any "habitable dwellings" were lost, or for that matter even located in the fire area. Past experience would lead any sensible person to recognize that whenever the state is creating a new huge beauracracy with the power to impose another tax for services already paid for by the tremendous amounts of property taxes we all must pay, that it is likely a boondoggle designed to gin up more bureaucrats and appointees to earn 6 figure incomes to positions held by termed out politicians who want to keep their nose in the public trough.

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 COMMENT 341165P helpful negative off topic

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

2012-11-09 08:22 PM

As a teacher, I've had dozens of UCSB student teachers over the years. Usually the Westmont student teachers were far better than UCSB students. I do acknowledge however UCSB has good attributes, some good departments. It would be nice if there were more publicity about the contributions of UCSB for the good of our community and world.

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 MESARATS helpful negative off topic

Cold Kitties

2012-11-09 08:24 PM

I have been wondering where the kitty photos have been Dan. We could have used those during and pre election. They may have even made the write in. They look like cats now and we have missed their toddler and grade school. Now we have teenagers. Oh my.

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Sunny Sunset

2012-11-09 08:27 PM

TISHERSELF - Thank you so much for the comment. I really appreciate it. I post all kinds of cool locally gown content on my Facebook page: Created in Santa Barbara. Let's be friends :)

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City College campus will host an es...

2012-11-09 08:31 PM

Good luck to all the runners. Hope we have some nice weather.

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A Farmer's View

2012-11-09 08:32 PM

Reminds me of a recent trip to Maui. Stopped at the juice stand on the road to Hana, and the farmer there had a view like this, albeit a bit more tropical. Not a bad way to live...

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 LOUWHO? helpful negative off topic

TGIF

2012-11-09 08:33 PM

Lovely!

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 COMMENT 341171P helpful negative off topic

City College campus will host an es...

2012-11-09 08:33 PM

A friend and I walked from Shoreline Park to the Breakwater and back today and got blown to smithereens. Hope it's more temperate for the marathoners.

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Plane Rain

2012-11-09 08:34 PM

Yes, it's still going on. http://www.newtimesslo.com/news/6811/weather-or-not/
http://www.nawcinc.com/wm.html
http://www.nawcinc.com/photopages/ops_map.html

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 COMMENT 341173 helpful negative off topic

Mesa Lane Steps Open

2012-11-09 08:43 PM

Awesome news, especially after they got such a late start on the project.

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 COMMENT 341174 helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-09 08:45 PM

I remember Butts Buick as being at Calle Real (hwy 101) and Bath???

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 COMMENT 341175 helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-09 08:48 PM

Strange with no overhead in the middle stop light.

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 COMMENT 341176P helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested in Arson / Killing...

2012-11-09 08:51 PM

45P:

I was specifically referring to the Macdonald Triad (which has plenty of controversy surrounding it) which suggests that kids who are chronic bed wetters past age five, set fires and torture animals are much more likely to commit violent crimes/murders as adults.

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 COMMENT 341177 helpful negative off topic

Plane Rain

2012-11-09 09:05 PM

As usual, a lot of spouting without knowledge. You do not have to have clouds. You have to have the right thermal/humidity profile in the atmosphere. The "seeding" is the spraying of minute particulates (silver based) into the atmosphere so that water vapor can condense onto the particulates and form droplets heavy enough to form clouds. The effects are very unpredictable. But there are places in the world where this technology is utilized on a very regular basis.

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Vintage 101

2012-11-09 09:05 PM

Thank you for a trip back in time. Things sure were different back then. Do you have more to post? I 'd enjoy seeing them.

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Man Down on Beach

2012-11-09 09:10 PM

098 Hilarious? That's an odd sense of humor you have - someone's kid died for heaven's sake!

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 COMMENT 341180 helpful negative off topic

Vintage 101

2012-11-09 09:13 PM

@JOJO: No, Butts Buick was always at State & 101. Before that, it was George Dimbat Buick (great name, eh?) at the same location.

Re: Tom Williams Oldsmobile: It wasn't where Staples is now, it was up a few doors. Wood's Garage, the AAA towing service, was where Staples is now.

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Man Down on Beach

2012-11-09 09:52 PM

I've lost a child, and almost lost another. My prayers go out to the loved ones of this man.

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Carpinteria Structure Fire

2012-11-09 10:02 PM

I love the "Monday morning quarterbacking". Let me say as a non-fireman, I'm damn impressed that they were able to keep the residence from burning, especially since the mini van in the driveway burned.
As far as the number of chief officers that were present, they are paid a salary whether they are working or not. Also, the "extra" chief present was the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Chief. Last time I checked, he is salaried. And he showed up to join the effort at 2:20 in the morning. He didn't have to do that. How many people do you know who show up to work at 2:20 in the morning for a hazzardous job when they don't have to? And you're complaining about what?

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$2.00 News Press

2012-11-09 10:21 PM

I find it sad the degree to which the SB News Press has declined in recent years. Being from the East Coast originally, we used to get our news from the N.Y. Times, or the Herald Tribune, both of which used to be excellent sources for the daily news.

Moving to SB in the mid 60's of course we found the News Press a substantially lesser paper, but where it counted, for national and international news, it was almost as good as the N.Y. papers 40 years ago. Their Editorial page in those days was excellent also, featuring the top syndicated columnists of the day including Drew Pearson and Tom Wicker.

News coverage has declined in general in American newspapers, not just the News Press, but I understand people's frustration with our local journal's limitations in 2012.

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Paradise Living

2012-11-09 10:28 PM

Compared to most anywhere else in the continental U.S. the answer is a resounding YES!!! Santa Barbara IS the closest thing to paradise we're likely to find.

Now, if you prefer climatic extremes, scorching desert heat, and frigid Arctic cold, or weeks of torrential rains, or years of parched drought, then perhaps the central coast isn't your cup of tea. But for the rest of us, it doesn't get much better than this, anywhere else in the world.

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 COMMENT 341185P helpful negative off topic

Goleta's first ever roundabout has ...

2012-11-09 11:30 PM

I find the Milpas roundabout scary, the one at Coast Village Road confusing, and the one at Los Carneros the simplest of them all. Maybe I just need practice.

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A Farmer's View

2012-11-09 11:31 PM

EITS - It's a pot plot, if you look closely at the leaves silhouetted against the ocean. Now, from the relative angles of the oil rigs and the island peaks, maybe some clever law enforcer could triangulate on the location and give the OP some quality time in the slammer.

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Vintage 101

2012-11-09 11:59 PM

Love this pic, poster. Thank you so much for sharing.

My dad used to be a salesman at Cadillac & Oldsmobile. Why do I remember the showroom being right at State & 101, NE corner?

Fun to see the concrete "guide" in the street for left turning lanes. Just shows you how much slower and more careful drivers used to be. Seeing those, and the narrow right turn lane really brought back memories.

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