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  • "This is a weird story. First off, the LA Times piece is reporting, not commentary. Second it is not by, nor about, project opponents, but about the project's approval process. Third, the business about Peschong is buried in a single paragraph towards the end of a very long story about the project -- it's hardly the meat of the story -- and it's not criticism, but factual reporting. While the reporting seems superficial and fluffy, it is legitimate reporting. So what's the beef?"

    Ricky2 commented in:
    Rail spur opponents take aim at Peschong on 2016-09-27 12:38:26
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  • "My mistake... Let me refrase in the proper terminology: There are currently NO laws on the books that requires "ANYONE" to report a lost or stolen firearm, this includes LEO's! Prop 63 would require "ANYONE" including LEO's to report there lost or stolen firearm(s). Sorry about the confussion I may have created but I still can count on your vote, right? It's a good thing to require "EVERYONE" to report their lost or stolen firearm isn't it? Especially LEO's, right? Or is your real problem with 63 the requirement to pass a background check to purchase ammo and or the ban of large capacity clips? It seems reasonable to me; no bullets for the criminal and cartels guns means no body gets shot by those folks, right? And who needs to have large capacity clips other than those two groups and the military, right? And we all know that just because criminal and cartel members would "get their ammo and clips anyway" doesn't mean we can't make it just a bit harder from them. Now as far as my ignorance and telling of lies? It wasn't my intent to lie, it was just my vernacular not being descriptive enough. And as far as me being ignorant? Not much, and where I am I try to educate myself."

    L.A.RamsFan commented in:
    Hundreds of California police guns go missing on 2016-09-27 12:21:48
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  • "My mistake... Let me refrase in the proper terminology: There are currently NO laws on the books that requires "ANYONE" to report a lost or stolen firearm, this includes LEO's! Prop 63 would require "ANYONE" including LEO's to report there lost or stolen firearm(s). Sorry about the confussion I may have created but I still can count on your vote, right? It's a good thing to require "EVERYONE" to report their lost or stolen firearm isn't it? Especially LEO's, right? Or is your real problem with 63 the requirement to pass a background check to purchase ammo and or the ban of large capacity clips? It seems reasonable to me; no bullets for the criminal and cartels guns means no body gets shot by those folks, right? And who needs to have large capacity clips other than those two groups and the military, right? And we all know that just because criminal and cartel members would "get their ammo and clips anyway" doesn't mean we can't make it just a bit harder from them. Now as far as my ignorance and telling of lies? It wasn't my intent to lie, it was just my vernacular not being descriptive enough. And as far as me being ignorant? Not much, and where I am I try to educate myself."

    L.A.RamsFan commented in:
    Hundreds of California police guns go missing on 2016-09-27 12:19:08
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  • "I agree with you diana68. I've attended concerts at both Pozo and Vina Robles. The concert attendees at Pozo were so much more drunk than at Vina Robles. It seems like there is more of a tendency to show up drunk at Pozo than at Vina Robles. That is just my observation. Because of the amount of super drunk people at Pozo, I'll never go back. People were getting sick everywhere. It was super disgusting."

    smile4thecamera commented in:
    CHP conducts DUI checkpoint following Pozo Saloon concert on 2016-09-27 12:04:23
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  • "r0y says:"Solar is already an over-bloated, subsidized scam." The oil, nuke and other industries are far more subsidized, so when solar gets 10% of the oil tax breaks you can complain. And it is not a "scam", you are ignorant of the financial side of solar and can not make a comparison. Have a $200 pge bill? Your solar will pay for itself in under 5 -6 years, unless you get ripped off by the McDonalds of solar."

    kettle commented in:
    Post Diablo suggestions lacking on 2016-09-27 11:41:25
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  • "We are being forced into this energy source in case you haven't noticed and when Diablo closes the rates from PGE will only go higher. Help the middle class that aren't getting a free trip on the roof and the wealth that can afford it. Some of us cannot afford to go further into debt nor keep paying higher utility rates, taxes, regulation fees, etc."

    SLOBIRD commented in:
    Post Diablo suggestions lacking on 2016-09-27 11:03:19
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  • "The concert I went to out there was the biggest group of really hammered people I have ever seen. And I have been to a lot of local events in my day. I don't know that every concert out there is like that, but I have been concerned about it ever since. People seem to be over-served, and some showed up already drunk. From what I saw, it should be on the list of places to monitor during events. Concerts at Avila Bay could get pretty rowdy way back in the day, once law enforcement increased their presence out there, it seemed like people were a lot more careful since it became known as a 'bust.'"

    diana68 commented in:
    CHP conducts DUI checkpoint following Pozo Saloon concert on 2016-09-27 11:00:05
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  • "West Nile virus is still alive and just as dangerous but our government has already contributed MILLIONS with no solution and now we have to come up with another virus and dumping MILLIONS into this for employment purposes. I read an article saying of the $1.3 billion the current Administration wants, $600 million goes back into a "special fund" they maintain and have "loaned" to Zika already and $500 million is for advertising (no doubt to all the Liberal Media Outlets) and $3 million is for "miscellaneous" expenses. Boy, any business that run a business this way would never stay in business."

    SLOBIRD commented in:
    Five Santa Barbara County residents infected with Zika virus on 2016-09-27 10:58:30
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  • "Oh my, not in Santa Maria... I would ask where this dental office is so I never encounter but since I would never step foot in the current Santa Maria I really don't care. This is so disgusting especially for a business office but not surprising for Santa Maria. YUKE!"

    SLOBIRD commented in:
    Homeless woman stabbed in Santa Maria on 2016-09-27 10:48:06
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  • "They should do that at every concert in Pozo. I went to a concert out there last summer, and the number of highly intoxicated people was very high. There were people literally stumbling around drunk everywhere I looked. Even as we were backed up in traffic waiting to get to the venue. They were getting out of cars and peeing along the side of the road in full view. Alcohol sales are how they make their money after all. I am sure that a fair number of these people got behind the wheel that evening. I am surprised more people haven't been killed or injured out there after concerts. If people knew a sobriety checkpoint is a given out there, people might exercise better judgment."

    diana68 commented in:
    CHP conducts DUI checkpoint following Pozo Saloon concert on 2016-09-27 09:29:48
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  • "As Governor, Jerry Brown allows Middle Eastern refugees to be placed anywhere in California without notification to the state or local officials, and now he says that local law enforcement has to bear part of the costs of terrorism. Why should any costs be the problem of San Bernadino County, a county that is near bankruptcy? Jerry Brown, demand that the feds tell the states where refugees are being placed in our state. It's our right to know and keeps new refugees away from terrorist groups now under investigation."

    Citizen commented in:
    Jerry Brown vetoes reimbursement bill for San Bernardino responders on 2016-09-27 09:00:20
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  • "The ratepayers will get blasted with increased rates no matter what PG&E does. Every month I get a notice in my bill - yesterday came "Notification of PG & E's application Requesting to increase rates for the retirement of Diablo Canyon (A.16-08-006) - Once again PG&E wants a rate increase. Do they ever have enough money ? No. I for one have appealed to the Office of Ratepayer Advocates (ORA) as well as the spineless CPUC and will once again. Will it do any good ? Only if lots of folks do too."

    Cindy A commented in:
    Post Diablo suggestions lacking on 2016-09-27 08:11:56
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  • "This needs to be on a regular basis. And yes, pop inspections along the routes the wine tasters frequent. People willing to misbehave and break the law, need to be held accounatble for their actions. And for those going after LEO, maybe you should ask yourselves where else should they focus their energy and our monies, sitting behind a book like CHP does on all highway construction projects. How often do you see CHP pulling over any of the tens of thousands of drivers who continually speed on our highways and streets..."

    easymoney commented in:
    CHP conducts DUI checkpoint following Pozo Saloon concert on 2016-09-27 06:53:04
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  • "The "trib" puts itself down; it has for years. The problem with that paper, like most other news agencies, is they actually start believing their own propaganda and slants... I see this everywhere, places that are too homogeneous will actually believe they are the majority or correct or what have you. It's a simple mistake, but it is often made when there are no people left to keep one ideology or belief in check. I mean, it's one thing to obfuscate and withhold information to build or perpetuate a narrative, it is quite another thing to actually start believing it."

    r0y commented in:
    Post Diablo suggestions lacking on 2016-09-27 06:10:55
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  • "Solar is already an over-bloated, subsidized scam. Please do not continue to throw money at it the way we are. R&D - fine, but subsidies that just waste redistributed wealth on is not going to accomplish anything except making a few cronies richer."

    r0y commented in:
    Post Diablo suggestions lacking on 2016-09-27 06:06:07
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  • "In many places Law Enforcement + Disability = VERY early retirement (often as early as age 30-40). It's an over-abused system and a large percentage of LE's (especially in California) retire with disability. It is a cottage industry, in fact. The "right" doctors are known... the processes are in place... the unions encourage and educate how to do it... Always be wary of public sector disability, not just law enforcement."

    r0y commented in:
    Santa Barbara police officer headed to jail for fraud on 2016-09-27 06:02:43
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  • "Yeah, I think FIVE MONTHS to "gather information" about something THEY came up with is insulting, Jan... I bet we can find out EVERYTHING there is to know about this ordinance in FIVE MINUTES. Seriously, how inept do you think "staff" is, Jan? Perhaps she is simply projecting her level of competency onto the staff? Or are they really that bad?"

    r0y commented in:
    Is Marx flip-flopping on rental inspection ordinance? on 2016-09-27 05:49:15
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  • "Are you intentionally lying or are you wholly ignorant of Prop 63? Prop 63 is largely about two things: requiring a background check and Department of Justice authorization to purchase ammunition (ammunition!) and the confiscation of once legally owned standard capacity ammunition magazines. Two more worthless laws to add to the huge cesspool of existing gun laws."

    San Louie commented in:
    Hundreds of California police guns go missing on 2016-09-27 01:44:29
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