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Jobs vs. The Environment, again

Jobs vs. The Environment, again

It's time for some new arguments, because your JOBS vs. POISONING THE ENVIRONMENT logic is getting stale. People understand how your pass-on-polluting costs them their…

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Bendy White for Mayor

Bendy White for Mayor

He's terming out on the City Council after 8 years. He's got a delightful sense of humor. And at a recent Candidate Forum he called…

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Angel Martinez for Mayor

Angel Martinez for Mayor

It's his first time running for elected office. He likes riding bikes – he rode his ebike to the interview, "I've always been a bicycle…

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Cox Cable’s Out to Raise Rates

Cox Cable’s Out to Raise Rates

Paying enough to your broadband provider? You may be paying more soon as Cox Cable announced a new data plan, one in which we'll all…

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Kristen Sneddon for City Council, District 4

Kristen Sneddon for City Council, District 4

She's a member of the Peabody School Board. She's running for Santa Barbara City Council in District 4. We discuss housing, the future of State…

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Induced Demand: the Congestion Relief Conundrum

Induced Demand: the Congestion Relief Conundrum

As traffic backs up, your commute to work sucks. In transportation circles it's called congestion and there's only one cure: widen the road. Or so…

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Signs In Bike Lanes Compromise Cyclist Safety

Signs In Bike Lanes Compromise Cyclist Safety

The new roundabout at Cliff Drive and Las Positas is quite popular. Motorists love that traffic moves smoothly with almost no delays. Like any project,…

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In the SB Independent

In the SB Independent

I was written up in the Santa Barbara Independent recently: Santa Barbara's Newest Cycling Advocate, by Andie Bridges. Having recently relocated to Santa Barbara, he…

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Room for cream? Caffeinate your wifi wrap-up

Room for cream? Caffeinate your wifi wrap-up

It started out as a pet peeve – I couldn't find enuf wifi to demo a piece of software. That led to a survey. The…

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Caffeinate your wifi – a survey

Caffeinate your wifi – a survey

This whole survey idea started because I faced a dilemma – I wanted to demo a little software to a new friend in a casual coffee…

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Spooked by Santa Barbara Motorists

Spooked by Santa Barbara Motorists

Thanks to all you impatient Santa Barbara motorists – you spooked my bike riding buddy this week. John was visiting from Portland – his first…

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Ride Lower State Street

Ride Lower State Street

You're on your bike heading to the beach. You've passed the railroad tracks – bump, bump, bump – now, what's this? The road narrows quickly,…

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Worst Intersection

Worst Intersection

It's wet and slippery. It's cobbled with a thousand rough edges to catch your tires. One false move and you're going down. It's a direct…

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Grocery shopping on the Mesa

Grocery shopping on the Mesa

Feels like a holiday weekend as the Super Bowl and the Santa Barbara Film Festival overlap – the city is abuzz. Gotta get some supplies…

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Streets are for Protest Marches

Streets are for Protest Marches

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Nick Bedbury, Upstream Research

Nick Bedbury, Upstream Research

Who are the polluters near where you live? What are they sending up the chimney? How toxic is it? What can you do about it?…

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Little Boy Bennett

Little Boy Bennett

I must have looked lost, too. "Can you find my dad?" A little boy was standing there, calmly asking me. I felt like I was…

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