NTSB: Government aircraft are safety ‘orphans’

By JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Government planes and helicopters are used every day to help protect public safety, as well as countless other tasks. But who is looking after the safety of the flight crews, government employees and other passengers on those aircraft? No one, the National Transportation Safety Board said this week. The Federal Aviation Administration...
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Money for Carp Section of State Trail?

Source – SB Independent Thursday, December 2, 2010 By Ethan Stewart (Contact) The California Coastal Conservancy is scheduled to deliberate this week about the proposed Carpinteria segment of the California Coastal Trail. The conservancy is poised to pony up some $50,000 for efforts related to paving the way for a Carp section of the long stewing state-mandated seaside walking/hiking...
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Alert For Los Padres National Forest

Gates and Roads-Open/Closed Due to the possibility of weather conditions changing very rapidly this time of year, we suggest that you contact the Ranger District office nearest to your destination for the most up to date information. Monterey Ranger District: 831-385-5434 Santa Lucia Ranger District: 805-925-9538 Santa Barbara Ranger District: 805-967-3481 Ojai Ranger District: 805-646-4348 Mt....
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VNHC Being Recognized Today for Work in Great Outdoors

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care (VNHC) is being recognized today by the Santa Barbara Front Country Trails Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force for their ongoing leadership and dedication in helping maintain wilderness trails throughout the county. Well known for their community outreach in the medical field, VNHC began partnering with the Front Country Trails in 2009 to help clean-up and maintain...
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Busy Day at the SBTC Blog!

Here are just a few quickies to add to todays early morning post! 1. First, an most important, don’t miss the Baron Ranch Volunteer Trail Project this weekend, Saturday Dec 4th.  Here is the link to the earlier post with all the information!  It is going to be a great day and a great trail, Don’t Miss It! 2. Ventura County Sheriff Search and Rescue / Aviation Unit posted a story...
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Volunteer Trail Project This Saturday Dec 4

Coming this Saturday, December 4th we’ll be heading up to Baron Ranch to make up for the volunteer project that was rained out on November 20. We’ll be finishing up installation of the trail signs and brushing the upper part of the trail in preparation for opening it to the public the following week. Project Information Come join us on Saturday the 4th for a morning dedicated to...
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