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Posted on December 31 at 11:50 a.m.
The future is a wave: surf it or get rolled under.In DC, where I go once per month, I use Uber all the time. Unless I am using ZipCar, Cars2Go, Citibike - all great alternative modes of transportation that work via apps and are designed to make the traveling consumer's life more convenient. I am so happy that Uber is here. I have gone out of my way not to use SB cabs. They are ridiculously expensive. Double or triple what they cost in DC. It seems so myopic, I think so many more people would use them if gouging on price was not the norm. But I can park my car at the airport for 5 days for almost 1/2 the price of a taxi there and back. At least with Uber I get to charge it via my phone; which i love, and i have communication with the driver and can see how close he is.
On Uber Taxi App a Fit for Santa Barbara?
Posted on July 10 at 7:43 a.m.
retprotector: saying "I bet" means you don't know. Considering the implications of your "bet" about a person who is dead, perhaps you should restrain your comments until there is evidence of alcohol.
On City Worker Killed in Vehicle-Bicycle Accident
Posted on April 22 at 4:06 p.m.
But the measures authorizing the bonds also were passed. Thank you Kate Parker for remembering that without the education that school libraries are part of, there will be less educated workers to pay much of anything in taxes in future.
On Opposition to Bond Sales Prompts Lawsuit
Posted on June 9 at 9:47 a.m.
Wow Bionicman I pray that you get a sense of humour. Inane maudlin diatribe. --That's about you. Thomas Kinkade's paintings, on the other hand, just lack soul - which has zero to do with whether he is a nice chap on a personal level.Good article Sunshine; this illuminates the dark side of the intensive parenting we do these days. My parents would be lucky (unlucky?) if they saw me between 8A and 4P.
On Forced Friends
Posted on October 2 at 8:32 a.m.
What a crazed lunatic! But enough about McBlaze...I hope they manage to get Neff off the streets for good - I would find it hard to believe he won't act again. Scary thought but maybe he is up to his old tricks and has just got better at covering his tracks.
On Neff on Trial Again for Ketamine Encounters
Posted on January 25 at 12:30 p.m.
What a wonderful gift. It should of course go toward increasing the quality of care at Cottage. We should not however lose sight of the fact that Cottage is a relatively small hospital in a small town. To expect the level of expertise that one could get at a metropolitan medical center or specialist facility would be silly. We're lucky that SB is such a wonderful place to live. We can actually get rather high level doctors to come here even though it is a small community/facility. 90,000 person towns in Kansas, Nebraska, etc. aren't so lucky. The reality of Cottage is that for most prosaic problems, Cottage will do the job well and most likely in a more friendly manner. (And it's always nice to have family nearby). But for serious issues most anyone that could would head to LA or Orange County.
On Montecito Couple Gives $3 Million to Cottage Hospital
Posted on November 14 at 11:20 a.m.
Perhaps AShaw it's because Shannon is not asinine...?
The general populace does not care. You do. It undoubtedly fuels racial theories you hold dear. Generally i find that it is losers driving around in dirty beat-up old cars, living in a generally slovenly fashion and without much enjoyment in their lives that look to blame their woes on others. Look in the mirror, clean yourself up and work harder. When you have a minute, read the plaque that is on the base of the Statue of Liberty. This great nation was built on the backs of immigrants. And unless your real name is something like "running cloud" you have an immigrant in your past also. Hope he got a better reception than the welcome mat you lay out. Very few illegal aliens go through all the trials, tribulations and risk to their lives to get to this country just so they can put their feet up and coast. (If that is even an option). People come here to WORK. And that work is what drives the economy and provides us with the standard of living that, if we are lucky, we will get to hold on to. So quit your incessant whining and do something useful.
On Three Stabbed in Micheltorena-Bath Street Fight
Posted on November 4 at 8:50 a.m.
"Just another nutcase for Obama...."
Yeah AShaw just like the one in PA that got mugged...oh wait that was a lie dreamed up by a McCain campaign worker. But hey, why wait for the facts when they won't change your mind anyway!
On Overpass Standoff Ends Peacefully
Posted on October 31 at 9:41 a.m.
Until moving to SB I lived in Washington DC for 20 years. DC has without a doubt the worst police force in the nation and one specialty of theirs is shooting dogs, see http://dogsdc.blogspot.com/2008/05/po... for just one such story but google will provide more. Luckily in this case it was just a threat -- in DC they shoot first. Anyway, all-in-all I think the SB police officers are a friendly respectful bunch though the lack of major crime that makes living here so wonderful must leave them relatively inexperienced in dealing with a major crime when it does happen. That said DC was a crime capital and the police there are storied boobs, so I think we can feel lucky for what we have.
On Stabbing Raises Many Questions
Posted on September 16 at 10:18 p.m.
AShaw; Bush has been using soldiers both dead and alive for political statements ever since he tried to tie Iraq to 9/11 and landed on a carrier to announce "mission accomplished". If you want to get angry at someone try focusing on the guy who has caused the deaths of over 4000 troops and the maiming of tens of thousands more.I notice the cameras are always available when he visits the troops but banned from photographing returning coffins.Want to honor soldiers? Try to avoid getting them killed for spurious reasons. I HOPE that is part of the message at Arlington West, and I HOPE it works.