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Posted on July 18 at 12:38 p.m.

Hate to break it to you, @CommonSense, but the Funk Zone as many SB residents know it has already gone the way of the dodo... not too much funk left, replaced almost entirely by purveyors of alcoholic beverages (so yeah, another State Street...)

On Tenants Chosen for Funk Zone Artist Village

Posted on August 15 at 10:48 a.m.

"Rumors" have it that tour operators have applied for permits with City Hall to operate a shark diving experience in Northern Santa Barbara County... and might be chumming the waters to drum up business - which encourages the presence of larger predators - that would help to create an international tourist attraction.

This could possibly explain the heightened activity... never know about these "rumors."

On Great White Shark Spotted Off Leadbetter Beach

Posted on January 25 at 10:43 a.m.

Yeah, because we really need more drive-thru's causing traffic problems, and Walmart to peddle substandard foreign manufacturing. Stay classy, Santa Barbara.

On Feedback on Goleta Target

Posted on September 8 at 9:20 p.m.

Well, now I am completely convinced that those with special dietary needs (or perhaps more accurately - their relatives) are "pain-in-the-ass, persnickety people."

"Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind."

-E.B. White

On I'm Gluten-Free-Vegan-Intolerant

Posted on September 7 at 9:56 a.m.

HIlarious ironic commenting by 'irresistiblyglutenfree' and 'santabarbarasand.' Thanks for reading too seriously!

On I'm Gluten-Free-Vegan-Intolerant

Posted on August 9 at 10:17 p.m.

Beware the foreigners! More than 50% of them come from OTHER PLACES!

They have strange customs and horrifying cultural differences. And they have the gall to come to our country and take our knowledge away by this "learning." I find the whole thing sickening.

On Foreign students at SBCC?

Posted on July 13 at 12:27 p.m.

Wow! What a complete dumbass. Got off so easy on the 5 years probation and obviously didn't appreciate his second chance.

That's cool though, I hear prison is really a nice place for sex offenders. I'm sure he'll have a grand ol' time.

On Sex Crimes Tennis Coach Sentenced to 7 Years, 8 Months

Posted on May 9 at 3:50 p.m.

Yikes. How sad.

On Rock Climber Takes Fatal Plunge

Posted on November 6 at 10:46 a.m.

Twiin's lack of personal responsibility has transformed from annoying into comedy gold. It's a shame that so many local vendors will have to suffer as a result of their borderline-negligent incompetence.

As for the issue of "being treated differently than other promoters" - other promoters are probably competent business-people.

Lynn is working for free on this one? A "great revenue generator," huh? Tell that to Marborg and all the other angry local vendors who got shafted by Twiin Productions.

If the knucklehead Pembertons were as business-savvy and dedicated to the city as some seem to think, they would PAY the people who make the festival happen for them. Right now all this "revenue-generation" talk is sheer nonsense.

On Twiins Tailspin into Bankruptcy

Posted on August 15 at 9:06 p.m.

The Pembertons act like a couple of shady charlatans; they claim to support the City's wishes and respect the residents of SB - all the while holding up their middle finger to the Parks & Rec dept. and whining to the media instead of using that effort to move or fix their defective, problematic, and sprawling festival.

Maybe they're too busy counterfeiting more city documents (like the waterfront parking pass debacle of last year.) Good Riddance to Twiin Productions.

On West Beach Fest Pushes Back

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