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Posted on August 4 at 3:30 p.m.
City and State governments experiencing brutal economic conditions?
Spend millions on high-maintenance brick sidewalks and fancy curbs. Sounds reasonable and financially prudent.
After all, who still drives a car?
On Everything You Wanted to Know About Bulb-Outs But Were Afraid to Ask
Posted on August 4 at 3:25 p.m.
On Protecting or Trespassing?
Posted on June 30 at 12:42 p.m.
Fantastic news for the resident of West Beach, downtown Santa Barbara, and Montecito (where the noise was a problem several miles away... seriously? Yes, seriously.)
The Pembertons have repeatedly shown a lack of respect for the citizens of Santa Barbara, all in the name of their own personal profit (counterfeiting waterfront parking passes?) Thank goodness the city council had the sense to wake up and smell the funk.
As for the comparisons to Fiesta... apples and oranges. Fiesta is a cultural tradition in the vein of Mardi Gras - the West Beach Festival was an opportunity for LA Frat Boys to get wasted and piss all over responsible tax-paying Santa Barbara residents. There have been 86 years of Fiesta... making a comparison to a two-year old frat-rock festival is ludicrous.
Good riddance to West Beach Festival.
On West Beach Fest Unplugged
Posted on June 24 at 4:02 p.m.
$56000, huh? Pathetic.
There are no words to express the overwhelming feeling of disgust.
On Dudley Sworn In
Posted on June 24 at 3:58 p.m.
Such a waste of money. Someone who is seriously suicidal will find another way to accomplish this task.
What happens when the first person jumps off the top of the fence, or is clinging to the outside and lets go? Will we take the entire bridge down?
Should we erect "suicide barriers" on the top of every building in town greater than 30 feet tall? How many more intrusions of government into our lives do we want? Is this the most prudent use of taxpayer dollars in these difficult economic times?
Reject the nanny-state. Assume some personal responsibility. Crazy, right?
On Suicide Barrier Construction Begins
Posted on December 10 at 4:07 p.m.
Ha! This is hilarious...
Practically everyone that 's been a Santa Barbara resident for any amount of time knows how hard/ terrible the municipal water is here. Filtration and/ or water softening is a staple of most of the houses in the city.
Touting it as a strength is a serious misnomer and using it as a marketing point seems like an even worse idea (I'm sure they just like putting 'Santa Barbara' on their beer.)
Now I think I understand why I've never enjoyed any of the Telegraph brews.
On Telegraph Brewing Taps the Local Code
Posted on December 10 at 3:48 p.m.
Wow.... Get out the torches and pitchforks.
OOPS. What I meant to say is, these gentlemen are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Ahem.
If convicted, I can't imagine anyone is going to be interested in supporting a couple of rogue "gnomes."
Do these charges also open them up to civil suits from owners who lost their houses?
On Trail Gnomes Charged in Jesusita Fire
Posted on December 6 at 1:23 p.m.
The West Beach Music Festival is a blight on the community and is rumored to have lost money each of the last three years. Kill it, PLEASE.
The whole mess creates unsafe conditions in the West Beach neighborhood, rife with alcohol, crazy drivers fighting for residential parking spots, and all the inappropriate behavior that accompanies such events. I had to watch three separate drunk idiots piss in my yard this last year and one neighbor told of someone who defecated on their lawn. Concert-goers set off a number of illegal fireworks at inappropriate hours, as well, this is just a super-respectful group of people. Ha.
How the Festival gets operating permits is beyond me... A number of West Beach residents are forming a coalition to take this before the City Council, and force these dunce promoters to hold their shows at an appropriate location.
Past promises of parking management and security from the promoters have ended up being complete fabrications. Why can't they use any of the dozens of other music venues in this city, instead of ruining the beach for a weekend for the people that actually live here?
On News to Yous
Posted on October 27 at 3:03 p.m.
"Those opposed to the track have to be the most bitter-beer faced individuals w/ no clue about sports that I have ever met. They're hateful, lying and vengeful on so many levels!"
"It worked for communists & fascists alike, not to say these people are either, but they do strike me as uninformed, untruthful elitists"
Way to take the high road, Hank. Seems to me like you're hurting your cause more than helping it with this series of incoherent, accusatory, ramblings.
It's hilarious how you preach "intolerance" with very little self-awareness. Keep up the good work and I'm sure the park will never come to fruition.
On Save Elings Park South
Posted on October 22 at 10:46 a.m.
"This will produce results you don't understand and will not appreciate."
Sounds like a thinly veiled threat to me.
Orange County, GO HOME.
On Naples Plans Hit Major Snag
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