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Posted on July 22 at 10:44 a.m.
On Carbajal in Climate Change Talks
Posted on July 21 at 11:21 a.m.
It did'nt take long for the City of Goleta to create a mess. Letting developers run amuck and having their way has turned Goleta into an Orange County style traffic jam.
On Traffic in Goleta
Posted on July 21 at 11:08 a.m.
Did you talk about the root of the problem? Over-Population of humans on planet Earth. Did you discuss strategies for easy access to birth control for all humans?
Posted on July 19 at 11:12 a.m.
I'm sure they wouldn't mind if people stood in front of their church with signs saying,
"Lunatics Beware" and yelling at everyone who tried to go in.
On Anti-Abortion Group Threatens to Sue City
Posted on July 16 at 1:30 p.m.
Probably an underground defense center like in a James Bond movie. Secret NSA defense weaponry ballistic strategic center. Ya that's it.
the DoD needs something to do. They got more money than they know what to do with.
On San Miguel Island Closure Irks Officials
Posted on July 10 at 9:13 a.m.
$18 million every year for a pork project.
On Jail Funding a 'Moving Target'?
Posted on July 9 at 11 a.m.
Lowering tuition costs is terrific!!!
The cost to process all these middle-class students tuition reductions will create a department unto itself. Why not just lower tuition rates and bypass the financial aid bureaucracy?
Sure a few rich kids will save some money too, but the State of California will save millions without all the paperwork and expanded financial aid offices.
On Middle Class Gets Some Financial Aid This Fall
Posted on July 8 at 10:43 a.m.
Thanks DrDan, yes I was using cost of living numbers with UCSB (room+board+tuition). Many SBCC students still live with their parents, so I don't know the cost of living for the average SBCC student.
On Skewed Distribution in Transfers to UC
Posted on July 7 at 11:41 a.m.
I'm hoping City College Boards and Admin. have their own vision for their special, unique schools.
UC officials will ruin these schools if they take them over and turn them into strict breeding grounds for the UC system. The UC system has become too self-serving and too bloated with over-staffed departments, as well as UC researchers, who are forcing undergraduates to subsidize them with outrageous tuitions for mediocre undergraduate classes.
One year at UCSB costs an undergrad student $30,000-$40,000. Unbelievable!
Now days, most UC grads are much worse off financially. The lack of good paying jobs and extreme tuition debt make the UC education a shadow of its former glory.
City colleges offer better undergraduate classes than the UC system at a reasonable price (although SBCC's $46 per unit is getting too expensive for many high school grduates). Students benefit financially their entire life from the career programs like nursing and restaurant management offered at City College. And they actually can get ahead without all the school debt.
College should be about improving ones lot in life, not straddling kids with $50,000+ of debt upon graduation. If the UC system doesn't reform itself or just become purely a research institution that raises its own money, the online colleges will eventually eat their lunch.
Posted on July 2 at 8:42 a.m.
The term "Democrat" has become meaningless in local city politics, which is ashame. I remember when that term meant you were for voting rights, protecting the environment, and limiting growth to preserve public health and a healthy quality of life.....
The famous Population Impact Study has been buried over the years as it doesn't fit into the master plans.
Somewhere during the 80's-90's the term "Democrat" was sold off to developers and business interests which became part of local government agencies. The voting behavior of todays city democrats parallels the republicans of the 1960's-1970's in most ways. Not so bad but not so good either.
When confronted with REAL issues like OVER-DEVELOPMENT, todays democrats are trained at rolling over and play dead, which Lucky and the Angry Poodle know is bullshhitttt.
District elections are coming as poorer nieghborhoods continue to take the burnt of City projects that lowers residents quality of life.
Even if the bias comes from the State of California enacting policies that discriminate against poorer nieghborhoods, it would be nice to see some local modern day "Democrats" at least put up a fight.
On When Cattledog Meets Poodle