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Posted on October 2 at 3:22 p.m.
Can we just decommission caltrans. They're like a rogue army destroying California piece by piece.
On Freeway Widening All Jammed Up
Posted on October 2 at 2:47 p.m.
On Regarding 101 Widening Project
Posted on September 30 at 4:38 p.m.
I thought Sam Wake donated the Wake Center specifically for Adult education.
If true, SBCC does not have the legal right to alter his trust.
On Adult Ed Threatened Again
Posted on September 30 at 4:32 p.m.
@buckwheat: Wish more people were smarter, but in the Bay area it hasn't worked. Maybe Ventura commuters are smarter. Rail would be better, less pollution, more relaxing.
On Clock Ticking Down on HOV Lane Appeal
Posted on September 29 at 9:32 p.m.
These are the kinds of projects that are destroying Santa Barbara.Increased cars, polution, traffic, and taxes are the result of over-development.
On Density on Upper State Will Increase
Posted on September 29 at 9:14 p.m.
@Nitz: All this time and money and politics for a 3rd lane and it will be an empty HOV lane. Ridiculous.
Posted on September 26 at 7:24 a.m.
Do any of these politicians have the courage to acknowledge and discuss over-population?
On Climate Change in the Air
Posted on September 24 at 9:26 a.m.
When you allow gambling into your State you allow organized crime to do their bidding. Now we have corrupt development proposal like this with no local oversight.
The California tribes caved in to temptation for all that money. Now the tribes have embraced gambling culture with alcohol and crime revolving around their casinos.
We can all thank Gray Davis for conning the voters into this. Gray Davis will make the top ten for corrupt politicians in California history.
On 12-Story Hotel by 2016?
Posted on September 19 at 11:56 a.m.
Santa Barbara is worth preserving. Santa Barbara is special. Santa Barbara is beautiful.
There's a tipping point where further development and increased population, with all the cars, environmental degradation, and shrinking open spaces it brings, kills the beauty and unique qualities that are Santa Barbara. That is why most people who live here don't believe in the so-called "smart growth" model.
There's a reason only so many get to enter Yosemite Valley each day.
Demand for housing is endless here. That doesn't mean we should cater to developers, architects, and public housing employees, who in all honesty, make a good living pushing their "more housing" agenda.
Yes, it is hard for renters. Yes, most people can't afford a home without help. But the solution offered in this articles implies that Santa Barbara is just another city that isn't special, that we should allow the same building policies that have ruined so many Cities in California with over-development.
It's a bitter pill, but until society begins to deal with human over-population, the root of the issue, it will not change. Meanwhile, Santa Barbara still has a chance to be preserved, if we resist the pressures of over-population.
On The High Price of Renting in Paradise
Posted on September 11 at 3:46 p.m.
sociopath[soh-see-uh-path, soh-shee-] Examples Word Originnoun, Psychiatry.1.a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.
Sounds like sociopaths are mentally ill. Perhaps the question should be how do can we reach sociopaths so they do get treatment before they become violent?
On But Then There's Sociopaths