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Posted on August 10 at 8:10 p.m.
City wards are nothing new. Why is this such a big deal? The overreaction to ward elections just shows how unsophisticated Santa Barbara is. Most cities have this. Having a city council member represent a section of the city will only increase the diversity of the council. The neighborhoods will be better represented.
On Six Santa Barbaras?
Posted on May 14 at 6:48 p.m.
I remember when taking classes at SBCC were free. Then they added a $50 per semester tuition...and they never looked back.
On Choppy Sea for Two-Day SBCC Fiscal Odyssey
Posted on February 5 at 6:22 p.m.
Come on SB. Get with it! Bulb outs are good for the street and sidewalks. They look better and make walking safer. We have them all over Minneapolis and no one has complained except for the Tea Party conspiricists who belive it;s a socialist plot get get people out of their cars. Oy vey!
On Curb Extensions Whacko
Posted on September 5 at 5:01 p.m.
I took several courses with Professor Haslund at SBCC. One of my favorite and best professors ever. He was a great advocate for community colleges, and and all around great guy too!
On Challengers Meet-and-Greet on the Mesa
Posted on July 24 at 4:18 p.m.
Santa Barbara is too small of a city to have priced parking. It works better in larger cities where they have alternatives and where everyone knows that it is needed.
On Rubber Hits the Road
Posted on July 23 at 11:47 p.m.
I find it curious that SB/Goleta area has no Target. Here in Minneapolis they are all over the place and they are an excellent employer. Target Corporate HQ is here and many of my friends work there. Way better than Wal-Mart.
On Target Strikes Out
Posted on July 14 at 11:12 p.m.
If you don't have higher density and you have natural barriers to sprawl (mountains and ocean) just where do you expect to put all those people coming to paradise? High density housing actually will be a good alternative to folks who do not want a yard and a two car garage. Europe is high density, San Francisco is high density. The wave is coming. Prepare.
On Tweaked or Tweaking?
Posted on July 13 at 10:36 a.m.
When I was about the age of five Bob Ponce took a photo of myself and a neighbor girl my age up at the Stow House. That photo and article are still in my scrapbook 40 some years later.
On Bob Ponce: Ace Photojournalist
Posted on May 19 at 10:05 a.m.
California... Looking like a third world nation every day. The dream is dead. You are living in the past like the British and the French.
On Bank Gets Naples in Foreclosure Sale
Posted on April 10 at 1:01 p.m.
In my observation California is just too big to be governed effectively. Poland, Argentina, Spain, and Canada have approximately similar populations. I grew up in Cali, but now live in Minnesota which has five million people. Our legislature in Minn is twice the size of Calif which allows for small districts. House districts have about 40,000 citizens and Senate districts about 80,000. My Senator knows me on a first name basis. Our capital is St Paul which is in the Twin Cities metro area. 2/3 of the state live in or within this area. Small states are manageable. Think of Vermont, or Maine or any such state. Calif would be wise to either break up into three or four states or create regional districts that act like states and leave Sacramento to fewer tasks.