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Posted on April 16 at 8:21 a.m.
A candidate with significant contributions from two SEIU locals and their statewide organization, representing tens of thousands of public and private service workers, plus the county firefighters; versus a candidate with significant contributions from oil & gas companies and construction interests, including the Chumash, and the Deputy Sheriffs' Assn. It's definitely a classic battle drawn along the traditional Santa Barbara County lines, and one that'll be repeated over and over until big money from every source is taken out of political campaigns.
In the meantime, I support Ms. Wolf. As I've said before, she's voted contrary to my preferences many times on many issues, but is thoughtful and honest. I can say the same thing about three of her Second District predecessors: Bob Kallman, Tom Rogers and Susan Rose. As did they, she serves the Second District and the entire county very well and capably.
On Wolf Collects Another $20,000 From Labor Union
Posted on April 15 at 9:58 a.m.
Man (or woman), if you're sourcing from Breitbart, you're lost in the wilderness.
On Aceves Accuses Wolf of Donation Conflict
Posted on April 15 at 9:55 a.m.
Agree, easternpacific. I wish they'd promote from within the ranks, and that goes for the county too.
Also, as a county pensioner, I have to add that we public-sector pensioners of modest means support a dollar cap on lifetime pensions. We also support something better than 401(k)s for everyone, everywhere. There's no bright future in having tens of millions of impoverished old folks on welfare.
On Goleta City Manager Dan Singer Stepping Down
Posted on April 14 at 5:46 p.m.
loonpt, you make valid points. foo, who got SBCC into this mix, besides you? Hell's bells, why not also indict the SB Business College and Westmont?
On Have We Had Enough Deltopia Yet?
Posted on April 14 at 5:40 p.m.
You're welcome, foo; hope you feel better now. ☺
Posted on April 14 at 2:02 p.m.
Last week I was at a conference in Costa Mesa, and a UCSB alumna from our time ('70s) asked me, "WTF is going on with IV?" At the time, I'd only seen a few minutes of sensationalist coverage on local TV "news." Since then, I've read a lot, and this is the best article or column that I've read so far.
Halloween has turned IV into a concentration camp, with fences and troops to keep outsiders out rather than to keep IV & UCSB residents in (though, you'd better not breach the perimeter and try to get back in, unless you have multiple IDs proving you live there). Regrettably, maybe the same thing has to happen for the first weekend of Spring quarter. I ask the residents of IV, esp. the ever-and-always precious denizens of DP: is it worth it?
Posted on April 14 at 1:49 p.m.
Ouch! Bam! Biff! Wham! Sock! Pow! It's like reading a 1966 "Batman" script. BTW, didja know that the movie was filmed largely around here, esp. on Stearns Wharf, including the Moby Dick restaurant as it used to be, and with offshore rigs' pipes & casing stockpiled on the wharf? But, I digress.
As a former president of SEIU Local 620, I deplore the dollar amounts given to Wolf and all of the local's endorsed candidates. I deplore much, much more the fact that all of this cash is a poor, drop-in-the-bucket counter-balance to the hundreds of millions spent by the Kochs, Adelson, Rove & Co., avaricious corporations, and every other anti-worker, sociopathic "person" in play. It's gonna get a lot worse before it gets any better.
Posted on April 14 at 1:23 p.m.
Don't get too worked up; most public sector "professional managers" are on a constant career treadmill, never really committing to any community and often one step ahead of a camelback-breaking scandal. They follow the money and perceived prestige, not necessarily in that order.
Posted on April 14 at 1:17 p.m.
Good one, "Validated"!
On Randy and Evi Quaid Bail Bond Issues Heard in Santa Barbara Court
Posted on April 11 at 4:36 p.m.
Uh, BeachFan, you do realize that the height of cronyism and nepotism was during the reign of M.F. Brown? It's a matter of record.
On Community Services Director Leaving
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