Comments by Haskullsloke

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Posted on April 10 at 5:42 p.m.

The big question now is, where does that $575,000 go?

On Coastal Commission to Fine Bacara

Posted on October 6 at 2:13 p.m.

Another local news website reports a quote from the Bacara saying the condos will be built next summer! .......Error or slip of the tongue?

On Bacara Open House Draws More than 1,800 Guests

Posted on September 29 at 8:01 a.m.

This is a nice gesture, and a wise business decision, but don't rush to be lulled into submission by some free wine and cheese.
They say they "put on hold" plans for the condos? What does that mean? They're going to wait until the economy improves?How about withdrawing the application? How about cancelling the condo plan all together?
And will they admit they are in Goleta, or keep claiming Santa Barbara, 93117, like Alvin did?
Time will tell and their actions will speak louder than their words.

On Friendlier Bacara Will Host Open House

Posted on August 22 at 7:02 p.m.

There won't be affordable housing in Goleta until the quality of life goes down, and with this crew, we're well on our way. There are already over 400 approved housing units in the pipeline. What's 1200 more!
Unlike the Who, we will get fooled again, and again, and again...

On Bashing and Boosting Bishop Ranch

Posted on June 19 at 9:55 a.m.

Good points. But I wouldn't bother asking the Bacara for any favors. Instead, get ready to fight their expansion plans. If they have their way, our access will be even more remote.

On Haskell's Beach Is Our Beach

Posted on May 2 at 9:41 a.m.

I personally don't know any local residents that have spent the night at the Bacara. In fact, I don't know any locals that have eaten at one of their restaurants. Way too pricey for the Goleta commoners.
As for Kristen's comments, she must be new in town. The Bacara took nearly twenty years to get approved because of fierce public opposition. The majority of people didn't want a big resort there from the getgo.
The Bacara is still tied up in numerous law suits with the construction companies it used. Many of which, STILL HAVEN'T GOT PAID!
Three years after it was built, they decided to shut down the original beach access lot and move us to a smaller, more remote lot, and close it at dusk.They were forced to keep it open 24 hours, but are eager to close it at dusk again.
Then they started using security guards to hassle beachgoers, following them around while whispering into their little headsets and writing down license plate numbers. They even hassled a couple of City Council members!
Now, with a lot of financial donations, they've successfully gotten a city council that might go along with their expansion plans. Even if it means changing the Goleta General Plan to lower the environmental impact standards for the whole city. Whatever it takes, they'll do it.
And they still list their address as Santa Barbara, 93117. Are they embarrassed to be in Goleta?
There are plenty more reasons to not like the Bacara, but this letter's too long already.
I'm going to the beach..

On None

Posted on May 2 at 8:46 a.m.

Alvin Dworman believes this project is meant to be and he would probably spend his last dime to get it done, despite the public's opinion. He's got most of the city staff convinced it's a nifty deal, despite all the changes to the General Plan that will apply to every other project in town.
As for the Kristin Butlers, the Bacara usually manages to get one or two of them to speak up when things aren't going their way. Even if she was legit, way more people feel the opposite way thanks to the Bacara's actions over the years.
The fate of this project will be up to the people, and it will be a battle of endurance. When the opposition get's tired of fighting, the condos will be built. So try not to get sick of hearing about!

On Bacara Condos Pass Go

Posted on April 25 at 6:54 a.m.

I'm assuming Kristin is being sarcastic. She's not serious, right?

On None

Posted on March 21 at 8:47 a.m.

I grew up at Haskells and my kids grew up at Haskells and we still go there, athough it is now a mere shell of it's former self. It seems it's soul has been sucked out.
But all through the years, Haskells has always been a safer place to hang out than State Street!

On None

Posted on June 28 at 9:58 p.m.

I've had the pleasure of working with Peter and hope to do so in the future.
I look forward to seeing what Peter and Chuck come out with next. Hopefully they can get a bigger and better surf mag rolling.We definitely need one in SB.

In the meantime, I'll try not to hurl as I look at the pictorial of Arthur von Weisenberger boogie boarding at the Sandals resort in Barbados........

On Is <em>News-Press</em>' Surf Mag <em>Blue Edge</em> Wiping Out?

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