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Posted on June 18 at 3:57 p.m.

Maybe they did do a background check. Maybe there is a lot more in his background than DUIs. My best employee is an Iraq war vet who informed me of his DUI on his application form, and I hired him anyway because of his skills and based on my assessment during the interview. He is level-headed, reliable, smart, honest and very likable person. He still drinks socially, moderately, and is careful not to drive afterward.

On Morua Films PSA Against Drunk Driving

Posted on June 18 at 9:46 a.m.

Morua made many grievous mistakes that night, starting with the first drink. There are a million people who do that every day, mostly they dodge the bullet and get to go sleep it off. Mallory herself was a bartender and served alcohol to lots of people not knowing what they were going to do when they went out the door. Hers was one of many deaths attributable to alcohol, though it was Morua's drunkenness that killed her. I noticed that the day after her death her Facebook page still had a photo showing her with a big armful of empty booze bottles, probably from the bar where she worked.

I do see a strange but perhaps positive thing here with Raymond, sober, obviously deeply regretting and deploring everything he did that night -- wanting to do what he can to help educate against doing what he did; and Richard Martinez, father of one of the Isla Vista victims, meeting with and working with Peter Rodger, father of the killer, as they've both lost their young sons. I see it as a good thing when the surviving people on both sides of a tragedy can unite to try to solve some of our deep social problems.
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On Morua Films PSA Against Drunk Driving

Posted on May 19 at 10:37 a.m.

Worst case scenario: a person under the age of 18 gets a free, nutritious lunch although his/her parent(s) can afford to feed him/her.

Better case: kids whose parents feed them poor quality food get to have better food, and discover that there is a difference. They develop a taste for and understanding of good food.

Best case: kids who don't ordinarily get enough to eat can get free, good food without being embarrassed and singled out as "poor."

I don't mind at all.

On The Dude Stops by Franklin

Posted on March 20 at 9:15 a.m.

You can also peruse a copy of The Red Book upstairs at the SB public library (Central Library on Anapamu St. x Anacapa St.) - ask at the reference desk. It is a color facsimile edition published in 2009 by Norton & Co., and it is a BIG book. You can't check it out but you can spend a few hours paging through it - or all day!

On Carl Jung’s <em>Red Book</em>

Posted on March 13 at 9:30 a.m.

And yet, there are hundreds of new housing units being built or slated to be built in Goleta, up near the Camino Real Marketplace, and elsewhere near/at Hollister Ave. Many hundreds. Plus a big conference center at Storke/Hollister. Plus the UCSB new housing projects with a few hundred more units. Where do we think the water is going to come from if, every 10 years or so when there is a drought, we don't have enough for our current needs? With climate change the drought cycle could be accelerated. Don't the current customers of the Goleta Water District have the right to an adequate water supply? We should all conserve all the time, but there is only so much to go around. Overbuilding is a plan for disaster.

On Goleta Declares Stage 1 Water Shortage

Posted on January 31 at 2:49 p.m.

I cannot count the number of times I have seen a motorist pull up to the businesses on E Anapamu (Paradise Found for example) and park in front of the fire hydrant, which is also a red zone, get out of his/her car and leave the car there for 5-35 minutes. No ticket. And this is directly next to the driveway leading into a public parking garage where you get free 75 minutes of parking. Since I'm in the area frequently, I started taking photos of the cars there with the license plates visible. Then I decided I didn't want to spend my time, probably fruitlessly, trying to get better parking enforcement in the area. Not to mention more traffic enforcement to bust the blatant cell phone talkers/drivers careening around Anapamu/State corners to the peril of pedestrians. Parking limits are usually legitimate. There's no reason that the City or the county should have to provide a place for people to park their vehicles beyond a reasonable amount of time to shop, do errands, attend an event, etc.

On Parking Ticket System to Be Studied

Posted on January 27 at 12:42 p.m.

Cranky loons - isn't that what all of (us) are who waste time commenting here?

On The S.B. Questionnaire: Kasi Beutel

Posted on January 15 at 1:03 p.m.

I've never understood the background on this situation. Why didn't Campbell just sell Partridge his shares at the price the out-of-town buyer agreed to? What was he trying to accomplish or avoid? How much has this prolonged legal dispute cost him and her?

On New Publisher for <em>The Independent</em>

Posted on December 19 at 10:41 a.m.

I needed that. I keep forgetting that this isn't forever. Thank you, Ethan.

On My Life: Paddling Through the Storm

Posted on July 22 at 9:11 a.m.

FYI, leebeck, "In the United States, a Realtor (capitalized) is a registered trademark of the National Association of Realtors (NAR)."

"Real estate agent" is the term you probably intended. Many people mistakenly use the word "Realtor" to mean real estate agent, but they are not synonymous. And many (most) people also mispronounce the word as "re-la-tor."

On 'The World’s Best Hamburger'

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