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Posted on April 20 at 5:26 p.m.
This stupid "discussion" is so typical of the Independent commentors. Everybody piling on everybody with baseless assumptions, speculation, conjecture, theories...everything except facts. Nobody knows anything, really, but wants to spout off the same opinions they manage to wedge into just about any article comment they write.
Go read a book or go for a hike!
On Deputy Shoots Dog During Montecito Arrest
Posted on April 20 at 12:29 p.m.
Did you witness this? If not, you don't know how things went down, do you? Even if you did witness it, your version might be quite different from that of the officer or of the woman whose dog it was.
It is generally not a good idea to release your unleashed dog when the cops are trying to take you into custody.
Posted on April 9 at 8:23 a.m.
No blinders here. I watched the paper go down the drain slowly, then quickly. I have seen the contributions her foundation makes, including $500K to the Santa Barbara Foundation a couple of years ago, and otherwise all to animal-related charities. Public information, good that she shares some of the wealth.
But the question remains - why not put some of the billions into the business and make it into an institution that is not constantly having to defend itself, but rather one that is widely liked and admired for its journalism and business policies? Why not sell it and turn her attention to what she really is interested in, animal and wildlife issues?
On McCaw, Mold, and Another Black Eye for the <em>News-Press</em>?
Posted on April 8 at 11:45 p.m.
What a shame about the News Press. Considering McCaw is a BILLIONAIRE, you'd think she would want to invest serious money into the business and make it a real quality newspaper that she and Santa Barbara could be proud of. It could have been her legacy - in the good sense - instead of the depressing shame it is. Since she got her money from inheritance and a big fat divorce settlement, not through her own endeavors, you'd think she would want to do something positive and meaningful that would make a lasting difference. To at least show that the fortune was not wasted on someone who failed to use it wisely. She must surround herself with sycophants who assure her that she's doing a marvelous job -- or else she just doesn't give a damn.
Posted on October 31 at 9:57 p.m.
billclausen, were you ever young? or were you born old & crotchety? Ever have any close calls? Ever think - wow, I was lucky just then? Never ever had a lapse of judgment or colored outside the lines? Never did something risky or a little dangerous or just a bit wild?
On County Approves Permanent Fencing in Isla Vista
Posted on October 31 at 6:25 p.m.
Too bad the new fence won't be up for this weekend. There will be 30,000 or more people drinking way too much, getting high on other substances, and roaming the town most of them are unfamiliar with, in the dark -- it is almost inevitable.
Posted on September 3 at 11:39 a.m.
I'll give it another try, but the first time I went, when they had been open only a week or two, I was rather disappointed by the food, the service, and the ambiance.
On Veggies and Yak at Himalayan Kitchen
Posted on August 25 at 11:28 a.m.
I suppose that I would pray to myself. I am an atheist but I think that somewhere within ourselves we have the power to do all kinds of things we don't or won't do. Unless we address that inner being and ask it for help.
On Depression, Addiction & Me
Posted on July 10 at 11:42 a.m.
I just think it's grand that Wendy McCaw's ex-husband (whose business profits paid her off in the divorce enabling her to buy the SB News Press and then drag it down to its current sorry rag state) is in league with the SB Independent's publisher!
I hope he continues to contribute to our local agencies, and goes on to purchase the News Press and return it to its former status as a newspaper we actually can be happy and proud to read!
On Craig McCaw Donates $300,000 to County Fire
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