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Posted on August 2 at 6:57 p.m.

I will admit I am anal about these things, but can we please change the name of this column from Goleta Grapevine to Goleta Valley Grapevine? It seems that half the stuff they talk about in this column (and all great stuff by the way) is not in Goleta and is in a area with a Santa Barbara zip code.
Once again, I know I am being anal about it, but it does make sense.

On Tailing E-waste

Posted on July 21 at 6:40 p.m.

Great article, but this place is not in Goleta. The city limits are located west along Patterson.

On Cosmetology Academy Futures

Posted on July 16 at 2:52 p.m.

to Zevonfan: I was leaving Eos as it happened. I do not know if it was excessive force or not, so please enlighten me. One person was down on the ground with their hands clenched in front of them. If the proper procedure is to have the hands behind them to place handcuffs on, what is the proper way to do so? And if that person refuses to do so, what should be the proper procedure? Once again, I do not know if it was excessive force or not, but I do know I saw the person in question refusing to put his hands behind is back and did see the policeman use several methods to try and get the hands behind the back. Yes, I saw the taser being used and the policeman hitting the man´s back.

So once again I ask, what should be the proper procedure when a person refuses to comply?

On Bad Night Out

Posted on April 2 at 5:46 p.m.

Penelope -
Now you see why I made the comment of a European company doing well. Yes, you are right about the origins of Trader Joes, but I believe he sold the stores to the Albrecht's of Germany back in 1979, although Joe did stay on as CEO for a long while after.

On Trader Joe’s Goes Sustainable Seafood

Posted on April 1 at 6:23 a.m.

Another European owned company does well.

On Trader Joe’s Goes Sustainable Seafood

Posted on April 29 at 1:34 p.m.

Isn't this the same event back in the 80's that was banned from East Beach and moved down to Malibu and LA?
Won't this be the same thing?

On All Sorority Volleyball Tournament Spikes Its Way to Success

Posted on February 26 at 9:21 a.m.

I left this same posting at other site because I am truly interested in responses to my random thoughts.

1) I will admit I do not know all that much about OAS, but if it is all that great, why haven't parents in the Hope district or Goleta district tried to start their own OAS in their districts? 2) I also admit I do not know how the tax structure works, but if I live in the Goleta District, and my kid goes to school in the Santa Barbara district, how is that paid for? If I live in Calif., do I get the in-state tuition in Washington or Colorado? So why should a Goleta resident get the "in-state" tuition in the Santa Barbara district? Why should a Goleta resident have the freedom to go to the Santa Barbara district? I know some people will not like me saying that, but it is a real question. Do taxpayers in one district have the right to go to another district for free? 3) If the Goleta district is basic aid, and the Montecito district is basic aid, and Im assuming the Hope district is basic aid or getting there because they did the same thing of booting out transfers, why cant the secondary district be basic aid? 4) If Goleta residents really dont like this new plan, just realize over the next few elections, it is possible to have 5 Goleta residents, who all live in the Goleta School District, be on the Santa Barbara Elementary School Board and just reverse the decision. Yes, it is possible. The Santa Barbara School District is actually two districts, Elementary and Secondary, with one School Board. And since the Secondary District is Montecito to Goleta, you could have 5 Board members who do not live in the SB Elementary District. That brings up a curious question. I know Mr.Heron lives in the SB Elementary District, how many of the other do?

On S.B. School District Chooses Basic Aid

Posted on April 14 at 11:19 p.m.

To SantaBarbaraDon:

You have some good points. However, I must disagree with your view that San Marcos teachers do not work as hard. If you are a teacher at SB as you say, you teach 5 classes a year with a max of 35 kids in each class. So you teach 5 classes and 175 students in a year. At San Marcos, teachers teach 6 classes in a year, with a max of 31 in a class. So they teach 6 classes and 186 students in a year. Seems to me they do more than you do.

Also, which system prepares students for the quarter system at UC's and most other colleges? The block system does.

Now, is the block system for everyone? No. That is why we have three excellent high schools in this area, so families have a choice of where they want to go to. All three schools advertise for students. This article is San Marcos' advertisement.

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