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Posted on December 14 at 8:06 p.m.

Hey 2cents, We all saw the video. He LOOKED the other way. Feet hadn't moved. Whip ass got opened up in under 5 seconds. Cowboys!

On War of Words Escalates over S.B. Cop

Posted on November 22 at 6:05 p.m.

I just read that the Afganistan war costs 2 billion a week. 2 weeks worth of war covers Californias budget shortfall. Staggering.

On The Ominous Beat of Looming Budget Blues

Posted on November 18 at 7:09 a.m.

Good parents drill it into their children that in life your actions have consequences. Behave badly and you lose some rights. These kids have behaved so badly that they have used up societies patience and are now losing some rights.
Putting on a clean shirt and speaking sincerely about your life now is fine but you must still live with the consequences of your actions. Call it a hassle but you earned it.

On Gang Injunction Targets Speak Out, Part 2

Posted on November 9 at 9:20 a.m.

This doesn't make sense. How can they blame these troubles on the plummeting value of the units? "Property values plunged as the housing bubble burst". Since they weren't speculating for resale and their already low rents were subsidized, where did a loss of revenue occur? Officials said they lacked the funds to maintain the properties or maintain a set of books.
How many officials? How much do the officials get paid?
What do the officials do? How bout balancing the checkbook?

On Red Flags Flapping

Posted on November 4 at 7:22 a.m.

It's the old "raising awareness" excuse for capture and display of wild animals. Fact is it's big biz to have a white shark on display.
Attendance goes way up and the "team members" get to play.
It's bad for business and future playtime if sharks die hence the "difficult time for all of us".

On Great White Shark Dies off Goleta Coast

Posted on November 3 at 7:41 a.m.

As per?

On Monitoring Elings Park Runoff

Posted on October 24 at 8:10 a.m.

Don if you are proposing growth to get tax revenue you should be pushing for mansions (Oprah pays more than 5 million a year) not tiny units with hundreds of service demanding low income folks. And I hope it's not a question of development styles yet since I think it's still a question about development at all!

On Slow vs. Smart

Posted on October 23 at 8:39 a.m.

Supply and demand 1A. Putting a thousand new rental units on the market on the same day would make rents go down but only temporarily. Eventually the desirability of the area would produce the same demand we have now and rents would again be higher here than they are in areas of lower desirability. Affordable condos would be snapped up by the few lucky lotto winners and the rest would be where they are now but with more crowded streets, restaurants, hiking trails, bike paths, schools, beaches.....

On Slow vs. Smart

Posted on October 22 at 10:38 a.m.

I'd go for high density down town if the residents agreed to own less cars and live the smart growth dream of life within walking distance. Don could have his high density property rights living happily in the hive and I could choose the option I preferred too. Of course I'd rather not have to pay for his lifestyle or ask him to pay for mine.

On Slow vs. Smart

Posted on October 22 at 7:46 a.m.

Did you miss the article where designers conceded they could not produce high density units while meeting city parking requirements? And there's no room for their cars!
The population of SB is now stable so do we need more units? The population of many states is declining so choice is a big factor. Building cheap units will of course make more people decide to live here. And finally, will someone please give us the true cost of affordable units, not just the initial buy in but the ongoing subsidy to pay for the mortgages and upkeep. It must be substantial.

On Slow vs. Smart

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