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Posted on May 18 at 5:19 a.m.
What about Y?
On Endorsements: June 2012
Posted on May 9 at 1:54 p.m.
Monuments need not be "monumental" in size - the eternal flame at the John F. Kennedy's gravesite is small but powerful. The proposed sculpture will divide and crowd the open space in front the airport. In addition to its enormous cost, I don't find it aesthetically appealing in the least and I agree with many of the observations made here. No one expects everyone to agree on it, but there is nothing wrong with people weighing in on it - if enough people really don't want or like it, maybe it should be reconsidered - not clear to me who has ultimate authority over the matter.
On Angel Wings at the Airport
Posted on May 9 at 8:32 a.m.
Glad to see Janet Wolf, Bendy White, Cathy Murillo, Helene Schneider and others speaking out in opposition to this disgraceful exercise in dishonesty by the developer and those pushing this project. Listening to Marty Blum shill for these liars in glowing terms and go on about the hollow claims of environmental benefit has been nauseating. Dolomush, thanks for staying on this and exposing GoGauchos' dishonesty in failing to reveal its role, interest and involvement in the development project.
On Y is a Lie, Opponents Say
Posted on May 9 at 8:03 a.m.
Why does the DA here allow a "no contest" plea in this case rather than insisting on a guilty plea? With the crime on film and the victim anxious to see justice done, there is no reason to allow this monster to plead no contest, especially given his prior record. That plea and the short sentence seem outrageous for such a horrific and brutal crime.
On Man Accused of Raping Woman in Elevator Pleads No Contest
Posted on May 4 at 11:29 a.m.
Blackpoodles has it right - note also that the property owners chose to settle for the amount claimed by the Hoffmans, undoubtedly paid by their insurance carrier. We lost our home and everything we owned in the Tea Fire and wanted to file precisely these claims - we went to many different lawyers in town but none of them had the courage, commitment or concern to take on the matter - kudos to David Nye for doing so on behalf of the Hoffmans.
On Burn Victims Agree to $6 Million Settlement with Tea Garden Owner
Posted on May 4 at 10:49 a.m.
Let's hope the DA's office has insisted on full restitution of the Taylor's many victims and some serious jail time.
On Tentative Plea Deal for Montecito Motors Owners
Posted on May 4 at 10:45 a.m.
I am fine with the idea of a memorial honoring our vets and the Marine Corps Air station but I strongly oppose this proposal. As others have noted, it would crowd and divide the open space in front of the airport, a TERRIBLE idea (check out the problems and acrimony resulting from the placement and eventual removal of Richard Serra's structure). Maintenance would cost a lot of money - this at an airport that cannot afford to keep a plane there to fight our inevitable and recurring wildfires. Put this piece in the garden at the Museum of Natural History - the airport needs something less grandiose and pretentious, perhaps smaller and more identifiable as relating to the men/women and planes that it is intended to honor.
Posted on April 23 at 7:13 p.m.
What is happening with Mills' wife? Clearly, she was an accomplice and an active participant but the article doesn't mention any charges or other disposition.
On Jack Mills Found Guilty on All Counts
Posted on January 25 at 6:14 a.m.
Does anyone know what the criminal penalties are for such sick misconduct and horrific mistreatment of these poor creatures. I recall the laws were made tougher recently but don't know the specifics.
On Suspicious Pelican Injuries Raise Alarm