Comments by Ketch

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Posted on June 3 at 8:34 a.m.

It is ridiculous to allow any fires during high fire season. They should be banned, and heavy fines for violations. This is an expensive indulgence. Wake Up.

On White Fire Started By 'Escaping Embers'

Posted on October 13 at 12:14 p.m.

Congratulations to Carpinteria. I will definitely make a little longer trip to shop there, from now on. Thanks for your forward thinking. It's not too hard to remember to take a reusable bag.

On Carpinteria Bans Bad Bags

Posted on April 17 at 8:31 a.m.

Thank you for an excellent article that is very informative and clarifies the circumstances behind homeless deaths. It is clear that the vast majority of these people are addicted or mentally ill. I know many people in Santa Barbara who are involved by helping as volunteers and giving financial support to agencies who are trying (and succeeding in many cases) to get people off the streets for their own good. I know many people who volunteer as Court Appointed Special Advocates for foster children, many the result of addicted parents who cannot care for children or themselves.

To blame a community for these tragedies is unfair and not helpful. Get involved yourself, donate to mental health, and homeless agencies whose mission is to get people into treatments and off the streets. But resources alone cannot solve all the problems of street people. An attitude of compassion is essential, and avoiding stereotypes of all kinds is useful.

Thanks to Ms Walker for this article.

On Recounting the Lost

Posted on January 4 at 7:21 a.m.

"On the Waterfront" - my favorite movie of all time.

Very interesting and educational interview with a classy actress.


On Talking with Eva Marie Saint, Part II

Posted on October 28 at 1:39 p.m.

This is a good decision. Michael Cooney is fair, deliberative and analytical in his decision making, and he was courageous with his vote. We would all like to have Santa Barbara stay the same, but growth is inevitable - so it should be well reviewed and regulated for the best outcome for both neighbors and the community. That is certainly the case here. Appeal, more appeal, I guess that's Santa Barbara also. I hope the Board of Supervisors supports this decision.

On Botanic Garden Plan Approved

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