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Posted on November 5 at 2:34 p.m.

I have had cancer twice. Chemo, radiation and chemo caused me great suffering. I had great and caring treatment at Sansum and the Cancer Center but my odds were good and I am 6 years out from cancer, a survivor. If my diagnosis was terminal, I would want the option of ending the suffering. Fortunately, I have that option. I live in Washington state now. Some Californians are moving to Oregon to be able to end their suffering. It's time for California to put the issue on the ballot.

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Posted on November 4 at 9:18 a.m.

Good job, Nick. I hung up the phone on him twice because I didn't want to listen to his tantrums when he didn't get what he wanted. I told him to call back when he felt better. Nevertheless, he was a good manager and a good prosecutor.

On Former DA Tom Sneddon Dies

Posted on October 9 at 9:14 p.m.

I am really hoping for improvement in care and treatment for mentally ill in Santa Barbara. There has been so much sadness in recent years. The Supes seem to have finally stepped up to the plate after years of County financial folks cutting and slashing the budget. . .that would be Mike Brown and Bob Geis.

On How ’bout Them Dodger Dogs?

Posted on September 20 at 7:47 p.m.

SB Peter,
It's complicated. Counties, fire districts get most of their taxes from property taxes. Road budgets are funded by gas tax. Cities get most of their revenue from sales tax and bed tax. The reason Goleta builds is because it generates sales tax and bed tax.
The state of Ca mandated revenue sharing in the early 90's because cities were annexing shopping malls, motels, car dealerships to get sales tax revenue and leaving counties to fund services for all county residents including those in the cities. Street lights, flood districts, district atty, jails, mental health, health care and social services, public defender, elections, tax collector, county parks such as Goleta Beach and Tuckers Grove. These services are very expensive and have almost no tax revenue generated.
Currently, the money Goleta gives to the County does not cover the cost of services provided by the County.
Growth in Goleta creates sales tax and also unpleasant side effects. If the residents of Goleta like that, then okay but County residents should not have to let Goleta off the hook for county costs which continue and will continue despite the passage of time. Mayor Michael can huff and puff but county costs have not gone away and Goleta needs to keep paying for
those services.

On Goleta-County Squabble Sparks Up

Posted on September 19 at 7:56 p.m.

Dear Mr/Ms Pardall,
I encourage you to petition the Mayor and the council members to annex Isla Vista. The County has said that if the City wishes to do so, the County will be willing to open negotiations about revenue sharing.

The revenue from Isla Vista comes in great part from sales tax generated at the University. The University did not want to be in Goleta and Goletan proponents, chief among them Mayor Michael, wanted no part of IV.

The County must provide services which are not covered by tax revenue and that is why the situation should remain as it is unless Goleta takeson costs now born by the County. County taxpayers should not subsidize Goleta.

On Goleta-County Squabble Sparks Up

Posted on September 11 at 5:13 p.m.

Yo, dudes, this AARP-eligible dudette has been crocheting, knitting, felting and all manner of fun fiber stuff since 6 years old. My employment was finance, public and private. I suggest that you fellas just relax and laugh at the whimsy. It lowers the blood pressure. Works for me and millions of creative dudes and dudettes all over the world.
If you don't like it, relax. Don't look at it. Cheers.

On Knitting Psychedelic Day Dreams

Posted on August 21 at 6:55 p.m.

Thank you, Steve, and your Christian brothers. Your mom and dad would have been proud of you. Dang, you look so much like your dad. Say hi to Suzie for me.

Linda T

On From Jail to Late-Night Salvation?

Posted on August 14 at 7:46 p.m.

Loonpt,
Bill Holzer was a good person who was trying to keep his family together. Stop your terrible postings. Your behavior is so hateful. This is such a tragedy.
I don't know if Bill and his wife Sheila knew how ill their son was but Bill was working at age 73 to keep the family fed, clothed and housed.
Your hateful comments make me cry.You are an awful person.

On Holzer Officially Charged with Murders, Appears in Court

Posted on August 12 at 7:19 p.m.

My husband worked with and knew the victims. It is family violence. Please be kind to one another. Cherish each day in every way. Linda Thom, Coupeville, Washington

On Multiple Murder Victims Found in Home Near Goleta

Posted on July 25 at 10:07 a.m.

This is about assault. The prof assaulted people. Anti- abortion folks assault folks who disagree with them. That is why the 8 foot bubble ordinance should stand.
I used to live 2 doors away from the doc at Planned Parenthood. He later moved where the major assaults to him occurred. Nevertheless, the anti abortion protesters used to block my car as I tried to drive down the street. The last straw broke when they assaulted my son coming home from Mt. View school on his bike. He came in the house crying. That's when one should call 911. I went outside and told them that I was going to do just that if they didn't disperse. They did. 8 ft it is!

On UCSB Professor Pleads No Contest in Theft, Battery Case

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