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Posted on December 20 at 9:17 a.m.

"Hire a good librarian for this collection"? OMG, people are always ranting about too many government employees costing the taxpayers too much and getting fat pensions blah blah blah. I can imaging the outcry if they hired a librarian to oversee a donated collection of 5,000 CDs. They've already got music CDs, now they have more. Nice for everyone.

On Classical Music Collection Going to Library

Posted on November 21 at 11:55 a.m.

Soho is the best, coolest and hottest place in town, the closest thing we have to a night club. Glad they plan to keep on truckin'.

On SOhO Standing Strong

Posted on November 4 at 4:52 p.m.

What does "Ha-Ha fence" mean?

On County Approves Permanent Fencing in Isla Vista

Posted on November 1 at 9:16 a.m.

Congratulations to us, the lucky ones who made it through adolescence and young adulthood despite the dangers, known and unknown.

On County Approves Permanent Fencing in Isla Vista

Posted on October 31 at 1:54 p.m.

It's not just 3 in the last 3 years. I've lived in I.V. since 1985 and there has been at least one such death almost every year. Then there are the falls from which people survive, but are seriously messed up.

Many of them are of course drunk or otherwise impaired when they fall. But that doesn't mean they deserve to die or be disabled. Otherwise, I wouldn't be here and neither would you. People at that age do stupid things and mostly - thank heaven - they live through it and learn eventually. The responsible adults you see gainfully employed and raising families and contributing to the greater good have all done something risky and ill-advised, and they were lucky not to have suffered the ultimate consequences.

I hate the fencing but I also hate to see more mother's sons and daughters smashed on the rocks for an evening's misadventure.

On County Approves Permanent Fencing in Isla Vista

Posted on October 28 at 3:56 p.m.

nomoresanity, your comment does not have any source for your assertion that " this strain has been brought to us by the sickly hordes of illegals." Can you provide a credible news report, or any evidence or verifiable source for this statement?

If not, don't call it "factual," it is speculative.

On Enterovirus D68 Confirmed in Santa Barbara

Posted on October 15 at 6:53 p.m.

Where can we get a copy of the book?

On Book Review: <em>The Crying Dance</em>

Posted on October 11 at 3:47 p.m.

I've lived in I.V. since 1985. This happens every year, usually several times a year. Sometimes they die, sometimes they don't. Alcohol is the Number 1 dangerous substance these youngsters consume and probably 85%-95% of what goes wrong in Isla Vista can be attributed to alcohol.

And the stores in IV sell *oceans and oceans* of alcohol in bottles and cans and kegs, late into the night. The display of alcohol in the front window of the Keg 'N' Bottle Market is staggering. Costco is a mile away and you don't even need to be a member to buy alcohol there - lots of alcohol in large bottles at a big discount. Being young is a disadvantage because of course they think nothing bad will ever happen to them. And they are desperate to be part of the group so they do a lot of dumb things, occasionally with disastrous consequences.

On Man Falls From Balcony Above Isla Vista Cliffs

Posted on September 10 at 10:16 p.m.

Indeed, I'd bet it was more ignorance about the Official Names of the bits than complete ignorance. They probably know them by their nicknames, at least those parts that, umm, are more visible and reachable. The more interior plumbing is probably less familiar, and just "that other stuff" they don't need to think about until there's a wee creature inhabiting the premises.

On Women’s Bits

Posted on August 27 at 6:31 p.m.

Jeff, I would be the happiest woman in the world if I knew my kids would write something half as beautiful as this about me when I go. Your mother must have been a really, really wonderful woman. I'm glad you had her as long as you did.

On Aloha Wing: 1923-2014

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