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Posted on October 9 at 8:55 p.m.

My private health insurance is being terminated at year end too, so I checked the state website and a similar plan will cost me 50% more under Obamacare than I currently pay.

Of course I'll shop around for a cheaper plan off the Obamacare
exchange, but I predict total failure of Obamacare. It's a total rip off unless you're "low income" and are getting subsidized.

The real question is, "Who is going to subsidize the poor by overpaying on the Obamacare exchange?" I sure as heck won't. There are much cheaper options available elsewhere.

On UCSB Employees Cry Foul over Health Plan Changes

Posted on October 3 at 4:33 p.m.

Sounds like extortion to me. Are public school teachers supposed to check the boy's diapers themselves? If a fellow student smells like poop, how can you reasonably expect young kids not to talk about it?

It also smacks of hypocrisy that the mother claims she doesn't want anybody to know about her son's problem, yet she's suing the school district claiming they didn't stop the teasing.

On Parent Files Lawsuit over School Bullying

Posted on October 3 at 2:48 a.m.

Great news for SB. If the house is truly in pristine original condition, it will be a top tourist attraction. How many old time mansions haven't been altered over the years? I can't wait to check it out.

On Empty Mansion Fills With Promise

Posted on September 4 at 1:33 p.m.

People are willing to spend big bucks in Santa Barbara for houses with yards. Super expensive condos, unless they're on the beach or darn close, probably won't fly. Big cities like NYC and SF have a completely different socio-economic makeup than Santa Barbara does. People come here for the sun and the surf, not to live near Starbucks and Micky D's.

On When ‘Soul’ Collides With ‘Village’

Posted on August 29 at 11:20 a.m.

You forgot to mention "great advertisement."

On The Lark Lands in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone

Posted on August 27 at 5:16 p.m.

What? I've stayed here, and it's definitely not "one of the best hotels."

It's a big corporate short term rental type hotel about a 20 minute drive from South Beach. It's just ok. . . nothing to brag about.

No comparison to the Delano or the Setai. . .

On Miami Vice

Posted on August 6 at 5:10 p.m.

Stop your crying. Who's forcing you to buy their tacos?

Taco Bell sounds more your speed anyways.

On Anchor Gets Into Fiesta Spirit with Pop-Up Taco Shop

Posted on July 25 at 9:31 p.m.

No, ask any commercial real estate agent. It's very hard for them to rent out commercial space (aka offices) in Goleta right now. Local business growth outside of hospitality is anemic.

But I'm not saying the bad local economy is the reason the Elephant Bar in Goleta isn't renewing its lease. . . the mediocre food and outdated interior is obviously the big turnoff to locals and tourists alike.

On Elephant Bar Closing

Posted on July 24 at 6:21 p.m.

All you folks do is complain. You're basically professional complainers, but unfortunately, you don't get paid for all your "hard work."

On Shuck ’n Swallow on Canary Rooftop

Posted on July 2 at 3:33 p.m.

I hope they sell icecream cones for less than the shop on Mission and De la Vina does. . . It's crazy expensive.

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