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Posted on June 14 at 3:38 p.m.

I know somebody who owns an apartment building in IV, and his isn't the cash machine this article makes out IV real estate to be. Yes, he bought years ago, so the property taxes are low, but students make horrible tenants unless you're willing to put up with constant headaches, so he rents mostly to hispanic families, many of whom have lived there for years, at rents far below those mentioned in this article. Student housing is only part of the IV rental scene.

On Isla Vista: Investor's Paradise

Posted on April 28 at 5:59 p.m.

The Pasta Shoppe needs to serve bigger portions if they want my repeat business. I don't mind paying a few bucks extra for quality food, but finishing "lunch" still hungry is absolutely unforgivable.

On A Public Market Divided

Posted on April 28 at 4:05 p.m.

The fact that many of the tenants are succeeding while others aren't speaks volumes. I agree with the "growing pains" crowd. It naturally will take some time for the wheat to separate from the chaff.

And Jarvis is right -- amazingly. The project sure beats the new 7-11 monstrosity a little further up State. No exaggeration, that building is the ugliest POS built in Santa Barbara ever.

It looks like a combination mosque/circus. The architect should lose his license, and the entire Historic Landmarks Committee panel should go back to flipping burgers.

On A Public Market Divided

Posted on April 8 at 6:22 p.m.


Ronald Reagan would have agreed that the NewPress is garbage. Even my Republican friends agree it's garbage. You stand alone. Nearly everybody wishes McCaw would sell to somebody, anybody, who knew anything whatsoever about the newspaper business.

On McCaw, Mold, and Another Black Eye for the <em>News-Press</em>?

Posted on April 8 at 12:06 p.m.

The News Press is garbage, Jarvis, and I miss Ronald Reagan as much as you do. It's absurd to defend the horrible job McCaw's done with the paper.

You have to be just trolling for attention, because you can't truly enjoy reading that recycled toilet paper. It's impossible.

On McCaw, Mold, and Another Black Eye for the <em>News-Press</em>?

Posted on December 23 at 4:49 p.m.

Why aren't there protests denouncing cops who abuse whites?

Why do only "black lives matter?"

On Jury Awards UCSB Alum $120,000 in Excessive Force Case

Posted on December 23 at 2:28 p.m.

Nobody wants to state the obvious, but if blacks behaved more like Asians and started studying all night and working twice as hard as everybody else, other folk's perception of them would change.

Supposedly blacks make up 10% of the US population but commit 50% of the crimes. Police see this first hand every day on the job, so it's not surprising that some jump to unwarranted conclusions from time to time.

On Police Prejudiced Against 'Blacks and Browns'?

Posted on December 1 at 12:25 p.m.

Don't knock it till ya try it!

On Piano Riviera Lounge Bets on Mediterranean and Music

Posted on November 29 at 10:31 a.m.

The dollar menu at McDonald's is by far the best deal in town.

Lilly's is decent, but you need to spend $10 on lunch to get full.

The other two taco shops aren't as good as Lilly's and priced in the same ballpark.

On Cheap Eats

Posted on November 5 at 2:57 p.m.

Rupp for President!

On Sixth Annual S.B. Marathon

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