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Posted on September 21 at 8:29 p.m.
Of course Santa Barbara isn't truly paradise. If it were, Super-Rica would never have a line, it would rain more often, and vagrants wouldn't rule our historic downtown.
On The High Price of Renting in Paradise
Posted on September 21 at 8:17 p.m.
The lead singer from Toad the Wett Sprocket started out working at Char West when it was located on Upper State. (The building is now gone)
Therefore, it is possible to succeed starting as a burger flipper.
Posted on September 21 at 7:59 p.m.
Water rates, utility charges, repair costs, taxes. . . everything associated with maintaining an apartment building have been going up for years; to compensate for these massive increases, of course rents have gone up.
Posted on September 20 at 10:52 p.m.
The profit margin on fruit is way higher than it is on rentals.
Why don't you people hate fruit salesmen too?
And what about those evil folks who sell pizza? They make 500% profit on each slice. They're the worst!
Posted on September 20 at 10:49 p.m.
You're probably a better person since your dad doesn't spoil you.
Posted on September 20 at 10:41 p.m.
Back when American Indians were around, you could trade beads for beach front real estate. It should still be that way. I have some beads. I deserve a beach front mansion.
Posted on September 20 at 10:15 p.m.
If you have a bad landlord, move.
If you kind can't find nice, affordable housing in Santa Barbara, move.
There are literally thousands of other cities in California alone -- hundreds of thousands of landlords to choose from.
Stop the complaining, people. It's your fault alone, nobody else's, if you're not happy.
Posted on September 20 at 8:41 p.m.
There's plenty of affordable housing in Santa Barbara if you have either a either a good, high paying job, or a nice fat bank account.
SB is a small, exclusive beach town. What the hell do you people expect?
Posted on September 19 at 1:57 p.m.
The fact that you think landlords are evil and greedy sums you up. You live in your own deluded world. Landlords are business people just like any others.
Again, if you have a problem with legal ownership of private property, there are other countries (Cuba comes to mind) you might wish to explore.
Posted on September 19 at 1:54 p.m.
"Everyone knows that the working class gives the most to charity as a percentage of income." -- Noletalady
Ummm. No. Everybody does not know that. But even if it were true, it doesn't matter. The big shots in SB personally support all the big charities. It's a fact.