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Posted on July 24 at 8:07 p.m.

I'm all for new restaurants opening in SB. More restaurants means more competition which invariably leads to better food!

On Empty Bowl Fills Asian-Fusion Noodle Cravings

Posted on July 12 at 12:22 p.m.

Fine dining at it's best. . . gotta love it!

On Habit-Forming

Posted on July 5 at 9:25 a.m.

The new space is freaking beautiful and the food is top notch, yet no more expensive than most good sandwich shops around town, like Three Pickles around the corner.

The restaurant business is notoriously difficult to succeed in. I have no issue with the Independent spotlighting local businesses that are opening or expanding. There doesn't have to be a controversy involved for something to be "news."

On C’est Cheese, Part Deux

Posted on July 3 at 1:55 p.m.

Coffee is good stuff.

On Scene in S.B.

Posted on July 3 at 1:44 p.m.

If the city really cared about affordable housing, it wouldn't make it nearly impossible for developers to build apartments. The time line drags on so long from the moment land is purchased until permits are pulled, with so many delayed hearings and expensive nutty requirements that it only makes sense to build speculative highend condos.

I'd love to build a twenty unit middle income oriented rental apartment complex in SB, but the nearly endless city approval process is a game only the incredibly well heeled can afford to play. Try it once, and you'll never try again!

On Santa Barbara's Recovery Blues

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

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