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Posted on January 10 at 10:06 a.m.
Sorry, but renters don't own the buildings they live in. It's terrible that a woman killed herself, but it's not the owner's fault. It made no economic sense to renovate and retrofit with the low rents the old building commanded.
On Airstreams for Rent in Santa Barbara Auto Camp
Posted on January 9 at 1:32 p.m.
The owners paid to move all 100 residents to Garden Court on De la Vina. Such torture!
Nothing bad "happened with the residents." Oh, no. . . they had to move.
Posted on January 9 at 12:18 p.m.
My point is that the State's mandated earthquake retrofitting required demolition. How could a private owner destroy, then rebuild a low income elderly housing facility in Santa Barbara? There was no possible way that could happen economically.
A hotel, on the other hand, did make economic sense. Where in the world would financing come from to build a 30 million dollar charity project?
Posted on January 9 at 10:34 a.m.
The Carrillo Hotel was demolished because it was prohibitively expensive to earthquake retrofit the existing building. It the State hadn't required the retrofitting, it would still around.
Unfortunately, I can't imagine anybody would pay over $50 a night to stay in a renovated Airstream on De La Vina, when a motel room can be had for the same price. It's just weird.
Posted on January 4 at 7:56 a.m.
How about artists make better art, sell it for more money, and pay more rent? Developers and artists could then live in perfect harmony.
On Artists on the Edge in the Funk Zone
Posted on December 27 at 9:01 a.m.
After reading many of the above comments, sbresident's explanation of the situation sounds like the correct one. The great thing about private schools is that it's easy to fire both teachers and principals who aren't up to snuff. Getting rid of both the teacher and principal is probably the best remedy for the kids in this case -- but of course, the focus is on the "complaining" teacher and the "crude" principal, not the kids.
On Juan Crow Lands in S.B.?
Posted on December 9 at 5:46 p.m.
Who cares if the film is "riddled with historical inaccuracies."
It looks seriously entertaining. And that's all that matters to us 99%.
On Montecito Picture Co. and the Making of <em>Hitchcock</em>
Posted on November 16 at 8:59 p.m.
Advice to Harding parents:
Hire a business person with management experience as Principal. A school is a business except instead of focusing on profit generation, the objective is educating kids. A talented, smart, high achieving manager would make an excellent Principal and probably can be found locally for under 100k/yr.
On Harding Principal Removed from Post
Posted on November 9 at 7:01 p.m.
Native1, You're right. I misinterpreted your remarks. Sorry.
On Businessman Arrested on Assault, Attempted Rape, Hate Crime Charges
Posted on November 7 at 8:16 p.m.
Native1 your rape comment is the rudest I've ever read online and I've unfortunately read hundreds of thousands of comments.
You need serious help, dude.