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Posted on July 16 at 9:46 a.m.
A great article, John, for a great coach. Sam was also an outstanding handball player and was at the top of the ladder in SB. He was a wonderful example for young coaches in town.
On Sports: Sam Cathcart Turns 90
Posted on May 8 at 8:29 a.m.
Remarkably strong resistance to fixing a LOT of bad infrastructure! Deferred maintenance really translates to dramatically increased costs down the road. In the face of very bad spending habits in this county, why the argument? Fixing infrastructure problems now is the answer. Repairs will never be cheaper than they are right now. Evidence: Santa Barbara Recycled water plant and desalting facility. Both poorly maintained and non functioning. They are both brutally expensive to bring back on line.
On Measure M Is for Mayhem
Posted on July 20 at 7:58 a.m.
I believe it was Mr. Blankenship that said ...they couldn't get something with military meaning past the Arts Commission...The Marines built and staffed the airport. There were countless Marines in support positions there as well as pilots.The airport was a significant factor in training during the war and this deserves to be recognized. The current "memorial" plan does nothing to impart the the very proud history of the of the airport to visitors.I have great admiration for the group that would like to build a memorial, but this is not a memorial...it is ART (similar but infinitely better than the infamous and extremely offensive chromatic gate).The arts commission should concede to a legitimate memorial which recognizes the men and women who staffed and trained at the Marine Base in WWII.
On Angel Wings at the Airport
Posted on December 8 at 7:11 a.m.
Recreational uses are valuable to everyone. If the Ice Rink cannot sustain itself the building(s) should be retained for a Library (as one said) or multiple use Rec Center with a stage, meeting/craft rooms, etc.
On Ice Rink Project Gets $250,000