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Posted on March 29 at 4:58 p.m.

Gee, sbsleuth, I'm having trouble understanding. Do economic, budget, and crime problems not register on your radar of important issues? Or do you just want anyone who doesn't share your political views to leave Santa Barbara? I guess we should all hail you as a true Democrat (note the capital, not small, d - small d democrats value differences of opinion and are willing to debate issues instead of hurling insults). Have a nice day.

On Schneider on Hot Seat

Posted on March 29 at 1:26 p.m.

I'd like to see a candidate with no party affiliation, no allegiance to the SEIU, a truly rational centrist worldview, some experience living somewhere closer to the real world than SB, and a pledge to work the rapidly growing economic, budget, and crime problems.

On Schneider on Hot Seat

Posted on March 28 at 4:16 p.m.

Good Lord, what a dysfunctional state. Better we should still have a continued financial crisis than finally a budget that is at least something of a compromise? Maldonado should be considered a pillar of reason among a mob of idealistic do-nothings. The concessions he got from the Dems will benefit California in the long run.

On None

Posted on March 16 at 8:53 a.m.

Holly's "thinking" is an example of so much of what's wrong with the political process today - substitute unfounded opinion for fact and then expect the challenger who expects a factual argument to disprove the opinion. sbgal is dead on. I suspect that no one begrudges the truly disadvantaged (mentally ill, etc.) but some of the behaviors we've been seeing recently from apparently the voluntarily homeless (spitting on people, etc.) are just totally unacceptable. And, Georgy, making SB more attractive to the homeless WILL attract more homeless people - just get the FACTS on what happened in Santa Monica a few years back. There are those who help, one person at a time, with their own funds, instead of expecting government (who rarely get anything right when it comes to the details) to solve the problem with someone else's money.

On Westside Business Owners Discuss Homeless

Posted on March 11 at 9:46 a.m.

For an interesting view of the "round 'em up" approach, watch "Escape from New York" or "Escape from L.A." starring Kurt Russell.

On Gang Murder Cases Collide in Juvenile Hall

Posted on March 11 at 9:20 a.m.

As of yesterday 2PM the whale was still there. As were a half dozen kayakers following it around, too closely, like a swarm of kids chasing a soccer ball.

On Whale Makes Scene in Harbor

Posted on March 5 at 8:30 a.m.

Great. Politicize the selection/dismissal of department heads. Just what the county needs - less accountability by county employees.

On Supes Move Toward Reducing CEO's Power

Posted on February 13 at 10:46 a.m.

Hopefully none of this crowd will make it to Sacramento - last thing the Bankrupt State of California needs is more big spenders in state gov.

On Carbajal Takes on Nava by Proxy for 35th District

Posted on February 12 at 8:10 a.m.

I must be oversimplifying this, but wouldn't a bike lane, a traffic light and crosswalk at the existing intersection solve the problem?

On None

Posted on January 28 at 9:07 a.m.

Budget solution!!!!!!

Enforce cellphone use while driving law.
Enforce turn signal law.
Enforce stop sign law (including on bicyclists).
Collect fines.

Fix budget.

On Woman Answers Cell Phone, Drives off Highway 154

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