Comments by RexOfSB

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Posted on April 29 at 11:16 p.m.

It disturbs me that people who are giving negative comments are being called trolls for merely voicing their opinions. Interestingly, the negative remarks pretty much all say the same thing—Public Market is overpriced, unappealing, unfriendly, has limited parking and is inconveniently located. I don’t see one trollish posting in the bunch. I just see a lot of dissatisfied people who were led to believe one thing and got another.

What I’d really like to see is for the entire thing to become a full-time farmer’s market. That way, local sellers could sell their goods every day, and the weekly farmer’s market could stay there all the time, allowing people to once again drive on State Street on Tuesdays. Win-win for everyone.

On A Public Market Divided

Posted on April 28 at 10:32 a.m.

I don’t want to say I told you so, but…ah hell, who am I kidding, of COURSE I do.

Told ya so!

I suppose it’s too late to gut the place and put in another supermarket. I mean, someplace like Vons that doesn’t charge nine bucks for a loaf of bread or $17 for a bowl of noodles.

I can’t believe that the planners of this…place…didn’t think this out beforehand. As others have commented, it’s not near pedestrian traffic, the building itself isn’t exactly welcoming, and even people from Hope Ranch bitch about the prices—and they’ll buy anything.

On A Public Market Divided

Posted on April 13 at 4:05 p.m.

JohnAdams: Ah, but the beach bikeway WAS intended to be exclusively for bicycles. It was paid for either partially or fully by $$$ specifically targeted for such a bikeway. The goal was to get bikers off busy Cabrillo Boulevard, which is where they were forced to return after the bikeway became overrun with everyone/everything else. At some point, the city quietly gave up and took down the “designated bikeway” signs.

Snugspout seems to be overlooking the fact that regardless of where any bikeway goes, skateboarders and roller skaters, among others, will be quick to use it, as there is virtually nowhere for them to get from point A to point B elsewhere.

On Protected Bike Lanes, Coming Soon?

Posted on April 13 at 9:09 a.m.

Here we go again—second verse same as the first.

This argument of bike traffic being segregated from car traffic is identical to the one used a few decades ago when it was decided to build a dedicated beach bikeway along Cabrillo Boulevard. The bikeway was constructed at a not cheap cost, and all worked well—until it was quickly discovered by pedestrians, skateboarders, surrey riders and roller skaters--and the dedicated BIKEWAY very soon became a dangerous obstacle course for anyone actually riding a bicycle thereon.

In theory, a separate bikeway as currently proposed is a nice idea, but it’s an absolute foregone that such a bikeway would soon be overrun by everyone BUT bikers, forcing them to once again ride on the street, as they now have to on Cabrillo Boulevard. I don’t know what fantasy world these bikeway planners live in to not realize that this would never work.

On Protected Bike Lanes, Coming Soon?

Posted on April 8 at 9:41 p.m.

Steepleton-Steepleton: Your slavish devotion to the McCaw woman is commendable, but the sharp decline in News-Press circulation goes way beyond the drop in other newspaper numbers across the country. The community is not only sick of this spoiled brat, but of her abysmal treatment of her employees and her attitude in general. I don’t think she’s bright enough to be considered evil, but she seems to have a mean streak that’s almost scary. And regardless of how you suck up to her, you must understand that prior to her buying the News-Press, there was never any ill feeling toward the paper from the community. She brought this entire shitstorm on all by herself.

And speaking of her character, didn’t she get disqualified for cheating at an event sponsored by the SB Yacht Club a couple of years ago? Yeah, she’s a real sweetheart, alright.

On McCaw, Mold, and Another Black Eye for the <em>News-Press</em>?

Posted on April 8 at 7:51 a.m.

Will the McCaw woman’s despicable antics never end? I would think that being truly despised by an entire community would be enough to send her packing, but she either doesn’t have a clue, or just doesn’t care. Her abject lack of concern for her employees is outrageous. But hey, I guess that isn’t news.

On McCaw, Mold, and Another Black Eye for the <em>News-Press</em>?

Posted on April 5 at 8:33 a.m.

And not a moment too soon. Drivers exiting the freeway at Arrellaga must stop at four intersections before arriving at State Street. (Castillo, Bath, De la Vina & Chapala). Castillo is the only intersection with a four-way stop. At all the others, motorists have to cross streets with fairly busy non-stopping traffic. While the new light at De la Vina is great, lights or four-way stop signs at Bath and Chapala—particularly Chapala—should be the city’s next priority.

On New Signal at Arrellaga Street

Posted on November 26 at 8:55 a.m.

Lovely, lovely tribute. Thank you.

On To Richard

Posted on November 26 at 8:48 a.m.

Postscript: The Downtown Organization came to its senses and actually acknowledged that since Christmas is the only holiday involving a tree, it really IS a Christmas tree, and is now calling it that. Kudos and many thanks to the Downtown Organization!

On Downtown Holiday Tree Arrives Tuesday

Posted on November 26 at 8:40 a.m.

Agreed. SBCC has gotten totally out of control. Replace the entire board and administrator with people who will return SBCC to the COMMUNITY college it is supposed to be. Downsizing the student body and reinstating Friday classes would be a good start.

On Quelling the 'Thursday Night Effect'

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