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Posted on July 3 at 9:45 a.m.

Glad you got your mother's writing talent and maybe your father's musical talent...and not the other way around :)

Please do this again once a year at least.

On Teenage Summer Views

Posted on December 5 at 10:28 p.m.

Staff,

Please tell us how many entries there were. Inquiring minds would like to know...

And have you considered a "showing" of the entries or at least some of them, maybe at the Faulkner Gallery or possibly the County Admin. Bldg. lobby?

On Saint Barbara

Posted on December 1 at 11:59 a.m.

In the words of Yogi Berra, “Its deja vu all over again.” Sadly, Dr. Hutterer cannot seem to see beyond his own, very personal desires for HIS Master Plan. His feigned empathy that legitimate issues have been raised is betrayed by his quick resort to dismissive, disparaging and patronizing statementns - claiming his critics are too old, too fearful, and just not deferential enough to his vision. Clearly, he would trash talk Pearl Chase herself if she were here to get in his way.

Dr. Hutterer statements reflect his belief that the museum will get exactly what it wants, though an application hasn’t even been filed yet. Perhaps the museum board and leadership should have a cup of coffee with Ed Schneider and Fife Symington to be reminded how well such an approach worked for the Botanic Garden.

On Natural History's Future

Posted on December 23 at 8:40 a.m.

Ironically, Lee, through your actions you are really celebrating Christmas the way Jesus would have...if he weren't too busy celebrating Hanukkah :)

On ’Tis the Season to Spend Frivolously

Posted on April 15 at 8:13 a.m.

Another thought provoking story from Starshine.

May I opine that the answer is text education. The question is should it be taught in the privacy of home or in schools? Of course we recognize that due to religious and other preferences, parents should have the primary role.

The problem is that so many parents are ignorant about text. Some don't even know where pixels come from. Many harbor false beliefs about text, such as thinking you can go blind from too much of it.

So maybe the schools should teach text-ed. Yes, there's always a chance that teaching it will make it seem like it's OK to have text among minors. But it beats turning out a generation of text maniacs.

On Text Offender

Posted on October 18 at 9:05 a.m.

Let's recap.
Pappas lost the 2004 primary election for Supervisor.
Pappas lost the 2008 election to Farr
Pappas lost at the trial about the 2008 election.
Pappas lost the appeal about the 2008 election.
Most of all, Pappas lost the respect of all of us by trying to take away the vote of thousands of people who followed the law when they registered and let someone turn in their registration.
Pappas, you should know by now that losing is nature's way of telling you something...loser.

On Farr Wins, Again

Posted on October 8 at 8:54 a.m.

Goleta already has 2 or 3 new hotels that have been approved for construction. If the allegation was true, that previous contributions from hotel interests to to Easton and "O'Connell" would stop hotel approvals, then Goleta wouldn't be in the middle of a hotel expansion.

Perotte has an exemplary record as a Goleta leader in PTA, safe routes to schools and her work at Community Action Commission. Her integrity is unquestionable That's the REAL reason so many people are contributing to her campaign and we're lucky that she is running.

People who have so little support that they can't raise much will always complain. I'd worry a lot more about the Real Estate groups that are supporting Bishop Ranch development and Reyne Stapelmann. In the past they have waited until after the early filing period to pour in their bags of cash. Looks like they're at it again.

On Goleta Council Cash Contest

Posted on September 14 at 8:20 a.m.

One is left to wonder who would want to run for elected office if the electorate were made up solely of such rude and hurtful people such as the negative commenters above.

Ms. Perotte has already made her mark as a community volunteer, first in the PTA and then working on safer streets, especially for kids. If she is not qualified to run, who is? If she hasn't earned her stripes as someone who cares about Goleta, who has?

If we want to elect better people, don't we need to support them, rather than tear everything down?

I know Ms. Perotte and she is EXACTLY the kind of positive, energetic, altruistic person we need on Goleta's Council.

On Paula Perotte Kicks Off Campaign

Posted on September 2 at 5:25 p.m.

It's surprising that so many people are concerned about proposed Bishop Ranch development, but there doesn't seem to be much ado about UCSB's proposed development that will provide nearly 3 times the units of Bishop Ranch.

And with the people who will be added to the community to serve all the new UCSB population, the total population added to this region will be about the same as adding the entire population of Carpinteria to the South Coast, about 12,000 people in all.

Seems like folks who care about other big projects - Bishop Ranch, La Entrada, Villages at Los Carneros, etc. should really care about UCSB's relatively much larger plans and impacts on the South Coast.

On UCSBigger

Posted on July 28 at 7:34 a.m.

With all due respect to the reporter, I think he missed an important link when he writes that "The discussion frequently went off topic..." and "Most people who talked at the stand were not interested in discussing the parking study, but instead suggested improvements such as better bike lanes, larger sidewalks, and planting trees to make Goleta Old Town more safe and pedestrian-friendly."

As the speakers were trying to say, parking issues are closely linked to other factors. For example, making Old Town more bike friendly would encourage people to go there on bikes instead of cars, thus freeing up for others some of the valuable parking supply . Similarly, if there were more shade, people would be less reluctant to use parking that is perhaps more remote, and thus walk a bit farther to their destination.

So most of the discussion were really on parking related issues and NOT "off topic." Still, we appreciated the reporter attending and the Indy covering this meeting.

On Goleta Holds Parking Study Forum

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