Comments by SBCitizen

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Posted on February 23 at 11:44 a.m.

As one of larger corporations in the SB area, Citrix Online/ Expert City has continually impressed me by their commitment to community year-round.
How many other local companies owned by a large parent company can boast of paid volunteer days, a dog friendly workplace, and an on-site gym to support its staff. On a broader level, this company has been donating its product to people affected by catastrophic events around the world. Like the mudslide in La Conchita, the Minnesota bridge collapse and the recent Victoria fires in Australia. These are very positive, very beneficial things one company has no obligation to do, but is doing and it helps hundreds, if not thousands, of people.

And before the comments become too hijacked by others offended that one of their personal friends was laid off, please be aware of the difference between Citrix Online's work in the community and a layoff order mandated by its parents company, Citrix Systems. As residents, we all know people affected by the layoff, too. This article is about Citrix Online not Citrix Systems. Thanks!

On Citrix Online Lends a Helping Hand

Posted on January 3 at 8:55 a.m.

I love going to 1st Thursdays! There's the social aspect to it, but whether you go with friends, or run into friends, or go alone, this is a great opportunity to see what local artists are up to. That includes musicians and other performance artists.

Pick up a 1st Thursday brochure at one of the galleries and you will see that the participating venues go beyond the standard art forums - restaurants are open (sometimes with a few nibbles for visitors), bookstores have works on display or sponsor some music, and the Contemporary Arts Forum usually has a program of events that could well provide a whole evening of entertainment.
I highly recommend attending these events.

On 1st Thursday -- 01/03/08 at Downtown Santa Barbara

Posted on January 2 at 1:13 p.m.

Hooray for the reporters, Union and NLRB! I took the time to read most of the judge's statement and am impressed at the analysis of the the credibility of all involved and the evidence provided.
It was worth the read just to get more background information on the bias complaints and the ongoing disputes that led up to the whole mess and beyond. Those letters of correspondence, reprimand and terminations from the NP management are shockingly unprofessional and confrontational, reading them only firms up my sympathies for the newsroom's fight for a fair work environment.

On <em>Santa Barbara News-Press</em> Body Slammed in NLRB Decision

Posted on September 21 at 9:35 a.m.

Kudos to Welsh for providing an alternate point of view, so that the SB community can make its own decisions and form its own opinions. My opinion is that Jerry Beaver's begging to be refunded the amount he spent suppressing this educational art project is a joke.

On Walkin' the Light Blue Line

Posted on September 7 at 7:36 a.m.

There are a number of other websites with fun and practical uses of bento style lunch boxes. I particularly like Lunch in a Box.

It's not just pretty pictures of the packed lunches, but also ideas on box storage, product information and where to buy, sanitation, packing to lower risk of food contamination. And much more!

On Ditch the Brown Bags

Posted on August 10 at 5:46 p.m.

On the plus side, the floral regeneration that occurs naturally from this Mediterranean climate's adaptation to fire will be amazing come springtime. Say goodbye to dead, diseased and dying material and hello to fabulous wildflowers, new growth and a fascinating study of our native flora.

And thank yous go to the firefighters who are doing everything they can to protect us and our homes.

On Fire Command Considers Burning Out Backcountry

Posted on May 23 at 3:11 p.m.

I, too, stopped reading SBblog after the pro-Laura entries. But that was the straw that broke the camel's back. I'd thought that blog's attitude and content was not compelling for some time.

But back to this Indy article: I couldn't vote for my choice on who's the winner of the story because it wasn't there. Nobody's a winner. It's only increased the great uncompromising divide between the conservative right and liberal left. Reality isn't that black and white, but now people have more reason to perceive it so.

On Dr. Laura's Son Under Investigation

Posted on May 14 at 6:05 p.m.

I went there this weekend. Good times! Even better than last year.

On Lightning in a Bottle Gets Loose

Posted on May 6 at 6:52 a.m.

The NewsPress loses more staff? That sucks.

On Leana Orsua Quits the <em>News-Press</em>

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