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Posted on February 27 at 11:43 a.m.

Also - bairessteph - my thoughts are also with your family. I'm glad to hear that the little girl has support around her. Thanks for confirming that she is four years old. That is also what was reported on edhat AS the incident was occurring and being investigated. Gotta love Roger the Scanner Guy!!

On Young Child Severely Burned in Car Fire

Posted on February 27 at 11:41 a.m.

Bunch of grumpy men making wild guesses, regardless of typing or talking. ;-) Legal or not, and ultimately safe or not, there are times when mothers weigh that against what happens when you wake a cranky, still tired four year old who fell asleep on the drive over - and you bet on the nap being better for her and everyone else if you feel safe about your vehicle location (I'd say most often it happens in a friend's driveway rather than on a street or public parking lot). Sadly, mom lost the bet here and my heart breaks for her and her daughter. I imagine I am welcoming a firestorm, and I am certainly not ruling out the possibility that this was a regular occurrence to avoid childcare expenses, but consider for a moment at least that the mother WASN'T leaving the child in the car for hours on end while she took care of other people who hate children and don't want them in their house. That makes for a great story but it's a big conclusion jump. As for the fire though - yeesh... many guesses but frightening no mattter how it happened.

On Young Child Severely Burned in Car Fire

Posted on November 20 at 10:46 a.m.

Nice of SoCal Edison to pull one more out their pocket. I know a little girl who won an art contest to light the tree and her Christmas just got a little brighter. Starting next year, what if the Parade Brigade simply picks a tree downtown somewhere to designate as THE tree that gets the big hurrah (or a different business/landlord/property management co. volunteers one), and it just changes every year? Nothing gets cut down, nothing needs to get hauled anywhere, and we still celebrate each other as a community.

On Downtown Xmas Tree on the Way

Posted on May 3 at 11:16 a.m.

I am TOTALLY PSYCHED ABOUT THIS HAPPENING!! Yes. The caps really are necessary. There are SO many people here in Santa Barbara from the east coast and midwest - sleeper cells if you will - who cannot wait for this to finally be built. We take our kids down to Oxnard all the time (and yes, as someone said, it's always rocking with people, even though aesthetically the whole outside area looks like a bombed out abandoned ghost of a shopping plaza... :-) I miss the smell of the ice, the sound of the hockey pucks on the boards, the slight chill on my cheeks and I love that there is at least some remote possibility that my kids will have more experience with that as they grow up as well.

As for "Goleta does not need an ice skating rink. I'd rather our taxes go to support a park or some other public space that would be open to everyone." The funding argument was already well made by BigD (Thanks for that!) but I don't remember the last time I heard someone around here say that they drove their kids down to Oxnard to try to find a public park or space for their kids to play in. Ahem. And I'm pretty sure you're not going to have a lot of people up in North County rallying to come down to find a public park or space. We're pretty well set with those around here, as far as I can tell. :-)

On Developers Pitch Look for Goleta Ice Rink

Posted on February 10 at 12:27 a.m.

Wait, why was my college hockey team camped out near Casa Esperanza? At any rate, it sounds like it was handled well on all sides.

On City Clears Out Homeless Campsites

Posted on February 17 at 2:45 p.m.

Also, as it happens, the hyped billing of a former Beach Boy brought in to sing the Beatles solos in the second half did not come to fruition. But due to an accidental, or purposeful, oversight this was not announced, and the performer who was brought in for the last dress rehearsal and both performances was never announced on Saturday night! He is also not mentioned here at all, possibly because the reviewer was not given ANY information about him either. The NEWSPRESS actually reviewed it as if it WAS the Beach Boy! That blew me away, as the soloist is 28 year old Adam Phillips, a local favorite who has sung with many of the area's better known vocal groups, and also happens to be the husband of State St Ballet dancer Jen Rowe, who is mentioned in the second paragraph! How the Newspress could mistake a 28 year old with an aging Beach Boy is beyond me, but I suppose I really should not be surprised by now. At any rate, Adam was beautiful as always, well-prepared on very short notice, and deserves kudos for stepping in and accomplishing what the much-hyped-then-completely-absent Beach Boy could not.

On Love Love Love at the Granada

Posted on September 2 at 4:22 p.m.

I was horrified by your article..... because it is the EXACT description of my four-year-old son.

The dino-nuggets are "cooking" in my oven as I type this.

I'm going to crawl into the fetal position and weep......

On None

Posted on September 2 at 4:01 p.m.

Amen. Outside of our dino nugget fetish, he is also four. Dare I hope that its just the age? That dinos will be extinct once again and broccoli trees will be the next obsession?

As for freezing lots of mac and cheese - it's a little like taking an umbrella in case it rains. The minute the freezer is packed, mac and cheese will be immediately added to the "you've got to be kidding" list.

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Posted on June 28 at 12:35 a.m.

Rock ON!! I can NOT believe the cast that has been put together for this. There is such a dedicated community of youth theatre professionals across this town and we are all about to see the end results. The experience, dramatic maturity, and raw energy this cast puts out is a testament to Santa Barbara's community-wide dedication to theatre education. Get your tickets early, and be prepared!

On <em>Rent</em> -- 07/02/09 at Santa Barbara High School, 700 E. Anapamu St.

Posted on June 28 at 12:17 a.m.

The production coming out the first week in July at SBHS may just have both of you eating your words! Although more than half the cast has at least a year of college under their belt... Not only can they sing, they'll be ripping your heart off your sleeve and handing it back to you with a complimentary box of tissues. And you'll thank them afterwards. Just wait.

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