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Posted on November 2 at 9:59 a.m.

Strong schools, especially the University of California, are what made this state a hub of innovation. Prop 30 supports the UC and State Universities and community colleges, and will cost you ONE QUARTER for every hundred dollars you spend (unless your household makes over $350,000 a year, then you'll have some additional tax). ALMOST NOTHING.

This is a TINY increase, with an ENORMOUS downside if it fails. If Prop 30 is not passed, UC alone will lose over $350 million in funding, and this is after facing deep cuts for years. The UC is already pared to the bone, with students facing huge tuition increases. Our schools are what made our state great, and over and over education has been shown to be the best investment we can make in terms of keeping crime rates down and the quality of life up.

Prop 30 is a foolish place to decide to "send a message to the union." A no vote will hurt us all, especially in a city with a UC, a community college, and lots of families. Your neighbors are teachers, school staff, and tuition-paying parents and students. If Prop 30 fails, it's a very bad day for the future of Santa Barbara.

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Posted on October 9 at 10:16 a.m.

The food is merely good. Meh. The beer selection is FANTASTIC, but the servers, while kind, clearly don't know beer.
It's also a major problem that you are not informed how much beer you'll be getting. A $7 beer may be a pint, a half-pint, a snifter...or it may be a lot bigger and cost a lot more. I've gotten beers from 4 oz to 22 oz there, and it was a surprise every time. Just this weekend, my husband and I sat on the patio and ordered the "special bottle" the waitress described and were surprised when two large bombers were delivered. We would have chosen to share one had we known the serving size. Maybe it was explained on the chalkboard inside, but we were on the patio. Phoo.
Many pubs that offer specialty beers vary the serving size--that is not uncommon, HOWEVER, they make it clear in advance what you will be getting, rather than explaining after the fact that the pint of the night isn't actually a pint.
Inform your staff, inform your customers.
And stop putting cheese on tempura. That's just bad.

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Posted on August 27 at 10:52 a.m.

Tried that burrito over the weekend. Delicious.

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Posted on July 10 at 8:57 a.m.

Great read. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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Posted on July 3 at 4:52 p.m.

Our dogs join us in being grateful for all he did for our community. Thank you, Mr. Harwin.

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Posted on June 21 at 9:19 p.m.

Spot on review. Delightful movie.

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Posted on June 20 at 3:39 p.m.

Agreed. Another excellent Club Mercy show. The Lobero was a great venue and the audience was particularly considerate.

On Jenny Lewis at the Lobero Theatre

Posted on May 16 at 2:06 p.m.

Wolverines are notoriously cranky.

Keep up the healing work, doctors. Cheers to you!

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Posted on May 11 at 11:49 a.m.

Is there a way to get the Rolling Pet Vet to host a spay/neuter/vaccination day in a specific neighborhood? Are services offered in Spanish?

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Posted on May 9 at 10:26 p.m.

What's the downside, people?

Let's try it!

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