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Posted on April 3 at 11:44 a.m.

Ruben Barajas makes a good point -- the City could have spent that money on prosecuting the offenders. As it went, the dozen or so partying, foreign SBCC students were seemingly protected by the D.A. under unusual circumstances and merely had to perform some trifle of community services hours in their home countries. In fact, I'm not sure their names were ever released as part of the plea deal they made. Very strange indeed. See? Maybe there ARE too many out-of-state and foreign students at SBCC. They are literally burning the town down.

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Posted on March 6 at 7:39 p.m.

What do you expect the City to do? -- continue to give free beds to people from other places? I think at one point Casa Esperanza had 817 beds. No doubt, most of the people sleeping in those beds came from out of town. So, for a long time, the City's policy has been to make free lodging available to homeless people from other places. No wonder that now big-city crimes are happening here...maybe the City should be less hospitable to homeless out-of-towners. We have enough local homeless people here already.

On Police Make Arrest in Eastside Murder Case

Posted on March 22 at 12:40 a.m.

Hey, at least this story helps put UCSB on the map, kinda like that drunken Gauchos fan at the basketball game a couple weeks ago. First Sportscenter, then Fox News, what's next for UCSB in the headlines?

On UCSB Administrator Issues Statement on Free Speech

Posted on March 7 at 11:35 a.m.

Apparently that guy has spent too much time at UCSB. That place will make anyone crazy, given enough time. Just look at the profs who teach there.

On UCSB Basketball Fan Arrested After Rushing Court

Posted on December 23 at 8:16 p.m.

Having played baseball with Essie's son at SBHS, I can attest that not only was her boy a one-in-a-million baseball prodigy -- Ryan had humor, integrity, humility, and a mysterious twinkle in his eye.

Thanks John for this story -- nice to see the other side of success and what helped to make Spilborghs a star -- among other things, his phenomenal mother... may she live forever in heaven amongst the angels.

On When Essie Spells Hope

Posted on November 13 at 5:54 a.m.

My guess is that the kids wanted to drink but they could not buy beer because they are not old enough. Carlos wanted to drink but did not have any money. So the kids offered to buy Carlos some beer if he would buy some for them as well. Then, they decided the best place to drink would be at Granny's field, since it is right above the CVS. After five or six beers and some shots, they noticed the homeless dude in the field and decided to get their "kicks" by beating him up. Of course, they probably weren't not anticipating the murder charges.

On Three Arrested For Homeless Man's Murder

Posted on November 2 at 2:39 p.m.

3 pounds of cocaine? -- that's a lot! Wish this guy was my friend, lol

On Santa Barbara Police Arrest Ventura Drug Dealer

Posted on June 1 at 6:01 p.m.

Oh god dude, you sound jealous. I doubt it was a regular there who started the fire. Give it up, go get laid.

On White Fire Fully Contained

Posted on June 1 at 5:41 a.m.

Oh, and Ken as far as "chartering" being un-American, that is EXACTLY what the police and fire departments ARE -- they are hired by their elected representatives. Chartered Police and Fire departments are simply not a part of of the behemoth unions that you seem to be so in love with. are just a union man, and forget that even the people who work for the unions are ultimately hired by the PEOPLE.

But SHEESH, what I am saying? -- we live in California. I must sound like a lunatic to you. But you are still wrong.

On The Las Positas Tennis Courts rate hikes

Posted on June 1 at 5:36 a.m.

To whom it may concern:

Whether it's the libraries being closed on Mondays, the Courthouse closing at 3 PM, SBCC's track being closed to the masses, or most of the high schools' facilities being closed to the average ballplayer....

....the issue is not privatization, but the exact opposite. Government employees are being paid WAY too much money (especially in benefits) and there is no money left over for Jo Shmoe to go enjoy a game of basketball or tennis on "public grounds." The public employees are too busy being furloughed.

That is to say, many of our "public spaces" have already been privatized, at least in the sense that they are closed and thus are no longer available to anyone who is not a student.

If you can find a way to clean up the graffiti and vandalist at the local schools and parks, and thus allow the school and city administrators to justify keep them open after school-hours, then perhaps you have a great argument.

In the meantime, perhaps you should just shut up and find yourself some nookie.

On The Las Positas Tennis Courts rate hikes

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