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Posted on June 19 at 6:59 p.m.
Lights would be a huge improvement. Maybe downtown could learn something from this effort.
On What's Next for Isla Vista?
Posted on June 19 at 6:35 p.m.
The Reiches are exemplary members of our community who donate a ton of their time and money helping Santa Barbara. This includes significant contributions for the renovations to the Cottage Hospital. They spend time taking their beautiful therapy dog to visit patients in the hospital bringing humanitarian comfort to people living in Santa Barbara. They've demonstrated they are doing their part to alleviate the water shortage by installing AstroTurf which uses no water and have a drip irrigation system through most of their garden. They certainly don't deserve the ill begotten comments of people stereotyping them because they have money.
On Appeals Pour In, but Montecito Has No Water to Spare
Posted on December 2 at 4:13 p.m.
I am lucky enough to have met Officer Hove personally. This award is an honor more than well deserved. Watching Officer Hove work with such dignity and respect while assisting our community is a real treat. It reminds me that Santa Barbara is in great hands and we pick our officers with our safety in mind. Kudos to the SBPD!
On Local Heroes 2011
Posted on December 10 at 3:01 p.m.
How about creating/enforcing loitering and panhandling laws?
picture this if you will...yesterday, three friends and myself had plans to go to lunch. We were choosing from, Left at Albuquerque, Chipotle, Chino's Roclk N Tacos and Chilangos. Now here comes the issue, every which one of those restaurants we went to (to dine outside) had pan handlers begging for money while smoking. We ended up inside on a beautiful day at Chipotle.
Why can't the county do more than just "consider" this issue since it's much larger than second hand smoke causing cancer?
What about the homeless issue? It seems they all have time to smoke and money for cigarettes.
Shouldn't Santa Barbara land and shop owners be up in arms about the cities proposed addition of homeless shelters? It's not fun, nor is it safe to enjoy downtown like it used to be.
At least if we take smoking away, we will be heading in the right direction.
Now if we could just create something for the legislature to enforce loitering and pan handling laws downtown.
How about work projects for repeat offenders??? That might just be the ticket which will deter them from coming to Santa Barbara for hand outs.
To quote two pan handlers just in passing yesterday, "Got any extra cardboard?"
On County Considers Cigarette Ban