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Posted on February 25 at 6:51 p.m.
Your property rights end when you shut down streets I need to get to my house.
On Williams Drafts Bill to Quash Kardashian-Style Weddings
Posted on February 20 at 9:14 a.m.
I guess the near daily airstrikes don't count? Or the aid to the Kurds? Or the advisers on the ground? Or the drones overhead?
What would you do from the safety of Carpinteria? Invade Iraq again? And how would you pay for that?
Should we provide Jordan with smart bombs to use? (They are mainly using old tech dumb bombs) Should we support Assad since he opposes ISIL? Should we support Iran, since they oppose ISIL?
Is ISIL a threat in the Middle East? Yes? Are they a threat in the United States? They want to be, but no. More people have been murdered in IV in the last year by Americans than have died at the hands of ISIL in the United States. Your fear of ISIL in the US is way out of line in relation to the actual threat.
Contain ISIL in the Middle East and it will die.
On Selfish Selfies
Posted on February 5 at 5:29 p.m.
BTW You should identify yourself, that is "Andrew Rice, family spokesman" to one of the plaintiffs.
You may win this, and you will probably end up with some town homes, a public park, and a Motel 6 on the property. A Pyrrhic victory.
On Caruso and Neighbors Make Strange Bedfellows
Posted on February 4 at 9:48 p.m.
I said nothing about the Miramar not being required to provide parking. It just seems that some of the neighbors, who bought homes with no parking next to a hotel/hotel site seem to want guaranteed street parking.
Posted on February 2 at 12:48 p.m.
Humprey? It isn't even adjacent to the Miramar site. But you didn't answer the question. Does property owner have a guaranteed right to on street parking?
Posted on February 2 at 11:36 a.m.
JJ, Why should we kowtow to people who bought a vacation home with no parking? Do they have a guaranteed right to on street parking?
Posted on January 26 at 11:44 a.m.
I have great affinity for the Miramar, but your proposal
"1. fewer rooms,2. a smaller club3. smaller restaurants, and4. no beach functions
If that means that Mr. Caruso can't make money...so be it...he won't be the first person to have to dump a project at a loss, but note that would clear the way for an economically viable, scaled down Miramar, consistent with what was there before."
just doesn't pencil out. If it did, we probably would have seen it in the last 15 years. The high land costs dictates either a large number of rooms at a lower price or a smaller number of rooms at a higher price. And if you want "5 Star" you have to convince your guests that trains running thought the property 24/7 are quiet, and not an issue.
It may be that the Miramar's window of opportunity as a hotel has passed. Might be a good location for a storage yard during 101 construction, and desal plant.
On Miramar Approved, but Not So Fast
Posted on January 9 at 1:51 p.m.
Don, would you support a tax increase to pay for you goals?
On Wake Up
Posted on January 2 at 9:12 p.m.
The Chunnel cost 12 billion. Pounds, not dollars. So about 18 billion dollars. With an 80% cost overrun. And it was privately funded. And it is a train tunnel, not a vehicle tunnel.
So it has about a much in common with a 101 bypass road as the Dodgers have in common with a championship baseball team.
On Scarlet Schneider?
Posted on January 2 at 8:18 p.m.
You are always worried about money. Do you know how much a 101 bypass will cost? How will you pay for it? And where would you route it? Ventura to Santa Ynez?