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Posted on July 5 at 7:16 p.m.

I also miss the bookstore. When I lived in that sweet downtown area, it was good to pause there. It had a surprisingly good selection.

On C’est Cheese, Part Deux

Posted on July 5 at 9:52 a.m.

Or maybe it is someone from the general Goleta/Noleta area, sick of the expansion that UCSB is continually doing? UCSB, its Arts and Lectures aside (but the prices!), has not been a good neighbor for many.

On UCSB Housing Project Destroyed by Fire

Posted on July 5 at 7:38 a.m.

Sounds great, but this story reads like an advertisement. It would be helpful to know what are (or will be) the prices. For most of us, unless the appeal is to Montecito and Hope Ranch, price is a distinct factor.

On C’est Cheese, Part Deux

Posted on June 26 at 9:56 p.m.

Leo Martinez lives in Ruidoso, NM; Lanny Ebenstein lives in Mission Canyon; the only really vocal Santa Barbara City person is perennial candidate Cruzito Cruz who seems to think he should be elected — and if he can't be elected citywide, then just narrow the boundaries. And it is funny that Capello is saying how he's doing this case pro bono, yet will collect substantially if he wins --- so his "generosity" is nothing more than the usual contingency arrangement, except that instead of the usual 40% or so, the attorney, if he wins, will be awarded whatever he says (and verifies) are his fees.

On Free Your Hounds from the Pound

Posted on June 26 at 9:55 a.m.

I agree with RHS, up to a point. How about going after the public facilities, the schools and the churches, for instance. I see water puddling and running down the street several times a week.... At our house, we've cut back substantially, much more than 20% by virtue of reducing outside - and inside! - water usage and it is discouraging to see that nearby public facilities are oblivious. By driving by checking lawns, it would be easy to see who's watering, who's not.

Bendy should quit his lecturing tone; it's not helpful.

On City Customers Not Saving Water During Drought

Posted on June 20 at 9:15 p.m.

Interesting how different are the dates; they in Santa Maria have until August 8 to get on the November ballot, while it was said that Santa Barbara had only until June 24 Council meeting for that same election. Also interesting how few names, 4,000, were needed; several years ago for Measure B, the height limit measure, more than 10,000 signatures had to be gathered.

I don't think district elections are "a very good idea" at all. It's become a "racial issue" because some of the main proponents of district elections say they want more Latinos on the city council. ...It would be interesting to know in what ways those of Latino (but not Hispanic?) heritage differ on city matters (or any matters.)

If there is the 6-1 system demanded, then we will have less to say, able to vote for only one councilmember (and the mayor) not all the councilmembers, as is so now. Why would one want to give up being able to choose more than one?

On Santa Maria District Election Attempt Loses in Court

Posted on June 19 at 7:36 a.m.

So, what are the facts, do they have 18 months after July 1 before they are out of compliance or are they out of compliance on July 1? And what is the significance of "being out of compliance"? Why were their representatives, Williams and Jackson, not representing this large constituency? Oh, and a question: where does the Chumash res, get its water for the Casino; where are the hotels getting their water --- are there any efforts being made to require their reduction of consumption?

On Chromium 6 Cursing Santa Ynez Water District

Posted on June 19 at 7:26 a.m.

I indeed, he (and his candidate Mr. Aceves) may be honored, but those voters who chose Mr. Easton and what he stood for are dishonored by this Chamber of Commerce choice.

On Tony Vallejo Appointed to Goleta City Council

Posted on June 13 at 8:36 p.m.

I'll be shocked if they do appoint Onnen --- although that they are giving him special treatment, by allowing him to interview after the all the others who were sequestered from what others had to say, is a bit shocking. He wiill have a distinct advantage following on all the others. That he has been on the council before has no significance: there are at least two others who are very capable in terms of Goleta governance, Shelor and Solomon.

The successful candidate should be someone who shares Easton's views, since that is what the voters of Goleta chose less than two years ago.

On Who Will Fill Goleta's Vacant Council Seat?

Posted on June 9 at 8:17 a.m.

Does the city control trees on the entire property or only in the front yard? Mr. Tyburn's would be more effective, more believable if he provided the city code section and specified how what the city arborist is doing is contrary to the code.

On The Santa Barbara Sheep Syndrome

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