Comments by bajamama

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Posted on May 2 at 12:45 p.m.

A person in a blackout acts perfectly normal and nobody would notice.. It is the person who comes out of it in a strange or new area, or just a different place, but does not remember how he or she got there, where they went or what they did. Or who they were with. A very scary happening.

Blackouts can be short or long.

On Craig Rudholm's Redemption

Posted on May 11 at 10:53 a.m.

I remember a white squirrel that frequented our home in Minnesota. He was picked on by all the other squirrels. My mother had a white ceramic squirrel which she put on the inside window ledge by the apple tree., Whitey came to visit and chatter every day with the ceramic squirrel.

On Mr. Squirrely

Posted on April 30 at 7:06 p.m.

My hat is off to Henry Schulte and his family's Rudy Schulte's Family Foundation for sponsoring this event.. Henry has long been a supporter of Goleta Beautiful. Having this event in the open and around such beautiful specimens of flora is nicely getting back to Nature and represents the grass roots purpose of Goleta Beautiful.

And also, for the Goleta residents attending,, it will be affordable, compared to the glitzy atmosphere of the big hotel Banquet room.

As a former President of Goleta Beautiful, back in the eighties, I am pleased to see this positive change.

Marie L Harden Mancilla

On Goleta Valley Beautiful Announces Cinco De Mayo Event

Posted on March 6 at 9:18 a.m.

If she is on probation, why is she allowed to go to Mexico to do her "missionary work"? She has caused a lot of trouble down there also. She is one demented woman.

On Judge Denies Request from Foster Mom Who Locked Kids in Cages

Posted on November 19 at 10 p.m.

I had a pit bull terrier many years ago. I got her when she was 7 months old. She had been training to be a Sherriif's Department dog for their Canine force. She was well mannered but they could not get her to "attack" on command from her trainer. She then was staying at the home of an officer in a trailer park and he could not keep her.

He asked us to take her as we were dog lovers. She was so gentle and sweet. We had two small cockapoos and an old cat..She watched over them and protected them.

The only time she ever did anything like attacking, was when another huge dog was attacking one of the little cockapoos in our front yard, My husband released her from the back yard and told her to protect our tiny dog. She saw what was happening and went out and through that huge dog in the air, taking a large chunk of hair and skin.

The huge dog ran home, two doors away, and we offered to pay its vet's bill. But the neighbor got rid of their dog who was always harassing cats and little dogs in the neighborhood.

Matilda was with us until she was very old and had to be put to sleep. She was always gentle and loving, except for that one time to protect another family pet.

Years later there was a renegade pit bull, new to the neighborhood and many cats were killed and some people walking dogs attacked. My cat was killed in front of our eyes as that dog crept up on her sleeping on the veranda. At least twenty neighbors chased that dog as she carried my sweet cat home in his mouth.

Their was a hearing, and many neighbors attended. The pit was put to sleep humanely. He had killed at least five cats and his owners blamed an old relative for letting him out. Sad.

On Pit Bull Parade

Posted on July 6 at 1:02 a.m.

This is truly inspiring and I also hope the program continues and expands. I also remember that horrible day that young Luis Angel Linares was killed. I had held him as an infant, less than a month old. His father was the drummer in my husband's band. I thought when this tragedy struck, how wasteful this death was., and , of course it was.

But Angel's death motivated Leyva to make big changes in his life and is now touching others to succeed. So the death of that one young child, though, tragic, was not in vain.

On SBCC Parolee Class Wins Award

Posted on March 19 at 12:30 a.m.

There has been a helipad at Goleta Valley hospital for years. And I live just under where the helicopters usually fly. Yes, we could hear them come, and would usually go out and look up. I always felt good that someone was getting the immediate help they needed. Sorry that there are so many complaining.

On Cottage Helipad Meeting, Part Deux

Posted on March 12 at 4:28 p.m.

Another child molester, Cecelio Rodriguez, started his 365 day jail term in Los Angeles last Friday. His crimes were committed fourteen years ago against two young girls, 7 and 8 years old in Carson. The girls now 21 and 23, finally told their dad about it last August when Mr. Rodriguez was visiting in Carson. And the father immediately reported this molestation of his daughters.

Cecilio is part of the famous music duo, Cecelio and Kapono, which is based in Hawaii bus and was on a grand tour in California. His last major show was in Redondo Beach in September.

While widely thought he was from Hawaii, he was born in Santa Barbara, and attended Santa Barbara High School.

The molestation of the Carson girls occurred during a time that he was on probation from a 1994 attempted molestation in Hawaii charge to which he pleaded no contest.. For that he spent two days in jail and had probation.

His lawyer said he will spend less than 365 in jail. He will have five years probation, and be listed forever as a child molester.

By Googling his name, Cecelio Rodriguez, one will see more offenses against this man.

Why are child molesters let go with a basic slap on the wrist?
It is sickening.

On Mammoth Lakes Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes

Posted on December 14 at 12:50 p.m.

This lady has six acres which are zoned agricultural. This allows unlimited fowl. These are free range and usually much healthier than the penned up chicken in the commercial factories. Chickens and other fowl all have their own time schedules, so come and go freely, and go inside a cage or pen at night or during rains. They also pair up or have special companion friends.

Being thrown in cages for transport is confusing and NOT healthy for these chickens. They will suffer trauma from this.

And to think she had one dog and two cats!! Taken away from their home environment. That is sad and cruel.

This does sound like one ornery anonymous complainer or a vendetta from winning her case three years ago.

On Helping or Hoarding?

Posted on June 20 at 2:40 p.m.

Paco, the dog, looks like my Misty (short for Mysteriosa). we thought she was a long haired Chihuahua, but found later that she is a Pappillion, with the butterfly ears.

On Surf Ghetto Grows One Stronger

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