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Posted on May 27 at 1:25 p.m.

Very sad that a few would make enough noise to have this program shuttled. Smiles and hugs can make a hospital stay much more pleasant.

Besides, people often hallucinate when in the hospital, due to the medications. Even after my husband came out of a long coma, he told me of being outside the hospital in a helicopter, upside down , and cutting the tree tops. and he pointed out to me where it was.

I hope the powers that be rethink this decision.

On Throwing Out the Clowns

Posted on April 1 at 12:38 p.m.

He was such a vibrant man--nice to everyone. So sad to see this happen

On Missing Man Found

Posted on March 17 at 6:05 p.m.

Hopefully this letter and your upcoming interview will bring someone forward to help you in this situation. Honest help, that is.

On Elders Beware!

Posted on February 22 at 11:52 a.m.

I have range free chickens who really go our and forage. They return to their coop at night or when there is a predator overhead.
They also have their supplemental foods.

The eggs that claim range free are not completely truthful because it merely means that the chickens have a SMALL door in their coop to pass through. Most chickens do not go out the door as they have been conditioned to be inside..

I would suggest going to Google to check out the conditions of chicken raising, and the Omega 3 and 6 from range eggs.

The crating of chickens was inhumane, and I hope it really is controlled now in the chicken farms.

On Whole Foods Adopts Animal Welfare Rating System

Posted on February 12 at 9:24 p.m.

I remember when Wally bought that place. It had been a leased gas station for many years on property owned by a few local businessmen, one the owners of Santa Barbara Glass. I remember the Ronciettios made their offer on the property the day after it came on the market. At that time all the tests for contamination had been done and passed the state requirements. Then we had those terrible rains and flooding and the testing had to start again.

The Ronchiettos continued at their place of business on Victoria for over another year or more, before escrow could close and the renovations could be started and completed. It was the longest sale escrow I ever had in my RE career.

I was very impressed with the beautiful architectural rendering and use of what had been a service station and what a gem of beauty it is on State Street. I always thought it was the most impressive restaurant and patio eating area in all of Santa Barbara. Its location alone, across from the famous Arlington Theatre, has given it international fame.

I am glad that Wally got out of the hospital to stop this unfounded rumor.

On Cafe Buenos Aires <em>Not</em> Sold, Says Owner

Posted on December 27 at 1:41 p.m.

I agree with John that the life family is the life to well being. Friends, true friends, are non-judgemental and do not keep the friendship in a box. The friendship is allowed to expand and grow and experience changes in an accepting way. The life friendships are not full of "shoulds" , demands or recriminations . Sometimes it is easier to have good feelings for one's blood family from a distance. The memories also become sweeter, hopefully.

Often, spending time with blood family is more of a duty, rather than a pleasure. I admire close knit loving families in action, and I do enjoy when my son and grandsons come to visit as long as they come by choice and not demand.

On A Toast to Friends

Posted on December 19 at 6:06 p.m.

I rather enjoyed this article. True, some may not see a point to it and it was completely different from what we normally read. Being from Minnesota, I remember most of my friends and in-laws had guns. I am in my 70's and still a good shot. But i do not shoot animals, only targets. We never had as many guns as Amy's dad did, but I found her memories fun to read. Maybe that is the point of the story--just some family history.

My children, even my daughter, went with me to a gun safety course at Santa Barbara High and supervised target shooting before getting licensed. They did go hunting with their father and we ate what they brought home. None were really interested in hunting and preferred fishing.

Not everyone should be a gun owner.

I enjoyed spending the time to read this article.

On Guns Are Not Babysitters

Posted on December 14 at 10:07 p.m.

I did know about this although my kids were grown before it was open. It was a great place for youth to hang out. There are not enough safe places. I think Larry lived in our neighborhood and was very dedicated to this project.
Goleta must find a spot for this safe haven can be re-established and the local people should be urged to support this. Having a safe haven of fun and music is a good way to keep kids out of trouble.

On Living Room Founder Gets Fond Farewell

Posted on December 11 at 4:09 p.m.

Thank you, Laura, for this very enlightening explanation of your gift and how you worked with it and accepted it. Like any gift (innate talent or insight) it must be nurtured and honed to its finest degree possible. You have done, or are doing that.

I think everyone has a special talent , maybe more than one, but many do not discover or use or direct it to good use, A hidden talent will then remain dormant and of no value. Perfecting a gift indeed takes dedication and hard work.

On AKA Animal Communicator

Posted on December 10 at 4:49 p.m.

I hope there is discussion on this topic. I have so many different animals and think they are all smart.
Well, not the young turkey hen who started laying her eggs while sitting on a fence post.
My cats and dogs have all interacted but display different traits. My present young cat has taught the dogs and pups many interesting games and sometimes tactfully lets them win a goal or point. Maybe to keep them interested as the attention span of an untrained pup is short. An older dog has patience. A cat has great concentration skills.

On Canines vs. Felines

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