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Posted on October 7 at 12:03 p.m.
If this measure were for hiring more and better instructors, then I would consider voting for it. However, fancy new buildings will do nothing to help students with SBCC's real problem, which is inadequate course offerings, overcrowded classrooms, and the inability to complete their studies in a timely manner. Out-of-towners looking for a good time crowd local students (whose parents are still paying for previous SBCC debt) out of the classes they need to transfer, or earn their AA degrees or certificates, meaning that they are forced to wait on starting their careers and lives.
On Don't Reward the Wayward College
Posted on September 22 at 7:44 a.m.
All UC employee salaries are public record and posted on the internet. Search "UC salaries 2013," and you can see the salaries of everyone from every campus. Yang is the chancellor, but there are a number of professors who are in the same range, and many who are in the 1/4 million plus range. Check out the salaries of Nobel laureates at UCSB.
On Chancellor Gets a Raise
Posted on September 22 at 7:32 a.m.
Jarvis, I wonder if you'd be willing to share with the rest of us government loafers how much you paid in income, property, and capital gains taxes last year.
Posted on September 17 at 7:28 p.m.
Do the research yourself - see where these companies are actually based. Go out to the fields and see where the oil services companies that support these wells are actually from - it says right on the sides of their trucks and their out-of-town workers' shirts. They are not from here. When they go home at night, it aint in SB Co. They take their paychecks and head outta town. If you want to see what happens when a desperate and/or right wing population adopts the jobs-at-any-cost doctrine, just take a look at West Virginia. For the record, nuffalready, I've never actually seen a video on fracking. I've really and truly seen personally in the real world how oil companies destroy communities.
On Measure P Will Cost Jobs
Posted on September 17 at 7:16 p.m.
Does anyone know if the location of Jennie Hale's house, where Roosevelt visited, was 325 East Pedregosa?
On Theodore Roosevelt Visits Santa Barbara
Posted on September 17 at 7:36 a.m.
The fact is, that this industry creates few jobs in SB Co., as (1) most of the oil companies drilling onshore are not based in SB County, and (2) pretty much none of the executives, management, or technical talent (e.g. engineers) of any of these companies, including the few that are actually based in SB County, actually live in the communities they are polluting (try SLO Co. for that). The smaller companies based here have wonderful dreams of being purchased by BP, Exxon, or some other environmental criminal so that they can pocket their millions and move on to the next assault against the planet. If you want to continue funding the high lifestyles of people and companies who don't even live in our county, then vote no on P.
Posted on September 11 at 6:56 a.m.
Don't worry. The next $500 million SBCC cash grab will be for housing. Just wait a couple of years.
On Democrats Split on SBCC Bond
Posted on August 8 at 2:38 p.m.
I think I'm going to hire Barry Cappello to get a Fiesta injunction against the city.
On Fiesta Arrests Way Up
Posted on August 8 at 1:42 p.m.
Please don't put me in the one with all of the gang members.
On Six Santa Barbaras?
Posted on May 30 at 8:42 p.m.
Does the Independent still back Bill Brown for sheriff?
On Isla Vista Killer's April 30 Check-Up