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Posted on June 14 at 11:26 a.m.
This is my neighborhood, and I see it as a race between people like Urban Developments, who are investing in the neighborhood and creating something that will improve our quality of life, and people like Dario Pini, who destroy our neighborhoods, creating ghettos and urban blight. Best of luck to Marge Cafarelli and her company.
On Alma del Pueblo Taking Shape
Posted on June 1 at 4:56 p.m.
I, for one, have absolutely no problem with a taxpayer-subsidized tennis court. I don't see anything particularly noble about something being paid for by Montecito millionaires rather than by taxes. This is another example of government abdicating its responsibilities and shifting them to the nonprofit sector.
On Elings Park Foundation Clears the Air on Taxpayer Subsidized Tennis
Posted on May 30 at 4:07 p.m.
Seems like our city government has simply ceded our parks and public areas to the lower orders. This is disgusting.
On Man Found Dead in Oak Park Bathroom
Posted on May 30 at 9:08 a.m.
Personally, I really wish they would close, along with most of the other Santa Barbara-based charities that are paid for with Montecito-based money in search of tax breaks, social status, and good karma. Like in Santa Monica during the 1980s and 90s, charities like the Neighborhood Clinic are a big reason why SB attracts and retains its legions of poor, uneducated, unskilled, and homeless. As these nonprofits have proliferated in SB, so have gangs, crime, violence, and urban blight (have you walked down the scary cesspool that is State Street lately? Our city council should be ashamed to show their faces n public.).
On SOS for Neighborhood Clinics
Posted on May 3 at 5:13 p.m.
So happy that another tattoo parlor, smoke shop, or foot massage isn't going into that that space. Thanks, Mr. Zolezzi, for improving State Street.
On New Bookstore Opening Downtown
Posted on May 3 at 5:06 p.m.
All I can say is that Chase has, like 5 million ATMs, free checking, and the people at the lower State Street branch are really nice and helpful.
On Bailout Blues at 2013 Economic Summit
Posted on April 27 at 6:51 p.m.
Williams gets many, many points for his environmental agenda from me. He's definitely earned my vote. What the mentally ill have to do with animal cruelty is beyond me.
On Das Williams’ Anti-Wildlife Cruelty Bill Moves to Senate
Posted on February 27 at 11:57 a.m.
Civilian guns are virtually unheard of in Japan, yet that country has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Same with South Korea and China, which have even higher rates.
On Shoot-Shoot, Bang-Bang
Posted on February 27 at 8:09 a.m.
How many people have been murdered or assaulted in SB by knives and various blunt instruments during the last 10 years? I'm way more worried about a gang member or other dangerous person with a knife in SB, than with a gun.
Posted on February 23 at 8:17 p.m.
My wife called the city, and the guy told her (don't have a name) that Santa Barbara Beautiful, or some other organization, is thinking about replacing trees on Valerio. He said that, despite the fact that queen palms line both sides of the street between Castillo and State, the official street tree for West Valerio is the Fire Wheel Tree (another non-native), and that will probably be the tree that they would plant, IF they decided to. I understand that trees need to be removed from time to time for safety reasons, but I thought the way it was done was pretty rude. If they aren't going to replace them, then I would be very happy to pay to replace them myself. However, my understanding is that this isn't allowed without a permit. I haven't looked any further into it, but would welcome input from people with more knowledge than I.
On West Valerio Palms Cut Down
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