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Posted on January 10 at 5:16 p.m.
wait! Did you say something nice about Cottage? Won't the world shift off its axis sucking us all into the deep and deadly void of space? Growl, Growl Growl! (TeeHee)
On How Now, Bow-Wow?
Posted on November 6 at 8:56 a.m.
Once again Mr. O'Connell has distinguished himself as ineffectual and irrelevant. He waits to submit this op/ed piece until the day before the election, thus appearing on election day in which he says he likes Maldonado but alleges Abel's campaign is untrue. O'Connell's career was always marked by "playing it safe" and now is no different. Had he seriously hoped to affect or influence the debate he would have participated when his comments had hope of reaching anyone. Instead, he straddled the fence avoiding the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution for fear of angering someone. A more half-hearted endorsement for Capps I have yet to see, but I'm sure he is happy that he didn't piss anybody off. At least Maldonado is in the kitchen taking the heat.
On Maldonado Running Dishonest Campaign
Posted on October 26 at 8:02 p.m.
Thats funny, I was wondering if Pappas thinks.
On UCSB Breaks Own Voter Registration Record
Posted on April 28 at 4:53 p.m.
It appears that any decision consistent with your rather parochial perspective is arrived at democratically but anything that differ from yours were the product of conspiracy and now racists? Galileo was persecuted for arguing that the known universe revolved around the Sun but instead it appears to revolve around you. Good planning is a process dependent upon involvement during the process not after the fact. If memory serves many were involved in submitting input to the process pro and con. One other question, if helicopters address the most challenging, time sensitive and life threatening of cases why would sending them to a smaller peripheral campus instead of to the larger more well equipped facility and the locus of more specialized expertise be superior to the present arrangement?
On Cottage Hospital and Its Discontents
Posted on April 27 at 9:09 p.m.
St. Francis Hospital was not rebuilt because it was not feasible or viable to do so. Its owners, Catholic Healthcare West (now called Dignity Health Hmmm??)elected not to put up the funds to refurbish or rebuild as they did for their northern SB County facility, Marian . The fallout from the '94 Northridge quake and the subsequent mandate to retro-fit or rebuild has probably claimed 40 hospitals in California to date. Mr. McDermott has an awful lot of anger reserved for Cottage but little to back up the assertions. Cottage is a not for profit Hospital so the profit motive behind Stroke care seems ill placed and misinformed. The comments about the approval process and the environmental review belittles an arduous and time consuming process that yielded an approval and a certification of the EIR. The comments about letter to the editor writers is incomprehensible and as for cracked streets I would suggest he get out more and see the quality of streets elsewhere within the City's jurisdiction. "insensitively placed day care"? say what? The complaint was about children's laughter emanating from a Day Care Center. What other sounds would one expect from a day care center during hours of operation. Even Charles Dickens couldn't conceive of "mitigating Children's laughter in a day care setting. There are serious issues here but really.......
Posted on February 8 at 9 p.m.
Perhaps we could give Cottage the benefit of the doubt and see if they can work the bugs out per their spokesperson's comments. The route has always been the prescribed route but clearly they need to communicate that effectively to all involved. I am pleased that they put the helipad to work even if it is before the official move of patients to the new facility. The need sort of speaks for itself. to land in Goleta is to put them 15-20 critical minutes out from the trauma center where every second counts. Let's see how it evolves.
On New Hospital Helipad Sees Heavy Action
Posted on August 5 at 9:47 p.m.
“What this is about is squandering community investment—investment of money, investment of time, and investment of goodwill.”?? and the solution provided (Serban's termination) doesn't squander community investment of time, investment of money, and investment of goodwill?? This level of hyperbole makes a mockery of civil discourse but then so did this hearing....So it goes............
On Leadership Change at SBCC
Posted on August 5 at 9:36 p.m.
OK so the die is cast. Does Farr run unopposed? Who steps up to take her on knowing the challenge in IV may be uphill? Grousing and finger pointing aside, how does this play out?
On Redistricting Gets Down and Dirty
Posted on June 11 at 9:28 a.m.
Come on Barney, its "RANCHO" Cucamonga. Without the Rancho part Cucamonga would just be another sprawling mass of stucco in the desert between two gravel quarries. Add the Rancho and your in the wild west which ought to account for at least twice the value of your first home in "sweat equity" alone!
On High Cost of Dreams
Posted on May 31 at 10:31 p.m.
At present Farr has yet to make an actual decision of any import since taking office other than to follow Uber Supervisor Carbajal's agenda. I am amazed that exactly one year ago this past month Farr was wringing her hands about the 2011-2012 $44Million deficit only to wait until this year to moan and groan about the $72 million deficit it has mushroomed into on her watch. The last I heard Carbajal was making a case to take in Cuyama into the first so that Farr could retain IV. Would he Paraglide to Cuyama to serve those constituents?
On She Won (Get Over It)
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