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Posted on August 26 at 2:56 p.m.
I was one of those artists that was kicked out of Gray ave, and after months of the yard being stalked by the owner, we were given a few days to completely move out. Some of these guys like Ray's welding had been there for decades, yet there still remains an empty yard. The funk zone maintained its character by being funky, with obvious building violations, livaboards, hodge-podged shenanigans and endless character around every corner, loft and makeshift rooms. It will forever be a part of my spirit. It was a good relationship, the owners would bypass the bureaucratic BS and building codes and the renters would pay low rents and build mostly whatever fitted their needs and creative expressions. I agree, let's build more wine bars, and breweries, and continue to waste the town's water and sanitation capacity on restaurants and bars lol. Dems and Reps work for the same people, so what about simple hush hush freedoms as it seems to work out for most of us freedom lovers. Therefore, we need not fund the building department's reptilian money grubbing agendas. Most of these people certainly are not even locals. Besides, in the event of a tsunami, which there have been many in the geologic and archaeologic record of our area, what's the benefit of dropping in tons of money to revamp the funk zone? or an earthquake for that matter, although generally the two go hand and hand…all those crushed wine barrels will go floating away….hopefully the transplants with them.
On Funk Zone Funny Business Leads to Evictions
Posted on July 19 at 7:16 p.m.
Agreed easternpacific…i was there the last couple of years sharing that space with all of you fantastic creative old-timers and have been upset at the fact that it still remains empty….kicked out for no reason…and now they propose to put in exactly what it was…storage containers for the creative…oh but it's intended for the artsy transplant out-of-towners, the hipster indigo children and a couple Indy writers who get the pot of funky space gold when the true locals were left in the dust…typical SB. It's better off as Syuxtun (Chumach village name that these transplants likely wouldn't know about)…anyways. I don't want to come check out the second Saturday art crawl if i have to push my way thru hoards of Figuroa Mtn brewsters…the funk has lost it's appeal…it was much more interesting with funky artists living illegally with their ally way gatherings, warehouse garage bands, collectors of fine junk, makers of masterpieces from their fine junk, real locals with endless stories of the good ol' times.and of course ol' Ray….The funk zone was part of my good ol' times and my only chance for a moment in history to have a tiny nook to hide-away in downtown SB…
On Tenants Chosen for Funk Zone Artist Village
Posted on September 20 at 5:38 p.m.
Completely agree with loon 100%. It's an Illuminati warning to Warner. Clearly the Rockefeller's Federal Reserve system doesn't like Ty, he's still just a small-time guy within their black magic empire, but harboring enough pocket change to give a little penalty donation to their ongoing New World Order agenda. He's not enough like the 1% to be part of their club. Perhaps he made a fool of himself in front of the wrong 33 degreer at the last cocktail party that he wore that haircut to. They've just been waiting to put him on their list and add his 53 mil to their own offshore accounts...like the rest of the taxpayers.
On Ty Warner Charged with Tax Evasion
Posted on August 6 at 3:53 p.m.
Yes AZ2SB, there is so much mind control going on, it's always possible he was brought here against his will. They are probably using him as an example to others. And to restaurant owners that they need to keep their employees legit or they could be shut down as well. As a seasoned employee in the restaurant biz, we all no who really keeps restaurants running behind the scenes. They would all be shut down.
On Nightclub Assault Gets Man Two Years in Prison
Posted on August 5 at 12:10 p.m.
It doesn't matter if he's latino or not, he's a machisimo douchebag. The arrest was legit and the imprisonment was a great excuse to get him back to Mexico. No woman or man should tolerate being taken advantage of at a club (being at a club doesn't mean that you ask for that kind of abuse). Although clubs certainly do not indicate that someone will meet anyone of quality companionship. She was an innocent and probably helpless Korean student. It would never happen to me cause I would make sure that no perv would ever lay a hand on me but that's what these guys...latino, white trash, african, whoever you name it, are looking for...easy targets. Get over your racist propaganda, it's racist to even think that it's racist. We're all a little racist, yet anthropologically, race does not exist. We are a a mish-mash of ET's anyways.
Posted on July 10 at 5:40 p.m.
The Giza complex was obviously facilitated and aided by our Space Bro's....and I'm an Archaeologist who's supposed to stick within the parameters of Academia.
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Gil and hope they will find solace in knowing that only oneself can find happiness within, and often in the depths of depression, few people truly do not wish to burden those whom they love the most. May his spirit and all whom have taken their owns find peace.
I am a strong advocate that we personally have the choice to live, to heal or to move on. Energy moves on.
On Authorities Investigate Possible Suicide From Cold Spring Bridge
Posted on May 21 at 11:03 a.m.
At least we can know that the history of Summerland is juicy and full pirates and occult mysteries, pre-oil days, and holds some of the deepest roots from Chumash, Spanish land grant and Mission era times. That'll give you something to write about. But given the present, yes I sure love our quiet little nook on this edge of the coninent.- CD (archaeologist and SB historian)
On Life in the Unincorporated Zone
Posted on April 20 at 12:17 p.m.
Come on we all know there are too many seals, which have attracted sharks again especially due to the rookery in carp. Fisherman try to kill em cause they eat their bait, and this helps keep the shark and seal pop down. The chumach also killed seal out of respect for the nutrition and coats and to help keep the balance in check. I love seals, but there are too many. Sharks are the head of the foodchain in our waters and maybe it will keep some of the overpopulation of kook surfers out too. Keep the dolphins happy and loving our coastline and it will keep the sharks in check. It's all a balance. But I'd love to see your shark dolphin brawl. I'll wear a sealhead as the mascot.
On Great White Kills Sea Lion
Posted on April 13 at 11:30 a.m.
Hmmm, I know at least two sixty plus year Santa Barbara citizens, p and pillars of our local community, (back when it was still a real local community without all the hosh posh & riff raff), who have refused to file their taxes for over forty years. Now they make little enough to tuck away deep in our mountains living such peaceful lives as a hermit, focusing on their own spiritual and mindful needs as apposed to worrying about the April 15th deadline. Nor have they ever had a cell phone, generations since a landline, and certainly no bank account. Cash only and living day to day, in the moment, with little to no authority to tell them when, where and how to spend their petty income (over time having played the money making roller coaster, living more comfortably that most of us "lower" to middle class Santa Barbarians will ever here in this rat race). Both had supported a true local California economy, keeping it circulating with it's people not it's policies. Leaving the rest of us to pay Verizon (who took over my favorite oldtime local Greek and Italian deli so that the owners could receive $25,000 a month for the next 15 yrs) or for our police department to receive new paint jobs for their vehicles. The hotels such as the Miramar are estimated to generate taxes for the schools, fire department etc...not to mention the expansion of the freeway which allows for more influx of transplants and immigrants to this edge if the continent...I remember the stoplight on the 101, my grandpa road a horse to town. Nonetheless, I admire those who have avaded taxes, and no I have no affinity for any political party. You may see me at solstice with flowers in my hair, or in the backcountry carrying a crossbow for protection, surfing, fishing, or at our local juicebar. I am inspired by these individuals who get far more out of life without the stress of the "Man," while focusing on what's more important, enjoying what the Universe teaches us and giving back any way we can...to our local economy and the Earth we stand on. So until I step out of a bi-monthly paycheck, and look forward to my $1500 tax return each year so that I can pay off my student loans LOL, and go to the grocery store a couple of times..I will keep my cell use to a minimum, keep only pennies in my bank account, use cash only, and exchange to gold coins when the price is right...hide up in my beloved hills away from all the transplants and with the birds and the bees...cause it's this lifetime that is so short....and when we chose this lifetime, i'm not so sure how much we thought about which country we'd prefer to pay taxes too when we were coming out of the womb.
On ‘Dirty 30’ Tax Dodgers
Posted on August 16 at 2:57 a.m.
And now their descendents run a sustainable permaculture community on the Orella Ranch! Right on Gunner and Heidi!
On Mi Refugio