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Posted on November 24 at 1:26 p.m.
And Cathy Murillo wraps her arms around them all!
On Palabra Keeping the Peace?
Posted on November 20 at 1:46 p.m.
"these knee jerk reactionary comments by people who aren't thinking dialectically is really a shame." nitrogen
Yeah, like yours, arguing that gangsters shouldn't have to face arrest and prosecution because it hurts their families. So why not put your energy into sending the message that gang involvement hurts families? Instead, you want to get rid of the criminal justice system that metes out the consequences for engaging in criminal gang activities.
We don't get rid of gangs by eliminating consequences for their actions.
How's that for some dialectical thinking for ya?
Posted on November 20 at 8:53 a.m.
So Palabra's main message is now gang membership = good, just don't kill each other, homies. Uhh, his #2 Macias just got convicted for collecting drug tax $ for the Mexican mafia, kidnapping, etc, and SBPD is busy busting Mexican Mafia gang members. If local gang members are working for the Mexican Mafia, and local gang membership is endorsed by Palabra, then gee Wally, guess Macias isn't the only Mexican Mafioso in Palabra. No wonder SBPD doesn't believe Palabra's pathetic attempt to disguise themselves as the good guys. Foundations stopped donating to Palabra? Duh! Who wants to be associated with furthering the activities of an enormous, brutal criminal cartel????
At this point, the rational person just has to question the obvious:
Why is Cathy Murillo so in bed with Palabra?
Posted on November 19 at 1:27 p.m.
Let me guess. You got out before Casa Esperanza moved in and the gangs cranked up. Oh happy memories of children walking gleefully full the neighborhood that experienced a 500% increase in crime from 1998 to 2010 according to SBPD. But you got out long before then, wrote your memoirs, listed them on Amazon for $9.90, and now reside in Lompoc.
On Magnificent Milpas
Posted on November 19 at 1:21 p.m.
Why does Sue Butcher, whose trust is listed as owning property behind the Montecito Country Club, care? Does the Montecito Association have staff, and how much do they pay them? How much does downtown pay theirs?
On Milpas District Includes Salary?
Posted on November 14 at 5:24 p.m.
Loonpt writes "People think they can just move anywhere they want "
Yeah, buddy, that IS the problem. There were retirees living on Oceano, and the City College kids started moving in and tearing up the neighborhood. That is the complaint being leveled here. People living in these neighborhoods were invaded by the party set, and do not like it. Get the order here, will ya?
On City College Mending Fences with Neighbors?
Posted on November 14 at 7:11 a.m.
So this was the number 2 guy at the non-profit Palabra, run by JP Herrada. Palabra ('word' in Espanol, can you dig it?) is supposed to get homies out of gangs, but what they really do is work against police and probation on the homies' behalf, because, you know, homies need advocates too. There is a lot of smack talk in the hood that JP set up Macias, that Macias is taking the hit for JP, Cathy Murrillo's fave besty. He's the featured speaker at her pro-gang peeps movement meeting this Saturday. Yay Cathy! She's got your backs, homies, even when you set up one of your own to take the fall for you!
Wonder why the hipster-wannabe's writing Indy just never can seem to connect these dots?
On Macias Sentenced to Life Without Parole
Posted on October 13 at 9:06 a.m.
Some comments here are from folks who've never posted before. Interesting. Aldana sued the city because he's bitter about losing the city council race in 2011, a race Byrne also lost. His remedy? Overthrow the current city government and install himself in place of Bendy White. This is not a 'good neighborhood guy'. This is a naked power play by a guy who couldn't win an election any other way. What has Byrne done? Created new and fun community events, raised funds for community non-profits, and raised the profile of the Eastside. Bitter....vs positive and productive. And the mudslingers here prove which room they're in - serve up some more bitter! I don't always agree with Byrne, but she and the MCA get a lot done for this area, whereas Aldana has done what? Oh yeah, sue the city to get himself a seat on Council. 'Nuff said.
On Founding Member of Milpas Group Asked to Leave
Posted on September 26 at 10:19 p.m.
Lars, I invite you to visit Milpas St to find the answer to your questions. I also invite you to contemplate that there might be more in Asia than just China.
On The Fifth Annual Foodie Awards
Posted on September 26 at 1:53 p.m.
Lars, Jack's Bistro is a coffee shop on Milpas. Every restaurant is NOT Mexican. There are 4 Asian-owned restaurants, and one Middle Easterner, along with several regular American spots. The neighborhood is diverse and vibrant. So what's with calling a hipster cafe owned by whites a 'move UP for Milpas'?