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Posted on January 15 at 11:59 a.m.
Starshine, Though your columns usually rock,This one has earned just one knock,Proper research discerned,Where a loogie’s concerned,The proper verb is not hawk, it is hock.
On New Year’s Resolutions for Laggers
Posted on December 21 at 10:50 a.m.
While this revision contains many welcome enhancements, it has a major flaw. There is really no easy way to find phone or email information on how to deal with a public safety condition or emergency!
A major site tab is titled "HOW DO I?" Clicking on it you can find how to do just about anything from the very important to the much less important. But no where does it say "How to Report an Emergency" or "How to Report a Dangerous Condition."
So if you need to know how to contact someone about an obstruction on a street, a downed power wire, dangerous animals...you have to "go fish."
Let's get this site RIGHT and help people find help when they need it most!
On County Unveils Modernized Website
Posted on November 13 at 1:58 p.m.
For those still paying attention, the population increase projected in the article is somewhat inaccurate in 2 ways.
1. It overstates the number of students to be added. The total is 5,000 additional students, a total that INCLUDED grad students.
2. It understates the number of total people to be added to UCSB property and the south coast in two ways.
First, many of the 1,380 grad students and nearly 2,000 faculty and staff that will be added will be people with spouses and children. So if you count spouses and children (and assume all of the 5,000 undergrads are single and childless) probably more like 5,000 grads, faculty, staff and their family members will be added along with the 5,000 undergrads.
Second, probably for every person added to the 8,000-10,000 people added to campus, at least 2-3 people will need to be added to the community to provide needed services - teachers, nurses, retail, etc. So the result of this expansion will be to add at least 16,000 people to the surrounding area in addition to the 8,000 people added to UCSB property. One has to wonder if these support people will try to live in the already stressed south coast housing stock or commute on already rush hour crowded freeways.
One has to wonder where the water, classrooms, parks and other services will come from to serve this expansion.
On State Commission to Hear UCSB's 15-Year Expansion Plan
Posted on October 2 at 10:32 a.m.
This is a great deal. Trading one car parking space for 14 bike places makes a lot of sense for everyone! It's especially great for pedestrians who will not have to navigate sidewalks where bikes often are forced to lock up, around trees, gates and signs. And the nearby businesses are going to attract a lot more revenue from bikers.
This is a real bargain for everyone and should be extended to other spots.
City officials are to be commended for trying this great idea.
On Downtown Gets First Bike Corral
Posted on September 28 at 10:48 a.m.
Kudos to the Independent and Hoffman for shining a light on this forum. The incumbents hoped that their absence would go unnoticed. It has been that kind of arrogance that has resulted in billing snafus and late responses to our water problems.
Thanks to the Indy, we got this excellent, detailed report, not only on the incumbents' arrogance but also on the intelligent views articulated by the two challengers who did show up.
Both candidates sound like they have the interest of the public at heart on one of the areas most important to our local businesses and families - water we can afford and use safely.
Thank you, thank you, thank you Indy for providing such detailed coverage!
On Goleta Water District Issues Debated
Posted on May 29 at 12:26 a.m.
I remember broken records that kept repeating until you nudged the armature. So keep saying "union" so we won't be able to see all of Roger's huge donations from developers and oil. Or you could see this videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1BSWU...
And say, Roger complained that HE wanted the SB police union endorsement. If he got it, would you still complain about union support? Such hypocrisy is truly a sight to behold.
On City Cops Endorse Wolf
Posted on May 24 at 1:04 p.m.
In response to John Locke, there is a bevy of non-union groups and individuals supporting Wolf - The Sierra Club, Golden State Manufactured Homeowners League PAC, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and a ton of people. You can look it up because unlike Aceves, Wolf lists her endorsers on her website: http://janetwolf2014.com/endorsements/
So while foofighter and others continue to say, "Ignore the big oil, big developers and big gambling behind Aceves' curtain," responsible voters are looking at ALL the issues and Wolf comes out on top.
Gotta LOVE Aceves' spin that City Police shouldn't mess with a County election. At the same time, Aceves cries that City Police should have considered HIM for an endorsement. Hypocrite!
Keep screaming "Unions." It has no traction, except with the few people already supporting Aceves...and they can vote only once, thank goodness.
P.S. Do some of the city police know the REAL reason Aceves had to retire from the Police Dept. early?
Posted on May 24 at 12:17 a.m.
The word "Union" is a tiny, little handkerchief that won't hide the fact that Aceves has no clothes. You can scream "union" but that doesn't address why people who know him don't want to work with him. Naked as a jaybird, Aceves has no visible endorsers. However, the donations he's received have laid bare the fact that he's supported by big oil, big developers and big gambling.
So keep screaming "union." Before your hollow echo is over, the voters will have spoken, "We've re-elected Janet Wolf." Then in November, Aceves will have to go hat in hand back to the Goleta voters he tried to abandon and try to make his case why they should re-elect someone who tried to sell them out to big oil, big developers and big gambling.
Posted on May 23 at 7:45 p.m.
Nice try at spin, Roger! Let’s see, none of the 4 Goleta council members you currently work with endorsed you - 3 endorsed Supervisor Wolf.
SB City Police always endorse one of their own, but they didn’t endorse you and instead endorsed Janet, (As did the County and the City Firefighters and the Deputy DAs.)
Of the 4 people on the Board of Supervisors you want to join, 2 have apparently remained silent and 2 have endorsed Supervisor Wolf.
You claim to be a lifelong Democrat, but every local Democratic organization as well as many Republicans and Independents have endorsed Supervisor Wolf.
Is it that you don’t get along with those who know you best?
So let’s look at YOUR endorsements. Everybody running for office lists their endorsements on their website and literature. OOPS, no endorsements for Roger are listed on his website nor his glossy literature except for quotes on one mailer from three former Goleta officials.
The people you worked with most closely have endorsed Supervisor Wolf. At a minimum it means they don’t want to work with YOU. And most want to work with Janet Wolf.
You can’t spin your way out of the truth, though it’s very nice of your few supporters to try.
Posted on May 8 at 10:03 a.m.
I most enthusiastically recommend candidate Roger Aceves with no qualifications whatsoever. I can’t begin to describe his accomplishments.Most agree that Aceves will be an unqualified asset to the County. Anyone with half a brain would vote for him.
His contributions to Goleta can’t be measured. Some people say he is holding down the whole Goleta City Council. He believes his greatest assets are his willingness to work hard and his extremely intelligence. We think he has a great imagination. When it came time to review the results of his years on the Goleta’s Council, residents agree that nothing could be better.
All in all, I cannot say enough good things about this candidate or recommend him too highly. I would urge voters to waste no time in voting for him.
On Questions for Aceves