Comments by el_smurfo

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Posted on April 28 at 11:38 a.m.

Remind me again why anyone thought putting an expensive gourmet market in a neighborhood that couldn't even support the most run down supermarket in town would work? Like most, went in once, toured all the beautiful stalls and left empty handed, never to return. Should have named the whole complex "Chapala Two" (or Too?).

On A Public Market Divided

Posted on December 17 at 9:52 a.m.

When I was in Junior High in the 70s/80s, IV was discussed in much the same way as Lower State Street...a disgusting, unsafe place to go. As with much of the rest of our culture, this has shifted into more of a "who are we to judge", which leads to the types of antisocial behavior that is ruining the town. Perhaps someone should have "judged" Attias, Roger or any number of goons seen taking incapacitated women into their locked dorm rooms and the surrounding city of adults might be more willing to invite them to the governance table, rather than having it forced on them by Champagne Glass Williams.

On The Isla Vista Problem Isn’t an Isla Vista Problem

Posted on September 15 at 9:51 p.m.

Gosh, I've never had my due process either. Then again, I've never stolen booze, evaded police officers or murdered someone.

On Unfair Sentencing in Santa Barbara?

Posted on September 4 at 10:43 a.m.

Well, I'm positive that our local planning department will apply what they have learned from this failed people hive to future projects...not!

On S.B. Contractors Shafted by S.F. Builder?

Posted on June 17 at 9:46 a.m.

I was there to turn in a junked out old walmart special for my $100. As noted in the article, the turnout was mostly Old Ladies in Mercedes...Good way to clean out your closet, but not doing much to clean up the streets...In the true do-gooder fashion, the cookies even had raisins...yuck.

On Gun Buyback Nets 239 Firearms

Posted on June 5 at 11:16 a.m.

Get a million, spend a million. Can't wait for the unfunded pension bomb...

On Parks and Rec, Homeless Policing Win Big in Budget

Posted on March 28 at 10:43 a.m.

The parking near Orpet is ridiculous, 100% utilization with dangerous driving at commute times. I'm more irritated in the employees that regularly park in the private Riviera Business Park lots across the street. If you show up at 8AM, you will see several regulars parking and trekking across the street, then at 5, the lot is full of people being picked up, entering the exit and clogging the lanes. Maybe I should start parking my beater car in their valet line and see how they like their private property used...

On El Encanto Sparks Parking Wars

Posted on March 21 at 1:53 p.m.

Aside from the obvious conflicts of interest we all know happen every day in Government, I think the lead got buried on this one. The fact that Aurell is implying that a single planner can put a "generally in favor" note in the file representing the entire staff position tells me each and every one of these unelected bureaucrats has too much control over a taxpaying citizens personal property rights.

On The House That Clay Built

Posted on February 8 at 1:19 p.m.

Brace yourself...the edhat whine brigade is coming!

On Cottage Hospital Tests Helipad

Posted on September 29 at 8:51 a.m.

If just a fraction of our homeless coddling or brick bulbout budget was directed to truly dedicated individuals like these, our City would be in a much better shape.

On Primo Boxing: Down but Not Out

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