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Posted on September 5 at 8:29 a.m.

Could they possibly jam more development into one city block? This whole mess could have been avoided if one of the smartest and best suggestions about what to put on this land were followed from the beginning: a world class convention center. The idea (I don't remember who tabled it) was to complement the beautiful and historic Arlington Theater with an adjacent convention facility to create a one-block square Arts Center, both for the enjoyment of locals and to attract business conventions and cultural events. I guess that made too much sense, so let's toss up yet another horrific "mixed use" condo/retail/office white elephant.

On When ‘Soul’ Collides With ‘Village’

Posted on August 21 at 4:09 p.m.

The man clearly needs help. Let's hope he gets it without punative strings attached.

On Neil Baker Arrested at UCSB

Posted on August 21 at 4:01 p.m.

I was having a drink in the Montecito Inn bar one afternoon a year and a half or so ago when Ms. Estes blew into the room and began holding court with the handful of people in the room besides myself. She mentioned her company several times and seemed like either a very dynamic businessperson or a huckster. Now we know which...

On Green but Guilty?

Posted on August 9 at 10:30 p.m.

Well thank you for another enormous waste of our tax dollars. When will California finally catch up to the rest of the states that have already made pot legal and are benefiting from taxing it? Lord knows Sacramento could use the extra income...

On Sheriff's Office Eradicates More Weed Fields

Posted on July 25 at 6:42 a.m.

Nicely done. Small edit: "But he went even further. Selover ​— ​who once worked as a reporter for Storke as did his father ​— ​went even further."

On S.B.'s Madcap Mayor

Posted on July 11 at 3:13 p.m.

Local news media here in SB continually leave out information about LOCATION. Accident reports in the News-Press and on KEYT frequently fail to mention cross streets or neighborhood names or sometimes even the specific block an incident occurred. The basic tenet of journalism is to attempt to anticipate most, if not all, of the questions the reader or viewer may reasonably be expected to have about the subject. You know, the old when, where, what, who and how.

On <em>Specimen</em> at the Arts Fund Gallery

Posted on July 10 at 2:11 p.m.

"longtime SBB&T employees" is what I should have written. Incidentally, the problems of SBB&T and the reason they were bought by a Texas billionaire and then flipped for huge gain to Union Bank stemmed from years of mismanagement, dishonesty (HewittJackson tax refund schemes) and other boneheaded leadership gaffes that put the corporation in the postion that caused them to lose control of their destiny. As usual, it was the worker bees that paid the price and ended up losing money and, ultimately, their jobs.

On Icons of Decency Stumping for a Bank

Posted on July 10 at 1:58 p.m.

The staff of the San Roque branch were fired for blatant theft and other transgressions so that isn't the real issue. The bigger sin of Union Bank is screwing longtime employees out of stock, pensions and other benefits that acrued through seniority.

On Icons of Decency Stumping for a Bank

Posted on July 9 at 3:31 p.m.

Why ride at night without light clothing and LIGHTS?

On City Worker Killed in Vehicle-Bicycle Accident

Posted on July 8 at 5:35 p.m.

To make this news release credible, it would be useful if the Lobero Theatre Foundation were to issue an independent analysis of the tree conducted by a licensed arborist.

On Lobero Theatre Loves Olive Trees

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