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Posted on March 21 at 5:15 p.m.

No matter who I spoke to about Sat's SB Symphony concert last week, the response was the same "Wow! - perhaps the best concert yet" - The Granada was not full for who knows why? Sometimes a title like Latin Passion can turn some people off - something the symphony might like to ponder for the future. What a loss for those who stayed away. The response from those present proved the incredible value of an evening at the synphony - people were ecstatic!

On S.B. Symphony at the Granada Theatre

Posted on February 4 at 11:01 a.m.

I have had the enormous pleasure to knowing Mr. and Mrs. Hicks. Both of them have been an inspiration in their contributions to the entire Santa Barbara community. They are the people of the future - those who will lead others to realize that there is no difference in humanity - regardless of the color of one's skin! When that day comes, we can hopefully not forget, but at least put behind us the terrible history of discrimination.

Thank you Art - and Edith.

On Real-Life <em>Red Tails</em>

Posted on July 12 at 8:08 a.m.

I was one of the "seniors" who attended the discussion at the S.B. Jewish Federation and I am just delighted that this organization will jump start this program here in Santa Barbara. It is in fact a magical idea and is run so well at the first one which began at Beacon Hill in Boston, MA that seeing that it can run properly in a small community like Santa Barbara, it should provide the best answer for seniors who don't want to move into a retirement home. Bravo to the Jewish Federation!

On Grant Jump-Starts Santa Barbara Village

Posted on June 30 at 10:45 a.m.

Inspiring is hardly the word! We have had the great pleasure of knowing Ichak Adizes since he (and we) came to Santa Barbara. Ichak is a modest man who never talks about his accomplishments in a social setting. So, even though we are well aware of his world travels and meetings with world leaders, the opportunity to read this interview as a more in-depth glimpse of his life is - yes - truly inspiring. I can only hope that Santa Barbara's public agencies (such as our schools?) will also come to recognize this jewel in our midst and make use of his ability to help solve problems.
Keep up the good work, Ichak! Marilyn and Nathan

On A Master of Management on Life and Career

Posted on June 16 at 11:02 a.m.

Many of these comments show that some people do not understand the ethical breaches made by this ambitious young man, One of several such examples stands out (although there were others) which Mr. Lynn during the campaign when he published the name of a rape victim. Any reason he may have given is meaningless - this is one of the most profound ethical misdemeanors an attorney can make. Furthermore, while the populace has the opportunity to cast their vote for their choice, the public does not run the district attorney's office - nor any public office for that matter. The sometimes hateful comments I have seen on this and other media sites shows the ignorance of those who want to do just that - run the offices of our public agencies. If they don't like the way things are done in a public agency, they may have the opportunity to have their voices heard in the next vote. Until then, it seems that some respect would be in order. The lack of civility from many public persons, attorneys, and even the general public is a disturbing trend which we should strive to correct.

On Josh Lynn Terminated

Posted on December 19 at 2:47 p.m.

Frankly, I don't understand the conundrum. The US Supreme Court recently allowed an eminent domain of an area which was a lot more 'usable' than this one is (it was residential rather than commercial). I realize our city is low on money, but if it took the hotel by ed - all the while looking for a realistic tenant to develop the property - whether a hotel or other commercial use - the city could only benefit by ridding us of this eyesore. Who the heck cares about an old facade that is really useless now to people who can't even recall when it "stood" for something.

On All Leash and No Dog

Posted on December 4 at 8:51 a.m.

I have to admit that even though I "suffer" as others do by the traffic tieup when three lanes narrow into two - and even though I love the independence afforded by my car - I cannot understand why the money accorded for a project which would merely allow for more cars, more pollution, (and more frustration as the three lanes will be filled up in no time, just as before)! Had the money been spent to put in a light rail line - how much better we would all be for having better public transportation. Even people who cannot afford a car would be able to get from A to B and join the rest of us. Allowing the "public" to get their way all the time is not really good government leadership. One can be sure that the poor folk who rely on public transportation did not even know about the opportunity to vote on this! But even for the rest of us who can afford a car and who did know - this is not the way to create the ideal community. We need better PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION!

On Finances Narrow for 101 Widening

Posted on December 4 at 8:36 a.m.

What? Only %$500,000 for someone who lives on West Mountain Drive - and has possibly been victimizing two young girls for years? Where is propriety in this case?

On Montecito Man Arrested for Child Molestation

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