Comments by goletaobserver

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Posted on April 26 at 11:39 a.m.

My $4,000 stock investment which at one time was worth three times that is now worth less than $200. There are thousands of shareholders with much more invested than I who were wiped out by the stupidity of the banks' officers. The bank still has an advertising budget, though. Their banners appear above and below your article.

On Requiem for a Bank

Posted on December 15 at 1:55 p.m.

These lawyers don't believe these stories for a minute. They are perpetuating the fraud. Turn in your law licenses and get out

On Axles to Grind

Posted on October 8 at 8:06 a.m.

"Pananides represents the tourism business". Is Ms. Perotte that naive? He doesn't want any hotels built in Goleta to protect his monopoly. That was the issue 2 years ago when he supported Easton/O'Connell. Goleta is underserved in the hospitality industry. We need more choices

On Goleta Council Cash Contest

Posted on August 8 at 12:05 p.m.

Serving on the city council is a full-time plus job. It's not simply showing up for 2 meetings per month. It pays $400/month, unlike Santa Barbara. One can't have a job or run a business and take this on. You have to be retired with a substantial income in order to do this. Most of us can't do it. I'm always amazed that you can find people who can do it.

On Goleta’s Political Future

Posted on August 15 at 2:04 p.m.

More demographics - 69% white in 1978 - 23 million people = 15,870,000
43% of 38 million today = 16,340,000 an increase of 470,000. 15,000,000 total increase in population - 3% white - 97% all others.

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Posted on August 14 at 12:01 p.m.

I've wondered if my signature looks the same today as it did when I registered to vote 30 years ago?

On Falcone Disqualified

Posted on July 10 at 11:21 a.m.

Sales taxes are paid by the consumer. If Mr. Connell buys food for resale, he does not pay sales tax but collects it from me, the consumer and remits it to the state. I would be willing to pay the same sales tax for his food that I would pay any other food vendor. Perhaps there is another reason why he doesn't want to collect and pay over the sales tax - the paperwork?

On Hot Dog Man Relishes Victory

Posted on March 5 at 12:46 p.m.

Have you ever seen a pedrestrian step right in front of your car and there is no way that you could stop in time? It happens all the time and yes, it's done by the sherriff's employees during these stings. I watched one of these being videotaped several years ago and to watch the pedrestrians walk right in front of traffic was ludicrous. Just asking for it. Wait a few seconds to cross to be sure it's clear. And yes, I have been nearly hit by speeding vehicles while in the middle of the crosswalk - once by a deputy who didn't see me. There's plenty of blame to spread around. Running these stings doesn't do a bit of good. There are better uses of precious resources.

On Stay Between the Lines - or Get a Ticket

Posted on December 26 at 3:28 p.m.

Hello Chumash - Buy the property with your casino profits if it is so important to you. Instead we have lawyers filing lawsuits to line their own pockets and draining resources from the City residents. Knock this nonsense off.

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