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Posted on October 27 at 9:44 p.m.

If anyone in town had those gigantic eucalypti towering over their homes or businesses and planted only ten feet from the wall of the structure they'd be fighting like crazy to have the city remove them. Eventually (could be pretty damn soon) one of those jumbos is going to split apart or drop a branch weighing several hundred pounds through the library roof or smack on some hapless patron walking out with a bunch of borrowed books.

On Five Eucalypti Declared 'Historic'

Posted on July 18 at 8:41 p.m.

Don't waste any time or energy worrying about justice for this guy. He didn't spend the last 18 years skulking around Central America because he is innocent. He'll have his day in court and get a fair trial. But the concern here ought to be for the witnesses and victim who will have to revisit this nightmare two decades later.

On Wanted Santa Barbara Man Arrested in Guatemala

Posted on August 19 at 7 p.m.

If the team was putting in 6-7 hour days then they were violating NCAA rules. Vom Steeg has made a career of pushing the limits and encouraging players to do the same, but eventually that aggro-attitude comes back to bite you.

On UCSB Soccer Coach, Players Hit with Misconduct Penalties

Posted on June 3 at 7:29 a.m.

No one on earth knows exactly what an "intervention specialist" is supposed to do. And no one can demonstrate that an "intervention specialist" will improve academic performance. SBHS has every sort of student from very high achieving, very wealthy white kids to very low income kids with long criminal backgrounds. If it were possible to hire a superhero to make at-risk students into four-year college bound success stories then every high school would have hired an intervention specialist a long time ago.

On School Board Approves Overhaul of SBHS

Posted on May 26 at 5:26 p.m.

"Journalism" not up to Indy standards.
The previous principal is on his way out, no need to take cheap shots about his "reputation" for aloofness.
What's the point of printing second hand subjective attacks on a person's character in a feature story?
The guy is gone, so why kick him as he's walking out the door?
I don't know either the old or new principal, but I do know lousy, gossipy writing when I see it.
I'm an avid Indy reader and I've even been published on these pages, but the passage about Capritto is unnworthy and disappointing.

On Extreme Makeover: High School Edition

Posted on May 3 at 7:30 a.m.

It's all a matter of personal taste. I'd rate Cajun over Esau's but not by much. It would be a question of how long the line is at each place.
As for Tupelo, IMHO, it is way over-rated and similarly over-priced, and the faux-homey decor seems overly gentrified and tourist oriented to me. Cajun and Esau's are functional mostly local clientele, hash-house blue collar joints: much more to my liking.

On Cajun Kitchen on De La Vina

Posted on January 28 at 8:45 p.m.

Dunno about this camel's back... online sources say Baupost is old Boston money to the tune of $1.7 billion. They may be in this for the long, costly haul. Steve Amerikaner always aligns himself with big bucks.

On Trouble in Paradise?

Posted on November 8 at 8:48 p.m.

Twiins were inexperienced amateurs who got in way over their heads and dragged a bunch of others underwater with them. No basis for a lawsuit or even sympathy for these two.

Still, I wish the city big enchiladas would pursue policies of enforcing rules and ordinances on the nasty panhandlers and the obnoxious homeless (as opposed to the unobtrusive simply homeless) as strictly as they did with the twiins.

On Twiins Tailspin into Bankruptcy

Posted on October 15 at 7:25 p.m.

I reached the tipping point with homeless people last week when I walked by a guy pissing on the corner of the Courthouse lawn right next to the sidewalk at 10 o'clock in the morning.

On Cabrillo Ball Field Getting Fenced In

Posted on August 23 at 3 p.m.

info, you don't get it... a lot of kids who have adopted a gang mentality DO want to end up in chains and pictured in the newspaper and on TV. It is viewed as success within the life.

On Hendry’s Beach Murder Suspect in Court

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