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Posted on April 22 at 11:46 p.m.

@foofighter ..Although most school districts offer subsidized lunches, I don't believe that is the expectation. Surprisingly enough, there are still some hard working parents out there that do work for minimum or a bit above minimum wage, it isn't a choice, it's a reality, they need help. For a school district to be able to help provide all of us with healthy meal options is wonderful. My son is at Goleta Union School District and a couple of years back they turned into what I now affectionately called the "food Nazis!" I am FOREVER grateful for the change. It simply meant, no chips, no cookies, all 100% juice or only water, veggies, fruit, lean proteins ...oh, the horror.
All educators are trying to do is to help US parents guide and educate our children and I am grateful for that.

On Santa Barbara's Cafeteria Queen

Posted on November 28 at 12:18 a.m.

Shame on both of them.
Common sense and morals seem to have fallen by the wayside here.
If the story is true, Peterson's behavior is reprehensible, at the same time; how gullible can one be?, Feeling "pressured?" How about securing a job on your own abilities to DO the job? These are adults and I'm sorry, in my opinion, there are no victims here, just two adults using extremely poor judgement!

On Undersheriff Jim Peterson Retired Amid 'Sexting' Scandal

Posted on April 30 at 12:08 p.m.

@ zappa: I agree that there are plenty of resources and information in Spanish.

The unfortunate part is that while there is information available in Spanish, many parents are illiterate in their own language. I work HR in a manufacturing environment and I come across this every day, I can provide forms and information and translate but folks cannot read them in any language. The best thing they are doing is sending their children to school to learn and grow as people and hopefully, while some parents may not be able to assist with reading or homework; they are encouraging their children to obtain help from the school or outside resources that are available to them.

On Principal Kisses Pig as Reward for Improved Test Scores

Posted on April 27 at 2:18 p.m.

I was fortunate to have been born and raised in beautiful Santa Barbara, I attended Franklin School K-6. That was many, many years ago; when the school was ethnically diverse. I'd have to say that as a hispanic female at Franklin during that time, I was the minority but again, that was a lifetime ago.
You now have a school with 531 children enrolled, 508 of those children are hispanic and the vast majority are English learners, as are their parents.

I have to disagree with the whole "this is not an "educating the parents" issue, it's an issue of having different values," comment. It IS about educating parents so they can speak and communicate in the same language that their children are learning. You can't read to your kids if you can't speak the language, you can't see where they are failing if you can't understand the teachers at conference time.
It is nice that the school is making progress and hopefully they continue to improve.

On Principal Kisses Pig as Reward for Improved Test Scores

Posted on March 4 at 8:07 p.m.

Kudos to SBJHS for going this route. As adults, we react to stress, multiple priorities affect us often times getting the best of us, yet; over time we've learned and have been given the tools to deal with life; hell, some of us are STILL learning! What 12, 13 or 14 year old has? As smart as I'd like to think my 14 year old or my 8 year old are, I see the impact that a separation has had on them, I see what my stressful day does to them, so, what is wrong with taking a few minutes at school to listen to them, allow them to talk, show them that it's okay to have these feelings and emotions; essentially vesting in their future? Times have changed, life isn't as simple as it was when I was a kid, my parent's biggest fear was me smoking, my biggest fears are much bigger!

On Discipline 2.0

Posted on February 19 at 10:09 p.m.

The issue here is the traffic congestion, which I have experienced and isn't pleasant, hopefully in time the newnesss will pass and everything will return to normal.

@ TK: I take offense to your comment and really, you're a boob! If you're going to comment, which you're entitled to, I would just ask that you don't generalize and say "They are probably the ones on the public welfare because they don't want to earn their way in this world only want to hurt others."
First off you nitwit, why the assumption that people opposing Chik-Fil-A are on public welfare? Secondly, what are you talking about, "not wanting to earn their way and wanting to hurt others?" Your reasoning or lack of makes little to NO sense. Are you saying that those of of who disagree with the owners of Chick-Fil-A are on welfare and don't want to earn our way and want to hurt others or are you saying that you don't know what you're saying? I, personally, do not agree with them therefore, I choose not to purchase a product from them and that is simply my belief.
I am NOT on welfare, I have a job and I definitely earn my keep and next time you're looking for a job and I review your resume; I'll make sure I pass on it.
Also, get your - "you're, yours and your" correct, maybe check into the "to and too" while you're at it.. and stop making assumptions.

On Chick-fil-A Drive-Through Posing Problems

Posted on January 7 at 11:51 a.m.

It's actually Lopez Ochoa so I stand corrected.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pa...

Either way, I miss the on-air staff of the past.

On Joe Gehl Leaving KEYT

Posted on January 7 at 11 a.m.

@ Johnny_Incognito - Techinically Mrs. Ochoa is accurate since she is married to Judge Frank Ochoa. She simply opts to use her maiden name, Lopez, on air.

I agree with billclausen, bring back King Harris...and throw in Christine Craft, just because!

On Joe Gehl Leaving KEYT

Posted on December 16 at 7:10 p.m.

This is pretty awesome.
I have always been of the opinion that before someone receives their MD, they should be required to spend time volunteering and that it should continue and be a requirement of having to renew their medical license. The marjority of medical providers I have dealt with are genuinely kind and caring, often times taking their own vacation time to provide free care to the indigent out of the country or in the US. We don't always hear about them, instead we hear about those doctors with a "god complex," or about those that abuse the system to benefit their own selfish reasons. This is great! They are treating our fellow human beings and providing them with medical care and doing so in a dignified,human way. I cannot judge why someone is homeless, it could be anything and I would never assume, I simply say "hello" when greeted. @ Salsipuedes - I get what you're saying, treat not only for obvious physical reasons,but also include mental health treatment when possible, I can't imagine that being misunderstood.

On S.B. Street Medicine Cares for the Vulnerable

Posted on May 22 at 8:15 p.m.

Sad, pathetic and a miscarriage of justice. Great, you enter rehab AFTER you killed an innocent person, GREAT all these life improvements are made
AFTER the fact - it doesn't bring back
The life that was prematurely taken.

On Priscilla Susman Sentenced to One Year in Jail

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