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Posted on August 14 at 3:11 p.m.
Yeah! We need police to be patrolling our neighborhoods, but not through August only, but throughout the year. We need better response times, and more officers on the streets who will get to know and be known by the community on an individual level. That's what we need, not just measures to announce to the press, but actions that will be maintained to better serve the SB community.
On Police Hold Shift Briefings at Franklin Center
Posted on August 10 at 2:55 p.m.
If folks are not in agreement with Chick-Fil-A's philosophy re: gays, they should not go eat there when they open. That's the best way to not sponsor their bigotry. Public permits should not be tide to one point of view or another.
I won't go eat there, and I will inform others of the way this people conduct business. Word of mouth is powerful!
On The ABR's abstention from voting on Chick-fil-A's project
Posted on August 10 at 12:05 p.m.
C'mon! like someone said before, by the time politicians get to Congress, they have gone through local governments first, and it seems like all the guidelines that Mr. Eich recommends, should be given to local officials, in SB and elsewhere.
Our local elected officials look mostly for their own benefit because they are power hungry, and un-scrupulous, and they only support those who will play their game to get elected to public office, regardless of how bad or inefficient these may be. That's how our governments become some sort of mafia, with no ethics or values, or even brains. Everyone has to align, or they're out, and politically dead.
Sadly, Mr. Eich, it seems like there's no room for decency in politics anymore, and your guidelines could only be applied by decent people.
On On Leadership
Posted on August 7 at 5:10 p.m.
What happened here is called "Karma" and we all knew it was just a matter of time.
On Daily Sound Offline and Selling Supplies
Posted on July 10 at 9:27 a.m.
Love the location for such a good theater company. I think this is the right move to promote/improve theater/attendance.
I have only one request to the Ensemble: please don't switch to musicals. Although musicals are well received in our town, those of us that don't particularly like them wouldn't appreciate it and would seriously miss the option.
On Ensemble Theatre Company’s New Project
Posted on December 8 at 4:05 p.m.
So that means that almost 1/2 of the population in Santa Barbara and 70% in Santa Maria will be left with no way to be connected with, and aware of what's happening with the rest of the community? That's a shame!
In such an affluent community $250,000 doesn't really sounds like much, and yet we are willing to forget about our neighbors who speak Spanish? I wish I could help, but I don't have the means, but I'm sure others have the means or the connections to make this happen.
Santa Barbarans care about social justice. I'm sure the newscast will be saved.
On Central Coast's Spanish-Language Television Newscast Gets the Axe
Posted on July 12 at 9:37 a.m.
Very enjoyable piece, Chris!!!!!!!
On Saturday with the Royals
Posted on June 20 at 11:32 a.m.
Just look at the picture! Do you really think that those trunks were strategically set there by nature? Come on! It is a way that the Bacara has found to block access more, and more, and blame nature for it.
The idea for the city to pitch-in is not a bad idea either. Maybe the Bacara and the City could collaborate on this project? I'd like to know if there are any conversations about this, or even if the city is aware of this problem.
I'm glad that the person who wrote that they have no problem accessing the beach can do it. I can't, and many of my neighbors can't either. That's why it is almost empty all the time.
I concur with the article. Goletans demand our way to the beach completely restored, and safe!
On Haskell's Beach Is Our Beach
Posted on May 6 at 3:46 p.m.
Pointssouth,You are the perfect example to illustrate that ignorance is bliss. You probably don't see ICE rolling in our town because you are oblivious to it. Meaning, you don't have to spot them before they spot you. I assume that you don't live in a neighborhood that's targeted by ICE, and I also assume that you don't look very Latino, probably because you're not.
See all the assumptions that I made? Some might be right, and others not. I made them just to prove the point that both your assumptions and mine, are just darts that we throw in the air to fall where they may. Get it?
Of course law enforcement takes people to jail for minor infractions, they book them, and it is free for all after that. ICE is in our jail, and once their fingerprints are in the system, they can, and do put a hold on them to start the deportation process. That's why some states in the country are fighting to opt-out of "Secure Communities", because this program, in fact, makes communities very insecure for many. This happens very frequently here in Santa Barbara County, and elsewhere.
And, once again, your ignorance shows when you talk about the fact that tourists can breath easy. You see, there's a lot of tourists that are not white, nor wealthy; that are Latinos and fit the stereotype that you and ICE have about Latinos, and whether or not ICE is at the wharf, they cannot breath easy simply because their safety is not guaranteed. Or have you not heard either about the many painful cases in which ICE makes an arrest just based on the looks of a person, and THEN finds out that the person is in fact a citizen?
No need to thank me for the information that I just gave you. I'm a Latino, and it is a part of our culture to help others in whichever way we can.
On “Secure Communities” Are Unsafe for Anyone
Posted on August 10 at 8:57 a.m.
billclausen - I wonder what have you done for your country other than, hopefully, working hard and, hopefully, pay your taxes, like most residents of Old Town Goleta, English speakers or not.
On the other hand, isn't the obligation of the government to serve "the people" without distinction? Or, are you suggesting government should hide behind a language barrier? Looks to me that what Ms. Salas (not Sales) is trying to accomplish is to include all stakeholders, not just a few. To have local government to strech a bit, and not just try the usual things that everyone knows don't work, and to be proactive, inclusive,and action oriented. Nothing wrong with that, if you ask me.
On Goleta’s Political Future