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Posted on March 11 at 8:47 a.m.
billclausen: Not to ruin your argument, but the only college student arrested was the one who spat in the officers face. 99% of UCSB students understand the rules of Isla Vista (that differ from the laws outside of IV) and follow them. Stop lumping them all into one group.
On Attempted Murder, Near-Riot in Isla Vista
Posted on March 10 at 4:23 p.m.
loonpt actually makes some pretty good points. Also, I think one of the reasons it seems so bad is that almost every incident immediately reported to every student and anyone else who is on the email list. It just feeds the paranoia. But I haven't lived in IV in 10 years. My knowledge of the situation just come from students that I interact with in the professional world.
Posted on December 24 at 5:28 p.m.
Nope. Just a yelp review. I was actually wondering if the person posting with his name on here was actually him, so I checked around the internets to find reviews and this one popped up. I tried to include the fact that he has two 5-star reviews to show that he is doing something right with his business. However, based on this review, it does seem like the same guy.
On Uber Taxi App a Fit for Santa Barbara?
Posted on December 23 at 7:49 p.m.
Here is one of Forrest's reviews on yelp. Not surprised. To give him credit, he does have two five star reviews, so he must be doing something right when he keeps his mouth shut. Reminds me of the Duck Dynasty guy.
"I called and asked to speak to a supervisor, to complain about a rude, insensitive driver. The person who answered the phone was that rude driver. He then went crazy, yelling and screaming and calling me every name in the book, including f#%k faggot and even the N word.I could not imagine being alone in a cab with this man, or use a company that would hire him.Avoid at all costs, walk if you must..."
Posted on December 19 at 9:07 a.m.
And it that former UCSB soccer star Andy Iro? I think so.
I have had great experiences with Uber and Lyft in other cities and tried Uber for the first time in SB a month ago. It was awesome! Much cheaper and the driver was very friendly. As far as safety goes, it is great to have digital evidence of who picked you up and dropped you off. If you lose your wallet or anything bad happens, the evidence is there. I know of many incidents where people have gotten too drunk and lost their phones (not sure if this app would help) or been taken advantage of when riding with shady cab drivers. Uber has a rating system, so if you have a bad ride, it shows up on that drivers rating. So you just choose not to ride with them. Same with the riders. If you are someone who pukes in the car, don't tip, or do something stupid, it shows up on your rating. So there is a good check and balance going on.
I have to admit though that I feel a bad for the local companies like Lucky and Rockstar. They have great drivers from the area (many cab drivers in town seem to come up from LA or Ventura counties) who know their way around town. It may be time for them to make the switch to Uber or something similar. The taxi business as we used to know it is an endangered species.
Posted on August 2 at 8:50 a.m.
I was generalizing to make a point. I know that most bikers are good about sharing the road just like most drivers are. But I cannot stand people who ride down De La Vina when there is a bike lane one street over. I know that when I am riding, I try to ride on streets with bike lanes. I'm afraid of cars and I ride my bike that way.
On Crackdown on Fiesta Cruiser Run
Posted on August 1 at 12:36 p.m.
I hope they enforce these rules for all bicyclists, all the time. They act like they own the road.
Posted on July 23 at 12:58 p.m.
KV,Beach was always there, but it was a sand spit before they filled in the bay. I believe the argument is over the grass and parking lot. And probably what it really comes down to is the money generated by the restaurant. I don't follow it very closely because at all seems like a lot of BS.
On Redevelopment, Goleta Beach Hot Topics at Summit
Posted on July 18 at 12:59 p.m.
Passagerider: Kelp beds were knocked out by storms. They were growing on worm tubes and other debris, not permanent rocks. So unless an artificial reef is put out there, you won't get any kelp growing back.
On Which Way for Goleta Beach?
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