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Posted on January 3 at 9:22 a.m.
Just keep fishing recreational guys. No way will they be able to enforce this. Commercial guys on the other hand, I feel for you. This sucks, but something had to be done. I just wish you guys didn't get so screwed in this deal.
On New No Fishing Zones for California
Posted on October 20 at 8:12 a.m.
I think you should divided the number of votes by the number of locations. It seems like a lot of the winners only win because they have a lot of locations. Either that or the votes should be for one location only. Examples: Los Arroyos, Super Cucas, The Habit, Rusty's, Saigon In & Out, etc. I know that I have a favorite specific location for each of those places.PS Brophys is overrated
On Best of 2011: Eating
Posted on September 2 at 9:23 a.m.
Thanks for sharing your story Barbara. I feel the same way. I am an advocate for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). I thought about BBBS, but in the end, I wanted to work with a child who had everything going against them. I wanted to make a dramatic difference in the child's life. CASA seemed like the perfect choice. The children in CASA have been removed from their home for either neglect and/or abuse and are dependents of the court.
As an advocate, I do many things that BBBSs do, but there are limitations of course. Since the child is a dependent of the court, I can't have my life cross with his. So no sleep overs, but we can go to movies, hikes, whale watching, bowling etc. On top of being a mentor and friend, I act as the eyes and ears of the court and am an extra voice for the child in court. I write a report for the judge every few months and I am in constant contact with Child Welfare Services, lawyers, teachers, family, and therapists.
This is probably one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. It can be emotionally draining at times, but it is nothing compared to what some of these children are going through. I jumped into this when I was 23 and have never regretted it. I have no trouble making time for my child. It is just an hour a week. Sometimes even less than that.
I second what Barbara is saying. If you are hesitant, just jump in, you won't regret it. BBBS and CASA are in desperate need of you regardless of age or gender. http://www.sbcasa.org/
On Mentorship Is Powerful
Posted on July 12 at 2:36 p.m.
This guy does not need jail time, he needs some serious help with whatever is going on in his head. When he gets out in 8 years and 7 months, he will be back to his same old self. Prison does not teach people a lesson, it just temporarily removes them from society and usually messes them up even more.
On Sex Crimes Tennis Coach Sentenced to 7 Years, 8 Months
Posted on May 12 at 11:11 p.m.
I agree. Food is not very good, or at least nothing special. You are definitely paying for location.
On Brophy Bros., Where All of Santa Barbara Goes
Posted on April 12 at 10:24 p.m.
The long term impact on the environment from an event like Floatopia is minimal to none. Yes, shore bird numbers were down temporarily in 2009, but they were back to normal within a day. The beach closures has nothing to do with the environment. Speculation is worthless in this argument. We need data that shows the impacts of Floatopia. If anyone does a study, I am guessing that the impacts will be zero.
The city is closing the beaches to control the party. Plain and simple. Unfortunately, they are breaking the constitution while doing so. When I was in college, Floatopia was a great event. Now that I look back on it, it was pretty dangerous. However, I just don't understand the reaction by police and the city. Why don't they just rake in tons of cash by handing out hundreds of citations for open containers, drunk in public, minors in possession, etc? Maybe it will cover the cost of Halloween. Maybe it will cover the cost of having some cops patrolling the water on jet-skis. Maybe it will effectively end Floatopia because people will not want to come for a party that they cannot drink at. Just another overreaction by the University and IV footpatrol.
On Beach Ban Sinks Floatopia Again, but Deltopia Rages On
Posted on March 25 at 6:51 p.m.
@sbmesaIf mold was already an issue when you moved in, is it your fault? Mold can be in the walls, under the carpet, etc. Not necessarily the tenants doing. It's kind of like termites. Would you consider termites to be the tenant's problem?
On Mystery on Micheltorena
Posted on March 24 at 11:35 a.m.
I have to give it to you Ed, your properties look great inside and out. That is how you lure in young naive tenants. They don't know their rights and never read the lease in detail. They also forget to take pictures before moving in. You taught me a great lesson in renting. In general, I enjoyed living in your properties as long as nothing was going wrong, and maybe that is your take on it. However, as soon as something broke or an incident like the one mentioned in the article occurred, it was all of the sudden the tenants fault. And what can a young, partying, renter do? You always find a way to blame it on them. You take security deposits without fixing anything. And what 20 year old would take you to court if they may be liable for all costs if they lose? Renters not being comfortable in their own home should be a major concern for you.Take some responsibility for what you put these people through.
I want to note that I do not blame you in particular for the break ins. It may or may not be an inside job. That is for the police to determine. Maybe they should look at police reports filed for all of your properties. If there is a pattern, then you should be worried. If not, then you are all good. I'm sure you will have many naive renters down the line who will love your properties.
Posted on March 22 at 10:26 p.m.
@santabarbarasand:Do you know how to read? In response to, "Where does it say here that Mr. St. George says that this happens to "all his properties"???" In the 17th paragraph, I quote, “All my guys have been with me for over 20 years,” said St. George. “It’s unfortunate, but nothing else can be done. All my places are getting hit.”
Posted on March 22 at 10:03 p.m.
I lived in St. George Properties for far too many years. They run a very shady business. Never got my security deposit back. And they never fixed the things mentioned in the security deposit. Now, I always take pictures of the property before moving in. As far as the mold goes. We had it too. And a huge hole in our roof. Literally rain pouring it. They refused to address the issues.
As far as the break ins go, I am now convinced that it is an inside job. I lived in one of their properties near Paseo Nuevo mall and we had a peeping Tom who continued to break into our units at night. He would break into the unit and pet girls legs while they slept. Really freaked everyone out. We complained and the management told us to lock our doors. I am pretty sure that the doors were locked, but what could we say? No one had proof. There were two guys in the complex and they never had break ins, so someone knew about the complex. The break ins continued. We wanted a locked gate to the complex. No response. We called police. They could not do anything. We finally called the guy who actually owned the property. He got pretty pissed at the way that St. George handled the situation, but it was too late. We all moved out at the end of our lease.
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