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Posted on October 17 at 11:37 a.m.
Good riddance! Keston's slimey tactics of buying elections and influence did not work. Shame on all those who took his money.
On Bishop Ranch Team Out
Posted on September 20 at 7:10 a.m.
Cottage Hospital is a treasure for the people of SB County. World class medical care in a small beach community. We should all count ourselves very lucky that amidst a very complex economic / political / medical climate, we have an organization that really cares about people.B. Craig
On Attorney General Probes Cottage
Posted on July 3 at 8:35 p.m.
I must take exception with my tax dollars being spent on the purchase of the Ocean Meadows golf course in Goleta. This wonderful community asset should not be taken off the tax roles and turned into an off limits playground for a very few members of the environmental elite. If this were all private dollars, I would be less dismayed. We are laying off teachers, cutting funding for education and at the same time buying a golf course to turn it into a wet land. This Is Bad! UCSB has taken public access from the neighbors, raised tuition for our kids, closed trails, diminished biodiversity ( no more owls, no more foxes or coyotes since the UCSB "restoration") - This is really the last straw - taking my federal tax dollars and funding a project that benefits a few at the expense of the greater community. Further, the entire project appears to have happened with the community knowing nothing about tax dollars being wasted in this manner.
On Fore! Back to the Future
Posted on April 22 at 12:21 p.m.
The LA based developer (Larwin) slickly produced a few fake 'community input' meetings that falsely made it appear he had local support. I went to all those meetings and the community flatly told him No Thanks. His paid consultants dummied-up reports, presented false info and flat-out lied to us. Larwin donated large sums of money to get his people on the Goleta CIty Council with contributions that were untraceable until the election was over. Tell your elected officials to Just Say No to LA Developers!
On Future of Bishop Ranch?
Posted on May 4 at 6:30 p.m.
The Bacara is vehemently anti-local. Unless, of cure you define local as living in Montecito. Hopefully someone in the City of Goleta will do something that even remotely resembles representing the people who actually here.
On Bacara Condos Pass Go
Posted on May 7 at 2:32 p.m.
I attended a number of Larwin's "Shmooze-Fests" and found the process repulsive. The cards were stacked to make it appear the community supports him.
It might as well have been presented like this:I would like Bishop Ranch to be:a. An Oil Refineryb. Hotelsc. A new Airportd. Homes
When 90% select "d", then Michael Keston can claim "overwhelming community support". The series of meetings were very slick productions, expertly designed to trick the people, full of misleading information or outright falsehoods. This is not for the people of Goleta. The CIty Council needs to keep the land zoned for agriculture.http://www.savebishopranch.com/
On What <em>Is</em> Best for Bishop Ranch?
Posted on November 19 at 8:52 p.m.
Check this out:http://www.savebishopranch.com/
Q. How can you tell if a developer is lying?A. His lips are moving.
On Talking Traffic at Bishop Ranch Workshop