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Posted on December 2 at 10:14 a.m.

Hillbilly government and law enforcement alive and well in SB. This institution is not representative "of the people." It's representative of a few people. I hope all of these businesses file and win huge monetary rewards from the city, even if it bankrupts us. This type of abuse of power at a local level must not be tolerated, ever.

On No Due Process

Posted on November 23 at 7:22 a.m.

The State and the UC system are in the same financial meltdown that brought down GM. Paying out unrealistic retirement benefits. The boomers starting to retire with in some cases 100% of their income and benefits, taxpayers and students are just seeing the tip of the iceberg. These institutions have had a license to steal. The fact that a graduate starts out their working career 100k in debt while a Professor retires with 100k per yr plus all those years of "outside" consulting income compounded influx of the Asian invasion on our schools, you chances are slim. Good luck kids, I'd think twice about what you are getting for your money and if your career path will even exist in 4 yrs or be shipped overseas. Oh, wait, most tech companies have already paid off the government to allow overseas workers ( Bill Gates) visas to take your jobs. I'd focus on becoming a professional surfer, better chance of success.

On UC Tuition Jumps Another 8 Percent

Posted on November 22 at 9:50 a.m.

Middle class moving away ? The City provides a good middle class income with oodles of benefits, yet how many city employees live within the city limits ? How many county employees live in the county? I know of plenty of local people who could fill those jobs, our own city is spending our tax dollars to hire people who live outside our city and spend their income somewhere else. City and county jobs should be for our tax paying residents, not people from Ventura, Santa Maria or Lompoc. Same goes for USCB, need more density? What about the largest employer with the most empty space? The City, County and UCSB are where the jobs are and the traffic problems originate. You don't have to own a home to live and work here. Hire local, keep SB tax dollars in SB, shop at independent businesses and we might have a fighting chance.

On Tempers Boil in Density Debate

Posted on November 22 at 8:37 a.m.

Just look around at all the older apartment buildings gone condo. The streets of these neighborhoods are lined with parked cars. Density is happening on it's own in every home, real estate investors buying residential property for rental investment, empty nesters renting out rooms, long time residents building out garages and adding mother in law units. All with extra cars spilling out onto the streets, 4 to eight cars for every home. This problem is growing at a rapid pace in every neighborhood. The reality of life is if your can't afford to buy a home, you choose somewhere you can, if not you rent, if you can't afford the rent, you move somewhere you can. This entitlement to ownership is BS. Stop all high density projects period. We don't need more units we need less people. Downtown is turning into a corporate store mall with bars. Build units for our ever growing $10 an hour job market? For such Industries like Bevo, REI, H & M and the rest of the predatory CHAINS pushing out our local MIDDLE CLASS business owners. A City tax scam pure and simple.

On Tempers Boil in Density Debate

Posted on November 3 at 5:27 p.m.

Follow the money....

On Open House for Rental Cabins

Posted on October 30 at 7:01 a.m.

Vote to make marijuana legal and available. Kill your lawn.

On Signs, Signs, Everywhere There's (No) Signs

Posted on October 28 at 9:11 a.m.

Gotta love it , pill pushers and poppers against marijuana. Shouldn't you have the right to determine and treat your own medical conditions?

On Measure T Is for Total Ban

Posted on October 28 at 9:06 a.m.

Yawn

On Quaids Flee 'Star Whackers'

Posted on October 26 at 8:06 a.m.

The stupidest thing I ever heard. This will never produce income for the parks, not to mention trailers and RV's are an eyesore. $300 per night to stay in a tin can? Camping is about pitching a tent. I say banned "all" RV's and trailers from parks altogether. They are the source of noise, emissions,garbage and drunks. Let coastal parks return to a more natural state, without the infrastructure( pavement ) needed to support RV's. Total waste of 700K, sounds like another county scam.

On County Parks Installing Rental Units

Posted on October 22 at 8:34 a.m.

Have you ever noticed how many people from Chicago have diluted our city, I'd rather have Swedes.

On Why So Many Swedes at SBCC?

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