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Posted on May 14 at 7:47 a.m.

oh, and get me an ELECTRIC car THo all me friendTH THee how green I am.

On Diablo Canyon: How Safe is Safe Enough?

Posted on May 14 at 7:46 a.m.

Calif. hyper-sensitivity to this and other issues (outlawing dog breeding) really just transfers the undesireable (risk) in the nuke case, out of state...it does nothing to improve the situation. It is kind of a Kathy Lee Gifford sweat shop approach to being "green" and "conscious." Outsource the undesireable.

On Diablo Canyon: How Safe is Safe Enough?

Posted on March 18 at 5:07 a.m.

Just say NO to Caruso!!! We like our overgrown lots to stay the same here in Santa Barbara! We may be west coasters, but we are anything but progressive and visionary! Just keep everything the same always!!!! NO exceptions!!!!

On New Miramar Plan Approved

Posted on March 7 at 2:30 a.m.

Force Ridley Tree to pay for redevelopment of baseball field, since her charity has blighted the park.

On How Now Bow-Wow?

Posted on February 13 at 9:26 a.m.

Hope she isn´t decapitated or has a grenade lobbed at her by the drug gangs.....or has her body strung from an overpass in nearby Cuernavaca....

Smoke on all you SB live-free druggies. You are destroying an entire country with your selfish pursuits.

On If Find Yourself in Tepotzlan, Be Sure to Catch Tonya

Posted on August 13 at 10:42 a.m.

What about moving shelter to Montecito, next to the house of Harold Simmons, or Lady Ridley-Tree...since they are such supporters of enabling addiction?!

On Milpas Residents, Business Owners Unhappy About Homeless

Posted on October 21 at 10:02 p.m.

If my memory serves me correctly, the blue roofs were not "tiles", but composition shingles. (just suggesting maybe the LA press release be weighed with reality before the indie presses fire up)

On Miramar's Blue Shingles to Brighten Up Baja

Posted on September 23 at 12:32 p.m.

Great that there are people who recognize that the space relation that has been created on Chapala is not a function of height limits..that it has more to do with the blank wall created by inward oriented Paseo Nuevo....which is more destructive to the streetscape of Chapala than are the recent projects everyone seems so disturbed by. There are many other examples of 1980Â's and 1990Â's interventions that are below 40 feet, comply with the "el pueble viejo" spanish look, but have parking garages occupying the entire street level thus killing the pedestrian relation and human scale of the project. Changing the height limit is not the solution to diminished SB streetscapes.

On No on B Seconded

Posted on September 18 at 6:46 a.m.

I agree with the arquitect. We must decide, not just in SB, but all over the US, between density or sprawl. It is one or the other. Santa Barbara, as usual, is probably against both options...for being an "enlightened" west coast hamlet, I am always surprised by the dialogue generated here. It can be so purile and populist....and so offtrack. Thank you Brian, for your insight.

On New Height Limit Would Flatten City, Not Save It

Posted on July 31 at 9:25 p.m.

Way to go Brian!!! That is really wonderful that you are doing this!!! THANK YOU

On B is for Building Height

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