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Posted on March 8 at 9:11 a.m.

Thoughtful, well-reasoned, and likely to be rejected by the ideological forces who deny basic human rights to women. Thank you Debbie.

On Sympathy Notes from Nigerian Women

Posted on March 7 at 8:54 a.m.

Wow, comments ought to relate to the topic!

If the word "homeless" is in the headline, some people feel free to go off on Francisco, on debt financing, on Reagan, on benches, on AA, on Casa Esperanza, on... and on.

Come on people. Add value to the discussion. If you have insights (as opposed to prejudices) add them. If you have the latter, keep them to yourselves.

By the way, the forum was quite interesting (and frustrating because there are so many causes and so many fewer options for improvement.)

On Forum Explores Causes of Homelessness

Posted on February 23 at 7:59 a.m.

What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful and generous man. Al Moir's skills were matched by interpersonal ones which ranked him among the best.

On Alfred Moir: 1924-2010

Posted on February 10 at 8:31 a.m.

Effective leadership always makes a difference. Wiemann,the Board Chair and Winhanger, the Executive Director seem to have refocussed with good results. Congratulations.

On Botanic Garden Reaches Out

Posted on February 9 at 9:45 a.m.

Chaucer's appeals to me in part because the staff knows where things are, because there's a feeling about books, and the number and type of books available are impressive.

Count me as grateful their values have prevailed.

On Chaucer’s Dominates Santa Barbara Bookstores

Posted on March 8 at 9:21 a.m.

Didn't that location -- oh so many years ago -- used to be a grocery store? Long before it was a furniture store, it had the traffic one might expect for a liquor store or grocery store.

Whether 35 spaces are too many or too few, the issue of employee parking could be reduced by BevMo giving pre-paid bus passes to employees. It is located on a main route.

On City to Consider BevMo! Project

Posted on November 18 at 7:48 a.m.

Based on what I have heard, the by-standers who freaked out and called 911 bear some of the responsibility for their over-reaction. The DSS obviously compounds it. (Just because you can see something doesn't mean you can interpret it.)

On Teacher in Trouble

Posted on October 25 at 8:11 a.m.

Your second stop should have been the Planned Parenthood Book sale. Unfortunately, that sale has passed for this calendar year; but many out-of-print books are found there by serious seekers. A book published in 2005 is likely to have been one of them.

On Capitalism - A story.

Posted on October 24 at 11:49 a.m.

What rock have the proponents of measure B been living under?

When you do a single purpose measure (building height) you inherit all the existing rules pertaining to that issue, like it or not. The proponents have done us a disservice by 1) proposing such an ill-considered initiative, and 2) trying to deny they'd create a problem if the initiative passes.

Councilman Horton's letter published by the NP (quite a feat since they've turned a cold shoulder to him) makes clear that the single-purpose initiative creates many problems not anticipated by the proponents.

I guess Helene Schneider is correct when she says "as Mayor, I'll be responsible for helping to deal with it if it passes."

On Proponents Defend Measure B's Effect Following Disasters

Posted on October 24 at 11:38 a.m.

This problem is not new, but many faculty treat it as a surprise -- much like the auto workers who didn't see it coming.

JD is correct about UC's faculty delivering the finest public system. Sadly, when change is needed (and I am not sure what kind of change is needed) many faculty members are like global-warming deniers. Until denial stops and constructive change begins, students will continue to be the pawns.

On UCSB Avoids, Reinterprets Furlough Regulations

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