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Comments by oliviaathome

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Posted on June 14 at 4:14 a.m.

What illegal immigration?

The brown skinned people were here way before the Spanish set foot on California land.

We need to address a much deeper issue than purely economics. There are deep social scars, and hatred on both sides of the table.

On Gangbuster or Gangbanger?

Posted on June 13 at 5:56 p.m.

If the article said CONVICTED...then there would be some meat. Right now in this country we are innocent until proven otherwise. An arrest is NOT proof of guilt.

I was born and raised in Santa Barbara. I am often asked by Anglo's where I'm from. My family dates back to the native Californian indigenous people.

I was arrested as a teen for smoking pot. The white kids got sent home. I was told I was part of a gang. I never was! I was in private schools through the eight grade, until my Dad suffered a massive heart attack. It was in SBJHS and SBHS that I suffered the most prejudice.

I've work with businesses in town over 25 years. I have to say the least emphatic and quickest cheats are not brown or black.

This is my home. I do my best to live with an open mind and an open heart. And it is painful to see the "Mexican" (could be Indians or some other ethnicity) youth living like there is no future for them in their own home town. And I'm not referring to growing up to be someone's gardener!

On Gangbuster or Gangbanger?

Posted on November 17 at 3:34 a.m.

Freakin' On Speakers IS NOT a "wedding band". They won the Downtown Sound Battle of the Bands semi-finals with the most votes for any band in any battle up until then. Jake Janson, the end winner, had to call in the Westmont Militia to win the final round, and even though a lot of FOS fans couldn't get in the door (45 min wait) FOS lost by a very small margin. FOS is certainly a dance band out to put a smile on everyone's lips with a mix of rock, jazz and plain old fun!

On Santa Barbara Bands on the Rise

Posted on November 17 at 3:22 a.m.

Nice picture!

On Local Brews Show

Posted on November 17 at 3:09 a.m.

I loved going out and seeing all the local talent: Thursday night was awesome! It good to see what Chuck D promoted at the conference: Local people supporting local talent.

Every night there was a local band to support.

Thanks New Noise!

On The Best of the Fest: New Noise 2012

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