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Posted on April 20 at 1:46 p.m.

150 have come together - wow - what a success!
Name them - or else, it's a claim of something that never happened.

On United Vision for Eastside

Posted on July 3 at 8:01 a.m.

Sherrie's leadership of working with the community during many difficult times was very valued by community members of undeserved populations. Not only did she reach out but she forged relationships. This methodology by a quasi governmental agency should be adapted by both governmental agencies and non-profit agencies.

Thank you Sherrie for your service!

On Retiring MTD Leader Showered with Love

Posted on July 30 at 7:38 a.m.

This makes me think re-election campaign material:
SBCC Showdown Results in Embattled President’s Departure " Trustee Morris Jurkowitz was absent for the vote (he bailed on the grueling marathon of a meeting right around 2 a.m.) while Trustee Joan Livingston abstained."

Looks like there will be 2 trustee openings coming - huh?

This whole thing has gone south pretty quickly, and not in the benefit of Santa Barbara City College degree and transfer seeking students. The electorate was wrong on this last year and these are the consequences.

On Serban Placed on Leave of Absence

Posted on July 9 at 6:04 p.m.

In addressing some concerns and possibilities about higher density building, the Santa Barbara chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIASB) and the local chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) along with the Community Environmental Council (CEC) are sponsoring a community Design Charrette to test the proposed Plan SB density scenarios with hypothetical designs on three selected site locations in the city. This Charrette is over the next two weekends. I say, we can't build out, and we really are limited in how and where we can build up. So it's worth at least looking into some possible design options, and places where higher density ALONG TRANSPORTATION CORRIDORS makes sense.

I'm excited and open to see what comes of it. Charrette details are: Saturday July 16, 2011, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday July 23, 2011, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Santa Barbara Junior High School Gymnasium
721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara
For more information contact:

On Keep Santa Barbara Classy

Posted on June 15 at 7:47 a.m.

Thanks to Suzanne Riordan for this piece. While the reasons for the appropriate care of those who suffer from addiction + mental health problems, and legalization of drugs is overwhelming, so are the interests that benefit from the status quo, at every level, and until we don't chose to elect people who have the same views on this, it won't change.

On The War on Drugs 40 Years Later

Posted on February 5 at 6:09 p.m.

dou4now, what is the number of each of the California State Government Code and Health and Safety Codes that gives the coroner such responsibilities?

Boy! lets be thankful for good columnists and not dry, fact- spewing individuals providing overwhelming and uninteresting info.

Never mind where the office is located since the jurisdiction is all encompassing.

Good article, thanks!

On None

Posted on January 28 at 9:51 a.m.

I also think such a study/ investigation and appropriate actions would rightfully be backed by a wider citizenry and appropriate elected officials who believe that nobody is to be above the law, and will therefore support such actions.

On Contemplating the Isla Vista Foot Patrol

Posted on January 28 at 9:48 a.m.

I suppose if enough individuals felt sufficiently disrespected and that a lawful conduct, interrogation or even arrest were violated by the Isla Vista foot patrol then a movement toward the investigation and demand for fair practices could be begun and a police force composed of the best can be comprised.

On Contemplating the Isla Vista Foot Patrol

Posted on January 19 at 4:13 p.m.

it's ok. the board has approved a set of guidelines and procedures to be's all taken care of now. Soon (2025) a procedure will be in place and all that will be missing will be an enforcement mechanism.

On Greka Spills Near Santa Maria

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