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Posted on May 24 at 12:56 a.m.

Barney! I think you have a problem with hyphens!

Check out your column (which I dearly love) online! There are weird hyphens! Don't think you meant to have them!

Just so you know!!

Penelope

On More Mesa’s Nine Lives

Posted on April 5 at 12:39 a.m.

This is wonderful news!

I was just there a few weeks ago!

this is great!

sometimes it takes a long time to undo wrongs; environmentally!

this is a great example of one!

BRAVO!!!!!

Congratulations!!!
Penelope

On Ocean Meadows Golf Course Closes

Posted on March 20 at 12:34 a.m.

Oh, by the way! This bail is appropriate! I hope is also on "suicide watch"!
Thank God no one died.
A "throat slash" like that would usually result in death!

this kid meant to murder!

Very, very sad!
Penelope

On Man Cuts Throat of Dinner Guest

Posted on March 20 at 12:29 a.m.

I would guess that this is the son of the very talented landscape architect: Sam Maphis. this is heartbreaking!

Sam Maphis, Sr. (sorry, it is the only way to tell it!)
Is a welcome face at "Ennisbrook Design Review Board"
meetings! (I call us the "taste police" in the subdivision of Ennisbrook.

How tragic that this young man has a mental illness; and he either stopped his medication; or was not getting the right medication!

the good news; The victim survived! Thanks to our local paramedics and ER staff!

I hope this young man is hospitalized soon; and not released until he is no longer a threat to others, I admire his uncle for "taking him in"!

I also understand a family "hoping" a child will "get better"!
There is a lesson here:

"denial" does not work in cases like this. It is a complete miracle that this victim survived. This young man needs to be behind bars......for his own protection; and the protection of others!

On Man Cuts Throat of Dinner Guest

Posted on March 7 at 11:47 p.m.

We are lucky enough to have the most well-trained, courageous, strong and (handsome oops! that doesn't count) firefighters , in the whole country!

Bravo! there are many places in this country where the firefighters would not be ABLE to rescue a beloved dog! Time, rules, who knows what would prevent them!
Ours are able, willing, and take such care as to insure the dog did not suffocate during the ordeal by supplying oxygen!!!

My deepest appreciation; and my largest kudos to our absolutely wonderful fire department! True heroes; all of you!

Penelope

ps my admiration of firemen goes way back. in 1982; our house in Pasadena, California (with my husband and me, and our three daughters; burned down to the ground. ) 5 am my husband woke up with the roof starting to catch on fire. It had been building all night! in the attic (you need a smoke alarm in the attic! all of our smoke alarms worked; but smoke goes up! make sure you have one in the attic!)

Firemen saved 95% of the contents.......95% of the structure lost. Everyone alive (two adults, three pre-teens; two cats, two dogs, one pet rat) alive!! AND almost all of our "contents were saved!!!"!

When the fire was out; those firemen carried all of our "contents" out of our house. Never breaking one single thing!
Every single thing! It looked like a "yard sale!"

When we rebuilt our house; I invited the firemen to come to the "Phoenix" party! And they did! They so appreciated seeing the "rebuilt house"; they had never been invited to that before!

I wave and throw kisses! Every time I see a fire engine!

(who the heck is that old bat? I am sure they say!)

They are the BEST!!!)
How fabulous you got that picture with that dog! Tears streamed down my face at the wonderful story; and the memories it brought back!
thank you!!!

BRAVO, BRAVO, BRAVO!!!!!

On Firefighters Rescue Dog Trapped in Drainage Pipe

Posted on February 25 at 12:31 a.m.

If we let our trees be in charge of the "Edison Company"; eventually there will not be one more tree left that is not completely vandalized or chopped down in our city.

The trees in Montecito have been "butchered"; topped and horrendously trimmed; by the Edison Company!

Why is this allowed? You people have to start being active in protecting your neighborhood trees!

It is up to you! And you won't be notified! Just, "poof"!!

No more trees in your neighborhood!

Revolting!!

Penelope

On West Valerio Palms Cut Down

Posted on February 25 at 12:25 a.m.

This is revolting! "Santa Barbara Beautiful" is an ineffectual, and pathetic excuse for a "board". It is not successful at preventing lovely trees from being summarily removed for bogus and poor reasons. Remember the canopy of trees in (I think the 700 block of State Street?) It was lovely! Suddenly; they were all chopped down. Palm trees (which do not make any canopy at all) were substituted !

I resigned from the board. It was just too sad. Some lame excuse about the sidewalks was floated. We all know that is very easily rectified. It is revolting! "Santa Barbara Beautiful" is not about, "Santa Barbara" being beautiful! AT ALL!!

Shame on them!!!

It broke my heart.

It continues to.

Penelope Bianchi

On West Valerio Palms Cut Down

Posted on February 22 at 12:25 a.m.

Forget "charming"

(how stupid that was that you asked that!!)

the left exits preserve what "Montecito" is!

And anyone who understands "Montecito" understands that! these people at CalTrans are people who are in "cubicles looking at maps"!

they do not understand the community; nor do they care!!!

Bravo to the Montecito Association!~

Penelope

On Do you like Montecito's left-hand freeway exits?

Posted on February 15 at 1:03 a.m.

What a lovely and new approach! Wonderful!!!
Penelope

On Botanic Garden Makes Friends

Posted on February 6 at 1:03 a.m.

I disagree with the comment above. I have a suggestion.....and I believe it will work! when some perv exposes himself everyone (and I mean everyone boys and girls yells "EEEEW!!!!!!!!!"

AND ALSO calls 911 and someone follows him..........he will be arrested. And stopped.

this is the only wayl

On High School Flasher Sentenced to Probation

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