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Posted on November 18 at 9:47 a.m.

Does this reporter understand the clinic is not "saved" yet? The Board of Supervisors' vote is not binding but a recommendation to the State Department of Finance who has the ultimate say in selling or keeping the buildings. The State has not yet ruled.

On I.V. Neighborhood Clinic Is Here to Stay, Maybe

Posted on November 13 at 3:53 p.m.

It is great and exciting news. Except Lois Capps had nothing to do with it. The Neighborhood Clinics applied to the feds and won the award. Capps' office is making the announcement because it's in her district. Although she has been a big supporter of the clinics.

On Neighborhood Clinics Get $812,500 Grant

Posted on January 10 at 7:44 a.m.

Yes, don't we all wish it was 1950 in Santa Barbara?

Except for maybe the parking mess and rent escalations, this doesn't happen TO stores. People--customers--do it. We want low prices and convenience hence internet shopping and Target in Ventura. WE did this. Not City Hall. Why are all the "cookie cutter" stores on State St? Because WE want them. Why should City Hall say no? Tax revenue will come; storefronts will be full.

And how many kids do "hobbies" that don't involve xbox and computers?

On Dave's Hobby Central Going out of Businesses

Posted on August 23 at 6:51 a.m.

One ABR member has resigned. Good. The others need to follow. We need professional, responsible, reasonable people who understand their roles and responsibilities, to serve. Critically review and approve or deny or modify projects based on the design merits of the project, not your personal political beliefs.

On Chick-fil-A Fallout Continues

Posted on August 10 at 4:27 p.m.

And thank you Councilman Hotchkiss.

On Chick-fil-A Debate Santa Barbara Style

Posted on August 10 at 4:22 p.m.

One more example of how this City's ABR is out of control. They are big fish in a small pond with huge egos. Just take a project before them (as I have done several times) and listen to them pontificate on the style of an outdoor light fixture or whether the brick in a driveway (residence) looks right or how a trash enclosure is too visible to the street. All with no regard to the cost of the project or delays or impact on the owners. It goes on and on. I hope Chick Fil A sues the City. I hope these members are removed from the board if that is possible. Obviously they don't know how to behave as City representatives or what their responsibilities are as board members.

On Chick-fil-A Debate Santa Barbara Style

Posted on August 9 at 11:09 a.m.

One more example of how this City's ABR is out of control. They are big fish in a small pond with huge egos. Just take a project before them (as I have done several times) and listen to them pontificate on the style of an outdoor light fixture or whether the brick in a driveway (residence) looks right or how a trash enclosure is too visible to the street. All with no regard to the cost of the project. It goes on and on. For once I agree with the Mayor. I hope Chick Fil A sues the City. I hope these members are removed from the board if that is possible. Obviously they don't know how to behave as City representatives or what their responsibilities are as board members.

On Chick-fil-A's Architectural Approval Shouldn't Hinge on Owner's Politics

Posted on August 9 at 10:54 a.m.

Wow. Who cares? I don't. Whatever pants they want. Nice to see so much time wasted on this instead of fighting crime and improving the police force.

On Rate My Police Uniform: The new S.B. motorcycle cop pants

Posted on August 9 at 10:40 a.m.

Don't blame the retiree. He used a benefit to which he was entitled. Usually sick leave is not a vested benefit in the corporate work world i.e. you are not entitled to the money if you don't use the time. But some companies do pay out as dollars to encourage employees to NOT use sick leave. That is other risk: employees taking the time so as not to "lose it". The union environment is a very difficult one in which to manage. Disciplining union employees for what may appear to be unwarranted use of sick time can be very difficult. Most companies have combined sick/vacation time. That way if the employee wants time off, it doesn't matter the reason. And every company I've seen has a cap on the number of time off hours one can bank. But again, in a government union environment...

On Retired Police Captain Cashes Unused Sick Leave for $115,900

Posted on February 17 at 10:49 p.m.

Think of all the permit and developer fees paid by WF to the City of SB to renovate the property. Their business generates sales taxes and they employ people from the area. So what if 80% of the money they make goes somewhere else. That comment makes no sense. They hire local people who then spend their money here. Just because a business is local (whatever the definition of that is) does it spend more money in the community? I don't think so. WF is a public company. Maybe that makes it a bad company? Do you not shop at Macy's? Sears? Do you use electricity because So Cal Edison sends its money out of the area too don't they? Do you buy things on the internet say from Amazon? Because if you do then you are REALLY taking business away from the local merchants and hurting the local economy. Do some more reading.

On Save the Isla Vista Food Co-op

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