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Posted on May 2 at 9:15 p.m.
Great! Wish IV has a place to skate back in my day.
On I.V. Skateboarding
Posted on April 30 at 8:21 a.m.
Thank you, Tabatha, for some real and much more factual information about the Oakland Fire. One things that amazes me is the fact that the Garden has ALWAYS had events, classes, and large groups - and yet now their opponents argue against their plans because of having large groups? The Garden has always had classes, and large groups from time to time - they have no limitations on events as it is. Nothing is changing just because they want better facilities.
On Botanic Garden Propaganda Wars
Posted on April 30 at 8:14 a.m.
I think the firemen deserve every penny - they're the ones out there, away from their families, risking their lives many days. As for the necessary cuts, I would take away from a sobering center over cutting cross guards for our school children. I understand alcoholism can be viewed as a "disease", but these people still have a choice to make, as others do not.
On Parade of Pain Begins
Posted on April 29 at 1:33 p.m.
Oh, but the plan IS VITAL. It’s only 25,000 sq. ft. on 78 acres (leaving 99 percent open space) to replace the outdated facilities that are old and sorely inadequate. Also, I don’t understand Jana’s comment about “approval of 110,000” visitors each year. The Garden already has that many visitors come through each year, and have had many more than that in previous decades. What about the SB Natural History Museum that has over 300,000visitors each year? The Garden is asking for so little. All this talk isnonsense.
On Garden’s Burning Issue
Posted on April 29 at 1:32 p.m.
Wait a minute- the people opposing the Botanic Garden sent around an email with a photo of two weeping children saying "Please save us from the Fire" ?? Who’s children are these, and why would they allow this group toexploit them? These same people are attacking the Garden for making calls and sending brochures to educate the public? Sounds like hypocrisy to me.I can’t wait for this stupid saga to be over next Tuesday when the Board of Supervisors uphold the Planning Commission and HLAC approval of the VitalMission Plan, and denies the unfounded appeals. Those opposed are obviously taking some low blows to the Garden’s campaign, because theycan’t fight their plans based on the facts. When it comes down to it, the Garden is a scientific and educational resource and they need new facilities. Period. Everything else is just drama and nonsense.
Posted on April 12 at 4:48 p.m.
After getting ripped off by BFI (Allied I guess now) for years in the City of Santa Barbara, we got Marborg a few years ago and the difference is absolutely amazing.
Marborg is a good local company. BFI is owned by some guys from out of town who want to now buy our friendship. I say it is time for them to be out of here and allow Marborg to do their good work everywhere.
On County to Eye Trash Contracts
Posted on April 12 at 3:15 p.m.
What a shame. Floatopia was a fun, manageable party for UCSB'ers at one point. But out-of-towners have once again ruined the fun, bombarding IV. It's just too many people. Just like Halloween in IV, and even Fiesta.
On Buoyed by Beer, Floatopia Survives on Land
Posted on March 11 at 2:50 p.m.
Zorro, a “public benefit” tax exempt status is not the same thing as publicly-run. I don’t like how some churches or the ACLU manage their money, but that doesn’t mean I can tell them what to do.
On Botanic Garden Critics Converge
Posted on March 10 at 5:30 p.m.
Are you kidding me, a "public benefit" non profit is still a private entity. There are hundreds in Santa Barbara. They are governed by their Boards of Directors, not by the public. Plus, the benefit to the public of the garden is obvious to anyone who cares about its mission. Those fighting the garden obviously care more about personal axe grinding.
Posted on November 22 at 2:12 p.m.
I'd rather have my kids climbing cliffs than sitting at home glued to the television or spending hours playing video games like zombies. This teacher doesn't have any ill-intentions, just a different perspective on what's good for kids. It's hard to judge until we all go out to the cliff and climb it ourselves.
On Teacher in Trouble