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Posted on April 16 at 5:55 p.m.
Well, history is indeed interesting. You learn something new about it everyday.
For example, I've just learned something new about an "Afro-Mexican folk-rock." We don't normally hear of such a cultural linkage between Afro and Mexican.
We do historically associate Afro with Cuban, e.g., Perez Prado, Mambo, and so forth. Not so with Mexican cultural tradition. The article, then, might have done justice to readers as to the origin of this folk-rock with the unusual title.
On ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! and Las Cafeteras
Posted on March 24 at 1:32 p.m.
This is such a depressing topic! So much so that I wonder whether this malaise ever reached the confines of Boys Town of Nebraska, the subject of many a fond movie?
The Bowery Boys were to tough for that kind of nonsense! Why Leo Gorcey of Toidy Toid Street would knock somebody's block off.
On High School Coach Pleads No Contest to Sex with Minor
Posted on March 8 at 8 a.m.
"Hale is representing a single plaintiff in the civil complaint, a former member of the Carpinteria Community Church who says youth minister Louis Bristol preyed on her during religious retreats and when he counseled her about her parents’ divorce."
The plaintiff seems to be describing a felony, alleging she was "preyed on during religious retreats..." A felony is in our system of justice a criminal matter in which one seeks justice!
So can someone tell me why this matter, which is criminal, if true, comes under a different code of procedure altogether, a civil matter?
On All Hell Breaks Loose in Sex Abuse Lawsuit
Posted on March 5 at 8:17 a.m.
I had serious questions about Bush's ranking until I read DD's comment. Food for thought.
On What Republican presidential candidate are you voting for?
Posted on February 26 at 10:49 a.m.
What? "He also apologized to his mother, Shelya Rosenbaum — who is Jewish and of African-American descent — for his beliefs."
Funny, (not ha-ha) I don't see any hint here of "mixture." Even my reading glasses are helping! Needless to say, this matter is complex, to say the least.
On Neo-Nazi Sentenced to 22 Years
Posted on February 20 at 10:46 a.m.
A portrait of a nice guy!
On Richard Box Pleads to Sex Crimes, Domestic Abuse
Posted on February 17 at 8:08 a.m.
Here's hoping Indy keeps us apprised of the medical results in this matter. Showers of blessings to the young lady, family, and friends!
On Hundreds Raise Money for Sick Teen
Posted on February 5 at 8:06 p.m.
"People Self Help Housing is proposing to build a three-story, 40-unit rental project for low- and very low-income residents." Uh-oh! Why do I see the need for a red flag here?
At first blush, the project is seemingly humanitarian. But ten years from today, what will be the social result of such an undertaking with a demographic comprised of "low to very low-income residents"?
What safeguards are in play such that there doesn't develop an urban pattern of decay seen in most metropolitan areas these days? Not to mention explosive law enforcement/community interactions!
Here we go again?
On City Gives Affordable Housing Project Cash Infusion
Posted on February 5 at 7:35 p.m.
When looking at the Martin estate, why does a bunker image come to mind?
On Steve Martin's Montecito Estate For Sale
Posted on February 3 at 2:16 p.m.
Was there no photograph from a high school yearbook? Santa Barbara High?
On Obituary for Daniel H. Lopez