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Posted on September 16 at 9:09 a.m.
I might add this. If there is a local chapter of it, it is hoped that Mexican Big Brothers/Big Sisters take a proactive role in lessening, even reversing, these social trends by sitting in on court proceedings, juvenile and adult, to identify root causes of social dysfunction, with applicable approaches to remedy, as in close Latino/law enforcement interface at public fora.
On Unfair Sentencing in Santa Barbara?
Posted on September 16 at 8:50 a.m.
From an historical standpoint, news that certain elements of the Latino community are at odds with law enforcement is a curious cultural turnaround. And here's hoping only small elements of an otherwise stable and highly productive community are so affected.
Once upon a time, the Santa Barbara Latino was perhaps one of the most successfully assimilated ethnic groups in the county. The Latino has been hugely identifiable in home ownership and business pursuits. It has always supported a tight, conservative family unit culturally akin to another highly successful ethnic group, Americans of Italian descent. The pursuit of education has been divided between Catholic and public schooling. In sports, the Latino, like its cultural component, the previously referred to Italians, was always a standout.
So these reports hopefully represent only small segments of an otherwise enormously productive, conservative and self sufficient community, the Santa Barbara Latino!
Posted on September 2 at 8:35 a.m.
And, yes, I know the Potter was of a much earlier period in SB history.
On Obituary for Daniel E. Signor
Posted on September 2 at 8:30 a.m.
I enjoyed EVERYTHING prepared at Mom's! And the ambience was so nice.
As time goes by, my hopes are that documentaries capturing certain periods in Santa Barbara, say, the fabulous fifties, will include memories of Mom's and other icons now departed, The Kopper Koffee Pot, the old Potter Hotel, among others. I digress.
Thanks once more for the memories, Danny!
Posted on September 1 at 8:43 a.m.
Thank you, Trying2. I suspected the referenced was our "Danny." Even with the passage of time, the eyes mist a little on reading about the loss -- and it is a loss -- of someone like Danny. His welcoming smile told all guests to Mom's Italian Village that they were special.
It was an honor to know you, Danny.
Posted on August 30 at 5:18 p.m.
Can this name be associated to a once favorite Italian eatery?
Posted on May 26 at 10:10 a.m.
Dr. Otey Scruggs was respected and well liked by all who knew him. It was never a doubt whatsoever that his sound core values in times of deep social concerns would lead him to success in life. Never! His only marriage to the former Barbara Fitzgerald of Massachusetts brought him happiness and a wonderful family. In many ways, his marriage mirrors that of Dr. William H. "Bill" Cosby and his wife, Dr. Camille Hanks, both educators and philanthropists.
My condolences to family, colleagues, and friends.
On Obituary for Otey Scruggs
Posted on May 24 at 9:17 p.m.
An affluent mass murderer! Wow! And now that I remember, Ted Bundy was also affluent and corporate in presentation. So what were you saying about having a fear of someone wearing a hoodie, Mark Cuban?
On Witnesses Recall Isla Vista Shooting Rampage
Posted on May 24 at 9:11 p.m.
There is nothing stereotypical about the alleged perp in his appearance. A nice, clean cut presentation. No one would have imagined such behavior coming from someone who seems to have fit all the "right" social norms, at least physically and economically.
So let's hope that this is not just the beginning. Because if it is, law enforcement will have its hands full, what with a different physical social model in those committing horrifying felonies. In other words, no more "usual suspects" to round up!
On School Officials, Elected Reps React to Isla Vista Shooting
Posted on May 24 at 8:58 p.m.
Say, didn't the state of California once boast having the most comprehensive Department of Mental Hygiene in the country, that is, until a former Santa Barbara resident took office as governor and decided to scrap mental health programs, a move now seen as a mistake?
On Isla Vista Shooting: Echoes of David Attias