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Posted on February 28 at 12:51 p.m.

His granddaughter???!!! Whoa!!! This is not to say that any such felony isn't serious. But his granddaughter? Whoa!!!

On Carpinteria Man Sentenced to Three Years for Molesting Granddaughter

Posted on February 25 at 9:45 a.m.

What's with this rape pandemic? It's definitely out of hand. And you don't normally tie such a felony to a college campus. Our military, too, seems to be having quite a time with the problem.

On Two Sexual Assaults in Two Days Reported in Isla Vista

Posted on February 21 at 10:06 a.m.

My apologies. It's Miss Gena Rowlands!

On Review: <em>Gloria</em>

Posted on February 21 at 10:04 a.m.

For a moment I expected this to be an update of the one starring the fine actress (yes, actress! Who would ever consider Marilyn Monroe an "actor"? Please!) Gena Rowland.

On Review: <em>Gloria</em>

Posted on February 14 at 1:30 p.m.

In cases of this sort, the usual reporting centers around the filing of suits for punitive damages. But one goes to court to seek justice. All right. The case is already before the courts for damages. But if I may ask, was this matter brought to the attention of law enforcement before proceeding to court for a lawsuit?

On Trial Date Set for Boy Scouts Molestation Case

Posted on February 14 at 9:16 a.m.

I'm not familiar with Miss Grimaud's work which I'm sure is impressive. The evening seems promising, especially when the menu includes in the full program something by Ravel. "Daphne et Chloe" is a masterpiece for all times!

On Hélène Grimaud Loves Johannes Brahms

Posted on February 13 at 10:11 a.m.

Receiving the Montecito Award before a "hometown" crowd. Is O a full-time resident of Santa Barbara now? She's seemingly a resident of many such "hometowns," what with her vast real estate holdings across the country, rivaling those of the late Huguette Clark.

On Another Fine Vintage of SBIFF

Posted on February 10 at 7:43 a.m.

I always wondered why, as his career began to slow somewhat, Redford didn't make his way towards the US senate? He's not a liberal, not a conservative, he's just good ol' decency and common sense. Heck, throw in the fact that he's financially secure, so he'd be his own man in the senate, wouldn't he?

On SBIFF: Robert Redford Owns the Night

Posted on February 10 at 7:35 a.m.

And to imagine il etait une fois the Fox Arlington Theatre. Il etait une fois!

On Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio at the Arlington Theatre accepting the SBIFF Cinema Vanguard A

Posted on February 9 at 8:12 p.m.

Interesting conversation, with brief mention of the patois used in many American English--speaking subcultures. But in my study of languages, this much is true. Or at least I think it's true. And that is the Spanish I've been in earshot of, spoken by the black Spanish speaker, including those at the lower end of the social spectrum, is almost always syntactically consistent with the Spanish spoken by the white Spanish speaker, in sharp contrast to the black English speaker at the lower end of the social spectrum to his white English speaker. One element is of critical importance to me in language acquisition is the use of the subjunctive (I love the subjective in all its applications, e.g., contrary to fact, implied futurity....). The black Spanish speaker, as a collective, is more adapt at his adoptive language, Spanish, than his black counterpart in his adoptive language, English. Fortunately, there is a groundswell of support among fellow Spanish speakers, so errors in grammar are corrected at once. Even without such a support, I was impressed one day on public transportation when I overheard a black Spanish speaking mother correct her child who had said, "Mira, mama, la ventana esta ABRIDA." The mother gently corrected, "No, m'hijo, la ventana esta ABIERTA." I was impressed. Why? Because I speculated she could've had no more than an eighth grade education, if that. I noted, too, that there is absolutely no subject/verb misalignment heard coming from many English-speaking subcultures. But on a larger view of Spanish speakers, I jumped to this leap. That thanks to St. Ignatius Loyola, the Jesuits did a remarkable job in language instruction, "evangelizing," if you will, among all classes of cultural newcomers to the language since all seemingly are well grounded in Spanish syntax in contrast to cultural newcomers to English.

On The Bilingual Advantage

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