Comments by skaterspoint

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Posted on March 31 at 8:22 a.m.

JarvisJarvis I agree with almost everything you said. But its highly apparent that its your opinion, that people should buy property to be a true Santa Barbara citizen, otherwise they are merely transients or income to existing homeowners. "You now have to wait your turn if you want to live in Santa Barbara." you say.. well for people like me who have lived here over 20 years, chose to rent, have a decent job ( but because of sharper increases of rent) is getting squeezed harder lately and see that this is a response article that i can empathize with her frustration. I know damn well about expensive SB, but i feel that recently we have seen the biggest jump in rental prices. I have pretty good rent for my current place ( even though in college working full time, full load of classes, paying tuition, no loans.. and still renting in really nice property far better that i live in now even though I am making 5 times the amount i made then.). look im not making gripes, but the recent rent increase is real...but if you choose to rent i guess you are not a citizen or least one with valid frustrations about staying in the town you work and live. ( and yes ive owned property before )

On The Challenge of Renting in Santa Barbara

Posted on December 12 at 11:36 a.m.

"...rescuing Coast Village Road from death by bumper-car congestion" Explain this one. A retail shop district whining about having a ton of traffic? How is that not good for business? with thousands of cars a day driving by your store? True they are just cutting through, but are you pandering to the whining rich store owners who are using their store front as a social outlet to sell random clothes they think their other rich friends will buy? As a SB local.. i could care less about gridlock.. thats for people that choose to live out of town.

On Bare-Knuckle Politics — Santa Barbara-Style

Posted on November 3 at 2:56 p.m.

I am pretty sure complying to the laws mandated by SB 1953 take priority over Baby Friendly Who Standards. I am going out on a limb and gonna say that Cottage NICU and birth care ranks pretty high in the world comparatively and technology and staff are top notch. Its good that you adhere to the Innocenti Declaration, as many people do encourage including Cottage, but explain the hospital position why they wronged you? Btw, i have friends who both work in NICU and have had babies in Ventura and SB.. everyone has a different experience. And i also know that our NICU saved our friends baby, and were above and beyond their duties. I'm sure if you got some nurses on your campaign it would be pretty influential.

On Hospital Not Baby-Friendly

Posted on August 14 at 1:26 p.m.

Nice. Darryl.. i know a bunch of people in that list too

On The S.B. Questionnaire: Jim Armstrong

Posted on August 14 at 1:04 p.m.

Which bike lanes to you propose to remove that will make my driving easier? Valid question right?

On Bikes and Cars

Posted on August 14 at 11:51 a.m.

Damn, oh well.. the roof will stay.. They know exactly what type of place to put in. On paper the best place to put in an upscale place is in that theater district, but what is needed is a place like what 'State and A' was. Often times I will go looking for food in that area and my choices include McDonalds, fast food, subway or other places to go.. or nice restaurants that you cant leave without dropping 40 bucks for 2 people. A bar and grill offers the perfect casual medium, burgers and salads etc. Now i don't have to go all the way down to Kahuna or Eureka for casual sit down dinner.. or settle for Arlington and Tupelo happy hour food. I often contemplated how to remodel State and A.. turns out Maggies nailed my ideas with the indoor/outdoor bar, but killed it on the restaurant.

On Just Be at Benchmark Eatery

Posted on August 13 at 1:04 a.m.

This place is awesome.. hopefully the next change will be to take the roof off the patio. Surprisingly SB has very few places to eat on an open patio. ( who knows, maybe the Bennet's predict a huge rainy season)

On Just Be at Benchmark Eatery

Posted on August 13 at 12:18 a.m.

DarrylGenis will only be friends with Armstrong if he drinks a bunch of wine and plows into some people or cars; thus making him a prospective client and income opportunity.

On The S.B. Questionnaire: Jim Armstrong

Posted on July 3 at 12:56 p.m.

The article should be titled, " A handful of people protest..."

On Santa Barbara Protests Hobby Lobby Decision

Posted on July 3 at 12:40 p.m.

@Botany.. i was being sarcastic. Women still have easy access to birth control in this country. I have never relied on the government or employer to provide me with birth control.

On Santa Barbara Protests Hobby Lobby Decision

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