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Posted on June 8 at 7:03 a.m.

Another recycled personal rant from Gene against his arch nemesis Tim Downey. After past articles, and blog responses, we get it..you don't like Tim.

On The Santa Barbara Sheep Syndrome

Posted on May 18 at 12:13 p.m.

Anodyne couldn't have said it better. I have rarely seen a riot or civil unrest in IV without the cops. IV has always been a party town. If anything, hire more medics and safety personnel. "Families moving out of the area"? Good. There should not be families living in a college town, unless they are attending the college.

On Time for Change in I.V.

Posted on May 15 at 1:20 p.m.

If they ban mail and family communication at the jails, it would effectively cut the gang communication and lifeblood of how gangs thrive. Sure the revolving door of criminals can offer some communication, but if you want to sever gang activity, cut the throat of the voices. No letters, no phone, and no visits. Is it inhumane? Sure, but that is what jail is.

On 'Mr. X' Casts Large Shadow in Gang Injunction Trial

Posted on May 15 at 11:27 a.m.

Amen Ken. Btw skateboarding is not criminalized in SB. There is an ordinance prohibiting skating on some of our major pedestrian corridors. And is not a crime, only an infraction. I skate, and know almost everyone who skates at the skatepark...I am personally against skating on State Street and the other prohibited areas.. I want to walk on the sidewalk without some yoatch or some mongo pushing frat boy in flip flops almost running me down. That said, im all for ALL modes of transportation where appropriate. I bike, I drive, I skate

On Bikes Belong in Santa Barbara

Posted on May 15 at 9:27 a.m.

at_large If you could not figure out how to get to the Harbor Area not using Cabrillo Blvd, i suggest asking a local, or google maps, or whatever... This event has been a year in the making, if you can not plan a half a day away from some of these major roads, then you have a serious problems. Why not embrace it. Look I understand people hate bikes, but if this were a grand prix or auto race, we would have equal number of people complaining. If you live in Solvang there is no reason to even leave your house. California is a melting pot of people, we can not expect everyone to bike the same... its a culture that will hopefully evolve into a safety conscious biking culture that is not counter culture and anti-car centric. There are more idiot drivers on the road than bikes, but i digress. Many people do obey the laws in both cars and bikes. Santa Barbara should embrace ALL that is healthy.

On Bikes Belong in Santa Barbara

Posted on April 16 at 12:23 p.m.

that price for steak does seem really high... but i guess everyone who loves beef will be griping soon about how beef currently just hit an all time high...over doubled in price in the last 2 years and climbing... also due to extreme drought in california, prices for everything else is going to climb too

On Santa Barbara Public Market Opens

Posted on April 1 at 6:33 p.m.

Such first world problems.. "Headline the rich don't like the housekeepers parking in front of their mansions" Last time I drove around the El Encanto, i noticed multi-million dollar houses with city/ocean views with driveways and garages... so it baffles me..how the hell are they saying they are losing parking in their neighborhood? Yes, this is an issue for the conditions of approval, but i guess if I had some blue collar riff raff parking in front of my estate, i would feel slighted too!

On El Encanto Sparks Parking Wars

Posted on March 15 at 8:13 a.m.

Holly, when you drive by the vineyards you may want to take a photo of that too... it won't be too long that the less profitable land owners will rip out the vines and grow marijuana. Yup, its called change or progress. Called supply and demand. Let's see, you want to open a business, and actually pay the rent. Should you sell nachos, donuts or a place to buy cheap clothes? Could you actually make a living or keep the business open. Even restaurants fight to serve liquor because the profit margins are high. How can you or Bill blast females in their 20s for not wanting to something other than serve tables or whore out pharma drugs to doctors. I see this more as an empowering article of young women making an entreprenuerial example for other women. The universal gripe of people getting older, is comparing places to what they used to be. I remember back when I was these girls age, and it was fun, but what is available now is amazing. I hope well i get older I won't be a crappy complainer (perhaps achieve over 6000 comment posts on one of these websites) Don't worry there will be a shift from alcohol when marijuana becomes legal.

On Armada Wine & Beer Merchant Now Pouring

Posted on March 3 at 5:43 p.m.

As much as I am against joining the military and that I am anti war (I went to UCSB) , I think that high schools are the most appropriate place to recruit. It's when kids enter the military career when they turn 18. It is a viable career path towards an actual job. Many college recruitment focuses not so much on career but just to get into the college, where as career tabling occurs at most colleges. We have huge student debt these days, and many college grads have no clue what they want to do for a living, and many vocational skills are being outsourced to migrant workers at the lowest and highest pay levels. High school is a great place for military to set up recruitment centers. Although kids need to see the realistic career paths of duty and service within the military, so that they can understand how to make decisions (and even what path they will make instead of the military in order to save up for their educational goals. Education is almost free, whereas degrees are not...i predict there will be a big shift in appreciating actual skill instead of expensive pieces of paper called degrees. There is a growing gap among parents opting for their kids to be home schooled, which in the future will produce more self education skill set building vs attending physical class. The new generation, for lack of financial resources will need to have real options, and i predict the military will increase civil and vocational programs in order to fill domestic demands. Back to the topic, if they are recruiting at the high school, parents, educators and the school need to also educate the impressionable minds about other options (other than 4-year colleges and military) Give the kids the whole picture.

On Military Recruiting On Our Local High School Campuses

Posted on February 6 at 2:08 p.m.

wonder if Cottage can settle with a giving patients "services credit" in that amount instead of a cash payment.

On Cottage Sued for Records Breach

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