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Posted on June 18 at 1:14 p.m.
I may agree the that cab company should not be responsible, but there may be a case here. They were prepaid and agreed to take him there, under the knowledge that he was intoxicated. Also even though they have no control over someone wanting to get out of the cab to puke, they may have made better choices. Bergstein will have a hard time trying to explain why the cab was even at De La Vina & Carrillo if the destination was 517 E Cota (talk about taking the long route; State to Constance to Anacapa to Cota is the logical way) Furthermore, the freeway is obviously dangerous, but leaving a client to his own drunken defenses at the intersection that is ranked in the top ten for the highest crashes city-wide, may not have been the smartest either; granted out of the way. De La Vina is well known for it's crash record, so Bergstein can not claim "..on the safe streets of downtown Santa Barbara.” in this case, but to his comparison credit, walking on the freeway for sober people is not safe. Who knows, maybe the real story is that he convinced the driver to stop by Mel's Lounge first for some reason, and they are just backpeddling on their negligence (by agreeing instead to drive to another bar)
On Taxi Company Sued for Passenger's Death
Posted on June 11 at 3:48 p.m.
Out of the box thinking may be better.. How about that Open Container laws don't apply north of Sueno Rd., and thus a huge paradigm shift of where people choose to party in Isla Vista. Sure people will still party on DP, my guess you will see an impact or reduction in cliff falls during larger crowd weekends (halloween, floatopia etc)
On Fence Isla Vista
Posted on June 3 at 6:05 p.m.
Seems like quite a bind either way.. If convicted and sentenced.. Could be a huge price tag for county taxpayers over the course of his lifespan.
On Accused Rapist Extradited From Maryland
Posted on May 30 at 11:19 p.m.
Ha, I would love to see Dizzy Gillespie!!!
On Kings of the Mic at the Santa Barbara Bowl
Posted on May 30 at noon
Yup if you are under 40, you may not have appreciated how awesome the show really was. You can have your Death cab for Cutie and Mac Miller.
Posted on May 17 at 1:23 a.m.
"Dance Permit Suspended" ...This is terrible news, I will really miss the awesome dance floors of Whiskey Richards.
On Whiskey Richards Dance Permit Suspended
Posted on May 14 at 7:45 p.m.
If he was hammered and was going down DLV at that time, maybe he wanted to go to Mel's which is where he got out of the cab. Then when he either hung out there or did not get served he walked home on the south side of Carrillo, and tried using the freeway onramp short cut to Canon Perdido. Not sure where he lived, but this would explain his change of plans mid taxi ride
On Details Revealed in Fatal Hit-and-Run Case
Posted on May 14 at 3:09 p.m.
If Ryan wins, does that mean the end of Floatopia and Halloween in Isla Vista? If not, my vote is with the young energetic guy who believes in "more indians and less chiefs"
On UCSB Police Officer Running for Sheriff
Posted on April 16 at 12:51 p.m.
Look we can all learn from this experience and hopefully be better people.. What I learned is... its OK to drink and drive, as long as you have the money to get you off the hook.
On DA Dismisses DUI Case Against Tony Denunzio
Posted on April 11 at 1:44 p.m.
If you can't skate it, remove it!! And since you can't skate on State Street, then get it the hell out of the way. If I were and artist, and my art became a problem, I would just remove it, not relocate it. Save the money, just bulldoze the thing. People sit down way to much! Fat Americans!!
On Cops Take Aim at Public Art Piece
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