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Posted on November 23 at 11:24 a.m.
I see lots of "affordable housing" available now!! Beautiful 2-3 bedroom condos with lots of upgrades just sitting at around $350K and going down in value. Why do we need more?
What about the current affordable housing that people purchased many years ago, who have now purchased other homes, and are renting out their affordable housing (which is not permitted, but not policed at all, so they do it).
This affordable housing talk is just a way for out-of-area developers, who could care less about Santa Barbara, to make their money and run.
On Big Vote on Noleta's Future
Posted on September 21 at 3:43 p.m.
I know someone who is selling a beautiful 2 bedroom/2 bath condo in a nice neighborhood/great school district for $350K. This is a starter home that IS affordable (especially considering the interest rates now). The home greatly depreciated in value over the past few years. If there were even more homes on the market, homeowners would really be even more underwater than they are now which would lead to more foreclosures and hurt our economy.
There's lots of affordable housing out there now. We do not need any more!
On Bishop Ranch ’Burbs Blocked
Posted on September 19 at 4:07 p.m.
It's outrageous!! If people want high density, they can choose almost any other California city to live in. We don't want it. Why are people like Wolf being voted in?
Thanks to Betty for the excellent letter.
On Just Say No
Posted on April 6 at 1:24 p.m.
I agree with dadof3, EZK and Nitz. Well said!
On Judge Rules in Favor of Tea Fire Victims
Posted on December 20 at 1:02 p.m.
This is an irresponsible headline. It is NOT a tax cut. The vote was for keeping tax rates at current levels as opposed to letting them raise in 2011 for all levels of income earners.
On Capps Votes for Tax Cut
Posted on June 17 at 10:41 a.m.
The Mexicans are brutal to their illegal immigrants. A baby born in Mexico doesn't get automatic citizenship. It seems disingenuous for the Mexican president to criticize American immigration policy while their immigration policy is so much worse.
On Illegal Immigration Is Cheating
Posted on May 22 at 11:40 a.m.
Check the waiting list for the water exercise class. I think you can find out how many people are waiting on the list (it's around 50).
Pop into any ESL class (around the 3rd class) and see how many people are really there. It's suppose to be 15, but you'll see it really to be about 7-8.
On Adult Ed Summer Classes Cut
Posted on May 21 at 11:39 a.m.
I have a friend who teaches the ESL and he has to beg the mostly illegal immigrants to come to class so that the class will continue. He even asks them to bring family members to keep the numbers up. He said students come sporadically and won't work very hard at learning the language. If the class cost money would they be more serious about coming?
On the other hand, a have another friend who teaches the senior water aerobics and there is a huge waiting list for people wanting to take the class. She said this class gives seniors the mobility they don't have any other time in their lives and really helps them exercise their muscles in a way they can't do otherwise. On top of that, for many of them, the class is the highlight of their week and they cry when they can't get into the class. This class costs quite a bit of money for many of them, but they sacrifice to take it.
What seems so unfair to me is that the seniors pay property taxes (and have most of their lives) for schools, yet they are can't take classes. On the other hand, illegal immigrants get to take free classes, but do not pay taxes to support the educational system.
Posted on March 17 at 11:38 p.m.
There are indeed recipes for the placenta. Tom Cruz eats it!http://www.pugbus.net/artman/publish/...
On Breast Milk Canapé
Posted on March 11 at 1:47 p.m.
Even i the baby was stillborn, it deserved a proper burial and respect. Sadly, though, I fear the worst... that the poor baby was born alive and murdered.
On Woman Jailed for Throwing Away Newborn Is Released