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Posted on September 24 at 4:15 p.m.
So glad to see that MUSICiLLuminati spoke up! Richard Page is a great singer. Get it together, SB Independent! A lot of great local musicians were in the audience and we were all entertained by these polished musicians.
On Review: Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band at the Santa Barbara Bowl
Posted on September 19 at 11:05 p.m.
Commenters: Should we bother commenting to the person called Jarvis Jarvis? Do you think they might be a "troll"? This person tried making fun of my name and have close to one thousand comments on here-some of the language being suspiciously similar to that of another commenter with well over 1000 posts. Doesn't that usually spells "troll"?
On The High Price of Renting in Paradise
Posted on September 19 at 7:34 p.m.
Ok, let's see....Drive out the people who take care of your comfortable lifestyle and see how good your life is. We need food to come "off" of the vine and then have it prepared, don't we? We need pickers, truckers, farmers, nurses, technicians, etc.. As I see it, the problem is not with those who cannot afford to live in Santa Barbara, but with those who have chosen to make a living over "owning land" (borrowing time). No one owns the land and it strikes me as a low-blow to make a living from simply being a person of privilege. Why don't these Trust-Fund Babies who call themselves Landlords, go out and get a "real" job instead of living off of the rest of us? Talk about welfare! Work, like the rest of us and own the home you live in-and that's all. Simple. It's hardly a job when landlords put out no effort, no energy, and make cheap rentals for those of us who are doing all the labor. Another point I'd like to make is that most of the nurses that I've met at Cottage Hospital don't live here. Neither do many Police, Sheriffs, etc.. You also have landowners galore that don't even reside here: Don't spend their money here or pay for schooling for their children here. How valuable are those Landowners? They are nothing but pieces of paper sitting in wait. It's a totally lame system. The whole thing. The corporate model in America has failed and you can't blame the workers, the immigrants and those of us who are living in the margins. You have to face the truth. We live in a failed system and if you are one of those who is wealthy from corporate ownership or investments, you can't blame us for speaking our minds. Please don't over-post, too. You obviously have more free time than the rest of us and are delighting in making us feel bad.
Posted on July 16 at 3:47 p.m.
This is really an unfortunate review for such a good show. It's obvious the reviewer saw the play, as the kinks were still being worked out, as the performance I saw on Friday night was excellent. Yes, Leslie Story and Linda MacNeal "killed it" as the reviewer states, and Christopher Short did a great job as Teddy. But the reviewer failed to mention the other fantastic performances in this piece. That's very unfortunate, as it was some of the best acting I've seen in Santa Barbara.
And though it may seem trivial to some, the play was first performed over 70 years ago, not 50. A fairly significant distinction that should not go overlooked. But it was, and this oversight is indicative of the review in general.
A slapdash, shoddy review that seems as though it was thrown together at the last minute. What? Are the more knowledgeable theatre reviewers away on summer vacation? I expect, and this play deserves, better from the SB Independent.
On Review: <em>Arsenic and Old Lace</em> at SBCC’s Garvin Theatre
Posted on June 29 at 12:06 a.m.
As a renter, I have to water the property. It is solely my responsibility to pay for all the water. I am not allowed to plant what I would like to because the owner is particular-so I have little say-so in the landscape here. I think it is UNfair for me to be penalized for watering too much when I am doing what has been asked of me by the owner of the house. I am sure that most renters are in the same boat. Why can't the city get on the case of the property owners? Make them pay for their water bills and landscape their property? I see no reason why I should be penalized for someone elses' landscaping choices. Aren't most people in downtown Santa Barbara renters like me? Not fair..... City council--and water district-help us!!!!
On City Customers Not Saving Water During Drought
Posted on May 13 at 3:53 p.m.
Anything could have happened...passing out on the beach...or a myriad of other situations. Frankly, loonpt, you sound exTREMELY unsympathetic to the situation in IV with regards to rape cases. I can't imagine, why. Yes, many of us successfully navigated the waters of IV parties many years ago-but that fact has no bearing on a town that ranks at the top of the national list of dangerous campus'. Rape, is a violent act, that shows up in societies that are out of control. Humans who are violent usually harbor feelings of helplessness/loss of power/rage. Violence against women is a serious threat-all too familiar around the globe. Let's treat this topic with the levity it deserves and not make it "lite" so that you feel better about crime in America. Just my opinion...no ill will intended.
On Details Released in UCSB Student's Death
Posted on May 30 at 5:42 p.m.
Very sorry to hear of this person's demise. I wish that the city would do something about the drug dealers in this neighborhood. They found an overdosed, passed out guy, wrapped in a blanket (looked like he had passed away, but had not) in the front seat of a car, with all his paraphernalia, parked right in front of our house many years ago. Another time, a man was walking right through our garden, trying to find the home of their dealer. Another time, two scary guys were passing brown bags and cash to each other right in plain view on the street. It is not just a little ridiculous, it's a lot. Either legalize the narcotics or patrol and control them. We've been suffering in this neighborhood for way too many years. It's darn scary to see these characters walkin' down the street, counting their cash and meeting their customers in plain view.
On Man Found Dead in Oak Park Bathroom
Posted on May 10 at 7:37 p.m.
I agree...the last thing I am looking forward to, is another Cruise Ship in this harbor. They scare me. Where is all the refuse and bathroom pollution going? Do we get paid to take their trash? Is the bathroom debris going into our pristine fishing/swimming waters? I heard that they wait until they are just off the coast...not pleasant. Where are the fishermen in this hideous situation...are they worried about their industry? Aren't we worried about our waters? What happened to our so called Green Movement? Ahhhhh!!!
On Santa Barbara's Billion-Dollar Tourism Industry
Posted on October 31 at 12:59 p.m.
Fantastic memories from the those days...played there a bit with my old band....loved everything about the Bluebird Cafe. The question is, who ended up with the sign?
On Peter Feldmann Celebrates Five Decades of Music
Posted on October 21 at 12:43 a.m.
It's no surprise that the safety of another nuclear power plant has been over-stated. The Mark I, boiling water reactor has design flaws that make it dangerous on many levelsl. Not only have we learned a lot from the many melt-downs of nuclear reactors in Fukushima during the Tsunami, but we also have learned more than we thought previously about all the other power plants in Japan that went off-line during their emergency. We barely averted the loss of a country-it is astounding how many reactors were threatened all at once. Read Arnie Gundersen's work to learn the ugly details. He should know and he now he does. Thank goodness for his due diligence.
On Feds Say Diablo Canyon Earthquake Safe