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Posted on August 24 at 9:27 p.m.

Let's have someone from SBMA tell us exactly what is the purpose of our art museum. I think I know what the purpose the founders had in mind. It was not to be a community cellar to store art works in and not a place for the un cultured $$$ class to show their status at tasteless parties! We now have an institution where fundraising and job security are supreme. Trophy brides and uncultured businessmen make up the board where a requirement is $$$ donation each year. Leadership talent is ignored in favor of fund raising: no UCSB faculty will ever be on the board again because of this requirement. $$$ rules. Decisions will come from an executive committee rather than from a board of token donors with little talent.
Wright Ludington, Buell Hammett, Ala Story, Donald and Esther Bear, Preston Morton and Margaret Mallory would be shocked!

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Posted on August 24 at 6:02 p.m.

Our museum was founded to be "free to all". Go back and read the documents from the 1940's. The annual reports even say bartering goods for menbership (admission to lectures and opening galas) is acceptable. The whole concept was art for everyone. The building, once the post office, was gifted to the county by our government. This charitable concept survived about 50 years until a Chicago ad man on the board pled for admission charges. The money from admissions amounts to very little in terms of the budget and the fact that it reduces attendance very significantly. I will never donate art works to a pretend educational/cultural institution that doesn't make them available to ALL.
This is a shameful situation that needs to be totally evaluated. Museums all over the world are changing to donation admissions. Nothing is worse than seing a tourist family with several children turn around at the entry when the $$$ admission is displayed.
I'll be there with a poster "Free at last, free at last" if they ever wake up to their real responsibilities.

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Posted on August 19 at 1:22 p.m.

Turn both outfits over to Bain Capital and see what happens!

On Cox Cable Customers May Lose KEYT

Posted on August 19 at 9:07 a.m.

I think COX started today by turning the Ch3 audio down 25%! Both outfits are losers!

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Posted on August 19 at 7:02 a.m.

Get George Leis in the negociation. He gave SBBT away in a 4 AM bargaining session with the Texans!

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Posted on August 18 at 1:14 p.m.

COX owns Santa Barbara. Their tech service is superb - the rest is worthy of the Chicago Mafia! It's a rip and will die of it's own abuses.
What do we have to do to get Ch3 w/o cable - buy rabbit ears? Times change!

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Posted on July 30 at 4:43 p.m.

Wake up bozos! It said it was a suicide! All this nonsense discussion is silly and irrelevant. Who died??? That's NEWS!

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Posted on July 29 at 7:58 a.m.

Get used to it. This is a town with minimal news coverage.

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Posted on July 28 at 5:07 p.m.

They certainly tell us who jumps off the bridge!

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Posted on July 28 at 10:11 a.m.

Is there any journalist in this town who will tell us WHO was killed????

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