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Posted on June 11 at 10:21 a.m.
Excellent article, much more detail than the print version. And the graphics here are very helpful. Given all the issues related to IV (violence, drunk parties, lack of governance, etc.) it would have been useful if the Indy had devoted two pages in print to this topic and included the useful infographics. Thanks, Melinda Burns, for another insightful and important piece of research and writing!
On Isla Vista: Investor's Paradise
Posted on February 19 at 3:23 p.m.
From personal experience, I'd say that Cruz wants a public forum.
His runs for office have always been much more about having an audience for his points of view, rather than any serious attempt to prevail.
Now that what he advocates is prevailing, he loses his soapbox. That must be frustrating to him.
On The Strange and Mysterious Case of Cruzito Cruz
Posted on January 28 at 10:13 a.m.
Cathy was elected to office by a majority of the voting citizens, and I'd guess that most who support her will back her again. And many more who are impressed by her independence and her willingness to stand up for what seems fair and just.
Truth is if you took a poll in SB and asked the populace who they supported-Cathy or the News Press, she'd win in a landslide. They vehemently opposed her election and she won.
The News Press has a history of personal vendettas; so she's their new target. Perhaps it sells papers, and god knows, that is something they need to figure out how to do.
One of the many important things she did in office was to lead the fight to get the libraries open on a longer schedule after budget cutbacks,
However, she should take more caution in separating her personal passions and agendas from those in her elected capacity.
On <em>News-Press</em> Takes on Murillo
Posted on January 15 at 6:34 p.m.
Well, it's about time that Mr. Roberts appeared back in print in the Indy! Great to have his cogent commentary. Hope the Indy continues to include Jerry Roberts in the print edition!
On Generation Next
Posted on January 8 at 4:55 p.m.
Thanks for an informative, positive and useful article and for the excellent list of local resources. This gives us a good view of the human side of abuse and recovery.
Folks- it's not other people's problem. It impacts all of us, our families, our friends. Even if you don't think you know someone struggling, you do- you just don't know it.
On Santa Barbara’s Many Paths to Becoming Clean & Sober
Posted on December 19 at 1:53 p.m.
Seems to me that Helene was trying to get into the good graces (and wallets) of Montecito movers/shakers for her next run for higher political office. This has backfired on her big time.
On The Shunning of Helene Schneider
Posted on December 8 at 4:17 p.m.
Those who say Raymond doesn't appear remorseful- how can you tell? I knew him personally pretty well a year ago, at the time of the accident and know this is never what he would have wanted or intended-for Mallory's life, for her family's, for himself. He is much more than remorseful.
It's so easy to demonize him, but how many of those responding have driven drunk or high? Or have had a friend do it and not taken steps to prevent them, taken their keys?
How many bartenders serve too many drinks to folks who should be told to get a cab (or uber) and get home?
And from the facts of this case, it appears that Raymond's heavy drinking that led to this tragic accident and his culpability, came long after he left the Indy party. Someone else apparently served him enough drinks to get him drunk. I've been to the Indy Christmas party- it's too crowded to get much to drink at the bar. and it ended hours before Raymond's drunken hit and run.
On TV Santa Barbara Airs Raymond Morua PSAs
Posted on November 11 at 4:24 p.m.
I (a guy) checked out one old flame from years ago vi FV and was frightened at how old she looked; then I looked in the mirror and realized how old I was, so once we really are in these relationships for decades, it's just saner to stay put and keep putting in the work to make the relationship work.
And even farther back, pre FaceBook era, I worked hard to track down an old girlfriend from my 20s, only to discover that she had died five years before and no one had thought I was important enough in her life to tell me.
And yes, this Starshine column is creepy.
On Plan B Partners
Posted on October 20 at 9:22 p.m.
It was strange to see the Indy come out against Measure P. Wonder what the inside story on this is.
On We, the People, Say 'Yes on Measure P!'
Posted on October 17 at 6:21 p.m.
I think Helene is trying to get in good with those with deep pockets to fund her next run at higher office, but all she's doing is shooting herself in the foot, proving that she has become that most pejorative of words- a real "politician."
On Mayor Blasted for Alleged Conflict-of-Interest