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Posted on March 25 at 4:05 p.m.
THAT'S the extent of this story? Come on, Independent!
How many people are on board, what kind of lives are they leaving behind, what made them decide to leave SB in the hunt of better locales, where specifically are those locales (or do they not have a plan)... etc etc etc.
On Scene in S.B.: Setting Sail
Posted on March 20 at 2:27 p.m.
What, if anything, are they doing to source water? How about wildfire mitigation, since this property will further extend homes into previously undeveloped areas? Will the homeowners pay extra for their fire protection? Will there be well drilled for water? I assume the Christmas Tree lot already has water, but what about the two other locations? BTW, how "awesome" of the developers to set aside one tiny house for the poor people...
I'm just so over this over development of Goleta. It's been tough for me to watch the past forty years. This area really is turning into Irvine.
On New Subdivisions Going Up in Goleta Valley
Posted on March 20 at 8:36 a.m.
Fredb: honey, the free widening is half done. Heck there are four lanes for a stretch along the Rincon. The southbound side is done, the northbound will be done next year. I guess you haven't driven south in awhile?
Thing is the freeway can't be further widened, there is simply no more room. So trains have to be an option. The train will NOT be attractive until there are easy and inexpensive busses at the ends to get folks home and to work. Without the MTDs help in SB and Goleta this will fail.
On Commuter Train Service Expected by Spring 2016
Posted on March 17 at 11:31 a.m.
"Every drop saved by the good people of Santa Barbara and Goleta is another drop for developers to use to destroy our quality of life. Water has always been the one tool to control growth on the south coast, so let's use it until they stop building."
How about we look past the end of our noses, and realize the drought is a global problem? Wasting water in order to "show those developers" is cutting off the nose to spite the face! How about we get some politicians with backbones to stand up for our water protections and STOP this over development? That's the larger solution.
Please, don't waste water now.
On Housing and Growth in Goleta
Posted on March 17 at 11:24 a.m.
"and rents are usually less than mortgage payments. "
On what planet? I own a home in SB City, a 3 bed, 1.75 bath, two-car garage, 1300 sq ft, almost .25 acre and my mortgage is $1400/month. I can't rent the same house anywhere in SB or Goleta for that amount of money.
This is what's wrong with our politicians these days. Simple things like being rational and the ability to do simple math are missing. Give me a break.
Posted on March 10 at 11:04 a.m.
They named their kid Addison Atkinson? What a tongue twister.
Looking forward to seeing the redesign!
On Sneak Peek at Sea Center Remodel
Posted on March 9 at 4:27 p.m.
Wait a minute - I thought there were already two parks built on the corners at Bath and Ortega streets.
Oh, you call those "bulb outs"? They're big enough to be small parks! Well, I guess this intersection now has three parks.
On New Park at Bath and Ortega Streets
Posted on March 6 at 12:34 p.m.
I have very fond memories of Ike from DPHS marching band and orchestra during 1988-1991. Thank you Ike!
On Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Shows Some Love for Ike Jenkins
Posted on February 26 at 3:22 p.m.
Who is suffering? Just do the right thing. If you are having an outrageously large party at a private home, GET A PERMIT. Big whoop. Everyone can still party, property rights are still intact, no need to get panties in a bunch...
On Williams Drafts Bill to Quash Kardashian-Style Weddings
Posted on February 26 at 3:05 p.m.
I dunno boys, I think it's bad and it's only going to get worse...
"We have a dilemma in California - we're currently removing existing dams that conserve rainwater and allowing it to flow into the ocean so that it's available for steelhead trout migration. "
Yep, file that along with all the other ways we're destroying the environment in order to keep our lawns green.
"Patience, prudence and persistence will get us where we need to be. Put the pressure on the state to get big ag to use water wisely. ... Meanwhile, maybe it would be wise to stop granting new building permits locally."
Yes. Yes, and Yes. However, I worry that this drought will be here for the long haul. Let's just keep all our priorities on the table, and not throw the rest of the environment out with the bathwater.
On Of Mega Dogs and Mega Droughts