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Posted on December 7 at 3:23 p.m.

This is either an early April Fool's joke or it should get some kind of award for the dumbest idea ever. Would someone please explain how telling everyone who goes to the beach that they are "Entering a Tsunami Hazard Zone" could possibly "save lives"? Are they trying to tell us that to avoid getting killed by a tidal wave we should not go to the beach? Somebody who makes these signs must be laughing all the way to the bank.

On City Begins to Install Tsunami Signs

Posted on October 27 at 10:51 a.m.

If he was "resisting" at all, it was passive resistance according to all eye witnesses. (i.e. moving slowly, not putting his hands behind his back, etc.) He was punched 10-15 times, kicked, tasered 10 times, and got 4 broken ribs and a broken nose. That level of force is NEVER justified except in self defense. (No one has claimed that DeNunzio was physically attacking Tudor.) If that is "standard procedure" of the SBPD as Sanchez claims, then the procedures need to be changed.

Use of a Taser is potentially deadly and cops are trained to use it only in self-defense. With all witnesses saying that DeNunzio was not physically threatening Tudor, the cop should be charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon, a felony. If the DA fails to prosecute Tudor it will send a message to all cops that they can use their weapons whenever they they feel like it and then falsely claim the victim was "resisting".

On Man Tased 13 Times During Arrest

Posted on September 26 at 11:15 a.m.

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On Judge Denies Frimpong’s <em>Habeas Corpus</em> Petition

Posted on June 22 at 5:24 p.m.

Marc Chytillo: You are incorrect. On December 10, 2007 CHLAC voted 5-4 to disapprove the Garden's plan which included paving of the trails and construction of the Meadow Terrace Events Plaza. (See CHLAC minutes on county website). Among those voting in favor of the Garden's plan were Deborah Schwartz, Susan Adams and Barbara Lowenthal. The three of them made up a subcommittee that met with the Garden's administration, supported their plan and then tried to get the rest of the commission to go along. But the majority voted against them because it would have OK'd the Terrace and the paving. True, Sue Adams spoke against the paving but ended up voting for it anyway. She said one thing but did something else. The Board of Supervisors supported the CHLAC majority on appeal. Bottom line, if Schwartz, Adams and Lowenthal had gotten their way, the Garden would have been ruined.

On Cops Union, DA Endorse Early

Posted on June 22 at 11:49 a.m.

Schwartz was appointed to the County Historic Landmarks Commission by Janet Wolf solely to further her budding political career. She, along with commissioners Sue Adams and Barbara Lowenthal, tried to push through approval of the Botanic Garden's plan to build an events plaza on the famous Meadow and pave over the Garden's trails just to appease the Garden's administration and gain future political support for Schwartz. Fortunately, the CHLAC majority stood firm and stopped the ruination of the Garden. Now the old Garden leadership is gone and it is undergoing a beautiful restoration. If Schwartz had gotten her way the Garden would have been trashed forever.

On Cops Union, DA Endorse Early

Posted on June 8 at 9 a.m.

Nice campaign puff piece for Deborah--shows her compassion for the "homeless", aka vagrants. Problem is, the "homeless" are not the electorate in SB. The citizens are, and their big concern is for all the negative impacts the vagrants have brought to SB, and not so much for the welfare of the "homeless". Deborah needs to realistically address issues like panhandling, the problems in the State St. & Milpas corridors, etc. if she expects to get the voters' attention. We don't need another bleeding heart on the City Council.

On Schwartz: Aiding Homeless Is Civil Rights Work

Posted on May 22 at 11:59 a.m.

This is yet another boondoggle by the Trust for Historic Preservation who runs the fake Presidio park across the street. They paid over $3 million to buy the property to expand the Presidio, but announced that they would preserve the building as a museum to Santa Barbara's chinatown. (?????) The museum idea is apparently dead. Some of the purchase money was a loan from the City of Santa Barbara.

On Three Pickles Relishes Historic New Location

Posted on May 5 at 1:18 p.m.

Within an hour of the announcement that UBL had been killed hundreds of "demonstrators" (mostly students from George Washington University) showed up outside the White House waiving brand new American flags and chanting "Yes, We Can!". This tacky show was so obviously staged to exploit the killing for Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.

On Lies My Dog Told Me

Posted on April 28 at 10 a.m.

EastBeach: Why don't you and five of your pro-Smart Meter friends volunteer for the panel? Let's see how you do when you are forced to argue the facts rather than rely on anonymous personal attacks against anyone who questions these things.

On Landmark Smart Meter Forum in Santa Barbara on April 28th

Posted on April 27 at 3:13 p.m.

THANK YOU SBTP for organizing this forum. Most of the public is unaware that these "Smart Meters" are coming and the many serious problems they pose for consumers. The panel seems to be politically well-balanced, although probably a few more liberals than conservatives. Several speakers are among the most knowledgeable in the country on the subject. Well done!

On Landmark Smart Meter Forum in Santa Barbara on April 28th

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