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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.
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!
Posted on April 20 at 10:49 a.m.
Oh sure, you can "Opt-Out" if you choose. PGE will let you NOT get these things if you pay them $300 up front plus $25 per month extra. This whole scheme is nothing more than a scam by the utility corporations to rip off consumers for 100s of billions of dollars. They should be banned in SB like so many other cities have done.
On Are you concerned with SCE installing ‘Smart Meters?’
Posted on March 3 at 6:54 a.m.
Finally!!! A gang injunction should have been implemented several years ago, but wasn't because of stupid opposition from Sanchez and the liberals on City Council. They now have blood on their hands from the people murdered by gangs in that time. Sanchez needs to go so we can get a competent leader of the police department to replace him.
On Gang Injunctions to Be Filed Soon
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