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Posted on May 17 at 9:32 a.m.
I've had my business account at SBB&T for over 12-years. It was sad to see everything transformed to Union. Santa Barbara is becoming homogenized and losing it's unique charm. As a local business owner, I struggle everyday to continue operating. I grew up in Santa Barbara and strive to patron only local businesses. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be as much customer loyalty anymore.
I have two competitors in bail bonds that are vying to be the Walmart of the industry. Some of my former clients go to these other companies, which is disheartening. My competitors only take from the area and don't give back. I live here, shop here, pay taxes, vote and stay involved with the local community. They only hire employees who may or may not live in the area.
Please keep it local.
On Entire Staff of San Roque Union Bank Replaced
Posted on May 14 at 6:46 a.m.
Even if he has a case from Riverside, he'll eventually have to answer for the charges out of Santa Barbara County. The Sheriff's Department will have to transport him unless he posts a bail bond first.
On Police Nab Suspected School Burglar
Posted on May 9 at 9:01 a.m.
In regards to loonpt's comment, I doubt this one incident will "slow things down." This is just a slight hiccup in the operations. As long as there is demand, there will be dealers who find ways to either continue as before or figure out a new way to ship the drugs. In the more lucrative Cocaine market, cartels actually build submarines to transport their product. If Marijuana becomes profitable enough, they'll probably do the same thing.
On Alleged Panga Drug Smuggler Arrested
Posted on April 19 at 11:05 a.m.
Perhaps this will be the impetus for getting the funds. The Sheriff has been pushing this new jail since he's been in office. Not sure how it will be sustained long term though. It costs a lot of tax-payer money annually to run a detention center.
On Inmates Gone Wild
Posted on April 18 at 10:50 a.m.
What constituted the reduced sentence? A reduction from 6 years to 8 months for assault with intent to commit rape? Wow, I wonder how the victim feels.
On Sex Offender Gets Less Time Behind Bars
Posted on April 17 at 10:43 a.m.
It's good to know this guy will be answering for his crimes. A person like that is a danger to the public.
On Murder Suspect Arrested in Mexico
Posted on April 11 at 12:19 p.m.
Very good story. It's interesting to know what patrol deputies go through when performing their duties in Isla Vista.
On Five Miles in Their Shoes
Posted on April 10 at 10:39 a.m.
Did they bring out the mounties this year? I know during Halloween they have horses with mounted deputies to monitor the activities.
On County Mulls Ways to Deal with Next Deltopia
Posted on April 5 at 8:16 a.m.
Thanks for keeping the community informed about crime in the Santa Barbara area.
On Santa Barbara Crime Blotter, 3/25 – 4/1
Posted on April 2 at 7:43 a.m.
Good information AZ2SB. It would be interesting to find out the details of the original case. Given that I run a bail bonds business in Santa Barbara, I am always curious about the sentencing a person receives based on the amount of narcotics involved. Although my company guarantees the appearance, we rarely know the verdict of the case unless a client volunteers the information.
On Governor Brown Pardons Santa Barbara Drug Dealer
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