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Posted on May 28 at 8:20 a.m.

To hold signs protesting the media is also free speech.

On Isla Vistans Protest News Crew Presence

Posted on May 26 at 1:04 p.m.

I personally am not used to dealing with programs of safety, and I appreciate how complicated this problem can be. But, UCSB has to do more to provide physical safety to their students. If it means more patrolling police, so be it.

As to the parents of the murderer, parents start out being protective of their child. But there comes a time when what is indicated is protection of the general population from their child. They have to face this moment and take action.

On Three More Isla Vista Victims' Names Released

Posted on May 1 at 9:25 a.m.

Why are these restrictions taking so long to implement? 8.5 million to update the never right filtration plant?

On Water Restrictions on the Way?

Posted on January 31 at 8:17 p.m.

As allied with poetry, with all his work, publications, and awards, Barry once told me that it was as a teacher that he would like to be remembered. And as immeasurable as stars in night skies, or sparks given off by flames, I think that he will. He taught, and he taught by being. Who could not learn from his welcoming ways? His generosity of time and guidance, whether you were a friend or someone who was not yet a friend, or someone who just saw how he proceeded in this world of humans. To think there is no more Barry is so painful. But there can be more Barry if I, if we, merely emulate his ways. This is what gives me comfort.

On Poet Barry Spacks Dies

Posted on December 19 at 10:13 a.m.

Thank you, Ethan, for your beautifully written, beautiful personal accounting of what matters, and offering to tell us about it. No matter our personal circumstance, it is deeply meaningful, and a huge enrichment.

On My Life: Paddling Through the Storm

Posted on December 17 at 3:52 p.m.

Hi Maureen,

Poetry in fact is read and enjoyed a lot. Check out poetry reviews in CASA Magazine, and lots of poetry ongoing activities. In fact, SB has a brand new poetry journal named Miramar, available at Chaucer's and Granada Books. A group of people meet every 3rd Monday, 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. upstairs at Blue Agave restaurant just to read poems they like (not their own) to those who like poetry. There's the SB Poetry Series, meeting quarterly upstairs at Paseo Nuevo. Granada Bookstore has poetry readings throughout the week, including Poetry Zone which always includes an open mic in addition to featured poets. There are Poets Laureate of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura. Just wait until April National Poetry Month when a huge number of poetry events are scheduled in SB.

On Red Hen Cannery

Posted on July 1 at 8:26 a.m.

Why is/was a disasterous signal even considered? Only a roundabout will work. What is the problem? (Rhetorical.)

On Traffic Light Approved for Cliff Drive, Las Positas Intersection

Posted on February 26 at 9:06 a.m.

What religious causes the new Bacara owner supports has no place in this article.

On Bacara Deal Finalized

Posted on December 6 at 12:40 a.m.

Not everyone.

On Truck Flies off Cliff into Ocean

Posted on September 29 at 2:54 a.m.

I was in the audience when Borges spoke at Harvard as part of the Norton lecture series in the late 60's. He sat on a simple wooden chair and spoke from there. Someone from the audience asked him, what did he think of Freud? His answer: "Every age has its mythology".

On The Borges Behind the Stories

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