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Posted on September 18 at 4:29 p.m.
Noleta Lady, you are right about rent money leaving the community. There has been a crisis in cash-buying all over the country and predictably, already astronomical rents have jerked up by at least 30% here in town. I agree with you about the article too. But the writer is very young and probably lacks perspective on these things. It should have been assigned to a more seasoned journalist.
On The High Price of Renting in Paradise
Posted on September 18 at 4:22 p.m.
Jarvis and Sam, what's the matter? Did I offend your favorite classless store? Yes, Granada books is a lovely start. It ain't no Earthling. Sam, if you're so angry with the people who live here I suggest you drive on up the 101.
Posted on September 18 at 3:32 p.m.
My husband and I own, and live with our two school-age kids. We are both employed professionals of a certain age and unfortunately we are stuck here. I'd leave in a heartbeat if I didn't have a job, and I plan to use the equity to leave at retirement age. I grew up here. I can't imagine why people would want to start out their lives living here. There are so many beautiful and affordable cities in this country, most of which offer far more in the way of museums, entertainment and other intellectually stimulating activities. This place is so overrated, and yes, it's full of greed and ignorance. Look at our downtown! We don't even have book stores. (But we have a big, fat, ugly Marshall's.) If you are a young person without kids, my advice is this: get the heck out. Even if you own, you will be stuck.
Posted on September 18 at 3:16 p.m.
Maybe UCSB grads should go back to where they came from. You at a minimum should consider the costs of living here before digging in. Cuz you know what will ease the housing market here? Your kind going home. No one has a right to live here.
Posted on July 9 at 9:19 a.m.
First of all, they need to look again at his driver's license. That man is more likely 76 than 66. Also: people have nervous breakdowns, especially in this rough economy. The stress is enormous. He didn't kill anyone. He inconvenienced a few people. So did Paula Lopez and we all forgave her. Let's get on with it. It feels mean to publish his mug shot.
On Montecito Man Arrested After Threatening to Blow Up Home
Posted on March 18 at 12:46 p.m.
I'm guessing drugs and/or alcohol were involved. How could there have been so much falling? Yeah, it's a tricky trail in parts, but tricky enough for three separate serious falls?
On Hiker Dies on Cold Spring Trail
Posted on January 3 at 4:54 p.m.
I'm frankly surprised at the intelligence and reasonableness reflected in this sentence. The victim is getting $350K of the stolen money back, which might be more difficult if the perp is imprisoned; it certainly is cheaper for the victim if she drops all of her lawsuits against the family. It sounds like the woman is mentally ill. I'm sure the DA's office wasn't being compassionate or even particularly practical. My guess is that there were no clear cut laws broken here. The woman married the guy, so she was his wife.
On Suspect Strikes Plea Deal in Elder Abuse Case
Posted on May 26 at 12:51 p.m.
And apparently she is being brought up on racketeering charges? Anyone know the details?
All that being said, if you have evidence to the contrary--that she is a fair-minded judge who does her work--I'm all ears. I'd prefer knowing we have good judges in Santa Barbara. The above is my observation based on several visits to her courtroom (not involved in cases).
On Judge Denise de Bellefeuille
Posted on May 26 at 12:28 p.m.
She is sloppy and doesn't properly read the pleadings that come across her desk. She must have lots of stock in the big banks because she always rules in their favor, even when she doesn't have to. I saw her pounce all over someone who came in for a hearing demanding, "Why are you here? I can't do anything for you." It was a hearing! She didn't want to have to deal with it. Lazy and imperious. Not what someone wants in a judge.
Posted on May 26 at 11:22 a.m.
Pretty name, ugly human being.