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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.
Posted on May 18 at 8:33 a.m.
BTW, I hope my comment didn't make you sadder.
On Think Like a Dog
Posted on May 18 at 8:30 a.m.
Really, local, and Ken. Bad satire often comes across as being literal, and in this case, Angry Poodle is no Mark Twain.
Posted on May 17 at 3:42 p.m.
An altogether smarter point of view written by Barbara Ehrenreich, which doesn't let the wealthy off the hook so readily:
Posted on May 17 at 3:31 p.m.
Really? We are now going to officially blame the poor for the economic mess we are in? Even in the face of JP Morgan's latest fiasco? Massive bank deregulation caused this disaster Nick Welsh. What followed with those in power and those not so powerful was the inevitable of irresponsible policy. What is this, the Rush Limbaugh comedy hour?