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Posted on September 4 at 11:39 a.m.
The City didn't want the funk zone because it was prime beach-front tourist real estate. The locals liked the funk zone because it had character and supported an arts community.
Now the City and developers like Dipaola have had to do a major public relations job to dismantle the funk zone. While knocking down the industrial buildings they have brought in high-density projects and called them green projects. Nobodies really fooled by this. It would be refreshing if they were just honest and said there's too much money to make and we want to make this a tourist area.
Until then we will continue getting oxymorons like "green high-density developments". Dipaola has the cash to get through the City process but let's not pretend this is environmental or an enhancement of a funk zone that no longer exists..
On Developer to Save Funk Zone
Posted on August 31 at 12:01 p.m.
You Guys Rock!!!
On Death Valley Mystery Solved
Posted on August 31 at 11:51 a.m.
SBCC wants $288 million and meanwhile they won't spend a few thousand bucks to support a mens tennis team. Sorry Gaskin. You screwed up, no deal.
On Measure S: The $288 Million Question
Posted on August 29 at 8:18 a.m.
On Reflections in a Dog's Eye
Posted on August 27 at 8:48 p.m.
Towbes squeezing more high density into an already crowded area. What a mess.
On Granny's Field Inches Closer to Development
Posted on August 18 at 10:57 a.m.
Your going to need a million dollars to pay all those medical bills after a car plows into you.
The density and over-development of our area has taken away the choices of whether to walk or ride a bike to school and work.
There's a reason parents don't let there kids walk or ride their bikes to school anymore.
On How to Make a Million
Posted on August 18 at 10:49 a.m.
Where's the "Hip Hip Hooray" category.
On Reaction to news Target may pull out?
Posted on August 13 at 9:31 a.m.
Most murders in Santa Barbara are based on mental illness.
While Sheriff Brown is glad to raise money for prisons, the root of these murders go unaddressed. Mental health services should be a higher priority than the prison business. Only by reaching and treating mentally ill people can these types of murders be prevented.
On Multiple Murder Victims Found in Home Near Goleta
Posted on August 10 at 9:36 a.m.
If I was Governor and wanted to cut the bloated UC budgets to pay for better elementary schools, I know who I'd get to represent the UC system.....
On Funding Our Future
Posted on August 10 at 9:17 a.m.
The City used to have district elections. It was harder then to create bad projects because if that neighborhoods councilmember said "No." the other councilmembers tended to follow that representitives lead. Today the westside and lower eastside get the brunt of high density projects and the City Council gets away with it because there is no direct representation in those areas.
Funny how the once activist-friendly "Independent" has now become the mainstream paper that tends to support the establishment.
On Attorney, Activists Defend Voting Rights Lawsuit