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Posted on September 12 at 3:02 p.m.

Sounds like a great new chef. I look forward to trying the Wine Cask soon.

On Wine Cask’s New Chef

Posted on September 4 at 9:01 a.m.

I don't really get the funk zone. At it's epicenter is the Lark, an expensive restaurant geared toward free spending LA yupees, surrounded by a bunch of winery sales outposts and bars. What's so funky about that? Old Town Goleta is far more funky, not to mention Oxnard.

On Developer to Save Funk Zone

Posted on September 3 at 5:28 p.m.

I haven't tried it, but I look forward to going soon. A new restaurant in SB deserves a second and even a third chance. We're such a small town, let's root for the new guy!

On Veggies and Yak at Himalayan Kitchen

Posted on August 25 at 1:51 p.m.

Why shouldn't he vote for laws that benefit small businesses like his own? What benefits small business in Santa Barbara, benefits us all. Small businesses do most of the hiring and are the "engine" of our local economy.

It's the folks who vote against small business who are the problem.

On The S.B. Questionnaire: Randy Rowse

Posted on August 25 at 7:52 a.m.

I agree that self serving, mean people are the worst. I don't know him, but I'm glad this guy lives in SB.

On The S.B. Questionnaire: Randy Rowse

Posted on August 19 at 11:44 a.m.

Good point, nomoresanity. On a per square foot basis, housing is less than half what it goes for in NYC or SF. SB is quite affordable in comparison in many ways. Of course compared to less desirable places like Furguson, Missouri, it's expensive as sh%t.

On The S.B. Questionnaire: Marge Cafarelli

Posted on August 18 at 3:29 p.m.

I thought these apartments were too expensive too, but the developer claims they're selling, so I have to give her props. Those of us who live in Santa Barbara can't imagine paying these prices and not getting any substantial private outdoor space, but perhaps there are rich foreigners or Los Angeles buyers without the same reservations. Also, as locals we tend to like the idea of living in houses within walking distance of town, but not necessarily smack off State Street.

At least it's not an ugly building, with massive bulk, like Chapala 1 or whatever it's now called. Let the economy speak! If the market says the prices are too high, eventually they'll come down. I doubt short term rentals are permittedin their condo bylaws, so I wouldn't be too worried with it taking business from local hotels.

On The S.B. Questionnaire: Marge Cafarelli

Posted on August 13 at 11:31 a.m.

Also, DrDan, your numbers are way off. Hundreds of the Gazans killed were Hamas terrorists, the guys launching rockets, and planning attacks against Israel. Considering Israel was forced by the terrorists to fight in highly populated areas near schools and hostpitals, it's amazing the civilian causualty count wasn't much higher.

On Bombs or Diplomacy?

Posted on August 13 at 11:13 a.m.

DrDan,

Why does it matter that few Israeli citizens have died from the rocket attacks? Hundreds of been badly injured. Hundreds of thousands are forced into bomb shelters daily when the rocket alarms ring. But you know this, and simply don't give a sh%t. If your family was forced to live in fear of deadly rockets, your tune would change completely. But you're sitting at home, hating Jews, and feel otherwise.

Negotiation with terrorists doesn't work. Hamas is out to destroy Israel. You keep mentioning Isreali casualties versus Palestinian casualties, but that's simply not the point. One country has been relentlessly attacking the other for years. Israel has been incredibly patient. They've tried over and over to "negotiate," with no success.

Blasting the terrorist fu%kers to smithereens was a last resort. Unfortunately, innocent civilians were killed, but again, it was a last resort, and Israel has every justification for its actions.

On Bombs or Diplomacy?

Posted on August 12 at 6:42 p.m.

Israel removed all Jewish settlers from Gaza in 2005 in an attempt to show goodwill and make peace with the Palestinians. Sadly, their honorable efforts didn't make an iota of difference. When Israel concurrently pulled it's troops out of Gaza, the Palestinians responded by electing Hamas, extremists dedicated to destroying Israel. Sadly, they've been suffering the consequences ever since.

On Bombs or Diplomacy?

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