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Posted on January 8 at 2:09 p.m.
I work just down the street. This fellow, along with the Jan at The Travel Store and others on the block have worked very hard to establish and foster their businesses. It is very sad to see Dave's close. I always enjoyed going by and seeing "boys" of all ages in the shop working with the staff to find new things to cherish. Somehow, the models and cars and planes and hobby interests all involved physical activity and lively conversation ...unlike the internet games of today. Dave's closing will mark the end of an era when boys and their dads worked together at the bench out in the garage. It is very sad. I wish I had spent more time with my son....at Dave's.
On Dave's Hobby Central Going out of Businesses
Posted on May 24 at 3:20 p.m.
I have been in town for nearly 25 years. I went to this fellow with problems I had with the City of Santa Barbara during construction. He went to bat for me. The problem was fixed. He was very helpful. A couple of years alter I had the SB police department regularly closing our street for events. I tried to get them to stop...no luck. I went to Cushman and that was the last time the PD closed my street. Every time I have had a problem since then, where the Chamber could be effective...he handled it. Quickly, efficiently and without any fuss. My guess is it will be impossible to replace him. He made countless introductions at his Chamber mixers. It is a sad day for the businesses in town. Those of us with business licenses will miss him.
On Chamber of Commerce President Retires
Posted on August 20 at 7:53 a.m.
Normally I agree with all things Dog. But I think Angry missed this one. Helene is way too "spendy" for most local voters for the Mayor's position. On the Council OK, but way too left for us in the middle. Dale, a sort of "kinder, gentler" Republican, is likewise good for the Council. He actually has some economic sensibility. However, I am shocked that he supported Measure B, and it points to his willingness to follow the wacky rightwing "conservative mantras" radicalizing a once proud Party. The winner in the 10-Little-Indians scenario is Cushman - a Conservative Democrat, now happily occupying the ENTIRE middle. My money is on him.
Posted on August 15 at 10:11 a.m.
What is being said? Over and over and over. Sign No. 1: Iya, one of the most organized individuals we know, failed to find 100 qualified voters to sign her petition. Sign No. 2: Her web site, at this point in the middle of the campaign, is incomplete. On the home page there are 7 options including a Bio, a list of supporters and way to donate. But three of the options are listed as "Coming Soon." By midway in the campaign, I would think a season campaigner would have finished the site. Sign No. 3: The unfinished items are her News Section, Her Podcast Section and, of all things, Her Issues. Left to last, she has not told us why we should elect her. To some, issues are the most important thing, Very strange.
My pappy used to say if you asked a girl to the dance three times and she said "no" each time, then no matter how nicely she said it, she did not want to go to the dance with you. Iya is a bright, forceful and organized person. She is saying no, but very elegantly. Please allow her the grace to avoid dancing with you.
On Falcone Disqualified
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