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Posted on October 19 at 12:53 a.m.

This is not just a third lane, it's an HOV/carpool lane during commute hours. Won't end gridlock, but will speed things up for carpoolers. Hence the problem with the left-side ramps.

On Mayor Blasted for Alleged Conflict-of-Interest

Posted on September 29 at 11:34 a.m.

Just wanted to point out it's not just a 3rd lane, it's an HOV (carpool) lane.

On Clock Ticking Down on HOV Lane Appeal

Posted on September 19 at 2:48 p.m.

Just because we don't want billboards on State St. doesn't mean Gator Boy has to go. Apples and oranges.

The rules that govern this weren't received from above carved in stone: they were made by people, and people are supposed to use their judgement. This whole "our hands are tied" is a bunch of bunco.

Speaking of billboards, I know just what Jimenez means about being treated like a kid. It would have been the same or worse had he applied for a permit. When I applied to change some words on the side of my building downtown, change them from the name of the previous business, which had been there at least a decade, to the name of my business, exactly same color, size and font, and fewer letters, (the City's own approved standard font, like you see all over the Courthouse, etc.), just two words, no "art," my sign guy was told by a member of the sign committee that we were "trying to put up a billboard" and "we don't want Santa Barbara to look like Oxnard." This was in a public meeting, on the record. I wonder if city officials of Oxnard ever hear get wind of the disrespect casually dealt out by city officials of SB. It was all I could do to refrain from slapping the sign committee member, and that's because I wasn't there.

Jimenez is right: too plain is a negative, and small surprises like Gator Boy are what keep it fun. Save Gator Boy!
--Nitz's wife

On Cajun Kitchen Rallies to Save 'Gator Boy'

Posted on September 13 at 9:30 a.m.

Hi Bill. He's having breakfast right now.

On Knitting Psychedelic Day Dreams

Posted on September 12 at 4:47 p.m.

So, is the crocheted item presently stretched over the metal sculpture in front of the County Building downtown NOT a yarn bomb? I just assumed it was. All that's mentioned in the article are the Bomber's installations out in the wilds of SB.
He's British; of course he like to put doilies on things, right? Right?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, ya'll. I heard that somewhere once.
Now, let's discuss the Chromatic Gate, or those turd-like sculptures installed on State St. at public expense a few years back.
--Nitz's wife

On Knitting Psychedelic Day Dreams

Posted on September 10 at 5:17 p.m.

So, I mean, the story is, they can't label it on a diagram of female internal parts, right? They can't point to the alien's neck and say "there." Like in other words, they can't read a map, they can't read a blueprint, they have no sense of how things would look if they had reproductive-tract x-ray vision… that's how I'm interpreting this news, because I just can't believe they don't know "where" it is on their bodies. Funny statistic. --Nitz's wife

On Women’s Bits

Posted on September 4 at 10:25 a.m.

Let's see, according to the article 5 out of 37 units have sold, one below asking… 14%, truly excellent success, indeed! Everything about Cafarelli's statement smacks of poorly written PR designed to reassure investors, who surely aren't going to lose sight of the main point here, which is the lien(s) which will cloud titles in any future sales. (And who wants to drop a million dollars on a condo whose builder is claiming the the work is "shoddy"?)
For Cafarelli to publicly dismiss the subs… utterly disgusting. -NW

On S.B. Contractors Shafted by S.F. Builder?

Posted on August 13 at 5:18 p.m.

Hallelujah, State & A is resurrected.

They published a statement a few months ago with the Restaurant Guy, I think, about how the roof has to stay on the patio because due to the previous remodel the plumbing and other stuff is now integrated into it structurally--the cost to rebuild it (and permit it) is prohibitive. Don't quote me on the details, but basically the cover has to stay.

On Just Be at Benchmark Eatery

Posted on July 31 at 12:48 p.m.

As a non-Anglo, non-Latino person in SB, I would just love it if you (Indy) would stop using that stupid pseudo-scientific term that means nothing. If what you mean is "white," go ahead and say it. There isn't a better word. And then you might want to mention that there are black and Asian residents of SB, too. --Nitz's wife

On Voting Discrimination Lawsuit Filed

Posted on July 6 at 1:02 a.m.

Realitycheck: As loonpt and I both pointed out, the 8' bubble is not merely symbolic, but has several practical benefits to citizens, both protesters and protestees. The only person harping on the gender makeup of our present city council is you. Personally I don't give a hoot about a pol's gender so long as he/she/it votes the way I want. --Nitz's wife

On 'Bubble Ordinance' Not Yet Popped

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