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Posted on May 18 at 1:44 p.m.
"Pearl Chase will be waiting" at El Paseo for the 50th anniversary celebration of the "Trust?" Not likely. I'm sure Miss Chase is spinning in her grave over what has become of the once-charming El Paseo, thanks to the ineptness and sheer mismanagement of the "Trust" (hah!), which is totally responsible for the conversion of this delightful downtown oasis for locals and visitors alike into a vapid, dismal office complex. Please don't even suggest that Pearl Chase would have anything to do with the Trust for Historic Preservation after what it did to our most beloved downtown landmark.
On Semicentennial Shindig
Posted on May 18 at 7:08 a.m.
The Trust's jaw-droppingly ignorant decision to divest itself of the El Paseo properties far outweighs any good it ever did or ever might do in the future. What the Trust (and boy does that word stick in my throat) did by walking away from El Paseo was turn a charming, vibrant, eclectic collection of little shops and an immensely popular coffee shop into a stark, humorless office complex. The "Trust" could have done no worse by turning El Paseo into downtown storage lockers.
Bad show, "Trust!" You irrevocably sold our town down the river when you dropped El Paseo like a bad transmission.
On Entrusted with the Past
Posted on April 16 at 5:07 a.m.
From this wall that is as artistic as...well...a wall, to the garish chromatic arch in front of the Doubletree, I seriously question whether the Santa Barbara art community would recognize real art if it bit them on the collective behind. The brick wall in front of The Habit is art? Oh, please!
On The Crescent Crossing street sculpture is
Posted on April 15 at 11:16 a.m.
That simple, tacky-looking brick wall is a "work of art?" Ye gawds! Talk about The Emperor's New Clothes!
On Cops Take Aim at Public Art Piece
Posted on March 13 at 4:53 p.m.
I don't think an expensive permit would work. Even a $500 annual parking permit is cheaper than paying to store one's crap at a storage facility. These storage lockers on wheels (ratty old vans) take up extremely necessary parking spaces and shouldn't be allowed at all.
On Harbor Parking Meeting Report
Posted on March 6 at 2:43 p.m.
The fact that Maldo is the best the Republicans can do is why I left the party years and years ago. Between the religious element that hijacked the Republican party during the Reagan era, and the smarmy hangers-on like Maldo, the GOP seems hell-bent on self-destruction. Maldo is a Democrat's dream--a highly beatable candidate who will seemingly run for any office.
On Maldo for Gov?
Posted on March 4 at 8:10 a.m.
For more on the McCormicks, read T.C. Boyle's "Riven Rock." It's a quasi-fictitious account of those wacky--and I DO mean wacky''--McCormicks, who, McCormick's mental illness aside (or maybe because of it), seemed to be early Montecito's premier fun couple. "Riven Rock" is one of the most interesting books ever written about early SB.
On Katharine Dexter McCormick
Posted on February 27 at 7:06 a.m.
I wonder if the Jackson woman got similarly riled when the very next day on "Chelsea Lately," a bunch of Chelsea Handler regulars did a parody song directed at men, called "They Showed Us Their Junk."
On Hannah-Beth Jackson Blasts Oscar Host
Posted on February 21 at 8:41 a.m.
I find this whole horse meat thing quite amusing. During and immediately after WWII you could buy horse meat at pet stores, ostensibly to feed your dog or cat. "Real" meat was rationed during that period, so my mom--and I'm sure others--would go to Downie's Pet Store (on Milpas Street, as I recall) and buy horse meat to feed us. Even though I was just a tot at the time I do recall eating horse meat as pot roast. It was actually quite nice. Horses, cows, pigs--I really don't see what the big deal is. It's all mighty tasty.
On From Stable to Table?
Posted on January 19 at 5:49 a.m.
Why in the world is this joke still here? Is there nothing we can do to get rid of him? Is the City Council really THAT obtuse that they can't see Sanchez is a liability? Oh...wait. Never mind.
On Sanchez Walks Back Complaint, Sort Of
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