Comments by RexOfSB

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Posted on April 3 at 8:33 a.m.

I think about whether I'm going to find a parking place at Trader Joe's. I just wish more choices were given for this poll, for those of us who wouldn't know a carbon footprint if it kicked us in the collective buttocks.

On Every time you drive your car, do you think about ...

Posted on April 1 at 8:30 a.m.

Just when you think the McCaw woman can't get any more mean, vicious and vindictive.....

Santa Barbara truly deserves better than this travesty that McCaw and Von Weaselburger are trying to pass off as a newspaper.

On <em>News-Press</em> Photog Fired

Posted on March 29 at 2:21 p.m.

See, we can't just send the "travelers" on their way these days. That would be damaging to their scruffy little psyches or something and they'd probably come back and sue the city. And win.

On Travelers

Posted on March 27 at 5:33 p.m.

Interesting how an indiginous people who have always preached peace, harmony with nature, and tranquility suddenly do a complete about-face when lots of $$$ is involved. The Chumash descendants are the most hypocritical group of greed-merchants in the county. Their ancestors must be spinning in their graves.

On Chumash Want More Gamblers and Guests

Posted on March 20 at 9:15 a.m.

Isn't there an entrance fee to get into Jalama Park? If so, that might negate a trip there just to get a hamburger.

On 35 Years of the Jalama Burger

Posted on January 3 at 9:32 p.m.

Can we please stop referring to Goleta as "the Good Land?" It was a catchy title of a local history book back in the day, but through overuse, that tag is becoming hackneyed to the max. How about calling it...oh, I don't know...Goleta?

On Good Land for Development

Posted on October 31 at 11:53 a.m.

Botany has it absolutely right. The present entrance is already a nightmare, due to conflicting traffic involving cars exiting the shopping center from Home Depot and from the restaurants, including McDonalds, from the other direction. A McDonalds entrance and exit from Storke Road would solve the problem completely.

On Goleta Activists Appeal McDonald's Drive-Through

Posted on October 27 at 5:55 a.m.

Umm...shouldn't the headline say "DRIVING Drunk"?

Jess wondrin'.

On Drinking Drunk

Posted on October 2 at 4:45 p.m.

I can't think of better people to resurrect Jimmy's bar. The Lovejoys and Three Pickles are a perfect fit. They appreciate Santa Barbara tradition and recognize their clientele. No, it's not the traditional Jimmy's Oriental Gardens, but if there's got to be change, this is how it should be done. Congratulations, Bob and Clay! You dun it right!

On Reincarnating Santa Barbara's Favorite Bar

Posted on August 8 at 9:38 a.m.

Actually, the annual visiting Fiestarinos from Canada were Gordon and Mildred Farquahar. Their town of residence is spelled Kamloops. Every year they drove to Santa Barbara in their Dodge Dart, as the Santa Barbara Fiesta was the high point of their existence. We were there when Gordon tasted guacamole for the first time: "That looks like--well, you don't want to KNOW what that looks like--but it's mighty tasty, eh?" We anguished with Mildred over her pronunciation of local place names: "How do we get to LaCumber Plaza?" "The Courthouse is near Anapuma Street." Etc.

For some reason, the Farquahars flew under the radar of News-Press higher-ups for several years, but one day they did something so outrageous that executive editor Paul Veblen finally took note of them, and the visiting Kamloopsians were killed in a headon collision with management. I can't remember the details, but I think it may have had something to do with Gordon and Mildred trying to spearhead a drive to bring a team of Clydesdale horses to the Red Lion, where they--the Clydesdales--would jump off a diving board into a large pool.

Gordon and Mildred, we miss you!

On No Parking, No Bucking

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