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Posted on December 17 at 9:02 p.m.
Awesome! Maybe this will slow down some of the mansion momentum out there. Who is going to want their mansion right next to a thriving oil field? Now if the State will shove 3 lanes through Montecito, and make the Gaviota coast up to Point Conception a state park we may be getting somewhere. I will say it is ironic in light of the fact that there are Marine Protected Areas (MPA's) immediately to both sides of this.
On State Lands Approves Ellwood Oil Well
Posted on December 17 at 2:25 p.m.
I agree JarvisJarvis, the MPC is bummed they don't have as much money as Slick Rick and it is turning into and entertaining ego driven sword fight. GAME ON!
On Miramar Languishes in Limbo Amid Parking Concerns
Posted on December 17 at 12:21 p.m.
Ok, you got me. Part me of can't wait to watch the fur fly after it is built and Montecito gets its own little version of the Camino Real Marketplace because it will absolutely become a traffic parking cluster#%$. The other part of me would like to see some hot SLAPP action. Either way, it is fun to watch people with $$ squirm and get a dose of reality. I don't think that is anarchy, I think it is karma. Or they can all just play nice. Yeah right.
Posted on December 17 at noon
Actually as I read the last few lines in the SBNewsrags article on it today, I think that is exactly what many people want, for it: to never get built and have the own little version of Hammonds meadow. Good luck with that. Slick Rick paid way too much and sooner or later his patience will run out so you can either work with him, or someone else might think they can run the gauntlet. Seems to me he has met his end of the deal. Besides, he will probably lose money and sell it in a few years anyway.
Posted on December 17 at 11:51 a.m.
I am not sure where the anarchy comes into play. The MPC keeps moving the target and sooner or later Slick Rick will have legal recourse. Then the place will sit there till the cows come home. Part of me wonders is that what you all want?
Posted on December 17 at 11:14 a.m.
Careful what you wish for. I kind of wish Slick Rick would sue the crap out of the MPC if that is possible (breach of contract since he did what they asked last time?) Then this would really get good.
Posted on December 17 at 11:11 a.m.
“This is an anomaly on the West Coast: We have a processing plant in our urban environment,” said Councilmember Jim Farr...Oh brother..your urban development...hahaha what joke.
There was nothing out there until Wille Chamberlin let the Bacarra go in when he didn't even win the election. Now these pieces of work want to boot Venoco for providing real jobs and contributions to the GDP around here other than real estate, legal fees and being a landlord?
Like it or not, the Bacara isn't going away, nor is the need for gasoline in this country even though gas is cheap right now. So the Tree Hugging politically correct Goleta Government can posture all they want. If they were smart they would tax the $@#$% out of whatever Venoco wants to do (within guidelines) and get some more revenue for infrastructure and city programs. Instead they chop off the head and let UCSB and other high $$ developement run rampant. It is laughable.
With UCSB right there, why can't they HELP them work in an environmentally sound way instead of just shooting everything down?
On Goleta Moves to Shut Down Venoco’s Oil Plant
Posted on December 16 at 1:49 p.m.
Slick Rick vs the MPC, this is almost as good as the Sony email hacks. Battle of the titans. Did anyone see the news last night when one of the MPC told him to hurry up and finish when he was speaking? LOL! I thought his head was going to explode. I actually thought he had a valid point all though I am sure there were many other concerns. Whatever happens, Montecito will be angry after. How nice it must be to have basically a nature preserve at the beach now? Once that place gets rolling with meetings rooms, parties etc..it is going to be a circus. Enjoy.
Posted on December 8 at 1:42 p.m.
Once again, the philanthropic overtones by these institutions are underwhelming. I find it ironic that the school itself that the school, UCSB itself exercises very little oversight on the Greek system, but instead they seem to self govern until the law gets involved.
On UCSB Frat Shut Down Amid Drinking and Hazing Complaints
Posted on December 8 at 11:28 a.m.
This is rich: On its website, the 175-year-old frat “dedicated to developing men of principle for a principled life”
HA! anyone need some swampland? It is about drinking and getting laid. These guys had ample warning. Can anyone think of a bigger group of @#$%@#holes than a bunch of drunken frat dudes? And the whole charitable work thing is CYA for the other shenanigans.