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Posted on August 17 at 10:07 a.m.

There's an underutilized site at Sears in La Cumbre Plaza. Or how about the Kmart building? Sears is closing stores all over so why not?

On Goleta Goes Off Target?

Posted on May 29 at 8:22 a.m.

Questions - How did he afford Genis? Did Genis write the statement that Morua read? Did Genis represent him properly or is the lawyer simply after Capps? The moral of this story - don't hire anyone who has had a DUI. Look at the employer liability. It's not worth it to try to be a good Samaritan and hire people with "issues"

On Both Sides Score Points in Gang Injunction Trial

Posted on April 11 at 11:45 a.m.

Is it a coincidence that two department heads and the city manager announce they are leaving within a month of each other? Is there more to the story? What is the working relationship between the council and its staff? Perhaps your journalists can inquire and provide the answers

On Goleta City Manager Dan Singer Stepping Down

Posted on July 25 at 5:07 p.m.

Lack of economic growth in Goleta. Really? A more likely explanation is corporate mismanagement running it into the ground. In recent times, service has been spotty. When I have been there, there always seems to be a crowd.

On Elephant Bar Closing

Posted on June 4 at 11:30 a.m.

Doesn't the city have an outside audit from a big accounting firm each year? Why didn't their audit work detect this sooner? This isn't a petty cash fund - serious money flows through this activity.

On Former Police Employee Pleads No Contest in Massive Theft Case

Posted on May 30 at 12:46 p.m.

Is it cool to be in college or are they there to appease someone and don't care? Money is available for booze, beer, cigarettes and cell phones but not nominal tuition. How many scholarships does the SBCC Foundation and SB Scholarship Foundation hand out each year? With no skin the game there is no motivation to perform. Wander through any of our junior or senior high schools and the culture is beyond words. Parts of them look like a gang zone. All of the education dollars and education PhDs have not been able to morivate these kids and change their culture over many, many years. How does Mr. Williams expect to change that? In the words of the former Notre Dame QB who this week said he used "poor academic judgement". You got to go to class, do the work, make the commitment or get out. It's not going to happen if you don't go to class or do the work. Period.

On Williams Defends Controversial Bill

Posted on April 26 at 11:39 a.m.

My $4,000 stock investment which at one time was worth three times that is now worth less than $200. There are thousands of shareholders with much more invested than I who were wiped out by the stupidity of the banks' officers. The bank still has an advertising budget, though. Their banners appear above and below your article.

On Requiem for a Bank

Posted on December 15 at 1:55 p.m.

These lawyers don't believe these stories for a minute. They are perpetuating the fraud. Turn in your law licenses and get out

On Axles to Grind

Posted on October 8 at 8:06 a.m.

"Pananides represents the tourism business". Is Ms. Perotte that naive? He doesn't want any hotels built in Goleta to protect his monopoly. That was the issue 2 years ago when he supported Easton/O'Connell. Goleta is underserved in the hospitality industry. We need more choices

On Goleta Council Cash Contest

Posted on August 8 at 12:05 p.m.

Serving on the city council is a full-time plus job. It's not simply showing up for 2 meetings per month. It pays $400/month, unlike Santa Barbara. One can't have a job or run a business and take this on. You have to be retired with a substantial income in order to do this. Most of us can't do it. I'm always amazed that you can find people who can do it.

On Goleta’s Political Future

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