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Posted on June 10 at 7:26 a.m.
Check out the STAR testing scores of our local Junior High and High Schools for the realities of how our California education system is doing. A few years ago Cali ranked 48th worst in the country below Arkansas.
On No Child Left Behind … Again?
Posted on June 6 at 7:26 a.m.
Maybe he gets sentenced to 4 years and perhaps serves 2 years, around 700 days and he ripped off $8m??Seems like crime does pay when you can make that kind of money and serve such a short sentence. Strange that Ponzi schemers seem to get away with huge amounts of money but don't serve that much time.
On Ponzi Schemer Pleads Guilty
Posted on March 9 at 6:31 a.m.
Fred, Thanks for the surfing missions to Cortes Bank and Shark Park. You are a one of a kind guy and we all will miss you.
On Fred Benko: 1939-2013
Posted on March 7 at 7:49 p.m.
How about giving priority parking to annual permit holders rather than renting out the parking spots to City College students?It's a HARBOR supposedly to serve the local RESIDENTS, not be overflow for City College, in my opinion.
On Parking Changes for Harbor?
Posted on February 21 at 7:29 a.m.
Ron Pulice is a very smart guy who is trying to us all a public service by taking on Caltrans. He has the experience in building highways that serve the users. Please Caltrans, listen to someone who has the locals best interests in mind.
On Montecitans Pull Rank on Caltrans
Posted on July 14 at 1:26 p.m.
What does the amount of property taxes I pay have anything to do with the Miramar project? Is this 'class warfare'? The renters vs. owners? Long time residents vs. recent transplants? Buying a home always seems expensive until you look back 40 years later and then it looks cheap.FYI, My family has paid property taxes in Montecito for 84 years. How about you?In addition, I tore down the house we live in after it was damaged by a flood in 1994 and when I built the current structure, it was reassessed at the going rate in 1996.I went thru the nightmare County building process to get demo and rebuilding permits just like everyone else.Try addressing the issues publicly by showing up at the meetings instead of hiding and whining anonymously.Yes, it is in the interests of me personally and the Association that I am elected to represent to get the Caruso/Miramar plan approved before he leaves in disgust. Opponents, what is your plan, exactly?Caruso is the third guy to step up to the plate and if he leaves, who else is crazy enough to try?
Greg HuglinPresidentMiramar Beach Homeowners Association
On Miramar Hotel Emails Raise Questions
Posted on July 14 at 7:35 a.m.
Looks like the out of town lawyers working for the shadowy "Miramar Opponents' are combing the emails at the County Planning Department looking to show that there is some kind of conspiracy to subvert the planning process. Ask yourself who is paying for these lawyers and why?Why don't the opponents show up at the meetings and speak for themselves?Do they want to ram their minority opinion down the throats of the vast majority of us locals who want the Miramar to be rebuilt?Is this a democracy of the majority or a tyranny of the minority?I wrote the above quoted email to my surfing buddy Derek who happens to work for the County. Rick Caruso had called me and told me that they he an appointment with Julie Harris so they drove up from HellA to meet with her .After an hour, Rick said Julie told him the meeting was over. I would be pretty angry if I drove 2 hours thru traffic just to be shut down after an hour. I live on the beach 60' from the Western end of the MIramar. My dad bought the house my family and I live in for $24,500 in 1964.I've seen both Schrager and Warner bail from the project and leave us with an eyesore.I was initially skeptical of the Rick Caruso because he's rich, handsome, from Los Angeles and wears tailored suits. After spending a fair bit of time with him and seeing how what kind of person he is, I fully support him and personally like him even though he don't surf.If any of you opponents, paid lawyer/shills or naysayers have a better plan for the Miramar, come out with it. But so far I think you're a bunch of spoiled crybabies who just want to stop the project for your own selfish reasons.Not one of the public opponents live within a mile of the Miramar. All the Montecito Homeowners Associations support the Caruso plan. 99% of the locals do as well.Put up your plan, stand up and tell us who you really are or please just shut up.Hiding behind lawyers and sneaking thru county emails is slimy and in my opinion shows more about you opponents than the process you claim to endorse. This is America folks and majority rules.Greg HuglinPresidentMiramar Beach Homeowners Association
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