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Posted on September 10 at 6:28 p.m.

Correction to my previous post...The access point is South Patterson, which becomes Shoreline. North Patterson would be quite a walk!!

On Student Injured in More Mesa Cave-In

Posted on September 10 at 4:24 p.m.

Anyone walking onto More Mesa from North Patterson is tresspassing on private property. There are two large parcels to get to the caves and both are privately owned. One property is posted with no tresspassing signs every 20 ft or so. They are hard to miss. The bigger property is also privately owned by an out of country (Saudi Arabia?) property investor. With regard to the caves on the ocean bluffs, they may be natural but, but, but... They have been enlarged by people who hang out there. The caves are dug into fragile and tall ocean bluffs and the cliffs are being trashed and disrespected by a lot of people who hang there. Graffiti is everywhere next to the caves, which is clearly visible from the beach. This community is very lucky to have an undeveloped, accessible, natural, open area and people who are technically trespassing on the property need a reminder about what a gift this is and take care of it.

On Student Injured in More Mesa Cave-In

Posted on June 11 at 4:31 p.m.

We've had more than one child go to the Santa Barbara high schools who participated in athletics. Inappropriate behavior occurred then as it does now and there is a lot of peer pressure among these kids not to say anything. It seems to me that all coaches and school district employees should be required to attend mandatory training provided by the school district on how to coach, work with teenagers, and the possible consequences for inappropriate or harassing sexual conduct. At one UC where I worked, this type of training was mandatory and it was also clearly conveyed that the University would not protect employees legally (e.g. Faculty, Graduate Students, Researchers, and Administration) if misconduct with students was reported/revealed. Whether or not the student was about to turn 18 is irrelevant and the law is the law, That said, the coach violated professional standards and is dealing with the consequences.

On S.B. High Softball Coach Arrested for Sex with Student

Posted on April 14 at 5:13 p.m.

There have been thoughtful ideas to prevent a repeat of the mess that was this year's Deltopia. And, while the majority of Isla Vista residents are UCSB students, there are a lot of SBCC students living there and it is a popular hangout for local high school students. It seems to me that a task force of student leaders, education institutions heads, and law enforcement, health care, political and religious leaders live here in abundance and can begin to discuss and design a plan to better manage Halloween and the large Spring celebration now known as Deltopia. IV residents and property owners must also be part of the solution.

One significant group of people, absentee landlords, also need to accept responsibility the cost of containing these parties, possibly though a special tax assessment that pays for the cost of increased law enforcement, health care professionals and supplies, and cleaning up in the aftermath.

I lived in Isla Vista during the crazy days of the early 1970's and there were plenty of chaotic and scary moments. It was so crazy that I moved into old town Goleta for my Senior year so I could get my degree and move on with my life.

IV has always had the reputation of being a place to party but absentee landlords have also made plenty of money by renting out high density housing to students, doing the minimum for maintaining these properties, and doing even less to pay for the cost of providing safety and sanitation during and after these events.

On The Death of Isla Vista?

Posted on April 13 at 8:48 p.m.

Actually...the best sentence for this punk thug is to serve 12 years of community service taking care of IV drunkards during the next block parties and cleaning up the mess after the parade. His lazy parents need to show up and take responsibility, too. Prison is an easy but expense and unresponsible solution.

On Deltopia Partyer Charged with Assaulting Officer Appears in Court

Posted on April 13 at 8:14 p.m.

The premise of the headline and the article is pathetic! Perhaps the mayhem just need to go to its logical conclusion. Furthermore, it's time for parents to check in. If your not part of the solution you are part of the problem.

Been there and done that!

On Sheriff's Office Provoked Deltopia Riot

Posted on April 13 at 4:09 p.m.

There have been thoughtful ideas to address a repeat of the mess that was this year's Deltopia. And, while the majority of Isla Vista residents are UCSB students, there are a lot of SBCC students living there and it is a popular hangout for local high school students. It seems to me that a task force of student leaders, education institutions heads, and law enforcement, health care, political and religious leaders live here in abundance and can begin to discuss and design a plan to better manage Halloween and the large Spring celebration now known as Deltopia. IV residents and property owners must also be part of the solution.

One significant group of people, absentee landlords, also need to accept responsibility the cost of containing these parties, possibly though a special tax assessment that pays for the cost of increased law enforcement, health care professionals and supplies, and cleaning up in the aftermath.

I lived in Isla Vista during the crazy days of the early 1970's and there were plenty of chaotic and scary moments. It was so crazy that I moved into old town Goleta for my Senior year so I could get my degree and move on with my life.

IV has always had the reputation of being a place to party but absentee landlords have also made plenty of money by renting out high density housing to students, doing the minimum for maintaining these properties, and doing even less to pay for the cost of providing safety and sanitation during and after these events.

On A Post-Deltopia Vision

Posted on January 23 at 7:43 p.m.

Why are highly-paid police officers gabbing around outdoors by a tree. There are schools and movie theaters to protect and where are their assault weapons and the tanks? Surprising that they aren't holding each other accountable by pointing weapons at each other! After all, one never knows when an uncoordinated or unstable colleague might take matters into his own hands.

On Too Successful for Our Own Good?

Posted on January 17 at 8:27 p.m.

Every once in a while I don't understand Mad Dog's point(s)!?!? Frivilous medical law suits?!? When was the last time that happened in Santa Barbara County? Blacks are a minority in our County and they aren't exactly shooting the hell out of each other with high powered weapons.

I believe in non-violence and the purpose of guns is to shoot and hit targets, whether alive or artificial. All public places, movie theaters and schools need to tighten up security around their perimeters and it can be done with out guns.

That said, what is the biggest cause of violence in our County? Drugs??? Butcher knives??? Atrocious violence in video games and the movies that dulls our senses of our humanity???

Give peace a chance!

On When Is a Dog Not a Dog?

Posted on November 4 at 7:36 p.m.

BTW...I am one of 7 children; a large family that couldn't afford to send all of us to CSU or UC. My first two years of college education were at SBCC and after two of my siblings finished their four degrees my good fortune was to finish up at UCSB.

On Schools' Success Not About Funding

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