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Posted on December 6 at 9:58 a.m.

Also, it is a very industrial area adjacent to where the buses park at night, so I don't know what the nearby businesses are complaining about ( I used to live a block away). By bringing people to that area it will make it more of a neighborhood and make it less dangerous to go to.

On 'Height Shock' for Haley Street?

Posted on December 6 at 9:55 a.m.

That is great that there will be more affordable housing for low wage workers. All these service workers are needed to serve the tourists which is what the SB economy entirely depends on. The workers deserve a place to live in town and it will lessen the congestion on the freeway due to commuters to Venura, Lompoc etc.

On 'Height Shock' for Haley Street?

Posted on October 3 at 4:28 p.m.

Shame on the Roosevelt staff for not letting the boy transfer, let alone stop the bullying. They deserve to be sued for not keeping a student safe from bullying due to a physical handicap, since that is a primary duty they owe to the students. I was bullied for having a lazy eye and teacher action did little to protect me from bullying. People are real cruel to anyone who is a little different, at least his mother is protecting him.

On Parent Files Lawsuit over School Bullying

Posted on August 9 at 9:11 a.m.

Emma says she can't afford housing near UCSB yet she pays gas to commute to her parents home in LA. She chooses to sleep in her car instead of taking out the student loans like I did as a student at UCSB and work in order to provide housing for myself. If she truly can't afford housing here then why doesn't she transfer to UCLA, a community college or other university in LA where she can live with her family full time? It appears she's just trying to save money by not paying for housing and that's her choice, but she really isn't homeless. At least she isn't taking a bed away from the true homeless by not staying at a local shelter.

On The Young and the Homeless

Posted on August 9 at 9:04 a.m.

The first guy named in the article cannot be called a student because he is not enrolled at UCSB or SBCC. According to the internet, when he was a college student in Alaska he was charged with assault and for resisting arrest due to his disruptive conduct towards college staff. Thus he is not just some young homeless person with hopes of going to college who never had an opportunity. I am shocked the Indy didn't research the background of the subject of their interview to draw conclusions about the young homeless. I am sure there are plenty of examples of the young and homeless who are working, enrolled in school and have family burdens/obstacles that make it hard to afford housing.

On The Young and the Homeless

Posted on April 25 at 3:12 p.m.

Also, back in the 1970s and 1980s State Street was already dominated by big box stores with only a few mom and Pop stores so people are really at the past with rose tinted glasses. People come to SB because of the beautiful nature like the beaches and the mountains, not to shop. The Paseo Neuvo mall didn't even exist in the mid 1980's and was only built to entice tourists to shop downtown, otherwise State Street shops used to close down early in the evenings. Everyone loves to talk about the special character of SB but that really is of the days past. This is just a tourist and college beach town, not really that superior to any other town no matter how much residents try to pretend otherwise.

On Targeting Goleta Target

Posted on April 25 at 3:01 p.m.

I can't wait for Target to open so I don't have to drive out to Ventura to buy supplies at affordable prices and cool fun stuff. As a Santa Babara native I feel that people's faux outrage about Goleta selling out is a joke. The only current alternative in Goleta and SB for basic supplies is that ghetto Kmart (other than Cvs/ Rite Aid). These places lack a decent selection and are rip offs. There are no Mom and Pop stores anymore. Anyone who says differently must be thinking about Goleta/SB back in the 1970's and 1980's. Those days are gone and members of the working class have a right to have a decent place to shop for deals. Goleta has always been a suburb filled with track homes so give me a break that the "character" will become like Oxnard, it already is it just happens to be located next to a beach.

On Targeting Goleta Target

Posted on April 10 at 3:17 p.m.

When someone purchases land with restrictions on it the price of the land is reduced to reflect those restrictions. As a result, the new owner must comply with those restrictions on the land and their property rights aren't being violated since they got what they paid for. The sacred Chumash land for whatever reason isn't owned by the public but it isn't necessary to preserve it due to the restrictions placed upon the owners of the land. I am happy that the Coastal Commission is enforcing the restriction and the integrity of the land will be restored.

On Coastal Commission to Fine Bacara

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