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Posted on March 9 at 4:48 p.m.

What did I miss? "Priceless" asserts that four different businesses had to either go out of business or leave the area altogether...

Well, Sammy's is apparently finding a suitable (both in terms of location and price) for its relocation and who else "had to go out of business or leave the area" for this to take place? In fact, none. Territory Ahead moved its corporate offices from Santa Barbara more than a year ago. It didn't have to do anything for Sonos to expand. What other businesses? Bekins? really. How long has that building been other than a Bekins building?

Change happens, but aside from supporting the current rent structure, Sonos seems to have occupied spaces that are or were vacant. Hardly causing others to move. Even Sammy's isn't moving because of Sonos, rather Sammy's doesn't want to pay the higher rent of the new owner.

We're fortunate to have a company like Sonos which seems to reflect Santa Barbara values and traditions.

On Sonos Leasing Gobs of Downtown Property

Posted on January 27 at 12:21 p.m.

Recycled Water: Relative to CalTrans, City parks, UCSB landscaping, golf courses -- they use recycled water from the sewage treatment plant. I does seem anomalous to see water running over the curbs and spraying on the roadways when we are so short, but that water would otherwise be discharged into the ocean.

There may be cemeteries and some large green spaces that don't get recycled water -- if so, they should seek to convert.

On In Time of Drought, State Water in Serious Doubt

Posted on January 15 at 2:44 p.m.

Good question, Ibid. As I understand it -- under his proposed sale, he would retain the title and pay of 'Publisher" -- maybe even more pay.

This way, he's got his investment, but no job. (or at least no 'publisher' job.)

On New Publisher for <em>The Independent</em>

Posted on October 11 at 2:23 p.m.

No, despite its name "News Press & Gazette" this company has no connection to the Santa Barbara News Press published by Ampersand.

On DirecTV Drops KEYT

Posted on April 19 at 8:27 a.m.

What an impressive piece. Effective writing, apparently good science, and strong motivation. Congratulations Lea, best wishes on your next (of many) steps.

Thanks too to UCSB for providing a Research Mentorship Program. We're well-served by the involvement of the campus in our lives.

One supposes that you'll make a choice of place to continue your studies when you've graduated from high school. I hope we'll see a follow up notice of the choices made by the four pictured in this piece.

On Embryonic Stem Cell Researcher

Posted on March 11 at 2:03 p.m.

Disappointing discussion!

I have a bias. My daughters both participated at Starr King and Sarah Foot was the Director. Those girls valued their experience, learned a lot about stuff that pre-K kids should learn, and we -- the parents -- learned a lot about pre-K kids and child development. Our weekly class sessions as parents were full of important concepts and our participation in the daily activity at the Workshop were among the most valuable in our child-rearing experience.

The only expense of the SBCC that I remember was the cost of the director and the associate director. Their work was not only for the half-day sessions but for organizing the curriculum and the programs. They had to be certificated.

Whether it is appropriate with the newer guidelines, I don't know; but it surely was important and educational for our whole family.

On SBCC Parent Child Workshops in Danger

Posted on December 25 at 4:28 p.m.

What I cannot understand is how this case ended up in the District Court of Appeals? That's a little far afield and it would seem that it should have been tried in the 9th District.

What gives?

On Wendy's Win

Posted on September 28 at 8:34 a.m.

Read carefully. It says "one of the only live". The "one of" part makes a lot of difference.

On <em>Independent</em>, UCSB Hosting Capps vs. Maldonado Debate

Posted on July 30 at 10:58 a.m.

Or, you could use an on-line check service which sends the check (or electronic transfer) on the date you indicate.

Thus, on the day you receive the bill 1) enter instructions for paying the bill, and 2) enter the date you want to pay it. Once you've done that, the bill is -- for all intents and purposes -- out of your way. Conscience clear. (of course you'd better have $$ in the account on the day you indicate that you want to pay.)

On Bill Paying Made Simple

Posted on July 12 at 7 a.m.

Fair enough, Nick.

On Dog Particle Discovered!

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