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Posted on September 11 at 8:58 p.m.
blahmo says… ``That's because unlike douchetopian douchies, fraudster douchies keep their activity on the down low.They don't take selfies on themselves and post them on facebook or instagram being fraudulent douchies. Generation selfie? Whole other story.''
Hahahaha. David Lack? Hardly low profile. Prenatt? No way. The frauds of Montecito go for all the notoriety they can get. Maybe they don't take selfless but they got their names all over the papers and got talked about at the Coral and Lucky's etc.
On Fraudster Takes 10-Year Deal
Posted on September 11 at 3:56 p.m.
Well, there was 1970 in IV, where the first event was police accusing a young man drinking a bottle of wine of having a Molotov cocktail. They arrested and lightly beat him. A riot ensued. Who started it?
If the camera recordings from the 25 or so cameras posted on huge poles on DP are ever released to the public, we can figure out what happened at Deltopia. So far law enforcement have not released those videos.
Until then there are claims both ways: that the clearing of the streets induced the riot, and vice versa. Who you believe mainly shows who you sympathize with.
Don't see any groups of law enforcement officers in Montecito trying to keep fraudsters like Prenatt from committing their frauds. Hmmm… wonder why that is. Who knows. But again, the $ cost of all the Montecito frauds perpetrated over the years greatly exceed the costs of all the IV incidents.
Posted on September 11 at 10:13 a.m.
Prenatt, Lack, Pybrum, McGhan… upwards of $100 million of fraud… lawbreaking by Montecito's residents dwarfs in terms of $ anything that has happened in Isla Vista in the past few decades.
Where is the outrage? Where is the DA's task force on lawbreaking in Montecito? I guess when people are robbed with a fountain pen, that is just fine with Law Enforcement in Santa Barbara County.
Surely the uncaught Montecito fraudsters outnumber those that have been caught. Instead of addressing the huge frauds in Montecito, we have the Sheriff clearing the streets of Isla Vista with a resulting riot.
Posted on September 9 at 2:47 p.m.
Huh, would have thought you'd support UCSB students getting off of DP.
I know that spot, I think. A little arroyo with the caves to the left as you go down. Usually filled with high school students getting high. But it is an enormously fun spot, 60 years ago I might well have hung out there.
The `property owner' owns More Mesa, and calling them out would make them more likely to just restrict access to the whole of More Mesa.
On Student Injured in More Mesa Cave-In
Posted on September 8 at 4:06 p.m.
Yup, the reason the Sheriff gave for clearing the streets in IV at Deltopia in April was Desmond Edwards. But it has turned out that the case against Desmond Edwards is incredibly weak; not one witness said Edwards did it first hand. There was one bottle in the backpack and the backpack looks to not even be Edward's, but Donje Hill's.
It may be that Edwards was innocent and then presumed guilty because he was the first black guy they grabbed. It may be that clearing the street was not justifiable.
Or maybe Edwards is guilty and clearing the street was justifiable.
The evidence presented so far does not support the latter, yet. Last time I checked that in the US one is innocent until proven guilty, but clearly JarvisJarvis believes Desmond Edwards and IV is guilty until proven innocent. Why not move to Russia and enjoy the kind of legal system you love, JarvisJarvis?
If a bunch of rude drunk people is justification for clearing a street, why hasn't Santa Barbara during Fiesta had its streets cleared? Just as unruly as IV during Deltopia.
As for the destruction of public property: the stop signs were pulled out when law enforcement started marching with locked arms and flash grenades to clear the street. The crowd wanted the clearing to stop, and waved the signs at them to do so. Not very smart, but hardly reckless vandalism either.
On Learning from History
Posted on September 8 at 10:02 a.m.
Perhaps the trial of Desmond Edwards will inform what has to be learned from history. He was the person whose alleged behavior lead to the clearing of the streets at Deltopia.
But when everyone was sworn in to testify this summer, no-one testified that they saw him swing the `backpack full of bottles' (according to Sheriff Brown) that instigated the riot.
Then it turned out that there was only one bottle in the backpack, and the backpack had another person's ID in it… a US Marine named Donje Hill.
And the 15-20 cameras on 20' poles stationed up & down DP miraculously caught none of the incident.
It certainly doesn't seem like a strong case for bringing the heavily militarized law enforcement with their Bear & flash grenades in. Maybe one lesson of Deltopia is that law enforcement needs a lot more training. Another lesson is that IV is not Iraq or Syria; like it or not the people on the streets of IV are American citizens who have constitutional rights.
Not that I like Deltopia. IV would be better without it.
Posted on August 30 at 7:40 p.m.
I can't comment on Carmen Lodise' sewage.
On Sewage Pipeline Moved out of Wetlands
Posted on August 30 at 5:01 p.m.
Yup, the City of Goleta has set new records for avarice… after excluding Isla Vista from their City while grabbing the vast majority of businesses and hotels supported by Isla Vista spending… they don't want to continue to pass through the revenue from all the Isla Vista spending back to Isla Vista.
And it is long overdue that the Goleta West Sanitary District revert its name to the original name… which was the Isla Vista Sanitary District.
The Isla Vista Sanitary District has always set the gold standard for being a responsible special district. It has endured near criminal attacks by the City of Goleta and by LAFCO. Simply because `Isla Vista' is its origin.
Posted on August 25 at 7:16 p.m.
I think IV was about the same level of arrests etc as long as I can remember… what is different now is that the crime rate is lower overall throughout the County, so more free time for law enforcement to focus on IV.
There have always been rapes and murders in IV as long as I can remember. I won't recite them again. Brad Jones was killed on the street in 2004. There were beach murders in the early 1970's. Rape has been a constant as long as I can remember.
I think incidents flare up, some effort is made, things go down for a while, resources are directed elsewhere, things are OK for 5 or 10 years, and then the cycle starts over.
On Getting Back to Basics
Posted on August 25 at 7:46 a.m.
While IV residents do party too much, I can't agree that ``Some students, definitely not all, party nonstop. They have the biggest, loudest parties as often as possible, and invite anyone, and everyone, to party with them.''
Non-stop is an exaggeration. After 10pm on weeknights and after midnight on weekends it is straightforward to make a noise ordinance complaint, I have made many. IV house parties definitely quiet during the quiet hours. It is not non-stop.
There have been additional issues of noise and nastiness of students going wild in mid day, and the heart of the issue for me has been that the foot patrol is very hesitant to help after a few complaints at the same house. It is the foot patrol that says `this is IV, you can't expect quiet' to neighbors who complain about wild behavior at, say, 3pm on a saturday.
As for SBCC, they can make all the pledges they want; the heart of the matter is that they have no credible enforcement. When they expel a student for violating the “pledge to be truthful at all times, to treat others with civility and respect, to respect the property of others and to adhere to Santa Barbara City College policies, administrative procedures and standards of student conduct.” I'll take notice. And it won't count if the student is in jail and drops out because of legal troubles. Has to be a student who isn't otherwise prosecuted.
Until then this fluff from SBCC is merely window dressing, part of SBCC's hype campaign.
SBCC has no record of taking a serious interest in IV, and nothing has changed. The number of SBCC students in IV has spiked as UCSB has set up more out-of-IV dorms… according to The Channels…
There are 7,000 SBCC students in IV. That is over 1/2 of IV residents inside the box formed by El Colegio, the beach, and UCSB.