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Posted on October 20 at 12:19 p.m.

The one place where some under grounding would work is Goleta Old Town. Hollister there is too important as a road to narrow, but the width of and traffic on Hollister degrades the charm of Old Town. State Street in Santa Barbara is no longer a major thoroughfare so it could be narrowed. But not Hollister... particularly because Calle Real is not continuous on the north side of the 101.

On Goleta of the Future

Posted on October 18 at 5:44 p.m.

well, IV is superior to all 3.

On Which is the better city to live in? And why?

Posted on October 12 at 10:05 p.m.

As far as I know, you can purchase alcohol and pharmaceuticals at Goleta Costco without a membership. I'll double check, though.

Rumor is that all cliff divers and train deaths were CC students, but I'll wait and see what the truth is. It is all very sad.

Those who think IV is worse now are misremembering. We had serial killers in the 1970s, at least 2. We had Brad Jones die on the street in the 2000's, just after Attias. We had rugby riots in the 1980's. The 1991 Halloween was the largest ever. Barbary Coast got out of control due to theft of construction materials and drunken brawling in the 1950's. IV 1, 2, & 3 were in 1970. Halloween chaos was recorded as early as 1963.

plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

On Man Falls From Balcony Above Isla Vista Cliffs

Posted on October 9 at 3:28 p.m.

Another sensational headline… a wonderful, peaceful event mislabeled here as about `violent deaths'.

Shame on you, Independent.

On UCSB Remembers May's Violent Deaths

Posted on October 9 at 6:02 a.m.

Not a peep from Gaskin about Isla Vista. As UCSB has built many 1000's of dorm units for students, SBCC has expanded enrollment with the out-of-County students moving into the units vacated by UCSB students who move out of Isla Vista into the new UCSB dorms.

SBCC has fallen into a moral hazard. How deep a fall? Elliot Rodger is one measure. The SBCC students are young and much more out of control than the older UCSB students; UCSB students as freshman live almost exclusively in the dorms.

Now there are 7,000 SBCC students in IV, 1/2 of the population `in the box' of IV… .

Given that there are several thousand family residents in IV, SBCC students now outnumber UCSB students in IV, `inside the box'.

Not a single responsible word from Gaskin or other SBCC trustees about Isla Vista. Why I sent my ballot in (and everyone I know did too) with a `No' on S.

I really, really love SBCC. They have just gone too far with there lack of responsibility in my neighborhood.

On City College's Sprawling Impact

Posted on October 2 at 12:21 p.m.

Very good article.

That UCSB pays for 1/2 of the foot patrol is a major financial contribution… at the $3 million/year level. It is comparable to what the entire local government in IV (the County) spends in IV. Given that the County has the official responsibility and officially UCSB has none, it is really the County that turns a blind eye to IV.

The sexual politics of IV are somewhat fraught for men in IV: Eric Frimpong. Maybe only for black men.

On Sex and Rape in Isla Vista

Posted on October 2 at 12:13 p.m.

Nicolas Holzer is Goleta's latest crazy since Jennifer San Marco.

Actually Elliot Rodger was SBCC's latest crazy.

And David Prenatt is Montecito's latest crazy swindler.

But it is Isla Vista you use, Nick, to generate the tabloid sensationalism. As did Kelsey Brugger did with conflating Rape in her title with IV.

A lot more rape occurs outside IV here on the South Coast than inside IV. Looking forward to a series on Rape in Montecito, Rape in Hope Ranch (well, its been 20 years since the gay imprisonment rape episode there), Rape in Santa Barbara, and of course, Rape in Goleta.

On To a Distant, Vengeful Dog

Posted on October 1 at 6:23 a.m.

Maybe there should be an injunction concerning all the swindlers and scammers in Montecito & Hope Ranch. The financial crime in those places is out of control.

On Accused Scammer Gets Cold Feet

Posted on September 30 at 5:22 p.m.

Watch the news next week, Wed. October 8. Usually the Nobels are announced around noon European time, or, about 4am local time.

On Eyes on UCSB for Nobel

Posted on September 23 at 12:58 p.m.

Last time I checked Henry Yang is no union member, but you better believe UC pulls every legal trick to make sure his entire $398,340 is pensionable.

Ditto all the UC administrators… the high ups (Gardner, Yudof) got big ++ in service credits, like 20 years, too. Hard to blame unions for that.

It is the high administrators who get salaries which zoom up, independent of their performance; + some in administrative services, + UC police.

The educational mission at UC has sunk in the past few years… higher class sizes, huge delays in getting classes to graduate, etc.

But the high up administrators like Yang… that sinking of performances is never reflected in their salary reductions for them. They get raises even though they oversee bad outcomes. In Yang's case, a riot in IV, UCSB employees forced to go to LA for medical care, to boot.

Yang works very hard. But the top administrative culture of UC is not at all performance based. The instructional employees who do perform are given flat salaries. This is not a public-employee cultural situation, it is the warped UC environment.

On Chancellor Gets a Raise

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