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Posted on July 17 at 8:44 a.m.

I'm not opposed to measures for education that are based upon property values. Measures based upon parcels, such as the Santa Barbara school districts promotes favor the rich and as a senior citizen I choose to opt out of those.

There should be some limits to out-of-town and foreign students at City College.

On City College: Tax Locally, Serve Globally?

Posted on June 26 at 8:32 a.m.

Seems odd that Monticito would oppose private enterprise and free market prices. If they had a stash of water to sell at these prices would there be a fuss? Monticito already gets some free water from Federal lands in the national forrest.

On The Scandal of State Water Project Privatization

Posted on January 16 at 4:26 p.m.

This looks like the train was being pushed rather than being pulled. I would never ride a train that is pushed, as anyone who had a model train should know.

On The Silver Splendor, a Vista Dome Lounge-Dining car built in 1956, arrives back in Santa Barbara (No

Posted on January 13 at 9:53 a.m.

Are we talking about the current widening project from Milpas going south, or are we talking about another lane from Milpas north? I can't make sense of this discussion. Isn't the southbound project going ahead? I oppose any northbound widening -- that would just recreate the problem we've had.

On 101 Widening Project Sacrifices Local Streets

Posted on September 29 at 12:45 p.m.

Maybe the person can arrange for an outside, third party, to witness the offense so that it can be reported without implication.

On When a Witness Questions Authority

Posted on March 13 at 8:48 a.m.

I would rather have Denunzio on the road than encounter Tudor anywhere.

On Mistrial Declared in Tony Denunzio DUI Case

Posted on August 16 at 11:12 p.m.

The library used to have "Polk" directories that were published annually listing who lived where. Manson might be listed in one or two of those volumes.

Speaking of Ed Sanders and the Fugs--I saw a concert of theirs in NYC back around 1966 in the lower east side. Still have an album they recorded from those days. Terrible recording technically, but sweet hippie lyrics.

On Did Charles Manson Live in Santa Barbara?

Posted on June 29 at 5:13 p.m.

The smart meter makes SCE more efficient. If you want to maintain your inefficient meter (needs a person to come out every month to your house) because you are afraid of the meter making occasional cell-phone-like calls home, then you should wrap yourself in mu-metal (google it) because the air is already full of cell phone signals.

On Not Much Choice

Posted on June 29 at 5:03 p.m.

I'll also vote no again because this tax falls more heavily on those less able to pay. If it were proportional to the parcel value then I would vote yes. The lower amount doesn't fix the inequity of a parcel tax.

On School Parcel Taxes Go On a Diet

Posted on June 13 at 11:52 p.m.

I support the schools but I am not going to vote for a parcel tax that costs the owners of high-value parcels no more than those who own the least expensive parcels. Flat parcel taxes are regressive and I believe the school board is either insensitive to the implications of this method or misled by the interests of the wealthy.

Make a tax that includes proportionality to the value of the parcel if you want an equitable parcel tax.

On Dog in the Manger or Mangy Dog?

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