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Posted on December 18 at 12:37 a.m.

Que El Senor le bendiga por lo bien que Vd. ha hecho durante su maravillosa vida. Yo mismo tengo los mejores recuerdos de Vd. y su restaurante, donde yo siempre compraba para llevar los taquitos que servia y que fueron mis favoritos, de vez en cuando la unica comida del dia. Fijese!

Duerme bien, Dona. Y vaya con la virgen.

On Obituary for Agnes Mata Guevara

Posted on December 18 at 12:13 a.m.

In a criminal matter, the burden of proof is on the accuser. It is not up to the accused to defend since there is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty under Anglo-Saxon Law.

Then, too, in a criminal matter, the bar is beyond all reasonable doubt in a court of law, where the accused is supposedly judged by his peers, not in a media driven circus, where a she says script has been written but no reference having been made as to cross examination.

Would it not have been better for the accusers to go right place then and lodge a complaint, the police, who would have taken the matter under investigation? As it stands decades later, it seems everyone and his cousin was advised of the felony but the very law enforcement agency charged to investigate the matter in the first place.

On When Accusations of Rape Disturb the "Natural Order of Things"

Posted on December 17 at 6:23 p.m.

@SB2SB...Yours is a most likely scenario. So the best thing we can expect in a field interview -- assuming it to be a field interview -- is for cool heads on both sides to prevail. Unfortunately, there have been cases where this hasn't been the case. Media accounts on such fall-outs are legion.

The field interview is a necessary component of law enforcement and is going to be utilized, period. Unfortunately, foot traffic, especially at dark hours, is subject to the field interview. So again, what is of utmost importance is that the officer and the one being interviewed remain as calm as possible under the circumstances, granted sometimes embarrassing to the latter. Remember that clear and present danger is always a possibility in executing the interview. Small wonder, then, that the officer rightfully kept her hands on the service revolver. And having been so instructed to do so in police academy protocol, it is highly likely that she would've conducted the interview in the same manner whatever the ethnicity.

In sum, it might be wise that police academy training incorporate, if it hasn't already, a fair interview protocol when doing the field interview. For example, the what have I arrested you for protocol is provocative and should be discarded. Also, the what are you doing in this neighborhood approach should equally be reviewed, especially after a computer check reveals no priors for the interviewee.

Not claiming to be an authority or advancing ideas that have probably been thought of previously, could enlisting the help of local church leaders as social bridge builders be tabled?

On Racial Profiling on the Westside

Posted on December 15 at 10:49 a.m.

"As long as Jerry Lee Lewis is alive, rock ’n’ roll will survive." All right. Then laissez les bon temps rouler! Or should that be, que la fete commence?

On Jerry Lee Lewis

Posted on December 13 at 8:54 a.m.

I wish these health "authorities" would make up their minds on the matter. I, too, read an opposing position to that of Miss Klein-Rothschild's.

Luckily here, Mr. John Tieber excerpts the same position on this year's flu vaccine: "...Even the USA CDC, not often a credible source, admitted ten days ago (3 December) that this year’s flu vaccine will not be effective for the most common strain of influenza (H3N2)."

So what say you, Miss Klein-Rothschild? Have I subjected myself to a worthless vaccine?

On Public Health Encourages Flu Shots

Posted on December 12 at 11:32 a.m.

Tengo yo los buenos recuerdos de ella! Los taquitos llenaron dia tras dia el estomago de un pobre y de vez en cuando fueron la unica comida del dia. Asi que comi muchos taquitos, fijense! lol!!!

Vaya con la Virgen, Dona, quien le espera con brazos abiertos!

On Rose Café Matriarch Dies

Posted on December 10 at 1:37 p.m.

Another enjoyable trek away back in time by Mr. Redmon. Thanks again. So we have J. D. Rockefeller to thank for the Federal Reserve Bank System, huh? Very interesting.

On Early Banks and Banking in Santa Barbara

Posted on December 10 at 10:07 a.m.

These are the times that try men's souls, aren't they? This is indeed a tragic story -- for all! Unfortunately, the element of clear and present danger looms large always in complex confrontations such as this one.

The view as follows helps tremendously in understanding the dynamics of such a confrontation: "Sheriff Bill Brown defended the deputies’ actions, explaining they had to a make a difficult, split-second decision in a life-or-death moment..."

The key words here are "...they had to make a DIFFICULT, SPLIT-SECOND DECISION..." And those words are critical!

My empathy goes out to all concerned!

On Excessive Force or Suicide by Cop?

Posted on December 7 at 10:12 a.m.

McDonald has an impressive resume, which includes singing at two funerals at last count. She sang "Smile" at the funeral of television's Joan Rivers and "Amazing Grace" for movie and Broadway star, Lena Horne, a former Santa Barbara resident.

However, had I had my druthers, I would have substituted at Horne's funeral "Take My Mother Home," by Hall Johnson, instead of John Newton's "Amazing Grace." And I hope McDonald eventually incorporates the Hall Johnson spiritual into her amazing repertoire.

On For Audra McDonald, Singing Is Acting, and Vice Versa

Posted on December 4 at 10:20 a.m.

Now, let's see a similar growth in cricket.

On Lacrosse and Rugby

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