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Posted on November 12 at 8:08 p.m.

What most people don't seem to grasp is that with a 20,000 student cap, everything else could go forward and the quality of the school and the education our children receive there, be the same. If we need to expand the population of UC students, there are other campuses available. We want the best 20,000 available here and that is all we can sustain. Remember, sustainable campuses. That is supposedly the new watchword. Let's hold them to that.

On State Commission to Hear UCSB's 15-Year Expansion Plan

Posted on November 12 at 3:17 p.m.

Learn from the mistakes of the past or repeat them. In the midst of this drought, the UCSB LRDP is the single largest development project in the history of Goleta. If the Goleta Water Distriict continues to sit on its hands and do nothing, UCSB will use every drop of of available water supply and in a relatively short amount of time, Goleta will be back to a water Moratorium because it will be out of water. University enrollment should be permanently capped at 20,000 students because that is what our community can sustain. We have no local elected officials with the ______ to stand up to the Regents, so we will in fact repeat our mistakes of the past! Thanks Bill Rosen.

On State Commission to Hear UCSB's 15-Year Expansion Plan

Posted on November 12 at 3:05 p.m.

How about an update from today's match!

On Girls Tennis: Dons Reach Semis

Posted on November 5 at 11:09 a.m.

I get the impression that less and less people read these but here goes. Measure P: I questioned who these people are from the beginning. I grew up here and have been involved in local government for over 40 years and I had never heard of the initial proponents. I am an SB Local and I never liked that. I am shocked at the final result. I thought it would be close and surprised it did not win. We hate big oil in SB right?

Capps: I love Ms. Capps but the Republicans could not find a weaker candidate than Mitchum. He is border line weird and he was borderline Congressman. What about the SBNP Steepleton claim that Capps will resign and her daughter be named her replacement? Is this more unsubstantiated SBNP conspiracy theory delusion ala Travis Armstrong and Mayor Blum resigning, or did he actually hear something? Are McCaw and Steepleton dreaming this stuff up or is it credible? Whatever it is, Capps' political career is over and that sparks all the local political fires. Can the Republicans find a viable candidate? They have no one to blame but themselves for Mitchum. Would Francisco have been able to win? Maybe. Who will succeed Capps? Helene? Carbajal? Williams? Someone new? Two years goes by fast and it is already happening today.

SBCC on our radar. This election was a rejection of the current Board and their selection of the President. Gotta go. Then what? SBCC has sort of come on the radar out of nowhere. In the past it was just there. Now it is almost as big as UCSB and lots of controversy. What is the future of this huge entity in our community?

On Capps Survives; Measures P and S Flame Out

Posted on November 4 at 5:45 p.m.

Well in SB the DA has not always been the most popular person around but I am gratified to see both Nick Welsh and of course Pat McKinley praise Sneddon for what he was, a unique member of our community who worked hard and was (almost) universally respected.

On Thomas W. Sneddon, Jr.: 1941 – 2014

Posted on October 31 at 4:07 p.m.

Ankur Patel= lack of credentials to influence this important issue. We are subject to Sacramento politics on water. Someone have a better idea, get elected Governor. Patel is never going to be our Governor.

On Proposition 1: A False Framing of California’s Water Crisis

Posted on October 30 at 5:18 p.m.

After all the hullabalu and all the endorsements on one side and the other, for those of us who know the players, it is very telling that Stan Roden has come out so strongly in favor of Measure P. Andy Caldwell and Jim Thomas and all the other paid prostitutes of the oil industry can say what they will but none of us who know them and know Stan Roden believe they are smarter or better informed than Roden. He was always perceived as conservative and pro-business in his career. Liberal environmentalist do not normally get elected to be the DA. He was one of the most successful civil litigation attorneys in Santa Barbara of his era. He is not getting paid for this. He is doing it because he has done his homework and he is telling us what he thinks. Very persuasive!

On Measure P Protects Santa Barbara County’s Future

Posted on October 12 at 8:44 p.m.

Let us hope the Goleta/Hope Ranch voters are paying attention, Bertrando has outlived his usefulness. We don;t need him dying in office. He has done his service, we need new representation there.

On Goleta Water District Candidates Talk Future of H2O

Posted on October 9 at 8:17 p.m.

Linda is highly respected locally, she has been here through thick and thin and is going nowhere. We are lucky to have her. To change the subject a little, an interesting article in context on MSN today on the very similar measure before the voters in Desey(?) Texas. Same approach, big oil with big money radically afraid that the anti-fracking measure might prevail. I would not bet the house but I would bet $5 bucks Measure P wins and then we will see.

On The Naked Truth

Posted on October 2 at 4:16 a.m.

You mean it is already assumed the two old men are not going to show??

On Debate Scheduled in Goleta Water District Race

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