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 REX OF SB helpful negative off topic

ANSWER: March Edness Day 10

2017-03-20 05:00 AM

UNCLEBILLY: The SMHS picture vexed me, too, but one of my 12-year-old grandsons knew exactly where it was. This is the first time I've ever taken March Edness seriously, and I'm surprised to be as caught up with it as I am. Don't drop out! You can do it!

MFITCH54: Even though I'm a lifelong local, I still don't recognize most of the pictures--until they're published in their entirety the next day, of course.

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 COMMENT 764498 helpful negative off topic

Suspect Arrested for Siphoning Fuel...

2017-03-20 06:18 AM

He was once an upstanding citizen; gainfully employed, productive, and kind. He has fallen far.

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 COMMENT 764499 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 06:24 AM

Supply and demand. I wonder if California's uncontrolled population growth has anything to do with rental rates.

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 COMMENT 764500 helpful negative off topic

Kmart Once FedMart

2017-03-20 06:32 AM

Andy, thank you for correcting my error! I love/hate auto spell correction.

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 COMMENT 764501 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 06:35 AM

The city government of Santa Barbara would do itself a huge service by looking at other cities and metro areas who've created and implemented smart, long-term effective solutions to similar issues. Attempting to impose laws that interfere directly with the free market will never be effective in the long term. I really feel that our largest problem is transportation: by creating a 21st century transportation system, we solve several problems at once. Look at NY- do you see low wage workers marching on NY City Hall, demanding to live anywhere in Manhattan? NO- instead the govt provided an outstanding transportation system, allowing them to travel to good jobs in Manhattan, from affordable residential areas on the outskirts. We all just need to think bigger-

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 COMMENT 764502 helpful negative off topic

The Decline of Arctic Sea Ice

2017-03-20 06:41 AM

Since the last ice age, the sea level has risen about 300 ft. Fred Flintstone was chiefly responsible for that.

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 COMMENT 764503 helpful negative off topic

Closed Road, Open Opportunity

2017-03-20 07:01 AM

That takes me back! Nice pics. Really great to have the whole place sans autos. Those Arizona crossings are a slllliiiipery challenge. Somewhere there's a bike at the bottom of a channel where my friend didn't quite make the leap across the boulders and couldn't hold on to his ride and keep his head above fast moving water. He loved that bike. We all rode home-built mb's and cyclocross in those days because there were none commercially available. A big shout out to the Marin/ Mt. Tam boys for inventing mountain bikes, and IV locals like Wing Bamboo and Jay Carney for opening the door here.

Fond memories of riding over the hill and back on hand-built shockless bikes.

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 COMMENT 764504 helpful negative off topic

Downtown Makeover?

2017-03-20 07:06 AM

The city is just to dam friendly to the bums. Too many services cater to them. Word on the street is SB is a homeless sanctuary. Stop feeding the pigeons if you want to get rid of them.

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 COMMENT 764505 helpful negative off topic

The Purple-Leaf Plum Tree

2017-03-20 07:07 AM

The "orchard" at Fairview/101 was planted early 1980's. I loved the MUS planting combo when there was a well maintained swath of osteospermum beneath, masterful mauve majesty!

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 COMMENT 764506 helpful negative off topic

C.R . Stecyk 111

2017-03-20 07:11 AM

Chacha.. yah Darryl was good friends with Tony Peralta. They use to bomb down State Street back when it went all the way to the Mission (before Los Olivos replaced that section, and State connected instead the Old Stage Coach trail -was old Hollister Ave was renamed to (upper) State)

Little known fact Genis probably didnt pay taxes back then, when he shaped surfboards (under the table)

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 COMMENT 764507 helpful negative off topic

Kmart Once FedMart

2017-03-20 07:14 AM

And now.. time for a Target

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 COMMENT 764508 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 07:17 AM

@499 Back in the 70s "progressives" were very concerned with overpopulation, even voting in a population cap for Santa Barbara. You might ask today's progressives why they now favor endless population growth. Hint: 98% of California's 350,000/yr growth is due to immigration.

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 COMMENT 764509 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 07:22 AM

Be careful what you wish for @473.

It won't be long before service industry pros like the plumber who unclogs your sink and the electrician who fixes your smoke detector are making more than software engineers. Hope you enjoy paying $150/hr for a 45 min service call, or paying $450 and hour for your attorney to sue the guy who comes from Oxnard and does $500 worth of shoddy work on your home.

Signed
Not a renter

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 COMMENT 764510 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 07:37 AM

New York City's population is 70% renters. Those renters continue paying rent after they retire. NYC is $100 billion in debt, with 40% of its population receiving some kind of government handout/subsidy. NYC is a poor choice for someone wishing to showcase the positive aspects of renting. If you cannot afford to buy a house in Santa Barbara, move. If you don't, you will have nothing when you reach retirement age.

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

Local Restaurants Feature Girl Scou...

2017-03-20 07:48 AM

How exciting restaurants are using the GS cookies. When three darling girls came to our home with a little wagon full of cookies there was no way I wouldn't buy a few boxes. They didn't last long, too good to hang on to. 474P explained the type palm oil used in GS cookie ingredients so we can get off the bandwagon on that issue. Congratulations Girls on your 100th anniversary of cookie sales.

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 COMMENT 764512 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 07:58 AM

In response to 508. This is why I left the catholic church when I was 18 because they oppose birth control. The pope needs to have a "divine revelation" that the planet needs to be preserved thus we need to limit not only global warming, but also population growth.

Google population growth rates. This is one of the driving forces behind the migration crises today.

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 3/20/17

2017-03-20 08:00 AM

Roger, I agree Meals on Wheels is important. Not only for delivering food to seniors who may not have dinner otherwise, it also serves to check on people living alone. There could be a dire medical situation no one would notice if not for the volunteers delivering meals. Also, there are lonely seniors who have no other human contact on a daily basis and, although a brief contact, it serves to let them know someone cares.

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 COMMENT 764514 helpful negative off topic

The E-Week Scholarship

2017-03-20 08:07 AM

Congratulations Jeffrey! Thumbs up to you!

@764421 Jeffrey has no relation to Lloyd.

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 MFITCH54 helpful negative off topic

ANSWER: March Edness Day 10

2017-03-20 08:23 AM

e oB: keep playing! It's fun! I like going to the sites once I've figured it out. I see more of my city this time of year.

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 COMMENT 764516 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 08:26 AM

501- no no no, who are you Helene Schneider? This is NOT I repeat NOT Manhattan. We don't want it to be either. Ask most Santa Barbarans if they want underground and above ground rail systems and long long lines of cabs sitting in traffic and buildings so tall you wonder if the sun is even out. Enough with the we need to think bigger because this town isn't going to get bigger. We need to think smaller, in this case I'm going with the less is more and bigger is not always better.

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 CHACHA helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 08:41 AM

492 is live to know where this str hell is.

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 COMMENT 764518 helpful negative off topic

Coast Guard Assists Sailing Vessel

2017-03-20 08:43 AM

Happy ending. Glad we live in a place where this type of rescue is easily possible.

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 CHACHA helpful negative off topic

Coast Guard Assists Sailing Vessel

2017-03-20 08:45 AM

No way, you only call the coast guard if you are in imminent danger of loss or damage to life or vessel. The only way this could have been the case is if the guy was out with no anchor, in which case, buddy, sell the boat, sailing isn't for you.

If he had an anchor he should have anchored to deal with the safety of the boat in the short term and then called a vessel assist company if he was in a hurry to get home--which he would have to pay for, rather ban using public money to bail him out.

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 CHACHA helpful negative off topic

C.R . Stecyk 111

2017-03-20 08:47 AM

506--fascinating, outlaw from the start, I guess.

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 COMMENT 764521 helpful negative off topic

First 5 Santa Barbara Welcomes New ...

2017-03-20 08:50 AM

Prepare for kindergarten??? Isn't being alive and healthy enough? Or do we now have to test them to see if they are up to snuff for the rigors of 4 hours of playing with blocks, listening to storybooks and socializing. Oh my how things have changed.

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 COMMENT 764522 helpful negative off topic

Local Restaurants Feature Girl Scou...

2017-03-20 08:54 AM

The cookies taste like they are 100 years old.

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 COMMENT 764523 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 09:00 AM

Have I missed it, or is there NO discussion about the impact on rental vacancy of SBCC and UCSB growth over the last 20 yrs?? That is the herd of elephants in our living room, Santa Barbara. That, and barbell demographics.

There are no solutions. But there can be thoughtful, considered tradeoffs.

I am a renter now, but 35 yr home owner prior...and I am a landlord, as well, in this community and others.

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 COMMENT 764524 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 09:02 AM

The biggest single problem in SB housing is the 18,848 SBCC students. SBCC is too big, it serves too many students from out of town, and the high rents don't bother them, with parents' help and living like college students two per room. What would happen to the rental market here if 5,000 two bedroom units became vacant? In my uninformed opinion, most SBCC students are not serious, they are just here having a good time, and they give Nothing back to this community. Shut it down! Or at least remember this when you vote to support more out of town students with local bond money.

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 COMMENT 764525 helpful negative off topic

Dog Attack at the Mission Rose Gard...

2017-03-20 09:07 AM

So how much pit blood makes a dog eligible for death? Is it one drop? Sounds very familiar to viewpoints used in the south in the 20th century.

Probably a lot of the people with pits in town shouldn't really have them. They are a little like having a gun in the house, in that their potential for damage is pretty high if they are misused. Like a lot of other big dogs.

If you are willing to kill loving dogs as they lick your face, the shelter would like you to volunteer. The staff there mostly like dogs and hate killing them. Hard to kill things unless they are directly threatening you. At least it is for me.

If you see an unneutered unspayed unlicensed pit bull, that is your chance to make a difference. Report the owner to Animal Control and force them to be a responsible owner.

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 COMMENT 764526 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 09:12 AM

I'm a renter, have a professional career, am a single parent, do not qualify for any government/state assistance, but have considered needing to move because I can no longer afford to live in this area. Which would require my child staying with the other parent because my kid is not allowed to move out of the county according to the courts. I'm essentially stuck in substandard housing if I want to be able to raise my child.

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 SFOLEY helpful negative off topic

Philip S. Gadon

2017-03-20 09:20 AM

Dear Lynn and Shana,
Heartfelt condolences and love from Ed and the entire Edhat community.
- Sue

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 COMMENT 764528 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 3/20/17

2017-03-20 09:29 AM

Agreed. What is this country coming to? For a developed, advanced nation, we sure treat our elderly poorly.

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 COMMENT 764529 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 09:34 AM

Rent control doesnt work. It only creates a select class of people who got lucky while others pay to make up for their fortune. This is the problem with Prop13. People paying a fraction of the costs to support the govt while others make up the massive difference. It kills the promise of the young to have a good future and is totally unfair.

As long as we allow local companies to import their workforce with no added costs, and no burdens, the highways will be clogged and wages will be kept artificially low. The sunshine tax is in full force here.

This is a city of 90k people. Cities, especially ones of our size should not be in the housing business. Why do we have 10k people on the dole in a tourist town that happens to be among the most expensive and desirable places on earth? Makes no sense and is the opposite of fair. Who is going to pay for 30 years of their debt and bad management? Who exactly?

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 COMMENT 764531 helpful negative off topic

Kmart Once FedMart

2017-03-20 09:40 AM

507 I completely agree. That Kmart is disgusting, smells, and makes my eyes water each time I enter. Also, I don't think anyone understands money in that store because you can't check out of a line in under 15 minutes, even if there is 1 person ahead of you. A Target would be a great addition to the area but I don't think the city will allow it because it will take away from small businesses.

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 COMMENT 764532 helpful negative off topic

First 5 Santa Barbara Welcomes New ...

2017-03-20 09:41 AM

This is a wonderful program. If society spent more time and energy on 0-5 year olds, we wouldn't need to spend on jails. Most brain and moral development happen in these years!

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 COMMENT 764533 helpful negative off topic

First 5 Santa Barbara Welcomes New ...

2017-03-20 09:48 AM

521, you are either not a parent or you were one a very long time ago, and do not remember those first years. These are the years when they do the most learning and developing, and their ideas about themselves and the world are formed. Little ones who are active and learning at this age have a leg up for the remainder of their school years.

I know a couple of kids who attended "outdoor" preschools for 2-3 yrs prior to kindergarten. These "schools" were sure a lot of fun (lots of tree climbing, free art/free play, petting goats etc) but provided zero academics. When these kids entered kindergarten, they weren't familiar with structure and didn't even know their ABCs. As a result, they struggled a great deal, and unfortunately continue to.

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 CORKY helpful negative off topic

Coast Guard Assists Sailing Vessel

2017-03-20 09:49 AM

Well, smart to use the flares, and perhaps didn't want to sit out in the cold foggy weather with his dog all night. Years ago our family went camping in the desert and had to take our dog out of the car, because he was so cold. Probably put him in one of our sleeping bags.

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 COMMENT 764535P helpful negative off topic

Kmart Once FedMart

2017-03-20 09:54 AM

The city will not allow it!!!! What is in your head? The city in question is Goleta which has allowed every big box store that has applied. This conspiracy nonsense from those enamored of Target is so tiresome. It's just a business.

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 COMMENT 764536 helpful negative off topic

Overturned Truck on SR-192

2017-03-20 09:54 AM

Monday Monday.

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 LILCHICKEN helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 09:57 AM

526 YES! I agree completely!

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 COMMENT 764538 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 3/20/17

2017-03-20 10:01 AM

Roger my comment to the Box truck incident was simply Monday Monday. That was before i read scanner reports. lol

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 COMMENT 764539P helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 10:04 AM

I like 501's comment about improving transportation to outlying areas. Due to the climate and geography, Santa Barbara real estate will always be high-priced. Our country isn't likely to abandon capitalism. There is only so much subsidized housing that can be built right here; making outlying housing more accessible must be a prime component of any plan. (But of course we can also work to minimize illegal evictions, etc.)

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 COMMENT 764540 helpful negative off topic

Coast Guard Assists Sailing Vessel

2017-03-20 10:06 AM

This event had a happy ending for him, but not for the tax payers. He was in no danger. All he needed to do was anchor for the night and wait for the wind to come up the next morning. He didn't need to be sitting out in the cold. He could have put up his anchor light and stayed inside the cabin. If he has medical issues that prevent staying all night in a sailboat, then he has no business taking this trip.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 10:11 AM

He left in an unknown direction after being discovered...SBPD responding.

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 COMMENT 764542 helpful negative off topic

Downtown Makeover?

2017-03-20 10:15 AM

Someone pissed in the elevator at City lot 9.

Taking my little girls to fiesta 5 for a movie was lol. Park, open elevator piss all over the place. Stairs piss all over the place. Get to the ally next to Marshalls piss spilling out of the city bathroom. Walk 50ft to movie have to say No I don't have any money to 5 pan handlers. Get out of movie repeat No I don't have $$ to 5 pan handlers. 1 had to be on acid or some drug. Get to the stairs reeks like weed oh and piss. Carry girls up the piss steps and run home.

Such good times!

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 COMMENT 764543P helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 10:20 AM

The Streak strikes... was Ethyl there?

All kidding aside, I hope they catch this guy....

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 COMMENT 764544 helpful negative off topic

Early Morning Concrete Pouring

2017-03-20 10:23 AM

Just found this on the web for City of Santa Barbara:

9.16.040 Construction Work at Night Prohibited.
It shall be unlawful for any person, between the hours of 8:00 P.M. of any day and 7:00 A.M. of the following day
to erect, construct, demolish, excavate for, alter or repair any building or structure unless a special permit has been
applied for and granted by the Chief Building Official.

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 10:25 AM

He'll likely not have a job now.

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 COMMENT 764546 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 10:26 AM

Hope he was just taking a shower.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 10:26 AM

More than likely it's not the only shower he has used.

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 COMMENT 764548 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 3/20/17

2017-03-20 10:27 AM

You don't need government to feed people. You can do it all on your own.

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 COMMENT 764549P helpful negative off topic

Early Morning Concrete Pouring

2017-03-20 10:27 AM

"Book 'em, Danno!"

Talk about a total misfire here.

It's time to hire ace attorney, Jackie Chiles.

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 COMMENT 764550 helpful negative off topic

Early Morning Concrete Pouring

2017-03-20 10:28 AM

There has to be more to that code, its a bit vague. I would think that is more specific to residential areas. Not downtown among shops, hotels, and tourist attractions. I live 3 blocks from the construction, I did not hear a thing last night. 140 trucks? maybe 4?

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 3/20/17

2017-03-20 10:29 AM

Where were you when these people were feeding the government out of their paychecks?

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 COMMENT 764552 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 10:30 AM

It is past time for the City Council take this issue on.

More than 1/13 of economy that relies on low wage service jobs and we need to develop policies that create housing for everyone, not just the top 20%.

But more importantly, we need to discover ways to increase high wages jobs in an area like Santa Barbara and train the people already here for these jobs.

I support ANY Ordinance that will help renters.

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

Coast Guard Assists Sailing Vessel

2017-03-20 10:31 AM

It must be wonderful to be a critic! So easy make light of other's choices. I guess only the perfect people can do this.

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 MFITCH54 helpful negative off topic

ANSWER: March Edness Day 10

2017-03-20 10:35 AM

Rex of SB: oops, I typo'd your name.

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 COMMENT 764555 helpful negative off topic

Early Morning Concrete Pouring

2017-03-20 10:35 AM

They probably have a permit.

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 COMMENT 764556 helpful negative off topic

Early Morning Concrete Pouring

2017-03-20 10:45 AM

Guaranteed that this project got a special permit. It's a bummer for you, but the rest of us don't want 140 concrete trucks clogging streets during business hours. Expect to be sorely disappointment when you research a permit and found that they got one.

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 COMMENT 764557 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 10:50 AM

As a renter, who thought rents were fairly decent for many years, what I have seen in the last few years is nonsustainable. People will not drive here from Oxnard or Lompoc for low paying service jobs. Even people in the middle class cannot afford it here anymore. That is why you see so many empty storefronts and failing businesses. We have noticed a decrease in applicants for entry level office assistant type openings as well - few years back we'd be flooded with resumes now, we are lucky to get 1-2 per week. And as a renter I too am considering moving out of SB. It is not worth it. One can always visit on vacation, but there are lots of other place to do that as well.

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 COMMENT 764558 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 11:03 AM

We have a WAGE issue!

If we have a large portion of people with LOW WAGES we will have huge issues with affordable housing.

We have pushed Middle Income earners out. No wonder the Downtown is suffering. Are they asking the right questions for their study? - Probably not. They should be asking what happened to our economy in Santa Barbara. They should ask if a lack of housing and increased rents is contributing to the demise of the downtown. They should ask if their businesses that rely on low wage employees are contributing to the death of of the Downtown.

The root of the issue is WAGES. Santa Barbara must develop strategies that will create jobs with higher wages.

We should create a local tax that makes it less attractive to keep storefronts vacant and to develop more commercial spaces.

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 COMMENT 764560 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 11:04 AM

Who showers with clothes on?

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 MOARTS51 helpful negative off topic

Figueroa Mountain Wildflower Update...

2017-03-20 11:08 AM

Outstanding update!

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 COMMENT 764562 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 11:14 AM

He was just making sure the shower drain worked properly! Can't make this stuff up...

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 COMMENT 764563 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 11:16 AM

Can we have a name, please?

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 COMMENT 764564 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 11:28 AM

WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?!?!?

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 COMMENT 764566 helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 3/20/17

2017-03-20 11:31 AM

You have to be a special kind of low level idiot to resort to stealing a bong. Wow.

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 COMMENT 764567P helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 11:32 AM

I'd be pretty p. o. if the guy was using my expensive organic body wash and organic shampoo and organic creme rinse. Some jerks are just too cheap to buy their own stuff.

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 COMMENT 764568 helpful negative off topic

Johnston Elected to SB Symphony Boa...

2017-03-20 11:32 AM

What's the definition of an optimist? An oboist with a mortgage.

Why was the oboist arrested? Because she was always in treble.

Should I quit now?

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 COMMENT 764569 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 11:34 AM

perhaps he is one of our many working homeless people trying to just have a shower. We need shower and laundry facilities for our homeless population. Perhaps he is not some weird creep...just some one struggling to get by...or...if he is a weird sicko..lock him up...

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 COMMENT 764570 helpful negative off topic

Coast Guard Assists Sailing Vessel

2017-03-20 11:34 AM

No, people who own cars and don't expect free towing service grouse a bit when boat owners get free taxpayer-paid towing and seaside service. But it's OK, it's pretty minor in the overall scheme of things.

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 COMMENT 764571P helpful negative off topic

Early Morning Concrete Pouring

2017-03-20 11:35 AM

I sympathize. What a drag. Like as not unpermitted. Call public works and ask.

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 COMMENT 764572 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 11:35 AM

The way it is written that he was "caught" makes me think he is doing this covertly. I would guess the maintenance man is currently without a home and this is his current practice. I am not implying in any way that this behavior should be condoned.

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 COMMENT 764573P helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 11:37 AM

564, unrestrained egos..... would be my guess....

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 COMMENT 764574P helpful negative off topic

Early Morning Concrete Pouring

2017-03-20 11:39 AM

564-5388. City Public Works. Closed this Friday.

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 COMMENT 764575 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 11:41 AM

@569 no we don't. Just another way to make it easier and cushy to live in SB for free.

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 COMMENT 764576 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 11:43 AM

From a landlords perspective, I am barely hanging on to my property since I was laid off my job here in Santa Barbara several years ago after twenty years and am now on a fixed income. I am very fortunate that I have a rental on the same property where I live. Believe me I am very grateful and I try to treat my tenants with respect regarding rent increases and fixing things in a timely manner. The reality is that I still have a mortgage payment, the property taxes don't stop going up, the water/sewer/trash bills (which I pay) increased several times last year and the insurance to protect my property so we have a place to live keeps going up. My tenants have been with me for a long time but I had to raise the rent again this year (less than 10%) so I can continue to pay the bills. Not all landlords are greedy. It's a matter of economics.

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 COMMENT 764577 helpful negative off topic

Early Morning Concrete Pouring

2017-03-20 11:44 AM

140 trucks worth of mix is also being inspected while pouring and quite likely the timing was required by the city and a long time in planning

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 COMMENT 764578 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 11:48 AM

** Rent Stabilization = Ownership Suicide

To all home owners who rent out their houses - sell if this is gonna pass.

It is impossibly easy for tenants to swindle home owners with rent stabilization.

Example - Rent a place, become a "legal" nuisance (loud music, food for rats, clog plumbing etc) and then make money getting kicked out. (moving costs, two months rent etc).

As well, losing control of your property.

Example - Mandatory 12 month leases, you can no longer go away for a month or two and rent your house.

Honestly, SB, capitalism is the system, for better or worse, and in it, supply and demand dictates price.

If you want lower rents, strip mine the mountains, cover the beach with oil, build massive housing complexes, you'll lower the rent.

Rent Stabilization = Ownership Suicide

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 COMMENT 764579P helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 11:57 AM

Will that woman ever feel safe again in her apartment? The maintenance men have complete access?

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Scanner Reports 3/20/17

2017-03-20 12:01 PM

I found one in a dumpster once and it got me high for 6 months.

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 COMMENT 764581 helpful negative off topic

Early Morning Concrete Pouring

2017-03-20 12:02 PM

140 trucks seemed like an exaggeration, until I did the math...
140 trucks * 10 cu yd/truck * 27 cu ft/cu yd = 37800 cu ft.

A 6" slab that uses 37800 cu ft of concrete is 75600 sq ft of slab area. Which makes it about 275 feet on a side (if it was square).

That's a big pour! No wonder they had to go all night.

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 COMMENT 764582 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 12:03 PM

It is interesting to see how humans tend to go to the extreme and mostly negative when something occurs that they know at most a snippet of information. I wonder if the people posting could think of something other than the most extremely negative scenarios?

Perhaps the guy was working in someones apartment for hours and got debris/grease/etc. all over him? There are numerous scenarios for the maintenance man to have to shower.

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 COMMENT 764583 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 12:05 PM

I don't think many people are screaming for tight rent control--just some measures that will stop some of the absurdity. My rent was raised 47% in one go last year. I'd like to see a cap on increases--something that allows for quite generous raises, say up to 25% per year, but that prohibits sudden extreme jumps like what I faced.
PS. I moved.
PPS. Yes, I'm thinking of leaving this town.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 12:07 PM

Will if the case is that he is homeless and needed a shower why doesn't he go to the East Beach Bath House or get a membership to the YMCA? How about the Carrillo building? I used those showers fror 3 years...Why take a shower in a woman's rented apartment without her knowledge till she caught him? Creep...How about using the managers apartment or washing off with the garden hose....There is no excuse.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 12:11 PM

@582 Not without the renters knowledge and nothing was said about work being done in the apartment and if there was there would be a 24 hour notice...None of that was mentioned all that was said was the Apartment complex's maintenance man was caught using a renters shower the renter being a woman and she walked in and caught him in her shower.

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 COMMENT 764586 helpful negative off topic

Overturned Truck on SR-192

2017-03-20 12:44 PM

For people traveling in the area, there is a road closed/detour sign on East Valley Rd at Ortega Ridge Rd, but East Valley is open to at least Toro County Park Rd. If live on Ladera or Upper Toro Canyon rd and try to follow the detour signs, you will end below the accident and cannot get up to the Ladera area. Its a very poor job of signage that can lead to a run around if you live in the area.

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 COMMENT 764587 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 12:49 PM

We don't necessarily even know what he was doing in there. Maybe he was caught nudie by surprise and jumped in the shower to hide.

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 COMMENT 764588 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 01:00 PM

576-Then you are part of the problem too, you just basically admitted that you have to keep raising your renters to be able to cover your own house. Like others have mentioned if you cant afford to live here consider your options.

Times your situation by thousands in addition to greedy landlords/slumlords and we have the Santa Barbara rent problem.

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 CORKY helpful negative off topic

Kmart Once FedMart

2017-03-20 01:02 PM

Yes, I remember FedMart off Fairview beach side.

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 COMMENT 764590 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 01:05 PM

@582, even if your scenario is correct, that does not excuse any repairman using a homeowner's or tenant's shower without prior permission, which it does not appear was given. Please expand on other of your numerous scenarios which you consider this behavior to be ok.

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 COMMENT 764591 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 01:05 PM

More Government Control.

Cool.

All so the the government (city council + friends) keep away any sort of control over their own salaries etc.

America, this so called Freedom you cherish, is getting hacked away by so called improvements.

Rent Stabilization is a fancy name for Government Intervention.

Too much already, we don't need even more.

And to those who think this will solve a problem, the gov stopped solving problems long ago.

Like every other government intervention (from invading Iraq to banning religions etc), the only "problem" this will solve (temporarily) is their thirst for money, power, and control.

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 COMMENT 764592P helpful negative off topic

Coast Guard Assists Sailing Vessel

2017-03-20 01:13 PM

Oh for Peet's sake! Every time there is a rescue of any kind, the same people (I just know it is) whank about it. Maybe everyone should be like them and sit at home criticizing other people online and never get out of the house and do anything.

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 COMMENT 764593 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 01:14 PM

What a nightmare! It's tough to figure out a way to stay in this good climate city unless you were lucky enough to buy before the prices went ballistic. I came in 98 when you could still buy a house for $250K. Now a 1-bdr duplex with a minimal yard on a busy street is selling for $753K.

Hard to know what the City can do about it, except continue to get rid of parking spaces and allow people to cram into small rentals to make it less desirable for working people to live here. How's that working for you?

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 COMMENT 764594 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 01:20 PM

@582 ummmmm there's no good reason for this maintenance man to have taken a shower in this woman's private home without permission. Or be doing anything other than maintenance work that the tenant should have had prior knowledge of. Wtf?!

@587 and what good reason would there be for him to be "nudie" in this woman's home?! Ew.

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 COMMENT 764595P helpful negative off topic

2 Brothers Arrested in Early Mornin...

2017-03-20 01:20 PM

Where are the mugs of these two cutie pies?

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 COMMENT 764596P helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 01:23 PM

582 . . .Your comment is priceless.

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 COMMENT 764597 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 01:28 PM

Maybe we can do like Zihuatanejo or Paris - build high rise workforce housing on the outskirts of town, where gangs and drug dealing is a way of life, and the safest place to dry your laundry is off your little deck. Or, maybe like Waikoloa, HI, where the maids and gardeners take two-hour each way bus rides to work from Hilo. These are the grimmer alternatives to providing reasonable in-place workforce housing. Making it more miserable to be a landlord is probably not a good solution.

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 COMMENT 764598P helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 01:29 PM

582 :
I'm sure you'd be overjoyed if it happened in YOUR wife's shower, right ?

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 COMMENT 764599P helpful negative off topic

World TB Day

2017-03-20 01:30 PM

A very nasty disease. My white, middle-class, educated pal almost died of it. He loaned the use of his couch to someone he should not have for a month. Did not know any better.

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 COMMENT 764600 helpful negative off topic

Early Morning Concrete Pouring

2017-03-20 01:35 PM

Pouring concrete on a monday at 3-5am has got to be expensive. I bet that normal daylight traffic might slow down the pouring process especially if 140 trucks are involved. Yes, this was pre-planned and pre-arranged.

Question.... how far and wide do they have to order to get 140 concrete trucks to deliver all at once? And how long is the concrete going to remain fluid before the 140th truck can deliver its load? I bet they gained a few hours due to the cool of the night.

Shame about the exaggeration as it taints the judgement behind the entire post.

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 COMMENT 764601P helpful negative off topic

Spring Has Sprung

2017-03-20 01:37 PM

William, very nice.... thanks. Jonathan looks great....

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 COMMENT 764602 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 01:38 PM

@Rodger and others

Rodger - you just pick stuff up off the scanner. Do you want to tell how much data is pushed across on the scanner? I seriously doubt that anything was mentioned with any form of depth. Isn't this why the police go to the location, you know to INVESTIGATE?

The rest - you have no idea yet still. You assume that there is just ONE tenant in the apartment. There are plenty of situations in that complex where there are 3-4 people living there. So it EASILY could have been noticed and said, go ahead do repairs.

And as far as washing up? If I spent 4 hours working in an apartment covered with metal shavings, grease, etc, hell yeah, I would want to wash that off of me.

But back to the hilarity of the lynch mob. Notice how no one was arrested?

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 COMMENT 764603 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 01:39 PM

582s comment proves why this guy thought it'd be alright if he took a shower at a random house he was working at.

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 CHACHA helpful negative off topic

Coast Guard Assists Sailing Vessel

2017-03-20 01:40 PM

592, sorry it offends you. As someone with a lot of experience on the water, it bugs me when people use resources which are intended to be deployed in emergencies (A helicopter PLUS a response boat) because they are impatient. It's like calling 911 if you get lost. That should not be your first call.

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 COMMENT 764605 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 01:50 PM

Here's my proposal that would set a 10-yr agenda and prioritize the top 3 or 4 things we need accomplished:

1) Infrastructure improvements - fix the roads, water systems, improve our park & rec area.

2) Affordable & safe housing -Limit STR's, limit student enrollment at SBCC, replace a few city owned parking garages and build low to moderate income apartments, rezone areas for multi-family housing, lower development fees for new residential projects, and fast-track projects through planning department to speed the process along.

3) Improve the retail tax base by closing off lower State St., build apartments or condos above retail and start a new downtown business association that would focus on revitalizing the downtown area.

4) Reduce crime - get tough of gangs and homelessness

The only time government can be part of the solution is when they realize they can't solve everyone's problems.

WE NEED TO PRIORITIZE AND THINK LONG-TERM!

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 COMMENT 764606 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 01:50 PM

More reasons to own a firearm.

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 COMMENT 764607 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 01:53 PM

558, I disagree. Yes, we need better jobs and higher wage here, of course. But what's happening now is a rent spike, and everyone is trying to cash in. A lot of evictions are happening so the landlord can rent that $1,400 apartment for $2,000 without having to make any repairs. The newly evicted tenant discovers to their horror that $2,000 is pretty much the new floor on all rentals. A hundreds-of-dollars increase per month on rent is a major hit to your monthly finances even if you're making decent money. My crappy previous residence - an old 2 bedroom in a bad neighborhood is a case in point:
2008: $800 (family evicted under new owner)
2009: $1,500 (new tenant = me)
2015: I was evicted so they could get $1,900
2017: listed on Craigslist for $2,500

This is just price-spiking and they're charging it because they can. It's happening all over town.

By comparison, whose wages have escalated as dramatically in that time?

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 COMMENT 764608 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 01:57 PM

The beauty of following scanner calls is the absolute fantastical scenarios that are repeated without question.

Who was the reporting party? The lady of the house? How did she know the man in her shower was the maintenance man but couldn't tell which direction he ran off in? If she recognized him wouldn't he have an apt in the same building?

Did he dry off properly and dress before he took off? Did he leave any tools behind? Clothes? Ridiculous especially since Roger and the lynch mob love to spin the perv angle at every opportunity.

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 COMMENT 764609 helpful negative off topic

Night and Day

2017-03-20 02:07 PM

Dreamy twilight-y photos. Thanks!

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 COMMENT 764610 helpful negative off topic

Early Morning Concrete Pouring

2017-03-20 02:11 PM

They don't have to go far or wide as any of the larger local PCC batch plants can run continuously. With a large pour like this it requires a concrete pump which takes several minutes to empty one truck so you certainly don't want 140 trucks waiting. Also Caltrans specs which the City and County use require all concrete to be discharged within 1&1/2 hours or 250 revolutions of the drum or blades after the introduction of the cement to the aggregates so you can't have more than a few trucks waiting. Retired Co. Const. Engr.

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 COMMENT 764611 helpful negative off topic

World TB Day

2017-03-20 02:11 PM

I didn't realize TB was still a problem here.

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 COMMENT 764612 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 02:16 PM

Collectively, just another example why this period in history will never be given the title 'The Second Age of Reason'.

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 COMMENT 764613 helpful negative off topic

Name That Tune That Features This C...

2017-03-20 02:17 PM

Alligator lizards

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 COMMENT 764614 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 02:18 PM

there's a big difference between using the shower and using one's toothbrush...

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 COMMENT 764615 helpful negative off topic

Name That Tune That Features This C...

2017-03-20 02:20 PM

Ventura Highway

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 COMMENT 764616 helpful negative off topic

Dog Attack at the Mission Rose Gard...

2017-03-20 02:20 PM

Thank you 404. I don't think that could be said with more grace and accuracy. Richy--- If folks will fight tooth and nail to maintain ownership of their weapons- people that have no feelings, about killing and injuring others at a higher rate than any animal- I will fight tooth and nail for the innocent lives that are abused and reputations tarnished by irresponsible owners. The main difference I see here is one is 100% natural that has a right to life and one is a hunk of metal. In the wrong hands, with the wrong person, both outcomes can be dangerous.

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 COMMENT 764617 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 02:21 PM

I,ll take sexual deviant for $500 Bob If there is a justified act here I can not see it .

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 COMMENT 764618 helpful negative off topic

Early Morning Concrete Pouring

2017-03-20 02:23 PM

OP does not say 140 trucks were lined up to dispense concrete. Could have been much fewer trucks making multiple trips? I still do not see that the 2 hour window is enough time to empty 140 trucks.

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 COMMENT 764619P helpful negative off topic

Name That Tune That Features This C...

2017-03-20 02:26 PM

'Merica

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 COMMENT 764620 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 02:29 PM

Not surprised how many kooks on EdHat are trying to rationalize a man naked in the shower of someone's home with no permission to be doing so.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 02:31 PM

@582 and @602....Yep your right just report what I hear on the scanner I would assume there would be no arrest because the victim said the naked man took off in an unknown direction. The only kind of people I know of who get offended by calls like this are offenders themselves. When I post these calls I leave out personal information as the police have to conduct an investigation when their investigation is complete maybe another news source will release the story. I think it's important that potential victims be warned that there are people like this in the areas they have offended. A subject taking a shower without permission of a renter in their apartment weather or not they did work or not is an offender. "Roger and the Lynch Mob" Sounds like a cool rock group...But who is lynching who Folks are sharing their opinions is all...

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 COMMENT 764622 helpful negative off topic

Early Morning Concrete Pouring

2017-03-20 02:34 PM

Welcome to the neighborhood... You're clearly new down here. Yes, they have special permission, and there wasn't 140 trucks, just constant rotation... Perhaps you meant 140 truckloads? Just be glad you weren't here during the caisson drilling or the creek shoring! Anyway, perpetual construction is just part of the charm of the area, it makes it funky, see?

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 COMMENT 764623 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 02:51 PM

597-There are no "outskirts" there are the mountains and the ocean or else your now in another city, seriously people,Santa Bubble is tiny. It's just a tiny little inch of earth, that's all.

Rent is mess in this town, I've heard you get what you pay for but most of the apartments in this town are pretty run down, shoddily repaired and not worth the big bucks they go for.

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 COMMENT 764624 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 02:52 PM

582... wow, for the win! I really hope you aren't for real.

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 COMMENT 764625 helpful negative off topic

Early Morning Concrete Pouring

2017-03-20 02:55 PM

If that's the only thing that you have to complain about, then you've got a pretty good life. If you're a light sleeper it's ONE night of inconvenience, but look at it this way; the economy is still working, people are employed, plus there will be even more jobs in the future, and they're not snarling traffic during the daytime. A small price to pay.

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 COMMENT 764626 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 02:57 PM

508, good point about overpopulation and the "progressives". CAUSE is the organization advocating for these measures; CAUSE also is advocating for those here illegally. Approximate 10% of Santa Barbara and LA are here illegally. Cognitive dissonance!

...Many, worried about this new administration, are leaving, more undercover or leaving, with school population declining. It may be that the rental situation will ease even without these measures. ...I doubt it, though, because SB and the CA coast in general remain extremely desirable. It would be interesting to know about the rents in other California small cities; are they comparable or less?

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 COMMENT 764627 helpful negative off topic

Coast Guard Assists Sailing Vessel

2017-03-20 03:05 PM

It was midnight, in very heavy fog, and he didn't know where he was. The article said he also had electrical issues, which might mean no light or pumps, etc., right? Isn't this an emergency, if not for him then conceivably for other boats in the area? I don't know anything about boating but it's seems to facile to say "he was in no danger" in those conditions. Anyway I doubt the Harbor Patrol would have mobilized all those resources unless they thought it was justified.

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 COMMENT 764628 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 03:14 PM

It's difficult to grasp the cause of this situation. Our apartment building gives 24 hour notice if there is work to be done. Always 2 workers arrive and always fully clothed. This scenario simply does not make sense.

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 COMMENT 764629 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 03:16 PM

@628, simple ... the maintenance man could be a total perv, saw the woman leave home, popped in to perv out in her shower and got caught.

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 COMMENT 764631 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 03:19 PM

My landlord informed me that he was selling his home, so I lost mine. After looking for almost 2 months I finally secured a new place to live and just before I moved in my new landlord reneged. - She decided that she had "under-valued" the rental and either wants me to pay another $450-$500 per month or I can keep looking.

I will be homeless in 13 days.

What has happened to our society?

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 COMMENT 764632 helpful negative off topic

Downtown Makeover?

2017-03-20 03:19 PM

I used to work, shop, eat, go to the gym and the library and movies DT. No more. Even though my work is still close (walking distance) I don't shop or go DT anymore. Too many creeps accosting you for $, disturbed ppl screaming obscenities at no one, etc. Last time I had to go to the City Offices I ended up with feces on my shoes. No thanks! I'll drive to Goleta for the gym and library and shopping, thanks!

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 KINGSFAN helpful negative off topic

2 Brothers Arrested in Early Mornin...

2017-03-20 03:25 PM

Good for the female victim to still keep her wits about her to get the plate numbers. Without that, those aholes would still be out there terrorizing someone else.

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 KINGSFAN helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 03:31 PM

Right on 606!

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 COMMENT 764635 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 03:51 PM

As a renter, it is horrifying. Just wretched.

Hey homeowners - when did it become the norm for YOU to be entitled to having all of YOUR payments covered? When did it become the responsibility of the RENTER to cover YOUR mortgage and taxes?

How about you go out and get a job to support your own ownership, rather than expecting non-homeowners to SUBSIDIZE YOUR PURCHASE?

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 COMMENT 764636 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 04:11 PM

@635

If you're so bent, why didn't you get your stuff together and buy your own home? We do need to pay higher wages to the QUALITY people who work here so they can.

but....

THERE ARE TOO MANY PEOPLE HERE!!

We need to stop the developers and re-adjust so that the cream-of-the-crop who contribute value to our town (across the spectrum) can thrive.

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 COMMENT 764637 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 04:15 PM

635- If this were an investigation I would say you just made a major break in the case!!

I agree 1000% this madness needs to end or the city of Santa Barbara can kiss the entire service industry goodbye. Who will serve you when you've forced them all out?

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 COMMENT 764638 helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 04:28 PM

this is true roger anyone trying to defend this sort of behavior themselves has a guilty conscience and probably behaves similarly. it is amazing what some accept nowadays. no, there is no excuse for anyone to be naked in my shower especially an employee of the complex who i'm supposed to trust! this is actually a crime!

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 COMMENT 764639 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 04:30 PM

For years Santa Barbara rents were very low compared to LA, SF, and NYC. You folks had a great deal. Now rents are catching up to big city rents, which makes perfect sense. I always wondering why rents were so affordable here. The market is finally catching up. It always does.

Rent control is a nightmare that would make it even harder for young people to find housing.

Forget about it!

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 COMMENT 764640P helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 04:30 PM

If a landlord bought the property several years ago, he might be able to offer reasonable rentals. If he bought it recently, his mortgage and other costs are so high that he has to charge high rents. Housing here just costs way too much, whether you are a buyer or a renter. Renters do need protection from abusive landlords, but we can't expect landlords to be philanthropists.

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 COMMENT 764641 helpful negative off topic

Funeral Procession on the Freeway?

2017-03-20 04:35 PM

I wouldn't worry about it too much.

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 COMMENT 764643 helpful negative off topic

Funeral Procession on the Freeway?

2017-03-20 04:38 PM

It sounds like an official funeral procession. You would only need to get out of the way if they were sounding sirens as well.

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 COMMENT 764644 helpful negative off topic

Funeral Procession on the Freeway?

2017-03-20 04:41 PM

Not worth arguing, they will do what they want when want right or wrong. They will find a way to make it your obligation to move out of the way.

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 COMMENT 764646P helpful negative off topic

The Decline of Arctic Sea Ice

2017-03-20 04:46 PM

We're reaping the benefits of the decades-long Republican policy of denigrating science and education.

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 COMMENT 764647 helpful negative off topic

Funeral Procession on the Freeway?

2017-03-20 04:48 PM

You need to yield right of way to any funeral procession. You don't need to completely stop on the freeway, just move over and slow down. In certain states, perhaps even California, they can continue through red lights and you must yield even if they aren't cops or including cop cars in the motorcade.

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 COMMENT 764648P helpful negative off topic

Dog Attack at the Mission Rose Gard...

2017-03-20 04:49 PM

Believing that dangerous things, animate and inanimate, are harmless, is delusional.

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 COMMENT 764649P helpful negative off topic

Night and Day

2017-03-20 04:54 PM

nice sunset

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 04:54 PM

If the tenant approved of the shower why did she call the police and say she caught the Apartment complex's Maintenance man in her shower naked? And yes "The only people I know who get offended by these calls are offenders themselves..." Yep totally true of course some say it's not true....Controlling people enjoy putting others down in a friendly manner..Guess all you want you don't know me.

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 COMMENT 764651 helpful negative off topic

Funeral Procession on the Freeway?

2017-03-20 04:59 PM

Get in front of them, drive real slow and keep your turn signal on the whole time. It's what my Grandmother used to do when confronted by dilemmas.

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 COMMENT 764652 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 05:00 PM

639-LA= 400-500 square miles

SF= 232 square miles

NYC=468 square miles

Santa Barbara= 40 square miles!!!!!!!!

Us folks had a great deal? What are you talking about?

How the hell can you even compare 40 sq mi to LA, SF, NYC? We are tiny, NO the market is not "catching up" landlords are greedy. This is the beginning of the downfall of this town, just wait.

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 COMMENT 764653 helpful negative off topic

Name That Tune That Features This C...

2017-03-20 05:11 PM

Alligator lizards in the air... in the aaaaaiiiiiiiiir... doo doo dut

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 COMMENT 764654 helpful negative off topic

Funeral Procession on the Freeway?

2017-03-20 05:25 PM

Thanks for making me LOL, 651, silly.

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

Maintenance Man Caught in Shower

2017-03-20 05:29 PM

So, Roger reports the scanner news. I can't imagine why someone thinks he has no right to express his opinion of a situation. I figure Roger is an Edhat community member and has the same rights all of us have to comment. Seems to me the crudest responses come from people who, unfortunately, are too poor to spend $1.00 a week to actually become paid community members.

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 COMMENT 764656 helpful negative off topic

Funeral Procession on the Freeway?

2017-03-20 05:30 PM

Typical. No respect unless it you or yours.

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 COMMENT 764657 helpful negative off topic

Funeral Procession on the Freeway?

2017-03-20 05:36 PM

644, way to find an opportunity to make a dig.

647 is correct.

651, while irreverent, you are partially right. You forgot the part about blasting your windshield washer fluid :)

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Early Morning Concrete Pouring

2017-03-20 05:38 PM

This sounds like an awesome sight. If it kept you awake, you should have taken advantage and set up a camera for a time lapse video!

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Name That Tune That Features This C...

2017-03-20 05:39 PM

This is the time of year when the lady lizards of this species hunt up a place to lay their eggs. I used to see them in the garage a lot in march but the last few years I have had a few walk in the house.

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 COMMENT 764660 helpful negative off topic

Funeral Procession on the Freeway?

2017-03-20 05:53 PM

657-I might have dug but I'm definitely not wrong.

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City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 05:56 PM

You can thank the Fed for the housing bubble we are in. Artificially low interest rates caused by the historically low yield in government bonds has pushed capitalization rates so low which in turn drives up values on income properties. Also, people with cash looking for a better return than what they get from their bank on CD's and savings, but who don't want the risk of stocks have piled into the single-family housing rental market, again pushing up prices, thus pushing up rental rates.

Socialist Solution - Rent control, and make a new law mandating all single-family homes be owner occupied.

Capitalist Solution - Allow more residential development to increase supply and eventually find balance with demand.

Hey SB, pick your poison!

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Dog Attack at the Mission Rose Gard...

2017-03-20 06:08 PM

Hysteria. Go outdoors to a park, turn on Netflix, and live your life. They're just a dog.

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How the City Council Spends Time

2017-03-20 06:16 PM

Well 624P, I was actually suggesting that the video wasn't considering the years of meetings on desal. And you are right, there's nothing like the full thing in real time. At least if you were there as it happened you would have company in your misery.
Gummint is for and by the people who show up. It isn't enough to just pay your taxes and expect things to happen the way you think is right.

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Possible Structure Fire on Picasso

2017-03-20 06:42 PM

Smoke from a window alarm going off..

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Battery Assault at Beach

2017-03-20 06:43 PM

Victim knows attackers personal dispute from what I've gathered.

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 COMMENT 764666 helpful negative off topic

Possible Structure Fire on Picasso

2017-03-20 06:54 PM

I heard all of the sirens and was wondering....

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Possible Structure Fire on Picasso

2017-03-20 07:18 PM

It's on SBCO Fire Twitter also that is another place you can look just to let you know but it's usually North of Santa Barbara Goleta, Noleta on up...

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 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

Possible Structure Fire on Picasso

2017-03-20 07:19 PM

Might have been small or food on the stove because there is no code 20 Media notice on it...

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Dog Attack at the Mission Rose Gard...

2017-03-20 07:23 PM

8 million pitbulls woke up today, licked their owners happily, ate, slept, played, and went on about their lives.

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 COMMENT 764670 helpful negative off topic

Funeral Procession on the Freeway?

2017-03-20 07:23 PM

660... no one is EVER wrong, not by their view anyway.

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 DEEKER helpful negative off topic

Spring Has Sprung

2017-03-20 07:38 PM

Cool photo of the gull!

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 COMMENT 764672 helpful negative off topic

Early Morning Concrete Pouring

2017-03-20 07:56 PM

610 here, as for the last couple of comments, correct, any contracted supplier supplier here would only have or need a half dozen or less trucks for a 2 hour pour and there is no way there was anywhere close to 140 loads as at the fastest they could empty into the pump it would take 24 hrs. for that many loads to be emptied. Must have counted the same truck pulling up, backing in and leaving for 3 times actual and embellished that considerably.

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 COMMENT 764673 helpful negative off topic

Funeral Procession on the Freeway?

2017-03-20 08:08 PM

Original poster - this is addressed in the DMV handbook. I remembered this from taking my driving test in 1986. I just looked it up on Google, and the information hasn't changed. Here you go

"Do not block or hinder a funeral procession. Vehicles taking part in a funeral procession have the right-of-way, and if you interfere, obstruct, or interrupt the funeral procession, you are subject to a citation (CVC §2817). A funeral procession is led by a traffic officer. All vehicles taking part in the procession have windshield markers to identify them and have their headlights on."

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 COMMENT 764674 helpful negative off topic

Funeral Procession on the Freeway?

2017-03-20 08:18 PM

Have we lost a thought process called commonsense? If it's really that difficult while driving to be aware, alert, and driving defensively maybe it's time to re read DMV pamphlet or stop driving if you don't know. You have a license, so it should not be a question.

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 COMMENT 764675 helpful negative off topic

Funeral Procession on the Freeway?

2017-03-20 08:33 PM

Authoritative answer from Calif Driver's Handbook: "Do not block or hinder a funeral procession. Vehicles taking part in a funeral procession have the right-of-way, and if you interfere, obstruct, or interrupt the funeral procession, you are subject to a citation (CVC §2817). A funeral procession is led by a traffic officer. All vehicles taking part in the procession have windshield markers to identify them and have their headlights on."

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 COMMENT 764676 helpful negative off topic

City Council to Discuss Tenant Righ...

2017-03-20 08:41 PM

I have rented my current apartment for 5 years now, paid almost 100k in rent so far. I try to help around the property, landscaped my own yard. Help other tenants with minor issues. And repaired problems in my own unit.

When I write my rent check, and deduct for my time and effort.

My landlord threatens to evict me for not paying the full amount, even though I told him/ discussed making repairs/ improvements.

So no, being a model tenant is not always the answer. An no, there is no "ownership suicide", there is greed though.

Just because I buy a car, paint it, put rims on it. Doesn't mean I can ask as much as a Ferrari costs when I sell it. It's still a 20yr old Toyota. And my apartment is still 60yrs old, with 15 coats of paint sealing the windows shut.

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Name That Tune That Features This C...

2017-03-20 08:57 PM

Ventura Highwaaaaaay in the sunshiiiine

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 COMMENT 764678P helpful negative off topic

Night and Day

2017-03-20 09:42 PM

That last one is so green!

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Animal Control Responds to Stray Po...

2017-03-20 09:48 PM

Today my friend said he saw a 35 lbs or so Poodle-looking maybe Labradoodle breed dog run across Foothill at Ontare. He said the dog was lucky there were no cars. The dog then ran down a long driveway. So glad the dog wasn't hit.

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 COMMENT 764680P helpful negative off topic

Battery Assault at Beach

2017-03-20 09:49 PM

Why do the police allow tent camping on the beach right there at the end of Milpas St? Sometimes I see three or four tents there, after dark.

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Name That Tune That Features This C...

2017-03-20 09:52 PM

There would be a lot more Alligator lizards in my yard, if my jerk neighbors kept their three cats off my land.

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