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Hollywood-Like Glamour

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 COMMENT 367396 helpful negative off topic

2013-01-25 12:01 PM

Cool pic. Been meaning to ask, whose flags are currently on State Street (visible in this picture). It looks kind of like the planned parenthood logo, but different. Anyone know?


 SBSURFERLIFE helpful negative off topic

2013-01-25 12:03 PM

Yes it's Planned Parenthood. Very cool photo, but I'll be happy when the streets are less crowded and the celebs go back to LA.


 COMMENT 367415 helpful negative off topic

2013-01-25 12:29 PM

Classic -- looks like an old-time photo, except for the late model cars. I expect to see Bogey or some other star in the background.


 COMMENT 367470 helpful negative off topic

2013-01-25 03:00 PM

And so goes the small town that was noticed by the world as the place to be. Not the same town as it was even 30 years ago, when I was born. The money and power came in and now everything south of Patterson is L.A.. Very sad.


 COMMENT 367471 helpful negative off topic

2013-01-25 03:03 PM

@native: you're absolutely right. I too was here long before these folks ruined this city. It's a real shame. Most folks here don't know what a beautiful peaceful town this used to be. It's over for SB.


 COMMENT 367477 helpful negative off topic

2013-01-25 03:15 PM

I wish people would stop comparing Santa Barbara to Los Angeles. It's as if none of you have ever actually been to LA aside from watching the news. They aren't alike at all barring the proliferation of chain stores on State Street.


 COMMENT 367485P helpful negative off topic

2013-01-25 03:54 PM

To the natives, I guess you haven't left SB in 30 years. Every town, everywhere has changed! Show me a town that looks the same and I'll show you an original Twinkie.


 COMMENT 367503 helpful negative off topic

2013-01-25 04:42 PM

All you compainers are free to leave any time you like. I will loan you my GPS loaded with directions to Lodi or Bakersfield, your choice if you send it back to me when you get there.


 COMMENT 367524 helpful negative off topic

2013-01-25 05:51 PM

Come on...you want nobody on State? It's our downtown...bring in the tourists and the locals for some good times down here! It's great taht the film fest is here again. Brings a lot of people into town, great for business.

You want a sleepy beach town? Move up to Morro Bay or Pismo, better yet... Avila. Santa Barbara woke up a long time ago.


 COMMENT 367602 helpful negative off topic

2013-01-26 07:12 AM

Great photo. I lived in SB for 30 years and finally decided to move since it was getting crowded and expensive. Now I live in Paso Robles and it feels like SB used to feel. The people are nice here and there's more elbow room. Great wine country. I am glad that SB is only two hours away for a visit and the beach is only 30 minutes away from me.


 COMMENT 367603 helpful negative off topic

2013-01-26 07:13 AM

Great photo. Love the B/W edit.


 COMMENT 367624 helpful negative off topic

2013-01-26 08:08 AM

LA go home


 COMMENT 367629 helpful negative off topic

2013-01-26 08:19 AM

90 percent of the films in the film fest have nothing to do with Hollywood. Most are made by small time filmmakers, from foreign countries, often covering topics and issues that are little known and could use some more attention to reach lasting solutions for positive change. Don't let the celebrity nights overcome the vast majority of what this film fest is about: creative, smart, ambitious, and often young people putting their hearts and minds together to make important, relevant, and eye-opening pieces of art and journalism. Sometimes they are even funny or so sad they make you cry. Those who complain about the film fest seem to never go, which is feeble-minded at best, cowardly and dishonest at worst. A few closed streets for 200 films, lots of tax revenue, lots of increased sales downtown, and worldwide prestige? I'll take that any day.


 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

2013-01-26 08:43 AM

There has ALWAYS been money and power here. Might be more now, but it's nothing new.


 COMMENT 367698P helpful negative off topic

2013-01-26 10:30 AM

keep LA 100 miles away. spotlights annoying and pointless waste of energy too. trying to enjoy the moon poking through the storm clouds over the channel last night, thanks for the light pollution!


 COMMENT 367928P helpful negative off topic

2013-01-26 11:25 PM

I do not wish to be a whiner complaining of the whiners.Let us just call them Nimbys for the time bring and let me tell you my tale. Years ago the County adopted an ordinance which called for all developers to dedicate a piece of land to the county to be used in the future for a neighborhood park. You can see them all over the county. Most are unkempt and will never look good. My suggestion was for all developers to dedicate 25 or 50 feet from the centerline of any creek running from the National Forest to the mean high tide to be used as a hiking , Biking or other recreational purpose trail. Eventually we would have had a path from the mean high tide line on the beach to the natural forest located above us. You guessed it. Everyone said it was a great idea but Not In My Back Yard. For your information the bike trail from Downtown to the University has increased the value of the properties which adjoin it. It is an asset but I didn't want to fight the Naysayers so the creeks remain but there isn't any trail from the Beach to the National Forest. The idea came from England where you can walk from one side of the country to the other side, right through Private property.


 SBARTS helpful negative off topic

2013-01-27 11:26 AM

I Love the photo. Want to see more of Henry's work? Come see us at Santa Barbara Arts in La Arcada Court. We are hanging new pieces today. Daily 11-6.


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