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Scanner Reports 7-30-14
updated: Jul 30, 2014, 7:00 AM

By Roger the Scanner Guy

Wednesday Hump Day, First Day of Fiesta. Anger, Boy that's a hard one to let go of. I went years with Anger ruling my life, now it hangs out and visits now and then. For many years it was right there and everything in my life was affected by it. Maybe through the years it's slowly gone on its way, maybe prayer took some of it away. Sometimes trolls get to me in the comments; I consider that therapy, but I don't think the Nanny likes it too much. Social sites on the internet can bring out the anger. There's plenty of practice out there to deal with it, as people learn more about each other and agree or disagree with one another.

One of the things that used to bring out the anger for me was racism. I grew up in a pretty racist area. Everyone of color lived in their own HOODS. If people of color, including white folk, wandered into other HOODS it was likely they were going to get their butt kicked at least. My momma took me to a swimming class when I was 6 years old at our local Civic Center. Out of 80 boys I was the only white boy there. I got the scrap kicked outta me, one of my first real good beatings. I didn't understand racism way back then. Around 10 or so I started understanding but then I really never had a problem with people of color except I was scared. But throughout my young life I was scared of everything and everyone. One of my greatest memories is when my dad was selling a 25 inch color TV Set and a young black couple came out to look at it. My dad managed a Sears store and instead of throwing out damaged goods he'd fix them and resell them. The year was 1965 and color TV had just come out. This couple drove a couple miles into the white section to buy the TV but really did not have enough money to buy the TV. What it came down to was buy the TV or feed the kids. My dad heard that and he gave the family the TV free of charge he knew what it was like to be a kid and go hungry. My dad had his good points.

Too bad he could not control his anger and abused the hell out of us. I got a lot of my anger from my dad, and that anger scared people for years. I still walk on eggs when a certain anger tester irks me. Unless there's a real reason to be Angry it just ain't worth getting angry. Things can happen too quick in a flash of anger. Two things that don't mix; Anger and Alcohol. There's violence all over the world when some people mix those two things. Prisons are full of people who mixed Anger with Alcohol and killed other people. I would bet a good number of those killings occurred quick in a flash of anger I would also bet that most of the killers would take it back if they could. I think Anger is a normal emotion but it can be lethal if not controlled there's things that I do to avoid anger. I may not have much of a life but it's my life and I don't mind it so much. Concerning racism some might say with some of the things that happened to me in my life racism would be justified. Maybe but I don't feel racist inside of me I think it's pretty dumb to be mad at someone because they are a different color to consider someone a certain way because they are white, or black, or brown, or green.

This is what is floating thru my head today. It's really hard to walk away from a fight but so much better. I had a hot girlfriend once that loved it when guys would fight over her she wore sexy clothing when we went out so other guys would check her out and I'd get angry. It's one of the reasons I haven't dated in over a dozen years. I've been sober almost a dozen years and half way sane too. I got tired of that woman pulling that and finally just dumped her told some fella that was checking her out "She's all yours." Got up and walked away. I feel so much better doing things I enjoy and staying away from things that anger me. I recently dumped some friends that are racist I guess that's why I'm thinking about anger because racism triggers anger for me. It don't have nothing to do with anything except Fiesta starts today and there's going to be a lot of drinking the next few days. With drinking comes Anger and Fighting. If you find yourself out there drinking a little too much and someone angers you try walking away, hopefully they will do the same it just ain't worth getting Angry. Anger can ruin your Day.

I wanted to mention on Monday I had to see the Doctor when I was walking home I ran into Alan Bleecker who was walking around his parking lot picking up trash at Capital Hardware. I was counting my change because I was pretty broke and wanted to get something for dinner if I had enough on the way home. I stopped to chat for a minute Alan says to me that he's out here cleaning up trash in his parking lot "Look what I found your walking by it must be yours." With that he handed me a ten dollar bill. I went to say No that it wasn't mine but stopped because when I have money and find it I too give it away. So I thought that bill was meant for me. Hell of a guy that Alan Bleecker.

Happy Fiesta. Here's your Scanner Roni Reports, Monday:

  • Code 60 Vehicle blocking 400 Block of DLV.
  • Middle Eastern subjects blocking Sola and Chapala streets possibly from the International school.
  • I don't know where this was but apparently workers were attempting to clean up a creek and some homeless were trying to prevent them from doing so.
  • 8000 Block of State highway 166 in Santa Maria report of vegetation fire.
  • SBPD on a subject at Tri County Produce 300 South Milpas.
  • Transient disturbing in the parking lot 222 North Milpas.
  • Premise check Dwight Murphy Park.
  • Found property 618 State Street.
  • Medical emergency La Playa Stadium.
  • Medical emergency for a traumatic injury Manzanita Village.
  • 7 Year old out of control kid at Transition house.
  • Check the welfare of a 5150 in the 600 Block of Garden.
  • 242 Assault between roommates 100 Block of South Salinas.
  • International driver Oregon plates.
  • 20002 Non-injury Hit and Run 4000 Block of Foothill.
  • 415 in a Laundromat on Hollister between owner and customer.
  • 415 Disturbance front of Casa Esperanza.
  • Report of a subject with a gun wma in his 50s wearing a black hat jeans approx. 6'2, near Chapala and Gutierrez. Police could find no one matching that description in possession of a gun. They asked others who also saw no one matching that description around there. Phony call in? Maybe.
  • 415 Domestic First block of Calle Crespas.

    Scanner Reports, Tuesday:

  • Traffic Stop white BMW 400 North Milpas.
  • 700 Block of State Street on a subject thought I heard them say Flasher? but not sure.
  • Suspicious Subject following reporting party near Bath and Pueblo hma 5' feet tall salt/pepper hair about 40ish.
  • Suicidal subject male juvenile locked in bathroom on Burton Mesa, later on Barricaded himself in his room ended up in custody.
  • Pedestrian walking South on the 217 toward highway 101.
  • Out of Control juvenile Los Positas Tennis Courts 1002 Los Positas.
  • Missed location but two transients threatening to vandalize a scooter.
  • The George units had a subject in custody at Milpas and Canon Perdido a subject who was a registered arsonist. I don't know why they were arrested this time.
  • 415 Domestic 600 Block of Garden.
  • 594 Vandalism at Marborg 700 Block of Cacique.
  • Suicidal female 600 Block of Garden Street.
  • Suspicious subject in the 400 Block of Laguna attempting to buy tools on someone else's account.
  • Under the influence female on cough syrup in the first block of South Canada getting violent with her room mates.
  • 1144 Death result of medical emergency on the East Side.
  • Public Accident on Stearns Wharf.
  • 1000 Block of Lee Street probation check.
  • Unknown type 415 at the Goleta Pier.
  • Medical Emergency for a subject down at the Greyhound station in the 200 Block of Chapala.
  • SWBPD contacting a subject at Macs 500 Anacapa.
  • Medical Emergency Commuter Lot Carrillo and Castillo subject down with seizures and a head laceration.

    Seems like the Police are out there doing Double time trying to clean up Santa Barbara for Fiesta they seem to be running a lot of people for Wants and Warrants.

    Mr. Pooh Bear had a little surgery today to remove some cancer around his eye. He is doing really well now here at home with me. I sure did not sleep well last night with my buddy gone all night but The Cat Doctors over on DLV took care of Thy Old Geezer Fart very well as usual. Got a Cat? The Cat Doctors on De La Vina will take care of whatever ails your Kitty. Pooh Bear reminds me of my Grandfather who also had Skin Cancer. I swear he acts kinda like him too.

    Will that's enough outta me for now Have a Wonderful Wednesday First Day of Fiesta. Dog Willing we will see you on FRYday. Later, Roger


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