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 COMMENT 9201 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-02-27 03:43 PM

A Gulf- Stream--Team O' Creativity comin' thru -- bah- boo : Spring Shopping Cart sightings -- like the Birds -- ya' know (shhh--satire ). What Brands,colors, condition -- where sighted. Not T-Shirts, hats, Burgers -- somethin' different , Kenya dig it ?


 COMMENT 9298 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-03-03 08:26 PM

Who was the lady that was always dressed in all white that would speak to the hitchhiking hippies back in the early 70's around the Moreton Bay fig tree? She was always there.


 COMMENT 9427 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-03-10 10:21 AM

Outlaw Behavior at the CircleBarB Ranch
A Wild West Cowboy party; that’s what my son Noah wanted for his 7th birthday party. He and his friend Emily, who share the same birthday, had wanted this since they were 4 years old! As 7 is the minimum age for trail riding at the ranch, we postponed this grand event for 3 years. Together with Noah’s birthday buddy, we finally arranged their trail ride, (& pony rides for the younger kids), at the CircleBarB Ranch for 20 kids and assorted parents. We provided the ranch with 3 week’s advance notice as well as my credit card number to guarantee our day. We then went about ordering and assembling all the necessary details and accoutrements for a cowboy birthday party. We were set. We sent the invitations out with the Ranch’s liability release to be completed and returned. Everything was moving along perfectly. The kids were totally excited.

The day of the party, March 2, finally came. At 9:00 am, just 2 hours before our scheduled horseback riding time, we get a call from the CircleBarB ranch foreman. Our group had been CANCELLED! No notice. Just cancelled. Why you ask? Well, the answer we were told was “liability”. Liability? Isn’t that the nature of a horseback riding business? Isn’t that why one is required to sign a release of liability? There was no reasoning with Circle Bar B. There were no explanations, nor options offered. Trying to think creatively and salvage the cowboy party just 2 hours away, we asked if we could individually rent horses - not as a group. We were told that ALL horseback riding was cancelled for the day. No one could ride. We asked to speak with the owner. He was unavailable. We left our contact information and asked that he call.

We attempted to call our guests to alert them of this last minute change of plans – no cowboy party, go to Refugio Beach instead. Since we couldn’t reach everyone, we went up to the ranch with our kids in full cowboy regalia. The kids all tumbled out of their respective family cars eager for the horseback riding adventure. One little boy was wearing jeans – the first time in over a year he had worn pants! We doggedly went up to the guesthouse and basically learned that the refusal to let our children enjoy their birthday party had something to do with a long standing battle between the CircleBarB and one of the children's mother who was invited to the party (and who didn't even attend!!). While this had nothing to do with us, our children's Wild West party ended up in the crossfires of a petty family feud. Unfortunately, rather than either of these parties alerting us to an escalating situation, the business establishment and this person selfishly and childishly dragged their personal issues into my family’s event usi... [ more ]


 COMMENT 9479 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-03-13 07:55 AM

I am trying to get in touch with Karen Nedza, who had a listing on Ancestry.com regarding relatives of Joseph and Anna Nedza. Can you help? Thanks:)


 COMMENT 9659 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-03-29 08:48 PM

I have a Chicken Joke Bookout in the big world. It has hundreds of jabs, jibes, silly-nilly fowl observations about crossing roads and other barriers, obstacles, etc. Yet , not one single chicken was harmed in any way - in the creation of my book. All in good taste also! It also comments on other members of our big animal kingdom - including many other feathered friends out there, crossing the roads,streams, rivers of life. No harm to any creature; no ruffled feathers. Not even any mental Quack-ups. Yes, Virginia - You can have your Drake - and laugh at it too.

I modestly titled my book, "The World's Greatest Book of Chicken Jokes - and Other Fowl Humor" - (it's in local public libraries, by the wayside ). AND I'm gonna' go donate some copies out to that Pet Store in Goleta. They seem like nice folksters, doin' professional work. And the world sure does need more "Lightenin' Up" - dontcha' think, Bo ?


 COMMENT 10006 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-04-14 07:41 AM

Does anyone know why a hellicopter landed near (or on) the SBCC West Campus parking lot last Saturday afaternoon?


 COMMENT 10151 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-04-21 03:05 PM

So -- didja' ever do the License Plate Count ? One / 2 / ? lots -- Number of outta' state Plates ? Why not ? More interesting
than Hamburger Prices -- ! How's about Number of
"SunBrellas" ( Beach Parasols ) ? at East Beach ?

Here's a Really Original Count Game : Send a person along
beach -- with a Magnetic Search Finder / Thingie. Guess What & How Much -- & How Many Different THING She/ found ? ( Define / count by Different Beach area ? ) Beach Comber Count Contest : Which Beach (area ) had MOST Money Coins -- TOTAL. Most Pennies / Nickels / etc. "Clever up to the Bar. "


 COMMENT 10322 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-04-27 10:03 AM


The Latin root "spir" literally means "breath" or "to breathe life into."

The root shows up in many English words: INSPIRE, PERSPIRE, and SPIRIT.
It also shows up in the words ASPIRE and ASPIRATION, this week's theme:

"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."
Louisa May Alcott

"You aspire to do great things? Begin with little ones."
Saint Augustine

"A noble man estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself;
and a mean man by one lower than himself.
The one produces aspiration; the other ambition,
which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires."
Marcus Aurelius

"Our aspirations are our possibilities."
Robert Browning

"A leader's role is to raise people's aspirations for what they can become
and to release their energies so they will try to get there."
David Gergen

"To understand the heart and mind of a person,
look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to."
Kahlil Gibran

"If a man constantly aspires, is he not elevated?"
Henry David Thoreau

"The most absurd and reckless aspirations
have sometimes led to extraordinary success."
Marquis de Vauvenargues (Luc de Clapiers)


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2008-05-02 10:41 AM

Comments Now Working Again. Sorry for the trouble.


 COMMENT 10744 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-05-16 07:07 AM

Have you ever evaluated Rudy's Restaurants? In my research the Carpinteria location and the Buelton location are pale imitations of the Montecito Street home base. Upper State near Ontare comes close. Are these franchises? I was told at the Buelton location last Saturday, that I was wrong to expect the same taste for the same menu items.


 COMMENT 10790 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-05-18 08:12 PM

I am a former Ventura County resident, (used to write for the Star-Free Press) and Santa Barbara is my favorite place on earth, although now, sadly, I reside in Florida. Last August we went to the Sunday Art Show on the waterfront and my daughter and I bought some pottery, which I absolutely love. So much so, in fact, that my Marine son is now home fro five years of active duty, some of it in combat, and he has become fixated on one of the mugs I got there and I want to get him his own. Also, I would like more pieces from this artist and would have gotten more had we not been traveling; I was afraid they would break, and one did, in fact. I got her business card but have been unable to find it since.
But, today I found her photo on your web site, as well as some of the pieces I would like to purchase, however, there is no identifying caption. The potter's mark on the bottom of the mugs I have say "BL". Could it be Barbara Loebman?

Can you please give me her name and/or tell me how to locate her? It would mean so much, I love her work, and I could stop cringing every time my son has coffee!
Thanks so much for any help that you can give me! The mugs I need are on her right, second shelf.


 COMMENT 10918 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-05-22 08:32 AM

Did you see that the dog/cat/rat made it on to cnn.com?


 COMMENT 11349 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-06-10 11:40 AM

Maybe this isn't local enough for Edhat, but I wanted to point to y'all that Ralph Nader now has 6% of the vote in the Presidential election. That's pretty good since he has 0% of the media attention.



 COMMENT 11423 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-06-12 09:47 AM

To Anita, yes, that is Barbara, and you can get in touch with her thru adult Education in santa Barbara, where she is a teacher!
Hey, everybody- look how few people have subscribed to ed-hat. Shame on you! Put your money where your mouse is!


 COMMENT 12112 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-07-06 10:22 AM

I live on Miramonte and just found a small-ish curly-haired sandy-colored dog running around. Looks kind of Maltese? No tags. I have posted signs, but please ask that someone contact me via email if this is their pet. I will keep the dog here until tomorrow evening. In the meantime he or she will be well taken care of.


 COMMENT 12133 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-07-06 07:56 PM

Never Mind. Owners & dog reunited. Thanks though!


 COMMENT 12284 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-07-09 04:00 PM

Regarding the observation on Nader...

I had a favorite bumper sticker during the 2000 presidential election:

"Bush and Gore make me wanna Ralph!"


 COMMENT 12330 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-07-10 12:08 PM

I've been unable to get the Sudoku puzzle all this week. Something wrong?


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2008-07-10 03:55 PM

Sudoku is working again!

click here for today's game

Thanks for your patience.


 COMMENT 12666 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-07-18 05:37 PM

another one bites the dust: heidi's cards & gifts, a long-time locally owned business on the mesa, is closing at the end of this month which also means no more postal substation on the mesa. what a shame.


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2008-07-21 11:16 AM

The database on the Edhat server was hacked today. No private data was stolen, but it sure messed things up ... and made for a bad morning for the dedicated staff.

Hopefully, you did not experience too many problems!

Sorry if you did.


 COMMENT 12727 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-07-22 10:50 AM

Anyone know where to get the "Goleta : The Good Land" bumper stickers??


 COMMENT 12800 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-07-23 02:19 PM

I don't know if this falls within edhat territory, but why do we have more than one publisher of local phone directories? I already have a copy of Verizon Yellow Pages, and today a copy of SB Community Phone Book was delivered to my doorstep. These publications are over 1,000 pages each. Surely a household only needs one version of a phone book - and I am left to wonder if one version is better than the other, but am certainly not going to do a page-by-page comparison. With people increasingly using online resources, I am baffled by these multiple directories. I can see they receive advertising dollars, but doesn't seem very "green" to me.


 COMMENT 13150 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-08-02 07:00 PM

Good News!

It was just announced that Ralph Nader will be on the ballot in California this year. He is the only candidate who pledges to get us out of Iraq right away (Obama is pledging summer, 2010 ... that is, if things go well).


 COMMENT 13298 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-08-08 09:44 AM

Can anyone confirm if the large bird in the top of a Cypress at Shoreline Park (far West end on cliff) yesterday around noon was really a Bald Eagle. The City Parks Nature Camp kids sure thought so, but I did not have binoculars. It attracted a lot of attention until it flew off.


 COMMENT 13320 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-08-08 01:50 PM

I've seen nothing in the local press about the big HOUSEFLY INFESTATION. I'm talking about flies indoors, not just a few, and even when your whole house is screened -- Are we in our house the only ones experiencing this unpleasant and unfamiliar phenomenon.? We do have an indoor cat, (which means exposed cat-food) but we have always had indoor cats, and never such a fly problem before this year.

Actually there's at least one other person I know of so far who says this is the worst year he can remember here for indoor flies. But I'd really like to find out if this is a widespread problem -- also of course, would appreciate any recommendations for dealing with it.


 COMMENT 13487 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-08-12 08:47 AM

Does anyone know about the search & rescue operation that occurred at Inspiration Point on Sunday afternoon (@1pm)?

A helicopter circled around La Cumbre Peak for over an hour. I heard a woman was eventually rescued and taken to Cottage Hospital.


 COMMENT 13611 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-08-14 08:52 PM

Tell me someone got pictures of that amazing sunset tonight!!!!!


 COMMENT 13617 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-08-15 09:43 AM

4 named fires are burning near Tepesquet canyon above the Cuyama valley. The fires were all started by the lightening storm that occurred last night. The fires are inaccessible at this time so AIRTAC and handcrews are being called in. The fires are all around an acre or two and are in "slowburn" mode although two are in "heavy fuel".


 COMMENT 13639 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-08-16 09:43 PM

I'm wondering if the Real Estate Sales section has been updated in the last couple of months? I check weekly and it seems like the same houses/condos are listed. The most recent being 5/7/08.


 COMMENT 13662 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-08-18 04:18 PM

Has anyone else read this story? http://santabarbara.craigslist.org/pet/802207843.html
I think it's horrible and wonder if maybe EdHat can stir up some action? My own dog has escaped the yard once or twice despite the best precautions, and I can't imagine the trauma of having it end like this.


 COMMENT 13738 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-08-21 06:51 AM

Here is the News Press editoial question for readers yesterday, "Question for readers: What are the worst intersections in town?" Didn't Edhat ask this months ago?


 COMMENT 14282 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-09-04 04:36 PM

This morning on my way to work, I was flipping thru AM stations and caught a brief moment of Dennis Miller's show where callers were voicing their opinions on Sarah Palin. One caller disparaged her inexperience, Mayor of a small town, etc. Dennis encouraged the apparent dem to continue spreading his opinion to everyone who will listen, inferring that this will ruffle small town feathers and likely encourage more voters to support her. He went on to say something to the effect of "I live in one of those population 4,000 small towns.....I don't even think we even have a mayor?" Last I checked, Dennis lives in Monetcito- is that the "small town" he's referring to? Dennis, meet Mayor Marty Bloom, Marty Bloom, Dennis Miller. Ironic in that he's defending a former small town female Mayor, while ignroing the existence of his own female Mayor.


 COMMENT 14824 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-09-22 08:08 AM

Hey Uncle Ed,
I tried to go to the story about

"30-year old Christopher Sorrow was reported missing Saturday morning. His truck was found near a campsite in the Huntington Lake area. (09/22/08)"

but the link doesn't work - at least right now...



 COMMENT 14899 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-09-24 08:22 PM

Could someone do an article on the folks from Deveraux (spelling?) School that walk ALL over Goleta picking up trash. I always wave and say "Thank you" and they are ALL smiles!!


 COMMENT 14989 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-09-30 09:21 AM

Hello neighbors….

Whether you are near or far it looks like our country is headed for hard times. Not a bad time to plant a garden! A couple of years ago a neighborhood close to mine started a practice of sharing their garden harvest with neighbors every first Sunday of the month. I stumbled upon one of the first exchanges while walking my dog. Since that time seven or eight new exchanges have sprouted in surrounding neighborhoods… it’s a timely idea and one that should be shared.

Check out the food exchanges here…

and to find out how to expand the food sharing idea into the larger idea of a foodshed (which would be helpful in times of community need)…

Help share this idea with every part of our country… send it to a friend who loves to garden.
May your gardens be plentiful~


 COMMENT 15047 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-10-02 11:01 AM

Does anyone have any info on the home invasion and assault/robbery that happened on Cliff Drive yesterday afternoon?


 COMMENT 15099 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-10-05 10:51 AM

Anyone know why sback and forth over Goleta into the hills?


 COMMENT 15100 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-10-05 10:52 AM

Why are so many planes flying between Goleta and the foothills yesterday and today?


 COMMENT 15120 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-10-07 02:03 PM

I am a very concerned resident living by the Miramar hotel. It was recently brought to my attention that the graffiti recently plaguing the walls of the old hotel could be gang related. I have informed Carpinteria Sheriff's department, but it seems they "have not been made aware of any such activity". I sure hope my sources are incorrect and the suspicious individuals I have seen walking into the hotel grounds at night are figments of my imagination.

I guess it is up to us as a community to watch out for our own safety.

Please call the Sheriff's department if you see or hear anything suspicious.



 BOOKIE agree helpful negative off topic

2008-10-24 02:12 PM

Is everyone having a problem downloading the Daily Suduko? I really miss it!


 COMMENT 15553 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-10-24 02:50 PM

I miss the daily sudoku, too. If interested, you can create your own sudoku page by selecting the text at http://www.strictlysudoku.com/for-your-website.php and pasting it into a text document, saving it as plain text, changing that files extension to .htm. This new .htm file should open with your web browser. (It sounds more complicated than it is.) I suspect edhat's recent problems with the sudoku puzzle might be related to Adobe's recent changes to Flash.


 COMMENT 15657 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-10-30 06:21 PM

What is going on with the 101S, Cathedral Oaks, and Hollister this evening? CHP Incident has nothing, nor do any news sites, but everyone says it is a mess, as does the CalTrans cam.


 COMMENT 16192 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-11-11 12:39 AM

I heard about a potential mountain lion sighting on the Riviera near El Encanto and I am pretty sure I hear this every year around this time. Has anyone else heard about this? If it's not on Edaht.com, well then.....


 COMMENT 16619 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-11-14 09:56 AM

A friend staying with us was able to get to her house on Loma Media above APS. They would only let her park and walk in to pick up a few things. She said all of the homes on the lower section of Loma Media were standing, but evacuatuion orders in effect. "It was spooky to see all those empty houses" she reported.


 COMMENT 16795 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-11-14 08:16 PM

Today I feel like a leaf falling from a tree. I have no idea what lies between here and the ground. I have spent my whole life making music in the wind, doing what leaves are supposed to do. Then today – with no warning whatsoever - I am suddenly floating, being pulled towards the earth. Freefall. I don’t think I’ve hit the ground yet.

OK, so it was a horrible day in Santa Barbara. You could smell the fear mingling with the smoke in the air. Thousands displaced. Hundreds of homes lost. It’s too terrible to comprehend. Yet another stunning event to chip away at the steely emotional armor I have developed in order to survive.

On my aimless walk around the streets of Santa Barbara this evening, I was trying to remember when things were “ normal”. That would definitely take me back to before the Iraq war. Before I realized global warming was killing all the poor polar bears. Before the end of credit as we know it and the historic election of a man with the improbable name of ‘Barak Hussein Obama”. Before our beautiful slice of paradise got hit with 3 devestating fires in the span of 15 months.

Were things ever “normal?” I’ll defer to someone much older than I to answer that question. But it certainly seems to me that events are being fired on us like bullets from a gun.

Maybe Kyle Van Tassel was right, I thought, in his own misdirected way. He got up there on that overpass to jolt us out of our mundane concerns about getting to work on time. To tell us that we are stumbling down a horrific path in Iraq, but yet somehow, chillingly, we fail to turn it around. Hopefully Obama will change that.

And what of the opportunities that this economic, environmental, and local destruction presents? Is it our chance to remake our economy, our prosperity, our country, our city, now that it has been largely destroyed?

Pardon me if I’m still reeling.


 COMMENT 17485 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-12-01 06:19 PM

hey ,what happened to the adult ed website? Bad Planning?


 COMMENT 17652 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-12-04 04:59 PM

Now that fuel prices are low shouldn't MTD rescind its fare increases scheduled for next month? What's fare is fair, isn't it?


 COMMENT 18209 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-12-17 10:03 AM

Holiday Lights? what are the best streets to visit to see the holiday light/decorations?


 COMMENT 18217 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-12-17 10:38 AM

Anthony's Christmas Trees is falsely advertising in the Independent and Daily Sound that it has Selected Noble Fir Trees 5-51/2 ft $29.95 and 6-61/2 ft $34.95.
It's the old bait and switch. They tell you when you go there that they have sold out of those. Well I have talked to other friends and they sold out of those trees weeks ago and yet they still advertise them. What gives, isn't this illegal? I have had many friends that went to get this deal and were told they were sold out. Did anyone get one of these trees? Let me know.


 COMMENT 18420 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-12-20 08:41 AM

I am very upset that the Democrats and the Bush administration have loaned $17 billion of our money to the car companies.

In my humble opinion, one of the big problems with our country is that there are TOO MANY CARS! (in 2006 there were 250 million registered passenger vehicles).

We are addicted to cars and gas. And, the companies that supply our fix are bloated and corrupt.

Car companies spend a ton of money creating TV commercials that reinforce stereotypes to make us want to buy more, bigger, newer, more luxurious vehicles even if we can't afford them or don't need them.

Car companies also pay lobbyists a ton of money to influence our government to do things in their best interest - and not in the best interest of the people. The unions have lobbyists too who fight right along side the car companies against emission and fuel efficiency standards.

And, just think of all the money we spend making roads safe and wide to accommodate all these cars!

If people really want change, I see no better place to start than to free the country of the evil influence that cars and car companies have on us. But, people really don't want change, do they?


 COMMENT 18517 agree helpful negative off topic

2008-12-23 09:29 AM

Edhat Fact: 42% of men where hats by the wharf on a sunny day. [more]

What were the rest of them?


 JUKINJAY agree helpful negative off topic

2009-01-27 10:41 AM

1: Because it destroys the natural flow of the conversation.

2: Why is posting the most recent comments first a very bad idea?

Please put it back to first in, first out. This way simply doesn't make sense.


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2009-01-27 12:09 PM


This was unfinished biz. During the Tea Fire, the comment thread had over 600 posts. So, to prevent all that scrolling down, we put the newest comment on top. But, as you point out, this often doesn't make sense.

Here is what we have done ...

1) all comments pages give you the option of seeing the most recent comment first or last. Just click the link to change it to the way you want it.

2) the default for the "Your Comments" page - the page showing all comments today is 'most recent first'

3) the default for threads is 'most recent last'



 COMMENT 20222 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-02-01 01:58 PM

I hear a big buzz about people in the community being mad at Pedro Nava. I'd like to know who and why?


 JUKINJAY agree helpful negative off topic

2009-02-25 09:58 AM



 COMMENT 21871 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-02-25 12:59 PM

Can anyone tell me what happened to all the sand at Haskell's and will it ever return?


 COMMENT 22547 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-03-10 10:08 AM

Thank You EdHat for keeping all the running race records, this is a beautiful thing and thanks for adding running pic. The Peabody School Run was superb, organized and held on a beautiful day.


 COMMENT 23589 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-03-26 01:12 PM


We appreciate your input on the Edhat comments board. We value your perspective.

However, we have received many comments from our subscribers complaining that some posters are dominating the conversation a bit too much.

Please, for the sake of maintaining a healthy comments board, keep your posts short, don't dwell on specific topics too long, and most importantly, keep your comments pertaining to local issues. There are plenty of comments boards out there where people discuss national issues. We would like to keep Edhat focused on issues that are not covered elsewhere, things that relate specifically to Santa Barbara.

Thank you for your understanding.

Peter Sklar
Edhat Online Magazine
Santa Barbara, CA


 COMMENT 23591 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-03-26 01:25 PM

I wonder who he means. It could be the person who has posted 14 times already today. And, it is only a little past noon.


 COMMENT 23980 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-04-01 12:45 PM

EDONE - Is there any way to contribute $ to Edhat without having to have an amount charged to a credit card
Thanks, Joe Vegher


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2009-04-01 02:01 PM


We accept checks in the mail.

Email ed@edhat.com for the address to mail to.


 COMMENT 24424 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-04-07 10:57 AM

Is anyone else in the SB/Goleta area experiencing problems with their Cox analog TV cable reception right now? For the past couple days, we've been getting a snowy picture on channels 3 through 6; higher channels seem to be okay. The problem will go away for short periods of up to a few hours but then comes back.

Calls into non-local, Cox tech support yield the usual no information/it's a problem on your end/we'll send out a service technician response. In my experience, the problem has never been on our end. It's always something Cox is doing, but it's like pulling teeth getting them to admit anything or even just give you a status on whether they are aware of and working on the problem.


 COMMENT 24441 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-04-07 03:39 PM

An update: Cox came out and found a problem with water leaking into one of their boxes in our neighborhood (it wasn't our house!). Hopefully, that fixes the problem.


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2009-04-25 03:12 PM

There is a new comments board policy on Edhat - no quoting of previous posts. You can can refer to previous posts in your posts, just none of these quote/comment/quote/comment posts.

Keep it all original!

If you do quote a previous quote, the quote will be deleted by the Uber Ed ... and your comment might no longer make sense.


 COMMENT 27955 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-05-10 06:17 PM

Many thanks to Edhat for ALL the very timely and useful information updates about the recent fire. We were concerned about my wife's parents in SB.

You guys really were the best and most reliable source of information. Sent you a (small) donation by way of thanks.
All the best,


 COMMENT 28173 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-05-12 04:55 PM

Just wanted to tell you all what a fantastic job you did reporting for our recent fire. We were stuck inside our apartment for a few days while waiting out the "storm" and this was pretty much our lifeline. Thanks so much for all you do, and good job to everyone involved.


 COMMENT 28600 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-05-20 03:36 PM

We recently heard about a casting call for a movie that needs a 3 legged dog, so we submitted Chopper’s photo. Please vote for him here:
We don’t know much about the logistics of the movie, but we would at least like Chopper to be considered.
Thanks! (And even bigger thanks if you forward this to a few of your 2 legged friends!)


 COMMENT 28665 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-05-22 06:46 AM

I haven't seen any TV or newspaper articles or ads for I Madonnari . . . the website shows it's this weekend as usual . . . is it?


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2009-05-26 04:05 PM

The discussions on this comments board should be about news and ideas. There is no reason to comment and/or speculate about the true identity or alter-identity of another commenter.

Please refrain from such discussion.


 COMMENT 29134 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-05-29 09:09 AM

Has anyone lost a bird in the Mission Canyon area? If so please contact David Damiano at 886-1225.


 COMMENT 29140 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-05-29 10:25 AM

Could it be Nemo???????


 COMMENT 29142 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-05-29 10:39 AM

What does Nemo look like?


 COMMENT 29554 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-06-04 08:15 AM

Why isn't Edhat posting any news about the Jesse James Hollywood trial? Seems to me like that is the biggest local news of the moment, but you seem to be ignoring it. Makes me wonder what else I need to go to other sites to learn about.


 COMMENT 29612 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-06-04 05:08 PM

Any one have any information about the fighter jet(?) that landed (or tried to?) at SBA this afternoon? Circled around our building on campus once at high speed then slowed down and looked like it was coming in for a landing. It seemed to be coming in to high to make the runway but we couldn't see if it landed or not.


 COMMENT 29950 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-06-09 02:51 PM

did anybody see the hurricane hunter plane land at SBA around 2:35pm? What was that?


 COMMENT 30179 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-06-12 11:07 AM

What are the people in orange vests doing watching traffic from the Las Posital overpass? I also saw a woman at the intersection of Modoc and Mission taking notes on traffic. They are not just counting cars are they?


 COMMENT 30239 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-06-14 12:14 PM

FYI... just noticed that the Botanic Garden has released additional financial info, on their website at sbbg.org (letter from Fife Symington including a link tot he documents)

- Preliminary 2008 Financials
- Investment portfolio overview & 2009 YTD budget


 COMMENT 30365 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-06-17 12:14 PM

The Jesse James Hollywood trial is now half way over. The Defense started their portion of the trial today. I've been following the case pretty closely. I sure hope this prick doesn't get off while all his friends are serving life sentences. It seems pretty clear from the news reports that Mr Hollywood did not order Markowitz' death, nor did he ever hint at wanting him dead. That will probably be his main defense. Sure he orchestrated the kidnapping, but the murder? Doesn't look that way.


 COMMENT 30777 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-06-25 03:32 PM

I think I'm in love with the Edhat dog. What a face!


 COMMENT 30948 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-06-27 04:23 PM

Does anyone have any information on a planned "Take back the Park" event (in front of Fess Parker)? I saw a video on Edhat a few years ago (or last year?) and thought that was a great idea and would like to participate this year if possible.

Please advise. Thank you.


 COMMENT 31215 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-06-30 10:10 PM

Advice needed: What time do I need to arrive at Leadbetter on the 4th of July in order to stake out a good spot with a grill?


 COMMENT 31561 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-07-07 02:13 PM

I live in the Oak Trail/Woodstock area of SY and I see smoke. Does anyone else know anything about it? I just called 911.


 COMMENT 31565 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-07-07 02:42 PM

OK...now I see a lot of smoke. Mr. Etling? Are you out there? It's near our nieghborhood. Anyone else know anythning?

~ Cindy Alpers
OTR resident


 COMMENT 31568 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-07-07 03:52 PM

The fire appears to be coming from a large compost heap, located at Roblar and Mora. There are people out there with hoses and looks like it is dying down. Sorry for the scare.


 COMMENT 31628 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-07-08 01:05 PM

Does anyone know the name of the
band that was playing at the corner of
State & Ortega during Farmer Mkt on
Tuesday? Violin, tiny drums, acoustic
bass, and a guitarist on a unicycle.
They were fantastic.


 COMMENT 31759 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-07-10 10:59 AM

Does anyone know what all the helo traffic is about? I'm on Turnpike Road and two loud helos just flew over followed a couple minutes later by one helo. I guess I have Michael Jackson on the brain because all I could think of is that they're heading to Neverland.


 COMMENT 32028 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-07-14 11:09 AM

There is a SB motorcycle cop with a radar gun, hiding in a private driveway on De La Vina and Valerio. I thought it was illegal for cops to give speeding tickets if they are in a private driveway/land. Is that just an old rumor?


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2009-07-23 11:19 AM

Here is a comment we received yesterday ...

"My family is refinancing a loan on a commercial property. We went to Scott Burns and I made sure to let him know it was his ad on Edhat that brought our attention to him. He was pleased to hear that."


 COMMENT 32854 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-07-24 10:28 PM

Rumor has it someone submitted a challenge to the ballot argument supporting the building heights initiative today. He/She is apparently contesting the numerous references to "high-rise" development that is referenced in the text. The argument being that technically, by definition, high-rise buildings are taller than anything that can currently be built with the existing height limit.

I'm told papers have been served to those who authored the argument.

It's a tough standard to meet legally. They have to provide clear evidence that the information is false and misleading.

This will be interesting to follow.


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2009-07-27 10:55 AM

FYI ... here is the Alexa graph estimating page views at some Santa Barbara websites.

You might want to share this with your friends who are considering buying advertising.


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2009-07-30 09:09 PM

I need the address of EDHAT so I can began sending them 4.33 cents a month to pay for my subscription. I don't have a credit card I'm poor white trash on the lower East Side..Thank You..Love Roger Dodger


 COMMENT 33396 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-08-02 07:43 AM

Can the News-Press get any worse? Can it hire any more amateurs? First, a front page headline on Sunday had "World Foods" instead of Whole Foods. Today, on the bottom of page 1, it says, Books: "Story of Holocause Survival"

I CAN'T believe people pay good money for this "newspaper."


 COMMENT 33540 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-08-04 10:34 AM

There is a rumor going around that if you crack open a Fiesta egg this year you can get a $100 ticket for littering. True?


 COMMENT 33765 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-08-07 12:28 PM

I thought I had read an e-mail about SB having a town hall re: healthcare reform with a few of our reps in Washington. Does anyone know if this is till happening and if so when/where it will be?



 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2009-08-08 11:48 AM

Hello Cat Lovers!!!

We just checked, and no one has submitted a cat for Cat of the Week this week. First one to submit gets the honor.

Email a picture of your cat to cat@edhat.com along with a brief write-up of you cats uniqueness, and your feline friend will be online in the shake of whisker.


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2009-08-28 08:51 AM

The Edhat Comments Board policy page has been updated. You can find a link at the bottom of this page. Please respect these rules.

If you would like to comment on these policies or discuss particular comment board actions by the Board Nanny, please email ed@edhat.com.


 COMMENT 35781 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-08-30 12:16 PM

I sent an email to Whole Foods regarding their CEO & his oped in the Wall Street Journal. I said I would ot patronize their Santa Barbara Store EVER knowing their CEO does not support our President!!
I hope all who are interested do the same.
I have heard there is call for a boycott & a call for their CEO to resign. Since this store is a countrywide chain I hope we can keep it out until they change their officer. However their response says that he does not reflect the company's overall policy only his personal opinion.
My personal opinion is "don't shop there!"


 WILLOW agree helpful negative off topic

2009-08-30 12:47 PM

Read the 1st Amendment. That's why we (you) are allowed to say whatever we believe without fear of incarceration. It is our right AND our duty as citizens of the United States, to speak out. Don't shop there. But for peet's sake - it's a grocery store chain - don't call for a nationwide boycott because the CEO exercises his right to speak his mind and says something you don't like.


 COMMENT 36294 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-09-04 02:42 PM

I am now the only city council candidate willing to make the argument against Measure B.
Measure B would seriously limit the capacity of city planners to provide workforce housing, student housing and special use buildings for our community. A senior planner at SBCC told me today that the idea of housing some of the twenty thousand students in on campus dormitories would not be possible if Measure B passes. The remaining vision for some housing for students that arrive without cars and remain carless was to put the housing above existing parking lots. City planners have, in the past, used a flexible height limit of sixty feet to convince developers to put some low income workforce housing in the project. Additionally, special use buildings such as theaters could not be built. The Lobero, Arlington and Center Stage are all above the forty foot limit. It would also prevent the city from building high density workforce housing where it would block no views such as the lot behind Kinkos/FedEx just below Figueroa...I see hundreds of carless downtown employees living there! The lots above it, the Great Granada Gas Guzzler Garage and the Library Garage are never both full and the GGGGG is usually mostly empty. If the ten million dollars squandered foolishly on it had been used for workforce housing for the carless, we would have plenty of parking and housing downtown.

Respectfully submitted, Lane Anderson www.laneanderson.org


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2009-09-14 01:22 PM

Here is the latest Alexa graph showing page views at some local websites. Edhat is once again leading the pack!


 COMMENT 37737 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-09-17 09:08 PM

I never got his name but I did thank him one day. He is the guy who has saved hundreds of us bicyclists from thousands of flat tires. You may have seen him along the bike paths and road edges in Goleta digging up the noxious weed that puts out the vicious spiked burrs. I think it is called puncture vine. Whatever its name, it sure does a job on bike tires. Thanks again, sir, for all you do and have done!


 JOHN WILEY agree helpful negative off topic

2009-09-19 03:53 PM

Heard lots of sirens 154@101, sounded like fire, ambulance and police going up 154 five or ten minutes ago, just now sounded like an ambulance coming down. Roger?


 COMMENT 38115 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-09-21 08:52 PM

What's the deal with the 9-11 Truther cover story in the Independent this week? Is the Indy now edited by nutty conspiracy theorists?


 JOHN WILEY agree helpful negative off topic

2009-09-22 06:54 PM

Did you notice the smoke just offshore? There's a wildfire in Ventura County along with others around SoCal. It's called the Moorpark fire, but apparently could also be called the Manure fire.


 COMMENT 38193 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-09-22 07:14 PM

It is now called the Guiberson Fire although it started with the spontaneous combustion of manure. It has not made it onto inciweb yet.

Edhat loads faster than the Independent, and has the ability to provide fast information on breaking events. There were two reasonably contentious articles on Independent recently - made for some interesting comments.


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2009-09-22 08:07 PM

Subscribers are invited to email ed@edhat.com about any issue they wish to discuss on Edhat.


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2009-09-26 04:31 PM

Please do not use the Comments Board to complain about deleted comments. If you have any questions about our policy, please send an email to ed@edhat.com


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2009-09-27 08:23 AM

I was wondering if I get half of this weeks contest answer right will I get half a tee shirt? I don't know which half I'd want the bottom would be like a tube top it would show off my moob clevage, the upper half would most likley be more acceptable by Santa Barbaras standards. I don't want to scare the tourists off but yet I'd like alittle more of a tan on the upper half, of my body.


 COMMENT 39376 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-10-01 02:16 PM

Help we are going to see Merle tonight can someone help us with eaterys that are very close to the theater...Handicapp and can not walk to far.....anything would be great....thanks in advanced


 COMMENT 39378 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-10-01 02:18 PM

Opal is right next to the theater. Very tasty.


 COMMENT 39532 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-10-02 10:42 AM

Thanks for suggestion the "Opal" it was perfect!!!!


 COMMENT 39620 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-10-03 09:17 AM

Here's an item for the "what is up" section---the Raytheon Hexagon:


Raytheon has a hexagon. What's it for? Is it:

* a secret undisclosed location where Dick Cheney can hide out in a submarine?

* a pond for breeding super-mosquitos to be unleashed on the enemies of freedom?

* a reflecting pool for an obelisk that was never built because they couldn't get approval from the coastal commission?

* all of the above?


 COMMENT 40516 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-10-11 09:09 AM

Does anyone know when the Jesusita and Rattlesnake trails will re-open?



 COMMENT 40524 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-10-11 10:59 AM

You know what really sucks?

On local TV they think that the Raiders are our home team. So every week we get to see the Raiders who are by far the worst team in the league.

Are there any Raider fans in Santa Barbara?


 COMMENT 40526 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-10-11 11:08 AM

Anybody know why there are 5+ cops on foot on Mountain view and carillo? News crew arrived several minutes ago as well... Lots of standing around holding clipboards....


 COMMENT 40549 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-10-11 03:16 PM

Edhat is my connection to Santa Barbara. Born and raised in SB, I now reside in Las Vegas and I can't tell you how much your enews means to me. I am now a paying subscriber hoping that your talanted writers won't go away. Thank you for letting me back in to my community even at this distance. We always come back but with Edhat it doesn't seem like I've left SB completely behind. I love the Mayor/Council sign counting contest, we should do that here but I don't think anyone would have enough time to get thru the sea of signs in our desert. I made my pick for SB...wish me luck, I really want an Edhat shirt!


 COMMENT 40566 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-10-11 07:36 PM

I'm rather addicted to your Sudoku online. Today I was unable to pull it up...."there was an error loading the puzzle". Is it me or Edhat? If me, what might it be? thanks...


 COMMENT 40696 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-10-12 03:32 PM

Well the new Sudoku format you are using today probably answers my question. I'll give it a try........just wait a minute while I find my magnifying glass......


 ACF agree helpful negative off topic

2009-10-15 09:57 AM

It would be helpful if you included some instructions with the new Sudoku. For example, how do you put in tentative choices? Or must we print it out?


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2009-10-15 12:17 PM

Just click on the box and type in the number.


 COMMENT 42048 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-10-22 01:48 PM

Is there a wildfire in the Vandenberg area again? The air is very smokey here and it smells like a wildfire.


 COMMENT 42318 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-10-25 01:55 PM

Looking for some good oysters on the half shell. Does anybody know of a happy hour bargain on these delicious snacks? Or a preferred location to gobble a dozen?


 COMMENT 42442 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-10-26 03:40 PM

I just found this General Comments area. It seems far to scroll to the bottom of the page to make a comment (general). Can the Dedicated Staff move this comment box the general top area? Thanks for the consideration.


 COMMENT 42454 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-10-26 08:12 PM

I was just watching a Measure B ad on TV, and I swear they have a typo. Am I crazy, or does it say out "indentity" is being threatened?


 COMMENT 42509 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-10-27 09:42 AM

What's going on with the Red Cup Chronicles? I've been so sad for not seeing it for a few weeks.


 COMMENT 42710 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-10-28 01:59 PM

Does anyone know why the students and staff at San Marcos High School were streaming toward the upper field at 12:26 today?


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2009-10-28 08:08 PM

The Edhat website will be offline from 10:00PM to 11:30PM on Wednesday night (tonight) for a server update. Sorry for any inconvenience.


 COMMENT 43875 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-11-04 02:08 PM

Wow, did anyone see the plans that just flew over around 500 ft? This was downtown De La Guerra and Santa Barbara St. I heard them but didn't get to see them.


 COMMENT 43876 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-11-04 02:14 PM

I think I just answered my own question. I bet the fly over was for the fallen highway patrol officer. They are having the services today at the Sunken Garden.


 COMMENT 44726 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-11-10 09:11 AM

Interested in old pictures etc. of SB & Goleta. I was born on grandfathers ranch, W.S.Parks; current location of Earl Warren Show Grounds, 0n 4-5-21! My father was born there 10-23-1886. We (GEP-Parks Family) now live on our avocado ranch in the beautiful Las Varas Canyon! It is "Paradise"! Glenn


 COMMENT 45382 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-11-13 12:14 PM

Has anyone seen the cow on Milpas or have a picture? I heard the Royals got to it again.


 COMMENT 45408 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-11-13 02:43 PM

SCE dug a big vault space by pole on E. Victoria near Laguna. Lots of work this morning. Anyone know what's up?


 COMMENT 45480 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-11-14 08:35 AM

Where is Carpinteria movie theatre?


 COMMENT 45573 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-11-15 02:11 PM

Any tips on Holiday Air travel?

I haven't flown in years and although I've heard of the restrictions, I didn't have to deal with them until now.

Anyone have any tips about making getting through security and getting to your destination smoothly?

What to pack in a carry on... some of the things are easy -anything liquid goes in your Ziploc liquids bags...but what about semi solids like deodorant, what about vitamins, prescription meds, my ever present bottle of tylenol?

What classifies as a carry-on or personal item? Evidently my ever present backpack isn't not a "personal item" but a carry-on and may be required to be checked (read $25-35 please).

Oh and has anyone heard about the poor lady that wore the underwire bras through security and now has a lawsuit pending.
What a ridiculous bunch of nonsense.

Never the less, I cannot drive (you know I so want to) the distance so I need your travel tips, please.

Thank You


 COMMENT 47868 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-12-02 07:27 AM


Is it still going on this year? Every local site doesn't have anything about it or even the fact that it isn't going on.

This parade is actually older than the downtown celebration - is it still happening?


 COMMENT 48057 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-12-03 09:05 AM

Has Lois Capps' office found time yet to comment on the President's Afghanistan speech?


 COMMENT 48427 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-12-05 05:27 PM

Jerry is once again selling Christmas trees!! Formerly at the 7-Eleven lot on upper State, you can now find him at the parking lot of the Page Youth Center at 4540 Hollister Ave. Great trees, as always!!


 JOHN WILEY agree helpful negative off topic

2009-12-11 10:00 PM

I was uploading another pic (Mont. Country Club) from the 12/8 flight on my Photo Page, and happened across Ed's Flickr Group. I'm not sure if it's better to start uploading a pic there occasionally and thus draw Flickr users to EdHat, or let it lie dormant. Any opinions? Ed, do you have a preference?


 COMMENT 49567 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-12-13 10:30 AM

Review of the Revels
The Revels
Through wonderful music, dancing and singing, the revelers brought us through the longest night of the year to the fresh morning of the New Year. There was some doubt though, as death made its appearance - threatening the New Year and threatening the security of the Kingdom. But the Fool saved the day for after all. Only the Fool can defeat Death for we need laughter to drive away our grief and hope to dispel our despair!
Swords, Morris dancers, children and lots of audience participation made this a wonderful way to seek peace and hope in the New Year. As the King advises us we are to take heaven, take peace, and take joy. And may our New Year be filled with dancing to drive the dark away, may we feast and be with family and friends and may we all pray for peace. Dona Nobis Pachem.


 COMMENT 50234 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-12-17 11:10 AM

Hey Ed, I'm taking some time off around the holidays. I'm looking for suggestions for Santa Barbara area things to do - preferably free. I'm happy to report that I won some tickets to the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum on EdHat. Thanks!

Any readers have suggestions of favorite local destinations or activities?


 COMMENT 50892 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-12-22 09:48 AM

Did anybody else see the Screaming Santa yesterday in front of Paseo Nuevo yelling obscenities at shoppers? Did the police ever come? I wonder what would happen if ALL of the ed hatters told the city we'd like more officers on the sidewalks downtown. Would it make any difference?


 COMMENT 50944 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-12-22 01:57 PM

Does anyone know what the skinny is on the burned out house on Patterson Avenue located approx. across from the Noel Christmas Tree farm? It's been burned out for years and it looks as though someone has been trying to put it back together piece meal.

I'm surprised that the County doesn't do something about it.

Does anyone have any info?


 COMMENT 50989 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-12-22 07:22 PM

Visiting Santa Barbara for the holidays and planning on meeting old friends for Sunday brunch. Does anyone have any suggestions of a good place to go, late morning on Sunday that either isn't horribly crowded or that would take reservations so we don't have to wait for an hour for a table?


 COMMENT 51079 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-12-23 11:22 AM

Trying again.... maybe I posted too late in the day and most didn't read it. I'm sure folks out there have opinions and suggestions (I hope, I hope).

We are visiting Santa Barbara for the holidays and planning on meeting old friends for Sunday brunch. Does anyone have any suggestions of a good place to go, late morning on Sunday that either isn't horribly crowded or that would take reservations so we don't have to wait for an hour for a table? I've heard about Alphie's and Cafe Int'l so far through yelp.com - any opinions on those or anywhere else?



 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2009-12-23 12:41 PM

Sorry, the Grinch got our server just now. The Edhat website was offline for about a 1/2 hour. Things appear to be back to normal now! Sorry for any inconvenience.


 COMMENT 51117 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-12-23 03:31 PM

Unity Shoppe 1219 State Street is in urgent need of boxed cereal and canned tuna fish as approach Christmas Eve.


 COMMENT 51222 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-12-24 10:26 AM

I love that all color banners are red & green today!

Thank you to all edhat contributors - I enjoy your stories, reports, photos, thoughts, and even arguments.

Merry Christmas to all!


 COMMENT 51354 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-12-27 11:36 AM

If you are connected with a charitable community service organization, preferably in the Goleta area, that could use a donation of a case (30 rolls) of paper towels, please post information about how we can contact you.

We had a little "mix-up" with Amazon's "repeat order" feature, and instead of cancelling our automatic shipment of a case of 30 rolls of paper towels every 6 months, we ended up with an extra case that we don't have any room to store.


 COMMENT 51451 agree helpful negative off topic

2009-12-29 12:28 AM

did anyone see a collision between a motorist and a bicyclist occurring at the new roundabout on coast village road on 12/23/2005, 5:00-5:15 p.m.. the female driver stopped briefly to inquiry about the cyclist health and then drove off under the pretext of moving her car out of the traffic pattern. if you have any credible information please call 805-252-8590. thanks.


 COMMENT 52024 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-01-03 06:17 AM

ENOUGH of the unremarkable photos - please. If there's an extraordinary photo - OK. If it's newsworthy - OK. But it's becoming like a boring relatives photos.


 COMMENT 52435 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-01-06 10:58 AM

Wowzer, Ed, new format! Quite spiffy!


 COMMENT 52579 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-01-07 11:32 AM

I like the new "live feed" of stories and comments even though it squeezes the layout a bit. Go Edhat!


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2010-02-06 08:45 AM

Has anyone been having trouble posting comments here of late? Error messages? Just can't login?

If so, please email ed@edhat.com and report your issue. Thanks!


 COMMENT 56930 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-02-06 09:36 AM

Have the SBIFF 4-paks all been awarded? Do I still have a chance?


 AUSTIN agree helpful negative off topic

2010-02-10 05:40 PM

Board Meeting at SBCC with agenda to hear proposed fees for Adult Ed Classes to begin with Spring 2010 term. Phase One lists fees for Arts, Crafts and Humanities, and almost every class will have fees ranging from $60-$150 for 7 weeks, and this is not the entire course schedule. Other courses will have fees added, too. Please attend this meeting at 4:00, Thursday, February 11, SBCC Administration Room A 218. Let the Board know that this effort to try to reduce the number of courses is a terrible slap to Santa Barbara citizens who rely on Adult Ed (now being called Continuing Ed to include City College courses) for enrichment, to create a new career and to stay fit, both mentally and physically. Again, 4:00, tomorrow, Thursday, Room A218, SBCC campus and have your voice heard. These meetings are open to the public.


 COMMENT 57600 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-02-11 08:52 AM

Does anyone have information about a sinkhole on the freeway near Milpas? I overheard part of a conversation this morning around 7am and can't find any details.


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2010-02-12 11:46 AM

The Edhat server was off line for about 1/2 hour just now. Sorry for the inconvenience.


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2010-02-13 06:44 AM

Funny thing ... the newsletter today said that today's date was February 6th :-). But, everyone knows that today is Saturday the 13th! ... Ed said that heads will roll, but we think he's kidding. We know he's kidding. He's kidding, right?


 COMMENT 57871 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-02-13 07:31 AM

I too was going to asks if EdHat is living in the past. The clock got turned back a week!!


 JOHN WILEY agree helpful negative off topic

2010-02-17 06:18 PM

Gazillions of sirens converged on the west side of Salvar Bridge just now. Really set the coyotes and neighborhood dogs to howling. Saw one fire truck and perhaps a fire rescue truck behind it in a brief glimpse as we were walking. Anything on the scanner Roger?


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2010-02-19 08:05 AM

Are you going to be the 500th paid Edhat Community Member? Ed is offering a free t-shirt to that special person.


 JUKINJAY agree helpful negative off topic

2010-02-21 01:08 PM

What was going on in downtown Santa Barbara yesterday afternoon? About 30 people in somewhat risque' costumes and masks running up State Street, yelling and blowing whistles. Later they went through the courthouse area.


 COMMENT 58922 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-02-21 01:51 PM

Wow! I love edghat, but reading "Rogers Scanner" column makes me wonder about the safety of our community. So many reports of mischief sends either the wrong message or one that might make someone question why they live in our Eden by the Sea!


 SARAH agree helpful negative off topic

2010-02-22 07:47 AM

What's up with the Timbers restaurant?
Today's Newspress Crime Blotter reports an event there. 200-300 people with lots of alcohol while the kitchen was closed, a violation of its alcohol license. For five or six years I have seen only two or three cars in the
parking lot each day except maybe once a month a large event such as this one. How do they stay in business?


 COMMENT 58967 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-02-22 09:09 AM

Another scary driver on Sunday. Man driving blue van with handicap sticker, woman in passenger seat, nearly ran down young couple who were walking in Victoria St. public lot. When he saw them he aimed for them. Driver called the young man a nasty name and said to young woman when she told him he almost killed them, "Want me to try again?" He was very scary. Watch out for him and get his license #!


 COMMENT 59345 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-02-24 09:19 AM

Several people have sited a turkey strolling along 101 between Patterson and Turnpike. It has even been seen walking along the railroad tracks. Does anyone know where this bird lives?


 COMMENT 59794 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-02-26 10:43 AM

Warning.... Traffic Construction Rant. May cause delays and frustration.


What's the DEAL with the randomly placed and dangerous little center dividers going in on Cabrillo near West Beach? And how can they put up signs 'bike lane closed' all of the sudden? Totally dangers on a busy biking street (I'm sure they figure the bike lane is across the street, but that's not used by people who are biking for actual transportation, just cruzin'). They should close one lane to allow for the bike lane to continue, sheesh.

What's the DEAL with the handicap accessible concrete corners going in on Foothill at San Roque and Ontare Road? I realize this is Cal-Trans, but come-on. There are no sidewalks so the corners are going to nothing. Even the construction dudes said they are lame. Before the curbs went in, there were no curbs, therefore no handicap impediments (except for a the potholes). Is this what our federal Stimulus dollars are going towards? Ugghhh.


For recommendations for good, safety improving and Cheap (compared to bulb outs and random raised center dividers), can we pleaseeee get pedestrian/bike lines (white) painted on San Roque Road? Since there are NO side walk (see above). There are many many folks who use both San Roque to walk up to and across Foothill road (since Ontare and Alamar are the only other close options... with a traffic light.) It will also help drivers understand where and where they cannot drive (eg: up against the curb is a no no... ). It would also be a good exercise in studying the width of this high traffic road. It seems that perhaps parking (an I know the residents will not like this at all) NOT be allowed.


Above foothill on San Roque is a monstrously dangerous race track. Above foothill on San Roque Road there are ZERO traffic lines (no white lines, no center line) and no parking restrictions. As a result the road has become like the winter Olympics giant slalom; folks driving up and down sppeeeed and swerve around parked cars, taking outside corners wide and insid... [ more ]


 COMMENT 60074 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-02-27 05:28 PM

Wow! I have never posted on here nor really paid attention to the comments but some of you have definitely concreted the commonly overheard opinion that most people live in Santa Barbara are extremely shallow and judgmental. Like the soap opera when I was younger. Way to go! If I was this writer, Nicole, I would be wondering if I wanted to belong in this town you people hold in such high regard. But, then again maybe her "so called BS & hypocrisy" touches that part of yourselves you don't like and pick apart in others instead of looking in the mirror as well. And that she truly is a face of Santa Barbara and you people should be happy she is representing who you all truly are.


 COMMENT 60355 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-03-01 03:56 PM

What ever happened to the orange colored gal on the news. Just say that Jenny Craig commercial and there is one gal obviously very faired skin after she lost 30 plus pounds or so she turned orange. I do hope this is not a side effect. I guess the commercial reminded me of the orange news anchor gal.


 COMMENT 60702 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-03-03 08:26 AM

I'm wondering what was going on at the gas station in front of the Timbers last night around 7:45. Van and several police cars.


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2010-03-07 10:20 AM

There was a problem with comments on some of the articles this week. Users would get an error message when clicking on the comments link. That problem has been fixed. Sorry about the trouble.


 COMMENT 61755 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-03-08 08:45 PM

For Question and Answer:

I have long monitored the USGS site for earthquake activity.

During the past two months there have been a relatively large number of temblors at either end of our state.

This coupled with the major rumblings around the "Ring of Fire" has me wondering - should be worried about a fairly large one striking here say, like the 1978 5.8 centered in Goleta?


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2010-03-10 08:10 AM

Here is the latest graph showing hits at some popular Santa Barbara news sites. Feel free to share this with your friends.

This graph is from www.alexa.com which monitors all the websites in the world.


 RAINE5360 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-03-13 08:24 AM

Once again we read of the sad state of the economy, and today, of the 10% unemployment rate in Santa Barbara. Yet I have been dining out regularly this year and am astounded (and encouraged) to see restaurants bustling, and many local events sold out. I would curious to hear what others have observed in this regard.


 COMMENT 63112 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-03-15 02:03 PM

Is anyone else offended that Senator Tony Strickland is going to run for a different state office this year? State controller this time. He is barely halfway through his term. Now, he'll spend the next 6 months campaigning instead of doing anything valuable for us.
Sarah Palin jumped ship part way through her term; maybe it's the way that the politicians do business now. His office # is 805-965-0862


 RAINE5360 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-03-28 11:23 AM

What is that barge or dredge thing at Goleta Beach this Sunday morning?


 JOHN WILEY agree helpful negative off topic

2010-03-30 07:12 PM

Maybe texting while driving will turn out to have an upside. Bear with me a sec. The worry used to be cellphone use while driving, but that seems to have shifted to texting. But texting you do with the phone in your lap, and many of the drivers I see chatting away in sweet oblivion don't bother with speakerphone or earpiece but being right-handed they have it up to their right ear. At last the kicker: EMF from the phone might turn off their ability to act in a morally responsible manner according to a new study. I guess either way, the moral majority is endangered.


 CHERIDIANE agree helpful negative off topic

2010-04-05 06:42 PM

Does anyone know of a gardening service for maintaining our 8 unit condo complex - one that knows about the needs of plants, a green gardener that is not merely a blow & go? I would love to know who to hire!


 COMMENT 67993 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-04-08 12:37 PM

I'd like to get my phone number(s) put on a 'No political calls list' Is there such a thing? Thank goodness for caller ID. If it says 'unknown' or 'restricted' we won't answer, and they won't leave a message.


 COMMENT 68024 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-04-08 02:40 PM

I worked at Santa Barbara County General Hospital from 1963 to 1968, and would VERY much like to have a photo of the hospital dated around that time. I have been searching the internet continuously and the most recent photo is from the 1930's. Chris M., R.N.


 COMMENT 68028 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-04-08 02:50 PM

I worked at Santa Barbara County General Hospital from 1963 to 1967 and have many good memories of that time. I have been searching for photos of the hospital for that period now for several months, but the most recent photo I have been able to find is 1932. If anyone has a more recent photo please contact me, chris1946@charter.net.


 COMMENT 68594 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-04-11 07:02 PM

Today, 4/11 is International Louie Louie Day in memory of singer/songwriter Richard Berry on his birthday.


 COMMENT 69480 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-04-15 08:08 AM

Today only - Starbucks is offering free coffee when you bring in your own travel mug.


 COMMENT 69520 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-04-15 09:39 AM

Are there others in beautiful SB who have had or are having trouble because of overzealous police and underzealous defenders of the law? The "system" here seems to be almost impossible to extract one's self from and get on with a life.


 COMMENT 70122 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-04-18 11:46 AM

Does anyone know of a place I can take personal documents for shredding? All the ads for shredding companies are directed toward businesses. I just want to drive up and drop off a couple of paper boxes of stuff to be shred?


 COMMENT 70618 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-04-20 02:40 PM

Does anyone know who the "serena" jet belongs to that's always parked at SBA? Does it belong to Serena Williams?


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2010-04-20 10:01 PM

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 REMARKER agree helpful negative off topic

2010-04-21 07:47 PM

I heard that Longs Drug Store, now CVS, is no longer accepting dead household batteries (AAA, AA, 9-volt, etc). Is there a place -- other than driving out to UCSB -- that accepts these?


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2010-04-25 04:11 PM

This comment is to tell people that the General Comments thread is working again ...... and to remind people that this is happy hour ... and, it's a beautiful day out.


 COMMENT 71923 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-04-26 05:57 PM

Does anyone know about all the dead fish in the harbor today (there were thousands). Is this an effect of our polluted waters in SB?


 COMMENT 73165 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-05-01 05:31 PM

Does anyone know if the bike path between El Cap and refugio has been, or ever will be repaired?


 RLMCDON agree helpful negative off topic

2010-05-02 09:24 AM

Some sort of military jet just landing at SBA, flew right over my house - I'm not familiar enough with jets to know what it was but I'm really curious to find out. Anyone know what it was and/or why it's here?


 COMMENT 73379 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-05-03 10:56 AM

Does anyone know why there is an SBC copter flying so low over the Mesa that it is setting off car alarms?


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2010-05-03 07:48 PM

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 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2010-05-05 12:12 PM

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 COMMENT 74288 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-05-06 02:47 PM

Santa Barbara County firefighters were clearing brush by Rocky Nook Park. Allegedly this was made possible by a grant from the federal stimulus package. If so one wonders why they did not use the money to hire workers who were without jobs. If they were using firefighters during regular working hours (a frugal thing to do but unlikely) they added nothing to the economy. If (much more likely) the firefighters were getting overtime to do this work we are all paying a huge cost. Anyone know anything about this?


 COMMENT 74558 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-05-08 06:43 AM

Bulb outs - Can't we prevent any more of them?
They stick out into the bike lane, they confuse drivers and result in accidents and result costly repairs to tires. The biggeest problem is they are unsafe for bicylists. Congrats DAS, Helene et al what a boondogle! Look at Cabrillo - now bicylists have to get into the right traffic lane to get past the bulbouts.
Look at Garden and Islay - what a craziness.


 JOHN WILEY agree helpful negative off topic

2010-05-12 01:18 AM

For those watching broadcast TV, our digital PBS from KCET has doubled. Tuesday night digital channel 26 re-broadcasting the four LA channels from Gibraltar was off the air, presumably due to the wind, so I tried analog channel 28 that had been re-broadcasting just KCET on 28. Bingo! Four channels of digital. That is: KCET in HD, Orange (County), Vme (Spanish), and World. This is great news for many places in town where the weaker signal from Gibraltar didn't reach.


 COMMENT 75737 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-05-14 04:17 PM

Accident on south bound 101 just past Las Positas has traffic slowed both directions.


 COMMENT 75863 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-05-15 08:48 PM

Does anyone remember One Beach Road, the furniture store that was on State Street? We're trying to find out where they purchased their furniture and slipcovers (we need a new slipcover and would like to find one from the original manufacturer).


 COMMENT 76134 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-05-17 06:08 PM

Shoreline Park : are leash regulations still in effect? This evening (Monday, 5:00 PM) I noticed a number of dogs off-leash, including three large German Shepherds accompanying three different men. Each of the shepherds roamed at least 50 yards away from their owners. (Interestingly, Pit owners seem more responsible.) If leash laws at Shoreline are no longer to be enforced, the city should make that fact clear and remove signs. People who walk small dogs could then choose to go elsewhere. Frankly, as a small dog owner, I think the city will have some culpability should an accident occur. In off-leash areas, owners are fore-warned. A wink and a nod is NOT good policy.


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2010-05-18 03:58 PM

If you want to talk about Al Gore and global warming, please go to the national news page here


 COMMENT 76447 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-05-19 08:28 AM

Has anyone scrutinized their cable bill lately ? Ours just surpassed $100 per month. That is outrageous for what we get. I remember as a kid living in a house with an antenna, we got ten channels for free. We only have the basic and the next tiers, and internet. I am definitely looking into getting a dish service. Why don't we have any competition for our cable service ??


 COMMENT 79039P agree helpful negative off topic

2010-05-29 03:08 PM

1/8oz of marijuana goes for $100 on State St. - Started off a beautiful Saturday morning in Santa Barbara with a stroll on State St. and overheard three men doing a drug deal in front of Macy's.


 COMMENT 79272 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-05-31 11:01 AM

Does anybody know what was going on at the Tea House Sunday afternoon? I was hiking down Cold Springs Trail Sunday afternoon and a helicopter was flying around the Tea House. It also appears that several cars were parked up there.


 COMMENT 79273P agree helpful negative off topic

2010-05-31 11:02 AM

It was probably the hiker rescue reported in today's Edhat.


 COMMENT 79872 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-06-03 09:59 AM

Worst Call Ever! Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers lost his bid for a perfect game Wednesday night with two outs in the ninth inning on a call that first base umpire Jim Joyce later admitted he blew. I don't watch much baseball, but this was tough to watch ~ like a slow motion car wreck.


 COMMENT 80338 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-06-06 08:24 AM

Is anyone keeping track of what is going on at our local schools? I've been looking for articles/posts commenting on our SB School Board's recent decision to close SB Home School. When you call the school district to ask how to apply for home school they say, "I don't know". That's great! Glad we're backrupting our state to pay for education that no one wants. The kids hate it, the teachers are miserable and the parents can't get any answers from the administrators who make an average of 125K per year. Fabulous!


 COMMENT 80484 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-06-07 06:25 AM

On Tuesday’s election ballot you will see the names of four candidates running for the office of Treasurer-Tax Collector-Public Administrator. This position is also Santa Barbara County’s Public Guardian and heads the Veterans’ Services Program. These parts of the job play a critical role in protecting our most vulnerable senior citizens and providing assistance to our veterans. One candidate, Polly Holcombe, has pulled out of the race and has endorsed Harry Hagen for the office. Another candidate provided no information for the sample ballot and has made little effort to explain his qualifications. This leaves two people effectively in the race. One of those two, if elected, will be learning how to handle the complexities of this difficult position while doing it. The other candidate, Harry Hagen, has been the the Assistant Treasurer-Tax Collector-Public Administrator for the past seven years.

The Treasurer-Tax Collector-Public Administrator is a non-partisan position for which we need the most qualified person.


 COMMENT 80677 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-06-07 02:58 PM

I'm beginning to think that they way you exclude comments actually serves to highlight them. I find myself curious about what horrendous thing someone has said and often jump over to check on them.
I think they should either be deleted completely, or remain in the body of other posts where they would get easily buried.


 COMMENT 81253 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-06-09 11:10 AM

I would like to hear from the community about the feasibility of an opinion I have recently formed with regard to striving to live a sustainable existence in our community. I know, this is a big chunk to bite off, but it begs to be discussed. I welcome criticisms so please don’t hold back. It will only help in refining the concept.

This opinion has two legs, one being the carbon foot-print we promote by accepting the sale of non-local goods and services that duplicate items or services that are already available in our area, and the second is the environmental disintegration we allow to continue by NOT speaking up about products that are sold in our area that are a) not recyclable products or b) are packaged in materials that are not recyclable in our area.

1. Accepting Non-Local Goods and Services that duplicate goods and services already manufactured or grown in our area.

a. I am far from the idealistic sustainable person I would dream to be. I do try to get our vegetables at the local farmers market and typically try to buy organic. I also grow many fruits and vegetables at home and do not use herbicides or pesticides in doing so. With that said, there are occasions when I am in a pinch and will make an emergency run to the local Von’s supermarket. This brings me to the birth of this thought. I had to pick up some avocados. My tree is young and not yet producing. We live in the land of avocados right? Well, as I said, I was in a pinch and had to have some at this time. I noticed a huge display stack of avocados. I picked one up and noticed a “Produced in Mexico” sticker on the side. What is wrong with this picture? Santa Barbara and Goleta are MAJOR avocado producers.

b. Are these not hard times? Do our local growers not have PRIORITY with these chains? Shouldn’t they? Is it the supermarket chain opting for a “good deal” from Mexico or is it the local growers who can get a better deal selling to some other distant communities? It is my opinion that supermarket chains should be “encouraged” to purchase their produce from local farms when possible. If they want to do business here, they should GIVE BACK to the community.

c. This would also apply to other goods and services provided here, e.g., construction, item production, or services.

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 COMMENT 82264 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-06-13 12:14 PM

Does anyone know what was going on in Montecito yesterday evening? Around 6:30 pm a number of emergency vehicles were charging up San Ysidro Road.

Thanks for any information.


 COMMENT 82576 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-06-14 04:34 PM

Any one make the switch from Cox Cable to Direct TV in the area? Any comments, concerns to know about before doing so?


 JOHN WILEY agree helpful negative off topic

2010-06-14 11:10 PM

LA Times item about a 9:30pm 6/14 series of moderate quakes in San Diego area.


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2010-06-22 09:43 AM

I just got my Verizon from hell bill 3 weeks late there's some extra charges in there and a couple paragraphs about more charges going into effect in August for anyone intrested, you might want to look at this months bill, Roger


 COMMENT 85370 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-06-25 11:09 AM

I think it is great that the police have stepped up the enforcement of the graffiti artists, but I wish they could do something about these people driving thru residential areas with these loud booming car stereos...I love loud music also, but there is a time and place for it, not at 3 AM with the stereo so loud the windows rattle and kids cry. I think they just hit the power off button when they see a cop car so it is very hard to catch them...it is a ticket. Maybe if the police issue a news release that they are stepping up enforcement ? Not sure what to do about it, but it is very annoying. Any ideas people ?


 COMMENT 85912 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-06-28 03:07 PM

So who foot the bill for all those new bulb-outs and brick crosswalks ? I hope it wasn't the city, as thy have been cutting services. I hope this wasn't the reason.


 COMMENT 87315 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-07-05 10:26 AM

Is anyone having trouble with the CHP lately? What’s going on with them? Here’s what happened to us yesterday. Below is my husband’s account.

We were driving our 1995 Volvo 850 on the 101 one exit from our home in Santa Barbara. We were driving well within the speed limit in the middle lane at Las Positas with cars passing us all around. A CHP car began to follow us from about 15 car lengths. It then zoomed up ahead and cut us off in an extremely dangerous manner, crossing right in front of us from the left lane to the right lane and then to the shoulder. After a few seconds, it shot back on the road and came right up behind us, red lights flashing. Neither its top lights nor its siren were on and I was confused for a second. Then the officer started declaiming on the megaphone for me to pull off the highway, which I did immediately at upper State Street. I pulled into the 5 Points Shopping Center and got my license, registration and insurance out – all in good standing.

Officer Taylor (I.D. 1953Y) approached and tersely asked for my information. While she was reviewing it, I asked her why she pulled me over. She said that I was “probably not wearing my seat belt.” When I showed her that I WAS wearing it, she said that I was not wearing it properly because the shoulder strap was too low.

“You’ve gotta be kidding me!” I thought.

“Officer, was I driving above the speed limit?”


“Was I driving erratically”


“Then why were you following me and why did you pull me over?”

No answer.

“Ok, if you are thinking of giving me a ticket for what you claim is an improperly worn belt, I respectfully ask you to give me a warning, not a ticket. I had no idea.”

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 COMMENT 87368 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-07-05 12:25 PM

Santa Monica spent a lot of money to close off streets for a "walking market" and it was a failed experiment. I remember going there then & it was a wasteland that shoppers were avoiding. Then the homeless moved in along with the taggers. The whole thing had to be redesigned & re-opened up. I know closing off downtown state sounds like a fun idea (and it is during Tuesday farmer's market) but doing it permanently would NOT be a good thing.


 COMMENT 87565 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-07-06 11:46 AM

What can be done about the proliferation of chopping carts abandoned in our town? Combined with graffiti, much of SB is starting to look like an LA slum.


 COMMENT 87637 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-07-06 04:59 PM

Why do you suppose that SB county health doesn't issue health rating certificates for restaurants to post like they do in L.A. ?


 COMMENT 87760 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-07-07 09:55 AM

Re: Joel Conway collection
I heard the probate lawyer sent his nephew to catalog the estate and the scum bag sold most of it under the table to different local professional garage sale pickers.

I know I saw large parts of it for sale, including tons of vintage film stars, local landscape, some artworks.


 COMMENT 88066 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-07-08 03:52 PM

I heard that the Goleta Beach Plan is proposing to rid the park of beach access parking to "save the beach". How ridiculous.


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2010-07-08 03:52 PM

Santa Barbara will never look like an LA Slum. Now a nice little cozy white trashy town, that's more like it. A few more years like this the average price for a BFI outhouse on alittle pices of proptery on the East Side sould go for 60-70 thousand dollars.


 COMMENT 88129P agree helpful negative off topic

2010-07-08 08:50 PM

88066 - Actually it is not. But it requires knowledge to understand that.


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2010-07-09 06:22 AM

Congratulations to alj149 who was the winner of tickets to the 9th annual Taste of the Vine and Auction event coming up July 31. In return for the tickets, subscribers file reports on the local events they attend.


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2010-07-09 07:44 AM

This just in from the Nanny .....

In the spirit of keeping the discussion on the Edhat Comments Board local, the phrase "Tea Party" has now been added to the list of forbidden sayings.

It now joins Obama, Bush, Palin, Pelosi, and any of their stand-ins.

... and, of course, the beach party that shall not be named.


 COMMENT 88901 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-07-12 01:46 PM

I'm concerned about edhat! From the start, EdHat has been a wonderful place for the community. However, recently I have been noticing that whenever I read comments for a post in the news feed, there is a lot of negativity!

I want to live in a place where my neighbors are proud of each others' accomplishments, and don't complain everything, especially about things that they don't know enough about. Happiness is contagious, but so is the opposite! Can every hour be happy hour?? :)


 COMMENT 88918 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-07-12 02:35 PM

I've been wondering why the manholes were removed on upper State Street and why they have all been left on the sidewalks with an orange cone sitting on top of each one of them for more than a week now?


 COMMENT 88982 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-07-12 05:28 PM

I think they took them out so they can scrape off the top few layers of asphalt and then reset the manhole covers when they repave the street...but some of them are in the middle of the sidewalk making the sidewalk difficult to traverse...especially for elderly/disabled who frequent the area.

I emailed the city project manager to see if they could be moved off the sidewalk when possible last week and I noticed the ones in front of Ralph's were moved into the new planter. (but I didn't get a direct response)...not sure about any of the other ones though.


 COMMENT 89640 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-07-14 07:06 PM

Does anyone know what caused the cops to shut down a block of Salinas today around 12:55 pm? Body being carried out on a stretcher....


 COMMENT 89706 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-07-15 07:40 AM

I heard that De La Guerra Plaza is currently being ripped up. Why would anybody in their right mind do that now with Fiesta so close ? Where are the funds coming from, if the city is so strapped ?


 EDONE agree helpful negative off topic

2010-07-16 02:47 PM

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 COMMENT 91018P agree helpful negative off topic

2010-07-20 08:26 AM

What is going on just east of the Mariposa Reina exit, on the north side of Hwy 101? There are a bunch of vehicles inlcuding a Search and Rescue one. Is it a practice drill or is someone lost around there?


 COMMENT 92422 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-07-25 04:06 PM

At Campus Point/Devoureaux, there is a large religious marker for someone names Campbell. Is there any relationship with Campbell Hall ??


 COMMENT 93467 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-07-28 10:38 AM

So after reading the wind chime thread I have a question for Edhatters. I live in a complex the does not allow pets. One of the tenants is friends with the owner so they allowed them to have Parakeets. I love pets so I don't mind that they have them, but they leave them outside. They squawk all the time. It is 3 birds in a cage that is barley 2ft by 2ft and I think they make that much noise because they feel trapped. For hours sometimes they would not stop making noise. I don't mind listening to a bird sing, it is usually beautiful. But this seems more for a cry for help than anything and it starts as early at 6 in the morning. I guess after three years of living there it is finally getting to me. I would hate to say anything and have them lose their pets but I just feel like I can't take it anymore. What do you guys think I should do? Should I just bite my lip and deal with it or should I say something to the management company?


 COMMENT 96480P agree helpful negative off topic

2010-08-09 09:32 AM

OK. I give up. Where are the results of the "Number-of-Horses in the 2010 Fiesta Parade"? I can't find them.


 COMMENT 97173 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-08-11 05:36 PM

I just checked the long range weather forecast, and one week from today, it is supposed to be clear and 80. Maybe summer is around the corner!


 COMMENT 101270 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-08-29 09:36 AM

Anyone to offer suggestions on making my eugenia healthier? All growing tips appreciated as I need them. My neighbor thinks so too.


 COMMENT 101681P agree helpful negative off topic

2010-08-30 06:27 PM

Anyone know anything about the accident on the southbound 101 just south of Santa Rosa Road in Buellton this morning? Looked nasty.


 COMMENT 103291 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-09-07 01:06 PM

Who can we (neighbors in the area) talk to about making the neglected part of Mackenzie Park into something for the community?


 COMMENT 109201P agree helpful negative off topic

2010-09-29 11:31 AM

what's with allllll the helicopters at night down in carp?


 COMMENT 109503P agree helpful negative off topic

2010-09-30 09:41 AM

Two prominent local restaurants are using Basa fish for fish 'n' chips. Ask before you eat this stuff! It's a catfish-type creature farmed in the Mekong Delta. Are you SURE you want to eat it?


 COMMENT 109549 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-09-30 11:15 AM

Drunks at Hendry's Beach.

Took my family down this morning for a nice day at the beach.

Saw a dozen drunken men swearing and drinking beer from paper bags. They were at the picnic tables as usual. It was 9:30 AM.

Needless to say, we went elsewhere.

After the murder at Hendry's I thought the community came together to clean up this place. What happened?


 COMMENT 111809 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-10-10 11:57 AM

I've heard there are large groups of seals (or sea lions) close to SB. Does anyone know a good spot to go take a look and enjoy their beauty? Thanks!


 ARCHIE agree helpful negative off topic

2010-10-14 01:12 PM

Does anyone know if the Cliff Drive elimination of wires will extend to the off-shoot residential streets?


 COMMENT 113656 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-10-16 04:01 PM

Does anyone know of any good haunted houses in SB? I've never been to any here. I've always thought the old Californian hotel on State St. would make an awesome haunted house. They need to do something with that hotel since it's been abandoned for 10 years. Does anyone know what the plans are for it?


 BONNER agree helpful negative off topic

2010-10-21 11:50 AM

What is the current status of the multi-collision accident that happend on 154 involving the owner of Paradise Cafe. Are there still injured in the hospital, what about the driver who started the incident, what charges are being brought. Any discussion about a center divider or changes to make 154 safer?


 COMMENT 116289P agree helpful negative off topic

2010-10-26 03:03 PM

@92422 I went on a tour recently and the tour guide said they're not connected.. just a big coincidence!


 COMMENT 116396 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-10-27 08:42 AM

A curious thing has been occurring in, and around our neighborhood (Patterson/San Marcos north of 101) lately. I wonder if someone can explain...Seems someone is parking the same old junker cars and vans on the streets in this neighborhood and moving them (presumably overnight) before they've been here long enough to be towed. Neighbors have complained, but there's only so much the sheriff's can do. Some have speculated it's a used car salesman using the streets for storage, but it's hard to imagine most of these vehicles being worth anything. Any ideas?


 COMMENT 117414 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-01 05:29 AM

My PC crashed, and I'm seeking recommendations for a business that can assess the problem and possibly save/retreive info from my hard drive. (Please, no remarks that I should get a Mac. Loved ones have already said it.) I appreciate any suggestions.


 COMMENT 117493 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-01 09:44 AM

I think our approach to Halloween in IV is all wrong. We should have checkpoints to enter IV, charge $5 to get in (to help pay the Police) and wristband everyone (color coded for under 21). Anyone inside found w/o a wristband should be fined. During the checkpoint, sobriety can be checked as well. This will help to defray the costs of the event, but even more , it will discourage the massive attendance. Perhaps even advertising these changes will discourage attendance.


 EDHAT ONLINE agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-05 08:53 AM

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This option is only available to members whose identity has been verified by the dedicated staff of edhat.com. Contact ed@edhat.com for details on how to be verified.

Also, as a community member, you still have the option of choosing your comments to be associated with a number or your handle.


 COMMENT 120566 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-10 02:58 PM

I know there are archival-safe products available in order to preserve photos, but short of acquiring those does anyone know if these items are safe for storage: envelopes one gets from a pharamacy when film is developed; products using re-cycled paper; ordinary manila envelopes. I'm worried about storing vintage family photos in the wrong environment. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.


 COMMENT 122061 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-17 07:52 AM

Beatles fan? Maybe I missed something in the major Apple news that the Beatles were coming to iTunes for download but there are 2 versions of each album - the "original" and the "re-mastered" versions which came out a year ago - I've looked and can't tell which version iTunes is selling - anyone have an answer?


 COMMENT 123179 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-21 06:38 PM

Who are the voiceless victims of America's economic crisis? The family dogs and cats.

When people lose their homes, so do their pets. If they are facing economic uncertainty, they don't adopt new pets. Who suffers? The dogs and cats who sit in cages waiting for a rescue that may not come.

No blame attaches to people who can't afford pets. But some of us are still doing okay, with secure homes and incomes. Animal lovers who can, please consider adding a pet to your household! It helps those who can't help themselves, and you get the joy of a new dog or cat to love and be loved by!

The county's three shelters will be holding a "Home for the Holidays" Adoption Fair on Sat. Dec. 4th, from 10-4, with discounted fees. Or just come by during business hours, and see if you can find space in your home and heart for a homeless pet!


 COMMENT 124334 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-11-27 09:22 PM

There are lots of reasons to worry about our community, the news is not always good, but today I have to say thank you to a random stranger. My daughter lost her wallet this evening. She was downtown and somehow it went missing. She was still downtown when she realized it was lost, and spent a good amount of time backtracking in an attempt to find it. She didn’t find it.
It is never fun losing your wallet and we were planning on spending the evening calling credit card companies and going through the drill.
But we didn't have to do any of that. About 15 minutes after she got home, we received a call from the police. The wallet had been found and turned in. We picked it up at the station on Figueroa less than an hour after it was lost. Eric Maas, a shuttle driver, spotted the wallet and turned it in. Honestly, I can’t begin to think of a better testimony to our community than this. Thank you Eric.


 COMMENT 126034 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-12-06 11:34 AM

I want to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday in September (2011) by taking him on a cruise to someplace warm. Any recommendations for cruise lines and locations to visit?


 COMMENT 127183 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-12-11 08:33 AM

My grandson and I are looking for a good place for chili fries; we struck out three times yesterday. Suggestions please!


 COMMENT 128769 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-12-18 07:10 PM

We are experiencing very low power near Los Positas and Modoc. Garage door opener can't lift the door. Lights are very dim. All of our uninterrupted power supplies were chirping like crazy. Is anyone else having this experience? We've checked with the adjacent neighbors and their situation is the same. Does anyone know anything more?


 COMMENT 128816 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-12-19 09:10 AM

4474, I agree-- and while they're at it, why don't they ENFORCE the noise regulations for those idiots with booming car stereos who cruise State on a regular basis!


 COMMENT 130061 agree helpful negative off topic

2010-12-23 08:52 AM

Christmas Trees??

Anyone have a suggestion where to get a decent last minute tree for cheap. Am broke but need to keep my kids happy.



 COMMENT 134533 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-01-07 10:22 PM

Any suggestions or cost estimates for replacing a 6x2 foot bathroom vanity top with one sink? Thanks.


 COMMENT 134539 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-01-07 11:50 PM

I meant to say that I want to use granite on the vanity top.


 COMMENT 138923 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-01-22 11:11 AM

Are there any weekend morning gatherings at a donut shop or something where guys bring their cool old cars? I know Woody's BBQ used to have a gathering, but the guys from the car club that ran it were pretty unwelcoming to outsiders. If anyone knows of something, please let us know!


 COMMENT 140862 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-01-27 10:07 PM

Does anyone understand this? My daughter and hubbie were stopped at an intersection in Chico and were t-boned by a hit and run driver. The police were not able to find the runaway driver. Hence, the auto insurance says they have to pay their $500 collision deductible even tho they have uninsured motorist coverage, since they don't have a license plate number of the person that hit them! The damage to their car was over $8,000, but it doesn't make sense that if you are plowed into and the person drives on, you're supposed to have been able to catch their license plate number (and this was a bad wreck). It seems that uninsured motorist coverage should not have a deductible, and I'm thinking the insurance company is trying to get out of what they should pay. Anyone have info that would help?


 COMMENT 141433 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-01-30 09:03 AM

We have some overseas visitors coming next week, and want to give them some teacloths with views of Santa Barbara. Does anyone know where to buy them?


 JUKINJAY agree helpful negative off topic

2011-01-31 02:19 PM

Three cheers to EdHat for bringing back the run race results and updating them. This is how I learned about EdHat in the first place, good to see them back!

How about a WWII every W again?


 COMMENT 146439 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-17 11:43 AM

Can anyone recommend a place for ice cream sodas?


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2011-02-20 09:47 PM

How come jerks that talk scrap about hurting and eating small defenceless little animals think they are tougher than someone who is compassionate?


 COMMENT 152223 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-03-09 11:04 AM

What experiences have people had with tenting for termites and also if anyone has used Borax treatments as an alternative, and which companies are best and most reasonable?


 COMMENT 156470 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-03-22 07:55 AM

Looking for recommendations for a craftsman that can repair an old tea kettle. Not an antique, but my Mom has had it for years & wont buy a new one. It needs some soldering. Thanks in advance


 COMMENT 160971 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-04-04 02:46 PM

Does anyone know if someone sells honey from bee hives up on the 154? I just was reading an article about allergies and it suggested that eating local honey produced within 7 miles of where you reside would help and even stop your or your pets allergies. Anyway my dog is really suffering this year, and I would like to try something other than a prescription from the vet.


 COMMENT 164551 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-04-16 09:42 PM

I have heard that Domingo's Cafe in Old Town Goleta was a post office back in the 1950's. Does anyone have any information or photo's to support this.


 JUKINJAY agree helpful negative off topic

2011-05-30 08:19 PM

I like the new site format, it makes navigating the site easy. The "deals" tab right here on the website is cool!

However, I find that after navigating EdHat for a while, I've got a couple of dozen new browser tabs. This gets really annoying after a while, and it also breaks the "back" button!

Can we turn off this mis-feature? Thanks for the best local resource on the web!


 RAINE5360 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-06-02 07:45 AM

I need a referral for a sewing machine repair service, mobile or otherwise. Thanks.


 COMMENT 179097P agree helpful negative off topic

2011-06-02 01:53 PM

I would like to hear of referrals you might have for someone with a moble car wash business. Would like car washed, waxed, interior cleaned. Thanks.


 COMMENT 202049 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-08-09 10:12 AM

We would like to replace our expensive Cox land line with a cheaper service that includes in-state long distance. We don't care about caller I.D., call waiting or voice mail. Any suggestions? We have cell phones, but would like to keep our land line as well.


 COMMENT 203467 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-08-12 07:43 PM

Does anyone have a referral for babyproofing our house? I know it is "easy" to cover plugs etc...Rather I'm looking for a professional that can give ideas/options to babyproof fireplaces, glass furniture, entertainment centers, carbon monoxide detectors/placement. The fireplaces are really throwing me for a loop, short of putting gates around it, what else?


 COMMENT 220805P agree helpful negative off topic

2011-10-07 06:58 AM

SMART METER UPDATE: I would like everyone to be aware that the California Public Utilities Commission has recently ruled that utility customers who do not yet have a Smart Meter can request to be put on a Delay List while further consideration of the Smart Meters is ongoing. However, you MUST CALL to be put on this list! A LOT of people are calling, so make sure that you call in if you do not want a Smart Meter installed on your home. The phone number for So Cal Edison's Delay List is (800) 810-2369. PG &E also has a number for their Delay List so if you are a PG&E customer, call them.


 COMMENT 220806P agree helpful negative off topic

2011-10-07 07:09 AM

The phone number for PG&E's Delay List is 877-743-7378. So, PG&E customers who do not want a Smart Meter installed, should call that number to be put on the Delay List while the CPUC is deciding on the whole Smart Meter issue. Currently, if one already has had a Smart Meter installed, one cannot have it removed, but I suspect that that will change.

Again, So Cal Edison customers should call (800) 810-2369 to be put on the Smart Meter Delay List.

Someone told me that So Cal Edison is already sending reps out to physically tag those properties that have been listed on the Delay List so that the owner's wishes will be respected. Has anyone seen these reps yet? Apparently, the utility companies are getting a lot of calls!


 COMMENT 221016 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-10-07 04:09 PM

Anyone know if there are any plans in the works for the old VONS building at Victoria & Chapala? It might make a great spot for a roller skating rink! Your thoughts?


 COMMENT 228212 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-10-31 10:11 AM

Does anyone know whether the Argonne Circle neighborhood is going to be doing their usual awesome Halloween displays and trick or treating? My MIL lives in San Roque and said that the neighborhood didn't seem as decorated as in past years...


 COMMENT 231144 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-11-08 11:49 PM

Can anyone supply a lead for someone who does small appliance repairs?

I have Sunbeam Mix-master that needs some work - motor doesn't start. I'd rather repair than replace, and I'm not finding any leads via google.

Located in Santa Barbara or Goleta would be ideal. As far south as Camarillo is an option.

Thanks much for any help.


 COMMENT 237860 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-03 01:38 PM

Does anyone offer Barista Training in Santa Barbara?


 ARCHIE agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-14 09:17 PM

Are there any Santa Barbara events to welcome home our military veterans?


 COMMENT 245048 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-31 05:46 PM

Anyone know of Santa Barbara restaurants open on January 1, 2012 for breakfast or brunch? Most seem to be closed .... Looking for a restaurant serving breakfast on New Year's Day. thanks !


 COMMENT 262255 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-03-06 05:25 PM

Cars are here for the new Lexus store. They open tomorrow @ 9am.


 COMMENT 272741 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-18 06:34 PM

Does anyone know where to recycle foam plastic shipping "peanuts?" UPS used to take them to re-use but they no longer will take them. I hate to put them into the trash but don't know where else to dispose of them.


 COMMENT 282043 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-05-23 05:49 PM

MAVERICK WINDOW AND DOOR, INC., at 414 E Haley St, Santa Barbara is very much in business. Please stop by or give us a call 805-730-1600. I am sure one of our Estimators can help you with your needs. To our customers "Thank You" for your continued business.


 COMMENT 282311 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-05-24 03:23 PM

It is rather disparaging that someone would spread rumors that "Maverick Window & Door" at 414 E Haley St is out of business. It seem these rumors are being address as not true when they pop-up. Yet then another nasty rumor is posted, which is damaging to this business. It would would behoove anyone who has questions or concerns to call the company directly at 805-730-1600, just I have done.


 COMMENT 289484 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-06-19 09:36 PM

Can anyone recommend an excellent cosmetic Dentist that does veneers. It seems that the really good veneers are hard to detect.Most of the veneers I have seen look very big and bulky. Not looking for the bright white fake look, but a natural smile. Thanks in advance.


 COMMENT 292443 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-06-28 03:40 PM

Anyone know details about a fire that broke out about a half hour ago near the Ward Memorial (hwy 217) onramp and Hollister?


 COMMENT 301346 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-07-25 05:32 PM

For those interested in the Burger King/Chick Fil-A thread to which EdHat summarily cut comments, if you want more information about why some folks oppose Chick Fil-A's opening a restaurant in our town, you may want to read this:



 COMMENT 329081 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-07 10:38 PM

If you're not a student and you're in you're 30s, antisocial and bad speaking skills, what can you join or do in order to meet potential girlfriend, or seomthing here in SB?
Seems everyone who goes to Dance schools or schools or events is already outgoing and talktaive and social so
if you try to join, they'll think you're weird cause you're not the same as them as them.

I went to the Carrillo recreation center one time and that's how it felt. I felt very bad and ignored.

Is there any place for friendship/singles in SB/Goleta where people you're age(20s or 30s ) won't think you're weird and stupid and will accept you?


 COMMENT 329082P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-07 10:51 PM

328901, maybe you should work on being a little more friendly and improving your speaking skills.

Admitting the problem is a good first step.


 COMMENT 330602 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-12 08:05 AM

Just wondering How a nonstudent adult(30s)
would be able to meet Foreign students for cultural exchange. UCSB now only has exchange programs conversation programs for current students( i asked)
and SBCC has abandoned it's conversation partner program since long time ago.

i'm interested in culture and language and i'm sure some of these students would like to meet americans. but there's seems to be no way. you can always see them and talk to them out there in the city but unlike american and hispanics who can become friends with people in public, asians etc don't have that kind of culture and
they do not like to be talked to or approached by strangers.

So anyway to meet them?


 COMMENT 332432 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-17 01:19 PM

I want to rent movies ( NOT RECENT RELEASES from red box) and blockbusters are closing. The one in fairview is out.

Where the heck do i Rent movies(DVDs)?
i dont' want to go to milpas. I live in Turnpike area.

So yea, seems there's no video rentals at all anywhere. I think, there's still a blockbuster in State/La Cumbre but that's all there is?


 COMMENT 340402P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-07 08:02 PM

Who is in charge of cleaning up those areas alongside the Freeways? Need to know why the side of the freeway through downtonw has remained so filthy with litter. It seems to be the worst from (northbound) Bath Exit-all the way to Goleta. There is trash everywhere! Can anyone help this effort? This is Santa Barbara and instead of looking at the plantings-you see all the trash!


 COMMENT 341369 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-10 12:47 PM

Just in Case no one knows yet, Jackie Evancho and Bobby Mcferrin are coming to SB. By the way, anyone know why many stars choose SB to come to, even thought it's not a very famous very big city?


 COMMENT 344179 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-17 11:50 AM

Why don't we have any Bookstores(aside from the UCSB and SBCC one which i dont want to go to cause i'm not a student and i don't want to go to schools)

Are they expecting us to just have to go online to buy stuff. What if we don't have internent access ?


 COMMENT 344184 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-17 11:58 AM

Chaucers, Book Den, Lost Horizon, Mesa Bookstore...


 COMMENT 345625 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-21 09:39 AM

I"m from SB. Where do you go Meet Women for dating if you're not a student and you're not outgoing party /club type guy?

I'm already in my 30s i have nothing. And people keep saying you can meet women at supermarkets or whatever. That's stupid. THat only works for playboys or stuff or good speakers. But that doesn't work for guys who are not good speakers and are shy or whatever. When you try( and i have tried talking to women in public) they just think i'm weird and stupid.

Wish there was some place were women wouldn't be expecting all guys to be playboys or great speakers. Like some Friend club cafe where people would be accepting.

For example i can go to clubs or whatver, i've even gone to dance classes but since I'm not like any of the typical guys, people just think i'm stupid and are not interested in me.

I'm a guy with a disability and i dont' speak like the typical mature 30 year olds. So i really don't know how to ever meet anyone that accepts me.


 COMMENT 351761 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-08 03:32 PM

I'm looking for a new primary physician, since I'm fairly new to the area. I am 65, have medicare and am in good health. I would like a good physical from someone who would be available for any future health issues.

I have some preferences, so the more of these the better: prefer female, easy to interact with, experienced, and open to alternative or complimentary therapies (or at least not negative about them.) Any suggestions would be appreciated.


 COMMENT 352804 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-11 11:45 AM

wondering where in Santa Barbara/Montecito I can buy a German Christmas Stollen (coffeecake)?


 COMMENT 361465 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-08 02:23 PM

At a place I had been living for some years, the owner unexpectedly came in and fired the resident manager, evicted me, and now has somehow gotten a $3,000 judgment against me (I didnt even know there was a court case). I'm new to the area from Colorado and I have NEVER had this kind of trouble before. Help?


 COMMENT 361603 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-08 08:42 PM

I have some calendars with beautiful photos--can anyone use them?


 COMMENT 361604 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-08 08:45 PM

Oops. I forgot to say they are 2012 calendars.


 COMMENT 366661 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 02:44 PM

Just wondering if anyone else has noticed this, and can answer my question regarding the minute (as in TINY-almost unreadable) print-size of the Metro Theaters timetable in the SB NewsPress?
I know there's still a lot going on there, but did MTC get on McCaw's bad side, too?


 COMMENT 371592 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 05:26 PM

This is about the Bus station and buses.

Why in the Transit center they keep announcing the buses in SPanish if it's the same thing as in English. They think that Hispanics are not smart enough to learn the numbers?
Plus english and spanish are very similar. And the hispanics could easily learn the ENglish.
for example. Why do we have to have it repeated twice like this

"Line 2 Eastside" "Linea 2 Eastside"

That makes no sense. It's the same thing.
Who came up with this idea that hispanics need to listen to the bus thin in Spanish. It's so simple to learn the basic numbers especially since Spanish and English are similar.
The translations are not meant for Spaniard Tourists either. They are for hispanics that live here all their life and could easily learn the ENglish numbers.


 COMMENT 387740 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-03-21 10:34 AM

I am still trying to get on the new time. I HATE changing the clocks twice a year and my body hates it even more. Can't we just start a movement to stay on regular OR daylight savings time? I never meet anyone who is happy with the changing and research shows it is actually harmful to our natural rhythm and causes illness and accidents. Anyone with me and how do we proceed?


 COMMENT 393056 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-04-04 11:09 AM

Dearborn Condos - I am considering purchasing a condo in the Dearborn community and would be interested in feedback from those who have in the past or currently live there. The condo I'm interested in is 31 Dearborn Pl #28, which is literally next to the train tracks.

Here is what I'm interested in learning:
-Are the condos and community well maintained? I understand the roof, plumbing and electrical is old, do you know what the plans are for this?
-How often do the trains pass (I have Amtrak info, wondering about freight)
-Are the neighbors noisy in that part of the property
-Any issues with vandalism/break-ins
-What is the charge for the washer/dryers? Are vacant machines hard to come by in the evenings and on the weekends?

Thank you!

Please no derogatory comments or rantings.


 COMMENT 419667 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-06-12 07:54 AM

I have a question:

I have heard rumor that the Habit will be opeing a location in Lompoc finally. Can anyone confirm?


 COMMENT 438469 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-08-02 09:24 PM

News to all Bird Lovers!!!!

3 mornings ago , in the early hours before 9 am, on East Beach , my dog and I were blessed to see a flock of Wilson's Plover and Snowy plovers together.
I know that the Snowies had been nesting further up coast in June and July in the Lompoc beach region along the Amtrak point on that beach. So please everyone be careful, they are treasures! :)


 COMMENT 438470 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-08-02 09:30 PM

Has anyone read the book, Mandy's Tree lately?
Quite timely and inspirational for this age.

**** Just a thought, are you real or plain just "faux" ? *****


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 COMMENT 440605P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-08-11 03:59 PM

I'm looking for a private fitness studio where the staff is well educated. I don't need someone with a Masters degree, but I also know that most personal trainers only have to take a two day course (that's ridiculous!). Where can I go to find the most educated trainers in Santa Barbara or Montecito?



 COMMENT 457434 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-10-06 09:59 PM

"Mrs. Furay's [sp] Enchilada's."

During Fiesta week in the 50's or 60's this business reportedly opened west of State Street for Fiesta only. Anyone have information about the business?


 OBLIGED agree helpful negative off topic

2013-10-21 04:30 PM

Has anyone had experience with Verizon and establishing a cell site on their property?


 COMMENT 466987 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-11-09 08:37 AM

Has anyone information on where the original Veronica Spring water source was? I live in the Hidden valley neighborhood, and would like ti stand on the spot just once,....... before it is bulldozed or something worse.


 COMMENT 471959 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-11-25 07:26 AM

Any referrals for a large flat screen tv installation handyman? We have our old tv mounted on wall, but need someone to get the old tv off, put new tv on and connect everything to new tv. Thanks edhat!


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2013-12-18 02:39 PM



 COMMENT 484657 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-12 08:08 AM

When looking at the channel on Google Maps/Earth I always wonder if there is some secret thing on the ocean floor. Can anyone tell me what the two blacked out areas and the round thing are? Missle silo? Alien landing base? Dick Cheney's bomb shelter?


 COMMENT 486175 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-16 06:35 PM

Can anyone explain the logic behind parking regulations on the West Side? W Valerio has no parking on one side in the morning, and the other side in the afternoon on "School Days". This is several blocks from the school, but there is no such rule in the block in front of the school! And why is the West Side one of the few parts of the city with no parking on certain days for street cleaning? Too many confusing rules, and I just got another $53 ticket.


 COMMENT 522736 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-28 09:11 AM

I just moved to Santa Barbara and spent the first nights in my house in the Samarkand neighborhood. I hear church bells ringing at 8 am each morning. Are these Santa Barbara Mission bells? Thank you! I love it here!


 COMMENT 532203 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-02 08:55 AM

Does anyone else have this nasty cold, dry cough, semi-sore throat?


 COMMENT 600151 agree helpful negative off topic

2015-03-26 11:03 AM

ISO, Im looking for a cobbler to do quality repairs to good leather work boots. Suggestions for Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, Buellton area please? Thank you.


 COMMENT 694904 agree helpful negative off topic

2016-03-30 09:32 PM

Someone has been trying desperately to contact me in California. They are calling from another country, and were assured by the people they spoke to that they would contact me and forward the emergency messages. I heard that they were frantically trying to reach me, that it was an emergency, and that they had been begging them for several years to forward the messages. Could use some help with this one....they are being forced to communicate via an unorthodox system.


 COMMENT 699365 agree helpful negative off topic

2016-04-22 01:03 PM

Meal Delivery Service Referrals

I am looking for recommendations for personal chef / healthy prepared meal delivery services for an elderly, home bound Santa Barbara couple. Other than Meals on Wheels and Food From the Heart, does anyone have experience with or offer other options?


 COMMENT 701701 agree helpful negative off topic

2016-05-04 10:47 AM

Cats: can anyone refer a cat groomer who will come to my home to clip my (2) cats' nails?


 COMMENT 753749 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-24 12:10 PM

I have a question for our learned EDHAT readers that certainly one can answer for me. When the local news reports that say 5.43 inches of rain have fallen in the San Marcos Pass area where physically is the rain gauge? Is that 5.43 inches of water on the ocean side of the Pass and thus going into the ocean? Or is the 5.43 inches of water reported on the far side of the Pass and will flow into Cachuma Lake eventually? Thanks


 COMMENT 754332P agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-26 02:31 PM

Does anyone know about the woman I saw outside Trader Joes in Goleta with a youngster in a stroller and another older son sitting on the curb, with a sign asking for money? Is this woman part of those groups that operate scams
and keep moving by playing on people's sympathy?
How can we find out. I would like to help if it is legitimate, but am wary that it is not.


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