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Update by the Lobero Theatre Foundation

The large flag currently on display on the exterior of the Lobero Theatre for National Flag Week was vandalized overnight on June 14. The Lobero Theatre Foundation has filed a police report and is working with the Santa Barbara Police Department.

“The flag was hung in the spirit of unity for our community to enjoy, and in honor of National Flag Week. We’re very disappointed that this happened.” – David Asbell, Lobero Theatre Executive Director

The flag will be taken down and cleaned or repaired as needed in anticipation of next year’s Flag Day and National Flag Week celebrations. No other damage to the Lobero Theatre was found.


Reported by edhat readers

  • The Lobero Theater's large American Flag was vandalized last night.

  • What happened to the flag on the Lobero?

  • It appears on Thursday evening or early Friday morning, someone threw or shot blue paint at the downtown flag on the Lobero.

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d8vanilla Jun 16, 2018 10:47 AM
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I hope they / somebody has some video camera footage, and we can catch these low-life common bottom feeder scum useless idiots.

a-1558616938 Jun 17, 2018 08:01 AM
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So you think that Prop 187 was wrong? It simply said that illegal immigrants were ineligible for free stuff from the taxpayers. Back then it was estimated to be costing CA taxpayers $200 million a year. Now it costs CA taxpayers $23 Billion.

Ducky Jun 16, 2018 09:30 PM
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I lost complete faith in all that b.s. at the age of 21, when I and a majority of the state of CA voted yes on 187...

sbtraveler Jun 16, 2018 10:20 AM
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maybe this is one more crime that we want to decriminalize.....why not have the power to destroy and deface everything and anything that one personally construes to be a symbol of oppression or merely something one disagrees with. what the heck, let's have total anarchy except for the branch of government that takes care of entitlement payments......

sbtraveler Jun 18, 2018 03:39 PM
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I totally agree......what you do with your own property(to say nothing of your own body) is your business. To damage what is not your own is/should be a crime.

a-1558616938 Jun 17, 2018 05:00 PM
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It is already decrimminalized - if it's your own flag. Burning a flag has been ruled as protected speech. But you have to own the flag. Destroying someone elses flag is pure vandalism, not to mention tacky.

Jim Jones Jun 16, 2018 09:22 AM
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When the person who did this is found they should be sentenced to 4 years in the US Army!

Roger Jun 16, 2018 06:17 PM
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Nothing wrong with giving someone a choice of going into the Military and straightening out their lives or several years in the joint I have known several people who went into the service during and after the Vietnam war and came out honorable members of society...I agree with RHS and NOSTRACHUMASH.

a-1558616938 Jun 16, 2018 08:29 AM
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I continue to wonder why people that find the flag of our country so offensive why they don't move to a country they find less offensive.

RHS Jun 16, 2018 08:17 AM
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I would have never done damage to this flag but I have to admit it is offensive to me in its braggadocio. Really, why do "patriots" have to be so excessive? Loud military planes in overflight of events. Rifles being shot off? In your face aggressive statements of "my country right or wrong" are irritatingly simplistic and actually fly in the face of what the Founding Fathers created--diversity, tolerance, debate and civility being paramount to the idea of a free and democratic republic.

a-1558616938 Jun 16, 2018 06:38 AM
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I noticed the size of this flag when I parked in the lot behind the Lobero. I am ok with flags and those that want to wave them, but it seems that lately, flags have gotten bigger and bigger. I am wondering if the city sign ordinance allows for such a massive flag in this location. Isn't the Lobero an 'historic' building? The flag, in any size, represents different things to different people. At our house, we fly a small American flag on Memorial and Veterans Days. If they replace this huge flag, maybe they will consider one of a more reasonable size.

a-1558616938 Jun 16, 2018 08:32 AM
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This huge flag has been hung for many years. I think they leave it up through July 4, usually.

MountainMan4865 Jun 15, 2018 10:31 PM
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What happened to the comment from the 'decorated veteran' that served for the freedom of expression? Or was he/she outed as a fraud? It was the second comment posted.....

NostraChumash Jun 15, 2018 12:49 PM
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There's nothing "wrong" with people. As a decorated veteran, I relieved someone else of their right to freedom, so that all Americans could exercise theirs.

Sydneymviera Jun 16, 2018 03:36 PM
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Absurd. This isn't their property to deface. It's anti-patriotic vandalism, but the only part that's a crime is the vandalism part. The rest is just pathetic.

mattyboy Jun 15, 2018 05:43 PM
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Um, no, no it's not. Also, to those that deface the flag, if that's not your flag, then this is not your country, and you may help yourself back to the craphole you came/descended from.

a-1558616938 Jun 15, 2018 05:28 PM
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Actually it is. It's called freedom of speech and comes with the amendment that precedes the one so many think is ordained by god himself.

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