Vandalism on Water Treatment Plant

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Vandalism on Water Treatment Plant
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Vandals hit the water plant on Mountain Drive. This seems to have happened Sunday or Monday night. As of Thursday, the graffiti was removed.

The phrase reads "Recuerda todo de nostros. Estamos immigrantes. ¡No fronteras! Viva la raza." The Spanish to English translation reads, "Remember all of us. We are immigrants. No borders! Long live the people."

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Luvaduck Dec 15, 2018 12:24 PM
Vandalism on Water Treatment Plant

If it mentions some gang favorably, they should round up the whole group, give them scrub brushes and buckets of soap and bleach, then make them seal the area with stain sealer and repaint whatever part of the structure it takes to look matched. After rounding them up, take up a collection of enough wallets, watches, jewelry to pay for the needed supplies.

RHS Dec 15, 2018 10:23 AM
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California is well served by the out migration of people, wherever they head. The state is too large as it is. If people want to live in Nevada to save on their taxes, more power to them (no pun on the cost of AC and heat). We cannot make room for everyone who wants to come here without significant threat to the environment (and planet) under current technological limits. I suspect the idea of people leaving CA is strongly appealing to the conservatives who seem to like Idaho a lot. That also is desireable. Fill these states with retired cops and corporate executives dodging taxes.

Flicka Dec 15, 2018 09:50 AM
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I am against any kind of graffiti on property. Why not report it? It is news of happenings in SB. We are all immigrants. Even Native Americans came across the Bering Straights many 1,000s of years ago

sea dog Dec 15, 2018 08:08 AM
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I moved to N. cal. where we don't have tagging or obvious gangs. Every day is better up here !

macpuzl Dec 15, 2018 09:30 PM
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Poster at 9:14 AM : Source for your state-to-state migration data? ================================================================== Given the states you chose to emphasize, it looks like you either made up your figures, or copied them from some bogus site. A look at the US Census Bureau data at ================================================================== https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/geographic-mobility/state-to-state-migration.html ================================================================== shows an estimated net population gain for California of 302,548 between 2016 and 2017, and of 498,042 in 2017. ================================================================== Of the 2017 gain, 316,046 were from another country, whether immigrants or people returning from another country. That still leaves a net influx of 181,996 from the other states and US territories. ================================================================== The census figures are for people over 1 year old, and each state's migration estimates have error bars of less than 10%, which I have ignored.

a-1563722112 Dec 15, 2018 09:14 AM
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Sea Dogs: People are leaving the state completely..... in droves. Here's some recent data:////////////////////The top five states for losses due to domestic migrations are: ///////// New York: -1,022,071 ///////// Illinois; -642,821 ///////// California: -556,710 ///////// New Jersey: -395,160 ///////// Michigan: -225,302 /////////

Factotum Dec 14, 2018 05:14 PM
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We hire more teachers to teach the classroom filled with illegals than any group the "rich people" hire as gardeners and maids in this state. Follow the money. $25 billion dollars in government benefits administered by government employees is the real cash drain illegals impose on this state. Blaming rich people using cheap domestic help is small potatoes compared to what we pay the armies of government workers administering the benefits we grant to illegals for free in this state. They are the road block to immigration reform; not people in Montecito and Hope Ranch.

a-1563722112 Dec 14, 2018 03:42 PM
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The only point of interest is the language used. Had it been in english no one would've stopped to take a picture, much less start a stink on social media. What's really interesting is how the real criminal element in this country is demanding a pass because their felonies aren't really crimes anyway. But crossing the border without papers... well, the death penalty isn't strong enough to squelch the hatred.

a-1563722112 Dec 15, 2018 10:26 AM
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I disagree, the more emotional provocation of this message is that it was written in Spanish. This inspires fear that "aliens" will be controlling the state run by "real Americans."

Factotum Dec 15, 2018 09:26 AM
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Unfounded conclusion - all graffiti is hateful vandalism. No matter language, content or marking material chosen. If the property belongs to someone else, this is a crime.

An Edhatter Has... Dec 14, 2018 04:09 PM
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You're welcome, sweetheart...just pointing out the obvious, whether some of you like it or not.

a-1563722112 Dec 14, 2018 03:53 PM
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I disagree. If it was in English, we wouldn't be arguing about who wrote it, thanks An Edatter Has.... The message seems to be the really issue, not the language. Those who are vehemently anti-immigration (legal or illegal), will probably moan even louder if a "white liberal" wrote it!

Roger Dec 14, 2018 03:53 PM
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I would think just seeing the presidents ugly face in the news everyday like some forced communist russian tv show would deter people from coming to the UNunited States of Murica...

CoastWatch Dec 14, 2018 10:15 AM
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Just letting all the Rich Riviera people who employ all the gardeners, nannys, maids, cooks and other under-the-the table illegals that they are HERE because of them- We, the middle class taxpayers will subsidize all those "employees of the rich" with taxpayer supported free medical care, food debit cards and one of the 20% subsidized housing units in Santa Barbara,

Factotum Dec 14, 2018 05:10 PM
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How do you do conclude illegal immigration is a factor benefiting only of "rich people"? If they need help, they will and can pay for it. . Who mowed lawns and cleaned toilets before this huge illegal invasion of our borders of late? There are far more beneficiaries benefiting from no borders that are staring you in the face - keep digging. Follow the money - follow the $25 billion dollars net this state loses in free services and benefits to illegals every single year. That is the real money drain - that goes to government employees who provide these $25 billion dollars of tax-funded goods and services. The few wealthy getting their lawns mowed does not add up to this $25 billion dollar state tax dollar loss. But filling K-12 classroom and hiring teachers to give illegals free education is the biggest tax dollar drain.

SantaBarbaraObserver Dec 14, 2018 04:55 PM
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We? They? How delightful that you're the acting voice of the middle class and the moral enemy of so many others... Or are you just a lowly person who feels the need to cast their judgment due to envy?

a-1563722112 Dec 14, 2018 02:01 PM
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AN EDHATTER - No, that's not true either. Coastwatch simply said the message serves as a reminder to all people who employ gardners, etc.... In no place does he/she say it was "done" by them. Might want to brush up on some basic reading comprehension.... just saying ;)

An Edhatter Has... Dec 14, 2018 01:57 PM
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A-1544823587 @ 1:26 PM - I guess you are right, COASTWATCH never did say this was done by a Spanish-speaking person. He/she did, however, did imply that it was done by "under-the-the table illegals" to let their rich Riviera employers know they are here because of them, which one might think is worse. I'm not saying you're a racist, but when you come to the defense of a racist, they might think you are one too...just saying.

a-1563722112 Dec 14, 2018 01:26 PM
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An Edhatter - where did anyone say this was done by "a Spanish-speaking person?" Don't let your rush to race bait get in the way of actual facts....

An Edhatter Has... Dec 14, 2018 01:22 PM
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This was not done by a Spanish-speaking person. This is a literal word for word translation of "remember all of us are immigrants", which makes absolutely no sense in Spanish. Google would have done a better job translating than the idiots who did this, who again, obviously do not speak Spanish. But hey, don't let facts and common sense get in the way of your hate and racism.

tagdes Dec 14, 2018 11:16 AM
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Riviera is Italian for coastal region and encompasses all of Santa Barbara due to the east-west mountain range very much like the French or Italian Riviera. If you're trying be area specific with the backside of APS and adjacent foothills...it's just part of Santa Barbara.

all knowing Dec 14, 2018 10:05 AM
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Why is this worthy of mention or reporting ?..........When you catch the perps, there sentence should be to clean up the graffiti with police monitoring and to make sure you videotape it for KEYT news........This would help stop the tagging.........

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