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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Draft Mobilehome Park Closure Ordinance Tuesday, November 15, 2011
County Planning Commission Hearing Room 105 E. Anapamu St. 1st Floor Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.
On Tuesday, November 15, 2011, Santa Barbara County Long Range Planning staff will review and take public comments on the Draft Mobilehome Park Closure Ordinance, which would regulate the process by which a mobilehome park may be closed in the unincorporated County. Public comments can also be given remotely at the Betteravia Government Center located at 511 East Lakeside Parkway, in Santa Maria. This public meeting is a chance for members of the community to comment on the Draft Ordinance before it goes forward to the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors for approval. The Draft Mobilehome Park Closure Ordinance was publicly released on November 2, 2011 and includes proposed policies regulating the closure of mobilehome parks within the unincorporated area of the County. To review the Draft Mobilehome Park Closure Ordinance, please visit the project website at the following online address:
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Barley rushes for 236 yards, 1 TD in 20-12 victory BY DAN NELSON
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Dos Pueblos silenced Santa Barbara and its alumni during the Dons’ homecoming weekend by defeating them 20-12. Running back Joshua Bartley gave the Chargers an outstanding performance. He rushed for 236 yards on 31 carries and scored one touchdown. He also fumbled the ball once. “I give it up all to my linemen,” Bartley said. “We worked as a unit, we played hard and we got the job done.” Bartley’s touchdown came on a 29-yard dash to the end zone with eight seconds to go in the first half. It took a diving effort, but it put Dos Pueblos up 7-6 after the extra point following two Santa Barbara field goals. “I just stayed relaxed,” Bartley said. “We knew we were a stronger team. We knew we could out man them.” The game marked a career-high in rushing yards in a single game for Bartley. “[Bartley], right there, carried it on his shoulders so I’m really happy for him,” Dos Pueblos head coach Jeff Uyesaka said. “He’s a senior, he’s been injured all year. He had the game that Josh Bartley has.”
“I just stayed relaxed. We knew we were a stronger team. We knew we could out man them.” – Joshua Bartley, Dos Pueblos
The Chargers came out after halftime and tallied on another six points on an Armando Arzate touchdown pass. Azate threw for 77 yards and one touchdown in the game. “Tons of respect to Jaime Melgoza and Santa Barbara,” Uyesaka said. “They played a great game. My hat’s off to Santa Barbara.” The Charger defense was also able to meet the difficult task of containing the Dons’ electrifying running back Cheroke Cunningham. “There were a couple plays where if we didn’t have people up the field, he would have gotten away from us,” Uyesaka said. “He’s a great, young, future running back and I compliment him.” Cunningham was held to only 15 yards and played a lot of the game from the slot position.
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The Dons only got into the end zone once on a touchdown pass by Shawn Ramos to James Stevens to cut the lead to 1712 with 7:37 left in the game. Ramos entered the game in the second half for first-time starter Matt Gonzales. Santa Barbara tried to ride some homecoming magic after holding the Chargers to just a field goal and being down 20-12. Ramos threw an interception on the first play of the drive, which deflated a Dons team that struggled to get anything going offensively all night. Tight end Emilio Gonzales was a bright spot in an otherwise dark game for Santa Barbara. Gonzales had 11 receptions for 120 yards. “[Shawn Ramos] stepped up and had a great game,” Uyesaka said. “[Emilio Gonzalez] earned my respect tonight. I want to praise them.” Dos Pueblos’ (2-7) next game will be next week against San Marcos. The game will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Dos Pueblos High School. Santa Barbara (4-5) will look to right the ship against Buena next week. The game will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Santa Barbara High School. Both games are on Thursdays because school is out for Veterans Day next Friday.
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Dems blast conservative incumbents over funding BY JOSHUA MOLINA DAILY SOUND EDITOR
The Santa Barbara County Democratic Party blasted the City Council incumbents on Friday, charging that they were hiding information about who paid for their recent political advertisements. Daraka Larimore-Hall in a news release said that incumbents Dale Francisco, Randy Rowse and Michael Self have engaged in a “pattern of secrecy” by flouting political disclo-
"These rules are in place for a good reason. The public needs to know who is paying for political material." – Democratic Party chair Daraka Larimore-Hall. sure rules. Larimore-Hall said the latest violations took place with two ads in the Santa Barbara Independent, published on Thursday. The ads do not state who paid for the ad, which is California disclosure rules require. "These rules are in place for a good reason," says Democratic Party chair Daraka Larimore-Hall. "The public needs to know who is paying for political material." The press release also states, “Were those ads paid for by the campaigns together, by a single candidate, or directly by the developers and property owners who provide the financial muscle for the conservatives?” The incumbents’ campaign manager Chris Collier, the former chair of the Ventura County Republican Party, took responsibility for the ad disclosure errors in the Independent.\ “I screwed up,” Collier said. “It was my mistake.” Collier said there was no intent to deceive. Both ads were positive about the candidates and there would have been political reason to not list who paid for them. “It was a clerical error my campaign stuff,” Collier said. “Sometimes in the last minute people make a mistake.” The incumbents are running for re-election against three Democratic Party-backed candidates, Iya Falcone, Deborah Schwartz and Cathy Murillo. Independent Sharon Byrne, executive director of the Milpas Community Association, is also running for a seat on the council. The Vote-by-Mail election is Tuesday.
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(Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou survived a parliamentary confidence vote on Saturday, avoiding snap elections which would have torpedoed Greece's debt crisis bailout deal and inflamed the euro zone's economic crisis. But the nation remained mired in political, social and economic turmoil and Papandreou signaled he would stand down, calling for a new coalition to ram the 130-billion-euro bailout deal through parliament and avoid the nation going bankrupt. Papandreou's socialist government won with 153 votes in the 300 member parliament, and a rebellion by some dissidents in his PASOK party failed to materialize after he indicated that his term as prime minister was close to an end. "The last thing I care about is my post. I don't care even if I am not re-elected. The time has come to make a new effort ... I never thought of politics as a profession," he told parliament before the vote.
2nd Vet injured in Oakland riots
(Reuters) - A former U.S. Army Ranger and Occupy Oakland protester was in intensive care on Friday after a veterans' group said he was beaten by police during clashes with anti-Wall Street demonstrators this week. Kayvan Sabeghi, 32, was arrested and hospitalized about a week after another U.S. military veteran, former Marine Scott Olsen, was badly injured in a confrontation with police that helped spark the latest round of unrest. The group Iraq Veterans Against the War said Sabeghi was detained during disturbances that erupted late on Wednesday in downtown Oakland and was charged with resisting arrest and remaining present at the place of a riot. Police had arrested more than 100 demonstrators in clashes with protesters late on Wednesday and early on Thursday following a day of mostly peaceful rallies against economic inequality, corporate excesses and bailouts of major banks.
Dear S&B: What is the story behind the super computers used for stock trading and how it impacts the regular people like me? – Alex, Santa Barbara
Anxiety is running high with people trying to find work, a sluggish economy, political fighting, a large gap between the “haves” and “have-nots” and a people wondering if they are getting a fair shake. Pour some European financial uncertainty on top, rev up the super computers and market gyrations are off to record levels. Many have been arguing that the super computers not only used by hedge funds but by the exchanges themselves are creating the volatility spikes we are seeing today in the global stock markets as measured by the VIX. We have experienced more volatility (extremes from highs to lows) in the past decade than cumulatively in history. The computers are legal and they are likely here to stay. So let’s try to understand them and what it means to all of us. There are a lot of different stock exchanges located throughout the world. The NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) was the predominant exchange for decades where trades were completed on the “floor” between brokers. But over the years with regulation changes and technology, a network of electronic exchanges have been established with the intended purpose of breaking up “trading monopolies” and allowing investors to find the best price for the securities they were looking for just about anywhere in the world. Our business partner, Matt Adams recently toured the NYSE and commented, “Since last visiting the exchange, it is remarkably different, the people are largely gone and replaced with the low humming noise of computer servers in the background. In talking to the few floor traders that still existed, a veteran of the exchange now describes his role similar to that of an airline pilot where he launches the market in the morning, is there for turbulence during the day and lands the exchange in the afternoon when it is time to close.” The floor traders have been replaced by computer program-
mers writing algorithmic computer code designed to place trades. Placing trades at such rates all over the world across many different exchanges that humans would not be able to duplicate the timing or volume. Is this good or bad? Depends on who you talk to but it accomplishes the same thing people have been doing manually for years, just faster, more extreme. If a large mutual fund, pension or brokerage house wants to move a million shares of a stock…instead of splitting it in smaller blocks and having traders find a new home chunk by chunk, they can now “pepper” the electronic exchanges around the world in thousands of very quick and tiny transactions wherever a willing buyer has posted an interest. For efficiency and pricing purposes, this is a great solution. Where it can run afoul is when manipulation gets involved. The actions of people are not predictable moment to moment during regular times but when it comes to fear or greed, actions become easier to figure out. And that is where the controversy exists. While many computers are there to route trades quickly and efficiently, others are there to cause volatility and simply prey on anticipated human actions by increasing prices to sell into an upswing or driving prices down to where they buy on people panic selling. In talking to the floor traders about the computers, Matt Adams reported them saying, “5-7% changes in a stock price or market movements means nothing anymore.” The lesson to learn is that volatility is most likely here to stay so don’t be surprised by massive swings in a stock or the market day to day. But it also emphasizes that money invested should only be long term in nature…a long standing rule but not followed always. And keep in mind that long term is at minimum, 5 years in our book. While some on Wall Street call long term, 12-18 months. Also keep in mind that super computer trading does not mean that a profit is generated by their actions. They merely clear out transactions on one side of a buy or sell, just very quickly and with volume. Someone has to be a willing party on the other side. For a regular investor, understand your time horizon, the purpose of the funds and your risk. Then keep in mind that higher highs and lower lows are probably norm for the course going forward.
No bail for Whitey Bulger’s girlfriend
(Reuters) - Catherine Greig, charged with aiding her fugitive boyfriend, notorious mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, was denied bail on Friday by a federal judge who ruled she was a serious flight risk. Greig's lawyers had requested that she be released on bail to home confinement and electronic monitoring, with her own house and the home of her identical twin sister as additional collateral. But the judge denied that request. "She walked away from both 16 years ago when she left Massachusetts with Bulger, demonstrating a willingness to leave everything and everyone behind," U.S. Magistrate Judge Jennifer Boal said in a written ruling. Greig, 60, is scheduled to go on trial in April 2012 on federal charges that she conspired with Bulger and others to conceal and harbor the aging gangster during the 16 years the pair hid from authorities.
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Man allegedly sells drugs out of stolen city car; Woman threatened for not cleaning cake mess
October 23, 5:02 p.m.: Officers arrested a man allegedly selling drugs out of a stolen city car. A witness reported seeing a man selling drugs out of a White Ford Ranger that belonged to the City of Santa Barbara. Police found the man inside the truck changing his shirt. The man claimed heâ€™d been detailing the truck for a friend named â€œGarciaâ€?. When questioned further, he could not provide any other information about â€œGarciaâ€?. Officers found two bindles of meth in the cup holder and a homemade â€œpunchâ€?, a device used for breaking glass in the cab. The truck had last been seen inside a secured parking lot. October 23, 9:45 p.m.: Police arrested a 57-year-old man after he allegedly tried to rape a woman in his RV. The victim went to borrow the manâ€™s cell phone to call her husband. While on the phone with her husband, the suspect allegedly got angry with the victim because he thought the call was taking too long. He allegedly grabbed the phone out of her hand, punched and pushed her back onto a couch and pinned her there. He allegedly put a kitchen knife to her throat and began pulling her pants off. The victim managed to fight the suspect off and ran out of the RV. He was arrested and booked into county jail on $100,000 bail. October 26, 8:32 p.m.: Officers arrested a 24-year-old man for allegedly threatening his wife with a knife when she wouldnâ€™t clean a piece of cake off the floor.
The man allegedly threw a slice of cake on the ground and told his wife to clean it up. When she refused, he allegedly grabbed a knife and held it to her stomach. He threatened to cut her if she didnâ€™t clean the cake. After she cleaned the cake, the man allegedly got a baseball bat and threatened to hit her if she went to the police. The wife sent a text to a friend who called the police. The man said heâ€™d just used the knife to pop some balloons. He was arrested for brandishing a weapon and booked into county jail on $2,500 bail. October 28, 9:20 p.m.: A 19-year-old manâ€™s loud muffler got him and a friend arrested for weapon and drug possession. Police pulled the manâ€™s car over after hearing the noisy muffler. When asked if he had any weapons or drugs on him, the man said he had a pocket knife. A search found a switchblade and a bindle of cocaine in his left sock. A K-9 unit searched the car and found meth in the driverâ€™s seat cover and marijuana underneath the driverâ€™s side floor covering. A 21-year-old passenger of car had a 10-inch fixed blade knife underneath his leg. The passenger claimed he planned to give it to a relative for cooking. October 31, 3:28 a.m.: Police arrested a 39-year-old man after he allegedly kicked his wife and beat his kids with a wooden dowel.
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Our picks for the Santa Barbara City Council election
Since Das Williams left for Sacramento last December, the Santa Barbara City Council has veered dramatically to the political right. Dale Francisco, Michael Self, Frank Hotchkiss and Randy Rowse have set the public policy agenda. Unfortunately, what the conservative incumbents accused previous councils of being — partisan bodies for a liberal initiatives — they are guilty of doing themselves, only in the opposite direction. This is unfortunate. The conservative majority on the council has held up Plan Santa Barbara — all over the issue of high-density housing — for mostly political reasons. The council should be embarrassed for not taking a more progressive stand to ban or phase out plastic bags. These same four effectively eliminated new traffic calming devices, such as bulb-outs and curb extensions, to the dismay of the city’s sizable alternative transportation community. The incumbents have also targeted the homeless population in a way that appears to be shortsighted and unfair. The incumbents do a lot of complaining about the proliferation of homeless on State Street and the Milpas, but none has articulated a reasonable solution for effectively addressing the problem. They appear to be only grandstanding.
Most unfortunately, the incumbents seem to have singled-out public employee unions as the source of much of the city’s financial problems. Police officers, firefighters, planners and other city workers are not the problem. Unfortunately, the incumbents point to city employees as an easy scapegoat. The council for the last 10 months has acted as the party of “No.” They have, at times, displayed arrogance and dismissed the public’s opinion, acting as though they are speaking for a silent majority. That’s the wrong attitude for a conservative majority council that is made up of individuals who have never placed higher than third in any council election. Rowse has never been elected by the people; he’s an appointee. We are disappointed with the performance of this group as a whole. It’s easy to say “No.” It’s much more difficult to find solutions to the difficult problems that face this city. We like the fact that a liberal majority does not dominate the council anymore; but the conservative incumbents have gone too far in the other direction. More balance is needed. Voters must oust two of the incumbents. The Daily Sound endorses three candidates who we think can be the most effective in shaping policy.
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We care less about political affiliation and more about how a candidate approaches problems and their willingness to understand and reach solutions near the middle.
Schwartz exemplifies the kind of leadership that we need at City Hall. She’s smart, bold and willing to take political risks. She won’t be the type of councilmember who facilitates discussion, defers to her colleagues, or sits on the fence on important matters. Schwartz wants to find solutions to the city’s most pressing problems — the economy, the homeless, gangs and the need for housing for the middle-class. She has ideas about retaining and recruiting more businesses to Santa Barbara. She recognizes that the homeless problem didn’t emerge in 2007, and the fact that it exists is not because of a decades-long liberal council majority. Santa Barbara has a lot of homeless for the same reason we have a lot of wealthy retired people. Santa Barbara is beautiful. We like that Schwartz understands that her role is to not be a seat warmer, or play it safe because she’s worried about her next political move. She readily accepts that government has a responsibility to provide essential services and
help people live and succeed in the community. She wants to retain the middle-class and save generational continuity. As a planning commissioner, Schwartz has demonstrated a reasonable approach. Schwartz is a policy wonk and we doubt that there’s anyone of all the candidates who can match her passion, enthusiasm and broad knowledge of the issues. Schwartz is a playmaker and a leader that the council needs; we expect her to make an immediate impact on the City Council.
Of all the candidates, Byrne is the most dynamic, with the most proven results. In the last year, Byrne has emerged as the face of Santa Barbara’s Eastside – the activist and advocate who has forced the city’s leaders to pay attention to Milpas Street. Byrne, who lives on the lower Westside, has organized rallies, protests, marches, creek cleanups and other events in hopes of improving the city’s neighborhoods. She sprung into acting as a community activist after a young man was killed on the block where she lives. He bled to death overnight. No one knew he was dead or had been stabbed until the next morning. See ELECTION, next page
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The people in the neighborhood had been used to seeing people passed out on the street. She organized her neighborhood, which got the attention of City Hall and slowly the area began to change. She then took interest in the medicinal marijuana dispensary debate at City Hall. Recruited to be on the Franklin Advisory Committee, Byrne challenged the city on its permitting of several dispensaries on the Eastside and near Santa Barbara High. Byrne is not an opponent of medicinal marijuana; she supports people’s rights to grow small amounts for themselves or for ill friends. But she opposes storefront dispensaries, particularly ones that are located blocks from schools. She’s a single mother with a child in high school. Byrne will be a middle-of-the road force on the City Council. There’s a Democratic slate running on the left, and a conservative Republican slate running on the right, but there’s only one person running a campaign right down the middle — that’s Sharon Byrne. She’d wake up City Hall and together with Deborah Schwartz, the two will not often agree, but we are convinced that they are both smart enough to represent their constituents and to do what’s right for Santa Barbara.
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politically savvy, intelligent and speaks for a valuable portion of Santa Barbara. No one who is being honest can deny that Francisco has emerged as the real political leader of the council in the last year. With help from his conservative friends, Francisco has framed the debate and set the tone. Even though we disagree with him on many of his stances, such as his strange opinion of the Ralph M. Brown Act and his willingness to blame public safety unions for much of the budget problems at City Hall, we believe that Francisco genuinely believes in his positions and is sincere in his desire to make Santa Barbara a better place. He understands the complexities of City Hall. In the debate over housing in the city’s General Plan, Francisco suggested a reasonable solution; have a test run of high-density sites around town and see if the model works, before allowing the density in other spots. Francisco does his homework and enters every council meeting prepared, which a lot more than we can say of some of his conservative colleagues. An advocate for historic preservation, Francisco speaks for a part of Santa Barbara that doesn’t want to see the city change or lose its uniqueness and charm. Of all the conservative council members, including Frank Hotchkiss who is not running this year, we think Francisco is the only one who understands the complexities of the job and can actually be effective in his role advocating for a portion of Santa Barbara.
struck her boyfriend in the eye with a metal spoon, leaving a cut above his eyebrow. The woman told police her boyfriend had been “verbally aggressive” but the boyfriend denied it. She was booked into county jail on $25,000 bail. October 31, 8:36 p.m.: A woman allegedly fended off her boyfriend with a knife after he hit her in the head. The couple had gotten into a fight and the boyfriend allegedly began throwing items in the house and broke a flat screen TV. He allegedly started hitting his girlfriend in the head until she started defending herself with a knife. The 30-year-old man admitted hitting his girlfriend once, but claimed he’d injured his other arm when he broke the TV. He was arrested for domestic battery and booked into county jail on $25,000 bail.
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MONTECITO UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT Montecito Union Elementary School District Is accepting applications for the following positions:
AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM COORDINATOR â€“ Part-Time
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Under the direction of District administration, coordinate the general functions of the After-School Program; plan, organize, schedule and implement K and 1st After-Care and After-School program offerings; coordinate registration process; assure compliance with applicable District, state and federal regulations; update and maintain accurate records relating to the program; meet deadlines, provide orientation/training for staff; work with limited supervision while implementing all program components. While independent decision is expected, coordinator must keep in close contact with supervisor to inform and consult as necessary; able to maintain confidentiality, exhibit initiative, independent judgment, a positive attitude, professionalism, collaborate and work with other team members; establish and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, parents, students and community members. Education and Experience Baccalaureate degree in communication, business, or related field preferred. Knowledge of proper and correct use of English grammar; MS Office including Word, Excel and Power Point; experience working in a school setting preferred M-F 12:15 p.m. -5 p.m. Start Date: By January 3, 2012 $30-$35 per hour
This position is covered by 50% District contribution for health insurance plan. Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.
Freedom of Tuberculosis and finger print clearance required before employment.
Submit cover letter, completed employment application and resume to: Virginia Alvarez. Visit www.montecitou.org for employment application and additional information. Montecito Union School District 385 San Ysidro Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108 805- 969-3249 X 420 805-969-9714 Fax
All positions open until filled. Resume not accepted in lieu of application
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