ONCE BEAUTIFUL, NOW RUINED
I moved to Santa Barbara around 23 years ago to study at Brooks, which like most of the Santa Barbara that I knew—has been destroyed. Homelessness, drugs, gangs, high crime, taxes, insane real estate regulation, woke politics, an uber woke marxist Mayor (and several of these in fact), and the usual California deconstruction of all things beautiful...and BOOM—the end of SB.
All you need to do is take a drive to the beach and up State Street. It's all the same as it is in every other California town and city. And the whole country is going this way as well.
Saving grace used to be the hiking trails, rivers, creeks and parks. Well, they've either had their water diverted and dried up or they're filled with graffiti and gang-members, along with trash.
Very very sad. This is NOT liberalism. This is something else. And we've seen it before. It doesn't end well for Read More