Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Double Stabbing in West Downtown

Two people were stabbed during a fight in Santa Barbara Monday night. It happened just before 9:00 p.m. on the 100 block of W. Ortega.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Responsible Landlords

This Seattle model should become an example for City of Santa Barbara. Their concept is outstanding, as they are many steps ahead of us. 
There are several sections within this org that fits and matches our "unique"' situation in the West Downtown Neighborhood and throughout the city. More importantly, they offer solutions and crime prevention strategies to improve conditions.  
Responsible "landlording" is essential, as the tenants they choose significantly influences the neighborhood. Too often, landlords, like employers do not properly screen tenants--this overlooked action can, and more often that not, creates challenging situations for the neighborhood. Careful and proper screening prospective tenants protects landlords, tenants, and the ultimately the neighborhood!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Local "Landlord" Dario Pini Denied a Restraining Order

Go to fullsize imageRead Independent Article Here.
FYI: Dario Pini also owns the Parker Way Plaza Building, where the alleged extortion at knife point incident occurred last Monday. Current tenant, Sacred Mountain Cannabis Dispensary located in Lower West Downtown Neighborhood, has been a topic of concern for many residents in the area since there has been an alarming increase of criminal activity taking place in or around the dispensary. Loitering, public drug sales, public inebriation, and now extortion at knife point further weakens the West Downtown Neighborhood. 
Read at extortion at knife point Article Here.

Oh yes: Last weekend's drunken brawl and car crash disturbance took place at 204 Cottage Grove--Another infamous Dario Pini property. 

Spilled Milk at Brownie's Market

Three SBPD Vehicles responded to an early morning call placed from a Local Liquor Store known as Brownies Market (located on the corner of Haley and De La Vina) after a customer spilled some milk on the premises. The SBPD arrived immediately, since the attendant claimed that the customer had brandished a knife. Upon careful review of various surveillance cameras, no weapon was ever brandished at that location. Calling 911 for spilled milk is a waste of city resources; falsifying and/or amplifying statements, is a crime.