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Old 09-29-2008, 02:28 PM
 
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Does someone live in Santa Barbara?
I would like to know if it's a "safe" city and if the buses and trains work good or not. Maybe I will go there for 5 months more or less to study and I would like to know it it's a good place for it.

Thanks all!
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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if the buses and trains work good or not.
The buses and trains work well, yes. You aren't by any chance studying grammar, are you?
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:14 AM
 
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Santa Barbara is generally safe, though it is plagued by a high population of homeless and gangs -- not severe, but not without occasional troubles either. The city is connected to the outside world with several daily Amtrak trains and express buses to north SB County and Ventura County. The in-town bus system is pretty good but offers limited schedules during the evening and on weekends. It used to be the case that your student ID with SBCC or UCSB granted you free rides on the buses system wide. Not sure if it's still the case. Bicycling is also a good way to get around SB.

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Old 09-30-2008, 03:57 AM
 
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SB is clean and quiet. The homeless are long established and the "gangs" are no more than groups of taggers who dabble in smalltime crime occasionally get rowdy with one another.

The buses are terrible as the hours and lines are limited. Great train service runs through SB. My sister just got a car again because she can't rely on the buses to get to work (there aren't any going where she goes during the hours she needs to travel).
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:00 AM
 
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The buses and trains work well, yes. You aren't by any chance studying grammar, are you?
What do you mean? I'm Spanish, sorry if there's some mistake..
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:53 PM
 
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Does someone live in Santa Barbara?
I would like to know if it's a "safe" city and if the buses and trains work good or not. Maybe I will go there for 5 months more or less to study and I would like to know it it's a good place for it.

Thanks all!
What do you mean "trains?" there are none the place has great schools and for 5 months it can be a nice change. Expensive though. It is safe as far as I know.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:06 AM
 
Location: California
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The buses and trains work well, yes. You aren't by any chance studying grammar, are you?
Wiseguy!
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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What do you mean "trains?" there are none the place has great schools and for 5 months it can be a nice change. Expensive though. It is safe as far as I know.
I see the AmTrack Everyday. As far as I know it is a train.
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:19 PM
 
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I see the AmTrack Everyday. As far as I know it is a train.
Oh, that big, honking, blue and silver accordion thing? That's a train? So in that case there are a dozen stopping in Santa Barbara every day!
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Oh, that big, honking, blue and silver accordion thing? That's a train? So in that case there are a dozen stopping in Santa Barbara every day!
LOL, As far as I know the OP wanted to know about busses and trains. I see the amtrack everyday. It is a train isn't it? My thought was the OP wanted something that moves people from point A to point B. I know you can take the Amtrack Californian all over the state.
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