Council approves 150-room Marriott in...

Council approves 150-room Marriott in Beach Flats

There are 136 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Sep 10, 2008, titled Council approves 150-room Marriott in Beach Flats. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

City visitors may soon have a new place to sleep after Santa Cruz leaders approved plans for a Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Beach Flats on Tuesday.

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wow

Santa Cruz, CA

#22 Sep 10, 2008
They did something right! Thank God. Next La Bahia=)
MowTown

Santa Cruz, CA

#24 Sep 10, 2008
Didi wrote:
What a great improvement. Marriott is dependable for being clean,safe and having great service. I've always enjoyed my stays at Marriott, except for one time by SFO. There was a Christian Convention nearby with many families staying at Marriott, kids were running down the hall till 1am. The conventions attendees must have had a clause in their bible stating "do unto others, except in hotels".
Ever read travel reviews of Santa Cruz hotels? They are generally awful. I hope this changes things for the better.
Marriott may have a good record for clean and safe accommodations, but that won't make a hoot of difference for the unclean and not-so-safe neighborhood it will soon call home.
America in Decline

Pacifica, CA

#25 Sep 10, 2008
You should save your workers of world unite speech for your brethren when they are selling you crystal on the corner.

I'd bet you are not even from Santa Cruz, because only a wanker from someplace else would bleat on about how Beach Flats makes them feel alive.

In my 30 plus years, I have yet to hear a local mate say, "Hey bro, lets go move to Beach Flats and live life." The laughter would be endless for suggesting such a thing.

Only people from Beach Flats argue, love, talk, party and live? What a poor sheltered life you must have lived in your hometown.

I guess living next to ancient flea bag motels and driving down pot-holed streets, getting solicited by drug dealers and whores brings out the best in humanity.

If you seriously want to live the ghetto life and feel alive, there are plenty of places in the US and abroad that will fulfill your warped fantasies much better than Beach Flats.
Mikhail wrote:
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Well that's funny - I say the same thing about upper-middle-class neighborhoods full of burgeoise drones who are locked in their houses watching mind-control television by 9 o'clock. The reason the police put so much pressure on Beach Flats is because people are DOING THINGS there - partying together and fighting with each other and arguing and loving and talking and LIVING. All the things you don't do sitting in front of your screens.
It's you who is the problem, not us. It's the people who want to turn Amerika into one big giant coast to coast strip mall where everyone has an 8pm police curfew and there's a Wal-Mart every 10 blocks. At least in Beach Flats people are too poor to cultivate your holier-than-thou attitude problem, and too poor to waste all their time buying cheap Chinese plastic with more cheap Chinese plastic, too poor to be imprisoned in a 20,000 sqft house from dusk till dawn.
jeff

Santa Cruz, CA

#27 Sep 10, 2008
Patel the inn keepers of India. Why are the owners of the motels all named Patel. Sorry their is one named Canfield who is an American who served his country in the Navy. Why does Patel get the new Marriot and Canfield gets the shaft, again!
phil

Santa Cruz, CA

#28 Sep 10, 2008
yes yes yes ! at last.
lets turn SC in to a world class resort town.
Nick

Santa Cruz, CA

#29 Sep 10, 2008
level the whole area and start again ... tell the gang banger tourists to go elsewhere.

Since: Apr 08

Santa Cruz County, CA

#30 Sep 10, 2008
Wow Trixie, you must've had some good Joe this mornin'! Go get 'em!

Every time my boys say, "let's go to the Boardwalk, Dad! I cringe, cuz I think about all those Mikhail's "living" out at the BFs where I used to really enjoy "living" as a young kid -- can't really do that any more. Color me shocked that the City Council actually sounds excited about a development project-in the flats-and it doesn't include a needle exchange program, ESL program, homeless shelter, low income housing requirement...you get the picture. It would be nice if they did require Swenson to use local subs though.

“I will now use my Lirpa”

Since: Aug 08

Washington DC

#32 Sep 10, 2008
Great.

And a creature sweeper for Pacific Ave.
Lets turn our town into Santa Barbara of the North
It can be done.

Harry Merkin
Mikhail

United States

#33 Sep 10, 2008
Beach Flats Level It wrote:
This place has always been a crime ridden dump, if you like living there Mr.Mikhail go right ahead but don't blame it us folks that can afford good living, a nice house,nice car, nice TV's. Your just jealous and you know it!!
Jealous? You types are all the same. You assume because you worked hard to get what you want, everyone wants what you have. Guess what? I don't. I'm a white boy with a philosophy degree from an expensive university. I know what the Chinese-bought-and-paid for plasma screens look like, what your cookie-cutter burgoeise neighborhood looks like. You know what? I vastly prefer to live in Beach Flats, and would live here if I were making $100 large a year. Like I said, I haven't had one person get in my face once in the several years I've lived here. Why would I want to move? If people give you **** when you go through, maybe it's your bad attitude that is turning people off. Treat people with respect and you'll get respect in return. Flaunt your failure to practice respect and kindness, and you'll EARN hostility and abuse.
Ben

Ben Lomond, CA

#34 Sep 10, 2008
THANK YOU CITY COUNCIL!!!!

We need economic engines like this to help our city. The tax income will help relieve many problems that the city is facing.

GOOD JOB!!!
Chico

Santa Cruz, CA

#35 Sep 10, 2008
Of most interest in this story is the lack of concerted union effort to force the developers to use union labor. This is a clear demonstration that the unions' opposition to the La Bahia project has nothing to do with the merits of the project or its potential benefits to Santa Cruz. Their yelling and crying is solely based on their ongoing effor to get Barry Swenson to open his pockets to them, because they perceive them to be deep.

Please, folks, tell your city council members to ignore the unions' lobbying, and judge the La Bahia proposal solely on a cost/benefit analysis for the city and its residents. There is no need for us or our elected representatives to get involved in the years-old fight between the unions and Barry Swenson.
patontheback2

Sunnyvale, CA

#36 Sep 10, 2008
You're practicing your philosophy by risking your life? Doesn't seem to smart. Guess what, you can have the whole leach flat area all to yourself. No one in their right mind or that isn't on drugs wants to live there. There is something you aren't telling us isn't there.
Mikhail

United States

#37 Sep 10, 2008
patontheback2 wrote:
You're practicing your philosophy by risking your life? Doesn't seem to smart. Guess what, you can have the whole leach flat area all to yourself. No one in their right mind or that isn't on drugs wants to live there. There is something you aren't telling us isn't there.
This is all fantasy. How many shootings are there in Beach Flats? One two years ago? How many stabbings? The only reason there's violence in the barrio is because of the War on Some Drugs. Valium and Prozac keep white Amerika from suicide, but pot and powder is only ok for the children of the rich. FACT - police act towards poor people how they'd never act towards the middle class. FACT - government run printing presses and private corporations coining currency (fractial reserve banking) is making hard working people poor. FACT - the Fannie and Freddie bailout is an example of this - they inflate the money supply to save their friends, the price of eggs and milk and butter goes up, and the people who get hit the hardest is US.

You gotta bring down my neighboorhood instead of boosting your own. Why is that? Don't you have any pride or self-respect? Build up YOUR OWN community instead of dissing mine. I think most of you are empty behind the eyes, empty between the ears, and empty between your legs, and that's why you gotta bring down people who are struggling and boosting their own 'hoods.

Since: May 08

Santa Cruz, CA

#38 Sep 10, 2008
This is terrific news. The Marriott will be a great addition to Santa Cruz.

Now let's get the La Bahia project going.
Lucas

AOL

#40 Sep 10, 2008
Mikhail; You have forgotten your training. After you finish a sentence you are supposed to say “Do you want fries with that?”
Becky

Ben Lomond, CA

#41 Sep 10, 2008
Mikhail wrote:
This is all fantasy. How many shootings are there in Beach Flats? One two years ago? How many stabbings? T
Live Oak teenager convicted of murder

By JENNIFER SQUIRES
Sentinel staff writer

SANTA CRUZ — Jurors this morning found a Live Oak teen guilty of murder in a Beach Flats gang slaying last summer.

Antonio Hernandez, 18, faces life in prison without the possibility of parole for fatally shooting Larry Allen Burrow, 26, of Fresno on July 16, 2006.
GO Away Whiners

Santa Cruz, CA

#42 Sep 10, 2008
Waxfoot wrote:
I'm now wondering just how many jobs they will give to that neighborhoods folks. One? Five? or none.
They have to want to work first....that includes all the union whiners. unions are obsolete and becoming largely irrelevant. There was a time when they were necessary, now it's time for union "leadership" to let go and quit exploiting their workers and creating issues out of nothing to protect their "FAT CAT" do nothing pay checks
Becky

Ben Lomond, CA

#43 Sep 10, 2008
Mikhail wrote:
This is all fantasy. How many shootings are there in Beach Flats? One two years ago? How many stabbings?
Two men stabbed during Monday afternoon fight in Beach Flats
Sentinel Staff Report
Article Launched: 07/13/2004 12:00:00 AM PDT
BEACH FLATS -- A Monday afternoon brawl over a stolen bicycle in Beach Flats left two men with stab wounds that sent one of them to the hospital.
Becky

Ben Lomond, CA

#44 Sep 10, 2008
Mikhail wrote:
This is all fantasy. How many shootings are there in Beach Flats? One two years ago? How many stabbings?
At least three men hurt in Beach Flats fight
Soraya Gutierrez - Sentinel Staff Writer
Article Launched: 05/15/2006 3:00:00 AM PDT
SANTA CRUZ — One man was shot and another hit in the head with a full bottle of beer Sunday during what police called a gang-related brawl in the heart of Beach Flats while thousands were enjoying the day a block away at the Beach Boardwalk.

Two men were taken by air ambulance to trauma units over the hill, while a third man was taken to Dominican Hospital for less-serious stab wounds, police reported.
Becky

Ben Lomond, CA

#45 Sep 10, 2008
Mikhail wrote:
This is all fantasy. How many shootings are there in Beach Flats? One two years ago? How many stabbings?
Police arrest Beach Flats stabbing suspect
Jennifer Squires - Sentinel Staff Writer
Article Launched: 06/30/2006 3:00:00 AM PDT
SANTA CRUZ — Using information from witnesses and Beach Flats residents, Santa Cruz police arrested a 21-year-old Santa Cruz man Thursday who is suspected of stabbing a boy during a Mother's Day gang fight near the Boardwalk.

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