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April 21, 12:25 AM

acraig on "West Papua's Riches Push Independence Further Away" The Democratic Labour Party of Australia condemns the UN for continue to support Indonesian military genocide in West Papua. The ACT of Free Choice 1969 was a sham and the ... Read More.

April 20, 10:46 PM

Botany on "Wolf Collects Another $20,000 From Labor Union" You know, you could be right. The SEIU may have anonymous shadow group PAC donors that want to hide their identity. Of course the SEIU won't divulge the source of ... Read More.

April 20, 9:47 PM

losolivoslocal on "An Album, Middle-Age, and Craft Ale" BUELLTON should come play at Standing Sun Winery, in Buellton. #LIVEintheWinery ! Read More.

April 20, 9:23 PM

JohnLocke on "Qualities of a Sheriff" Doesn't matter. Bill Brown should be gone. What were his qualifications when he was first elected? On his watch officer involved shootings have soared. Enough already. Read More.

April 20, 8:47 PM

billclausen on "Camp Valhalla" ...but they must be politically correct...(I've just got to say it) and take the photos in...black and white. (I couldn't resist) Read More.

April 20, 8:33 PM

EastBeach on "Wolf Collects Another $20,000 From Labor Union" Factcheck,org is an excellent source ... but you still haven't provided any data to back your original claim that members' dues are being used to finance political campaigning. My employer ... Read More.

April 20, 7:32 PM

drdan93109 on "Wolf, Aceves Square Off During First Candidates' Forum" This election shouldn't be decided by public employee unions DBS Read More.

April 20, 7:11 PM

DarNel on "Morua Pleads Guilty to DUI and Fatal Hit-and-Run Charges" "One of the claims in the wrongful death lawsuit is that Capps was aware of Morua's two DUI convictions, yet hired him anyways for a position that required driving and ... Read More.

April 20, 6:34 PM

jsratter on "Camp Valhalla" Maybe we should ask the INDEPENDENT to actually show up at the advertiser's camps and snap a few photos... could be interesting... or not. Read More.

April 20, 6:26 PM

dolphinpod14 on "Fire Official Admits to Stealing Union Funds" He's not very tall either. Ken_Volok (anonymous profile) April 20, 2014 at 8:16 a.m. Ken_Volok: You should be careful about denigrating people for their lack of height. This 3 minute ... Read More.

April 20, 6:07 PM

billclausen on "Morua Pleads Guilty to DUI and Fatal Hit-and-Run Charges" Did any of you see KEYT News as of late last night? From what I gather, they are going after Capps now. Not that I necessarily agree with that, but ... Read More.

April 20, 6:04 PM

billclausen on "Camp Valhalla" Yes they should Jsratter, but only in the style of the stuck-in-the-'70's form of political correctness. Simply put, if there are ten people in the commercial or advertisement, make sure ... Read More.

April 20, 5:16 PM

Botany on "Wolf Collects Another $20,000 From Labor Union" EB - COPE is only a small portion of the amount spent on campaigns be the SEIU. In 2012 COPE spent $13.7M. The grand total for ALL SIEU political spending ... Read More.

April 20, 3:58 PM

EastBeach on "Wolf Collects Another $20,000 From Labor Union" I think there's too much misinformation (some intentional) about the SEIU out there. Because I'm not a member and I don't know any members, I know only as much as ... Read More.

April 20, 3:47 PM

EastBeach on "Wolf Collects Another $20,000 From Labor Union" "And as far as the Koch Bros. go. I don't agree with much of their political agenda either, but it's their money, they can spend it anyway they want." -- ... Read More.

April 20, 3:29 PM

EastBeach on "Wolf Collects Another $20,000 From Labor Union" "False, false, false! The contribution page is for those that want to donate in ADDITION to their regular dues. Their regular dues go to the politicians that the bosses want ... Read More.

April 20, 3:13 PM

foofighter on "Wolf Collects Another $20,000 From Labor Union" The unions are sending out talking points after this block-buster pension debt story broke. You see the same party lines on all the blogs who broke this story. Same pattern ... Read More.

April 20, 3:10 PM

jsratter on "Camp Valhalla" Come on Merle, SB has always been about the HAVE'S and those who cater to the HAVE'S. This is not racism, it is simply financial discrimination. The $800 equestrian camp ... Read More.

April 20, 3:10 PM

foofighter on "Wolf Collects Another $20,000 From Labor Union" Your point is it is okay for a candidate to take money, lots of money, from a group that she/he is then going to later be in direct negotiations with? ... Read More.

April 20, 3:10 PM

Botany on "Wolf Collects Another $20,000 From Labor Union" And as far as the Koch Bros. go. I don't agree with much of their political agenda either, but it's their money, they can spend it anyway they want. That's ... Read More.

April 20, 3:07 PM

Botany on "Wolf Collects Another $20,000 From Labor Union" False, false, false! The contribution page is for those that want to donate in ADDITION to their regular dues. Their regular dues go to the politicians that the bosses want ... Read More.

April 20, 1:28 PM

DarNel on "Morua Pleads Guilty to DUI and Fatal Hit-and-Run Charges" Botany since driving is a privilege why should he have to pay anything? If I allow you the privilege of driving my car you're not obligated to also pay for ... Read More.

April 20, 12:39 PM

EastBeach on "Wolf Collects Another $20,000 From Labor Union" Based on what I can tell (I'm not in a union) SEIU members decide on whether or not they want to contribute to their political endorsement program (COPE - Committee ... Read More.

April 20, 12:38 PM

formersbso on "Qualities of a Sheriff" Sandra Brown says she "attended" community colleges and USC. I'd be interested on the details, like what classes or programs, or how many hours. Read More.

April 20, 12:03 PM

EastBeach on "Qualities of a Sheriff" 1987: http://www.sbsheriff.org/sheriffbio.html Back then, a gallon of gas cost $0.89 ($1.71 in inflation-adjusted 2010 dollars). http://energyalmanac.ca.gov/gasoline/... 1987 was also the year The Simpsons first appeared on TV. Read More.

Regina Carter

"Southern Comfort" marks a transition from the exploration of her ... Read More