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A Teenage Wasteland No More

Any way you describe it, Isla Vista is facing a defining moment. Read story.

Welcome to Parenting

Having kids is, in every way imaginable, an extreme sport. Read story.

Tinariwen’s Transcendental Blues

This Saharan band lives in that sweet spot where psych rock and blues combine. Read story.

S.B. Health Status Report

How healthy is our community compared to the rest of California towns? Read story.

Dimwit Democracy

Amid angst over low turnout, report finds widespread ignorance of basics among voters. Read story.

Despite Persecution, Ahmadi Muslims Engage in Prayer

When a mob in Pakistan set aflame several homes of members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, police officers just watched the flames rage. Read story.

Chumash Cash In on Chumps

New 12-story resort and casino builds on the wages of gambling. Read story.

Have You Kicked Your Inner Poodle Today?

Poodle vents spleen on Big Oil, Water Guardians, and Measure P Read story.

Ebola and Pets

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, no case of Ebola spreading to people from dogs has ever been documented. Read story.

Rattlesnake Canyon Campfire Found

Ashes and burn marks discovered Sunday morning. Read story.

The Ethics of War

Unlike Col. Kilgore in Apocalypse Now, President Obama shows a philosophical reluctance to wage war. Read story.

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