Not-So-Friendly Dating

February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month. Read story.

Dog Run Amok

Judge Carrozzo takes on the mental health system; it’s a draw. Read story.

Scouts Could Face Millions in Penalties

Court orders opening of more BSA files collected during decades of molestation. Read story.

The Good Lie

When not telling the truth becomes the better choice. Read story.

Not-So-Friendly Dating

February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month. Read story.

Give the Milpas BID a Chance

Facts About the Eastside Business Improvement District

MCA counters Councilmember Murillo's assertions about the Eastside's Business Improvement District. Read story.

A Regulatory Battle Royale

Greenhouse Gas Emission Levels at Stake Again

As new oil drilling projects are proposed, the county is quietly deciding what amount of GHG emissions is significant. Read story.

McLuhan’s Message

Understanding Media at 50

Electronic media, thought Marshall McLuhan, would return humanity to the community and tribal aspect of civilization and help create the “global village.” Read story.

Latinos Are Human, Too

Racist Remarks Breed Misperception and Intolerance

Racist remarks can promote misperception and intolerance. Read story.

Wearing Hijab for Modesty in All Things

Hijab requires looking beyond the outer cloth to the thoughts and actions of the person within. Read story.

Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride

Stéphane Charbonnier died a hero. He stood against the tyrants of the world. Read story.

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High Times with the Pooch

THC toxicity is not to be taken lightly and can both be fatal and have long-term effects on a dog. Read Letter


The new year has begun, and so have the numerous financial appeals. Read Letter

Resolution Against Cat Declawing

A resolution is not a law; it is a formal expression of opinion or intention of the city council. Read Letter

A Lack of Sensitivity

The use of the word "illegal" in an article is not offensive in itself. The problem is its correct use. Read Letter

Ugly Racism

If my photo had a big headline of "Illegal" over my head, I would be more than livid. Read Letter

Thank You

Wake up world. Read Letter

Wake Up

Appeasement, denial, and unarmed citizens won't work against the increasing and growing jihadist threats. Read Letter

Excuse Me, Mdm Mayor

Evidently, I have ruffled the feathers of Mayor Helene Schneider when I wrote about her crusade to kibosh the 101 Widening Initiative. Read Letter

Chumash Marine Sanctuary – Yes!

This proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary would protect ocean resources from San Simeon down to the Gaviota Coast. Read Letter


I do favors for the old ladies in my complex who can't drive and am happy to do it. Read Letter

Scarlet Schneider?

It’s really a sign of our times to see local leaders gang up on Helene Schneider, as if they have nothing to hide, like decades of inaction on almost every critical issue. Read Letter

Running Dogs Revise No Capital

I would like to set the record straight on the erroneous depiction of Kim Jong-il in Team America. Read Letter

Long Walk Home

Your report on racial profiling brought out the experiences of people in the community and the clearly defensive stance of the Police Department. Read Letter

Debt Crises

The National Debt just blew past $18 trillion. Read Letter

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