How to Make a Million

Ride Your Bike to Work!

Most people know that a bicycle can improve your sex life and help save the planet, but did you know a bike can make you rich? Read story.

Unchained Dogs of Pokey LaFarge

Trolls, curmudgeons, and the explosion of City College's international enrollments. Read story.

Who Could Afford Jackson’s Ranch?

Real estate sale rumors swirl over the possible sale of Neverland. Read story.

Los Angeles County Fair, Pomona, 1950s

The Magic Chopomatic reminds of modern-day Twitter soft sells. Read story.

How to Make a Million

Ride Your Bike to Work!

Most people know that a bicycle can improve your sex life and help save the planet, but did you know a bike can make you rich? Read story.

A Preemptive Measure for Health and Safety

Is Increased Oil Production Worth the Risk?

Measure P will head off environmental destruction, water contamination, and health impacts. Read story.

Bikes and Cars

What Do You Prefer?

Do enough people commute by bicycle to justify reducing car lanes? Frank Hotchkiss wants to know what you think. Read story.

'Affirmative Consent' U

Young Men's Rights in Peril

New Senate bill reduces 'reasonable doubt' standard to 'preponderance of the evidence' in rape cases. Read story.

Funding Our Future

Employers Rely on a Well-Educated Workforce

California's next generation may face lower education attainment than their parents. 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 ... Read story.

Musselshell River

“Mike? What in the hell kind of name is that? French?” (It’s a curious fact that in Montana, virtually ... Read story.


Riffing on both sides of the Deltopia debacle while feeling like each thought is a spell's magic tentacle. Read story.

Memories of Better Days Persist

Many St. Anthony's students have contacted me, and one asked about the barbershop, where he had sought refuge one ... Read story.

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Some say it's about "color"; I think it's about "justice." Read Letter

Bicycles Bear the Risk

Frank Hotchkiss's opinion piece last week ("Bikes and Cars") was off base. Read Letter

Homeowner Howl

It's offensive to hear that someone who owns a home in Santa Barbara does so by being lucky. Read Letter


I wanted to express how offensive I found the cartoon in the August 15 edition regarding Robin Williams's passing. Read Letter

Don’t P on Our Community

My father worked Cat Canyon 30 years ago; he used the same steam methods that we use today with no issue with fresh water supplies. Read Letter

Nonexistent Fracking

Measure P is a solution for a nonexistent problem. Read Letter

Life or Death?

It is imperative that radical Islam be stopped, according to Somali-born victim and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Read Letter

Who Backs Anti-Oil?

If Measure P passes, our county and the entire state will sink even lower into the ranks of poverty. Read Letter

Ode to Gaza Strip

Your strip is no longer a strip. / Like a stranger who is not / Sure of the street or the house Read Letter

I love our Country, but I can see

I love our Country, but I can see / it's not a true democracy. Read Letter

P Is for Pickle

Measure P is not what it seems. Read Letter

Ha Ha

You have to laugh at the latest ploy by the oil industry in its dishonest campaign against Measure P. Read Letter

Injunction Anew

It's apparent, based on the millions of dollars spent by this community on both prevention and enforcement, that a significant gang problem exists. Read Letter

Bike Ride Blues

I'm a big proponent of Santa Barbara's police force, but they did serious harm to their public image during Sunday's Fiesta Cruiser Ride. Read Letter

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