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The Homeless Bill of Rights

Reclaiming Our Public Square

Capitalism works with advertisements that stoke our hunger for bigger, better, faster, more, all the while shielding our eyes from the real human costs. Read story.

Run Spot Run: The ABCs of Do-Re-Mi

The Other White Meat Read story.

Don't Frack with Denton, Texas

Mendocino and San Benito fracking bans leave S.B. behind. Read story.

Tale Tellers

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” Read story.

The Homeless Bill of Rights

Reclaiming Our Public Square

Capitalism works with advertisements that stoke our hunger for bigger, better, faster, more, all the while shielding our eyes from the real human costs. Read story.

Imprisoning Families for Profit

Immigration Policies that Jail Women and Children Not a Solution

Current immigration policy is leading to broken families and broken lives. Read story.

To Each His Own

A Nation Retreats into the Shadows of American Greatness

A nation retreats into the shadows of American Greatness. Read story.

A Red Tide of Money

PACs Spread Hate and Distrust by the Millions

The red tide has swept the country and washed away blue and purple constituencies nationwide. Read story.

Keep Them Home, Keep Them Safe

Working Together to Prevent Youth Runaways and Homelessness

A Thursday vigil toward preventing youth runaways and homelessness. 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.

The Song Remains the Same

Curiously, the war on ISIS is funded on both sides by the same Gulf states. Read story.

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Monopoly Despondency

It’s a shame that good service is not the work ethic of Cox TV cable service. Read Letter

Goleta Speed Trap!

CHP to right of them, CHP to left of them … Read Letter

Magnificent Milpas

The incidental purchase of a motel on Milpas. Read Letter

Save Alisal Commons Park

Many reasons that Alisal Commons Park is the wrong place for Solvang's water treatment plant. Read Letter

Milpas District Includes Salary?

I read with interest about the new Milpas business improvement district. Read Letter

Bike Station Math

Our City Council recently voted to spend only $348,000 for a new 200-square-foot bike station at the Transit Center. Read Letter

War Talk

When coalition troops withdrew from Iraq around three years ago, they supposedly left behind a trained Iraqi military. Read Letter

Biz on State Unhindered

The ridiculous "Downtown Policing" letter — with its high toned distortion, pained sensitivities and outrage over the existence of the poor and mentally ill on State street — is disingenuous at best. Read Letter

Choices, Good and Mediocre

A brilliant young scholar, his parents, and every single one of his teachers should be on your cover. Read Letter

Simple End to ISIS

The U.S. just sent 1,500 more troops to Iraq to fight ISIS. How did we get here? Read Letter

More Peace, Less War

Veterans for Peace honors brothers and sisters in arms in a different way, by working to increasing public awareness of the costs of war. Read Letter

Lost in Hope Ranch

During the Santa Barbara Marathon, access to Hope Ranch was blocked. Read Letter

Piteous Dogs

I protest another, even greater noise than motorcycles: dogs that bark and/or cry piteously when left alone all day by their owners. Read Letter

Bellosguardo Ideas

I would hope that Bellosguardo becomes a vibrant representation of an East Coast 1930s estate, not a walk-through museum with a gift shop. Read Letter

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