Report Domestic Violence

Be Part of the Solution

The recent case involving the NFL's Ray Rice and his wife provides a view into the world of domestic violence. Read story.

Beneath the Valley of the Dogs

There’s Good News and Bad News on the state of our late (not) great (not) drought. Read story.

Humor with McAttitude

The first Comedy Fest was full of bumbling gender politics and national obsessions. Read story.

Omission vs. Commission

How do you handle the errant nephew dilemma? Read story.

Report Domestic Violence

Be Part of the Solution

The recent case involving the NFL's Ray Rice and his wife provides a view into the world of domestic violence. Read story.

The Attraction of Caves

A Growing Nuisance at More Mesa

The prospect of partying at More Mesa's caves is a growing nuisance. Read story.

Laura's Law and Santa Barbara

A Look at the Quality of Mental Health Care

Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services needs to be fixed now before the new funding disappears into the maw of a draconian beast. Read story.

A Whale of a Good Idea

Incentives Lower Ship Strikes and Air Pollution

Six global shipping companies are participating in the effort to reduce speeds through Santa Barbara Channel. Read story.

A Businessman’s Perspective on Measure P

Transition in Energy Sources Means Less Fossil Fuel Use

Solar and wind energy costs are now equal to or less than those of natural gas or coal. 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.

Return to Isla Vista

“I played Brad Paisley!” he shouted indignantly. “I played Brad Paisley!” Read story.

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Disruption Is On

The People’s Climate Train is taking more than 150 other people to New York City for the People’s Climate March on September 21. Read Letter

Oil and Drinking Water, Too

The proponents of Measure P are trying to make you choose between clean water and oil, but why can’t we have both? Read Letter

Social Responsibility

It's a waste of energy and a diversion to focus on a deranged person's choice of weapon. Read Letter

A Good Judge

The only encounters I had with Judge de Bellefeuille were vicarious … I overheard nothing but fairness in each decision she made that morning. Read Letter

Break the Silence

Domestic violence continues to represent a constant threat to children and the fabric of our community. Read Letter

The House Is on Fire

Your house is on fire. What do you do? You can smell the smoke and feel some heat, hear the crackling, but can’t see the flames yet. Read Letter

But Then There's Sociopaths

Making a distinction between the mentally ill and the increasing number of sociopaths who commit mass killings. Read Letter

Council Should Serve the Public

Many who helped build this community and keep it working rely on the transit system, their bicycles, and sometimes both. Read Letter

The Possibilities of Measure P

Should a well failure contaminate the ranch groundwater, it's game over. Read Letter

Nuclear Power Safe

Since 1950 the U.S. Navy has powered up to 100 aircraft carriers and subs with nuclear reactors. Read Letter

Grave Concern

I wonder if the oil company spokespeople understand why there is grave concern about thousands of oil wells in Santa Barbara County. Read Letter

Measure P Will Affect Public Safety Funding

I am especially concerned about the potential loss of public safety funding should this measure pass. Read Letter

Services, Not Incarceration

Santa Barbara could save money and avoid woes by providing services rather than incarceration. Read Letter

Measure P: Not What It Seems

Measure P is not what it seems. Read Letter

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