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The S.B. Questionnaire: Thomas Rollerson

Talking Healing with the founder of The Dream Foundation.

Montecito Pushes Back on Streamlined Rebuild Process

Not so fast with fast-track rebuilding, leaders tell the county

St. George Files Suit Against Gelb for Unpaid Debt

Pair of Isla Vista landlords in legal tussle over property sales costs.

Flashes of Brilliance

I want to thank you for your inspiring article about Sister Pauline of La Casa de Maria.

Compassion for Lack

California's over-crowded prisons lack resources to attend adequately to prisoner medical needs.

Thousands of Plaintiffs Added to Refugio Oil Spill Case

Litigation follows footsteps of 1969 Union Oil spill attorneys.

Human Trafficking: It’s Happening in Front of You

Forum hold on how Santa Barbara is easing the threat and fear for victims.

Trolls' Rights?

Comments from readers have long been a part of Free Speech Free Press.

Push Comes to Shove Between Law Enforcement and Mental Health

County supervisors confront too many needs with not enough money.

Helicopter Hits Electrical Wires, Starts Small Fire

A crop duster hit power lines in Ellwood Canyon.

Going Vegetarian Is the Best Thing You Can Do for the Environment

Do something for the environment — go vegetarian!

The 42nd Humana Festival of New American Plays

A year of redemption where ‘empathy is a bird’

Misplaced Comments

Thoughtful and articulate comments, especially from people with relevant knowledge, greatly enhanced my reading of the online Independent.


Shy Chihuahua needs a home!

Nicholas Kristof Is Coming

I think your readership would appreciate a little special publicity for this double Pulitzer Prize-winner on stories of deep meaning.

County Accountant Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $2 Million

Forensic audit discovers almost 300 false invoices filed over nine years.

Plaza de la Guerra: Santa Barbara’s Social Center

Home to City Hall, this plaza has been a focal point of the city's social life since the 1820s.

Breaking News

Disaster after disaster, our Indy team never relents!

Los Padres ForestWatch Opposes Logging in Condor Country

Timber companies target 2,800 acres of trees near Mt. Pinos along the Tecuya Ridge.

On Target

I welcome Target with open arms, but I am opposed to the store's redundancies.

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