WEATHER »

Go BevMo!


Three cheers to the Santa Barbara government for working hard to ensure BevMo! could open its new location on upper State. If there is one thing this town doesn’t have enough of, it’s liquor stores. By approving a big box liquor chain we are sending our children a valuable message about the power of perseverance as well as the power of a limitless corporate budget. With all of the controversy about marijuana dispensaries in our town, it’s refreshing to see that the government has its head on straight: Who better to decide which vices are appropriate but our elected officials? And anyway, who do these stoners think they are, opening drug stores in our town? They can take their UCSB degrees and entrepreneurial spirit and go stink up San Luis Obispo or someplace—I hear it’s still kind of nice there. I, for one, am proud to live in one of the least progressive cities on the Central Coast.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

Lawmakers Move to Impede Offshore Oil Leases

A pair of bills aim to counter the federal government's new push for production.

More Money Available for Santa Barbara County’s Disaster Victims

The United Way is giving to Santa Barbara nonprofits and offering direct cash grants.

Santa Barbara’s Commuter Train Brings Solid Ridership and Timely Service

The first two weeks of service have seen a daily average topping 180 riders.

Animal Care for New Cuyama

County Animal Services will host free and discount pet services on April 22.

Goleta’s Library Is Seeking Volunteers

The location is separating from Santa Barbara's system and needs help changing barcodes.