The State of the Union

The stand your ground laws are our modern version of lynching.

The voter suppression laws are our modern version of the Jim Crow laws.

The TEA Party is our modern version of the Ku Klux Klan.

On our planet, especially in America, there is no such thing as “they,” there is only “we.”

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Ojai Rejects Private Water Company

After years of lawsuits, water customers get rid of Golden State Water Co.

Montecito Residents Piece Apart New Flood Map

Despite objections for individual parcels, officials say map will stand.

California Hits an Emissions Landmark Four Years Early

Achieved greenhouse-gas pollution reduction to 1990 levels in 2016.

192 Bridge Work Update

Delays expected as utility lines are replaced.

Goleta Target Store Confirmed

Set to open at Kmart location in 2019.