A Friend Indeed

It was more than a disappointment to read your news report of Galen Avery’s death; it was a disgrace. Many of us from the Santa Barbara Class of ‘83 felt the same.

I knew Avery only by name; however, I am quite certain that he was a son to the Averys. Maybe a brother to one or more. Possibly even a father. And I am very sure that he was a friend to many.

In no way did he deserve your disgraceful headline and article.

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

event calendar sponsored by:

Plastic Bags? Throw ‘Em Away

Santa Barbara County makes recycling rules tougher in face of exacting standards.

UCSB Ranked Number Three in UC System

Cal and UCLA took the one and two spots.

Pini Property Fights Continue

As an epic attorney battle continues in the Dario Pini receivership, a tenant is getting fed up.

MTD Takes Stand Against Prop. 6

The bus company is concerned about the state funding it relies upon.

County Half-Jokes It Wants Cannabis ‘World Domination’

A government executive implores growers to get legal before time runs out.