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Thank you, Starshine Roshell, for making me laugh, cry, think, and pay attention! You somehow get into my brain every column, articulating with eloquence and hilarity what lives in my grey matter … and my gut and heart as well. Your voice is a gift and a valuable source of perspective to the readership of the Independent. Rock on, woman!

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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.