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From Isla Vista to Trump’s Ear

How Santa Barbara propelled Sean Hannity to fame and fortune in just 28 short years. Read story.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Retail Apocalypse Hits Santa Barbara

Downtown vacancies mean it’s time to round up the usual suspects. Read story.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Trump’s Russian Connection Starts Right Here

Santa Barbara wine mogul key go-between for Putin influence peddler. Read story.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Trump Repeals Internet Privacy Protections

The president declares open season on browsing histories and click habits. Read story.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Death by Deliberation

Rental politics rehash: What would Silvio Di Loreto think? Read story.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Trump Making Social Darwinism Sexy Again

Republicans’ repeal-and-replace health-care bill benefits the young, healthy, and rich. Read story.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Rooskies Leave Giant Footprints in Santa Barbara

Russian influence exerted from city's founding to 2009 mayor's race. Read story.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Santa Barbara City Council Loses 0-to-0

Affordable-housing program survives attempted moratorium. Read story.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Mass Deportations Echo Ellwood Attack and Prison Camps

Santa Barbara DA accelerated the Japanese roundup. Read story.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

City Hall Between Rock and Hard Place Over RVs

‘Oversized vehicle’ ordinance incurs wrath of RV dwellers and Mercedes Sprinter owners alike. Read story.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Montecito Trump Pick Might Not Make Cabinet Cut

Fast-food mogul Andy Puzder gets tripped-up by nanny-gate “scandal.” Read story.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee: Finding Good News in All the Wrong Places

The Poodle squints to find the silver linings of Neil Gorsuch nomination. Read story.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Trump Watch: Attacking Facts, Bludgeoning Truth

The Angry Poodle examines ‘alternative facts,’ media black-outs, rogue tweets, Women’s March, and more. Read story.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Trump, Russians, Dirty Tricks, and Tricky Dick

New revelations prove Nixon worse than expected, still better than Trump. Read story.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Republicans Beat Strategic Retreat in Attack on Ethics Watchdog

Scandal meets stupidity as Congress takes on Office of Congressional Ethics and Affordable Care Act. Read story.

Thursday, January 5, 2017
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