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Three Wise Ones

Hard work and a helping hand let these kids beat the odds. Read story.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Are They Going to Pot?

A look at new federal rules and an old local controversy. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cuba Libre?

President Obama opens the door; will freedom follow? Read story.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Revolutionaries of Sex

Montecito's Katharine McCormick helped bankroll development of The Pill, says Jonathan Eig's new book. Read story.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Misery at the Missions

Cross of Thorns revises accounts of California Indian life under Spanish rule. Read story.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Don't Frack with Denton, Texas

Mendocino and San Benito fracking bans leave S.B. behind. Read story.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Burger King Election Whoppers

After Election Day, a WWI discussion, and the loss of Tom Sneddon, a Walk with a Doc might be in order. Read story.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Trouble in Shangri-La

Malibu's Measure R opponents attack it as flawed, as do Measure P's here. Read story.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Chumash Cash In on Chumps

New 12-story resort and casino builds on the wages of gambling. Read story.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Who’s Smoking Loco Weed?

Anti-Measure P propaganda's predictions are pretty preposterous. Read story.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Don’t Ban That Book!

Granada and Chaucer's display forbidden works in their windows. Read story.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Icebergs to the Rescue

The idea of towing ice down from the far north has been floated for centuries. Read story.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Humor with McAttitude

The first Comedy Fest was full of bumbling gender politics and national obsessions. Read story.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Run for the Border

Crossing into Arizona, Barney finds himself in the Wild (and racist) West Read story.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

No Cop, No Stop

Santa Barbarans do not, as a group, believe in obeying stop signs. Read story.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
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