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Barney Brantingham Retires

After 60 years in journalism, Santa Barbara’s On the Beat columnist hangs up his typewriter. Read story.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Calling Sherlock Holmes

Solving the election-season mystery Read story.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Candidates Chasing Voters

Ballot features familiar faces and some new, younger ones talking about the same old problems. Read story.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

‘Only the Brave’

A last goodbye to the Granite Mountain Hotshots, which included Santa Ynez’s Sean Misner among them. Read story.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Summer Is Not Over

Truth scarier than fiction. Read story.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A Nation of Immigrants

And the country continues to benefit. Read story.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Booked for Fun at Planned Parenthood Sale

Sage advice, like 'Don’t Squat with Your Spurs On,' awaits at Earl Warren Showgrounds. Read story.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Sex and Politic$$$

Planned Parenthood beats the drums; Trump gets back to campaigning. Read story.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Home from the Hill

On August recess, Rep. Salud Carbajal talks about Trump, Cruz, Zinke, and Mexican food. Read story.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Congress to the Public: Drop Dead

But health care will still be available to senators and representatives. Read story.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Who Invented Baseball, Anyway?

Was it Abner Doubleday or the English? Read story.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Greenland’s Big Melt

Ice sheets are turning to water on the giant island. Read story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

We Could Be Canadians

What if there were no Independence Day? Read story.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Warm Welcome in Russia

Has Putin acquired a sense of humor? Read story.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Back in the USSR

Gяээtiпgs, Amэяiкaпs! Barney impulsively flies off to St. Petersburg. Read story.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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