On the Beat

Should California ‘Devolve’?

Proposition proposals publicize pet peeves. Read story.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

No Drought About It

Water may be scarce, but the arts are plentiful. Read story.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Santa Barbara’s ‘Noble Experiment’

Prohibition ended three miles offshore, which is where citizens went to board gambling ships. Read story.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Great Days for the Irish

Loosening the city's grip on a utility tax proves to be easier than dealing with tight Irish gangs. Read story.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Brave New World of Santa Barbara

Upcoming district elections draw the curtain on a shameful chapter of blatant discrimination. Read story.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Dodgers on the Tube — in Bakersfield

Time Warner's billion-dollar deal leaves Cox in the dust. Read story.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tale of Two Presidents

Washington and Lincoln came from very different backgrounds but espoused many of the same principles. Read story.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

When a Star Flamed Out

Mysteries remain over Leslie Howard's wartime death. Read story.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Is This Book Theft or Not?

San Roque's Little Free Library lost its hardbacks recently. Read story.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

IRS Hovers over Bellosguardo

Will millions in back taxes go to feds instead of arts? Read story.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Scouts Could Face Millions in Penalties

Court orders opening of more BSA files collected during decades of molestation. Read story.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Question Marks for 2015

Last year's unfinished business is likely to rerun this year. Read story.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Wintry World of Yesterday

A Chicago fall and spring were fine, but winter? Read story.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

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
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