On the Beat
It’s finally over, and we ended up with the same president. Fortunately. Read story.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Scanning the various ballot measures around the country gives a rough idea of what’s bugging people, or at least those with enough money to get it on the ballot. Read story.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Who says nothing ever happens in Montecito? Read story.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Sunday’s Brunch with the Cops fundraiser at the Four Seasons Biltmore raked in $253,000. Read story.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Miramar remains a wreck, Fess Parker’s waterfront hotel is still a black hole, and La Entrada’s future is a question mark. Read story.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Vegas mogul Sheldon Adelson is one of 31 billionaires backing Romney. Read story.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
I was sitting in an Anchorage Airport bar a couple of weeks ago when two guys sat down and ordered Irish car bombs. Read story.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Are "the undecideds" the kind of people we really want deciding the fate of the quasi-free world? Read story.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Dig into the kids’ college funds, rip off your mother’s stocks, sacrifice anything – but splurge on a balcony stateroom. Read story.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
While Michelle Obama has “publicly embraced her mixed heritage,” the subject is a sensitive point on the white side. Read story.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
By the time this is published, I will be in Alaska, but not, as persistent Internet rumors have it, on a secret mission from President Obama to investigate selling it back to the Russians. Read story.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
They dubbed it “Burgergate” back when Burger King’s Upper State Street drive-in got okayed under suspicious circumstances. Read story.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
A woman steps out onto a Milpas Street crosswalk, has a close encounter with a van, is knocked down and injured. A Santa Barbara police officer arrives — and writes her a ticket. Read story.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The economy may be cold, but the telemarketing rackets are red hot. Read story.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Fiesta snuck up on and hit me with a raging appetite for Mexican food. Read story.